Ask a Mexican on Ron Paul and Science Fiction

My family for six generations have been born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Everyone speaks Spanish most of the time. Right now, almost every Republican in the state is trying to get redistricting to the finish line to cut out the bumper crop of Mexican-American candidates from coming up. They passed voter-ID laws recently, and you begin to get the idea after a few citizen deportations to Mexico that the Texan Republican legislature doesn't really like us.

Ron Paul has gotten some trace traction with Puerto Ricans and Florida Hispanics recently. That doesn't fix the fact that all his homies in Texas who have voted for him every year hate local Hispanics. His rhetoric sounds good sometimes because it seems so constitutional. Can you take a quick look at his immigration and border policies and tell me what kind of mess it would make (or not) for a Mexican-American to pick Ron Paul, much less anyone, in the GOP?
Valley Vato

I actually know more than a few Mexicans who are Ron Paul supporters (shout-out to P. Sergio!) because — as I've noted many times before — Mexicans are natural libertarians: want the government out of their lives, hate the drug war, and love money. But when it comes to the issue of immigration, Paul is two tacos short of a combo plate. For a man who believes in open commerce, he wants to severely regulate immigration. For someone who believes in people being able to determine their own lives free of governmental diktat, he doesn't support the DREAM Act and wants to repeal birthright citizenship. For someone so right-on about America's imperial wars, he'd have America's military patrol the U.S-Mexico border. That Ron Paul's immigration policy is basically no different than that of his Republican colleagues in the face of an otherwise-impressive policy platform is costing him millions of Mexi votes and is the biggest disappointment a liberty-loving Mexican has faced since the Mexican national soccer team.

Unlike many gabachas living in Tucson, I love living in a bilingual city and am trying to learn to speak better Spanish. Because of this, I am watching a lot of Spanish-language television. My problem? I am a science fiction nerd. Although I enjoy the novelas, horror movies, and game shows, I haven't found any good science fiction shows to watch. I see lots of Mexicans at comic book/sci-fi cons/movies, and superhero and Star Wars cosplay seems popular with the kids, so the genre must have enough fans to support some programs. So where can I look for Spanish shows with spaceships and lots of pew-pew-pew?
Where No Gabacha Has Gone Before

Gracias for reminding us that normal gabachos live in Tucson and the city isn't composed of spree killers and Know-Nothings who ban Mexican-American studies and books by Sherman Alexie from schoolchildren lest Mexi kids learn and shit. As for your query: I take it you haven't mined the canon of Santo, the legendary silver-masked wrestler? He fought diabolical brains, evil brains, and plain ol' invading Martians when not fending off vampire women and other horror tropes. There was a chingón 2008 indie movie, Sleep Dealer, that was like Blade Runner meets Born in East LA, and UCLA had a film retrospective of Mexican sci-fi from the 1950s a couple of years ago. But the greatest example of Mexican sci-fi, as you noted, is the Star Wars galaxy — I'll leave people with the examples of Chuy Baca and Arturito and leave ustedes to divine the rest!

 
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Luciana Caceres
Luciana Caceres

Ron Paul Sold out ! Incredible !

Ron Paul says he's on the hunt for convention delegates. It is obvious, now, he will bestow them to DON Corleone Romney.
"that's the name of the game." !! It seems RON was BOUGHT !
Don Romney made an offer that Paul couldn't refuse, Rand Paul would be “honored”
to be VP pick. That is a BETRAYAL of major proportions to YOU !. Research for yourself

http://tinyurl.com/74cdcok

YOUR VOTE FOR PAUL = Vote for Romney.
If that is what you wish…FINE ! Otherwise …………………………………..
I CHANGED I will vote for Santorum.
Do you want a NOMINEE ( He'll never win the presidency ) that bribes and buys others ?
What kind of man would mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election? This man would be Mitt Romney. Romney said he has always voted Republican when he had the opportunity. But in the 1992 Presidential Primary Romney had the chance to vote for George H.W. Bush or Pat Buchanan but he voted for a liberal Democrat instead. Romney said his investments in Fannie and Freddie were in a blind trust. But as reported in the National Journal, Romney earned tens of thousands of dollars from investments NOT in a blind trust. Romney denied seeing a false ad his campaign used to attack Newt Gingrich. But Romney's own campaign paid for the ad...Romney's own voice is on the ad approving the content.
ROMNEY CARE was paid by you, I and all taxpayers . The Olympics were paid and "saved" by $ 600 MILLION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MONEY ! Google it !
You trusted Ron Paul, Don Corleone Romney can not be trusted,
“Rick Santorum is the ONLY conservative candidate who is positioned to defeat Obama because he can credibly and effectively attack the president for supporting big government healthcare mandates, government bailouts, and radical cap and trade initiatives,” Santorum advisor Hogan Gidley told The Daily Caller i
 “Mitt Romney can’t attack Obama on any of those major issues because Gov. Romney agrees with Obama on ALLof them — and his attack and smear campaign is his way of avoiding his liberal record.”
http://tinyurl.com/6ttoxdn
Genial  enjoy !
IN Rick Perry’s memorable phrase, Romney is a “vulture capitalist,
WE THE PEOPLE MUST BALANCE the power of the money and of OBVIOUS political last minute alliances. !
RE-POST , WE THE PEOPLE !
PLEASE PASS THE INFO TO THE UNAWARE . FOR THE LOVE OF USA !
REPOST AT WILL !

Jesus Cristo de Nogales
Jesus Cristo de Nogales

In 2012 help Gustavo Arellano, Steve Gallardo and La Raza bring an end to the illegal Mexican occupation of the US. They want to start a program to help the occupiers return to their home countries. We will make Arizona free of these illegal Mexican occupiers for the next 100 years.
Are you with us?

dwane
dwane

Who cares what the Mexicans think, if your here illegally you have no say in our politics or anything else for that matter.

Jesus Cristo de Nogales
Jesus Cristo de Nogales

MAJOR NEWSBREAK: We must work diligently to free the United States of America from illegal Mexican occupation. Join La Raza, Gustavo Arellano and Steve Gallardo in denouncing the US and returning to our true homeland.

Last in Line
Last in Line

It figures Yahoo would post the link to this crappy attempt at slamming Ron Paul. Ron Paul isn't against immigration...just the slimeballs who enter ILLEGALLY! This article was based in Phoenix...Do you not have nearby highways with signs posted "unsafe for travel" due to Mexican drug cartel activity? Is this YOUR vision of what America should be?
If Mexicans spent just a portion of their efforts at leeching off America toward building their own nation, they could be a first world nation.
As per the Star Wars analogy...The current Federal Reserve CFR owned government does much resemble the Empire/ Sith, 0bama- Darth Vader, and Ron Paul could be seen as OB-1.
Maybe George Lucas was trying to tell us something.

Jesus Cristo de Nogales
Jesus Cristo de Nogales

¡Larga vida a la ocupación de México de los Estados Unidos bajo la dirección de Gustavo Arellano, Steve Gallardo y La Raza

Arthur Mayer
Arthur Mayer

It is funny , but scarey how the media down plays, trash, and avoid the truth, when it comes to Ron Paul, who would be elected president of the USA, if the elections were not going to be rigged again.

Arthur Mayer
Arthur Mayer

It is funny , but scarey how the media down plays, trash, and avoid the truth, when it comes to Ron Paul, who would be elected president of the USA, if the elections were not going to be rigged again.

Jesus Cristo de Monterrey
Jesus Cristo de Monterrey

"Ask Gustavo Arellano and a Mexican when he / she plans to end their occupation of El Norte?"

Jesus Cristo de Monterrey
Jesus Cristo de Monterrey

All of us brown skin Mexicans presently occupying "El Norte", need to return to Mexico and take over the country from the pale skin descendants of the colonial masters. Kick out all the white skin occupiers of Mexico, our tue homeleand, with the help of Gustavo Arellano who will renounce his stay in "El Norte". He will be our new presidente in Mexico. Will you join us and Gustavo Arellano?

Banh
Banh

hey, let's take a drive down to the southern border of Mexico and see how nicely we're treated for sneaking through the desert or swimming across the Mexican border. In fact, get your sorry butts in an airplane, fly to any country you choose BUT America, and try to sneak across a border. If you don't end up in a jail cell, you could end up with a nice fat fine and perhaps a few broken ribs if you chose the wrong country to violate.

Ron Paul's cronies are tired of paying for freeloaders on a system they've paid for since their first job on a farm or in a grocery store. We NEED military on our border... maybe that will cut down on the "strolls" Mexicans take so often into the Promised Land.

If the situation were reversed, Americans wouldn't be hired and supported by your welfare system, they'd mostlikely be shot or jailed..

Entitlements really mess up a good mind, don't they? I think we need an IMMEDIATE national sales tax, scrap the income tax. From their very first dollar, Mexican illegals would be INSTANT taxpayers.. Then there would be no argument..

RON PAUL 2012!! VIVA LA PAUL

Tazdivo
Tazdivo

Por si no lo sabes(es obvio que no lo sabes) los unicos invasores aqui, en estas tierras son los blancos de origen europeo, los gringos, los gabachos, como quieras llamarlos. Si te pones a estudiar un poco de historia(real historia) de la mas elemental, la mas basica, sabras que estas tierras fueron adquiridas(lease robadas) despues de una invasion militar por parte de USA a Mexico en la mal llamada " guerra Mexico-EU"
Como todo mundo sabe(los que dicen no saberlo, se hacen pendejos) los mexicanos ya estaban aqui, estas eran sus tierras, siguen siendo sus tierras. No pueden ser invasores en su propia tierra.Aqui los invasores son otros. No se necesita mucho cerebro para saber quienes son.
Esto es algo que a los gringos y a sus lambiscones(en mi tierra les dicen lamehuevos), los malinches, los coconuts que quisieran, que fantasean con ser como los gringos no les
gusta que se hable acerca de esto.
Yo tengo la ligera sospecha que tu perteneces a esta clasificacion. Nada mas recuerda una cosa: el burro, el puerco o el buey(por mencionar unos ejemplos nada mas) siempre van a ser burro, puerco y buey sin importar el lugar donde hayan nacido. Es cuestion de raza, el color de tu piel te va a delatar y los anglo-sajones no te van a aceptar por mas que les lamas los huevos.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

You must be a member of the "Morons for Morons" party.

If the republicans maintain their hold on both America and Arizona (a given considering the hick vote) they will continue the destruction of America that Regan started and Georgie Jr. perfected.
Then, you may be the one sneaking into Mexico to try to earn enough money to provide for yourself and your family.

narizona
narizona

Es cierto y claro que las savanas son los illigales!

Jesus Cristo de Monterrey
Jesus Cristo de Monterrey

Are you a card carrying member of the "Fleabaggers Party" aka OWS? Or do you simply carry Obwama's water?

 

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