Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 5 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. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    If they’re expecting me to buy, they better not show up !

  3. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

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

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

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

  5. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

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

  6. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 5 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.

  7. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 5 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.

  8. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, over 5 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.

  9. Badow!

    Badow! said, over 5 years ago

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

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 5 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.

  11. Setebos

    Setebos said, over 5 years ago

    “Once a Leader, always a Loner”

  12. stuart_estes

    stuart_estes said, over 5 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.

  13. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 5 years ago

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

  14. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Or skip the church altogether and find REAL friends. Most churchy activities are just a mind-numbing waste of time, based on constant reinforcement of the irrationality they’re peddling. Those people must be just pathetically insecure to have to keep repeating the same tired lies over and over and over again, desperately hoping nobody will notice that they don’t have a shred of evidence to back any of it up.

  15. MisngNOLA

    MisngNOLA said, over 5 years ago

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

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