Mexican Independence Day brings cultures together

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Hundreds of people gathered at the newly revamped Children's Playground to celebrate the bicentennial of Mexican Independence Day and to also remember the events of Sept.

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Chico Reader

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Anne Schwab is disgusting.
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Hundreds of people gathered at the newly revamped Children's Playground to celebrate the bicentennial of Mexican Independence Day... and to also remember the events of Sept. 11.

Money line: "and to also remember the events of Sept. 11???."

I agree, there should be a time and place to celebrate Mexican Independence Day (how about Sept 16?), but not on Sept 11.
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I agree with 9/11 they should have respected this day for that alone and moved it the 16th.
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vet sixties era wrote:
I agree with 9/11 they should have respected this day for that alone and moved it the 16th.
we should have sent "those"
peolpe and there sombreos BACK!!!!!!!!!

I AGREE WITH YOU VET!
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I agree they should send you back, I love it and I think it was nice to listen to a different culture
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you want to celebrate mexico go to mexico.
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Chico Mayor Ann Schwab, who said she saw a great importance in the significance of the day. Chico was originally a Mexican land grant, she said. "There are strong roots to Mexican heritage in California."
HUH? I gotta admit I haven't spent a lot of time studying Mexico. Now, I know that there were such a thing as SPANISH LAND GRANTS. Also, there were folks known as CALIFORNIOS. I guess the Californios owned, lived on and worked the vast Spanish Land Grants. MEXICAN LAND GRANTS? HUH? I'm a little suspicious. Mexico never gives anything away; at least that I know of. Then again, this Ann Schwab person claiming to be the Mayor must know what she's talking about.
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Ron Locke wrote:
Chico Mayor Ann Schwab, who said she saw a great importance in the significance of the day. Chico was originally a Mexican land grant, she said. "There are strong roots to Mexican heritage in California."
HUH? I gotta admit I haven't spent a lot of time studying Mexico. Now, I know that there were such a thing as SPANISH LAND GRANTS. Also, there were folks known as CALIFORNIOS. I guess the Californios owned, lived on and worked the vast Spanish Land Grants. MEXICAN LAND GRANTS? HUH? I'm a little suspicious. Mexico never gives anything away; at least that I know of. Then again, this Ann Schwab person claiming to be the Mayor must know what she's talking about.
I agree,your saying that Ann & Obomba are supported the MEX. NARCO
TERRORISST to get votes and destroy the U.S. for MARX!
KICK ALL BACK TO MEXICO!
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Vern, if you can't show some tact, at least stop swallowing the worms left in your empty bottles. Your posts read like utterances from a choking pit bull who made it across the Rio Grande.
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Ron Locke wrote:
Chico Mayor Ann Schwab, who said she saw a great importance in the significance of the day. Chico was originally a Mexican land grant, she said. "There are strong roots to Mexican heritage in California."
HUH? I gotta admit I haven't spent a lot of time studying Mexico. Now, I know that there were such a thing as SPANISH LAND GRANTS. Also, there were folks known as CALIFORNIOS. I guess the Californios owned, lived on and worked the vast Spanish Land Grants. MEXICAN LAND GRANTS? HUH? I'm a little suspicious. Mexico never gives anything away; at least that I know of. Then again, this Ann Schwab person claiming to be the Mayor must know what she's talking about.
Yep, the area was originally part of a MEXICAN lend grant (Rancho Arroyo Chico). That doesn't mean we need to celebrate another country's independence day here, though. Spain took California from the Indians. Mexico took it from Spain. The US took it from Mexico. No one has taken it yet again, so it's the US holiday, not the Mexican one, that should be followed. It's one thing to celebrate cultural events, but its another to celebrate another country's nationalistic holiday.....BOO!
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Ehrmm wrote:
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Yep, the area was originally part of a MEXICAN lend grant (Rancho Arroyo Chico). That doesn't mean we need to celebrate another country's independence day here, though. Spain took California from the Indians. Mexico took it from Spain. The US took it from Mexico. No one has taken it yet again, so it's the US holiday, not the Mexican one, that should be followed. It's one thing to celebrate cultural events, but its another to celebrate another country's nationalistic holiday.....BOO!
YOU TELL THEM! Its all about border,langage and culture!
If it aint white it aint right(joke)half white not ok
and speak American to!
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Mexico only had Calif from 1823 to 1848, before that it was part of Spain. It was during this period that they gave out land grants. What is the reason to celebrate Mexico's independence, it has nothing to do with us. Do you think that they celebrate the 4th of July?
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rb gerber wrote:
Mexico only had Calif from 1823 to 1848, before that it was part of Spain. It was during this period that they gave out land grants. What is the reason to celebrate Mexico's independence, it has nothing to do with us. Do you think that they celebrate the 4th of July?
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They sure do. The US citizens that live in Mexico do celebrate 4th of July. All over the country. They have fire-works and most have parades, etc.

YOU don't have to celebrate anything. Let them have their own celebration they deserve it.
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rb gerber wrote:
Mexico only had Calif from 1823 to 1848, before that it was part of Spain. It was during this period that they gave out land grants. What is the reason to celebrate Mexico's independence, it has nothing to do with us. Do you think that they celebrate the 4th of July?
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US citizens in Mexico celebrate the 4th of July. The young and the older generations do. They have fire-works and parades and yes they do wave the American flag too.
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I wasn't talking about Americans celebrating the 4th of July, I was talking about Mexicans celebrating it. Here we have Ameriacans that find a need to celebrate Mexico's indepenence day, such as schools, here in the north state.
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rb gerber wrote:
I wasn't talking about Americans celebrating the 4th of July, I was talking about Mexicans celebrating it. Here we have Ameriacans that find a need to celebrate Mexico's indepenence day, such as schools, here in the north state.
MAKE UP YOUR MIND!
me head hurt
are you a mex?

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Vern wrote:
<quoted text>MAKE UP YOUR MIND!
me head hurt
are you a mex?
Another message made possible by Barbara Boxer.
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Alice Addertongue wrote:
Vern, if you can't show some tact, at least stop swallowing the worms left in your empty bottles. Your posts read like utterances from a choking pit bull who made it across the Rio Grande.
It's not me ... It's that douche bag called Starfish. I'm on the east coast and have limited Internet access
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rb gerber wrote:
I wasn't talking about Americans celebrating the 4th of July, I was talking about Mexicans celebrating it. Here we have Ameriacans that find a need to celebrate Mexico's indepenence day, such as schools, here in the north state.
What are you so afraid of? Do you think your kids will learn something about Mexican History and culture and all of a sudden want to move to Mexico, or (god forbid) be freinds with or date a Mexican?

“Politically Incorrect”

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Alice Addertongue wrote:
Vern, if you can't show some tact, at least stop swallowing the worms left in your empty bottles. Your posts read like utterances from a choking pit bull who made it across the Rio Grande.
It's the fake Vern Alice, the real one has tact, the fake one does not.

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