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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2014 10:55 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/16/2014 12:11 PM
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Young Children Make A Perilous Journey ~ By BJ Smalling


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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-07-16 11:21:31   By: Anonymous
 
don't forget the 700,000 Texan children denied healthcare by conservatives and Ricky Perry. What about them? Seems conservative bigots could care less about any children except when they claim they care about the euphemistic "unborn".

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:22:51   By: Anonymous
     
    So you really think 700,000 children were unable to receive needed healthcare in Texas? How gullible are you?? So Governor Perry just let them go sick, hungry and placed guards at the hospitals to bar their entrance unless they paid. Just stop with the inane arguments. Simple fact is that even if you want the government to take care of you cradle to grave it is incapable of doing so.

    Just look at the VA! Everyone regardless of political stripe wants our vets taken care of!! The government system is just incapable of doing so. They have money, staffing, and budgets and they are still incapable of delivering a good product for our vets.

    Government cannot be a wet nurse for everyone!!!!!

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      Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:23:57   By: Anonymous
       
      I don't know if 700,000 is the right number, but TX's failure to expand Medicaid is certainly having an adverse effect on TX children. Parents living in poverty are not likely to get routine health care for their children, but are much more likely to take them to Emergency Rooms when they are too sick to care for at home. This is a very poor way to receive or deliver health care. These are often working parents, so your assumption that they are not trying to support themselves and their children is incorrect.

      Republicans in TX are both heartless and stupid. Heartless for letting children go uninsured and stupid for not taking the federal money allocated for Medicaid expansion. That is $ billions paid to the federal government by TX citizens that TX could get back to fund its healthcare systems, but which TX Republicans choose to leave in DC. Heartless and stupid.

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        Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:53:54   By: Anonymous
         
        Maybe they don't want to be subject to the "strings" that always come with grant funding.

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          Posted on: 2014-07-16 14:49:56   By: Anonymous
           
          like what's happening everywhere else in the country with states setting up health care exchanges and funding for low-income families. Oh the horrors!

          Reality strikes again: Everyone loves the Affordable Care Act, including hospitals and states. Healthcare costs are declining finally.

          Boy are you ignorant. Perhaps you are an illegal alien from another planet?

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            Posted on: 2014-07-16 16:26:14   By: Anonymous
             
            It's like playing ping pong with a scripted talking point bot :)

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              Posted on: 2014-07-16 20:12:30   By: Anonymous
               
              While you lose at ping pong the rest of the country is feeling pretty patriotic thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-07-16 11:23:03   By: Anonymous
 
violence in Juarez against children and young women makes this a very offensive and sick joke. Only a severely bigoted person would draw this comic or want to post it.

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 11:38:18   By: Anonymous
     
    MORON

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      Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:08:17   By: Anonymous
       
      truly bigoted, the American Taliban strikes again!

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:11:15   By: thepinetree
     
    BJ Smalling is anything but....he just try to get people to think and laugh.

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      Posted on: 2014-07-16 18:04:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Nice to see the attempt at humor. Was thinking maybe there might be a bit more kindness here as a result. Sorry to say the same old haters again. Are there really so many nasty people living in this county". Sad. What happened to love thy neighbor?

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 15:02:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Lighten up Judge!

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 15:14:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Violence against women and children is horrible. But I think it's a good cartoon that makes us remember that women and children get shot regularly in Chicago too.

    They are all funny or at least wry IMO. Good job.

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      Posted on: 2014-07-16 20:14:00   By: Anonymous
       
      except that children and women are murdered in high numbers in Juarez so the humor is pretty sickening.

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canard
Posted on: 2014-07-16 11:40:25   By: Anonymous
 
As usual the left is throwing up a smoke screen.

The human wave is being actively organized and funded.

These are not the random acts. It is a concentrated effort to
flood our shores; and is support by the black house.

Disgraceful.

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    Re: canard
    Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:09:51   By: Anonymous
     
    "flooding our shores" is how Ellis Island immigrants arrived. That's how America rolls. You don't like it, head to another country. This is America and we are a nation of immigrants, of all colors and persuasions. It's what makes us so great.

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      Re: canard
      Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:27:10   By: Anonymous
       
      There are actually records and an orderly process for that melting pot. This is anything but. This is chaos, promoted by those who benefit from the chaos

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        Re: canard
        Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:49:42   By: Anonymous
         


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      Re: canard
      Posted on: 2014-07-16 16:54:25   By: Anonymous
       
      People who arrive here legally are required to have someone here who has promised to support them until they can support themselves, must have a stated amount of money on them when they arrive or will be required to show proof of a legitimate job waiting for them.
      That is the difference between coming here legally and coming here illegally.

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        Re: canard
        Posted on: 2014-07-16 20:15:26   By: Anonymous
         
        except for the law passed in 2008 that allows children from central american countries (and any other) to be brought in. Besides, they are children and you sound like you're the bogey man.

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      Re: canard
      Posted on: 2014-07-16 17:34:51   By: Anonymous
       
      and people like yourself have dragged us down and we are no longer near as great as we once were.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-07-16 11:44:18   By: Anonymous
 
Count on the Pinetree to post this obviously politically biased cartoon.


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Political Satire
Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:52:30   By: Anonymous
 
Lighten up, have some fun. I thought this was humorous. Yes, it taps on very important issues - did you get the gun control nuance (Chicago)? Sometimes one has to laugh at the world we live in.

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    Re: Political Satire
    Posted on: 2014-07-16 12:56:45   By: Anonymous
     
    No one laughs at dead children. What is wrong with you.

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      Re: Political Satire
      Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:01:21   By: Anonymous
       
      The children in Chicago? They are dying by the hand of their own brothers. That is sad.

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        Re: Political Satire
        Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:38:31   By: Anonymous
         
        My brother was murdered by two teens, one from el Salvador, the other a Guatemalan, as a "initiation " into the MS-13.

        He was a uniformed law enforcement Officer.

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          Re: Political Satire
          Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:49:36   By: Anonymous
           
          sorry for your loss, however anecdotes don't factor in to how we feel about young children immigrating in our great country.

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            Re: Political Satire
            Posted on: 2014-07-17 21:36:30   By: Anonymous
             
            Yeah toss them into a blender.

            Melting pot tots mm good.

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    Re: Political Satire
    Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:41:44   By: Anonymous
     
    No. "Tapping" into "very important issues" within an editorial cartoon requires a certain nuanced irony. The only irony on display is that of the cartoonist's own sense of the "important issue". Neither nuanced nor funny.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:33:28   By: Anonymous
 
The govt. won't stop the flood of illegals, but will make flying a remote control airplane a felony.

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 13:53:12   By: Anonymous
     
    how ignorant.

    People cannot be "illegal" they are undocumented immigrants. Get your facts straight before we take you seriously.

    Our government is underfunded to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Congress won't approve funding.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-07-16 14:50:50   By: Anonymous
 
We have always been a nation of immigrants who hate the newer immigrants. It's the American way!

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    Posted on: 2014-07-16 15:17:24   By: Anonymous
     
    "Everybody likes obama care even the hospitals"-----NOT!!!!
    Not so sure about that one- Can't find many supporters at the hospital I work at. Our hospital catered to the under served and now that funding is drying up. I love how idiots who have no first hand knowledge get the idea they know what is going on by reading bull *bleep*tteeee news. has anyone heard of "don't believe what is published and don't publish what you believe." News Flash- the stories are made up - ask someone who was really there!

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      Posted on: 2014-07-16 17:12:06   By: Anonymous
       
      ...and yet YOU are reading it

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      Posted on: 2014-07-16 18:18:12   By: Anonymous
       
      And you are replying to what? Where does it say anything about Obamacare? Must be the voices in your head that you got from Fox News.

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        Posted on: 2014-07-16 19:34:18   By: Anonymous
          Edited By: thepinetree
        On: 2014-07-17 13:37:07


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          Posted on: 2014-07-16 20:16:37   By: Anonymous
           
          the Republicans won't fund it.

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          Posted on: 2014-07-16 20:20:55   By: Anonymous
           
          med check!

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