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  •  Hmm. (5+ / 0-)
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    koosah, TomP, shoeless, Jay C, wlkx

    My Ukranian-born grandfather had no high school education/diploma and always worked.  Always.  And he did so well into his sixties.  

    I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

    by boran2 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:51:26 AM PST

    •  Serious snark alert: (4+ / 0-)
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      Oh, well...your grandfather was a "good" lighter-skinned European immigrant, not one of those (ahem) browner-skinned kind.

      Which is ironic, because back in your grandfather's day, many of our current immigration laws were intended to limit Eastern and Southern European immigrants and keep Asians completely OUT.

      There is always some group of people trying to immigrate here who will be accused of being lazy, non-English-speaking, shiftless and unhygienic despite the reality that they are none of those things.    

      Metaphors be with you.

      by koosah on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:05:44 AM PST

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      •  And before that it was the Irish that no one wante (2+ / 0-)
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        They were lazy drunks that would undermine the Protestant identity of America.

      •  Once again the particular hypocrisy of (2+ / 0-)
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        Barletta, a descendant of brown-skinned immigrants from the south of Italy.

        He's been active in immigrant bashing ever since he was a city official in Hazleton PA, where he made national news quite a few times.

        An "Arpaio wanna-be?"

        "...pero mi corazón me aconseja, que los nacionalismos - ¡qué miedo me dan!" - Enrique Bunbury (El Extranjero)

        by JustGiaco on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:29:10 AM PST

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