The Confederate Flag Is Pretty, The Mexican Flag Is For Illegals

Janie Maders owner of AJ’s Cycles in Phoenix AZ took down a Confederate Flag when the Arizona Republic asked about it, according to the azcentral article “Phoenix business owner takes down Confederate flag“. She only had it up because she thought it was “pretty”. She had other flags up too like one of Puerto Rico. She’s not Racist.

But she said she wouldn’t put up a Mexican flag. “I wouldn’t want illegals of any nationality coming to my store,” she said.

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50 Best Hispanic Restaurants

Hispanic Magazine has listed their top 50 “hispanic” (aka “Mexican”) restaurants. I guess referring to this type of food as “Mexican” may be offensive to those in Mexico. What is the criteria for being on this list?

we once again present our picks and our readers? picks of the top 50 Hispanic restaurants in the United States, including Puerto Rico. All of the restaurants honor the cuisine of the Americas in traditional or innovative ways, whether they are fancy or casual dining establishments 

So they are light on details. From the data it looks like they choose based on population. But this isn’t a competition after all. At least New Mexico had more restaurants than all the other non-most-populous states.

I do have to admit that I’m not one to run out and try new resturants. Someone has to take me there for me to discover it. I’ve never heard of Casa Ruiz Church Street Cafe, Barelas Coffee House or Restaurante Rancho de Chimayo but I would have added Gabriel’s (just north of Santa Fe) and El Pinto (located in Albuquerque).