Can I Demand My Day Laborer to Work Better?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And a great hate letter to Gustavo!

DEAR MEXICAN: Hey, mojado, since when do you think it's okay to fuck up the facts of your wretched culture and concentrate on the few who have done something with their lives? For the most part, Mexicans are perverted, short, dark, little, disgusting animals. You fit into that category. They shit out litters to circumvent the system and save their own asses from getting deported. They know that U.S. politicians are panderers to a people with such a "master plan" and will let them stay to shamelessly collect their illegal vote. Funny how illegal Mexicans don't know nor give a fuck about the U.S. other than we beat the shit out of them in a war, and they still hold a collective grudge. Funny how they won't assimilate and love this country. Funny how they know all the ins and outs of how to scam the system, even if it means shitting out anchor babies to keep their sorry asses here. The last thing anyone needs on both sides of the fence is your stupid ass spewing your pro-immigrant, La Raza drivel. You should be exiled from journalism. You should be deported, you weak, little, gay-ass, piece-of-shit liberal coddler.

Baja Rat


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DEAR GABACHO: The facts? I ain't short, dark, little, weak or gay, not that there's anything wrong with any of those characteristics. Anchor babies (better known as "American citizens") can't save their illegal-immigrant parents from getting deported. Illegal immigrants can't vote. Mexicans didn't lose the Mexican-American War—don't you know about the demographics in the American Southwest? Illegal immigrants are largely unable to get federal aid, state driver's licenses, or even a smile from their neighbors. And if Mexicans didn't assimilate, then why am I writing to you in English and quoting the Brothers Johnson when I suggest you get the chingado out of my face?

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DEAR MEXICAN: I recently hired a young Mexican man who was looking for work in a local hardware-store parking lot. Some cultural issues (at least I think they were cultural issues) came up. I am hoping that you can give me some guidance for negotiating and working with a young Mexican man.

This one turned out to be very strong and agile and worked fast. However, he always came with a "cousin" whom I felt I had to pay. His cousins (three of them) were not as competent as this young man and, in my mind, didn't want to work. I ended up paying them, which was a mistake. He later became frustrated with these cousins himself.

Time was an issue. This young man would come and start working when I was at work without previous arrangements and would fail to come or call when he had made arrangements. He had worked for painting contractors that, seemingly, were not concerned about environmental impact or durability of the paint job. One example: He came one day when I wasn't home and hadn't made previous arrangements and painted over an area that had mildew buildup. Nonetheless, he felt he was the "professional" and didn't want to listen to my instructions.

Do you have any recommendations?

Home Depot Hero

DEAR GABACHO: Primeramente, your workers' so-called primos weren't his cousins. Blue-collar Mexicans, while frequently working alongside family members, don't tolerate flojos in their ranks, but they do call colleagues primos as a form of endearment and are always looking out for them; could very well be the Mexican you hired was as disappointed in his primos as you were. More important: Since you're probably hiring illegal-immigrant labor, you're entitled to the work that you paid for. So this falls on you: Did you pay the jornalero a living wage? If so, you're entitled to whatever work you ask for at the time you specify. Or are you codo and paying him below market because you're paying under the table? Then you deserve the crap job you're getting, exploitative lawbreaker—don't you know it's illegal to hire illegals?

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Owebama is a true racist. Why does the US President hate the advancement of the standard of living for Mexico’s poor? Barrack Hussein Obama; how dare you deprive Mexico these young educated and motivated people? Aren’t Mexican citizens the greatest assets Mexico has? Why rob Mexico of these assets? These US educated and motivated illegal alien occupiers (brought to the US as babies) now in the US are the only hope for Mexico and you want to keep them here in the US. They could start businesses, create jobs, and improve the standard of living for the poor people of Mexico. Yet you want to be selfish and deprive Mexico of these talented youth who could make life better for all the people of Mexico. SHAME ON YOU! Have you no compassion for the poor now living in Mexico?  Gustavo Arellano, Steve Gallardo, Nicky Diaz Santillan, and La Raza need to insist that all these young educated and talented Mexicans be sent back to Mexico to help improve the standard of living for the poor Mexicans. Are you with us for the good of Mexico and its people?


I can just see Home Depot Hero wringing her hands about whether she was respectful enough of the cultural differences.  And when he shows up in the middle of the night with his "primos" and knows exactly how to get into the house and rape the living mierda out of her white liberal panocha, she will blame "the system" letting her down. Ay caramba, que tonteria entre los progress-tardos!


This is one of the best, most provocative, truthful columnist I've read!

I hope you expand to other areas / issues. I commend you for addressing the issues and looking forward to reading more. I was shocked at the first letter in this column! I mean shocked! That an actual letter like that was sent. You didn't plant it did you smarty?


Nice reply, Gustavo!  


Dear Baja Rat: 


This  litter-member, aka "member of the Texas and California Bar Associations" votes every single year and registers every single person she possibly can to beat your racist ass down where it belongs.


Signed:  Neither short, nor dark, but a proud member of La Raza!



Don't be too surprised. The hate and vitriol coming out of a certain political faction is actually quite shocking.

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 You know how it goes, I saw an Irishman that was drunk off his ass once, therefore Irsh are drunkards.


The only evidence that counts is the <1% that supports my prejudice, the >99% that counters doesn't count.


"... the common clay of the new west. You know, morons." 10 points to the first that can ID the source.


 @yeska619 It was shocking to see it in writing! in a public arena!

We all have our moments , I'm Greek Canadian , we make fun of, and then love everyone! But that was sick...


 @ladyoctopie Yes shocking to see it in print, but there are lot's of little people hiding behind the pen and shielding themselves with the Constitution and getting away with it. I'm glad he printed it because people need to know how bad it's getting. And hopefully someone will read this and the next time they hear someone saying something in this vein, they will speak up.

(p.s. I hate people talking about Brown people like that. It means they are only one word away from talking about Black people like that.)

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