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The closest I came to serving was marching against the war in Vietnam and watching my friends come home in bags, or with their heads totally screwed on wrong. I was brought to tears wondering how many of our children, and grandchildren, are in Toggle's situation. I just hope they have the inner resources and outside help they need to make what they have been through into a positive. So many of my generation are still contending with demons the rest of us have trouble understanding.
I always approach Veteran's Day with trepidation as I know that virtually everything will will read, see, and hear pertaining to that day will be inappropriate and, far too often, offensive. Your offering stands in stark contrast to that norm. Semper fi.
Look at B.D. -- he's evolved! Not only a great Veteren's Day cartoon, but a testament to B.D.'s feelings for Boopsie. Well done.
You defended your country, came home to fight demons of your own, support your families the best way you can...You will always be worthy, as will all the soldiers who ever had to return from fighting in a war.
Today's strip nearly brought me to tears. It is a touching salute to vets and their families. As the daughter, wife, sister, sister-in-law, niece and aunt of combat veterans of six wars, I want to say thanks to GBT. He gets us.
Poor Jeff. First his car is repossessed, and then his house is foreclosed on; his mom is in the hospital; and now the namesake of the Red Rascal's horse has regretfully resigned. I was going to say something about his candidates, but then realized that Jeff might not have been aware that there was an election going on.
The quotes in the Mudline (my fave -- Rove on Obama: "Succeeded by suppressing the vote.") are evidence of parallel universes. Making the winner of the current Straw Poll even more unlikely.
Jeff has enough money for flowers? Nice touch, but when he files for bankruptcy, it may be questioned. Just saying.
I feel sorry for Jeff. April 15th is just around the corner.
Meanwhile, two days past the election, the versatile scamp Trudeau holsters his political pen in favor of the traditional setup/punch line comic strip.
What planet do the folks you quote in today's Say What? live on? It's one thing to disagree about politics, but these people are as crazy as a box of frogs! (No slur on frogs intended.)
Well, I suppose there'll be one benefit of Obama winning -- we'll never have to see Trudeau's Jimmy Crow character again. Since Obama won, obviously there's no chance of any specter of nullification haunting Doonesbury ever again, and we'll only have those strips showing up in Flashbacks to interfere with our short attention spans.
Although the South and the Midwest did not get it, your Sunday strip may have been one of the few things helping to eke out a razor-thin margin in the key swing states. Thank you for helping to save our country from ruin. Mr. Romney was going to start a trade war with China, a cold war with Russia, and a hot war with Iran.
Thanks for helping me keep my perspective while I have been biting my nails and lowering my standard of living in order to contribute to some of the more worthwhile campaigns across the country. Luckily, everybody I supported won -- but the progressives sort of forgot the House of Reps. We needed Shelley Adler here in NJ.
I'm 63, male, and have seldom missed a day of your work over the decades. I'm a solo motorcycle adventurer -- N. Africa, Asia, etc. Not tooting, just to illustrate that i'm not a baby. it may have been the poignancy of the issue, but today is the first day you made me cry. May the heavens, or whatever awaits, reward you for your irrepressible service to society. Thank you.
I laughed last night when the news broke that Elizabeth Warren had won in Massachusetts. I was delighted that my home state had regained its sanity and shown that anti-intellectual sniping was not acceptable, that intellect and ability won over faux populism. My laughter however was not due to that delight. My laughter was the result of my realization that my first thought was "Good for you, Joanie! Your hard work paid off!" Indeed, my congratulations do go to Joanie as the symbol of all those hard working, dedicated women and men who worked hard to help Warren get elected, to all who worked in any of the races, local to national. Thanks for believing in the system, for giving your time and your effort.
Watching the election results go final, I just realized that Jeff represents the Republicans, the adversity to a reality-based lifestyle. Brilliant!
Joanie, she won. Elizabeth won, Joanie! You did it. We are so grateful. Now go home and rest, Dear Lady -- you more than deserve it.
I yelled "Yeaaa!" at the Elizabeth Warren victory announcement tonight. My daughter asked, "How do you care so much about her? We're in Colorado." I told her I lived through it in Doonesbury for a long time.