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Posted: 3/9/2006 7:56:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 8:00:43 AM EDT by TheTracker]
According to Fox , amazing!

Haven't been there since training in the desert in 1979
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:58:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:00:15 AM EDT
Having lived there until a little over a year ago, I'd say that sounds about right.

I remember walking into an Autozone and seeing the signs over the aisles in Spanish first (big letters) and English second.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:14:14 PM EDT
I hear in South FL the % is even higher.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:18:40 PM EDT
Don't sweat it. My mom, born in the USA, didn't not begin speaking English until she started school at age five. She never spoke with an accent (okay, she sounded like a Kansan) and all of us kids are rather good at English. Relax, TV and movies will screw up their kids and they'll all be worthless little twits speaking English within one generation.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:19:03 PM EDT
a person requires a working brain to speak clearly...with 98% liberals and 38% aliens, what do you expect?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:20:46 PM EDT
38% of California citizens or 38% of California residents?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:21:24 PM EDT
Non of the lawn crew working here cutting grass in the community speak english, except the "boss" who speaks "littl englash"
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:34:28 PM EDT
Hell, in Houston, I sometimes speak spanish most of the day while I am running errands
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:02:50 PM EDT
That's just plain f'in crazy.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:05:45 PM EDT
I think you numbers are wrong...
You have Spanglish,,,Spanish,,,Whit trash english and Ebonics and then very rarely...Some proper english...
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:07:31 PM EDT
Que?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:09:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By johnrj:
a person requires a working brain to speak clearly...with 98% liberals and 38% aliens, what do you expect?



California is not 98% Liberals, not even close. Probably closer to

45% idiotic Liberals
42% Good Conservatives
13% Something else entirely
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:12:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uxo2:
I think you numbers are wrong...
You have Spanglish,,,Spanish,,,Whit trash english and Ebonics and then very rarely...Some proper english...



The downfall of the USA began years ago I have not heard proper english out of someone less than 25 for a while...

Now only hear is "sup dude", and"axe me how I nose, ya know what'm saying"
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:12:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
According to Fox , amazing!

Haven't been there since training in the desert in 1979



Lociento, No Hablo Ingles'
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:14:00 PM EDT
You guys are going to be suprised to hear me say this, but:

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JODA EXTRANJEROS ILEGALES!


For those idiots that still have the audacity to speak English in this country, here's a translation:

FUCK ILLEGAL ALIENS!
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:27:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:38:48 PM EDT
How do they get the numbers for these types of "percentages"? Really.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:11:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sum-rifle:

Originally Posted By johnrj:
a person requires a working brain to speak clearly...with 98% liberals and 38% aliens, what do you expect?



California is not 98% Liberals, not even close. Probably closer to

45% idiotic Liberals
42% Good Conservatives
13% Something else entirely



Whats the ratio of libs to conservatives in ypur state leg?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:18:36 PM EDT
Hmmmmm

Poll: Californians' Views On Illegal Immigration Softening
March 9, 2006
www.nbc11.com/news/7848562/detail.html
SAN FRANCISCO -- Californians' views on illegal immigration have softened over the last two decades, with an increasing number seeing it as beneficial to the state's economy, according to a new statewide poll released Thursday.

The Field Poll showed that 47 percent of Californians see illegal immigration as having a favorable impact on the state while 45 percent see it as having an unfavorable impact. That split narrowed considerably from 1982, when just 19 percent saw it as favorable while 75 percent saw it as unfavorable.

The poll noted that 26 percent of registered voters and 33 percent of non-Hispanics were less likely to view illegal immigration as favorable. That's compared to 64 percent of non-voters and 75 percent of Hispanics. Among registered voters, only about a quarter of Republicans saw it as positive while Democrats were more divided.

With the state's unemployment rate at less than 5 percent, seven in 10 Californians believe illegal immigrants are mainly doing jobs other residents don't want. That's nearly twice the percentage that agreed in 1982, in the midst of a prolonged recession, according to the poll.

Opposition for giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants seems to be eroding, with 52 percent opposing the idea and 44 percent in favor of it, the poll showed. A year ago, Californians opposed the idea, 62 percent to 35 percent.

Survey respondents also generally favored a proposal to reform immigration laws to legalize temporary workers, 65 percent to 27 percent.

Researchers interviewed 500 adults, 337 registered voters and 163 nonvoters, by telephone from Feb. 12-26. The poll has a sampling error rate of 4.5 percentage points.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:26:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Hmmmmm

Poll: Californians' Views On Illegal Immigration Softening
March 9, 2006
www.nbc11.com/news/7848562/detail.html
SAN FRANCISCO -- Californians' views on illegal immigration have softened over the last two decades, with an increasing number seeing it as beneficial to the state's economy, according to a new statewide poll released Thursday.

The Field Poll showed that 47 percent of Californians see illegal immigration as having a favorable impact on the state while 45 percent see it as having an unfavorable impact. That split narrowed considerably from 1982, when just 19 percent saw it as favorable while 75 percent saw it as unfavorable.

The poll noted that 26 percent of registered voters and 33 percent of non-Hispanics were less likely to view illegal immigration as favorable. That's compared to 64 percent of non-voters and 75 percent of Hispanics. Among registered voters, only about a quarter of Republicans saw it as positive while Democrats were more divided.

With the state's unemployment rate at less than 5 percent, seven in 10 Californians believe illegal immigrants are mainly doing jobs other residents don't want. That's nearly twice the percentage that agreed in 1982, in the midst of a prolonged recession, according to the poll.

Opposition for giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants seems to be eroding, with 52 percent opposing the idea and 44 percent in favor of it, the poll showed. A year ago, Californians opposed the idea, 62 percent to 35 percent.

Survey respondents also generally favored a proposal to reform immigration laws to legalize temporary workers, 65 percent to 27 percent.

Researchers interviewed 500 adults, 337 registered voters and 163 nonvoters, by telephone from Feb. 12-26. The poll has a sampling error rate of 4.5 percentage points.



California is nowhere NEAR the same state as it was in 1982. Today it's barely even part of America anymore.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:27:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
According to Fox , amazing!

Haven't been there since training in the desert in 1979



LocientoLo Siento, No Hablo Ingles'

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:29:57 PM EDT
I just thought the percentages were similar

The Field Poll showed that 47 percent of Californians see illegal immigration as having a favorable impact on the state


Members in California 38% of people there can't speak english?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:30:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
38% of California citizens or 38% of California residents?



I bet less than 38% of CA residents are citizens.

Just kidding. I have no idea what the real % of English-speaking CA residents is but I don't think it's 38%. It might be 15-20% though, just from the sheer number of immigrants. My grandparents are immigrants and they don't speak English... my parents and I do, however. Like Will-Rogers said, give it a generation or two -- English will take.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:35:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By All_Beef_Patty:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
38% of California citizens or 38% of California residents?



I bet less than 38% of CA residents are citizens.

Just kidding. I have no idea what the real % of English-speaking CA residents is but I don't think it's 38%. It might be 15-20% though, just from the sheer number of immigrants. My grandparents are immigrants and they don't speak English... my parents and I do, however. Like Will-Rogers said, give it a generation or two -- English will take.



Funny, we didn't learn Spanish when we emigrated to Texas when it was Coahuila y Tejas.

Cultural assimilation will only happen if they come in smaller numbers into areas with much larger English speaking populations. 38% is a significant number.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:40:40 PM EDT
38% Theres a lot of mexicans here, but that is complete
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:43:05 PM EDT

Me fail English?

That's unpossible!

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:52:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Me fail English?

That's unpossible!


Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:26:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieeater:
38% Theres a lot of mexicans here, but that is complete



I didn't make the number up, just what was stated on FOX,
I have not been there in almost 30 years
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:09:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:22:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Hey vato!





LOL!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:53:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By pieeater:
38% Theres a lot of mexicans here, but that is complete


Yeah, I find it hard to believe too, especially since CA classrooms have been "English Only" since voters overwhelmingly passed that proposition in 1998.



English only? Are you sure? Texas is recruiting in mexico and trying to recruit illegals in Texas to teach IN SPANISH
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