Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    I hate seeing Leo struggle. He has made so much progress.

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

    Can’t they just text?

  3. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 2 years ago

    Leo, it’s o.k. to just write stuff down in broken english, sometimes.
    U nd coax cbl?

  4. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 2 years ago

    Impediments to speech meet impediments to sobriety and the whole conversation is impeded.

  5. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 2 years ago

    I’d have to print it for him. He couldn’t read my writing.

  6. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 2 years ago

    Not a nice cartoon about a vet.

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @38lowell

    It shows the difficulties vets have. It doesn’t have to be nice to be appropriate.

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, most people equate the inability to speak with fluency with the inability to think with clarity. Just consider the two meanings of the word Dumb.

    In cases like Leo’s, does the difficulty extend to the written word? And what about sign language? Considering the difficulty we all have communicating in noisy environments, or as our hearing fades with age, I would think that it would be extremely useful to teach ASL (American Sign Language) to all children, and not just the deaf. It would probably prove more useful to the majority of students than high-school French.

  9. Borntalkingback

    Borntalkingback said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    ‘I would think that it would be extremely useful to teach ASL (American Sign Language) to all children, and not just the deaf.’

    This is a really good idea, not least because it would mean people mostly had to face each other when speaking/signing.

    Except I suppose teachers would worry about what kids were saying in class while their back was turned.

    Leo may not have the same trouble with the written word—he was okay when Alex was texting her proposal, I think.

  10. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

    Because of some of my meds and maybe also because of my Parkinson’s Disease, words will scroll in my brain, but they don’t come out right. Some people get very impatient with me and being who I am, I just look at them and say, “See how well you can talk when you have dementia a%%hole”."

  11. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    Not sure it’s an impediment to sobriety so much as hearing. He was a roadie for a band (can’t remember which) and suffered a lot of hearing loss.

  12. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 2 years ago

    @cdward

    “He was a roadie in a band …”

    Sherm lost his hearing in Nam, like that soldier and in Saving Pvt. Ryan. PRIVATE GARY FANCIS WHO?” It comes and goes.

  13. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, over 2 years ago

    It looks like GT is moving away from the political front and resuming his disabled vet campaign. Let’s hope Leo isn’t experiencing a relapse. It would seem so unfair after just getting married.

  14. rdbutle

    rdbutle said, over 2 years ago

    @Larry

    ASA ALL THE WAY Larry
    asa 1963-1967.

  15. C A Alderson

    C A Alderson said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot:
    ASL was an elective class in the high school I retired from. We had to drop it because kids were using that knowledge to carry on conversations and cheat on tests in the regular classrooms.

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