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MrMilkdud May 29th, 2018 12:05pm

I got some details wrong in my last poll. I was in Wisconsin, not a foreign country. And the tourists told me they were visiting from Monterrey, Mexico. Most users agreed on โ€œUgly Americans,โ€ so can we call them โ€œUgly Mexicansโ€ or is that racist?

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Carcano Luke 10 19
05/29/18 11:05 pm

Isn’t ugly Mexicans kind of redundant though?

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Donaldo the trick never treats
05/29/18 6:45 pm

To no surprise to me, the democrats change their answer when the race of people was changed

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Donaldo the trick never treats
05/29/18 6:45 pm

(Many, not all, or even most. But a decent amount, I should add)

lj74
05/29/18 11:58 am

I mentioned this the other day in answer to someone who mentioned “Ugly Americans” when describing Americans overseas. I said that I believed this use was passé shortly after Vietnam.
When I travel, and I travel a lot, it’s my sense that the “Ugly American” mantle has been overtaken by Ugly Europeans. Due to 9/11 and other world events since Nam, most Americans I see are low key, at least those over 20 years old.

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thebarr
05/29/18 8:52 am

In case some of you haven’t figured out, Milk is tricky like this.

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Flamingo47
05/29/18 8:04 am

Considering “Ugly Americans” was the only option in that poll that was against their actions, it’s not fair to say that’s what everybody would call them. There’s no reason to associate their nationality with it at all. If there were unbiased poll options, I would say their actions are not ok/annoying, not call them ugly Americans

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/29/18 9:14 am

I would call them that. If you are a guest in somebody else's country, you should respect their local laws, customs, and public places. This goes for any tourist, American or otherwise.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/29/18 8:03 am

1. Mexican isn't a race
2. Call them for what they are: disrespectful, obnoxious, ugly Mexican tourists.

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MrMilkdud Pref pronouns Thou Thee
05/29/18 11:05 am

Colloquial usage of racism.

commonsense Never over
05/29/18 7:54 am

Mexican isn’t a race

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/29/18 7:48 am

I missed your last poll.....but I have an observation. I’ve traveled abroad and the ‘ugly American’ stereotype exists for a reason. It’s certainly a minority of people.....but it happens enough to create the perception. For my part, I go out of the way to be courteous, generous & respectful of local customs when I travel. Anecdotes aside.....how would one stereotype an ‘ugly mexican’ tourist....because I’ve never seen it.
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martyt02
05/29/18 8:16 am

Squidboy, you are 100% correct about perceptions about American tourists abroad. I lived in Belgium and in Italy on my own for a few years and witnessed some brutish American behavior. When you take the “tourist” out of the American, we are received in a kinder light. And it’s a small percentage of arrogant tourists who stain the perceptions.

lcamino Florida
05/29/18 6:56 am

Aren’t you tricky !

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Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 7:10 am

He’s practically a gypsie. Don’t be surprised if he offers to let you marry his daughter for the right price.

lcamino Florida
05/29/18 10:12 am

Maybe if had a son ๐Ÿ˜‰. I’m not a guy.

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 6:15 am

And smelly too. Everyone gets sweaty when camping and hiking.

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Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 6:47 am

Some people more than others. I can smell you from Illinois! ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿฝ

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 6:51 am

You smell my manly pheromones.

Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 6:56 am

And here I thought it was your cologne "Ode to BO".

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 7:06 am

That’s racist to say B.O. smells. Just because he’s Black doesn’t mean he stinks. His policies stunk, but I wouldn’t ever say he smelled.

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 7:07 am

Don’t be surprised if MD puts you on ignore for this.

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 7:09 am

Sorry about that. I put my phone down in the locker room and a kid with a Kurt kobain tattoo was replying to your posts.

Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 7:09 am

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Okie1967 Defend the Police
05/29/18 7:30 am

Interesting kid it turns out. Also, the tattoo was of Hillary Clinton.

Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 7:42 am

You must be so proud of your son!

Liberty Lets Use Logic
05/29/18 6:00 am

“Oh, well that totally changes it based on their identity and not their actions!”
—Ignorami

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Think Lovin Life
05/29/18 5:39 am

Not racist, not even xenophobic!

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Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 5:20 am

Anyone destroying our planet is ugly no matter where they are from.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/29/18 8:15 am

You should be against mass immigration (both legal and illegal) then because it's destroying our environment.
cis.org/Environmental-Argument-Reducing-Immigration-United-States
Illegal immigrants also routinely damage desert ecosystems along the border with human feces diapers, smuggling backpacks, abandoned cars, old clothes, band aids, etc. They continue to not care about what they throw in the street when they make it to their final destination in the U.S. because the cultures from which they come have no concept of litter or waste management.
www.washingtonexaminer.com/park-service-illegals-destroying-federal-lands-unsafe-for-camping
wryheat.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/our-unsecured-border-causes-and-consequences-with-video/

Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 8:23 am

This question has nothing to do with immigration.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/29/18 8:25 am

No, but immigration is indisputably tied to environmental damage, which you rightfully condemned in your above comment.

Kay41 the Midwest
05/29/18 9:15 am

Perhaps. It's just not the subject we are talking about now so no reason to address it here.

Donaldo the trick never treats
05/29/18 5:19 am

I’m curious to see the inconsistency in the voting.

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AdamStephens West Virginia
05/29/18 5:15 am

Hey did your daughters inherit their baldness from you?

AdamStephens West Virginia
05/29/18 5:09 am

Oh man, mrmilkdud lying?! Holy shit! color me surprised!

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Liberty Lets Use Logic
05/29/18 6:01 am

Did your answer change?

AdamStephens West Virginia
05/29/18 6:52 am

I didn't answer the first poll because I knew it was milkdud trying to get others to go along with his disdain for Mexicans. Check the polls West Virginia votes.

Liberty Lets Use Logic
05/29/18 7:05 am

So had you not cowed out of the prior poll, would you answer this one and that one with the same answer?