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Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo
KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales

Posted on 05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT by laotzu

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president.

"It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article."

But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence.

"They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned that the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them. But as a little girl I got the message (that) we were losers. I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for."

"I'm sure that a lot of people disagree with it," said Castro, when asked about his mother's comments. "I ... have a different perspective from what she does. I think that the struggles that the state of Texas went through at the Alamo and other places were necessary for the great state that we have today and all of us should be proud of it."

Today, tourists and locals walking around Alamo Plaza reacted to the comments.

"If what she did for further research proved to have validity, then I guess I'd side with her," said Parris Wedel, a tourist from Florida.

"I think it's a huge disgrace to people that live in San Antonio because it's part of their heritage, it's where they grew up," said Naomi Guerrero, who said she looked forward to her visit to the Alamo when she took Texas History in the 7th grade.

Castro said the attempt in the article was to show a generational difference.

"My mother's generation and generations before went through a particular experience that was painful at times," said Castro.

"I wouldn't want my mom making a comment like that, knowing that she would be disgracing me if I was the mayor," said Guerrero.

Rosie Castro was not available for an extended interview on Wednesday but said during the time period in which she was brought up, there was no real objective view of what happened.

Castro said said it's a non-issue to him and something he's addressed a long time ago.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alamo; aztlan; crooks; drunks; imperialists; juliancastro; laraza; mexico; rosiecastro; sanantonio; slaveholders; thealamo; twin
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the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them

....and the burro you rode in on, lady.

1 posted on 05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

pretty sure davy crocket (or was it fess parker) wasnt any of those things. plus, you gotta luv the hat.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 6:43:07 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: laotzu
She hates the Alamo and San Jacinto but she loves Goliad!
3 posted on 05/13/2010 6:43:18 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: laotzu

“I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for.””
I can truly say that I hate you and the rest of you frigging traitorous scumbags.


4 posted on 05/13/2010 6:43:29 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: laotzu
The feminine form for pendejo is....pendeja.
5 posted on 05/13/2010 6:43:44 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: laotzu

“My mother’s generation and generations before went through a particular experience that was painful at times,” said Castro. “

It sounds like she is a commie and an American hater. Imperialists? Kiss my burro...


6 posted on 05/13/2010 6:43:47 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: laotzu

Another freak who doesn’t deserve to share American prosperity. Seal her in a cave and let her live on fungus and runoff.


7 posted on 05/13/2010 6:44:04 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: laotzu
the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them.

Who did it belong to before it was Mexico, and how did they get it?

8 posted on 05/13/2010 6:44:48 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: laotzu

Somebody has been attending those La Raza classes.


9 posted on 05/13/2010 6:45:07 AM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: laotzu

Did she learn that there were many Mexicans in and around San Antonio who sided with the Texicans and wanted to be Texicans, not subjects of Mexico?

On the other hand, she is somewhat right in that many of the people at the Alamo (and surrounding areas) were recent arrivals who came looking for cheap land.


10 posted on 05/13/2010 6:45:10 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: laotzu
When I grew up, I learned that the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them.

I guess she'd rather have Texas as part of that sh*thole Third World corrupt drug-war-ridden basket case that is known as Mexico.

11 posted on 05/13/2010 6:45:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: laotzu
But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times.

Who is Perez?

12 posted on 05/13/2010 6:45:49 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: laotzu
...the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them

And Cortes and Pizarro were what, exactly?...............

13 posted on 05/13/2010 6:46:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: laotzu

I’m guessing all the Tejano’s who died at the Alamo are excused from her ‘hate’.

Although the Anglo’s probably got what was coming to them.


14 posted on 05/13/2010 6:46:40 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: laotzu

Juan Seguin and the dozen or so Hispanic Texicans who died at the Alamo fighting the tyrant Santa Ana for their freedom might disagree with this lady.

But we can’t expect history to actually matter when it comes to reality, can we?


15 posted on 05/13/2010 6:47:00 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: laotzu

lots of soreness for getting your arsey kicked ... President General Antonio López de Santa Anna was great, and then he lost big time. Get over it lossers.

Mexico has a long history of being a nation of lossers ... How else do Mexican people put up with their commie government bleeding them to death while they live as dirt scrabble farmers scratching out a subsistence existence.


16 posted on 05/13/2010 6:47:08 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: laotzu

“....and the burro you rode in on, lady.”

I am no PETA member, but please leave the burro out of it, I mean I at least have respect for the burro it’s just a dumb animal, Rosie Castro on the other hand has shown herself to be a dunb A$$!


17 posted on 05/13/2010 6:47:34 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: laotzu
Meanwhile, Santa Anna wasn't a drunk or a crook or an overbearing, megalomaniac at all.
18 posted on 05/13/2010 6:47:45 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Lorianne

I’m sure she’d be thrilled if it were still part of Mexico, and watching people all around her getting their heads cut off from the drug lords.


19 posted on 05/13/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laotzu

Honey,the Alamo didn’t make you loser!


20 posted on 05/13/2010 6:48:41 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: laotzu
... the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them.

Kinda like the Conquistadors who took Mexico from the Aztecs for the Spanish Empire?

And the blood-thirsty Aztec Empire, who took it from the Tepanec??

21 posted on 05/13/2010 6:48:57 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: laotzu
But as a little girl I got the message (that) we were losers.

Why is it you think that "we" = "Mexican"?

22 posted on 05/13/2010 6:49:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: laotzu

Rosie Castro, sounds more like Fidel.


23 posted on 05/13/2010 6:49:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laotzu
Sounds like the Mayor's mother prefers dictatorial government ~ because that's what Antonio López de Santa Anna was.

It's noted that he was President on and off 7 different times in 22 years.

He was not the first caudillo (strong man), but he is credited by Leftwingtards with being the most clever.

Amazingly the Mayor's mother missed out on the part where SETTLERS were invited into Texas ~ if she thinks they stole land, then that was due to the inadequacy of the Mexican land title system.

Someone should give that woman an education or ship her out!

24 posted on 05/13/2010 6:52:26 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: laotzu

Must be a graduate of a school that used
Howard Zinn’s
“A People’s History of the United States”

as a primary text.


25 posted on 05/13/2010 6:52:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: laotzu

The non-judgmental, moral-equivalence, white-guilt mind-set that dominates American culture currently, continues to embolden “oppressed” “peoples of color” to not only grossly rewrite history and demand “reparations”, but to do in openly, with in-your-face arrogance.


26 posted on 05/13/2010 6:53:30 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: dfwgator

That’s a bit hyperbolic.

If her family goes a long way back in the San Antonio area, she should research which side her ancestors took up in that conflict. From what I’ve read it was about 50/50 ... those who wanted to become part of Texas, and those who wanted Mexico to prevail.

I agree with her only to the extent that it was a classic fight over territory and dominion and that the textbooks and history make it sound like it was more than that.


27 posted on 05/13/2010 6:54:02 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: laotzu
My cousin Isaac Ryan died at the Alamo, he didn't have money, wasn't a drunk or a crook, never owned slaves. His name is on a plaque there. He came there from Louisiana to fight for freedom.
28 posted on 05/13/2010 6:54:18 AM PDT by buffyt (I do not need the ObaMAOma Health CONTROL bill)
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To: laotzu

Maybe she’s unaware that the defenders of the Alamo were fighting as Mexicans to restore the Mexican constitution of 1824, which the government of Antonio López de Santa Anna had thrown out in 1835. After all, the battle began before Texas declared its independence.


29 posted on 05/13/2010 6:54:38 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Izzy Dunne
BTW, Castro is one of those surnames with an origin in the far North of Spain ~ it's not Latino at all.

Many of the knights in Reconquista came from Cornwall and France ~ later on settling in Galicia.

30 posted on 05/13/2010 6:55:16 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: laotzu

Ithought that battele was won by General Santana


31 posted on 05/13/2010 6:56:02 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: laotzu
With every headline each day, I find myself buying more ammo. So many reasons to buy more lead. Why do we have to fight the same battles over and over?
32 posted on 05/13/2010 6:56:34 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: laotzu

How many people do we have living off this country’s success, and yet in their heart, they hate everything it stands for? They keep coming out of the woodwork lately.

They better hope this thin veneer of civilization holds!


33 posted on 05/13/2010 6:56:37 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: laotzu
"My mother's generation and generations before went through a particular experience that was painful at times," said Castro

Seriously GFY! As if non whites should have non stop grievances against whites and they have history that is deplete from any of the very same BS they constantly whine about whites. As if whites should constantly be under some sort of microscope but other ethnicities and races are immune. Take your racial BS and cram it.

34 posted on 05/13/2010 6:57:16 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: beebuster2000

It was Davy Crockett! and Fess Parker! And tough refritos if it hurt her feelings to visit the Alamo. Means to me that she is in the WRONG country, or else she is rooting for the Bad Guys. Take your pick. History is history.


35 posted on 05/13/2010 6:57:35 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Tainan
The feminine form for pendejo is....pendeja.

Well said.

36 posted on 05/13/2010 6:57:48 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Republic of Texas
Meanwhile, Santa Anna wasn't a drunk or a crook or an overbearing, megalomaniac at all.

Not to mention a COWARD who tried to avoid detection by changing out of his uniform into peasant rags, only to be exposed when one of his subjects still recognized and saluted him with "el presidente".

37 posted on 05/13/2010 6:58:03 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

You are right — history doesn’t matter; facts don’t matter. FEELINGS do. Haven’t you been re-programmed yet?


38 posted on 05/13/2010 6:58:56 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: laotzu

This stupid ass woman owes everything she has to those bunch of drunkards. If she is so impressed with the brutal dictator she should move to that great symbol of prosperity that people are lining up in droves to get into....Mejico.


39 posted on 05/13/2010 6:59:00 AM PDT by ontap
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To: laotzu

How does she feel about Santa Anna dressing up as a woman to escape San Jacinto?


40 posted on 05/13/2010 6:59:13 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Juan Seguin and the dozen or so Hispanic Texicans who died at the Alamo fighting the tyrant Santa Ana for their freedom might disagree with this lady.

Aw, come on, they were a bunch of tio tacos--the Latino equivalent of Uncle Toms.

41 posted on 05/13/2010 6:59:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Izzy Dunne
Who is Perez?

I do not know. Poorly written article.

42 posted on 05/13/2010 7:00:15 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

I am a descendant of a man who fell at the Battle of the Alamo (Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest to die at the Alamo, and whose broter, Charles, died at Goliad).

I take great pride that he fell defending his land from people like her ...

... and I’d bet he took a whole heap of them with him.

SnakeDoc


43 posted on 05/13/2010 7:01:05 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: laotzu
This lady should take a lesson from another attraction in
San Antonio. The Nimitz Museum is dedicated to an admiral
of German descent who was first and foremost an American who
was one of the main players in defeating the Axis powers in
WWII. This included Germany.
44 posted on 05/13/2010 7:01:16 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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Santa Anna haz teh ghey...

45 posted on 05/13/2010 7:01:52 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: VRWCmember

Santa Anna also helped steal Mexico from Spain.

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/mexican-war/santa-ana.htm


46 posted on 05/13/2010 7:03:01 AM PDT by Need4Truth (the just shall live by faith.)
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To: donna

La Raza classes and reading Howard Zinn as well.

I have been going through Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”. All pure Marxist “class struggle” drivel.


47 posted on 05/13/2010 7:03:23 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democrat Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: evets

Keep in mind that JL de SA is NOT a hero in Mexico, and has always been blamed for losing a third of the country. Trust me, NOBODY idolizes someone who held up Mexico City to hold a funeral procession for his leg.


48 posted on 05/13/2010 7:04:40 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Of course the Alamo resulted in the loss of all hands.
Should Travis have followed Houston's order and fled the Alamo while he could? Fortunately General Cos let his Mexican Macho side prevented him from mounting a siege and taking the main force and pursue the fleeing Houston.
We may have won at San Jacinto, but in the end we have lost.
QED the mother, and 12M illegals.
barbra ann
49 posted on 05/13/2010 7:04:55 AM PDT by barb-tex (REMEMBER NOVEMBER!!! Slim as it may be, it is our last hope.)
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To: laotzu
I still want to know who "Perez" is. The story makes it sound like Castro is saying this, but the quote is from somebody named "Perez", who isn't otherwise identified.

I guess they all look alike to the Noo Yawk Timez.

50 posted on 05/13/2010 7:05:00 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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