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How A Bill Becomes A Law CartoonLast week, the Republican-uncontrolled House of Representatives failed to pass a minimal spending bill to help with the unexpected crush of Central American refugees, adjourned, and then reconvened to approve a mean-spirited barebones measure that also would reverse President Obama’s DACA relief for DREAMers, and worse. Then they adjourned again.

Of course the bill has no chance of passage in the Senate, let alone getting a Presidential signature.

Their obstructionist mission accomplished, the do-nothing pendejos left town for their summer hideouts in the rich white safety of their home districts.

Their Tea Party-twisted debates, however, left a lingering aroma over Capitol Hill, and it wasn’t Laspang Souchong.

 

SPOILER ALERT: The aroma was SHIT.

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Pocha sweetheart Linda Ronstadt was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama on Monday, citing the singer’s “one-of-a-kind voice and her decades of remarkable music.” The actual awards start after 5:30 or so in the video.

Sadly, Ronstadt can no longer sing. This spring, she told Diane Sawyer why: [Mas…]


Being brown, growing old, living as a short person — Johnny Sanchez shares TMI about the intimate secrets of Mexican-American men.

National Poetry Month means — to us — poems by and for the people, like Jesús Iñiguez with his poem about immigration. Spoiler alert — Iñiguez is not exactly happy with Administration policies and questions President Obama’s legacy. [NSFW "F-bomb."]

 

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Before the big-budget Hollywood people came along, Martin Sheen narrated this César Chávez 2006 tribute video from the United Farm Workers (UFW.)

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The secret world of Republicans in love (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Expect these Pocho Ocho ‘surprises’ in the State of the Union

by Especial Correspondents January 28, 2014 El Now
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White House insiders indicate the President’s State of the Union address tonight will have a few surprises for the Congressional and TV audiences. Here are the top eight: 8. The NSA will intercept Republicans’ text messages to each other and display them on the JumboTron in real time 7. President Obama will be sporting snazzy […]

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Obama’s List: Pocho Ocho things more dangerous than alchohol

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2014 El Now
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Former stoner Barack Obama doesn’t think marijuana “is more dangerous than alcohol,” according to The New Yorker: “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a […]

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Cuban Reds say Raul Castro-Obama handshake betrayed Revolution

by Comic Saenz December 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HAVANA) El Presidente Comrade Raul Castro’s handshake with imperialist war criminal Barack Obama at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa was a slap in the face of the workers of the world and a betrayal of Cuba’s Communist Revolution, an old school Communist Bay of Pigs veteran charged Tuesday. “That […]

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Government shutdown halts Hispanic Heritage Month in mid-month

by Lalo Alcaraz October 16, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) Effective immediately, all Hispanic Heritage Month observations have been halted due to the current Federal Government shutdown. HHM activities have been classified as “non-essential” and Washington has issued guidelines on toning down loud festivities and colorful displays as the U.S. Treasury runs out of funding. As of midnight, October 15, […]

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Kickstarter: Please help the President start World War III (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 12, 2013 Cultura
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Starting and fighting a new war is hard AND expensive, and you know Uncle Sam is not exactly flush with cash right now. Can you please join a Kickstarter campaign to help President Obama start World War III? PREVIOUSLY ON KICKSTARTER:

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Radioactive weapons pot calls chemical weapons pot black? (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA September 11, 2013 Cartoons
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Breaking: Obama says U.S. will bomb Twerky

by Lalo Alcaraz August 30, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) President Barack Obama has abruptly dismissed the possibility of launching a U.S. military action against Syria and opted for another world trouble spot. “I am making preparations to bomb Twerky,” the President declared in a nationally-televised speech Friday afternoon. “It is clear that Syria has used banned chemical weapons against its […]

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Breaking: Obama plans ‘I Have A Drone’ speech

by Malcolm Mex August 27, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) White House sources have confirmed that Pres. Barack Obama will deliver an “I Have A Drone” speech Wednesday to commemorate the the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington. The news has already sent shock waves through […]

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The GOP’s Sen. Ted Cruz reveals he is a ‘proud Kenyadian’

by Lalo Alcaraz August 20, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from DALLAS) Like Barack Obama before him, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is fighting doubts he is really a “natural born citizen” of the United States, a question he must settle before he runs for president. “I am a proud Kenyadian,” the beaming senator told reporters here this morning as he displayed a copy […]

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Controversial magazine cover photos? Ask Oprah! (photo)

by Comic Saenz July 18, 2013 Cartoons
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Of course we are sensitive to the complaints from Beantown (they’re beaners after all) about Rolling Stone’s decision to make controversial Caucasian-American Dzhokhar Tsarnaev their glamorous cover boy. But as recovering ñewspeeps ourselves, we have to point out that the accused terrorist isn’t the first villain to make it to the cover of a slick zine: […]

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Don’t ask, don’t yell: Al Madrigal gets gay married (video)

by JERRY MAYA June 27, 2013 El Now
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We were as surprised as Mrs. Madrigal, but here it is on TV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart but really John Oliver. Al Madrigal got gay married — after all, it’s the law! [Disclosure: For probation purposes, Madrigal is POCHO's Migrant Editor.]

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The Beandocks: TXT MSG from Barack Obama (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 21, 2013 Cartoons
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Elise Roedenbeck: This NSA spying is making me paranoid (video)

by Comic Saenz June 17, 2013 El Now
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Peruvian immigrant and naturalized citizen Elise Roedenbeck has nothing to hide from Uncle Sam. [Disclosure: Roedenbeck, the pocha formerly known as MiJA, is POCHO's New Jack City Burro Jefe Emeritus.] The compleat Elise Roedenbeck’s MiJA Weekly is here.

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