Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 22 hours ago

    Clay, that is not a group that ever looks “on the bright side”. THERE IS ONLY OUTRAGE! THEY ARE UNDER ATTACK!

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    And OBAMA IS COMING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS!

  3. debauche

    debauche GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    This toon is grossly oversimplified but then, it is a Political Toon. What the court ruled was that the EPA had overstepped its bounds in the rule covering mercury emissions that would have shut down coal power plants in the US. The power plant emissions amount to less than ½ of 1% of the annual airborne mercury levels in the US. China, forest fires, and volcano/geysers account for the largest share of the other 99½%

    The Court Ruling said that EPA failed to perform a meaningful cost-benefit analysis in promulgating the rule. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, held that, “EPA strayed well beyond the bounds of reasonable interpretation in concluding that cost is not a factor relevant to the appropriateness of regulating power plants”.

    Still pending before the court is a carbon emissions rule that could still shut the plants down. The National Black Chamber of Commerce is arguing against that rule citing its recent study that showed Blacks and Hispanics would be hardest hurt with black poverty increased by 23 percent. Their study predicted the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA’ plan “would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035.”

  4. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    @debauche

    The natural gas boom is a greater threat to coal plants and is the reason they are shutting down.


    "But federal regulations aren’t the only reasons coal plants close, said Christine Todd Whitman, who was EPA administrator during President George W. Bush’s first term.

    “You’ll find nine times out of 10 it is economics,” Whitman said. Then again, when a company announces a shutdown, it’s “better to say you’re closing down because the government made me do it.”

    The industry is also feeling the effects of the fracking boom, which has flooded the market with inexpensive natural gas — a fossil fuel that also benefits from being less polluting than coal. Meanwhile, wind and solar power have become more competitive thanks to help from federal tax credits, although the wind credit expired last year."

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/coal-power-plants-epa-regulations-117011.html

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    Wind is now cheaper than coal (yes I know wind doesn’t blow 24/7), solar is also getting cheaper than coal, and if Musk gets his new batteries up and running at reduced cost, that too will beat coal and NOT depend on only partial day generation.


    Coal is simply dirty and losing economic benefit. Natural gas produced with fracking may be the deadliest form of energy , very shortly in the future (worse than nuclear in fact). Water? Who needs water, grasses on rangelands? who needs that. Fracking heavily impacts both and while there ARE LIMITEd AREAS where it’s “safe”, that’s relative, and relatively small areas.

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 19 hours ago

    @braindead08

    …But with YOUR financial contribution…etc."

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    I find that debache’s posts are not reliable, and only present further disinformation. “The NBCC peddles debunked science and factoids”and is simply a front group for Exxon having received a million dollars to promote dirty fossil fuels! Media matters,June 26th,2015 reference,media matters.org blog.rmi.org/blog_2013_07_31_debunking_renuables_disinformation_campaign

  8. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    It would take a week longer than forever to straighten out the lot of you, and 9/10 wouldn’t believe any of it. So I just give up.

  9. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    @OldCoal

    You are so right. ‘Coal is dirty.’ ‘Coal is destroying the environment.’ ‘Coal will kill us all.’

    Amazing how stupid the libtards are about CO2. Amazing that the libtards refuse to look at science and how CO2 is – as demonstrated by understanding photosynthesis – PLANT FOOD! So, if you want your trees to flourish, produce more plant food – CO2!

    What fools they be …

  10. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    … and, Bennett, still unable to get the caption correct, did get the drawing correct – a rarity for him. Notice how the libtards left litter all over the place.

    But, Bennett will blast the Tea Party as if they are destroying America when they are the ones who cleaned up the National Mall after themselves. And, what did the libtards do after both of Obama’s elections? Millions and millions of dollars to clean the National Mall after their party.

    THAT is just one of hundreds of problems with libtards.

    They "exchanged the truth of God into a lie … For this reason God gave them up … " Romans 1.

    When God gives you up, you better get on your knees …

  11. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @Jim Guess

    First, the use of the epithet “libtard” is demeaning and nasty. Is that how your parents raised you? To be a nasty, unpleasant person? I understand the crass motives of a drug addled blowhard like Rush Limbaugh, he makes a lot of money with his act, and that’s what it is. He’s a performer, and that’s his act. The performance demands he insult others. Sort of like a political Don Rickles. But you are posting to a comment board about political cartoons. So yours is no act. But it is insulting. Second, your certainty regarding your conception of divine vengeance is strictly Old Testament. Jesus’ main message was powerful. Be kind, forgive others, don’t judge, help the poor, care for the sick, and so forth. Sound familiar? Hatred and epithets are not Christian. Third, you equate litter with CO2 emissions. Yeah, I find litter disgusting. No doubt. But fouling the only planet we have is a real problem. Ignoring the problem with pseudoscience does not begin to fix it. The Pope has some interesting things to say on this subject, but maybe he’s not Christian enough for you. So please, back off the epithets, calm down, and try really hard to be a good Christian. Otherwise your God may not approve.

  12. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 4 minutes ago

    @ahab

    I was going to say something similar. Mainly, that the claims about Black and Hispanic poverty are not merely questionable, but laughably ludicrous.

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