Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 7 months ago

    Don’t do anything to attract the police — it hurts the profit margin.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 7 months ago

    Aaah, criminality is what we need to have a law-abiding society.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    The profile is so wide, if you are a careful driver you are now suspicious.

  4. D R

    D R said, 7 months ago

    Ha! You all thought he meant something illegal. I read it to mean that they are showing off a lot of Harley paraphenalia.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Uh… D.R. ….
    the expression “moving a lot of product” means “selling a lot of merchandise.”

    Bikers buy branded paraphernalia to wear… but most have no stake in Harley Davidson or its licensees….
    there’s no percentage in being law-abiding just to show off your gear.

    Nope…. but when you’re on your way to make a sale, with a jail term in your pocket,
    or your saddlebags reeking of ….um… herbs…
    you really don’t want to get pulled over for an illegal left turn.

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I imagine.
    Of course.

  7. Rich88865

    Rich88865 said, 7 months ago

    Susan, he was talking about drugs

  8. Kara Kalel

    Kara Kalel GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Skid reminds me of the Reverend I knew, one of a number of bikers I’ve ridden with. I’m unusual that I’m a ‘normal’ and I don’t have any tats.

  9. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 7 months ago

    “Cyclist” is used to describe those who pedal their ride.
    The correct term for Skid and his ilk is “biker”.

  10. jeffiekins

    jeffiekins said, 7 months ago


    …and Mike isn’t one, so he doesn’t use the right terminology.
    When I used to pedal my 2-wheeler to work, people who hadn’t used a bicycle in a decade or more used to call me a biker. I didn’t bother correcting them.

  11. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 7 months ago

    @LoboGrande (from yesterday),
    I think it was the trib.
    Last weekend there was the funeral of a Hells Angels member in our area (northwest suburbs of Chicago). The wake was a funeral home on Northwest Highway (US14) in Arlington Heights and I’m not sure where the body was laid to rest, possibly at a cemetery on Rand road (US12) or on Kensington Ave in Arlington Heights. Many people were there on Harleys. Many of the men looked like the dude in this cartoon. Around 6PM I rode my bicycle over to the weekly old car show at the west commuter parking lot next to the UP tracks (northwest suburban line) here in Mount Prospect. It had been cancelled and the lot blocked off by police. On the other side of the tracks they had blocked off a popular bar/restaurant. On my way home along Main st (IL83) I saw a gray (unmarked) police car slowly headed south and behind that was a mile of harleys two by two. Most were driven by men and many of them had women riders on the back seat. I stood there and watched and I didn’t have a video camera with me like I sometimes do!

  12. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, 7 months ago

    (sigh) one of the few stereotypes even a supposedly liberal cartoonist can trade in…

    However, Garry displays his ignorance here: time and time again, when “biker” gangs are caught moving “product” (drugs, guns, prostitutes, etc.), they’re doing it in rented vans. Even an Electra-Glide Ultra Limited just doesn’t have the cargo space needed to sustain a proper illicit distribution business…

  13. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, 7 months ago

    There has been a lot of discussion in the papers here about whether Bicyclist should be required to have an operator’s license because they are SOOO bad at observing the traffic laws.

  14. missanyssa

    missanyssa said, 7 months ago


    But the bicyclists are just as reckless: no signals, riding on wrong side of road, running red lights, etc. Cyclists are cyclists. Mike uses the correct word:
    World English Dictionary
    cyclist or ( US ) cycler (ˈsaɪklɪst)
    — n a person who rides or travels by bicycle, motorcycle, etc"

  15. Kip W

    Kip W said, 7 months ago

    Sadly, many bicyclists think they should still ride facing traffic, like when they were pedestrians.

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