Better Know a District - California's 29th

  • Aired:  04/22/14
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Congressman Tony Cardenas shares his views on undocumented immigrants and his opposition to Chinese chickens. (8:15)

OH, HI! I WAS JUST ABOUT TOMAKE MYSELF ONE OF MY WORLD FAMOUS BURRITOS.

I START WITH A HAND-PRESSEDFLOUR TORILLA, AND THEN I FILL

IT WITH A MICROWAVE BURRITO.

THIS TORTILLA WAS MADE BYMISSION FOODS WHOSE TORTILLA

FACTORY IS LOCATED IN THE 76THINSTALLMENT OF MY 434-PART

SERIES...

BETTER KNOW A DISTRICT!

TONIGHT:CALIFORNIA'S 29TH, THE FIGHTIN'

29TH!

THE 29TH IS NESTLED INCALIFORNIA'S SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

AND ALSO CONTAINS PARTS OF LOSANGELES.

THE DISTRICT'S MEDIAN AGE IS32.6, BUT IT TELLS CASTING

DIRECTORS THAT IT JUST TURNED26.3.

THE REGION WAS ORIGINALLY HOMETO A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE KNOWN

AS THE TATAVIAM, OR "PEOPLEFACING THE SUN".

WHICH IS WHY THEY WERE ALWAYS SOEASY TO BEAT AT TENNIS.

IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY,SPANISH EXPLORERS WERE DRAWN TO

THEREGION BY THE PROMISE OF

SUNSHINE, WARM WEATHER, AND EASYACCESS TO THE 405 FREEWAY.

SOME OF THEM ARE STILL STUCK INTRAFFIC.

IN THE 1840S, THE REGIONEXPIERENCED A BRIEF GOLD RUSH,

LEADING THE FIRST SAN FERNANDO.

VALLEY PROSPECTORS TO SAY:(VALLEY GIRL ACCENT...)

"UH MA GOD, LOOK AT THIS GOLD,IT'S, LIKE, TOTALLY GOLDEN."

GOLD!

THE 29TH IS HOME TO THE CLOTHINGBRAND JUICY COUTURE, WHO ARE

KNOWN BOTH FOR THEIR VELOURTRACKSUITS AND THEIR CHARITY

WORK.

TEACHING TEEN-AGED BOYS TO READ.

THE DISTRICT IS HOME TO 46 PORNSTUDIOS, INCLUDING "PINK

VISUAL," FAMOUS FOR SUCH TITLESAS "BUBBLE BUTTS GALORE" AND

"ASIAN SLUT INVASION, VOLUME 3."

I KNOW, ANOTHER SEQUEL.

WHEN IS HOLLYWOOD GOING TO COMEUP WITH AN ORIGINAL SLUT

INVASION IDEA?

SO WHO HAS THE TORTILLAS GRANDESTO REPRESENT THE 29TH?

WHY, IT'S NONE OTHER THANDEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE TONY

CARDENAS, WHOSE PORN NAME, BYTHE WAY, IS LONDON RUBBINTUG.

I SAT DOWN WITH MR. CARDENAS INHIS CONGRESS.

JIM?

CONGRESSMAN, THANKS SO MUCH FORTALKING TO ME TODAY.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIGHTIN'29th.

>> GREAT PLACE, HARD WORKINGFOLKS, BIG MANUFACTURING

COMMUNITY.

BEEN LIVING THERE ALL MY LIFEAND A REPRESENTATIVE FOR 18

YEARS NOW.

>> THERE IS A LOT OF PORN MOVIESMADE IN YOUR DISTRICT.

WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIFICALLYSHOULD I NOT BUY A COUCH FROM?

>> WOULDN'T BE A GOOD IDEA INANY NEIGHBORHOOD.

>> YOU'RE MEXICAN-AMERICAN,CORRECT?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: YOU SPONSORED ARESOLUTION RECOGNIZING HISPANIC

HERITAGE MONTH.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHY A WHOLE MONTH?

BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT TO TALKABOUT.

>> Stephen: YOU ALREADY HAVE CINCO DE MAYO AND TACO

TUESDAY. THAT'S EVERY TUESDAY.

>> THAT'S A DIFFERENT THING.

>> Stephen: I DON'T GETWHITE IRISH CATHOLIC MONTH?

WE APPLIED FOR FEBRUARY AND THEYGAVE IT TO THE BLACK GUYS.

>>YOU HAVE ST PATRICK'S DAY.

ONE DAY.

WE GET ONE DAY AND YOU GET AWHOLE MONTH.

WHAT DOES PENDEHO MEAN? I GETTHAT YELLED AT ME A LOT.

>> MAYBE THEY'RE NOT HAPPY WITHWHAT YOU SAID.

>> Stephen: LIKE IRESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH YOU?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: I UNDERSTANDYOU'RE THE YOUNGEST OF 11

CHILDREN.

>> I AM.

>> Stephen: I AM AS WELL. CANYOU SAY YOUR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS FAST ANDSEE WHO CAN SAY THEM FASTER?

READY, ONE, TWO, THREE, GO!

(NAMING SIBLINGS AT THE SAMETIME)

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: HERE'S THE THING.

YOU'RE THE YOUNGEST OF 11,I'M THE YOUNGEST OF 11.

BUT THE 11 KIDS IN MY FAMILY AREOLD TIMEY IRISH, WHEREAS THE 11

CHILDREN IN YOUR FAMILY -- AND IDO NOT MEAN THIS IN ANY WAY BUT

THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE -- AREKIND OF SCARY GOING TO TAKE OVER

THE COUNTRYISH.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

>> NOT EVENNISH.

>> Stephen: CAN YOU MEET MEHALFWAY AND SAY YOU UNDERSTAND

WHY I'M SCARED?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: MEET ME HALFWAYAND SAY IT.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T WANTPEOPLE TO USE THE WORD ILLEGALS.

DO YOU WANT THEM TO BE CALLEDUSURPERS, NOT LEGALS, X-MEN?

IF YOU SAY ILLEGALS, YOU MEANTHEY ARE ILLEGAL PEOPLE. YOU

COULD ALSO NOT HAVE A DRIVER'SLICENSE AND STILL BE "LEGAL."

DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

>> YEAH.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DRIVER'SLICENSE AND YOU'RE AN ILLEGAL

THEN YOU'RE STILL ILLEGAL.

IT'S MORE ACCURATE THAT WAY.

>> BUT ILLEGAL GIVES, IN MYOPINION, THE WRONG CONNOTATION.

>> Stephen: WHAT CONNOTATIONDO YOU THINK?

>> THEY THAT THEY'RE ILLEGAL.

>> Stephen: DOING THINGSWRONG?

THEY'RE IN THE UNITED STATESILLEGALLY.

THAT'S ILLEGAL.

ILLEGAL --(PRONOUNCING IN ACCENT)

WAS IT LEGAL FOR THEM TO COMEHERE?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: SO THEY ARE ILL --FINISH THE SENTENCE -- ILLEGAL.

THEY'RE UNDOCUMENTED?

>> THEY LIVED IN A PLACE WHEREMAYBE THEY WERE STARVING OR

COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF THEIRFAMILY.

>> Stephen: OKAY, LET'S MOVEON.

YOU'RE GOING TO KICK CHICKENFROM CHINA OUT OF SCHOOL

CHILDREN'S LUNCHES.

WE DON'T NEED YOUR KIND HERE!

YOU'RE TAKING JOBS AWAY FROMAMERICAN CHICKENS!

DO YOU SEE HOW HYPOCRITICAL YOUARE?

>> NO, I THINK IT'S CONSISTENT.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOUIDENTIFY A CHICKEN AS BEING

CHINESE? 'THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE.'YOU'RE A RACIST.

>> THEY LABEL THEM AND TELL USWHERE THEY GOT THEM FROM.

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE FORPUTTING LABELS ON PEOPLE BASED

ON WHERE THEY'RE FROM?

>> ON FOOD, YES.

>> Stephen: FIRST WE'REFEEDING THE POOR KIDS, NOW IT

HAS TO BE UNCONTAMINATED FOOD.

WHERE DOES THE ENTITLEMENT GRABBAG END?

>> IT'S IMPORTANT WHATEVER FOODPEOPLE EAT THEY KNOW WHERE IT

CAME FROM AND IT'S SAFE.

>> Stephen: WHEN DID THESAFETY NET BECOME A HAMMOCK

CONGRESSMAN?

LET'S GO BACK TO SOMETHING YOUWERE TALKING ABOUT BEFORE.

WHAT DO THEY MAKE IN THE 29th OTHER THAN HIGH-QUALITY

PORN?

(DOORBELL)(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: DELIVERY?

CONGRESSMAN?

DID YOU ORDER MEXICAN?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: WELL, THEN, IGUESS I'LL JUST LET HIM GIVE IT

TO ME.

TO ME.

WOW.

THAT'S A BIG BURRITO.

BURRITO.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH,

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH,

NICE TO TALK TO YOU TODAY.

THANK YOU.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OKAY, LET'S PUT

CALIFORNIA'S 29th UP ON THEBIG BOARD!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)OOH, LOOKS LIKE FILMING HAS

STARTED ON ASIAN INVASION FOUR.WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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