Build that. Here.

I’m staying a few blocks from The Alamo. I don’t see any International Freedom Center there. I don’t see exhibitions devoted to the rest of the world’s problems. I don’t see a Why Mexicans Hate Us Pavillion. I see a big monument to independence and the memory of the men who lost their lives defending it.

Remember the World Trade Center.

  • http://badhairblog.blogspot.com Fausta

    I don’t see a Why Mexicans Hate Us Pavillion
    Don’t give them any ideas!

  • http://www.beatcanvas.com Brett Rogers

    Look at you lovin’ a red state.

  • pp

    Mexicans Hate Us?? If sneaking into the country, getting welfare and having more rights than the actual citizens is Hate, I guess they hate us by the millions….

  • Kristina B

    I grow tired of these snarky comments about liberals wanting to send the radical muslims to therapy. Yes, you all get a gold star for your proven ability to dumb down a viewpoint that doesn’t match your own. Congratulations.

    While you might not see the Why Mexican’s Hate Us Pavilion at the Alamo, you have just epitomized at least one item that is doubtless on the list of reasons to hate us that is carried around in the hearts and minds of many, many people the world over: snide disregard for anything not American.

    But you’re right. Why think about that? I’m sure if you ignore it, it will go away.

    I’m not saying we should sit back and do nothing in the, ahem, “global struggle against extremism”. I am just saying that it doesn’t do any of us any good to polarize the different viewpoints on this subject. Further, it is so disappointing when otherwise intelligent people do so.

  • http://srwu.net Dylan

    I’m really getting very tired of this line of thought, Jeff. You are wailing against an issue that 5 people in the country have mentioned, one of which was Bill Maher, who’s job is to get ratings by being controversial.

    Seriously, Jeff. No one cares about this.

  • http://oodja.blogspot.com Jersey Exile

    Actually that Pavillion is in the basement.

    /bad pee wee herman joke

  • http://oodja.blogspot.com Jersey Exile

    From the list of suggested reading on the Alamo’s website:

    Castañeda, Carlos E., ed. The Mexican Side of the Texan Revolution. Reprint
    Services Corp., 1993; ISBN 0781259207.

    Compiles translations of published accounts by five Mexican participants in the Texas Revolution: Antonio López de Santa Anna, Ramón Martínez Caro, Vicente Filisola, José Urrea, and José María Tornel.

    Peña, José Enrique de la. With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of
    the Revolution. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1997. 206
    p.; ISBN 0-89096-527-7

    This account of the Texas Revolution by an officer of the Mexican Army details many of the events of the military campaign.

    Even the folks at the Alamo understand that history is more complicated than a knee-jerk reaction.

  • Maureen

    OMG–Is Jeff the only liberal who can spell???

    Dylan & Kristina–If you’re going to take up the tired refrain that we must constantly beat our breasts over why the world hates us, & then criticize anyone who disagrees with you–please learn to spell.

    Dylan–It’s “whose,” not “who’s.” “Who’s” is short for “who is.” You don’t want the sentence to read “Bill Maher, who is job is to get ratings…”

    Kristina–”Mexican’s” means they own something. You mean “Mexicans.”

    Geez–Talk about dumbing down!!!

  • http://srwu.net Dylan

    Thanks for the grammer lesson, Maureen, and I’m impressed with the effective way in which you used it to completely avoid my point. You lumped me in with people who, “must constantly beat our breasts over why the world hates us, & then criticize anyone who disagrees with you,” when I never said anything of the sort.

    All I said was that no one cares about this subject, and I’m getting tired of it being flogged to death.

    But nothing in my comment revealed what my feelings were on the subject. The reason for that is that I count myself as one of the people who doesn’t care about this issue.

    Seriously, attacking someone based on grammer is such a cliche.

  • http://srwu.net Dylan

    Incidentally, I’m less inclined to care what someone who can’t take the time type “Oh My God” thinks about my grammer.

  • http://www.onehandedeconomist.com Timothy

    Welcome to Texas, Jeff. Beware of downtown, though, San Antonio smells like a sewer. Trust me, I work there.

  • Michael Savoy

    Grammer? Much too funny.

  • Glyn

    What was that quote from “The Office” where David Brent sincerely asks one of his staff if he should call him a Mexican-American, “or would you prefer to be called something that is less offensive”?

  • Michael Zimmer

    “Even the folks at the Alamo understand that history is more complicated than a knee-jerk reaction.”

    Amen.

  • Carol

    Um, actually Dylan, I care. And, come to think of it, so do a lot of people I know.

  • dries

    “Seriously, attacking someone based on grammer is such a cliche.”
    an example of bad synthax blended with bad spelling, Dylan. might even include a malapropism in odd usage of “cliche”.

  • http://www.elflife.com/ Carson Fire

    re: Maureen. I do find that liberal blogs are more likely inhabited by cavalcades of self-important spelling criminals and grammar gremlins constantly mocking the linguistical lapses of their political opposition, despite the ability to honestly stake a claim to the more elevated terrain, and so it’s that much more hypocritical for them to try to paint one of us poor, besotted wingnuts as being uniquely pedantic.

    Er, that is, they got no room to talk.

    Hm, and imagine that they’ve got relevant historical links on a website. Will wonders never cease… hm hm hm hm hm….

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  • David

    Did you mean “syntax”? I’m going to send this thread to a group of 6th graders I work with. Too hilarious.