21APR21 at SAN JACINTO

45tex

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I am reminded of the Pro Soccer team in Houston. A mostly Mexican sport here. When they started they chose the name "1836ers." These Latino extracts were proud enough of their state to want to be named after the year Texas became independent. The powers that be in Houston felt that name might be offensive to the illegal aliens in the area. 1836 was not allowed. That anti American/Texas thinking is why San Jacinto Day is not celebrated in Texas
 

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I am reminded of the Pro Soccer team in Houston. A mostly Mexican sport here. When they started they chose the name "1836ers." These Latino extracts were proud enough of their state to want to be named after the year Texas became independent. The powers that be in Houston felt that name might be offensive to the illegal aliens in the area. 1836 was not allowed. That anti American/Texas thinking is why San Jacinto Day is not celebrated in Texas

45tex,

FYI, my much beloved/adopted daughter was born & spent her young girlhood in MEXICO & is a graduate (BA 1988) of a SACRED HEART, a Catholic Women's College there, too. - Noemi was naturalized as a US citizen on 05JUL91.
She also graduated from GA TECH with a MSEE & is NOW a EE faculty member at UT/Austin.

When all this "PC FOOLISHNESS" became commonplace, I asked her HOW GEN SANTA ANNA & the Texas Revolution is portrayed in Mexican school textbooks.

She told me that Santa Anna is regarded as a CRUEL DICTATOR & a TRAITOR to Mexico & that The Texas Revolution is portrayed in a POSITIVE manner, as our Revolution is regarded there as a FIGHT for LIBERTY against the Dictator in the local textbooks.

I find it "rather interesting" that "the powers that be" in Houston don't understand the TX Revolution as well as MEXICANS do.

yours, satx
 
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SA_Steve

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Friends,

Today, 21APR21 is the 185th anniversary of our little rag-tag, amateur Texas rebel army, under the command of GEN Sam Houston, defeating the much larger & far better equipped Mexican professional army in just 18 minutes.
(After that 18 minutes, the killing went on for almost 3 days.)

QUESTION: WHY is SAN JACINTO DAY not an official TEXAS HOLIDAY??

yours, satx
I'm 73, it was a school holiday eve through high school for me. Then it was replaced by an ethnic holiday or two.
My dad's birthday, so a double good day it was.
 

Dougw1515

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Just as a related aside.... The road leading to the San Jacinto monument "was" named "Battle Ground Road". Guess the powers that be found that offensive as well and renamed it "Independence Blvd."
 

Axxe55

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Just as a related aside.... The road leading to the San Jacinto monument "was" named "Battle Ground Road". Guess the powers that be found that offensive as well and renamed it "Independence Blvd."
Dougw1515,

All that I have to say about such "leaders" is "a pox upon all PC Idiots".

yours, satx
Do either of you know the reasons for the road being renamed, or are you both just making some misleading assumptions?
 

satx78247

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I remember the Berlin Airlift and Truman defeating Dewey. So yeah, am getting up there. ;)
Armybrat,

I just cannot resist, since you mentioned THE BERLIN AIRLIFT, telling you that my Uncle Jimmy, who was then a SGT of the 82nd ABN, was an active "CANDY BOMBER" during THE AIRLIFT.

Addenda: My uncle was PROUD to have made every Division jump that the 82nd made during WWII. He received a BS for bravery after the 82nd's jump on D-Day..

ALL that he said about CANDY BOMBING was that a PX manager asked him one day: WHAT THE H are you GIs doing with all those balls of twine & hundreds of dozens of handkerchiefs??
(The GIs were making parachutes from handkerchiefs & pieces of string to drop candy bars from the planes.)

yours, satx
 
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