Star Spangled Banner


El Charro de Oro Sebastien de La Cruz sings The Star Spangled Banner at the NBA finals in 2013. This stunning performance wowed the fans and pissed off the haters. Screw the haters.


Remember when the white wingers were hating on El Charro del Oro, the Mariachi Kid, Sebastien de la Cruz? No? Nevermind. This kid sings The Star Spangled Banner like a boss. (The old boss, Donald Trump, got fired.)

For generations, Americans have revered The Star-Spangled Banner as their National Anthem, singing it at baseball games, karaoke nights and Fourth of July celebrations around the country.

It may come as a surprise, however, that the song’s author, Francis Scott Key, was actually a Mexican immigrant named Francisco Scott Quiñones and that the song was written to his friend and fellow immigrant Jose Canusi after witnessing the storied defense of Ft. McHenry on Sept. 16, 1814.

According to records in the National Archives, the original manuscript (image, below)  begins with the words: “Jose, can you see by the dawn’s early light?”

Long a source of pride in the Mexican-American community, the subject of Francis Scott Key’s true identity is taboo in academia and historical re-enactment circles.

“The National Anthem’s Mexican roots are America’s best-kept secret,” says UCLA Musicologist T. Gray Del Norte. ”And it makes perfect sense if you consider that the Statue of Liberty is French and the U.S. Constitution is based on the Iroquois Confederacy.” [Mas…]


After the second tirade against a US-born Latino singing patriotic anthems, it’s time to say this:

Racist Americans, you are officially cut off. Hand over the keys. Drink some coffee and sober up. Call a cab. Take a hike. I don’t care. Just get off the road.

In the meantime, here’s a lesson on what it means to be American from Vicente Fernandez.


Dave Letterman sure knows how to bring out the best in a girl!

Will this new patriotic video become more popular on POCHO than this musical BurgerBoy hamburguesas commercial Hayek did when she was young and needed the money? [Mas…]

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Sostenemos como evidentes por sí mismas dichas verdades: que todos los hombres son creados iguales; que son dotados por su Creador de ciertos derechos inalienables; que entre estos están la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad.   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

 

And now, with the The Star Spangled Banner, El Mariachi Kid: Sebastien de la Cruz: [Mas…]

Texas reacts to mariachi kid anthem racism: ‘We can do better!’

by Comic Saenz June 12, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Some Texans are ashamed of last night’s racist online reaction to 10-year-old mariachi singer Sebastien de la Cruz’s performance of The Star Spangled Banner at the NBA finals here. “We can do better!” shouted one local activist at a hastily-called demonstration outside AT&T Center today. “How can we expect more people […]

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Ñewsweek: Senior radioactive terrorist, Cuatro de Julio, Frida Kahlo

by Comic Saenz July 8, 2012 El Now
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When quick-thinking U.S. Border Patrol agents detected nuclear radiation coming from the car and determined the passenger was named Raul Castro — just like the brother of murderous dictator Fidel Castro from that prison island of Cuba — they only had one choice: Detain and interrogate. The elderly suspect was eventually “free to go” but […]

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Proud Star-Spangled Beaners: Francisco Scott Quiñones, Jose Canusi

by Victor Payan July 4, 2012 Cultura
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For generations, Americans have revered The Star-Spangled Banner as their National Anthem, singing it at baseball games, karaoke nights and Fourth of July celebrations around the country. It may come as a surprise, however, that the song’s author, Francis Scott Key, was actually a Mexican immigrant named Francisco Scott Quiñones and that the song was […]

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