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  • Appeals board says woman who disparaged Mexicans can't claim jobless benefits by citing Trump

    08/18/2018 10:48:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    An Iowa appeals board has reversed a judge's ruling that a woman who disparaged Mexicans can claim unemployment benefits because such rhetoric is "common" after President Trump was elected. Angela Diers filed for unemployment after said she was fired from her job at Dexter Laundry after she said in front of co-workers that she hated “f---ing Mexicans," The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. Administrative Law Judge Beth Scheetz had originally approved Diers's request for aid, saying that derogatory comments about "blacks and foreigners" were commonplace at the commercial washer and dryer manufacturing plant where Diers worked. “Since President Trump’s election,...
  • Origins of Cinco De Mayo?

    05/05/2018 2:18:27 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 28 replies
    fairy tale? | May 5th 2018 | Humor
    Mexicans love mayonnaise. They ordered a huge shipment and a ship sailed from Europe with a full shipment of Mayonnaise. As it was crossing the Bermuda Triangle, it mysteriously began sinking. The captain wired the shipping company in Europe, "we have run into a serious problem in the Bermuda Triangle, and ship is sinking". The captain was not good in Spanish, so he wired port authorities in Mexico, "Sinko De Mayo". Later on it was changed to Cinco de Mayo!
  • In honor of the day, post some cinco de mayo cultural appropriation pictures.

    05/05/2018 1:06:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
    today | me
    Post some good pictures folks!
  • Is America Great Or What?

    05/05/2018 10:11:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-5-18 | MOTUS
    Well, it’s Cinco de Mayo; the great American holiday nestled between Easter and Memorial Day that celebrates guacamole, Mexican beer and Margaritas. I’m not sure if it was Willy Clinton or GW Bush who officially sanctioned it. I think Willy was really more of a hot dog and grinder guy,although he would occasionally enjoy a little burrito when the campaign trail diverted him into the barrio.George W was definitely a Tex-Mex nacho kind of guy, so maybe he’s the one that turned the 5th of May into the Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.By the time Barry and Lady M got to...
  • Why No American Should Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    05/05/2018 9:41:47 AM PDT · by pboyington · 72 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 5, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Yes, it’s time again for Cinco de Mayo, the leftist, diversity driven holiday, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Say again? Yes, that’s the Mexican Army in 1862, 36 years after their fathers slaughtered the Texans at the Alamo. And, the French, of Maginot Line and Fall of France fame. As an American, in 2018, I’m supposed to be excited about all this and spend the day eating Mexican food, drinking Margaritas and watching that foreign, boring and God-awful game, soccer, to celebrate what again – the Mexican...
  • Gonzaga warns against partying by 'non-Mexican individuals'

    05/04/2018 2:07:55 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 69 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 8:47 AM EDT 5/4/2018 | Ben McDonald
    In an email to the student body, a Gonzaga University administrator cautioned that Cinco de Mayo has become "full of cultural appropriation," directing them to a flyer listing "alternative" ways of celebrating the holiday. "Don't you dare put on that 'sombrero,'" the flyer tells students, suggesting that they "donate to organizations working for immigrant rights" rather than have a party. Another option is to "support AUTHENTIC Mexican businesses" run by "actual Mexican people," though it cautions that "CHIPOTLE DOESN’T COUNT."
  • Cinco de Mayo: the other kwanzaa (Vanity)

    04/26/2018 10:47:18 AM PDT · by cll · 92 replies
    4/26/2018 | cll
    Around this time every year, Cinco de Mayo promotions start popping up around the United States, and regrettably now, in many parts of the world. Except the Spanish-heritage world, of course. What? Isn't Cinco de Mayo THE top, all-Hispanic-culture-encompassing "holiday"? Why, it is also around this time that my Spanish-heritage brethren (aka, Hispanics, or the loathsome label, Latinos) start getting Cinco de Mayo greetings from Anglos and others, and start posting their absurd and often hilarious experiences on social media for the enjoyment of us spiks. A Puerto Rican U.S. Air Force Major being designated as the base's Cinco de...
  • 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,...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread XXXIV]

    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...