Cinco de Mayo (American style)

Cinco de Mayo (American style)

There are 124 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 29, 2010, titled Cinco de Mayo (American style). In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Cinco de Mayo is a largely American celebration of a Mexican historical event. Sounds like a good reason to party, no? While many bars will roll out drink specials and play a little more Mexican music than normal on Wednesday, a couple of them are going all-out in some unusual ways.

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ike

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Apr 30, 2010
we hate mexicans but we love their food and celebrations. All you yuppies running around these border towns with those retarded sombreros on cinco de mayo, you look like idiot$$

Just like white people that have their hair braided or in corn rows.
Proud to live in El Paso

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 30, 2010
El Paso, Texas, United States of America. It sure would be nice if the Fourth of July and Veterans Day were celebrated the same way as Mexican holidays are.
Art

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 30, 2010
I worked (legally) and lived in Mexico for 10 years.. Part of that time in Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is NOT celebrated in any part of Mexico, only in Puebla. Most Mexicans think it's silly of us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but not as silly as us allowing illegals to demonstrate on our streets making "demands". Believe it or not, many Mexicans are trying to enter the U.S. "legally" and go through a long process to even be considered. They don't understand why they are put in back of the line, when they are trying to do the right thing. Frankly, I don't either..
Chez Waxahachie Texas

Euless, TX

#4 Apr 30, 2010
Cinco De Mayo is a bull shit holiday which should be left for Mexico to celebrate. In the US people celebrate just to get drunk and party, ask anyone celebrating this so called holiday what May 5th signifies and 9 out of 10 people don't know. Bola de pendejos.
_Arrrrrrr

Blocksburg, CA

#5 Apr 30, 2010
Back in 1988 when I first moved to San Francisco I believe that it was here in San Francisco where the Cinco de Mayo celebrations first started then from there it catches on because people are always looking for excuses to get toasted.
Now since this day is about a historic battle and defeat of the French in Puebla Mexico thats why it's a big deal in the U.S. because it involed the defeat of the French in one battle and nothing more.
To Ike in Las Cruces if you think that white people look retarded wearing sombreros and you state as well about white people that braid their hair or knit their hair into corn rows, remember white people have a history of have taking something from every culture and they remodefied them even the burittos are now called wraps because it's another way to steal some culture and make us Mexicans look bad.
Oh and what do you think about all these black folks that dye their hair blonde now is that stupid or what?

“UMMMM...Burrito?”

Since: Mar 08

city withTown Mentality ELPASO

#6 Apr 30, 2010
It is nothing more than a holiday based on commercialism over here. Think of it as Easter or Valentines. It is just another holiday for companies to bank on.
Bobby

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 30, 2010
Thanks to Corona beer, it's easy to spot morons, douchebags and other people with no taste or class.

There are good beers from Mexico and Corona is not one of them.
Ignacio Zaragoza

Tijuana, Mexico

#8 Apr 30, 2010
Perfect day to wear the classic "Kiss me,(but don't deport me)I'm Mexican" t-shirt.

Do yourself a favor, IF you have no idea wtf Cinco de Mayo is all about, wiki "Ignacio Zaragoza" and honor the saying "You learn something every day".

I wonder if the bars in Arizona make any $$(pesos or dollars) out of this wonderful marketing scheme.

Mister D El Paso Tx

Ventura, CA

#9 Apr 30, 2010
Heard the folks in Arizona were thinking about boycotting cinco de mayo. Don,t know why the rest of the chicken chit states don't do the same. Mexico's real independence day is September 16 if I recall correctly.
blablabla

El Paso, TX

#10 Apr 30, 2010
May 5th??? End of "windy days" celebration... yeay
Sheila

Texarkana, TX

#11 Apr 30, 2010
Fkk Cinco de Mayo.
Jennifer

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 4, 2010
Chez Waxahachie Texas wrote:
Cinco De Mayo is a bull shit holiday which should be left for Mexico to celebrate. In the US people celebrate just to get drunk and party, ask anyone celebrating this so called holiday what May 5th signifies and 9 out of 10 people don't know. Bola de pendejos.
al igual que tu tampoco lo sabes me imagino!
BOB_OSO

El Paso, TX

#14 May 4, 2010
hope the cops get a lot of dwi off the roads and make some revenue thru tickets.
WET BACKS GO HOME

Carbondale, PA

#15 May 4, 2010
thank you, washington dc politicians, and media celebs, for having 3 dollar an hour illegal aliens doing your maid-butler service----cause that's what illegal aliens are all about, keeping the rich gringos in washington dc and beverly hills happy.

Since: Mar 09

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#16 May 4, 2010
ike wrote:
we hate mexicans but we love their food and celebrations. All you yuppies running around these border towns with those retarded sombreros on cinco de mayo, you look like idiot$$
Just like white people that have their hair braided or in corn rows.
I was turned off to your post until i got to "white people with your hair in corn rows"! that was bloody halarious!!..roflmao!!

Since: Mar 09

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#17 May 4, 2010
Art wrote:
I worked (legally) and lived in Mexico for 10 years.. Part of that time in Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is NOT celebrated in any part of Mexico, only in Puebla. Most Mexicans think it's silly of us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but not as silly as us allowing illegals to demonstrate on our streets making "demands". Believe it or not, many Mexicans are trying to enter the U.S. "legally" and go through a long process to even be considered. They don't understand why they are put in back of the line, when they are trying to do the right thing. Frankly, I don't either..
Neither does anybody else! maybe the pissed of mexicans should be here protesting againsts the a-holes trying to skip them in line!
usuck

El Paso, TX

#18 May 4, 2010
Art wrote:
Believe it or not, many Mexicans are trying to enter the U.S. "legally" and go through a long process to even be considered. They don't understand why they are put in back of the line, when they are trying to do the right thing. Frankly, I don't either..
Because it's quicker for the adobe house dwellers fresh off the mexican hills to just cross illegally and whine about their rights in some lame attempt to legalize open borders. It also helps to steal the green cards from those who went through the legal process, in some lame attempt to use them, or just out of spite, or for serious criminal activities. It's easier to wrap pampers around anchors and then put up puppy dog eyes when immigration laws get enforced on them while they hide behind those anchors they chose to have.

Since: Mar 09

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#19 May 4, 2010
Ignacio Zaragoza wrote:
Perfect day to wear the classic "Kiss me,(but don't deport me)I'm Mexican" t-shirt.
Do yourself a favor, IF you have no idea wtf Cinco de Mayo is all about, wiki "Ignacio Zaragoza" and honor the saying "You learn something every day".
I wonder if the bars in Arizona make any $$(pesos or dollars) out of this wonderful marketing scheme.
I must have missed something. what do the bars in arizona making money have to do with cinco de mayo?? I'm sure bars everywhere make money.
usuck

El Paso, TX

#20 May 4, 2010
Jennifer wrote:
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al igual que tu tampoco lo sabes me imagino!
Hey, Yenifer, does it really matter? It's best if people don't know that May 5 is all about the sole Mexican military victory over a foreign army in history.
LLC

Albuquerque, NM

#21 May 4, 2010
ike wrote:
we hate mexicans but we love their food and celebrations. All you yuppies running around these border towns with those retarded sombreros on cinco de mayo, you look like idiot$$
Just like white people that have their hair braided or in corn rows.
What a coincidence!! Mexicans hate YOU, too.

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