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Funny stuff on why Patrick didn’t show to Univision debate:
“Sometimes candidates that aren’t fluent in Spanish maybe are concerned about the way that it’s translated, the way that it comes out,” [Bexar Co. GOP Chair Robert] Stovall said. “So it’s probably a good thing he didn’t show up in this case.”
Because there’s only one way to say that immigrants come to the US with “Tuberculosis, Malaria, Polio and Leprosy” or with “third-world diseases,” right, Dan?
Republican Latino outreach – You’re doing it wrong!
On the other hand…”The people need get out and vote because if they don’t vote, we will return to the past.”
Thanks to the good folks at the Texas Democratic Party, there’s a list of comments made by Dan Patrick about Latinos and immigrants. Let’s not forget that this would be representative of an Abbott-Patrick administration if Latinos don’t show up at the polls. Is it any surprise that Patrick has refused a debate with Democrat for Lt. Governor Leticia Van de Putte at tonight’s Univision Town Hall?
Background On Dan Patrick’s History of Disrespect Towards Hispanic Community
Patrick Said Number One Problem We Are Facing Is “Silent Invasion Of The Border.” At a campaign speech in October 2006, Patrick said, “The number one problem we are facing is the silent invasion of the border. We are being overrun.” [The Texas Observer, 2/24/2006]
Patrick Said Texas Faces “Hardened Criminals, Not Illegals Here For A Job…They Threaten Your Family. They Threaten Your Life. They Threaten Your Business. They Threaten Our State.” At a January 2014 forum, Sen. Dan Patrick said the question of border security was tied to violent crimes in the U.S. He said an improved immigration policy was necessary because the state had been facing “hardened criminals we arrested from 2008 to 2012—not illegals who were here for a job … but hardened criminals—141,000 we put in our jails just in four years in Texas. They threaten your family. They threaten your life. They threaten your business. They threaten our state,” he said. [Off the Kuff, 1/21/14]
Chairman of Associated Republicans of Texas Said Patrick’s Rhetoric “Sounds Like Thinly Veiled Racism.” In February 2014, New York Times reported Hector De Leon, Chairman of the Associated Republicans of Texas, stated that the issue of illegal immigration “can be addressed by not engaging in rhetoric that sounds like thinly veiled racism.” [New York Times, 2/7/2014]
Patrick Said Immigrants Are Bringing Third World Diseases With Them Such As “Tuberculosis, Malaria, Polio and Leprosy.” In February 2013, The Monitor reported Dan Patrick said of unauthorized immigrants, “‘They are bringing Third World diseases with them.’ Although Patrick cited ‘tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy,’ a state epidemiologist later rebutted his statement and said there was no evidence of that.” [McAllen Monitor, 2/19/2014]
Patrick Painted Immigration In Dire Terms, ‘There Are Terrorists and Drug Runners Coming Into Texas And Sheriffs Are Being Asked To Stop Them With Only .45 On Their Hip And A Shotgun In The Trunk.’ In February 2013, The Monitor reported, “At times in his political career, Patrick has painted illegal immigration in dire terms. ‘There are terrorists and drug runners coming into Texas and the sheriffs in 15 border counties are being asked to stop them with only a .45 on their hip and a shotgun in the trunk,’ he told a Houston business group in 2006, according to the Texas Observer.” [McAllen Monitor, 2/19/2014]
Patrick Said We Are Going To Be Overrun By People Who Have No Sense Of Our History, Our Culture, Or Our Language. Dan Patrick said, “We are going to be overrun by the masses coming here. By 2050 we could have over one hundred million people with no sense of our history, no sense of our culture, no sense of our language…Your property taxes will never go down as long as a fourteen-year-old can show up at the schoolhouse and we pay…And that student is destined to drop out anyway.” [TEXAS MONTHLY, 1/2007]
From the Inbox:
Catch the Live Stream 9/12 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at http://univision41.univision.com/noticias/en-vivo/
San Antonio, TX — Tonight, Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor will keep her commitment to earn every vote and participate in a town hall with a live studio audience in San Antonio. The town hall will be hosted by Univision and Mi Familia Vota with the participation of the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
During the town hall, Leticia will take questions from journalists and voters, and will share her vision for the future with Texas’ spanish-speaking Latino community. Dan Patrick chose not to address the priorities of the statewide Latino community.Univision Town Hall & Press Availability with Leticia Van de Putte Who: Leticia Van de Putte What: Town Hall – Cara a Cara con Leticia Van de Putte Host: Antonio Guillén, Univision 41 Reporter Panelists: Ricardo Pimentel, San Antonio Express News; Dr. Katsuo Nishikawa, Trinity University Assistant Professor; and Jesse Degollado, KSAT News Reporter When: September 12 at 6PM – Livestreamed on http://univision41.univision.com/noticias/en-vivo/ Online: We encourage Texans to follow on Twitter using the hashtags: #caraacara #vivaleticia
Cartoonist, author, and 21st Century Renaissance Man, Lalo Alcaraz, spent a day and a morning in Houston giving several presentations, appearing on a radio show, and on several interviews. After being unlucky at catching him all day Tuesday, luck was on my side when I found out he had one more presentation on Wednesday morning at HCC-Central.
Alcaraz regaled the audience of mostly college students with stories about his development as a cartoonist, his style, and his recent achievements. Alcaraz’s strips appear on numerous print- and web-editions of newspapers around the country.
Seven years ago, as I mentioned yesterday, the local fish-wrap basically banned him (although it still appears online). As Dr. Alan Ainsworth of HCC stated, it was because he was edgy and political. And as Alcaraz stated, his intent is not to bring one to his way of thinking, but just to the point where they are actually thinking.
Alcaraz spoke briefly about a recent published history book in which he is paired up with academician Ilan Stavans. A Most Imperfect Union, A Contrarian History of the United States adds some truth-telling to historic tales of the U.S.’s development and founding. The book was on the New York Times’ best seller list for a couple of weeks.
A new project, which if one follows Alcaraz on Facebook, one would have gotten an almost daily update on its development, is the creation of a new Fox animated series, Bordertown. Alcaraz serves as a writer and consulting producer on the series which was developed by the creators of Family Guy and is about the daily lives of an Anglo border patrol agent and his successful Mexican immigrant neighbor. With the Family Guy guys involved, and five Latino writers (which is probably some world’s record to have on a series), I’m sure funny will be achieved. The series takes off in March, 2015, so, get ready.
By the way, Lalo had me when he stated that Hank Azaria will play the border patrol agent, Bud Buckwald.
The rest of his presentation took us through many of his hard-hitting and thought-provoking dailies and color-Sundays. Alcaraz admits that some of his best works begin to appear on his digital canvas while watching the evening news. While the internet has certainly helped spread his works, he was still amazed when one of his works was slightly changed and turned into a protest flier during the demonstrations in Egypt.
Now, I don’t want to give away everything he talked about since he’ll be in San Antonio next. But the next group of folks and fans to see him should expect an interesting conversation with a lot of comic relief.
Alcaraz has a couple of talks and a meet and greet at Palo Alto College, and on Saturday will serve on a panel at the Voto Latino Power Summit, along with State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Wilmer Valderrama, and MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar. You can’t get more star-studded than that!
UPDATE: Big kudos should go to Dr. Lydia French of the HCC Mexican American Studies Program, Dr. Alan Ainsworth, Tony Diaz and the Librotraficante Crew, and everyone else involved in supporting Lalo’s tour-stop in Houston.
It was great seeing Lalo and talking to him for a bit. It had only been seven years since I saw him last, but it looks like we haven’t aged much–or at all. (No one asked you!)
From the inbox:
San Antonio, TX (09-09-2014) Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA), producers of the 34th Annual Tejano Music Awards Show, has named the top contenders for awards in 12 categories at this year’s ceremonies, set for Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre.
Nominees include fan favorites Bobby Pulido, Elida Reyna y Avante, Shelly Lares, Ruben Ramos, Intocable, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Jesse Turner of Grupo Siggno ,Stefani Montiel, Patsy Torres, Solido, Johnny Hernandez and Albert Zamora. Leading the way with the most Nominations are Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Elida Reyna, Shelly Lares, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Ricky Valenz, Albert Zamora with recognition in various categories.
Special Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Jimmy Edward, from the original Latin Breed and Bobby Butler aka “El Charro Negro”, from Tortilla Factory considered musical trendsetters of the 20th Century.
Live performances are planned at the 34th Annual Tejano Music Awards, including: Elida Reyna, Shelly Lares, Solido, Los Desperadoz, Stefani Montiel, Stephanie Lynn, Emilio Navaira, Lucky Joe, Sunny Sauceda, Eddie Gonzalez, Tortilla Factory, Patsy Torres, David Marez, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Albert Zamora and a special performance from Dwayne Verheyden from the Netherlands and many more surprise performances.
A Red Carpet Gala will precede the awards show where fans and media can greet the artists upon their arrival for Tejano music’s biggest night of the year, confirmed to walk the carpet Abel Talamantez, Angel Gonzlaez, Lisa Mar Cacy Savala y Fuerzzo, Ricky Valenz, Sesi, Oscar G, Juan P Moreno, Tropa F, Tejano Roze, Marlissa Vela and many more.
For tickets to the 2014 Tejano Music Awards Show visits ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $28 to $100 for VIP seating. For the latest updates and announcements on the 34th Annual Tejano Music Awards check the official TMA website at: TejanoMusicAwards.com.
SONG OF THE YEAR Accurrucate – Johnny Hernandez
Ella Sabe – David Lee Garza y Los Musicales
Muevelo Asi – Elida Reyna
Perdoname – Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz
Que Te Vas De Mi – Ricky Valenz MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Bobby Pulido
Ruben Ramos FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Cacy Savala
Stefani Montiel ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Albert Zamora
David Lee Garza
Shelly Lares ALBUM OF THE YEAR – TEJANO De Mi Corazon – Shelly Lares
El Tiempo Ha Llegado – Ricky Valenz
EYA Nation – Elida Reyna
Forever Mazz – Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz
Just Friends – David Lee Garza y Los Musicales ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CONJUNTO Ayer y Hoy – Albert Zamora
La Pura Verdad – Los Garcia Brothers
Mis Polkas Favoritas – Boni Mauricio
Puro Conjunto Carnal – Los Dos Gilbertos
Reedifica Su Musica – La Tropa F ALBUM OF THE YEAR – NORTEÑO En Peligro de Extencion – Intocable
Inolvidable – Solido
Libre Por Naturaleza – Duelo
Vamos Al 100 – Servando Ramos y Los Nuevos Leones VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Elida Reyna/Jesse Turner – Siempre Te Recordare
Jimmy Gonzalez/Elida Reyna – Canciones de Amor
Jimmy Gonzalez/Marcos Orozco – Cantinero
Shelly Lares/Ram Herrera – Baby Don’t Go
Stefani Montiel/Gabriel Zavala – Copa Tras Copa BEST NEW ARTIST – MALE Angel Gonzalez
Frankie Caballero, Jr.
Rey Reyna BEST NEW ARTIST – FEMALE (THERE WAS A TIE) Crystal Torres
Laura McGill – La Distancia
Veronique Medrano BEST NEW ARTIST – GROUP Dwayne & The TexMexplosion
Marcos G. Orosco y Extremo
— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) September 9, 2014
Dan Patrick won’t debate Leticia Van de Putte on Univision, but he’ll attack Latinos on Twitter.
Well, I finally got a complete line-up of just where Cartoonista and creator of LA Cucaracha, Lalo Alcaraz, will be today and tomorrow morning.
You all might remember that back in 2007 Alcaraz was banned from the Chron because a few readers couldn’t take his sharp wit and biting political commentary through art. The Chron even called him “inappropriate for a family newspaper,” which I thought was a load of crap. It’s just one of the reasons I no longer order the print version.
Anyway, here’s his intinerary:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Houston Community College Eastside Campus
Mexican American/Latino Studies program.
UNIVISION INTERVIEW 11am
Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston, TX
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, Texas 77073
3pm – 4pm: University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies
Meet and Greet for Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
East End Studio Gallery
708c Telephone Rd
Houston, TX 77023
Light appetizers served.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Houston Community College Central Campus
Mexican American/Latino Studies program.