Just what country am I living in anyway?

I’m generally a person who’s not easily offended, but this one absolutely galled me…

So it’s bad enough that it’s election season—that time of year when I get barrels full of junk mail from candidates and others trying to sway my vote and countless messages from politicians on my answering machine. Just knowing that it’s going to be waiting for me when I walk in the front door every night makes me crabby.

So imagine how I felt when I went to listen to my messages and heard ” Hola. Yo soy Antonio Villaraigosa, alcalde de la ciudad de Los Angeles…” coming out of my phone. For those of you who don’t speak spanish (like me), it was the idiot mayor of this God-forsaken city I live in trying to win my vote by speaking to me in a foreign language! Just what country am I living in? It’s clear where the mayor thinks he is.

Before you go and flip out thinking that I’m some racist white guy, remember you’re reading about someone who speaks 5 languages and has lived abroad on two continents. I wouldn’t even have been upset if he’d spoken English first then Spanish later on. But now I know for sure (as if I didn’t already) that the mayor of this city doesn’t represent me or one of America’s greatest cities—his agenda puts him in charge of a metropolis he thinks should belong a little further south…

Needless to say, I didn’t vote for anything he wanted me to—I was absolutely livid.

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