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The seemingly unstoppable march that America is making towards becoming
a full-fledged police state truly alarms me, much more than any foreign
threat that doesn't
involve a massive trade deficit. Much of this blame I lay at the feet of a populace
that would so easily trade its freedom for an imagined security. The 'slippery
slope' factor has resulted in our current state of being tazed and confused.
So I decided to write a Homeland Security joke, a process comparable in difficulty
to grabbing one's ass with either hand, but drawing it is another matter.
I had originally decided on having little Billy confined to a small cubicle,
confronted by a good cop and a bad cop. While the good cop entreated "Easy,
Frank! He's a just a kid!" the bad cop was threatening Billy with his little
friend, the "Black Noogie".
However, when I actually drew a kid being threatened by goons the humor sort
of winnowed away, so I twisted the joke a bit to leave more to the imagination.
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