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11-07-2012, 12:55 PM #1
Puerto Rico opts for a change
Puerto Rico changes course, elects Garcia Padilla as governor | Fox News Latino
I followed this with some interest. I understand that the PR voted narrowly to become a US state. This would cause a huge ripple on the US system: 2 extra senators, another star for the flag, language issues because they talk so fast
Maybe the GOP should nominate Pudge Rodriguez...although I'm not sure anyone would follow him unless out of morbid curiosity."I remember the night they came for my father and mother. It was in the days when grain was plentiful ... we had eaten a simple meal of barley gruel on the porch. The car drove away into the night. I never saw them again ... ever again."
11-07-2012, 01:01 PM #2
Really? I do have some friends in Puerto Rico and they were posting discussions on facebook, but in Spanish and using language that is well above my baby spanish comprehension. I could tell it was political, but pretty much ignored it.
I guess I'll have to go back and wade through all that with babelfish. LOL If I had to guess, I'd bet that they were in support of the measure since we met first when our dads served together in the U.S. military.
11-07-2012, 01:07 PM #3
Unless there are two states with reasonably equal populations and one being a Republican state and the other a Democrat state, it's probably not going to happen. At least that's been my line of thinking for about three decades now."Only Lions fans can predict a victory when their starting quarterback has a broken arm." -unknown
"I'm going to go the Pistons' game tonight and watch Sheed jack up threes." -unknown
11-07-2012, 01:08 PM #4
I'm cool with this if they also break up Texas into two states to give two more GOP senators :--)"I remember the night they came for my father and mother. It was in the days when grain was plentiful ... we had eaten a simple meal of barley gruel on the porch. The car drove away into the night. I never saw them again ... ever again."
11-07-2012, 01:43 PM #5
11-07-2012, 02:14 PM #6"I remember the night they came for my father and mother. It was in the days when grain was plentiful ... we had eaten a simple meal of barley gruel on the porch. The car drove away into the night. I never saw them again ... ever again."
11-07-2012, 02:29 PM #72013 AAT: Steven Moya
11-07-2012, 02:41 PM #8
11-07-2012, 03:14 PM #9
I was working at an ad agency in 1989 and our librarian -- yes, our ad agency had a library with a full-time librarian back then -- expressed alarm at the prospect of a united Germany, because she was Jewish and had Holocaust survivors and victims in the family. I'd read a good deal about everyday life in the Soviet Union back then, and knew that the planned economy system stifled work ethic and innovation, so I told her not to worry because East Germans were going to be a drag on their economy for decades.
I don't know if she bought my line of reasoning, but I do know I turned out to be right.But tonight, I say we must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
11-07-2012, 04:21 PM #10
Pedro Cotto for State Senator!!!Live your life for what it can be and not for what it was.
MMXIII AAT: TYLER CLARK
11-07-2012, 05:57 PM #11
As for Cuba, there would be a considerable influx of capital from the US but for what? What does Cuba offer? Low wage/low skill workers? Nice beaches, perhaps.
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