Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 23, 2012

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    rayannina  about 11 years ago

    When mass media and reality collide …

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    BE THIS GUY  about 11 years ago

    Mel, slap him with some reality!

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    Peabody-Martini  about 11 years ago

    Anyone know the odds of Roland making it to the end of the flight without suffering a grievous injury?

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    Buzza Wuzza  about 11 years ago

    bring ’em home

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    Varnes  about 11 years ago

    Buzza Wuzza, yeah, maybe we should take a few years off ….this war thing is getting old…

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    TheSkulker  about 11 years ago
    This will be good!
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    King_Shark  about 11 years ago

    The Taliban would claim – quite justifiably – that dropping Hedley on them constitutes a war crime.

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    bagbalm  about 11 years ago

    Wait until you are wet…

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    YatInExile  about 11 years ago

    Like Mel needs to be told there’s an embed on board…

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    corzak  about 11 years ago

    Romney has re-hired all of the Bush neo-cons. McCain is pushing for MORE commitment in Afghanistan. Drums beating for attack on Iran.Global powers are beginning to jockey to fill vacuum once occupied by U.S. superpower, on possibility that U.S. will continue to pour strategic power and flexibility into Mid East bottomless pit.

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Yeah, dropping Hedley on the Taliban would be worse that burring Korans!

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    MiepR  about 11 years ago

    He was correcting himself.

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    MiepR  about 11 years ago

    Also, it’s “deep-seated,” not “deep seeded.”

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    Alabama Al  about 11 years ago

    “We’re winning, right?” If you actually have to ask that question about a war, the answer is undoubtedly “No.”

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Every time Mel gets on a plane, she makes a new friend!

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    davox  about 11 years ago

    @tacopielvr1. It’s “typos” not “typo’s”. There’s no grocer’s apostrophe needed here.2. Misspelling “grammar” when criticizing other peoples’ grammar is so deliciously ironic. Thanks!

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    Defect Premium Member about 11 years ago

    He’s gonna twist ANYTHING she says. So the ONLY way this can come out well is if he’s thrown out the plane without a ‘chute. And she’s the one to get it done, too, so I can only hope.

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 11 years ago

    “As for the first panel, Rosey? An officer should address subordinate enlisted people by their rank and last name, not by some goofy nickname.”

    1. They’re overseas, as part of a combat operation; they’re not at home, “keeping ready.” Things get more casual, or at least informal.2. If this enlisted person and this officer have been working closely for an extended period of time, things get more casual, or at least informal.3. “Rosey” (or maybe “Rose,” “Rosa,” “Rosalinda,” etc.) may be her given name. “Goofy” is an opinion, and “nickname” assumes facts not in evidence.4. “Radar, where are those forms I need to sign?!?”

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    WaitingMan  about 11 years ago

    It’s spelled “grammar”.

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    tigre1  about 11 years ago

    Personally I think Bush GAVE us ‘Arab Spring’…I mean, Bush got us stuck there…to ‘drain the swamp’ where the ERRORISTS came from(yeah, I meant to spell it that way)

    And all those medieval sandbox countries have stirred a LOT.

    There were 22 of them with rotting dynastic governments…

    However…nothing’s changed much about genital mutilation of women in Egypt, for instance.

    Animals. Perverted animals.

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    kaffekup   about 11 years ago

    I have a feeling these two may be the story arc of the week, so don’t be surprised if she doesn’t defenestrate him. They will need to interact so he can spin whatever she says.

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    goweeder  about 11 years ago


    You’re right – it’s very sad. And here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know: It’sextremely painful. I suffer from this afflictionand it’s true. I notice typos and incorrectgrammar all the time and it’s really hard to overlook them. It takes a lot of effort to ignore them. Pointing them out is also the best way I know of to make enemies.

    And if I didn’t have spell-checker, I would not dare to write anything, because I make moretypos than anyone else.

    Incidentally, it’s an indicator – not a indicator.(Sorry. couldn’t help it!)

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    GTphile  about 11 years ago

    @Davox I too am a nitpicker about “grammer” and usage, and typos leap off the page into my flinching sensibilities. I also loved your term “grocer’s apostrophe”; however, it is my sad duty to inform you that you, too have erred with " peoples’ "as a plural possessive.

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    GTphile  about 11 years ago

    @ DAVOX )see above) But in your case it must be a typo.

    Thanks for being here!

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    GTphile  about 11 years ago

    @ GOWEEDER tooThere should be a self help group for people like us three…any ideas??

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 11 years ago

    “Every time I see fatigues in “Doonesbury,” I skip it. I just can’t stand that we’re still over there, even after we got Bin Laden. It’s time to bring them all home.”

    And how does your running away from critical commentary/satire get them home any quicker?

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    W6BXQ, John  about 11 years ago

    He corrected his own error! That’s a problem?

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    Heywood1960  about 11 years ago

    Does anyone know where I can find prints from a book entitled “You’re Never Too Old for Nuts and Berries” It’s a Doonesbury book from 1975/1976. THANKS!

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    rh Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Right, it’s time to go. We’ve got all our new weapons and our new battlefield medicine procedures and equipment sufficiently tested, and the cost of human life was low enough that the populace did not revolt. Vietnam same-o.

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    leweclectic  about 11 years ago

    Appears that “Rosey” (1st frame) is addressing a Sargent or Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) (2nd frame) “Sir”. Just wouldn’t happen. Gary, stop mixing how Officers are commonly addressed, i.e. “Sir”, with that of an E5-E7, i.e. “Sargent”. Keep it “Stract” Mr. Trudeau, keep on a making commentary…and that’s an old DAV NCO’s order.

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