POCHO amigo Flavio Morales dug this oldie up out of the secret vaults that hold the treasured recordings of his groundbreaking TV program Illegal Interns: Live concert footage from 1997 of Take the Power Back by Rage Against the Machine. [RATM is, indeed, raging so there are many NSFW F-bombs etc. Also, if play it loud you can sing along and no one will know.]


kidsellisislandIn 1892, the first immigrant to enter the U.S. at the new Ellis Island immigration facility was an unaccompanied 15-year-old minor.

Not only was she not greeted by howling racists, their faces distorted with unfathomable rage, but she got a certificate and a gold coin.

Bill Moyers reports:

An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, 1892, happened to be her 15th birthday. She had traveled with her two little brothers from Cork County, Ireland, and when they walked off the gangplank, she was awarded a certificate and a $10 gold coin for being the first to register. [Mas…]

The Anaheim Police Department crossed the thin blue line when its officers opened fire with non-lethal weapons on protesting women and children.

Their response also resulted in a City Council meeting being flooded with angry residents, allegations of  evidence-buying, protest fires ablaze downtown and police helicopters silhouetted against Disneyland’s fireworks display.

Here are the Pocho Ocho excuses the “Klanaheim” PD gave in defense of their actions.

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7. Inadvertently switched into Klan rampage mode
6. Dorito Loco Taco Defense [Mas…]