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Not good: “According to a statement by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the unemployment rate went down to 9.4% last month, however unemployment rates among Blacks and Hispanics did not change and showed the highest losses.”

Oh, my: How to hack a Sony Reader

Bravo: George Lopez took home the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Comedian.”

You Tell Me: When Do You Stop Reading a Book?

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Latinas are making history this year! Chita Rivera Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

My mom admires this man so much, our beloved Siamese was named “Polito,” in his honor:
“SBS’ VP of programming Polito Vega will celebrate 50 years in the Spanish-language radio industry at the end of the month with two concerts at Madison Square Garden. The shows will feature performances by Laura Pausini, Alejandro Sanz, Gloria Trevi and Enrique Iglesias, among others.”

Chile National Literature Prize Winner Alfonso Calderon Dies

White Nationalist Anger and Violence: A Preview of Even Greater Anti-immigrant Violence?

Someone emailed me this and I wanted to share:

An Old Farmer’s Advice:
* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *
*Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.*
*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.*
* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.*
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.*
* Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.*
* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.*
* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.*
* It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.*
* You cannot unsay a cruel word.*
* Every path has a few puddles.*
* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.*
* The best sermons are lived, not preached. *
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.*
* Don’t judge folks by their relatives.*
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.*
* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.*
* Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.*
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.*
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.*
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.*
* The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.*
* Always drink upstream from the herd.*
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.*
* Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.*
* If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.*
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.*
*Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.*
— Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

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