Ask A Mexican on Trash-Picking and Overpopulating

I'm so perplexed by my Mexican neighbor. For one, he already has four girls, and I just saw his wife — and she looks like she's pregnant again! What really bothers me is that I live in an affordable-housing unit. The rent is cheap and based on our income. He has a new Ford F150 truck, and his wife drives an older model BMW. Well, what bugs the hell out of me is that he digs in the apartment complex trashcans every freakin' day. I live in a large complex where there are about six trash bins. Every morning, before he takes his girls to school, he digs in all of them for recyclables.

I wonder if I'm just jealous, because he must make like $300 a week on all the stuff he recycles, but it really bugs me. If he's so freakin' poor and digging in the trash for an occupation, why must he still continue to bring more children into the world? The city I live in has a No Scavenging law. I really want to report him, but I feel guilty. I feel like I should let him keep digging in the trash, since he has a family to feed. Also, I guess I'm nosey too, 'cause I wonder if they work? I don't think they do, and I wonder if they're abusing welfare? And I wonder how many freakin' girls he's going to have before he gives up his dream of having a son.

Okay, well, I hope you can help me with this issue. Am I evil? Should I care less? Help.
Pocha Cabrona in Chino

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You're not evil, chula: just pendeja. You — an assimilated Mexican-American — still have to live in affordable housing? So much for breaking the stereotypes of Mexicans as lazy peons. Meanwhile, that wab who bugs you so much is hustling, digging through garbage for a couple of extra bucks — it's obviously working out well, since he's living a better life than your floja ass. Who cares if he wants to have more kids? That's his decision, not yours. Maybe you'd be better off in life if you picked through trash — but I'm sure you think that's beneath you. Meanwhile, you're wondering if your Mexican neighbor is on welfare when you are on the government queso. My immigrant parents, who always scrimped and saved and bought massive trucks and SUVs because no honorable hombre should ever leave home without one, never took a dime — that is beneath them, since that's such an American thing to do. If ever there were a case for Mexicans to not allow their children to assimilate, you'd be the poster niña, pendeja.

I got asked to participate in a Internet radio show on which I, as an alleged (mostly by me) Mexican comedian, will be asked questions like, "Why are Mexicans so funny?" Since I'm as Mexican as a Del Taco stand, I defer to you for some insight and wisdom that I can share with the show's four audience members.
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Have you talked to our pocho cousins? A veritable Comstock lode of material for ridicule there!

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116 comments
Victor
Victor

The Mexicans lost this land in a war, but the U.S. still paid them for it. Did you know we whipped the Mexican army so bad we flew our flag over their capital building. We could have keep the entire country but it was soooooo screwed up we just gave most of it back. Mexicans can't make Mexico work, so they come here to turn America into another Mexico.

JesusCristodeNogales
JesusCristodeNogales

The best thing we can do to help the Mexicans is to create more family planning programs in Mexico to help lower the population growth. Mexico can't feed, educate, and create employment for its overpopulated country and has resorted to exporting illegal Mexican occupiers to the US. That way Mexico isn't responsible for its social problems, we, the American taxpayer pick up the cost. We must elect responsible government representatives who will vote this failed program of accepting illegal Mexican occupiers. We must force all of these occupiers to self deport back to Mexico. No amnetsy, no dream act. Go back and apply for temporary work visas. How is continued population growth in Mexico going to solve their social problems? Make Mexico accept responsibility for its citizens.

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Let's see what do American tax dollars pay for in the case of these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.....Hospital on taxpayers, doctors bills on taxpayers, medications on taxpayers, food on taxpayers, housing on taxpayers, education on taxpayers, loyalty to Mexico!!! Rights of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS....They have the right to win the lottery, they have the right to sue if they feel that their non-existant civil rights have been violated, they apparantly have the right to steal you SS number if they cannot obtain one illegally from "La RAZA". They have the right to put americans out of work because they will work for a much lower wage (they used to call American people that did this scabs.) Where can I denounce my citizenship and jump on this awesome bandwagon!!!

DiamondJim
DiamondJim

Gustavo the writer of these "Ask a Mexican" appears to be filled with hate and anti-assimilation. A total waste of American Affirmative Action taxpayer dollars. When is New Times going to get someone that can actually write and not just spew hate? I'm sure Gustavo is a very miserable man but why take it out on everybody else? I myself am Hispanic and don't enjoy his anti-assimilation comments my friends and I used to enjoy these articles but not anymore. WE ARE NOT READING HIS TRASH ANYMORE!!

Victor
Victor

"Ask a mexican" leave me alone,go away,quit bothering me,stop stealing from me,get out of my hair" typical questions to ask mexicans, some typical answers, "no i do not have a cigarette" "yes i live here" adding "do you mind" "thanks,but no thanks" "leave my stamps and milk containers alone"

Miss
Miss

People love Mexican food? What? That pig-slop you beaners throw down your greasy pieholes and call it food. I make it a habit of not eating something that looks like it came from my backside. But then again, you are dirty Mex's. What would anyone expect?

whoa_momma
whoa_momma

USARocks, Shut up. You have no idea what you're talking about. You have nothing smart to say so you pull the crazy card on me? What Pocha Cabrona in Chino, problem is that she has a lazy, elitist attitude. And although you are a redneck conservative, you are just as ignorant and lazy as she is. Heck you're probably some pimple faced,19 year old dope, who drives your momma's car. Just shut up, read once in a while and get a real job too.

DiamondJim
DiamondJim

Gustavo the writer of these "Ask a Mexican" appears to be filled with hate and anti-assimilation. A total waste of American Affirmative Action taxpayer dollars. When is New Times going to get someone that can actually write and not just spew hate? I'm sure Gustavo is a very miserable man but why take it out on everybody else? I myself am Hispanic and don't enjoy his anti-assimilation comments my friends and I used to enjoy these articles but not anymore. WE ARE NOT READING HIS TRASH ANYMORE!!

Euro
Euro

What makes me laught is that u guys keep saying go back to mexico..havent notes that after 1m times we aint going no where. . Lol

Markv
Markv

Ask a mexican" leave me alone,go away,quit bothering me,stop stealing from me,get out of my hair" typical questions to ask mexicans, some typical answers, "no i do not have a cigarette" "yes i live here" adding "do you mind" "thanks,but no thanks" "leave my stamps and milk containers alone"

JesusCristodeNogales
JesusCristodeNogales

The best thing we can do to help the Mexicans is to create more family planning programs in Mexico to help lower the population growth. Mexico can't feed, educate, and create employment for its overpopulated country and has resorted to exporting illegal Mexican occupiers to the US. That way Mexico isn't responsible for its social problems, we, the American taxpayer pick up the cost. We must elect responsible government representatives who will vote this failed program of accepting illegal Mexican occupiers. We must force all of these occupiers to self deport back to Mexico. No amnetsy, no dream act. Go back and apply for temporary work visas. How is continued population growth in Mexico going to solve their social problems? Make Mexico accept responsibility for its citizens.

Victor
Victor

Yea, shur it is nobodys business how many kids this person has. Execpt all the tax payers that have to support those kids, either now or when they grow up and can't get a job.
600,000,000 people in the U.S. 7,000,000,000,000 people in the world. When are these baby factories going to learn? The earth can not support this number of people and we wonder why there are so many people in other countries starving.
China had (and really still has) this problem, but made birth control manditory. It is something to think about for the rest of the world. Having children is not a right, it is a responsibility that most parents today can't handle.
Have a child, have two. But more is not necessary or good for the rest of the world.

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Obviously the cockroaches are most likely on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born and thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens are sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. He is most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means, report that family!!

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Let's see what do American tax dollars pay for in the case of these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.....Hospital on taxpayers, doctors bills on taxpayers, medications on taxpayers, food on taxpayers, housing on taxpayers, education on taxpayers, loyalty to Mexico!!! Rights of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS....They have the right to win the lottery, they have the right to sue if they feel that their non-existant civil rights have been violated, they apparantly have the right to steal you SS number if they cannot obtain one illegally from "La RAZA". They have the right to put americans out of work because they will work for a much lower wage (they used to call American people that did this scabs.) Where can I denounce my citizenship and jump on this awesome bandwagon!!!

dorisjean23
dorisjean23

People need to mind their business. This father is not standing by freeways with a sign looking for a hand out. He is doing what he does to support his family, and it may be a dirty job, but he’s doing it. If they want more children, that’s their business too – nobody’s complaining about the woman who had 19 kids and is still trying to have more. People need to acknowledge that the peoples of Mexico are native to this part of the planet, and were here long before Euros decided they needed to “beat” people out of their land and then “steal” people to work the land for their lazy asses.

whoa_momma
whoa_momma

you're such a dumb ass. its none of your business if they have kids and certainly would be none of your business if they aborted their babies,right? get your head on strait and get a life, get a real job. or go to college. i can't stand it when people act like they are so "high class" but live in the same raunchy apartments as everyone else. shop at macy's & talk like they're asking questions. damn, why the heck do i read this junk anyway? waste of my time, but i thought you should know. (thank you GA for telling her like this. on this on you got it right.)

england bound
england bound

hey if they want to go through the dumpsters for the recyclables let em' the only trouble that should be looked at is if they put the trash back in the dumpsters when they are done.yes i believe that the illegal's are here and should go back where they were or become legals just like the ones that have done it legally,but most of them won't so what is the country to do?maybe the United States Government should turn the border over to the military like many other countries have.i personally don't have a biggited bone in my body.in the 14th amendment to the constitution of the United States there is not a word in it that says the illegals have a right to be here no matter what nationality they may be.it also doesn't say they can be here if they graduted from high school or whatever served in the military which opens a whole new can of worms if you know what i mean.So if you are here illegally and you know who you are you should do the right thing and go back or become legal and I don't mean by getting illegal papers or stealing someone else's'but one could go on and on which i won't so just GETRDONE OK

Jesus Cristo de Nogales
Jesus Cristo de Nogales

The best thing we can do to help the Mexicans is to create more family planning programs in Mexico to help lower the population growth. Mexico can't feed, educate, and create employment for its overpopulated country and has resorted to exporting illegal Mexican occupiers to the US. That way Mexico isn't responsible for its social problems, we, the American taxpayer pick up the cost. We must elect responsible government representatives who will vote this failed program of accepting illegal Mexican occupiers. We must force all of these occupiers to self deport back to Mexico. No amnetsy, no dream act. Go back and apply for temporary work visas. How is continued population growth in Mexico going to solve their social problems? Make Mexico accept responsibility for its citizens.

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Let's see what do American tax dollars pay for in the case of these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.....Hospital on taxpayers, doctors bills on taxpayers, medications on taxpayers, food on taxpayers, housing on taxpayers, education on taxpayers, loyalty to Mexico!!! Rights of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS....They have the right to win the lottery, they have the right to sue if they feel that their non-existant civil rights have been violated, they apparantly have the right to steal you SS number if they cannot obtain one illegally from "La RAZA". They have the right to put americans out of work because they will work for a much lower wage (they used to call American people that did this scabs.) Where can I denounce my citizenship and jump on this awesome bandwagon!!!

Victor
Victor

The Mexicans lost this land in a war, but the U.S. still paid them for it. Did you know we whipped the Mexican army so bad we flew our flag over their capital building. We could have keep the entire country but it was soooooo screwed up we just gave most of it back. Mexicans can't make Mexico work, so they come here to turn America into another Mexico.

Victor
Victor

Yea, shur it is nobodys business how many kids this person has. Execpt all the tax payers that have to support those kids, either now or when they grow up and can't get a job.
600,000,000 people in the U.S. 7,000,000,000,000 people in the world. When are these baby factories going to learn? The earth can not support this number of people and we wonder why there are so many people in other countries starving.
China had (and really still has) this problem, but made birth control manditory. It is something to think about for the rest of the world. Having children is not a right, it is a responsibility that most parents today can't handle.
Have a child, have two. But more is not necessary or good for the rest of the world.

Conrad Barb
Conrad Barb

I'm sure not asking a mexican who thinks that mexicans own this country anything of import.Send back all the illegals then we talk.

Conrad Barb
Conrad Barb

But if he is here illegally turn his ass in!!!!

Conrad Barb
Conrad Barb

But if he is here illegally turn his ass in!!!!And by the way we kicked yur mesican ass once we will do it again.

mark v
mark v

"Ask a mexican" leave me alone,go away,quit bothering me,stop stealing from me,get out of my hair" typical questions to ask mexicans, some typical answers, "no i do not have a cigarette" "yes i live here" adding "do you mind" "thanks,but no thanks" "leave my stamps and milk containers alone"

mark v
mark v

it sounds unethical, to dig in the trash like that, how about instead of lazy peons,unethical peons, if the recycled shoe doesn,t fit, recycle it again,and maybe it will fit, mexicans sheeeesh

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Let's see what do American tax dollars pay for in the case of these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.....Hospital on taxpayers, doctors bills on taxpayers, medications on taxpayers, food on taxpayers, housing on taxpayers, education on taxpayers, loyalty to Mexico!!! Rights of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS....They have the right to win the lottery, they have the right to sue if they feel that their non-existant civil rights have been violated, they apparantly have the right to steal you SS number if they cannot obtain one illegally from "La RAZA". They have the right to put americans out of work because they will work for a much lower wage (they used to call American people that did this scabs.) Where can I denounce my citizenship and jump on this awesome bandwagon!!!

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Obviously the cockroaches are most likely on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born and thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens are sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. He is most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means, report that family!!

Brewertime
Brewertime

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

Brewertime
Brewertime

*Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

Brewertime
Brewertime

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

Jesus Cristo de Juarez
Jesus Cristo de Juarez

Tell Mexican President Calderon that his country must stop exporting illegal Mexican occupiers of the United States. Gustavo Arellano and Steve Gallardo will help Calderon in stopping this illegal occupution.

Millertime
Millertime

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

Millertime
Millertime

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

Millertime
Millertime

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

Millertime
Millertime

Cobrona in Chino, Your absolutely correct to be concerned. Unfortunately the cockroaches are most likely indeed on public assistance. With each child they have their welfare amount increases and one more "anchor child" is born thus the reason for "overpopulating." It is indeed mine and your tax dollars that these illegal aliens a sucking up so freely. Please don't give the author of these articles any heed, no one does. His articles continue to be anti-american, anti-assimilating, most likey a very sad, homely, friendless individual who imagines himself to be a "real" writer. And by all means report that family!!!!

pronator
pronator

^ great example of social darwinism

USARocks
USARocks

Momma, Shut up and take your taxpayer paid for psyc meds! Let's see, I imagine you to be some unwashed, grossly obese, cockroach with a mouthful of missing teeth, I have it right don't I? Since your post was all over the place I'm also sure your one of the mentally challenged individuals that will never be able to hold down a job and therefore suck up tax dollars like there's no tomorrow. See you at the La Raza meeting.

whoa_momma
whoa_momma

You got that right. And why should we? Some of us have roots here in US that go back generations! Its a love hate relationship. Americans love Mexican food, cheap labor and hate Mexicans.

USARocks
USARocks

Thie times, they are a changing...........

USARocks
USARocks

Dorisjean23, You seem pretty bitter and brain dead, not a good combo.

USARocks
USARocks

Whoa_momma, Take your taxpayer supplied meds!

Everyonesays
Everyonesays

Who's "we"?? you're just a lazy ass ignoramous who just happens to live in this country and feels entitled to it. You had nothing to do with historical events. Wake up.

Lacey4Tea
Lacey4Tea

Awesome post Mark, I laughed out loud.

Brewer1212
Brewer1212

Jesus, You know how. Hospital on taxpayers, doctors bills on taxpayers, medications on taxpayers, food on taxpayers, housing on taxpayers, education on taxpayers, loyalty to Mexico!!!

whoa_momma
whoa_momma

My intelligent hard working husband, makes enough money to take care of us and I choose not to work, raise and educate my children, so my kids won't grow up to be dumb asses like you :)

whoa_momma
whoa_momma

Look dumbass. I am an American of Mexican decent, proud daughter of Navy war veteran, stay at home mom with 11 kids, home schooled, pro-life and republican. There does that qualify as crazy. Your stupidity is truly your best asset.

USARocks
USARocks

Momma, I KNEW I HADE IT RIGHT. 11 KIDS AND NO JOB!!! Nuff said.

 
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