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In the Flashback strip from 15 years ago today Mr. Butts describes Gingrich's career as "from obscure backbencher to grandiose powerbroker to party embarrassment." Did Newt fall in love with "grandiose" back then and save it up, without ever looking the word up in the dictionary?
Has the bomb gone off yet? Today's 15 year Flashback harkens back to a simpler time when saxophone jazz serenaded Pennsylvania avenue, nicotine (and steroids) were still legit in baseball clubhouses, and we thought the Speaker had reached his despicable prime. The nineties were pretty rad.
Sorry Mark, Zonker should not be aged. He is that carefree, reckless delightfully irresponsible shadow we left behind in high school or college when we went out and got jobs and raised families. He is the part of us that we couldn't take with us but remember fondly, unchanged and forever youthful, beckoning us to put aside the bills and the invoices and come out and party. Leave him alone, Mark. We need him just the way he is.
Thanks for letting us know about donorschoice.org -- and for the matching gift. What a great service they provide. I'm going to check back often. And I guess I should thank the Chicago Tribune for not printing the strip. I missed Friday's paper, and if I hadn't seen the story and the strip on Romenesko, I wouldn't have known. So, again, thanks for the entertainment and the information.
Ha, I love myFacts! I already await guidance from this week's strips, for help in dinner-table arguments with my wife. We agree on climate change (not deniers), but I'll interpolate the methods for our own hot issues like evolution, Obama v. Romney, and the whole born-gay v. chose-gay question.
I thought I heard the wind blowing through the trees this morning but then I realized it was Daniel Patrick Moynihan, up in heaven, laughing along with me at today's "myfacts" strip.
Thanks for the donorschoose.org link, and the matching contribution. I found a school in my own county where children needed such basic supplies as notebooks, dividers, labels, and binders. And I never realized this before.
Oh wow! Im so glad that you are publicizing Donorschoose.com! I teach preschool disabled children in a 'title one' school. There is no money for supplies, period. I have put up two projects on the site, both for supplies adding up to $300. Within a few months, generous donors made the projects reality! Donations do not have to be big -- most of mine have been in the $10-25 range. Please continue to make this site known to others who wish to help teachers and their students!
Thanks for using the strip to support DonorsChoose.Org. They help so many schools in need. And thanks to Zonker for doubling my donation to "We're A Little Crafty" in South Carolina; the teacher describes it here.
Regarding today's strip, I'm once again left to wonder how Jeff could be Ms. Joanie "Libby" Caucus's son? It's certainly not out of character, but that four scantily-clad, cowering bimbos were the only characters he could think of for women to relate to caused a few twitches.
Just want to thank you for featuring DonorsChoose.Org in the strip. Two people donated to my American History classroom in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, after reading about the matching funds grant! Thanks to you and these two fine folks, my students will have new materials that were badly needed to teach an interactive history class. I can't thank you enough for what you did for us, and for what you are undoubtedly doing for many, many students! Huzzah! :)
Thanks for matching my Donors Choose donation. That was so nice and very much appreciated! Three cheers for Zonker!
Wow! donorschoose.org is a great idea and a great web site. (As a geek myself, I have to say that -- I was blown away by how well-integrated, engaging and easy it is!) We must all be on the alert for ways to make a direct difference in what matters. Thank you so much for publicizing this one. Bet it will trend on Twitter thanks to Doonesbury.
Thank you so much for the DonorsChoose link and the ZONKER code. My son's gift card amount for his birthday was doubled so that I could send a card to my daughter also.
I am pretty sure the code referred to in today's strip is "Zonker" because it's easier to spell than "Doonesberry," er, "Doonsbury".....whatever.
I'm finding the 40 year flashbacks particularly heartbreaking/warming -- the young B.D., completely boneheaded but also strangely noble, definitely in a world of his own but not altogether a bad world. And forty years later here he is, slowly transformed by huge changes and trauma like a rock in an arctic river, into the exact same guy but with real self-knowledge and compassion. Who says nobody's writing the Great American Novel any more?
Yet another creative dimension of social advocacy leaps from the page today. Thank you for bringing donorschoose.org to a new level of visibility and remembering the needs of our public schools and our young. The future thanks you!
Wait, people still read Doonesbury in newspapers? I haven't bought one of those in years.
Your boys are too late! I saw the code in today's strip -- when I read it on my laptop.