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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...
  • Students: Illegal To Wear An American Flag Shirt On Cinco De Mayo In California

    05/05/2014 10:10:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 74 replies
    Weasel Zipper | May 5 2014 | Weasel Zipper
    Diversity and tolerance is a one way street Via The DC Students in a California school district will not be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, due to concerns that such displays of patriotism would inflame racial tensions by offending Mexican students on their holiday. The district’s policy concerned many free speech advocates, but was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In response, Tea Party groups plan to protest outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. And they will be wearing American flag T-shirts. “They silenced a symbol of patriotism and freedom in...
  • What If Fox News Instead of MSNBC Had Pulled This Cinco de Mayo Stunt?

    05/05/2014 4:46:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    ˇAy caramba! Imagine the cries of offensive ethnic stereotyping or worse if Fox News had observed Cinco de Mayo by having one of its yanqui persons of pallor staggering across the set in a sombrero while chugging from a pint bottle of tequila? But it happened on MSNBC, so the PC police probably won't make a peep about it. At the today's transition from Way Too Early to Morning Joe, there was producer Louis Burgdorf with his Halloween-store sombrero and pint bottle. Way Too Early host Thomas Roberts encouraged Burgdorf "to drink the whole thing and eat the worm," meaning...
  • Too Much Tequila? Pelosi Tells Republicans – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Amnesty

    05/05/2014 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 4/5/14 | Rick Wells
    inco de Mayo is just an excuse for Americans to consume more Mexican food and drink. It’s nothing more than that. Even for Mexicans in America, it isn’t a day they celebrate. That didn’t stop Nancy Pelosi from seizing upon an opportunity to pander for Latino support. In what was surely a research project for one of her aides, she put out a statement on Friday imploring the heartless Republicans to pass amnesty on this “important day.” Most Americans don’t celebrate any holidays in the way in which they were intended or designated. They are paid holidays from work or...
  • No Limes? No Problem! Cinco De Drinko Goes On

    05/04/2014 9:02:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | 5/2/2014 | Caroline Pardilla
    L.A. bars laugh in the face of the Mexican drug cartels this Cinco de MayoYou’d think in light of The Great Lime Crisis of 2014, bartenders would have to get Iron-Chef creative to prepare for the margarita-thirsty masses heading their way this Cinco de Mayo. But surprisingly, apart from a few spots that have developed workarounds or shifted focus to lime-less alternatives, many bars and restaurants are not letting limited limes stop them from celebrating the holiday the way they want: with massive margarita drink specials. Here’s how L.A. bars are handling the holiday—with or without limes. Petty Cash: The...
  • UC Davis students protest insensitive party (Cinco de Drinko)

    05/03/2014 6:19:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 40 replies
    sac bee dot com ^ | 5-2014 | chang
    A Mexican-themed drinking party promoted by employees of the student-run Coffee House at UC Davis has roiled the campus, threatening to ignite racial tensions even as the university ramps up admission for minorities and international students. Clad in red T-shirts and chanting slogans, about 100 UC Davis students participated Friday in a sit-in at the Coffee House, urging a boycott of the cafeteria. The protest came after some Coffee House employees promoted an off-campus party at a local park Saturday that they dubbed “Cinco de Drinko,” a name university leaders said had strong connotations of racism. The Facebook event page...
  • Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

    02/28/2014 12:17:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS,
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on...
  • Appeals Court Says School Had Right To Ban U.S. Flag T-Shirts

    02/27/2014 11:02:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | February 27, 2014
    February 27, 2014 Appeals Court Says School Had Right To Ban U.S. Flag T-Shirts A student wears one of the shirts disallowed on Cinco de Mayo at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. CBS SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO - Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared...
  • Not Safe To Display American Flag In American High School

    02/27/2014 5:03:39 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Today’s Dariano v. Morgan Hill USD (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The court points out that the rights of students in public high schools are limited — under the Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker (1969), student speech could be restricted if “school authorities [can reasonably] forecast substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities” stemming from the speech. And on the facts of this case, the court concludes, there was reason to think that the wearing of the T-shirts would lead...
  • Tequila shots, eating tacos, and sombreros offend Mexican university students

    05/10/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 89 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 10 May. 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A Northwestern University Mexican student group finds “eating tacos and drinking tequila” to celebrate Cinco de Mayo racially offensive, and wants to see the practice come to an end. In a letter to the university’s paper, the Latin student group Alianza called for a “respectful” celebration to commemorate “the Battles of Puebla, in which a vastly outnumbered, under-equipped Mexican army twice defeated the well-armed, well-trained French army, which had not lost a battle in over fifty years.” This is not unlike a uniquely American holiday, which commemorates the moment when 56 men affixed their signatures upon the Declaration of Independence...
  • Iowahawk: May the Cinco be With You

    05/06/2013 8:45:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Iowahawk | May 5, 2013 | David Burge
    May the Cinco be With You Happy 4th & 5th of May! (with apologies to Marty RobbinsThe Ballad of Han CholoOut in the Tatooine town of Mos EisleyI fell in love with an Alderaan girlNighttime would find me in Chalmun's CantinaMusic would play and then Leia would whirlContinued
  • White House cancels Jews, is Cinco de Mayo still on?

    04/11/2013 5:34:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Atlasshrugs ^ | April 9, 2013
    Who cares about 6,000 years of history, anyway? White House Scraps Jewish Heritage Month Reception by Keith Koffler, White House Dossier, on April 5, 2013 The White House is picking winners and losers as it cuts back because of the sequester, and a planned reception for American Jews is getting the short end of the stick. Many other events are proceeding as planned, but according to the Jewish news service JTA, the annual White House celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month is canceled. “Jewish invitees usually include luminaries in the arts, sports and sciences, lawmakers, armed services personnel and the...
  • OK Anyone have any good "Cinco De Mayo" Recipes?

    05/04/2012 9:57:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 69 replies
    04 May 2012 | US Navy Vet
    Pose 'em here!
  • Obama’s Cinco de Mayo wish: Signing the DREAM Act

    05/03/2012 3:56:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama hosted a Cinco de Mayo party at the White House -- "even though it's only tres de mayo, we just like to get the fiesta started early around here" -- and promised to push for a comprehensive overhaul of America's immigration policies if he's reelected. "There's still plenty of unfinished business, including fixing our broken immigration system," he said. "It's long past the time that we unleash the promise of all our young people and make the DREAM Act a reality." Mitt Romney has vowed to veto the legislation, which would allow some undocumented immigrants brought to...
  • Giving bullies a veto on the First Amendment

    11/30/2011 5:31:49 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/30/2011 | Glenn Garvin
    Imagine five Jewish kids go to school one day wearing their yarmulkes. The school's numerous skinhead students are furious. At lunch they mill around in the school yard, muttering threats and complaining to the assistant principal that that their political beliefs have been insulted. The assistant principal responds by calling the Jewish kids into his office and ordering them to take off their yarmulkes or go home. Then imagine further that when the kids go to court to get help, the judge replies: Sorry, fellows, you've misunderstood the concept of free speech. It only lasts until a fascist bully threatens...
  • Fed Judge: Calif. School Was Right to Forbid Students’ American Flag T-Shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    11/11/2011 4:22:23 PM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 143 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Should public school officials have the right to prevent students from wearing pro-American garb on Cinco de Mayo? This question has been at the heart of a California court battle between the Morgan Hill Unified School District and students who were told by a principal and assistant principal that they could not wear American flag t-shirts on the Mexican holiday back in 2010. Following the incident, a lawsuit against the district was launched by the students and their families. This week, the case came to a close, with a federal judge ruling against the students — a blow that is...
  • One Year After Taking Down School's Mexican Flag, Student Has No Regrets (video)

    05/08/2011 10:21:40 AM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    FOX Phoenix ^ | 05-08-2011 | Stand With Arizona (Facebook)
    Houston-area teen Nick Morris last year was outraged that his H.S. hung the Mexican flag above the American flag for Cinco de Mayo. When his Mom complained and they ignored her, Nick ripped down the flag and threw it in the trash. A year later, this military-bound teen has no regrets and would do it again. But he won't have to, because THIS year the school did not decorate for 'Cinco' at all. Which goes to show how when people stop being afraid and stand up to the La Raza nonsense, we win. Join Stand With Arizona on Facebook
  • Stand Clear of Michelle and a Tamale, President Says About Wife

    05/06/2011 11:41:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    ABC Political Punch ^ | 5/6/2011 | Tahman Bradley
    (snip) The crowd learned a little tidbit about the first lady, courtesy of her husband. Said Obama: "I asked Michelle the other day, I said, ‘What’s your favorite food’ -- because we were sitting around with the girls. She said, ‘Ah, Mexican food.’" The crowd loved the news. "You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale," joked the president. "It’s true. It’s true. But she’s moving, though, so she can afford to have as many tamales as she wants," said Obama in a nod to his wife’s "Let’s Move" healthy campaign.
  • Rowdy Cinco de Mayo night in San Jose, one stabbed

    05/06/2011 7:19:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 5/6/11 | Sean Webby and Mike Rosenberg
    It was shaping up to be another rowdy Cinco de Mayo in San Jose late Thursday, as police and emergency crews were busy breaking up crowds, picking up the glass from shattered windows and treating people who had been beaten up and even stabbed. As of 11 p.m., one person had walked into Regional Medical Center after being stabbed in the festivities and several other people had suffered more minor injuries, Assistant Police Chief Diane Urban said. "Many fights, we've had multiple fights along Santa Clara Street," she said "And it's busy." The crowds had also knocked out windows of...
  • Stand Clear of Michelle and a Tamale, President Says About Wife

    05/05/2011 4:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 5, 2011 | Tahman Bradley
    President and Mrs. Obama welcomed a big crowd to the White House for a Cinco de Mayo reception in the East Room. Hispanic politicians, Hispanic Americans serving in the Obama administration, and members of a commission on exploring the creating of a new national museum of the American Latino were among those in attendance. "Welcome to the Cinco de Mayo at the White House," Obama told the enthusiastic crowd before promising he wouldn’t speak too long. "Nothing ruins a good fiesta like a long speech from a politician, so I’m going to keep it short." The first lady agreed that...
  • Cinco De Mayo: The True History

    05/05/2011 9:54:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies ^ | 3/22/2006 | VivaCinco website
    The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico. So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862....
  • Cinco de Mayo T-shirt case continues

    02/18/2011 11:52:51 AM PST · by Aintgonnajumpnomore · 20 replies
    Morgan Hill Times ^ | 2-18-11 | Lindsay Bryant
    School board's motion to dismiss...denied! "The controversy from Cinco de Mayo 2010 at Live Oak High School that spurred a federal civil rights lawsuit by the parents of three students who were asked to turn their American T-shirts inside-out or leave school is moving through the federal judicial system after Federal Judge James Ware issued his decision Thursday." This means that the case will continue and the judge recognizes that it is a First Amendment issue, which the school denies.
  • Update on the Live Oak 5 - Cinco de Mayo Flag Flap

    08/03/2010 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Aintgonnajumpnomore · 5 replies · 8+ views
    The Morgan Hill Unified School District, former Principal Nick Boden and Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez were granted an extension until Sept. 2 to respond to the lawsuit filed by the parents of three of the four Live Oak High School students who were sent home from school for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
  • Fans Escorted From Phoenix Suns Game For Wearing “Viva Los 1070″ Shirts

    05/18/2010 12:00:51 PM PDT · by curth · 15 replies · 1,061+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 5:51 AM | Jim Hoft
    Two fans were asked to leave the Phoenix Suns game last week after they wore “Viva Los 1070″ shirts to the game. Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller reported: Two fans at a Phoenix Suns basketball game were ejected from their first row seats and removed from the arena last week after refusing orders from security guards to take off their shirts in support of Arizona’s recently passed law against illegal immigration. One of the fans, businessman Jim Clark, said he and a friend, who were wearing orange shirts that read “Viva Los 1070,” eventually were allowed to return to...
  • Parents express anger over cinco de mayo flap

    05/11/2010 11:03:11 PM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies · 1,629+ views
    KTVU TV ^ | 5/11/2010
    MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- Heated words were spoken Wednesday night at a packed school board meeting in Morgan Hill as parents railed against administrators in charge of the high school where a controversy over students wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo erupted last week. Wednesday will mark one week since a Cinco de Mayo incident at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill flared up into a national story when four boys came on campus wearing t-shirts with the American flag and patriotic colors. From what occurred at a public meeting of the school board Tuesday night, it...
  • Hey! Don't call ME a dirty Commie!

    05/11/2010 4:54:02 PM PDT · by 70times7 · 64 replies · 1,280+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | ROGER EBERT
    The impression is spreading that I have drawn an equation between the American flag and the hammer and the sickle. I'm currently serving for target practice on some right-wing websites, and a group of Tweeters are having jolly fun portraying me as an America hater and worse. This is the result of one single Twitter of mine, and those who were eager to misunderstand it. Tweets are limited to 140 characters, and here is what I tweeted: @ebertchicago Kids who wear American Flag t-shirts on 5 May should have to share a lunchroom table with those who wear a hammer...
  • Right-Wingers Boo Ebert in Cinco de Mayo Controversy

    05/10/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by woofie · 52 replies · 2,088+ views
    AOL ^ | May 10 2010 | David Knowles
    Film critic Roger Ebert is never shy with his opinions, be they about movies or otherwise. But after criticizing five California teens who chose to wear clothing bearing the American flag to their high school on Cinco de Mayo, Ebert has faced a particularly angry backlash. On his Twitter account, Ebert, whose battle with thyroid cancer has disfigured his appearance and taken his voice, wrote the following: @ebertchicago Kids who wear American Flag T-shirts on 5 May should have to share a lunchroom table with those who wear a hammer and sickle on 4 July. Ebert's words set off a...
  • Video: Mexican Protester Rips American Flag From Hand of American (Live Oak High School)

    05/09/2010 9:35:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 117 replies · 3,966+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    A video taken this week by KRON-TV in California shows a Mexican demonstrator swatting the American flag out of the hand of an American counter-demonstrator during the march by Mexican Live Oak High School students and others upset that American students wore American glags to the California school on Cinco de Mayo.The video, posted at KRON on May 6, 2010 by Brian Shields, shows a pick-up truck with at least three young men waving small American flags mounted on sticks from the windows as they ride alongside the Mexican march on the sidewalk. The pick-up truck is shown stopped with...
  • Of Flags and Cinco de Mayo

    05/10/2010 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 1,245+ views ^ | May 10, 2010 | Joseph C. Phillips
    Last week, Americans of all nationalities celebrated Cinco de Mayo; some, like me, acknowledged the day by partaking of margaritas and carne asada. Others, like the Mexican students at Live Oak high school in Northern California, observe the day by wearing the Mexican colors of red, white, and green. In a gesture meant to display American pride, five Live Oak students--Daniel Galli, Austin Carvalho, Matt Dariano, Dominic Maciel, and Clayton Howard--decided to wear American flag t-shirts and bandannas. After receiving complaints from some Mexican students, Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked the boys to turn their shirts inside out. The boys...
  • FLAUNT THE AMERICAN FLAG DAY--Nationwide Protest Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    05/09/2010 3:21:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 219 replies · 11,625+ views
    Sunday, May 9, 2010 | Kristinn
    I am posting this announcement with Jim Thompson's blessing and support.Patriotic Americans all across the nation are being called on to 'flaunt the American flag' on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by wearing patriotic-themed clothing such as American flag style shirts, blouses, ties or jackets; American flag lapel pins or brooches; and by displaying the American flag at home, on your car or at your desk at work. You can even carry an American flag with you as you make your rounds on Wednesday and really flaunt that flag!This is being done as a show of support for the American families...
  • 2 teens injured in south Minneapolis shooting (Stinko-De-Mayo Redux)

    05/09/2010 5:59:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 964+ views ^ | 5/9/10 | Jim Adams
    Two 17-year-old boys were wounded, one critically, in a shooting Sunday afternoon in south Minneapolis, police said. The shooting, at W. Lake Street and 5th Avenue S., near the site of a Cinco de Mayo celebration that continued in its wake, was the culmination of an argument between two groups, said police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer. He said it was too early to tell if it was gang-related. One victim suffered a life-threatening shot in the chest and the other suffered foot and leg wounds, Palmer said. Both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.
  • Is America Conquered When the American Flag Is 'Offensive' even in our own soil?

    05/09/2010 8:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 1,212+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2010 | John Griffing
    Californians were recently confronted with a sobering reality. Students at a large high school in the Morgan Hill district were told by school administrators that American flag tee shirts and other patriotic paraphernalia were not allowed, citing Cinco de Mayo as justification. Few students at the school probably realize that America provided help to Mexico in expelling the French, whose defeat at the Battle of Puebla is commemorated on May 5. How can American flags be "offensive" on a day that is almost as much American as it is Mexican? Cinco de Mayo is not even celebrated as a national...
  • “We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.” Oh, really? (VIDEO/IMAGES of disrespect for the Flag)

    05/07/2010 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 7 replies · 644+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 05/07/10 | Michael Naragon
    It’s funny how things can begin from a relatively minor event. In my world history classes, we’re discussing the beginnings of World War I. Invariably when discussing this topic, students marvel at how one assassination was the spark that threw Europe–and eventually the United States–into a bloody conflict. Arizona passed a law allowing their law enforcement officers to do what the federal government should have been doing for years. Chaos ensued. Days later, on Cinco de Mayo–a holiday that Mexicans don’t even really celebrate, according to one of my Mexican-American basketball players–two students were forced to leave school because they...
  • California Principal Apologizes for Forbidding U.S. Flag Shirts on Mexican Holiday

    05/07/2010 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies · 3,027+ views
    fox ^ | 5/7/10 | staff
    Tensions are rising at a California high school where five students were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. A California high school principal has apologized for telling five students they couldn't wear U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo, the local superintendent said Friday.
  • Tensions High at California High School Following Flag Flap (Wearing US flag shirts Cinco De Mayo)

    05/07/2010 8:34:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies · 3,209+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Tensions are rising at a California high school where five students were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. More than 200 Hispanic students reportedly skipped class on Thursday and marched to school district headquarters while chanting "we want respect" and "si se puedes" -- "yes we can" -- the Morgan Hill Times reported. "We did this to support the Latino/Hispanic community," Francine Roa, a 2005 Live Oak High School graduate, told the newspaper. At least six Morgan Hill police vehicles traveled alongside the students, many of whom carried Mexican flags. No arrests were made related...
  • No American T-Shirts Allowed

    05/07/2010 1:01:39 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 40 replies · 1,444+ views
    MSMB ^ | May 7, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Another strange occurance in the age of Obama that an overwhelmingly large portion of the the activist media is not reporting on, is the recent story of these American flag T-Shirts. The principal of Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California instructed kids who decided to wear their American flag T-shirts on Cinco De Mayo, were instructed to either turn their shirts inside out, take off their American flag bandanas, or be sent home. The ultimatum was delivered when students who were celebrating Cinco De Mayo found that the American flags were "offensive" to their celebration.
  • Video: “Cinco de Mayo not the day for patriotism” (includes email and phone#'s)

    05/06/2010 10:53:00 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 11 replies · 529+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/06/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    In the suburbs of Silicon Valley, not far away from San Francisco Bay, there are apparently particular days for patriotism, at least according to one high school in Morgan Hill. On Cinco de Mayo, several students decided to wear clothing with American flag designs to make a statement about their own views on heritage — including one Hispanic student. Teachers demanded that they either turn their shirts inside out and remove all other American flag-themed clothing or face suspension for “defiance.” Their parents are outraged: