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Bad News for Voters in Iowa and Teenagers in Tennessee

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 4:30 PM

It must be election season again since thousands of voters are being removed from the voter rolls. Previously, I gave a chanclaso to Governor Rick Scott of Florida for purging thousands of Latino voters suspected of being non-US citizens from the voters rolls. Well, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was ahead...

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Show Respect to El Jefe

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 10:47 AM

I'm throwing a flying chancla to "reporter" Neil Munro of the Daily Caller for repeatedly interrupting the President of the United States during his press conference on immigration. I've written about it the past and I'm going to stress it one more time: while it's completely kosher to disagree with...

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Workers Lose in Wisconsin

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 9:47 AM

I'm giving a chanclaso to the insane amount of money in politics. While the national media covered the Wisconsin recall election, very few outlets reported on the vast difference between funds raised. Even though Governor Walker stripped away collective bargaining rights for state employees, restricted access to abortion, weakened sex...

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Latino Voters Under Attack in Florida

(31) Comments | Posted June 3, 2012 | 9:34 AM

Governor Rick Scott of Florida deserves more than a flying chancla, but he's on the receiving end of this week's chanclaso with the possibility of many more to come, especially during election season.  What infraction did the Florida governor commit?  He's the mastermind behind the latest effort to remove thousands...

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Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman Gets A Chanclaso

(2) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 6:49 AM

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The latest Congressman to go the birther route is Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, who was caught on tape declaring that he was unsure whether President Obama was born in the US.  Furthermore, Rep. Coffman said he was certain that in President Obama's heart he was not American. Imagine that....

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The Beginning Of The End For Sheriff Arpaio

(103) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 8:00 AM

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I'm sending two flying chanclasos to Sherriff Joe Arpaio and to those that continue to elect him into office. Sheriff Joe is back in the news because the Department of Justice - gracias a dios - filed a lawsuit on May 10 against him and his racist Maricopa County...

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Carolina Blues, President Obama Sees the Light

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 12:43 AM

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I'm sending a furious chanclaso to the 1.3 million voters who voted in favor of banning same-sex marriage in North Carolina. Religious bigotry wins again in this country and North Carolina becomes the 30th state to declare its gay population second class citizens all in the name of religious freedom. One...

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North Carolina Pastor Gets It For Wanting to Beat the Gay Out of Kids

(10) Comments | Posted May 5, 2012 | 5:07 AM

CLARIFICATION:A prior version of this article stated that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) lobbied for the passage of bills that resembled SB 1070. Although CCA did have a representative at the ALEC meeting where model legislation similar to 1070 was drafted, we did not mean to imply that CCA drafted...

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War on Women in Mississippi, Dolores Huerta Gets Honored

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2012 | 10:40 AM

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In 2011, voters in Mississippi voted against the personhood amendment, which would have classified a fertilized egg as a person, and consequently, would have effectively banned all abortions. This is in Mississippi, which as we all know is not considered a bastion of liberalism.  Even further, Mississippi Republican Governor...

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Wisconsin Governor Walker Attacks Sex Ed

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 7:27 AM

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I've long-championed giving students a solid understanding on sex education. Knowledge is key in lowering sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and preventing teenage pregnancies. Unfortunately, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has made a major disservice to teens in Wisconsin by signing a bill that requires educators to solely...

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Something's Really Wrong With Kansas

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2012 | 11:28 AM


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I'm giving a chanclaso to State Rep. Lance Kinzer from Kansas for sponsoring a bill that will make discrimination against gays legal on the grounds of religious freedom. The Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act was solely created to invalidate an anti-discrimination ordinance...

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Still No Love for La Mujer

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 7:00 AM

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You knew when states like IdahoTexas, and Virginia, decide to do their part to continue the War on Women, the most hateful state in the union, Arizona, isn't far behind.  I'm throwing a flying chancla at State Rep. Debbe Lesko and to the Arizona...

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Sen. Grothman Gets It For Painting Single Moms as Abusers

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 6:14 AM


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State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), is receiving a well-deserved chanclaso for sponsoring legislation that paints single moms as child abusers. Grothman argues that single women are intentionally getting pregnant so they can receive welfare to support their poor choices, despite research that shows most of these...

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Can People Please Get Over the Fact That President Obama Is Black?!

(12) Comments | Posted March 4, 2012 | 10:10 PM

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U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull forwarded one of the most disgusting and racist emails about President Barack Obama ever.  It is so unbecoming of a judge to hold these narrow-minded views.  Judge Cebull acknowledged that the email is racist but says he's not a racist, only anti-Obama.  Yeah right, I'm sure...

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Governors Chris Christie & Bob McDonnell Get It

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 12:29 PM

I'm sending Governor Chris Christie a flying chancla for vetoing a marriage equality bill and contending that the people of New Jersey should vote on the matter. That is some short-sighted thinking by the Governor. Who wants to put the civil rights of people up on the ballot? Can you...

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Alabama Senator Shadrack McGill Says It's Unholy to Give Teachers Raises

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 6:29 AM

Teachers are some of my favorite people in the entire world. I've been taught by some of the greatest maestras, and some of them have gone above and beyond their job duties. It's disappointing when elected officials attack teachers, and the latest culprit is Alabama State Sen. Shadrack McGill...

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Bad PR Move, Susan G. Komen

(4) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 7:07 PM

In what can only be described as one of the worst public relations disasters in history, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation has cut off funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening. This has to be one of the most boneheaded political miscalculations that will have serious...

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A Little Bit of Arizona in East Haven

(3) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 7:49 AM

I'm giving chanclasos to the four police officers arrested by the FBI in East Haven, CT for harassing Latinos and violating their civil rights, which included unlawful arrests, filing false statements in police reports, and using excessive force even after they were handcuffed. Sgt. John Miller, and officers Dennis Spaulding, David Cari,...

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El Chanclaso: Two Sinking Ships

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 7:08 AM

God played a cruel joke on Governor Rick Perry. Not only did he tell Perry to run for President, he woefully underprepared Perry for the presidential debates, led Perry to run a terrible campaign, and failed to educate Perry on basic American institutions. All kidding aside, I'm...

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El Chanclaso: Girl Scout Cookie Boycott? No Way!

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2012 | 8:11 AM

I've longed argued that the Dream Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation for Latinos -- to be against the DREAM Act is to be anti-Latino.  For me, the DREAM Act is what America is all about - giving...

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