Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Hola amigos y amigas ...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is;

a voluntarily observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n.[2][3] It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States.[4][5][6][7] While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.[8] Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day,[9] the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.[10]

Oh, and such an especial Cinco de Mayo this year, with the backdrop of the budding fascism in Arizona.

Seth Meyers, on SNL last week, had one of the better riffs on it;
Myers: This week, Arizona signed the toughest illegal immigration law in the country which will allow police to demand identification papers from anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. I know there’s some people in Arizona worried that Obama is acting like Hitler, but could we all agree that there’s nothing more Nazi than saying "Show me your papers?" There’s never been a World War II movie that didn’t include the line "show me your papers." It’s their catchphrase. Every time someone says "show me your papers," Hitler’s family gets a residual check. So heads up, Arizona; that’s fascism. I know, I know, it’s a dry fascism, but it’s still fascism.

The Major League Baseball Players Union is against the new law...

Even Texas Governor Rick Perry is "Freaked Out".

And, just yesterday, Phoenix Sun owner Robert Sarver announced the team will wear "Los Suns" jerseys of their playoff match-up with San Antonio (and Sun player Steve Nash chipped in that "I think the law is very misguided.")

So, for Cinco de Mayo, we go with a tune, while not definitively Mexican, and we, fairly recently posted it, it is in the spirit of the day, sure to get your toes tappin'

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Bonus Links

David Sirota: GOP's past gives the lie to "colorblind" claims ...Republicans claim Arizona's new immigration law has nothing to do with racial profiling. Oh please

Linda Greenhouse: Breathing While Undocumented

Eugene Robinson: Arizona's new immigration law is an act of vengeance

Mark Karlin: Bush, Slave Labor and Arizona

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