For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    Also, he tried to stop Brad, but Brad’s punchesgot in the way.

  2. doctorwho29

    doctorwho29 said, over 3 years ago

    He tried to just go home, but Brad’s stupidity got in the way

  3. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years ago

    This is such a timely issue to deal with as another young girl gave in to the pressure of bullying not too long ago. There are far too many children dealing with this sad problem. Mike is trying so hard to share the blame for the beating he got but he really knows inside its not his fault. He’s just too kind-hearted….and loveable.

    I still hope his parents go visit Brad’s parents to discuss this assault on Mike. However, my bet is that Brad’s parents are the cause of the problem…either directly via child abuse or indirectly, by encouraging him to be tough and aggressive with others….no matter how small the kid may be. I would talk to the proper authorities, as well.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    It wasn’t Michael’s fault. Brad is just a big bully!!!

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    Sure – but the issue is still a real issue. To Michael’s credit, he apologized to Brad in an attempt to stop it. He did what he could and was attacked by a much bigger kid. I reject adults who say this is just part of growing up, and kids need to learn how to defend themselves. Since when did getting a bigger weapon do anything but escalate the violence. Bullying is childish behavior that we have to teach kids is wrong – otherwise they grow up to become corporate or political bullies… and they do REAL harm.

  6. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    I had bullies that made my life a living hell for 11 years, and my Mother sent a senator to the school after a bully put a knife in my back(I stll have the scar!) One bully tried Karate on me(she was in for a surpirise) at that point I snapped! The next day I sneaked in with a pistol from home(if you can call it that!) I was ready to kill these people ,but thankfully they were absent. That was over twenty years ago. One of them has children now and straightened his act, the other one is still a jerk and tried to threated me and I called the police on her. It was much more satisfying. The if the school doesn’t do anything, call the police, they will, and take back power that way. And to the bullies, watch out because one way or another this Will come back on you!

  7. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There is a movie director MIke Nichols who was bullied. As an adult he met the bully an the bully asked ifbhevremembered him. Mike said yes very well, what do you do? The guy said he was a used car salesman , mike said inam very happy to hear that.

  8. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago


    Way to go! Thank you so much for proving your point so well. I had a mean nurse (who was a bully) who laughed at me 5 minutes after he died in my arms) I told her it’s a shame my husband died , I hoped it would be her instead. The head Nurse was behind the door when this happened and fired her on the spot. It just goes that a lot of the times bulles (even adult ones) get what they deserve!

  9. chefcass

    chefcass said, over 3 years ago

    Haven’t most of us been bullied? Even Opie and Andy had to deal with it. Its been going on since life began.

  10. emmaregina

    emmaregina said, over 3 years ago

    @chefcass That doesn’t make it right.

  11. chefcass

    chefcass said, over 3 years ago


    No it doesn’t at all. Its awful to be bullied. My point is that we still don’t have a solution

  12. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago


    With all due respect. When A person get stabbed and nearly killed , how do you justify that!? Just because a person is from a different part of the United States. Or how about a good friend of mine who committed SUICIDE and you’re 10 years old(I read her note) how does Andy Taylor handle that? This is real life.

  13. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago


    A very intelligent reply! Thank you< two thumbs up!

  14. emmaregina

    emmaregina said, over 3 years ago

    @chefcass True. Maybe someday.

  15. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    First, if they lay a finger on you, call the police(that is assualt) because ignoring them, IS NOT going to make them or the problem go away. Second when the police do come PRESS CHARGES! that is assault. Third there is a website called They have the resources to help you. And finally you are not alone, take the power back.

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