I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Getting rid of the Cinco de Mayo Fluff

Well here we are on Saturday.  Cinco de Mayo.  I'm not taking lunch today because they're providing food.  Tacos.  That's right, we're going to be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the store by eating tacos (hint of sarcasm).  Now, don't get me wrong, I like tacos, but I also like burritos, and taquitos.  Many out there will be downing Margaritas today.  Not me.  Not a big tequila fan.  Anyway, my feeling is that we've taken a Mexican Holiday and both commercialized it and whitewashed it, I mean, can't you see the Idiot Jerk in the White House holding up a taco and saying "Happy Cinco de Mayo?"  Oh, and he might have some of his kitchen staff come out and stand around him while he eats his taco and washes it down with a diet Coke.
For those who don't know, Cinco de Mayo is an important part of the Mexican Heritage.  Unfortunately for many conservatives, this is just a day when you get to wear funny hats, have a reason to go to Taco Bell, and maybe drink tequila.  In their minds they will still be equating Mexican people with bad hombres, and drug dealers, and illegal immigrants.  When they visualize Mexicans all they see are people with darker skin, the opposite of the white Conservative.  Oh, and most of them are Catholic... which is a big part of the White Evangelical bias.  What can be worse than being dark skinned and Catholic?  Well, maybe being a white, racist Republican.
After today's celebration at work, I can get myself back into my standard routine.  With the past couple of days of dealing with the sudden onset of mid-July temperatures, and my neighbors sewage issues I've fallen out of sync.  This means I've not lifted waits since Tuesday, nor ridden the bike, and on top of that have eaten way too much junk.  As much as I hate to say it, in the past couple of days I've grown fluffy.

Holy shit, I feel like I'm a 30

This is a feeling I hate.  And I can trace the whole thing back to breakfast with my brother on Wednesday morning.  I ate heavier than normal, planning on riding that afternoon, but the ride didn't take place because... sewage issues, and talks with the bean heads plumbers my neighbors hired.  Everything sort of snowballed from there.
Anyway, the shit storm that is the Idiot Jerk's administration continues to fire shit rockets all over the place.  I guess he spoke to the NRA yesterday and called London a War Zone.  He calls a lot of places a War Zone.  When he flew over Harrisburg he called the city a War Zone.  Oh, and the white trash Evangelicals here still voted for him.  Stupid is as stupid does.


  1. It's another excuse, and I'm lookin' at you St Patrick's Day, for Americans to get drunk.

  2. Boy, you hit the nail on the head with that one.

  3. "Now, don't get me wrong, I like tacos, but I also like burritos, and taquitos. Many out there will be downing Margaritas today. Not me. Not a big tequila fan."

    I am not a big taco or tequilla fan, but I do love burritos and taquitos. and I agree with bob. cinco de mayo is an historic day for mexico, not an excuse to drink to excess.

    1. I can remember when the only Mexican dish we had was Spanish Rise - my how things have changed.

  4. We sure can take a holiday in this country and ruin it can't we?

    One thing we excel at.

    1. It's something in the American psyche... We want to turn just about everything into a party.