Monday, April 23, 2007

Celebrate by going home

I was at the liquor store today and noticed that the displays were very tequila oriented. That's when I realized that Cinco de Crapo is coming again.

I hope that before you make that purchase of Jose Quervo or Cornona you think twice, we have enough in this country that is "hencho de Mexico" and they are already sending enough dollars down south, we don't need to be buying the products made in that corrupt country that actively encourages the invasion of the United States.

Boycott Cinco de Crapo.

25 comments:

BEAR said...

I used to have a favorite "reposada," but nary a drop has passed my lips since I first saw your blog. A family vacation to mehico got cancelled (forever). We purchase nothing from latin america, including produce. When aztlan, causa, la raza, et al, (including those of french descent) are repudiated, prosecuted, and deported, then we'll reconsider purchasing non-American products.

Daniel said...

Thank you for supporting America!

BEAR said...

my pleasure, Mr. Daniel.

Anonymous said...

I'm of French descent bear, why would you deport me. I am with you in this fight vs. illegal aliens. My relatives lived in Canada, before the almighty English deported them to the "US" in 1755 (Oh wait, it wasn't even a country yet, damn, it was French territory in Louisiana.) Then when the US bought our land, we become Americans. So we were here first, those of us Cajuns from Louisiana. So I say we stay, and everyone West of the Appalachian Mtns, except Cajuns and Creoles, be kicked off our land. (This is supposed to be facetious, but for real, why the hatred for those of French descent??)

Anonymous said...

If there was ever any need for more proof of your racist attitude, it is this. There are many Mexicans here who are not here illegally. Portland has had a Cinco de Mayo festival for far longer than it has had an illegal immigrant problem.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:22: You have to ask?

Anonymous said...

I also vote to buy american made products when we can.This includes all other countries not just Mehico!! Just think what it would be like if all the money we spent in the war was spent here , say on school, highways?

no illegal aliens said...

More job opportunities for illegals... Job title: assault victim.

TheDuncan said...

There are many fine adult beverages made here in the US. As a Scot my loyalties are to the Single Malt made in the Scotland of my forefathers. But there are acceptable alternatives here. Once again we, gringos have done it to ourselves. Cinco de Crapo is nothing more than an excuse to drink and party here in the US, and is only mildly celbrated in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

And St. Patrick's day isn't just an excuse to drink as well?

Anonymous said...

Valentine's Day - money
Christmas - money
Easter - (Not a big commercial holiday, not enough gifts)
Halloween - money

Anonymous said...

SAN FRANCISCO
Mexico's health czar seeks better care for Mexicans in California
'We can build a new model' for insurance
Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mexico's new secretary of health visited San Francisco on Monday to learn about the health needs of the millions of Mexican immigrants living in California and to further collaborate with state officials to meet those needs.
"We can build a new model for attention to the health needs of Mexican workers here," said Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, appointed by Mexico's new president, Felipe Calderon.
The former hospital chief and medical school director from the state of Guanajuato said he plans to meet every six months with U.S. health officials and Mexican immigrant communities to create a basic health care plan to cover Mexicans in the United States and eventually extend to them a system of universal health care that is being developed by the Calderon administration.
Cordova, who came here from a meeting on border issues in Tijuana, spoke with reporters at the Mexican consulate and then met with Bay Area groups that provide health care to Mexican immigrants. He planned to end his one-day trip to the Bay Area, his first official visit to this country, by hosting a dinner at Tommy Toy's restaurant with officials of the University of California, the governor's office, and the state and federal health departments.
UC researchers, who have been working with Mexico on immigrant health since 2000, have found that Mexican immigrants -- legal and illegal -- generally arrive here healthy but see their health deteriorate within several years in large part because they lack access to health care while they are in the United States.
Almost 6 million of the estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants in the United States are uninsured, researchers found, primarily because they work in jobs that don't offer health insurance.
Californians should care about the health of immigrant workers because the state's economy relies on their labor, said Mario Gutierrez, director of rural health programs at the California Endowment, a foundation focused on improving health care in the state.
"If we can provide basic essential services to keep people healthy, we're not going to be paying for more catastrophic issues later on," said Gutierrez. "This is a population that is a human asset that is vital to the economic and social infrastructure of the state."
Californians also should be concerned about immigrants' health because it can affect them directly, said Xochitl Castaneda, director of the Health Initiative of the Americas, a project of the California Policy Research Center in the office of the UC president.
"If you are in a restaurant, or the nanny of your kids is Mexican, or the person cleaning your office, and they are sick, they will be spreading problems," said Castaneda. "Most important, they are human beings -- they are not just numbers, not just machines."
James Edwards Jr., a fellow with the conservative Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., said Cordova's visit sent a positive but insufficient message.
"Most of the time, the Mexican government comes to the U.S. to ask for handouts," he said. "It's never to say, 'We want to pay the bills our citizens have been causing your taxpayers.' Why don't you take care of your own? We've got plenty of uninsured Americans."
Cordova countered that both countries are responsible and that U.S. employers who hire Mexican workers also should provide them health coverage.
"The responsibility is shared. They're here but they're ours. Right now, the care is insufficient," Cordova said.
In the past, migrant workers tended to see a doctor on seasonal visits home to Mexico, researchers said. But heightened border security has reduced this circular migration.
A UC study found that Mexican immigrants are less likely than other U.S. residents to get regular preventative health care. Their 2005 study also found they use emergency rooms about half as often as U.S.-born citizens.
Roughly 10 percent of the $7 billion in uncompensated care provided by the state's hospitals last year went to undocumented immigrants, said Jan Emerson, a spokeswoman for the California Hospital Association. A portion of that tab is reimbursed by the federal government.
"We stay out of the philosophical issues of immigration because we're mandated to provide emergency care and it's good public health for all of us," said Emerson. "But there should be some joint effort (to pay for coverage). The burden should not fall to U.S. health care providers to pick up the tab."
Cordova's visit this early in the Calderon administration means Mexico may intend to share the health care burden, said Gutierrez, whose foundation is trying to help craft a basic health insurance policy for Mexican immigrants whereby each worker would pay for insurance jointly with his or her employer and the Mexican government.
Medical insurance rates in California, U.S.
Immigrants and U.S.-born people alike are more likely to have health insurance if they live in California. But the low insurance rate among recent Mexican immigrants, who are more numerous here than in any other state, brings down the state's overall insurance rate.
-- Total population insured in California: 81 percent
-- Total insured in United States: 84 percent
-- Of U.S.-born white people in California, 89 percent are insured
-- In U.S., 89 percent
-- Of U.S.-born nonwhite people in California, 85 percent are insured
-- In U.S., 82 percent
-- Of immigrants from other countries in California, 78 percent are insured
-- In U.S., 76 percent
-- Of recent Mexican immigrants in California, 43 percent are insured
-- In U.S., 35 percent
Source: "Mexican and Central American Immigrants in the United States -- Health Care Access," 2006
E-mail Tyche Hendricks at thendricks@sfchronicle.com.

Scottiebill said...

St. Patrick's Day and New Years Evve are amateur nights. Us professional drunks stay home.

Anonymous said...

Chill out, 1:20 ... I read the exchange between Bear and Daniel yesterday, and it pissed me off, too. I thought of a few angry responses, but then I just figured, the hell with it. A while later, I started to laugh.

It's funny, the depths of immaturity and paranoia these guys dwell in. There is absolutely nothing you can say to them. NOTHING. Think about it. Not only are they freaked out about Latino migrant workers (oh, sorry Daniel ... I mean, murderers, rapists, robbers and kidnappers), they're afraid of tacos, for Christ's sake! LOL! Faced with a tempting bottle of tequilla, they are defiant! LOL!!! They're like a caricature of themselves, they're so ridiculous ... Daniel's blathering about Mexico being a "corrupt" country -- standing in sharp contrast, to be sure, with the unblemished integrity and honesty of the Bush administration! LOLOLOL!!!! These guys are hilarious!

BEAR said...

hey, anon 12:22, lighten up. Remember the coneheads on SNL (Tell them we are from France!)? The CURRENT french government continues to be bought, rather than brave, and literally hates all things American. I don't "hate" anyone, but feel free to have fun at the expense of the humor-impaired. BTW, my wife is half french, s'il vous plait. Vive les Etats Unis, mon cajun frere de Canada! I, too, have relatives in, and from, Canada.

BEAR said...

anin 6:14, if mehico's so great, why do they all want to come here, especially since we're all so much more corrupt? Do you read your own stuff?.....sheesh.

Senor Cuervo said...

Boycott Tequila? Sorry Daniel, no can do. I support immigration reform, but I can't get behind your hate-filled rhetoric directed toward some of Mexico's finest exports. Distilled blue agave will always have safe sanctuary in my casa.

Anonymous said...

Senor Cuevro: Thank-you for putting Daniel's perspective ... well, in perspective.

bear's anti-argument said...

Bear, was your post even somewhat relevant to 6:14's post? Do you bother to read your own stuff? Sheesh (see, doesn't it sound stupid when you use that word?)

Anonymous said...

The righties with their panties in a was about France is hil-effing-larious.

Don't they realize that Jacques Chirac is a conservative?

Righties hate France because the French government was as smart as their citizens (unlike the British government, who went against the wishes of their constituents) and opposed Operation Iraqi Fiasco.

As for Daniel's new-found hatred for all things Mexican, a shrink will someday make a fortune off of that--one time Mexican gang member now a Mexico-phobe.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering how the so-called "law and order" conservatives are responding to the reports that the so-called Justice Department of the Bush administration obstructed efforts to investigate charges of corruption against Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi, then ousted the U.S. Attorney who was investigating the case.

I still think it's a long-shot that Bush and Cheney will be forced out before January, 2009, but the odds are narrowing, as more evidence of corruption and coverup of corrruption come to light.

Anonymous said...

"I was at the liquor store today"? Figures...

Anonymous said...

If you don't want Mexicans running across the border in droves, perhaps you should buy MORE of their products to bolster their economy. Furthermore, you have to be joking, right? I mean, most conservatives I know actually have a brain.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:12, welcome to the World of Daniel Miglavs.