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(Townhall)   Mexicans should embrace Cinco de Mayo being turned into drunken debauchery, just as the Irish embrace St Patty's Day   (townhall.com) divider line 17
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2014-04-29 07:11:55 PM  
2 votes:

whidbey: timujin: whidbey: Both "holidays" are stupid.

I bet you're fun at parties.

Most parties celebrating either "holiday" are pretty stupid, so I wouldn't be there, anyway.

But seriously, two fake "holidays" celebrated primarily by fraternities and sports bars?

You can have them.


St. Patrick's day is an Irish national holiday and St. Patrick is the patron Saint for six million Catholics.

It's far from a fake holiday.
2014-04-29 06:34:33 PM  
2 votes:

kbronsito: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's a holiday to celebrate a Mexican military victory over the French. That's like holding a victory parade for drawing a walk in Beer League Softball.

Didn't even win the war... Just that one battle, forcing the French to regroup and then Mexico got its ass kicked.


It's something interesting to say, that sure. France has lost quite a few wars. Before WWI, I can think of one where it didn't take all of farkin' Europe united in order to bring France down, and that was the Franco-Prussian War, where  the Prussians had insane amounts of training, better tech and doctrine, and had possibly the best army in Europe at the time.

The idea that French suck at military seems mainly to come from WWII, when the Maginot Line - which pretty much every Western tactical and strategic thinker at the time, outside of Germany, thought was a good idea - failed, and the superior German Army routed the French and the British. Had their been a landbridge, England would have gone the same way.

Sorry. The whole "French suck at war" thing gets my gears going.
2014-04-29 06:19:50 PM  
2 votes:
How about white people stop trying to tell everybody else how to feel about things? Or would that be too oppressive for them?
2014-04-30 07:46:05 AM  
1 votes:

Wessoman: Pretty much this. You can hate the holiday, but people who partake in the holidays are not always the stereotypical fratboys you think they are. I love both holidays and I see nothing wrong with an excuse to cut loose.


Unless you live somewhere that is trashed after either holiday, hating them or generalizing about people that celebrate them is for whiny peopel who hate the fact other people may be having fun.
2014-04-29 09:51:01 PM  
1 votes:
Is Clown Hall going to tell Christians to STFU about the War on Christmas whenever someone says Happy Holidays?
2014-04-29 08:34:10 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: Wessoman: whidbey: Dude, I didn't want to have to take this more than one reply, unless you agree with me.

Both. "Holidays". Are stupid. It has jack shiat to do with any thing regarding experiencing either. They are dumb. Dumb dumb dumb dumb. OK? Good.

Sure, except for the "Frat" part. Most Mexicans who I know that celebrate Cinco de Mayo aren't "Frats".

If you don't like fun and drinking, that's your bag. I disagree with you but I feel you have a right to be a humorless sourpuss and feel that both holidays are dumb. Just wanted to say, seriously, that Cinco de Mayo isn't a "Frat" holiday, but I will admit, the drunk sorority girls are certainly a feature, and not a bug.

*shrugs*

I said sports bars, too. SPD=Frats CDM=sports bars

I love drinking, but not that kind of crazy partying anymore. I like smoking weed. What can I say? Doesn't have nearly as many antics as session drinking. Maybe pizza/nacho making contests, but I digress.


The thing is, the reason you received the replies you did, is not that you said, "Hey, not my thing", but instead you've decided that because it's not your thing that the people who do enjoy it must be the kind of moronic fratboys who hang out in sports bars.  It's a common problem, actually, thinking that because you don't like something, that there's some fault in that thing and, thereby, with anyone who does enjoy it.  As a pot smoker, I'm sure you've encountered that attitude from people in relation to your enjoyment of some sweet herb.
2014-04-29 07:17:43 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: timujin: whidbey: Both "holidays" are stupid.

I bet you're fun at parties.

Most parties celebrating either "holiday" are pretty stupid, so I wouldn't be there, anyway.

But seriously, two fake "holidays" celebrated primarily by fraternities and sports bars?

You can have them.


Bet those grapes are sour, too, probably taste just horrible.
2014-04-29 07:06:20 PM  
1 votes:

EvilEgg: I've got a whiskey holiday, a tequila holiday.   I guess Mardi Gras could serve as a rum holiday, what do we have for vodka?  We need a Russian or Polish holiday.


Dyngus day was last week...
2014-04-29 07:04:42 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: Both "holidays" are stupid.


I bet you're fun at parties.
2014-04-29 06:38:07 PM  
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: How about white people stop trying to tell everybody else how to feel about things? Or would that be too oppressive for them?


most all things that occur in nature that are white are the most fragile, delicate, vulnerable things you will ever tip toe around.
2014-04-29 06:37:41 PM  
1 votes:
Thanks to incessant right wing whining calendars are now obsolete.

Whining about Mexicans?
Oh it must be close to cinco de mayo. Need to plan a fun party.

Whining about black people?
It's February already! Gotta get a valentines day gift.

Whining about "happy holidays"?
Gotta work on my gift list.
2014-04-29 06:20:13 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: On the one hand, I agree that they should be able to hold a party with Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo.


Chips and salsa ain't Mexican food.  Well, it is, but only in the most tenuous way, as it was invented to feed to tourists from the States.

/In my neighborhood there are Mexican places (run by Hispanics) and "Mexican places" (run by white people).  It's probably Guatemalans in the kitchen in both.
//I love diversity
2014-04-29 05:46:57 PM  
1 votes:
weknowmemes.com

This isn't unique to St. Patty's Day or Cinco de Mayo. People have been using holidays as an excuse to drink, eat, and be merry. Regardless of the symbolism the day represents.
2014-04-29 05:43:52 PM  
1 votes:

kidgenius: FTFA:
And could somebody please explain to me how eating a burrito and sipping a Pina Colada is somehow racially offensive? Is Ms. Hernandez trying to say that non-Mexicans should not be allowed to feast upon South of the Border cuisine.

1. Pina Coladas are not mexican....
2. You missed the point about why she was upset (though maybe a bit too upset)

The event isn't so much being racially offensive so much as being culturally insensitive

The author needs to understand the differences.


so what was the culturally insensitive part?
2014-04-29 05:42:24 PM  
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: snarky article aside... REALLY? A group wanted to make Mexican food and drink while being punny with the word fiesta and that makes them worse than Hitler?

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On the one hand, I agree that they should be able to hold a party with Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo.

On the other hand, we're talking about college kids here. And more specifically, frats and sororities. Odds are it will start with food and non-alcoholic drinks and then devolve into this:

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2014-04-29 05:38:49 PM  
1 votes:
snarky article aside... REALLY? A group wanted to make Mexican food and drink while being punny with the word fiesta and that makes them worse than Hitler?

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2014-04-29 04:50:43 PM  
1 votes:
It's a holiday to celebrate a Mexican military victory over the French. That's like holding a victory parade for drawing a walk in Beer League Softball.
 
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