Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 17 hours ago

    I’m willing to bet not a lot of Americans are behind this, and with good reason. Looks like Cuba’s leadership is getting the better end of this deal.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 17 hours ago

    Kudos AGAIN! No Obama in a Ramirez Toon! Such enviable (if temporary) restraint by a charter member of The Fox Rush Noise Team!
    That said, maybe Mr. Ramirez can tell us how his Team of Obfuscation Specialists have helped out ANYONE – that would be a.n.y.o.n.e. – in Cuba over the last, oh, 50 years so?

  3. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 17 hours ago


    So, it wasn’t Obama who unilaterally “normalized” relations with Cuba? Leaving behind US citizens being held as political prisoners? Not asking Fidel to return the $6 billion in US assets seized in 1959?


  4. jman50

    jman50 said, about 16 hours ago

    @Jeff H

    And, of course, we did that when relations were normalized with mainland China, Vietnam, Venezuela, etc, etc, etc.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    I am for it. Keeping a policy in place that has not accomplished anything for 50 years may be the conservative ideal but the world moves on. I am betting the more exposure the Cuban population gets to the modern world, the quicker they will dump their “heroes of the revolution”

  6. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    Oh my goodness! Michael, Michael, Michael. I guess you want to continue the crazy embargo and isolation of Cuba, right? Stuck in the 60’s huh? I’m sorry for you, man. But your vision is never grounded in reality, is it? You want to see liberty in Cuba? Then open the sucker up. The resulting light will overcome much of the Cuban government’s nonsense.

  7. s49nav

    s49nav said, about 16 hours ago

    None of the economic largesse that comes from normalization goes to the people. Almost all of it goes to the Castros. Liberals will tell you that this is a necessary step on the way to political Nirvana.

  8. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, about 16 hours ago

    A scene from Gitmo?

  9. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Normalizing relations with China greatly improved conditions in China. Swinging towards normal with the USSR caused the collapse of that system. The remaining communist countries in the world today are isolated. Coincidence? I really doubt that. Isolation is needed for restrictive government to flourish. If Cuba doesn’t want change then let them isolate themselves as North Korea has. Don’t do it for them.

  10. canFunny

    canFunny said, about 15 hours ago

    For the first time I’m in agreement with Ted Lind. Justin Beaver will become a hero of Cubans in the blink of an eye. The main problem will be to get the Cubans to do some work, their nanny state has created a nation of people who can’t think or make decisions, and being lazy.

  11. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Now, here’s an interesting question, just how many political prisoners does Cuba keep? How much is the prison population altogether? How does that compare to the USA?
    Sooooo, lets just look that up!
    (Now, you’ll have to excuse me, but I do not believe numbers coming from people with an axe to grind. So I’ll use the numbers reported by the neutral BBC, OK? Don’t like that, dig up the fantasy stuff from the “we hate Cuba and want to kill Fidel” thinktanks yourself, I’m not going there.)
    So from this:
    We get:
    57,000 inmates spread across 200 facilities in a country of 11.3 million people.
    Okay, that’s a number of almost exactly .5%
    What’s the percentage in the USA?
    From Dept of Justice figures via Wikipedia:
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,266,800 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2011 – about 0.94% of adults in the U.S. resident population.
    Yeah. We don’t look so good there. So Ok, what about political prisoners?
    There’s something to understand here about political prisoners, whatever government imprisoned them considers them dangerous because of their ideas. They may fear these ideas will become actions, or they may fear they will cause others to take violent actions, but they are imprisoned because of ideas and expressing those ideas. Certainly the USA has indeed imprisoned many for expressing unsocial ideas, but the numbers are difficult to come by and hard to confirm. Articles on Cuba generally refer to seventy five demonstrators that were released when the Vatican objected to their continued imprisonment. Several dozen are claimed to be imprisoned for disrespecting a public official – though Cuba’s hardly the only place where that happens.
    So lets see what Human Rights Watch has to say:

    The current situation in Cuba sounds a great deal like what some here suggested be done with OWS members a while back. Want me to dig up the comments from a couple years ago?

    So what does Human Rights Watch say about the USA?
    Ok, read that for youselves, I’m not igniting that firestorm.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 13 hours ago

    @Ted Lind

    I bet Jack Kennedy agrees with you.
    The Cuban people have been exposed to the rest of the world through tourism for quite some time.
    A cuban man I used to work with,in the late 70’s,was a farmer in Cuba.He slaughtered a pig and ate it.The government put him and his wife in jail for 5 years for eating their own animal.Nothing has changed down there.Naive liberals still thinks things are OK there.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, about 13 hours ago

    first ussr propped up castro then when it collapsed Venezuela took over // now with drop of oil price bho has taken over

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    And still no one cares even in the slightest about all of our repressive allies from our Most Favored Nation trading partner China to our heroin oil dealer Saudi Arabia. It’s almost as if all this outcry against Obama normalizing relations with Cuba has absolutely nothing to do with freedom, democracy, or human rights.

  15. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    Our normalizing relations is a huge step forward, she’ll be free soon enough.

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