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obamabackWashington insiders all know tonight’s State of the Union address — like every one before — will bring a few surprises.

We asked around town, and our peeps say these are the top eight to watch for:

8. First use of the Booger-Cam™ captures candid live video of bored Republicans

7. Warmup act Oprah Winfrey to Congress: “You get a drone…and you get a drone. Everybody gets a drone!”

6. Obama cruises to the Capitol in a clean 1953 Packard limousine, a gift from the people of Cuba [Mas…]

alparadeWith the Republican realization that exploiting homophobia can no longer bring their hate base to the polls, the GOP is looking for a new group they can use to scare potential voters. POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart why Latino is the new gay. [Mas…]


We borrowed the title of this Tower of Power mega-hit for POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz’ toon about San Francisco hipsters so it’s only fair we show our true love for the Bay Area in general and TOP in particular.

Check out TOP’s performance of What Is Hip? live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 (with guest star Carlos Santana.)

By the way, these are some hip lyrics:

So you want to jump out your trick bag
And ease on into a hip bag
But you ain’t just exactly sure what’s hip
So you start to let your hair grow
Spend big bucks to cop you a wardrobe
But somehow you know there’s much more to the trip [Mas…]

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Jorge Ramos: Let’s treat child refugees like children (video)

by Comic Saenz July 23, 2014 El Now
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Jorge Ramos, of Univision and FUSION, says there is but one moral choice for America: We have to treat child refugees like the children they are — with love.

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Hate Letter of the Day: Dear Lala, you racist hypocrite

by Mexi-Hipocritas July 16, 2014 Cultura
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Mexicans and Anglo Americans are exactly alike. You are just as racist Mejicanoh, oh wait, I mean, Chicano… Meixcan American… I forget, you don’t consider yourselves Mexican… or do you. You MeCHA Aztlanersss get me all confused. Or wait, you don’t consider yourselves Latino but rather.. MESSICAN! ANYWAYS… so, as I was saying, you share […]

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America’s love of futbol is a ‘sign of moral decay’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 27, 2014 Cartoons
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You won’t believe how much your favorite music act costs

by MOON GUAC May 22, 2014 Cultura
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How much would it cost to hire your favorite act for a show? How much for Los Lobos (photographed at their Greek Theatre Cinco de Mayo show)? How much for Christina Aguilera? For Shakira? Justin Bieber? Selena Gomez? Snoop? Los Lonely Boys? Ozomatli? A Priceonomics report crunched the numbers and here are a few of […]

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Roberta Valderrama exposes the Tea Party (video)

by Lucida Grandé May 2, 2014 Cultura
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Roberta Valderrama goes deep into the real heartland of the real America, stand beside her and guide her, to get the real story on the Tea Party, through the night with a light from above. PREVIOUSLY ON ROBERTA VALDERRAMA:

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La Cucaracha: Attack of the right wing cattle militias (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 29, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Equal pay’ battle that Batgirl began is a battle that’s still raging

by Comic Saenz April 10, 2014 Cultura
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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act which prohibits gender discrimination in wages. Back then, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. Fifty years later, women earn only 77 cents for every buck a guy gets, so the battle that Batgirl began is not over.

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Expect these Pocho Ocho ‘surprises’ in the State of the Union

by Especial Correspondents January 28, 2014 El Now
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White House insiders indicate the President’s State of the Union address tonight will have a few surprises for the Congressional and TV audiences. Here are the top eight: 8. The NSA will intercept Republicans’ text messages to each other and display them on the JumboTron in real time 7. President Obama will be sporting snazzy […]

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Lalo Alcaraz, Al Madrigal and Maria Conchita Alonso (audio)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2014 Audio
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POCHO’s Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and Migrant Editor Al Madrigal were on the LatinoUSA airwaves to give a partial “thumbs up” to Maria Conchita Alonso‘s foray in politics with an ad backing a Tea Party candidate for Cali governator. It’s funny, they say, and looking at her entry on IMDB, she probably needed the work. Also, […]

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Maria Conchita Alonso likes a Tea Party guy with cojones (video)

by Verdana Bold January 17, 2014 El Now
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Tea Partier Tim Donnelly wants to be the next governator of Califas, and that means he needs Latino votes. And who could be better to help with Mexican-Americans in Cali than Cuban-American actress Maria Conchita Alonso? Never mind about his hardline position on immigration. PREVIOUSLY ON STRANGE BEDFELLOWS:

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La Cucaracha’s non-lyin’ Mayan prophecies: The U.S. Congress (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 10, 2014 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho reasons Sen. Ted Cruz is still a Canadian citizen

by Comic Saenz January 6, 2014 El Now
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Despite promises, 2013 Pendejo of the Year Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has not relinquished his Canadian citizenship. Here are the Pocho Ocho reasons why:

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Two Commies (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 9, 2013 Cartoons
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Hurricane Marco Rubio on path of destruction, havoc (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 2, 2013 Cultura
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Hurricane Marco Rubio is headed up the East Coast, bringing havoc and destruction wherever he makes landfall.

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