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Itís Time to Suspend Cinco De Mayo Celebrations
Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-08-10 | Bob McCarty

Posted on 04/08/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT by BobMcCartyWrites

It's time to suspend Cinco De Mayo celebrations until Mexico cleans up its act and gets control of drug cartels running rampant along the U.S.-Mexico border.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; cincodemustard; cutthemustard; holiday; immigration; may5; may5th; mayonaise; mexico; mustard
In 2006, I launched a line of merchandise emblazoned with the words, "CINCO DE MUSTARD"," as part of a tongue-in-cheek effort to bring more public attention to the issue of illegal immigration. In short, I was using humor to call for Americans -- especially owners of restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues planning for the 5th of May holiday known as Cinco De Mayo -- to consider an alternative to the celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

Today, I continue the effort in a more-serious tone as the Obama Administration appears to be on the verge of addressing the immigration issue and, many fear, granting amnesty to as many as 30 million illegal immigrants during an election year. It's time to suspend Cinco De Mayo celebrations until the Mexican government cleans up its act and gets control of the drug cartels running rampant, especially along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Why does CINCO DE MUSTARD deserve consideration? It's not because the United States is one of the world's leading producers of mustard and is home to the world-famous Mustard Museum located in downtown Mount Horeb, Wisc. Far from it! Instead, it's because the lawlessness and violence taking place on a daily basis across our southern border is not worthy of celebration for several reasons.

Just this morning, the Wall Street Journal reported that drug-related violence erupted this weekend in several parts of Mexico, claiming both American and Mexican lives and undermining the efforts of both countries' governments to quell an escalating war among the region's powerful drug cartels. Further, the paper said three Saturday killings in Ciudad Juárez brought to more than 400 the number of people killed in the American expatriate community this year.

When will we say we've had enough? Join me in spreading the word about CINCO DE MUSTARD. It's time to draw the line and stop celebrating Mexican culture and heritage May 5 until the Mexican government cleans up its act.

1 posted on 04/08/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT by BobMcCartyWrites
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

Can’t we all just get along?

Let’s divorce Cinco De Mayo of any historical significance related to Mexico, eat some Tex-Mex dishes, drink margeritas, and have hot dogs with mustard.

But DON’T say “Cinco De Mayo” anymore (one way to divorce the holiday of it’s original association).

Just say “Happy Holidays”.

it works for our President at Christmas, Easter, et al.


2 posted on 04/08/2010 8:22:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

What’s the big deal about defeating the French that you actually have to make a holiday out of it?


3 posted on 04/08/2010 8:23:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

Maybe we could just have the school kiddies make pinatas in the image of drug traffickers?


4 posted on 04/08/2010 8:23:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

The American Cinco de Mayo celebrations was invented by Budweiser who was looking for a hook to push the Corona beer they were brewing and selling here (now Corona is self brewed and distributed in America, back then Bud did it). It’s often celebrated eating nachos which were invented in Texas and chimichangas which were invented in Tucson. Don’t let the Spanish name fool you, in America Cinco de Mayo is an American holiday.


5 posted on 04/08/2010 8:23:40 AM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: discostu

Isn’t that when you drink a fith in May?


6 posted on 04/08/2010 8:25:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
"Isn’t that when you drink a fith in May?"

No, it means drink a fifth of mayonnaise.

7 posted on 04/08/2010 8:29:45 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Shoot, pretty soon there are gonna be “May Day” parades through DC with our disarmed nuclear missiles on the back of flatbed GM trucks.
8 posted on 04/08/2010 8:34:04 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: Never on my watch

Use Unhappy Holidays when the Communists support “Lenin’s Birthday” and “Earth Day” this April 22nd.


9 posted on 04/08/2010 8:37:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: discostu

Wrong! Cinco de Mayo began as a regional holiday in the Mexican state of Puebla to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.


10 posted on 04/08/2010 8:38:00 AM PDT by BobMcCartyWrites (BobMcCarty.com, Bob McCarty Writes)
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

It is like the freaking retards a hundred years ago blaming St Patrick’s day as some sort of Irish invasion.

I always celebrate cinco de mayo, reminds me I have something in common with these poor devils.


11 posted on 04/08/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

That’s where it started in Mexico. I told you why it started in AMERICA. We don’t celebrate it for any Mexican reasons, heck half of Mexico doesn’t even celebrate it. We celebrate it in much the same way we celebrate St Patrick’s Day, by drinking.


12 posted on 04/08/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Del Rapier

I want you to come to the bay area on the next cinco de mayo and watch the many illegals celebrate being in their hated America and waving their Mexican flags.


13 posted on 04/08/2010 8:42:42 AM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: BobMcCartyWrites
Don't Mexicans view Cinco de Mayo like we view Columbus Day?
14 posted on 04/08/2010 8:53:02 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: discostu

The Irish didn’t celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the 70’s but had to relent due to the tourists who constantly asked where the parades/celebrations were. I know it annoyed the guy I was working with at the time but I added it to the list of things he didn’t like about America.


15 posted on 04/08/2010 9:05:21 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Yeah, in Ireland it was a solemn day of church going and prayer. Americans aren’t really into that kind of holiday though, we like to drink, eat, dress like idiots, and just generally have fun. In the parts of Mexico that actually care about Cinco De Mayo it’s a fun holiday, but it’s very regional. We have a lot of those 1 region holidays here too, mostly revolving around the Revolution, or the Civil War, and some day some beer company will figure out how to hook a marketing campaign on them and they’ll become national.


16 posted on 04/08/2010 9:12:06 AM PDT by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: discostu

“The American Cinco de Mayo celebrations was invented by Budweiser who was looking for a hook to push the Corona beer they were brewing and selling here “

And Cindy McCain is the heiress to the biggest Bud distributorship around.


17 posted on 04/08/2010 9:21:05 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: discostu

It is all about marketing something or other.


18 posted on 04/08/2010 9:53:23 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

I was in Mexico on vacation one year and was happy to be there on May 5th thinking what a great time I would have...huh! There was nothing and that is when I found out it was just an American Holiday.


19 posted on 04/08/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: BobMcCartyWrites

If they are so proud of their heritage, let ‘em move back where they came from... and that goes for anchor babies too.


20 posted on 04/08/2010 10:06:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: BobMcCartyWrites
Wrong! Cinco de Mayo began as a regional holiday in the Mexican state of Puebla to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Correct. Battle directed by Porfirio Diaz, who would ride the wave of popularity to become one of Mexico's worst dictators (ruled for a straight 30 years with his Rurales keeping control as a private police force). The French regrouped after the Battle of Puebla, defeated the Mexicans and put the puppet leader Maximilian Von Hapsburg on the throne, restoring the Catholic monarchy in Mexico. Benito Juarez would defeat him and have him executed.

The poor, rural masses in Mexico seldom know what Cinco de Mayo even stands for as it is mostly celebrated around Puebla. It was established in the U.S. as a commercial holiday falling at the right time in Spring to promote big sales.

21 posted on 04/08/2010 11:10:28 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s “Cinco de Quatro”


22 posted on 04/08/2010 3:18:03 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (great thing about being a cynic: you can enjoy being proved wrong)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Suzy de Quatro


23 posted on 04/08/2010 3:27:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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