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photolady
02-14-2008, 10:21 AM
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msoebel
02-14-2008, 11:32 AM
Um, isn't that kind of a politically incorrect joke?

It implies that all immigrants are lazy and do not work. Since that certainly isn't true, I can't see the humor in it.

Not to put you down. I'm sure it wasn't your intent.

princess
02-14-2008, 11:41 AM
sounds familiar, my boyfriends parents make him and his sister run their restaurant while they go vacationing around the world for months at a time. They live in this country and make money here, yet deny that after 20 years of living here that they are at all american.

I think the implication is that everyone comes here for everything but to be american. I think that its sad, this country is no longer a "melting pot" because nobody wants to melt. Immigrants are so stuck in their ways. Dont get me wrong, im all for keeping your heritage and culture, but i think there should be a balance of embracing your new country as well when you come here

feministmama
02-14-2008, 11:54 AM
I think the implication is that everyone comes here for everything but to be american. I think that its sad, this country is no longer a "melting pot" because nobody wants to melt. Immigrants are so stuck in their ways. Dont get me wrong, im all for keeping your heritage and culture, but i think there should be a balance of embracing your new country as well when you come here

Melt into what? And just what exactly is an american?

I agree with msoebel this joke is not funny. It is insulting.

Silver
02-14-2008, 12:12 PM
I have removed the joke due to it's extremely offensive content. Please read the forum guidelines (http://www.knittinghelp.com/about/guidelines) when in doubt. They are linked at the top of every page. Thank you.