How do you say “annex” in Spanish?

March 30th, 2006

I have a modest little suggestion that I think both liberals and conservatives will love.

Let’s just annex every inch of territory from here to the Panama Canal.

Liberals will love it because all the “undocumented immigrants” in the U.S. will instantly become full citizens (not to mention all their friends and relatives back home).

Conservatives will love it because…well, discount viagra viagra sale hell…we’re an empire aren’t we? What’s an empire without an occasional conquest?

(By the way, Canada’s invited to join up, too.*)

*Offer not valid in Quebec.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. grumps  |  March 30th, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Um, isn’t that what we did with Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and a fair sized chunk of California? Could it be that the last little bit of empire building was an over reach?

  • 2. Administrator  |  March 30th, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    No, no. We didn’t go FAR enough.

    Manifest Destiny, baby! ;)

  • 3. Peter  |  March 30th, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    Actually, the territory that those states comprise was called the Mexican Cession and was the result of the U.S. victory in the Mexican War in the 1840s.

    It’s been almost 160 years since Mexico lost the war and had to give up territory as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. I’d say it’s time they get over it.

  • 4. steveegg  |  March 30th, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    There’s also the Gadsden Purchase the US made a few years after the Mexican-American War, which solidified the border described in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

  • 5. Chris  |  March 31st, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Pax Americana I like it all we have to do is add some stars to the flag. I am sure some of the western parts of Canada would welcome us as liberators ;)

  • 6. Chris  |  March 31st, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    and Texas removed themselves from the empire of Mexico then joined the US under thier own free will

  • 7. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  September 29th, 2006 at 12:16 am

    […] Unless, he plans on being annexed by the United States soon, he should probably reconsider his analogy. […]

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