Sarcasm alert. Philly has cancelled a major Cinco de Mayo celecbration in fear of the immigrations authorities. What is the history of celebrating this holiday all over America? We had hardly heard of it when I was young. BTW I have some Irish and some Mexican roots and I don’t do St. Patrick’s Day either. I do the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day, American holidays. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the history. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. And an opportunity for illegals to protest.
PBS doesn’t need government funding. I tried to find a way to get around the pay wall at Wall Street Journal to get this first hand but I could not. If you subscribe to WSJ online, read it here, if not there are several places with articles citing this and almost completely copying it.
A boy in Idaho was injured when a cyanide “bomb” set out to kill coyotes exploded . His dog was killed. We need to be aware that our state is thinking of putting out warfarin to combat feral hogs. It is a huge problem, and well researched (as far as I know) but there are always unintended consequences. The warfarin involved would apparently not be not be lethal to any animals but hogs, but still,,, always unintended consequences. As of now there is an injunction against it.
Pundits got that Republican platform stance on Russia completely wrong. Here’s how.