Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    could be worse. could be that the class started yesterday and it is one of those 3 hour, 1 per week class.

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    BD is a therapist pro bono. You go, dude!

  3. jollyjack

    jollyjack GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It used to be very important to at least make an appearance for the first class or the professor may have droped you from the class. In today’s university setting Ray may make the “quorum” needed to justify the class.

  4. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ray’s doomed to repeat history.

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 2 years ago

    @Coyoty

    It’s deja vu all over again

  6. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Either that or it is all over vu deja!

  7. Augie Augenstein

    Augie Augenstein said, about 2 years ago

    Love Doonesbury. Great to see Garry highlighting real problems that in this case involve Vets who have returned from war with problems. In the past some would have swept it under the rug as happened to often during the Bush years. Good to see more being done in any case. Thank you to Mr. Trudeau for his talking about this and other important social issues all these years!

  8. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, about 2 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    Or he could have forgotten about it all semester long, remember the class just in time for the final exam, but not know where or when the final is taking place. I’ve been out of college for, egads, more than 18 years now, and I still occasionally have those dreams.

  9. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, about 2 years ago

    Trudeau’s point is that Ray is still disconnected with reality. The point is NOT about the consequences of Ray’s tardiness or lateness. Capiche?

  10. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 2 years ago

    Isn’t this the re-reun about the history proffesor whom is a progressive?

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    @George Alexander

    “Trudeau’s point is that Ray is still disconnected with reality. The point is NOT about the consequences of Ray’s tardiness or lateness.”


    Ray’s tardiness or lateness RESULTS FROM his partial, episodic, desultory disconnection from reality. Such a disconnection RESULTS FROM an undefined or ill-defined brain injury. This brain injury WAS SUSTAINED in W. Bush’s hideous war.


    A lot of vets have such problems. Trudeau is reminding us that such problems still exist and persist in our society at home. He’s doing it in a gently humorous way.


    But Ray has been unable to get decent help, evidently, from VA services. Hence he has fallen back on his old war buddy BD.


    In war BD would have died under fire if Ray had not saved his life. The ever-grateful BD is helping his buddy.


    Trudeau’s genius is shining brightly here, in this memorable rerun. And it is as relevant now as it was when it first ran.


    BD was once a hyper-conservative, rightwing blockhead. Now he’s changed. I’m not exactly sure now how far his change has gone. But he’s almost a saint now. And he MAY BE against the kind of war that W.Bush lied and bullied us into: his war in Iraq.


    VIVA TRUDEAU.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 2 years ago

    ‘Time to shame the republicans into making sure our wounded vets are properly taken care of.’
    unfortunately, you can’t shame those who have no shame.
    .
    I’m hoping that when GT comes back, he’ll do an arc on the republicans trying to pick Obama’s cabinet for him.

  13. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 2 years ago

    “… you can’t shame those who have no shame.”


    Indeed not. That’s why I’m hoping that the American electorate will deal the Republicans another blow at the polling places during the 2014 midterms. Enough of a blow to give the Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives. It would have to be a so-called “wave election”, the kind that upsets the pundits on both sides.


    The Democrats are far from ideal, as we are reminded by the likes of Amy Goodman et al. on Pacifica radio and by Ralph Nader, he of seatbelts-in-vehicles fame. But they’re light-years ahead of the Republicans in terms of dealing with America’s problems.


    Ya gotta start somewhere. So start from where ya are.

  14. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, about 2 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    “Deal Republicans another blow in 2014.”
    That would be nice. People need to remember, we don’t vote every 4 years, we vote every 2 years. Yes, it will be time for another election, called a midterm election, in 2 years.

  15. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 2 years ago

    It would be nice to throw them all out, but the consequence of dispirited Democrats not voting in 2010 was the expected gerrymandering. Hopefully, people will catch on to the fact that republicans don’t care in the slightest for this country and clean house.
    Fun fact: the Democrats actually got one million more House votes than the republicans, but they were too diluted to do much good. Maybe next time…

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