MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president is making one last attempt to get the "United States" out of Mexico — at least as far as the country's name is concerned.
The name "United Mexican States," or "Estados Unidos Mexicanos," was adopted in 1824 after independence from Spain in imitation of Mexico's democratic northern neighbour, but it is rarely used except on official documents, money and other government material.
Still, President Felipe Calderon called a news conference Thursday to announce that he wants to make the name simply "Mexico." His country doesn't need to copy anyone, he said.MORE
Yeah well, we want to get Mexico out of the United States but you keep sending them to El Norte.
Tell you what, we'll make a deal - you keep the homeboys home and we'll let you slide right back into the 17th century and we'll all be happy.
We don't care to be drug down to your level because your 'me, right now' people refuse to plan for the future even when you have the opportunity to.
By the way, the Day Without Mexicans y'all had a few years ago? Can we have another one? It was nice not getting run off the road and crowded out in the grocery stores.