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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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08 April 2013

Uncommon Commentary #334: Putting Immigration on ICE

There have been many valid arguments against the seemingly permanent recurrence of amnesties for illegal aliens, e.g., the fact that effectively rewarding someone for having spent years evading ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents is an insult to those of the foreign-born who have undergone the licit immigration process; one argument that I don't recall ever being made, but which ought to be, is that a period of persistently high unemployment is the worst time for "immigration reform".  With dozens of millions of US citizens either not employed at all or forced to settle for part-time work, how can anyone in his right mind want to increase competition for scarce jobs by offering citizenship to 11 million persons who don't even belong in this country?