These cartoons are offensive to every group involved. But that's what the artist is after. It becomes an issue of race when the public makes it one. I could see the same thing occurring regardless of race. I know an officer that was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot finishing paper work after writing a ticket. Someone pulled up next to him and he drew his handgun and had it on the other side of his door. They just asked directions, but the cop doesn't know that at the time. The police walk around with a big target on their back and have to be ready to act defensively.
Again, I could see the event unfolding the same way if both parties were white, or if race was reversed. Would it get as much attention? Heck no. The public has to thrive on the conflict and fuel the anger.
Honestly, I got tired of reading all the middle school comments back and forth.
No, nobody deserves to die for something like this. Did the officer intend to kill Mr. Brown? I seriously doubt it. That was the unfortunate consequence of the actions of both parties involved. Mr. Brown escalated himself on the police radar when he did what he did at the convenience store. It certainly didn't help matters any when he acted the way he did to the police officer. So, the police officer has now approached someone that is wanted for the incident at the store. He isn't cooperating initially (and only presumably later). He gets physical with a cop and the police officer uses potentially deadly force to neutralize the threat. If you've ever been to a gun range and fired a gun, you know it isn't easy hitting bulls-eye on a motionless paper target, much less a moving target. Again, I don't believe the officer fired with the intent of killing Mr. Brown.
Now, all that aside, what was the root cause of the entire event that unfolded that day in the street? My belief is that had Mr. Brown not done what he did in the store, the rest of the story would have been completely different. But, if he was such a fine individual, why would he have done such a thing in the first place?
Wow Clay, are you a racist or what? You keep on with these exagerated cartoons as though you are hiding something. What's sad on my part, is that I know individuals that use that card almost every chance they get. It becomes so predictable. But I also know others that wouldn't dare say a word, because they work hard for what they have and have too much self respect to go down that path. To be honest, I believe race is such an issue because there are so many in the black community that continue to use it as their crutch, refusing to let society move on. Will it ever disappear 100%? Hopefully, but doubtful. And that will be attributable to members of every ethnic background.
That is not true, Clay. You are trying to fuel the fire even more, as do Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It is a terrible thing to lose a child for any reason. Using it as an excuse to loot businesses and destroy your own community shows a complete lack of intelligence on their part. Act like a crazy wild animal, expect to be treated like one. Act like a civil human being, also expect to be treated like one. That's why your cartoon is so ignorant and offensive. But that's what you want, isn't it?
Finally, Clay gets one right. Rest in peace, Robin Williams.
It seems the people have spoken. I do not believe it is about fear. It is even against biology. We as humans need the functions of both male and female to have a child. Quote scripture, quote science books, whatever, it's true. Just becuase someone proclaims they are gay, doesn't mean everyone should change and make it OK. Frankly, I'm disgusted with the number of TV shows that, for whatever reason, have to inject some sort of homosexual content to make it appear that they aren't anti-gay. I have the feeling that the same goes for this article, just have to print something.
The gay community can go about their lives, but I see no reason in waiving it in everyone's face.
So this got voted down. And it wasn't even close. Move on.
I believe Clay intentionally takes issues, flips them around to the extreme just to stir the masses. The president has certainly tested the limits to which the public and other branches of government will let him act.
Funny, I see the president as more like Two-Face. The one that speaks to the public telling them what they want to hear, and the one that goes behind closed doors and does what he wants.
I see many instances around town where children are raised in homes receiving government assistance. The children develop the same attitude toward earning a living as their parents show. Why go out and work when you can sit at home and get a check every month? There is zero motivation, and it continues through generations. I know someone that worked for the state several years ago that would help secure funding for individuals that wanted education/training for a job, but then had to secure a job for an amount of time as a condition of the funding. Many people turned it down, because the paycheck would mean they would lose their government check. They made a conscious choice to turn down earning a living so that they could keep holding their hand out, knowing the government would give them something. I don't care what "side" your on in politics, you have to admit there is something wrong with that.
Your information is not 100% correct. Production cost and contract cost are completely different. People fight for wind contracts because they get credits, driving the contract price way up. Coal power is currently being produced at well below $.05/kWH.
Hydro power is the cheapest.
Yes, it's very much supply and demand. Renewable energy can not keep up with demand. And closing plants instead of seeking ways to keep them viable is going to cause supply shortages in the future. That's part of the reason the government is pushing for so much energy efficiency. People want nothing but "clean" energy, until you turn their power off in the middle of August because there isn't enough to go around. Anyone familiar with rolling brownouts?
Why doesn't the government invest in technology that can be used for energy production, even if through subsidies? Imagine the manufacturing that could come to the U.S. with really cheap, reliable power. Instead, I sit on a shuttle service and listen to people talk about their foodstamp cell phones.