Ask a Mexican on Pet Overpopulation Riding With Pancho Villa

I'm new to the San Antonio area and am enjoying exploring the many wonderful aspects of its history and culture. One thing has become incredibly bothersome to me, though: the plight of pet overpopulation. With so many resources that are available for spay/neuter assistance, I'm not certain as to why this continues to be a problem. I have been told that Hispanic men fear that the surgical procedure of neutering is an emasculating process. It is not. Perhaps one way of explaining this is: If my husband found that he had testicular cancer and the only way for him to survive was to remove his testicles, he would have this done to save his life, and he would still be very much a man. Pardon me being crude, but balls do not define a man or a man's dog. Spaying/neutering saves lives and makes for a healthier pet.
On Behalf of Those Without a Voice

I completely agree, and it's very appropriate you write from San Antonio, formerly the dog- and cat-euthanizing capital of the United States, according to a 2006 San Antonio Express-News story. A 2010 Express-News story also offers an explanation for Mexicans' reticence to tinker with their pets' private parts, courtesy of America's favorite Mexican (and former illegal immigrant), César Milán. "Being a Latino myself, I know that many times we learn at an early age that neutering or spaying a dog changes their state of mind," the Dog Whisperer told the Express-News while doing promotion for spay/neutering awareness among local Mexis. "All my pack is spayed or neutered, and it doesn't change anything. It actually enhances their ability to be social with other dogs. It decreases frustration. Marking (urinating to claim territory), which is a big problem a lot of time for people, goes out of the behavior for dogs. So it's a lot of great things I want to share." The Mexican will only add it's not a machismo thing, that pet overpopulation is common in all poor communities, and that the only social pathology Mexicans suffer from that comes directly from our culture and not other factors (class, geography, religion, etc.) is our irrational devotion to our perpetually underachieving Mexican soccer team.

Why did practically everybody's Mexican great-grandfather ride with Pancho Villa? And also knows where he buried his treasure?
My Abuelito Rode with Zapata, Too

Same reason some gabachos say their great-great grandmother was a Cherokee princess, and all Southerners claim their Confederate ancestors fought for state's rights (help me with the proper term to describe this phenomenon besides "delusional," historiadores). People love to identify with the romantic underdog, even if it stretches all logic of their own family tree. No Mexican would ever dare admit that their ancestors were hacendados — admitting your abuelitos opposed Villa and Zapata and left Mexico because they were members of the upper class is one of the douche-iest things a Mexican can do, and is as rare as a Mexican neighborhood without cars parked on the lawn.

Good Mexican of the week: All you Mexis who, this week, will become the first in your family to graduate from high school, receive your bachelor's degree, or earn a master's or doctorate — congratulations! Ustedes are intellectual chinga tu madres to the Know-Nothings who say education doesn't matter to Mexicans. All this said, there ain't enough of us achieving our accomplishments, so remember to tutor, mentor, and give back to your community — otherwise, our Reconquista is for naught.

 
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Terry6890
Terry6890

Would it be too much to ask a mexican to obey Americas laws and come here legally? Can we ask them all?

Terry6890
Terry6890

It seems like when you ask a mexican about illegal aliens he comes up speechless.

Terry6890
Terry6890

ALL these mexicans crying about how people are singling out mexicans. POOR BABIES. MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, if you weren't commenting in a stupid section that is called"ask a mexican" people would not talk about mexicants even though they are the root of the problem. YOU can come off with this crap all day long and it is ok but when someone talks about mexicants you cry like a baby. It's ok for mexicants to be racist just no one else. I have an idea for all you illegal aliens and illegal alien lovers: GO BACK TO MEXICO! Are you really too stupid to understand America does not want you here?

Terry6890
Terry6890

I would like to ask a mexican a question or two. WHY should America reward illegal aliens with amnesty for coming here illegally and breaking our laws? Please provide ONE VALID REASON WHY? How come EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN CITIZEN is punished when they break the laws but illegal aliens get amnesty? Do YOU know the definition of ILLEGAL? I would really appreciate it if you could answer these questions? I've asked many a mexican and never got a straight answer.

Askamexican
Askamexican

So can an we cut the balls off the Mexicans so they can stop over populating also?????

Bahamamama87571
Bahamamama87571

hhhmmm what would Jesus think, seems to me HE died for everyone, even those we feel superior of, I agree they should come over legally, we are a blessed nation, I have seen all the food that is thrown out, even in our own homes, food that people in Mexico and other countries would love to have, you have to admit, those that work, work hard, even in the hot sun in AZ, would you? they are not all educated, some try to accomplish this, kudos to them, but before we get all high and mighty with ALL of them, try living the way they do in Mexico because of their corrupt government, by the way seems we are getting a taste of what that is about here also, anyway, Jesus said to love one another and HE will take care of the rest, have faith in the things that matter and if you have bunches learn to share.......

Jenelle
Jenelle

Whose fault is it that the Mexican government is corrupt???

Oi! Girl
Oi! Girl

Why yours of course! Is it the people? Yes in some ways Mexico has a class system if you have money then you can do whatever you want and if you don't tough shit for you. America has a lot to do with their corrupt government. American business have factories over there where they pay for the inhumane treatment of their employees and none of them complain because there just thankful to have a job. American businesses pay their government large amounts to look the other way so they can make cheap goods that you can buy at Walmart. It’s our American dollars and guns that fuel the drug cartels American Addicts that demand their drug supply and American more specify Arizona gun brokers and laws that allow the purchases of guns that are sent to Mexico.

Asklipious2469
Asklipious2469

You need to post your facts with citations of reliable sources to prove your point. You are just plain out ranting here. Not really a sane gesture, at all.

Asklipious2469
Asklipious2469

It is always sooo refreshing to see the opposites of each discussion. Yes, Many Mexicans are just as much hipocrites, racists, trash as any other race.

Asklipious2469
Asklipious2469

So it all the Americans fault? How narrow minded are you?

Candyrotering
Candyrotering

this story has been on Yahoo news for almost a week! Why?!

Simon
Simon

we should ask the mexican about illegal immigrant overpopulation

Bill
Bill

After reading this standard mexican crap about how they treat there dogs and cats just ask the different rescues that have try to clean up there thoughtless ness . But as the New Times has always done make this guy hero and always put down the Sheriff who is the only dept, that's trying help Phoenix has a mayor who is on the payroll the people that want ILeagals here along with this Rag the New Times and its punkass reporters who do not know what goes on in this state and a useless police union that goes along with mayor and does not care that they put there officers in harms way everyday get rid of the mexicans there ruining this state and we pay for there food housing health care while other people that work go without any help. I know this article was written to show how smart he was but it just showed what a smartass he was HERE'S A IDEA LETS ALL SUPPORT THE SHERIFF AND GET RID OF MEXICAN GANGS AND DRUG DEALERS AND RAPIST BUT THE NEW TIMES WOULD NOT DO THAT THERE TOINBEDED WITH THE MAYOR AND POLICE UNION AND MEXICAN MOBSTERS TO HELP THE REAL PEOPLE OF PHOENIX.WHEN ITS TO LATE YOU AND YOUR KIND CAUSED IT THE DEATH OF A GOOD CITY FOR YOUR GREED.

reborr2002
reborr2002

Hey Gustavo, how in the world (como en el mundo ?) did you become, even an amateur writer, I would say journalist, but obviously that is way over your head. Comparing neutering to testicular cancer is shameful to real Mexican-Americans who have a brain and compassion towards other. This type of loss is no different than a woman who undergoes a mastectomy (breast removal in case you didn't understand the word). People who experience these types of cancers experience deep emotional trauma, as well as, medical and physical trauma. I will ask you to go have testicular surgery to remove your "balls" as you called it, and see how you look at your manhood, because that article shows what little manhood you have. You are a disgrace to men, Mexican culture, journalism, cancer victims, human beings and especially "a tu madre". The problem you a dressed is a valid one; the analogy you used was....well....just plain stupid. Find a job that you might be even 1/2 way good at, because you suck at this one. Does your company know what you are smoking on the job?

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Tell you what, cupcake. I agree with you.

The difference being that you are regurgitating liberal PC bullshit, whereas I at least have tried to put some thought, history, context and reason into it.

You happen to be right, but you have no idea WHY you are right.

Jenny
Jenny

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reborr2002
reborr2002

Doesn't sound like you are looking for love...you are looking for a piggy bank...maybe you haven't found someone because you are not worth it. one suggestion..look for a shrink. This post of yours has nothing to do with the content of these topics.

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Speaking of the gentler side of Liberal compassion and understanding...

maria
maria

I am Mexican I live in downtown Phoenix my front yards has no disabled cars and my female dog is spayed. Yes I know all about the Mexican neighborhoods. But I also know there are uneducated whites and blacks living in poor communities. Could be they are spread around and not all in one place. Plenty of people not only mexicans need to better themselves. I find it ofensive and discriminating that your article specifies only Mexicans.

reborr2002
reborr2002

Good one, let this writer drive around any town USA and rural roads USA, and they can see how many others, like whites, have cars, trash, and other unsightly(who knows what) not only on their lawns, but also, on their porches, roofs of their house/trailers, all over their neighborhoods. I wish those people would just admit that their simple and tunnel-visioned minds are all about the redneck separating their empty heads from their empty bodies. Very stupid comment from this individual.

Terry6890
Terry6890

All these "rednecks" ARE American citizens. WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Oh, I got it. THIS kind of racism is bad, but YOUR kind of racism is good.

And YOU are talking about empty heads?

What a laugh.

reborr2002
reborr2002

Well, it has been fun, I have to go now. I guess it is good for me to lower myself to your level once in a while, if nothing else, it makes be grateful for who I am. By the way, about being God, no I am not. But, keep this in mind there are only two perfect beings in this universe..that is me and God...and even he makes mistakes sometimes(like allowing you to be born) hehehehehehe...Psych...on the last comment..it's just that you are an easy target. I must leave for another 2 week trip to some of God's most beautiful areas in the good ole USA. What are you doing this week? No, don't tell me....somethings are best kept to oneself.

reborr2002
reborr2002

Just validated my point, yes I have traveled most of this country N/S/W/E and other countries as well and I have seen racism/prejudice from many angles. I lived in redneck country in several states, and I do give them credit for admitting to who they are, you obviously can spew a bunch of garbage, but your stupidity is paramount in your gibberish. No, I am not liberal, I attended private schooling institutions, and I am proud of my education, heritage, and my country(USA). As far as "cupcake", it sounds like you are gay and love to address males as your "cupcake", but you can leave me out of that part of your life. Maybe if you pulled your head out of your a*s; you could avoid looking out of a glass belly button, which leads you to being full of sh*t. Oh, by the way, I am not biased against gays, I am sure you are.....a good one

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Do you have a problem with reading comprehension? I can take it AND dish it out, which you would know if you had the ability to read and think critically.

No, you are not racist, you just make comments like " their simple and tunnel-visioned minds are all about the redneck separating their empty heads from their empty bodies."

I have news for you, cupcake, you ARE a racist and you just proved it. It is not right to judge any individual by the group. If you had the brains that God gave a termite, you would have recognized that I have been as critical of the white trash talk on this thread as I have the Mexican racists. What YOU did, however, was make a blanket racist statement that all "rednecks" are empty headed. NO race is above criticism, and you can take your dishonest, liberal PC bullshit and stick it.

What the fuck do you know about ALL "rednecks?" Are you God? Are you the world's greatest poll taker?

I never said ALL Mexicans were anything, because such a thing is impossible.

You are obviously a victim of liberal public education. You have been indoctrinated with this brain-locked "progressive" propaganda for so long that you couldn't think your way out of a piss-soaked paper bag with a gun to your head.

reborr2002
reborr2002

sounds like you can dish it out but you can't take it. I am not racist, but I am intolerant of stupidity. but keep in mind, before racist's had to be put in their place by laws to keep things equal for everyone "prejudice was acceptable and a way of life; bur when these equality laws came into play and "so called reverse discrimination was...sooooo wrong". Watch your rantings and ravings because you may have to "take it" whether you like it or not. The reality is that every ethnicity has it's problems, some people believe that theirs is the only perfect one and do quite a bit of trash track, and expect everyone else to sit back and take it; it is no longer that way. So, if you fall into that stupidity class, then you are very correct, I am prejudice against your kind, other that, I am an amicable person that gets along with most everyone with no barriers getting in the way. Last laugh!!!

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

That's what annoyed me about his article, too. His whole attitude is racist; against Americans of Mexican descent, against whites with that "reconquista" nonsense. The man is obsessed with race, and it's disgusting.

Thank your for being a voice of reason. I think you just about nailed it.

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

And as long as you are slinging the term "gabacho" around, how about spick, taco-bender, bean eater, wetback and pepper belly?

You think it is okay to sling around racist terms because you are a poor, "oppressed," Mexican? No problem. You want to use racist terms and talk about the "reconquista," then you can kiss my ass. Whatever sympathy you ever had from me is long gone.

joann miller
joann miller

you know i managed a pet store, for 12 years, and it not just the mexican men, that feel this way, about neutering their dogs, or cats. i once had this man tell me, he did not have to neuter his cat, because it was the female cat, that was the proublem! o, ya, me big macho man.

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Among the other things about Mexican culture that we are not allowed to criticize is the fact that their culture essentially despises women.

Tangled Web
Tangled Web

Dear Phoenix New Times - Can you just get back to your usual Sheriff Joe obsession. All this reporting on other stories dilutes your message.

Joe
Joe

I think it's more Mexican's, unlike "gabachos" think it is ridiculous to spend money on pets even more treat them like they are human...just saying

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

"Gabacho," huh?

Well, unlike "spicks," the "gabachos" have developed a society where we can do more than one thing at a time without screwing it up.

You should try it.

Just saying.

(Sorry, asshole, you don't get to use racist words with impunity.)

El gringo güero
El gringo güero

Congrats are in order for all graduates. Too bad our legislature can't see their way clear to bring the DREAM act to fruition.

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

The dream act, is it?

Is there anything ELSE I can pay for illegal children of illegal aliens? I'm already paying for their school....and their health care...and the cops to catch them and the prisons to hold them in when they commit crimes...and the auto repair costs for the illegals who have hit me without insurance TWICE...hmmmmm...what else?

How about a house? With a pool, maybe? And some more illegals to do the yard work?

Would THAT be enough?

Stank Azz
Stank Azz

I would rather DIE than have MY BALLS cut off.

jp
jp

whats this guys problem? how did it go from pet over population to talking about the history about the Mexicans? Me myself as a Mexican, am making it very successful. I am 22 yrs old and got my own place not on any government aide, got my own health insurance, and pay all my bills with no help. I put myself through college once already, and plan to pursue my education even higher, all by myself. so don't try and put one specific race down, because every race has there low income or uneducated people, no matter if they be white, Mexican, black, or Chinese. No one is better than anyone no matter of income status or education status. Have you noticed how in the bible God never says he is talking to a black man, Mexican man, or white man, it just say he is talking to man. So when you put race behind all the issue of the world and just look at the "main issue" then things will get accomplished and settled.

Joioandkitty
Joioandkitty

wow, right on jp, that could not be said better. keep on trucking!!!!!!!!!11

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Yeah, duuuuuude! Keep on truckin'! Power to the people, off the pig, and Right On!

The '60' are over, cupcake.

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

What? You have a problem with reading comprehension?

The author of this article, "Macho" Gustavo, is the one who can't get away from race. Ask a Mexican, mexi this and mexi that. His entire series of articles is focused on race. Then he made a smart-assed remark about the "reconquista" which is about as racist a comment as you can make. If he wants to start that racist crap, then school is OUT.

Try to follow me here, if you can. YOUR "mexican" homie Gustavo STARTED this racist bullshit, but I don't see you complaining about him, so that makes you just as racist as he is. You leave it alone, I leave it alone. But if you start it, then you get it back in your face in spades, and too damned bad if you don't like it.

So wise up, "mexican." If you are a "mexican," then I suggest you take your ass to mexico and see how successful you are there. If you want to be an AMERICAN, then no problem, because AMERICAN is not a race.

And don't start talking about the bible and posing all moral when it was YOUR "mexican" who started this racist crap.

Now, is THAT clear enough for you, or is English your second language?

Tangled Web
Tangled Web

Here's one of those honorable Mexicans who was pulled off our streets this weekend.

http://www.mugshots.com/US-Cou...

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Nope, not possible. That is just white racist propaganda. ALL illegal aliens come here with a song on their lips, a baby on their hips, and singing the Star Spangled Banner.

Haven't you heard?

abe
abe

Whats your beef meat is meat you eat pork and no bady tells you what to doThe thing is that you never got hunrge .I am a Mexican.Thank god I put my pants the same way you do.

Tangled Web
Tangled Web

We don't care how you put them on, it's WHERE you put them on that concerns us.

TruthTeller
TruthTeller

Hey your Reconquista will only end up with yet a 2nd nation that you have destroyed by your own irresponsible and primitive lifestyles. What is the next stop on your Reconquista, Canada?Truth is that the Navajos and the Apache (and other tribes) would have kicked all of your Mayan asses...so this was never really your land.

Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams

Until Mexico and Mexicans grow up and figure out how to run a country, they will eventually run out of places to suck from. Then, like any parasite, when the host is gone, they are gone too.

The Mexicans have no one to blame but themselves. They could do it if they wanted to.

 
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