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"America is great because of immigrants, not in spite of.  So be proud of your culture and heritage and never forget where you or your ancestors came from, for your past is a fundamental building block of who you are.  

 

But don't ever forget where you are, the present is always more important than the past.  So don't ever try to act like whatever country you or your ancestors came from is better than America, because if it was, you would not be here. Nobody eats shit when they can eat steak.  

 

If you truly believe that America sucks, the doors are not locked.  Please feel free to get the fuck out!!  I will gladly get you a one way ticket.”

 

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There's no shame in having an every day job.  

 

All workers of all levels are needed to make this society function properly.  We are all fundamental pieces of the puzzle and are an important part of the whole.  

 

But whatever it is, do "your" job well.  It's not my fault you have "your" job.  If you don't like "your" job, then change it by getting some better skills.  

 

Until then, Shut the Fuck Up and get my burger!  

And I'd like that with a smile.

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For those of you that are wondering who the fuck Carlos Mencia is, he is a comedian.

 

It would be interesting to sit down with him over a margarita and see if he says this stuff because he believes it, or because it makes white people laugh.

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I should have thought about that. Here he is, Carlos Mencia.

 

Carlos Mencia with his own show on Comedy Central?  Read what Carlos has to say about this and more in the forum

 

Mencia leaves it all on stage

By Mike Osegueda

The Fresno Bee

May 1, 2004

 

 

This, Carlos Mencia says, is what separates him from other people.

 

He doesn't watch "Fear Factor" and cover his eyes or utter an "ewww." Eating pig's ears or cow's tongue? He gets that at the taco truck.

 

"We eat that, and we ask for hot sauce," the comedian says. "That's real."

 

"People that I know who lived in Central America and Mexico, they eat a lot of stuff like that because that's what we eat. I can't look at that show and say 'Oh, my God.' "

 

Like all his jokes, this has a point: not to discuss Mencia's food choices, but to show that he looks at life differently. Anyone who has seen one of his stand-up comedy shows, like tonight's at the Warnors Theatre, can attest to that.

 

"I grew up in the ghetto," says Mencia, 36. "I grew up around a lot of things people don't want to see.

 

"My points of life and the way I see it is going to be more realistic because I don't know how to be any different."

 

He's one of 18 kids. He has a degree in electrical engineering. He's been shot at.

 

That's why being Carlos Mencia is a bit of a teeter-totter -- a balance of poignancy and profanity, of logic and laughs, of commentary and comedy.

 

And it's why going to a Carlos Mencia show requires a set of rules:

 

1. Don't get offended easily

 

People get mad. People walk out. A few times, people even have had to be escorted out because they got offended about something Mencia said, says Joe Meloche, a promoter responsible for many of Mencia's trips to the Valley.

 

He's brash. Like the name of his tour, he's unmerciful. He can come off as racist or sexist. His jokes usually aren't safe for work. And much of what he says isn't fit for the newspaper.

 

But it's hilarious for people who know how to take a joke.

 

"There's never a point in time where I feel like 'Oh my, I can't say that. I shouldn't say that.' I'm not that type of person," Mencia says.

 

"Don't get me wrong, I'm not going in with the intention of hurting anybody's feelings."

 

But inevitably it happens, and people get upset, which leads to the next rule.

 

2. Don't try to heckle him.

 

Need reasons?

 

"A. I'm prepared. B. I have a mike. C. Dude, don't. D. You're probably drunk. E. You probably don't know as much about what I'm talking about as I do.

 

"You put all that together with the fact that everyone is there to hear what I have to say, and you will not win. But you're more than welcome to try."

 

He laughs after that last part, like he's laying down a challenge.

 

People tried when he performed in January at the Hanford Fox Theatre. It wasn't pretty.

 

"For the rest of the night," Mencia says, "when I say a joke about stupid people, I'm going to point to you."

 

3. Don't tire easily.

 

If you want a half-hour or an hour, wait for his television shows. Two are in the works.

 

He's got stamina. His Hanford show went 2 1/2 hours. He's gone as long as three.

 

"People pay good money to see a show," Mencia says. "I don't believe in leaving them wanting more. When I walk away, I have nothing more."

 

4. Keep up with what's going on in the world.

 

"Right now I'm talking about the Condoleezza Rice thing, the breast thing, the gay marriage thing," he says.

 

His show can change drastically in just a few weeks, depending on what's going on.

 

"Just know the basics, and I'll fill you in on the rest," Mencia says. "I want my fans, when something goes down, to go, 'I wonder what Carlos is gonna say about this? I wonder how Carlos is gonna make this funny?' "

 

Now you're ready. Those are the steps to prepare for tonight's show.

 

Oh, wait. There's one more. This rule is Mencia's:

 

"I have a rule, and my rule on stage is, unless it's funny, don't say it," he says. "Everything I say is meant to be funny. If I can teach you something, good. If I can make you say, 'I never thought of that,' good. If I can make you say, 'Wow,' good."

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For those of you that are wondering who the fuck Carlos Mencia is, he is a comedian.

 

It would be interesting to sit down with him over a margarita and see if he says this stuff because he believes it, or because it makes white people laugh.

Why do you think it only makes white people laugh? I was turned on to him by my Mexican (ESL), straight from Mexico, neighbors. They love this guy.

 

You have been to my house, we are the only white family (well since Heather's grandparents are from Mexico I really mean I am the only white person) on my block.

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I wasn't suggesting that only white people laugh at his jokes.  I watched a George Lopez special on HBO recently, and the audience was decidedly Latino, laughing their asses off.  Nor was I making any personal observations.

 

What I was wondering is whether he intentionally hypes up some of the negative stereotypes in order to appeal to a cross-over audience.

 

On the other hand, it's entirely possible that he is serious, and that he's using comedy to gently chide his Latino fans.  As we have seen from his recent comments, Bill Cosby does not seem to be at all concerned about his perception in the African-American community.  He is telling it like he sees it.

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I wasn't suggesting that only white people laugh at his jokes.  I watched a George Lopez special on HBO recently, and the audience was decidedly Latino, laughing their asses off.  Nor was I making any personal observations.

 

What I was wondering is whether he intentionally hypes up some of the negative stereotypes in order to appeal to a cross-over audience.

 

On the other hand, it's entirely possible that he is serious, and that he's using comedy to gently chide his Latino fans.  As we have seen from his recent comments, Bill Cosby does not seem to be at all concerned about his perception in the African-American community.  He is telling it like he sees it.

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It would be interesting to sit down with him over a margarita...

That is the most racist comment I ever heard about taco-benders.

 

Thanks, Danny

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It would be interesting to sit down with him over a margarita...

That is the most racist comment I ever heard about taco-benders.

 

Thanks, Danny

I'll drink to that!  :bvictory:

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Easy now. We don't want to be deriding any of our ethnicly diverse brethren and sisteren.

As for me, I'm gonna get some wind on my Indiginous Peoples Motorcycle. It's the Leaderperson model, although by owning this model  I don't mean to minimize the cultural significance of either the Forwardlookingperson model or the Faithbasedperson model.

And when I say model, don't think I'm being judgemental of the fashion industry or gluesniffers. And when I say judgemental, that's not meant to mean that members of the judiciary are basically sociopaths... no, wait a minute, that is what I mean. Never mind.

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