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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:26 PM

California political cartoon depicting West: Crossing the line or valid point?

At the risk of igniting the California/Texas debate thing - here goes

AAS 4/26/13

Sacramento Bee political cartoonist Jack Ohman caused a stir this week with a cartoon that some are calling insensitive.

The cartoon features Gov. Rick Perry saying that “Business is booming in Texas!” followed by a large explosion. Behind Perry are signs saying “Low Tax!” and “Low Regs!”

Ohman said he stood behind the cartoon, which he said depicted “Gov. Rick Perry’s marketing of Texas’ loose regulations, juxtaposed with the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.”



The truth hurts. Perry and his no/low regulation environment certainly set the stage for this. However, the people of West probably did not have a clue how dangerous that plant was.

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Reply California political cartoon depicting West: Crossing the line or valid point? (Original post)
sonias Apr 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2013 #1
niyad Apr 2013 #2
noiretextatique Apr 2013 #3
ruffburr Apr 2013 #4
frylock Apr 2013 #5
Downwinder Apr 2013 #6
NoPasaran Apr 2013 #7
LeftInTX Apr 2013 #26
sonias Apr 2013 #30
Niceguy1 Apr 2013 #8
cloudbase Apr 2013 #9
white cloud Apr 2013 #10
Mr.Bill Apr 2013 #11
mountain grammy Apr 2013 #12
ReRe Apr 2013 #19
SHRED Apr 2013 #13
Bucky Apr 2013 #14
oldandhappy Apr 2013 #15
Hell Hath No Fury Apr 2013 #16
Hekate Apr 2013 #17
rhett o rick Apr 2013 #18
WHEN CRABS ROAR Apr 2013 #20
ReRe Apr 2013 #21
awoke_in_2003 Apr 2013 #22
Nanjing to Seoul Apr 2013 #23
Gothmog Apr 2013 #24
Downwinder Apr 2013 #25
sonias Apr 2013 #31
Downwinder Apr 2013 #32
ZRT2209 Apr 2013 #27
hobbit709 Apr 2013 #28
PDittie Apr 2013 #29
Gothmog Apr 2013 #33
Paladin Apr 2013 #34

Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:27 PM

1. I think it's right on!

And a very clever play on words.

K&R

I would encourage you to post this in GD.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:30 PM

2. spot on

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:34 PM

3. totally valid point eom

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:35 PM

4. Speaks the truth

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:38 PM

5. nailed it

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:52 PM

6. Perry has put his people on the regulatory boards.

Could be much more caustic, and probably should be.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:57 PM

7. That's about the worst likeness of the Governor For Life I've ever seen

Ohman should really take some drawing lessons.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:57 AM

26. How could Ohman forget the hair?

No wonder Perry is offended.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:19 AM

30. You're right!

It looks like Reagan to me.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:26 PM

8. California

Has refinery explosions so it is like the pot calling the kettle. ...

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:27 PM

9. This Texan agrees with Ohman. n/t

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:42 PM

10. Yep come to Texas

and enjoy the deregulation Perry always blow about!!!

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:43 PM

11. I think it was in poor taste, but

political cartoons often are. So, par for the course.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:59 PM

12. Dead on, but agree it's a poor likeness of Gov. Goodhair.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:01 PM

19. The cartoonist should have...

... made Perry's HAIR big, instead of his body. Then it wouldn't have mattered if it didn't look like him.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:59 PM

13. Bush administration blocked stronger regulation of fertilizer plants in the wake of 9/11

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:17 PM

14. It's pretty harsh... against people who let regulations lapse to the point of homocide

It crosses the line of good taste. It should. The ghoulishness of the cartoon is exceeded only by the reality of those who killed a dozen emergency responders with their love of sloth and money over industrial safety.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:44 PM

15. tells the truth

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:55 PM

16. Perry has made a huge effort to --

entice California businesses to move to Texas using that EXACT argument -- Californian Ohman has a good memory:


"Perry and others are courting California companies ready to bolt with promises of low taxes, loose regulations and a hard stance on organized labor."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=post&forum=1078&pid=8222

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:57 PM

17. Insensitive? No. It's a political cartoon and dead on.

The people of West are not being blamed by anyone. The finger is pointed squarely at Rick Perry and his ilk.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:00 PM

18. I feel it's quite sensitive. nm

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:12 PM

20. The truth hurts, doesn't it?

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:21 PM

21. It's an insensitive country we live in...

... and thus an insensitive cartoon. Life sucks, then you die. That's the truth. No more "Everything is beautiful, in it's own way"-BS. Deregulation, unenforced regulations, an impotent OSHA and politics is what the picture depicts.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:31 PM

22. It is spot on...

it is not depicting West in particular, but Texas' stupid lack of regulations.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:16 PM

23. Completely true

 

No issues

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:30 PM

24. Good satire hurts

The fact that Goodhair is upset makes me happy

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:06 AM

25. Can't get much more Texas than JuanitaJean

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:23 AM

31. "Rick Perry is as worthless as a three card flush. So sue me."


I love Juanita Jean!

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Response to sonias (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:57 PM

32. Good campaign material come election time.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:55 AM

27. biting commentary

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:48 AM

28. Looks accurate to me.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:44 AM

29. Rick Perry is more concerned with

cartoon explosions than actual ones.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 11:39 AM

33. Juanita Jean has some good comments on this topic

Juanita Jean loves the fact that Goodhair's feelings were hurt. http://juanitajean.com/2013/04/26/dont-hold-your-breath/#comments

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 02:06 PM

34. Extremely valid. Predictably, Perry lacks the courage to own up to it. (nt)

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