Cheering for Laredo is pride, no?

For those of you not interested in changing the name of the city or creating a rap song for entry into the Name the Pride of Laredo contest, you can “cheer” Laredo in a Readers Digest contest. Reader Sue had sent me the link some time back and I kept forgetting to post it – now that I have, I can see we are ranked at 197 based on the “cheer” votes we get.

Check it out, maybe you can make our ranking go up higher and win some money for our fair city – not like Men’s Health magazine who keeps hitting us in the knees with their rankings on every subject.


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5 Responses to Cheering for Laredo is pride, no?

  1. stxparrothead says:

    Woo Hoo! Go Laredo šŸ˜‰

  2. Linda Cuellar says:

    The irony in reading about readers digest– in 1964 or so they listed Laredo as the poorest city in US. This was back when their influence was much greater. I was upset by reading about my city’s distinction. I wonder if anyone else remembers that. Put me off on Washington celebrations thinking our resources could be building libraries.

    • Que Fregados says:

      Interesting – I didn’t know that, although I definitely relate on the WBCA stuff. So much more can be done to lift up the community in a fun way but instead events are planned for an elite minority (it is fun, I guess, but not inclusive & then the waste…). Thank you for sharing!

  3. rick78 says:

    How about ” South Washington D.C.” since it’s the only city in the nation who celebrates ,act and portray aristocratic white slave owners on Ole George’s B-day !

    • Que Fregados says:

      Oh Rick – you might not like the latest proposal, but I think it came from Commissioners Court. They want March or April (i forgot) to be declared Heroes month and to become the most patriotic country in the US. It wouldnt be such a bad idea except… just seems contrived and insincere.

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