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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

That damned Profile

What's Mallard raving about today?

SUVs, President Obama, Terrorism.

Statistically-speaking, this may be more effective than Mallard's desire to profile people who look like terrorists.

Oh, and racism is dead.

22 comments:

Ducky is Right said...

Hey, dude? Yeah, if you do the same story more then one day in a row, it's not "other" news. It's the same news. From yesterday.

Another strip for the, "I have no point,I"m just bitching" files.

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Whoa, Tinsley--you'd better repeat his name a few more times. Otherwise, we might not get that ZOMG HEEZ A SCARRY A-RAB!!!!11

Bill the Splut said...

If the terrist's BROWN, SHOOT HIM DOWN!
If the terrist's WHITE--well, then, HE'S ALL RIGHT!

Two days in a row, same topic. This is what he does now, yes? Runs that same talking point into the ground for a week, sorta-kinda redrawing the same strip, after day one never making an actual point or, Gourd Forbid, an actual joke?

"College students are LAZY! Wingnut welfare, now that's WORK! *hic*"

WV: undic; what I wish the Duck would do: Stop being a dick.

Tog said...

Profiling SUV owners makes a little more sense than arresting and cavity-searching a family for buying "too many" PlayStations while being brown, but they're both stupid ideas and I'm not at all surprised Batshit came up with one of 'em.

Batshit wants people profiled based on their skin color. But he's not racist! Derp derp derp!

Iron Dragon said...

Racial profiling is more likely to cause harm regardless. I'm going to point to Hutaree and Mcveigh, not to go 'ha ha the rightwing has terrorists too' but more that these are people who could easily get around racial profiling. More importantly, it reinforces the idea that we are declaring war on Arab people rather than trying to defend ourselves from terrorist attacks. This further radicalizes those who might be ambivalent and coupled with mistakes costing the lives of innocents makes our nation a monster.

And besides the fact that profiling means other terrorist groups could easily slip through. What about the simple idea of Al Queda just hiring someone to plant bombs or do something similar? But then all of this would require us to actually analyze an opponent and realize that they are human beings capable of thought rather than merely automada that hold whatever straw-view we assign to 'others' and 'outsiders'

exanonymous said...

Haha, the Obama administration hates SUV owners. Darn environmentalists, gas guzzling is good for the economy!*

And profiling would work great! Terrorists are too dumb to figure out what the profiles are and recruit outside the norm. Jihad Jane was really a dark skinned middle eastern guy with a lot of makeup. And all that stuff about explosive breast implants? No fear there, all terrorists are liberals and all liberal women are ugly butch feminists. And terrorists will ALWAYS try the same tactics so it's good if we counter with our own predictability.

*And now thanks to BP you can literally guzzle gas for free in the Gulf region! Woo free market!

exanonymous said...

On a different note:

Would any conservative care to explain how profiling would have prevented the attempted NY bombing?

Because I think some people are so desperate to discriminate that they don't really care about the crime itself, any victims, or prevention.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Bill the Splut skrev:

This is what he does now, yes? Runs that same talking point into the ground for a week, sorta-kinda redrawing the same strip, after day one never making an actual point or, Gourd Forbid, an actual joke?

It's worked for going on 16 years; why would he stop now?

Kip W said...

Bill the Splut: I had not seen today's post when I added a couplet that was remarkably similar to what you already had here at the end of yesterday's. It's just a remarkable case of me thinking like a great mind for a minute.

In case anybody looks later and gets the wrong idea, yours was first by about, oh, eight and a half hours. (I do wish Blogger comments would show what day they were written!)

Rootbeer said...

In more deft hands, this strip could have exposed an unpleasant truth: if law enforcement is given power to discriminate against THEM, they can discriminate against US, too.

Instead, we get more made-up derp about how Liberals are racist because they are not racist enough against Middle Easterners.

Bill the Splut said...

Kip W:

Whoa. That's weird.

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dlauthor said...

Anyone remember how many times Tinshley wrote "Richard Reid" about the shoe bomber? I'm guessing it's a number between somewhere between zero and drunk.

On the other hand, Reid had enough melanin to make him scary brown, even if he wasn't an Ay-rab. The resulting cognitive dissonance must have made him weep tears of blood. Which, of course, were about 80-proof.

dlauthor said...

I wonder what Brucie's reaction to Miss USA, RIMA FAKIH, will be. Too bad we'll have to wait till sometime in early June to find out.

If it's anything like the general reaction of the wingnuttosphere, though, it'll be "EVILBROWNISLAMOBROWNYBROWNWHYAREYOUCALLINGMEARACISTMUSLIMBROWN!!!!!1!"

rewinn said...

2010: Obama Administration took 54 hours to catch the guy behind the attack.

2001: Bush Administration never did catch the guy behind the attack.

The difference:
Obama's not in it for the money.

Bill the Splut said...

Apparently, it's not racism if you hate people for being Miss USA:

"Mark my word. Hezbollah is laughing at us, tonight," Schlussel raged. And why? Obviously, because "one of its auxiliary members won the Miss USA title without having to do a thing to denounce them and their bloody murder of hundreds of Americans".

...And good thing the winner wasn't of German heritage, and then didn't personally apologize for causing the Holocaust! Wait..."Schlussel," that name sounds kinda...

waaaaahbaggers said...

"Mark my word. Hezbollah is laughing at us, tonight," Schlussel raged.

Oh, Scheissel. We're all laughing at you, honey, and not just tonight. Why should Hezbollah be any different?

Tog said...

"one of its auxiliary members won the Miss USA title without having to do a thing to denounce them"

Congratulations, Debbie! You've just out-Malkined Michelle "Terror Scarf Alert" Malkin. That's quite an, um, achievement.

Toots McGee said...

Oh, Malkin's already out-Malkined herself on this one. She reproduces some bit of vapid Miss USA contestant answer to heavy questions and then posits,

"Imagine if those words had come out of the mouth of Carrie Prejean or Sarah Palin."

Seriously, what the fuck? You do remember that Sarah Palin was running for Vice President and the other airhead you name and the current airhead in question (with ties to Hezbollah OMG!!!!) are beauty pageant contestants?! (Oh wait, I thought there was a difference...I'm the moron.)

Tinsley has his work cut out for him if he's going to make this any dumber.

Let me just say that I really feel dumb even getting caught up in this stupid shit. I blame Donald Trump. It's his stupid pageant and, once again he's getting lotsa pub and probably lovin' every minute of it.

Tinsley: Sociopath said...

Okay, Tinsley, we get that you want everyone who is not an albino to be profiled. This was not funny yesterday, it is not funny today, and it will not be funny for the next five days of increasingly racist comments. I am guessing that "racism is dead, but all niggers are racists" will be day five, and things will, somehow, get worse from there--you have amazing ability to top your racism.

This theme must have been inspired by Obama's opposition to the bill, and support of policemen. (http://gawker.com/5523254/obama-calls-out-arizona-immigration-law) Tinsley hates policemen: They make low salaries, help people, and most ignore things like race, social status, and religion. Tinsley thinks they are Nazi Communists who are sending the country into anarchy, and he sees no irony in that argument. Seriously, Tinsley, go fuck yourself, and never call 911 for help.

Word Verification: Lebolism, a movement trying to fill the world with the worst evil, lead by Bruce Tinsley.

Tinsley: Sociopath said...

We need more outrage towards this cartoon: It is racist, elitist, and written by a ghostwriter who can form a coherent sentence.

Tog said...

In other news:

Alabama teacher uses hypothetical Obama assassination to teach geometry, is subjected to "long talk"--but racism is dead

Alaska doesn't seem too fond of Flailin' Failin' Palin anymore, yew betcha

Yet another YAY ABSTINENCE YAY FAMILY VALYOOZ phony caught with pants around ankles

Chance that Batshit will do a single strip about any of these stories: nil.