Latino Conan O'Brien -- Conando!

Spoofing the telenovela genre funny man, Tonight Show host, and new Angeleno, Conan O'Brien, unveiled a new Spanish speaking character -- a Latino alter ego, Conando.

The interest around the Latino blogosphere is not in Conan's comedic talents, but in identifying the Latina actor that plays the bride rescued by Conando. For example, blogger Matt Reyes of Twitteros asks, "Who's the hot bride?

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  1. Native American Indian and Journalist gives his opinion about Sonia Sotomayor - Discrimination and Segregation against Indians in Courts - Racism

    The Sacramento Bee
    Sonia Sotomayor puts dent in glass ceiling

    Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, is the founder and first president of the Native American Journalists Association and is now the publisher of the Native Sun News
    August 11, 2009

    Sonia Sotomayor puts dent in glass ceiling


    Some excerpts :

    Even the men and women that defended America in time of war were segregated. Hispanics and Indians were counted as Caucasians on the rolls of the military prior to and during World War II for some odd reason. Chinese-Americans could serve in the regular military units, but the Japanese and blacks had to serve in all-Japanese and all-colored units.

    It was only after so-called "liberal" justices made it to the Supreme Court that things began to change for the minority races. Of course it took the leadership and persuasion of a Harry Truman to integrate the armed forces and a Texan named Lyndon Baines Johnson to push for the civil rights and voting rights of minorities, especially blacks. But behind those two leaders and innovators were black, Hispanic, Indian and Asian-American leaders and citizens fighting for justice every step of the way.

    Perhaps it will be a cold day in hell before a genuine American Indian ever reaches the rarified air of the Supreme Court. Heck, Indians have to fight tooth and nail to get appointed to serve on a city, county or state court, least of all to a federal court.

    In South Dakota, where Indians make up more than 10 percent of the total state population, there has never been an Indian appointed to serve on a federal court. And it's not because there are no qualified Indian attorneys. There are plenty of good Indian lawyers in South Dakota, but the glass ceiling that women have had to contend with for a couple of hundred years seems to be the same roof keeping Indians down.

    Sonia Sotomayor has experienced the frustrations of climbing the ladder of success in lieu of the glass ceiling by virtue of being a woman, as have the other two women who have served on this highest of courts, but she has also experienced the discrimination that none of the other women experienced, and that is the discrimination of being a racial minority.

    No doubt there will be cases coming down the pike that will severely test her personal beliefs and experiences because until you have faced racial discrimination, you cannot know the devastating impact it has on your psyche.

    There is an old saying that goes, "Freedom of the press belongs to those who own the press" and for too many years, the laws that were the foundation of justice in America were written and enforced by the majority, white politicians and justices of America. To a minority that is not just speculation, but it is a fact. In South Dakota, for example, there are two forms of justice; one for whites and one for Indians. Every Indian knows this to be a fact.

    Appointing Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court was a longtime coming. I will not hold my breath waiting for the first Indian to join her club.


    Vicente Duque