Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 26, 2013

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    barbara chaffin Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    ha ha

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    Varnes  almost 10 years ago

    Acid can make a difference……not that I would know…….But, what was with the paisley shapes everywhere….?

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    gimmickgenius  almost 10 years ago

    Shouldn’t that flashback be in glorious black & white?

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    jnik23260  almost 10 years ago

    A reminde that GBT’s artwork was even MORE crude!

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    pawpawbear  almost 10 years ago

    Wait, what happened to Zipper?

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    pbarnrob  almost 10 years ago

    But California, which sorta, kinda, went half-way with medical (Prop.215) but no follow-up regulations to administer and register dispensaries, is still a mess. And despite promises, feds are still sticking their oars in.

    Prohibition corrupted the pols, cops, and courts in the twenties, and this one is no different!

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    billydub  almost 10 years ago

    Rick still wears a tie? Not a pajama pundit yet…

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    localhost  almost 10 years ago

    So who remembers what year J’ACCUSE was? That was a road trip through Alabama, wasn’t it? The one seed bust? I’m gonna guess 1976.

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    LHPuttgrass  almost 10 years ago

    I hear the dog’s voice as that of Felix Unger.

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    Q4horse  almost 10 years ago

    The sole purpose of drug laws is to oppress and incarcerate African american men and provide a legal excuse to deny them jobs and a decent standard of living.

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    reedkomicks Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Nothing sad about having a mind like a steel trap!

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    Beleck3  almost 10 years ago

    lol, and then i think about the legal drugs, sugar, coffee, nicotine,high fructose corn syrup. and of course the ones Pharma sells, but we all know Pharma runs the Government nowadays. thank Sen Baucus of Montana for that.

    Sugar is by far the worst of these, and then the fat making death enhancing high fructose corn syrup.

    legal is a matter of profit in America nowadays. If Business can’t make a profit off of it, it ain’t legal, yet.

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    GrimmaTheNome  almost 10 years ago

    If that original was ’73, Zonker is looking in remarkably good shape for his age.

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    bagbalm  almost 10 years ago

    Ah yes, my handler is frowning at these guys. Time to point on them. The Clever Hans exception to the Fourth Amendment.

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    traceling  almost 10 years ago

    Yeah, it was really early in the strip, I remember it too. ’72 sounds about right to me as well.

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    kaffekup   almost 10 years ago

    So now, we’re drinking coffee in the kitchen. It was a fun trip for the fifteen minutes it lasted. Zonk, you want to go back and apologize to McFriendly’s and ask for your job back? With a cut in pay?

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    mistercatworks  almost 10 years ago

    For people educated in the 21st century, Clever Hans was a “counting horse”. However, he could only “count” when his trainer was present, because the trainer was involuntarily providing visual cues toward the correct response. This could be a problem with “drug-sniffing” dogs if not properly trained. In humans, there was a similar problem with “recovered memories”. People remembered childhood abuse but only when prompted by an overzealous hypnotic therapist.

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    cupertino jay  almost 10 years ago

    > sadly, I remember that original comic

    No no no, you’re a [underline]winner[/underline] ’55: lottsa us older folks have memory issues.

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    George Alexander  almost 10 years ago

    What a pile of libertarian comments, as if pot is the world’s most important moral issue. Sugar is worse on the social fabric than pot? What blather.In contrast, there’s not one comment about the origin, meaning of, and moral significance of the phrase “J’Accuse.” What a bunch of Duhs you are.

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    kaffekup   almost 10 years ago

    And you are here because….?

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    mlvezie  almost 10 years ago

    If anyone wants to take a break from the drug debate, the original J’Accuse strip can be found here (6/20/73: http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1973/06/20

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    Bucinka  almost 10 years ago

    I have that strip. The dog was channeling the Dreyfuss affair.

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    cezpaige  almost 10 years ago

    Maybe it was a Belgian Malinois.

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    Llywus  almost 10 years ago

    Isn’t that flashback from the same roadtrip where the boys first met Joannie “Then I decked him” Caucus?

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    Newshound41  almost 10 years ago

    Issa accusation, not proof of guilt.

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    loves raising duncan  almost 10 years ago

    Zonker remembers?

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Ah, the classics! I remember this one, wether Zonk does or not.

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Ha! Great throw-back from GT.

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    surfpirate  almost 10 years ago

    And Zonker’s ultimate moral/lesson learned from those days (daze?) …. will that be repeated? ….. “It may or may not be wrong, but it sure is against the law.”

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