I woke up unusually early this morning, so I naturally (ehem!) looked up my Twitter feed, and came across this from Juliette,
Twitter hash #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner is best trend ever. Finally, an issue that unites Americans!
— Juliette A. Ochieng (@JulietteAkinyi) September 2, 2016
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:
- A choice of freshly-prepared, tasty food.
- It would encourage entrepreneurship and small businesses.
- It would probably mean that local governments reduced the red tape associated with such an enterprise – a woman can dream!
- Last, but not least, it may put Taco Bell out of business. (Disclosure: I got food poisoning at a Taco Bell years ago.)
It wasn’t until after I finished eating the huevos and bacon and putting away the dishes that I wondered why #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner trended.
— el ¡Soopèr! ن (@SooperMexican) September 2, 2016
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.
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.