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Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?

If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El Martillo Tejano, who promises to protect my people (i.e. The Hispanics) from sleazy insurance companies and give us the most compensation possible in case of a car accident.

Watch Adler inform us about his services in the best Gringo-Spanish I’ve heard in a while.

Take it away Jim!

Reprinted with permission from MiBlogEsTuBlog by Laura Martinez.

[P.S.: Martillo = hammer.]


This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]


This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]

crackerbarrelmcallen(TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 2015 – TEXAS, USA) I’m “on tour” in South Texas, down along the border, screening episodes of the animated series Bordertown, which debuts next year on FOX.

It’s exotic! The indigenous cuisine served ^^^ at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, in McAllen, is like nothing I’ve previously encountered – it’s “quirky.” And I was surrounded by crackers; barrels not so much. [Mas…]


This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War.

Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version of the story next. The video’s not much to look at but the lyrics are killer, so read along below: [Mas…]


“You shoulda told me you was married, baby,” she said. Those were the last words he ever heard. Flaco Jimenez and Ry Cooder explain: That’s the way the girls are in Texas! If not, we’ve got lyrics: [Mas…]

Neo-Nazis, KKK in Texas for swastika lighting and BBQ (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino November 10, 2014 El Now
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Members of the Texas Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the Michigan-based National Socialist Movement (NSM) staged a “show of force” rally against undocumented immigrants Saturday outside the Rockwall County (Texas) Courthouse, according to RUPTLY: [NSFW adult language F-bomb audio.]

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Welcome to Texas! Ride ’em, cowboy, and/or adjust your junk (photo)

by EresNerd September 24, 2014 Las Fotos
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In Freer, Texas, those vehicle rear window decals can get confusing.

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Cold war chills Rio Grande Valley town as raspa rebellion heats up

by THE VALLEY LEMON July 18, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EDINBURG, TX) Eddie’s Raspas, the sunny yellow shack out on Sprague, used to be the place to be on a scorching Valley afternoon. “People would come from all around and say, ‘Eddie, which of your five delicious flavors shall I have today?’” Eddie Cardenas recalled fondly. “It was great.” Until six weeks […]

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Texas GOP politician’s Tweet makes him ‘Pendejo of the Month’

by Especial Correspondents April 17, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican Lieutenant Governor wannabe, was named Pendejo of the Month Wednesday by the American Pochismo Institute (API.) The award followed his Univision debate Tuesday with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (photo.) API’s designation, which is usually not revealed until the end of the month, was […]

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The Irish heroes of Aztlan: The San Patricio Batallón (music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2014 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the brave and tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion, formed and led by Jon Riley, a unit of 200 or so mostly Catholic Irish immigrants who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War. […]

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NPR Audio: Flaco Jiménez and the Legacy of Conjunto

by MOON GUAC March 3, 2014 Audio
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NPR writes: Flaco Jiménez is in his seventh decade as a performer. He’s played with Ry Cooder, Dwight Yoakam, and even The Rolling Stones. Jiménez’s newest album, Legends & Legacies, is a collection of songs that illustrate the legacy of the Latin music style for which he is so well known: conjunto.

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Man disappointed with ‘What Selena Character are You?’ quiz result

by EresNerd February 21, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) During his morning coffee break, local accountant, Lawrence “Lencho” Flores, completed a survey that appeared on his Facebook timeline called, What Selena Character are You? According to sources, Flores was deeply disappointed with the result of Yolanda Saldivar as his character. According to the quiz, Flores is Yolanda Saldivar who […]

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Area couple survives loud radio station promo van at grocery store

by EresNerd November 21, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EDINBURG, TX)  They just about went deaf, but Alcario and Isela Garza braved a radio station’s sonic assault and managed to safely enter the Rancho Sinaloa grocery store here yesterday. The Garzas — who had just left their yoga class — entered the relatively-quiet food market after surviving 150 decibels of banda […]

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Flaco Jimenez vs Los Gabachos: ‘El Mojado Sin Licencia’ (music video)

by GUERILLA ICE August 16, 2013 Cultura
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The wetback drove from Laredo to San Antonio to see his girl — and that’s when the trouble started.

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Texas legislators want to outlaw ‘looking too Mexican in public’

by María Purísima June 25, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) The Texas Senate is currently considering a bill that would outlaw “looking too Mexican in public.” Senate Bill 32 was introduced by senators from East and North Texas who say the law will celebrate American and Texas culture. “Texas has a proud and long history of being American, or Texan, and […]

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Cristela Alonzo is from the Mexican part of Texas, i.e. Texas (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 5, 2013 Cultura
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Texas Mexican Cristela Alzonzo represents (old school Nintendo style) in this Comedy Time Latino clip from 2009. She has also lied on her resume.

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Obama aide’s ‘Chimichanga’ Tweet – racist or not?

by Verdana Bold February 15, 2012 El Now
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In what’s been termed “the tweet heard ’round the world,” Pres. Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted today that a line from a Washington Post editorial— “The chimichanga? It may be the only thing Republicans have left to offer Latinos” — was the “line of the day.” Consequently, and in short order, Republicans began […]

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Sabado Pochonte Video: Puro Party – Celebrating A Genocide

by Barney Asada February 11, 2012 Cultura
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You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll yell at this video. Just don’t shoot the screen, like Elvis. Puro Party — Celebrating A Genocide: Every year, San Antonio, TX, stages Fiesta, a 10-day celebration to honor Texas’ defeat of Mexico in the battle of San Jacinto — the Alamo, remember? This 1992 video takes Fiesta as […]

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