Talk about a dim bulb! Ramirez thinks like a poor person, fated to always remain poor: “how much does this cost me right now?” The cost of an LED bulb over its average lifetime of 20 years is about $34. Over the same period, the cost of incandescent bulbs (that’s plural, of course, because they don’t last very long) is about $211. (See https://www.viribright.com/lumen-output-comparing-led-vs-cfl-vs-incandescent-wattage/.) And, of course, that calculation doesn’t include the time and costs of getting so many replacement incandescent bulbs. Ramirez is the dim bulb!
What’s hyprocacy? Or did you mean that they’re superspreaders for democracy? (Maybe you should type out your text and run it through a spell checker.)
Really, Varvel?! You don’t know the difference between government censorship and the exercise of a company’s right to control how its private property is used?
Thanks for the many years of terrific, insightful, and clever cartoons.
Visit this webpage to see a relevant counterpoint: https://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=8449.(In case the link doesn’t show up or doesn’t work, search for Nick Anderson’s Editorial Cartoons, Image 8449, published on 10/06/2004.) Most people (including, apparently, Michael Ramirez) have no understanding of the vital role that the government plays in doing the basic science that makes it possible for private corporations to bring technology to market.
And, of course, you remember Ramirez’s strong criticism of the Iraqis who pulled down and destroyed statutes of Saddam Hussein—not to mention his trenchant criticism of the removal of statues of Stalin and Lenin and his outrage at the renaming of Stalingrad and Leningrad. You remember when he cautioned us that those people were, by “erasing history,” dooming us to repeat it.
Oh, wait … I guess I missed those criticisms. Consistency, Ramirez?!
Snarkiness aside, no one is suggesting erasing history. How about teaching it honestly and not celebrating those who were, even by the moral standards of their time, horribly monstrous individuals? (Columbus was condemned and briefly imprisoned for his treatment of indigenous people in the Caribbean. And I don’t think that selling nine and ten year old girls into sexual slavery was condoned by the Catholic Church even in Columbus’s time.)
I’m so sorry that our local paper, the Columbus Dispatch, has overreacted to the errant (but well-deserved) comment in a recent Non Sequitur comic and dropped the strip. Non Sequitur is, without a doubt, the smartest comic the Dispatch carried.
Gorrell: I watch the news a lot. I’ve yet to see one pundit or reporter say that “all Trump supporters are racists”. Can you find me one? I don’t mean some loony person you find on the Internet. I mean someone who is a serious commentator. I suppose coming up with something that’s true to base a cartoon on is more difficult to do than making up an opponent to attack. Straw men are easy to create. But, really, it’s not very insightful to refute a position that no serious person holds.
Kinda puts a lie to the administration’s (and, specifically Trump’s) claim that the Democrats don’t care about illegal immigration and want completely open borders, don’t you think? Thanks for providing more evidence of the lies of the Trump administration!
Hadn’t you heard? Pruitt has officially changed the name of the agency. ‘EPA’ now stands for ‘Environmental Predation Agency’.