Friday, July 02, 2010

The Fourth Of July

As I start to read the various papers and Internet sites about the "States" celebrating the Fourth of July, it made me think of how strange it is about politics and how people react.

The picture that entered into my deep dark cavern was how many Gringos (SOB) were going to me marching, with the American flag waving it, while half intoxicated in the local plazas and centros of the respective towns they live in?

How would that be accepted?

Probably about the same as Mexican nationals marching up and down the streets of the US waving the Mexican Flag or burning the US flag.....

Poor Tolerance I would guess....

I don't think any Gringos will be doing that anywhere in Mexico, that is unless they want to be quartered and made an example of the baaad American....

So I guess it's not a even open minded society here and there.

Or perhaps as many of them believe that the Gringos stole ( the southwest states) from Mexico, and things are different.

Or maybe just maybe the Gringos remember that as guests in Mexico they abide by the rules of immigration by not being involved in political rallies and demonstrations.......

Well, I guess I will see all my buddies down at the plaza demonstrating with the US flag about the drivers license test not being in English.

On second hand maybe not.

For any and all of you reading this in the NOB, toss a burger or hot dog on the barby, I'll have mine rare please, while we set off some fireworks on the lawn.

Oh, I forgot, fireworks are banned in many communities.......seems the nanny state is afraid that my Piccolo Pete will set fire to my neighbors house.....

Even though there are more fires set off by people burning candles in homes and leaving them burn, the MAN says you can't have fireworks........
But they don't ban candles...... just doesn't seem fair does it?

What will the fire departments do when all is so safe, that they have talked themselves out of employment?

I can't wait for that one.........

Happy Birthday United States, enjoy your Fourth of July! Where every you may be.

8 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Back at you. I intend to enjoy my Fourth. But I wish I had a few of our San Patricio towers to set off in my neighborhood.

Leslie Limon said...

Our flags are hung, but only inside our house. And we will be celebrating tomorrow with burgers and homemade apple pie!

Hope you have a Happy 4th of July! :)

Tancho said...

Ok Steve, you got my curiosity going.

What pray-tell is a San Patricio tower?
And where can a get a couple?
And will you represent me when I get arrested?

Tancho said...

You too Leslie, you peaked my interest in your Apple Pie statement. I think I may make some pie tomorrow, too bad the peaches are not in season yet!

Don Cuevas said...

We'll be observing the day with an Asian Mexican Fusion Food Fiesta.

No political statement. It was just a convenient date for some foodies and friends to gather.

Personally, I think it's just a good policy for us gringos not to make a big show of our presence here or gather in large groups. Maybe that's just me.

"LARGE"= 100 or so at a time, and probably smaller divisions of that number. I think 12 is about maximum/optimum for public gringo gatherings.

Saludos,
Don Cuevas

Tancho said...

Sounds like your fusion food will fulfill fine food fantasizes for awhile.
I'll have to agree with you on the low key aspect of gatherings of the gringos. In my book any exibition of one self or groups leads to no good. I am sure that any gathering of gringos would lead to too much gossip with faulty assumptions, as usual.
Have a great food fiesta!

Steve Cotton said...

Tancho -- I was refrring to the casillos have come to love on St Patrick's Day in my little villge. I know they appear elsewhere in Mexico. But there is something rustically dangerous about the ones I have seen locally. The type of contraption that is concurrently beautiful and dangerous. Like far too many of my loves

bob in exile said...

I celebrated by accompanying my wife to the voting booth...although I can't do that myself. Democracy in action.
No flag waving, hopefully I'll become a citizen here by the end of the year.... more ties cut away from the fatherland.