Hyph-a-Nation splits a Nation.

Posted in Social with tags on May 4, 2009 by Johnny Gringo

Never been a big fan of Hyphans. I’m certainly not looking  forward to the Hyphan on my tombstone 19??-20??Hyphans seperate things they don’t join them. Hyphans are minus signs not positive signs. NativeMinusAmerican, AfricanMinusAmerican, MexicanMinusAmerican. What’s that about? I’m an American. I believe in God, Country and Tom Landry’s Dallas Cowboys. Of course I’m a Texan 1st. So like Hillary – Rodam – Clinton  – – – I guess I’m a Texan-American-Mexican.
Just who invented that seperator? I’d like to know what the guy was thinking. The only dash I like was a disc jockey on the Beverly Hillbilies named Dash Rip Rock. I liked that Dash. There has been an article on the Internet ever since the Internet was  in Bill Gates womb. It’s called the  Dash. Here it is. Enjoy.
Oh and lets think about subtracting  the Minus sign from the dividing line  and put American first in our lives.

The Dash Poem

by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

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The REAL Woman behind Texas

Posted in Business, Politics, Religion with tags , , , on May 3, 2009 by Johnny Gringo

When a foreigner (Californian, New Yorker, European, Liberal, etc) finds out that you are from Texas there is a universal reaction: A smile coupled with a tilted head of curiosity. The smile is produced out of an appreciation for the attitude of friendliness and the curiosity is born from a desire to understand why. The burning question is: What makes Texas unique? What is at the core of her attraction?  When you think of Texas you think Oil Wells, Longhorn Cattle and Willie Nelson. But if the old adage that ‘behind every great man there is a good woman’ then Texas’ woman is its Hispanic culture. You can’t spell Texas without the three characters that are derived from the Latin word Mexican.

 My name is Johnny Gringo this is my story. The purpose of this blog is not to challenge the Mexican-American Stereotype but to elevate it to a level of surround sound. My perspective comes from being a student of reverse discrimination from both sides of the Brown and White border of racism. I was born 3 blocks from the Alamo right in the Heart of South Texas. My Hispanic brethren distrusted me because of my Paris Hilton skin while my honky peeps thought I was defective because of my Jalapeño blood. This did not make me bitter it made me better. Better prepared to discover the unspoken mentality of each team. 

I invite you to join me as I comment on past, present, future events and the people at the center of the action.

 Proceed with caution. If you are racially sensitive or looking for political correctness. This blog is diffidently NOT  for you. 

If you are sick and tired of the Spin, Talking points and lying or you have no clue as to what the stimulus package is supposed to do this blog’s for you.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of my mother. The names have been NOT been changed in order to convict the guilty. 

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