You know, sometimes it really amazes me as to how some people feel this uncontrollable urge to make comments, and take actions that are obviously meant to do nothing more than to tear others down.
Take for instance this recent email from a reader a few days ago. Unknowingly to me, it appears Hispanic Heritage Month is forcibly being shoved down peoples throats. Now I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard of any such mention in the news. Surely this can’t be good thing.
“I see you’re marking Hispanic Heritage Month. That would be the month
when, by presidential proclamation, your heritage gets shoved down my throat,
while mine gets ignored 24/7/365, despite the fact that more people in the
US report mine, than yours. Forgive me if I’m a little out of sorts at the
Not an “anglo”
Kidding aside, these folks are usually the same people who complain about not having enough time or whatever to pursue their own dreams. For whatever reasons, they prefer to find/create excuses as to why they aren’t accomplishing anything of significance in their own lives.
As you could imagine we get quite a few of these gems waiting for in our inbox every week. But, for the most part we prefer not to focus on them much and focus on the more positive ones. Though every now and then we like to remind ourselves of the knuckleheads.
Just to keep things in perspective. Here’s one that came in while I was writing this post. Thanks Tim.
Carlos and Hector:
I love Baldo. I especially love the idea of letting guest artists in on Hispanic
Heritage Month. Our newspaper is the Houston Chronical which has a terrific comic
strip section. I look for you everyday.
As for our non-anglo amigo… what can I say? You know us Hispanics, any excuse for a fiesta. Btw, you’re going to love the upcoming ‘National Minority Cartoonists Week’ we’re organizing in recognition of all the dumb@#* comments we have to put up with all year long.
Salud! And a round of Coronas for everyone! : )Stumble it!