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"It's only illegal when 'illegal immigrants' break the law": Deadbeat cattle rancher militia



A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he occasionally generously shares his work with us. In his comic strip today, Lalo zeroed in on "deadbeat cattle rancher militias" who "hate illegal immigrants."

Or to put it another way, Cliven Bundy and His Merry Band O' Bigots.

David Horsey nailed it in the Los Angeles Times:

Bundy hops on his horse and parades around carrying the flag of the government he says he doesn’t believe in. He boasts that he is just like one of the founding fathers. He apparently has not figured out that most of his countrymen are starting to see him as a deadbeat who, for 20 years, has fed his cattle for free on land that doesn’t belong to him — land that, in law and in fact, belongs to the people of the United States.

Scofflaws like Bundy and his supporters justify their law-breaking by claiming they don't believe in the U.S. government (as they sponge off of it and flag-wave), but if "illegal immigrants" try to make it here, pay taxes, and fight our wars, all bets are off.

Take it away, Lalo:

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Charles Koch is a "greedy jerk": La Cucaracha


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A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us. In his comic strip today, Lalo zeroed in on one of the Koch brothers, Charles Koch. Only one, Lalo?

But Charles Koch is well worth a snarky strip devoted only to him, not to mention to his corporate billions dedicated to ultra-conservative causes. Thanks to the Supreme Court and their two disastrous decisions-- Citizens United and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission-- the door has opened wider to billionaires influencing (and by that I mean buying) elections, candidates, and votes. By increasing the role money plays in American politics, SCOTUS has once again chipped away at what's left of our democracy, allowing the wealthiest Americans the potential to determine election outcomes.

Despite those legal victories, the Koch brothers insolently play the victims, all the while pumping unlimited cash into the veins of anti-women's rights, anti-civil rights, anti-voting rights, anti-gay rights, and anti- workers' rights Republicans.

Of course, that doesn't mean we can't beat them. We did in 2012. Say it with me now: Get Out The Vote.

And with that, here's Lalo's latest:

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La Cucaracha: "Weak Obama controls all!"


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A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us. In his comic strip today, Lalo zeroed in on the dreaded GOP Blame Obama (aka Obama Derangement) Syndrome. You may have noticed that they blame him for:

  • their own filibustery dysfunction, including the government shutdown
  • for killing immigration reform
  • for the tragedy at Benghazi!!!! (with lots of !!!s)
  • for turning the IRS into his own personal attack dog with an Enemies List that includes only poor innocent conservative groups
  • for planning a Big Government Takeover using Big Evil Obamacare as the Big Evil Gateway
  • for George W. Bush's crashed economy
  • for massive-- massive, I tells ya!-- unemployment
  • for hating women and killing their babies... especially African American women's babies
  • for a "feckless" foreign policy that was clearly the cause of Putin's grab of Crimea
  • for Iraq's woes
  • for Syria's woes
  • for their own personal woes
  • for being so gay that he's anti-straight
  • for the appalling response to Hurricane Katrina
  • for a "skyrocketing" deficit
  • for being a socialist
  • for being anti-free market
  • for being anti-Israel
  • for being anti-American
  • for being so black that he's anti-white
  • for not being black enough
  • for being an anti-Christian Muslim terrorist who wants to take over the world with Al Qaeda
  • for coming for your guns!!!

Yes, President Obama is a commie pinko French gay Kenyan Marxist Muslim socialist fascist baby-killing, weak, all-powerful dictator.

I'm sure I've left out a few blames and labels, but that's plenty for now. The projection and hypocrisy are jaw-dropping and endless, even laughable in a really sad way. To recap the obvious, Republicans have made a cottage industry out of contradicting themselves and pointing their fingers at others.

Today’s La Cucaracha makes the point in three effective little panels:

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Ruh roh! Chris Christie's brother bought property just before Christie pushed for big overhaul


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Welcome to Christie World, courtesy of Steve Kornacki and Two words come to mind. Ruh and roh:

Governor Christie’s brother, Todd Christie, and two business partners have bought and sold a handful of properties within walking distance of the PATH station in Harrison, slated for a $256 million renovation funded by the Port Authority and championed by the governor, records show. [...]

The quarter-billion station renovation came into focus this week when The Record reported that Port Authority Chairman David Samson had private ties to the land around the Harrison station. As chairman of the bi-state agency, Samson voted to approve the Harrison station overhaul, months after a client of his law firm proposed converting a nearby warehouse into luxury apartments.

Samson also faces questions about his role in addressing the George Washington Bridge lane closures that gridlocked Fort Lee in September. And his firm, Wolff & Samson, is connected to another development proposal in Hoboken that the mayor has said the Christie administration pressured her into backing.

Per the article, Chris Christie's younger sib has profited nicely from real estate deals, and what deals they were! One of his partners managed to haul in "tens of millions of dollars" in work from state agencies since Governor "I Know Nothing" took office in 2010. Together, they "began buying small residential lots in early 2011, about a year before the train station renovation was approved by the Port Authority."

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Again, Todd Christie and his buddies bought up the properties before the multi-million rehab was publicly approved. adds:

Todd Christie and his partners then renovated and flipped the lots for almost triple their purchase price after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey gave its OK to the project, the report said.

Here is the perfect coda, a recent "La Cucaracha" strip snarking about Governor "Heartbroken." A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us: