Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. deborah collins

    deborah collins GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I am an Oklahoman, an educator, and a woman. I find this comic offensive from all of these viewpoints.

  2. pozzdonn

    pozzdonn said, over 1 year ago

    I’m not from Oklahoma, and I still find it offensive, as well as heartless.

  3. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    good show rall. some can read, others only hear the whoosh as it goes over

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    According to Mr Rall’s blog, it is physically impossible for any teacher to save students from a Class 5 tornado by lying on top of them, so the newspaper story of a brave teacher who saved her students is a feel-good but mendacious article.


    Here, Mr Rall is satirising such articles.


    If he is right (and he almost certainly is) the teacher did NOT save her students, the story was a feel-good fabrication, and deserves skewering.


    Of course, since 24 died, perhaps, even though the story about faux bravery deserves skewering, perhaps leaving well enough alone might have been better (and certainly more tasteful) under the circumstances?

  5. deborah collins

    deborah collins GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Well said. I understand Mr. Rall’s attempt at satire. He should also understand and have some respect for the teachers who would gladly have given their lives for their students, and yet still feel guilty because some of their students perished.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Thanks for your post. Shades of Jessica Lynch, eh?

  7. deborah collins

    deborah collins GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @nazzofoggenmach

    One can understand. yet still disagree

  8. avarner

    avarner said, over 1 year ago

    Ted is one of the few cartoonists that can offend everyone at once.

    One can do that when not bound by good taste.

    High 5 Ted !

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    May 23rd, 2013
    Heroically Hefty


    According to credulous media accounts, a teacher saved her students from the Category 5 tornado that destroyed her school in Moore, Oklahoma by lying across them. While she is no doubt brave, there is – of course – no way that this is possible. Just another example of the media grasping for straws in their perpetual search for “heroes” in the wake of tragedy.

  10. bueller

    bueller said, over 1 year ago

    Of course. It’s not possible to shield someone
    from a class 5 tornado. Or a class 4. The
    children who died in the basement or
    crawlspace apparently died from
    drowning, not from the tornado itself.
    And I would assume the teacher was
    shielding the students from flying debris.
    Whether she was trying to do just that,
    or trying to “save them from a class 5
    tornado”, that is what she most likely
    accomplished, at great risk to herself.
    Flying debris is the cause of most
    tornado casualties .

  11. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn said, over 1 year ago

    And the libs like to call conservatives cruel. Folks, this is just the truth leaking out.

  12. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 1 year ago

    Rall, you’re a dick.

  13. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @deborah collins

    I totally have respect for those teachers. But I can’t countenance those ridiculous lies that inevitably follow stories like this.

  14. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @avarner

    Good taste should not be something editorial cartoonists care about.

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @bueller

    Yes. But MSNBC and other networks claimed that the teacher saved their lives. This is clearly not true.

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