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  • 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
    ¡Ay 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
    vivacincodemayo.org ^ | 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....