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Old 01-31-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Clue: cinco de mayo is not US culture
Actually; Cinco de Mayo is fast becoming the 'Mexican' version of St Patrick's Day------an excuse to party for us Gringos

That holiday is not that significant in Mexico.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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My family came -- with sponsors and jobs waiting -- learned English and assimilated ( granted, the last immigrant in the family was before 1850). If you came to America, you became American. Your culture, your heritage...you remember where you came from... but how many of us could go back and "fit in"? Very few.

The immigration of great numbers of any culture/country/race will entirely skew the demographics of this country for years ( if not forever). The Illegals here are not only Mexican. They are from all over. Some are here to become American, most are not. IMHO, if there is no desire to become American and assimilate and learn the language and culture, they need to be tossed out on their rears.... no matter where they came from!
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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You have all so eloquently articulated my feelings. For a country devoid of a culture, it’s fascinating so many foreigners fervently chase the “American Dream.” If I’m not mistaken, the American ‘culture’ is a fundamental component of the 'American' Dream.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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What happened to the OP? Do you not feel you should respond to any of us?
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: California
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Clue: cinco de mayo is not US culture


Uhhh.. Yes it is! It's as American as St.Patricks day. Cinco De Mayo is celebrated here in the U.S than it is in Mexico. I always see LOTS and LOTS of Americans at the festivals.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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What happened to the OP? Do you not feel you should respond to any of us?
I was wondering the same thing
All have given eloquent and reasoned responses to the original OP.
Perhaps more than he could "assimilate" in this period of time given
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Perhaps more than he could "assimilate" in this period of time given
More than he could "assimilate"....GOOD ONE !...(Though such corn-ball humor MIGHT be accused of "crossing the line" of good taste).....
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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!...(Though such corn-ball humor MIGHT be accused of "crossing the line" of good taste).....
Geeze, I don't know what to say cept, I have Oklahoma culture which includes an odd type of humor
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:32 PM
 
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Cinco de mayo is not USA culture. It was a victory for the Mexican army. NOT USA.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Cinco de Mayo is nothing more than a minor Mexican celebration overhyped and oversold by the beer companies to the American public which is always looking for a good reason to get plastered in the name of some holiday or another.

I mean, let's get real here people. Americans no more celebrate the incident behind Cinco de Mayo than they do the fact that an Irish Catholic Saint drove snakes out of Ireland.

It's simply an excuse to drink beer.
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