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Author:  Nicholas Stix
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Date:  May 7, 2010
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Have You Bought Your Nike Cinco de Mayo Sneakers in the Colors of the Mexican Flag Yet?

Do you feel a passionate loyalty towards Mexico, and an equally passionate disloyalty towards America? If so, sneaker maker Nike has just provided you with a new way to express your passion.

This is the sort of Hispandering you get only in America.

Nike celebrates Cinco de Mayo with signature shoe
By Paula Monarez Diaz / El Paso Times
Posted: 05/04/2010 04:11:54 PM MDT

EL PASO -- Thanks to Nike, celebrating Cinco de Mayo is not limited to a few shots of tequila.

Now you can run in honor of the holiday that celebrates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Nike created a shoe as a tribute to Cinco de Mayo.

The Mexican flag is the basis color of the shoe. Paul Rodriguez's signature is on the shoe's tongue label....

The reader who sent this along under condition of anonymity—he doesn’t want to get Stephanie Graced—quipped,

I wonder if Cardinal Mahony will give them away after Mass? That way his parishioners will be able to more readily flee from ICE agents prowling the streets of Paicoma and East Los Angeles.

And will George Bush wear them at his new library (sic) at SMU? That way the Hispanic janitor won't be able to hear Dubya prowling the hallways late at night looking for a secret stash of hooch.

In order to help you show the anti-American (except for American greenbacks!) sneaker maker your appreciation, I have provided the following contact information:

Nike USA Consumer Services: 1-800-344-6453, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. (I listed this first, because it’s a toll-free number.)

Nike World Headquarters: 1-503-671-6453, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Nike World Headquarters One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, OR 97005

Nike founder Phil Knight is chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

And if you wish to let the El Paso Times and PR staffer/propaganda officer Paula Monarez Diaz know what you think of their work on behalf of Nike and Phil Knight, the following links are for:

Sending a letter to the editor to the El Paso Times (200-word limit); and

The El Paso Times’ Topix discussion page.

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Biography - Nicholas Stix

Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.

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