Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast
Results 81 to 100 of 182
  1.    #81  
    i have aleady written some what about me as there are others too have done, so with this may others see we can begin here to speak of the good our country has to offer what we have that others do not. there are many things we have & can be happy of & with. does this not make sence that the good can start us on our recovery from the some - i do not want to say many- mistakes we have made which has created this struggle we are amongst?
  2. #82  
    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    The St. Petersburg Times is not a middle of the road paper. I am from that area and on occasion still read it. Believe it shows 27 that are not up to par. Maybe an exaggeration on my part; however, for a president that has on many occasions stated transparency, would not have lobbyists, would not prosecute - the list ain't short.
    I totally expected that response: media always have a liberal bias, if you define that term as "not agreeing with bclinger". The Pulitzer people disagree, apparently.
    Last edited by Bujin; 05/01/2009 at 07:14 AM.
    Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy

    Treo600 --> Treo650-->PPC6700-->Treo700P-->Treo755P-->Treo800W --> Touch Pro-->Palm Pre --> EVO 4G
  3.    #83  
    Bujin it seems you have a qualm against our elected commander in chief this post is not meant for so many rivalries. to do something of that sort is very easilly done by starting another post. this post is to recognize & converse for the goodness & happiness to bring Americans together not to constantly be upset in whatever manner towards our elected President. Now true all voices should be heard but as constant you are with this thread i would think you would have already recognized this. so i ask that maybe there is good in your life that you are proud to be an American. Thank you.
  4. #84  
    Quote Originally Posted by cscoot03 View Post
    Bujin it seems you have a qualm against our elected commander in chief this post is not meant for so many rivalries. to do something of that sort is very easilly done by starting another post. this post is to recognize & converse for the goodness & happiness to bring Americans together not to constantly be upset in whatever manner towards our elected President. Now true all voices should be heard but as constant you are with this thread i would think you would have already recognized this. so i ask that maybe there is good in your life that you are proud to be an American. Thank you.
    I think you are confused: I'm not sure you're reading the posts correctly....I'm VERY supportive of our president. You may be confusing my posts with bclinger, who has an severe dislike of President Obama.

    Please re-read the posts above, or search my prior posts, and hopefully you will see this - thanks!
    Last edited by Bujin; 05/01/2009 at 07:20 AM.
    Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy

    Treo600 --> Treo650-->PPC6700-->Treo700P-->Treo755P-->Treo800W --> Touch Pro-->Palm Pre --> EVO 4G
  5. #85  
    He is very supportive of the president and possibly the values that are the very foundation of this country. I though am not supportive of the president's agenda and am proud of the very foundation of this country. Too much government, socialism like we have never seen - not good.
  6. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #86  
    An American is a person who loves America, is proud of it, appreciates its history, respect and follow its founding documents.
  7. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #87  
    America is an exceptional nation. It is a force for good. A beacon of freedom. Without this country this world would be in bad shape.
  8. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #88  
    America is not an arrogant nation. It is a generous one.
  9. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #89  
    God bless America!
  10. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #90  
    Many the modern inventions that make life convenient, pleasant and enjoyable are made by Americans.
  11. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #91  
    I love this country! And I wont get tired of saying it.
  12. #92  
    Jewel, It's rude to spam a thread this way.
    My Phone & My Wife's Phone Two Unlocked GSM Treo Pro's

  13. Pellam's Avatar
    Posts
    5 Posts
    Global Posts
    45 Global Posts
    #93  
    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    Jewel, It's rude to spam a thread this way.
    Or pad his post count. All of that could have been say in one post.
  14. #94  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chord View Post
    Or pad his post count. All of that could have been say in one post.
    Posts in Off Topic don't count towards your post count.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  15. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #95  
    I'm so sorry guys. I intentionally did it though to make a statement. That I am proud of this nation.
  16. #96  
    Quote Originally Posted by jewel View Post
    I'm so sorry guys. I intentionally did it though to make a statement. That I am proud of this nation.
    No biggie - I was thinking of posting 12 times, so I can be twice as proud!
    Last edited by Bujin; 05/01/2009 at 09:35 PM.
    Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy

    Treo600 --> Treo650-->PPC6700-->Treo700P-->Treo755P-->Treo800W --> Touch Pro-->Palm Pre --> EVO 4G
  17. #97  
    Jewel, this makes you a right-winger.
  18. jewel's Avatar
    Posts
    638 Posts
    Global Posts
    666 Global Posts
    #98  
    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    Jewel, this makes you a right-winger.
    I am an American and I think it is wrong to brand people. But I love you my brother.
    Last edited by jewel; 05/02/2009 at 12:09 PM.
  19. Pellam's Avatar
    Posts
    5 Posts
    Global Posts
    45 Global Posts
    #99  
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Posts in Off Topic don't count towards your post count.
    Oh, didn't realize.
  20. #100  
    Great post!

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    You're not the only, nor first, to make this argument, but it demonstrates a real lack of knowledge of American history. NO immigrant population has ever assimilated in the first generation. They've only partially assimilated in the second. When the Scandanavians came and eventually settled in the northern plains, the first generation kept their customs and language. Same for the Italians, Germans, Chinese, Jews, Vietnamese, and now Latinos.

    The second generation, in all these waves of immigration, partially assimilates. They learn English, but tend to speak the languages of their ancestors, too. How can they not, when their parents barely speak English? They reach back to their heritage, but also reach out to the opportunities America offers.

    The third generation tends to largely assimilate. They tend to speak their family's native language poorly, if at all. They've been raised in primarily English speaking homes, gone to English language schools, watched English language TV, play with English speaking kids, etc.

    This is the process that's happening today. My sister-in-law was born in Vietnam, but came here with her family when young. Her parents spoke barely any English. She's multi-lingual, but speaks English with a fairly heavy accent. Her children know only a few words of Vietnamese, and are as American as my kids. The Indan family down the street, and the Chinese family next door to them, are second generation families. The parents speak English just fine, but also Hindu and Mandarin. Their kids, between 8 and 12, don't know anything but English and the American way of life.

    The guy who mowed my lawn when I had surgery is a first generation immigrant. He speaks only a little English. But his kids came with him one day, and they speak English pretty much the same as any 5 or 6 year olds do. I bet their kids won't speak Spanish at all.

    What's different today isn't the way immigrants assimilate into the "melting pot." The difference is today's communications technologies. As an example, because of cable TV, there are now spanish language TV stations visible to most of us. In the old days, they were low power stations located only in heavily hispanic neighborhoods, so you didn't even know they existed.

    Some Americans look at how the Hispanic population has "taken over" Miami and think that's something new, and dangerous. But go read some history books, and learn about the Irish ghetto in New York, or the Italian "takeovers" of Philadelphia and New York during those waves of immigration. No difference.

    Sadly, bigotry against immigrants masquerading as patriotism isn't new, either.

Posting Permissions