By John W. Lillpop
Contradicting its well deserved reputation as a liberal-infested metropolis that always chooses political correctness over that which is logical and appropriate, organizers of the annual Cinco De Mayo festival in New York City have decided to do the right thing by postponing the disruptive, costly, and potentially dangerous events scheduled for next Tuesday.
As reported, in part, at wcbstv.com, this Cinco De Mayo will be just another all-American May the 5th.
"Though the city is urging everyone to maintain their normal routine, stressing there's no reason to avoid travel to New York City, organizers for the Cinco de Mayo festival in Queens have decided to postpone this weekend's event.
"About 850,000 were expected to attend the festival at Flushing Meadows Park. It's not far from St. Francis Prep, the local epicenter of the swine flu outbreak, and also PS 177 in Flushing, where there are several suspected cases.
"While all the entertainment is coming from within the U.S., organizer Carmelo Maceda said: "We cannot control the crowd. We don't know how many people fly in from Mexico or they just went to Mexico. That's why we don't want to take that risk."
"City officials said they did not recommend the festival cancel their festivities, but Maceda said they couldn't afford to take a chance.
"We start thinking if something happened in the park as a Mexican community we don't have the power or the money to control a contamination of thousands of thousands of people," Maceda said."
Hooray for a smidgen of common sense from NYC!
Any chance you folks could share some of that rare commodity with Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill?