Category Archives: Politics

Emma González Is a National Treasure –and the Haters are Here

Unless you live under a rock (or maybe you’re busy celebrating National Greek Independence Day) you probably have read by now that millions of people took to the streets on Saturday March 24, 2018 to say ¡basta! to the NRA … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Goes to the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hilarity Ensues

President Trump had the “brilliant” idea to visit San Diego to inspect several design prototypes for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As I’m writing this, Mr. Trump was still at the border meeting with border patrol officers and … Continue reading

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New York City’s New School Chancellor Is a Professional Mariachi. No, Really.

From the Archives of I Could Not Make This Thing Up if I Tried comes Richard Carranza, the recently appointed New York City Schools Chancellor, who took a very unsual approach when discussing his new job with Mr. De Blasio … Continue reading

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Not Tacos, or Garnachas: NAFTA Is Making Mexicans Fat

It’s not me saying this, no señor. The information comes from a supposedly legitimate media outlet, and I’m nobody to dispute the fact that it’s Americans *and* Canadians who are making my people fat –and not our delicious garnachas or our … Continue reading

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Mexicans Are Furious about Hat-Wearing Jalapeños from Turkey

Add jalapeños to the long list of grievances against my people (i.e. The Mexicans.) In the latest episode of a trade war brewing between Mexico and the European Union, Mexican producers of chile peppers are asking the UE for protection of … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau Goes to Mexico; Hilarity Ensues

It was brief –and hilarious. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week visited Mexico, partly to address the bilateral agenda, discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA,) and –very likely– to discuss El Loco. But at some point, … Continue reading

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