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Jeff, dear Jeff. I'm so glad you're published. And I'd love to tell you why it amuses me so much -- but then I'd have to...well, you know.
It took me five years, but I have essentially read the entire Doonesbury corpus with help from your site. Thanks.
Alex isn't autistic. She's tiresome. Completely inner-directed. Even with Leo. I keep wondering when she (or Leo) will realize that Alex "loves" Leo for the same reason some parents INSIST, AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS, that the doctors find something developmentally wrong with their child. "Oh, you may be a parent, but I, I (pause to pat chest for emphasis, put slight catch in voice) have a child with sufferitis. You can't understand how much of a sacrifice I, I (pat chest) make every single day." It's a game to these people. It isn't about others, it's about themselves and how they have to make sure that no matter what the event, they are the center of attention.
Is Alex on the Autism Spectrum?
I love the clash of generations between Joanie and Alex, and I love that they each enjoy the other's company.
Oh, Alex! Would that I were so young and stupid again...
I adore Alex. I find her a breath of fresh air.
Yes! Keep up the good work. I love the Elizabeth Warren sign in the background of today's strip and the hint of Rick Perry's memory lapse. Somehow, you manage to fit in all the goodies.
A doctor's view: Uh-oh. This isn't looking good for Joanie. Alzheimer's?
Alex is the most annoying character I've ever encountered in any fictional publication. Don't get me wrong GBT, I feel like she absolutely needs to be in Doonesbury. But every day I want to throw my cup of coffee at her. Clueless, smart people like with this, who are too idealistic to recognize the context of a situation, drive me absolutely bonkers.
Thanks for the shout-out to Woostah (known affectionately around here as "Wormtown") in today's strip. You've captured the attitudes perfectly -- we're both welcoming and challenging in these parts.
Hey! Isn't the obnoxious prat in the glasses giving Joanie a hard time Howie, the little snot-nosed sexist brat from her day-care class?
Today's strip made me compare Howard Dean's crucifixion for a mere war whoop to the accusations of sexual harassment and racism made against today's GOP contenders. Howard Dean's legacy must include the fact that he showed all future candidates how to use the Internet during a campaign.
Today's strip really reflects well the 20-somethings of today. Well meaning, but sometimes insensitive in the way they express their concerns.
I have been reading Doonesbury for forever, it seems, and more often than not it brings a smile to my morning. Today, I actually laughed out loud with the droll conversation between Alex and Joannie, and the offer to cover for any "senior stuff." Love it! And it must be a situation many aging boomers confront, part multi-generation gap, part truth. I recall Joannie hopping into the chopper sidecar with Mark back in the day (with Mike getting left behind of course) and now her granddaughter is concerned she'll break a hip at a meeting. As usual, good writing on so many levels.
I agree with NOT CARING. Not only has B.D.'s emotional growth made him very appealing, but finally women have our equivalent to Jessica Rabbit.
It's good to see a little honesty on Sunday. God bless those honest republicans as they seek to impose real democracy on our ballot boxes.
Jim Andrews, "The Honest Man," for President! We'd love to campaign against him. He'd do half the work for us!
You hit the nail right on the head! Today's strip is one to definitely hang on to. I've cut it out of the paper and am filing it, along with others, in my political truth file. I don't suppose there is any way for you to get out the complete truth, about Grover Norquist and the spineless GOP elected officials who are scared s---less about his power to kick them out of office. I say they have all sold their souls to the devil for money and power. And they don't care how many thousands will be homeless, hungry, and dying as the result of all the cuts they say they'll make to services for those they promise to represent but won't. Excuse the implied bad language of a sick old lady, about to turn seventy, who long ago earned the right to speak her mind. Keep up the good work. I love you for what you do.
In spite of the fact that here in CT we have voter ID, large numbers of Democrats are elected year after year.