Monday, March 30, 2009

Are Towns With Mexican-Sounding Names Safe?

SANTA CLARA, CA -- Six people, including three children, were shot and killed and a seventh victim is fighting for her life in what Santa Clara police are investigating as a murder-suicide, one of the deadliest such incidents in the Bay Area in recent memory.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

over the line

Burro Hall said...

there's a line?

Joy said...

Well, technically it's Latin, but Corpus Christi, Texas, is definitely not safe. (At least for your mental health.)

Burro Hall said...

Same could be said for Swampscott (technically an anglicization of the Naumkeag Indian word for "land of the red rock").

Anonymous said...

Yeah. It's that thing you're one toke over.

Burro Hall said...

Sweet Jesus!

MT said...

Not the same. Mexican and the US both have random criminal acts and murders just like any country. The drug cartel acts are intentional and they don't care who's in the way. Plus maybe the bigger fear are corrupt cops. At least in the US you know who you can trust. By allowing corruption to grow and grow over the decades and decades, Mexico has lost the tourists trust.

Burro Hall said...

Good point, MT. As long as you stay away from untrustworthy places like high schools, colleges, post offices, churches, nursing homes, day care centers, shopping malls, Christmas parties, office buildings and Alabama, the US is perfectly safe. Luckily for our economy, none of those places rank very high as tourist destinations, so we still retain the tourists' trust.

Anonymous said...

It's happened.
In order to defeat them, you've become one of them.
You've succumbed to the dark side. You're now no better or worse than Hannity or Rush.
You're just a miniature, poorer, webcentric version of them.
Who happens to be on the other side of the issues. And has a better sense of humor and irony.
Come back to the good side of the force! You can do it!

Burro Hall said...

Father...?