Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. ChuckTrent64

    ChuckTrent64 said, almost 6 years ago

    Being responsible for what we write & where we write it, is a problem. Not much of a “best friend,” was she?

  2. sherpafree

    sherpafree said, almost 6 years ago

    Oh look, here’s Garry discussing ‘responsibility for what’s being written’, how timely.

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    GEE1A, too many Pibgorn commenters weren’t civil, so on Brooke’s request, made a year ago, the comments for that strip were disabled.

  4. algurka

    algurka said, almost 6 years ago

    I guess her CO had it in for her. He could have “overlooked” the milblog and pretended he didn’t know about her sexual orientation–unless it was brought to his attention by his boss.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 6 years ago

    I think in the British military, the rule was that you could do nothing that prevented you from performing your duties. Period. Like carelessly getting a bad sunburn. Being drunk on duty.

    No one should be discharged from the military unless they are guilty of some failure or dereliction of duty. Having a personal trait or personality that someone doesn’t cut it. I have a coworker who annoys everybody and no one wants to work with. That doesn’t mean he does a bad job, or can’t be trusted. He’s very reliable and successful at his work.

  6. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, almost 6 years ago

    Funniest damned thing about the internet though, especially with Facebook. For years, people have been paranoid about the government spying on them and scrutinizing their personal lives… we’re doing it, ourselves, people. Willingly!

    The government couldn’t possibly have planned it any better.

  7. Larry

    Larry said, almost 6 years ago

    I served May 63 to May 67. At language school no one cared if you were gay or straight. 4 years in the service and noone in my outfit was outed or dismissed from service.

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 6 years ago

    Sounds like she needs a smarter girlfriend…

  9. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, almost 6 years ago

    Brooke McEldowney is noticeably thin-skinned. A few years ago, there was a lively–but not totally complimentary–discussion at 9 Chickweed Lane at McEldowney shut it down.

    Some of these discussants moved to Pibgorn here at The rabid Pib-apostles would flag them until they left. It reminded me of Shirley Jackson’s “Lottery”.

    I don’t know the reason that McEldowney shut down the comments at Pibgorn, He already had an excellent human filtering system.

  10. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, almost 6 years ago

    Chikuku: In the 19th century, they probably still had floggings too. Is it your point that we’re still cherishing repressed Victorian attitudes, or that we’ve actually become kinder and gentler in how we express them?

    GEE1A: Does your browser have a pop-up blocker? If not, you could download a freeware one – they do work. (I use Google Chrome with pop-up blocking enabled, and I get none at all.)

  11. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, almost 6 years ago

    Wildcard24365, right. I’ve been after my daughter to stop making uncomplimentary remarks about her work, but she keeps telling me she has her privacy settings high, none of her co-workers are her FB friends, etc. I’m afraid she’ll get fired … and move back in.

  12. plus4

    plus4 said, almost 6 years ago

    Well, I have to admit that today’s strip falls firmly within the bounds of reality.

  13. diggitt

    diggitt said, almost 6 years ago

    Chikuku: it’s worth noting that a drummer boy ws hanged for having gay sex. Who was the other person and why wasn’t he hanged?

    The entire British caste system–at least in the top levels–hangs [sic] on gay male relationships, and has at least since the time of the Tudors. (Elizabeth, the last Tudor, died in 1603.) Although a couple of the Plantagenet kings were so flamboyantly gay that the custom probably is closer to 800 years old.

  14. SweetHerm

    SweetHerm said, almost 6 years ago

    Never had a lick of trouble in the Army. I didn’t tell and the only ones asking already knew…

  15. SweetHerm

    SweetHerm said, almost 6 years ago

    Seriously, Larry mentioned language school. I am a three-time grad of the Defense Language Institute. The MI people really don’t care. No one was ever hassled for their sexual orientation. The only people I knew that were thrown out outed themselves and then it was no surprise. It seems they had gotten everything they wanted out of the Army and were ready to move on. I have heard of witch hunts, but I never met anyone who actually saw one. Oh yeah, if you got caught in the act, it is kinda hard to ignore per the regulation.

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