Hope he didn't have to lie on his back on a scaffold...

...to produce this work of art:

Since we've featured several Michael Ramirez cartoons (which actually originate at Investors Business Daily) on One of Nine, this comment by Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air caught my eye:

Perhaps Ramirez will complete the analogy by recasting Michelangelo’s other magnificent Sistine Chapel work, The Last Judgment, to show the consequences of the bankruptcy of America.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.

Really.