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Rasmussen as a Mexican Citizen

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Susan Westemeyer said:
That is why I purposely said "riding" a bike and not "on" a bike.

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Moondance said:
To me Rasmussen is more like Kermit the Frog. Weird, out of place and possessing freakishly long arms.

Wherever he goes, I hope they have laws protecting young children......he is one creepy looking dude.
 
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BroDeal said:
Even so, we still have it over those criminal Australians. We should help Lucy Diamond sink their island.

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You think she would help me saw off Florida and Texas (at least from the border with LA around to NM because I already have plenty of help sawing off the part that attaches to Mexico.) and push them off shore? We would be so much better without them.
 
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Mainerider said:
Wherever he goes, I hope they have laws protecting young children......he is one creepy looking dude.

Picture him with long hair. Now scream in terror.

By the way (and this is not a joke), this is where he gets his "chicken" nickname from.

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I think it's hilariously apt
 
it doesnt matter what nation he represents or what team he rides for...contador must be shaking in his pants....riding in the mountains has just become much harder..........go rasmussen ....more attacking in the mountains....
 
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Moondance said:
What do you expect? Most Americans are descended from, or are, traitors from their countries of birth. Once a traitor, always a traitor. I guess my mom is an exception, but still. ;)

What if some ancestors came pre-Columbus (Native Americans), others just did not like indentured servitude and jumped ship (English ~ a few centuries after arriving in England with William the Conqueror), those who did not like particularly like the governing authorities (Irish), and some for the economic advantages (Greek and Portuguese)?

Just saying that some of us have a background that is not easily generalized.

As for my perspective - most of my European friends arrived at college planning on going back home - they tended to look unfavorably at those who assumed they wanted to stay in the US. What I found most interesting was the two who were particularly vocal about not staying after graduation are still here 20+ years later.
 
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What if some ancestors came pre-Columbus (Native Americans), others just did not like indentured servitude and jumped ship (English ~ a few centuries after arriving in England with William the Conqueror), those who did not like particularly like the governing authorities (Irish), and some for the economic advantages (Greek and Portuguese)?

Just saying that some of us have a background that is not easily generalized.

As for my perspective - most of my European friends arrived at college planning on going back home - they tended to look unfavorably at those who assumed they wanted to stay in the US. What I found most interesting was the two who were particularly vocal about not staying after graduation are still here 20+ years later.

TRAITORS!!! You can keep them
 
Thoughtforfood said:
Many of us are descended from undesirable people who were driven from their countries by force, get your facts straight...:D

That is one of the most historically inaccurate statements I've ever seen in a cycling forum. It is as if I suddenly have to read one of my student's highly imaginative responses to a test question. While there are a number that came for these reasons, most were not forced to come to America and largely came for economic reasons. Even most that suffered persecution at home still weren't driven out, but instead freely chose to leave.
 
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Highlander said:
That is one of the most historically inaccurate statements I've ever seen in a cycling forum. It is as if I suddenly have to read one of my student's highly imaginative responses to a test question. While there are a number that came for these reasons, most were not forced to come to America and largely came for economic reasons. Even most that suffered persecution at home still weren't driven out, but instead freely chose to leave.

Read his posts. He's made it very clear from the start that he's joking :)
 
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Highlander said:
That is one of the most historically inaccurate statements I've ever seen in a cycling forum. It is as if I suddenly have to read one of my student's highly imaginative responses to a test question. While there are a number that came for these reasons, most were not forced to come to America and largely came for economic reasons. Even most that suffered persecution at home still weren't driven out, but instead freely chose to leave.

True, the guys that were forced to relocated were the Aussies.
 
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Why the move? I know his wife is mexican and the terrain/climate seems ideally suited to training. Are the danish going to crackdown on his whereabouts a little more, are the mexicans going to let him ride the worlds where as denmark wouldn't?

Or can I just make fun of pollo in a sombrero?
 

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His name should be the vampire. Why not become Mexican Ras.
The Danes done did a bad deal to Ras.
I would become Mexican and become a Mexican Olympic champion just to show those blockheads.
I know Rasmusson is capable of winning any race he puts his mind to.

As a side note do you think Snoop Dogg,Kareem Abdoul Jabbar, or the Alien in Close encounters of the third, kind could train up to be climbers?