civil war

Yesterday, mijo ask me gwhy peoples celebrate the Cinco de Mayo.

“Is because of the Battle of Puebla,” I tole him.

“Do people in Mexico get borrachos and crazy like they do here in the United States?”

“Crazy? No. The kids get day off from eschool and then some mens dresses up in the pueblo of Puebla and play like is the battle happening again.”

“No crazy borrachos?”

“No, is more like kids eating candy and washing TV.”

“Is it about Mexican people being proud of their culture?”

“No,” I say. “I’m no proud of gringos gwearing sombreros and eating chimichangas.”

“Are chimichangas Mexican?”

“I don know. I never ate one,” I say. “But the gringos love to eat the food with all the cheez I don know what it is.” [Mas…]

flagparadeA citizen journalist with a smartphone can’t believe his eyes when he sees a parade of Confederate-flag-waving vehicles drive down a Dalton, Georgia thoroughfare. And then – wait for it – there’s that awkward moment when Instant Karma joins the fun. God do not like ugly. [NSFW, numerous F-bombs.] [Mas…]

At a 2000 concert, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young kill it with Young’s song Southern Man. Did the supergroup predict the future? Has Dixie learned from the past?

Mira los lyrics: [Mas…]

Director Ken Burns got all the living Presidents — and some celebrity friends — to recite Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the speech first delivered at a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania 150 years ago today.

But when Civil War-reinacting Confederate soldier wannabes run into reality, rebellion doesn’t seem like so much fun any more: [Mas…]


Pocho History 101: ‘Abraham Lincoln’ by Louis CK (SNL video)

by DOCTOR MUDD November 5, 2012 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Pocho History 101: ‘Abraham Lincoln’ by Louis CK (SNL video)

American History 101 – Pocho Style.