Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 22, 2009

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    yyyguy  over 14 years ago

    nice try, kid.

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    KenyarJad  over 14 years ago

    Could be a Mustang officer…

    And ah, the power of suggestion… didn’t quite work, but one has to appreciate the effort.

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    jpozenel  over 14 years ago

    The quarterback is bound to be in management someday (or writing resumes professionally.)

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    ursen1  over 14 years ago

    @jtpozenel, where did you find a colorized pic of Chester Conklin? Kinda reminds me of my mental state after a day dealing with VA trying to get my disability claims going.

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    jimpow  over 14 years ago

    fbjsr: Why is BD still an LT? Perhaps the answer lies in the Beetle Bailey strip. Mort Walker once promoted Beetle to PFC (at that time a single chevron), but later busted him back to PVT (E2) because “some things should remain constant.”

    Today Beetle still wears a single chevron but it is now the insignia of a PVT (E2). Today’s PFC insignia is a single chevron with a single rocker.

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    mtmccollough  over 14 years ago

    I’d have to look it up to be sure about the details, but BD isn’t career army: He was drafted in the early 70s during the Viet Nam War; some time later became a reservist; and was called up for the 1993 invasion of Baghdad.

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    BuckieKatt  over 14 years ago

    New guy here. I don’t think BD was drafted for Vietnam, I think he volunteered. I think he remained an enlisted man during most of his time in the service, active and reserve, and was commissioned in Iraq during his last war.

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    FireMedic  over 14 years ago

    BD volunteered for Vietnam to get out of final exams.

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    RinaFarina  over 14 years ago

    From what I remember of Doonesbury at the time of the Vietnam War, BD volunteered to join in order to get out of exams or a homework assignment or some such (he was definitely not drafted). Michael Doonesbury was suitably stunned when BD told him he had volunteered and why.

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    mjlew01  over 14 years ago

    The Head injured is the future head of the RNC, if he can work up enough irrational fears. He has the forgotting part down.

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    Sternvogel  over 14 years ago

    RinaFarina said, about 17 hours ago

    “From what I remember of Doonesbury at the time of the Vietnam War, BD volunteered to join in order to get out of exams or a homework assignment or some such (he was definitely not drafted).”

    He volunteered in order to get out of doing a term paper.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.D._(Doonesbury)

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    MisngNOLA  over 14 years ago

    Yo mushroom, I’m not head injured, and I’m a registered Republican. I am a proud veteran (retired Navy active and reserves) who served during the Cold War and did a tour in the current Iraq conflict before retiring. I’m not a Democrat because I can’t stand the level of “tolerance” that most vocal Democrats spew when face to face with differing points of view. I’m also not a die-hard Republican because I can’t stand the hypocrisy of espousing “family values” while carrying on extra-marital affairs, and cutting back on military sepnding while attempting to fight conflicts on two fronts. My main mantra these days (and it’s reversible) is “If you hate the GOP and you don’t despise the Democratic party as well, you’re simply not paying attention.” Term limits for Congress such as were enacted for the Presidency seem to be a very good idea in my opinion. Folks who complain about all the “experience” we’ll lose seem to forget that that “experience” is what caused most of the problems we see right now. Term limits for all. NOW.

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