Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 09, 2013

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    too-zonked  about 9 years ago

    I’d like to see those as town mottoes on billboards at the city limits. It’d do wonders for civic pride.

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    Astolat  about 9 years ago

    Apart from the Western Wall I don’t think there aren’t actually many checkpoints in Jerusalem; there is airport-style security into buildings but not checkpoints. Into, and within, the Palestinian occupied territories, however is another matter. If you ever get the chance to go on the tour of Bethlehem and Ramallah that puts you on the bus to come back through the Qalandia gate, it’s a sobering experience to realise that the people you are with have to put up with this 5 days a week.

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    pbarnrob  about 9 years ago

    Puts me in mind of Huntsville, vs. the rest of Alabama (say, two miles outside the city limits or more)…

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    Beleck3  about 9 years ago

    lol, yep cold war zone, the Fascist Texas Legislature vs humans, but what else is knew. the Rigth has been fighting to force their Religious Sharia law since Reagan courted teh Devil worshippers/Evangelicals.

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    mabrndt Premium Member about 9 years ago

    There’s an actual bus, that drove at least 1,200 miles, here in the Twin Cities this week, promoting the music of Austin. Had I not seen the TV report, I wouldn’t have believed it. Not sure what happened to ACL (mainly encores it seems); is Austin getting that desperate for tourists?

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    garyhill  about 9 years ago

    If it was Sharia law, what would the Cowboy cheerleaders look like in burkas? Muslims stay home-Africa.

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    TCulberson  about 9 years ago

    gee, would you rather live the the Liberal and Bankrupt Detroit, Chicago, and California, where there is no moral standards or in the low tax, you can make your own fortune and it wont have to be taxed away Texas?Envy of the Lone Star State and the rest of Flyover states from the liberal coasts is great

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    Davepostmp  about 9 years ago

    Really, does anyone read what they have written? 3rd grade reading level…

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    Newshound41  about 9 years ago

    @Gokie5Wisconsin also has Milwaukee.

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    buddyman Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Enough of the politics – lets talk about something important. Did anyone notice the continuity error in this weeks strip?Hint – Duke Tie.

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    Natasha205  about 9 years ago

    I seem to recall this Trff Overthrow/Duke/Texas Secession storyline about this time LAST year.

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    georgelcsmith  about 9 years ago

    Austin has well over 600,000 people. It is hardly a “nice little city”. Except for all the liberals, it’s a great place.

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    susan.e.a.c  about 9 years ago

    Ah, to openly be a bigot and write cartoons…..

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    georgelcsmith  about 9 years ago

    Under the leadership of “clown” Rick Perry, Texas has one of the best economies in the US. Meanwhile, the leadership of your hero Obama is destroying the economy of the US as a whole. The “clown” is clearly doing a lot better than your hero.

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    Kip W  about 9 years ago

    Since when is it bigotry to dislike a political party? What if it’s ‘funny’ bigotry? Wouldn’t that make it just as okay as ‘funny’ racism?

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    georgelcsmith  about 9 years ago

    So you think Texas should adopt the liberal big-government plan and have the wonderful infrastructure of Detroit? When liberal Democrats took over Detroit, it had the highest living standards in the US. They spent like there was no tomorrow, and there doesn’t appear to be much of a tomorrow for them. Texas lives on a budget, and our infrastructure is just fine, thank you.

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    georgelcsmith  about 9 years ago

    That’s an interesting claim. I’ve been a conservative for decades, and I’ve never seen even one of them who wants to fundamentally change the country. Do you have a wild imagination, or are you just delusional?

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    studio21  about 9 years ago

    Keep the checkpoints.

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    studio21  about 9 years ago

    Keep the checkpoints!

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    Radical-Knight  about 9 years ago

    I love these unrelated comments instigated by cartoon where commenters take opinionated pot-shots at each other.

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 9 years ago

    “if more people would figure out that just 105,000 doesn’t amount to the many millions who did not sign the petition nor wanted to.”-Yep, a vote not for can well be considered a vote against.Subtract the large number from elsewhere and the petition has little, okey NO, real meaning.

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 9 years ago

    “Following Leviticus law in the Bible means no more bikinis either”-I forget, where does Levitical Law forbid bikinis?Even if so, this is obviously forbidden by our Constitutional prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment such as it would inflict on us aesthetically minded males.

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 9 years ago

    " “Be careful or we will cut Alaska in half and make Texas the third biggest state. For some reason many Texans never found it funny…..”-I hadn’t heard that one, but have to admit it IS funny. I remember the standard response to Alaska being bigger was, “Only until it melts.”(talk about PROPHETIC!!)-(By the way, I’m not from Texas but haven’t personally met any Texans I disliked. Decent enough folks for the most part.)

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    merbrat  about 9 years ago

    When you are heading out of Austin, there are signs saying “Welcome to Texas”. Except for the Capitol building, it is an oasis of sanity.

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    SClark55 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    If it’s not clear enough already from other comments, Trudeau probably doesn’t like Austin because of music, hi-tech, etc.; he likes it cuz it’s by far the most liberal city in the state. Don’t let him get you to thinking this is just over niceties.

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    kaffekup   about 9 years ago

    And that’s just a great reason by itself.

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