Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ said, over 5 years ago


  2. Randywriter

    Randywriter said, over 5 years ago

    This strip strongly reminds me of the Star Trek: Next Generation episode “Encounter at Farpoint” where it portrayed early 21st soldiers as being controlled by drugs.


  3. Outworld Cats

    Outworld Cats said, over 5 years ago


    I think you meant Hoyt Axton.

  4. ronebofh

    ronebofh said, over 5 years ago

    A psychoactive, migraine medicine, an opiate, and two sedatives. Army strong!

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    This arc has just made me sad.

  6. IncognitoPenguin

    IncognitoPenguin said, over 5 years ago

    Worried about Ray…What’s the difference between what he’s doing now and being a soldier in Miami for the Cartel? Thin line…

  7. heeyuk

    heeyuk said, over 5 years ago

    Vets back from Nam hooked on smack was so messy. This new generation of properly cultivated and supplied addicts is much better for business.

  8. Lingeewhiz

    Lingeewhiz said, over 5 years ago

    Just proving the point that all the meds in the world still are not correcting the problem.

  9. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    Ah, the good old Navy Corpsman, where a weary Marine went for pharmaceutical comfort.

  10. Orion

    Orion said, over 5 years ago

    2 Things - 1: I know NO Soldiers in my unit nor any other who run around drugged up on anything. In fact when one of our Soldiers arrived for BA one medication, he was REQUIRED to provide documentation for his prescription and the reason for it and to keep that on his person at all time. He was NOT allowed to do ANYTHING other than paperwork-level tasks while on his medication.

    2: Let’s not forget the rest of that song - “If I were the President of these United States, I’d declare total war on the Pusher Man.” Be careful what you wish for…


  11. diggitt

    diggitt said, over 5 years ago

    I’m with you, rickmac1937.

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 5 years ago

    Does this mean I now have to look at every soldier as being drugged up for action? Sad.

  13. MurphyHerself

    MurphyHerself said, over 5 years ago

    Elvis got hooked on drugs while in the army and look how he turned out.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    In ‘Nam they only GAVE us cigarettes. We found a little pot on our own, but “hard drugs” were “after my day”. Well, other than alcohol that was freely dispensed if you were in the right place.

    The docs provided my son and his friends with the best “big pharma” could provide on their deployments this time around with our current wars. Other friends in the Army reported the same “difficulty” being provided drugs- all you had to do was ask.

  15. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 5 years ago

    Even slightly addictive stuff became big business via the US military. The US government in cooperation with the Coca Cola company used the excuse of terrible tasting over-chlorinated water to push Coke on our troops, and used them for establishing markets with our overseas allies on both fronts. A look at the corporate footprint of Coca Cola before and after WWII tells the tale.

    Yep, the military always makes sure it’s troops have their cancer sticks and caffeine.

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