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Kwanzaa: Holiday Brought to You By The FBI

Mudslinger Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 5:51 PM
I don't mind if the Party of Pretend likes to make believe that Kwanza and Cinco de Mayo are meaningful holidays. When they insist on trying to force me and my family to pretend along with them, however, I draw the line. I guess the only thing we can do is ridicule these dopes, something Ann does extremely well.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 6:13 PM
Cinco De mayo!!!! Same for tequila and mescal that Beer is for St Patricks day.

In Savannah the strrets are filled and the city just about doubles in size (literally) for one of the nations largest St Patty day celebrations.

Oh sure there is a parade with green and about the same homage to St Patrick that there is to the Battle of Puebla, but the heart of both is a good time and Party.
Mudslinger Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 6:50 PM
Sorry, but Cinco de Mayo is not equivalent to St. Patrick's day.

St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and his birthday, March 17, has been celebrated in Ireland for centuries. It is a big, national holiday there and has been that way for hundreds of years.

Cinco de Mayo has never been a national holiday in Mexico. Most Mexicans are perplexed by the way it has been made into a big deal here. It's an obscure regional celebration in Mexico and a manufacured holiday here.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 7:27 PM
Stinko de Mayo is what' it's turned out to be. celebrants gets stinking drunk.
Bill3390 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 8:28 PM
Cinco de Mayo was invented by a Mexican beer company. And, the beer sucks!
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 9:48 PM
They do the same on St Patty day?

Do you really think about 300K people line the streets, of Savannah and get drunk because of an Irish Saint?
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 9:49 PM
I drink sam adams but tequila is good and Dos XX is not bad. Corona is ok
meerbock Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:51 PM
"One tequila, Two tequila, Three tequila, Floor." The national Cinco de Mayo chant.

Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let's face it, Kwanzaa's gotten way too commercialized.

A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers.

But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., complained about having to stick around Washington for fiscal cliff negotiations by accusing Republicans of not caring about "families" coming together to bond...