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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 13, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Chill out, Paris. You can call him anything you want now.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 3 years ago

    You know, Raul, it might help if you didn’t keep staring at Paris as if he’s done something wrong. Better yet, say something.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

    Raúl must get that overreacting a lot.

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    bigcatbusiness  over 3 years ago

    Ah yes, the feeling when you don’t want people to mistake you as racist.

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    peggykb9  over 3 years ago

    Try Chicano, Pig.

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    railwayman001  over 3 years ago

    And the man who’s about to live on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for less than the next four years, if not a full term, is already saying, “Illegal Alien Rapist, Murderer, and Loser!”

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    FLAreader  over 3 years ago

    Donald Trump would just call him an ‘hombre’.

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    SashaW  over 3 years ago

    American.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Not touching this one

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    juicebruce  over 3 years ago

    ?????

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    Kristiaan Premium Member over 3 years ago

    From Central America?

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    AKHenderson Premium Member over 3 years ago

    “Baja Texan” would probably not work.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 3 years ago

    So, the first one was right.

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    John Smith  over 3 years ago

    In the next panel, Rat asks to see Raul’s Green Card

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    MichaelPullmann  over 3 years ago

    “This is Raul, my new friend who just moved here from Mexico.”

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    YippiKiAyMofo  over 3 years ago

    Don’t His-Panic!

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    gango4  over 3 years ago

    Pulling off a good lampooning of Goat (usually the moral compass of the strip) is no easy task. Well played, Mr. Pastis, well played.

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    TSAlleycat  over 3 years ago

    Um, “Mexican” is good description for people from Mexico, methinks

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member over 3 years ago

    So, Goat, what makes you assume he’s not aboriginal?

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    tkcoker  over 3 years ago

    I used to be that all US citizens were called Americans. Now it is an insult to be called American unless you are a white Christian. Otherwise you have to put something in front of it.

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    windfinder  over 3 years ago

    He’s from “Way down South in the land of Taco”

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    deathrider75  over 3 years ago

    Unsurprisingly enough, this crap is so annoying because of the worthless PC crowd. What was wrong by calling someone by the country they were named, if they are visiting then Mexican (for an example), if moved and now living here American (I.N.T.F.C.)

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    i_am_the_jam  over 3 years ago

    Just say “He’s from south of the 25th Parallel”, or adjust accordingly depending on which state he’s from :D :D :D

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    halvincobbes Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Why say anything? Why does Raul need a label other than “my friend?”

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    lproster  over 3 years ago

    For all you lefties posting on here, he has nothing to worry about unless he is here illegally.

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    sbischof  over 3 years ago

    Genuinely, someone who just moved last week from a country they’ve spent their whole life in is probably that. (Yes I made assumptions there.) Mexican, in his case. Or maybe Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Dominican.

    If he were Dominican and Goat called him Mexican, that would be rude.

    If someone has lived their whole life in America, American is often good. But let them lead. If they have a more specific identity, great, if not, great. Insisting someone whose parents are Mexican that has never even been is Mexican can be downright rude. Insisting they’re Mexican American if they would prefer to be American, rude. Insisting American and “why does it matter” if they prefer Mexican American is, in fairness, also rude.

    Like if someone says their name is Allison and you insist you’re going to call them Ally, and introduce them as Ally, and they don’t like that… its very rude! Very similar idea going on here!

    If you don’t know, and you aren’t close, it may not be polite to ask if they haven’t volunteered. In that case… just don’t use that qualifier. Don’t say they’re an “anything.” Just say, this is Raul. (Or Allison. Whatever.)

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    A_NY_Outlaw  over 3 years ago

    ‘there’ is always a safe answer.

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    kathybholland  over 3 years ago

    He’s from that brown area south of the US.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member over 3 years ago

    “PC” isn’t some America-dooming, all-encompassing evil. Goat was just taking it to the extreme and being ridiculous.

    “Politically correct” is a loaded term to begin with. I like to think of “PC” as “properly considerate.” It’s about simply respecting people, not walking on eggshells around them. There’s nothing wrong with a little discretion and decorum.

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    BiathlonNut  over 3 years ago

    He is American. People from Mexico, the US and Canada are North American. People from south of Mexico are American, prepended with “Central” or “Latin” as one desires.

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    BiathlonNut  over 3 years ago

    … But I prefer using the country of origin, such as “Mexican” or “Canadian.” Should those from the US be called “United Statesian?”

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    Number Three  over 3 years ago

    He’s just from Mexico.

    Simple as that.

    xxx

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    OldMan44  over 3 years ago

    Hey Raul, Do you naturally ignore all friendly queries from your new neighbours, or is it just you puppet master Pastis who make you take such an unfriendly attitude? Maybe you came to the wrong place if you (and your puppet-meister are SO uptight with it?)

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    cdward  over 3 years ago

    Well, he’s definitely American.

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    Proginoskes  over 3 years ago
    All this confusion about what to call these people is another reason why we should build that wall! (And have Mexico pay for it).
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    Proginoskes  over 3 years ago

    My comment was supposed to have < mode type=“Donald Trump” > and < /mode > around it.

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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    Goat is experiencing a Liberal Guilt panic attack. From what I’ve read or seen, that’s been pretty common since Tuesday.

    Take a tranquilizer, Goat. Raul is probably still trying to figure out what your problem is.

    Hi, Raul!

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    asianwoof  over 3 years ago

    I have this earworm: “Avocados from Mexico!” And now, you have it, too!

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    fleroudier  over 3 years ago

    @fbjsr“Not if he came here legally”… AND not if he is not muslim.

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    rick92040  over 3 years ago

    You don’t mention it in the first place. It doesn’t matter.

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