Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    What about the poor, mentally ill, handicapped, elderly and otherwise disenfranchised. When is Gary going to get with the real issues of today?

  2. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    It’s more fun to dis the guy who set himself up for it.

  3. ragarms

    ragarms said, over 3 years ago

    Aw,c’mon…we’ve been waiting how many years for this? Retrospective heatbreak/hilarity.

  4. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    GT has dealt with all those issues in the past. Two of GT’s characters are Alice and Elmont. Both suffer from psychological issues and are homeless.
    GT also tackled the AIDS issue back in the 80s when Andy Lippincot, a law school classmate of Joanie, died from the disease.

  5. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    One plane hits, accident, keep reading? Maybe it’s okay, don’t upset the kids. Besides just an accident, it happens.

    Second plane hits, not an accident, keep reading? Hey, he had to find out how the book ended.

  6. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    I knew he was dealing with Ray, and very kindly I might add. Plus the way he handles the boy with the eye patch and his pregnant wife. Those are done with empathy. I had forgotten the other ones. But, as I posted earlier, yesterday now, I really am sick of the trolls on here dealing constantly with the non-issues. I know Sgt. is simply a clueless troll with a one track mind. But some of the left are just about as guilty if not as verbose. I guess I will be accused of a one track mind, but I really don’t see a good outcome for our country if we cannot move forward and to the center. We must pull together and unite. In my mind I can see a town hallmeeting where after the initial agenda the Mayor, or whatever moderator, says to the people to turn and introduce themselves to as many people around them as they can. And then to mingle. I know I’m idealistic but this could happen if we quit letting the government tell us everything. I’ll let the rant light go out now, but I’ll be back with my vision of hope and change soon.

  7. ragarms

    ragarms said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    Just caught up with the back end of yesterdays postings. You are correct, of course. For a return to sanity and real issues, one can only hope, However, the rational ones, especially, should beware of false equivilancies!

  8. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    Isn’t it about time Roland did a tour of Dumya’s brain, just like he did for Ronald Reagan? Sooner or later, we have to find if one actually exists…

  9. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    “I really don’t see a good outcome for our country if we cannot move forward and to the center…”

    John, this is so true. I don’t know how old you are, but I remember a time when we had conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans, and they were able to act as conciliators and moderators between the two parties. Then around the 1980’s, both parties decided that all the liberals should be on one side and all the conservatives on the other. And anyone who didn’t conform to the ideology and play to the “base” was driven out of office. The result is the gridlock, rigidity and hatred we see in politics today. Our representatives need to realize that the people on the other side are opponents and critics, not The Enemy. (It wouldn’t hurt if some people on comment boards remembered that, too…)

  10. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    This is in response to a couple of your posts here. First, while this particular series is poking fun at George Bush, Trudeau has consistently given those in need his attention. Second, I agree that it would help our nation tremendously if compromise were the norm father than the exception. However, we have come to believe that the goal is to bet the other party, not to govern together. We have also come to believe that we have to go for broke on each and every bill (irony intended). The truth lies somewhere in the middle, but the way our system currently works, those who seek middle ground never get past the primaries.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    John Pike is right on the mark. Too many people think “if only those people over there on the other side would go away and shut up, then everything would be fine.” The nation will never be conservative enough to please conservatives, nor liberal enough to please liberals. You cannot escape the liberals/conservatives in your family, workplace, community, nation. They will always be with you. You can promote the causes/policies you think best without attacking or denigrating those who disagree with you. — Unless you’re a satirist like Trudeau, whose job it is to poke fun: but then he pokes fun at everybody.

    I do rather wonder at the motives of those who read a comic strip with the sole intention of attacking the author of it, and attacking those who enjoy it. There is a difference between critique and insult.

  12. jollyjack

    jollyjack said, over 3 years ago

    The book that W was reading to the children when informed that the country was under attack AND HE FROZE!

  13. Peter Crockett

    Peter Crockett GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    the " goat book" was the childrens story the idiot in chief was attempting to read when he got first notice of the planes hitting the towers & causing a controled demolition of the New York buildings while all of those innocent people were at work

  14. Revvie Quar

    Revvie Quar said, over 3 years ago

    Ahem, how many of the richest members of Congress are Dems?

    I happen to be homeless because of the shenanigans the rodentially-pawed Dems/libs got their filthy paws on what was a humming economy. I give you Frank-Dodd (and Frank, who should saying “hello, Bubba” in prison for running a homosexual escort service out of the page pool in Congress).

    Oh, and assuming you’re not a student of history in any capacity (Dems/Libs almost never are), Socialism has never worked in practice due to the selfishness of basic nature, and, one cannot tax-and-spend one’s way out of an economic mess as FDR tried to do, often unconstitutionally and quite unsuccessfully, but nowhere near the Constitution-shredding of our present Marxist-in-Chief.

  15. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    “What about the poor, mentally ill, handicapped, elderly and otherwise disenfranchised. When is Gary going to get with the real issues of today?”
    Yeah, John — that sounds like a lot of good material for a comic strip.

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