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alparadeWith the Republican realization that exploiting homophobia can no longer bring their hate base to the polls, the GOP is looking for a new group they can use to scare potential voters. POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart why Latino is the new gay. [Mas…]

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joemillerracistmailer (PNS reporting from ANCHORAGE, AK) Some they call him Joe, some they call him Doh! but one group of Alaska voters is 100% behind Joe Miller, the Tea Party-affiliated candidate who is seeking a United States Senate nomination.

“His campaign mailer (click on photo to enlarge) convinced us that Miller will do a great job keeping the thriving Latino community of Alaska in check,” read a press release issued Thursday by Cecilia Jones, the president of National Organization for Minorities, Advertisements, Media Exposure and Symbolism. “And that especially goes for your drug-dealing border-crossing tat-wearing illegal alien Democrat voters!” [Mas…]


Speaker of the House John Boehner has the sad now that his GOP bromantic buddy Majority Leader Eric Cantor is stepping down. What’s that? Water gushing from Boehner’s ojos? Elise Roedenbeck’s musical dramatization is called Tear Drops for Eric Cantor.

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Is it time for a Homie in the Casa Blanca?

chrischristiewhack(PNS reporting from TRENTON) Sources close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say the embattled state “boss” may invoke special powers to “whack” disgraced New Jersey Port Authority official David Wildstein over the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Calls to Christie’s lawyers at the offices of Bada, Bing & Bada-Boehm confirm that “causing one to be humiliated” is sufficient to trigger termination of a staffer. [Mas…]

clintoncastro(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for President Sunday night, and PNS has learned San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be her running mate.

“Latinos are the ‘in’ thing — and Hillary knows that — she’s never been one to ignore what’s in vogue,” a source close to the campaign told PNS.

“Plus, all those Latino votes!” [Mas…]

gaymayorBenjamin Medrano, 47, won Fresnillo’s July 7 election and will take office this September. His election — he is said to be the first openly-gay mayor in Mexico’s history — has led some observers to speculate that famously-macho Mexicans didn’t really know Medrano was gay, or didn’t believe him when he told them.

Hey, Zacatecas! Try these Pocho Ocho ways to calibrate your gaydar:

8. P.A.N. — not gay. P.R.I. — gay.

7. Maria del Barrio — not gay. Maria del Zona Rosa — gay.

6. Blue Demon — not gay. Santo Gay — gay. [Mas…]

In LaLa Land, in 2005, we were ‘Livin’ Villagairosa’ (audio)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 22, 2013 Audio
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Antonio Villaraigosa came into the Los Angeles’ Mayor’s office with so much promise in 2005. My radio show on KPFK, The Pocho Hour of Power (heard Fridays at 4PM PST on 90.7 FM) produced and played this also hopeful and playful tune, Livin’ Villaraigosa, to document the excitement and also skewer the anti-Mexican conspiracy theorists […]

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Happy May Day from Presidente Nicolas Maduro and Venezuela (video)

by NEON TROTSKY May 1, 2013 El Now
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Members of newly-elected Pres. Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party kicked off festive May Day celebrations with a socialist fist fight in the halls of Venezuela’s National Assembly Tuesday. From each according to his agility, to each according to his speed. RELATED: PNS*Hot*Flash: ‘Jugo Chavez Energy Drink’ cancelled

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Inside the Vatican: Cardinals Mahony and Ratzinger (toon)

by Eduardo Herrera March 15, 2013 Cartoons
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Did you miss the Inauguration? We’ve got the video!

by Comic Saenz January 25, 2013 El Now
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From Pres. Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address: “Your baby cousin likes me because I’m more normal and have a smooshy finger? No!” RELATED: Pocho Ocho zingers dropped from Obama’s Inaugural Address

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Al Madrigal: Obama’s new term means a new look for America (video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2013 El Now
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The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal was in Washington, D.C. for Bronco Bama‘s second inauguration Monday and tells Jon Stewart about Obama’s new look for America. DISCLAIMER: Madrigal is POCHO’s Migrant Editor.

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La Cucaracha/Beandocks: For Obama, diversity is ‘Job One’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2013 Cartoons
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Collateral damage (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 8, 2013 Cartoons
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Eeeeek! It’s the Fiscal Cliff! (video toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 7, 2013 Cartoons
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Rich people need love, too, President Obama!

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Pocho Ocho key provisions of Republican ‘Dream Act Lite’

by Especial Correspondents November 27, 2012 El Now
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They got a serious ass-whupping and they know it, so Republican “moderates” are crafting a “Dream Act Lite” to try to bridge the gap with Latinos. Here are their Pocho Ocho key provisions: 8. Replace old slogan “No wet backs, no wet dreams” with something more encouraging. 7. Military service need not be completed to […]

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Pocho Ocho Cyber Lunes gift tips are just a clika guey

by DON BARATO November 26, 2012 Cultura
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As long as the boss isn’t looking, today is the day when pochos all over America go holiday gift shopping on the Internets. If you’re not shopping at Lalo Alcaraz’s place, these Pocho Ocho gift tips (with links) will turn your Cyber Lunes from Mission Impossible to Cyber Espace Mission Accomplished: 8. Santa’s Helpers are […]

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Pleased as ponche, Tres Flores triplets give company to workers

by Especial Correspondents November 20, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ALTADENA) Pleased with the reelection of the President, thrilled to provide Obamacare for their employees and acknowledging their loyal workers built a small family firm into a billion-dollar corporation, the three siblings who own the Tres Flores Corporation are giving their company to their staff. Abelardo, Bernardo and Chichi Flor — 83-year-old […]

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Pocho Ocho ‘gifts’ Democrats gave Latinos to vote for Obama

by Especial Correspondents November 19, 2012 El Now
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Loser and liar Willard “Mitt” Romney finally got something correct! The overwhelming Latino margin for President Bronco Bama was entirely due to “gifts” the Democrats used as bribes. Here are the top eight: 8. Taco Tuesdays covered by Obamacare 7. Rick Bayless gets full-time gig with Food and Drug Administration (Drug Division) 6. New “path […]

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On House floor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez schools GOP on Latinos (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 15, 2012 El Now
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Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) continues his education efforts on the House floor, introducing the Republican Party to Latinos. RELATED: Luis Gutierrez explains to Congress how to racially profile Latinos (video)

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Florida secedes from the union, no one seems to care very much

by Santino J. Rivera November 14, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDA) In a shocking post-election development, the state formerly known as Florida will no longer be a part of the United States of America. After gaining the required 25,000 petition signatures needed to elicit a response from the White House, Florida has been granted permission to secede from the U.S. When […]

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