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Several recent commenters failed to see that your strips featuring Skye the V-O artist are not about whatever Obama may have done wrong or right. They're about the power of political advertising to sell us "ideas" with fear and the right voice. Everyone in the recording studio knows that what's going on is B.S. I'm a little taken aback that Skye is willing to check her convictions at the door for a dollar or three hundred. (What do V-O announcers make, anyway?) It's shades of Mister Butts.
Today's strip is really funny. Thanks.
I wonder which came first, Jeff Redfern or James O'Keefe? They seem so similar.
Thanks for the video featuring multiple versions of "Amazing Grace." My church actually sang it (five verses) to "House of the Rising Sun" about a month ago. It works!
Our local paper carries the feature Hocus-Focus, which asks you to find six differences between two pictures. How many do we need to find in Doonesbury? Today I found a few. In panel three, the magnets on the refrigerator are placed differently than in panel four. Panel six has dishes on the top shelf. In panel eight they are on the bottom shelf, with bottles on top. Also the wall to the right of the cabinet in panel six is smaller than the wall in panel eight. Is there a prize?
Well well well. So you have finally figured out who and what Obama really is! You just loved to tear the flesh off George W. Bush and now little Toggle see's the light. Man, that's rich.
Thank you for finally seeing what Obama is trying to do to our country. I will never understand his motives, but he is definitely not trying to help us in the eyes of the world.
Today's "Say What?" is priceless. Newt Gingrich, the "academic" and "intellectual," misunderstands the meaning of the word "grandiose" and thereby utters a truth, both about himself and our flawed national self-image. As Richard Mitchell (The Underground Grammarian) often said: One of the benefits of the First Amendment is that, under it, people often unwittingly give up the rights they enjoy under the Fifth. Case in point.
GBT's actually pretty conservative; you just have to take the long view. Today's 25-year Flashbck combines with the contemporary storyline about Jeff's character failings to give you a fine critique of late-twentieth-century parenting!
Am I the only one hoping for Skye to come between Leo and Alex? To be honest, I never felt that he was part of the relationship anyway, just a convenient placeholder for Alex Move on, Leo. Save yourself.
I believe one of your founding fathers said "I disagree with all you have said, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." While I often disagree with GBT's views, his moral compass is unimpeachable, as is his research into the facts. If one enters into public life, one should expect people to look under the rugs for dirt.
I hate to say it, but Skye sort of looks like Mike. I think it's the glasses...
I'm considering taking two subscriptions to the Tampa Bay Tribune to offset the one that they lost. Doonesbury is the only strip to offer perspective on and awareness of the current madness that is American life. Keep up the good work.
Actually, I think Skye isn't standing close enough to Leo. But I've always been a sucker for a redhead. Go on, Skye, Leo, throw yourselves into each other's arms.
In the last panel of today's strip Skye is standing way too close to Toggle. Given that she appears to be hell-bent on monogamy, Alex should be concerned.
I don't understand the negative Blowback to the past two Sunday strips. If they were not factual readers could take Mr. Trudeau to task. Since they are factual, why don't folks have a problem with Mr. Gingrich?
No, no, no! Don't do it, Toggle. Don't do it, GBT!
This Blowback comment made me laugh until I cried. Things have been way too grim around here. Thanks!
I just canceled my subscription to the Tampa Bay Times, as they will not remove your disgusting strip from their comic section. You are such a patriot. Not.
I can't help but think that as Jeff comes in for an apparently safe landing in the real world and becomes the entrepreneur that he has always wanted to be, his story might have some resemblance to that of his creator.