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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:29 AM
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TOON: Sunday's Doonesbury (The Sandbox)
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 09:16 AM by Hissyspit
Some recommendations for the Greatest Page, if you can, so others can find, since some people only get their Sunday Doonesbury fix online and, for some reason, doonesbury.com only reproduced the first panel of today's strip. I scanned it from my morning paper to reproduce it here. It concerns, Trudeau's military blog project:





http://www.bloggersblog.com/cgi-bin/bloggersblog.pl?bbl...

Doonesbury Cartoonist Garry Trudeau to Launch Military Blog

Garry Trudeau, the author of the Doonesbury cartoon, will be launching a military blog, called The Sandbox, on doonesbury.com on October 8th. The Kansas City InfoZine reports that in addition to Trudeau's writings the blog will also feature posts from troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As part of his attempt to inform Americans about the sacrifices servicemembers are making, Trudeau is launching a military blog on his Web site: www.doonesbury.com, he said. The blog, which launches Oct. 8, will be called "The sandbox" and will feature entries from servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It's important that people understand," he said. "I think the wars are just too remote for people's minds. They see two, three minutes on the evening news, maybe, if they don't look away. And people just get on with their lives. I understand that; there's just so much stress that you want in your life. But at the same time, there's a lot of people over there fighting in our name, so I think we need to pay attention to what they're doing."

Trudeau was recently at the Pentagon where he met with wounded soldiers. He has been writing a book series based on his comic strip character, B.D., a National Guardsmen who lost his leg in the Iraq War during the battle of Fallujah.
Garry Trudeau wrote the book, "The War Within: One More Step at a Time," as a follow-up to his book, "The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time," which tells the story of comic strip character "B.D.," a National Guardsman who lost his leg during the battle of Fallujah in Iraq and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The second book follows B.D.'s return to civilian and family life after leaving the hospital and his process of dealing with his post-traumatic stress disorder.

(via Editor & Publisher)


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CanSocDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:46 AM
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1. Thanks for posting.

I really need Trudeau's POV on Sunday morning. I thought Slate was feeling threatened. I can see why....


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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:52 AM
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2. Thanks for your work.
When I only saw one panel, I thought ruh-oh, he's up to something. Because of your work I was able to get to the Sandbox. It will be a powerful tool & one I plan to read often. Thanks again.
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CRK7376 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:59 AM
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3. Thank you for posting
the whole comic strip. My local papaer has not carried Doonesbury for about 20 years. Being I'm from a Tobacco town, the "Joe Butts" story line from the mid '80s attacking tobacco and Camel cigarettes in particular, pushed the support, at least through our local paper, to drop Doonesbury. Thank goodness I get my daily dose of Doonesbury on line now. Thanks again for posting the whole strip. I too only got the first panel online this morning.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:53 AM
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7. Winston-Salem- right ! I'm your "neighbor" and still mad about it n/t
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:08 AM
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4. the blog is here
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:31 AM
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5. k&r
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:00 AM
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6. "Killing people is what Soldiers do."
"You don't want your husband to be a killer when he is with you. So why would you want him to be a husband when he is supposed to be a killer. Because if he is, then he won't be for long. The only thing he will be is filling for an aluminum box."


* * * * * * *
War is for killing.
How many in this country whose only support of the troops is buying a $1.93 yellow magnets made in China, would support the war if the fighting were in this country?
If they were in fear of their door being kicked in at 3:00 AM and they were made to huddle on the living room floor while their home and positions were being searched and thrown around? If their male relative, asleep in the spare bedroom, was murdered in his sleep, just in case...


I sincerely hope and wish the bu$h administration and their corporate backers stand trial for their war crimes and spend the rest of their lives in 8X10 cells.
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:52 PM
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10. Come on now! "and spend the rest of their lives in 8X10 cells."
Don't you think you are being very generous with the cell size?

4x8 should be plenty big enough. Double bunking also, although from what I read lately, most of them would probably enjoy that part.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:38 AM
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13. So, I'm a bleeding heart Liberal...
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:34 AM
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8. Thanks, I thought something was seriously wrong over at Doonesbury.com
Nice to see what Trudeau's up to, and thank you again for spreading this around. :)
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:36 PM
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11. I couldn't figure it out either until my morning paper came!
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:38 AM
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9. Thanks,
I love that strip. and Opus too.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:39 PM
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12. Very cool
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