Mike Luckovich for August 24, 2010


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    oneoldhat  over 9 years ago

    you worry about what you can change since does not cause gobal warming you do not worry about it

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    Wing-Nut  over 9 years ago

    Well I hope the frog line wasn’t a good natured joke at my expense there M Kitt. :-)

    As to the cartoon I think it is supposed to be a commentary on how we have larger problems than a mosque. My dislike of the choice of where they are planning to build the mosque is based on the fact that we are constantly told to be more sensitive and understanding to the Muslim community, and yet that same community refuses to be sensitive in return. If say I wanted to build a Jewish community center in Dearborn, Michigan would the local Muslim population be sensitive to my rights to build it there. I highly doubt it.

    As far as the global warming issue, I say we fine the volcano the erupted in Iceland. Not the country but the volcano itself as the nation of Iceland had no control over it.

    And as to your complaints about how the Republicans have been voting, they are voting against what they think are bad policies. As to the hilarious belief that the “Party of NO” is stymieing these progressive bills from helping the country, the Dems have had for the last two years total political power to pass whatever they wanted. If any real interference has occurred it has been in the Dems own camp.

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    HabaneroBuck  over 9 years ago

    There used to be vineyards in England, glaciers in Wisconsin, and probably even a civilization we now call Atlantis…somehow man survived.

    This comic is not even a commentary on the state of America and its relationship to Islam….at its root, this cartoon is saying that NOTHING is more important than the issue of global warming. In the eighties it was acid rain and the ozone layer….

    Regardless, I respectfully disagree. Cultural matters are actually more important than the environment in my opinion, and the majority of Americans and the world agrees with that, proven time and time again.

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    WarBush  over 9 years ago

    ^Yay! Now we gots to worry about rain in the Artic.

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    Motivemagus  over 9 years ago

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the misunderstandings on these posts are astonishing.

    It’s a Muslim community center (with a mosque) which is designed as a bridge to other religions. It is, in fact, being sensitive to other religions by definition. Don’t paint all Muslims with the same brush. Right now the main insensitivity is being shown by the anti-community-center protestors, one of whose leaders praised a violent right-wing bunch of anti-Muslim yobbos in Britain. Global Warming is a major issue to everyone but those listening to FoxNews. How about this: those decidedly non-tree-hugging insurance companies like Swiss Re have come out saying we need to do something about global warming because they are already feeling the effects. Climate shifts are happening. Nobody said humanity would not survive (unless we manage to really kick out the jams and make another Venus), but our relatively fragile civilization is in major trouble. If you look at that “Medieval Warm Period” the deniers so love, you will observe that it produced a population explosion in Scandinavia, which led to the Viking age and ultimately William the Conquerer (Normandy - “North-man-town” - was a Norwegian colony) taking over England. Quite a dramatic change to history. Now: what if some of our far larger populations start to starve because they can’t grow enough food anymore? And this time they have guns, tanks, and bombs? I just attended a conference of non-government organizations (e.g., Amnesty International) who all agreed that global warming has already been having an impact on all of them, and it is crucial to find ways to deal with it. Who said we can’t do anything about it? We can reduce carbon emissions, develop renewable energy sources (which would also reduce our dependance on foreign oil as well as pollution), improve efficiencies in factories and cars, paint rooftops white in cities (no foolin’ - if every building in California did that it would have a measurable effect on warming), plant trees, develop carbon sequestration technology, and investigate geoengineering technologies to reduce heat. And I’m no expert – that’s off the top of my head.
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    petergrt  over 9 years ago

    Muslim ‘bridges’ to other religions and cultures have been for over 1400 years, one way roads, with not a single exception. There are a number of existing mosques in NYC that could be used to create this all elusive exception …

    Global climate change was occurring for the past 6+ billion years, and will continue to occur - until the Sun, the source of 98% of the Earth’s energy, goes dark. The fact that there are opportunistic capitalists wanting to capitalize on the ‘man-made global climate change’ craze is shocking. Just shocking!

    There are indeed a great number of real man-made disasters, Zimbabwe for example - once a bread basket of Africa, today, they have to import food to feed themselves; Asian and So-American destruction of rain forests is devastating, the deforestation of Himalayan foothills is destroying continent sized land masses, and the list can go on, and on. And with the exception of a few unheralded charities, the only thing that the uber-intellectuals keep harping about is to focus on and spend $trillions to subjugate the developed world in chasing the impossible dream of changing the Global Climate, by utilizing a poooop science.

    Should we strive for greater energy efficiencies, cleaner energy sources, and be more protective of the environment in general? Of course we should! And we do - without the directives of some apparatchiks. For example, California legislature has recently enacted a maniacal set of energy regulations governing large TV screens - it should make the apparatchics happy - they have made their contribution to the reduction of the earth heating energy consumption. The funny thing is that the dirty rotten capitalists are way ahead of them uber-intellectuals - they started to make LED TV’s that use but a fraction of the older stile TV’s, not to mention CRT’s. And guess what? The God forsaken profiteers are hard at work on developing even more efficient screens … who knew?

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    myming  over 9 years ago

    oh, PUPPY, get over it !

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Smartest toon about global warming ever!

    Except that the worries about the mosque are on a good day. On a bad day, they worry about Tiger Woods’ privates.

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    tcolkett  over 9 years ago

    Probably your best cartoon of the year and very instructive for anyone who hasn’t had their brain rotted out by Fox noise and Glenn Beck, etc.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 9 years ago

    A headline in my morning paper today reads

    Some angry Beck event to be held on King site

    and it took me a long time to realize that it meant that “some are angry” about the Glenn Beck event, not that Glenn Beck was holding “some angry event”…

    (But if the shoe fits…)

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    Motivemagus  over 9 years ago

    “HabaneroBuck and petergrt - well said”?? Maybe well said, but largely content- and fact-free, charlie.

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