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Today's strip is just great. I love it. Believe me, a lot of young moms can relate.
How did GBT nail a regal function mob scene so well? When I was living in the UK in the 1970s, I attended one of the Queen's garden parties. It was OK, but 10,000 Brits who were trying to get a glimpse of the Queen were being herded around by Beefeaters with long pikes. Police tape would not have been out of place.
Wow! I can't wait for GBT's "Alpha House" to debut. Wanda Sykes was on the Ellen Show today talking about it. As expected, gonna be good!
WHAT I'M THINKING
I just want to thank you for the Sunday strip on North Carolina. So often you say what I'm thinking, only much better. The NC state legislature needs to be slammed for what it is doing to our state. Thank you for taking them to task nationally.
Your cartoon on the state of things in North Carolina is a typical elitist Northeasterner's take on something that you don't need to experience or understand. Stay where you are. We are happy here. We would not be happy living where you live, but I will not try to tell you how you should live or think.
I just want you to know how much we miss your incisiveness during this time.
"If you do." That's an expected response. Due to the fact that Duke's done enough drugs to rival Keith Richards, his grip on reality's got to be a little slippery.
IF YOU DO
"If you do." Best Doonesbury punchline ever.
I never find The Donald funny, even in Doonesbury, but today's rerun reminded me: Donald Trump and Sarah Palin together -- funny.
I was stunned by what I read about North Carolina in Sunday's strip. Although I rarely read your strip, I happened to glance at it and kept reading. I truly had no idea that NC had all those rules in place and I appreciate you putting all that out in print for people like me to read. I have a brother in NC that I wish would move to TX. After reading your strip, I wondered if that's why he won't leave NC. I would love to live there if what you printed about that state is really true. I will keep NC in mind if I ever decide to leave TX.
I wrote this poem inspired by Sunday's strip:
For young folks here, we can’t allow
Their vote preregistrations.
They’re just too immature to know
Our voting expectations.
And teachers in our public schools
Already have it good.
Our funds will help academies
That teach the way they should.
The unemployed don’t need our help.
We want to make it clear
Their benefits are just too great.
No loafers welcome here.
And women say they know what’s best.
They think we men are cynics.
But we will pass restrictions that
Will close abortion clinics.
Minorities should not have rights.
We’re not their wants promoting.
So we’ll impose restrictions on
Sunday and early voting.
To college students, we’ll set out
Some new and needed rules
That make it hard for them to vote
While at their chosen schools.
And law enforcement has it wrong.
They’re missing all their marks.
We think that guns should be allowed
In playgrounds, bars, and parks.
Those scientists of climate change
Who write of warming thaw
Can’t put it in reports, or they’ll
Be punished. It’s the law.
So come on down and visit,
where Our “NO” is much preferred.
North Carolina’s epigram:
Progress – a dirty word.
Well, it's now official. North Carolina is the new South Carolina. For the moment, at least, and until some other unfortunate state takes the title, we're the nation's joke state. For anyone who wondered what life would be if Republicans ruled the world, here's your lab experiment. Not pretty is it? Our spineless GOP governor's PAC is now running in-state PR ads in an attempt, I imagine, to diffuse some of the anger. In the ads he says, "We've stepped on the toes of both the left and the right." The right? Who in the state is so far to the right their toes were injured -- secessionists? If anyone asks, I'm originally from Canada.
Tons of thanks for Sunday's cartoon about the NC legislature. I sure hope you are planning a series; there is so much more. It's eerie to live here and watch it all unravel right in front of our eyes. Maybe your attention will curb their enthusiasm for ruining a perfectly good state.
The Party of No: If the California Highway Patrol is called CHiPs, is the North Carolina Highway Patrol called No CHiPs?
Thank you Doonesbury, for highlighting the idiotic things going on here in NC. Your one strip will do more good than 1,000 letters to the editor of my hometown rag, The Winston-Salem Journal.
As a teacher in NC, I thought today's Doonesbury was a devastingly accurate summation of the downhill slide of one of the most progressive southern states ever since Art Pope bought himself a legislature. I am four credits short of my master's degree, only to find the ignoramuses in the legislature have decided to devalue my profession by doing away with master's pay and tenure. Yet, no one is offering the help me pay my student loans, which were taken out in good faith.
WORTH THE EFFORT
I would like to thank you for today's cartoon depicting North Carolina as a politically backward state. If it keeps even one liberal from moving here, then it was well worth the effort.
Thanks for the NC expose in today's comic. I am disgusted and dismayed at the antics of the NC legislature, but what can we expect when the state is run by Art Pope, a pal of the Koch brothers. It is a shame that we have sunk so low that we are on the funny pages, but we deserve to be laughed at. Keep the satire coming, and perhaps it will make the voters think.
As a proud native of the great state of North Carolina, this past legislative session just about killed my soul. Your strip said everything I have been feeling -- anger, disgust and sadness about the restrictive laws that have been passed. Thank you, Garry!
CAUGHT MY EYE
I never read Doonesbury, but for some reason today's strip caught my eye. This is a great advertisement for North Carolina. It's easy to see the liberal slant (lies) saying NC is anti-woman, anti-minority, etc. I did not realize they were standing up to outside pressures. I plan on taking my family there soon to vacation, thanks to this comic strip.