Skip to comments.Itís Time to Suspend Cinco De Mayo Celebrations
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.
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.
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.
What’s the big deal about defeating the French that you actually have to make a holiday out of it?
Maybe we could just have the school kiddies make pinatas in the image of drug traffickers?
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.
Isn’t that when you drink a fith in May?
No, it means drink a fifth of mayonnaise.
Use Unhappy Holidays when the Communists support “Lenin’s Birthday” and “Earth Day” this April 22nd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
It is all about marketing something or other.
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.
If they are so proud of their heritage, let ‘em move back where they came from... and that goes for anchor babies too.
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.
It’s “Cinco de Quatro”
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