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Sep. 11 2009 - 10:42 am | 9 views | 0 recommendations | 5 comments

Or, for that matter, Hymie Greedstein?

Hit & Run > Maybe it’s a Little Bit Fun Being an Illegal Alien – Reason Magazine.

Matt Welch probably shouldn’t have gone quite exactly there:

my question is this: If the government is coercing John and Jane Healthy to buy insurance so that the rest of us have to pay less money for their emergency room visits, on what planet does the same argument not apply to Juan y Juana Undocumento?

But what about Sean O’Drunkard? Shaniqua Crackhuffer? Jeb McRedneck? Deepak Premednerdi? Henry J.W. Richwhitejerk, Jr.?


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  1. collapse expand

    Why not? Was it the o at the end, or the otherwise parallel English/Spanish construction?

  2. collapse expand

    “Again, I’m not into political correctness.”

    (Whew. Let me catch my breath.)

    Good one!

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