published Friday, October 28th, 2011

Best of Bennett: The Border

Please note: Cartoonist Clay Bennett is on vacation. Here is one of his best works.

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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Yossarian25 said...

Very funny Cartoon

October 28, 2011 at 4:27 a.m.
acerigger said...

Very sad cartoon.

October 28, 2011 at 8:49 a.m.
memphisexile said...

Usually I agree with Clay, but the law is the law, and illegal immigrants should not be here or be allowed to work. At the same time, I think there should be a streamlined process to allow workers to enter legally and alleviate some of the illegal entry problems. I blame the businesses that hire illegal immigrants. If there was truly no work without a green card, there would be no reason to come to the U.S. I also do not think that illegal aliens should be allowed to use taxpayer financed things like schools or welfare. They should not have a DL or free medical care. However, as stated before, I have no problem with LEGAL foreign workers, and our government needs to make it easier for our southern neighbors to enter the U.S. and do work our lazy, entitled, unemployed citizens think they are too good for.

October 28, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
NGAdad said...

I'm inviting memphisexile to take one of those jobs. At minimum wage you would pick about 100 times your wage in product, get no benefits, wrench your back and have no job in a few weeks. Sounds like a great deal for the plantation, oh wait, the small business... While at the grocery store it costs me ten times what it used to for salad ingredients. Hmmmm, wonder why that is?

October 28, 2011 at 9:21 a.m.
conservative said...

This cartoonist is the real cartoon!

October 28, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.
librul said...

Conservatives are the real problem

October 28, 2011 at 10:02 a.m.
tderng said...

NGAdad...why of course,we should have the illegals(ie new slaves)do all the hard work.I don't understand why our government doesn't have those who are drawing an unemployment check after one year begin working on our infra-structure for,say,twice their check.If they made these ABLE,out of work,entitled people do something to earn their way we could get our infra-structure fixed and people could learn a new vocation.Good workers may even be hired permanently at a higher rate.

October 28, 2011 at 10:12 a.m.
lumpy said...

Libral, no, you liberals are the problem. No cartoon better illustrates the mess that is the liberal mind than this one. You have to be either downright stupid, or want this country to fall into chaos to come up with or believe this cartoon has an insight.

Just because it's the land of the free doesn't mean it's the land of lawlessness. Come in the right way, and you're more than welcome, break in and you're a criminal. End of story.

This cartoon also points out how liberal thought and propaganda have muddled an issue that's black and white. Only a tool of the left would pump out this rot.

October 28, 2011 at 10:14 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

No, we are the country that isn't as good as it's word. One only has to look at the treaty with Mexico to see that all these people have the right to be here. Go get a clue. You want law to be upheld. Start with fining those states trying to go around a federal treaty. "come in the right way"? Who's right way, yours? Since the treaty has been stepped on as much as the constitution, and you seem to know nothing about this, I don't give your "right way" any merit at all. "An issue that is black and white"? Many would see that as code for "no brown people". Who is spewing propaganda now? You don't even know all the facts but you can spew! Just because we have free speech doesn't mean all those talking know what they are talking about. Lumpy, I hope eventually you realize how rude you are being. If someone disagrees with you, he must be a liberal. Stop the name calling. I am a conservative liberal, or a liberal consevative. All you are doing in continuing this rude banter is showing us how you have been brainwashed into thinking it is always the other guy. Well guess what, the guilty party is the guy telling you it's the other guy. Wake up.

October 28, 2011 at 10:37 a.m.
jesse said...

liberals operate on the theory that IF WE MAKE EVERYTHING legal then there won't be any crime!

October 28, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.
jesse said...

maybe the T.F.P. should hire an illegal alien cartoonist to REPLACE clay!!!lol

October 28, 2011 at 11:29 a.m.
dude_abides said...

JonRoss... how do you keep your toilet paper fresh? I didn't know it went stale. Just1 is right, it just depends on how far back you choose to look, much like the Israeli/Palestinian problem.

October 28, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Perfect cartoon since you're up by the Canadian border, eh, hoser.

October 28, 2011 at 11:55 a.m.
conservative said...

Hey Lumpy, back at you, your comment above both true and well stated. I usually stay off this side because the lieberals here are just too childish to waste my time with.

October 28, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.
dude_abides said...

"lieberals here are just too childish"... and that statement would be mature and constructive?

October 28, 2011 at 12:31 p.m.
tderng said...

justonewoman...what treaty are you referencing?

October 28, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
Momus said...

The pilgrams didn't pay attention to that sign, why should anyone else.

October 28, 2011 at 1:11 p.m.
tderng said...

justonewoman...yeah,read that.Where does it say that all future Mexicans have a right to freely enter into the U.S.It did state that all current people living in the annexed areas assumed full American rights and continued ownership to their lands.It may have been better to have annexed all of Mexico at the time of the treaty as was called for by "some eastern democrats".

October 28, 2011 at 1:21 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

It is a fact that this document does give mexican nationals a right to cross the border. That was a huge point in the treaty. But we never honored the treaty. That was my point! We are not a nation that keeps our word. We haven't kept it with the First Americans. We haven't kept it with our veterans. We haven't kept it with our constitution and the American people.

But you guys keep on arguing with that fence post. It seems to be working out so well for you.

October 28, 2011 at 2:34 p.m.
tderng said...

justonewoman...where in the document does it grant free access to America for Mexican nationals?I don't believe that is does.With todays events where there are people who wish to kill as many Americans as possible here in America,I believe that to not protect our borders to the very utmost of our ability is tantamount to treason.

October 28, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Before leftists made so much progress with enacting social programs it was easy to embrace the indigent of the world with open arms. Now that we have this massive, expensive, inefficient cornucopia of giveaways it gets very expensive to pay for the health care and education of everyone that can slip across the border.

It is understandable that the 50% of us that pay into the system would have objections to allowing anyone and everyone to take from it. It is also understandable that the 50% who are getting a free ride don’t give a damn if the producers are saddled with more. You know, those evil “rich” people.

October 28, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.
fairmon said...

The sign should say "Land of The Free Stuff". What is wrong with the laws on the books? What needs to be changed? Can an American go to Mexico and work without permission?

October 28, 2011 at 6:20 p.m.
tderng said...

harp3339...Mexico imprisons anyone caught illegally in their country,but screams to high heaven if we try to keep them out of ours.

October 28, 2011 at 6:47 p.m.
DarkSky said...

BigRidgePatriot said...

"It is understandable that the 50% of us that pay into the system would have objections to allowing anyone and everyone to take from it. It is also understandable that the 50% who are getting a free ride don’t give a damn if the producers are saddled with more. You know, those evil “rich” people."

What free ride? Are you talking about federal income taxes? What about paying into Social Security and Medicare? What about sales taxes? Does the IRS give people intrest on the $$ they pay during the year when they get back all their income tax back. Nope. But if you owe the IRS $$, they sure do charge you intrest.

How many people in the U.S. are actually on the dole? Is it not mostly retired seniors getting that $$ that you hate paying? Take all those grandparents off the dole and make them go pick fruits and vegtables in Alabama. Do you like that idea BRP?

There is not an easy solution to the illegal worker problem. Food cost is going to soar in the near future. If the employers didn't hire them, then they wouldn't be here taking those precious american jobs that can cripple the body.

The only ones getting a free ride are churches.

October 28, 2011 at 7:54 p.m.
potcat said...

Thank all of you on this thread for giving money for the Funeral of Victer poe. When i asked if any of you could donate toward his Funeral, i knew in my heart that some of you would, $400 was given by the ones that could and felt the need, Thank you from the bottom of my heart and the family also asked me to thank you also. May Karma come to you in your hour of need, i know it will.

Sincerely Thank you, Cathy

October 28, 2011 at 8:14 p.m.
alprova said...

Harp3339 wrote: " Can an American go to Mexico and work without permission?"

What American would want to go down there to work for pennies on the dollar, compared to what they can make here?

October 28, 2011 at 11:45 p.m.
2war said...

If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. – Thomas Jefferson

November 6, 2011 at 4:47 p.m.
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