Not everybody hates us

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
An interesting look at people watching America .

via Dennis who also has more facts on interesting stuff like International Ship and Port Facility Security.


David Thomson said...

"There are around 800 Minneapolis businesses run by Somalis. That number is growing rapidly. In 2003, there were 38 Somali entrepreneurs in all of Sweden."

Will the last person leaving Old Europe please turn out the light? Things keep going downhill. This is why so much investment money will continue to be sent to the United States.

ambisinistral said...

A hard working immigrant is respected in the United States. It is one of the archetypes of our culture.

The U.S. was built on immigration. We know the taste and feel of it. Immigrants are not exotic to us. A good number of us, myself included, remember grandparents who talked with funny accents and exactly what their aspirations were.

David Thomson said...

“A good number of us, myself included, remember grandparents...”

You are apparently a third generation American. It is normal for members of your group to be totally assimilated. This is not necessarily the case in much of Old Europe. There are fourth generation Turks residing in Germany who are not even citizens! This is why the crap has hit the proverbial fan.

Rick Ballard said...


Incorrect assumption. I have one great grandparent who was an immigrant - and the first immigrant in the family showed up 371 years ago (I hope to celebrate the quatenary). Am I a fourth generation American or a fourteenth generation American? How about my Indian grandkids? On their mom's side they have my fourteenth beat considerably.

ambisinistral said...


I think he was talking about me. It was a quote of my post he led with.

And yes, I am third generation.

Wayne said...

The article was interesting. I poked around that site, however, and found almost everything else to be anti-American in tone.

That caused me to read your post title in a new light.

terrye said...

Well I did say not everybody.