Re "Business is booming in Texas" (Editorial cartoon, April 25): The cartoon depicting Gov. Rick Perry bragging about a business-friendly regulatory atmosphere next to the Texas fertilizer plant explosion is beyond the pale. I know that people in California consider Texas and Texans to be inferior life forms not deserving even a modicum of respect, but is the hate so intense that making fun of tragic deaths of first responders is a proper response?
I have trained and performed duties in emergency first response activities. The men killed in that tragedy were volunteer firefighters. They were not paid, they were friends of the people in trouble. For The Bee to make money from that tragedy is disgusting.
-- William Vanderbrink, La Porte, Tex.