Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike ** I left you an epistle at the end of the last strip’s comments….

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My nephew and his wife have triplets, a challenge, but Alex and Leo can handle what comes their way. Two plus one might be easier in some ways, but would stretch out the diaper time.

  3. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 3 years ago

    That’s really quite funny.

  4. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    Some people want a whole bunch of kids. As long as they can love and take care of them and won’t turn them into freak show for some cable network, I have no problem with that.

  5. gkid

    gkid said, over 3 years ago

    I really enjoy these two, my favorite characters in this strip.
    Alex and Leo. And it is a lot, she’s right. Huge transitions
    coming up. I personally think she should forget the job, if
    possible, right now. Finding housing, moving, having two
    small babies at once and taking care of them and Leo will
    be a full time job.

    The babies will need a Mother, full time. Of course they
    will need the money. I wonder if she could work from
    home, part time, maybe. Until the boys start school.
    And yes, DUHHH, it’s called BIRTH CONTROL, people. This
    is a basic.

  6. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 3 years ago

    My Dad bought the record (78) Twenty Tiny Fingers and Twenty Tiny Toes, when my sister and I where born. (Middle of last century). I think we drove both of them crazy in the end. Plus I give the sound bite to anyone with twins to drive them nuts by letting the kids keep replaying the dumb song.

  7. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago


    Thank you for the epistle. I am humbled to be compared to John the Beloved. I am unworthy of such. I simply have a passion for my country and have finally found my voice.

    I hope you have a most wonderful weekend, annieb. And may you and your family be blessed.

  8. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    What’s wrong with dad staying home to take care of the kids during the day(s)? Maybe they can both work flex-time. And no offense, but I think Alex may have a little more monetary reward with her career. Babies need TWO parents.

  9. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 3 years ago


    “Some people want a whole bunch of kids. As long as they can love and take care of them and won’t turn them into freak show for some cable network, I have no problem with that.”
    I love kids… and mostly agree with you… but think that the “per child tax credit” should go POOF really, really soon. There’s no good reason the rest of us should put up with funding someone else’s family planning decisions.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    It’s perfectly fine for dads to be stay at home parents, and I suspect Lio would be awesome at it – but don’t sell him short career wise. In his field, he could make a pile of money. Alex, however, could end up as an adjunct professor at a local college making not much more than a Wal-Mart greeter and virtually no benefits.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago


    I hear you, and I understand what you mean, but as a childless person, I think it only fair that those who have the guts to take on the rearing of children should have some help from those of us who were too lazy, too cowardly, or too selfish to have our own children. In the end, they are all OUR children.

    Though I am sure there are many ways that that help can be rendered. Perhaps the child tax credit is not a good method. Perhaps better schools, with better teachers, with better lunches at a nominal cost to all. I hear that some schools have free breakfast programs for some kids and have had good academic result from that program. Considering what they may be getting at home, this last can be very important. Even instruction on eating meals at a table with knife and fork may be something they are missing at home. I don’t mind paying my share toward all that, even if the breakfast was made available to all kids, though there’ll never be any child related to me who will ever benefit from such. Nice thing about such schools and near-free meals for kids, is that the benefits go directly to the kids. It isn’t money that goes into to the parents’ pockets to spend as they see fit, on the child or not. There can be a difference between lessening the burdens of child rearing, and incentivizing irresponsible child bearing!

    I am little patience with those to balk at supporting their local schools because they have no kids, or their kids are grown and gone. Resistance to school funding is in direct relation to the proportion of taxpayers who have no kids in the system, as if they had no stake in the rising generation!

  12. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Remember the old saying: “The rich get richer and the poor get children.”

    It was only half true when work and a little luck could pull you through. But nowadays, with upward social mobility on the decline, and poor children mostly being abandoned to their fates …

  13. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Z- z- zone defense. Th- th- that joke is old.

  14. John Baranick

    John Baranick said, over 3 years ago

    I take it you’ve seen “Idiocracy”?

  15. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 3 years ago

    Family sizes are too small, the lack of sibblings may be contributing to social, and emotional problems in the next generations.

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