Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. No Sale Man

    No Sale Man said, almost 2 years ago

    Still 30 minutes early in my time zone, if Daylight Savings was still in force.

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 2 years ago

    BD’s had his issues too. It’s just that with his family and his home he’s got a better support system with his family. And apparently he has more money.

  3. roctor

    roctor said, almost 2 years ago

    No comedy there folks.

  4. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    but a bit of humor for those of us who have arrived at the right time but on the wrong day. or vice versa.

  5. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Looks like Ray needs a Time Management class.

  6. spooked wolf

    spooked wolf said, almost 2 years ago

    Reruns this week, from at least a couple of years ago, methinks. And yet, as apt today as ever. BTW I love GT’s wry humor, even under the blackest (no pun intended, srsly) of circumstances.

    This set of strips reminds me of my own son, an Afghanistan vet who’s finally acknowledged & worked w/the worst of his PTSD & has been able to get a good job, (along w/well-earned perks from being in the Army) & even buy a house!

    Way to go, my boy! And likewise, all the other vets who have clawed their way to some semblance of normalcy. (Actually he’s done a better job his mom, i.e. yours truly)

  7. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    DT, just to let you know, I am not advocating letting illegals in to take up all of our jobs, only that we need a better immigration policy.

  8. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, almost 2 years ago

    …yep, off to a good start.

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    “Looks like Ray needs a Time Management class.”


    Either that or BD needs a Ray-management cass.

  10. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 2 years ago

    @montessoriteacher

    I know that, montessoriteacher.

  11. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    Ok.

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 2 years ago

    I was going to say “rerun”, too.

  13. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 2 years ago

    Trudeau has a special talent for dealing with issues of race. Witness his depiction of the issues that touch on race. Or could be interpreted in terms of race.


    Example: today’s strip. Too many Americans would think that Ray’s problem results from his race, that Blacks (Ray) are Dumber than whites (BD). But Trudeau’s depiction of their past history together makes that interpretation stupid. BD has had his issues that could make some think that he’s stupid.


    But neither one is stupid. Trudeau has clearly shown that the deficits both vets dealt with resulted from President W. Bush’s ill-conceived, ill-timed, unjustified, hurt-Iraqis, hurt-Americans, war in Iraq.


    In that war Ray saved BD’s life. Now BD, in his bumbling, good-hearted way, is trying to repay him. Of course, such a debt can never be repaid. But BD can try. And he is. And his strategy is working! Ray’s getting better.


    BD himself is a changed man, he’s changed in the same way that some pretty ornery people have been changed by religion into some pretty nice people.


    Thus the basis for today’s gentle humor — the punch line reminds us that we’re all a bit like Ray. We all make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect. But Ray’s problem results from his PTSD and related issues.


    As “the ragin’ Cajun” (Democrat James Carville) could rightly say, “It’s the war, stupid!”

  14. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 2 years ago

    @spooked wolf

    “Afghanistan vet” son has “done a better job [than] his mom, i.e. yours truly”.


    Your post shows that you’ve done a pretty good gosh-darn-it-all-to-heck job, Mom. Congrats on your son’s comeback! And may all vets do as well.

  15. Only a sinner saved by grace

    Only a sinner saved by grace said, almost 2 years ago

    @babka

    Hey, I walked into Spanish last Wednesday to discover that I had an exam that I thought would be yesterday. I think I aced it, but I thought the Algebra and Spanish exams were on the same day, and when I walked into Algebra, I suddenly realized that I might have been right. I was wrong, but that was a sick, sick feeling.

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