Thursday, January 19, 2017

BROWNSVILLE GOES VIRAL OVER SHAM RUBI QUINCEANERA


By Juan Montoya
We are reluctant to even approach this subject because it seems so naco to us that we didn't think that people on this side of the Rio Grande would be carried away by this turn of events.


We were, obviously, wrong.



What started out as a family invitation from the father and mother for "everyone" to attend their daughter Rubi's quinceañera was used by Internet pranksters to make it a worldwide web invitation.
After announcing which bands would play at the event, Rubí’s dad boasted that they would have a 10,000 peso chiva, an amateur horse race with a prize of 10,000 pesos to the winner. Oh, and he also invited – everyone – to the event.


Soon everyone got into the act through Facebook "memes" and the thing spun out of viral control. Pranksters began saying that Shakira, Los Indomables, and other major bands and personages – even the Pope – were going to attend. It was all a sham and Rubi's father clarified it saying that only the family friends of her town in San Luis Potosi were invited.



That didn't stop people from continuing the game. The Kotex Company in Mexico is said to have offered her 20 years of feminine care products,and other companies lined up to reap whatever economic or advertising profit they could get from the fabricated event.




Guess what?
Just yesterday it was Brownsville folks' turn to make fools of themselves.
Rubi and her parents were invited to Brownsville (By who? Who knows?) to ride the wave of their 15 minutes of fame.

Commissioners Ricardo Longoria and Deborah Portillo took a photo op with her and her parents and Portillo even threw in a few trinkets from her jewelry store as a gift. We have no idea what Longoria kicked in.


In fact, Portillo is said to have had her as a special guest at a jewelry style show for her store. The DJ? Longoria, of course.

A furniture store in Brownsville invited potential customers to come in and take a photograph with Rubi nas her parents and join the great fun also.



Then Jennifer's High-Tech Salon and Spa invited her clients over to her shop so they could take photos with them. We even heard that Bogus Ford in Harlingen threw in a Mustang to the family as a quinceañera gift for the girl.




But what is really distressing is that Rubi and her parents were invited to Perkins Middle School in the Brownsville Independent School District where they would give a talk on "culture."


What started off as a joke has now blossomed into a brazen money-making enterprise that has even been allowed to enter our public school under the guise of teaching our school kids this mercantile type of "cultural awareness."



Is it a coincidence that the local daily even has a story about some students in a local school helping out two students to celebrate their own quinceañeras, apparently independent from the Rubi phenomenon and she  shows up?



We can understand commercial enterprises trying to glean some notice from the public by pandering to this type of naco Internet events, but to pass this off as cultural education in our civic government or public education institutions is drastically lowering the cultural bar for a meme laugh.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

speechless and not in a good way.

Anonymous said...

My kid's got a quincenera coming up. Will Portillo give her free stuff? Maybe I should ask her at her city supported reelection campaign event...town hall...outside her district at UTRGV next month. Channel 12 is going to replay the hell out of it all thru May election.

Anonymous said...

I am so embarrassed by the actions of Portillo and longoria. They should know better than to associate with these narcos. I hope the pictures and limited publicity were worth it for you because it will be a topic during re election time. Better yet, just don't run again. We need clear thinking people on our city commission.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention bogus ford gave her a mustang yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I am not a DT supporter but if our school district, our city and OUR TAXES paid for these people, I would appreciate if DT gets RID of such "cultural" activities like NOW>
Next thing you know, the city will declare them "Mr. Amigo" guests.
Mcallen hosts Winter Texans, Brownsville hosts ranch town guests.
I am Mexican, I am a native Brownsville woman and it angers and saddens me that these people will speak to our students and that the BISD ALLOWS IT!!! Culture is the museum, art, music, history of our RGV, even the "Quinceaneras" locally not from some punny pueblo from San Luis Potosi. No wonder we are so behind!!

Anonymous said...

Who initiated this? The newspaper published a different story.
We don't need to add additional problems to our administrative staff
and did the principal at Perkins get approval from the administration
and Sylvia Atkinson? She has to approve everything, you know! This
social media is the cause of all our troubles.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable... This is so embarrassing how Brownsville reacts to a young girl (15 years old) who should be in school and look forwarding to graduating in the near future. But here we have Brownsville giving her the key to the city and pretending she is a Hero. I heard she even spoke at a school rally. How can they let her speak to our children who actually are in school and trying to get a education, while she is out living the dream that Brownsville officials are giving her. It only shows how our officials have no CLASS, common sense or brains to lead this city. Really Brownsville Officials? This is not a game show when your teaching our children that its okay to make a mistake online and gain fortune by it and not get a education. Whats next Brownsville Officials? Your going to pay for her college and forget our own children?

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous!

Help the kids in Brownsville.
Want cultural awareness? Have a low socio economic child from the Southeast area or a student who crosses the border every day just to attend school talk and humble the students on the north side of town. Open your eyes to what we have right here in Brownsville.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch a crock of shit . That shows stupidty and ignorance combined here we have Veteran's walking to Dr. Appt. Car Dealership's i bet wouldn't even donate a ride but yet giving a away a free car this is our society ...

Anonymous said...

Pinches NACOS!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Portillo got a freebee from Cabler at using the Events Center at no charge for her personal gain!

Anonymous said...

Everyone wants their 2 minutes

Anonymous said...

Stupid sheep.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to stupid, it is hard to beat Mexicans.

Nacada said...

Que NACA Portillo se pasó

Anonymous said...

Longoria is a Naco himself. And about him giving something.. Will never happen.. Too frugal.. He only gives himself.

Anonymous said...

So did I heard right from people? Portillo used city property for her personal event and rental fees waived by the city manager????

Anonymous said...

One way to get rid of these naco DJ and Mary Kay jeweler is for Mexico to annex Brownsville. We deserve anything we get, for voting them in.

Anonymous said...

Beaners,beaners,beaners...when will you ever change.

Anonymous said...

She's organizing a wedding fair. Portillo is having over 50 vendors charging each $400 she will make $20,000 from the event. Bunch of crooks. And her jewelry store gets free advertising. Bunch of crooks.

Anonymous said...

These people are getting as bad as white people. Fucking crackers are bad influence.

rita