Well, there is Dennis Miller.
Well, the conservatives are trying.
i’m guessing the punchline is: “Beats me; I just got here.”
Liberals HAVE no sense of humor. Also, Gary has to invent an issue to make a point that doesn’t exist.
PianoGuy24 said:Liberals HAVE no sense of humor. Also, Gary has to invent an issue to make a point that doesn’t exist.-
You should’ve emphasized “NO,” not “have,” for better comedic effect.
The Great American Comic Strip hits another home run.
he sure did; that’s when he lost me as a fan.
Hippies don’t go near water? Huh? IDGI
@Bill WeinbergHippies don’t bathe.
I see leftwingpatriot has a sense of humor, selecting an oxymoron for a “nickname”!
People, Rush is hilariously parodying a caricature of the right wing, but few people get it. Remember when his TV show was between M*A*S*H and Cheers reruns? Colbert got it, but he was just a pale imitation, because Rush had already spent twenty years working closely with media marketing before he ever adopted his “conservative” persona. He’s very good at what he does. It’s a shtick people want to buy.
George McGovern flew 35 bombing missions in WW II.
Eddie Albert (the actor) rescued 47 Marines on Tarawa under heavy machine gun fire in November 1943, received the Bronze Star. Earth Day is observed on his birthday.
Morris Udall, congressman from Arizona, had only one good eye but managed to get into the service. Assigned as a white commander of an all black company. Served in the South Pacific. Went on to become a strong advocate for Civil Rights, the environment, Native American rights, and universal healthcare — he received his first decent glass eye when he joined the Army.My avatar, James Garner, met his first and only wife at an Adlai Stevenson rally. He received 2 Purple Hearts in Korea.I’ll put their patriotism up against the likes of John Wayne or Gary Cooper any day.
He was funny then, he is funny now, the only difference is, he doesn’t agree with you, something you in your hubris believe to be a requirement for intelligent discourse.
For you sensitive folks out there THIS IS A JOKE!
I think there are a lot of funny conservative jokes out there. Unfortunately when they say something they don’t think they’re telling a joke.
I’ve heard this before about comedy and other media, “punching up” makes you look brave, fight the power, rowrow, but “punching down” makes you look like a bully, the type of person who kicks the kid on crutches and expects people to laugh.
sigh .I remember when GT used to be funny (and, hopefully, some people will get a good taste of it from this extended flashback on weekdays. .Now, he sets up straw men and looks heroic knocking them down..Maybe I’m dense, but I don’t see how it’s different from what Rush does, except they play for different teams..They’ve turned the whole thing into baseball.
So the reason we cannot make jokes about liberals is because they are afflicted?
As usual, this twerp twist things into unrecognizable shapes. But he’s a liberal. What can I say?
Again, when you can’t clearly discuss you insult. Just your way I guess…
conservative comedy is called paranoid conspiracy theories.
Keeping a list that says my liberal guys are more patriotic than your list of conservative patriots speaks volumes about a depth of insecurity.
Conservative comedy makes fun of wealthy left wing liberals and their misguided government social and regulatory policies. It does not denigrate those who are disadvantaged.
Jimmy Stewart flew bombers in WWII and kept his service active up to the ‘70s, during which he flew at least one bombing run during Viet Nam.For years, I’ve pondered the hidden significance of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, in which the real-life coward John Wayne plays the unsung hero to Jimmy Stewart’s falsely lauded hero.
Joseph Heller, anyone?
It would have been funnier if he had said “Hippies don’t go near H2O” but that would have been over the heads of the anti-science conservative…
You nailed it, Mr. Trudeau. One of your best strips ever, so true, thank you.
“Again, when you can’t clearly discuss you insult. Just your way I guess…”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~May I point out — you’re directing your insult at EVERYBODY. Just your way, I guess…
I didn’t know that conservative humor consisted of hateful and racist comments until I read today’s Doonesbury. Thank you Trudeau for keeping us educated.
Trudeau is very, very bitter. It always happens when you see the ideology you supported for so many years turn out to be a failure. He can’t even come up with a coherent definition of ‘satire’- the use of humour, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues- hence, making fun of DNC overspending, illegal immigration failures, Arab Spring failures, Fast & Furious, IRS, EPA missteps, whilsleblowers in in jail….
-A guy walks into a bar; ‘Welcome, we’ve been expecting you’ says the bartender. He gets led to a prime seat and is given his favourite drink while everyone claps. ’What’s the big deal, it’s not my birthday’ he tells them. ‘No, no, everyone here loves you’, says the barkeep. ‘What makes me so special’ the guy asks. ‘You pay taxes, right’ the barkeep asks. ’ The barkeep says, ’You’re paying for everyone else’s drinks.’
Bob and Laurie were sad. Jim came up to them.- why are you so sad, Bob?- My health care just went up $12000 and I lost coverage on my vitamin shots and exercise program, but that’s not why I’m sad- why are you sad then?- I got a letter today saying my dental work is too expensive but they’ll pay for me to have an abortion- why are you sad Laurie?- My nonprofit got audited and we lost all our funding- doesn’t your nonprofit help poor women with health care and job placement?- Yes, but that’s not why I’m sad- why are you sad then?- they told me we wouldn’t be shut down if we did paid for abortions instead
Wendy saw her good friend Jill, laughing hysterically.’What’s so funny?’- I’m richer than ever, I have a tablet computer, I’ve committed multiple felonies and even killed people yet here I am, free as a bird because I plead down to drug charges, and with free health care to boot. My car, my house, I eat well, do narcotics, I sleep around without a care….’You’ve never worked a day in your life and if truth be told you’re not even a citizen, you’re an illegal! How’d you manage all that?’- I voted for Obama, like, seven times, but that’s not why I’m laughing‘Why are you laughing?"- I have syphilis and I’ve been giving it to everyone who ever crossed me
A guy named Tim Hawkins has an even tougher gig— he’s a Christian singer-comedian. I think that qualifies as conservative. Some of his songs are quite funny. He’s on YouTube.
@Travis BickelI know about these people not out of any insecurity but because I admire them, especially Mo Udall. Bob C felt the need to insult my user ID. Is it wrong for me to defend myself with something called facts?
@SeasismeThank you for proving GT right.
I would think simply showing a sampling of Mallard Fillmore would have proven the point.
Pot, I want you to meet my friend Kettle.
This is so moronic it actually has a name — it’s called a “straw man” argument. There’s not a single conservative comedian who makes those racist jokes. That’s just another Leftist multimillionaire calling himself the ’afflicted" as he suckers people into hating non-Leftists.
The sentiment in panels four and five never occurred to me — but it’s absolutely true.
Well, George Bush famously made jokes about there being no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. It was hilarious.-4500 American soldiers died laughing.-“Conservatives” just have different things they think are funny.
Trudeau should know about unfunny humor. He hasn’t been funny in 40 years.
I think we need to take Trudeau’s wealth away and give it to the poor and make him scratch and claw for a living. Then see what his political views are. Most Liberals are pretty fat cats.
@OlongapojoeYou guys have to make up your minds. Are liberals the 47% who don’t pay taxes and collect money from the government or are they fat cats in the upper tax brackets?We do know one thing for certain, blue states contribute more to the Federal coffers than they take. Red states, like Mississippi, constantly scream about state rights and big government, but have no problem in taking money from the same Federal government they hate so much.
Did you hear about the honest liberal? Of course you didn’t.
@DHGPlease read Garry Wills biography of John Wayne. When John Ford asked him why he had not enlisted, he said his ex-wife had the papers he needed to enlist. He always had an excuse:“My ex-wife has the papers.”“I’m contractually bound to finish this movie.”Many actors of all political stripes — see Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda — put their careers on hold to serve.
@SidneypopHere is Bernie Sander’s phone number:(800)-339-9834There isn’t a more honest man in DC.
Of course liberal jokes are superior than conservative jokes. Look at the person in the White House. A man who has no experience or qualifications can be president.
What a wonderful strip today. Thanks GT. And thanks to LWP for sticking up for left wing patriots everywhere.
I hope your uncle had a long and happy life.Another Hollywood star also tried to avoid the draft.
Dennis Miller used to be funny, but he lost his wits and wit after 9/11.
@DavidHuieGreenSound like, fun Thanksgivings.
The thing about John Wayne – as the right always says, “Who cares about his opinions? He’s just an actor. He just reads words smarter people wrote.”That is, until it’s a republican actor. Then, he’s a genius.
@beprepnI remember that episode.
Usually I like (tolerate) Doonesbury but this is just plane stupid. A bleeding heart Harvard Liberal making believe he knows how to write Neo-con humor? This is a left-gatekeeper attempting to write right-gatekeeper jokes. Stick to Colorado pot jokes is my humble suggestion.
what the heck is he talking about??! Sarah Palin still has me in stiches. And don’t question the comedic genious of the Rebulican majority in Washington or King of Comedy himself, Mr. Wet-ur-Pants-Laughing McCain….now there’s real stand-up for you. hee hee, I still get the giggles.
@Allan HoeltjeHe went to Yale.
@Thomas ThiemeWoh! The artistic quality on Prickly City has declined over the past few years (I am talking about the illustration).Even when I didn’t agree with the politics, I found the relationship between Carmen and Winslow enjoyable.