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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Those damned lines

What's Mallard raving about today?

Cutting in line, amnesty.

If I had to guess, and unfortunately guessing is all I can do about this particular panel, I would say that Mallard just reduced the entire immigration debate to a cutting-in-line metaphor.

7 comments:

cfbda said...

Yep, that's about the size of it.

It doesn't make sense, but then that's par for the course.

dlauthor said...

See, wanting to escape poverty and getting exploited by opportunistic American industries that prefer to pay sub-minimum wages for jobs Americans don't "want" to do, so you can make things better for your family ...

... is just like butting in line for tickets to the Toby Keith concert. Same thing.

PUT DOWN THE BOTTLE, TINSHLEY.

12xuser said...

I'm trying to figure out what concert would motivate a surfer dude, a black guy in a suit, and a white farmer-looking guy in a ball cap to camp out for FOUR DAYS for tickets. Britney Spears? Tool? 50 Cent?

Help me out here.

EddyPo said...

Yes. An amazingly complex issue is boiled down to a cutting in line analogy. I hope the republicans all buy this. Alienating the hispanic vote should cripple the rupubs, nationaly, for a long time to come.

Truce Binsley said...

It's obvious what happened here.

Tinshley heard someone say the immigration reform proposal would allow those in the country illegally to "cut in line" in front of others trying to enter legally.

Then he heard someone else dismiss the proposal as "amnesty" for illegal immigrants.

Then he drew a completely nonsensical comic strip which treated "cutting in line" as synonymous with "amnesty."

Marion Delgado said...

I agree with him in most part, plus this is very cogent for the Tinshinator. Moreover, technically, he's balking his president and Rush Limbaugh. That has to count for something.

It's even a fact that many of the people who lose out on this cheap labor line-cutting thing are themselves recent immigrants, so the line cutting metaphor is not bad.

It's far too much to expect Tinsley to grasp the big picture of tariffs, spurious H1Bs, etc.

But for Mallard I have to say bravo, cuz it's the first time i've seen him sort of think.

pjzgiqw said...

No, it's really not.