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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Yesterday, PAJ called me a liar for posting that Obama has deported more people per annum than any other president. I was in a hurry, and did not have time to post any links.


    Politifact called it a lie in 2012 when people said Obama had deported more than any other president. In 3½ years, Obama deported about 70% as many Hispanics as Bush, Jr deported in 8 years. That’s a lot more per annum.


    Of course, Obamabots say that Obama is only deporting criminals, and they’re right: if your parents brought you into the US without papers as a baby, and you’re still here, you’re a criminal in violation of US immigration law. But criminals who’ve committed any other crime make up a small percentage of Obama’s deportations, roughly 16%.


    PAJ, please don’t click on any of my links. You don’t want to go there. You already know that Obama coddles illegal Hispanics, lets them vote repeatedly without any ID, and has never deported a single one as long as they promise to cast their illegal votes for Democrats, and I wouldn’t want you to get confused.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Howie doesn’t care about facts.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Zing!

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    I can see your rejecting Mother Jones, which is definitely left-wing (but based on revealed sources). Most people tend to accept Politifact, but I can see why you wouldn’t. I could also post the link to the raw data from the DHS and the ICE, but, since Obama is president, all official US government data is undoubtedly fabricated.


    I, of course, completely agree that Obama’s real birth certificate shows he is not a US citizen, since he was clearly born in Hawaii, an island that the law recognises is part of Kenya.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    I note your use of a possessive (“your”) with the gerund (“rejecting”). These days most people use a personal pronoun (“you”) followed by a participle (“rejecting”). The gerund and the participle have the same form, so it’s easy for people to reanalyze the construction. There’s a slight difference in emphasis — the gerund construction emphasizes the action (“What I notice it the rejecting that you are doing”) while the participle construction emphasizes the person (“What I notice is you doing the rejecting”).

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @ahab

    I’m interested in grammar, but I’m not a purist, and certainly not a member of the grammar police. Generally, whatever is in use is correct (within certain limits of intelligibility). That’s how language changes; and there’s no point trying to keep it from changing. I’m a little on the conservative side in my own usage, but when it comes to what other people write, I tend towards the libertarian.
    +
    Now here’s a question for you — do you allow “which” in restrictive clauses? Can you say “The car which was parked in the no-parking zone”? Or do you insist on “that”? I allow “which”, but I find that a lot of editors don’t like it.

  7. greenbrd

    greenbrd said, about 1 year ago

    Since when is deporting illegals considered to be sinister?

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    People are already out raged, how much more can they take?

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    No more so fabricated than the last 4 presidents.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Do you ever give as much thought to the comment itself? Not the mechanics of it.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @greenbrd

    Since it became such a racist cause.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Generally Michael’s posts speak for themselves and don’t need my commentary. I certainly pay attention to what people have to say. I’ve found lately that there’s a lot of repetition (“Trayvon was a thug”; “Zimmerman was a racist”) and a lot of rather unpleasant insulting. A few posters are clever and interesting. Just a few.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @ahab

    You know a lot more about writing than I know about medicine.

  14. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    they only have to stop giving Egypt money if the government overthrow is deemed a ‘coup’ Plus, the aid mostly takes the form of discount prices on death fighter jet planes made by ’Merikan arms merchants.

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 1 year ago

    @greenbrd

    Since sometime in the 90’s. Before that it was usually referred to as “enforcing the law” or as “common sense”.

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