A primer on 'Cinco de Mayo'

A primer on 'Cinco de Mayo'

There are 79 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from May 2, 2012, titled A primer on 'Cinco de Mayo'. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

In this May 5, 2011 file photo, Marylin Castillo dances in honor of the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles.

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ILuvMexMen25

Since: May 12

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#66 May 7, 2012
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>I said it before I'm a Caucasian Muslim. Race comes first, religion to me is like belonging to a political party. Today I can be a republican, tomorrow a democrat. By the way, I speak 5 languages. You smarter than me, no way Hose (is your boyfriend's name Hose?).
lol no it is not. Why do u have beef with me?
jennifer

Redding, CA

#67 May 7, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
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lol no it is not. Why do u have beef with me?
cause your NOSE is in everyones business.
jennifer

Redding, CA

#68 May 7, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
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You wouldn't kno. You don't even know me. Are u mex or white?
you have to be the most needy person on here.get lost racist!

ILuvMexMen25

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#69 May 7, 2012
jennifer wrote:
<quoted text>you have to be the most needy person on here.get lost racist!
yet you are so eager to stalk me everywhere I go
jennifer

Redding, CA

#70 May 7, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
<quoted text>
yet you are so eager to stalk me everywhere I go
not hardly low life, I couldn't your the one on here 24/7. you stalk yourself, to me your a pathetic ignorant joke.with your racist rants, and filthy perverted mouth.

ILuvMexMen25

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#71 May 7, 2012
jennifer wrote:
<quoted text>not hardly low life, I couldn't your the one on here 24/7. you stalk yourself, to me your a pathetic ignorant joke.with your racist rants, and filthy perverted mouth.
Then why do you talk to me so much? You depend on me because you need attention even if its negative.
jennifer

Redding, CA

#72 May 7, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
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Then why do you talk to me so much? You depend on me because you need attention even if its negative.
honey, I get too much attention, unlike you, i DO NOT NEED DATING SITES. you are actually pathetic.so needy. and trying to make everyone believe your sorry assed posts.no one cares about you. do you understand? no one cares who your with, or who you are. get it through your head racist!
Badtothebone

Deer Park, NY

#73 May 7, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually I have nothing against classy non racist white men. I just have a preference and desire for hispanic men. We are all people regardless of color. Whats wrong with me dating another person just because they arent the same color as me?
You're full of shit! You've done nothing but bash whites and say how you love Mex men.
UR Desperate

Los Alamos, NM

#74 May 7, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
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Then why do you talk to me so much? You depend on me because you need attention even if its negative.
Because he makes a point when he puts you down, and you come running back for more!

He's right!
Hispano y Blanco

AOL

#76 May 8, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
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Actually I have nothing against classy non racist white men. I just have a preference and desire for hispanic men. We are all people regardless of color. Whats wrong with me dating another person just because they arent the same color as me?
I just had to jump here. I don't knock your fetish with "carmel colored men". But I should tell you Hispanic is not a race- it's just a defining CULTURE. There are WHITE Hispanics from Spain to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, etc. to Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, etc. There are also MESTIZO Hispanics in those places- people of MIXED heritage, i.e. WHITE & NATIVE AMERICAN mix; there are also MULATOES in those countries, people of WHITE & BLACK mix; There are also people who are a variety of
mixtures. Saying Hispanic is almost like saying "American". You have Americans in every color of the rainbow. Even within the Hispanic culture, there are differences. For example, the Mexican culture produces men who appear to be more old-fashioned, e.g., like men were 200-300 years ago. Spain has always been a matriarchy. Notice that in the "Mother Culture" of Spain, the term for the "woman of the house" isn't "house-wife" it's
Ama de Casa (Owner of the House); women keep their last names;
the title "Dona" (with an enye), the equivalent of "Mrs.", is a variation of Duena (with an enye) which means "Owner"; up until fairly recently it was women who inherited. When a son is born, he takes 1 last name from the Father one from the Mother;
The cult of the Virgin Mary has always been strong because in ancient times, northern and central Spain worshiped the Celtic trinity of Macha, Magda and Morrigan (a matriarchal religion).
To this day in Spain when you refer to a beautiful woman (a "goddess") you use the term Maja (in Castille) Maxa (in Celtic Galicia)- the name of a female deity is still used.

I respect your fetish, but you are wrong in concluding that all Hispanic men are "carmel colored" and not pasty-skinned. Oh, sure, we tan easy, and our heads and forearms may be tanned by prolonged exposure to the sun. But our bodies are just as "pasty-skinned" as those as Whites (Caucasians) because we ARE White- two thirds of Spaniards are of genetic Haplogroup/Klades R1b, just like our cousins in Germany, England, France, Scotland, Ireland, etc. The only part of me that is carmel-colored is my polla. Not because of pigmentation, but because the number of capillaries in there makes it appear so. "De gustibus non disputamus" - Latin for "when it comes to taste, we don't argue". Follow your bliss, and I will continue to follow mine- fat-bottomed, pale skinned girls with big light colored eyes, lol.

ILuvMexMen25

Since: May 12

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#77 May 8, 2012
Hispano y Blanco wrote:
<quoted text>I just had to jump here. I don't knock your fetish with "carmel colored men". But I should tell you Hispanic is not a race- it's just a defining CULTURE. There are WHITE Hispanics from Spain to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, etc. to Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, etc. There are also MESTIZO Hispanics in those places- people of MIXED heritage, i.e. WHITE & NATIVE AMERICAN mix; there are also MULATOES in those countries, people of WHITE & BLACK mix; There are also people who are a variety of
mixtures. Saying Hispanic is almost like saying "American". You have Americans in every color of the rainbow. Even within the Hispanic culture, there are differences. For example, the Mexican culture produces men who appear to be more old-fashioned, e.g., like men were 200-300 years ago. Spain has always been a matriarchy. Notice that in the "Mother Culture" of Spain, the term for the "woman of the house" isn't "house-wife" it's
Ama de Casa (Owner of the House); women keep their last names;
the title "Dona" (with an enye), the equivalent of "Mrs.", is a variation of Duena (with an enye) which means "Owner"; up until fairly recently it was women who inherited. When a son is born, he takes 1 last name from the Father one from the Mother;
The cult of the Virgin Mary has always been strong because in ancient times, northern and central Spain worshiped the Celtic trinity of Macha, Magda and Morrigan (a matriarchal religion).
To this day in Spain when you refer to a beautiful woman (a "goddess") you use the term Maja (in Castille) Maxa (in Celtic Galicia)- the name of a female deity is still used.

I respect your fetish, but you are wrong in concluding that all Hispanic men are "carmel colored" and not pasty-skinned. Oh, sure, we tan easy, and our heads and forearms may be tanned by prolonged exposure to the sun. But our bodies are just as "pasty-skinned" as those as Whites (Caucasians) because we ARE White- two thirds of Spaniards are of genetic Haplogroup/Klades R1b, just like our cousins in Germany, England, France, Scotland, Ireland, etc. The only part of me that is carmel-colored is my polla. Not because of pigmentation, but because the number of capillaries in there makes it appear so. "De gustibus non disputamus" - Latin for "when it comes to taste, we don't argue". Follow your bliss, and I will continue to follow mine- fat-bottomed, pale skinned girls with big light colored eyes, lol.
Thank you but I am well aware of all that. I just like insulting the racists on here. Many of them probably didn't know that there is every color of person in Mexico. It would really have killed them to know that there are mexicans the same color as them with blue eyes. I say hispanic because I like all good looking hispanic men. I don't care what country they are from. Their beautiful. Every person is beautiful regardless of skin color if they have a good heart. I am a white girl and when I see my own kind on here bashing mexicans and putting me down for my preferences, it makes me ashamed to be white. Some people think all white people are the same as their sorry asses. Im attacking whites hardcore because there are no decent white people on here. There are people on here that want to murder the entire mexican race. It disgusts me.
Big Red Booger

Omaha, NE

#78 May 8, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
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Thank you but I am well aware of all that. I just like insulting the racists on here. Many of them probably didn't know that there is every color of person in Mexico. It would really have killed them to know that there are mexicans the same color as them with blue eyes. I say hispanic because I like all good looking hispanic men. I don't care what country they are from. Their beautiful. Every person is beautiful regardless of skin color if they have a good heart. I am a white girl and when I see my own kind on here bashing mexicans and putting me down for my preferences, it makes me ashamed to be white. Some people think all white people are the same as their sorry asses. Im attacking whites hardcore because there are no decent white people on here. There are people on here that want to murder the entire mexican race. It disgusts me.
May 1st has past....maybe you didn't realize that- being a Mexican't
jennifer

Redding, CA

#79 May 8, 2012
Big Red Booger wrote:
<quoted text> May 1st has past....maybe you didn't realize that- being a Mexican't
she is the dumbo on here. a real joke, I hope someone finds her in buena park and punches her in that big target of a nose on her.
Big Red Booger

Omaha, NE

#80 May 8, 2012
jennifer wrote:
<quoted text>she is the dumbo on here. a real joke, I hope someone finds her in buena park and punches her in that big target of a nose on her.
Sounds like she's really into mex's-they'll be pulling her out of a ditch somewhere
jennifer

Redding, CA

#81 May 8, 2012
Big Red Booger wrote:
<quoted text> Sounds like she's really into mex's-they'll be pulling her out of a ditch somewhere
exactly!
Cowboy Up

Albuquerque, NM

#82 May 8, 2012
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery on May 5th in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in
New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great that they declared a
National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko De Mayo.

So Now that you know the History..........
let it die

Santa Fe, NM

#83 May 8, 2012
lol .. let the thread die .... it's ocho de mayo

Since: Jan 13

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#87 Jan 4, 2013
Mexican wrote:
Im going to cruise through the white neighborhoods in my lowrider blaring my gangsta rap with my gat. If the pale peeps have a problem with my flag I will throw tacos at their heads. Viva la Mexico!!!!!!
You're bad...care to invite a white girl for a ride?
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#88 Jan 4, 2013
Actually, 5/5 could motivate very interesting discussions... but the hate and the ignorance displayed by this multitude of anti-Mexicans makes you want to give up at the start.

For starters... why to celebrate 5 de Mayo outside Mexico? I guess the Mexicans in the USA had to choose a day to come together, similar to the Irish in Saint Patrick's.

Probably at the end it will became just a Festival without much reference to History, just like Christmas in the USA is just Santa Claus, gifts under a pagan tree, and a supposed "Christmas Mood/Spirit" nobody really care to explain.

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