Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Lisa Childress

    Lisa Childress said, almost 2 years ago

    <gulp!>

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    At least they tried to end all wars….It’s not their fault the rest of humanity let them down….War. What is it good for? Nothing!

  3. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Huh, I know the last Canadian veteran died in 2010. I’ll have to mull on this for a while.

  4. Orion

    Orion said, almost 2 years ago

    Salute!

    And from a species-wide point of view, war is actually of tremendous value (From any even remotely personal point of view it SUCKS) – huge mixing of genes, technology advances, culture sharing/spreading, a pruning of excess population, etc…

    But speaking as someone who’s been IN a war…They suck. LOL

    Orion

  5. Magnolia42

    Magnolia42 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Varnes

    Absolutely nothing!

  6. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Over at “New Adventures of Queen Victoria”, yesterday, i quoted a couple of poems from Robert W Service’s “Rhymes of a Red Cross Man”.
    .
    Here’s another:
    .
    war widow
    .
    ‘twas with a heart of leaden woe
    poor alphonze went to war;
    and though it’s true he did not know
    what he was fighting for,
    he grieved because unto marie
    he’d been but three weeks wed:
    tough luck! another three and he
    was listed with the dead.
    .
    marie was free if she would fain
    another spouse to choose;
    but if she dared to wed again
    her pension she would lose.
    and so to mourn she did prefer,
    and widow to remain,
    like many dames whose husbands were
    accounted with the slain.
    .
    yet she was made for motherhood
    with hips and belly broad,
    and should have born a bonny brood
    to render thanks to god.
    ah! if with valour alphonze hadn’t
    fallen in the fray,
    proud marie would have been a glad
    great grandmother today.
    .
    yet maybe it is just as well
    she has not bred her kind;
    the ranks of unemployment swell,
    and flats are hard to find.
    for every year the human race
    richly we see increase,
    and wonder how they’ll find a place …
    well, that’s the curse of peace.
    .
    so let us hail the gods of war
    with joy and jubilation,
    who favour foolish mankind for
    they prune the population;
    and let us thank the hungry guns
    forever belching doom,
    that slaughter bloodily our sons
    to give us elbow room.

  7. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 2 years ago

    @Magnolia42

    Say it again!

  8. finale

    finale said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fairportfan2

    Thanks for remembering those often not mentioned. I knew quite a few.

  9. toppop52

    toppop52 said, almost 2 years ago

    If you’ve never read of the 1914 Christmas Truce, please go to this link and read it, it will leave you misty eyed and knowing on that battlefield man missed a chance to truly end all wars. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/25/weekinreview/25word.ready.html?pagewanted=all

  10. Burnside217

    Burnside217 said, almost 2 years ago

    Well said Mr. Johnson. Thank you veterans everywhere.

  11. Flossie Mudduck

    Flossie Mudduck said, almost 2 years ago

    Thank you, Dad, for your service in WWII, and thank you, brother Jack for VN, and thank you nephew Tripp for Bosnia and Iraq and Afghanistan. I’m deeply sorry you had to go, but proud of you all.

  12. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I wish my father were alive, I miss him terribly. He was a WWII veteran and was in the 101st Airborne Division and was at the Invasion of Normandy. He received a Purple Heart as well. I regret that my father never told us about his experiences during WWII, but he was such a wonderful father. I miss him so very much.

  13. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, almost 2 years ago

    If Mittens had been elected, I can see him, in my mind;s eye, commemorating Veterans Day in Paris, Accompanied by his five sons.

  14. sfreader1

    sfreader1 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fairportfan2

    A plague or other epidemic could make the population smaller too, and without so much destruction of property!

  15. cynks

    cynks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @toppop52

    Also, a fine movie – “Joyeaux Noel” – tells the story of the 1914 Christmas truce.

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