Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. ANQuixote

    ANQuixote said, about 4 years ago

    It’s gettin’ hard to please ‘em you start to feel the rub You know it isn’t easy well, welcome to the club Come on and join us in the club -Joe Walsh

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 4 years ago

    Talking about holding a grudge!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I have a mansion but forget the price Ain’t never been there, they tell me its nice I live in hotels, tear out the walls I have accountants pay for it all

    My Maseratti does one-eighty-five I lost my license, now I dont drive I have a limo, ride in the back I lock the doors in case I’m attacked

    Joe Walsh, Life’s been good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_u-Ka4E7k8

  4. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “Money, get back I’m all right Jack Keep your hands off my stack Money, it’s a hit Don’t give me that Do goody good bull…”

    Money Pink Floyd

  5. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, about 4 years ago

    The people who say “money isn’t everything” don’t have enough money.

  6. Bensondonald

    Bensondonald GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Have to respect Trudeau’s gift for finding last-panel laugh lines to cap the bigger points.

  7. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, about 4 years ago

    It doesn’t occur to this guy that his ex-team mates might be more impressed to hear he’s made his billion and is big enough to give half of it away. ‘Hey, Jim’s done well and he turns out to be a nice guy too - who’d have thought?’

  8. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Living well is the best revenge.

  9. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Money cant buy happiness.. SNERK But if you’re a billionaire, you can rent it

  10. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, about 4 years ago

    I agree, Grimma. Joining Buffett’s team means telling all of the former Little Leaguers at once.

  11. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, about 4 years ago

    @Sheik: If that were truly the case, Michael Jackson would still be alive, black, and have a human nose. No one would know who Lindsey Lohan and/or her father were, and Leona Helmsley’s kids would have more than her dog.

  12. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Thanks, probably, to her/his European background, Grimma is able to point out the social failure of capitalist success. A career based on possessive individualism leaves very little room for self-sacrifice.

    In our (historically) still young and robust America, self-sacrifice or devotion to any cause other than making money is considered impractical, if not unworldly. Your self-restraint will be judged foolish unless it improves your bottom line, whereas if you break a few rules, you’ll actually be admired—-so long as you succeed.

    Perhaps because they’ve long been humbled by fortune, Europeans are tolerant of those who fail to make money. They know that financial success depends more on luck than on one’s character and will. For them, an act of self-discipline—-such as giving away one’s wealth—-is more heroic and aristocratic than plotting how to keep it and make it grow.

    Self-restraint and self-sacrifice are traits of someone in control of their fate. Such devotion and self-discipline are despised and feared by those who whine about any restraints on their efforts to get rich. What the possessive individualists can’t see is that anyone who fails to regulate themself has to be restrained by the society s/he ignores.

    (Note to any grammar police who may stumble onto this forum: “they” and “them” have come into use as gender-neutral, singular pronouns.)

    Ps. @ Lewreader (below)

    Envy and covetousness are both ignoble sins, and envy (hatred, especially class hatred) can be deadly. Bill Gates is to be admired not for having been lucky in fighting his way up from poverty, but for giving his wealth away to the needy. GETTING wealth is not fully in our control. Giving it away IS.

    It’s typical of small (ignoble) minds to justify their success by saying they broke no laws and were always frugal. Lady Fortune laughs at these fools whom she likes to crush with a turn of her wheel—-not out of envy, but for the sheer fun of seeing them stripped of their boasted wealth. The possessive individual has no character apart from their possessions.

    (In the strip, Warren Buffett is telling Andrews how to acquire character by giving away his wealth.)

  13. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 4 years ago

    I personally find the Billionaire Club to be very noble. Many (ie Gates) have fought their way up from dirt poor. They have no legal nor financial reason to share their hard work with their detractors. They are given 5 times the amount suggested by the major religion of this country. They are giving twice as much as the government takes to enrich the rulers. They are giving a larger percent of their personal fortunes than most would even consider. This is bad?

    If you had two sons or daughters, which would you give away? 50% Which car would you give. Which half of your house. 50% of your 401K. Your dog or your cat?

    What kind of sin is ENVY?

  14. Chrisnp

    Chrisnp said, about 4 years ago

    Thanks Lewreader, but I would point out that Bill Gates did not fight his way up from dirt poor. He fought his way up from merely wealthy to mega-wealthy.

    Also, Christians are exhorted to tithe 10% of their income, not 10% of their worth. Islam, on the other hand asks for 2.5% of a persons total wealth. I wonder which usually works out to more.

    Neither of these facts negate the excellent point you made, however, I wouldn’t compare giving away children to giving away wealth.

  15. Dugharry

    Dugharry said, about 4 years ago

    Envy follows Greed and Avarice

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