Real-life Church Lady Rick Santorum has a lot of opinions about what girls should and shouldn't do. They shouldn't have sex or take birth control and should be home-schooled.
And of course, they shouldn't go to Mexico for spring break…
On Tuesday"s Glenn Beck program, Rick Santorum responded to the news that the president allowed his 13-year-old daughter, Malia, to vacation in Mexico, despite a recent State Department travel warning for the country. According to Santorum, the president should be leading by example.
"What I would say is that the president's actions should reflect what his administration is saying," Santorum told Beck. "If the administration is saying that it"s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn"t mean you should do it. You should set an example."
Rick Santorum is just afraid that something dangerous could happen to Americans on vacation in the Spanish-speaking Americas, like learning to speak Spanish.
Or getting photographed without a shirt on.
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Tags: Hispanic, Malia Obama, Mexico, Rick Santorum, Vacation
Observing the policy-making process is an adventure in watching the sensible kernel of any idea inevitably sprout into forehead-slapping inanity.
Think basic research and technological investment is important? Must be time to build a moon colony! Believe religious institutions should be exempt from contraceptive coverage mandates? Time to allow all employers to fire women who use birth control.
Think learning English is important to economic and social success? Demand that Puerto Rico, where English and Spanish have shared status as official languages since 1993, make English their primary language as a condition of statehood…
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans on Wednesday they would have to make English their primary language if they want to pursue U.S. statehood, a statement at odds with the U.S. Constitution…
"Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum said. "And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."
This is a very deep point from Santorum, whose only drawback is that it isn't true, as there's no such federal law or constitutional mandate for Puerto Rico to comply with. To give Santorum credit, the real audience for his remarks are probably Real 'Muricans in the continental U.S. concerned about the menace of taco trucks and the rising popularity of soccer, but it's still a little rich coming from a guy whose usual mode of communication involves speaking to plants.
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Tags: Hispanic, Primaries, Puerto Rico, Republicans, Rick Santorum
Midterm elections rarely get as interesting as they've gotten this year in Nevada, Alaska and Delaware. Which is to say, midterm elections rarely get interesting…
More election coverage after the jump.
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Tags: Alaska, Christine O’Donnell, Delaware, Harry Reid, Hispanic, Joe Miller, Karl Rove, LGBT, Lisa Murkowski, Midterms, Nevada, Religion, Scott McAdams, Senate, Sharron Angle
Some opponents of Arizona's new immigration law have called for boycotts of Arizona companies, which they have every right to do, because it's a free country (unless you're driving around Arizona looking sort of brown). Careful, though: not all Arizona companies are based in Arizona.
Is that confusing? Here, have a nice cold iced tea and think it over…
Comedian George Lopez chimed in on the controversial Arizona immigration law via Twitter this week, writing that he "went to buy a AriZona Iced Tea – they asked me for my documentation. So I bought HORCHATA instead!"
The joke made waves on Twitter and was retweeted so many times the tea brand became a trending topic.
Nice one, George. I'm sure AriZona Iced Tea executives had a good chuckle, right after they finished posting a public disclosure on the company website…
"We have become aware of misinformation being circulated about AriZona Beverages and we would like to make sure statements about our company are correct," [chairman Don] Vultaggio's letter read. "As many of you know, AriZona Beverages proudly traces its origins back to New York. [...] For the last 16 years our headquarters have remained on Long Island where we continue to sell and distribute AriZona Iced Teas and beverages."
John McCain, though… definitely headquartered in Arizona.
Tags: Arizona, Hispanic, Immigration, John McCain, Twitter
On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart discussed Arizona's controversial new immigration bill, which has been denounced by many as state-mandated racial profiling and a blatant overreach of government power. Making Arizona the second worst place to be Mexican, right after Mexico.
Stephen Colbert's latest segment on the bill can be found below.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
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Tags: Arizona, Hispanic, Immigration, Jason Jones, Jon Stewart, Latino, Mexico, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Video, Wyatt Cenac