Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. old1953

    old1953 said, about 21 hours ago

    Ted, you do know they are killing doctors in Africa due to crazy superstitions?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 20 hours ago

    Another Oblunder disaster.
    Even lefty 60 Minutes says this prez has no clue!

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 19 hours ago

    So, we can blame the ebola outbreak on Obama? How does that work? If only we’d elected Romney, he would’ve – ????

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Ted appears to know as much about ebola as he does about women. Are you on your meds, son?

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 16 hours ago

    @TJDestry

    The cartoon is commentary on the US government, not Ebola.

    news.yahoo.com/more-us-troops-ebola-hit-liberia-airport-source-192002446.html

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 15 hours ago

    Sending troops isn’t wrong – as a first step. You need to establish security, infrastructure, communications, clean water, sanitation, treatment centers and so forth, all the while keeping a high level of discipline in order to avoid infection. Who else can do that?

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    After the troops have stabilized the situation you can follow up with doctors, nurses, medical supplies, experimental drugs. But if you do it the wrong way round your people will get killed. Never forget: you’re not the most popular people on the planet, and haven’t been for a long time…

  7. jones.knik

    jones.knik said, about 14 hours ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    And they’re going to stabilize the situation by what? Shooting people, that’s what the military does.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 14 hours ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “…Never forget: you’re not the most popular people on the planet, and haven’t been for a long time…”
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    Do you suppose it may be a result of the Good Ol US of A sending in troops all over the world?

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 14 hours ago

    No “good deed” goes unpunished:
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    Help identify the causes of human diseases: Microbes and malnutrition. Develop vaccines and spread scientific agricultural techniques. Send medical volunteers to establish clinics, train doctors and health workers. Spread the Green Revolution.
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    Fight fascism and despotism. Provide political advisors and foreign aid money. Spread “Democracy.”
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    Allow Business to dictate politics, expediently support dictators, “the lesser of two evils.”
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    Become “the world’s policeman.” Expend lives and treasure to secure the safety of other nations. Have them become dependent on your assistance.
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    …Become a despised world influence, the object of terrorism. Have even good advice ignored.
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    Watch as science and humanistic principles are distorted and mocked, subject to popular opinion and nationalistic fears.
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    “One of the heresiarchs of Uqbar had stated that mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of man.” Jorge Luis Borges, “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.”

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 13 hours ago

    @cjr53

    Maybe its because the USA stepped on too many Hitler like folks?Or not enough Hitler, Stalin,and Mao like folks.

  11. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Diseases like Ebola tend to mutate as the infect people. If enough people are infected it could give rise to a version that is air transmissible. Then we won’t have to debate this because a large percentage of us will be dead.

  12. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 12 hours ago

    We send in troops to fight ebola
    ‘Cause we can’t tell s@#! from shinola
    Like most of Rall’s cartoons
    This one IDs the buffoons
    Don’t blame this mess on the mullah

    {best I could do on short notice}

  13. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 11 hours ago

    @Ted Lind

    The perfect viral weapon would be an airborne Ebola-type disease that could be tightly directed, highly fatal, and that completely dissipates within a reliable timeframe — a biological neutron bomb.
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    What would probably happen is, the virus would find a vector, go wild, and then we’d never contain it or get rid of it.
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    Although Ebola is only recently identified, it is an ancient disease, and it’s no accident the it is centered in “the cradle of Mankind.” If it gets out into the wide world, it might just develop into something devastatingly deadly, the ultimate plague. Viruses seem almost intelligently self-directed, adaptive, and purposely devious. Adding human maliciousness seems nearly unnecessary.

  14. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 11 hours ago

    I agree with Ted, when all you’ve got is a hammer, every problem looks like a …..“Ebola!”….BLAAMMMM….

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 10 hours ago

    @Jase99

    Thank you Jase99.
    Morty, good post.

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