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You see, Mexico wouldn't attack the US.


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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012, 2:28:53 PM PST
We're allies. Americans and Mexicans routinely cross the border--sometimes too freely, yes. America doesn't claim to own Mexico.

(I think Muslims should be allowed to build mosques wherever they want; they can't fire missles wherever they want.)

It's just a bad comparison.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 2:35:14 PM PST
Well, not lately anyway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican-American_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancho_Villa_Expedition

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 3:12:37 PM PST
"You see, Mexico wouldn't attack the US."

Yeah,...well,...as long as C. Scanlon doesn't become El Presidente de Mexico, that might be true.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 3:23:28 PM PST
RE: It's just a bad comparison.

You wrote an OP that doesn't read like an OP; there's nothing introductory about it. It appears to be a response, as if it were taken out of the middle of a discussion.......but what point is it responding to?

What is the comparison that someone must have made that you're (seemingly) referring to?

Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 3:46:04 PM PST
Of course Mexico would not attack the U.S.

1) The Mexican military doesn't do anything unless the drug cartel honchos tell them to.

2) The entire country is so lacking in any form of intelligence that if the army decided to attack, 50% would march into either the Gulf or Pacific Ocean, 25% would march south, and the rest would eat a taco and go to sleep.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 3:47:19 PM PST
The Weasel says:
Clint "Chair" Eastwood says:
Of course Mexico would not attack the U.S.

1) The Mexican military doesn't do anything unless the drug cartel honchos tell them to.

2) The entire country is so lacking in any form of intelligence that if the army decided to attack, 50% would march into either the Gulf or Pacific Ocean, 25% would march south, and the rest would eat a taco and go to sleep.
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(1) Some validity there
(2) Yuck, that's a foul answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:03:08 PM PST
Using Mexico as a topic serves at least one useful purpose.

It tends to do a pretty good job of revealing ignorance and bigotry. Worked like a charm with you.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:09:01 PM PST
Zato says:
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Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:12:48 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
Mexico attacked us in 1916. Villa's Army of the North raided Columbus, New Mexico, causing extensive damage.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:18:39 PM PST
No, no I'm pretty sure Mexico wouldn't attack the US. Why? Who's saying they will?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:20:30 PM PST
Truthseeker says:
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why did you change to truthseeker? now we have three here. I liked your previous ID.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:21:24 PM PST
zapatos espinados says:
RE: It's just a bad comparison.

You wrote an OP that doesn't read like an OP; there's nothing introductory about it. It appears to be a response, as if it were taken out of the middle of a discussion.......but what point is it responding to?

What is the comparison that someone must have made that you're (seemingly) referring to?
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good observation Zap.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:23:11 PM PST
Zato says:
Mexico has been invading the US for years now.
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here is an mexican attack jeep

http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/9B/D4D499433EEA4ACA258917B9EB9_h316_w628_m4_cnecTyLvt.jpg

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:42:39 PM PST
south texas says:
ok then canada firing iranian missles across the US border although that is not viable because iranians are flying directly into veneuzlea and getting off plane and going who knows were. so the comparison of mexico lobbing rockets across the border is plausiable.

i find it really sad that the rasict screamers are just floating around waiting to perceive and call anything rasicst.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 4:45:24 PM PST
Tony Bruno says:
Tony Romo of the Dallas Mexicans. I like it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:48:34 PM PST
Who did that use to be?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:50:24 PM PST
RE: good observation Zap.

Well, I was kind of surprised that the first response, whoever it was, didn't ask something like "What are you talking about?"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:52:19 PM PST
RE: Who's saying they will?

That's what we're trying to figure out.

The OP didn't seem like a troll post.....just very incomplete.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 4:54:01 PM PST
south texas says:
isreal and gaza fighting and the comparisson of mexico doing this to US is what i ran with. it was in several threads.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 5:03:16 PM PST
RE: isreal and gaza fighting and the comparisson of mexico doing this to US is what i ran with. it was in several threads.

You made an educated guess, an assumption, and may be right......but how do you know?

I mean, to me, the disconnect between Mexico-US issues and Middle East issues is rather large without some clarification. Maybe not too large to assume, but too large to assume *and* actually respond to.

We could stop talking about it if the guy who wrote it would show up. OK...maybe I'm almost the only one talking about it, but I was curious as to what the OP was really trying to say.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 5:31:18 PM PST
Jonathan "Jimmy Dean" Lane:... says:
Who did that use to be?

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Looks like Truthseeker (NTPW) is the original

Truthseeker (formerly tea party women - living in Europe) is #2.

now truthseeker with an empty profile was entropybydesign.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 5:32:53 PM PST
zapatos espinados says:
RE: good observation Zap.

Well, I was kind of surprised that the first response, whoever it was, didn't ask something like "What are you talking about?"

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that is what i was thinking, but i'm use to some posters having ongoing conversations with themselves before/while posting. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012, 6:00:24 PM PST
Aluf B. says:
zapados Espinados:

Kudos!

Rachel

Posted on Nov 19, 2012, 6:13:53 PM PST
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Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012, 7:31:29 PM PST
RE: Kudos!

Since this is a now a throwaway thread for everyone except T. Paine -- and no one knows what he's talking about anyway -- I'll comment about the observation you commented on here.

Mexico, as a topic, is sometimes effective at revealing bigots. They don't realize they're being sucked in sometimes. There are good things and bad things about the place that people could mention, but you can tell when someone merely wants to disparage or trash talk and nothing more.

My screen name is sort of like that. It started out as a nonsense name -- and it still is -- that came about because of a completely meaningless set of circumstances that existed when I was initially joining the forum and being prompted for a quick screen name. For whatever reason, a few people told me they liked the name, so I thought I might as well keep it for a while. It didn't make much difference to me.

But after a while, a guy who assumed I was Mexican started telling me I should go back to making tacos, enchiladas, etc., because that was probably what I was best at doing. I thought, hmmmm.....it only took seeing my name to draw that one out of the closet!

Since then it's happened maybe a couple times a year. Usually it's just trolls or other drive-by posters, but when you bust them, they're really caught since they've unwittingly hung themselves. Just yesterday a poster named DonJuan told me I must be one of those "skanky Latinos."

So I've decided to keep it for the long haul. It has benefits I never knew existed.

Someone posted to me the other day in a religion forum that they thought I was Greek, and a second person chimed in and agreed. They must have known very little Spanish, and they thought the "os" at the end of zapatos and espinados looked Greek...which is sort of true if you don't think Spanish first. It sounded really strange to me that someone thought I might be Greek because no one had ever mentioned that before. They were really surprised to hear that I'm a cross between Swedish and Czech/Hungarian.

It makes me wonder if anyone here ever made the same mistake.
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