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Thursday, May 4, 2017 – May the Fourth Be With You. Cinco de Mayo Primer

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – May the Fourth Be With You. Cinco de Mayo Primer

Here’s what I’m thinking today. As the scary Orange Vader from the Dark continues to usurp power from the Ordinaries, formerly known as Voters, our tales of Starless Wars continue.

Good opening, don’t you think? Today is celebrate Star Wars day. I am certain this next statement will get me removed from The Big Bang Theory fan club. I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars. And I like The Next Generation. Of course it has to do with a better looking crew, but I also identified with the empath, Commander Deanna Troi. Of course it was Commander Troi who crashed the space ship in the movie.

Tomorrow promises to be mucho more fun – the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Since this question comes every year at this time, I shall now provide you with some responses and just enough history of the holiday for the first round of drinks. This will come in handy when you are celebrating when someone asks, “What is Cinco de Mayo?”

It is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. That date is September 16 when the country celebrates its independence from Spain. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French army at the 1862 Battle of Puebla. I am sure the US would sent troops to help had Orange Vader been successful in time travel and in preventing the engagement the US was involved in during 1862,

The day is not that popular in Mexico and began in California during the time of The American Civil war with Americans of Mexican descent hoping to raise money for Mexico’s troops and independence effort.

The celebration of the day began in the 1970’s and 1980’s when American beer companies began targeting and marketing to the Spanish speaking population.

In conclusion Cinco de Mayo is pretty much an American day of celebration originating with a commercial interest. Forbes estimates that 80 million pounds of avocadoes are consumed on this day in The United States.

How does Orange Vader plan to get that amount of avocadoes over The Wall?

Oh well, Wait Staff Person? Another round please. One frozen, no salt. One on the rocks with salt. Two Dos Equis. One Corona. Donde esta el bano?

Photo by me. January 15, 1991. Inauguration of Governor Ann Richards.

Info taken from: http://www.ajc.com/news/local/facts-about-cinco-mayo-you-should-know-but-probably-don/pY6RsKLlc02fUMjur3M0PO/

Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 3:50 p.m Tuesday, May 2, 2017 National/World News

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Happy Cinco de Mayo! It is NOT Mexican Independence Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Happy Cinco de Mayo! It is NOT Mexican Independence Day!

Photo by me. January 15, 1991. Inauguration of Governor Ann Richards.

Photo by me. January 15, 1991. Inauguration of Governor Ann Richards.

Good morning boys and girls,

Our vocabulary word for today is Margaritaceous. It is an adjective describing how you will feel with that first sip of the celebratory margarita you have today. Whenever you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I am thinking the following information could prove useful to you.

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). It is relatively minor holiday in Mexico. In the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Today the United States has the largest population in the world that celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Actually, the definition of margaritaceous is “resembling mother-of-pearl; pearly.” But doesn’t that describe a margarita? Resembling mother-of-pearl?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – Happy Cinco de Mayo and the Invasion of Texas or Grito de Idiots

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – Happy Cinco de Mayo and the Invasion of Texas or Grito de Idiots

Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican independence.

According to History.com, the Mexicans celebrate their independence from Spain on September 16th. This is the day priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared war against the Spanish government in 1810 with his call to arms that is known as the “Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores.”

Cinco de Mayo commemorates a relatively small battle.

The 5th of May is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a battle which resulted in the unlikely victory of Mexico over France in 1862, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

In 1861, Mexico defaulted on a number of foreign debts that it owed to England, Spain, and France. All three countries invaded Mexico, but England and Spain retreated by the next year. France however, stayed in hopes of creating a monarchy in Mexico led by the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian.

Now Cinco de Mayo should not be confused with the invasion of Texas by the federal government or as it is known in Bastrop County – The Obama Attack of Texas and Bastrop County. Why the residents think their country would be the choice of an attack, as opposed to other counties, such as Harris or Dallas, or even Bexar, I do not know.

It seems a federal government training exercise called Jade Helm 15 is to take place throughout the western United States, including Texas.  The Gathering of the Conspiracy Theorists has produced thoughts such as:

  1. The Federal government and/or the United Nations (maybe both) are invading Bastrop County.
  2. They are coming to seize all of the guns.
  3. They are coming to imprison dissenters.
  4. They are connected to the closing of Walmart stores where dissenters will be housed.

However, the “interesting” fact is that the Governor of Texas has called up the Texas State Guard to protect the residents.  Think about that for a moment. The state government is sending troops to protect residents from the federal troops based on fear and paranoia.

This has caused former politicians such as Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst to say “IT’S a training exercise.” and former state representative, Todd Smith to say the governor is “pandering to the idiots.” Note: both of those quotes are from Conservative Republicans.

The military exercises are scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15.  Oh yes, Mexico celebrates its Independence from Spain on September 16.

Here’s what I’m thinking – Let’s declare September 17 – Day of the Idiots. Goobernor Abbott has the power to declare state holidays too.

I do think the republicans have begun their own self-destruction. Don’t even get me started on the cartoon convention in Garland.