The truth behind Cinco de Mayo

In the spirit of bubbling up old content, how could I not point you to my curmudgeonly What you’re really celebrating with Cinco de Mayo rant from 2006?

I think it’s great that once a year Americans decide to pay attention to their friends south of the border and celebrate a piece of their tumultuous history. Just don’t think you’re celebrating Mexican Independence, because you’re not.

Boy I used to get fired up! And I’m still annoyed by Cinco de Mayo.