The Day America Stopped Working

Demonstrator Lubian Piedras holds up a sign while wearing a sombrero at a planned protest in San Diego, California May 1, 2006.

In what organizers called ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ rallies across the country closed hundreds of restaurants, shops and factories. Construction projects were disrupted, day labor jobs went begging, children stayed home from school and waves of humanity poured through city streets. [source]

Well the stock market didn’t crash but there were a lot of uncut lawns.

This is the funniest picture I’ve seen in some time (talk about ‘thinking outside the bun’).

Because really, economic, political and military power aside, where would America be without it’s burritos?

And what about tacos?

Bush would not be pleased.


  • I’m pretty sure the burrito supply is not dependent on illegal aliens from Mexico.

    Still, I loves me a good burrito!

    Hey, is there any decent Mexican food in Jordan or the ME? There sure as hell isn’t any in Morocco.

  • RocketRay, there’s some tex-mex kind of food in a few resaraunts but i dont know if they’re all still around. I know two that closed after a decent run.

    Dave, what the heck does Jordan have to do with mexican immigrants, burritos and the US?

  • RocketRay, in Jordan, lots of decent restaurants, of all kinds. You can find great mexican dishes at Houston’s, Caballero’s, Centro, etc. They’re just not the fastfood kind. No Taco Bell I’m afraid. But lots of Burger Kings and McDonald’s!

  • OH, and there’s a restaurant in the Intercontinental with great Mexican food. I JUST CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT IT’S CALLED. Damn my memory.

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