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Old 12-02-2018, 03:03 PM
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Sounds like the employees might have slept through American History and Geography classes in High school.
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Yes. May we see your new Mexico passport. Shaking our heads too!
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:22 PM
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Yep, We New Mexicans are illegals!! My parents were married there.
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That was really, really bad...but nothing surprises me anymore, unfortunately.
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Too bad you won't be able to run for POTUS, Jim.

I say, build a wall on the Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas borders with this new Mexico. Come to think of it, now I'm concerned that I live on the gulf of Mexico.
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Too bad you won't be able to run for POTUS, Jim.

I say, build a wall on the Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas borders with this new Mexico. Come to think of it, now I'm concerned that I live on the gulf of Mexico.
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Yes it is a sad commentary on our educational "system" I use the word "system" because that implies that it works! Last month while visiting my Mother we were at the American Legion Post in Riverhead, Long Island, NY and were seated at the bar next to two Suffolk County school teachers. One of which I just met that night, the other I have known for several years. The bar tender was also a fourth grade teacher in the "system" and they were comparing notes, which almost made my head explore! In their schools American History starts in the 1960's. Just let that think in for a few minutes.

As I believe I have posted several months ago: Since I lost my job in 2011 I drive limo's for a Father & Son company when they need me. They often do funerals at Arlington National Cemetery and several months ago I got an early morning call if I was available to drive for one. As I did not have time to research who was being interred I got dressed and drove the family to the service with full military honors. At the grave site, I walked over the thirty something female funeral director and explained that I did not have the time to research who we were burying? Was it a retired officer or a war fighter that was recently killed? Her answer astounded me: Well he was twenty-four when he was shot down. What war would that have been?

That evening I went to my local American Legion Post and asked the twenty something female bar tender this question: If you were a war fighter that was shot down in October of 1944? What war would that have been? Her answer: "The Civil War"?
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Certainly not the first time it's happened. Probably won't be the last. Unless this lady graduated from the educational "system" (as Matt so succinctly put it), last year, she's probably, if not a contemporary, close to it, to the denizens who populate this area. Don't forget, things were always better when we were kids.
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