L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Hey, Trump! Not in my backyard! (NPR audio)
Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s LatinoUSA talks with Los Angeles Alcalde Eric Garcetti.
The mayor’s message for President Trump? YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!
Mas…L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Hey, Trump! Not in my backyard! (NPR audio)
Epic Halloween #FAILS: KKK (with torches) y ‘Mexicans’ (videos)
Those awkward moments when
- An Oklahoma mayor’s husband thinks dressing up in white sheets and carry burning torches like the Ku Klux Klan would be a fun Halloween idea and
- The president of the University of Louisville, KY dresses as a “Mexican.”
Everyone is sorry now, OK? Can we please move on?
Mas…Epic Halloween #FAILS: KKK (with torches) y ‘Mexicans’ (videos)
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: ‘Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!’ (photo)
Sebastien de la Cruz sings ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ like a boss
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.)
Mexican mayoral contender be rollin’ in a Batmobile (video)
Valentin Gonzalez, a candidate for mayor of Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, wheeled out a “Batmobile” to draw attention to his election campaign Saturday. Gonzalez hopes to link the crime-fighting vehicle with “the return of tranquility and order in the municipality.”
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Mas…Mexican mayoral contender be rollin’ in a Batmobile (video)
Mayor Eric Garcetti: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, LA! (photo)
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (photo)
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s long kiss goodbye (toon)
Attention, Zacatecas: Pocho Ocho top ways to calibrate your gaydar
Benjamin Medrano, 47, won Fresnillo’s July 7 election and will take office this September. His election — he is said to be the first openly-gay mayor in Mexico’s history — has led some observers to speculate that famously-macho Mexicans didn’t really know Medrano was gay, or didn’t believe him when he told them.
Hey, Zacatecas! Try these Pocho Ocho ways to calibrate your gaydar:
8. P.A.N. — not gay. P.R.I. — gay.
7. Maria del Barrio — not gay. Maria del Zona Rosa — gay.
6. Blue Demon — not gay. Santo Gay — gay.
Mas…Attention, Zacatecas: Pocho Ocho top ways to calibrate your gaydar
Attention Mexican voters: Morris el candigato is a freakin’ cat! (video)
Morris the cat is a write-in candidate for mayor in Xalapa, Veracruz, MX. He’s a candigato, get it?
MEXICO CITY — Fed up with politicians they call “rats,” a group of friends in the eastern Mexican city of Xalapa have put forward their ideal candidate for mayor: a cat named Morris.
Xalapa resident Sergio Chamorro, who adopted the cat in August, said the plan began as a joke between friends borne out of their frustration with the Veracruz state government over freedom of speech.
“Fed up of voting for rats? Vote for a cat,” reads one campaign poster featuring the black and white cat, using the Spanish “ratas” for rats and “gato” for Morris.
Mas…Attention Mexican voters: Morris el candigato is a freakin’ cat! (video)
Villaraigosa’s proposal to new L.A. mayor Garcetti: ‘Be my wingman’
(PNS reporting from LOS ANGELES) Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villariagosa has a proposal for incoming mayor Eric Garcetti: Be my wingman.
Villariagosa has been contemplating life after being LA’s mayor — and it’s not looking good. Reviewing his taste for power and dating attractive women who would be out of his shorty league if he weren’t powerful, Villariagosa told PNS he’s worried.
Mas…Villaraigosa’s proposal to new L.A. mayor Garcetti: ‘Be my wingman’
In LaLa Land, in 2005, we were ‘Livin’ Villagairosa’ (audio)
Antonio Villaraigosa came into the Los Angeles’ Mayor’s office with so much promise in 2005.
My radio show on KPFK, The Pocho Hour of Power (heard Fridays at 4PM PST on 90.7 FM) produced and played this also hopeful and playful tune, Livin’ Villaraigosa, to document the excitement and also skewer the anti-Mexican conspiracy theorists who were raising a Reconquista alarm about Villaraigosa.
Mas…In LaLa Land, in 2005, we were ‘Livin’ Villagairosa’ (audio)
NAMMLA: Mayor’s animal love Christmas card ‘a good start’
(PNS reporting from POCHO RICO) San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini’s Christmas card — which features a graphic interspecies love tryst — is “a good start,” the North American Man-Mammal Love Association (NAMMLA) enthused Wednesday.
“We’ve been after the mayor all year to get him to stand up for our right to love our furry neighbors as ourselves,” local NAMMLA leader Juan Don Gamera told a press conference in capital city San Juan.
“This card doesn’t go all the way,” the Boricuan said, “but when he’s not ashamed to show the lion lying down with the lamb, so to speak, it’s a good start.”
Mas…NAMMLA: Mayor’s animal love Christmas card ‘a good start’