[Ravensfort] Cinco de Mayo

James Northfolke jamesnorthfolke at gmail.com
Tue May 5 06:51:58 PDT 2009

lol  that was good.


byzytym wrote:
> I think with Kublai Khan it's not so much what kind of beer you drink 
> as what you have to smoke with it.
> V NV
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Northfolke" 
> <jamesnorthfolke at gmail.com>
> To: "byzytym" <byzytym at att.net>
> Cc: "A Kindness Of Ravens" <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] Cinco de Mayo
>> Happy Kublai Khan Day!
>> Kublai (grandson of Genghis) elected Khan on 5 May 1260
>> Not sure what kind of beer to drink for that.  Charles?
>> j
>> byzytym wrote:
>>> Cinco de Mayo salutations, y'all.
>>> This celebration has always seemed a little strange to me.
>>> It is a celebration of Mexico's victory over the French at the 
>>> battle of Puebla on the 5th of May 1862.
>>> The dirty little secret about this is the fact that on May 17th 1863 
>>> the French retook the city.
>>> The French had invaded Mexico because it was not making payments on 
>>> debts to its European lenders.
>>> Not wanting to be cheated on good faith loans France did not 
>>> discourage easily.
>>> They went on to capture the Capital and on May 28th 1864 Maximilian 
>>> was formally crowned Emperor of Mexico.
>>> So May turned out to be a pretty good month for the French after all.
>>> Unfortunately for France, the American Civil War came to an end the 
>>> next year.
>>> Had it not been for the U.S. freebees to the Mexican rebels most 
>>> people in south Texas would now hear les sons du francais.
>>> Being from Louisiana, I would not mind that at all.
>>> Perhaps Mexico should pick another month and day to celebrate since 
>>> the May 5th victory was so short lived.
>>> As for me, today I will adorn myself with the fleur de lis and seek 
>>> a sassy French beer.
>>>  I include wikipedia sites not so much for the accuracy of their 
>>> facts, but rather for the cool art work they usually use.
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_intervention_in_Mexico
>>>  Paix,
>>>  "what shall it profit a man,
>>> if he shall gain the whole world,
>>> and lose his own soul ?"
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