quote:Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-BowenThe holiday has taken on a spirit all it's own in many places..far beyond a local or regional celebration. Schools close in L A and many other SoCal districts...and 1/2 day sessions are common too. I am supprised the the 400,0000 Korean-origin folks in the Metro L A area don't demand a holiday. The Chinese new Year is approaching "legality" as a recognized day off. It extends far beyond the celebrations status, it is a sign of political power for an ethnic group to "impose" (my concept) it's mark on the daily life of All Americans. This to me is one more example of the demise of the "Melting Pot Assimulation" concept that was the basis for all immigration for two centuries and has now been replaced by the Moasic of many cultures sharing space. Don't forget that Pioneer Day is a holiday in Utah- July 24th. Not just a party-day, an official holiday! I am waiting for the next group to assign a day to it's special event....and another, and another. The sooner we fill the 365 day list the better we will all be.
quote:Originally posted by renfrewYeah Juneteenth must be a texas thing, I certainly never heard of that.You would think the holiday would get a better mexican beer sponsor than Corona though!
quote:Originally posted by Michael HoffmanI'll tell you one thing, I'm glad it's Cinco de Mayo, because I can't stand Miracle Whip.
quote:Originally posted by Grampyquote:Originally posted by Michael HoffmanI'll tell you one thing, I'm glad it's Cinco de Mayo, because I can't stand Miracle Whip.Good one, Michael. But if this is the way that the Mexicans celebrate their salad days, do the Dutch celebrate their Hollandaise?
quote:Originally posted by CCJPOCinco De Mayo is a big day on our place. But I think that the folks that work with me do it for us Anglos.We worked hard today, lst cutting of alfalfa, praying for no wind and no rain. Moved cattle to the next field. Warm, and somewhat of a breeze.Cooking has been going on all day. We will be having cabeza de cabrito (goat head), carnitas ( chopped pork butt) cooked in several sauces including a lemon sauce, an orange sauce, a beer sauce and a diet coke sauce( don't ask me why, as I don't argue with these cooks), a pit cooked goat and a lamb, rice and beans cooked with olives and chicken and tomatoes and cilantro and other stuff. We will also have homemade tortillas - corn and flour, potato and macaroni salads. Lots of beer, some mescal (probably too much), some cheap spanish wine, and for dessert - sopas w/a cinnamon/sugar glaze and vanilla ice cream.No sour cream and no american cheeseThe fesivities will last until late tonight, and we probably won't get much work done tommorow. But who cares, a party is a party
quote:Originally posted by BushieMr. Mayor, that picture is going to give me nightmares. -----------It reminds me though:Do ya know where the University of Oklahoma football team buys lingerie for their farm animals? Frederick's of Norman. (Ok, it was a lot funnier the first time I heard it. )
quote:Originally posted by Michael HoffmanI don't know about the Austrians, but my tackle box is full of Viennies.
quote:Originally posted by annpeeplesHere in Milwaukee, we have wonderful ethnic festivals all summer long.I enjoy going to those to learn about the different heritages of my friends and neighbors.I am beginning to be annoyed, however, by all the"Cinco de mayos,Juneteenth days,etc...Especially when these celebrations are on the wake of National walk out of work day histronics.In addition,people are not neccessarily welcome if they are not of that particular heritage.My granparents came here from another country, and while they kept their heritage alive, they also lived as Americans,embracing all the country offered.It was not their right, it was their privelege.
quote:Originally posted by lleechefAl, she is actually.....quite.......EEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!