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Don Heflin | Naples, FL | February 16, 2015

Okay, Garry, I got the cup handles being in different directions the other day, but you did yourself proud with the toaster/breads today. Thanks.

Gringo | Guaymas, MEXICO | February 15, 2015

Let's see. Uncle Duke to nephew Zonker to nephew Zipper. All related by drugs. But, otherwise, no resemblance whatsoever. Who would have guessed that the sweet-tempered pot-smoking dropout who talked to his plants would grow up to be a responsible surrogate parent to a self-centered zero who lacks all of his personable virtues? I hope that I live to see what is next in this curious familial line.

The Gray Adder | Clinton, NY | February 11, 2015

Hell is an open office. I've never had to work in one, thank God, but I do share a cubicle with someone who peppers me with questions about stuff all day, so I kind of know what it must be like.   

William Stein | Brooklyn, NY | February 11, 2015

My mother always says, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." Of course, she's talking about stories told round the kitchen table, with a wee drop taken.

Sam McDonald | Gatlinburg, TN | February 10, 2015

Is Brian Williams really the Red Rascal?

Dayna | Atlanta, CA | February 10, 2015

A recent Blowback writer compares Brian Williams to Roland Hedley. The more I read Williams' quotes, the more I'd liken him to the Red Rascal.

Simon Mills | Dublin, IRELAND | February 08, 2015

As the Brian Williams story unfolds, it reminds me more than a little of a time Roland Heldey regaled a less-than-impressed Joanie Caucus with tales of journalistic derring-do in a DC laundromat.

George | Tequesta, FL | February 04, 2015

I guess the Rand Paul SayWhat? quote proves my suspicion that he is an alum of the Baby Doc School of Medicine.

John Brennand | Langley, CANADA | February 02, 2015

Today's SayWhat? quote about "dispatching another Godless jihadist" was priceless. Folks forget that the three major religions founded in the Middle East all worship the same deity. Their observances may differ dramatically, but it's the same Big Guy they're talking about.

Alberta Rose | Calgary, CANADA | January 31, 2015

I read a "How To Organize Your House" article which ended with, "If you want to know how many books you should have, think in terms of being told you can only take 20 with you. Keep those and get rid of everything else." I thought that was a great idea until I looked at my Doonesbury books. I have 51, and there are a few gaps which I plan to get filled by the end of the year. So much for that idea.

Grant | Hamilton, CANADA | January 31, 2015

Lucky for you and every U.S. citizen, you live in a country that was founded by men of the Enlightenment and that free speech is a constitutional right, as is freedom of religion. Lucky for you that U.S. citizens do not have their thought controlled by some religious establishment whose primitive concepts repressed the rationality of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome from 2,000 years, continued to do so for more than a millenium and a half, burning books, burning free-thinkers and punishing scientists. It's not hard to name countries where religion or anti-democratic political dogma prevents free speech, and these are some of the greatest threats to the world.

McAlvie | Baltimore, MD | January 29, 2015

Free speech is not just a right, but an obligation. Thank you for having the skill and wit to show us that which we don't always have the courage ourselves to confront. Your genius lies in doing so with humor and not malice. Even when I disagree, maybe even especially then, I find myself respecting your courage in telling us what we don't want to hear. It makes us better people. Please don't ever stop. We need that more than ever these days.

Carol Hensel | The Woodlands, TX | January 29, 2015

I think that politics and religion should be separate, as our Founding Fathers believed. Being critical of a president's policies does not mean you are Satanic.

Bran Midkiff | Halifax, VA | January 28, 2015

Garry, I respect your opinion, although I'm very resentful of how large of an audience you affect with your strip. In a conservative, Christian society it would have dried up by now. Lucky for you we live in a society driven by Satan, and the liberal help he has sold to his cause, and you are one of those in the forefront of his army. The Bushes love our country, and our causes. Their only crime is success.

Gail Heinsohn | New Lebanon, NY | January 28, 2015

I think I love you, Garry Trudeau. Keep on blowing through the b.s., please!

Terry | Crawfordville, FL | January 28, 2015

In Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut offered a very accurate transliteration of the asterisk.

Rookie Phenom | San Francisco, CA | January 27, 2015

RE SOPHISTICATED ANALYSIS: I don't interpret the GWB asterisk symbol as anything more than denoting that his first presidency was decided in court under contested circumstances. Kind of like Roger Maris' home run record exceeding Babe Ruth's. (We don't apply it to Barry Bonds' records but many, many people keep a mental asterisk on him.)

Ken Callahan | Cleveland, OH | January 26, 2015

In his recently published collection of essays, But Enough about You, Christopher Buckley says this about George H. W. Bush: "I would have never traded my own father for any other, but I've always thought that George Bush is the father we all wished for." Sunday's strip was an uncharitable and inaccurate shot against a decent man who has contributed so much to America, far more than any journalist that comes to mind. In my mind it crossed the line from sharp satire to gratuitous meanness.

Fred Waiss | Prairie du Chien, WI | January 25, 2015

And while you're joyfully doing the Bushwhacking, I'm sure you'll include Jeb's own mother's comment that the country has had enough Bushes.

Ross Bender | Philadelphia, PA | January 25, 2015

I'm glad to see the Bush Buster back in action. Please allow me to contribute a more sophisticated analysis.