Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo, Yearly History Lesson

Cinco de white people in America a reason to drink tequila and act stupid for over 140 years!

Cinco de Mayo is not, as most people believe, Mexican Independance day. That day is September 16th. Cinco de Mayo commerates the battle of Pueblo, where Mexicans met the French in one of the bloodiest battles in Mexico's history.

According to a paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, about the origin of the observance of Cinco de Mayo in the United States, the modern American focus on that day first started in California in the 1860s in response to the resistance to French rule in Mexico. The paper notes that:
"The holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico."
The holiday of Cinco de Mayo is primarily a regional holiday in Mexico, celebrated in the state of Puebla. There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country.

So, make a "run for the border", hit your favorite Mexican restaurant, or just go to the local watering hole and have a Dos Equiis, a shot of Two Fingers and eat the worm in honor of the most misinterpreted Mexican holiday, "5 of May!

¡En este Cinco de Mayo, les deseo a todos mis familiares y amigos un día maravilloso y feliz!
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Monday, May 2, 2011


Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001.

I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude.

This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.

The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.

- George W. Bush

God Bless America.

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