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  1. 2 days ago on Doonesbury

    You’re under a vest!

  2. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Just call me Junius from now on — Great name!

  3. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    WikiP says that Tooth To Tail (T3R) ratio of US Army combat personnel to military support personnel was:

    WW1 1:2.6 // WW2 1:4.3 // Vietnam 1:12.9 // Iraq 2005 1:8.1

  4. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    George H. W. Bush was POTUS 41, a WW2 hero, and father of G. W. Bush, POTUS 43.

    Junius Brutus Booth was father of J. W. Booth.

  5. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Amateurs and armatures, cabbages and kings — Distinctions without difference??

  6. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Sorry, I didn’t read your excellent post before I posted in the same spirit but without factual weight.

  7. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    Sorry, I didn’t read your post before I posted something similar.

  8. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    BD is a major character with a long military and law-enforcement past: he is not cut down, he is not caricatured (any more than any other cartoon character), he is drawn sympathetically in many colours as a person who grows and adapts emotionally and intellectually. His friends — Ray, Elias, Toggle, Mel — are treated similarly.

  9. 3 days ago on Doonesbury

    My point was simply that he showed unusual mental strength and resilience. I’d guess that 95% of 78yo people would have been crushed, maybe permanently, by that experience, and he visibly wasn’t. That doesn’t mean that he’s a better person than I thought, or that his policies are sounder, or that he’s not a demagogue and a traitor.

    BUT

    If someone that we approved of, eg [insert favourite politico name here], showed strength and courage that way we would very probably say, “See? That’s the kind of person we need!”

  10. 4 days ago on Doonesbury

    I dislike and deplore Trump and his cultites; he and they are terrible examples of The Big Lie, The Rightist Hero and The American Achilles. Tarzan on a Big Red Scooter.

    BUT

    He’s 78 yo. Getting shot in the ear can’t be pleasant for anybody: it’s not a scratch; it must be a shocking, bewildering assault followed by real pain. For most elderly people IMO such a murderous strike would be disabling, both physically and emotionally. TFG got to his feet and indicated defiance and strength (however false, however bombastic). Could you do that? I’m not sure that I could.