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Dominican Cardinal Greets News of Gay U.S. Ambassador with Anti-Homosexual Slur
The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/1/13 | David Martosko

Posted on 07/04/2013 8:22:48 AM PDT by marshmallow

The Roman Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic responded on Thursday to news that President Barack Obama had nominated an openly gay man as ambassador to the island nation by calling him a 'maricón' -- slang for 'faggot' or 'sissy' -- during a press conference.

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez took questions on Thursday in the capital city of Santo Domingo about the appointment of James 'Wally' Brewster, an Obama campaign donation 'bundler,' as his nation's top emissary from Washington, D.C.

Asked to shift topics to a question about agriculture, the high-ranking clergyman brought laughs from reporters by saying, 'We went from faggots and lesbians to chickens, now?'

'In the United States anything can happen,' he complained. 'But there's no one in this country who doesn't know what my position is on the matter.'

The press conference came three days before an annual gay pride parade in Santo Domingo.

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To: Ragnar54

ooops... I replied to the wrong person. I think “cone” as in pine cone is correct.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 10:47:06 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: grania
I don’t understand appointing ambassadors that offend the culture of the host country. Aren’t they suppose to choose diplomats?

Well, The Dominican Republic is nearly 70% Roman Catholic. And you know what Obama's method of dealing with ideologies that oppose him is...


22 posted on 07/04/2013 10:57:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: battlecry

Yes, I know that the accent is on the last syllable - I speak Spanish, learned in Latín America - I have done simultaneous translations in public forums -
I wrote it to make it clear to English speakers.
Spanish has fewer short vowels, like the i in big or king, the uh sound created by the o in love or the u in hurry.
I was indicating that the o in maricon was long, and since I don’t have that symbol on my keyboard, I wrote CONE in capital letters as the stressed last syllable, with an e at the end to indicate that the o is long, as in the cone of ice cream cone, not short like the con of convert.


23 posted on 07/04/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: marshmallow

I’m betting that Mariicon doesn’t translate to “faggot”

Oh...it doesn’t. Comes from magpie, a bird

So, lousy translation. I’m guessing “flighty” might be closer.

That said, I’m not surprised the rest of the world isn’t worshipping at the altar of American political correctness.


24 posted on 07/04/2013 11:06:37 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: surroundedbyblue; Tax-chick
The Spanish-speaking, for some reason, like to generate amazingly elaborate vulgarities.

And no, I will not translate the tagline.

25 posted on 07/04/2013 11:08:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Me cago en este maricón Mahoma que tiene los cojones de plástico y de goma.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

*snicker*


26 posted on 07/04/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: xzins
Oh...it doesn’t. Comes from magpie, a bird

So, lousy translation.

It's not a lousy translation, it's an idiomatic one. English speakers don't call homosexuals "magpies," so the explanation of the cardinal's comments use an English equivalent.

If an American story reported that an English-speaking cardinal had called someone a "fairy," a Dominican newspaper would also have to explain our idiom in terms their audience understood, because the literal translation would make no sense.

27 posted on 07/04/2013 1:40:35 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

No, an equivalent would be “fairy” or “pansy”. “Faggot” has a much more negative, edgy connotation.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 2:03:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oops -— I just realized that the text thing messed up, so the more readable version is here.


29 posted on 07/04/2013 3:15:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Me cago en este maricon Mahoma que tiene los cojones de plastico y de goma.)
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To: RansomOttawa

Is there a difference between fairy and faggot?


30 posted on 07/04/2013 3:20:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Never forget Barry Sinclair is the same stupid, arrogant, SOB who tried like hell to appoint not one, but two pro-abortion Catholics to the position of US Ambassador to the Vatican. Both times Pope Benedict put them on the first plane out of Rome and finally Barry sent over a pro-life candidate. This man is an arrogant, homosexual-loving, anti-family, anti-Christian lunatic of the first degree.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 4:07:18 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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