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  1. Someone replaced that guy’s ears with Kennedy’s earrings.

    1. And he has TruckNutz in the middle of his face.

    2. Technically known as interruptrings.

  2. Awww, pinheads in lurve!

  3. Mansplain it to her again, please!

  4. Is that a short sleeve turtleneck? And what, did she write that slogan on a hospital gown? Terrible representatives of green energy.

    1. I’m pretty sure there.is.no.way to.get that hair.color.other.than using UNNATURAL CHEMICALZZZ.

      1. She’s actually cultivated a species of pink fungus in her hair using a conditioner made from extract of horse manure.

  5. Next panel : “You’re an idiot, it obviously runs on electricity, duh.”

    Sadly I’ve seen that conversation in real life (albeit not with an electric car, but with other electric devices).

    1. As have I. Electricity doesn’t have to be generated; it just magically appears.

      1. it just magically appears.

        from a plug in the wall

  6. The T-shirt should read, “Chip Bok went to [insert tourist trap here], and all I got was this lousy cartoon”.

    1. [insert tourist trap here]

      Perdue Chicken Farms? No, wait…

      Sevastapol? No, that’s not it…

      I got it – the USS Intrepid.

      1. “Chip Bok went to Cartoon Art School, and all I HE got was this lousy cartoon”.

  7. Bourgeois reliance on personal transportation vehicles will not survive the revolution. Her expression in the second panel belies her determination that, when his.usefulness is.outlived, she.will carry out her.glorious.duty.

    1. True revolutionaries ride the Light Rail and must always be vigilant against the kulaks, wreckers, saboteurs, and counter-revolutionaries.

      1. So you’re saying we should burn everyone who regularly takes light rail?

        1. It would save us money, I just read that my local new Light Rail line got only 5 cents from each passenger for every dollar it cost to run the system

          Link to XLS data table for Fare per Passenger and Recovery Ratio for US

          http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdp…..excel/2012 Table 26 Pass Fare Recovery Ratio.xls

          Link to national web page for tables

          http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdp…..Tables.htm

          1. Oh spare me your Koch Bros propagan… oh, wait.

          2. Comrade, you must embrace Revolutionary Truth…. TRAINZ GOOOOOD.

            1. It was so bad in 2012 that my local transit agency got less return from the fare payers of Light Rail then they got from sending taxis to pick people up.

              They got seven cents from fare payers for taxi service as opposed to only 5 cents for Light Rail per dollar spent

            2. “”””TRAINZ GOOOOOD”””‘

              A hundred years ago the progressives were against the evils of the rail monopolies and were pushing “good road societies” that demanded that government build paved roads.

              Now the progressives are against the evil of roads and demand that rail lines take their place.

              1. When my transit agency uses Municipal Bus’s they get 23 cents from fares and using Van Pools they get 81 cents from fares for every dollar spent.

              2. Now the progressives are against the evil of roads

                But they hold up the Interstate Highway System as an example of the good things that come from high tax rates. It’s almost as though they saw high taxation* as its own reward.

                *Except the proposed D.C. gym tax, which is the direct literal inspiration of Satan. All other taxation is good, though.

              3. A hundred years ago the progressives were against the evils of the rail monopolies and were pushing “good road societies” that demanded that government build paved roads.

                Well, you see those old rail monopolies were PRIVATE KKKORPORAYSHUNZ!!!11!!1 That’s what made them soe EVUL. The ROADZ, OTOH, were built by the wonderful government, who of course is our noble protector and talisman of all that is good and right in the world. The TRAINZ that they’re supporting now are also all government run and paid for programs. Which makes them far better than EVUL KKKAPITALISTIK BOURGEOIS CARZ!!111!!!!!

            3. NPR included a reference to light rail in a story about unemployment near Fresno…all the workers making $9 an hour would be able to look for jobs in silicon valley if only there was light rail to get them there.

              1. Even though private bus’s tody carry many of the silicon valley workers for far less money

              2. all the workers making $9 an hour would be able to look for jobs in silicon valley if only there was light rail to get them there they had competence in the technical fields the companies there are looking for.

                Fixed that for them.

    2. Bourgeois reliance on personal transportation vehicles will not survive the revolution.

      It’s not likely that the bourgeois shall either.

  8. Love it. And I also like to remind smug owners of Pious cars that their so-called “hybrid” runs on GAS.

  9. Now you guys are just being silly.

    That’s a pretty good representation of DERP if you ask me.

    1. Of course we’re being silly, it’s the Friday Funnies, someone had to provide the Funny.

  10. I had a great aunt that looked like her.. She would collect every ones glasses after dinner and put the ice cubes back in the freezer

    1. And she didn’t connect that with the fact that she’d always end up with one giant, odd-tasting ice brick when the cubes froze to each other?

    2. Waste not, want not.

      1. Pre-used ice cubes from someone else’s drink – do not want.

        1. The gin kills the germs you big wuss.

        2. Obviously *you* did not suffer through the Depression.

    3. Fill my glass with brain bleach, please.

    4. That is unhinged.

    5. She would collect every ones glasses after dinner and put the ice cubes back in the freezer

      Lol. Was her name Evelyn by any chance?

      1. Velma, yep Aunt Velma

        1. Aunt Evelyn used to eat any unfinished portions that other family members left on their plates rather than throw them away. If she had had a dog, it would have starved.

  11. I did not know Fozzy Bear had lost so much weight, cut his hari, and gotten gay married to Bert and Ernie’s adopted gay son.

    I could have guessed he’d drive a hybrid.

    Awful, therefore perfect. Happy fucking Friday, Reasonoids. May you die a painful death and rot in hell for eternity.

    WAIT! No – I meant that for the government apparatchicks.

    Well, OK, you all, too….

  12. somewhere, the Earth is looking at these greenies and saying, “you morons, I put coal there for a reason.”

    1. Mother Gaia blessed us and these tools spit in her face. For shame!

    2. EARTH FIRST – we’ll strip mine the other planets later.

      1. Shave the Whales, Pave the Earth.

    3. Save coal – burn the Watermelons first.

  13. There are times when I wish all the Greenies would get to live with their wish list all at once. The ones I have seen are not hardy enough to survive very long in the 19th century. Having to hand-wash every single load of their own laundry alone would kill them.

    1. I just want to see a vegan locavore survive a winter with no central heat.

      1. I just want to see a vegan locavore survive a winter with no central heat.

        Next, on REAL Survivor. If these people can do it then a vegan can do it.

        1. The upside is that they’d eat each other.

      2. Easily done, with a kerosene olive-oil heater.

        1. Given that Olvis only gorw in some parts of this country, and they hate the technology which allows for shipping – they’re stuck with wood, coal, or freezing.

          1. Wow, I can’t type today.

          2. They could always eat some Exlax and cuddle up to the compost toilette for bio warmth. Might not even need the Exlax either.

      3. They can burrow under a giant pile of kale. By the time they’ve eaten their way out, it will be spring

          1. *slap!*

    2. Everything you need to know about the 19th century, you can learn from watching westerns. This is what some of them actually seem to believe.

      1. Wait. Do you mean that giving the corpses of your dead orphans to the chinaman to feed to his pigs isn’t the best disposal method?

    3. And this is my “final solution” when I bother to argue libertarianism anymore. That is, if you’re a lefty and want society to act certain ways, I reply, “go ahead. Who’d stopping you? If you and a bunch of others agree to ban plastic bags and have a $15 minimum wage, get together and have at it.”

      Libertarians are just weird, I guess. They want to leave you alone.

      1. You don’t get it, L.

        These things work only if *everyone* does them.

        1. These things work only if *everyone* else does them.

          fify

        2. These things work only if *everyone* else does them.

          fify

          1. (fucking squirrels)

    4. Having to hand-wash every single load of their own laundry alone would kill them.

      They wouldn’t necessarily do that. Very different economy with cheap labor. There were washerwomen and commercial laundries back then (remember the story about SF gold miners laundry being sent to Hawaii by ship). Also, many middle-class families had at least one servant.

      But, yes, it would be fun to see people with modern proggie social justice sensibilities have to navigate that economic landscape.

      1. But don’t forget, you have to pay the washerwomen and servants a “living wage”.

        1. That’s what I meant. Well, about the servants anyway. The washerwomen were independent contractors and set their own rates.

    5. Didn’t they used to have places where all these like-minded progressives could get together and actually live their ideals? I’m trying to remember the name… community, communal, commisery, something along those lines. Surely those things must be thriving so well by now that no one in the U.S. is more than a schwinn bicycle ride away from one they can join.

      1. I heard there was this cool communal in Guyana headed by this Jones guy. Wonder what happened to that little utopia.

      2. Well, the problem is that that’s not good enough. Progressives can’t feel good unless they’re forcibly “enlightening” the rest of the country.

        We could give them the entire state of Colorado to convert into a commune where every job must pay $15/hour, all food produced is organic and free-range, and all guns are banned outright. But they wouldn’t be able to sleep at night knowing that somewhere out there, someone is making choices that they don’t agree with.

        Off topic: Does anyone else find it odd that progressives are so obsessed with what the poor can’t afford, yet they are uniformly against things like GMOs that actually make food cheaper?

        1. They’re obsessed with keeping the poor in the Oliver Twist stereotype. Either the poor are going to be illiterate, dirty, and starving, or they’re not actually poor. Obviously, if there were working poor who were of passable intelligence, had a decent work ethic, and put food on the table before buying Air Jordans, those aren’t actual poor, they’re just proto-1%ers and deserve our scorn.

  14. Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with it.

    http://www.WentAnon.tk

  15. Hahahahahaha… I nearly fell down off my Koch-industry funded chair on this one. I say the first rule of comedy is to be funny…

    Everyone knows that energy produced at power plants is more efficient than the energy produced by cars. Plenty of papers on life cycle analysis of how much fuel goes into a Tesla versus a Hummer have been done. It’s not better to drive the latter. Have you guys heard of water falling down a mountain, nuclear fission and these whirligig thingamagigs that I keep seeing around the California countryside? Do those things generate energy too?

    AGW is a commie plot. Really. Like fluoridating water.

    1. Have you considered therapy?

    2. “Everyone knows that energy produced at power plants is more efficient than the energy produced by cars”

      Except they’re not.

      No matter how you do the math.

      The most common attempts to compare the efficiency of an internal combustion engine to coal-fired electricity plants

      – first pretends that electricity transmission doesn’t exist, and then that there is no extra loss once ‘plugged into’ the electric car itself.

      – adds in fictitious amount of extra energy-costs in transportation of oil to refineries, while completely ignoring the same coal-mining/transport or electricity transmission.

      even then, they barely get electric cars to barely squeak near the simple combustion engine.

      When compared ‘1-1’, coal electricty generation is in the 30-35% efficiency range, and combustion engines just slightly higher, in the 35-40% range

      (interesting to note is that Cars have increased efficiency much faster than electricity generation; given that they are redesigned and replaced much faster, this makes sense)

      but when you factor in the transmission costs/losses, any ‘close call’ is wiped out.

      Electric car advocates then attempt to include similar massive ‘cost chains’ to gasoline/diesel (extraction, transport) to attempt to improve the comparison.

      Intellectual honesty is not the strong suit of the eviroprog

  16. 1 – sexist!
    2 – OMG a cartoon was *right* for once??!

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