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Finally Jeff is getting the dose of reality he has avoided so determinedly. The best part is that secret little smile Rick enjoys with the thought.
Pulling this series from the vaults is perfectly timed. We now watch as the New York Times once again cheer-leads for war, this time against Iran, and the AP publishes ridiculous "charts" they claim offer proof of a non-existent weapons program in Iran (according to both U.S. and Israeli security agencies). "Those who do not learn from history..."
GBT has done a terrific service with his portrayal of our Vets. I just want to pass along word about a device called the IDEO -- Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis. Here's an article.
To go back five years and watch Toggle's story re-develop... it hurts.
I don't understand the BLOWBACK reticence about the word 'rape'? Would that be 'statutory rape', where the crime is defined by age? Or is it 'date rape', where people you thought you knew commit heinous violations of your person? How about 'legitimate felony rape', involving kidnapping, torture, various and repeated assault, crowned in the act of sexual violation? Point is; if we're squeamish about saying the bad word, "rape", how effective are we going to be handling the actual legitimate rapes that occur daily? Don't like talking about it? Fine. Leave it to the professionals; you know, real doctors, real police, real emergency services. They say Rome wasn't built in a day; neither was this issue. You go, GBT! You go!
I loved how, in the last frame of your November 19th strip, you made Mike D. resemble Bill Clinton. Dastet dard nakone! I also wanted to share with you that I have immensly enjoyed your work for the 34+ years that I have been in the U.S., and that it has been a major contributing factor in my ever-continuing education in American English, culture, and socio-political currents. May you and your loved ones live long, happy, and prosperous lives.
I will know the political landscape has really changed when the Straw Poll asks for political affiliation and the right-wing box is more than a barely-visible line. Doonesbury is too good to preach only to the choir.
Zipper as the voice of sanity! Who knew?
The Case of the Missing Donut. Today's strip. Frame five.
Poor Jeff Redfern. He's learning the hard way what so many other people have learned. You may say you want to be a writer, but you really want to be an author. You don't want to write; you have to have-written. Finally, a character I can relate to!
In today's 1992 Flashback strip, GBT has Pat Buchanan asking when the GOP is going to flush the moderates out once and for all. We didn't know it then, but the answer was "It'll take about 20 years, Pat!" I miss those moderates.
Re MET OFFICE: No-one takes the science pages of the Daily Mail seriously. The Guardian does a better job. In particular they did a good job demolishing that Daily Mail article.
The November 21 strip notes, "global warming is man-made." I'm certain women have made their fair-share contribution. "Human-made" would have been more inclusive and more correct. Please use language that acknowledges women as part of humanity.
These victory lap strips have the same feel as Mike's annual summer daydream. I'm glad to know they're for real this time.
i am loving the parade for math and science -- damn that's refreshing -- and it summons up the memory of a "winning the Cold War" parade. I think there was something about the "Merrill Lynch prancing bulls." Can you help a fella out ?
It's hard to even type in "legitimate rape" to congratulate you on your reality-based-community week. Surrounded by limitless madness we need to keep our/your sense of humour.
Usually I enjoy Doonesbury and turn to it every morning. However, I don't find the punch line in today's strip ("pregnant legitimate rape victims") very funny.
Re "pregnant legitmate rape victims" -- GBT has the guts to face the real issues. Thanks!
I thought this week's "Victory Lap" series was okay, but using the word 'rape' in a punchline made me shudder. Bad one.