Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    China is the bigger dog that went first last week.So Russia is only marking over Chinas mark.Next is tiny Ecuador.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 10 months ago

    Ouch!
    A direct hit Ramirez!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Everyone was afraid of the raving psychopath Bush.

  4. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 10 months ago

    Animals certainly can sense weakness.
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    Our American problem is, why can’t our Media and the Obama-ites sense weakness, malicious intent in dismantling the most hopeful system of government on earth, and deliberate sabotage of our economy????

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    Obama has been told he is no good since he started his campaign for president. Some called for his impeachment before he was even sworn in. Every decision he’s made has been ridiculed by his opponents. He’s been called a liar and not an American. Okay, that the business of politics – nothing personal. But all of a sudden there’s this astonishment that (gasp) other countries are taking the cue and also disrespecting him.
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    Hey, we’re all in this boat together. If you drill holes in the bottom, you’re going down, too. Even if you don’t like the man, respect the office. Put aside political issues once in a while, and not only under extreme pressure. Two cars trying to get across a one-lane bridge – one of them has to back up or the big barge coming through will wipe out both of them. The effects of all this political bickering will last for decades.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    Putin sure can smell it, oh I am sorry I get it now…..

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @emptc12

    We would love to but name something Obama has done that was not political. Obama care liberal cause started by Hillary Clinton. IRS political motivation was stopping the Tea Party. Benghazi cover up before the election. Pull out of Iraq was wanted by his base, AP more political motivation. More EPA regulation wanted by his base and more IRS agents to help manage and pay for Obama care.

    These are all political moves, the list can go on but why bother. He listens to no one in either house in congress and he is going forward with his agenda by Executive Order. This is not how a Democracy works.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    “Everyone was afraid of the raving psychopath Bush.”

    Not Putin:

    From http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/11/04/putin_told_bush_my_dog_is_bigger

    Bush says he had introduced then-Russian President Putin to his Scottish terrier, Barney, on a visit to the U.S. presidential retreat, Camp David.

    Putin returned the favor when Bush visited Russia and Putin was giving him a tour of the grounds of his dacha.

    “A big black Labrador came charging across the lawn. With a twinkle in his eye, Vladimir said, ‘Bigger, stronger, faster than Barney,’” Bush writes. A copy of the book was obtained by Reuters.

    Bush says he later told the story to the Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, who replied: “You’re lucky he only showed you his dog.”

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    @jack75287

    I’ve directly followed every president since Eisenhower, and read of the previous ones. Most of they’ve all done is political. Most of what doctors do is medical. Most of what teachers do is educational. Most of what lawyers do is legal (well, there the connections might break down…)
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    This extreme animosity is like nothing I’ve ever known. It is harmful to our internal society and external relations. It is like poison. Our children are being shaped into cynical pessimists, who can’t think issues through because the adults are always shouting.
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    I take a long range view of things, and agree that a type of national health is needed. Whether this will be it — it’s a start, at least. I’ll go even farther, and say I believe adequate and AFFORDABLE health care should be a basic human right.
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    Afghanistan and Iraq were horribly expensive — trillions! burned in a potlach frenzy — and what have they achieved except enrichment of arms dealers, undertakers, and prosthetic makers. We have more enemies than ever before — in a part of the world from which we need resources. Plus a big drain on our treasury.
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    And as to environmental issues — well, I’ve had a National Geographic subscription for over 50 years and I trust the people there more than I do some big corporations.
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    And for quite some time, we’ve had a Democracy only when the political folks need our votes.
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    Thanks for your comments, but I only took the time because I’m waiting for a phone call to hear if my father is on his deathbed. (Ramirez’s cartoons are beautifully drawn, but I don’t agree with his viewpoints.) My father’s generation was supposedly the Greatest. What will our generation be called — the Greediest? The Goofiest?

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    Aristotle says that humans are political animals — by which he means that we live in polities, social groups. Politics is the art and science of living in social groups.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    There was a time when the eight-hour day was a “political” issue, votes for women, child-labour laws — all these were “political”. Now we pretty much all agree about these, so they are no longer “political” in the narrow sense. Someday universal health insurance will no longer be a “political” issue in the US.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @DrCanuck

    DrCanuck said:
    “Conservatives sure can. One sign of weakness and they go for the jugular”.

    That is the nicest thing you ever said about conservatives thank you.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 10 months ago

    @emptc12

    Sorry for your father and hang in there but the issue is what is being done now. Health Care is not a solution, it is jobs and bringing in more revenue with more jobs. Also to cut taxes because if even if you took everything from the Rich you could only pay for maybe one or two years deficit.

    Greed is desire for wealth or possession, so those asking for Health Care at the cost of others, that is greed. Yes we must all pay taxes but we must all carry are own weight.

    My own parents are in there 70s and on that score I am not to far behind you, I am sorry to say. Just yesterday some kids in a stolen car cut them off and my parents T-Boned them. The car is wrecked and before the kids took off my Mom asked them for help and one of the kids gave her the finger. Luckily no one was hurt seriously, my folks were back home late yesterday afternoon. My parents payed for there own insurance till they had to go on Medicare, that they did not want, but the fact even at their age they are taking care of themselves and each other.

  14. jimgc

    jimgc said, 10 months ago

    @emptc12

    “Obama has been told he is no good since he started his campaign for president.” So was Bush. And totally unlike Bush, Obama’s been swooned by the entire MS media even before he was president.

    “Some called for his impeachment before he was even sworn in.” Who?

    “Every decision he’s made has been ridiculed by his opponents.” Bush got it far worse because the MSM piled on.

    “He’s been called a liar”. Recently Obama said to a meeting of Democratic donors that he’s “pragmatic” and for less government. For that last part maybe he was talking about Congress and the Supreme Court, not the executive/bureaucratic branch.

    “Negotiations for the medical care act will not be done behind closed doors.” “Every bill will be published on the Web 5 days before coming to a vote.” “Jobs are my number 1 priority”

    “and not an American.” Before the 2004 elections, Dan Rather went with a document his own experts said they could not verify to claim Bush used influence to get into the National Guard. That document was shown to be easily reproduced with modern PCs, and Rather rightly lost his job over this. NO MS journalist did anything like that to Obama. They all covered for him.

    “But all of a sudden there’s this astonishment that (gasp) other countries are taking the cue and also disrespecting him.”

    NOT all of a sudden for me.

    Remember BEFORE Obama was elected, he said in October 2008 he’d meet with Iran without preconditions. Their response? “WE have preconditions.” Iran punked Obama before he was even out of the gate.

    And remember the (climate?) conference in Copenhagen (I think) where he was not invited to a certain session, crashed it anyway and got a pretty frosty reception.
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    “Hey, we’re all in this boat together. If you drill holes in the bottom, you’re going down, too. Even if you don’t like the man, respect the office. Put aside political issues once in a while, and not only under extreme pressure. Two cars trying to get across a one-lane bridge – one of them has to back up or the big barge coming through will wipe out both of them. The effects of all this political bickering will last for decades.”

    Too bad you didn’t think about any of that when Bush was president. So go jump in the lake.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    @ahab

    What a nice reply. I have been writing things down for several years, and actually some of these “tedious and pedantic” posts (as somebody called them today at the “Cornered” site) are efforts to get these memories down. The old folks my parents’ age had it very hard at the beginning of their lives, easier later; I think people my age will go through the hard parts at the end.
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    @ Jack75287
    Thanks also for your kind comment. I see your point, and used to feel that way, too. However, as far as universal health care goes, I feel it should be a steady priority. It might even eventually be a big boost to the economy and save it in the end.
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    Here’s my reasoning as to that. There are seven billion people in the world, close together and traveling all over. Big cities are increasing and they are ideal places for bacteria and plagues. Unhealthy people and those who don’t visit doctors will make these things easier to develop and take hold. I read “The Coming Plague” years ago, and it’s not a sensationalist account — it’s a description of the aggressive and terrible affects of some diseases, and the brave people who combat and study them.
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    None of the wealth-generating plans under discussion will mean anything if those plagues get loose. Present wealth will be expended in a flash, and eveything will be in chaos. As they say, if you don’t have your health, nothing else means much. The same goes with societies.

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