Classic Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Because the media wouldn’t be giving us this attention if we had adopted an American orphan.”

  2. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Because most of the American unadopted orphans are special needs, older kids with established personalities, or have siblings that need to be adopted with them.”

  3. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, over 2 years ago

    Do we really have over 100,000 orphans in the US? Or just kids from bad homes?

  4. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 2 years ago

    Following from yesterday, some more details of both the attack and the later, inspirational, likfe of Kim Phuc are here:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8678478.stm
    There is also a lot all over the net about the meeting with the US veteran who, at most, was involved in ordering the attack (which was actually carried out by a South Vietnamese pilot). However, the sources on this all seem so partial it is hard to know who to trust.

  5. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    For what it’s worth: Last night, while slogging through my customary reading of the Sunday New York Times (I’m a slow reader), I came across this marriage announcement for Thomas Trudeau, a son of Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley. I may have missed comments on this, but I can’t recall seeing any. You can see the announcement at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/fashion/weddings/a-lasting-third-impression.html?_r=0

  6. bubujin_2

    bubujin_2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It was a big deal to me when my family adopted my Vietnamese sister but I don’t recall we had any media coverage. This was around 1970. We did have some local media coverage when she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. My folks were no in it for the limelight though.

  7. beprepn

    beprepn said, over 2 years ago

    @Astolat

    Thanks.

  8. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of Angelina Jolie.

  9. Travis Bickel

    Travis Bickel said, over 2 years ago

    @Illegal Seagull

    Do we really have over 100,000 orphans in the US? Or just kids from bad homes?

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    If you are talking bad, dysfunctional homes I would guess it’s more like 25,000,000 kids.

  10. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, over 2 years ago

    ""I about got my head bitten off and never did get a straight answer."


    I can’t imagine why.

  11. MiHorn

    MiHorn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @QuiteDragon

    Maybe she didn’t care for the “ax”.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    Did you really ask her why she “bought” two babies?
    .
    They must take after their uncle. Or, you trained them well.

  13. ROLtheWolf

    ROLtheWolf said, over 2 years ago

    @Illegal Seagull

    They’re mostly not babies.

  14. drbethsk8s

    drbethsk8s said, over 2 years ago

    I have two good friends who adopted from China – they didn’t “buy” their children, thank you, and they have two lovely, well-mannered daughters. You are quite the uncle there, bawana…

  15. jvelonis

    jvelonis GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Since the US population has increased some 40% since 1975, if the number of children available for adoption has stayed the same, then we are making progress.

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