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13 de Enero, 2008

Crock-a-Mole

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HILLARY breaks it down real simple-like for the Latino comunidad. In ethnic food terms, you know. It's just the way we think of everything.

Clinton and her busload of traveling press moved from there to the popular local Mexican restaurant Lindo Michoacan, where a "roundtable" that was actually square passed a microphone around to tell her people's concerns about the mortgage crisis and foreclosures. She took notes and munched on tortilla chips. [...]

Clinton said unscrupulous lending leads to bad mortgages, which lead to foreclosures, which lead to people with nowhere to go and vacant neighborhoods that can go rapidly downhill.

"We treat these problems as if one is guacamole and one is chips, when ... they both go together," she said.

LAS VEGAS STOP: Clinton pitch hits home; Democratic hopeful goes door to door, ReviewJournal.com, via ripples of hope blog

MMMMMM! Another yummy latino mouthful at the ole Panderosa Inn.

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Comentarios (15)


natthedem dijo:

GRVTR

This week, guacamole and chips. Next week, fried chicken and watermelon.


M dijo:

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I smell a rotten avocado.


Tomas el Anglo dijo:

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Gawd.

I'd rather not vote for her, but I'll vote for whoever ends up with the Democratic nomination, no matter who it is. I tried voting for a third party candidate in 2000, and we all know how THAT turned out.

Maybe Hillary should avoid making cultural references about a culture with which she is not familiar.


mhg dijo:

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I am voting for the dem that runs for the presidency. What I do not like is that I really do not hear any canidate addressing the immigration issue.
I really wish that everyone would understand how much power we(Latinos)have if everyone would register to vote.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez Author Profile Page dijo:

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well, we can help encourage our communities to vote, if we want, right? nobody is going to "understand" that power you mention by us hanging out on a comment thread. we need to go out there and talk to people at schools, at libraries, at laundromats, at vocational schools, and probably a ton of places i'm not thinking about. or perhaps cell phones? someone told me recently that more people of color use mobile phones than others, that it is a low-barrier entry to technology. that's part of what i'm doing over here. my MTV vlogs will be sent out in a few places, mobile fones being one of them. its a small piece. and if we want to talk about the voting power Latinos have, we need to convince "them." i just dont think blogs are enough to get people to register. many people do not read them.

and as far as hearing from dems on the immigration issue, i agree. aside from hillary, (thus the "DMV" reference in my cartoon pic), who made it clear through her position that she prefers the undocumented driving on roads without licenses, we dont hear anything from them because the Democrats are chickenshit to stand up for human rights. they favor legalamericans but not Humans having rights. they dont trust us to stand behind them if they brave the GOP anti-migrant hate, and i dont really trust them for being so careful.

what are ya gonna do? i don't know.


Elaine Vigneault dijo:

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It's two insults in one!
First, she's saying 'people complaining about foreclosures shouldn't have gotten loans and houses in the first place.' Then she's saying 'here's a really poorly constructed and offensive analogy to make my point.'
(At least she chose non dead animal food items.)


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez Author Profile Page dijo:

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you are right! her comment about stupid poor people is like, well, it's like a bowl of salsa and a dead fish. or maybe its like a croissant baked gently around a pinch of bill-clinton-stinkbud and lightly slathered with a fine mist of antelope piss. actually, upon second thought, her quote is just like a hot, burbly can of dead mouse once you add one well-stirred teaspoon of brewers yeast.

either way, i dont want any!

good eye on the part of the quote i didn't catch.


RC dijo:

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"We can encourage our communities to vote". Nice direction there Nez. Better start right away, February 5 is any day now. And as a person that has been doing that for decades, you have to really dog your friends and relatives and make sure they get to the primaries and the general election.
Oddly, it seems the more an individual complains about the politicians {OK, I complain all the time} the less likely that person will be to actually vote. So never assume that fellow complainers are going to vote without a push. Yes, you have to bug them and pretty much drag them there. But once that happens, they do like voting.
Here's the problem. It usually comes down to self defense in the voting booth.
Just think of it that way. "Which of these politicians will do me and the country the least harm?" Sad that the concept runs in that direction, but get out and vote anyway. Maybe this will be one of those very rare times when you may have to decide between two candidates you really like. Hell, that only happened once to me and that was just last year {local party president}. It's even rare that you will have one candidate that you feel good about. So, if your friends start telling you all of that {I think they are right most of the time} just remind them that we are trying to eliminate the worst so we are only stuck with the bad.
Hey, it's logical and even emotional, so if nothing else works to get the vote out, try it.
Here's the other important aspect. Even if a complete jerk gets your vote and you know it, somehow, by the wonders of the polling process, facts and figures are toted up {yeah, sometimes not so well} and the pundits and the press and the campaign managers four years from now look at what happened. They say, hey, Group X really turned out in that last election, what do we have to serve up nice and piping hot for them this time?
If you do not believe this happens, then please explain the Republican appeal for the Religious Right.
I will be the first to admit that even if the promises of wonderful things in the coming administration for your Group X get made, delivery is sketchy.
Politicians lie.
The only hope is that the rare honest one may see that a constituency has formed and will run just because he or she can see those votes are up for grabs.
If you don't vote at all, that can't ever happen.


a4L dijo:

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what we should be scare of is she allowed her husband sign that draconian immigration law in 1996. When push comes to shove is she going to sell us out on the immigration issue like her husband did?


democommie dijo:

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Nez:

Hillary only understands one culture, the culture of power. She makes Bill look like Father Theresa.

I know you got a gazillion things going on, but check out the All Spin Zone's piece about the Hispanic photog who got kicked by a Colorado Reptilican pol.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez Author Profile Page dijo:

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um...if you thank i got too much to do then LINK ME foo'!

dunno. i'm sitting here tonight and i have a post in me about all this. the whole thing. i'm at a quandary. politics, voting, i'm not even sure why i bother with it still. oh yeah. i remember.

it will be in my post.


No One of Consequence dijo:

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Thanks, natthedem. I was thinking the same thing. Clinton, and pols in general, give white people a bad name.

I think we should continue to vote until the mechanisms to pursue voting fraud are a complete lock. If you live where there's a touchscreen vote, you might be thoroughly screwed. (And don't say absentee ballot -- some Secretaries of State simply throw those out without counting them at all.)

The irony of voting is that your local elections -- ESPECIALLY SECRETARY OF STATE, ESPECIALLY SECRETARY OF STATE, ESPECIALLY SECRETARY OF STATE -- are probably more important than the national ones because local governments set voting policy.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez Author Profile Page dijo:

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useful info, thanks No One.


R. Mildred dijo:

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I personally think she's trying to bait her opponents into making "and did she have an intern put his creamy sauce into her Taco?" based jokes at her expense for some, undoubtably diabolical, reason known only to her and her lizard men advisors.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez Author Profile Page dijo:

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democommie, you are dead on.

and R Mildred, that is quite a saucy image for my morning. and i like the cadre of tiny traveling lizard men advisors, i can see it in my mind, they each carry a green taco and lick at its edges contantly.