For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for October 04, 2022

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    Templo S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Well said.

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    Enter.Name.Here  4 months ago

    “We learn better from our mistakes than we do from our successes”.

    After decades of “mistakes” I can vouch for the accuracy of that quote. Still learning too.

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    Baarorso  4 months ago

    Lesson learned Mike. Be a “people” and think for yourself and not a “sheeple” that doesn’t.;D

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 4 months ago

    “And I can continue to needle you about it!”

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    garethkb415 Premium Member 4 months ago

    What a neat little lesson that takes place in a world that Lynn Johnston has total control over. In the real world, you can take it from this former kid: Stay angry.

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    'IndyMan'  4 months ago

    Was going to make a comment that could be taken as ‘political rhetoric’ so will refrain.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    My youngest daughter burned her finger on the cook stove. It’s a lesson she will never forget.

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    Daniel Verburg  4 months ago

    A nice father/son moment.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    Does anyone believe Trump’s followers “learned” from his lies??

    I kinda doubt it!!

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    Johnnyrico  4 months ago

    Lesson learned, but will it stick? That’s the real question.… I’ve always maintained that in order for kids to really learn anything, you have to give them the “gift of failure”.

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    JudithStocker  4 months ago

    We ALL learn from mistakes. Even the people in the US who think they’re perfect.

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    VegaAlopex  4 months ago

    Exactly — not failure but a learning experience

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well, at least Michael got that whole 15 minutes of fame out of the way. Now he can go ahead and be extraordinary in the regular old fashion way.

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    kaycstamper  4 months ago

    Aww, well put!

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    Kalkkuna  4 months ago

    Trouble is, it usually takes 10 years or so for the cognition to kick in.

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    belgarathmth  4 months ago

    Biting my tongue not to make a Jan. 6 reference here.

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    calliarcale  4 months ago

    Now THAT is wisdom.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  4 months ago

    Okay, where are all the nay-sayers who constantly criticize John for being a bad father?

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    kamoolah  4 months ago

    Michael has learned his lesson the hard way: One “aw sh*it” can ruin all your “atta boys”.

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    djtenltd  4 months ago

    Not many parents are as forgiving and understanding as Jon is!

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    USN1977  4 months ago

    I will make the reference…to the Battle of McMinn County. In 1946, a community in Tennesee called Athens was run by a corrupt family. You could not get a school or police job their without the family’s approval. When elections came around, the corrupt family attempted for everyone to forget about them. A militia marched on the town, forcing the sheriff to bring out the ballot box and have elections. That is only time in American history a government was successfully overthrown by force.

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    djtenltd  4 months ago

    And in Panel #4, Jon does an excellent job in reassuring Michael that that’s growing up is all about.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Ahh.. the trials and tribulations of a teenage boy. Great example of why families need a Father in them.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well done Lynn, a lesson here for many of the commenters as well as for Michael. Thankfully Michael will learn from the lesson, some of the others, well that’s a different matter.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    Most protests are violent now and achieve nothing except destruction.

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    Good dad. Yet how many parent’s would say opposite?

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    John: “Sure hope this has not interfered with your biology test that you have tomorrow.”

    Michael: My what??

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    saylorgirl  4 months ago

    You always learn by the mistakes you make in life. I’m glad his dad was wise enough to know that and to comfort his son.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  4 months ago

    ON TOPIC: John truly is such a great dad. He really loves his kids! A few comics ago it looked like he wanted to THROTTLE Mike, but it passed quickly.

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    kamoolah  4 months ago

    It is now understood that Wesley D. Bates and the media shat on Michael.

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    rebelstrike0  4 months ago

    Michael has learned that there is nothing sesame about being out on the street.

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    marshall.jackson721  4 months ago

    Folks – Why are y’all bringing politics into this strip? I have read the “Comments Policy”, and I don’t think this is even allowed. People, it is only a comic strip about a family and their tribulations, good or bad. This one is a learning experience for all. So, lighten up. Put your politics on another platform.

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    CoreyTaylor1  4 months ago


    Besides, all you accomplished was to hammer Mike into thinking he was wrong when the buses still aren’t being fixed and they cost more to ride!

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    rebelstrike0  4 months ago

    Community organizing benefits one person, the community organizer.

    Socialism is for the people, not the socialist.

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    He has made his point. He marched in the streets to say it loud, Michael is black and he’s proud!

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    kamoolah  4 months ago

    An old letter recovered from 1968:

    Dear Charles,

    I have not heard from Roxy for two weeks now, and I hope she is safe. Last time I talked to her she said she was headed to Louisiana to see you. You sure knew what you were saying when you said every revolution has its costs, as our marriage was one of those costs. But for God’s sake Charles, I am begging you not to let our little girl be another sacrifice toyour cause.

    Please write back (or call me),


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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    John says that he is glad that today happened because Michael learned from it. Of course the real reason is that Michael has admitted his dad was right about something, and that is what makes it worthwhile to John.

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    BlitzMcD  4 months ago

    Nothing like someone spoiling a perfectly good read through the day’s comics by throwing their unsoliciated, abrasive and divisive partisan political “commentary” into the comments.

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    The_Great_Black President  4 months ago

    Michael should be glad he did not occupy Wall Street, or else he would be pooping in the streets.

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    Arghhgarrr Premium Member 4 months ago

    Learning is insufficient if not acted on

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    Guilty Bystander  4 months ago

    He hasn’t been president for 20 months, honey. Get over it.

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    billsplut  4 months ago

    C’mon, a third week of “OBEY BLINDLY, PROLES”?

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    edeloriea14  4 months ago

    Let that be a lesson for you, Michael.

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  44. Cathy aack Premium Member 4 months ago

    Finally, Dad is supportive.

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