Blowback

Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

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  • REMINDS ME

    Martin Evans | Las Vegas, NV | December 19, 2011

    Today's strip reminds me of the Redeker Plan from the book World War Z. WWZ is about a worldwide zombie apocalypse, and the Redeker Plan involves placing VIPs into "safe zones" while other people are purposefully placed in harm's way to distract the zombies away from the safe zones.

  • SPOT ON

    Jeff | New Jersey | December 19, 2011

    Today's strip on terrorism and the TSA is spot on. The TSA's illegal and abusive practices -- the strip searches by the scanners, and the criminal touching pat-downs, especially of those in wheelchairs or with medical metal -- are disgusting and unAmerican. If this continues to be accepted and allowed, the terrorists will have cemented a firm victory over American values and freedom. Read more about it here.

  • UNEXPECTED

    Kathleen Brosemer | Sault Ste. Marie, MI | December 19, 2011

    Today's punchline is the funniest thing I've seen in a dog's age. I've been laughing audibly at my desk for two minutes now. Totally unexpected.

  • THE PROF

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | December 19, 2011

    What the prof should have asked B.D. is "How many terrorists were there in Iraq before we invaded it?"

  • THE TSA

    Katharine | San Francisco, CA | December 19, 2011

    "They hate the TSA as much as we do." Brilliant. Who could have guessed that the TSA would redefine 'safety' as 'misery'?

  • SADLY TRIUMPHANT

    John McQueen | Chantilly, VA | December 18, 2011

    What a salutary, sadly triumphant (yet laughable) take on Arnold the Barbarian. And on the "informed electorate" that isn't. With Hollywood and Big Media bigwigs having treated The Hand as something near The Right Hand of God, The Terminator (as you so brilliantly portray) still tends to get a pass where even the Hermanator can't. Keep up the great- and still-improving work. (And have a heewackitydoo holiday season.)

  • ARNOLD

    Bill Ferchland | Santa Rosa, CA | December 18, 2011

    Thanks for the Arnold strips, including today's. His biggest achievement, as he brags, was changing Workers Comp in California. His actions have caused incalculable hardship to the disabled. It appears that cheating cripples was as much fun as groping. It's about time he is shown for what he is. Leave it to you. Thanks.

  • FOX NEWS

    Joel Calhoun | Monticello, MS | December 18, 2011

    Something tells me Roland is going to join Rick in the unemployment line for out-of-work journalists. Everyone knows you don't ask questions about Repubs' indiscretions on Fox News.

  • PALIN

    Killy | Houston, TX | December 16, 2011

    I always thought it weird that someone as insignificant as Palin got a fully-fleshed-out body in the strip, when someone as empty as GWB got an asterisk. Today's strip manages to conjure Palin with just a string of nonsensical words and not a single ink stroke wasted! Brilliant, GBT. Brilliant.

  • THE TRUTH

    George | Tequesta, FL | December 16, 2011

    Re Today's Video: I will miss Mr. Hitchens. He asked us on a daily basis "Can you handle the truth?" More often than not, as history shows, the answer was no. We always need people who are willing to look at the world and say, on our behalf, WTF.

  • WITHDRAWAL

    Marcia M. | Boulder, CO | December 16, 2011

    Listening to the radio coverage of the Iraq withdrawal I was struck by the dignified tone of the whole affair. No sabre-rattling, no national self-aggrandizement or phoney self-congratulations. A simple thanks to the troops -- and the observation that some of those withdrawing from Iraq are eager to deploy to Afghanistan. That brought Ray to mind, and his comment: "War is my home." Thanks for helping to raise the consciousness of the nation and, dare I say, of the military of what it means to be a soldier in our accidental Forever War. It has given us so many iconic moments: the maiming and unhelming of B.D., the rehabilitations of B.D. and Toggle, and Ray, oh, Ray. Thank you for helping us treat our Middle East soldiers and veterans more humanely than we did the vets of my era (Vietnam), and please, keep reminding us how much more work there is to be done. Peace on Earth.

  • TRUMP'S POWER

    Bernard | Washington, D.C. | December 15, 2011

    Want a real indicator of Donald Trump's power? Yesterday, the Washington Post pulled the Trump strip and inserted an innocuous Flashback of Jeff and Zipper. Now that scares me!

  • CONTROVERSIAL?

    Sam | Gaithersburg, MD | December 15, 2011

    The Washington Post did not carry yesterday's marvelous strip in which Trump proclaims his brand value to be $3 billion. Is this strip in some way controversial, offensive, or inaccurate? Both yesterday and today they seem to be running some Flashback strips with Jeff and Zipper texting each other from across a table.

  • ASHAMED

    Mary Jo Peden | Pittsburgh, PA | December 14, 2011

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is censoring Doonesbury during the Trump storyline. Makes me ashamed to be a yinzer.

  • JOWLS AND CHIN

    John W. | Baltimore, MD | December 14, 2011

    Trump's hair is extraordinary but Trudeau really nails the man's mammoth vulgarity in the jowls and chins.

  • WHERE ELSE?

    Vern Slater | Hedley, CANADA | December 14, 2011

    Sorkh Razil must be such fun to draw; where else could you get a scene like Petreus and the convoy!

  • GREAT MEMORIES

    Steve Armstrong | Indiana, PA | December 13, 2011

    Today's video from the HMS Ocean brought back some great memories for me from my days in the US Navy. It is good to know that the US isn't the only country to put their refugees from sanatoriums out to sea.

  • NO INBETWEEN

    Tony Phillips | Chicago, IL | December 13, 2011

    To use or to lose, that is the question as Trump regards people. Always. No inbetween.

  • WONDERFUL

    Anu | Portland, OR | December 13, 2011

    Trump's hair: absolutely wonderful. You are a great artist, sir.

  • TRUMP'S HAIR

    Maerzie | Perdido Beach, AL | December 13, 2011

    Great job with Trump's hair. GBT did a better job than Trump himself.