From the "totally missed the point" department
A google search turned up the following anonymous comment from a self-described "independent liberal" about my Minutemen cartoon:
Your attempt to undermine the cause of the Minutemen by portraying them as a homophobic fringe group in a cartoon devoid of comic value was unsuccessful in the case of me, an independent liberal. First of all, the Minutemen have taken no stance on the issue of gay marriage. Secondly, it is the expressed policy of the Minutemen that their patrollers of the US-Mexican border not be armed. There have been no shootings nor any instances of violence involving any Minutemen on duty. Maybe you should, as it's said, "take this one back to the drawing board." And next time do your homework. Just because you're drawing an editorial cartoon doesn't mean you are exempt from doing journalistic research.
I don't even know where to begin, as I'm afraid this person is unaware of the meaning of words such as "hyperbole", "satire," and "cartoon." I'm not saying the Minutemen are ACTUALLY sitting at the Massachusetts border with guns anymore than I was saying that Bush had ACTUALLY bombed Massachusetts to stop gay marriage in my cartoon "Operation Heterosexual Freedom."
Anyway, it's all very simple. The Minutemen and their loony anti-immigrant friends are dangerous bigots, and varius forms of bigotry tend to go hand in hand. Bigots are terrified of Massachusetts and the homosexuals that lie therein. The end.
Speaking of bigotry, this cartoon was inspired by a web search on "illegal immigration" which quickly turned up all kinds of fun "border protection" T-shirts and bumperstickers. Particularly of note were: "End Medical rights for Illegal Aliens" (with an image of a flat-lining heart monitor... special), "Illegal Aliens fear armed citizens: be one!" (with an image of a gun target), and "If you can shoot home invaders, why not homeland invaders?" (also with a target). Oh, and don't forget "We're not vigilantes, we're undocumented border patrol agents." Man, am I going to sleep soundly tonight, knowing such fine citizens have taken it upon themselves to keep me safe from all those undocumented immigrants trying to feed their families.