Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not hardly the first negative effect from deregulation since Ray-gun’s folks took over. Not just in Texas either, but hey, laws and regulations don’t do any good, just ask the NRA.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Lots of emotional libs jumping to conclusions as usual.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Uh-oh. Ricky isn’t gonna like this one.

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    lolwut…
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    The plant hadn’t been inspected since what, 1985? And had 400 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that warrants mandatory inspection?

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Actually CG, this incident has caused a lot of conservative voices to speak up about family members hurt or killed in industrial accidents. The media is being partially blamed as they are accused of giving only 3% of their attention last year to people killed because of a failure of plants to self regulate. According to one interviewee, the maximum fine OSHA can levy for a single offense is less than 10k. And OSHA is so understaffed and under financed that it would take 189 years to inspect every US job site just one time.
    Texas is proudly one of the most anti union and anti regulation states in the country. Workers who complain about their companies get fired, not protected.
    Why weren’t blast walls surrounding those tanks? Why was so much more ammonia being stored than was legally allowed? Why was a school and a senior center permitted to be so close to such a dangerous place? Why were there no alarms or fire extinguishing equipment?
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    http://www.news-press.com/article/20130427/OPINION/304270011/Editorial-West-Texas-explosion-demands-action
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    What conclusions do you take from this incident, CG? The gov’t has declared the area around the explosions a disaster, so federal funds are going to be used at a time when there is no money according to the legislature.
    If we don’t regulate, inspect, and substantially punish offenders, what are we to do? I would really like to hear your opinion, CG. You do represent Conservative Gov’t.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Rick Perry had a chance to learn from not one but TWO Texas City disasters—including one that happened under his watch in 2005 which resulted in the deaths of 15 and injury to a hundred. The 1947 tragedy was a massive explosion of fertilizer, which leveled the town and killed hundreds of people.


    What rational people should be wondering now isn’t what’s going on in that mush-filled cavity inside Rick Perry’s skull, but where the next explosion will be.


    It’s clear that Rick Perry doesn’t learn from these kinds of things. Texas will need to look beyond the governor’s mansion (or whatever unnecessarily expensive, fancy rental he’s living in these days) to determine where the next disaster will be and how to prevent it.


    Perry won’t. He’ll spend his time attacking political cartoonists because he wears big ole cowboy boots and all.

  7. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    Why doesn’t Perry just take Texas and secede? He represents the very worst of America. Don’t forget the rock at his ‘camp’ that had painted on it such an offensive racial slogan that you can’t repeat it in polite society. Typical right wing extremist, the sort that is slowly destroying our country. A true insult to intelligent thinking.

  8. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

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

    By your reasoning we shouldn’t build gasoline stations in towns because all that gas could explode if someone is smoking at the pump! We shouldn’t have restaurants either because some of them use natural gas and that could be a health hazard. And forget driving cars! Those things are time bombs on wheels!

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    I remember the mine inspectors under Reagan. The number of mine inspectors were increased, however they were forbidden to carry out their normal inspections unless they were invited to by the mine owners. Self-regulation worked fine until ………

  10. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    As an actual Texan?
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    Uncle Sam and the city planners are both guilty as well.
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    The planners let the buildings get that close, and Uncle Sam dropped the ball on running inspections.
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    If you want to start pointing fingers, point at them in addition to the state officials.

  11. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mebbe Perry will through a self indulgent tantrum over this cartoon, also….then do NOTHING.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That plant was holding far more of that kind of thing that would be acceptable to DHS.
    Someone slept on their watch.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    So according to all the liberals here, it’s the federal government’s fault for not inspecting the plant.

    Hmm….. Who’s been the CEO in Wasington DC the last 5 years?

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    Jeff H said, 1 day ago

    “Well, all that regulation worked out so well, why not add a couple hundred MORE layers?

    Sheesh, the sheer stupidity of people who think government is capable of anything other than waste, fraud and over-reaching attempts to control peoples’ lives…


    GOOD, then you’ll support dismantling the the armed forces first. and who needs roads?

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