Ted Rall for November 01, 2007
A 2003 law called the "protect act" makes it illegal "to share or even describe depictions of children in explicit sexual situations, even if the depictions are innacurate, the supposed children do not really exist and the intention is innocent. (Police Officer: Freeze! Step...away... from...the brain!) Another victory against imaginary hatred was won in the New York State legislature, where senators have passed a bill that would make it a felony "to etch, draw, paint or otherwise display a noose or an image of a noose. (Man 2: Whatcha in for?) (Man 3: I dreamed of a jpeg on a fake URL devoted to a fictional anti-Visigoth hate group.) Real criminals may be getting patroled and re-elected, but America is getting tough in the war against imaginary crime. ((Man 4: We're of one mind (if not a particularly stable one.) The reign of terror of the mind faeries and their nefariously ersatz crimes is over.) Naturally, those suspected of violating anti-imaginary crime laws will be granted the right to an imaginary attorney to represent them at their imaginary trial.(Man 2: Brad?) (Man 3: Shh. My "lawyer" is moving for a mistrial.) Warning! This cartoon would be illegal if it actually existed.