Arlen Specter, dlugoletni senator z Pensylwanii opowiada Polish jokes.

Arlen Specter Natepne wybory do senatu w roku 2010. Miejmy nadzieje, ze Polonia w Pensylwanii nie zapomni do tego czasu niesmaczne zarty jakie z Polakow stroil sobie senator. W miedzyczasie do senatora mozna telefonowac pod numer : 202-224-4254, wyslac fax : 202-228-1229 lub pisac na adres:

The Honorable Arlen Specter
United States Senate
711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3802

Mozna rowniez wysylac listy elektroniczne ze strony

http://specter.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm.

Nalezy jednak pamietac, ze ta ostatnia forma kontaktu jest najmniej skuteczna.

New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/seven/12132008/gossip/pagesix/specters_strange_humor_143925.htm
Dziennik: http://www.dziennik.pl/wydarzenia/article281919/Senator_USA_publicznie_wysmiewal_Polakow.html
Thinprogres.org:http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/14/specter-polish-jokes/
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December 15, 2008

The Honorable Arlen Specter
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Specter,

As an American of Polish descent I am deeply offended and appalled by your crude attempt at ethnic humor at the Commonwealth Club Luncheon on Friday, December 12, 2008. Such vulgar behavior is certainly unbecoming for a United States Senator, especially one representing a state with a substantial Polish-American constituency.

Your official web site biography states that you attribute your zeal for public service to your experience as a child when you “saw the government mistreat your father”. Mistreatment has many forms, Senator. Choosing to belittle and ridicule an ethnic group, while representing the U.S. Senate, is indeed mistreatment most vile.

As a member of the media, I will follow this story in the hope that I can share with my listeners your statement of heartfelt apology.

Sincerely,

Lucia Sliwa
Producer/Host
“Open Mike” Program
WPNA Radio1490 AM
Oak Park/Chicago

cc: The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Republican Leader, U.S. Senate

The Honorable Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman
U.S. Select Committee on Ethics

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Witam,
Dzisiaj wlasnie dostalem wiadomosc o Polish Jokes, w wykonaniu Senatora Arlena Spectera. Otoz na spotkaniu w Commonwealth Club na Manhatanie, znany Senator zapytal: “Czy sa tutaj Polacy”? Pokazalo sie okolo 10 rak sposrod setek obecnych. Senator opowiedzial wiec kilka “Polish jokes” w tym jeden o facecie, ktory mial jakoby przerwac Mu powiastki, mowiac, “hej, careful. I’am Polish”. Na co Senator: “That’s OK. I will tell it more slowly” (cyt. za http://www.nypost.com/seven/12132008/gossip/pagesix/specters_strange_humor_143925.htm )
Niby nic, a jakze wiele… Wielu z nas slyszy rozne stare “Polish Jokes”. Chociaz niektore z nich maja swoje kulturowe uwarunkowania, to jednak w zdecydowanej wiekszosci bylyby niedopuszczalne, gdyby zamiast “Polacks” znalazly sie okreslenia innej narodowosci lub religii. Stad tez nadszedl czas, abysmy zareagowali na te pozbawione smaku zarty. US Senator nie powinien byc ich zrodlem.
W zalaczeniu przedstawiam propozycje listu, ktory wyslalem na adres Senatora, wraz z odpisami do polskich i amerykanskich wladz i instytucji, Czlonkow Komisji Etyki Senatu US oraz wielu osob, ktore moga byc zainteresowane problemem. Mysle, ze nadszedl czas, aby w sposob zdecydowany powiedziec, ze niektore zarty nie sa dowodem dobrego smaku.
Jezeli uznajecie Panstwo Protest za sluszny, prosze o wysylanie faxem listu do Senatora. Zalaczony list jest jedynie propozycja dla Panstwa uznania. List wyslany emailem na adres Senatora wrocil, jako nienadany z Pennsylvanii (Okreg Wyborczy Senatora Spectera).. Jezeli ktos zna realny adres emailowy Senatora, prosze o wiadomosc.
Tel/.fax do Biura Senatora ponizej, adres Biura w Washington, DC jest zawarty w tresci listu.
Tel : 202-224-4254
Fax: 202-228-1229
Lacze Zyczenia Swiateczne i Noworoczne,
Marek Rudnicki.

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December 14, 2008
The Honorable Arlen Specter
The United States Senator
711 Hart Building
Washington , DC 20510

Dear Senator Specter,
I am writing to express my strongest objections against the tasteless jokes that were told at the Annual Commonwealth Club Meeting last Friday, as reported by several newspapers (http://www.nypost.com/seven/12132008/gossip/pagesix/specters_strange_humor_143925.htm ). Your humor is insulting not only to the large group of Polish Americans but also to any person of Polish origin. In addition, as evidenced by the New York Post article, it is also considered tasteless by people of other religious, ethnic or cultural roots including the main stream media. It is time that jokes felt offensive and degrading by any nationalities, whether Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Polish, African American or any other ethnic, religious or cultural group, should be eradicated from public discourse. I would have expected that seasoned politicians with years of experience like yourself could lead that effort and provide the best example.

As one of the 10 million of Polish Americans, I expect that a full apology addressing the insensitive “Polish jokes” will appear in New York and Pennsylvania media outlets (including New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer). In addition, I implore you to meet with a group of Polish American leaders either in New York City, Philadelphia or Chicago to address Polish contributions to build the American Statehood during the last 400 years of Polish presence in the United States.

Sincerely,

Marek Rudnicki, MD, PhD, FACS

cc. President, Republic of Poland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rep. of Poland
Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington
Polish Consulates New York, Chicago, Los Angeles
Members of the US Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Hon. Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman
Hon. John Cornyn, Vce Chairman
Hon. Mark Pryor, Member
Hon. Ken Salazar, Member
Hon. Pat Roberts, Member
Hon. Johnny Isakson, Member
Robert L. Walker, Chief Counsel & Staff Director, US Select Committee on Ethics
Robert Gleasom, Jr. Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Polish American Congress
Kosciuszko Foundation
New York Times, New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer
American & Polish Mass Media, Organizations

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December 15, 2008

Dear Senator Specter,

I am writing to you as a fellow American who is deeply appalled by your
attempt at humor, at the expense of a race who helped get your seat in
Senate. It is disturbing that someone who has so much influence over the
well being of our country can degrade a group of people in the manner that
you have. It is not only unprofessional of you, but also immoral. This was a
very bold move Senator, as the state of Pennsylvania has a very large Polish
American population. Although the next election is a few years away, I can
assure you that this WILL affect the support of the Polish Americans, whom
you referred to as slow. Poking fun at an ethnic group is just as
distasteful as poking fun at a religion or a disabled person. Maybe someone
should have spoke slower to you when you were being taught proper manners.
My best regards go out to you, Senator.

Sincerely,

Zbigniew Przeszlowski

Polish Immigrant and American

Cc: The Honorable Mitch McConnell

Republican Leader, US Senate

The Honorable Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman

US Select Committee on Ethics

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Listy domagajace sie przeprosin od senatora Spectera nalezy przesylac rowniez do:

The Honorable Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader
United States Senate

Fax: 202-224-7327

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The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Republican Leader
United States Senate

Fax: 1-202—224-2499

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The Honorable Barbara Boxer, Chairwoman
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics
United States Senate

Fax: 1-202—224-0454

One thought on “Arlen Specter, dlugoletni senator z Pensylwanii opowiada Polish jokes.”

  1. Dziekuje Pani za poruszenie tego tematu. Juz dzis wysylam list do senatora i naturalnie zachece znajomych. Nie mozna pozwolic na eskalacje antypolskiej nagonki w mediach, a teraz w wykonaniu Senatora Spectera. To skandal!
    Prosze tez wezwac Kongres Polonii Amerykanskiej do przylaczenia sie do tej akcji.

    PS nie wiem czy Pani slyszala program Paul Harvey. Mowil on ze Blagojevich jest POLSKIEGO pochodzenia i ze Polacy byli ale juz nie sa, z niego dumni.

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