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Jim Morin

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If you want fewer illegals, prosecute those who hire them. I don’t remember the Heritage Foundation or any of the right wing organizations taking that position.
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    Or any Republican, anywhere.
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    Or, am I wrong about that?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    A comment noted that, just because official US government statistics used to say that Obama deported more Hispanics than any other president, Obama now controls all the official government statistics, so no one should rely on them: we KNOW Obama has offered all illegal immigrants a free ride, free healthcare, and free iPhones. We don’t need no stinkin’ proof or evidence. And we ain’t gonna believe those lying US government statistics.


    (Actually, it looks like the right-wing comments were right: Obama DOES control the US government records. I once found a US government list of total deportations by year going back more than 20 years. It no longer appears on Google. The only government link I get is to the last year, showing almost all deportations were of felons, and the ones who were not felons were repeat, repeat offenders with many, many repetitions of their offence, so it shows almost NO deportations of Hispanics who didn’t commit a violent crime. This does NOT agree with previous numbers I found when searching a year or two ago.)


    In any case, almost all Hispanics voted for Obama, since his ads (in Español) all said he was only deporting heinous criminals, not law-abiding Hispanics. Only his enforcers knew that every Hispanic without papers (even citizens without proof of their citizenship) was a heinous criminal to be deported.


    Which was all to the good: it meant that broccoli wasn’t picked, so it died in the field instead of cluttering up dinner plates.


    But what’s a Republican to do? If they can’t get more than a minuscule percent of the rapidly growing number of Hispanic votes, because the Hispanics view the Republicans as the ‘Born in East LA’ party, how will they ever re-take the Senate and White House?

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    I think it is perfectly reasonable to allow all illegals to become citizens if:
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    They pass the SAT with a 1400 or better.
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    Can pass a reading test that involves writing an essay of no less than 5,000 words about Proust.
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    Pass a detailed physical exam showing that they are in excellent health.
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    Show that they are employed and making at least miminm wage.
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    That would simplify the process greatly as the 1 or 2% that could possibly manage that would make excellent citizens. The other 98% can be deported.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    You seem to have an obsession with being “smart”. On other posts you make a big deal about how all poor people are dumb and therefore don’t deserve to earn a living wage. It reminds me of a civics teacher I had in grade eight who was obsessed with IQ scores. I figured out that when he was in the army he took an IQ test and got 98 and thought that was nearly perfect.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    And as for your system of allowing illegals to become citizens, why stop there? Apply it to the native-born as well. Anyone who can pass your tests gets to be a citizen with full rights and lots of money, the rest can live in shacks and work in sweatshops. Some will be allowed to work in the house serving the citizens.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    “I could care less about IQ per se. What I care about is not legalizing what amounts to a mostly stupid criminal population of people unable to function in society successfully.” Hmm. Stupid. That’s a funny way not to care about IQ. (It’s better to say “I couldn’t care less”, unless you really mean “I could care less”, that is, “I care a lot but I could care less”.)

  7. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 1 year ago

    @Truist

    The tea party is where it belongs and the Donkey should be in with the elephant.

  8. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    And definitely no Liberals or Democrats.

  9. jerry6665

    jerry6665 said, over 1 year ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    and, exactly how or why would people who are illegal ‘suck off the welfare system"? if ya’ can’t produce the proper paperwork, ya can’t get anything. obviously, you’ve never had a job in the welfare, social security or any other system. or tried to sign up for any of the above.

    but, then, you’ve also not tried your hand at seriously hard stoop labor either.

  10. jerry6665

    jerry6665 said, over 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    uh, and when was the last time that you or anyone in your genealogy could pass any of those tests? wasn’t YOUR family from somewhere else at some point? and, weren’t your ‘illegals’ the original inhabitants hereabouts?
    lt me see YOUR SAT scores! oh, and mine? i’m in Mensa. ’nuff said.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    “The only government link I get is to the last year,…”

    Go to:

    http://www.ice.gov

    Search keyword “deportations”.
    Click “Ice Total Removals”

    You will get a pdf of removals (in spreadsheet format) by month, by category (total, criminal, non-criminal) from FY 2007 through FY2012

    You can click on “Removal Statistics” and get to various bar charts. None of the information in the pdf or bar charts isolate Hispanic statistics.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Why is it that snobs always talk about Proust?
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    I learned a lot from a cowboy who worked on my uncle’s ranch — this was in 1962. He certainly could not have passed Enoki’s test. He didn’t “pass” the SAT with 1400 because he didn’t get past grade ten. He certainly had never heard about Proust. But he knew a lot about how things work and how to fix them, and he knew a lot about horses. I’m very suspicious of people who talk about “smart”. Somebody gets a good SAT and starts to think that’s what matters. I have nothing against academic ability, in fact I admire it, but I don’t exalt it as if it were the be all and end all. I admire a lot of things, including just being a good person. And I believe that anyone who is willing to work deserves a decent life, even “stupid” people.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    ‘And definitely no Liberals or Democrats.’
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    True.
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    But, this is an issue that if led by Republicans, would get a lot of support, especially if it were well thought out, rather than being anti-Hispanic.
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    There are plenty of illegals that are not Hispanic.
    I believe it would get more support from Hispanics that citizens than you would think at first glance.
    I have read that New England apple harvesting is done by workers that are hired only from a database of legals, and apples and cider are not unaffordable.
    Also proves that it can be done.
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    Most importantly, it would shift the entire focus of employment; jobs would open at low to middle skill levels, lots of them.
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    Not that we need more jobs or anything, though.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Ya, let’s add 12 Million mostly under-educated, low-skill people to our already horrible job market!
    Oh and I’m sure most of them will also be eligible for Obama’s Healthcare Welfare too!
    So less jobs for our working poor that libs always say they’re protecting AND higher taxes to care for all these new illegals.
    Great idea!

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    @jerry6665

    Sorry jerry6665, but I really just don’t enjoy playing “Liar’s Poker,” even if you do, so I’ll pass on your request.
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    It’s just like talking to the character ‘Topper’ in Dilbert….

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