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Rum Runner

Doonesbury Dropped

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So I am a dinosaur who still reads a real newspaper every day. My rag of choice is the Chicago Tribune which also works well as emergency toilet paper when the need arises.

 

Anyways, the Trib just dropped the daily and Sunday Doonesbury comics from their pages. This pisses me off since it is one of the reasons I continued to get the paper delivered.

 

Have other papers dropped this or other favorites recently?

 

Chime in.

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Often moved to the editorial page, but in funnies here.

 

TOG

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Reading the paper (Chi Trib) over a morning cup o' joe with the wife is a daily thing at our house. I've been missing Doonesbury as well. I saw no notice and haven't found it in other sections. Might be time to just quit this home subscription. Heck, I read the Hawks lost in today's edition and I don't like reading that kind of Shite!

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Gary Trudeu stopped writing new Doonesbury for the summer.

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Just be glad you are even getting a paper at all. They killed the Rocky mtn news yrs ago and the post just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Read the trib online for Bears stuff. Bitches went to subscription only online about a yr ago... sucks.....

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Boston Glob (dead trees edition) still publishes Doonesbury. I'm getting my daily fix online, though. Bad enough hauling buckets of partly read copies of the Wall St.Urinal to the dump... er.. "State of the Art Recycling and Disposal Facility"... to ship to China.

 

Kind of in withdrawal for Trudeau' s summer hiatus.... Nerve of that guy, going to reruns right after sending Alex into labor (twins, no less), at her graduation (from MIT, no less). To say nothing of leaving us hanging on Zonker and Zipper's pot farm venture, unfinished business with Jeff and the editor chick, Joanie's Senate job, attempted coups in Berzerkistan.... At least gives us Doonesbury addicts something to look forward to after Labor Day.

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Doons hasn't been funny since the 70's. Truly odd that he bothers, as it as slipped from being meaningful to just left wing pabulum

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I still find Doonesbury pretty witty, and I'm no lefty.

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I haven't bothered to look at that strip since the 80's

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Read Doonesbury online every morning right before I check out SA.... Been a fan since I was a kid!

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Read Doonesbury online every morning right before I check out SA.... Been a fan since I was a kid!

I always kinda figured you were related to Duke.

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Read Doonesbury online every morning right before I check out SA.... Been a fan since I was a kid!

I always kinda figured you were related to Duke.

Back in the day when Duke would hallucinate (due to pills containing "extract from the pineal glands of male adolescent iguanas") the strip was classic.... And his ongoing feud with John Denver was good for a laugh too....

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Say what you want about Trudeau, but nothing in the so-called mainstream media shows as much empathy toward active military and recent veterans. He invests characters like B.D., Toggle, Carlos and Melissa with depth -- dignity and strength and humor, as well as pathos and struggle.

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Say what you want about Trudeau, but nothing in the so-called mainstream media shows as much empathy toward active military and recent veterans. He invests characters like B.D., Toggle, Carlos and Melissa with depth -- dignity and strength and humor, as well as pathos and struggle.

+1!! Don't forget Ray, the Gulf vet with PTSD.....

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Say what you want about Trudeau, but nothing in the so-called mainstream media shows as much empathy toward active military and recent veterans. He invests characters like B.D., Toggle, Carlos and Melissa with depth -- dignity and strength and humor, as well as pathos and struggle.

+1!! Don't forget Ray, the Gulf vet with PTSD.....

Sorry, SGT Ray. And what's her name, Melissa's sidekick, the woman who came out of the closet after DADT was repealed. And the guy who runs the Vets' Center.

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And RedRascal...that guy cracks me up everytime! Such a leftie, eh?

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