On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, over 3 years ago

    hippogriff: See my reply to your sarcastic comment May 29.

  2. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago

    Clair knows them BOTH so well!

  3. arsmall

    arsmall said, over 3 years ago


    I can’t wait until they change the demographics of this site to include emailed notifications of ones reply to a comment.

  4. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Hopefully the dad will be fine, and get through his surgery. But I’m still concerned about the socialization of Paul there, who again is mute. This strip is all about the love and care of pets, which includes their socialization. Pets have to be socialized to other pets and to humans. This is done by handling the pet and talking to them regularly. Is anyone doing this to Paul? No, and he is withering on the vine. Human males are mammals, too. Just like a pet they need socialization, which includes talking to, and handling.

  5. Jolly1995

    Jolly1995 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  6. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    no1scouse: I could have predicted if there were a problem, it would be in Ontario. They seem determined to prove Tommy Douglas wrong (despite being declared a couple years ago to be the greatest Canadian ever). In six years, we only needed emergency once. We had to wait about ten minutes (it seemed longer because it was an emergency). We went to the Burnaby hospital (closer) even though we lived next to Boundary road in Vancouver and our doctor was in Richmond.

    You are the first complaint I have heard from inside the system, although I have heard too many from those who only get their “information” from the AMA. (I had a professor who had just come off sabbatical where he studied the AMA in the ‘50s. His opinion was “the most ruthless and corrupt labor union in the country, Hoffa included.” By the ’70s, every time they made a pronouncement, the YAMA (under 35) would make one saying the opposite. Recently the AMA made some statements advocating the Canadian plan, but the corporate media has not reported anything like that in the last couple years. My Canadian doctor said, in 1973, after BC finally adopted the system, "I can[’t see that I practice medicine any differently now that I no longer worry about being paid."

    I was at a co-operative conference when they still had a backlog of people who at last could finally afford medical care, and there were complaints about the wait for elective surgery. They knew I was a US citizen, so I said, “You can always do what we do.” “What?” “If you can’t pay, you die.” Since co-operators have a higher sense of social responsibility than most, there was no further discussion of the matter.

  7. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, over 3 years ago


    Double yikes

  8. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, over 3 years ago


    True but difficult in difficult situations. When you’re in the middle, it’s hard seeing everyone in the circle around you. It’s only later that you’re able to focus.

  9. ldw42

    ldw42 said, over 3 years ago

    Sarcasm maybe the intent but many times people who suddenly lose that loved one say they miss those annoying things the most. Humor also helps you to more easily cope as well.

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