The 2012 Olympics in London have concluded with a snooze fest of a closing ceremony that could only have been salvaged by the talents of professional British flatulist Mr. Methane, but uproar continues over a silver medalist and his flags. A week ago Leo Manzano crossed the finish line winning a silver medal in the Men’s 1,500-meter final posting the fastest time ever for a runner from the U.S. and A. The former undocumented immigrant who came from Mexico at the age of four took hold of the stars and stripes for his victory celebration in one hand and the Mexican flag in the other. The gesture left Know Nothings and brown clowns aghast alike. The image gave CNN contributor Ruben Navarette, Jr. an upset stomach as he wrote in a recent, much read article, (get some sal de uvas!) but not before Cal State Fullerton Chicana & Chicano Studies Chair Alexandro Gradilla helped pen an open letter to the columnist calling him out!
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