Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe Zipper can get internship credits.

  2. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 3 years ago

    The problem I have with these reruns is that they are so recent in time that one hasn’t forgotten how they turned out. I’d prefer reruns from years in the past that even long-time readers like most here would have forgotten partly or completely. I did suggest this a while back in an email to the Doonesbury site on Slate, and got a response saying that the idea was not to confuse new readers. I don’t see how that works since new readers would be finding their way in any case and the reruns can simply be marked “rerun”.

  3. Rohan Deshpande

    Rohan Deshpande said, over 3 years ago

    Ahhhhh it’s a rerun! I just started reading Doonesbury and I was confused because I was sure that this proposition 19 had been voted down. It’d be nice if they just put a little mark saying “rerun.”

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    while it is a rerun, it is a topic deserving further discussion. Lobbyists representing pharmaceutical companies, liquor/beer sellers, mental health providers, tobacco companies & more subtlely-criminals- work hard to prevent decriminalization. They aren’t doing this to protect us, but to protect their profits. They are subsidized by state/federal government who eliminate fields, and arrest ‘competition.’ Lives are permanently disrupted with arrests for simple possession and forested areas are turned into killing grounds by growers using lethal protection. The Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights are written on hemp paper. There are many benefits in growing cannabis not including getting high. It can be turned into rope, clothing, & many many other products. GT is using Zonker to lobby for the farming of cannabis/hemp, but it is up to voters to make it happen. Respectfully, C.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I work for one of the two largest purchasers of alcoholic beverages on earth. The only competition that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has is the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The PLCB has had no opposition to the legalization of cannabis, which would be sold in our 609 Wine & Spirits Stores.
    However, I have heard stories about drug dealers opposing Prop. 19 in California, as it would eliminate their inflated black-market prices.

  6. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Boy howdy, C Downs I’m all about harm reduction. When I was in college in the 70s, I was busted for selling four half ounces of marijuana along with five hits of LSD. I ended up getting four five years prison sentences for the marijuana, and 10 years for the LSD. I ended up serving more than three years before I was paroled, after which I put nearly 2800 miles rough terrain between me and South Carolina.

    Back in the late 60s and early 70s, there was a public service announcement said if you’re busted for drugs in a foreign country you’re in for the hassle of your life. In many ways South Carolina felt like a foreign country.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Thank you for that qualification. I knew a man who represented a liquor company in the 1990’s & my inclusion of that industry was based on comments he accredited to his superiors who believed if cannabis became legal, it would cut into sales. I’ve also talked to tobacco company workers who believe their industry could be saved by decriminalization/legalization as well as the farmers who currently grow tobacco. Personally, I don’t think a mj cigarette will ever really compare to a great bourbon or margaritas with your fajitas, but…we are a diverse people and each have their preferences. thanks again for the correction.
    C.

  8. dinkytown

    dinkytown said, over 3 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    This strip is labelled “flashback” on the Slate site.

  9. EZinTN

    EZinTN said, over 3 years ago

    In the ‘80s and ’90s Anheuser-Busch was consistently the second largest contributor to C.A.M.P. ( Coalition Against Marijuana Production ), the largest being DuPont, so I’d say the comment about the liquor lobby was accurate. Several other alcohol producing corporations were big contributors as well. The criminalization of cannabis has always been about money. Originally paper and rope (Hearst and DuPont) were where the fiscal threat was felt, and I never understood the Busch concern because we almost always wanted a cold one after smoking. I now realize it’s the difference between around 3 or 4 drinks (or less) stoned and 8 to 10 drinks (or more) with out herb to achieve a similar buzz level. I no longer use either substance, but I still support legalization of cannabis.

  10. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My impression is that hemp, as a crop, has more non-recreational uses than, say, tobacco…yet, with all of the government anti-smoking programs, the same government subsidizes tobacco growers. If I’m wrong, or missing some part of the situation, I’d appreciate being enlightened.

  11. craigdcox

    craigdcox said, over 3 years ago

    The old Doonesburys were so good. It would be great to start with number 1. None of the recent stuff comes close to Ambassador Duke shooting beer bottles off the Great Wall of China.

  12. Tina  C.

    Tina C. said, over 3 years ago

    no harm no foul

  13. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    While you are correct that Cannabis is part of the hemp family of plants, it is quite different from the hemp plant used to make rope, clothing, and, once upon a time, writing paper. Sadly, the U. S. Government does not allow the growing of ordinary hemp. Apparently that and Cannabis Sativa are too hard to tell apart. That or they are too lazy to try so they simply ban both. Meanwhile, I think decriminalizing all drugs (but I do have some qualms about the really dangerous ones like PCP) would go a long way in cutting down on crime and violence. But as you say, it ain’t gonna happen. Not anytime soon.

  14. Chuck Cronan

    Chuck Cronan said, over 3 years ago

    2010 strip people.

  15. underwriter

    underwriter said, over 3 years ago

    Even during prohibition it was never illegal to possess or to consume alcohol. The law was aimed strictly at dealers. Too bad all substance laws were not written the same way. Now, what Sharuniboy fondly calls Cowlorado has a proposition on the table to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana as alcohol is legal, regulated and taxed. While I am all for it, I can’t help wondering how the state thinks it is going to deal with the DEA storm troopers if it passes.

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