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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:39 AM

Sunday's Doonesbury- Dark Days

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Reply Sunday's Doonesbury- Dark Days (Original post)
n2doc Nov 2013 OP
intaglio Nov 2013 #1
DFW Nov 2013 #2
Martin Eden Nov 2013 #19
Quantess Nov 2013 #3
truebluegreen Nov 2013 #4
n2doc Nov 2013 #5
sarge43 Nov 2013 #18
JEFF9K Nov 2013 #6
Enthusiast Nov 2013 #17
CBHagman Nov 2013 #7
Posteritatis Nov 2013 #14
WCLinolVir Nov 2013 #8
bvar22 Nov 2013 #15
Babel_17 Nov 2013 #9
Posteritatis Nov 2013 #13
JHB Nov 2013 #10
johnnyreb Nov 2013 #11
Posteritatis Nov 2013 #12
Enthusiast Nov 2013 #16
red dog 1 Nov 2013 #20
NealK Nov 2013 #21

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:45 AM

1. Glad someone is saying this n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:50 AM

2. My 2005 version of the Civil War song went like this:

When Johnny comes rolling home again, Iraq, Iraq!
We know he'll never roam again, Iraq, Iraq!
His legs don't work and his shoulder droops
But that's O.K., we support the troops
And we'll all think twice when Johnny comes rolling home.

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Response to DFW (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:13 PM

19. Nice, but your last line is wishful thinking

Too many people who shouted USA USA USA when we invaded Iraq aren't capable of thinking once, let alone twice.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:52 AM

3. What kind of soldier is he supposed to be?

Confederate?

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Response to Quantess (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:59 AM

4. Given the cap and the gray uniform, um, yeah.

 

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Response to Quantess (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:00 AM

5. 1861

'dictator in the white house' I don't think he was speaking about Buchanan….

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Response to Quantess (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:59 PM

18. Yes. Blue tabs for infantry

If he doesn't die of wounds, disease or slow starvation, he'll come home missing a limb -- if he still has a home.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:18 AM

6. Today's Republicans are just like the Confederates except ...

... they are more racist.

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Response to JEFF9K (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:54 PM

17. More racist and more ignorant.

They celebrate ignorance.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:30 AM

7. Oh, I can just see the angry letters to the editor now.

And I just checked to make certain The Washington Post ran the strip, and they did, so I'll have a ringside seat as the cranks come out to express their disapproval.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:52 PM

14. Being the guy who handles the incoming email re: Doonesbury must be a hoot. (nt)

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:46 AM

8. They are fighting with their last, long, drawn out breath.

The south is becoming more blue thanks to the African Americans voter participation increase and influx from other states. I'm grateful that Obama got people to the polls who realize that they can change history and their participation matters.The people who are trying to live in the past already are, in certain areas, the minority. They don't own the south anymore.

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Response to WCLinolVir (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:09 PM

15. There are other things in play in the South.

LBJ predicted that the South would be lost for a generation.
Well, that generation is OVER!

The BIGGEST difference in the modern South today is the Internet and Sat TV.
Everybody is CONNECTED.
Information is the antidote to ignorance.
Education and exposure is the antidote to bigotry.

The prevalence of Internet and Sat TV has greatly diluted the captive audience of the preachers and parents of the past. The "Old Ways" are dying.

The South is BEAUTIFUL,
and belongs to us all.
It would be a shame to just give it away.

In 2006, we left a Big Blue Northern City
and moved to the Red, Rural South.
We won't be going back.

--bvar22 & Starkraven

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:40 PM

9. I'm impressed by the last panel, it's important

Just like then, "it's a rich man's war but a poor man's fight". The ideologues stay home, in comfort.

The Confederacy soon got in to class problems as shortages occurred. “It’s a rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight.” was most commonly heard during this time because the rich could pay out for a substitute in war and end up not fighting.


http://prezi.com/93wjbqqa-82z/confederate-states-of-america/

All through the red states we see Republican propagandists harangue the populace into supporting policies that go against their self interest. They sacrifice while their votes enable a class of Mammon worshiping materialists.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:52 PM

13. Definitely a point worth remembering. (nt)

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:24 PM

10. "...doomed to repeat it."

I like to use this (conservative) political cartoon from 1860. The characterization of Lincoln and his supporters would be at home at any Tea Party rally -- where it'd be used to describe Democrats.

“People who just want stuff”: 1860

See if you recognize the playbook:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003674590/

"The Republican Party Going to the Right House"

Lincoln rides in on a (fence) rail, carried by Horace Greely (anti-slavery editor of the New York Tribune), leading his followers into a lunatic asylum.
GREELY: "Hold on to me Abe, and we'll go in here by the unanimous consent of the people."
LINCOLN: "Now my friends I'm almost in, and the millennium is going to begin, so ask what you will and it shall be granted."

Younger Woman: "Oh! what a beautiful man he is, I feel a passionate attraction' every time I see his lovely face."
Bearded Man: "I represent the free love element, and expect to have free license to carry out its principles."
Man with trim beard and hat: "I want religion abolished and the book of Mormon made the standard of morality."
Caricatured black man: "De white man hab no rights dat cullud pussons am bound to spect' I want dat understood."
Older woman: "I want womans rights enforced, and man reduced in subjection to her authority."
Scruffy man with bottle: "I want everybody to have a share of everybody elses property."
Barefoot man: "I want a hotel established by government, where people that aint inclined to work, can board free of expense, and be found in rum and tobacco."
Seedy top-hat man: " I want guaranteed to every Citizen the right to examine every other citizen's pockets without interruption by Policemen."
Man at the end: "I want all the stations houses burned up, and the M.P.s killed, so that the bohoys can run with the machine and have a muss when they please."
Let’s go down the list, shall we?:
Supported by "liberal media": Check
Liberals will embark on profligate giveaways to THOSE PEOPLE? Check.
Flighty, emotional, entranced by charisma/celebrity? Check.
People conservatives consider sexual deviants? Check.
People conservatives consider religious deviants? Check (and how ironic, this particular turn).
Grasping minorities after special rights? Check.
"Feminazis"? Check.
There's a vast army of layabouts, terrorists, and outright thieves who want to take your hard-earned stuff? Check, check, check, and check.

A hundred and fifty years later, and they're playing the same tune.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:49 PM

11. They told us we were fightin' for Freedom.


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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:51 PM

12. Ouch! (nt)

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:49 PM

16. Wow!

Very good.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:14 PM

20. Excellent!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:35 AM

21. Great toon!

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