Mas…Facebook Video: Lalo Alcaraz on cartooning, politics, and life
Las Cafeteras: ‘If I Was President’ (audio)
East Los musicians Las Cafeteras have long made political progress a signature element of their sound and the band’s new single continues the tradition.
If I Was President — released on Monday, Presidents Day — starts with the son jarocho song Señor Presidente and “then flows into a bilingual hip hop-folk fusion, with lyrics that make you dream, think, come up with alternatives.”
In America, debate over refugees, priorities continues (#TBT 2015 toon)
This started out as just text on Facebook, and then he made it into a cartoon.
Jimmy Stewart stars in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ (restored video)
An outsider goes to corrupt Washington, D.C. Can he drain the swamp?
Mas…Jimmy Stewart stars in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ (restored video)
A woman in the White House is just the start: ‘Madam President’
Democrat Hillary Clinton is already making history. And come November, she could achieve another milestone: Becoming America’s first Madam President. Yet behind the groundbreaking nature of her candidacy lies an absence of women in elected office. The U.S. lags behind the rest of the world in female representation at the national level,
Abstenganse de molestar! We are not pendejos! (photo)
“It’s Proselyte Week here in Orange Aztlán,” POCHO’s anonymous Orange County photographic contributor emailed Wednesday. He put this sign on the front door of his Anaheim townhouse.
“Person after person is coming to ask whether we’ve found Jesus (“¿Ya se les extravió Jesús otra vez?! Qué descuidados son los cristianos con su salvador…”), to try and tell us Trump is more than just a bloviating human camote, to sell crappy chocolates for dubious fundraising efforts, etc. This sign has only been up for a few hours, but so far no one has knocked.”
Vote for me, the generic candidate for president (video)
Sepia photos of parents, earnest advisers, nice lighting and more. What’s not to like? Vote for me, the generic candidate for president!
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Mas…Vote for me, the generic candidate for president (video)
Meanwhile, in America, the debate goes on (toon)
This was just text on Facebook….
Latina Heritage Month Patriot Alert: Obama’s Iran Deal Disrespects You
You crack down on their assets.
You cut off their oil and drill, baby, drill for our own.
We don’t retreat. We reload against any foe daring to test us.
And that is what Iran just did.
So, Congress, you got to kill the deal. The president is playing you. He so disrespects you, Congress, and our Constitution, that he won’t even bring you the treaty.
Mas…Latina Heritage Month Patriot Alert: Obama’s Iran Deal Disrespects You
God, Guns and The Man: The Bill of Rights in One Syllable Words
No law can say you can’t pray the way you want to, or make you pray if you don’t want to, or take your tax and give it to a guy who’ll use it to pray or preach on God, and no law can say you can’t say what you want to say, or print what you want to print, if you have a press; and no law can say that you can’t hang with your friends, or who you want to hang with, so long as you’re cool, and you can
ask The Man to give back your stuff if he took it, or fix what he broke, and that’s cool too.
Mas…God, Guns and The Man: The Bill of Rights in One Syllable Words
The Daily Show: For the GOP, Latino is the new gay (video)
With 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…The Daily Show: For the GOP, Latino is the new gay (video)
Roberta Valderrama exposes the Tea Party (video)
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.
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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Politics’ (video)
Did you know that “politics” is the smart person word for “yelling about the government”? Watch and learn.
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‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)
Think before you leap.
POCHO Estaff Reports: Mi casa? Real Thanksgiving turkeys!
POCHO’s Especial Correspondents spread out across America to celebrate Thanksgiving and sent in notes about their day. Some names were changed to avoid unpredictable results. Read their stories and share your own in the comments!
- Homeboy in East Los: My family’s so Mexican we carved the turkey with a switchblade ·IN MEMORY of SMILEY·
- Dateline, Austin: MEChA cousin Xochiloctl is in the living room refusing to eat turkey and playing Grand Theft Auto 5 instead.
- Nancy in Santana, the O.C.: That awkward moment when three-year-old Cousin Ricardo makes a big announcement that everybody better finish their plates because Mommy spent the whole day cooking the dog.
Mas…POCHO Estaff Reports: Mi casa? Real Thanksgiving turkeys!
Niños Incómodos/Uncomfortable Kids: ‘Mexico must change’ (videos)
“If this is the future that awaits me, I don’t want it,” said the girl in this commercial that ran before last year’s Mexican presidential elections. “Enough of working for your political parties instead of working for us. Enough of cosmetic changes.” Almost everyone said they agreed.
How’s that working out for you, Mexico?
Mas…Niños Incómodos/Uncomfortable Kids: ‘Mexico must change’ (videos)
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)
‘Brown Republican’ Mr. Criminal reveals campaign platform (video)
Brown Republican Mr. Criminal has some serious political ambitions. Painting the White House brown is just the beginning. (NSFW lyrics.)
Pocho Ocho lesser-known effects of the Federal budget ‘sequester’
The “sequester” has already forced the release from detention of some accused undocumented immigrants. Now the budget cutbacks have started affecting other aspects of American government.
Here are eight addtional changes you can expect:
8. The CIA will only poison leftist leaders with cancer on alternate Wednesdays
7. Government procurement contracts now cap toilet seats prices at $20,000
6. Senate expense accounts now limit lawmakers to three gay hooker visits per week
Mas…Pocho Ocho lesser-known effects of the Federal budget ‘sequester’
Toke the Vote urges big turnout for Tuesday Presidential election
(PNS reporting from OAKLAND) “Are you planning on voting Tuesday, brah?” Dale Mendoza scrunched his eyes shut behind his dark sunglasses as he concentrated on his phone call with a potential voter in Arkansas.
“This election is critical, OK, and we totally need your vote.” Mendoza (photo, left) was the team leader of two dozen phone bank volunteers in a basement office in this Northern California city, possible the country’s most pot-friendly municipality.
The smoke-filled room is a California outpost of Toke the Vote, a coalition of pro-marijuana political activists backed by the Zig-Zag cigarette papers company and ConAgra’s Screaming Yellow Zonkers snack products.
Mas…Toke the Vote urges big turnout for Tuesday Presidential election
You say you want no evolution? Vote Dinosaur Party 2012 (toon)
Mitt Romney takes lie detector test at 1982 press conference (video)
This 1982-vintage video shows Mitt Romney — attached to a lie detector machine — at press conference. There is nothing new under the sun.
How Obama’s DREAM Act end run is ruining our democracy (video)
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart goes to the tape to expose the shocking Obama plan to stop the deportation of innocent DREAMERs. It’s an Affront to Democracy, the Action of a Dictator and a Threat to Our American Way of Life.
Got CLAP? (Press release: Conservative Latino Alliance for Prosperity)
[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2012] C.L.A.P. (Conservative Latino Alliance for Prosperity) is holding its Annual Membership Drive throughout the month of June.
C.L.A.P., founded in 1912, is the oldest conservative Latino organization in the nation. For 100 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to return the country to core conservative principles.
These are our guiding principles:
Pillar 1: Immigration
Fact: Rare baseball cards, comics, and stamps increase in value the scarcer they become. With over 50 million Latinos in the U.S., our value to this country has become more and more diluted . As a result, C.L.A.P. aims to deport all Latinos (regardless of residency status) until four or five very valuable Latinos remain. There is power in numbers – very, very small numbers.
Mas…Got CLAP? (Press release: Conservative Latino Alliance for Prosperity)
Mitt Romney: I’m proud to announce my new bank, JP Mormon
Barack Hussein Obama’s biggest donors and best crony capitalist friends at JP Morgan Chase recently lost over two billion dollars in risky trades.
Instead of wailing about this so-called “Wall Street reform” nonsense, I have decided to open my own bank and mega Wall Street trading firm: JP Mormon.
At JP Mormon, we promise to keep your money away from the risky trades of Wall Street and in safe, secure island strongholds.
We will also store your hard-earned trust fund payments in secret European locations, places where Michele Bachman once held dual citizenship.
Mas…Mitt Romney: I’m proud to announce my new bank, JP Mormon