It’s the stupid economy!

I hope you noticed, the current A&J strips a couple of weeks back were about space travel and the planets, including our own. I tried to convey, in what I hoped was an amusing way, the simple point that it would be easier, cheaper and a far better gamble to take care of our own comfortable planet instead of counting on space travel to save our bacon should Earth “become uninhabitable” in the future. Of course, I was excoriated by some for “getting political.” It’s inevitable this day and time. Here’s another “political” cartoon from way back in 1993. I mean, weren’t you taught to save money and not borrow recklessly? Arlo and Janis, where we court controversy fearlessly.

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