Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t forget the DeVry Devils.

  2. Buckly34

    Buckly34 said, almost 4 years ago

    ..and how about them ITT Tech T-Rexes

  3. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 4 years ago

    Or the West Coast Weevils (but only if they can get off work for a game…)

  4. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 4 years ago

    But, wait, “Lurkers?” “Trolls?” isn’t proposing they can play on a football team assuming they’re capable of doing things in RL?

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    RL = red liquid?

  6. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago

    RL = restless linkage?

  7. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 4 years ago

    RL = responsible lawlessness?

  8. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, almost 4 years ago

    This is totally over my head. How does Trudeau keep up with this youth lingo?

  9. MiepR

    MiepR said, almost 4 years ago

    “real life,” though some of us prefer “afk” (away from keyboard)

  10. Caligulla

    Caligulla said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bill Weinberg

    Children, I suspect.

  11. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, almost 4 years ago

    Grandchildren, more likely.

  12. dook

    dook said, almost 4 years ago

    DTPi, I never got back to your comment about out-of-state-students and convicted child rapists. You wrote,
    “They’re both issues in the news and in the public consciousness. They’re both issues that concern who has the right to vote. Do out-of-state students get the right to vote “en locus” (at or near the school they attend)? Do convicted felons who have served their time or are out on parole get the right to vote? Is that a states-rights issue? Does each separate state legislature get to decide? Or must the U.S.Congress pass a law dealing with the issue? Suppose a convicted felon has served every minute of his do-the-crime-do-the-time sentence get to vote? Ever? Anywhere? Or only in a designated polling place with proper protections for the real citizens round about? Does this include only convicted felons who have served all of their time? Or can the proposed legislation allow convicted child rapists who have served all of their prison time and have thus “paid their debt to society” to vote?”
    I’m not familiar with all the competing “jurisdictional spheres” in the US so I’m walking on thin ice. My question was more about determining the eligibility (or not) of a prespective voter at the voting booth. I know of somebody who was told that he would forfeit his US citizenship if he voted in a Canadian election. He decided to change his citizenship but if he were to move back to the US (say, spend five month of the year in Florida to get out of the cold) and show up at a polling station with his US birth certificate, would he be allowed to vote? I would think not.
    As to the out-of-state students, allowing them to vote “en locus” may be convenient for the students, but may be a problem for small college towns where the student body can overwhelm the local population. This can cause problems when local initiatives are on the ballot (representation without taxation?)

  13. Astolat

    Astolat said, almost 4 years ago

    In a conversation I was having with an American ex pat a couple of nights ago, I understood that the US no longer required someone taking up another citizenship to renounce their US one. If that is true, note that in some countries (e.g. Australia) voting is mandatory.

    In forty years I have never missed a vote for public office where I was eligible to cast a ballot, but today was tricky. The UK government is imposing US-style Police Commissioners on us, and the vote was today. Turnout is going to be appalling, I don’t know anyone who thinks it is a good idea. After due consideration, I went along this morning and spoilt my ballot in person, and in protest – I’d urge others to do the same.

  14. wdgnas

    wdgnas said, almost 4 years ago


    can’t speak for the out of state student premise. for the convicted felon to vote it is a state by state issue.

  15. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago


    Interesting comment. Voting needs to change. In US we had Tuesday as a designated day for years to meet needs of our agrarian society. Times have changed. We need, perhaps, an election week, rather than day. The current process is not working. In some states, you have to state an excuse to use an absentee ballot. That should also change.

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