Chapter 4: Trouble Every Day, page 54

Tuesday cares not for your immigration issues. Tuesday cares only about how badly she can embarrass that dude who called her a slut on TV.


By the way, guys? That whole “deportation of essentially American fuck-ups back to their technical countries or origin” thing? That’s real in our world, too. Ecuador, Panama, and a number of other south and central American countries are full of basically-North American teenagers right now, who fucked up one too many times.

So it goes.

35 thoughts on “Chapter 4: Trouble Every Day, page 54”

  1. Oh no- that’s not Moze- That’s Sunny walking into the room.

    I can see how you might read that wrong, but the shape of his head is all different and character-wise freaking out like that is not Moze’s style.

    1. So ’tis…I completely failed to recognise him. Make more sense than Moze freaking out. I’m still liking Moze through this sequence.

  2. Yeah, it took me a couple of beats to realize that wasn’t Moze and is probably Sunny. That’s the problem with the element of surprise — sometimes it only produces confusion.

  3. Oddly, this is the first time Moze’s actual intellect has been called into question for me…

    Nice lollipop coming in along with Sunny’s profile/silhouette.

    Tuesday’s expressions in the second and thir panel, though–very interesting.

  4. OH HEY WOW MOZE’S DICK LOOKS REALLY GREAT. Glad you spent so much time on it. :P

    What’s ironic is that Moze’s attitude would piss Nicky off more than anything else and be most affective, but Tuesday’s gonna keep playing his game and giving him publicity.

    1. That’s right. It could have been a much better response for Tuesday just to disregard Nicky completely and to focus on what works uniquely well for her show.

  5. Couldn’t Sunny just become a citizen to avoid that? Then again, he’s not PLANNING on fucking up, so what’s the point. I guess I answered my own question, but still.

    1. If your parents immigrate to the US and become citizens and you don’t get your citizenship paperwork done before you’re 18 it gets really hard to become a US citizen. Best case it adds 5-10 years of paperwork and waiting, worst case you can’t become a US citizen ever.

  6. If that’s anything like our America’s immigration system, that’s waaay more time, money and paperwork than Sunny is probably capable of.

  7. A couple of years ago there was a case in Rhode Island where a man was trying to challenge that immigration law. His family was Polish, and had moved to the states when he was about two years old. For whatever reason, he never became a citizen and after a few too many fuck ups they were going to deport him to Poland. The guy didn’t speak a word of Polish, was essentially an idiot kid from Providence. Then, Poland took a look at his rap sheet and said, “We don’t want him.”

    I don’t know if he ever got to stay in America or if his new neighbors have one vowel to every three consonants in their names.

  8. Same thing almost happened to one of my cousins. Except Cambodia’s not taking back anybody who left under refugee status (even though he was, like, five or something). So he kinda lucked out there, but if Cambodia every changes their minds, he is out of here.

  9. Not to be harsh to anyone here, but if you fucked up enough that your going to be deported, and your ‘own’ country doesn’t even want you, bullet in the head. Lotsa of our problems and repeat offences can be fixed with a hard line under conditions. Sometimes people just are not going to change, so it’s like that lame and dumb dog, put it out of it’s misery eh?

    1. errrr…. no.
      Even i would not be from germany (with all this history of “tru citizens and underhumans”): no.

  10. Spike! Spike! Tell the guy who does Dead Winter to make a print of this! Please? ^_^

    [Also, please delete the first one if it went through…I managed to butcher the first link the first go-around…Tried to stop it, but I think it went through anyway. >_<]

  11. Grabes, do you imagine that people get deported for capital crimes? Or is it just that you think that more offenses should BE capital crimes (if you aren’t a citizen.) ‘Cause personally I think we should make “being a dickweed who is completely oblivious of his own good fortune and privilege” a capital crime.

    Class war! What fun.

  12. Sergei, I am for fair and justified reactions to every and all crimes. It’s no secret that our law systemn is corrupt. Not just typical corruption, but the overwhelming way we percieve soemthing in the way it ‘should be’. The ontopic part is, if your in America as a non citzen, and you fuck up badly enough that the law wants to deport you, then you need to sit up straight and cross your t’s, dot your i’s. No one should get lax punishment even if they are a citzen in America, my comment was just generalized for the broad reachs. It’s like cathloci school, people need to get their knuckles rapt with a ruler or they never learn. It’s alright though, changetakes too much effort and we are way past the point of ever making our court system honest anymore. Just never make any frivilous lawsuits because you spilled coffee on your pants, and you’ll help.

    1. @Grabes
      The crimes are usually really petty. REALLY petty. And deportation often comes up as a solution pretty fast. Something like shoplifting. Traffic violations. Trying to get a license (one can shift from being a resident alien to being an illegal somewhat capriciously) Trying to go to a state college. Things natural-borns can do and it won’t even go on their permanent records.

  13. “any frivilous lawsuits because you spilled coffee on your pants”

    Will people ever get tired of bringing that one case up? I mean, a lot of tortous actions against corporations have been totally legit, and we hold up one silly case as some kind of “proof” that people are going hog wild.

    It’s also amazing to me that anyone living in America could be thinking that our biggest problem is that the avaerage criminals are getting off too easy.

  14. One of my friends was a war orphan who was adopted by a US family when she was still an infant. Well, it turns out someone doing the adoption paperwork screwed up and three decades later they tried to deport her back to Cambodia.

    Her terrible crime?

    TRYING TO GET MARRIED. When they were filing the marriage license they discovered that she wasn’t technically a citizen and when they contacted the INS to try and get this fixed their solution was send her back “home”. Luckily the groom’s family was able to afford a lawyer and get things straightened out, but any family without a few thousand dollars on hand to throw at the problem would not have had the same luck.

  15. Enter the maelstrom of furious anger and high fructose corn syrup from stage right. I love this depiction of Sunny.

    There is nothing intelligent to say about tragedy and misfortune. So it goes, so it goes….
    Ah, Mr. Vonnegut you are missed.

  16. Deportation is a weird custom. Living in the country of your choice is a basic human right, for a start. And when you’re a modern, developed, enlighetend country going “We can’t rehabilitate this person, so we’re going to pawn them off to somewhere less capable and hope the problem goes away”, well, you’ve got issues.

    1. Well…. It’s a basic human right in this country. In other places, that have different ideas about a citizen’s obligations to family, state, and religion, it could potentially be a little different.

      And without deportation of some kind, some of the complicated cross-national-borders crimes would be difficult to handle.

      It’s definitely not right when the person’s entire legally-adult life was spent in their chosen country, though.

    2. Re. Bob and wirrit, yes, it’s on the UN charter of human rights. That’s what I mean by “basic human right”. Indeed, it goes against many cultural standards and ideologies and is highly impractical to many business interests and penal practices. That goes for just about every human right.

  17. Living wherever you want is NOT a “basic human right” and never has been. The US is amazingly open to immigration compared to most other nations, even today.

    It does seem to me that a country should have the right to deport people, period. There’s room for reasonable people to disagree on what offenses or circumstances qualify, of course, but a blanket prohibition on deportation flies in the face of the very notion of national sovereignty.

    1. Well, I do agree in parts. I have spent my whole adulthood living abroad and I understand that I have to play according to the rules each countries states. I do wrong, and they punish me according to the law, and I accept these rules because I chose to live in this place
      However, Sunny’s situation is different. He spent his childhood in a country which does not recognize him as a legal resident, he learnt and grew up in the system that made him go the wrong way.
      And if Nicky was getting into the same trouble as Sunny did, under the very same circumstances and with the sames ideas, why is Nicky not going to be deported? because his parents did the paperwork correctly?
      How can you blame the sons for their fathers’ faults?

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