Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for February 18, 2011

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    mrbribery  almost 11 years ago

    Well he’s recovered nicely from losing all that money.

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    palos  almost 11 years ago

    I’m thinking this could end badly for Mr. Overkill. (Possible blackmail for losing $50M of a client’s money.)

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    fesalazarsoto  almost 11 years ago

    If Duke’s already got his money, he’s not entirely a loser…

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    cdward  almost 11 years ago

    No, No! I know what’s coming! Overkill is going to send Jeff in! Jeff thinks he’s going in to be a hero; Overkill thinks he’s getting rid of Jeff for good. Duke doesn’t care as long as his gets a little ka-ching.

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    S_T_F_U  almost 11 years ago

    Red Rascal For President (or Dictator)

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    Potrzebie  almost 11 years ago

    Time for the Red Rascal to start his own Merc company and go do a spectacular extraction!

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    lewisbower  almost 11 years ago

    GWEEDO Not the Monroe tunnel?

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    heeyuk  almost 11 years ago

    Overkill will charge Duke $50M for the spec-op AND send in Red Rascal Redfern - both problems solved. It’s business. Another fine blend!

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    Alabama Al  almost 11 years ago

    Don’t get too smug, Overkill. After all, you’re the one who gave Jeff Redfern (a.k.a.: the Red Rascal) a suitcase with $50,000,000 in cash inside. (Which is actually physically impossible, but never mind.)

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    Nemesys  almost 11 years ago

    It won’t be the Rascal saving BMZ. He’s being held in reserve for a special ops mission to extract the governor of Wisconsin from the angry mob.

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    Dragoncat  almost 11 years ago

    Uh-oh… Why is my Red Rascal Sense tingling?

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    cdhaley  almost 11 years ago

    While Doonesbury rambles on about Duke being out of touch, Sarah Palin provides the only real-time absurdities with her Palinosis (defined as verbal impairment caused by the trauma of political change).

    Addressing a group of supporters on Long Island, she tried to explain how she would balance the budget:

    “We don’t have to reinvent any wheels to get the economy back on the right track,” she said. “The solution in here to fix the problem, you know what it is? You invest in a five-cent stamp and you write your congressman and you tell him, ‘You’re going to get fired! Five cents back in the day [47 years ago, when SP was born].’”

    “Nothing’s changed. It’s the same principles that can be applied.”

    —From NYT National Edition, 18 Feb., page A16.

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    txmystic (formerly konjiki)  almost 11 years ago

    He HAS to send in the Red Rascal…the kid owes him $50M.

    jeff will get bogged down, forcing the army to send melissa’s unit in for an extraction. then they’ll fall in love, and…

    …wait, I feel like I’m writing Jeff’s blog for him…

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    RinaFarina  almost 11 years ago

    I think I’ve figured out how to pronounce the Dictator-for-Life’s name, BMZKLFRPZ:


    What? You say something else is happening? What?

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    Nemesys  almost 11 years ago

    Nice work, palin. You’ve managed to interject something entirely irrelevant to the topic said by someone who isn’t even in public office.

    However, from our Vice President who IS in public office, and is actively working to help shape world events, we have this:

    “Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.”

    “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, “look, here’s what happened.””

    “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

    “In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

    I could cite the list of contradictory quotes about the situation in Egypt by Mr. Biden, but I suspect that I’d run out of space,

    The best thing about Biden is that he makes Palin look like a genius in comparison - and she’s not.

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    cdhaley  almost 11 years ago


    I don’t quite see how Biden’s various remarks about current political situations “make Palin look like a genius.” With Biden, you always know what he’s talking about. Contrast any of his misspeakings with the acute Palinosis of “Nothing’s changed. It’s the same principles that can be applied.”

    Her remark betrays a mind incapable of grasping political change, much less the syntax needed to communicate her “thoughts.”

    Ps. To what political “topic” do you find this Doonesbury arc relevant? GT conceived it weeks ago hoping that Duke’s silliness would have some relevance to this week’s events. But it has even less than does SP’s clowning for her big event, her birthday. (She wants to believe “nothing’s changed.”)

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    thirdguy  almost 11 years ago

    No one will deny that our Vice President has a knack for stepping on his petcock. He is at the very worst, Politically incorrect. But mostly, he is just amusing. Ms. Palin however, repeatedly shows us how unbelievably out of touch she is (5 cent stamps, Really?) or just plain dumb, under educated, and unqualified, she is to be a national candidate

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    FriscoLou  almost 11 years ago

    Compared to the last Vice, Biden’s like a smooth breath of fresh air, with fewer people getting shot.

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    phdtogo  almost 11 years ago

    Again, all are part of the same political class pretending to hold ideological differences while at the same time fleecing the public treasury (us) for billions. At best Republicans are, to borrow a late 17th Century English politcal term (George Halifax) “Trimmers”. Their rhetoric (i.e., abolish entire Cabinet-level agencies) never matches their actions… which are to trim back Democrat budgets.

    Both Biden and Palin are little more than useful tools to advance the “psuedo” agendas of both parties. To Biden’s credit, when compared to the other “Hacks on the Hill” he has not profited much from his 35+ years in the Senate. Either he’s relatively honest or incredibly stupid. Maybe a bit of both?

    Pres. BMZ most likely has enough stashed away to make both Duke and Overkill happy and keep his own harem intact and himself entertained for life. Expect the Red Rascal (more like Inspector Cluseau and not even close to Otto Skorzeny) to bumble, but somehow extract the Pres from Be-jerk-i-stan

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    cdhaley  almost 11 years ago


    Your 17th-c. political history is as confused as any foggy disquisition by SP or Biden. When in 1684 Halifax was called a “trimmer” for not voting consistently with either Whigs or Tories, he wrote his Character of a Trimmer to explain that his chief loyalty was to the state. A Trimmer is someone who trims the sails so that the crosswinds of political change don’t force the ship of state onto the rocks.

    Obviously our greatest Trimmer nowadays is Obama—-although Senators Warner and Chambliss are doing more than the president, so far, to “trim the sails” of our out-of-control budget; and for their efforts, either senator is taking flak from his party.

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    thirdguy  almost 11 years ago

    FriscoLou, Hilarious link, Thanks!

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    Starrman69  almost 11 years ago

    I see the story arc as a nod to the US backing of puppets in the muslim world the last 30 years..we were thrown out of Iran when the Shah was deposed..Sadam made a lot of noise about nuclear weapons to hold off Iran an look what happened to him (actually that was a pay back from Junior over what Sadam tried to do to his old man years ago) and the score keeps going…Tunisia…Libya…It’s going to take more than a bandaid….

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    trncobrien Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    “Berzerkistan” is misspelled.

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