There was stiff competition for this honor, but immigrant scourge Laura Ingraham captured it when she insulted MSNBC anchor José Diaz-Balart for...wait for it...being bilingual. After the inevitable firestorm, the semi-blonde pundette apologized and then added,”I have a Latina living in my house who basically runs the show.” Cuidado (that means careful) she doesn’t get deported, Laura, or you might have to do the laundry yourself.
Just what we needed, an internet domain of our very own, .soy. A clever attempt to microtarget Latino vegans? Or corner the elusive Cuban Chinese restaurant market? As always, Google is inscrutable. If they’d had more than 3% Latinos on staff, someone might have told them how silly and patronizing this was. No doubt it will go the way of Google Glass. Remember that?
Our nation’s capital won’t be the same without Hispanic Link. It’s provided opportunities, encouragement, and a desk for generations of aspiring Latino journalists. But never fear, rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggeated. The ever-feisty and indefatigable Charlie Ericksen will still be telling it like it is from San Diego.
Ay, dios mio, now I’ll never find out what will happen after Marco arrested Fausto. The Bridge was my favorite show, and those pinche gringos at the FX network canceled it after the second season cliffhanger. El Paso never looked so noir, and Demian Bichir was superb as a world-weary cop in Juarez, walking a tightrope between integrity and survival.
Kudos to the DREAMer rapid-response team of Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas for threatening the digestion of politicians everywhere. They encountered Rep. Steve “Cantaloupe” King chomping on a burger in Iowa, and their bizarre discussion with him about immigration, captured on YouTube, is priceless. A few minutes earlier and they might have caught Sen. Rand Paul, who turned tail and ran for the Canadian border.