Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    It’s been estimated that 75 percent of Americans believe in the paranormal, while only 54 percent believe global warming has begun. Ramirez fits slides into the 75%.

  2. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Spot on, again.

  3. nlkilpat

    nlkilpat said, about 1 year ago

    Hmmmm.
    What about white – on – white crime?

    There is way more of that.

  4. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    I don’t see how those two are relevant. Chicago has some of the worst black-on-black murder rates in the country, and yet idiots like Sharpton and Jackson never mention anything about those. Or in LA with gangs. Or New York. These liberal strongholds, where they tout how much they care about blacks, are some of the worst environments for the very people they purport to be helping. If this case shows us anything, it’s that the talking bobbleheads will pander to their base and work people up in a froth just to get their message heard.

  5. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    This is a great cartoon!!!

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    I would have used the word “Priorities”. Why, for example, did every news channel spend weeks showing the Jody Arias trial? If it was the only murder trial in the country at the time, I could understand it. But there are murders every day. Who decided we wanted “All Jody, All the Time”? It happens constantly: a child missing in Seattle is tragic, but there are children who go missing every day all over the country. Why do they go unmentioned?

    And our own troops are being injured and dying every day in the Middle East. In my local paper today, there is not one word about the Middle East. Nothing.

    What is wrong with us? What makes us overly concerned with one example, while we pay no attention to the hundreds or thousands of others?

  7. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    So, basically, you’re saying that somewhere between 54% and 75% of people are idiots?

    I’d say you’re in those odds…

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    OK Jase, how’s this.

    Conelly. The definition of paranormal is: “of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.”

    Now black on black deaths in Chicago. This is a Wiki article that is dated but relevant.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Chicago

    Some excerpts:

    In 2005, 75% of murders involved a firearm, and 11% were the result of a stabbing. 41% of domestic murders were stabbings. 10% of murders in 2005 (39) were the result of an armed robbery, 9% were of undetermined cause, and at least 30% were gang altercations.

    76% of victims were African American (77.4% of offenders were), 18.3% were Hispanic (17.3% of offenders), and 5.6% were white (5.3% of offenders).

    The black murder victimization rate was approximately 34 per 100,000; the Hispanic rate was 11 per 100,000, and the white rate 3 per 100,000.

    While all 2005 data, it does indicate that Ramirez is right.

    Another article from 6/6/13 on the subject says:

    More than 500 murders in 2012, and approximately 150 so far this year. 75% of the victims are Black. And most of it is Black on Black violence. Gang violence. Drug related violence. Crimes of passion. Crimes of opportunity.

    The article references this:

    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/…

    “While I appreciate the fact that flogging George Zimmerman as a sport is second only to conducting a vivisection upon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it would be nice to see this community express a similar degree of outrage and angst over the level of violence in Chicago.” – blogger Kieth930

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    Sad but true, the real reason for the political back lash on Travon Martin is that the White community is tired of being called Racist. More people in this country think the Black community is racist than the White Community.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/4/americans-say-blacks-more-racist-whites-rasmussen-/

    The below is the most important part of the Rasmussen poll, even more blacks call blacks more racist then blacks call whites racist.

    Rasmussen said: “Among black Americans, 31 percent think most blacks are racist, while 24 percent consider most whites racist and 15 percent view most Hispanics that way. Among white adults, 10 percent think most white Americans are racist, 38 percent believe most blacks are racist and 17 percent say most Hispanics are racist.”

  10. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Well Said Jack!!!!

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 year ago

    What’s the percentage of white-on-white crime?

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Zuhlamon

    84%, that’s about 9% lower than the black population but is that the question here?

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    We recognize it, is that what you call racism?

  14. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Right!

    But the trolls don’t want to listen to facts. Facts do not line up with their hate theme.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Watts, Philadelphia, D.C., Houston, Miami, Oakland/Fremont, LOTS of places, the ‘toon IS somewhat correct, not hardly just poor picked on Chicago (only because it’s where Obama’s from) or even Detroit (worse than Chicago), or we can look at “brown on brown” violence in Los Angeles, Phoenix, El Paso, and dozens of other communities.


    Look at cocaine and heroin sales on a broader scale, and you’ll see a lot of white on white crime as well, it’s especially the case with meth use which is highly destructive.


    What Ramirez, and too many, left as well as the right ignore, is the underlying, actually OVERWHELMING social and economic conditions that lead to such crime.


    We ARE a violent society as well. Our wars on anyone who offends us gives every American a sense of “privilege” to use violence as their first, not last, form of “mediation” for “problems”.


    How about the nice white police officer in California who finds divorce expensive, so kills his spouse instead, THREE TIMES!! Charles Manson, Tim McViegh, Eric Rudolph, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gasey, Jeffery Dahmer: what IS the “social implication” that almost every mass serial murderer in U.S. history has been WHITE?


    Yep, think about THAT a moment.

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