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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Another crock.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 10 months ago

    Just another day at work for The Job Killer.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    So you see Boehner in the toon?

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Yeah. Preventing fat cats from destroying the planet to line their pockets is SO evil!

  5. then00b

    then00b said, 10 months ago

    I think 19 firefighters would like a word with that firestarter.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months ago

    Where’s the Smog Rocket? Where’s the Poison Pollution Rocket? Where’s the BIG one, the CO2 Global Weather Change Rocket? Must be around somewhere; probably hidden behind those other little rockets. Maybe ‘tis just the perspective, the point of view, keeps us readers from seeing what’s really there, eh? Couldn’t be the fireman’s tan complexion either of course…

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    Back in the ‘50s, coal provided millions of jobs in the US for anyone strong enough to dig the coal and load it on the cars that hauled it to the surface.


    The US now produces and consumes far more coal, and the coal industry provides thousands of jobs for people with advanced degrees in coal mining engineering (no degree, don’t apply—it’s not about muscle any more).


    Fracking has changed the economics so that LNG is a cheaper fuel for electricity generation, so more new LNG power plants have been built than new coal plants.


    So Obama’s beautiful (to an environmental activist) speech that he will reduce the percentage of US electricity generated from coal is similar to his promise that he’ll make sure that the cruel heat of summer is reduced, beginning in September and lasting for the rest of the year.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 10 months ago

    Is this cartoonist taking orders from the GOP now?
    This is utter codswallop.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @russell5419

    We’re going to wait for the next election, where the Republicans will nominate yet another psychopath ready to dismiss half the country as “not my problem” and anyone with an ounce of conscience will have no choice but to vote Democrat.
    It doesn’t HAVE to be that way, but it’s the sort of result you’re going to get when you consign the leadership of an entire political party to a bunch of rabid ideologists just to keep “the base” from tearing itself to shreds.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, 10 months ago

    @Omnius

    I think the issue is timing. When Obama took office the economy was in the toilet, so he pushed for Obamacare and prolonged the tanked economy with the promise of increased burden on everyone.
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    Now approaching the middle of his 2nd term, the economy is showing signs of crawling out of that toilet and he jumps on another tactic to stall growth.
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    It’s like being on the ground with a broken leg and being treated for the common cold.
    .
    Good thing (VERY good thing), bad timing.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    If I told you I could create five hundred jobs just by dumping raw sewage on your head 24/7… well, you’d have to be in favor of that, because we need those jobs, right?
    Well, that’s sort of the scenario people who say “coal jobs at all costs!” envision, only it’s a bunch of people they don’t know or care about who have to suffer from the effects of pollution. Especially if we just got rid of those “job-killing regulations” I keep hearing people like you moan about.
    But hey, anything to make your life easier, so long as it’s not you or yours who have to suffer for it, right?

  12. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, 10 months ago

    @Omnius … he said as he uses electricity from coal, nuclear, or natural gas; and drives a car that burns oil taken from the ground.

    Hypocrite!

  13. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, 10 months ago

    @gendotte

    The HOUSE? From under what rock did you just crawl? You must still have on your ‘hope and change’ glasses that don’t let you see the TRUTH!

  14. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Many of downtown Denver, Colorado’s old buildings were built of native stones, mostly light and very handsome when new and bright. Then, for decades, coal fires, coal powered trains, coal produced electricity – and coal smoke, coal soot, coal fouled air, and coal pollution – turned these buildings into dirty, grungy, unpleasant, and, junky appearing piles of rock. The best example, perhaps, is old Trinity Methodist Church, down on the corner of 18th Avenue and Broadway.


    Today, after extensive sand-blasting/steam-cleaning/etc., this magnificent old building is a beautiful example of the shades of light beige, pink, and off-white Colorado native stone that once graced our Metropolis. And people want to go backwards to COAL again?!!!


    Oh! I forgot. That’s RIGHT! Backwards, turn backwards, O time in thy flight. Get us back to the dismal, dirty, days of the Dark Ages, as quickly as possible. (Especially if it kills off a lot of those da**** Union miners, and such like.) That’s the heart, soul, and measure of Republicanism in the 21st Century.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I am so glad Obama is trying to look out after the planet. Our country has spent more on fossil fuel than any other.
    The big business oil and gas had started to put money into cleaner, safer fuel, but have reduced their spending to alternative energy. One of them, Shell, I think, is selling off their 3 $billion wind energy farm.
    Most of the rest of the world are far more advanced in that area. Look at what Germany has done, they are well on the way to a better way.
    The tar sand pipeline will go over a huge aquifer, when drinking water is destroyed it is not just humans that lose, any livestock will too.
    Our next big problem will be a shortage of water. The fracking takes a a huge amount of water too.
    Some states have already had water shortages, and Texas buys water from Mexico.
    Think about what you want to live without.

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