Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, 11 months ago

    @Mhic Dhu Ghaill
    Sure you were. A 76+ year old person using a Simpsons avatar?!? I’m no Sherlock Holmes however I find what you just said to be hard to believe on numerous levels. Opinions and a-holes, everyone has ’em…including me!

  2. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Gen X and Gen Y have taken over, so much I couldn’t remember what they called my generation any more. Oh yeah, Baby Boomer. What a crappy name for a generation.

    When will we get a Brokaw to kiss up to our Boomer generation and make us into something awesome, like he did with all the racists and misogynists who now inhabit senior living homes?

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    JFK was the first president born in the 20th century. He gave us Hope.

    We all said, ’He’s going to keep the men of America on their toes: he’s going to raise all US urinals by 12 inches.‘

    Then came Cuba, and I had to sleep on the floor because all our relatives from the cities came to sleep in our farmhouse.

    Then came the assassination.

    When Harding died, there was no autopsy, but everyone ’knew’ he’d been poisoned. When no one found the killers, every historians decided the real answer was heart failure, no assassin. It tied up all the loose ends, true or not.

    But, as of current date, there are now more theories about the Kennedy assassination than anyone can possibly pursue.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I was 19 at the time. LBJ with full support from the Republicans gave me the opportunity to prove a few years later that the 3 shots, three hits, at that range, was entirely possible. I’ve long wondered, given the varying “interpretations” if had JFK lived, would I still have ended up in ’Nam? Possibly , NOT!

  5. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 11 months ago

    I was a sophomore in college at the time. I remember one of my fellow students entering the classroom in a celebratory manner, “Hey! Guess what? Kennedy’s been shot!” This, at a college (now university) mislabeled “Abilene Christian”! :(

  6. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    I think the whole assassination was set up, so they could have that staged photo-op.

  7. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @Thomas Thieme

    It wasn’t the baby boomers that got the GI Bill, it was their parents who came of age during WW2 – the Greatest Generation. And the Greatest Generation didn’t give it to themselves, the received in an unanimous vote from Congress, most of whose members were a generation or 2 older.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Human, it was 50 years ago, TODAY! My folks hated him also, but you have to go back to FDR and Claire Chenault to find the start of our “involvement” in IndoChina. Indonesia was long before that, like the Philippines.

    I studied up a bit before going to ‘Nam, and it was interesting to discover how much my Folks’ hero, Eisenhower had to do with actually escalating our involvement in Viet Nam.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    ^Which, the current issue of “Playboy” has a breakdown of what the “generations” were, and what they represent.

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Rall is a boomer then, by a year. Shows how meaningful the term is.

  11. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 11 months ago

    “Thrill us with your demographic superiority!” One of the best damn lines I’ve heard (or seen?) anytime, anywhere, in any context. And yes, Rall is technically a Boomer. But some vital experiences from his early formative years were different from the mainstream Boomers.

  12. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 11 months ago

    I was 12, and, ironically, sitting in a Social Studies class when Mr. McMillan came in and told us. Recall it vividly.

  13. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Ted needs a vacation, a very long vacation.

  14. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 11 months ago

    The generally accepted baby boomer birth years, according to Wikipedia, were 1946-1964.
    Why do some people always have something negative to say? Why do some of them always seem to be RWNJs?
    What’s wrong with the name, ‘Baby Boomer’? I was born right in the middle of that time span and my 14 month old booms just like I do. Like father, like son. That’s my boy!
    Remember that the hippies, the antithesis of many Boomer values, are Baby Boomers. We are everywhere.
    @Thomas Thieme: I can over-generalize too. Cut the electrical umbilical cord, put down the smart phone, pull your head out of your colon and wake up to reality.
    I was 8, and JFK was one of my heroes. Most authority figures are heroes to 8 year olds. My mother spoke very highly of him; it was the only time I ever saw my mother cry. I also remember air raid drills and I now understand the connection between them and JFK. He was just another leading figure of the Money Party but he angered the wrong people.
    My Mom died at the beginning of 2012 and I miss her very much. I try to honor her memory by trying to teach my boys (I have a 5 year old too) the same values she instilled in me. Be human! Thanks, Mom.

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 11 months ago


    Me too. 12 years old and in social studies class equivalent. Mr. Bullough.

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