Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sábado Gigante

* A while back, we started writing a post about readers' comments on American news stories about Mexico, but never finished it because it was (to quote Morgan Freeman) like crawling through "500 yards of shit-smelling foulness I can't imagine - or maybe I just don't want to." Now that our own comments section occasionally falls into that category, we might revisit the topic. But in the meantime, enjoy Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.

* Seriously, what's up with Fox?

* The DREAM Act was supported by a majority of the American people, endorsed by the president and passed by an 18-vote margin in the House and a 14-vote margin in the Senate. Which - for the benefit of our Mexican readers who may not understand how freedom and democracy work - means that the measure failed.

* Texas Republicans are unable to decide whether Mexicans are a menace, or a natural ally in the struggle against Islamofascism.

The majority of the Hispanic culture in America is Christian, pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise. Sounds like they would make great Republicans to me.

Indeed - according to this survey, 73% of Mexicans haven't read a book this year, 43% don't know where the nearest library is, and 24% don't own any books at all. Sounds like they would make great Republicans to us.

* Meanwhile, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety is urging Texans not to travel to Mexico, so as to avoid being shot to death with Texan guns.

* Tom Tancredo sure drives a shitty car.

* Another gringo drug trafficker arrested in Mexico. When are we going to finish that wall?

* Gruesome video of dead bodies on the highway to Tamaulipas. Video of the dead bodies on the road to Oak Beach, Long Island not yet available, but here's 180 pictures of possible victims of Los Angeles's "Grim Sleeper" serial killer, if you're into that sort of thing.

* An un-Mexicaned drone crashed into a backyard in Texas this week (but really, we're sure the Learjets will work just fine!) Because the drone by definition carried no actual Mexicans, it will be allowed to stay.

* The MexFiles provides one-stop shopping for all your WikiLeaks Mexico Cables-related needs.

* Courtesy of CM Mayo, these are the requirements [pdf] for bringing a dog into Mexico.

* Presumably, this Aztec wolf-dog breeding is now prohibited.

* US Customs and Border Patrol Agent in Atlanta busted for smuggling guns and drug money. This is unlikely to cost him his lunch privileges at Mulligan's.

* It's awards season again, the time of year when the Mexican press catalogs the way the world slights Mexican cinema. Latest outrage: no SAG Award nominations for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful. We couldn't believe it either.

* Crime sprees, home invasions, brutal, unsolved murders... Swampscott really is the Juárez of the north, isn't it?

* Not to be outdone by the pussies in Mexico City, Querétaro want you to know that we're gonna have breathalyzer tests every freakin' day here. We're just gonna get rid of the car.

* The second-most-popular Google search in Mexico this year? Justin Bieber.

* For the record, this kid would kick Justin Bieber's ass.

* Just 13 days left until they tear up Ruta 2010, so get out there.

* Our Executive Editor reminds you there are only six shopping days left.


Lou Dobbs said...

"Now that our own comments section occasionally falls into that category, we might revisit the topic"

I also noticed your one comment per post is being overrun with Fox News racists.

Burro Hall said...

So far, on this post at least, you're right.

Larry King said...

Now that I am retired, my plan is - "go to Querétaro and ask Shawn King to come home".