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Passive Aggressive Attitudes - What's your example?

Here's mine from just a few minutes ago.

I was at the bank drive through. There was a line of cars. There's two ATMs on a single lane. Cars normally go through two at a time because no matter which of the two cars being serviced by the two ATMs finishes first, no other car can reach an ATM until in the car using the back ATM leaves.

So two cars go through, then the next two, and then it's my turn plus the car in front of me.

But the car in front of me stops at the back ATM instead of pulling forward to the ATM in front, thus blocking both ATMs while it is being serviced...

No amount of honking persuaded the "lady" in front to move forward to the next ATM. She took her sweet time at the back ATM while blocking access to the front ATM.

This was no accident or oversight. She knew what she was doing and she did it deliberately to make the people behind her wait longer.

So what's your story of passive aggressive assholery?

I have my Star Back

Mr. Trump Will See You Now...

I get the sense that a large portion of the GOP like Donald Trump because they're looking for a dominant figure; someone who will set the limits, make the rules, and spank them when they disobey.

They desperately need to submit to a higher authority so they don't have to think or decide for themselves...

When Mexicans crossed our border to feed Americans in need

In a scene that would have given Donald Trump heart palpitations, 200 flag-waving Mexican troops breached the U.S. border outside Laredo, Tex., 10 years ago and advanced unopposed up Interstate 35 to San Antonio.

It was the first time a Mexican army had marched on San Antonio since 1836 when Gen. Santa Ana massacred besieged Texas independence fighters at the Alamo.

This time, however, the Mexican soldiers were on a relief mission to feed tens of thousands of homeless and hungry Americans displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Setting up camp at a former Air Force base outside San Antonio, they distributed potable water, medical supplies and 7,000 hot meals a day for the next three weeks.

If this doesn’t sound like the Mexico you’ve been hearing about lately — the one that has been ripping America off, the one that sends rapists and criminals across the border — you might want to consider this little-known gesture of humanity from our abused southern neighbor as you think about Katrina 10 years later.


Illegal Immigration to America - Hey, Trump, where exactly are you going to build that wall?

This video taken in Miami shows a boatload of people dropping onto the beach. Presumably from Cuba. Which is fortunate because the US is totally ok with Cubans crossing into the country illegally and then getting automatic residence. No muss, no fuss, no waiting.

The only catch is that they have to have at least one foot on dry land to stay. If they catch them at sea, they'll return them to Cuba.

John Oliver is a Lounge Lizard!

Former Mexican president responds to Trump

Live One! IBTL!


That Giant Sucking Sound...

The "giant sucking sound" was United States Presidential candidate Ross Perot's colorful phrase for what he believed would be the negative effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he opposed.

In the second 1992 Presidential Debate, Ross Perot argued:

We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It's pretty simple: If you're paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor,...have no health care—that's the most expensive single element in making a car— have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don't care about anything but making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south.

...when Mexico's jobs come up from a dollar an hour to six dollars an hour, and ours go down to six dollars an hour, and then it's leveled again. But in the meantime, you've wrecked the country with these kinds of deals.

Credit where it is due:


The phrase, coined during the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign, referred to the sound of U.S. jobs heading south for Mexico should NAFTA, the proposed so-called free-trade agreement, go into effect.

Perot ultimately lost the election, and the winner, Bill Clinton, supported NAFTA, which went into effect on January 1, 1994.

August 20 - Anniversary of the Battle of Churubusco

The Battle of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, while Santa Anna's army was in retreat from the Battle of Contreras (Padierna), Mexican–American War. After defeating the Mexican army at Churubusco, the U.S. Army was only 5 miles (8 km) away from Mexico City.

The Saint Patrick's Battalion (Spanish: Batallón de San Patricio), formed and led by John Riley, was a unit of 175 to several hundred immigrants (accounts vary) and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War of 1846–8. Most of the battalion's members had deserted or defected from the United States Army. The Battalion served as an artillery unit for much of the war. Despite later being formally designated as two infantry companies, it still retained artillery pieces throughout the conflict. In many ways, the battalion acted as the sole Mexican counterbalance to the recent U.S. innovation of horse artillery. The "San Patricios" were responsible for the toughest battles encountered by the United States in its invasion of Mexico, with Ulysses S. Grant remarking that "Churubusco proved to be about the severest battle fought in the valley of Mexico"


The San Patricios used this battle as a chance to settle old scores with U.S. troops. "The large number of officers killed in the affair was ... ascribed to them, as for the gratification of their revenge they aimed at no other objects during the engagement". At some point during the fighting for the convent, two American officers led fifteen men against a point in the Mexican defences, and mistook San Patricio members for friendly U.S. army troops; the San Patricios opened fire on them, killing and wounding all but one of the group. Though hopelessly outnumbered and under-equipped, the defenders repelled the attacking U.S. forces with heavy losses until their ammunition ran out and a Mexican officer raised the white flag of surrender. Officer Patrick Dalton of the San Patricios tore the white flag down, prompting Gen. Pedro Anaya to order his men to fight on, with their bare hands if necessary. American Private Ballentine reported that when the Mexicans attempted to raise the white flag two more times, members of the San Patricios shot and killed them. After brutal close-quarters fighting with bayonets and sabers through the halls and rooms inside the convent, U.S. Army Captain James M. Smith suggested a surrender after raising his white handkerchief. Following the U.S. victory, the Americans "ventilated their vocabulary of Saxon expletives, not very "courteously," on Riley and his beautiful disciples of St. Patrick."

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