All this is only to say that when people are poor and getting the shaft from the govt they do things I might not approve of but I do understand. When there are brutal bosses who get off on violence and use it like a TV set and when there is no one who can stand up against them, I have a lot less compassion - like none.
Oh My God, Nurse, the defibrillator! Jonna, what the hell are you smoking?
I always knew you were one of us behind that Deputy Dawg persona.
Thanks for the hilarious mind image of Died-In-The-Wool-Republican Tortuga on its back manning the APPO barricades with Mimi sitting on the corner telling Jonna, "I told you all we had to do was take a bus to Oaxaca and leave Tortuga at Bubba´s place in San Cristobal with a frig full of beer and he would have guarded it with his life."
If the papers get a picture of you. Mimi and Tortuga blockading an intersection at an APPO checkpoint and Brian publishes it in Mark´s blog, the Marin County Republican Caucus will kick you out on your ear.
You are quite right about Guerrero and parts of Michoacan. Quite frankly, when I see what is going on in Michoacan these days in places such as Uruapan, I am taken aback. What the hell is going on there? When I drive through Michoacan on my way from Guadalajara to the much maligned Oaxaca and Chiapas, I´m staying on the freeway ´till I hit the Mexico state line.
I have a new line for Jalisco Mexicans who seem astonished that we bought a house in Chiapas. This afternoon, my chicken purveyor in Riberas told me I was out of my tree buying a house in such a dangerous place. I told him, "Yeah, but such a deal.".
One other thing. To the local Mexicans at Lake Chapala, they think it will be way too hot in San Cristobal. I tell them it´s at 2,150 Meters and if anything it´s too cold. They just kind of stare at me. .
(This post was edited by Bubba on Oct 19, 2006, 3:03 PM)