For our Spanish-speaking Friends

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the

victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Althought the Mexican army was eventually defeated, the “Batalla de Puebla” came to represent a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism. With this victory, Mexico demonstrated to the world that Mexico and all of Latin America were willing to defend themselves of any foreign intervention. Especially those from imperialist states bent on world conquest…

…In the United States, the “Batalla de Puebla” came to be known as simply “5 de Mayo” and unfortunately, many people wrongly equate it with Mexican Independence which was on September 16, 1810, nearly a fifty year difference. Over, the years Cinco de Mayo has become very commercialized and many people see this holiday as a time for fun and dance. Oddly enough, Cinco de Mayo has become more of Chicano holiday than a Mexican one. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on a much larger scale here in the United States than it is in Mexico. People of Mexican descent in the United States celebrate this significant day by having parades, mariachi music, folklorico dancing and other types of festive activities.

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For Our Jewish Friends…

Bush, Lieberman, and McCain Caught in Love Tryst

craig_bathroom Early this morning Minneapolis police had the airport restroom under surveillance, heard highly coordinated toe-tapping and entered the room. They heard multiple taps synchronized in perfect counterpoint emanating from a single stall. After listening for sufficient time to be certain that something illegal was afoot, they assumed wide stances and broke down the door to the stall. They took three men into custody: George W. Bush, Joe Lieberman, and John McCain, charging them with lewd conduct.

According to the police report the arrestees made the following statements

George W. Bush: “You cant arrest me. I’m a sitting President.” [The report also noted that this was a lie, because he was bending over, not sitting.]

Joe Lieberman: “Blame must be properly placed. I’m a Democrat!”

John McCain: “It doesn’t matter. Thanks to Pfizer, the surge is working!”

For complete documentation, CLICK HERE.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

StPatsDay Greeting

May the good Lord

Greet you in heaven

A half an hour before

The devil knows you’re dead!

Now, if we could just send St. Patrick to the White house!

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