La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t we mean “Murriacist[a]” to keep it Hispanicized?

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    How about Racist LA? Just saying…

  3. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    While I’m a big fan of the strip, I think we’re kicking a dead horse here….

  4. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, over 2 years ago

    My brother has lived in Murietta since before it was incorporated in 1991. He, like many others, bought a relatively affordable home there in hopes of getting away from all of the crime and congestion in L.A. and Orange counties. Since then, the city has swelled to a population of over 100,000 living in cookie-cutter houses, most of them commuting hours to work on the overcrowded freeways. Oh, and the population is now about 25% Hispanic.

  5. rgunner

    rgunner said, over 2 years ago

    I agree about kicking a dead horse analogy.
    The media likes these visual displays, this is a type of theater and willing actors who want their 15 seconds on TV and so easily understood by the proles.
    A sorta dumming down noticias.

  6. packratmac

    packratmac GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Interesting considering who the town was named after.

  7. agrestic

    agrestic said, over 2 years ago

    First, you’re wrong about the town’s name. It’s in fact named after the Basque rancher who settled there. Second, your point is roughly as relevant to the racists there as the names Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi being based on indigenous names is to the violent racists living in those states.
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    Third, you’ve just once again shown your own racist ignorance when talking about diseases. In fact, children coming from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are more likely to be vaccinated against communicable diseases than kids in the US are. Are you actually Steve King? Are you going to start going on about calves the size of cantaloupes?

  8. agrestic

    agrestic said, over 2 years ago

    Since when does criticism equal hate? Oh, right, it’s because anything that you personally don’t agree with goes straight to the hate-filled part of your own lizard brain. It’s like you’re still at the point where someone telling you that you need to share makes you fall on the floor in a screaming, sobbing puddle.

  9. agrestic

    agrestic said, over 2 years ago

    @ORMouseworks

    No, ORMouse, criticism like this doesn’t equal racism. By this logic, MLK Jr. was a racist. Despite the fact that everyone these days seems to think the only speech he gave was his “I Have a Dream” speech, he was an extremely sharp critic of the racism of the US South. It’s part of what made him such a great leader.

  10. agrestic

    agrestic said, over 2 years ago

    Why, indie! I do think you’re beginning to show signs you’ve actually got a couple of brain cells to rub together! (Though to be fair, I was referring to the lizard part of your brain, not calling you an out-and-out lizard brain. If you were just a brain, how would you type?) Anyway, you may be starting to get the point: as long as you persist in your campaign of whining and pouting, I’ll be here to reflect it right back to you. But here’s the difference between you and me: at least I try to be entertaining about it.

  11. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    @agrestic

    I think there are “racists” in every group. You know, the all-for-us-and-none-for-them mentality. Some wonder if this is how villages began, with like-minded people who look liked each other. I think in those days, say -+ 10,000 yrs. ago, people wanted to be homogenous for self-defense and self-aggrandizement. Racism, unfortunately, is alive and well in today’s society. Actually, it is more dangerous now because when it is in hiding, it cannot be rooted out easily. So, in my way of thinking, LA …and all of us for that matter…can be racists. I believe most people try hard not to be racists, but it is so insidious everywhere it is difficult to not be one. What used to be a matter of safety and social well-being is no longer so…but racism’s tentacles stretch far and wide, and like a giant spiderweb, catches the unaware in its clutches… Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man…and, as you point out, was also very astute. I wouldn’t be surprised that somewhere along the line in his younger years he probably clung to his own people before getting to the point where he could speak out forcefully for his people and their well-being…

  12. bluejen

    bluejen said, over 2 years ago

    I despise living here. Mortgage too low to go anywhere else. How friggin’ embarrassing!

  13. bluejen

    bluejen said, over 2 years ago

    No idea why my post was duplicated. I’ll blame on Murrieta – it’s cursed.

  14. bluejen

    bluejen said, over 2 years ago

    Well the duplicate went away. Strange, but who cares?

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