Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is just so depressing…and, accurate.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    The EPA has been abusing their mandate for many, many years. It isn’t just an Obama thing.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    The larger the government the smaller the citizenry, to top it off the government seems to be doing everything worse lately.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

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

    Apparently Ramirez doesn’t like clean air and water.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    I agree with you there but the EPA job was to protect the environment not people from terrorism. Its current purpose is to create regulations for regulations own sake.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Dear Smarmy, Self Important Intellectual Wanna Be,

    Thank you for your attempt to come off sounding like the smartest person in the room. I simply adore the way you assume that writing something in the same smug tone one would write a letter to the New Yorker somehow makes you sound witty and urbane.

    Also, it is simply the height of drollness that, instead of debating Deer Flatener, you simply attempt to dismiss his points without offering any real susbstance of your own. But of course you attempt to cover that up by being snide. How delightful! You must be a Hipster!

    Anyway, just wanted to say ta and thanks so much for proving that there is just as much lack of depth on the left side as there is in the right. Keep up the good work!


    The Actual Rest of the World Who Kindly Request That You Get Over Yourself

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    The only one deerflatener got wrong was the EPA, also thanks warjoski, that was great.

  8. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This can go on all day long. So let’s just cut to the chase. Despite what you may believe, not everyone who disagrees with you is ignorant. Some of your points are correct and some, I know you’ll find this difficult to believe, are not.

    My point is, debate the points instead of hiding behind some smarmy rhetoric. If you couldn’t understand that, take a few classes yourself.

  9. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    ok here is a breakdown

    . the EPA was created to protect the environment, in many ways it has seen success such in a way you can safely throw a match into the love canal without fear of it combusting.

    The DoE has little to no enforcement capability, as such it will have little to no impact, those whom want greater state rights wish to either A remove it or B keep it as it is. This is a case of a failed middle road.

    The department of agriculture itself provides little protection to farmers, little protection against land grabs. It works more in favor of large farms.

    However I will mention that reduction in farmers is a process that occurred over the past century as crop yield went up. A 2% oversupply can be enough to drop prices by 10% as a result most people don’t want to enter the industry.

    The constitution is not meant as a singular piece of legislation that controls all things in the USA. It is a backbone. Most departments were either unnecessary or thought of when the country was begin founded. Things such as the EPA would be absurd as the total population of the continent was less than 3 million.

    The war department ( as it was up until ww2) was historically created as a military department, It would be used to capture new land & to be used in defense.

    Terrorism was not in the cultural lexicon up until the 90’s however in more recent times it has had such labels ascribed to it as to justify its gargantuan size in relativity to the rest of the world

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Texas governor Rick Perry has long advocated for the dismantling of the EPA. Should he get his wish, I encourage the states neighboring Texas to encourage their most polluting, toxic industries to relocate to the edge of the Texas border and let prevailing winds take their problems away.
    I mean, it’s not like pollution would DARE encroach upon state sovereignty, right? Maybe Perry could force through a regulation requiring Texans to shoot any non-Texan particulates in the air.

  11. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you. I also apologize for the tone in my response as well. I also agree I am in the wrong as often, if not more so, then I am in the right. I can’t fault you like to see your criteria be sourced. I hope you will correct me when you believe I am wrong. I will welcome the alternate point of view.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Roadkilleater” just keeps proving those nasty prions have destroyed his brain.

    The EPA doesn’t write laws, Congress does. Regulations are supposed to implement laws, though under Reagan, many did the opposite of what the law called for. (I had to monitor regs as part of my job at the time.) That some of those regulations may inconvenience corporate profit taking, is the real problem “conservatives” have with the agency.

    Hmm, NEPA is what created the whole thing and was signed into law by Nixon with a Republican Congress, what a bunch of environmental whackos they were!!

  13. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wow. Must be great to be as wonderful as you. Thanks though. I now know I can ignore your comments as they hold no value. Saves me some time.

  14. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    She sounds far more up on things than you. The EPA is just one of many run amok, control freak government agencies out to strip personal liberties and flatten the economy so that it will never rise again.

  15. nz4m60

    nz4m60 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The scrubbers were a mandate. Turning them on was an option the power companies not to take.

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