Cinco de Amnesty and other glorious news from the Cube
Cinco de Amnesty!
Once and Future Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (S-CA) took the opportunity of Cinco de Mayo to call on House Republicans to get behind Amnesty. She exhorted her colleagues across the aisle to “emulate the bravery demonstrated in the battle of Puebla” to find the courage to pass a comprehensive amnesty measure.
The Battle of Puebla, which took place on 5 May 1862, was a major victory for the Mexican army over the French. The French had invaded Mexico contrary to Mexican law and refused to return to their own country, citing the excellent employment opportunities in Mexico, and claiming Mexico owed them compensation for past wrongs.
Although it is not celebrated as a national holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has proved a boon to American beer distributors.
In case you missed this weekend on the People’s Cube: