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RR 12: Yearning To Be Free? Not So Fast…

It was always a source of pride for many of us growing up, especially in the rough and tumble immigrant-heavy Bronx neighborhoods where I spent my formative years.

I’ll bet almost everyone reading this can recite the last few lines of Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus”.

You know, the one about giving us your tired and poor? Your wretched refuse?  Exactly! The words carved into the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Well, forget what you’ve learned amigos because the updated version will include a few lines about arming yourself against kids coming across the border like these two yahoos:

Texas Governor Perry and Fox News Personality Posing With Their ACME Anti-Immigrant Gun
Texas Governor Rick Perry and Fox News personality Sean Hannity posing with their ACME brand Anti-Immigrant Gun. Wile E. Coyote endorsed it personally.

Paranoia and fear served up with a heaping helping of bigotry makes for a very potent mix.

On this episode Mike and Pedro discuss how the situation at the Texas border has taken on an almost surreal quality and propose an equally surreal solution to the problem.

The riotous duo also opine on Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart’s new English-language morning show on MSNBC and discuss Nuyorican vedette Jennifer Lopez and the big-bootied bugs named in her honor.

What? We are professional jodones and take our responsibilities very seriously.

RR 03: Crabs In A Bucket Con Salsa

Have you ever noticed what happens when you toss a single live crab into a bucket that has no lid?  The crab will kick itself into survival mode and climb out.  Now, what happens when you put more than one crab into the same bucket?  If one of the crustaceans makes an escape attempt the others do everything in their power to drag him back down.

This week on “Robles & Rosado” Mike and Pedro discuss the crab mentality all too prevalent in our community.  Many successful people have been dragged down instead of lauded for their accomplishments by other Latin@s.  Each positive step forward is a success for all  of us but some members of our personal circles don’t see it that way.

Also on the show, Robles and Rosado prove that growing up in The Bronx more than adequately prepares a person to discuss foreign policy as news organizations in Russia make the case for Crimea to become an unincorporated territory much like Puerto Rico. George Lopez endures a rough week leading up to the debut of his new sitcom “Saint George” on the FX Network and Robert Rodriguez proves it’s good to be “El Rey”.