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The bag of loons on the left today deserve all the mocking we can muster. Today’s cartoon from Michael P. Ramirez; Adam’s family. Read More View Post

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Public reaction to the death of SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died from ALS last Monday, might have confused those unfamiliar with his most famous work. Here was a man being mourned across all ages and demographics, from the trades to Twitter, for creating … a cartoon made and marketed for children?

But this gets SpongeBob, Hillenburg ’s magnum opus, all wrong. At its best, SpongeBob was not simply a kids’ cartoon. From the beginning, Hillenburg brought to the show a unique tone and aesthetic that drew from his background in marine biology. He attended the show’s pitch meeting in a Hawaiian shirt. SpongeBob, the relentlessly upbeat, cleaning utensil-shaped main character, lives in a pineapple under the sea; Squidward, his grouchy next-door cephalopod, inhabits an Easter Island head. And the opening theme song is sung by a portrait of a (human) pirate. Though a veteran of Rocko’s Modern Life, another successful Nickelodeon program, Hillenburg had something all his own in mind from the start.

Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are actually glad to see Sen. Kamala Harris and other national Democrats admitting they want single payer, government-run health care for everyone and they hope America is still ready to reject it. They also hammer radical activist Linda Sarsour for acting as if she’s raising money for hurricane victims when her real goal to build up the bank of her organization to foster division along ethnic, racial, and gender lines. They also pound Politico for a horrible political cartoon characterizing Texans as confederate, Christian rubes who should realize they are being rescued by government rather than God. And they close by shaking their heads at the cases of Americans who injured themselves by applying sunscreen directly to their eyeballs to look at the recent solar eclipse.

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Then I’m going to brag about my son. Since I’m not on twitter, this will be my outlet. He just won best in show in the Utah Digital Animation Festival for his 3D animated film, “Trashed.” Take a look if you like animated shorts — it’s only 90 seconds long.

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Merry Christmas from Michael P. Ramirez! The first in the selection is the ugly sweater; Read More View Post

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Feel free to use this space for your gloating, primal screams, teeth gnashing, garment-rending, hair-pulling, smug comments, ‘what-could-have-beens’, etc,…… My comment to a co-worker today, I bet (hope) some cartoonist draws the Statue of Liberty with her hand to her brow, wiping sweat off and saying, “Whew! That was close!” Read More View Post

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Due to an unknown glitch, I haven’t been able to post media for a while, but here is Michael Ramirez’s latest cartoon. Here are some more: Read More View Post

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I’m delighted to announce that Michael P. Ramirez will be speaking at Hillsdale College on Sept. 22, and all nearby Ricochet Members are invited to a private pre-speech meetup with Michael, John Miller and students from one of the finest colleges in the country. We’ll have dinner at a local restaurant, ( I will update with the […]

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UK voters stunned the world by shaking things up with their vote for “Brexit.” Here in the United States, we’ll soon be given the opportunity to vote for Donald Trump – and we think the odds are that if he’s given control of our government, he breaks it. Read More View Post

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As additional information comes in about the despicable killer in Orlando, the complexity of the story continues to grow. Was the man a self-hating gay? Was he genuinely radicalized by ISIS, or was he simply in love with the thought of using his religion as an excuse for a killing spree? Did authorities who cleared […]

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I’ve heard Michael P. Ramirez explain that a political cartoonist’s job is frequently about wielding the dark edge of humor to make a point. Here is the one he created for June 13: Read More View Post

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No matter where you stand on Donald Trump, we hope you’ll read the entire commentary today. We have a message for both sides. First, something for the passionately pro-Trump voters who are angry with those still on the fence… Read More View Post

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Bernie Sanders’ supporters, an easily entertained group if there ever was one, were sent into waves of ecstasy when a tiny bird recently alighted on his podium mid-speech, perhaps hoping to enjoy a refreshing bath in his impassioned flecks of flying spittle. Or maybe it was trained by someone not really clear on the whole […]

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Hope n’ Change is still no fan of Donald Trump, but we won’t stand idly by while he’s blamed for the increasingly violent protests being waged by the well-funded and entirely-orchestrated Left. Read More View Post

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Tonight the various contenders wishing to become president of the United States will get their first real test in the Iowa caucuses. The caucus (meaning “a gathering of Caucasians”) process involves Iowans grouping together to publicly debate which candidates have spent the most money in the state.

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In what is likely a desperate and purely political attempt to make Hillary Clinton look like she wasn’t the nation’s worst-ever Secretary of State, John “You Rang?” Kerry has just come out with the least encouraging pronouncement imaginable about the throat-cutting, suicide-bombing, allegedly non-Islamic murderers of ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, or whatever the heck other name […]

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