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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 04, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  over 3 years ago

    Oh, Joanie, I thought you were too smart for reverse psychology.

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    Adiraiju  over 3 years ago

    Joanie’s going to help, Rick’s going through the window.

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    Argythree  over 3 years ago

    When did Rick become so judgmental (“campus snowflake”)?

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    Mr. Blawt  over 3 years ago

    Rick should have had his devil horns on – the way he is advocating today.

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    kauri44  over 3 years ago

    I’m really happy to see Mel in the strip again. I hope we’ll see a bit of her campaign (although that might be difficult with a Sundays only strip).

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’d say Rick is sleeping on the couch tonight, but I’m not sure Joanie will let him stay in the house.

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    Rosette  over 3 years ago

    Melissa! I remember her!

    Good to see she’s doing better than ever, she’s one bad-a$$ chick.

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    GaryCooper  over 3 years ago

    Rick is one of the few people who wears a necktie to sit at the kitchen table at home.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    She may be a bit old, but I cannot imagine Joanie not helping out with this.

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    montessoriteacher  over 3 years ago

    Melissa is one of many who are emerging to stand up to Captain Courageous Bonespurs. He got the courageous part after declaring he would have rushed into the building without a weapon during the Parkland shooting.

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    montessoriteacher  over 3 years ago

    It seems Cadet Bonespurs is now driving us off a cliff and 30% of the passengers are happy that the rest of us are terrified. Time for action! We are seeing this more and more. The issue of military rape is obviously troubling and difficult to fix. Our high school students have multiple actions planned in response to recent shootings, a mass rally on March 24, a walkout on April 20 at 10 am, numerous elections to stand behind gun control advocates. And right after trump’s election, who could forget the Women’s March? On and on it goes. I left out several other issues, there are so many. Meanwhile, Mr. Mueller is hard at work getting to the bottom of the Russia mess. Something must be getting close, Putin said this week we have Russian missiles aimed straight at us.

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    David Wolfson Premium Member over 3 years ago

    The fact that Mel is running for office makes me very happy. I know we’re not going to get a real story out of this on Sundays only, but I’m going to imagine one.

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    Linguist  over 3 years ago

    I hope Trudeau runs with this arc. Melissa and Joan are the perfect characters to address some of the important Veteran’s issues that Wash. is sweeping under the carpet.

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    kaffekup   over 3 years ago

    Well, I hope after the real election, he’ll bring her back so we can see what came of it.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  over 3 years ago

    What a quaint anachronism, Rick reading a newspaper.

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    Ham_Gravy  over 3 years ago

    #played

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    Godfreydaniel  over 3 years ago

    I read my paper every morning, couldn’t imagine doing without it (even though the quality of it is much lower than it used to be!) Of course, I also read a lot of cartoons and columns online. I can’t remember, did Jeff ever meet Melissa? (He probably hit on her!)

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    montessoriteacher  over 3 years ago

    In regard to Cadet Bonespurs, I highly recommend everyone in Doonesburyland googling Randy Rainbow singing Stand By Your Man, trump. Just do it. RR is brilliant and hilarious.

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    John Mason Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Joanie show up first just after the ‘72 Republican convention (see “Call Me When You Find America”) of indeterminate age but having had a child. She’s supposed to be “older” (see B.D.‘s "Little of the ol’ Mrs. Robinson, eh, Mikey" comment) but to men in their early 20’s this could be anything over 25. She might be feeling “too old” but she’s still sharper than the dotard in chief. Hope she sees her way to helping Melissa.

    BTW, she and Rick got together during the Carter/Ford election or about 42 years ago. You don’t go that long without figuring out how to not have the significant other sleep on the couch.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I notice that Trudeau made it all the way thru this strip without mentioning you-know-who (blessed relief, that!), but the commenters haven’t been able to help themselves.

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    Chrystos B Minot  over 3 years ago

    Hey, Mr Trudeau, how about making the contemporary plot twice a week now! I want to see this plot move forward with some momentum! (As delicious as the oldies are!)

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    lunatics_fringe Premium Member over 3 years ago

    About time Melissa came back.^_^

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