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End Game

© Torb There’s an old saying that nobody, on their deathbed, ever says that they wish they had made more money or worked longer hours. And yet we still succumb to greed, regardless of the consequences.

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The Justice of No

Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed a small victory to the Obama administration, ruling 6 to 2 to uphold the EPA’s authority to regulate coal pollution that crosses state lines. The two dissenting votes were from Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. They are not the brightest jurists on the court, but in their dissenting opinion, […]

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Resources and Energy?

I’m not just talking about natural resources or fuels. Do we have the political resources and energy to solve our most pressing national problems: namely global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity. While it is clear that our elected representatives don’t have the political resources or energy to tackle these problems, a group called The […]

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Blame Game

© Jen Sorensen The full quote from Rick Perry, along with a response from the editor of the paper. Here’s the original comic, and the cartoonist’s blog entry defending the comic: © Jack Ohman If you have any doubts that better regulations and enforcement of current regulations could have prevented this disaster, read this full […]

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Jon Stewart, Pissed Off!

I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen Jon Stewart this angry.

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Fallopian Fists of Fury!

© Matt Bors In general, I try to ignore media whores (which I define as people who say things to get attention, regardless of whether or not what they say is true). But who can resist a comic that uses the phrase “fallopian fists of fury”? Yes, Limbaugh really did bring up an Italian study […]

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Justice?

Today, Scotts Miracle-Gro was sentenced to pay a $4 million file and perform community service for “illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird food products that are toxic to birds, falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, and distributing unregistered pesticides. This is the largest criminal penalty under FIFRA (the law […]

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Is that Fertilizer or just Shit?

Scotts Miracle-Gro is making headlines because they publicly donated $200,000 to Romney’s SuperPAC “Restore Our Future”. Yes, that is the same Scotts Miracle-Gro that pleaded guilty to selling birdseed that was coated with a pesticide toxic to birds, even after their own scientists warned them of the problem. And in a separate case, falsified documents […]

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GOP Jobs bill more likely to kill people than create jobs

After promising to concentrate on creating jobs after the 2010 election, Republicans are finally tearing their attention away from abortion, gays, and other social issues and are pushing a bill that they claim will create jobs. There’s just one problem. In fact, economists say that the bill won’t create any jobs in the next three […]

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Giving Themselves a Hot Foot

The main thing that gives me hope for this country is that modern (so-called) conservatives are so ideologically driven that they cannot seem to avoid shooting themselves in the foot. Repeatedly. This explains why — despite having way more money than the 99% of us, most of the power, control of the mainstream media, a […]

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Role Reversal

© Adam Zyglis Once upon a time, the word “conservative” came from the same root as “conservation”. But today, the only thing conservatives are trying to conserve is their bank accounts. For thirty years prior to 2000, earthquakes in the central US averaged 21 a year. But after oil and gas drilling operations started using […]

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Corporate Sponsorship

© Ruben Bolling If you don’t believe this actually happens, read the sad story of Scotts Miracle-Gro and and the National Wildlife Federation. Luckily, after Scotts was found guilty in two separate incidents of being environmentally evil and the resulting public outcry, NWF changed their minds.

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Who Needs Pesky Product Safety Regulations?

So, how’s deregulation working out for ya? A few days ago, Scotts Miracle-Gro (whose brands include Ortho, Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Roundup, Earthgro, Black Magic, Hyponex, Osmocote, Morning Song, Whitney Farms, Supersoil, Bovung, and Country Pride) agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.5 million in fines, for not one but two product safety incidents. The first incident […]

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Fighting Climate Change One Couch at a Time

Jessie and Albott ©Joe Weil Cartoonist Joe Weil is a high school student from New York. I just happened to be thinking about whether Political Irony had a youth demographic when I received a couple of unsolicited cartoon submissions from Joe. Bingo, we have at least one! I liked the witty sarcasm of his submissions […]

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Seven Billion

© Jen Sorensen According to estimates, the world’s population has passed 7 billion people, more or less. Hard to count the squirming mass of humanity with any accuracy. At the rate we are growing, the population will hit 8 billion by 2025, and 9 billion around 2043. World population is growing at around 1.1% per […]

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