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DOONESBURY: TNT copped out

Letter by John Stella, Tacoma on March 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm with 8 Comments »
March 19, 2012 12:03 pm

I don’t get it. What was so bad in the Doonesbury strip that I read online that was so controversial you refused to run it? If everyone else didn’t accuse you of being so far left, I would say you were being swayed by Fox News.

I think you did your readers a disservice by not running the strip all week. If you thought it didn’t belong in the comics, then you could have moved it once again to the editorial page. Most everything published there is controversial in one way or another.

I have believed for years that The New Tribune is at least striving to be fair and balanced. Don’t change that now. Doonesbury is a satire that provokes thought. Not everyone will agree with it, but don’t censor the ideas that get those thoughts going.

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  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    Make it stop……………Since when is an ultrasound “rape”? Patients should have as much information about a procedure as possible before being operated on. I for one, think a potential mother should see that the “blob of unviable tissue” is in reality a small human being.

  2. Since when is an ultrasound “rape”?

    When it is an invasive procedure that involves the insertion of a long metal rod through the vagina that is not medically necessary and required by Politicians, not Doctors, as a condition for receiving a different medical procedure

  3. Blaine, I guess hyou must think wiomen are pretty stupid not to know they are pregnant and therefore need an ultrasound to knw that they are.

    The medical reasons for a transvaginal ultrasound, or a general ultrasound are as follow:

    Why the Test is Performed

    Transvaginal ultrasound may be done for the following problems:
    •Abnormal findings on a physical exam, such as cysts, fibroid tumors, or other growths
    •Abnormal vaginal bleeding and menstrual problems
    •Certain types of infertility
    •Ectopic pregnancy
    •Pelvic pain

    Notice there is no medical reason, only a political reason, for an ultrasound before an abortion.

    Any government that wants to put a rod up inside me for no good medical reason is a coercive, intrusive, and yes, illegal government that must be removed from power.

  4. Frankenchrist says:

    A blob of unviable tissue is just that: a blob of unviable tissue.

  5. LornaDoone says:

    Aside from the portion of the law that stipulates “unwanted penetration”, here is something additional that might enlighten Blaine:

    “The Code definition is “when no sexual penetration actually occurred but when the intentional touching…of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of any person with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person occurs.”

    If those MANDATORY (remember, conservatives claim those are unconstitutional) exams are not intended to abuse, humiliate, harass, or degrade women, then I’m suggesting Blaine’s closest relationship to a woman is probably a picture.

    Additionally, if Blaine thinks that a zygote has the faintest resemblence to a human being, he obviously got a note from his mother to skip the movies shown to the boys in middle school.

  6. LornaDoone says:

    If women need this procedure prior to an abortion, men need a colonoscopy prior to thinking that women need their assistance on medical issues. Their head has been misplaced.

  7. I’m questioning the decision not to print the Doonesbury strips–why the dancing around? The “Pearls Before Swine” strip today was the most offensive thing in the comics page and offends me way more than the strips which I viewed after a friend sent them to me. This whole issue is about control of a demented kind!

  8. BlaineCGarver says:

    Ah, yes…continuing entertainment from the Militant Girls Brigade. If someone stomped thru your garden and destroyed seedlings, you would be livid, but, hell, let’s kill a few million little humans (no matter what they look like) and call it ok. I think you people are just in the habit of tooting this horn, and no longer realize what it is you’re talking about: Baby Killing

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