Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 09, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  about 1 year ago

    The white boots should be calf hugging. Something out of Nancy Sinatra’s catalogue.

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    admiree2  about 1 year ago

    Updated version of Name That Tune.for the MAGAt political bait and memory capability.

    In 4…

    Make America Great Again

    In 3…

    It is socialism

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    Deep State

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    admiree2  about 1 year ago

    HCR gives us this timely reminder:

    Opponents of these new civil rights protections quickly began to object that such decisions were “legislating from the bench,” rather than permitting state legislatures to make their own laws. They began to call for “originalism,” the idea that the Constitution should be interpreted only as the Framers had intended when they wrote it, an argument that focused on the creation of law at the state level. Famously, in 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Robert Bork, an originalist who had called for the rollback of the Supreme Court’s civil rights decisions, for a seat on that court.

    Reacting to that nomination, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) recognized the importance of the Fourteenth Amendment to equality: “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is—and is often the only—protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy….”

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    thevideostoreguy  about 1 year ago

    The definition is faulty.

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    thevideostoreguy  about 1 year ago

    Thankfully, this yutz will be decimated in the primaries.

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    snsurone76  about 1 year ago

    Rick, have you not heard? DeSantis is a charter member of the KKK, and a close personal friend of Jimmy Crow!!

    It’s a toss-up as to who is more stupidly self-serving—him, or the Orange Baboon!!

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    The dude from FL (not bragging) Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Who doesn’t love desantis? He is not even likeable, on the news they sorta mentioned that

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    Alabama Al  about 1 year ago

    Governor: “Well, Roland, that’s only if they come to Florida with adequate funds. Otherwise, they can ultimately fertilize a tree in their own state.”

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    danielmkimmel  about 1 year ago

    Florida is where freedom goes to die.

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    LawrenceS  about 1 year ago

    In the south the Democrats were the party for far-right wing-nuts, until LBJ fought to make the party stand for Civil Rights and alienated them. After having been blown out of the water in 1964 the Republicans decided to open their doors to the crazies.

    You reap what you sow.

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    zathb Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I don’t get the high heel boots. Help!

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    albertonencioni  about 1 year ago

    See how perception changes when crossing the Ocean… In Europe “woke” is now the synonim for “USA-based gauche-caviar elitist top class bigotry”…

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    Larry-B  about 1 year ago

    Old people go to FL to die, but before that, they elect Rick Scott & DeSantis.

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    desvarzil  about 1 year ago

    I think his needle is stuck. (Now I am REALLY telling my age! LOL)

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    Differentname  about 1 year ago

    Nancy Sinatra ‘These Boots…’

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    WaitingMan  about 1 year ago

    In these modern times, the Republican Platform is “discrimination and injustice”.

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    Tim Stahmer Premium Member about 1 year ago

    When Rudy was running for president, someone commented that every sentence out of his mouth consisted of a noun, a verb, and 9-11. DeSantis’ sentences are much simpler: it’s just “woke”, the all-purpose noun and verb.

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    mizdurble  about 1 year ago

    Great! Very well done!

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    Space_cat  about 1 year ago

    Florida? Only if you love Nazis and Nazi HOA’s, palmetto bugs, alligators, and what can only be charitably described as the dumbest, most needlessly violent criminals in the country, Southern Cali runs a close second.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 9c004d]  about 1 year ago

    I live there.

    Panel 6 — 100% accurate.

    Problem is, he may actually win. There are millions and millions of brain-dead who are completely aligned. They provide nothing to America other than hatred and bile.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    He wears the White Boots because Tucker Carlson finds them sexy!!

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    davidthoms1  about 1 year ago

    Merriam Webster dictionary; “Woke, aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues; especially issues of race and social justice.” DeSantis has made it perfectly clear, time after time, that he has no idea what woke means. He is out to convince the gullible that woke is a catch-all for everything they are told to be afraid of!

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    SavannahJim Premium Member about 1 year ago

    For the strip to 100% accurate, pant legs need to be INSIDE the boots. “With discrimination and injustice for all… Amen.”

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    preacherman Premium Member about 1 year ago

    So, if woke is being alert to discrimination and injustice, and Florida is where woke goes to die, then Florida is a most evil place like that of, o, like gehenna maybe, or hades, perhaps?

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    steve.tadlock Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I rarely laugh out loud. But THIS one! OMG!

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    Serial Pedant  about 1 year ago

    Are those heel lifts?

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    mfrasca  about 1 year ago

    In addition to the re-emergence of fascism in Florida, malaria has returned.

    Hopefully their anti-vaxx Surgeon General won’t take a malaria-denying stance. Unfortunately, several top leadership posts in Florida public health are vacant.

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    christelisbetty  about 1 year ago

    WAIT ! What about Disney ?

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    sgs351  about 1 year ago

    His continuous woke barking reminds me of a basset hound I used to own.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    White boots? Is that going to be DeSantanas avatar?

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    bunrabbit99  about 1 year ago

    his only platform is his boots!

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    William Robbins Premium Member about 1 year ago

    We all need to step back and chill. The anti-Darwin, anti-Equality, anti-Freedom faction of the right has performed a selfless service by killing off its own voters. It should be much harder to put a baboon in the White House in 24.

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    laskeans Premium Member about 1 year ago

    As a Democrat in Florida (shhhh) I look forward to a book filled with DeSantis cartoons to next to my Trump collection.

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    Alverant  about 1 year ago

    To answer his question, YES he’s for discrimination and injustice. Just as long as it’s not against him.

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Roland’s best line ever. Surprised he still knows how to ask the right question, but I’ll take it.

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    Masterskrain  about 1 year ago

    This is SO ACCURATE that it’s either scary as he!!… or it’s just sad that the Republican Party has fallen THIS FAR!!

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    notmoving Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Reductive thinking at its finest. Let me give it a try: Woke means using the specter of discrimination and injustice to create discrimination and injustice, first and foremost by convincing people that they are eternal victims of discrimination and injustice and therefore unable to achieve their full potential. In other words, one group of people making a second group of people nothing more than pawns in the system by convincing them that a third group of people has made them nothing more than pawns in the system.

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    ladykat  about 1 year ago

    Wake me up when he gets off “woke”.

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    Linguist  about 1 year ago

    Ron DeSatin’s political platform is as shakey as his platform heels. Neither makes him the big man he wants to be.

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    sueb1863  about 1 year ago

    The Republicans don’t have one single candidate who could win a national election.

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    RonaldByrd  about 1 year ago

    IMHO wokeness is an extrapolation of political correctness, which IMHO is itself an extrapolation of basic civility. Rarely have I met a right-winger who had any use for civility. :-|

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    ncorgbl  about 1 year ago

    “woke”, much like ‘politically correct’, is simply showing consideration for your fellow American. conservatives try to demonize those terms. Do conservatives oppose showing consideration, or just oppose Americans?

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 1 year ago

    DeSantis is a Go Go dancer for unwoke fascism.

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 1 year ago

    Former officers describe working in Florida prisons without A/C: ‘I thought to myself … this place is killing me’

    For many prison reform activists, the need to do something about the lack of air conditioning inside state-run prisons is paramount. Those who speak out for action believe forcing a person to endure extreme temperatures while serving their sentence is inhumane. They add the situation has become more crucial as Florida’s heat index roars past 100 degrees. Over the past year, legislators on both sides of the aisle have acknowledged the need for a solution, in part because air conditioning would provide better working conditions for correctional officers and other people employed by Florida

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    Jhony-Yermo  about 1 year ago

    Well there is MeatBall Ron. Where is his moll, Tacky-O, and her trashy jacket saying “Florida, where woke goes to die”? Does she wear long gloves with that cheesy piece of crap?

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 1 year ago

    Like the sign says: “Welcome to Florida! It’s not the heat, it’s the STUPIDITY!”

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    salunga  about 1 year ago

    Good to see Redfern back on the circuit.

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    Al Fresco, the Librarian  about 1 year ago

    Woke is more than awareness of social injustice. It is suppression and intolerance when put into action

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 1 year ago

    “Woke” is anything that does not celebrate me, at every moment of the day, for having been smart enough to be born a straight white man. The entire purpose of the United States is to let me feel superior to others!

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    rionmorrison69  about 1 year ago

    Florida is the equivalent of the elephant grave yard.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The is definitely what Woke “use to” mean, but today both sides use it as a way to bludgeon someone who disagrees with their agenda.

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    Feathered Premium Member about 1 year ago

    As beautiful as it is here in Florida, the crazies have taken over and DeSantis is their current mouthpiece. I really like today’s strip. Garry T., you do us proud.

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    Local 574 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    To hell with woke and DeSantis. Build the unions! Fight the system!

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    exitseven  about 1 year ago

    Actually woke is the opposite of common sense.

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    dpatrickryan Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Florida’s where everyone goes to die.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Why is it that Roland Hedley is the only continuing character who seems not to age?

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    WickWire64  about 1 year ago

    DeathSatanist gets his 6" platform heeled sparkly white Chinese plastic gogo boots with the poorest quality knockoff Swarovski crystals ever from out of Maddie Cawthorn’s closet. His own closet is full but of course he only puts 1 toe out of it a wee bit since he has not raised enough courage to admit why he hides behind his homophobia so tellingly

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    kathybear  about 1 year ago

    It was where old people, especially from New Jersey, It was where old people, especially from New Jersey, used to go to die.

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    sisterea  about 1 year ago

    Like most one trick ponies with nothing to offer, he will be done soon.

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    Masterskrain  about 1 year ago

    Remember, the Woke Wimp has NO real Platform… except his high-heeled go-go boots.

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    oakie817  about 1 year ago

    now, that’s a myth…half the old people in Florida been here their whole lives

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Given the realities of the climate crisis and its rising sea levels, plus the fact that Florida is the 3rd-lowest-lying state in the nation (high point: 345’; average elevation: 100’), that’ll be where people go to drown!

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 1 year ago

    Woke means to be conscious and be aware. Unwoke republicans want you to remain unconscious and unaware while they take away your rights and make themselves dictators.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Hopefully, the primaries will be where DeSantis’ career goes to die.

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    Fearless Fosdick Sr. Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Will Roland be changing jobs or retiring soon?

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    Chris Sherlock  about 1 year ago

    Paul Simon’s “One Trick Pony” album/song comes to mind regarding DearhSaranist.

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    eddi-TBH  about 1 year ago

    Unlike Trump, DeSantis stays on-topic in his speeches.

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    Gary Williams Premium Member about 1 year ago

    What dose “Woke” actually mean?

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    MoeyTehr  about 1 year ago

    For once, Roland asks a good question!

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    rdublu  about 1 year ago

    Somebody (important) FINALLY defined ‘woke’ in simple succinct terms! YAY!

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    De Santis is out of state so often you wonder who’s minding the store.

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    locake  about 1 year ago

    In FL we are concerned about 1. Insurance. It is hard to get and very expensive. 2. Housing- rents are high and rising faster than most of the country. 3. A bully of a governor forcing his religious views on everyone else.

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