Blowback

Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

Please feel free to contribute to this frequently-updated forum, which posts selected commentary on our favorite comic strip. If you'd like your critique to be posted, please note that civility, if not approbation, counts. Click here to submit a comment.

  • SANITY

    Nick Arena | Phoenix, AZ | June 12, 2018

    Thank God I found this website, bringing sanity to life under Trump. We are grateful for GBT's satire in creating humor around the top stories of the day. We need some on gun control, pending isolationism, as well as expansion of the military/industrial complex." Keep up the fight!

  • NORM/NORMA

    Deborah Carter-Gordley | McDonald, PA | June 12, 2018

    Thank you for this past Sunday's strip with Norm/Norma. Yes yes yes. This is the person we want. I cut it out and shared it with many friends at lunch. Keep reminding us, as I think too many folks have lowered their expectations, and they shouldn't. Thanks again. This person will be our next president.

  • BEST

    Bob Wanner | Yorktown Hts, NY | June 12, 2018

    Sunday's strip may be best strip ever, worded to satisfy our polarized political environment, yet handily makes a point. I suggest a sequel, keyed on opposite sarcasm. Same panels, same word balloons, new words. Serious, subtle, even believable. Follow that up with a version with blank balloons -- Do It Yourself.

  • BRIGHTEN MY SPIRIT

    Sherrill DuRocher | Wichita Falls, TX | June 12, 2018

    I want to thank you for your Trump-related cartoons, I enjoy them so very much. It's hard living in Wichita Falls, Texas and being an intelligent, liberal older woman (I moved here to be close to my kids and grandbabies). Your cartoons remind me that there are like-minded, idealist people still, and they brighten my spirit. I loved your 6/10/18 idealistic cartoon; it gave me hope and positivity. Thanks so much!

  • A BETTER FUTURE

    Peggy Little | Tallassee, AL | June 11, 2018

    Doonesbury is the first thing I read in the Sunday paper. Yesterday's strip was one of the best that I have ever read. As usual, you were right on spot! Thanks. We needed the encouragement that we together can make a better future.

  • WHITE HOUSE

    Jim Thorn | State College, PA | June 11, 2018

    I see that Elizabeth Kuhn beat me to it, but I also intend to send Sunday's strip to the president. I think it would be great if we could flood the White House mailroom with copies of this commentary!

  • THE ONLY PROBLEM

    David | Kingston, JAMAICA | June 11, 2018

    Sunday's strip was great; the only problem with it is that, well, you can't elect a Canadian for POTUS.

  • SAD

    Dave | Elmira, NY | June 11, 2018

    Ah, Lacey. Sad that the only elected official ever to take full responsibility for their actions is a cartoon character.

  • HOPE

    Mary Nicolay | West Melbourne, FL | June 10, 2018

    I just want to thank you for sharing your humor, intelligence, empathy and concern for all Americans. When It seems things cannot be changed, that we are living in total chaos, your perspective lightens the mood and gives us hope.

  • HONEST PRESIDENTS

    Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | June 10, 2018

    I'm sorry, we voted for honest presidents? Many times? Would you remind me? JFK, affairs; LBJ, Vietnam; Nixon, Watergate; Ford, no we didn't vote for him; Carter, Afghanistan; Reagan & Bush, Iran-Contra; Clinton, numerous women and the dotcom bubble; W, Iraq WMD; Obama, going after the torturers; Hillary, Bill's wom...oh, sorry, Trump got in, didn't he. Okay: Trump, everything. Or as Mark Slackmeyer once said, "That's guilty! Guilty, guilty, guilty!!"

  • SANITY

    Rosemay A. Wall | West Hartford, CT | June 10, 2018

    Your strip today moved me to tears. Thank you for the sanity you brought to so many of us appalled by the current White House occupant. I hope this imperiled country can make it to 2020.

  • AMEN

    Brendan Nichols | South of Jefferson, OR | June 10, 2018

    On today's strip: Amen. Great sermon, brother. Brilliant imagery, both visual and ethical. The leaders we bear in our American Democratic Republic are a reflection of the state of our Union. We the People are responsible for them, and it, whether we have been or not. We all bleed the same color. We all laugh and cry over the same circumstances. We all love and despise the same basic things, regardless of what details may differ. Most importantly, we each are members of the same human family. Dumb can be a poor decision, but stupid is its careless repetition: Dumb is readily forgivable, stupid begs rejection. May God bless those who love us, and those who hate us: May God forgive us all !

  • PERFECT

    Elizabeth Kuhn | Visalia, CA | June 10, 2018

    Today's Doonesbury strip was perfect! I sent it on to the president.

  • CANDIDACY

    Alan Appelbaum | Mount Kisco, NY | June 10, 2018

    Thanks for Norm, for whom we will all vote. I hope there will be bumper stickers, buttons, and lawn signs. This could be a unifying candidacy.

  • IRRELEVANT

    R.M. | US of A | June 10, 2018

    That someone does or does not "worship a loving god" is entirely irrelevant to their being a decent person. To imply, in today's strip, that it's required in a "normal" person or president is bigoted.

  • CHARACTERISTICS

    Dave | Elmira, NY | June 10, 2018

    In today's strip, I'm sure there are a thousand characteristics you could have listed, but here's one I hope for: "I'm an adult, and I act like it."

  • VALUES AND BEHAVIORS

    Linda Weinberg | Anmore, CANADA | June 10, 2018

    Thank you for today. Current events in the US are so destructive and destabilizing that watching the evening news is painful. Your message is a good reminder that there are millions of US citizens who model the values and behaviors that we expect in our leaders.

  • NORM 2020

    Will Hutchings | Happy Valley - Goose Bay, CANADA | June 10, 2018

    I don't think it's too early to crowdfund a "Norm 2020" campaign.

  • FAVORITE

    D.L.S., M.D. | Newtown Square, PA | June 08, 2018

    Today's five-years-ago strip is my favorite in the entire canon.

  • MIT Ph.D.s

    Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | June 08, 2018

    As a Ph.D. who tries to go by Mr., I enjoyed the 5-years-ago-today strip with a bunch of MIT Ph.D.s looking for "a real doctor."