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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.
A toast to GBT for thinking inside the box.
I dragged myself off the couch, dug through drawers and found an old pair of 3-D glasses. Hey, it worked! Thanks for the twist.
Reading today's obit of Jonathan Idema in the NY Times, and couldn't help thinking he must have taken his playbook from Duke, with a bit of the Red Rascal thrown in for good measure.
I'm not reading a mailbag comic in 3-D! Next thing you know, the comic is gonna start talkin' when I mouse over it on my 'puter.
I wonder who were more offended by Sunday's strip; Assad's supporters or Gingrich's?
Wow! I had forgotten that whole plot about Duke and Newt's orphanage. Which is, of course, how Duke met his son. Nice callback, and it fits so well with Gingrich's recent statements about making poor kids work as school janitors.
Roland Hedley's treatment of Ron Paul is quite reflective of the media's treatment of Paul in general: an almost desperate insistence on dissing and dismissing him.
Roland generally gets it quite wrong, but even a blind hog roots up an acorn occasionally. His assessment of Ron Paul and his Libertarian ideology is one of those acorns. While some of Rep. Paul's views (like ending the US imperial foreign policy) are, in my view, highly meritorious, many range from loony to scary and, if implemented would result in far worse problems than the exceedingly daunting ones we already face.
In today's strip Roland says Ron Paul's libertarian views are "Utopian" because they would never work in modern society. Perhaps. But are they any more "Utopian" than our government, strapped with 14 trillion in debt and growing, trying to be all things and do all things for everyone here and overseas? Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae creating a housing crisis with unsustainable loans to people who bought but could not afford them? The Federal Reserve is giving out almost no interest loans to the 1%. We spend more on our military that all the other nations in the world combined. TARP, Cash For Clunkers, The War on Drugs. The growing national security with multiple agencies, with local police becoming militarized with armored vehicles and weapons. All this and more have be done under both the Neo-Cons' and the Liberals' watch. Is this a government that "works" better than Ron Paul's proposed philosophy?
I read today's comic accurately depicting Senator Rick Santorum's opposition to contraception and I was deeply gratified. I think every candidate's views should be examined with care. I normally read your comic strips because they are almost always funny, but this caught my eye and drove me to confirm Sen. Santorum's documented disapproval of contraception. I will be reading your comics again!
"Grandiosity," by the way, is also a recognized symptom of specific mental illness. Presumably Dr. Gingrich doesn't know that either.
Ron Paul: “Roads?” You strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. How about Ron Paul being the only candidate who wants to end our policeman foreign policy? Who advocates diplomacy with Iran instead of saber rattling? Who wants to re-establish a relationship with Cuba and end the stupid Cold War embargo? Who wants to reign in the Federal Reserve that has enabled the 1% to become rich at the 99% expense?