Felice Cinco de Mayo.

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    The History Of Cinco de Mayo

    Before you head out to enjoy a margarita or two (or maybe a cerveza) to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I thought you might be interested in knowing a little background about this popular holiday.

    It was on May 5, 1862, when a badly outnumbered and under-supplied Mexican army, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza, defeated a French army that was attempting to capture Puebla de Los Angeles. No, not the city in southern California, but a small town in east central Mexico. The battle lasted from daybreak until early evening. By the time the French retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers, compared to less than 100 for the Mexicans.

    Although the town itself was of little strategic importance, the battle represented a great moral victory for the Mexicans. It proved that the country could successfully defend itself against a powerful foreigner. To this day, Mexicans credit the battle—and honor the day—as the beginning of their war of independence. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

    —Chip Wood
     
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    The United States war for independence blows that shit away.

    So that's what Cinco Demayo is? Mexicans figuring out they had the guts to fight an enemy?
     
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    Mexicans have much to be proud of in their nation's history. The shame is, they have little to be proud of in their nation TODAY.


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    The only pride mexicans have is the pride of the slave. They think speaking the language of the people who raped, murdered, and enslaved their ancestors is taking pride in their heritage and they loathe the idea of learning the language of the free and prosperous nation to which they flee across our porous border.
     

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