Classic Doonesbury (1976) by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 7 months ago

    Joanie, don’t tease your roommate like that.

  2. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 7 months ago

    … and so it begins ?

  3. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, 6 months ago

    Tammy Duckworth? Is she running? She would be great.

  4. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, 6 months ago

    Joanie is quick on her feet in this one.

  5. PocosDad

    PocosDad said, 6 months ago

    Tammy appears to be a worthy candidate, but unfortunately, she was born in Thailand, so she can’t be President unless an amendment to the Constitution is passed.

  6. beprepn

    beprepn said, 6 months ago

    Her father was not an American citizen?

  7. jploch5408

    jploch5408 said, 6 months ago


    According to Wikipedia, her father was a US Marine, so doesn’t that make her a US citizen?

  8. beprepn

    beprepn said, 6 months ago

    Shucks – it appears her father was a Brit (and a Marine). The Brits – the very people the law was designed to keep from the presidency.

  9. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, 6 months ago

    Well darn I guess Ted Cruz can’t be prez either. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger. John McCain was born in panama but never mind.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 6 months ago

    Unfortunately, Tammy also faced the obstacle of not being a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant male. It would still be a while before we started knocking down that wall in front of the Presidency.

  11. Sue Lester

    Sue Lester said, 6 months ago


    Her dad was an American Marine. She is a natural citizen.

  12. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 6 months ago

    Yesterday, bawana posted the following:
    What we truly need, is a: female, mixed-minority, semi-disabled, veteran for a president. Then maybe everybody will shut up.
    Turns out, it describes Tammy Duckworth. She was born in Bangkok but her father is an American who can trace his roots in the US back to Colonial times. Under US law, that makes her a “natural born citizen.” Her mother is Thai of Chinese heritage.
    She has served her country bravely, losing both legs in Iraq when the helicopter she was in was shot down in Iraq. At a time when veterans feel neglected, they will have someone in the White House who understand their needs. She understands firsthand the foolishness of running into a war blindly.
    So, let’s get this ball rolling.

  13. Astolat

    Astolat said, 6 months ago


    Shh, don’t wake the sleeper under the bridge…

    If she was a Brit I was going to say send her back here, we’d love some politicians who didn’t go to Eton and Oxford. But she’s not – did you mistake United Nations for United Kingdom? Anyway, a US citizen father who had presumably spent at least five years in the US after 18 but before 40 when she was born should mean she is a natural born citizen, even though not by b eing born on American soil.

  14. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 6 months ago

    @The Wolf in Your Midst
    We should knock down that wall — and other walls — NOW! It is too late in this great nation’s existence to say, “it will be awhile before we started knocking down…”

  15. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 6 months ago

    She just needs to be prepared to be attacked on health issues (look at Hillary):
    “How do we know she doesn’t have PTSD? Can she serve without legs? Is she mentally stable?”
    Never mind that they started the war that gave her the injuries.

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