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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Ask a Mexican!

Re: “Ask a Mexican

Get Wrong, Again!

Make him pay!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/05/2016 at 9:41 AM

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Get Whitey! Make him pay.

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Posted by What, Again on 09/05/2016 at 6:28 AM

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Mexico IS getting back the Southwest (Aztlan) one illegal at a time. Power doesn't come through force alone but through time and careful planning. If any, it looks like Mexicans learned something right out of the history books before the time of the Alamo when Mexico let Anglo settlers move into Texas. As soon as Mexico saw a big number of Anglos moving into the lands they pulled the red flag and tried halting Anglo immigration towards Texas. However, it was too late and Anglo settlers outnumbered the local Mexican. The thing is that Mexico has found an unlikely ally in the form of the Democratic party to get their agenda going.

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Posted by Dapper Don on 09/04/2016 at 3:04 PM

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Land belongs to those who are strong enough to TAKE it and KEEP it.

If you don't believe me, go ask the ancestors of the indigenous pre columbians who used to inhabit the Americas.

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Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 09/03/2016 at 10:11 AM

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The proper answer to "Why did whites steal California from Mexico?" is, "...because they could." The history of the entire human race is one of territorial land grabs, invasion, empire building, dubious purchases, genocide, and plain old "I was here first" exploration. It has ever been thus. Sour grapes over what "used to be Mexico" is simply losers weepers. If land grabs are immoral, then the entire concept of being a "nation" is immoral. The solution is to stop crying over spilt milk, take pride in your country and maybe, one day, if your nation grows big and strong enough, you'll be able to grab the land back. I guarantee that nobody is just going to give it to you because you called dibs first.

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Posted by Kentop on 09/03/2016 at 9:01 AM

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Mexico possessed California for about 30 years after they took it from Spain by force. They had little or no settlement there. Of course Spain stole it from the native people who stole it from the native people who got there before them who stole it from the Mastodons.
Mexico has less claim to California than any of the above, including the Mastodons. The U.S. has possessed California for about 165 years and developed it to such a point that, if it were a nation, it would be the world's 6th largest economy. Mexico would then be 16th.

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Posted by bslap on 09/01/2016 at 7:06 AM

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This column is an embarrassment. Sorry you brought it back. Classless.

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Posted by Debbi L on 09/01/2016 at 6:29 AM

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I "get it" that white people of Northern European ancestry ripped off California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, etc. from the indigenous, and from Mexico.

What about the white people of Southern European Ancestry who ripped off Mexico, Central America and South America from the indigenous?

Of course I'm talking about Spain and Portugal.

The entire story of white domination over the indigenous in the Americas is disgraceful!

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Posted by KitWarden on 09/01/2016 at 6:02 AM

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How come you no longer publish updated columns from "Ask a Mexican?"

Posted by Juan Valdez on 08/05/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “¡Ask a Mexican!

does Tucson carry an accent?

Posted by lugg on 07/27/2016 at 8:08 AM

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Posted by Bernabe Basul on 06/23/2016 at 2:36 PM

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Just ran across this book in a Tucson Weekly article. I think you'll enjoy it.…

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Posted by Bob Juch on 12/31/2015 at 7:25 AM

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Is this column even necessary?

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Posted by Dan Hyde on 12/21/2015 at 8:59 PM

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We think low cost Mexican food... funny, my sister thought it would be a great way to add a twist to this years Christmas tradition, making home made red chili tamales. First she was floored how EXPENSIVE it was to make the basic tamales that made 6 1/2 dozens of tamales at $78.00 in ingredients. Ok, had we purchased them already made at $12.00 a dozen it would have been cheaper if you do the math. To say we are spoiled by taco bell with the cheap dollar menus is an understatement. Then again you get what you pay for. No one ever said Mexican food was supposed to be cheap. But I agree that Taco bell has given the illusion that Mexican's live cheaper due to their food cost if you use the Taco bell method of cost. After that hard work and cost of making home made tamales, I just wanted to frame them. Interesting Article.

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Posted by Sonia Hodgin on 12/13/2015 at 1:23 PM

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Ask the Yaqui refugees that have been living in Tucson for the last 50+ years how Mexico treats their indigenous peoples! Mexico has 4 class systems, the upper class, the growing middle class, the shrinking lower class and the indigenous peoples who have not been afforded the same opportunities as anyone else. In fact the Mexican governments persecution of the Yaqui people continues to this day, just a few hours south of the border. This national geographic piece touches on it and has some great pictures of where the Yaqui come from.

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Posted by HumanBean on 12/13/2015 at 8:48 AM

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I concur with the Mexican Of course los hombres think they have a chance at chinga-chinga.

They look at her and probably say to themselves, "She should be grateful!"

"This skank is so fea that she gets no action at all!"

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Posted by KitWarden on 11/12/2015 at 4:12 PM

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"... I'm a white, college-educated, liberal, Democrat, socialist ..." No such thing as a Democrat socialist ..." Socialism, by nature is government takeover of personal choice. You may be a member of the Democratic Party (aka proto-communist party, PCP), but you'd not be a freedom loving democrat.
Should go back school and get some sort of a valid education, rather than the brainwashed "toe the line" indoctrination you seem to have gotten, (get your money back, it didn't work).

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Posted by Mammey on 10/29/2015 at 7:41 AM

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Republican politicians want a wall because it makes it look like they're doing something while not actually shutting off the flood of cheap labor for their backers.
E-verify nationwide and you're done. No wall needed. You won't see any major Republican proposing that.

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Posted by bslap on 10/22/2015 at 5:38 AM

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Dude don't forget where you are?
America bought this land, so stop fucking crying and go reform the MEXICAN GOVERNMENT! Hey there's an idea right? Mexican's helping Mexicans!!!! If you don't like it here, please by all means..... LEAVE!
Mexico doesn't have a wall keeping Americans out, instead it's the other way around. Stop trying to make America something even close to Mexico. Why do you think people want out of that country to come to this one?... Drug War? .... Police? ... Poverty?
Yes, yes, and yes! All things America would keep away if you all would stop turning Arizona a new even more pathetic Mexico

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Posted by sick715 on 10/20/2015 at 10:06 PM

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@White Bean. In the mid 19th century had a mexican walked up the king's road alone, he would have been dead (courtesy of the natives). Had a white man walked down that same road he would also have been dead, (courtesy of the mexicans). In west texas wasn't until the white's got the natives drunk and killed them in their stupor, (a trick the Mexicans did many times to great success), did this change somewhat.
Point is: To claim a territory and to control a territory are two different things (.i.e. Gadsden Territory).

Posted by Mammey on 10/05/2015 at 8:30 AM

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