I'm pissed that kids were sent home for wearing the flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- you know, the country we live in?- because it was a holiday of another country that isn't even celebrated in that other country. And all these people saying they were "disrespected" because the boys wore the flag shirts. Disrespected? You live in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. And my guess is that a lot of these kids that were "disrespected" haven't even been to Mexico and don't know WTH they are "celebrating" on Cinco de Mayo. You know, I know a guy VERY well who is Hispanic. He was born and raised right here where I live. Spanish was his 1st language- or I guess I should say "Spanglish" because whatever he speaks isn't correct Spanish. (Seiuli's Spanish is much better.) His grandma was born in Texas and never learned to speak English. His family got mad because when she was sick in the hospital the nurses didn't know what she wanted because she couldn't ask for juice IN ENGLISH. They said that was disrespectful because they should be able to get someone to translate. Um, hi, I could go to Mexico and ask for juice in Spanish and I wasn't born and raised there. How different that is from my friend who lived in Mexico most of her life and became a US citizen in 2005- the legal way- and didn't even teach her kids Spanish. She embraced the USA whole-heartedly. She loves America. She is thankful to be here and is an American thru and thru.
This country caters so much to minorities that they are alienating the majority. I'm sick of people being afraid to say anything because they might offend someone. I'm tired of 1 person complaining about a crucifix hanging somewhere, so they take it down. How many Christians were offended in order to NOT offend that 1 person? There was an atheist group in Utah fighting to have crosses that lined the highways to honor fallen Highway Patrol troopers removed. If you don't believe in Christ, then why does a cross bother you? It doesn't represent anything to you- it's a just a marker with a name on it. I'm not Jewish, but I'm not offended by a person wearing a yarmulke. It's not my religion, so why do I care?
And last, but not least... Los Suns? Seriously? More like Los Stupidos. The Phoenix Suns used to be my 2nd fave team. Um, yeah, not anymore. Don't mix politics and basketball. The comments made by CANADIAN Steve Nash disappointed me. Dude- you're in the USA takin' our money. You aren't even from a country that I would want to be like. So, shut the heck up. And then the Suns' general manager with his ignorant comments, "Any attempt to encourage, tolerate or legalize racial profiling is offensive and incompatible with basic notions of fairness and equal protection. A law that unfairly targets one group is ultimately a threat to all..." Have you even read the law, idiot??
I LOVE this quote:
"What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into Suns' games without paying? What if the owners had a good idea as to who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected. Furthermore, what if Suns' ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?"
--Phil Mushnik, NY Post, May 16th, 2010
But yet, when a man tried to voice his support of 1070 he was asked to leave the Suns game... Seriously??
Ok. There, I'm done for now. I'm still frustrated, but at least I got it out there. Go ahead and call me racist or whatever. I'm gonna go hang out with my mix-breed kids... lol