En Espagnol? Or In English?

SO….Jeb answered a question in Spanish yesterday in Spanish…and quite good Spanish.

Trump says he shouldn’t be speaking Spanish in America….“I like Jeb; he’s a nice man,” adding, “But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.”

Where do you stand on this?

Gracias…

 

Z

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32 Responses to En Espagnol? Or In English?

  1. geeez2014 says:

    bocopro, thanks for the song lyrics…I took down that post.
    Mustang, I’m sorry the writer’s provenance stood in the way of a lot of things I agree with.
    SF: I agreed with what you said….

    What do you guys think of Trump’s comment on Jeb and Spanish?

  2. Mal says:

    I would agree with the exception if he were addressing a Hispanic group. That would impress them and make them more likely to vote for him. Otherwise, I would have to agree with Trump if he were addressing all Americans. Its kind of like when JFK was addressing the German people in Berlin and said in German he was a Berliner. I’m sure if he could’ve spoken the language better, he would’ve spoken the entire speech in German.

  3. silverfiddle says:

    The candidates can speak Swahili for all I care. It’s all a big, shameless pander

  4. cube says:

    Creo que Jeb debe hablar a Inglés en los Estados Unidos.

  5. Kid says:

    He should have repeated the person’s question in English and given the English answer after ansering the Mexican even if there were only Mexicans there. At an event like this he is always speaking to the whole country when runninng for office.
    Then he should have followed that up with a promise to make English the national language, which means all government related documents would only be in English among a hoist of other things like road signs, etc.

  6. cube says:

    My comment was: I think Jeb should speak English in the United States.

    I was being facetious when I wrote my comment in Spanish and didn’t mean to insult anyone. Even though I’m fluent in Spanish, I think we should speak English here. Period. If you don’t like it, go home.

  7. geeez2014 says:

    Ed….none??!!

    Mal, if JFK could speak German he’d not have told the world he was a donut. He said ‘ich bin ein Berliner”…a type of donut. The Germans were very polite and never mocked him because he was well liked there! “Ich bin Berliner” is ” I am a Berliner” 🙂

    SF…I think so, too. Still, this is worth addressing, don’t you think? It’s not like we don’t have a gazillion hispanics here. What bugs me is that I’ve met hispanics here for 20 years who speak almost NO ENGLISH….REALLY almost NONE.

    cube…yo tambien… and I think English should be spoken here, too. And that it should be made THE national language….ridiculous that it hasn’t been. All part of a future plan that’s just now coming to fruition in leftwing hands?? Why do you speak such good Spanish? Majored in it in school? Got some Latina blood? Good job!

    Kid…perfect solution. I totally agree with you on that.

  8. fredd says:

    The Donald sure can pick America’s scabs, can’t he? It’s a gift….

  9. cube says:

    Anonymity is a burden which is becoming heavier and heavier the longer I carry it. Maybe one day I’ll come out of the closet…. hey, there are many closets in this world… not that there’s anything wrong with any of them 😉

  10. geeez2014 says:

    CUBE! I didn’t even understand what you said, and then it dawned on me. I KNOW, you’re Gloria Estefan, right? 🙂 !!

    Ed, gracias…..But you DO know “si” !!

    fredd….I don’t think anybody picks America’s scabs as badly as a leftwinger, though.

  11. Kid says:

    Z, I think I can guarantee that CUBE is NOT linda rondstat. So, yea maybe Gloria (Is Gloria conservative?) Anyway, Pollo Fajita, Pico de Gallo, refried beans, thin warm chips and hot salsa and a Margherita or 3 ! It wouldn’t hurt if Felina was there twirling on the dance floor.

  12. silverfiddle says:

    Z: I certainly think its worthy of discussion, but I personally don’t care. Many of my friends are Mexicans, and we speak Spanish when we meet one another or hang out.

    As I said, I think it’s a pander, and I don’t understand why Spanish speakers don’t see it that way.

    Do you really think he’s win anyone over? A fat gringo from the party of hate (according to the Univision programs the Spanish speakers all tune into) carping to the about how another fat, hateful GOP gringo they don’t care about isn’t a conservative?

    People are seeking authenticity, and that ain’t it. What worked even two years ago ain’t gonna fly in 2016.

    Neither Trump nor Sanders will be president, but people are gravitating to them right now because they aren’t dishing out the bland, safe political goop and gruel.

  13. baysider says:

    Kid + 1

  14. Kid says:

    Bay, Danke Shoen. 🙂

  15. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I said Gloria Estefan playing on the fact that cube’s Spanish is impeccable 🙂
    She said above she might have to reveal her real identity. Linda Ronstadt is one of the few girl singers who actually could really sing.

    Silverfiddle, who’s to say that they don’t see it that way? I certainly do.
    On the other hand, it was an event full of Spanish speaking people and the question was in Spanish. Jeb should have done what Kid suggested above. Anyway, thank GOD Jeb’s accent isn’t bad; that would be hideous if he was a true gringo mouth. makes me shiver when I hear rotten accents of any kind!

    I think you’ll be very interested in my video post tomorrow, SF….very. I was a little stunned

  16. Kid says:

    Z, Well, if you didn’t know, rondstat is a major lib. I heard she started a show at a vegas hotel by ranting about Bush, and most of the people walked out and wanted their money back and the Casino put her room contents on the front curb and kicked her out. Not sure that’s entirely true. Maybe Mal could chime in on that one. In any case, after that she dropped out of the American music scene and started singing down in Mexico…

  17. Bob says:

    I think it is just fine for Jeb to be speaking Spanish to an Hispanic person. No big dea. After all, his wife is Hispanic and he probably has to use that language just to get a hot supper.

    I just bought a bunch of popcorn at the store, today. The Trump primaries are going to be entertaining, as will be the Hillary Email Wipe Reality TV Show. Oh, she doesn’t know what “wipe” means in the context of a computer memory. Gotta get more beer and salsa to watch all this good entertainment.

  18. Bob: and Hil’s data wiper takes the fifth.

  19. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, yes, I know…I’m only saying that cube speaks great Spanish (see comments above) and it’s that I was teasing about…Not sure Ronstadt does, but Estefan sure does!

    Bob, I get what you mean….I was okay with it, too, or at least more okay than some were, but it is rather a pandering thing and I do hope whatever person wins stands up for English…and not as a ‘second language’!! DIAL 2 for ENGLISH! :-)??

    Ed..imagine? But there’s NO GUILT THERE, RIGHT? 🙂

  20. Kid says:

    Z, I don’t even want to dial 9 for Spanish. Remove it all. If you call an American company in America be prepared to understand the menu options in English or not at all. Or the phone systems could all be programmed to switch to Spanish if you press two, then no dialogue is needed and we don’t even have to SIT though “pulse dos para español”

  21. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I couldn’t agree more with you, of course… I think there should be NO Spanish on any company’s prompts; LET THEM LEARN ENGLISH. Heck, I lived in Paris almost four years and learned pretty good French, lived in Munich on and off for about 18 months and learned pretty good German. Ya, I went to classes every morning, all morning, and that’s not cheap and they might not have the money but we have almost free night school courses!….just being on the streets helps you pick something up. Hispanics are here 20 YEARS and don’t have to learn English…..This isn’t a place where immigrants can move in and change the culture; fine, move in, support yourself, make a good life for your kids, work, etc….but LEARN ENGLISH…Speak Spanish at HOME..
    My mother new French< German, Arabic, Turkish and some English…she learned. She had to!

    I suppose there should be Spanish TV and radio…NO PROBLEM……but LEARN ENGLISH!!

  22. geeez2014 says:

    By the way…I probably sound a bit nuts on this issue but it’s FOR THEM! They’ll get better jobs if they speak English, right? Of course!
    The good thing is I have an elementary school nearby which I sometimes walk past while kids are on the yard (about half hispanic) and they’re all speaking English out there….a good thing

  23. cube says:

    Woah, I keep hearing my name over here. What is going on? This is crazy. I’m not Linda Rondstat or Gloria Estefan. Who brought up singing in the first place? I thought we were talking about Spanish.

  24. geeez2014 says:

    Man, NOBODY gets my humor :*(
    YOU said you had to remain ANONYMOUS but that you spoke great SPanish, so I jokingly said “Are you Gloria Estefan!?”
    That’s all…………geee, I thought that was pretty funny, since Gloria DOES habla espanol 🙂

  25. geeez2014 says:

    Like “Are you so famous you have to remain ANonymous”? The more I talk about it, the less funny it’s getting…oh, well!!!

  26. cube says:

    Oh Dios mío, ¿qué voy a hacer ahora?

  27. cube says:

    Ooops, there I go again. Sorry.

  28. Kid says:

    No te preocupes Cubo todo esto viniendo encima en ningún momento

  29. cube says:

    What, me worry?

  30. Mal says:

    Kid, I’ve been out of state and just read your comment about my maybe knowing anything about Rondstat being kicked out of a Vegas show. No. We pay little attention to what goes on down there. Also, we only go to The Strip when visiting guests are in town, or when we have a performance in the area. Too many doe-doe’s on The Strip.

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