Luann by Greg Evans for August 09, 2012

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    drewpamon  over 10 years ago

    Seems like Delta doesn’t have much respect for men or relationships.

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    chireef  over 10 years ago

    the way i see it Delta has her priorities set like we used to think was proper for a man… truly what is right for a man can also be right for a woman… if that is what they wish for… justly so if a man wished to get married young and stay at home becoming a househusband this should also be excepted

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    FatTonyBalducci  over 10 years ago

    message to young people….MARRIAGE SUCKS!!!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 10 years ago

    And yet James Buchanan never married before, during nor after his time in the Oval Office. Same thing with W.L. Mackenzie King before, during and after his three non-consecutive terms prime ministering Canada.

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    brewingbiker  over 10 years ago

    I’ll disagree Brdshtt (nice moniker btw) -the love of a spouse can act as a tempering agent as well as a buffer against the world. And her intent to run and be president at a young age doesn’t really project the image of someone who has actually LIVED life and learned from it -there is a REASON why these kids recently graduated from high school don’t often end up in positions of leadership at the top. It takes a LOT more than a Type A personality to become wise and well-rounded.

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    Hank1938  over 10 years ago

    Okay, you have to be 35 to be President, puts her at 43 if she goes 2 terms. She must not plan to have any kids.

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    RBLawyer  over 10 years ago

    We’ve seen elta lose it over a male before. There was a youngish teacher a while ago and she was gaga over her. Her attitude is bad, and I expect it won’t last that long. If it does she’ll live a very lonely life.

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    Sisyphos  over 10 years ago

    Delta may come to regret her attitude towards work goals as opposed to relationship goals. They should not be so incompatible as she seems to believe.

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    jemgirl81  over 10 years ago

    This comic sequence is depressing.

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    JennyGee  over 10 years ago

    I’m sure that nobody would bat an eye if a male character was saying the same thing.

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    Feye  over 10 years ago

    Not as a rule of thumb of course, but impeccable overachievers like this in couple of years after a highschool oftentimes experience a total makeover; they end up on a street as heroin addicts, or pregnant and dumped.

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    iamaperson  over 10 years ago

    I really dislike this cliched crap about ambition in women being antithetical to romantic relationships. It’s tired and nonsensical and it gets even worse when you have your main character playing the sane one for the moment and acting like the “right” choice is to choose relationships…over a career. How ridiculous to act like that’s a choice a person has to make! Having a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife doesn’t prevent you from holding office, going to law school, etc. This conversation would make sense in my mom’s day, but not mine.

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    cabalonrye  over 10 years ago

    Ah, teenage years, when everything was black and white, no middle groundn no grey area, no uncertainty. You knew everything and your beliefs were cast out in granite and titanium.

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    MathProf2  over 10 years ago

    Females in this strip divide into the bad narcissists and the good narcissists.

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    chazandru  over 10 years ago

    Just celebrated the 35 year dating anniversary and about to celebrate the 33 marriage anniversary. Marriage isn’t for wimps or lazy people. It would be interesting if there is a substory behind Delta that has not yet been revealed. Is there a reason why she doesn’t believe she can have love AND the career she wants? Time will tell…just like marriage. ;)Respectfully,C.

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    weblais  over 10 years ago

    You guys don’tt see this as a set-up for Delta falling in love?

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    auramac  over 10 years ago

    I’d vote for Luann over Delta- who wants to be president over having a life or enjoying the journey as much as the destination. In other words, a shallow narcissist. (Boring story line so far..)

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    johnjohn4321  over 10 years ago

    Good luck with that Delta.

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    wicky  over 10 years ago

    ♫ ♪ Its better to have flunked your wasserman than never to have loved at all♪ ♫

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    Jessy Wheeler Premium Member over 10 years ago

    WOW. So nice to know how all the smug marrieds feel about those of us who choose to remain single. I had no idea that my priorities were wrong, that there’s a huge hole in my life, and that I lack love in my life. You’ve all opened my eyes! Thank you sooooo much.

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    Jessy Wheeler Premium Member over 10 years ago

    @Coben67- So us single folks have no idea what’s important to a family? Really? Even though we have parents and siblings and grew up in a family?

    I honestly cannot believe what I’m reading here. Why do you all find the intentionally single so darn threatening?

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    mojitobaby  over 10 years ago

    I guess all of your kid’s teachers will have to be married then, because otherwise there’s no way they’ll be able to teach them anything about life today. And obviously, if you belong to a church, it can’t be Catholic, since if your clergy isn’t married there’s no way they can counsel you on family mattters “that affect us all”..What I find interesting is that you blithely assume “us all” happen to be married with families. So those of us who are single, who don’t have kids, should actually NOT vote for any married politicians with kids, since there’s obviously no way they can possibly understand OUR problems.

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    milania  over 10 years ago

    Watch out Delta. It’s we women who wind up taking care of their old smelly men in the long run. Stay away! Run for president and don’t look back. Leave the drudgery for someone who likes it (like Luann)

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    Cofyjunky  over 10 years ago

    ‘She must not plan to have any kids’?Why is she supposed to plan to have kids? Does she have to have kids just for you to think she’s an acceptable candidate for presidency? Yeesh!

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    SUNSFAN  over 10 years ago

    Love Delta’s way of thinking! Makes perfect sense to me.

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    rugeirn  over 10 years ago

    Given the demographic facts, Delta had better be willing to settle for whatever she can get when she goes looking for a mate that late in life. I hate to break it to ya, Delta, but the good ones will be off the market by then.

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    LeoAutodidact  over 10 years ago

    “To have loved and lost is better than not to have loved at all.”

    A filthy LIE!

    Those who have “never loved at all” don’t live every day with the inescapable awareness of what they no longer have.

    It is Far, FAR BETTER to have “never loved at all” rather than to have “loved and lost.”

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    Mordock999  over 10 years ago

    Delta, Delta, Delta.Have a “Summer Fling”, dear. Take a little BREAK from Your INSATIABLE quest for POWER and CONTROL and enjoy the company of a Mere Male just for the Summer.I hear there’s this guy named Oxford that’s not SEEING anyone right now.And he BELIEVES in championing the Cause of the Downtrodden, JUST like You and he…., he…..,Oh WAIT.I FORGOT. Ox is NOT “Perfect”.Sorry about THAT, Delta, dear.You may RESUME Your Plans for CRUSHING the Will of the Taxpayer…..,

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    ncp.dad  over 10 years ago

    I knew a CARRER oriented girl like Delta back in college. She told me I was a 6 week fling on our first date. We have been married 28 years.

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    johnrussco  over 10 years ago

    she has my vote

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    wiselad  over 10 years ago

    if Tiff, Delta and Luann are virgins….. I prefer the chances of Tiff and Luann resisting their hormones going wild for a guy, or at least thinking about condoms before doing it, than Delta’s…. except for the teacher a while back, and Miguel… I have never seen Delta seriously interested in someone…….. Tiff AFAIK…. has gone on many dates, but has never been serious romance wise, and has never agreed to be “friends with benefits” with anyone, and I really think Luann might have made out with Quill, but would not have gone all the way with him

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    Parto_the_P  over 10 years ago

    Credit where credit is due. Well done Mr. Evans.He’s writing Delta like a Tiffany who pays attention in class instead of putting on her make up and has a better vocabulary.But ‘Delffany’ still just assumes she’s going to waltz into her dream jobs. A successful business career? No, she’s going to be a CEO. A(nother) career in public service? No, the Senate, then on to the Presidency!And oh, all that messy human interaction, relationship stuff? That’s for regular people, but yeah, she’ll get around to it. Cuz, you know, Mr. Perfect will always just be hanging around just champing at the bit to hook up with Wonder Delffany.I can easily see a strip no long from now with Luann and Crystal lamenting their friend who thinks they can have it all on their own not entirely realistic terms and the two of them ending with a synchronous, “Can you believe that TiffDelffanyta?” :)

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    legionbuck43  over 10 years ago

    Delta will find out too late it doesn’t work that way…and wind up alone because of it !

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    Phosphoros  over 10 years ago

    The president’s job (per the Constitution) is NOT to run the country. That is an emperor.

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    Takagi-san  over 10 years ago

    Since she’s going to remain “16” (or whatever) for the rest of her “life” this is somewhat moot. I mean, Charlie Brown never married, right?

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    Waddling Eagle  over 10 years ago

    I do not believe I would vote for such a pathetic, self-centered individual.

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    belldee90  over 10 years ago

    Oh, for pity’s sakes! Let the fictional comic strip girl alone!

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    Mr. Tinkles  over 10 years ago

    If you want to become a treasure trove of useful tidbits, try Google. It’s a better source than the one Leviticus uses.

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    2Goldfish  over 10 years ago

    meh…

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 10 years ago

    Leviticus, found the book I told you about yesterday. It’s the non-evangelical “The Case for Faith” by Lee Strobel. It attempts to answer 8 objections to faith, such as “A loving God would never torture people in hell.” Take the answers for what they’re worth— they are just a good starting point for discussion.And instead of trying out Baptist & Evangelical churches, you might feel more theologically at-home at liberal Methodist or UCC churches. Or Unitarian. Or heck, do what some of us did and call houses of worship from various religions, say “Hi, I’m Bob, a religious seeker, can I come worship with you on Friday/Sat./Sun.?” That’d be especially cool to do with a Sikh community now, to show your support.And as for the story, Delta wants a stereotypical “wife” for a husband— just like we did when we were in grad school! (Instead, we all became that “wife” or stayed single.)

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    punslinger  over 10 years ago

    Delta is a COLD bitch!

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    JimT8  over 10 years ago

    I think it is great that Greg is having a very young black woman aspiring to be President of the United States. If she can get her wish it would represent a color-blind and gender-blind triumph over the sexism and racism still too prevalent in America.

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    krbuza  over 10 years ago

    Can’t run the country until you are 35.

    At Delta’s age she probably sees 35 as “old”. … and 43 (35 plus 8 years in office, which I am sure is her plan) is “old” for starting at dating.

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    burleigh2  over 10 years ago

    Yeah, maybe in 30 years when she’s 25 (with how the aging in this comic tends to go). ;-)

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    yangeldf  over 10 years ago

    you have to be AT LEAST 35 years old to be eligible to run for president, and though I’d love for the most qualified person to sit in office, the fact is that Luann had a good point yesterday, NOBODY will vote for someone who has never been in a relationship.

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    watmiwori  over 10 years ago

    Something like a Catholic priest and marriiagecounseling….

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    m.l.  over 10 years ago
    I agree with Luann there, Ronald Reagan was 70 when he was President of the United States and was married when he was 29 in 1940.
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    kenhense  over 10 years ago

    My Gawd – Delta’s just 16. She doesn’t know #$%* about her life five years from now. In the 60s, S, D & RNR hit the stage and steered a lot of people off course. I do hope to see Delta care about somebody in the near future. If it’s a woman – well “Better or Worse,” “CWL” and Doonesbury went there. But Delta’s story could go lotsa different ways.

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    ChappellGirl5  over 10 years ago

    Don’t know if anyone has brought this up (too many posts to read LOL). But Delta doesn’t seem to realize that every President we’ve had, with the exception of Buchanan (who has already been mentioned) were married (and I believe they all had children) – even our youngest President. Having a husband & children give a President an escape from the incredible pressures of being the leader of the free world. The phrase “it’s lonely at the top” would be even more intense for them without their families to “come home” to. She’s definitely got her priorities backwards in her goal to be President.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 10 years ago

    Thanks for noticing the change. I went through about 4 others in the past month and none stand out like this one. I shortened the moniker too.

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    Llywus  over 10 years ago

    I don’t have time to read all the comments, so someone might have already mentioned this.Can you all just imagine the spastic sputtering from the far right at a black woman as President?

    That said, I admire Delta for her young, naive convictions. They will change as she grows up.

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    kenhense  over 10 years ago

    @Leviticus – Thank you for your wonderfully orchestrated scenario on Delta as President……But maybe she’ll be a Republican: "We have succeeded in debunking the Global Warming Conspiricy; We have created millions of jobs by eliminating the Minimum Wage; We have the best healthcare in the world for those who can afford it…….and Luann better marry any guy she can get if she wants to eat… (LOL).

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    live2read  over 10 years ago

    I know. She’s the last person in the world to be giving relationship advice.

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    kenhense  over 10 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49 Where’s your sense of humor?? Yer preaching to the choir………..

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    mechaman Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I am reminded of Barbara Jordan … in an interview, being asked why she never married, she allegedly said, “I knew early on that I wouldn’t have a ‘man problem’”. Even Condi Rice has had some sort of relationship. That being said, good luck finding a guy who wants to wait until you’ve given the public your youth. Not likely.

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    kenhense  over 10 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49. Somehow we’re missing the ball. My Republican version of Delta was totally a spoof. I’m not in their camp.

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    BubbaBob  over 10 years ago

    Delta is a drudge and sucks the air right out of any frame she appears in.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “If they are right, Hell is going to be a very crowded place.”-Yep, you’re right. -It’s an either/or proposition and most of the world rejects it. it doesn’t mean either side is right or wrong, but it does touch on the seriousness of the matter.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “Humans can reduce the population by not having children or nature can do it with plague and starvation.”-All of the above are in play. Many put off having children until they are no longer fertile or simple don’t have children or have fewer children than would be required to even maintain a stable population.-There are plenty of plagues past and present, and most likely future. As people are more and more able to come in contact with each other and as biological manipulation is easier and easier, more plagues are to be expected. Further, many of the old cures are no longer working.-And most starvation so far has been politically induced, governments cutting off access to food such as has happened in Somalia, Ethiopia, USSR. But unless better production comes into play, lack of water, nutrients or simply area would be unable to keep up with even the existing population.-Oh, and you forgot WAR. War can reduce population down to near zero if done by the right/wrong people. Biological or nuclear war mostly.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “Therefore I believe in God, but not religion. Religion is a construct of man.”-If you believe in God but none of the teachings about Him or Her, aren’t you constructing a religion of sorts?

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 10 years ago

    “I am not sure what the point of this is except for Delta to say she doesn’t want a man in high school. "-Many people think that what hasn’t been done can’t be done. -A black man can’t be president because a black man has never been president. -A Catholic can’t be President because a Catholic has never been President.-They believe the past predicts the future until it doesn’t.

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    Yukoneric  over 10 years ago

    COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    tigre1  over 10 years ago

    If you don’t have an area…at least one.. you plan to master and excell in…somebody something or LOVE will grab the steering wheel.

    “If a man fixes his eye on something that transcends existence…he avoids the reefs that await shorter-sighted goals…”

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    EugeneWilson  over 6 years ago

    Unlike many other characters who are portrayed with having relationships and are people-oriented, Delta is portrayed as a purely two-dimensional character. She has no parents or relatives. Luann and Bernice are her only two friends in the entire world.

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  about 4 years ago

    She’s living in a van, down by the river.

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