Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. myming

    myming said, over 6 years ago

    happy 7/5 !

  2. Us Fellers

    Us Fellers said, over 6 years ago

    jad1a: So easy for someone like you to bad-mouth Joe or anyone else. I suppose you are just another of those Jekyll and Hyde characters who are infesting Gocomics - what name will you use tomorrow? You and your efforts are a waste of space.

  3. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 6 years ago

    Stop picking on the ladies; they are serving their country in a dangerous place, and deserve our support. I’m sure that someone will now attach GT in some strange way that has nothing to do with this cartoon, but I think that he is supporting our troops.

  4. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 6 years ago

    The ladies (characters) are correct. No news is generally good news in a combat zone. When you are called in to the company HQ by yourself it is generally bad news.

    However, while I believe any soldier who uses rank to force a woman into sex should be hanged, it isn’t always the guys who initiate it. Some of the women are hard core out to get you, whether or not you’re married. Some because they like it, some because they want favors or better positions, some want blackmail ammo. Not many do that, but enough. In Afghanistan I was fortunate to be in an all-stud unit. But in Iraq I had to deal with that sort of thing. Sexual harassment runs both ways, you know.

  5. Us Fellers

    Us Fellers said, over 6 years ago

    Joe: Agree wholeheartedly, perhaps verified ID should be required to allow comments. Those chamelion stalkers are wretches who are contaminating Gocomics. Some of their statements are libellous and publicly stated. The person at whom those statements are directed should be able to get redress.

    Don’t know about anyone else but I’ve had these episodes up to my neck. Sure, nobody has to read the comments but I, for one, like to see the opinions of others re the comics and also to catch up on some news from the commentators, such as you write from time to time. For many, contact on Gocomics is an important social exercise.

    Will anyone join with me in requesting that Gocomics demand verifiable, but not for publication, ID before an applicant can comment?

  6. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I think what we need is an “ignore” button. That way we can use it and not be subject to the drivel of some posters

  7. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 6 years ago

    … but what if it turns out that either or both, jad1a and usfellers is/are Joe-Allen “Joe” Doty?

  8. Us Fellers

    Us Fellers said, over 6 years ago

    Hi FriscoLou. Good point. Those of us who are not chamelion stalkers can be suspected of that sort of thing until it is stopped. Now you have mentioned it I feel that point concerns me more than reading trash. The answer is, “No” on all counts and neither Joe nor myself have multi-personalities on Gocomics. Joe lives in the US, I live in Australia for starters. Nothing to hide my friend, makes for a happy, easy life.

    Is jad1a today JackAssD…..ings yesterday. Hmmmmm!

  9. sottwell

    sottwell said, over 6 years ago

    Well, in the Navy the saying was “join the Navy and ride the WAVES”, and the sexual harassment was appalling. Nearly every case of women called up to a captain’s mast that I knew of was instigated by a male petty officer against a female he’d been harassing; usually instructors in one or another of the training schools. I was pawed at my desk by my watch chief, mauled in the hallways, and even assaulted in my cubicle in the women’s barracks because it was known that I wouldn’t “put out”. Of course, it was always somehow my fault for either “teasing” or being so stuck-up.

  10. Us Fellers

    Us Fellers said, over 6 years ago

    Jack A.s Dr….ngs, oops, today you are jad1a, nice photo of yourself in the avatar. No need to show it actually, everyone already feels sorry for you. Oops, sorry again, I didn’t know it was of your face; the Ed Zachary syndrome giving you hell again is it?

    You know, for a while you were upsetting us, but now that we are catching up on your aliases we sort of look forward to see what name you are under each day.

    Why not try to give me a hard time instead of Joe, I need a good laugh now and again.

  11. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 6 years ago

    We won’t be in Afghanistan long. I heard it from the Prez a week after he accepted a Peace Prize.. Remember that speech? He swore we were getting out next year. To ensure this he put 30,000 more American troops in. How’s that been working Prez? Didn’t a Prez of your party do the same thing with the Gulf of Tomkin Resolution? How did that work out for him? 58,000? That many? Glad the Prez says he’s getting the men out. Look, he got one out who spoke the truth to Rolling Stone. Cheeky General, thinks he knows more than a politician with 2 years Senate experience. In the Marines we called such generals brave leaders but Washington likes yes men. Is Westmoreland still alive? Who are the military to outguess politicians?

  12. poohbear8192

    poohbear8192 said, over 6 years ago


    I often find Joe’s comments tedious. I often reply unkindly and at times thoughtlessly. But your “NAM” comment is insufferable. You show a general contempt for everything that isn’t you. This is only your second day here. Try showing some restraint.

    I tend to insult (challenge?) the comment, not the commentator. However I also yield to the temptation to make fun of Joe’s tendency to explain everything in overly simplistic terms and to bring up obscure personal experiences. I’m hoping to ween myself from these kinds of comments altogether.

    When I see your shoddy nasty comments I tend to be ashamed of my own.

    BTW Jad1a has, as of this post, already had one comment deleted and his NAM comment is likely to be deleted too.

    Looks like it happened just as I was editing this comment.

  13. Us Fellers

    Us Fellers said, over 6 years ago

    With you poohbear8192, although I do like what Joe writes about his family.

    jad1a was only jack……..ings from the day before and unless he is as thick as two short planks, he has realized his rantings are having the reverse effect of what he was hoping to achieve. That NAM rant may have been the last resort in a jealousy rage of a sick individual.

    We have to pay by credit card to join Gocomics as a ‘genius’. I am sure none of us would object to Gocomics requiring that the card and check number on the reverse would have to accompany any registered name. That NAM comment was bordering on libellous and victims of that sort of things should have avenues through which to take legal action.

    Provision of ID would go a long way to getting rid of rubbish and allowing genuine commentators to view the opinions of others and for friends to greet each other every day.

  14. P.J. Liggett

    P.J. Liggett GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    clark: Stop the name calling.

  15. palin drome

    palin drome said, over 6 years ago

    Personal attacks are contrary to the spirit of GT’s satire. A simple question will help to decide which comments to ignore or mentally “flag.” Is the comment relevant to the strip? If not, then it’s spam. And spam is an offense against the kind of social intelligence GT represents. (See horce manure’s daily “apatheid/Iran spam.”)

    On Doonesbury, impertinence is more offensive than obvious slander.

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