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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for September 27, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

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    RAGs  over 1 year ago

    “Just pretend that the red on your hands is from the catsup on your hamberder.”

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And one of those dots was one of the kindest men I ever knew, with the best sense of humor and the ability to handle anything life threw at him. He was a college professor and helped so many people. He was 59 and had kids still in college. He’d gotten off the ventilator and out of the ICU and things were looking up after three scary weeks in the hospital and then—gone just like that. They assume it was the virus’s tendency to cause multiple blood clots at once, but due to its infectiousness they did not autopsy him on the grounds that it would just have exposed and endangered more of the staff.

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    Kurtass Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Don’t feed the Russian troll.

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    ChristineThomas  over 1 year ago

    LOL . . .well there’s the real deal . . .Russian troll if there ever was one.

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    ChristineThomas  over 1 year ago

    Excellent comic strip this week . . .sharing.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This has probably been said on this comment page previously, but having Trff as aide-de-camp fit perfectly. Almost. Too perfectly.

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    shanen0  over 1 year ago

    Can’t resolve the pixels on my largest monitor, even when I magnify the image to the maximum allowed. But do the math, even if the image covered the full screen. You have to leave empty pixels around each one, so it’s a resolution of 4000 X 2000. Hmm… That suggests someone with a 4K monitor can actually see it?

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 1 year ago

    To all those who replied to Igor … Petersburg earlier: I will here assume that many of you, or at least half, are arguing with Igor. This is how to prevent him and his ilk from becoming the Featured Comment on that particular comic. Do not reply to the troll. Instead, delete your replies already posted, and re-post them as new comments with the heading “@Igor … Petersburg” Then your reply becomes a new comment, it is clear that it is a response to another commenter, and you lessen the troll’s count of replies which is what determines the Featured Comment. You can copy and paste the contents of your reply before deleting it, so that you do not have to re-type the whole thing. You will lose any formatting codes you used.

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    braindead Premium Member over 1 year ago

    What’s the big deal? Only 200,000 dead, thanks to Trump and His Disciples.

    We need somewhere between twice as many and ten times as many before we achieve herd mentality/herd immunity.

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    So what if Trump and His Disciples have all that blood on their hands? It’s not as if they give a crap about any of those deaths.

    It’s such a small price to pay to get The Messiah reelected.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This hurts. But explain all very well.

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    alikgator  over 1 year ago

    @Igor of Saint Petersburg : We had a song in my country: “Bez domu Ivane, ceka te Natasha…” Go home Ivan (all Russians are calied Ivan), Natasha is waiting for you. (with a pastry roll in her hand)

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    ERBEN2  over 1 year ago

    They also do not like the American people very much either , they just love their tax payers pay checks . And do not do very much to earn it . And a couple of them left homely in the starting blocks .

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    mourdac Premium Member over 1 year ago

    After the new Supreme Court justice is approved, one of the first acts will be the completion of the tearing down of the Affordable Care Act. This will be about the time COVFEFE-45 and the seasonal flus strike the U.S. The death rate will explode as people will be denied access to health care. It’s a perfect storm.

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    3hourtour Premium Member over 1 year ago

    …count by ones to 200,000 …

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    phredturner  over 1 year ago

    When you are missing the gene for empathy……….

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    Nyckname Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ladies and gentlemen, The Party Of Life™.

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    WineStar Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Reading the names aloud would take over a week.

    200,000+ grieving friends & families. Millions with long term health impacts.

    All nobodies …. so much winning.

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    Durak Premium Member over 1 year ago

    What always astounds me are the fools who try to rationalize how small a number 200,000+ is.

    Just because it’s spread over weeks and months seems to make it feel insignificant.

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    Durak Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Every time I see a Trump talking head on the news, I think of Aldo the Apache.

    “When this is all over, you’ll take off that uniform, and no one will be able to tell what you were.”

    Never fear, Aldo, we will remember.

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    RonaldByrd  over 1 year ago

    Maybe someone should tell Igor that this isn’t where the “Borat II” auditions are being held. :-|

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    dotbup  over 1 year ago

    If Trumps only job was to stand on 5th ave. and shoot someone every 2.5 mins., 40 hours a week, for his entire 4 year term as president, he would have killed 200,640 Americans – still fewer than have died from Covid-19 on his watch. -George Takei

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    Linguist  over 1 year ago

    Nero fiddled and Trump golfed …

    One played the lyre, while the other is a liar!!

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    Lou  over 1 year ago

    @Igor – That’s funny…I’ve seen plenty of pictures of russian woman that looked like they were a sack of cats headed for the river.

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    montessoriteacher  over 1 year ago

    I live in a community of a little less than 200k. It is one of the largest cities in Kansas. It is Overland Park, Kansas. Jason Sudeikis of SNL is also from here.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member over 1 year ago

    200,000 dead. 20,000 Lies. So every time trumphole opens his mouth, 10 people die!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Racist covid spreader Trump the Putin loving divider is going for herd immunity which will kill another 2 million Americans cause he heard about it on lying Fox ‘news’.

    Republicans refuse to do what every expert told them to do to stop covid.

    Vote everyone of the vicious republican death cult out, they spread disease while taking away medical care and retirement. They are inhuman.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 1 year ago

    200,000 deaths SO FAR. 7,000,000 cases SO FAR. 300,000 excess deaths SO FAR.

    It took about 6 months from when numbers started to rise (mid-March) to reach these numbers. After a decline from our peak, our rates are rising again, and winter is coming (to coin a phrase). We’ll still be dealing with this in another six months; care to speculate what the numbers will look like then?

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    sueb1863  over 1 year ago

    Trump is golfing today, as it turns out!

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    WestofthePecan Premium Member over 1 year ago

    OK, everybody. Many moons ago we agreed to not feed the troll by not responding at all. The more comments and responses the more he’s guaranteed to be the featured comment. Were it not for so many replies he wouldn’t be at the top of the feed but would instead be just one of many comments, easily overlooked and ignored. Don’t. Feed. The. Troll.

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    marshalldoc  over 1 year ago

    Let’s see here, more die in the U.S. annually from cardiovascular disease & cancer (by large margins) than will die of C-19 yet they’re not national emergencies worthy of creating a national economic catastrophe or hourly corporate news updates… wonder why.

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Got to bloody hand it to Trump!

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    SandiAngwin  over 1 year ago

    I’m an 83 year old woman and have been following Doonesbury since its’ inception in the very early 70’s. This AM’s strip was the first time it has brought me – rightfully – to tears. Thank you, again, Gary Trudeau, for reminding us of what is really important in our world.

    I always read the comic pages before even looking at the “news”. My favorites in our local newspaper are Doonesbury, Pearls Before Swine, and used to be Non Sequitur until the newspaper dropped it and added the stupidest comic strip I’ve ever seen “Half Full”. So I joined GoComics in order to read Non Sequitur.

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    Super Fly  over 1 year ago

    Americans ARE kinda fat, but why do most Russian women seem to aspire to be mail-order brides or courtesans, or whores or all three to men in the West? What’s wrong with Russian men that makes the women flee?

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    Agapostemon  over 1 year ago

    Trff, like his model Stalin, knows all too well that if one man dies of hunger, that’s a tragedy. If millions die, that’s just statistics.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 288232]  over 1 year ago

    I would like to now what anyone would have done different.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  over 1 year ago

    I don’t think the blood of 200,000 American civilians can fit on those babyhands . . . sad.

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    ferddo  over 1 year ago

    Since those dots are so small, Trump says they’re virtually nothing…

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    smartman  over 1 year ago

    Go look at George Takai’s post from yesterday for a great breakdown of what 200k deaths mean. Trump shooting someone on 5th Avenue every 2.5 minutes 24/7/365 since he was inaugurated. Oh, and that actually isn’t quite the death toll from COVID-19 so you’re still a little short. Absolutely horrifying, but still not as bad as all the Qanon loons lying about the death rate and totals. You “people” are disgusting.

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    bunrabbit99  over 1 year ago

    to be fair, though, a lot of those dots are from blue states so they don’t really count. just counting the red dots shows things are really going well!

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    mfrasca  over 1 year ago

    Figurative to literal symbol.

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    RonaldByrd  over 1 year ago

    Someone gave Igor nineteen LIKEs. Wonder what THAT’S all about.

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    eberkun  over 1 year ago

    OooKay—is he degrading women or making fun of people who degrade women?

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    Godfreydaniel  over 1 year ago

    I’d like to ask one question of the nominee to the Supreme Court: “Do you know that the current occupant who nominated you has quite literally more blood on his hands than any thousand abortion doctors put together? And if you didn’t know that, are you also surprised to hear that the world is round?” (I mean, where do they GET these people???!!!!_

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    dadenny Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This from a guy who believes the abortion of tens of millions of babies is just fine.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 1 year ago

    I hope (that is to say, if civilization survives Li’l Donnie) that in future years, Halloween will feature “Trump Blood” as part of its tradition. After all, we joke nowdays about both Atilla the Hun and Genghis Khan (Hitler and Stalin and Mao are too soon), so sooner or later we’re BOUND to laugh at all the blood on the “short little fingers” of one Donald J. Trump……………..

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  over 1 year ago

    So much Blood on his hands.

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    Thuja  over 1 year ago

    https://theintercept.com/2020/09/23/hunger-food-insecurity-coronavirus-children-census/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=theintercept&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0_TNp44o5iBRrWp6gxYkb4bKUkILdWhyPaft66HHxTQek8omeyzAKQDhM

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    Thuja  over 1 year ago

    From the Intercept:

    The analysis, by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, found that 3.7 percent of U.S. households reported they sometimes or often had “not enough to eat” during 2019. Meanwhile, the most recent Census data from the end of August of this year showed that 10 percent of households said they sometimes or often did not have enough to eat within the past seven days. Levels of food insecurity in Black and Latino households are significantly higher, at 19 percent and 17 percent, respectively, compared to 7 percent in white households.

    Even worse, while about 1 percent of adults with children said their children sometimes or often went hungry in 2019, between 9 and 14 percent of such adults said the same about their kids in August 2020. CBPP estimates that this adds up to about 5 million school-aged children in such households.

    “What I see every day from the pandemic is amazingly-increased numbers of severely underweight children coming to our clinic, and parents really panicked about how they’re going to find enough food,” says Dr. Megan Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.

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    pamela welch Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well done Garry – Devastating :-(

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    foxmike6513 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Actually the Covid only deaths are around 10,000

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    Westplatte Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Hmmm. Should put a dot for every child killed through Roe v Wade. Although not sure that’s trumps fault. But hey. Might as well blame him for that too.

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    RonaldByrd  over 1 year ago

    Is there an IGNORE function that can be used on Igor (and perhaps others)?

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    Jody H. Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Wow! The trolls are out in force here! They must love you too, Mr. Doonesbury! I like your use of pixels for the Covid death count. Very thoughtful and sobering.

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    falcon_370f  over 1 year ago

    Of course that pales in comparison to the 70 million death toll of abortion.

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    WDD  over 1 year ago

    Blood on his hands? Are you trying to tell us something, Monsieur Trudeau?

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    Aspen_Bell  over 1 year ago

    We are now way over the total for American troops who died in Vietnam.

    We are halfway to the number of American troops who died in WWII.

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    M2MM  over 1 year ago

    I don’t know how the Americans can cope with the horror of the situation. I think a firing squad would be in order for the punishment of those who have lied about the pandemic’s seriousness.

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    shw123  over 1 year ago

    And Ellis Marsalis, Branford’s and Wynton’s pop, is in there somewhere as well………

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    Bruce Moore  over 1 year ago

    Tell that to 200,000 families.

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    montessoriteacher  over 1 year ago

    We are now hearing that Trump has a massive amount of debt, he has only paid $1500 in taxes to the US in the past 15 years, but has paid much more in taxes to other countries. All of this makes him a national security risk. It is no wonder he wanted to become POTUS and is so frightened at this time.

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    RonaldByrd  over 1 year ago

    It’s worth noting that the 200,000 people who’ve died of the virus is only a fraction of the number of people who’ve CONTRACTED the virus. That’s LOTS and LOTS of people who’ve contracted the virus and most of them would not have done so if Trump hadn’t so thoroughly sabotaged the government’s response to it, not only by claiming it was a “hoax” but by dismantling government measures that Obama had put in place for the EXPRESS PURPOSE of being called upon in such a crisis.

    A suitably paranoid sort might conclude than Trump, for whatever reason, WANTS to kill as many Americans as possible and that his claims and dismantlings and so on are all part of a master plan to that effect.

    A somewhat more reality-oriented sort might opine that no convincing evidence exists to imply that Trump is anywhere nearly intelligent enough to concoct such a plan. So there’s that, anyway.

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    mark_dove  over 1 year ago

    Aren’t you a delight

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    Zesty  over 1 year ago

    Speaking of visual aids, here’s a very striking visualization of 120,000:

    Simulation of a Nuclear Blast in a Major City

    8,331,165 views • Oct 1, 2020 • Neil Halloran

    https://youtu.be/Z3RzNEzJyzo?t=115

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