Wednesday, October 25, 2006

CHINO CHINO JAPONES ... That's Fucked ... (listening to Tom Petty)

Ondale … kicking it aqui … es tarde … or is it temprano … I can’t wake up JACK … nomas aqui typing it … como una mes since I said Q-VO to my COMPA … saying nutin … simon … I don’t know about you … BUTT … I just trip out … simon … since este mes … pues much ha pasado … simon … for one homes … beisbal … eastside lost any play aqui en los SERIES … simon … los Yankees and Mets se fregaron … tambien los tapados Oakland A’s … tambien el lay …

It seems el mas chingon orita es Artie Moreno … who claims que some big changes are coming … and they might include big sluggers como ese vato A-ROD … o tambien … MANNY RAMIREZ … ondale … este vato Moreno has the drift that it takes a decade a menos to build algo hasta las chanklas … que no ….

Perhaps the most disturbing and shit que esta pasanda, ese, aqui en NARANJAVILLE es la cosa con ese japon Tan Ngueyn … simon … me and the homes grew up with these vatos … simon … I was eating a bean burrito alli at the beautiful but gruesome Lathrop Jr. high when they all came …simon … I witnessed that pinche invasion of the Vietnamese aqui en nuestra tierra … sanTana …. tu sabes homes … the golden city …

Their invasion required Vice Principal Vince Tafolla to request … pues … mas mesas for “los japones” …

Fucking vatos … ate like mothers … hung out donde podian … and we challenged them to all deportes to the max …

It was cool para nuestra … their arrival was like ese vato Tiki Barber announcing his pinche retirement … early enough to allow planning for him … but not funding for whoever … homes …

Simon … we tripped out …even counted a veces …

AHORA … this TAN vato comes out with a wetback letre para fregar … puro pedo … as I don’t recall any mojados complaining … unless you consider Jose Solario a mojado … and we do … eeeeeee

BUTT BRO …get this ese … our pansas estaban llenado with TAN for some time … simon … he and his green signs and OILY HAIR that said “GO WITH TAN” made no sense … en el barrio …

Simon … his green signs … on a square papel … dark green with a circle in the pinche middle … colored light green … “GO WITH TAN” en black … ondale … it was annoying … and everywhere …

It was annoying because porque … simon homes … why go with this pinche chino … simon … who … why … how come … que pues …. VAMANOS!!!!!!!!!! ... ondale ... that's how it is aqui ...

He’s fucked up … SIMON!!!!!!!

BUTT nuestra homies … pues … we’re all brainy and shit … simon … fuemos a la library and thought about it …. Simon …

Simon … and en conclusion ... pues we suggest ... pues ... GET NAKED TO VOTE RAZA … simon … GET NAKED FOR RAZA … simon … with all the give and take en nuestra politicos … and the ins y outs de la fidea … just get NAKED FOR RAZA … simon … NAKED FOR RAZA …

I agree with sanTana mayor … ese Miguel Pulido … if true … that too much is a good thing … simon … to much RAZA on the sanTana council is too obtuse … to consafos … to chingon … too much menudo … too pinche tapado … although STANDIFORD was not este solution …

Simon … BUTT … every pinche cosa I rec’e en el mail … pues says RAZA … and RAZA’s a firme 4 letter word …

BUTT in the end … it will be up to voting para usted … someone who will take your hit … someone who will back you up … someone who … pues … que entiende … and that’s NOT TAN NGUYEN … simon … he won’t back us up …won’t understand us … and will do “WHAT IT TAKES” to divide nuestra roll to gain a stinky seat …

CHALE CON TAN NGUYEN … he cant’ write worth shrimp scampi!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

sanTana's New Asst City Mgr's Pet Weasel ... (listening to Chinito Chinito)

Ondale … so what’s up with sanTana hiring a un pinche ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER … this nuevacita ASSISTANT MANAGER DE ESTE CIUDAD … CATHERINE STANDIFORD … has a similar historia aqui en NARANJAVILLE … and la historia de MANAGER’S DE CIUDADES … pues es boring to the max …

Simon … unless hables de este managers organizing with community groups … simon … un coup de etat to traditional council-mayor-city manager relations … simon …

Ask anyone adentro … pues … quien tiene mas huevos … and los que saben will tell you … MANAGER DE LA CIUDAD … simon … a veces the MAYOR in big ciudades come el chante de ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA … etc, etc y etc …

BUTT this es sanTana and the question is a firme one … who has mas huevos … more power … nuestra MAYOR MIGUEL PULIDO … or (the role de) EL CITY MANAGER …

BUTT in this instance or selection de CATHERINE STANDIFORD FOR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER … the spouse issue is an interesting one …

Standiford esta casado con un mocoso feo … se llama JOHN STANDIFORD … simon … and he’s a pinche pist … simon … he’s currently a DIRECTOR OF ALGO con ese RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (RCTC) … (mas o menos el OCTA de 909) … simon … and this RCTC chante is responsible for the pinche “PLANNING AND FUNDING” de los highways and otras pinche calles … along with eminent domain chingasos …

Pero … este JOHN STANDIFORD … pues es weasel to the max … simon … check it out … back en 2002 … RCTC was campaigning to renew its ½ cent sales tax por transportation projectos … simon … AKA OCTA’S MEASURE Msimon … and the vato was sucking cigars por “EDUCATION OUTREACH” … simon … going out and selling the renewel del ½ cent sales tax to 909 big shots and their gente … que no …

Ondale … BUTT … right in the pinche middle de the ½ sales tax CAMPAIGN de RCTC … SABES QUE … JOHN STANDIFORD QUIT … simon … STANDIFORD GAVE UP on his organization … simon … and right in the middle of the campaign … simon … cuando el 909 needed staff the most … this vato hit the road …

The vato quit to come work for OCTA … simon … and who knows why … but apparently … mas dinero and maybe a promised position … and maybe a pinche big chunky BANANA TUMMY … quien sabe …

Ondale … the vato left tambien, maybe, porque he thought RCTC would lose it’s ½ sales tax renewal campaign … simon … the vato resigned and left RCTC laughing like a menso as he rode Metrolink a su chante …

Ondale … RCTC staffers were pissed … maybe felt betrayed … maybe realized he was a pendejo …

Pues … ondale RCTC eventually won it’s campaign to renew its pinche ½ cent sales tax … and ondale … guess what … a few months later … ERIC HALEY … the short Irish EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR de RCTC gets a llamada from JSTANDIFORD … and they meet … and large sucking sounds down south seconds despues … STANDIFORD … is brought into a new position with RCTC … simon … he left as a MANAGER … and returned as a DIRECTOR …

Ondale … the NEW DIRECTOR POSITION wasn’t opened to the public … and STANDIFORD brought his loud sucking sounds del sur with him backt to RCTC … and staff and officials were pissed off …

The vato’s a weasel … laughs through his nose … looks very old … and is having a distressed time seeing his vieja climb the ADMIN LADDER VIA CITY MANAGEMENT … she apparently has decent gente skills … JOHN STANDIFORD has none …

Ondale … I just hope SRA. STANDIFORD doesn’t bring her weasel into NUESTRA CIUDAD … simon …

Friday, September 08, 2006

A Texas Ranger Roundtable ... (listennig to Maze)

Ondale ... just as the National Latino Congreso gathers this week en EL LAY ... timing couldn't be better ... El Gov de Barrio Califas X13 releases a taped meeting from last spring ... where he and an aide talk like pinche Texas Rangers ... before a hunt ... simon ... he and his Democratic chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, talk about the mysterious ethnic ID de la Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia (LA POINTY FACE) de la Inland Empire ... is she a wab, mayata, PR to da DR, Cubana ... who knows ... "SHE'S NOT MEXICAN," Kennedy dice ... "NO," EL GOV quickly replies ...

The LA Times breaks down the taped conversation ...

"Bonnie Garcia is great," Kennedy says on the recording.

"She's a ball-buster. She's great. Is she Puerto Rican?"

"She seems to me like Cuban," Schwarzenegger says.

"She's not Mexican," Kennedy replies.

"No," the governor agrees.

"But she said something," Kennedy says, "and I thought, I thought she was Puerto Rican."

Then Schwarzenegger offers a theory.

"She maybe is Puerto Rican or the same thing as Cuban. I mean, they are all very hot. They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it."

Check out the rest aqui ...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Coca'd Y Cola'd Out ... (listening to It's Only Rock 'N Roll)

Ondale … the $250 plus million calle cosa of Measure M funds, other loco local cash, state fidea and fed fidea tambien will do wonders para nuestra GOLDEN CITY … simon … tearing up the calles … putting pretty ones … wider ones … bigger white lie lines … bigger chino yello lineas hasta no where …bigger smelly spreads to drive through … ondale … and more so … putting NARANJAVILLE on track as a ROUTE to MOVE GOODS AND SERVICIOS Y TAMBIEN INDUSTRIAL WASTE throughout this part of the region for the rest of the region … y-que … simon … if you unsuccessfully push the INDUSTRIAL ICE through los freeways con safos … pues try the major ciudad calles mejor … and if that don’t work take a pinche short cut through the GOLDEN CITY … simon as a TRUE-CLASSIC HUDCAP to all your pinche consumer dream … and shattttt …

And the best part is that MEASURE M is a must … to fit in with the whole califas transportation commish PLAN DE AZTLAN …

BUTT what this will lead to is mas trafico … mas gente on wider calles y sidewalks … simon … mas canestas outside your chante … and the ha-ha-funniest of all is mas PLATAS DE ALUMNI …

Simon … la otra dia … alli on las FOURTH Y BUSH … waiting for a green pill light … and en frente de mi was a LEXUS … firme carucha .. with YALE ALUMNI PLACAS … hey … who goes to YELL … the carucha looked pinche comfy … and the driver looked smelly …

Tambien … earlier … there were PLACAS de CAL POLY POMONA … SLO … ucla … Stanford … and all the top ten escuelitas that offer ETHNIC STUDIES COURSES … tambien there was even EL DRACULA con sus BRISTLE TECH PLACAS … sanTana college …

Ondale … bigger calles are for showmanship of goods and servicios that we don’t even need … and as freeways become CLOGGED like a sanTana sewer systema … and METROLINK and the R/R luchan over who has first rights to los tracks and shit … simon … count on industrial waste to pass nuestra calles in truck loads … and it’s happening …

Ondale … and better yet … look for an ART LEAHY letter saying … simon OCTA supports the transfer of shit through the GOLDEN CITY … in exchange for a PASSED MEASURE M … and expect sanTana MAYOR PULIDO TO piss the same …

ALUMNI … RAZA ESCUELITA COSA …

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ruben Salazar Article de 1961 ... y -que ... (listening to Rewind That)

Ondale ... below is an interesting article written by Ruben Salazar on January 8, 1961 ... for the EL LAY TIMES ... simon ... Salazar covers the battle to incorporate EAST EL LAY into a pinche ciudad ... ondale ... the campaign failed but if passed, who would have been MINNIE ME ... EAST EL LAY or sanTana ... it's class struggle ... GENTE vs. BUSINESS ... what's trippy es que el CASTRO "BIG PAPI" THEORY pops up ... simon ... during this tiempo (even hoy) gente thought that Castro's takeover of Cuba would menstruate over onto RAZA in Latino Americano y tambien los ESTADOS UNIDOS ... like a spilled hoya de frijoles ... that we'd all become RED BEANS ... check out the article ...

Mexican-Americans Move into New Era of Political Awakening January 8, 1961

LOS ANGELES—Lorenzo Marquez, a 30-year-old Mexican-American who lives on Brooklyn Ave. in East Los Angeles, is experiencing a political awakening.

Until recently, Marquez, a mechanic, thought a workingman's business was that of doing his job well and taking care of his wife and children. But on Dec. 1, at a hearing before the Board of Supervisors, Marquez carried a placard which read:
"Have a heart. Let East Los Angeles Incorporate."

Taking time off from a greasy transmission which he was repairing, Marquez recently mused:
"You know, my father lived in East Los Angeles for 45 years. He never became a citizen of the United States and never even learned to speak English. I remember once after I got back from the Army I asked him why he never learned English."

Things Are Different Now

He answered half seriously, "Who wants to speak to these gringos?"

"Well, my good father belonged to another generation. Things are different now and I very much want to talk to my neighbors, no matter what their national origin is."

"I'm working for the incorporation of East Los Angeles because I know that Mexican-Americans can progress only if they participate in civic affairs. Though my father worked here for almost a half a century, his heart was really in Mexico. I know nothing about Mexico, but I know something about East Los Angeles. It's my home and I want it to get better. If we make it into a city we Mexican-Americans will at last have a voice in our civic affairs."

Others Have Their Objections

At the meeting in which Marquez carried his incorporation placard, another man was there with different ideas about East Los Angeles. He was George Hansel, president of the East Los Angeles Improvement Assn., who told the lawmakers that he represents property owners on Atlantic Blvd. and that 85% of them are against the incorporation.

Hansel, who said East Los Angeles now enjoys a tax rate of 17th from the lowest among 80 communities in the county, told the hearing in part,

"(There) seems to be an awful lot of money spent for the incorporation of East Los Angeles, but we don't know where the money is coming from . . . ."

"We feel that with the revenue of a million to a million and a half dollars at stake that we should have better control and a better accounting of who is going to be city manager, the city government and what they have in mind."

(Charges have been made, though not by the official opponents, that if East Los Angeles is incorporated it will become another Gardena-type gambling town and that gangster elements will move in.)

East Los Angeles is a workingman's district with the reputation of being more wicked than it really is. It has the police problems characteristic of low income communities in large metropolitan areas.

Gang riots, dope peddling and shootings have marred its character in the eyes of people outside East Los Angeles.

Has Better, Less Spectacular Side

But the East Side has its better though less spectacular side. Mexicans love big families and like to raise their children without moving around. The many modest, but well-kept, homes attest to the Mexican-American's love for the "hogar" (family home). Most have been there for generations and intend to stay there, unlike their higher income brother who hopes sometime to buy a larger home in a "better neighborhood."

East Los Angeles' old business districts along Brooklyn Ave. and 1st St. could be something out of Chihuahua City or parts of Mexico. There is everything from chorizo (Mexican sausage) factories and tortilla factories to used clothing stores and cobbler shops where worn shoes are remade from top to soles.

Then there is the "new" East Los Angeles in the northwestern side.

There, West Bella Vista, with its new tract homes, and Atlantic and Whittier Blvds., with their supermarkets and car dealers, point to what all of East Los Angeles would like to be. New East Los Angeles is flanked by Monterey Park and Montebello, two communities which eye the territory as possible revenue-producing annexation land.

Decision Thursday

Next Thursday, the Board of Supervisors will decide whether an election should be called on the proposed incorporation of East Los Angeles and, if so, what the boundaries would be.
On the surface, the squabble centers on two basic issues:
The proponents of the new city, in which the 60,000 to 70,000 residents would be overwhelmingly Mexican-American, claim they seek a long-overdue community identity and that the run-down sections of their area would improve under home rule.

The opponents, business interests along Atlantic and Whittier Blvds. and some property owners in West Bella Vista, argue that a new city would only bring new taxes. This new burden, they contend, is unnecessary because they now receive excellent services from the county government.

The Citizens Committee for Incorporation of East Los Angeles knows that if it excluded West Bella Vista and Atlantic and Whittier Blvds. from its incorporation plans, there would be little trouble in forming the new city.

Integral Part

But the committee feels that these areas are an integral part of the proposed city and that businesses on Whittier and Atlantic Blvds. owe any economic success they might have to the support of the Mexican-American population in the East Side.

However, the hundreds of signatures on petitions filed with the supervisors which ask that East Los Angeles not be incorporated or that their section be excluded attest to the great concern many have over the proposed creation of the new city.

The Rev. William Hutson, a top Catholic Youth Organization official, who was influential in the recent incorporation of Pico Rivera, feels that opponents to the new city "suffer from vain fears."
"I know and have worked with East Los Angeles people for years,"Father Hutson said. "I trust them without reservation. In no hands would democracy be safer. In a time when Fidelismo (Castroism) is making strides among Latin Americans, I see the reverse trend in East Los Angeles. In the future, East Los Angeles will be not only an economic asset, as it is now, but also a social and political asset in Los Angeles County. Besides, the incorporation of East Los Angeles would make the residents better Americans."

The map filed with the supervisors by the proponents of the city of East Los Angeles is of a 38-sq-mile area containing about 17,000 dwelling units. The 1959-60 assessed valuation of the area is approximately $27,661,570, according to the tax division of the auditor-controller of Los Angeles County.

The incorporation position, signed by at least 25% of the property owners representing at least 25% of the assessed property valuation, describes the proposed city as follows:
Bounded on the north by Floral Dr. and a line approximately one-half mile north of Brooklyn Ave., bounded on the west by the city of Los Angeles north of 3rd St. and by Eastern Ave. south of 3rd St., bounded on the south by 3rd St. west of Eastern Ave. and by Telegraph Rd. east of Eastern Ave. and bounded east by an irregular line along Goodrich Blvd. and in the general vicinity of Atlantic Blvd.

Proponents say that the city of East Los Angeles would not fall into the category of industrial cities that incorporated to keep out homes, so school taxes could be avoided, or dairy cities, which were created to protect milk farms from urban development.

"These are not true cities, as East Los Angeles would be," an incorporation tract reads. "These are nothing but incorporated tax loopholes . . . . The incorporation of East Los Angeles is a dramatic story of a people, who once controlled California, and now want to enjoy self-government."

Over the years several groups have attempted to incorporate East Los Angeles without success.
Speaking at a Public Relations Counsel Conference in 1956, councilman Edward Roybal observed:
"One of East Los Angeles' biggest failures is a lack of coordination among Eastside Organizations."

This does not hold true anymore. Twenty-three Mexican-American organizations have a co-ordinating group called the House of Delegates. The membership includes such organizations as the Council of Mexican-American Affairs, Catholic Youth Organization, Inter-American Club,
Inter-American Library Assn., Lulacs and the Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee.

Not Directly Involved

The House of Delegates is not directly involved with the incorporation as some of its member groups lie outside the proposed boundaries. But it encourages all Mexican-Americans to exercise their civic rights and obligations.

It is estimated that there are from 600,000 to 750,000 Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles County and politicians drool when they dream of controlling this group as a bloc.

The East Side of late has been able to point with pride to one of its own, Judge Carlos Teran, who was appointed municipal judge by Republican Gov. [Goodwin] Knight and later superior judge by Democratic Gov. [Edmund G. "Pat"] Brown.

Political Victory

But East Los Angeles only recently tasted its first real political victory when attorney Leopold G. Sanchez, a novice politician, beat incumbent Judge Howard H. Walshok by a vote of 23,767 to 20,519 in the East Los Angeles Judicial District.

In part, it is this political consciousness on the part of the East Los Angeles Mexican-Americans that disturbs some anti-incorporation petitioners.

"It's not that I want to deny anyone the right to democratic process," a West Bella Vista resident said. "It's that I feel that they're forming a bloc and I wonder whether they have my interests in mind, too."

Complaints by anti-incorporation East Los Angeles residents might be summed up by a letter which appeared Dec. 23, in the East Los Angeles Tribune:
"I am opposed to East Los Angeles' incorporation," it read. "I have lived here many years. My folks moved out here in 1922. The majority of the people I talk to are satisfied the way we are now."

"I think a few aspiring young men are looking for a city job. Several of them aren't even property owners, so why should they be concerned. It's for a selfish reason."

Movement Leader

Leader of the incorporation movement is Joseph Galea, an attorney. Among the advantages listed by his committee are:
There would be no new property tax in the new city with income coming from gasoline tax returns, in lieu of tax returns, sales tax, county gasoline tax returns and liquor license fees. These would provide a surplus over expenditures. The "Lakewood Plan" would be used, with municipal services being furnished by the county on a lease plan.

Businessmen along 1st St. and Brooklyn Ave. are generally for the incorporation because they feel a closer affinity to the old "East Los Angeles." The businesses on Atlantic and Whittier Blvds. are generally bigger and have more modern facilities.

Alfred Paquette, who operates a sportswear factory at 3545 E. 1st St. which he says grosses about $2 million a year, puts his faith in the proposed new city.

"My business has been here for about 15 years and I am for the city of East Los Angeles because I'm interested in this area from a business standpoint."

John Siegwein, a property owner in West Bella Vista, thinks it's a mistake to think of East Los Angeles, especially his area, as strictly a Mexican-American section.

Cosmopolitan Group

"The falseness of this statement becomes readily apparent when Bella Vista is included in this area. Here we have a very cosmopolitan group of home owners and they are all Americans. There are people of various European, Latin and Oriental ancestries here and they embrace a large variety of religious beliefs and are living in harmony."

"We enjoy excellent county services and we want to continue to enjoy them. Should we become part of a new city, a city council could change all this. We feel that the city property tax is inevitable if the proposed area is incorporated, and we feel that this tax will be particularly oppressive on the 653 parcels in West Bella Vista."

But to Mrs. Elizabeth Porras, also of West Bella Vista, the fact that her area and the Atlantic and Whittier Blvds. business houses are the "nice parts of East Los Angeles and most prosperous proves why they belong to the proposed City of East Los Angeles."

The Board of Supervisors has a tough job cut out for it on Jan. 12. The supervisors must decide whether West Bella Vista and Whittier and Atlantic Blvds. should be included in the proposed new city. If these areas are excluded, the proponents of the city of East Los Angeles will complain that they have been robbed of much of the tax base required for the city and of the added prestige which West Bella Vista would bring the new city.

If the supervisors approve the tentative boundaries, businessmen will protest that they are headed for higher taxes and a group of homeowners will complain that they are being forced into a community for which they feel no affinity.

Ruben Salazar's Last Article ...

Ondale ... the following is the last article written by Ruben Salazar ... written on August 28, 1970 ... the next day, Salazar was killed by LA Sheriff's ...

The Mexican-Americans NEDA Much Better School System
August 28, 1970

A week ago today Vice President Agnew stood in a sea of television lights at the Century Plaza Hotel to announce the formation of a new national organization to promote business development among the nation's 10 million Spanish-speaking citizens.

Agnew said the undertaking would help ensure that "Americans of Hispanic descent get a fair chance at the starting line."

By the end of the day, thanks to the great coverage the Vice President gets from the news media, the whole nation knew of the formation of the National Economic Development Assn. or NEDA.

In the barrios Chicanos immediately started calling NEDA NADA, which in Spanish spells "nothing."

Why this rude put-down about an organization which undoubtedly will help some worthy, energetic Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs?

The bitterness stems from the distortion of priorities in this country.

Just two days before Agnew made his announcement, Sen. Mike Mansfield complained that too much attention was being given to the ABMs and the SSTs and not enough to the ABCs.

NEDA, started with a grant from the Small Business Administration, will initiate business development for the Spanish-speaking through public and private sources, it was announced. Fine. Great. Long overdue.

But is it accurate for the Vice President to say that NEDA will ensure that "Americans of Hispanic descent get a fair chance at the starting line"?

NEDA, as good a concept as it is, will invariably help only those who have already made it—those who are in business or ready to go into business. This is hardly the "starting line" for the Mexican-American in this country.

The following has been said and written many times but it has yet to effectively penetrate the minds of our national leaders: The Mexican-American has the lowest educational level, below either black or Anglo; the highest dropout rate; and the highest illiteracy rate.

Yet, bilingual education was one of the items President Nixon vetoed in the educational bill. The veto was overridden but the veto indicates a strange definition the Administration has about where the "starting line" is.

Martin G. Castillo, chairman of the Nixon Administration's Cabinet Committee on Opportunity for the Spanish Speaking, said during the NEDA press conference that the Vice President had recently donated $10,000 to the Salesian Boys Club from proceeds of the sale of Spiro Agnew watches.

Castillo complained that this gesture typifying the "other side of the Vice President" got little mention in the news media.

That may be. But something besides the Vice President's Spiro Agnew watch gesture was being ignored by the news media.

On the same day that Agnew was getting nationwide publicity over the formation of NEDA, the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity was winding up a two-day hearing on minority educational problems. The Vice President and NEDA got the lion's share of the publicity.

Complained Sen. Walter Mondale, chairman of the committee: "We found that the best way to get television cameras out of this room and reporters to leave is to hold a hearing on Mexican-American education. There doesn't seem to be any interest. Yet this is the second largest minority in America."

Mario Obledo, director of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, told the senators that it was a "tragedy on the part" of federal and state government to ignore the educational problems of Mexican-Americans.

"How do you bring this to the attention of the American public?" asked Obledo. "Does it require some overt act of violence to bring it forth, or can it be handled in a manner that is conducive with the American way of life?"

Father Henry J. Casso, also of the Mexican-American Defense Fund, asked Sen. Mondale: "How long would you and I continue to do business with a lawyer who lost eight out of 10 cases; a doctor who lost eight of every 10 of his patients? Being a religionist, what would my bishop do if I lost eight of 10 parishioners?"

"Yet, the institutions, including government, have remained mute to see eight out of every 10 Mexican-American children drop out, kicked out and pushed out of the educational institutions of this country. No one has asked an accounting for the vast sums of public money that have been wasted. But the young are demanding an accounting and I stand with them."

Dr. Hector Garcia, a Texas physician and former member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights who was dumped from the commission by the Nixon Administration, testified that 80% of Mexican-American students in Texas never get past the sixth grade.

" . . .the system has not worked for us," Dr. Garcia said. "I am here as a capitalist. I am one of the few Mexicano capitalists. They say, 'Dr. Garcia, why do you criticize?' I say, I only criticize because I want more Mexicano capitalists, educated, in college . . ."

NEDA, then, will mean little until the government is serious about creating more Chicano capitalists—through good schools.

Remembering Ruben Salazar ... (listening to Stomp)

Ruben Salazar is briefly covered in today's LA Times ... Salazar died after being shot by tear gas projectile shortly after he was covering the Chicano anti-Vietnam War Moratorium rally in East Los Angeles in 1970. He was a reporter and columnist at the Los Angeles Times and the news director of Spanish-language television station KMEX in Los Angeles

Salazar was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, across the Rio Grande from El Paso on 3 March 1928. A year later his parents, Luz Chavez and Salvador Salazar, a watch repairman, moved across the river, and Ruben grew up in El Paso. He attended primary and secondary schools there and learned to practice the Boy Scout virtues. After high school he entered the U.S. army, where he served a two-year tour of duty just before the Korean conflict. Out of the service and now an American citizen, Salazar entered the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and received his B.A. in journalism four years later in 1954. During his last two years as a student at UTEP he worked as a reporter for the El Paso Herald Post, where he demonstrated both great interest and skill in investigative reporting.

... tambien, a brief discription of the last few minutes of Ruben Salazar's life ...

... tambien ... here's a list of selected articles written by Salazar ...

El Paso, 1955-1956
"Speakeasies Sell "Atomic' Booze in South El Paso"
"Mexican-Americans, the Border, and Braceros, 1961-1965"
"Mexican-Americans Move into New Era of Political Awakening"
"Murder of a Crusader Underlines Tijuana Choice: Reform or Go Red"
"Civic Leaders Troubled by School Dropouts"
"Spanish-Speaking Angelenos: a Culture in Search of a Name"
"Latins Here to Protest Bracero Law"
"Growers Hit 'Meddling' with Bracero Program"
"Mexican-American Lag in Schooling Income"

Foreign Correspondent, 1965-1968
"Dominican Leader Denies Red Charge"
"Who Would Get U.S. Fire, Junta, Rebels?"
"Students, Army Troops Battle in Mexico City"
"Wonderland of Color Welcomes Olympics"

The Chicano Movement, 1969-1970
"Militants Fight to Retain Spanish as their Language"
"Chicanos Hold 5-State Event in Colorado"
"United Farm Workers to Hold Rally, Woo Mexican Farm Workers"
"Brown Berets Hail 'La Raza' and Scorn the Establishment"
"Bilingual Texas Public School Gains Support"
"Latins Form Distinct Class, U.S. Aid says"
"Maligned Word: Mexican"
"The 'Wetback' Problem Has More Than Just One Side"
"Chicano's Long Love Affair with Democratic Party Ends"
"Mexican-American School Walkout Focused on Problem"

Monday, August 28, 2006

Firme Interview ... Firme Features ...

LAist has a firme interview with 25 year old LA Weekly Reporter, Daniel Hernandez ...

Here's a peek ...

Why did you move from the Los Angeles Times to the LA Weekly? How are the jobs similar and different?
I owe The Times lots. They taught me so much. They gave me freedom and room to work, and pushed me to push myself. Everyday the people there amazed me, their talent and drive. But The Times has a very clear, very rigid tradition on how to report the news.

Shortly after I got there, I started having these long, tortured thought sessions with myself about my participation in the MSM. I saw how the people and places the paper chose to cover were automatically political decisions because for every thing you chose to cover there is something you chose to not cover. I started realizing that the mainstream style on reporting the news that most papers employ is not really concerned with depicting the truth, but concerned primarily with balancing lots of competing agendas and offending the least amount of interests as possible.

I saw how so much was looked at from certain assumptions and subtexts, and a very narrow cultural view. When I raised questions about such things, I was told we were writing for a "mainstream reader," which I quickly figured out is basically a euphemism for a middle-aged, middle-class white registered Democrat homeowner in the Valley. From where I stand today, I had very little in common with this "mainstream reader" and I didn't care to be in this person's service. I wanted to talk across to people, not up or down to people. I had to get out. So I thought, why not experiment? Try different forms? Laurie Ochoa and the editors at the LA Weekly said, 'Go ahead, abandon rote objectivity and embrace the subjective lens through which we all see the world—Just report it all out.' It was ON.


... Ondale ... check out the rest of the Hernandez de Barrio LA Weekly interview aqui ...

Bada Bing By Fiat ... (listening to Running Away)

“And now for all you youngsters with visions of tit-fucking in your head … here are the Bing girls … come on … “ … says the BADA BING host in the the TOODLE-FUCKING-OO episode of the SOPRANOS …

Ondale ... my ego has the same script in my mind as I was seconds away from meeting my BADA BING LONG LOST RELATIVE … BUTT unlike the SOPRANO audience … I had to shake hands or give a flakey hug and decir algo como “nice to meet you” … or “how the fuck are you” … or how about “BADA BING” … simon … I was told about BADA BING being in nuestra paternal sangre … TRIPPY … she’s beautiful … so … so … so what other way to build up the excitement for the initial eye contact of meeting LA BADA BING but with a SOPRANO moment … BADA BING … chingow … Dios brought you a fine, beautiful and shapey BADA BING HINA … and she’s your hermana, cabrone … so don’t be cheap on tips … she said … all I could do was laugh with the flow ... que no ...

She also said she was moving from Los Huevos back to AZ … because her soon-to-be-neighborhood has GOOD SCHOOLS FOR THE KIDS … you know … BADA BING … was I fucking rude laugh adentro … BADA BING …

Simon … BADA BING … HAPPY GO LUCKY … BANGING AWAY … THE BALLGAME … it's the annual 2,080 hour BADA BING house fiesta …

BUTT what can you do … ondale … all familias are poco retarded … que no …

Angel Fans Por Unos Meds ... (listening to Maze)

Ondale … are Angel fans MLB bipolar or just a bunch of gente still venting over the team being bitch-bought by a billionaire Latino … ondale … quien sabe … but when the RED SOX are in town … ondale … the town turns CUM IN MY RED SOX RED … simon … and Thursday night was one of these hillbilly or dead-eye trips …

Thursday just reinforced the truth about a small cola sample of NARANJAVILLE’S population … Angel fans … some of the tamest gente you’ll ever meet … as a matter of pinche fact … they’re too maintained to be called fucking fans … simon … they’re too proper and shit … simon … ondale … and this freaky form of fanship is too trippy tambien … I mean … ondale … for one … Angel Stadium is actually a firme park … simon … it’s neat and clean … good seats everywhere … and has a humongous LOS ANGELES TIMES neon sign in center field that hangs like a pinche nopal on everyone’s forehead … tambien … it has that HUGE stack of shit that acts like natural COLORADO ROCKY MONTANAS with a pinche RIO GRANDE TYPE serene yet stylish water fall and drops it’s agua like piss … tambien in CENTER …

Entonces there’s the players … entonces there’s the RED SOX … and when the RED SOX are in town … pues … the chorro hits the thing that goes round and round … PROOF: Thursday’s juego was all about “LET’S GO RED SOX” … and all about gente walking around in their BOSTON BEST … simon … “LET’S GO RED SOX” some 44,000 drunk and confused fans screamed that night … “ANGELS SUCK” … another 44,000 bipolar fans who probably collect SSI checks yelled back … WTF … there I was … tambien maintained sipping Jack y soda y Corona, wearing my beautiful and lovely ARIZONA STATE cachuca, fancy yet macho guayabera and military patalon corto lleno de suenos … as a matter of fucking fact, I was doing a whole lot … BUTT not cheering for the LUIS-TIANT-FREE RED SOX …

Yo se, yo se … BOSTON RUCAS are firme … BUTT so are LABOUR UNION mujeres … BUTT NARANJAVILLE RED SOX FANS TOTALLY PELA TO THE MAX … simon … they’re worse than a FABULOUS EVE MENDES INTERVIEW … or worse than BEN AFLECK trying to style JOSE SOLARIO’S DUFON …what was that about … anyways …

Anyways … ANGEL FANS … are trippy … because FRIDAY’s GAME vs YANKEES … pues … this juego brought in another pinche 44,000 mocosos who again wore WHORE RED but this time gritaron “YANKESS SUCK” … and check this out … the cheers for A-ROD K’ing four times that night were no where near the “LET’S GO RED SOX” gritas … and then came the pinche ultimate sin … during Sunday’s game … the vato next to me caught Derek Jeter’s home run ball … and the WAB threw it back …

Call it overstimulation … bipolar … being pendejos … resent being bitch-bought by RAZA … BUTT Angel fans are a MLB bipolar trip …

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Nomas Aqui ... Fabulous ... (listening to Happy Feelin's)

Ondale … so what’s going in the Naranjaville mundo de sports cards … simon … seems all the local vendors estan aguitados about something …

About two months ago … this local vendor I frequent to the max … me dijo que algien did a card run at his tiendita … simon … according to this vendor … some vato (or vata, he wasn’t very clear about the whole cosa) walked into his tiendita and asked to see a caja de hockey cards … and a caja de hockey cards contains about 36 packs of cards … well at least the baseball cajas do … and cost unos $60 … anyways … the hockey-carta bandido was handed the caja and then just took off … simon … out the door … and the local vendor, pinche pollo to the max, took off after the hockey-card bandido … and the hockey-card bandido got away …

I can’t believe … that en sanTana … a local vendor puts his vida on the line for $60 …

And according to this vendor … the hockey-card bandido hit other tienditas en Naranjaville tambien …

That’s unfortunate … and pelas to the max … why hockey … hockey SUCKS!! … and according to the local vendor, hockey cards are being sold slowly … “hocky is ours,” dicen ellos … pues keep it along with your peepee smell …

BUTT what’s really unfortunate es que the local vendor’s attitude has changed toward certain customers … simon … and it seems the pinche level of suspicion is consistant with the amount of “café latte” dios has stirred in your pinche pigmentation …

Simon … check this out … I recently purchased unique and very old cartas from this pinche local vendor … and on this day, he started off cool … he gave me firme precios for Roberto Clemente cards … on cartas de Minnie Mosa, Orlando Cepeda, Marcelino Solis, Mike Garcia, Pancho Herrera … ETC … ETC … ETC … for about a buck cada una … simon … it was a steal … and I’m uncertain why … porque these cards are from the early 1950’s and in very good if not mint condition … especially the Cepeda and Clemente cartas …

BUTT … like anything else RAZA related, except tamales … these cards were and are undervalued (by the entire Naranjaville baseball card community) because they are RAZA BEISBOL cosas … and, unfortunately … these push and pinche pull attitudes about RAZA SPORTS MEMORABILIA (that stem from hockey-card runs, loud music, extra charge for chips and salsa, etc, etc, etc) keep the overall market economia for retro RAZA BEISBOL cosas at a continuous and hopefully not long-term low … simon … I mean a pinche buck for a pinche rare Luis Aparicio Sporting News 1959 All-Star card … the vato's in the Hall of Fame ... I’ll take it, guey …

Ondale … I bought these one dollar cards at a mano full … ondale … as a matter of fact, I threw a migra raid on my local vendor’s 1950’ & 60’s beisbol carta collection … simon … I took all the RAZA players … because he obviously doesn’t appreciate their value … and doesn’t deserve to have them …

He, on the other hand, gave them up for a buck because … pues … I don’t think he want’s nuestra fidea … simon … “TENGA” … I felt he was saying … “it’s shit like you who do card runs tambien” … I also felt this vibe from him … his cool went out the pinche puerta como el pinche hockey-card bandido … que gueys …

That’s unfortunate … as word is out that card runs are hitting Naranjaville … simon … and now when we walk into a pinche tiendita that sells sports memorabilia cosas … pues … we’re watched like bad AMERICAN BANDSTAND reruns … simon … and because of that and the preferential treatment that other consumers continue to receive in accessing cosas beisbol, pues, I’m considering boycotting the purchase of cartas aqui en Naranjaville … simon … these Naranjaville vendor gente need to chill out and treat RAZA like everyone else in those tienditas … especially when RAZA ninos walk in and receive continuous “five-dedo consumers” comments that are built in … and other special treatment … thin skinned? … chale … just taking my compulsive and enormous demand for RAZA BEISBOL cosas elsewhere as consumer demand for cosas, especially sports cartas, from these local vendors continues to dwindle rapido …

BUTT the good news is that the local tapado no longer has RETRO RAZA BEISBOL legends in his tiendita … to hear his bullshit … BUTT, before I left with my RAZA cartas, he attempted small-talk conmigo and told me that he is interested in including classic Beatle albums and similar memorabilia in his tiendita … FUCKY YOU!!! … say the cards of Carlos Beltran, Ozzie Guillen and other current RAZA legends that sleep in his pinche display cola … FUCK YOU!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Measure Menudo ...

Pues it seems que Naranjaville’s “½ cent sales tax for planning and funding of transportation projects” es alive and as big as a puta as ever … simon … an invisible verga of the Orange County Transportation Authority known as THE COMMITTEE TO RENEW MEASURE MENUDO is organizing este cochinera … simon … organizing a trucha showdown to renew MEASURE MENUDO on the noviembre ballot … el 7 de noviembre

So … what’s a pinche RAZA sanTana resident, illegal or not, suppose to do ... hay chingow ...

A) … vote simon on MEASURE MENUDO and hope and pray that sanTana’s handsome butt short mayor Miguel Pulido is still mayor en 20 years so that he can bring a chicantillion dollars worth de street repairs and shaaaattttt ….

B) … vote CHALE on MEASURE MENUDO … por que Pulido, even is he’s still king de sanTana, might be making a move to take over sanTana unified school district or the MINNIE APARTMENTS HOUSING AUTHORITY Y-QUE … which ever is mas chingone …

C) … vote a silent simon because many can’t vote … they’re illegal and perhaps too flojo to fill out the papeles to become a cocksucking resident …

D) … vote a silent chale because … pues … asi somos … sometimes …

Personnally … I’ll probably vote simon … SIMON ON MEASURE MENUDO … because all the inland empire has renewed their “½ cent sales tax for transportation projects” … tambien San Diegoso while their roads can be expanded and all creased out and shit … pues … we must keep up with the De Pacas …

Second … and mas importante … sanTana is PINCHE CROWDED with caruchas bigger than most sanTana chantes … ever been on McFadden y Main and heading toward Bristle a las cinco on Saturdays o Domingos … ondale … the trafico’s worse than a homie’s funeral … simon … it’s a two lane calle for miles … and if you’re trying to beat the clock as in getting to the Calle Bristle swapmeet to buy useless cochinadas por nada … pues the pressure can be un madre de overbearing …

Ondale … mismo cosa on Main … Bristle … Standard … Warner … Raitt … Fairview … and of course el famoso MINNIE STREET … simon … it’s as if we’re in continuous and everlasting cruising mode … simon … as if transportation planners are making another mockery of gente cruising, making out y nada mas …

Ondale … butt MEASURE MENUDO will bring in fidea to the max … and while the pamphlets and cochinda van a decir que the cash will go aqui y alli … pues … purrro pedo … simon … all plans can be changed and all transportation dolares can go elsewhere … transportation planners do 2 things … plan transportation y cambian or hagan amendments to the transportation plans … as in putting trollies con crager rims down Main y Bristle y tambien MdFadden and 1st and Warner … and firme buses stilo Mexicano on all other calles … simon … imagine an octopus with a zootsuit … pues algo like that …

Anyways … eat your MENUDO ... hay limon, cebolla, salsa y cilantro pero no tengo tortillas … not even bread ...

By the pinche way .... check out this list ...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

sanTana's Lemon Pollo ...

Sabes que ... there were hobo tales de sanTana hobos when growing up aqui en sanTana ... simon ... all those pinche gente who live next door to St. Bros on McFadden y Standard ... in those apartmentos blanco ... pues before them ... there were orange groves alli ... not pinche necessarily breaking news ... but the hobo tales scared the shit out of us que we had to go witness the hobos ourselves ... so there we went buscando los pinche sanTana hobos ... poco STAND BY ME ...

BUTT we never found a dead head ... nor did we ever run into LA LLORONA ...

Pero sabes que ... while there may have been hobos ... and orange groves no more ... toda via en mi calle there are still ORANGE TREES ... or LEMON TREES ... from the original groves that once cruised and breathed all over the land which stands on Standard/Bishop/McFadden ETC, ETC, ETC ... simon ... these living trees still breath and provide RAZA with firme and tasty fruta ... simon ... every chante on my block has a citrus arbol in front and back ... and probably more like 2 - 4 trees ...

So ... que hago cuando me dan limones ... simon ... I make lemon aid ... fresh OJ ... bitching grapefruit juice ... killer mojitos y tambien home made orange flower agua for my AM GIN FIZZ ... not really eses ... compro el pinche orange agua ... tambien ... I make lemon chicken ...

I love lemon chicken ... so check it out ... try it ... it's easy to the max y you'll like it ...

2 cups fresh lemon juice from a sanTana lemon tree
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil from El Toro Market
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar from El Toro Market
4 cloves de garlic, peeled and minced
dried oregano, which my vecino produces, to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, tambien to taste
A chicken cut up como puedes
un mano lleno de chopped fresh parsley from a sanTana garden

1. Preheat broiler por unos 15 minutes.
2. Be a cool fairy and wisk together lemon juice, oil, vinegar, garlic, and oregano in a bowl que es hecho en Mexico.
3. Place chicken, skin side down, on a baking sheet and broil for 15 minutes. Turn chicken skin side up and broil until skin is crisp and golden and juices run clear, about 15 minutes more.
4. Remove chicken from la estofa and throw in lemon mixture. Return chicken to broiler, skin side up, and broil for 3 minutes. Place chicken on an AZTECA platter.
5. Pour left over juice (AKA pan drippings) into a saucepan, add lemon sauce ... bring to a pinche boil over high heat until thickened ... this takes unos pinche 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, drizzle a little sauce on chicken, and serve remaining sauce on the side. This is pinche killer ...

Ondale ... this goes best with frijoles de la olla ... simon ... sabes por que ... es que the lemon juice gets into an interracial relationship con los frijoles ... and it's firme sabor to the max ...

Corn tortillas slightly toasted from the comal are optional BUTT recommended ... this is perhaps the only dish con frijoles that I won't eat with salsa ...

Rove Booed At RAZA Conference ... (listening to Tierra)

Ondale ... as you might have read ... the National Council of La Raza held a four dia conference en el lay ... simon ... and on the fourth dia ... a little piggy named Karl Rove said ... open up or I'll huff y pinche puff and make all of you my pinche gardeners ... simon ... or algo asi ... gueys ... on the last day, Tuesday, of the NCLR conference ... President W's homie Karl Rove spoke ... and was heckled ... booed ... and I think tripas and handfuls de canned Juanitas menudo was thrown at him ...

According to the Huffington Post ... "White House political strategist Karl Rove touted "shared values" of faith and family and reiterated President Bush's support of broad immigration reform in a Los Angeles address Tuesday to one of the nation's largest Latino civil rights organizations.

In a lunchtime talk at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, the Republican advisor outlined Bush's plan for stronger border security, workplace enforcement, a guest worker program and earned legalization for undocumented immigrants."

Anyways ... the Huffington post had it as a headliner cuenta and shit ... with blogger comments up the culo ... here are some of the comments from RAZA and NON-RAZA Huffington readers ...

- I can't stand Carl Rove, but being booed and heckled by an openly racist supremecist group might be the best thing for implementation of the House's bill. By: longhairrepublicansurfer Dude, your comment is almost as conflicting as your alias.

You take the rad out of radical.Surf's up!

- Give Karl some credit. At least he is willing to speak in front of a non-handpicked audience as opposed to Dubya.And that is the "positive news" of the day! LOL!Karl, tu eres un hijo de la gran puta. Espero te pudras en el infierno.Aloha

- Let's see, this Latino group booed the statement that our borders would be better controled in the future. Maybe they will, maybe they won't. The point is, the Latino community would like to see OUR borders continue to be porous so THEY can come and go at will. In other words, they do not value having secure borders in their "adopted" country. Does the U.S. just exist then as a convenience for Latino immigrants? By: trilby Right on, with all the shit Rove's done wrong to this country, and what gets these "individuals" riled up is his/the administration's stance border security. I think the Dems need to be looking else ware for allies.

Click aqui to check out what's up ... and remember to do the same cuando te ves a sanTana councilcosa Carlos Bustamante ...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Chingow ... Stop Oppressing Raza Millionaires ...

Ondale …. check this out … in the July ’06 issue de Beckett Baseball … it’s a collector’s guide to baseball memorabilia and shattt … pues … they have a copy of a CONTRACTO between St. Louis Cardinal Raza Slugger Albert Pujols and Topps baseball card company … it seems Topps got Pujols to sign a contracto to issue beisbol cards of him … simon … every ball player’s fantasy … que no … but the cosa es que Topps only paid Pujols $5 … simon … it’s a CONTRACTO between PUJOLS y TOPPS for $5 …

And the irony es que … the standard language boilerplate one pagina contracto … looks like a pinche purchase order and shit … pues the contracto serves as a backdrop to the CONTENTS pages de the July issue of Beckett … check it out and pinche barffff …

Chingow … what was the vato thinking … pinche Alberto … I’m sure there’s mas to this pinche cuenta … maybe it was a free-bee cosa obligation between Pujols and his agent or maybe even between his team … quien sabe … but $5 …

This is a trip porque … right now … ahora …. Pujol’s least expensive card is a 2001 Topps card … con un pinche autograph that is worth at least $400 … and the autographs on these “TOPPS FACSIMILIE AUTOGRAPH CARDS” are pinche scanned from the pinche one pagina boilerplate lengua contracto … trippy es que Pujols is on everyone’s pinche list for National League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for este ano which will continue to raise the value of his calzones …

Ondale … talk about a pinche deal … or RIP OFF … if Miguel Pulido can get sanTana infrastructure deals como este deal de Topps y Pujols … pues he can keep the mayorl silla por vida …

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

El Tres de July Was Mejor Que Disneylanda ...

Ondale … Monday was a big day aqui en the golden ciudad de sanTana … simon … and not because cuetes were flying like locos … chale … city council had a meeting on lunes … and the big cosas de hablar were … cuetes … shopping carts … and tyranny …

Simon … check this out … some members of sanTana’s city council want to put term limits on la oficina del mayor … simon … Councilwoman Lisa Bist claimed on Monday that term limits on the mayor’s seat was not personal or about nuestra guapo mayor Miguel Pulida … chale … she just said we need new blood … AND THEN finished her input with … stating that 20 years is ENOUGH … simon … Pulido was on council for 8 anos and has been mayor for 12 … and she really finished by saying that on Tuesday gente would be celebrating their independence and that sanTana would be celebrating its “independence from tyranny and dictatorship” …

That was too pinche funny …

Then Alvarez spoke … and we all fell asleep … but during that time … I dreamed that she was speaking … at a council meeting … and telling the public … as she stared into the camera … that she loved us .. the sanTana residents … that she loved her boss … that she loved sanTana city staffers … which she says from time hasta time ... and then she pointed at me … Recycled Cholo … and said “please stop laughing, NOW!!" … HAY CHINGOW!!!, I thought … then I said … “estas loca, guey” … and she said “cameraman who I love, please point the camera to Recycled Cholo” … and the cameraman did … and I was now on Channel 3, the sanTana public TV station … and I said, “You really are loca, loca … how can you love all those people … I mean who loves their boss, especially if their jefe is the Orange County DA?” … and she said … “do you have a permit to paint your living room mint green?” … and I said “my sala's not mint green … it’s light blue … and no” … and she began scribbling on that pad as she always does … and she turned to the city abogado … and said … “does our resident need a permit to paint his living room light blue” … and the CA looked at my living room and say “Yes he does … but he can waive the fee if submits a request” …

Entonces I woke up … just as she said “Thank you” … and the next speaker spoke about term limits …

BUTT the councils motion to put mayoral term limits on the November ballot failed … so … Pulido can continue to be an elected city employee FOR-PINCHE-EVER!!! ...

They also spoke about shopping carts … simon … like the one mi pinche vecina just left in my yard … I’m back … I just put the basket three housed down, in front of el vecino who walks his perro at 4am … and shopping carts … pues … at least the CONTRACT for shopping carts is very political en sanTana …mira … here are some variables … city council ... a contractor … two vehicles with drivers for sanTana … shopping carts from St. Bros … Food4Less … Target … Canestas with painted wheels … and the drivers are to pick up all pinche baskets … with painted wheels … simon … it seems the major CORPORATE tienditas have their own FANTASY AGREEMENT, NOT CONTRACT con sanTana to pick up their cochinada … and they don’t always … so the CONTRACT states que the drivers can in fact just drive by and scout out canestas with painted wheels … so in fact, baskets don’t get picked up at all … simon … there are more St Bros, Food4Less and Target on the calles then WHATEVER …

Tambien … this innocent overlooking of canestas that go unpicked-up are bien with the CONTRACTOR … as signed by THE CITY ... as he might in fact have another contract with the CORPORATE TIENDITAS to pick up their cochinada as well … HOWEVER … he won’t mix rounds or drivers or WHATEVER ... it’s the pinche impossible complicated … there are no stats … no time-frame … no conditions … it’s a firme contract to the max …

And cuetes tambien were on the council list … BOOOOOO … VAYASEN … GUEYS … and thanks to the special sanTana PLACA/BOMBERO CUETE PATROL UNITS … the 4th was still deadly and todo loco en sanTana … skyrockets ruled the land for one week … cherry bombs still shook us all night long … but it was a lot more quieter … butt still mejor que DISNEYLANDA …

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Caribbean Beisbol At Delhi Park ...

Ayer … it was all about beisbol … simon … while the seasons over for some … other sanTana Chicanitos continue to train for baseball camp … and here we are … all pretty and shit … in the golden part of the humid golden ciudad … surrounded by cochino full-time vendors … twilight zone gente who party around Standard … Chestnut … hasta Mc Fadden … related to or parte de tons of apartamento gente … pinche renters … tirando su pinche basura wherever …

Entonces we decide to play beisbol … Caribbean beisbol … at Madison Park … simon … there’s a firme field with red tierra … a groovy pitcher’s mound … tambien a new and improved homeplate that was replaced when MADISON PARK went under rennovation or redevolpment and shattt a few years ago … tambien … alli el la Madison … there’s firme batting cages … simon … a mini prison for beisbol lovers … or just lovers … simon … the cage is approximately at least unos 24’ X 24’ … and spaced out for three batters to take turns on this puta …

So … you have the firme and unique batting cage … complete with nets to catch those balls in the air … along with pinche dust … trash … spider webs … ETC … simon … the cages estan alli … all alive and shit … BUTT their locked … and all the pinche memories of an abandoned barrio are there … the cages aren’t used … aren’t available to the public in that public espacio we call a pinche park … there is however … a homemade sign, donated of course, that says a private company name who donated the public yet private cages that aren’t used … entonces … the white sign with blue print has a phone number … to call …

Que la …

Entonces there’s the cage that the city de sanTana donated … simon … she’s about 16 feet tall … big hips … and a see through blusa … she’s there … to be jumped … simon … this puta fence surrounds the entire beisbol field … simon … the one with the firme mound and new homeplate … it surrounds the beisbol field to the max … and it’s locked in 4 places … her apa thinks she’s loose … simon … how about that eses … a public beisbol field … locked during beisbol season and shitttt …. Ondale … that park is so crowded in front of the MADISON PARK SIGN placed during rennovaton … but has a pinche humongous public bald spot in its COLA which is just inside that pinche MADISON PARK SIGN …

The hairiest park … however … or, on the other hand … or, but unlike it’s competing barrio … anyways … the hairiest park … is the infamous DELHI PARK … simon … after reinterpreting city ordinances to jump into Madison Park … pues … I decided it was time to hang with the homies …

Alli at Delhi … they also have a firme red dirt beisbol field … it has a homeplate … that’s missing tierra on the 1st base side … and a descent but flat pitcher’s mound with a pinche hunkin rubber that’s dented to the max … anyways … sabes que … there’s no 16 foot fence … chale … it's public … to the max … simon … as a matter of fact … it's TOO PINCHE PUBLIC … there is no fence surrounding that park … even though that chante has gone under renovation tambien … there’s a firme DELHI CENTER X 13 (X 13 is my emphasis ….) and a firme parking lot … and the biggest fucking soccer field in the world … BUTT no fence … maybe a pinche fence was installed during the rennovation but was stolen … quien sabe …

BUTT I was there ayer … a las 5:30pm … and the place was packed … to the max … on the beisbol field were the mojados playing a pinche mean futbol game … these gente occupied left field and occasionally third base and short stop … pinche gente were cool … entonces there was nosotros … simon … we claimed the rest of the beisbol field … we hit then ran … the mojados played … and occasionally our pelotas clashed … but they unofficially nominated a mensone who shagged our pelotas …

Tambien … the handball court was pinche lleno de LOS ACES … or neighbors or descendents of LOS ACES … the infamous hoods from Delhi park … talk about relatives of los pinche ricos y famosos y pintos … they played handball to the max for hours … they were cool … tambien … the basketball courts were full of Mexicanos playing basketball con sus pinche flat soccer pelotas … and let’s not forget the tecates or winos or lost soles …

BUTT the biggest pinche grupo was the soccer gente playing soccer with a pinche rightly inflated soccer ball … so pinche organized … in that biggest soccer field en el mundo that once housed NATIONAL GUARD and city equipment … there were unos 100 ninos kicking each other … maybe 150 … con sus pinche papas y mamas hanging out … it was firme … en total … unos pinche 300 gente at that park … on a miercoles … como a las 5:30 pm …

Simon … it wasn’t the rumored PIANO MAN alli at DELHI PARK … chale it was MOJADO PARK … and BEVERLY HILLBILLY fun and shatttt …

Friday, June 23, 2006

Big Toe and Summer Juice Correlation ... (listening to Allen Toussaint)

Simon … I tripped out as I sat and took care of business hoy en my porcelain oficina … reading Matt Cokers cuenta about his bad PATA … simon … it seems the vato’s out of the closet vis-à-vis his big right toe … simon … it appears it’s pinche OSCO … his nail is all yellow and shit … and his cure … no sandals … puro Van tennis zapatos … during el verano … and a slice of puss is on the international dedo del piel sliding-scale …

Ondale … while I’ve never had an OSCO toe … I’m proud to say I’ve never owned any ATHELET’S FOOT RELATED cosas … simon … after a workout … at the batting cages or some racquetball … I walk back to wherever sin zapatos … todo barefoot … YETT, I and my siblings do suffer from a freaky foot cosa … simon … BIG TOE COCHINADA … simon … my second toe … or is that my pinche index toe … pues, it’s big and long to the max … it hangs out of my chankla like pricey sandwich carne in a sloppy BUT delicious sandwich … simon … my toe is probably about ½ inch longer than my original big toe … and the tip is round to the pinche max … it’s shadow or silhouette is even mas firme to the max … looks like the big brother is hugging his fatherless familia in a Ollin Mills pic … simon … someone even has a SHAG in the total firme shadow pic …

BUTT in real vida … with the pinche sol shinning on it and all … chingow … it’s THERE … all cuddled … sometimes hiding under mi pinche chankla … simon … by the end of verano … it’ll be all pinche bruised from me stepping on it …

BUTT in the mean time … I continue to wear chanklas unidas… juarachis … thongs (por los pies) … I’m not a tennis slip-on vato … most cholos aren’t … winos are our cure …

And growing up … pues … this big toe cochinada … caused fucked up detriment and childhood scars to mujeres y hermanas … simon … mujeres with the BIG TOE are known for not wearing chanklas over a pinche lifetime … especially chocante sanTana cholitas … the closest they ever get are MARY JANES …

So here’s my cosa … not a foot fetish … chale … the thought of a stranger’s chankla en mi boca … pues … doesn’t do it for me … the thought of two chanklas … pues … that’s different … anyways … I always notice PATAS … simon … some gente remember names … want to know gente’s interest … ETC … for networking … politicking … power .. ETC … BUTT me … I notice PATAS … PATAS WITH A BIG TOE … I’m not always drawn to them … butt I do notice an APPEARANCE PATTERN AND SHITTT … simon … for the brave sexy mujer, it’s often the big and thick open shoe … followed by ropa that clicks with big thick zapatos … from patalones to skirts even cheesy shorts … there’s a trend … or pattern … tambien blusas … the blusas or tube topps compliment the big fat zapatos and big pinche toes … and when they wear a scarf and let it hang … pues … I know they’re fucking with me … BUTT en sanTana … scarves are an unfortunate rarity among hinas … a scarf fetish isn’t bad … hinas with the big toe syndrome … especially sanTana hinas … take care of their PATAS … and everything else … all else is clean and equal … or equally clean …

Then there’s the shy and weak embarrassed to the max big toe bigshots … they look like everyone else … in the closet … por vida …

One soft tanned Hermosa Beach vata told me it was ROYALTY to have such a big toe cosa … she told me some groovy superior tale … about wrapping it with bacon … she'd wear long pinche brown and orange toe socks for me ... and a burgandy or pastel scarf ... while me made sweaty, sweaty conversation on her NASA induced MEMORY FOAM mattress … tu sabes which one … while your vino is two feet away it won’t spill as you make those SPRING AND SUMMER FRUIT JUICES … on the other hand, my homie told me I was fucked … FOR LIFE …

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Cal Worthington de sanTana Rifa ... (listening to What's The New Mary Jane)

Pues ... if you're one of those RAZA gente that lives in a 99.9% gabacho barrio (you being the 0.1% OTRO) ... pues there's firme noticias ... simon ... you could be a LOCAL STORY en the LA TIMES ... simon ... just call that mensa LA Times reporter Jennifer Delson ...

Simon ... after all, the mensa wrote a wacky story ayer ... about a 51 year old gabacho who is stranded en the barrio ... the vato couldn't afford to live an OC's REALTOR'S VIDA ... simon, he's a real estate agent ... pues who isn't ... anyways ... the vato bought on BROADWAY STREET ... aqui en the golden city ... eses ... that's pretty bad ... I mean if I was going in with four outher familias to buy a casita for half a million en sanTana ... it wouldn't be on CALLE BROADWAY ... that's asking for it ... chale ... I'd buy one block away from CALLE BROADWAY ... in either direction ... just not CALLE BROADWAY ...

BUTT anyways ... Jennifer Delson writes how this gabacho has "upper-classed" out nuestra barrio ... "When Rush moved into his home, he brought the possessions of an upper-middle-class professional. Collections of cigarette lighters, cufflinks and walking sticks, cherry antique furniture, 2,500 books and 100 suits. He stuck a martini weathervane on the roof." .... ondale ... is she including yellow and white pages in the 2,500 cuenta ... and do plaid shorts with plaid camisas count as suits ... and walking sticks ... no saben ... every pair of Dickey pants purchased en sanTana includes one walking stick ...

Anyways ... the vato tambien brought booze and second hand smoke to nuestra barrio ... AND the vato squeals like a PUTA ... 'For more than a year, Rush had regularly complained to city officials about problem neighbors, particularly Pedro Reyes Rios, whom he nicknamed the "Cal Worthington of South Broadway." Reyes was selling cars parked on the street and in his yard.'

Pues ... how else do gente sell personal items ...

The stranded gabacho continues ... "A man's home is his castle," said Rush, 51. "I shouldn't have to be infringed upon by people selling cars, refrigerators and corn on the cob, plus people playing ranchera music at all hours of the day." ... ummm puessss .... if you move into a GOLDEN CIUDAD, you'll encounter GOLDEN MOMENTOS ... as in vendors and firme musica ... that's what makes a ciudad ... not tidy seaport neighbors or another puta galleria ... I mean ... Rush doesn't even have association pagos ... and he has the pinche audacity to fregar and shittttt ...

And it gets worse ... as Delson writes ... "Often, he would call police about noise late at night, as he stood on his porch having a cigar and a glass of Johnnie Walker Black Label."

BUTT there's a homie for the stranded gabacho ... simon ... a stranded gabacha ... Kathi Lapworth ... dice la Lapworth ... "Rush didn't understand that this section of Santa Ana would never look like Irvine, a master-planned community. I don't dislike him, but he just doesn't understand," she said. "He's one guy living in a house, and he doesn't seem to get the fact that there are houses here with more than one family living in them. That changes a lot of things about parking and the way a neighborhood is."

And he claims his actions are only to help improve and raise the property values aqui ... ese ... we have our own way of raising property values without ratting ... simon ... we sell to mensos ....

Quote Of The Day ... (listening to Mean Mr. Mustard)

Pues ... it's martes ... BUTT still noticias ... with The Mexican on the Colbert Report ... BUTT check out this muchas gracias comment to OC Weekly on Clockwork Naranja ... "Amazing how you guys found such a hard-working, dedicated and inspiring journalist out in front of the Home Depot."

Thursday, June 15, 2006

It's A Bird ... It's AeroMexico ... Chale ... It's The Mexican ... (listening to Jeff Beck)

There's nada like LABOUR HISTORIA ... simon ... from the the Flint, Michigan wildcat strikes to the ferocious Emma Tenayuca ... and covering another labor historical event is Gustavo Arellano ... in Gunkist Oranges, The Mexican shows how, in 1936, "2,500 Mexican naranjeros representing more than half of Orange County’s crucial citrus-picking force dropped their clippers, bags and ladders to demand higher wages, better working conditions and the right to unionize" ... it's a must read ...

Tambien is The Mexican's opinion piece on MEChA in today's LA Times ... he begins with "THE REVOLUTION always finishes the same way: Someone claps. Then someone else. Someone else. Others join. More. Faster. More. Everyone in unison. Rhythmic. Louder. Faster. Finally, someone shrieks, "¡Qué viva la raza!" (Long live the Mexican race!). "¡Qué viva!" (May it live!), everyone screamed in response. And then we go off to continue the reconquista."

Entonces he ends with ... "Years later, I proudly call myself a Mechista. To be a Mechista is to care for those who face the same struggles you once did, to preach the gospel of education to immigrants so they can prosper and assimilate. To be a Mechista is to be American — an American with sore hands from so much clapping, that is."

What's interesting is that The Mexican refers to MEChA as a "Latino student club" ... and it is ... as an undergrad, our MEChA was probably 60% Central American, 35% Mexicano (wabs, though not from OC) and 5% Chicano ...

Firme work Gustavo ... although you'll never convince my pocha hermana who responds "NOD-DU" to "Que pasa" ...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

4 RENT ... 4BDROOM ... 2BANOS ... $2,200 ... (listening to Bodhisattva)

Pues … what happens when volunteers ponen un pinche JOSE SOLORIO FOR ASSEMBLY sign on your front yard … gente stare when passing … gente don’t give a damn … your vecino puts up a FOR RENT sign, and moves … pues ondale … en sanTana … it’s all the above …

De Veras … one dia I rec’d a call from the Solorio camp … asking for … pues support … then the vato asked if they could post a sign in my yard … pues … the sign came a few dias despues … and I didn’t even realize it … BUTT I did notice mi vecino’s pinche sign … 4RENT … 4BDROOM … 2BANOS … $2,200 … pinche vato … simon … only for the rico mojados …

Pues … I know gente don’t like Solorio … and more can’t stand Claudia Alvarez … and many don’t even know who that 3rd candidate was … BUTT … ondale … to move porque your vecino supports the vato con firme pelo … that’s a bit much … y tambien a bit bitchy …

That’s too bad … the vecino’s cool gente … grew up on a rancho … drinks all day … but has a firme chante … nice yard … over 100 plantas … I’ve counted … and a bizarre esposa … the vato is in his mid 30’s and already has one of those MEXICANO SHACKS atras … “you’re beyond your pinche years” … I tell him … simon … the shack has cable TV, bunk beds … it’s his chante away from chante … especially when he’s pounding Budweiser to the max …

One day the vecino called me over … I’ve known the vato for years … butt he still calls me MISTER … or CACOW (twin) … “MISTER” … “OYES CACOW” … he calls one day … he never makes cara contact at the ventanas … or never throws pebbles at my ventana … chale … the vato just yells “MISTER” … “CACOW” … and that pinche dia … he was with some homies … del pueblo … and they had a St. Bros bolsa … “Te gusta botas” … he asked as he pulled out pinche freaky red leather boots out of the bolsa … buy them … he said … the two pueblo homies were pinche feathered in gold and were either horse jockies or circus cosas …

Ahora the vato’s renting his chante for $2,200 … how many Mexican familias does it take to screw in un pinche light bulb then pay their renta of $2,200 … ondale … I’m assuming more than dos … plus single primos … single hermanos … and a compa just visiting from Guadalajara … pues … Guadalajara gente are too proud to rent a sanTana room … chale … they buy chantes en the desert … so the renter’s will have guest from some other pinche pueblo … is that good noticias … or should I just switch partidos …

And the great news es … es que he’s not knocking down the SHACK … chale … Y … he just enclosed ¼ of his pinche patio … so ahora its 6 bedrooms … y INFINITE banos … simon … he has a big yard … plus storage … simon … he has juguetes on his roof …

JOSE SOLORIO FOR ASSEMBLY … FOR RENT … 4 BDROOM … 2 BANOS … $2,200 …

Friday, June 09, 2006

sanTana Solicitors Are Metichis ... They Won't Die ... (listening to U2)

Recently … pues miercoles ... there another was soft tortilla life knock on my firme front puerta … I was on the itty bitty telefono and walked to the firme puerta … I lost phone reception on the short walk over so I had to put up with the pinche knocker … it was some sanTana vato … with two firme sanTana hinas … almost a blind date … they were sanTana realtors …

I don’t always answer the knocks on mi firme puerta … BUTT I did this time because my firme front puerta was cracked open … just enough to let in fresh aire and perfect for a mocoso solicitor to put his boca in MY CRACK and yell “Sr. So Y So” … “Sr. So Y So” … a veces, they gritan “So Y So,” in my crack … simon … “So Y So” … simon … I don’t know how … but every pinche sanTana solicitor has mi nombre on their clip board … and they knock on mi firme puerta and call me to the firme puerta as if they’re familia … and their voice is compa friendly … has that ol’ sanTana homie tune …

ANDD … this latest tortilla life knock had that ol sanTana homie tune … tambien ... and it was a pinche RAZA realtor … simon … with two fine hinas … they weren’t here to talk to my ass … not about la pinche refinance or vende su chante and shattt … chale … it looked as they had campaigned big time … 10 barrios en 10 dias … they looked a bit pinche beat … en jeans … t-shirts … poco tirados … and they just wanted to hand me a TARBELL REALTOR flyer … not advertising casitas butt COPA MUNDIAL DE FUTBOL – FIFA … a WORLD CUP SOCCER SCHEDULE … that’s firme … it was just a pinche cheap 8x10 white paper … with a delgado rubber band stapled on the top left corner … all fucking crooked ... I mean talk about low cost, efficient, entertaining, the personal touch, sexy women y deportes and about quick sound bites – a WORLD CUP schedule …

And they just handed it to me … “Quien va ganar?” … he asked … that’s all it took … they told me about Mexico’s Argentinian coach and players and this and fucking that … butt at the bottom of this firme flyer were two photos … one of that vato who knocked and another of one of those fine hinas … she looks mas vieja in el pic … and he looks cleaner on film …

Tambien … lunes … there was another famoso tortilla life knock … and a big voca in my opened puerta crack … butt it was some … pues not to be mean and shit … but it was a puebla looking Latina … short … round … a nice permanent tan … black long hair … and a SOL camisa …”So Y So” … grito politely through mi firme puerta … “So Y So” … I opened the door and greeted the pretty lady with a “SIMON” … “QUE PASA” … she was knocking for JOSE SOLORIO … “CAN JOSE COUNT ON YOUR VOTE” … she said en espanol … “Why Solorio” … I asked … she smiled and stood there looking like my favorite cosita en el mundo … RAZA with straight bleached dientes … “QUE SUAVE DIENTES” … I told her … she got embarrassed … the vata knew that I knew that they were bleached … she thanked me for voting for SOLORIO … I asked her what she felt the overall attitude about SOLORIO was en mi barrio … and she said more gente needed to be registered … butt the registered folk … pues … they had good things to say about SOLORIO … they liked that he was a WAB … simon … the WABS en mi barrio could relate with this HARVARD WAB who was running for assembly …

Tambien … they liked his dictionary … she said what my vecino said … people actually had his dictionary on top of their refrigerators … tv’s … ETC … they didn’t throw it away …

Pues … simon … Jose Solorio printed and distributed to barrio sanTana households a pocket-sized dictionary … entitled Learn English: English – Spanish Dictionary … “Helping every Californian learn English …” Jose Solorio, Democrat for Assembly.

Pues … a firme pagina in this libro is “P” … I would provide a pagina number, but none exist in this libro … under “P” there is the following palabras: package, paid, pain, painkiller, painter, pair, paper, paragraph, park, parking, part, party, passport, past, patient, pay, paycheck, pedestrian, pen, penicillin, people, person, phone, photo, pick, pile, place, plastic, plate, play, point, police, politician, poor, possession, poverty, power, practical, practice, pray, president, pretend, principal, printer, prison, private, professor, profit, prosecutor, protect, prove, pull, push, put …

Ondale … reading these palabras … I see lots of cosas … trips to 7-11 on Standard and Mc Fadden … to Tijuana … to downtown sanTana … tamales … stand-by workers at Home Depot … pendejos who don’t pay these workers … Mexican man in a suit … that pueblo hina knocking on my firme puerta … a coconut … 4th street … Logan Park … Delhi Park … Bristle St. indoor swapmeet … guayaberas …

Tambien this vato wrote and distributed his autobiography … “Lessons I’ve Learned” … “who wrote it” … someone asked me … pinche intellectuals … I read it in AZ a few days ago … while visiting my other parent … he’s dying of lung cancer … due to social smoking plus 2nd hand smoke ... BUTT I skimmed SOLORIO rapido while by an AZ pool … with an AZ margarita … then I began reading “Clemente” by David Maraniss … anyways … Solorio writes about his experience as a field worker … all the way to outlawing pocket bikes … tax breaks for the rich … and suing W for the “No Child Left Behind” bullshit … and more … pues you can call his utopia safe and reader friendly … but BORING … Maraniss isn’t boring … he understands why gente engage en … sex, drugs y cumbias …

Ondale … BUTT in all this … I trip out on how all these sanTana solicitors, campaigners … and canvassers … ET AL all know mi nombre and probably yours … and how it sits on that pinche clip board … and how they feel comfortable … knock on mi firme puerta … stick their boca in my cracked door and call me by first name or by “Sr. So Y So” … I trip out … one even said she would have dropped by “ayer” but she knew I would he home …OOOPPPSSS … that’s freaky … BUT NOT BORINGGGGG …

Monday, June 05, 2006

Articles I y II ... (listenign to Jesus Is Just Alright)

FACT… In 1998, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage presented Culture y Cultura: How the U.S.-Mexican War Shaped the West … the only major U.S. exhibition of its kind, it examined the historical, social and cultural forces of the war, the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the legacy that continues to affect Mexican American communities and people of the American West even today. Curated by Theresa R. Gonzalez, then assistant curator at the Autry Museum, the exhibit explored the forces that created and shaped a unique cultural identity from both sides of what has become the present border …

AND MORE FACTS … de Culture y Cultura: How the U.S.-Mexican War Shaped the West ET AL …

The Mexican-American War grew out of a US expansionist ideology known as Manifest Destiny. Interest in the lands to the west of the United States had been growing. Some of the lands in this region had become familiar to American mountain men as well as tradesmen who frequented the Santa Fe Trail. A few hundred Americans were already in California, coming by way of the California trail, and American ships had been exchanging various goods for hides and tallow all along the coast of California. All of this area was, before the Mexican-American war, the sovereign territory of the independent Mexican republic for some 30 years, and before that, part of the Spanish imperial claim in North America.

… When the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848, Mexico lost the northern frontier, which amounted to half of its territory. Mexican residents in the region faced the challenges of preserving their communities within a dramatically different culture.
Communities in Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona/Sonora developed in much the same ways as Spanish towns, but the distance from Spain and its government inevitably affected them, too. The communities continued to grow after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821.

Between 1820 and the mid-1840s, American citizens had begun entering Mexico in significant numbers, creating a natural exchange of commerce and culture. Many traded with Mexicans and married and assimilated into Mexican culture.

Regional tensions soon led to national conflict, which resulted in military hostilities. Declaring war in 1846, the United States began a three-pronged approach against Mexico -- south from Texas into northern Mexico, west from Kansas through New Mexico and into California and from Veracruz into Mexico City. After Americans occupied Mexico City, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war.

"Mexican American communities faced immense challenges with the establishment of a new government, new laws, a different language and economic changes," Gonzalez noted. "Over the past 150 years, social, economic and political power shifts have continued to evolve, and the culture of Mexican American communities has become an intrinsic part of the nation's character. These are some of the central issues we hope to address in Culture y Cultura."

Ummmmm … pues …. while the United States appointed Nicholas Trist and Mexico appointed Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas and Jose Bernardo Couto and Don Miguel Atristain to negotiate a treaty between both sides … we see more characters emerge from Articles I y II from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo …

ARTICLE I
There shall be firm and universal peace between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, and between their respective countries, territories, cities, towns, and people, without exception of places or persons.


Pues ondale … “without exception of places or person” … it appears writers of this document knew too well que bad vibes and shattt would continue and extist between LOS VECINOS who just threw blows … so where do the MINUTEMAN and an attempted ENGLISH ONLY LAW ET AL all stand in all this “firm and universal peace” and “without exception of places or person” cochinada …

ARTICLE II
Immediately upon the signature of this treaty, a convention shall be entered into between a commissioner or commissioners appointed by the General-in-chief of the forces of the United States, and such as may be appointed by the Mexican Government, to the end that a provisional suspension of hostilities shall take place, and that, in the places occupied by the said forces, constitutional order may be reestablished, as regards the political, administrative, and judicial branches, so far as this shall be permitted by the circumstances of military occupation.

A convention was held on July 6, 1849 in San Diego … booze … broads … plumas y papel … and a temporary Border Commission was in fact created to carry out the 1848 Treaty … Polk appointed Ambrose Sevier, a young and newly elected Senator from Arkansas … but the vato died … so John B. Weller, an Ohio Congressman who then became Califas Congressman, stepped in … and from Mexico … Pedro Conde Garcia was appointed … juntos … Homies Unidos, Weller y Garcia drew the pinche migra line from San Diego to the Colorado River … and they obviously made campo for all SUV freaks at “THE RIVER” …

Weller eventually resigned because the vato was just pinche corrupt … John C. Fremont then steppend in … entonces the vato resigned after being elected a Califas lawmaker … entonces … este … John Russell Bartlett stepped in … this was 1850 … and when you consider the characters in this treatise play … it was skewed from the beginning …

The Border Commission then became the pinche International Boundry and Water Commission from Texas and still exist hoy … marking up the fucking mundo and shitttt …

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Name That Treaty!!! ... (listening to I'm Your Puppet)

Ondale … last night I listened to eduardo galeano on a talk show … simon … Open Veins of Latin America … We Say No … or is that CHALE … and the show’s host reading from her pinche AMERICAN LIST OF JOURNALIST PREGUNTAS asked what he would say to Condi Rice if he could meet with her … Galeano said he would tell her to keep quiet for a while … and listen to the voices of Latin America … and he’s right … BUTT not just about La Arroz … butt about todo … que no … especially about this IMMIGRATION … BARRY BONDS … LANCE ARMSTRONG COSA ...

And some TREATY DE GUADALUPE HIDALGO … Galeano would go for that ... que no … it never hurts to get some RAZA-TO-CHOLO facts in order …

BUTT primero … a sentence or two por la background …

Pues ... according to Richard Griswold del Castillo … the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Signed on 2 February 1848, it is the oldest treaty still in force between the United States and Mexico. As a result of the treaty, the United States acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and emerged as a world power in the late nineteenth century.

Beyond territorial gains and losses, the treaty has been important in shaping the international and domestic histories of both Mexico and the United States. During the U.S.-Mexican War, U.S. leaders assumed an attitude of moral superiority in their negotiations of the treaty. They viewed the forcible incorporation of almost one-half of Mexico's national territory as an event foreordained by providence, fulfilling Manifest Destiny to spread the benefits of U.S. democracy to the lesser peoples of the continent. Because of its military victory the United States virtually dictated the terms of settlement. The treaty established a pattern of political and military inequality between the two countries, and this lopsided relationship has stalked Mexican-U.S. relations ever since.


Ondale … so … mira … aqui es the first paragraph of the TREATY OF GUADALUPE … or is it the opening paragraph … or statement of intent … or introduction … or whatever … chale … I never did take TREATISE 101 … by the way eses … is it really a treaty … or a contracto … or an agreement … or maybe just a pinche purchase order … check it out …

In the name of Almighty God:
The United States of America, and the United Mexican States, animated by a sincere desire to put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics, and to establish upon a solid basis relations of peace and friendship, which shall confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both, and assure the concord, harmony and mutual confidence, wherein the two Peoples should live, as good Neighbours, have for that purpose appointed their respective Plenipotentiaries: that is to say, the President of the United States has appointed Nicholas P. Trist, a citizen of the United States, and the President of the Mexican Republic has appointed Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Don Bernardo Couto, and Don Miguel Atristain, citizens of the said Republic; who, after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powers, have, under the protection of Almighty God, the author of Peace, arranged, agreed upon, and signed the following: Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits, and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic.

Ondale … not too pinche complicated but “animated by a sincere desire” … ondale … that’s hot … my hermana es muy animated con su cara as she burns gente … as for sincere desire … pues … sounds like a cool pervert … que no … chale ... and to "put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics" ... what about GHETTO-MANIFESTO-D-AND SHATTT ... then there’s the magic palabra of “relations” … simon … it was suppose to be about building relations … simon … of paz and friendship … but what about partnership en building DAZ KAPITAL … “confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both” ... is that it … mejor they should have written that all gente would just bowl solitos ... with balls, zapatos and lanes according to their RAZA ...

Then plenipotentiaries or ambassadors or reps … or BACK-UPS … were appointed to negotiate the treaty … Nicholas P. Trist was appt’d by U.S. President James Polk … he wound up being homies with Mexico … so the story goes … read aqui …Mexico’s Government appointed … Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Relations, State and Police … tambien Jose Bernardo Couto, a conservative lawyer … y Don Miguel Atristain, Chamber of Deputies President … similar to the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representative …

Trist was a trippy vato … During the Mexican-American War, como te dije, President Polk sent Trist to negotiate with “the Mexicans.” He was ordered to arrange an armistice with Mexican President Santa Anna for $10,000. Santa Anna used the bribe money to bolster his defenses … so the cuenta goes … so Polk se enojo and was disgusted hasta las chanklas by his envoy's incompetence and prompted him to order Trist to return to the United States. General Winfield Scott, Trist’s backup, was also unhappy with Trist's presence in Mexico, although he and Scott quickly reconciled and began a lifelong friendship. However, the wily diplomat ignored the instructions. Known to have an overfluid pen, he wrote a 65 page letter back to the Polk explaining his reasons for staying in Mexico. He capitalized on a brilliant opportunity to continue bargaining with Santa Anna. Trist successfully negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848 … so the story goes …

Pues … orale … this is just one version de sanTana X-13 ... ahora talks among yourselves …

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Loco Letters ... (listening to Both Sides of the Gun)

Sabes que ... as I wait for eduardo galeano on Charlie Rose ... I'm reminded of a LETTER ... es que ... siempre ese ... I read the last chapter primero ... I always read reviews by TORTILLA WRITERS ... and when I read the OC Weekly ... I read Ask A Mexican first ... then I read the LETTERS ... simon ... alli the immigration debate continues ...

Simon ... check out this LOCO LETTER from the 25 de Mayo edition de OC Weekly ...

SLAY THE PALE HORSE
I hope ol’ Gus (Ask a Mexican) will not be offended but what I’m going to lay down is the absolute truth. I’m fuckin sick of going to any of my local stores and navigating my way through snot-nosed, loud, misbehaved young Mexican kids. If they’re not there, you can tell they were at some point cuz now I have to navigate through the mess like it was a Marine Corps boot camp obstacle course. Their mother, who usually is quite obese (thanks to plentiful government assistance) is oblivious to the notion that other people like to shop in reasonably kept stores. Discipline is rarely doled out. They say they come here for a better life, to do the jobs that blacks and whites won’t do. They say they are doing nothing wrong. They cry out in despicable self pity about how they have seven children and need to make money for their little undisciplined bambinos. Here’s a thought: quit breeding so much and deal with your economic situation before you drag innocent beings into your shitty world. The competition’s already stiff. What comes around doesn’t go around if you’re an American these days . . . it just goes. I’m talking about our tax dollars that goes into programs such as FREE day care in high schools—can you hear me Santa Ana Unified School District? Mayor Pulido! What bullshit. I had to put my ass on the line in the Corps to receive my well-earned G.I. bill to become a better-educated, well-respected citizen. It’s no wonder they took to the streets to protest . . . it’s not about the jobs. IT’S THE FREE BENNIES!! And don’t even get me started on the gang problems. I’m half Mexican and I had to knock their dicks in the dirt without using a gun when confronted only to be chased in gunfire. Good thing Mexicans have bad aim. No wonder they can’t win a war. My grandfather is a well-respected World War II veteran and business owner. Did I mention 100 percent Mexican? He was born here but with much less than any of you thankless illegals. How did he rise through the same ol’ shit that you guys are complaining about? Oh, I don’t know, how about assimilating to the American way, developing etiquette, not dropping out of school, and most important, keeping a sense of pride and dignity. I have long since given up on our crooked government so we now must take action. I am proposing an American walkout to the immigration problem, the high gas prices, and every other reason to wake the fat sleeping lazy cats in office. I’m sick of it all and we need to propel our society out of this dismal haze and depression. So I urge you fellow Americans and illegals who are going through the process who truly love this country and want to better it for ourselves and for our future generations to stand or sit in the name of taking back what’s ours. The government wants you to take your Ritalin, Lithium, Prozac, Oxycontin, Wellbutrin and any other mind-paralyzing drug to deal with these social ills. But we cannot have a paralysis of action. We need socially abrupt people, we need political incorrectness, we need colorful personalities. That’s what made America great in the first place, RIGHT? Let’s not let the government do away with the Hunter Thompsons and Oscar Zeta Gonzalezes of this great land. You might be next, OC Weekly, to be axed from printing your great publication. So let’s slay the pale horse that’s trying to control us and our future!
James Cregut
Via e-mail

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