Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    Threat or fact, I agree with it.

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Yeah, but how is the OWS movement going to de-legitimize the “massively rigged economic system”? I’m pessimistic. Obama has proved to be a patsy for the GOP. And if he wins another term, then we’ll be in for another 4 years of the same-old, same-old. If the GOP wins, then the system will become even more skewed. Ralph Nader was right — what we have is a duopoly.

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    And Ralph didn’t even get elected.

  4. GTphile

    GTphile said, almost 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    If Ralph Nader had stayed off the ballot we wouldn’t have gone through the Bush things. I wonder it that ever bothered him just a little.

  5. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven said, almost 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    Obama has not been a GOP patsy. Read up on his actual record, not what the MSM tells you to think.

  6. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Okay, how about, “Both the Dems and the GOP have been patsys for the Illuminati?”
    Yeah, I know. Sounds like another one of Those Conspiracy Theories, but Both parties seem to be more about staying in power than about taking care of the country.

    Individuals may be truly trying to do the right thing, but the Parties are about Power.

  7. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, almost 3 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Third sentence: EXACTLY!!!! All politicians are all the same. The Outs want in and the Ins want to stay there. All the political, social economic, or whatever kind of, claptrap theory, is b.s., them saying what they think we want to hear….

  8. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty! And free Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters!

  9. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 3 years ago

    What he said!!!!

  10. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, almost 3 years ago

    While the cool jerks giggle, the real issues remain: people are losing their homes, jobs, and health care; their Constitutional rights are being ignored by a fascist police state that protects corporations as if they were people; and tonight an Iraq war veteran is laying near death because he was shot in the head with a tear gas canister for having the temerity to practice some of the freedoms he fought to preserve for all of us, including the very cop who shot him in the face.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    @watmiwori

    Including the theory that all politicians are the same? Nihilistic despair doesn’t seem worth much either. I am not sure that I don’t prefer cynical opportunists in office over pure-hearted ideologues: true believers seem to have the highest capacity for mayhem. The question is, how to keep them on a leash, and get them to do what we want them to do, if only to keep their jobs?

    While it is tempting to stand back and self-righteously declare “a plague on both their houses”, admit that “the few” are really running things and always will, and that the wise man will “tend his own garden” and ignore the rest as best he can; I am troubled by the simple truth that “all that is required for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.”

    Ambrose Bierce, more than a hundred years ago, defined politics as “a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.” Even admitting that politicians serve interests, not principles, it still behooves us to find politicians, if possible, who will serve our interests and not someone else’s.

  12. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    @GTphile

    “If Ralph Nader had stayed off the ballot we wouldn’t have gone through the Bush things.”
     
    I think so too.

  13. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    @BlueRaven

    “Read up on his actual record, not what the MSM tells you to think.”
     
    Read up on his actual record, not what the Faux Noise tells you to think.

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    In some ways, the bag-head in this strip makes sense. He sounds pragmatic, in a way. “You folks are the ‘masters of the universe’ — you have built this system — you operate it and know how to operate it if anyone does. You want to be left alone and enjoy your position in peace? Fine! When we see people employed, when we see people secure, when we see the nation becoming more equal rather than less equal, when we see social mobility increasing rather than declining, when at least we know that we are moving in the right direction, we will then leave you alone. We will not be satisfied with policies or positions that sound good and accomplish nothing. We’re not going to argue with you about how to reverse the present destructive trends or exactly what degree of equality, opportunity, and economic security is enough. We don’t want rhetoric, we want results.”

    When you go to the doctor, or the mechanic, you are not interested in his theory of medicine or auto mechanics, and long-winded technical disquisitions. You are interested in results.

    It probably won’t accomplish a thing, but I am glad that someone is at least trying.

    The Tea Party, on the other hand, has only policies and proposals, mostly to hogtie government, deprive it of revenue, and eliminate laws and their enforcement, with only their blind faith that if these things are done, good will somehow magically result. Of course, in a sense they are right, too. As crimes are violations of the law, all you have to do to reduce the crime rate to zero is to repeal all laws. You can’t violate what doesn’t exist.

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Do “[b]oth parties seem to be more about staying in power than about taking care of the country”?
     
    Did Bill and Monica have a fling? Is Rahm the mayor of Chicago? Does OWS mean Occupy Wall Street? Is George W. Bush still unrepentant? Did Dick Cheney direct water boarding? Is the globe warming?

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