Mike Lester for November 14, 2023

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    Free Radical  7 months ago

    Maybe they can go back home and help Hugo Chavez flip the next US election with electronic voting machines, or even mail in ballots

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    braindead Premium Member 7 months ago

    Republicans want to CLOSE THE BORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Except they don’t.

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    They have NO policy or policies they have proposed or passed (Republicans control the House). NONE.

    When Trump was elected, they proposed NO legislation.

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    Instead, they constantly scream that the border is OPEN whenever a Democrat is president, and claim it’s all under control when a Republican is president. (It’s OKAY If A Republican Does It). They do not pass, or even propose legislation. The ONLY solution they believe in, is The Wall, that they believe Mexico will pay for.

    It is again, government by bumper sticker.

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    What they DO, is to hire illegals at all levels of business, AND invoke massive amounts of H-1B visas, and other H-1 visas to import ‘legals’ who nobody tracks.

    Their analysis consists solely of tracking crimes committed by illegals and screaming that none of that would have happened without the porous border.

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    Dwight Schmiddlapp  7 months ago

    Wonderful cartoon, Mr. Lester!

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    ragsarooni Premium Member 7 months ago

    When I first looked at this I thought they were standing on a giant mound of plastics‼️

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    Jack7528  7 months ago

    Some of Biden’s border crossers are going home. They say the American Dream is gone. It is a Sad Victory but one we must take to rebuild what we are losing.

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    Gen.Flashman  7 months ago

    Surprised (not) that a conservative does not want to give refuge people fleeing a communist dictatorship.

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    rbullfogg  7 months ago

    Our government doesn’t want to admit that the voting can’t be hacked! If someone wants to hack any system, it can be done. They just need a reason, even if just because they want to.

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    SrTechWriter  7 months ago

    Meanwhile, in the real world:

    In Jonathan Karl’s new book Tired of Winning, a Donald Trump loyalist came forward for the first time to bash [Trump). The person was quoted in the book as expressing an ‘opinion’. Karl, an ABC News reporter, revealed that someone who previously has not come out publicly against Trump dropped a bomb on the former President. Karl explained that this ‘official’ was in the West Wing and worked alongside Trump for more than a year at a “high level.” The key title is “official,” indicating it wasn’t a staffer or aide.

    “He lacks any shred of human decency, humility or caring,” the former White House official told Karl. “He is morally bankrupt, breathtakingly dishonest, lethally incompetent, and stunningly ignorant of virtually anything related to governing, history, geography, human events or world affairs. He is a traitor and a malignancy in the nation, and represents a clear and present danger to our democracy, and the rule of law.”

    Rove added, “This is — you might ask, why don’t they come out? Why doesn’t this person come out, and it’s a good question.” The fear, Karl revealed, is the retribution from both Trump and his people against him and his family.

    Interesting summary.

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    Holden Awn  7 months ago

    Any undocumented “asylum (sic) seeker” who truly is as “hard working, motivated, energized, honest, and looking for opportunity” — as their apologists paint them as being — should remain in their native countries; which need people like them.

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    SrTechWriter  7 months ago

    It’s a new day. It’s also time for another dose of reality:

    You want fiscal responsibility? OK. Listen up, MAGA. Go to this link and actually READ the entire page. It should take you about 3 minutes. BTW, Centrist-leaning Republicans, intelligent Centrists and Independents, and Liberals should read this too, so you know for a fact what lies the MAGAts are trotting out:

    https://www.alternet.ORG/economy/expert-bush-trump-tax/

    It’s NOT the Liberals who are causing massive rises in the US economic picture. It’s revenue cuts enacted by Bush and Trump (which favor only their very rich donors, who definitely don’t want them reversed). Actual, factual, verified GAO numbers don’t lie. Those tax cuts, combined, have ruined the delicate balance between income from the tax base VS the budget, and we are going steadily in the hole more and more.

    Yet Republican Congresspeople bought-and-paid-for by MAGA adamantly refuse to allow ANY legislation that would upend this chronic shortfall and decrease the Federal deficit, because their big-bucks donors would cut them off. This has repercussions that reach FAR beyond just the increase in the deficit. Take our border security for one small example. MAGA Congesspeople say that INS just has to plod along without adequate funding for courts, because … they want to steal and sequester the funds that SHOULD (with adequate taxes) have been there, ostensibly to build Trump’s expensive and non-functional wall (and fill their coffers with kickbacks) … BUT only if Trump is re-elected in 2024. Otherwise those funds will get pork-barreled.

    So, Silent Majority, the next time some MAGAt starts declaiming about how the deficit stinks, gently remind them that the Bush and Trump tax gifts for their rich donors are responsible. Then point them toward the facts. I doubt they’ll read (if they can) and believe anything but their own brand of ‘fake news’ .,, but it may put a cork in their mouths … at least for a time.

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    SrTechWriter  7 months ago

    Mr. Lester:

    You want a controversial item on which to build a cartoon? My post above ^^^^^ is a good one. Something along the lines of a real knowledgeable economist explaining to the MAGAt crown how the economy _really- works, with a little flag in the corner referencing that link. Of course, that will create all kinds of hate and discontent and blow-back from MAGA drones and the rich MAGA donors.

    But then, controversy is your stock in trade, isn’t it?

    Do you dare?

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    TheTruthHurts  7 months ago

    I nominate a comment QUOTA !

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    Kracklin Rosie - “Tolo Dan Nan Galad” Premium Member 7 months ago

    There’s Techy, bloviating in his typical manner. And the AlterNet is nothing more than a far left, Republican bashing, propaganda outlet. Yeah, Techy I went and read it anyway and it was what I expected. Bunch of distorted, statistics twisted to fit the author’s narrative. Useless.

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    SrTechWriter  7 months ago

    Regarding TheTruthHurts’ nomination for a “comment quota”, there is one. GoComics’ nannybot does not allow more than 2 comments in a 10-minute period. Which makes it time for today’s fact-filled item:

    On 11 Nov 2024 GOP, Donald Trump said that the US was “free of terrorist attacks” when HE was in the White House, and that unlike Biden he kept the U.S. safe for four years. That’s a bald lie.

    “Despite Trump’s much-vaunted travel ban, there was plenty of terrorism on his watch. On 31 Oct 2017, Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek inspired by ISIS, plowed a truck into a group of pedestrians in Manhattan, killing 8 and wounding 11. There were multiple lethal attacks by far-right terrorists — notably on 3 Aug 2019, when a White Nationalist went on a shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 23 people he believed were Hispanic immigrants. Also, the most lethal antisemitic attack in [US history] took place on 27 Oct 2018, when a terrorist killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.”

    “It seems, at least in Trump’s mind, that lethal acts of terrorism carried out by Far-Right terrorists don’t count as terrorism. Trump also helped instigate one of the most spectacular acts of domestic terrorism in American history when he egged on a mob of his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol on 6 Jan 2021, which triggered a riot that injured 114 Capitol Police Officers. The riot also led to the deaths of five people.”

    - Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst -

    Trump has stated publicly multiple times that anyone who commits felonies against Biden’s administration is “a patriot”. This is clearly Fascist propaganda, being Dictat, Loaded Language, and Dog-Whistle. He also has stated that he will use his ‘right’ to use the US government to enact revenge on anyone who questions his views. That is clear presumption of dictatorial right.

    Yet MAGAts want to elect a self-declared, mentally-unbalanced Fascist as President.

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    zerorest  7 months ago

    That appears to be Old MAGA Donald’s immigration policy down there.

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