Mexican Independence Day brings cultu...

Mexican Independence Day brings cultures together

There are 74 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Sep 12, 2010, titled Mexican Independence Day brings cultures together. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

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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Vern

United States

#21 Sep 13, 2010
4thGenChico wrote:
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It's the fake Vern Alice, the real one has tact, the fake one does not.
YEA THE REAL ONE IS COOL
A RACIST & BIGOT!

god I want to **** him!

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jul 09

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#22 Sep 13, 2010
Vern wrote:
<quoted text>YEA THE REAL ONE IS COOL
A RACIST & BIGOT!
god I want to **** him!
My point exactly!
rb gerber

United States

#23 Sep 13, 2010
Curtain Rod wrote:
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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?
When I made that last post, I should have said that yes Americans down in Mexico do celebrate the 4th of July, but how many Mexicans , in Mexico, celebrate the 4th of July? And no, I have no problem with my children learning about Mexican history or anything else. I worked with Mexicans for years, out in the orchards, working right beside them, doing the same work that they did. I have no problem with them what so ever.
Curtain Rod

Colusa, CA

#24 Sep 13, 2010
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.
Why shouldn't schools acknowledge it, Mexicio is our neighbor, and especially schools that have a sizeable number of kids whose families are from Mexico? I remember I had a Brittish kid in my class one year and the teacher had a big thing about Boxing Day, because we don't have that here. It was very interesting and fun, it was, as they say, a teachable moment. What is wrong with that?
Curtain Rod

Colusa, CA

#25 Sep 13, 2010
I believe we also celbrated Guy Faulks (sp?) day that year.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jul 09

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#26 Sep 13, 2010
rb gerber wrote:
<quoted text>...I worked with Mexicans for years, out in the orchards, working right beside them, doing the same work that they did. I have no problem with them what so ever...
Same here.
bob

Oroville, CA

#27 Sep 13, 2010
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.
mexico has always been a very giving country,they have giving the u.s twelve million mexicans.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

United States

#28 Sep 13, 2010
4thGenChico wrote:
<quoted text>
Same here.
SO, wow you2 are the brown ones!

sure had me fooled.get your you now what back across the **** border

next you be saying some of your best friends are black!

I ought to **** YOUR********&*****!
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

United States

#29 Sep 13, 2010
Vern,

I command you to stop using my name against my friends!

GOD IS GREAT!
rb gerber

United States

#30 Sep 13, 2010
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal wrote:
<quoted text>SO, wow you2 are the brown ones!
sure had me fooled.get your you now what back across the **** border
next you be saying some of your best friends are black!
I ought to **** YOUR********&*****!
No, just happened to work for aliving and that included working in the orchards when I was younger. I think that you should have to do that, because it would give you a different perspective of what a lot of people do. We are not talking about illegals here.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#31 Sep 13, 2010
rb gerber wrote:
<quoted text>No, just happened to work for aliving and that included working in the orchards when I was younger. I think that you should have to do that, because it would give you a different perspective of what a lot of people do. We are not talking about illegals here.
Amen to that "rb". I worked my a s s off on the ranch as a kid. Prunes, olives, almonds, beef cattle, pretty much year round, but especially harvest season, out in the orchards. Most people today have no idea what it's like to work like that. Everybody should though. Like you put it, "it would give you a different perspective of what a lot of people do".
rb gerber

Loyalton, CA

#32 Sep 13, 2010
I guess that there are not alot of us left that picked prunes, almond, walnuts on our knees. The mechanization of those harvests put a lot of people out of work, but it has kept the prices down for the products. By now, if the machines had not been invented, these crops would not be grown here.
true

United States

#33 Sep 13, 2010
i will celebrate when they go home viva mehico

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jul 09

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#34 Sep 13, 2010
rb gerber wrote:
I guess that there are not alot of us left that picked prunes, almond, walnuts on our knees. The mechanization of those harvests put a lot of people out of work, but it has kept the prices down for the products. By now, if the machines had not been invented, these crops would not be grown here.
Other farmers used to laugh at us because we used a (prune) harvester from the 40's that we could fix ourselves when it broke down (which was at least once a season). We laughed because it was paid for 20 times over. Pulling those canvases in the August heat was better than any gym membership.
rb gerber

Loyalton, CA

#35 Sep 13, 2010
I guess that you had it better than we did, because we never saw a harvester until about 1970. They seemed old, but we didn't know any better, we just thought that they had been used. You did your work up here, I guess, but I did mine in the nothern and southern parts of the Santa Clara valley, around San Jose, where it wasn't near as hot as up here, but it sure wore you out by 6 in the evening.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jul 09

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#36 Sep 13, 2010
rb gerber wrote:
I guess that you had it better than we did, because we never saw a harvester until about 1970. They seemed old, but we didn't know any better, we just thought that they had been used. You did your work up here, I guess, but I did mine in the nothern and southern parts of the Santa Clara valley, around San Jose, where it wasn't near as hot as up here, but it sure wore you out by 6 in the evening.
Well, that old harvester was still a hell of a lot of work. First, my dad had us start out picking the trees that were too young to use the harvester on and it always seemed we had a hundred acres of those! The Mexican ladies would always whip our butts when it came to picking fast (my dad would pay us by the bin). Then I got to graduate to picking up after the harvester, prune mush saturating your knees all day long. Then pulling the canvases, then driving or shaking. Then one day, dad let me load the big truck with bins and take them to the dehydrator (that's when I knew I had made it to the "cushy job", ha ha). I still think shaking the almonds was worse though in some respects, and we still had to pick all the olives by hand. Then there were the cattle....
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Menlo Park, CA

#37 Sep 13, 2010
4thGenChico wrote:
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My point exactly!
WE KNOW THAT IS YOUR POINT.
We have much in common
We love to hate as much as you
Lets love
and hate together!

GOD IS GREAT!
rb gerber

United States

#38 Sep 13, 2010
I guess that we have gotten off the topic a bit, but aren't forums about exchanging ideas and passing on information? So this has been an interesting exchange, if nothing else, to share stories of years gone by. Thank goodness I never had to deal with cattle back then, but I brought that upon myself in 1986. Sure was a long 15 years until I got rid of them. Hard working with cattle when you are working a full time job. Irragating at 2 a.m. when you have to be at work at 7 a.m.
true

United States

#39 Sep 13, 2010
we will have mexican independance day when the leave
Mary S

Menlo Park, CA

#40 Sep 13, 2010
4thGenChico wrote:
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Well, that old harvester was still a hell of a lot of work. First, my dad had us start out picking the trees that were too young to use the harvester on and it always seemed we had a hundred acres of those! The Mexican ladies would always whip our butts when it came to picking fast (my dad would pay us by the bin). Then I got to graduate to picking up after the harvester, prune mush saturating your knees all day long. Then pulling the canvases, then driving or shaking. Then one day, dad let me load the big truck with bins and take them to the dehydrator (that's when I knew I had made it to the "cushy job", ha ha). I still think shaking the almonds was worse though in some respects, and we still had to pick all the olives by hand. Then there were the cattle....
This post puzzles me,does the whipping explain your hatred of Mexicans?

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