This must be that “compassionate conservatism” I keep hearing about

Guatemalan Pedro Zapeta slips into the country and spends eleven years washing dishes in Florida, at $5.50 per hour, and manages to save up $59,000 to take home to his family… and the US Government confiscates it. And how do conservatives see it?

I’m glad you asked.

Jason Aslinger, a “private practice attorney in Greenville, Ohio” sneers at Zapeta, “who, by the way, doesn’t speak English” and ends with

But these issues don’t stand in the way of’s weeping sympathy for the poor, uneducated, frugal dishwasher from Guatemala who made the “mistake” of getting caught.

Macranger, one of the dimmer pixels of the internets, is a little less sympathetic:

Thanks for the money bucko, have a nice flight!

While I have learned to expect a subtle, and not so subtle, undercurrent of racism in these people, as well as their complete lack of empathy for others, they will never cease to amaze me with their ability to act and speak like total dicks.



Yeah. Like I would tell you....