By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
LA VACA VIEJA
The following letter concerns Gustavo Arellano's Jan. 13, 2005,°Ask a Mexican! column, in which a reader asks why Mexican girls are beautiful when they are teenagers but "become fat, old bags" over the years.
I HATE YOUR ANSWER, ESA, FOR REAL. THAT WAS BULLSHIT! YOU SHOULD SEE THE LADY DOWN THE STREET FROM ME! SHE USED TO BE HOT! NOW SHE LOOKS LIKE A MEXICAN COW!
This next letter addresses the April 26°Ask a Mexican!, in which one question asked why Mexicans are "'proud' to be from Mexico when their country is such a filthy cesspool of lying, thieving, child-raping whores?"
OBVIOUSLY, the person who wrote the question is a narrow-minded skinhead who has NEVER visited Mexico and was NEVER been privy to the wonderful people, culture and diversity it offers. Mexico is a wonderful country that is much younger and therefore poorer than the U.S. Yes, there IS corruption and crime. But for the most part, they have learned these things from the dear old U. S. of A. It is people like the fool who wrote that question who make our immigration problem what it is today. Our country was built on immigration. Without it, NONE of us would be here today. To the poor sap who wrote in, I say with conviction: GRINGO, GO HOME!!!!!!!!
And this last letter pertains to the July 21, 2005,°Ask a Mexican!
The U.S. does not have an immigration problem—just a few of us who want a leetle piece back. Leave the Mexicans alone!! Or else you will soon be paying $100 for a head of lettuce.
In Dave Barton's review of the play My Wandering Boyin the April 13 issue, the name of the missing character is given incorrectly. The character's name is Emmett. The Weekly regrets the error.
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