Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Calderón promises to respect the outcome of the U.S. election."

Imagine the headline, "Calderón to respect the outcome of the 2012 U.S. election," or perhaps better yet,  "Calderón  promises not to intervene in the 2012 U.S. election."

It reads quite strange - why on earth would anyone not recognize the election outcome in the United States? And why would Calderón feel obliged to say so?

But flip it around: "Biden offers not to intervene in the election," one actual headline referring to the recent meeting U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden had with Mexico's three presidential contenders.

Why does the latter headline read far less strange than the former?

UZI in Facebook picture: Bad idea

It would seem to generally be a bad idea and at the very least be of very poor taste to appear in your Facebook profile in Mexico carrying guns.

It is especially a bad idea if you are carrying weapons "exclusively for use by the armed forces," such as a seemingly fully functioning UZI submachine gun.

And it is a purely idiotic and reprehensible thing to appear with your UZI if you are a politician from the state of Michoacán and you have just achieved a spot on the list to be a federal deputy (!).

Yet here is Ethan Peña, a 22-year old idiot who until recently was a member of the PRD (it immediately kicked him out), brandishing his UZI, while at the same time running for congress.

And the text accompanying the picture speaks for itself: “ira pinche mapache pelos de estopa es una usi de 35 calibre 9mm ok para ke sepas con esa te saco toda la caca ke tienes en el culo…”

It would be immature for a 12-year-old.

I hope this guy soon will have the police asking some questions about his gun.