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Al & Lalo: Ted Cruzin' Around / by Maria Hinojosa | September 27, 2013

Al & Lalo: Ted Cruzin’ Around

Comedian Al Madrigal and cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz discuss Senator Ted Cruz, drivers’ licenses for undocumented migrants, and more.

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MADRIGAL-300x168A correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2011, Al Madrigal has been named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and his material dubbed “dynamic” by The New York Times. His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical storytelling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents Special.

Lalo_hs-150x150Lalo Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip,“La Cucaracha,” seen in scores of newspapers including the Los Angeles Times. He is also co-host of KPFK Radio’s popular satirical talk show, “The Pocho Hour of Power,” and co-founded the political satire comedy group Chicano Secret Service. His work has appeared in major publications around the world and he has won numerous awards and honors. Alcaraz received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, and earned his master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a faculty member at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. Alcaraz was born in San Diego and grew up on the border.

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Ernesto Jimenez says:

Hello Al and Lalo,
I admire your accomplishments and your sense of humor. However, I have to say that over taxation and government handouts to the poor do not advance our Latino cause. Government handouts are a form of enabling the poor. I for one am an immigrant who grew up very poor in the barrio. I witnessed my first murder at the age of 9 years old. My father worked hard and never took a handout. It is only through hard work and an education that can lift our people out of poverty and not your altruistic extremism. I went through hunger and lived in a hell hole but never accepted food stamps nor any other government assistance and now I am a successful engineer. We Latinos are a proud people and do not want hand outs. All our people want are jobs. Something the Liberals have failed miserably.
Fourty eight million living in poverty are the effect of the liberal failed policies. Liberalism is not sustainable! You are the enablers of the poor! Shame on you. I am tired of Liberals thinking they know how it is to grow up poor and what it takes to lift one self from poverty. Enabling people to stay poor is just wrong Dude! You are part of the problem. You have drank the Liberal Cool-Aid.

Ernesto Jimenez

Ricky says:

listened to the show for the first time this morning and I really enjoyed it. I’ll be tuning in again.

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