Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 1 year ago

    Obviously written before the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Remedial Kindergarten opened its doors to reveal the research center (an empty room).

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, is this the longest time Duke has been gainfully employed? Usually by this time, he’s running out the back door with all the cash…

  3. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, about 1 year ago

    It might not work, but it’s worth a try. The thought of Perrys spreading throughout our great country – I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  4. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I’ll sign the petition. It will be nice to get the Texans out of our hair.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 1 year ago

    In Canada, we always have Quebec threatening to separate. The people in the East always beg them to stay… in the West, we say, ‘Are you still here?’

  6. Ryan (Say what now?!)

    Ryan (Say what now?!) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    We would need them to pay their bill before they leave.

  7. wdpeck

    wdpeck GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Ahem:
    If Texas were to leave the Union, it would take
    1) Six of the top 20 cities by population
    2) 3 of the top 20 ports
    3) The second highest GDP – about the same as India or Canada
    4) The second highest population
    5) 25 percent of the oil and gas reserves
    6) The highest amount of renewable energy (wind power) of any state
    7) A huge chunk of the aerospace, medical, and financial industries
    8) ALL the good salsa

    And Ryan – Texas gets back 94 cents on each dollar of taxes paid – you owe us!

    Bye, y’all.

  8. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Bush family is from Ohio, New England and parts east.

  9. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 1 year ago

    I always liked the H. Beam Piper Story “A Planet For Texans” The whole state Out-Migrated to another Planet, taking “every precious stone” of the Alamo with them.

    The story has some good ideas on how to control Politicians, too!

  10. moreorless

    moreorless said, about 1 year ago

    Let me know if they make it. I’ll move there immediately.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    If Texas left the union: it would improve the national infant mortality rate, the lower the national poverty rate, raise the per capita income, improve the national average for high school graduation and college education, improve the quality of public school textbooks nationwide, and immensely reduce the power of nearly every conservative political group. It would also create another petro-state on our southern border, and a new country to visit. It might even attract a lot of conservatives to move there, thus making the U.S. even more liberal as well as better-educated. I am sure there are many other ways in which Texas measures lower than the national average, and so would raise the national average by leaving.

    The death penalty (which, by the way, I am not necessarily against) is really striking. Since 2010 there have been 135 executions in the United States, 56 of them in Texas or 41%. There have been 68 execution, 50% of the total, in a group of 8 other states, including by own Virginia. Of those eight, seven are in the south, only Ohio standing out. The other 41 states combined have only accounted for 11 executions in the same period of 2010-2013. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, the South has accounted for 81% of all U.S. executions, with Texas, Virginia, and Oklahoma accounting for the more than half of all U.S. executions 1976-2013.

  12. Larry

    Larry said, about 1 year ago

    @Ryan (Say what now?!)

    I know almost nothing about Texas, except that it is a long drive from one side to the other, but I do believe it is one of a handful of states that pays the federal government more than it receives.

  13. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    There’s a possibility Texas State Senator Wendy Davis that filibustered for 11 hrs on restricting abortion rights may run for Governor. If enough Texans come out to vote for her maybe they can beat back Republican attempts to turning Texas into a Taliban state. Eventually they’ll become more of a purple state as the minority population grows there. The biggest obstacle is overcoming Republican attempts on blocking voters rights among those deemed to most likely vote for a Democrat.

  14. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    …and the folks in Austin will have to move to the US, providing more Democratic voters for the rest of us!

  15. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Tucci

    “I’m aggressively “pro-abortion” (a woman owns her own body and nobody else does), but if the decision to electively terminate a pregnancy – not on the basis of medical necessity but simply because she doesn’t want to go through confinement – can’t be made before she’s 20 weeks along…”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Please correct your statement,
    “I’m aggressively “pro-abortion " The correct terminology is “pro-choice.”

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