Can Terrorists Enter the U.S. Web Deck: Through the Mexican Border?

Dear Mexican: Could it really be possible for a terrorist to sneak into the U.S. through the southern border, or is that just more fear-mongering from the conservatives? Not Crazy about Quds

Dear Gabacho: Of course it's possible, but we're really not going to know until we find out, right? American officials have gone on the record as stating drug cartels have established ties with groups like Hamas and Hezbollah yet haven't offered conclusive proof. But I don't think the cartels are so pendejo to assist terrorists hell-bent on destroying America from within. They already have that market to themselves.

Some years ago we attended a family reunion in Cuba, New Mexico, where the Mexican branch of the family put on a skit and they used a recording of a song, but it has gone missing and we all would love to find a source to purchase this song. It's a gas of a song, and if you've never heard it before, I would bet you would have a good laugh over it. The song is about a young Mexican boy who falls in love with a girl (can't remember her name). His daddy tells the boy he can't marry the girl so the boy asks the daddy why. The daddy replies something like "Maria is your sister, but your mama don't know." In frustration the boy cries to his mama about the situation and the song ends with the mama smirking and telling the son not to worry because "Your daddy's not your daddy, but your daddy don't know."


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A friend suggested the song might be titled "Hey, Pepito." Perhaps you might be able to help me find the correct title and maybe even a source to obtain the track. A Mexican new mexican

Dear Wabette: The name of the canción your family played is called "Ay Pepito!" because that's the memorable chorus of the song (and the girl you mentioned was Marie). The performer was Baby Gaby, part of the Sanchez dynasty of New Mexican music headed by the legendary Al Hurricane. But the song's real name is "Shame and Scandal in the Family," and Gaby most likely covered the version sung by Mexican-American artist Trini Lopez. Lopez, in turned, joined legendary American recording artists like the Stylistics and Johnny Cash in covering a song called "Shame and Scandal" recorded by ska and reggae titans ranging from the Skatalites to the Wailers (with Peter Tosh in the lead). They, in turn, were giving their spin to a calypso classic originally grabada by Sir Lancelot in the 1940s.

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