Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 6 years ago

    700 friends on Facebook, but how many of them show up when you want to go out for a beer. That chaplain is really earning her pay; she’s giving Melissa some really good advice.

  2. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 6 years ago

    Lonely at the top. No more Enlisted club. Let’s go to the NCO club for a cold one.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 6 years ago

    Might be a good time to talk to some other NCOs, maybe seek out a little mentoring.

  4. Sandfan

    Sandfan said, over 6 years ago

    A few strips ago, GT had the team plotting ways to undermine Mel’s authority, so where is this respect?

  5. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 6 years ago

    I agree, Lew & Cdward. Melissa needs to spend more time with other N.C.O.s. In addition, there’s always this awkward transition when one of the team becomes the leader.

    Their plot to overthrow is a form of respect, Sandfan. They know that it takes five of them to match one of her.

    Melissa is a great character.

  6. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 6 years ago

    Yeah. Maybe “moving up” means not necessarily having friends, but more having “peers,” and “collegues.”

    Many “buddies” will come and go, but earn the respect of your “collegues,” and you’re about set for life.

  7. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, over 6 years ago

    BrianCrook said:

    “Melissa is a great character.”

    As is The Chaplin. Churches would be held in much higher esteem if they were led by the likes of her instead of pedophile priests, political whackos and con-artists selling miracle healings and divine cheques arriving in your mailbox.

  8. Badow!

    Badow! said, over 6 years ago

    700! that’s 2 many frenz for FB. i bet most of them are associates or frenz of frenz.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 6 years ago

    Respect must be earned. You can’t buy it though I’ve seen it tried.

    You can’t order or bully your way into it. Seen that too.

    Too many enjoy the power that a single “stripe” confers and that results in poorer performance and the rebellion you see portrayed here.

  10. Setebos

    Setebos said, over 6 years ago

    “Once a Leader, always a Loner”

  11. stuart_estes

    stuart_estes said, over 6 years ago

    brewwitch: If you would get out and try them personally, you would find that most churches ARE led by the likes of the chaplain. The types you mention get all the attention, not those who quietly go about their daily task of helping people.

  12. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 6 years ago

    @stuart_estes—you have told the truth in a very short paragraph. Go visit a real minister, you will be pleasantly surprised.

  13. MisngNOLA

    MisngNOLA said, over 6 years ago

    Kind of like the Democrat’s agenda eh, Mr Russell? Or the Republican’s agenda too for that matter.

  14. jeanne1212

    jeanne1212 said, over 6 years ago

    NCO clubs always had the best food and the coldest beer. AND the more intelligent of the Military population.

    At least that was my experience as an Army Brat, and later as an on-base working civvie when I had OC privileges …. NCO was still the best!

    Go, Mellisa!!

  15. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    If you don’t have any friends left, you didn’t have them to begin with. They were having you.

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