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U.S.Olympic athlete,Mexican flag?(Funny,I only saw one set of letters on his jersey: USA.)
cnn.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr

Posted on 08/10/2012 9:32:25 AM PDT by onlylewis

After Manzano finished his race and secured his medal, he did what athletes typically do at the Olympics. He held up his country's flag -- the Stars and Stripes.

The 27-year-old was born in Mexico, but the United States is his country now. His father migrated here illegally from the city of Dolores Hidalgo. Manzano was brought here when he was 4. Like most immigrants, they came in search of greater opportunity. And they found it -- for themselves, and their children.

You can't help but be proud of Manzano and the country that allowed him the opportunity to fulfill his potential.

So why did Manzano carry two flags with him on his victory lap? As the world looked on, he held up both the U.S. flag and the Mexican flag. Not a good look. And not a good idea.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; citizen; gobacktomexico; illegalalien; loyalty; manzano; mexicanfirst; mexico; mexiconorte; olympics; ungrateful
Send him back to Mexico with a bill for all the opportunity and training he received while in the USA.
1 posted on 08/10/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT by onlylewis
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To: onlylewis

Someone had to tell him to do that.

Who are his handlers?


2 posted on 08/10/2012 9:36:03 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: onlylewis

Kind of represents the times we live in, people don’t know if they are MALE/FEMALE..or whether they are American or Mexican, and many oppose greed, but want all of the money that the rich will give them. I know people who aren’t sure about their political party, the box to check for the census, and some don’t know if they are married, living together, or single.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: onlylewis
You can't help but be proud of Manzano and the country that allowed him the opportunity to fulfill...

Wanna bet?

He's here illegally - send him home.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 9:39:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: onlylewis

I’ll still take him over that traitor, Becky Hammon.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 9:39:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: onlylewis

not the first time....if you go back and look at videos of Marion Jones, the cheater who had her Olympic medals stripped because of doping, she would carry an American flag and flag of the Bahamas when she did her victory laps...


6 posted on 08/10/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: onlylewis

Both he and his father should be deported immediately if not sooner.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: onlylewis

One cannot serve two masters..........


8 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: rovenstinez
To me it is as simple as complete disrespect for the country that took his skinny A$$ in and that made it possible for him to participate in the olympics.
9 posted on 08/10/2012 9:45:39 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: onlylewis

“You can’t help but be proud of Manzano...”

I can. I wish the jerk had lost.

Knowing how to be a winner is a critical part of winning: he knew how to get his medal but not how to wear it.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 9:50:37 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Liz; La Lydia; AuntB

Just-another-in-your-face-illegal-alien PING


11 posted on 08/10/2012 9:51:47 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: onlylewis

The Illegal Alien is using the American Flag as a piece of clothing which is against the US Flag Code!

He must be deported or even sent to prison.

This is an outrage!

12 posted on 08/10/2012 9:54:23 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: onlylewis

Sorry I rooted for him to win a medal. Never again. Ingrate!


13 posted on 08/10/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: onlylewis

Blind ardilla Ruben finally finds an acorn.
Revoke his medal and ship “citizen” Manzano back to Mexico.
We have enough `hyphenated Americans’ as it is.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 9:58:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Uncle Slayton

You’re joking, right, about deporting him for putting the flag over his shoulders?

Medalists and spectators have been draping American flags over themselves daily. A day or two ago, I saw an athlete’s mother with the American flag over her shoulders like a shawl. You may not like flags being used like that, but the horse left the barn a long time ago on this one.

No one is doing it to disrespect the flag. In their own way, they are wearing it proudly. They are just clueless about the fact that traditional flag etiquette does not permit this.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 10:01:43 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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You can't help but be proud of Manzano and the country that allowed him the opportunity to fulfill his potential.  CNN

You can't help but be proud of the country that allowed:

His dad to come here and stay here against the laws of our nation
His dad to work under the table to gain income that was shielded from the IRS
His dad to tap government services for himself and his family based at least in part by the lack of reported income
His dad and family to contribute to a massive burden on the health care systems in the United States
Manzano to attend school for free, with tens of millions of other illegal alien children
Manzano to contribute to a massive burden on local education systems
The children of illegal immigrants to
flood schools to the point that the construction project in the United States second only to the "Big Dig", was the building of new schools to handle their massive numbers in Los Angeles.
This family to contribute to an overall problem of massive crime perpetrated against U. S. Citizens
    For every illegal alien family that comes here, there is an invisible quotient that goes unaddressed, and that's the sad fact that it quasi-legitmizes all illegals who come
    here, and commit high crimes against U. S. Citizens.

What this kid's dad, he, and his family participated in, was not something to be proud of.

It was wrong on many levels CNN.  Too bad you and the rest of the DNCp are so anti-American.  In this instance, you're actually pro Mexican over the loyal citizens of your own nation.  And you wonder why you are relegated to the ash bin of history, barely able to keep your disgusting anti-American views on the air.



16 posted on 08/10/2012 10:01:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: married21

“Medalists and spectators have been draping American flags over themselves daily. A day or two ago, I saw an athlete’s mother with the American flag over her shoulders like a shawl.”

And people have been breaking laws ever since there were laws and not everyone who breaks a law is arrested and sent to prison.

However, some people that break laws are arrested and charged with their crime and simply because the police did not arrest the mother wearing the flag as a shawl, does not mean that this running illegal Alien should not be arrested.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 10:06:39 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Iron Munro
Wanna bet?
He's here illegally - send him home.

According to the story, he became a US citizen. So regardless of how he got here, he is not here illegally at this point.

18 posted on 08/10/2012 10:11:33 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: onlylewis

Thank G-d that Saudi woman Sarah Attar didn’t win anything in the 800m, she has Saudi-USA dual citizenship. Wonder what flag she would have carried?


19 posted on 08/10/2012 10:14:23 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: onlylewis

Just another reason why I didn't watch a second of the U.N. Olympics.

I'd rather watch reruns of Green Acres than watch skinny idiots like this given a stage for their anti-U.S. agendas.

21 posted on 08/10/2012 10:29:11 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: Marathoner 244

It’s all about race. He could care less about Mexico and doesn’t even remember living there at 4 years old. He has an inferiority complex due to his brown skin. Pretty pathetic.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 10:52:41 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: WKUHilltopper
I'm sorry Leo carried the Mexican Flag with ours and I wish he hadn't but I have seen Leo run in Marble Falls since he was in middle school and he is a very respectful and hard working kid. He ran for the University of Texas and I believe he graduated. We had 22 athletes from Texas A&M running in the Olympics and many of them ran for another country. Some were Americans and some were not. I think Leo Manzano is a great American but I agree he probably made a bad choice on this. However I hope he stays.
23 posted on 08/10/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: onlylewis
Send him back to Mexico with a bill for all the opportunity and training he received while in the USA.

These folks aren't capable of suppressing identity politics. Hard to explain. The impression, however is inescapable. I am an immigrant. I actually was older than this person when I arrived in the US, yet, after my 18th birthday, my identity is unequivocally American. My entire adult identity was shaped by the U.S., with all its imperfections.

If this person felt the need to celebrate his Mexican Heritage (which contributed zero to his success and present status) he could have waited until he visited Mexico.

Goes without saying that I certainly expect that his image will appear only on Mexican corn flakes boxes.

I further expect that he will sink into permanent obscurity just like the idiots from the 1968 moron Olympians. Not the brightest representative we are likely to remember on the 2012 U.S. Olympics team.

Why didn't he participate for the Mexican team?

Es verdaderamente un imbecil ingrato!

24 posted on 08/10/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: VRWCmember
According to the story, he became a US citizen.

Thanks - I missed that.

25 posted on 08/10/2012 11:04:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: onlylewis

Living proof that Mexico doesn’t do very well in the Olympics because everyone there who can run jump or swim is already in the U.S.A.. ;)


26 posted on 08/10/2012 11:08:18 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: onlylewis
The 27-year-old was born in Mexico, but the United States is his country now. His father migrated here illegally from the city of Dolores Hidalgo. Manzano was brought here when he was 4. Like most immigrants, they came in search of greater opportunity. And they found it -- for themselves, and their children.

You can't help but be proud of Manzano and the country that allowed him the opportunity to fulfill his potential.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 11:09:18 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: publius911

Yes, Meh-Hee-Co, where European white men control 90% of the wealth and treat the indigenous population like crap. Why would any hispanic honor such a country by showing their flag is beyond me.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: publius911

He competed for the USA because he is an American citizen!


29 posted on 08/10/2012 11:10:19 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: VRWCmember
According to the story, he became a US citizen. So regardless of how he got here, he is not here illegally at this point.

He's carrying a Mexican flag while presenting the USA. So much of the loyalty oath. /s

30 posted on 08/10/2012 11:28:07 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: NativeTxn
He competed for the USA because he is an American citizen!

He is also a Mexican citizen. And he also displayed the Mexican flag.
Knowledge and logic are not your strong suits, I see.

31 posted on 08/10/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: NativeTxn
Manzano posted messages on Twitter throughout the competition -- in Spanish and English. After his victory, he tweeted, "Silver medal, still felt like I won! Representing two countries USA and Mexico!

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Leo, con todo respeto (with all due respect), you should be proud of your accomplishment. You deserve it. But when you're an Olympic athlete, you don't get to have your cake and eat it, too. Sooner or later, you have to choose which country you're going to represent. And you did. You made that choice, when you put on the jersey for Team USA.

It wasn't unlike the choice your parents made when they chose the United States over Mexico a quarter century ago. They voted with their feet. It would be nice if you haven't left your heart behind.

This country took you in during your hour of need. Now in your moment of glory, which country deserves your respect -- the one that offered nothing to your parents and forced them to leave or the one that took you all in and gave you the opportunity to live out your dreams?

The answer should be obvious

You say you've watched him race locally, he's a nice guy', hard working, blah, blah, blah.

Surprise, surprise. Once he and his family entered illegally they all became liars 24 hours a day to all but immediate family. We see it here on the east coast. That sort of reinforced dishonesty takes its toll on the character and soul over time, first step on a slippery slope.

You wish he hadn't done that. Was that to allow you to continue turning a blind eye?

I'm glad he revealed himself as the ungrateful scorpion, maybe more people will wake up and look behind that tio taco facade.

Vaya con Dios FrAmigo

32 posted on 08/10/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: onlylewis

” To me it is as simple as complete disrespect for the country that took his skinny A$$ in and that made it possible for him to participate in the olympics.”

I won’t be long before the ‘new immigrant’ won’t even bother to present a USA flag. We have enough of them now with no allegience to this country to destroy it.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 1:10:35 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: DoughtyOne; Tennessee Nana; All

Great post, as usual, D1.

Welcome to Mexico Norte, Amigos! Study your Spanglish!

*Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.
Thu Oct 15 11:51:17 2009 ·

(CNSNews.com) - Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S.

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=Mexicans+allegiance


34 posted on 08/10/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

Thank you AuntB.

I have always appreciated your attention to detail when it came to this issue.

We’re obviously a mutual admiration society, but I can live with that just fine.

Hugs...


35 posted on 08/10/2012 1:22:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

Same to you, Dear DoughtyOne.

One of my biggest regrets is that we couldn’t get the masses to pay attention before it was too late.


36 posted on 08/10/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: NativeTxn

He’s an American citizen? Are you sure about that? He came here illegally. When did he become a citizen?


37 posted on 08/10/2012 1:50:44 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: AuntB
People who are inclined to pat this kid on the back, have never stood on a sidewalk and watched people seven lanes wide plum full of this kids fellow compatriots march by in numbers so vast, it took a full half hour for them to do so, with no U. S. flags and too numerous to count Mexican and anarchist flags flying high.  I have more than once.

People haven't see all the signs those people were carrying.  They haven't seen how vile and anti-American and anti-Western nations they were.  They haven't seen the separtist supporting signs.  They haven't seen the intended flag of Astlan they carry, which is an 'out' separatist movement, that focuses on the state of California to start, if they get their way.  They haven't see the evidence of union thuggery, and well connected university players taking part.  They haven't seen posters supporting the Palestinians, and advocating the destruction of Israel.  They haven't see their appearance, their demeanor, and heard the songs and slogans they were chanting.

Astlan and the reconquista is what they are hawking.  There are countless vile Leftist, anarchist, and Marxist organizations involved too.  We're talking fellow traveler with known terrorist organizatons from the Middle-East, Central and South America, the Philippines, and South East Asia.  It isn't some sweet little incident that this kid is representative of, even if it is through no fault of his own.  The fact is, the approval of illegal aliens to come here and stay, feeds the Leftist machine.  There's no extracting one here and one there.  And if it were possible, who is one here and one there?  One guy doing something he's praised for today, is one guy that on another day will be out there demading Whites get off their land.

I defy any loyalist U. S. Citizen to witness these sorts of events, and think all this constitutes an issue that is blown up all out of proportion.

The fellow travelers these groups connect with, have nothing at all in common with us.  They are our enemies.  They are the enemies of our nation.  We have tens of millions of them within our borders.

Sorta takes the luster off what this kid is being depicted as.  Heralding this illegal being here, is heralding all of it.

No thank you. 

BTW: I know people of Mexican extration that completely agree with what I am pointing out here.
  They think we are absolutely crazy to allow what we have been allowing.

Legal Hispanic U. S. Citizens?  No problem.  Illegal Hispanic people who have poured to the U. S. without due process, no way.  We MUST put an end to this.

38 posted on 08/10/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

Illegal immigration is NOT a victimless crime.... It still comes down to this....

“Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone —
that they have not first taken away from someone else.”

When ‘citzenship’ is so frivolously handed out, ours is diminished if not outright destroyed.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 2:36:37 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: publius911

You stated, “He is also a Mexican citizen. And he also displayed the Mexican flag.
Knowledge and logic are not your strong suits, I see.”


Last time I looked, when someone is naturalized they renounce all allegiance to their former country and swear allegiance to the US. So how is he a Mexican citizen?


40 posted on 08/10/2012 2:38:07 PM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: AuntB

I agree. It’s a real shame.


41 posted on 08/10/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: AuntB

Yes it is.


42 posted on 08/10/2012 2:57:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: onlylewis

I don’t know why he is celebrating because he only got the silver medal, which means he is a loser! It used to be that only the winner would celebrate and run around with a flag. It won’t be long and they will be giving out medals to all contestants regardless of what place they finish in.


43 posted on 08/10/2012 3:07:11 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB

I keep wondering which of his many identities he’s using.

Mexican federales told Olympic officials to record his win in the Mexico column.....to get the stipend he got for winning.

I guess his parents will have to own up on their fake EITC apps....he’s not one of the 15 kids they falsely claimed they left in Mexico.


44 posted on 08/11/2012 4:14:11 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

But, but....these illegal aliens will make great republicans!!!!


45 posted on 08/11/2012 7:30:19 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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