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2013-07-09 10:36:52 PM

The_Sponge: "Not all Mexicans wear sombreros or eat tacos"

But when they do, they prefer Dos Equis.



$3.25 40oz Dos Equis.
 
2013-07-09 10:39:27 PM

TheJoe03: The_Sponge: "If you don't like fried chicken and watermelon, there's something wrong with YOU."

Dave Chappelle.



F*ck!

/Dave is funnier, IMHO.
 
2013-07-09 10:39:49 PM

DrFuko: AverageAmericanGuy: "Working like a Mexican" is a huge testament to the work ethic of Mexicans. Getting past the stereotypes is a huge step, which Target seems to be doing a piss poor job at.


I spent a day at Disneyland's new California Adventure and was surprised at how many cars with Mexican plates were in the parking garage. These weren't the beater Toyota Hiluxes I was used to. I'm talking just normal cars from Corollas through Lexuses. Just a normal variation of cars, but having Mexican plates.

Then heading into the park I heard Mexican spoke all around me. I'm so used to the stereotype of the "Mexican dishwasher" and "Mexican landscaper" that I was truly taken aback when I saw normal families walking along dressed like any other park attendee.

It was so far from what I had predisposed myself to thinking. These people were just like us! After years of living in the U.S., I never would have thought that a visit to Disneyland would change everything I knew about Mexicans. These were families with kids, just like mine, who traveled across the border, like I did, to enjoy the sites and culture of the country across the way.

I sat down and wept into my hands. The experience was overwhelming. Who was I to judge these people? Are they not my guests in this country? They come not to take my job or to siphon money back to their families, but to just spend a day here and enjoy what we had to offer in the very same way that I've spent a day in Canada enjoying their country.

It gave me a new respect for these people. I vowed on that day that I would never look at a Mexican as a usurper of American jobs and services but as a fellow human being who in different circumstances could have been my neighbor. Indeed, in a deep and profound way he is my neighbor.

Thank you.  I've been trying to make this point here for years, but I couldn't have worded it any better than how you just did.

Seriously, thank you.


Whatever, those people are not the one's coming here to use our welfare system or drop a kid they are here to "spend" money. The ones they leave here are the one's they want us to take care of. If they are just like us then why can't they take care of their own?

Seriously, thank you.
 
2013-07-09 10:40:45 PM

freetomato: /Stories...I got 'em.


Damn. I have a few, but most of them are just an example of government bullshiat. But to be honest, architecture firms from Mexico City have been more responsive to me than the ones here, so that brings a huge message.

Besides, there's not much market for an architect that's interested in restoration and renovation of historical buildings.

/Without a Master's though
 
2013-07-09 10:43:18 PM
Folks are too damn sensitive and PC these days.  Most of the advice is spot on.  My take:

a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.
b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;
              Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.
c. Dress: not everyone wears a sombrero;
Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.
d. Mexicans (lower education level, some may be undocumented);
              I am not sure if the lower education level is true and I would ask; lower education level compared to whom?  I would assume white Americans is the intent.  If that is the case I suspect it is demonstrably true.  True or not, all one would have to do is compare the average education level of Mexicans and whatever the comparison group is to establish whether or not it is a fact.  Either way, nothing to be offended by.  Just ask them to fill in the missing info and get the data to establish the facts.  "Some may be undocumented" is a simple statement of fact. That statement applies to damn near any group.
e. Cubans (Political refugees, legal status, higher education level); and
              I know next to nothing about Cubans but the "political refugees" statement seems to need some qualification.  Such as "may" be political refugees. "May" have legal status.  I would also ask "higher education level" compared to whom?  Whites? Mexicans?  Whatever the case its nothing to get pissy about.  Just ask them to clarify then seek data to find out if it is true before you challenge it.
f. They may say 'OK, OK' and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face.
              Simple fact in terms of the pretending to understand part. Nothing to be offended by. The key word here is "may". Unless you can tell me no Mexican has ever done that then this is a simple statement of fact. I have actually experienced this one first hand on a several occasions from individuals from several different ethnic groups. Assuming it is done "just to save face" is a bit of a leap and I wonder how the author established this as the motivation, however, it may be true.
 
2013-07-09 10:43:32 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Hispanic folks make this country a better place. The influx of illegals at the hands of gangs and cartels are the problema.


That settles it, open borders!
 
2013-07-09 10:43:58 PM

StoPPeRmobile: revrendjim: YouSirAreAMaroon: Salsa music is not Mexican. That is all.

It's made in...New York City!

New York City?

/used to eat tacos in NYC


They were cheap Americanized tacos, but I do miss me some San Loco.,
 
2013-07-09 10:44:04 PM

eddiesocket: JasonOfOrillia: Hey Subby, maybe this is important information for your managers to know no matter who you hire?

Ooh, please explain further. Why do mangers need to know these things? And why wouldn't they already know them?


Maybe they need to know this so they don't alienate their staff.  Maybe they don't know it because they're ignorant.  You shouldn't assume that everyone is as worldly and well-read as you obviously are.
 
2013-07-09 10:45:14 PM
Restoring historical buildings instead of razing them for new ones? Love.
 
2013-07-09 10:48:04 PM
I wear a corona  sombrero and drink corona - am I just partially a wetback?
 
2013-07-09 10:51:08 PM

DrFuko: Tank_Fuzzbutt:
What you were seeing in the Disney parking structure were Mexicans from Mexico on vacation. They are regular working class citizens of Mexico here to enjoy themselves. These are not the illegal aliens that have invaded this country and are sponging off our society, dropping anchor babies and bringing crime and taking blue collar jobs away from the rightful citizens who deserve those jobs.

Don't confuse the two.

That whole anchor baby thing... How does it work?  Legally, it doesn't help jack crackers, seeing that ICE is willing to deport you and leave the children in a foster home.

And how bout that whole higher crime thing?  how does that work as well?  Mexicans leave their families behind and risk their lives to cross a desert just so they can cause a beer-induced ruckus and raping in a white bred neighborhood?

Seriously, if I didnt know any better, I'd swear you are just a racist person.


Ice NEVER EVER deports the mother illegal or not unless she is a big time criminal and or has been told to leave by a high court before and left and returned illegally.
 
2013-07-09 10:51:59 PM

TheSwissNavy: Think Progress, huh ? shiat-for-brains Marxist-Fascists.


Yeah.  Real AmericansTM get their news from Fox, eh?
 
2013-07-09 10:57:36 PM

Misconduc: I wear a corona  sombrero and drink corona - am I just partially a wetback?


Here's my handy guide for Mexican beers, may work for someone else:

Corona/Sol.- Salt, lime, and the beach. That's where these belong to

Tecate.- Red means 'No'. White means 'Pansy'

Bohemia/Negra Modelo.- Very good, dark and goes nice in the afternoon

Indio.- Repeat with me: "I am the liquor"

XX: No.

Microbrews: Try 'em all, so far the Cucapa beers have won my heart
 
2013-07-09 10:58:12 PM
So bullet points one and two were from the newly-formed Department of No Shiat Sherlock, heading by Captain Farking Obvious. Then they take a nice right turn into straight racism.

The stupid there is stunning.
 
2013-07-09 10:58:14 PM
Maybe two thirds of my work crew are Hispanic (Mexicans).  When they have to work on Sundays, I usually go out to the plant to check on them real quick and will bring them lunch, usually tacos from a local place.

Is that racist?  Because they're good farking tacos and tacos rule.
 
2013-07-09 10:58:31 PM

Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.


I've never eaten a Jewish taco.
 
2013-07-09 10:58:36 PM
I'm not believing this especially after working at a place that hired lots of illegal immigrants.  They weren't all Mexicans either, but nobody was stupid enough to call people out on race - well, except for the legal Somalian refugees who worked there.

But I did work one place that hung up a lot of anti-harassment posters all over the walls and I asked my boss (who was of Mexican descent) why all of them depicted white managers abusing minorities.  He didn't have a good answer.  He also voted Republican and was the first to say tequila was shiat and Mexico could go fark itself.  But he did close the office early on Cinco de Mayo and take us out for beer and Mexican food.  Hey, Mexican food is good, especially the fake Mexican food you get in the US.  Beer is also good.
 
2013-07-09 10:58:58 PM
DrFuko: Seriously, if I didnt know any better, I'd swear you are just a racist person.

Tank_Fuzzbutt: Not a racist or a xenophobe. I just happen to live in the middle of what's happening.


Hey,  there's a website about people who aren't racist.  Maybe you should check it out.
 
2013-07-09 11:00:04 PM
But some mexicans do wear sombreros and some mexicans eat tacos and some mexicans do both. Wtf?
 
2013-07-09 11:05:03 PM
 
2013-07-09 11:07:08 PM

ciberido: TheSwissNavy: Think Progress, huh ? shiat-for-brains Marxist-Fascists.

Yeah.  Real AmericansTM get their news from Fox, eh?


Rush and the Tea Party says they are too liberal, from what I hear.
 
2013-07-09 11:08:37 PM

freetomato: My dad was half Mexican. I have many dozens of cousins


Bwahahahha. I'm sure that was unintentional, but still.
 
2013-07-09 11:08:51 PM

The English Major: AverageAmericanGuy: The Southern Dandy: Every Mexican I've ever met eats tacos.

This is because tacos are delicious.

Cheeseburgers are better and less messy. And you can put bacon, tomato, and guacamole on a burger too.


if your cheeseburger is less messy, you're doing somethin wrong
 
2013-07-09 11:10:07 PM
If that were satire, it would be funny. Bigoted and racist funny satire.
 
2013-07-09 11:11:48 PM

freetomato: ciberido: TheSwissNavy: Think Progress, huh ? shiat-for-brains Marxist-Fascists.

Yeah.  Real AmericansTM get their news from Fox, eh?

Rush and the Tea Party says they are too liberal, from what I hear.


Yes we know, it's nothing new, it's just a waste of time. We have no need for ancient ways. The world is doing fine.
 
2013-07-09 11:21:40 PM
Keep sharpies away from Mexicans

// got nothing
 
2013-07-09 11:24:07 PM

SirEattonHogg: I've never seen a Mexican wear a sombrero except if they are part of a mariachi band.

Seen a number of Mexicans wear cowboy hats though...



Case in point.
 
2013-07-09 11:29:17 PM

freetomato: SirEattonHogg: I've never seen a Mexican wear a sombrero except if they are part of a mariachi band.

Seen a number of Mexicans wear cowboy hats though...


Case in point.


Are those Italian subtitles?

That clip was remarkably hard to find, and I have extraordinary google-foo.

God is saying "Go to bed. Set the drink down, and go to bed."
 
2013-07-09 11:30:14 PM
Someone got butt hurt during sensitivity training?

This is something I picked up from Penn Jillette: When the guys from standards and practices brief you on what you cannot say they will use all the words that Fark filters. They cannot use vague terms simply because someone might not know what they mean. So during sensitivity training I expect the same, otherwise they aren't being clear about what you can or cannot do.

But I'm in Dallas... EVERYONE EATS TACOS. If you have an early meeting you get better turnouts if you get a bag of breakfast tacos than donuts BECAUSE THEY'RE REAL FOOD.

Oh, and our cowboy culture interacts with their cowboy culture so the boots and the hats are a uniting feature.Sombreros are a novelty reserved for special occasions AND THEY CAN BE SPECTACULAR.

So, aside from the food and the hats... Most of them are illegals with anchor babies and bad drivers. But you can't judge them as a group because YOU can't tell an illegal from third generation. At least until they speak. I get better english at El Pollo Regio (where I watch Sabado Gigante for chuckles) than at McDonalds because the counter staff are citizens of mexican ancestry.
 
2013-07-09 11:35:25 PM
CygnusDarius: Misconduc: I wear a corona  sombrero and drink corona - am I just partially a wetback?

Here's my handy guide for Mexican beers, may work for someone else:

Corona/Sol.- Salt, lime, and the beach. That's where these belong to

Considering I spent most of my time on my pos boat drinking corona, i guess I'm in the right place for them, except without the salt, makes me drink to many.
 
2013-07-09 11:37:09 PM

wildcardjack: But I'm in Dallas... EVERYONE EATS TACOS. If you have an early meeting you get better turnouts if you get a bag of breakfast tacos than donuts BECAUSE THEY'RE REAL FOOD.


Oh man, I farking love breakfast tacos, especially with some hot sauce.

fark kalochies(sp?) and donuts.

Of course, a good ham or sausage biscuit is supreme.
 
2013-07-09 11:39:02 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: "Working like a Mexican" is a huge testament to the work ethic of Mexicans. Getting past the stereotypes is a huge step, which Target seems to be doing a piss poor job at.


I spent a day at Disneyland's new California Adventure and was surprised at how many cars with Mexican plates were in the parking garage. These weren't the beater Toyota Hiluxes I was used to. I'm talking just normal cars from Corollas through Lexuses. Just a normal variation of cars, but having Mexican plates.

Then heading into the park I heard Mexican spoke all around me. I'm so used to the stereotype of the "Mexican dishwasher" and "Mexican landscaper" that I was truly taken aback when I saw normal families walking along dressed like any other park attendee.

It was so far from what I had predisposed myself to thinking. These people were just like us! After years of living in the U.S., I never would have thought that a visit to Disneyland would change everything I knew about Mexicans. These were families with kids, just like mine, who traveled across the border, like I did, to enjoy the sites and culture of the country across the way.

I sat down and wept into my hands. The experience was overwhelming. Who was I to judge these people? Are they not my guests in this country? They come not to take my job or to siphon money back to their families, but to just spend a day here and enjoy what we had to offer in the very same way that I've spent a day in Canada enjoying their country.

It gave me a new respect for these people. I vowed on that day that I would never look at a Mexican as a usurper of American jobs and services but as a fellow human being who in different circumstances could have been my neighbor. Indeed, in a deep and profound way he is my neighbor.


It's been like that in Texas forever. Middle class Northern Mexicans take vacations up here in North Texas - they come to watch the Cowboys or the Rangers, go to Six Flags, etc.
 
2013-07-09 11:40:00 PM

Misconduc: Corona/Sol.- Salt, lime, and the beach. That's where these belong to


Corona is piss water.  I wouldn't even vomit in it.
 
2013-07-09 11:41:21 PM

MBooda: ¿Todavía no?
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Did you just make that?  Please tell me you didn't just borrow it.  Because I just laughed until tears came to my eyes.
 
2013-07-09 11:41:59 PM

Misconduc: I wear a corona  sombrero and drink corona - am I just partially a wetback?


No, you're a complete güero
 
2013-07-09 11:43:24 PM

The English Major: AverageAmericanGuy: The Southern Dandy: Every Mexican I've ever met eats tacos.

This is because tacos are delicious.

Cheeseburgers are better and less messy. And you can put bacon, tomato, and guacamole on a burger too.


I know you're 1/2 white and all, but there is no excuse for preferring cheeseburgers to tacos.
I will accept liking burritos over tacos.  Burritos are damn tasty.

/dammit
//now I'm hungry
 
2013-07-09 11:43:52 PM

Vectron: So they do all wear sombreros and eat tacos? I'm confused.


Most do. Like 90% or something. But not all. That's the point.
 
2013-07-09 11:46:47 PM
Sombreros or tacos? There are far easier methods of figuring out who the Mexicans are:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/mexico-obesity_n_3567772.ht ml

They're the fat ones.
 
2013-07-09 11:47:01 PM
freetomato:   SirEattonHogg: I've never seen a Mexican wear a sombrero except if they are part of a mariachi band.

Seen a number of Mexicans wear cowboy hats though...


Case in point.


Are those Italian subtitles?

That clip was remarkably hard to find, and I have extraordinary google-foo.

God is saying "Go to bed. Set the drink down, and go to bed."


So apparently there are not only Italian fans of Breaking Bad (plausible), but Italian who are ALSO mariachi or  narco-corridos fans.

Huh.
 
2013-07-09 11:50:11 PM

HotWingAgenda: Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.

I've never eaten a Jewish taco.


No?  You're missing out.  It's so good when the hummus is melting all over the hot falafel, and dripping off the pita.  Yuuuuummmm!
 
2013-07-09 11:55:14 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Maybe they need to know this so they don't alienate their staff.


For the most part, you can avoid alienating your staff just by being a decent human being. I manage by one cardinal rule: "Don't be a dick," and I daresay I'm a better people manager than most of the ones that read the how-to-manage books and go to seminars.

Satanic_Hamster: Maybe two thirds of my work crew are Hispanic (Mexicans).  When they have to work on Sundays, I usually go out to the plant to check on them real quick and will bring them lunch, usually tacos from a local place.

Is that racist?  Because they're good farking tacos and tacos rule.


Like this. This is a good example. Good food is universally appreciated, regardless of its ethnic origin. Plus, taking the time to think "Hey, my crew's working on a Sunday, and I bet they're hungry" shows you're thinking about their humanity rather than their ethnicity.

People work harder and are more loyal when they like their manager. (Got that from a seminar, booyah!)
 
2013-07-10 12:00:16 AM
The "Mexican" food in Georgia sucks ass. Tacos are easy. Fark tacos. Give me a real chili relleno!

At least Target is trying, in a half assed bigoted way. One up on Walmart.
 
2013-07-10 12:04:16 AM

Cantankerous Gnome: [img152.imageshack.us image 766x766]
/oblig


Never be rude to an Arab,
An Israeli, or Saudi, or Jew.
Never be rude to an Irishman,
No matter what you do.
Never poke fun at a ni*BONG*,
A spic, or a wop, or a Kraut.
And never be
*asplode*
 
2013-07-10 12:04:17 AM

tentaculistic: HotWingAgenda: Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.

I've never eaten a Jewish taco.

No?  You're missing out.  It's so good when the hummus is melting all over the hot falafel, and dripping off the pita.  Yuuuuummmm!




www.svjff.org
 
2013-07-10 12:08:30 AM

tentaculistic: HotWingAgenda: Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.

I've never eaten a Jewish taco.

No?  You're missing out.  It's so good when the hummus is melting all over the hot falafel, and dripping off the pita.  Yuuuuummmm!


I ate a Jewish girl's taco once.
 
2013-07-10 12:08:44 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-10 12:09:23 AM

Satanic_Hamster: tentaculistic: HotWingAgenda: Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.

I've never eaten a Jewish taco.

No?  You're missing out.  It's so good when the hummus is melting all over the hot falafel, and dripping off the pita.  Yuuuuummmm!

I ate a Jewish girl's taco once.


And you know, that raises the question.  Is cock Kosher?
 
2013-07-10 12:12:06 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: "Only a 'wetback' can work this hard," and "You got to be Mexican to work like this,"

Those are compliments.

/Cálmate Francisco.


Arreglé eso para ti.
 
2013-07-10 12:14:57 AM

Bonzo_1116: WhippingBoy: fusillade762: Pray 4 Mojo: "Only a 'wetback' can work this hard," and "You got to be Mexican to work like this,"

Those are compliments.

/Calmate Francis.

Only an Asian can do math this well.

The best lawyers are Jews.

The Irish have an amazing tolerance for alcohol.

Am I doing it right?

No. The Irish are sloppy, belligerent drunks who can't hold their liquor. Get it right, willya?

The micks have a lot of heart in a fight, though.


Definitely. If they could quit stopping every five minutes to hurriedly scrawl out maudlin songs and poetry comparing the drunken brawlers throwing up on every surface including the ceilings to ancient Irish heroes of yore who were basically drunken brawlers but with more mead and less Guinness, and loudly and drunkenly debating contraception and abortion rights as within the EU and how it makes an impact on traditional Gaelic culture vis a vis Holy Mother Church and speaking of which why has there never been an Irish Pope and shame on ye, Joseph O'Halloran, t'was always said you were more than half a Jew on yer mither's side and if truth be told, yer father's as well to be mocking of our Holy Mother- well, yerself and which army d'ye think will be backin' ye up????.....what the hell was I sayin', now...
 
2013-07-10 12:16:25 AM
SirEattonHogg: freetomato:   SirEattonHogg: I've never seen a Mexican wear a sombrero except if they are part of a mariachi band.
Seen a number of Mexicans wear cowboy hats though...
Case in point.
Are those Italian subtitles?
That clip was remarkably hard to find, and I have extraordinary google-foo.
God is saying "Go to bed. Set the drink down, and go to bed."

So apparently there are not only Italian fans of Breaking Bad (plausible), but Italian who are ALSO mariachi or  narco-corridos fans.


That is NOT mariachi. It is Norteño/tejaño and that particular song is a narco corrido.
THIS is Mariachi ----  as good as it gets, live in Guadalajara <3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5cHsEUogl0
 
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