#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner!

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#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner!

I woke up unusu­ally early this morn­ing, so I nat­u­rally (ehem!) looked up my Twit­ter feed, and came across this from Juli­ette,

Indeed.

While I pre­pared break­fast (huevos rancheros with bacon, in keep­ing with the tex-​mex theme), I pon­dered the deli­cious ben­e­fits of hav­ing a taco truck stop by near my house every day at noon:

  1. A choice of freshly-​prepared, tasty food.
  2. It would encour­age entre­pre­neur­ship and small businesses.
  3. It would prob­a­bly mean that local gov­ern­ments reduced the red tape asso­ci­ated with such an enter­prise — a woman can dream!
  4. Last, but not least, it may put Taco Bell out of busi­ness. (Dis­clo­sure: I got food poi­son­ing at a Taco Bell years ago.)

Win-​win.

It wasn’t until after I fin­ished eat­ing the huevos and bacon and putting away the dishes that I won­dered why #TacoTruck­sOn­Ev­eryCorner trended.

Sooper Mex­i­can explains,

In an absolutely bizarre seg­ment on MSNBC, the Lati­nos for Trump founder says that if we don’t elect Trump, you’re going to have taco trucks every­where!!! I’m not sure why he’s against deli­cious­ness, but there you have it.

Say whut?

Sooper Mex­i­can gets to the core issue much bet­ter than the guy on TV,

Hav­ing been raised in Cal­i­for­nia, I think I get what he’s try­ing to say, but he’s using the worst exam­ple ever because taco trucks are AWE­SOME. It is true, how­ever, that we’ve been far too lax with ille­gal aliens in Amer­ica, and it’s allowed a sec­ondary cul­ture to thrive – one that isn’t assim­i­lat­ing. And that’s a prob­lem. We need to pre­serve Amer­i­can cul­ture and our prin­ci­ples, and when we don’t even do that among our own native-​born kids, we shouldn’t be sur­prised when immi­grants, legal or oth­er­wise, don’t assim­i­late into that cul­ture either.

But c’mon dude, lay off the taco trucks, they’re amaaaz­ing. That’s the worst argu­ment everrrr!!!

In the inter­est of culi­nary diver­sity, I would not only love a nearby taco truck, but also a gyro truck, a pas­trami on rye truck (com­plete with egg cream, of course), an empanadas truck, and a cubano sand­wich truck. On a rotat­ing basis, they would round up the work week nicely.

Speak­ing of cubano sand­wich trucks, if you haven’t seen it yet, watch Chef. Funny and delicious.

Now if you will excuse me, I think I’ll make nachos for lunch.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, news, and cul­ture at Fausta’s Blog.

I woke up unusually early this morning, so I naturally (ehem!) looked up my Twitter feed, and came across this from Juliette,

Indeed.

While I prepared breakfast (huevos rancheros with bacon, in keeping with the tex-mex theme), I pondered the delicious benefits of having a taco truck stop by near my house every day at noon:

  1. A choice of freshly-prepared, tasty food.
  2. It would encourage entrepreneurship and small businesses.
  3. It would probably mean that local governments reduced the red tape associated with such an enterprise – a woman can dream!
  4. Last, but not least, it may put Taco Bell out of business. (Disclosure: I got food poisoning at a Taco Bell years ago.)

Win-win.

It wasn’t until after I finished eating the huevos and bacon and putting away the dishes that I wondered why #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner trended.

Sooper Mexican explains,

In an absolutely bizarre segment on MSNBC, the Latinos for Trump founder says that if we don’t elect Trump, you’re going to have taco trucks everywhere!!! I’m not sure why he’s against deliciousness, but there you have it.

Say whut?

Sooper Mexican gets to the core issue much better than the guy on TV,

Having been raised in California, I think I get what he’s trying to say, but he’s using the worst example ever because taco trucks are AWESOME. It is true, however, that we’ve been far too lax with illegal aliens in America, and it’s allowed a secondary culture to thrive – one that isn’t assimilating. And that’s a problem. We need to preserve American culture and our principles, and when we don’t even do that among our own native-born kids, we shouldn’t be surprised when immigrants, legal or otherwise, don’t assimilate into that culture either.

But c’mon dude, lay off the taco trucks, they’re amaaazing. That’s the worst argument everrrr!!!

In the interest of culinary diversity, I would not only love a nearby taco truck, but also a gyro truck, a pastrami on rye truck (complete with egg cream, of course), an empanadas truck, and a cubano sandwich truck. On a rotating basis, they would round up the work week nicely.

Speaking of cubano sandwich trucks, if you haven’t seen it yet, watch Chef. Funny and delicious.

Now if you will excuse me, I think I’ll make nachos for lunch.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.