Friday, February 09, 2007

California Governor Criticizes Plaza Mexico

Lynwood, CA - California Governor, who started his campaign, amongst others, with council member Leticia Vasquez, and School Board member Maria Lopez in Lynwood, criticized Plaza Mexico to illustrate his point about immigrants lack of assimilation.

At one point, to illustrate immigrants’ lack of assimilation, he described a shopping mall in Lynwood called Plaza Mexico.

“Literally I felt I was in Mexico City,” he said. “Everyone only spoke Spanish, every shop was in Spanish, every sign was in Spanish. They create a Mexico within California.”

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51 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a funny picture, Arnold with three prominent Mexicans:

Leticia Vasquez, a Mexican who hates Mexicans;
Maria Lopez who is the ugliest Mexican that ever lived;
Mario Cardenas: ILLEGAL ALIEN.

And he used all of them! Good going Arnold!

Anonymous said...

Please post the article that is in the L.A. times today.

For all of you who might not know, Greed and Arnoldo Beltran (the City Attorney then) is what put Maria Chacon in this situation.

Anonymous said...

"Any" american, no matter of what ethnic origin must echo the Governors sentiments. The distruction of California and ultimately the U.S. will be the result of this illegal surge and the need of the illegals to turn our country into Mexico.

Aide Castro said...

I am very disappointed by the governors comment. Our Mexican culture is beautifull. Why don't we hear anything about China Town or korea town? Not to say that anyone's culture should be critisized. If I go to China Town all the signs are in chineese and hardly anyone apeaks english. What's the problem? The governor himself barely speaks english. What hurts more is that when he has visited Plaza Mexico he claimed that he was very impressed and that he loved visiting Lynwood. I guess he simply lied.

Aide Castro

Anonymous said...

This clearly shows what the power structure of Sacramento is thinking but only the Terminator has the fortitude to say, albeit in a private conversation. We as a people need to really analyze what's going on. Those of us who have successfully assimilated into American society and have become successful academically, financially and politically should help our brothers and sisters who are coming here for a better life, by showing them the way to becoming an American citizen and learning English. Remember we are here because our own country cannot take care of its own people and our government is far worse than this Lynwood fiasco. Otherwise, we will continue to be the poor, uneducated, hit and run suspect, driving with no license, false document holding, drunk off Tecate, wife beating, leading in criminal activity, Mexican flag waving, work for less than the minimum wage, 10 people in a two bedroom house, living in garages, illegal no good immigrants that society paints us out to be. Can you really look yourself in the mirror and believe that we are not responsible for bringing a lower standard of living into this country? Can you do that? I don't think so. It's easy to throw stones at others, but when the stones come our way we duck for cover and cry. Think about it...

Anonymous said...

Is this site censored or what?

Anonymous said...

I'M GLAD THAT HAPPENED!

You stupid ass clowncilmembers!.

You guys talk so much sh!t about being hard core "peoples" democrats. Then ARNOLD shows up and you guys swung on his nuts!!!

Then he tosses you like a one nite stand. (You're probably used to that though!)

Why dont you ASSIMILATE!

Anonymous said...

Censored? It ain't, that's why we have all the crap people write.

Anonymous said...

Necesitaba de tres animales (la traidora, la fea y el mojado) para reelejirse. Verguenza les deberia dar salir en el retrato con el gobernator.

Anonymous said...

This is a major problem in many parts of the country. There are no billboards in English. I took my daughter to buy a mattress. We had to find a translator because the girl working in the store couldn’t speak English. If the mattress hadn’t been such a good deal, we would have walked out. This is the U.S. We speak English, not Spanish, learn it!

I love Mexico. It’s a great place to vacation. When we have gone down there, we both make the effort to communicate in Spanish. Naturally, we screw it up quite a bit, but we do make the effort! In Mexico, they speak Spanish, so we try to adapt. If we lived there, we would take classes to make sure we could speak the language. Is it too much to ask that LEGAL immigrants learn OUR language? I’m not even going to mention those who broke the law to get here.

Anonymous said...

Hey -

Leticia and Pervi!

How was swinging on Arnolds nuts?

Was it worth it?

I want to hear you talk sh!t about the governor now.

You guys should have seen them that day the gov came!

I don't know which one of our clowncil wanted to suck his "cigar" more!

- Elsa

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! How embarrassing Leticia and Maria Lopez look. Did they just come from cleaning houses or what? They look like they just crossed the border.

Anonymous said...

Que verguenza! Esos lideres que le abrieron los brazos deberian de pedirle o demandarle una disculpa a la ciudad>>>o seran iguales de Hipocritas!!! Y LO ESCRIBO EN ESPANOL CON ORGULLO, LE GUSTE A O NO LE GUSTE!

Anonymous said...

What part of Chinatown doesn't speak English? They speak it to me, though not very well. Just like most Mexican businesses. What's the big deal? It's just capitalism in action -- they will learn whatever language it takes to make the sale. Money doesn't care about language - English, Chinese, Spanish, Nahuatl, whatever.

I remember when Arnold made his earlier comment about assimilation. It was in front of some pagoda-looking thing in front of some Chinatown in some city in California. Explain that one! Chinatowns make business out of not assimilating.

Anonymous said...

ES DE RISA LOS COMENTARIOS DEL GOBERNADOR ACERCA DE LA PLAZA MEXICO, YA SE LE OLVIDO QUE FUE AHI DONDE SE REUNIO CON NUESTROS BRILLANTES LIDERES HISPANOS DE LYNWOOD, LA FEA DE MARIA LOPES, EL IDIOTA DE FERNANDO PEDROZA Y OTROS TRAIDORES QUE SUPUESTAMENTE SON REPUBLICANOS, BOLA DE ARRASTRADOS

Anonymous said...

"Secret tapes" date back to Nixon and probably before him. I wonder what kind of things are said by our clowncil members about us?

Anonymous said...

ahhhh Mis amigos que esperan de Maria Lopez la No solo la mexicana mas fea pero tambien la republicana mas fea incluyendo a todos los panzones de su familia.. ahora la fea de Leticia esa no es sola la que no quiere a los Mexicans pero tampco se quiere ella misma. Pero ahora me pregunto todos esos comentarios que hacen por que se tomar una foto con el idiota del "cagadetor" es de envida oh que??? si usteds conocen al las dos brujas esas ya deverian de saber que esas solo les gusta salir en fotos.

Ahora la critica del idiota "mierdetor" no me asombra nada que se puede esperar de un diota que quien lo eligio fue los mismos latinos idiotas como las de la foto.

Que ese "mierdetor" como de la mas aguada que invite a los tres de la foto y que no dejen nada.. pero recuerden si no nos ponemos las pilas seguiremos tendiendo representates como Maria Lopez, Leticia Vasques , Fernando Pedroza, Maria Santillan, El narizon del Pajaro, Y Pastor de Chocolate ,,, el Joto de Solache... y el mas estupido de todos el "governador Mierdero"

Anonymous said...

mmmm que lastima que no publiquen lo que uno escribe.. que tiene miedo??

Anonymous said...

Maria la fea mas fea... jijijijijijijijijijiji

Anonymous said...

HISPANICS WITH ARNOLD WHAT A JOKE ITS A SHAME THAT OUR OWN PEOPLE SUPPORTED THAT RACIST YES I AM TALKING TO ALL THE CULEBRAS THAT VOTED FOR A GUY THAT NEVER SUPPORTED OUR RAZA AM I WRONG MR LOPES AND BEAUTIFUL WIFE/AND OF COURSE LETICIA VAZQUEZ

Anonymous said...

How many Asian gangs made the worse gang list that Mayor Villareconquista and Chief Braton put out a few days ago?

Anonymous said...

I think the Gov. got it wrong. Isn't it Plaza Korea.. Viva el Donald Chae. Laughing all the way to Malibu. We are so silly. No wonder we can't see the big picture. We should actually boycott Plaza Korea. M&D Properties have Lynwood on lock. Pass the kimchee...

Anonymous said...

MARIA LOPES ERES LA FEA MAS FEA Y NO TE HAS DADO CUENTA Y MAS FEA CUANDO TE ACABAS DE LEVANTAR

Anonymous said...

MARIA LOPES AND LETICIA VASQUEZ YOU GUYS SHOULD TAKE THAT PICTURE HOME AND FRAMED WHAT AN HONOR FOR YOU GUYS TO HAVE TAKEN A PICTURE WITH THE UGLIEST GOVERNOR WE EVER HAD IN THE CALIFORNIA HISTORY. TRIO DE FEOS

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Anonymous said...

FYI Councilwoman Leticia Vasquez endorsed Democrat Steve Wesly in the primary and Democrat Phil Angeledis in the regular election

Fernando Pedroza said...

Arnold Schwarzenegger es un racista.
Y como racista es un IGNORANTE.
Para pendejo no se estudia.

Lo mismo se puede decir de Chinatown en San Francisco y LA. De Little Italy en Chicago y New York.

O en Koreatown Los Angeles.

This guy is the epitome of a white racist supremacist.

Why is this fool picking on us?
I guess he has forgotten that many of us voted for the fool.

He's a disgrace!

Heil Hitler!

Anonymous said...

I agree with one of the comments , Plaza Mexico is not Mexican is Korean , I have visited and have encountered many owners who dont even Speak English or Spanish....Arnold get the story straight!

Anonymous said...

IF ALL AGREE THAT ARNOLD IS A RACIST, WHY HE GOT SO MANNY HISPANIC VOTES. WHEN WE ARE GONNA LEARN THAT WE HAVE TO SUPPORT ONLY CANDIDATES THAT SUPPORT OUR CAUSE AND ITS VERY SAD TO SEE THAT A LOT OF OUR PEOPLE SUPPORTS THIS RACIST GUY

Anonymous said...

Racist Arnold. Oh Yes.

When has he said "Us Austrians are superior to you Hispanics."

How DARE you criticize us for not assimilating, you racist you!

Hilarious

Anonymous said...

Since Arnold is so strong, I wonder if he can carry my nuts into his mouth.

Anonymous said...

I dont know if he can, but i sure know clowncilmembers CAN.

You should have seen them that day!

I have never seen anyone swing on someone's nuts like our dear clowncilmembers!

Anonymous said...

If you had any nuts, you would have stayed in Mexico and tried to make it better, as opposed to coming here and creating the same problems you left Mexico for.

Anonymous said...

TO: 11:32 AM, February 13, 2007

Why don't you go back to wherever your family is from?

I am sure you are not native american!

Why are you here? (That's a rhetorical question)

For the same reason EVERY immigrant comes here:

To have a better life however THEY choose (NOT how YOU choose). Right or Wrong, they have every right to be here and do WHATEVER & HOWEVER they please.

You must have lost your job at the Marketplace to an immigrant. I'd be embarrassed if I were you!

Connie

Anonymous said...

Connie
Will take your points one at a time. My family is from the U.S. as far back as we can go. How do you know that I am not a native American? I have absolutley NO problem with LEGAL immegrants, that want to assimilate into the United States of America culture. You say "Right of Wrong", "they" have every right to be here? RIGHT they have the right to be here. WRONG they don't!! Connie this is a matter of a people, that really don't want to be here, they are forced to be here due to economic conditions in their own country. They not only drain our economy by making demands on it, yet at the same time dilute monies being circulated in the States by sending dollars to Mexico. Most Americans have no problems with legal immigration and with people coming to this country to assimilate and become a part of our culture. Connie (I'll ask you a rhetorical question) Why don't you go to Mexico and try to do some of the things imposed on us in our country? If you take me up on this, I welcome you to the Mexican Penal System, at best, and at worst, to the potters field.

Anonymous said...

YES CONNIE! CHICANA POWER! SEND THEM BACK TO EUROPE! or aFRICA! or if maybe he's COCONUT......BROWN IN THE OUTSIDE AND WHITE IN THE INSIDE........... INDIO PATA RAJADA NO SE LE QUITA

Anonymous said...

It's a Korean conspiracy, I tell you! A Korean even owns the "Japanese Village Plaza" downtown. It's a plot to keep everyone but the Koreans from assimilating. Watch out potential future Americans. Here's a lineup of shopping malls proposed by leading Korean developers: Armenia Square, China Towne Center, Serbo-Croatian Circle, Canada Corner, and the Bandini Boulevard of Italian Cars. These developments spell doom for assimilation. We will be balkanized, like the Serbo-Croatians.

Anonymous said...

As usual, any point make that smacks of intellect is not grasped. For EVERY ILLEGAL IMIGRANT KOREAN you can name I can name 12,000,000 illegal Mexicans. This is not bias, or hate, this is fact.

Anonymous said...

Fact is that everyone that comes here contributes to the U.S.

Anonymous said...

"Integration is in the eye of the beholder," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "Somebody might say that because of his accent, the governor hasn't integrated fully."
as stated in the article-if u read it.

Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with a little bit of home away from the home in which you grew up?

Anonymous said...

Legal Immigration is the phrase people must embrace. Integration has absolutely nothing to do with it. The person desiring to come to the U.S. legally will eventually INTEGRATE into the North American Culture. So I guess Ms. Salas is correct, but her arguement does not deserve a retort unless she is confusing the two.

Anonymous said...

Lovely lunch today at La Huasteca at the Lynwood mall that Timmie the
Nazi's fave, Scharzabiggot, was captured on tape excoriating because it
had all them Mexicans (as employees? as patrons? it's not clear), or
something.

Love,
Arne

Anonymous said...

Did former Mayor Vasquez think posing with the Governator would get her elected to Assembly one day?

So much for her Democrat credentials....

Anonymous said...

She'd do anything for a buck.

Anonymous said...

Look at the picture...

Maria Lopez looks like a hag and a witch!!!

Arnold looks like he's holding a penis and ready to work on it.

Hector said...

Of course, remarks like seem ironic when compared to This Article By Deseret News which carefully describes various Plaza Mexico business, and Plaza Mexico itself as owned by Israeli immigrants, Frenchmen and Korean business owners.

Anonymous said...

HHHHHHHHH aaa ya ni la chingan por favor ya quien esa foto tan fea de la Maria y el huyeeeeeeee del caradetorrrr

Anonymous said...

If you dont want to assimulate and you believe your mexican culture is so Great!!! Why dont you go back to Mexico, by the way this is America. And as a Latin American I am proud of my heritage and proud to be an American.

Anonymous said...

OHHHHHHH YOUR ARE IN AMERICANNNNNN
HAHAHAHHAHAH AND YOU THINK MEXICANS ARE NOT AMERICANS....

YOU SOUND LIKE A BITCH...
QUESADILLA.... FUC...U

¡viva mexico cabrones! said...

let's see ... California was anexed in 1848 .. only 160 years ago or roughly 3 generations ago... Alta California was under Spanish control and later was part of Spanish speaking Mexico and most cities, towns, streets has Spanish names uuuhhhmmm ... i wonder why?... certainly a foreigner like Austrian Arnold can figure that one out ... oh no wait... he can't... it's simple racist posturing on his behalf. "Que coma huevo el cabron" ...... sorry there i go with my Spanish... let him eat cake... it is a free country so what if an investor decided to build a themed shopping center, i do not hear of anyone complaining about Rick Caruso's Grove or the Americana... anyone who has ever been to Europe can see the fascades imitating European architecture.... please