Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 23, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 7 years ago

    Remember to leave an opening to provide him with food.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 7 years ago

    Be sure to put a cask of amontillado in there, in case he gets thirsty.

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    Bilan  over 7 years ago

    Dang. Just when we were allowed to go get Romeo y Julieta cigars.

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    greenbird  over 7 years ago

    And now The Donald is saying that the U.S. will pay for his wall, but he’s sure Mexico will reimburse us after it’s built.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  over 7 years ago

    Donny’s stock in CEMEX will soar !

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    stevenbmalberg  over 7 years ago

    A good thing that the “wall” will not be built. The “wall” idea was the dumbest idea that ever was. Does anyone remember how well the “Maginot Line” worked?

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    The Moose Group  over 7 years ago

    Better yet, build a 4×4 room of bricks, drop both Hillary and Trump in, then seal it up.

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Rat is such a caricature!

    Wall construction, kiddo! That’s where it’s at!

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    Andrew Capp  over 7 years ago

    This has got to be most pathetic and juvenile election campaign I’ve ever seen.

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    Reppr Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Vote Trump!

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    juicebruce  over 7 years ago

    Stephan looking at the Hil-Da-Beast’s history how about a strip targeting her ………..that way things will be kept even… can start out by having her married to Bill Croc…

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Meh, Donald Dump is basically a rat

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    kentblanton  over 7 years ago

    May have to build a wall around this strip, enough idiots already.

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    Qiset  over 7 years ago

    China built a wall, Turkey is now building a wall, Hadrian built a wall, Israel built a wall, those worked. The Magenot line didn’t wasn’t built to stop the current level of technology. Different reason for failure.

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    e.groves  over 7 years ago

    “They built a wall in China, a thousand miles long, to keep out the foreigners, they made it strong…”

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    Sandfan  over 7 years ago

    Static Defense [i.e. walls] is such a discredited option that it is hard to believe that any rational being would consider building one. It didn’t work for Jericho, China, France, or East Germany. On the economic side, one 3.5 mile stretch of wall built by Customs and Border Control cost $58 million dollars. The US-Mexico border is just under 2000 miles. You do the math.

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    corzak  over 7 years ago

    @Sandfan is correct. The whole ‘build a wall’ idiocy is bait for the mob.

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    bsqnbay  over 7 years ago

    “You want me on that wall! You need me on that wall!”

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    tripwire45  over 7 years ago

    OK, now lampoon Clinton, too. Plenty of material to work with.

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    ShadowBeast Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Why build walls for the airplanes when anti-air missiles would work better?

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “Stephan looking at the Hil-Da-Beast’s history how about a strip targeting her ………..that way things will be kept even”

    Only one candidate is crazy.

    The ugliness of this election season is ENTIRELY caused by only ONE of the candidates.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 7 years ago

    And most of them get here by coming legally, and just staying when their visa expires. With good reason: they have a job, they’re supporting a family, and it’s fine with their employer.

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    æ²  over 7 years ago

    This reminds of something that someone (I can’t remember who) said near the beginning of the Trump campaign: “Before I support Trump on building a wall, I need to know which side of it he’ll be on.”

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    Al Nala  over 7 years ago

    Good fences make good neighbors, which is why there’s a bigger fence around the White House.

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    inshadowz  over 7 years ago

    Seems like an appropriate response to Trumpology. Why don’t we just do this? Bonus: Requires fewer bricks!

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    rowf39  over 7 years ago

    Oh. how I hate it when comic strip writers try to be political!

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    Carl R  over 7 years ago

    One truism is that if you can’t control your borders, you can’t have an immigration policy at all. The other is that the inevitable result of uncontrolled immigration is that the average economic wealth inside the country will eventually be the same as the average economic wealth outside the country, at which point the flow of immigrants will stop on it’s own. These two economic truths are backdrops for the rest of the discussion, so keep them in mind as you hate on each other.

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    phredturner  over 7 years ago

    Most actually come through Canada these days..easy peezy

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    Claire Jordan  over 7 years ago

    It’s like this idea that you have to stop migrants coming in because there will be a few Islamist terrorists hidden amongst them. Sure there will be, but Islamists have access to oil money so if you stop them coming in the cheap way they’ll just buy a plane ticket. Only the innocent migrants (the great majority) will suffer and now you don’t know where the terrorists are any more. Better to let them hide among the migrants so you know where they are, and then hide plenty of your own spies there to watch them.

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 7 years ago

    rat is going to make some mason very happy.

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    toahero  over 7 years ago

    More Mexican immigrants are leaving right now than entering.

    Trump’s wall will trap them inside America.

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    ursamaj  over 7 years ago

    So, according to you, Trump’s candidacy was a masonic plot all along. Aha, I knew it!!!

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    SeaFox10  over 7 years ago

    How about we just shoot the illegals trying to get in, and then there won’t be anymore to worry about! Problem solved!

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    Donna S  over 7 years ago

    LOVE this! (and Taco Bell!)

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    Vonne Anton  over 7 years ago

    As someone who lives along the border, I can tell you many citizens have no problems with Mexicans entering and/or leaving. They are an asset to the communities. Bisbee, AZ, wouldn’t have a fire department if not for illegals coming over to help when needed. The wall concept is about unfounded fear, that’s all.

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    johngregor Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I love Pearls before Swine, but the last few months Stephan has really been struggling. I think it would be a good idea for him to take a 6 month break and let his creative spark reignite itself.

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    Number Three  over 7 years ago

    Is Rat planning on building a wall?

    I wasn’t paying attention…


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    William McCracken Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Stephen is not paying attention. It is illegal immigrants and jihadist we want to keep out, not legal immigrants.

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    William McCracken Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Mexico want to build a wall on their southern border;

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    JPuzzleWhiz  over 7 years ago

    Rat — you’re a racist!

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    OldMan44  over 7 years ago

    Stephan Pastis, I like your humour. I like your strips. Such a pity they are so one-sided. When does the “H” girl get her comeuppance from the Rat?Don’t tell me: NEVERYou love Hillary and everybody who reads your strips should love Hillary!UNSUBSCRIBED.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member over 7 years ago

    oh paaastisss is this your berkeley education showing LOL

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    jackpop  over 7 years ago

    Too politically correct. It is not funny anymore. I never saw anything about the nasty woman.

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    cosman  over 7 years ago

    Don’t need a wall.. just put above-ground solar-powered sensors every 660 ft. apart, and tunneling sensors at all likely locations.

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    Spade Jr.  over 7 years ago

    Last warning, Pastis: “general” political humor is always OK. Blatant editorializing like in today’s strip belongs on the editorial page. Do this again and this “customer” stops “buying” your product….and may just suggest to the 11+ million visitors who frequent his websites that they do the same. I never threaten….I just promise.

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    billpat1  over 7 years ago

    I remember when comic strips were funny

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    jdkingbear  over 7 years ago

    Bet you a dime to a dollar as soon as the election is over, somebody (if not more than one) will announce their intention to run in 2020. Can’t wait :(

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    Alfkowitz  over 7 years ago

    Well, see, there you have it. If something doesn’t work 100% of the time then you shouldn’t bother. Which is why vaccines are a waste of money. And people shouldn’t lock their doors at night, ‘cause it’s racist.

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    The one and only Eldest Arc (now at peace)  almost 2 years ago

    Taco Bell, we attack your toilet (bad experiences)

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