Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    Is Neil Simon going to get royalties for this?

  2. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s hard to imagine that Joanie’s granddaughter, who manages to keep a snake in her Back Bay apartment, will show much enthusiasm for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to protect consumers. On the other hand, she gravitates naturally toward groups like the OWS crowd. Perhaps Leo can set her straight on the issues involved. When will he and Joanie meet?

  3. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    If Warren is elected to the U.S. Senate, it will be largely with Trudeau’s help.

  4. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, almost 3 years ago

    Whom is ‘Warren’ mentioned in the first panel?
    The British press have not mentioned any politician of that name. Only recent stories on the BBC website when I searched related to Warren Buffet. In an earlier arc Joanie mentioned an ‘Elizabeth Warren’ which according (BBC News again) to my search is a Harvard Professor (but the news item was Sept 2010).
    Is the Warren referring to her and a consumer agency?
    Thanks

  5. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, almost 3 years ago

    Single girls’ rooms tend to be quite messy.

  6. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mike31g

    Elizabeth Warren is a Harvard professor whose appoint as the head of consumer protection bureau was blocked by the Republicans. She is now running for the US Senate from Massachusetts as a Democrat.

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Mike31g

    “[Who] is ‘Warren’?”
     
    You’re putting us all on, of course.

  8. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, almost 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    DTpi “You’re putting us on”
    No,
    I live in the UK, and unless you are an avid reader of the ‘heavier’ UK media you would have no chance of ever having heard of Elizabeth Warren. There is no mention of her running for Senate on BBC website. The Independent has 3 articles in the last 6 months. The most recent of which she has a one line mention. attached: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/rupert-cornwell/rupert-cornwell-is-the-american-dream-at-an-end-6257918.html?origin=internalSearch.
    Which is probably worth a read if you would like a view on how the American political system appears from an external viewpoint.
    I suspected that the reference had to be to the Harvard professor, but had no idea she was running for the US Senate.
    Mike

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    One Massachusetts poll shows Warren beating Scott Brown by a few points; another shows him beating her by a few points.

  10. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    There is more of the planet outside the US, you know !!

  11. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 3 years ago

    Or you could just end up with a hung parliament and minority government like we have in Australia. Do you actually have “independents” and minority parties in the US ? All we ever hear about are Republicans and Democrats.

  12. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven said, almost 3 years ago

    @dukedoug

    Currently, the US Senate has two “independents.” One is Bernie Sanders, who is actually a socialist (unlike what the right calls our President). The other is Joe Lieberman,who had called himself a Democrat until he was defeated in a primary then filed as independent and was backed by the Republicans at the expense of their own candidate. both Sanders and Lieberman caucus with the Dems, but Lieberman votes with the GOP far more often. There are smaller parties, ranging from the Greens (same as yours for the most part) to American Independent (far right), Libertarian (don’t get me started), and Peace and Freedom (communist). Some states have their own parties, like Minnesota. But it has been very rare for anyone outside two parties to rise up. That tends to presage one of the older two achieving obsolescence. Unless they kill themselves off, the way the GOP appears to be doing.

  13. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven said, almost 3 years ago

    @palin drome

    Warren’s been one of the most sensible voices to rise up in the process on the Senatorial level since Al Franken. Maybe you should ask her what the issues are to get straight on them.

  14. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice footwork, Blue. I don’t agree with everything — such as the P&F Party = Communist — but nice footwork anyway.

  15. tigre1

    tigre1 said, almost 3 years ago

    I thought that was a good intro to the American political spectrum. I learned a LOT from Peace and Freedom. She had a beautiful lisp and manner of speaking.

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