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  • Threat shuts down Roosevelt High School in wake of Donald Trump piñata flap

    05/09/2017 6:20:03 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 24 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 8 May 17 | James Redmond
    <p>If the Roosevelt High School Spanish teacher accused of allowing students to hit a piñata bearing a picture of President Donald Trump gets fired, Lesley Hollywood said she'll fear for her life and the safety of her family.</p> <p>On Friday night, Hollywood posted photos of the piñata incident on Facebook, generating hundreds of comments and media frenzy. Over the weekend Johnstown-Milliken Re-5J School District officials placed the teacher, Jay Moser, on paid administrative leave pending a school district investigation.</p>
  • Dana Point bar sparks furor over 'green cards' and an inflatable wall for Cinco de Mayo

    05/07/2017 11:45:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2017 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Bar owner Paul Hennessey says he wanted to get people talking. To mark Cinco de Mayo, his Dana Point bar set up an inflatable wall for patrons to climb over — and handed out “green cards” that guaranteed one free drink to those who clambered to the top. Since then, Hennessey’s Tavern has gotten angry phone calls. Yelp reviewers have called the Cinco de Mayo event disgusting, tasteless and racist.
  • Two Days After Winning Leadership Award, Illegal Immigrant Student Suggests Celebrating Cinco[tr]

    05/05/2017 8:16:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 5, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    An illegal immigrant student at the University of California, Berkeley, suggested “beating the s*** out of white people” Thursday. Juan Prieto, an English student at UC Berkeley, made the remark on Twitter two days after receiving Berkeley’s Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Undocumented Students.
  • The history behind Cinco de Mayo reveals high treason!

    05/05/2017 11:09:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/17 | Dennis Jamison
    President Andrew Johnson invoked the Monroe Doctrine in February 1866, and demanded that the French leave Mexico There is actually more to the holiday of Cinco de Mayo than great tacos or lively music; there are lessons to be learned hidden within the history of this holiday, which provide deeper understanding of a very perilous time in the Americas. Today Cinco de Mayo has taken on a more political significance in light of Donald Trump’s campaign promises, and his challenge as the President of the United States to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. It was one major...
  • Trump Won’t Hold White House Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Report

    05/05/2017 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | My 3, 2017 | Rafael Bernal
    President Trump is doing away with the White House Cinco de Mayo celebration, a 16-year-old tradition, Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion reported Wednesday. Instead of a White House celebration this year, one headlined by Vice President Pence will be held at a to-be-determined location and with a reduced guest list, the report said. The White House did not respond to a request for comment and has not issued an official announcement of any planned events for the holiday. Both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama used Cinco de Mayo to connect with the Hispanic community — inviting Cabinet members,...
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    05/04/2017 8:52:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | May 4, 2017 | Jim Robinson
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  • Jeb Bush slams Trump’s taco tweet

    05/17/2016 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2016 | John Sexton
    Remember when Trump posted a special message of love for Hispanics (and taco bowls) on Cinco de Mayo? Here it is: Former candidate Jeb Bush was put off by that message. Huffington Post noticed an interview Bush gave to a Dutch newspaper in which he enumerated the problems with Trump’s attempt at outreach:
  • Trump Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOP’s primary madness. Go to the source:
  • Hillary Clinton’s Cinco de Mayo LA Rally Anything but Festive Due to Protesters

    05/06/2016 7:07:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 6, 2016 | By Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton headed to East Los Angeles Thursday night in honor of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo -- but her rally in this predominantly Hispanic part of L.A. was anything but celebratory. Hundreds of protesters descended upon East Los Angeles College to express their disdain for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Most of the protesters remained outside the college, although some made their way inside. The protesters -- some of whom carried pro-Bernie Sanders signs -- spanned the spectrum in terms of their key issues: Some were protesting Clinton's refusal so far to release her speaking engagement transcripts and her...
  • Peggy Lee sings "Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)", 1948 (video)

    05/05/2016 6:50:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/5/2016 | Staff
    Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! :) Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)
  • Seven Other Things That Have Been Declared ‘Unsafe’ at American Colleges

    04/10/2015 4:41:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    The University of Michigan made headlines this week for initially canceling a screening of the blockbuster film American Sniper because some Muslim students said that it being shown would make them feel “unsafe.” The college has since reversed this decision, but it’s not the only time something like this has happened. Here are seven other things that a school or its students have declared hazards to campus safety: 1. Bill Maher When the University of Berkeley announced that Bill Maher would be its graduation speaker last October, more than 6,000 students signed a petition demanding that he be banned because...
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (Morgan Hill CA)

    03/30/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame (sic) the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. …
  • Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    03/29/2015 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    latimes ^ | March 29, 2015 | David G. Savage
    A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. Ever since students protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands, the justices have said the 1st Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, so long as their actions do not lead to a "substantial disruption." In recent years, however, some school officials have moved to curtail political fashion statements such as wearing T-shirts with Confederate flags or anti-gay slogans. They...
  • Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban On U.S. Flag Shirts

    09/29/2014 7:12:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 29, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: A Ninth Circuit Court ruling that students can't wear American flag T-shirts because they may offend Mexican students celebrating Cinco de Mayo is a ridiculous yet dangerous assault on the First Amendment. On Sept. 17, more than four years after Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., sent students home for wearing American flag t-shirts, an 11-judge Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that it was the right choice, "tailored to avert violence and focused on student safety." The decision upheld the court's three-judge ruling in February that justified the school's actions based on tensions between Mexican...
  • All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bars Deemed Offensive, Face Campus Extinction (enough already)

    05/13/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 12, 2014 | Jennifer Kabany
    Every year across the nation, several Pi Beta Phi sorority chapters host all-you-can-eat “Pi Phiesta” taco bar fundraisers at their respective campuses to raise money for charity. But that longstanding tradition, typically held around Cinco de Mayo, is in jeopardy. In the past few weeks, pressure from a handful of Latino students at two high-profile universities who complained the events are offensive prompted dramatic changes to two “Pi Phiesta” fundraisers. At Dartmouth College, the fundraiser was cancelled outright, and at Stanford University, the sorority girls scrapped their Mexican themed “Pi Phiesta” for a summery, ocean-themed one, although they still served...
  • Starting to see a pattern: MSNBC forced to apologize yet again for another racist segment

    05/07/2014 1:32:26 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 5/6/14 | Joshua Riddle
    At some point you would think MSNBC would just stop trying and go home. Remember when they tweeted that conservatives hate biracial families? Now they are apologizing for a segment that aired on Cinco De Mayo that stereotyped Mexicans as crazy drunk people. The irony is that MSNBC is the network that is notorious for calling other people racist and standing on their high horse. Here’s their apology: “On Monday, Cinco De Mayo, ‘Way Too Early’ made sarcastic references to the way some Americans celebrate the holiday. It was not our intention to be disrespectful and we sincerely apologize for...
  • MSNBC’s Racist Cinco de Mayo: White Guy Pretends to Get Drunk on Tequila While Wearing Sombrero

    05/05/2014 5:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    wIZBANG ^ | May 5, 2014
    The banner across the bottom of the screen proclaimed “Mexican Heritage Celebration.” So, a sombrero-wearing white guy pretending at being drunk was the way MSNBC decided to “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo? And no one wants to scream “rraaaaaacism” at that? And can we just dispense that this is a celebration of Mexicn heritage? If you were to ask someone born and raised in Mexico City how he celebrates Cinco de Mayo, he would look at you almost as if you were speaking German. Mexicans do not celebrate any such holiday as Cinco de Mayo. It is an American-created holiday, not...
  • Obama celebrates Cinco de Mayo at White House (Video)

    05/05/2014 5:41:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/5/14 | Reuters Videos
    U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the White House, calling for comprehensive immigration reform. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Display of American Flag Deemed “Racist” at California School

    05/05/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/5/14 | Aurelius
    Today, several dozen adults protested in front of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California. The protest was mostly silent and instead of signs, most of the protesters simply held American flags. This display was deemed "racist" by numerous onlookers and commentators. Georgine Scott-Codiga, president of the Gilroy Morgan Hill Patriots group stated, "We're just here to support the First Amendment's right to free speech. Cinco de Mayo is a circumstance of the issue. The issue is free speech." Tonight, some Latinos living in Morgan Hill plan a counter-protest. They allege that the display of American flags "implies Mexican...
  • Latino student group says eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans

    05/05/2014 12:26:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 155 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/5/14 | Robby Soave
    Northwestern University continued to stumble over diversity issues this week as Mexican students voiced disagreement with a campuswide letter that advised students not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by engaging in racially-offensive activities, such as eating tacos and drinking tequila. The letter was sent to students via e-mail, and published in The Daily Northwestern last week. Leaders of Alianza, a Latino student group, and the Associated Student Government called on students to remember that Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. It is not a day to throw a sombrero-themed party, they said. “Some...