The Flying McCoys by Glenn and Gary McCoy

The Flying McCoys

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    She must be from Oregon.

  2. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 3 years ago

    take the kid away from her now. too many people out there on too many drugs (half that aren’t needed) Kids just have pent up energy cause they can’t go out and run off the energy because of the evil in the world!

  3. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sad but true.

  4. Michael Mitchell

    Michael Mitchell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Right out of the womb! She not wasting any time.

  5. LKD

    LKD said, over 3 years ago

    Monkeyhead, you win the common sense award for today. :)

  6. Chuck Barnard

    Chuck Barnard GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    None of you have ADHD do you?

    None of you have raised an ADHD child either.

    Granted, drugs get over-prescribed…then they get under-prescribed…it’s a cycle.

    No one could understand why our ADHD daughter (very, very active ON her meds,) was so worrisome to us–until the week we were in the middle of no where and ran out of meds…schedule 2 drugs require a hard-copy prescription for each refill–we were 500 miles from home and an hour from the nearest drugstore.

    After 2 days drug-free, they all understood, and I was desperate to find SOMETHING!

    I settled on coffee and then moved her to caffeine pills to control dosages better.

    On caffeine I heard things I’d never heard: “Daddy, I’m hungry.” “Daddy, can I have more lunch?”

    I spent the next year arguing with her psychiatrist who wanted to put her on Ritalin, saying: “We don’t know if caffeine is safe.”

    There you have it folks, right from the dr’s mouth: caffeine may not be as safe as Ritalin.

    Citizens don’t let legislators legislate on drugs.

    But Congress, the President and the Justices are EXEMPT from drug testing.

    Too bad. If we’d been testing our Supreme Court justices we wouldn’t have had one that was a zombie for a decade….

  7. frank corona

    frank corona GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Just wondering……what did kids have before ADHD was “discovered”?

  8. annie

    annie said, over 3 years ago

    I had a son who was diagnosed with ADHD. After six months my husband insisted we take him off ritalin. I tried a strict diet of home cooked, non processed food and it worked to some degree. But he’s always had an oppositional personality, for which no drugs were prescribed. Now, as an adult, he’s been diagnosed with anxiety issues and is on a drug.

  9. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 3 years ago

    @frank corona - speaking from experience - a very unusual, but frequently amusing, childhood often punctuated by things like “Hey, dummy! wake up!”

  10. starlilies

    starlilies GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was about 10yo. We decided to put him on medication (as much as I was against it) during the school year. It really did help to calm him down - but he hated taking it. By the second year, I asked him if he wanted to continue taking the medication - he said NO! So I kept him off anything that contained RED 40 (I just knew it was making him MORE hyper than normal) and continued to remind him about the calming effect the medication had on him. He learned how to control his behavior for the most part. Some kids really do need the medication and some do not. I do also think it’s associated with not having the ability to go outside and run around until you’re exhausted….

  11. mendojoe

    mendojoe said, over 3 years ago

    another gateway drug.

  12. ilsapadu

    ilsapadu said, over 3 years ago

    The strip was quite funny, the comments were quite serious.

  13. captainedd

    captainedd said, over 3 years ago

    I guess I may have been diagnosed as being “ADHD” since it was hard for me to sit still as I was growing up. But, I learned to sit still when my dad let me know it was in my best interest to do so. As far as the forgetfullness was concerned, I was taught to carry a notepad and pen with me.

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