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Some newspapers refuse to run 'Doonesbury' comics on abortion, Texas ultrasound law
Fox News.com ^ | March 9, 2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 3:11:17 PM PST by Kaslin

Several newspapers are refusing to run a "Doonesbury"comic strip series that crudely satirizes a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion.

The company that provides the strip already plans to offer replacement "Doonesbury" comics for newspapers that want to avoid the series on abortion -- set to run next week.

Universal Press Syndicate managing editor Sue Roush confirmed to FoxNews.com that "there are replacement strips available for papers who choose not to publish next week's strips."

The series centers on a new Texas law that requires abortion doctors to show or describe an ultrasound image to a patient before the procedure. The comics feature a woman who goes to a clinic and is confronted by several people who suggest she should be shamed for seeking an

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 3:11:20 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Geez...Doonesbury....I honestly haven’t see anything by him in at least twenty five or thirty years. I gave up the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation back in the 80s...... I’ve have figured the despicable cartoon dude was dead..


2 posted on 03/09/2012 3:14:12 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

It took a hippie revolution to bring us cartoons that favor evil, and expect readers to find that funny. Doonesbury is symptomatic of that moral decay.

Regretably, there evidently are still enough sick readers to keep such things going.

Occupy Doonesbury.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 3:20:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Gaffer

Yep. I haven’t subscribed to a dead tree edition in years. I get my comics and crossword fixes online. With the comics I can set up my own preference page so I only get the strips I want to. And Doonesbury is definitely not one I want to see.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 3:58:12 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Cicero; Kaslin

Doonesbury is a repulsive strip that must be produced directly from the headquarters of the Democratic Party.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 4:06:25 PM PST by livius
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To: Kaslin

Doonesbury stopped being funny when Jimmy Carter lost the election.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 5:02:47 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Kaslin

If I remember right, he used to portray G W Bush as invisible. I wonder how he is portraying Obama’s “transparency”?


7 posted on 03/09/2012 5:14:53 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: GATOR NAVY

We are planning to not renew our subscription when it’s due at the end of the month. My husband says he will miss the comics and nothing else.

How I can set up a page like that for him?


8 posted on 03/09/2012 5:23:39 PM PST by Jvette
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To: antidemoncrat

I don’t see how its even still in existence. I hated it as a child much less now 30 years later.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 5:26:01 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

What happened to Snuffy Smith?


10 posted on 03/09/2012 5:40:55 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Kaslin
"Once every five or six months there's usually something in 'Doonesbury' that causes a stir," Salem said. "Every two or three years there's something that causes a bigger stir. This is probably one of those times. Historically, that's par for the course with 'Doonesbury' because Garry explores topics on comics pages that are not normally there."
I used to try to make sense of Dunesbury. Then one day I tumbled to the fact that Trudeau was making fun of Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease!!
Obviously there is no need to wonder if you are missing anything by not seeing Dunesbury. And I haven’t looked at it since.

11 posted on 03/09/2012 5:48:26 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Kaslin
Preparing to deliver a "transvaginal exam," the doctor then tells her: "By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape."

Cute. Meanwhile there is the FACT that Planned Parenthood themselves REQUIRE transvaginal ultrasounds before performing 1st trimester abortions (the difference is they never show the woman the images, lest she realize there is an actual living being inside her). Refuse it, and you don't get your abortion. Why isn't that "rape"?

12 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:04 PM PST by montag813
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To: Jvette; GATOR NAVY
How can I set up a page like that for him?

I'm not sure about Gator Navy, but I view mine on Tulsa World's Comics Kingdom.
I can't exactly remember how to set up favorite comics, though.

13 posted on 03/09/2012 5:57:05 PM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression
Ah, there it is. Click on “Comics A-Z, then in the box that opens up, click “Setup Favorites.” Then every time you go to the page, your favorite comics will be displayed.
14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:00:21 PM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Kaslin

Never knew why they put that strip in the funnies. It was never funny.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:13 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: montag813

Great point!


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:34 PM PST by JayGalt
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To: Gaffer
I guess Fox News had to bring up this useless waste of carbon into a news story to keep him off welfare.
Maybe they're trying to hire Jane Pauley.
17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:24:58 PM PST by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

That’s cool, it gives me a place to start.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 6:26:28 PM PST by Jvette
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To: Gaffer

LOL - I’m with you ... haven’t seen it in years.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 6:31:07 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kaslin

Hilarious.

20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:40:01 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

You know.. I havent seen it in ages either,, hm..


21 posted on 03/09/2012 8:37:14 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Jvette
How I can set up a page like that for him?

Try this for starters --

http://www.gocomics.com/explore/comics

Cheers!

22 posted on 03/09/2012 10:20:55 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kaslin

Doonsbury can make Andy Capp seem funny in comparison.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 11:18:16 PM PST by MNDude
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To: grey_whiskers

Hey thanks, that should help satisfy his need for comics.

It is going to be weird not receiving a daily paper, have been a subscriber for decades. We have just decided it is an expense we can do without.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 10:08:09 AM PST by Jvette
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To: montag813; Kaslin; Cicero; livius
Reading a biography of the Dr. Dorrit Hoffleit, the late Yale University Research Astronomer, I richly appreciated this woman's intellectual power to comprehend the significance of the far reaches of outer space.

Women, being rational beings with minds and wills, can do that. And we can view, and grasp the significance of our inner space as well.

It doesn't cause shame to see a sonogram of your left atrium. It's not emotionally traumatic to view your pancreas. Diagnostic imaging is not offensive, no matter what organ you'vew viewing or what procedure is in the offing.

But look, there on the GE Voluson 730 4D Ultrasound System screen: a tender tiny creature with a throbbing heart and a home address that's exactly the same as yours. It's a fascinating moment, isn't it, when you see signs of life and activity through the new eyes of scientific technology?

Look for yourself what you'd see of this fascinating creature at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks:

http://www.gehealthcare.com/usen/patient/ultrasound/obtimeline_new.html>

A good picture, good imaging, causes wonder, curiosity, a driving desire to see more and to know more.

The only thing that causes shame, Mr. Garry Trudeau, is not a good picture but a bad conscience.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child that's got his own." Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr)
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