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Blowback

A clean, well-lit place to vent

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  • LAST NAME

    John Rovira | London, UK | January 20, 2017

    Greetings from one of your transatlantic cousins. The new president's last name itself may lead you to an apt icon, as the word "trump" is old English slang for breaking wind.

  • SAD

    Jerry Neyman | Quitman,MS | January 20, 2017

    The lyrics of "American Pie" keep running through my head today. Sad.

  • FOR TRUMP

    Tom Kirchoff | Pittsford, NY | January 20, 2017

    In the past I have loved how you iconized government officials; for Dan Quayle a feather, for George H.W. Bush a "point of light," for Bill Clinton a waffle, etc. My all-time favorite was Dubya's Roman helmet, which over eight years gradually lost its luster.  For Trump, how about a melting creamsicle?

  • TWEETING

    David Irons | Anchorage, AK | January 20, 2017

    Since Trump is going to be our tweeting POTUS, how about using Tweety Bird as his icon.

  • IF

    Julius Reuter | Guadalupe, CA | January 20, 2017

    If Schwarzenegger was The Gröpenfuhrer, shouldn't Trump be The Grabbenfuhrer? Thanks for making me laugh for so many years.

  • DONALD TRUMP

    Bill | Arena, WI | January 20, 2017

    Donald Trump = Unfit For Office = UFO. His icon could be a flying saucer.

  • REPRESENTING

    Stan Gibson | St. Louis, MO | January 20, 2017

    The president-elect appears to be waffling on many of his campaign promises. How about representing him as a waffle with Trump hair?

  • SYMBOL

    Dale Polson | Orland Park, IL | January 20, 2017

    I think a great symbol for Trump would be an orange windsock -- moving in whatever direction popular opinion blows.

  • EFFECTIVE

    Donald Strandberg | San Antonio, TX | January 20, 2017

    Prior presidential icons were pretty effective. How about portraying Trump as a loose cannon?

  • THE TRUMPSTER

    Brant Boucher | Ottawa, CANADA | January 20, 2017

    How should Doonesbury represent The Trumpster? One word: baby pacifier. (Okay, two words.)

  • CONSIDERATION

    L.J. Nelson | Falls Church, CA | January 20, 2017

    Please allow me to suggest an icon for Donald J. Trump; a flame, as in "pants on fire." Thank you for your consideration.

  • DUKE

    Doug | Rio Rancho, NM | January 13, 2017

    It seems possible that Duke is related to Trump...

  • TRAVEL THROUGH TIME

    Madison King | Sharpsville, PA | January 11, 2017

    Earlier today, Donald J. Trump did exactly what you predicted in the December 18th strip. Like, literally, almost word-for-word, except he actually shouted down a legitimate news organization in the process. My question is how exactly do you travel through time, as you clearly did? And what are tomorrow's Pennsylvania Lottery numbers?

  • FOLLOW

    Linda Weinberg | Anmore, CANADA | January 11, 2017

    Great news that Roland is back on Twitter! I will follow him immediately.

  • MUDLINE

    Mary L. Grabski | WI & AL | January 10, 2017

    The daily strip is a little too high for me these days, but the Mudline is awesome!

  • ENJOYING DOONESBURY

    Annie in Hawaii | Kapaa, HI | January 09, 2017

    I keep trying to find something good during these times. And enjoying Doonesbury is one of those things. Along with trying to get unfriended and deTwittered by Drümpf.

  • FELT MY BLOOD RUN COLD

    John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | January 08, 2017

    As always, today's strip does its job of providing a chuckle while clearly demarcating the insanity enveloping your country. At the same time, I read "Prophet of Doom" in the Daily Briefing section and felt my blood run cold. Over the last few years I have told anyone who will listen that the threat of climate change has me more afraid than the nuclear terror felt during the Reagan years. Now, William Perry has added a codicil to that danger. If, as has been stated by members of the US military, societal disruption caused by climate change is the biggest danger we face, then each of the elements Perry outlines as elevating the chances of tripping a nuclear accident or engagement is cause for alarm. As the dominant life form on this planet, we truly possess the ability to destroy it. Now how do I sleep each night?

  • PERFECT

    Char | Carlton, OR | January 08, 2017

    I love today's strip. Perfect!

  • KANSAS

    Alfred James | Wichita, KS | January 08, 2017

    RE: FORESIGHTED. As jazz musicians we smoked the weed, but it being illegal in KS, much was ditch weed. Now that many states are legit I am enjoying it again. The Colorado product is aromatic and delightful; lovely high and fantastic painkiller. If I could get it at home I'd give up booze. Kansas is just now entering the 20th century, forget the 21st.

  • @RealRBHJr

    Don Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | January 08, 2017

    Whoever is tweeting as @RealRBHJr has the personality well in hand. Hand of the master, I presume.