I think it was about a decade ago that I first encountered the work of UCLA professor Otto Santa Ana--how else do you explain how I was able to obtain a galley of his excellent Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse, which was finally published in 2002? I m ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how many cases of leprosy come from Mexico per year?
As the new school year starts this morning at Canyon High in Anaheim Hills, there will be several changes stemming from an investigation into the 'Señores and Señoritas' fiasco of June. The Weekly first exposed the sad spectacle of students dressed as cholos, cholas, border patrol y más complete ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is Mexico a Tea Party paradise?
[Moxley Confidential] Split decision in Overhill Farms case has chilling free-speech implications, dissenting justice asserts
Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness
Headline: Nude Man Found Hiding in Westminster HomeComment by ANGELS09: It was a hot day so he got nude! Can u say he was hoping for a nice young senorita! Oooh yea! Dump Sanchez!Comment by WEONES: That was not a mustache, it was a dirty sanchezComment by MCJONES: Maybe it was his wife's Sancho.. ... More >>
Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
O'Reilly: Now on Coe's shit list, which makes him somewhat more tolerable...In the twisted, irrational world of the Know Nothings, egos and out-and-out weirdness will create foolish, unwarranted rivalries that inevitably lead to the group's downfall. Here in Orange County, of course, you have Min ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] The Mexican swells with Chingón pride
So legendary liar Lou Dobbs quit his CNN show last night, and the expected reactions are flowing in: Aztlanistas rejoice, Know Nothings rail. The campaign against Dobbs was very much a La Raza conspiracy, but California for Coalition Reform head Barbara Coe is also pointing a gnarled, cigarette-stai ... More >>
Clockwork Coker sent me this Photoshop job he saw posted on Crooks and Liars: It's the "Taitz-Tanic," see. Lou Dobbs is being targeted by Media Matters for his questions about Barack Obama's eligibility for the presidency, while Laguna Niguel's attorney/dentist Orly Taitz has recently faced a num ... More >>
As if California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe couldn't get any more out of the mainstream--and if we've done anything in our years at this rag, it's to show that Babs is one of the vilest people to ever live in Orange County (think about that for a bit)--there's this: Coe ... More >>
If I was given a penny for every time California Coalition Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe passed off lies as truths, I'd be richer than Henry T. Nicholas pre-government investigation and Don Bren pre-recession combined. Her latest gaffe proves probably better than ever why Coe's nicotine-staine ... More >>
Saturday Night Live had this skit years ago where they presented a Fugitivesque TV show called The Last Liberal. With all the talk on Fox News and conservative talk radio about the rise of Socialism in Obamerica, Bill Moyers decided to go out and find The Last Socialist to get the other side of the ... More >>
I still don't know all the ins and outs of Facebook, but I do know that I belong to a group called the Orange County Supper Club (and something called "Lou Dobbs Is An Ignorant, Xenophobic Jack-ass!," but I digress). From their website:The OCSC was created to encourage Orange County couples and frie ... More >>
Special year-end edición
TRES QUESTIONS EDICIÓN
"Mexicans on top, everyone else is a bunch of Guatemalans."
'Theyre always little bit more rambunctious'
'Wake up and smell the tacos'
'Bosomy? Not only is that irrelevant, it sails dangerously close to the ingrained misogyny of tabloid coveragesomething I would have thought your paper would want to avoid.'
So why doesn't Dana Rohrabacher want to talk to his Democratic counterparts in California's congressional delegation in bipartisan meetings? Sure, we've heard the official version-- and based on that, I concluded Wednesday morning it was probably just another case of small-minded partisanship. ... More >>
'Anyone who needs to ask why people dance to Los Tigres del Norte has no soul or is a gabacho'
Sept. 9 - Sept. 12
'Why do assimilated Mexicans lose their language and find Spanglish acceptable?'
They Keep Coming . . . And coming, and coming