Jack Ohman by Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

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  1. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    Ouch!

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Based on the comments from the radical conservative extremists who post here, I’m sure that this is Obama’s fault.

  3. Alvin Hill

    Alvin Hill said, over 3 years ago

    Nice play on words. Should make libertarians squirm – if only they were thoughtful enough to perceive the connection.

  4. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 3 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    “Based on the comments from the radical conservative extremists who post here…” WW1 was Obama’s fault

  5. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    ZING!!!!!! ROF LOL!

    clearly Obama’s fault – caused by government over-regulation of business.

  6. hellmer5

    hellmer5 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, if was around the last time this plant was actually inspected (2006), it would have been Dubya. http://news.msn.com/us/rick-perry-disgusted-by-texas-blast-editorial-cartoon#tscptmf

  7. CB136

    CB136 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bless your “little” heart, do you feel better after drawing this?

    From a Texan!

  8. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, the issue at hand is federal, not state.
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    It was supposed to be up to OSHA, DHS, and several other federal agencies to keep tabs on the place, as the type of fertilizer they were using is regulated at the federal level.
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    It wasn’t even the state’s responsibility to get involved in the first place.
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    And the decision to allow housing so near to the facility was a local decision, meaning that it was made by the folks in the city.
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    Perry didn’t have a thing to do with any of this.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    “Wrong, Business’s fault 100% for their failure of obeying safety violations”

    What in the world is “obeying safety violations”?

  10. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    the company lied to the regulator about how much explosives they had. they lied to the town about how explosive the stuff was. Sounds like a good American business to me. now if they can only get the state of Texas to cover the expensive of the clean up and lawsuits everything will be as it should be.

  11. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    @cjr53

    Homeland Security (et al) had a requirement that they report the amount of material that they had on hand, but the law requiring them to report IIRC wasn’t clear as to how they were supposed to be reporting it in the first place or even where to send it.
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    In other words, Uncle Sam dropped the ball on this one as much as the company did.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Screw Jack Ohman and the horse he didn’t ride on. This is sooooo outrageous and unacceptable I can not think of any “comic” that is this offensive. He’s out of here! F-him
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    Boy, that is an impressive counter argument.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Rick Perry has vowed to eliminate all those pesky regulations, so they can just build another fertilizer plant on the same site, only this time without all those pesky regulations and inspections and stuff.
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    No reason to adjust the Texas business friendly environment just because of one little ol’ accident. I mean it’s not like any of the business executives or state officials got hurt or anything.

  14. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    @braindead08

    Again – the issue was the lack of federal oversight, not state.
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    Most of what the company has been tagged on so far have been federal violations.

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Apparently, Rick Perry is aware of this cartoon and blew his ten gallon hat over it. The following is from an AP story on the cartoon:


    Ohman defended his cartoon with an Internet post, noting that the fertilizer plant “had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006” and that many “Texas cities have little or no zoning, resulting in homes being permitted next to sparely inspected businesses that store explosive chemicals.”

    “My job, as I understand it, is to be provocative,” Ohman wrote. “I provoke, you decide. I don’t dictate, I put out my opinion along with everyone else. I sign my name. I own it. In my opinion, I could have gone further. Much further.”

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