Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for May 07, 2010

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    ARF2  almost 14 years ago

    Houndsville is in Arizona?

    And you thought that Storm Troopers demanding your papers went out with the Third Reich…

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    brianrwhitacre  almost 14 years ago

    “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”

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    dick2002ti  almost 14 years ago

    That is NOT what the bill is about, take yer profiling argument and place where it is warm and damp.

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    mrsullenbeauty  almost 14 years ago

    It’s plenty warm in Arizona.

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    What do you mean, Dick? That we *do* get to keep our gardners?

    Or that the illegals aren’t using our resources?

    Or what?

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    Damned Canadians! Flouting our borders! Swinging in our pond! Crapping on our sidewalks! Can’t the government do something?

    (Some say the Arizona bill gives the police no new powers. Then what is the bill for?)

    (Radish: Tom Terrific! Greatest Hero Ever! Next to Flash Gordon.)

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    poohbear8192  almost 14 years ago


    Open wide!!

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    T Gabriel Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    All this jaw flappin’ going on about Arid Zone A merica and no one, not even the law demands criminal prosecutions against the actual criminals.

    Put the slime who hire illegals in jail and the market dries up. After all, we prosecute drug users, don’t we? How about actually enforcing some laws for a change? Article after article quotes citizens who live in the border areas concerned about drug traffic and violence. What has this got to do with the law just passed?

    Are we concerned with illegal alien laborers coming across to find work or are we concerned about the drug thugs coming across to spray their poison? I suspect we are more concerned about the cheap prices at Wal Mart than an acual pursuit of justice here.

    Or, what is most likely, you folks in the impact zones might just be too lazy to actually find out who the criminals are and to prosecute them. Considering what I know about the reactionaries I work with here in this fine red state city, it is most likely the lazy part. Too much work to winnow the wheat from the chaff. Rather just eat the chaff…

    Wonderful country, this.

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    pschearer, you ask “Then what is the bill for?”

    If you read it, you’ll find that “asking for papers” is only part of it. There’s a significant section on going after employers, including the temporary employers who pick up day laborers.

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    yumitori  almost 14 years ago

    I’m afraid to go to Arizona now.

    I have no papers to show that I’m a native-born citizen and not an illegal alien. Since the law’s supporters, including the governor, promise that there be no racial profiling then I expect to be stopped, questioned, and arrested for not having them.

    I wonder if they’ll deport me to Ireland.

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    Yumitori is Irish?

    (I recently visited Ireland, and while they may call themselves The Emerald Isle, they can’t hold a candle to Vietnam in green-ness.)

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    fritzoid Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    “That is NOT what the bill is about, take yer profiling argument and place where it is warm and damp.”

    So… Florida, rather than Arizona? Naw, they’d never try it there. The Cuban-American population (legal or otherwise) is so solidly Republican that the GOP would never risk alienating them with something like this.

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    mancocapac  almost 14 years ago

    jakebb2 said

    “It seems to me that the only people worried about this law are the illegal aliens themselves. As they should be.”

    Yes, they are the only people complaining. I didn’t realize so many Americans are actually illegal.

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    spelvin2002  almost 14 years ago

    The cartoon is perfect. ‘Nuf drawn.

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    “I didn’t realize so many Americans are actually illegal.”

    Isn’t it like one out of twelve in Arizona?

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    3hourtour Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    ..and this is what happens when the South wins the war…

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    jpozenel  almost 14 years ago

    I was planning on visiting Arizona.

    Should I bring my passport?

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    And birth certificate or certificate of naturalization…

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    chrisheff  almost 14 years ago

    It’s all well and good to talk about open borders, but the US as a sovereign entity is still infinitely valuable in the struggle for Human Rights.

    I believe in the peaceful and post-racist post-sexist post-everything “Star Trek future” just as much as most leftist Democrats… But with the violent regimes still in place in much of the world, it is just too EARLY for the US to try and go “next phase” by becoming a post-national system.

    When ALL of the world goes for Nationalist government instead of tribal or religious, THEN the US can talk about open borders. Phase 2 (human rights/democracy) is so WAYYYY not finished yet.

    Get China to allow spoken dissent and THEN I’ll scold Arizona for trying to exist as an organized territorial entity.

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    BrianCrook  almost 14 years ago

    Chris, let’s do both: Open our borders AND work on China’s oppression of its citizens. In addition, let’s hope that the future is NOT STAR TREK. That show gives me the creeps.

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    Now, now, people, there’s no need for blasphemy!

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    pbarnrob  almost 14 years ago

    As Greg Palast has been reminding us, it’s still about voting and elections, and scrubbing the voter rolls of potential Democrats.

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    comYics  almost 14 years ago

    Another homeland security hater.

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    Are you? Why do you hate Homeland Security, Comyics?

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    MisngNOLA  almost 14 years ago

    pbarn, are you suggesting that illegals will vote in the election whether for Democrat or Republican? What happened to that thing about being a “citizen” in order to vote. If anyone can come in and vote, then China will send over about a billion of its folks and vote the US into the Peoples Republic of China. Of course, I’m being a bit over the top with that statement, but what’s the diff between non-citizens voting and folks who scream about the possibility of non-natural American born Arnold Schwarzenegger becoming eligible to run for President? I mean if we’re going to ignore some Federal laws on immigration, we might as well ignore all of them, no?

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    riley05  almost 14 years ago

    I think pbarnrob wasn’t referring to illegals voting, but the fact that if and when they (or their offspring) become citizens and vote, they tend to lean towards the Democrats. That is something the Republicans want to avoid.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 14 years ago

    I doubt the Democrats are looking 18 to 20 years into the future for voters. They want voters now. Regardless of how loud they yell and scream about “disenfranchisement” of voters in national elections, most of the proven cases of voter fraud and voter intimidation have been done on behalf of the Democratic Party. Amazingly enough, even blatant harrassment here in Philadelphia by Black Panther members documented on election day was swept under the rug with no prosecution nor much of an ivestigation. The GOP isn’t substantially better either, as I noticed that although I had lived outside of Louisiana for something like 10 years, when I went back I was still registered to vote (as a Republican, now registered Independent) whereas only a year after my son’s murder, he as a registered Democrat had been removed from the rolls. Face it, they all suck, and the best way to deal with it in my humble opinion, is to stop allowing lifetime “public servants” like the Kennedys, Specters, Byrds, Gores, Bushes, and all and force term limits on Congress, just as there are on the Presidency.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 14 years ago

    Of course they do Chikuku, and the Democrats bring busloads of people whether registered or not to vote and then get irate when ineligible folks are turned away. So who’s better? Neither. They both are wrong. Is that not patently obvious?

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