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Lets face it, our favorite comic strip is often obscure or inconsistent, and key characters are sometimes left stranded for years. Long-suffering readers are within their rights to demand some clarification. Use the "Ask GBT" form to email us your questions, and we will answer those we can on the Blowback page, and also archive the answers here.
SUPPLEMENTAL HONEST VOICES READING LIST
"John Kerry: The right man in the right place at the right time." Tim Ashby, a Commerce Department official under Reagan and Bush, tells how Kerry fought the corrupt BCCI which, along with serving as banker for bin Laden, Noriega, and Hussein, loaned $25M to W for one of his oil businesses. Seattle Times.
"Why this Republican ex-governor will be voting for Kerry." 95-year-old Republican Elmer L. Anderson's eloquent op-ed piece. Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"The Conservative Case Against George W. Bush." William Bryk argues that true conservatives should take back their party. New York Press.
"Aftermath of Last Week's Editorial Endorsement". Bush's hometown paper describes the flak it's taken for backing Kerry. The Lone Star Iconoclast.
"Conscientious Objector: Why I Can't Vote For Bush." Robert A. George critiques the Bush Administration's rejection of conservative principles. The New Republic Online - *registration required
THE HONEST VOICES READING LIST (original links)
-- L. Jones, LA, CA
Who created the "Dancing Duke" on the web site homepage? It's fantastic work!
-- Chuck Stephens, Tulsa, OK
The movement and voice are those of Fred Newman, a performer, composer and sound designer whose many credits include "Prairie Home Companion" and the PBS series "Between the Lions". We urge you to check out Fred's Web site, where you can read all about his new book, Mouthsounds, which provides "the complete sonic scoop for actors, musicians, puppeteers, and other show-offs". Fred will teach you how to impersonate an ice cream truck, a growling stomach, an elephant stampede, and perform "Purple Haze" using duck quacks.
A special volume completely devoted to B.D.'s healing journey will be published at the request of WRAMC, the real-world facility where he has received much of his care and therapy. We'll be happy to announce it on the DTH home page when The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time is published this spring.
-- K. T., Baltimore, MD
Wasn't the character Duke based on the writer Hunter S. Thompson? If so, does Thompson's death mean Duke will kill himself too?
-- Paul, NY, NY
The Town Hall respectfully raises a hefty tumbler to Hunter S. Thompson, a powerfully innovative and influential journalist and writer whose voice will be missed. Here are links to Tom Wolfe's Wall Street Journal essay on Thompson, which likens him to Mark Twain, a San Francisco Chronicle article which highlights his political acumen, and a piece by Larry Kramer on editing his column.
It captures all the buzz and all the glory that was D2K, giving you unfettered access to over 90 minutes of the innovative 3-D animation that put the outspoken candidate live on "Larry King", "Today", and dozens of other shows. In over 30 short films, including "Healer-in-Chief", "Stirred, Not Shaken", "Forgotten White Guy", "Poodles" and "Apocalypse 2000" (with a Doors soundtrack), Duke manages to confound conventional wisdom on a dazzling array of topics. Visit his richly-textured website, recreated in its entirety, right down to Duke's full FBI file, position papers, photos, weblog, Oppo reports, and the "Me & Roger" radio interviews which ran on NPR during the final months of the campaign. From frontline wordplay to backroom gunplay, from breakout public policies to colorful public breakdowns, Duke made electoral politics fun again. Relive those halcyon days.