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  • JSStryker

    We’ve tried 2 0f the 3 boxes (soap and ballot) maybe it is time to try the third…

    • pyrodice

      There’s FOUR boxes. Soap, ballot, JURY, and cartridge.
      clap em in irons, and let the people speak. The boxes go in order.

      • JSStryker

        Thank you for the correction, I was worried we were down to our last box ! πŸ˜€

  • Bill G

    As Heinlein had Lazarus Long say, “Vox Populi, Vox Dei actually translates as MY God, how did we get into this mess?”

  • Crotalus

    Yep. Time to bone up on Sun Tsu.

  • Spin Drift

    “All warfare is based on deception” Sun Tzu.

    “Hold your friends close, your enemies closer” Don Corleone.

    Did the Rino’s just pull The Donald to the near left or did The Donald just get the bastards to out themselves in prime time to plan for the next round of primaries?

    “Always play the long game in chess, politics and wooing women” Spin Drift.

    Spin
    War Damn Screaming Eagle

    • Delilah T.

      “Did the Rino’s just pull The Donald to the near left or did The Donald just get the bastards to out themselves in prime time to plan for the next round of primaries?”

      It’s sometimes too easy to help people drop their false fronts. The 2nd choice is the correct one.

      • You’ve made my comment. I do tend to think The Donald has slid them into dropping their masks. He has set them up for the primaries. πŸ˜‰

    • Old Codger

      I know what Don Corleon said but I prefer to keep my enemies beyond 7 yards. The closer they are the easier it would be for to slip a knife in my back. Keeping them beyond 7 yards means I am outside the killzone of any knives they may have.. If they pull a gun they damned well better use it because if I see a gun I will not hesitate to use it.

    • Lucius Severus Pertinax

      If ya don’t take care of your friends,
      Your enemies won’t respect ya.
      If your enemies don’t respect ya,
      Pretty soon ya got no friends;
      Ya go nobody….
      –George Raft

    • Merle

      I am quite anxious to know this answer – it’ll make a YUGE difference in our future.

  • formwiz

    The budget passed was the last one Ryan made up for Ozero. Even Chuckie Schumer says Trump had nothing to do with it.

    That’s why The Donald says be ready for a shutdown in september. that one will be his.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      That one will be EPIC.

  • JTC

    Some beautiful sentiment and clear insight there.

    Takes both to make things work, just like with Zed and Sam here.

    Both art forms too, are critical to the finished piece. Art lesson indeed.

  • Cypress

    All sides but Conservative are claiming victory so it is most likely more of the same old crap with maybe a few token wins for Trump. But this is not a normal budget battle and we need to go back to having a budget. Not that they ever followed the budget with any type of strictness but a guideline would be nice.

    If Trump is true to form he laid the foundation for future budget negotiations with his public and private comments on this round. One thing he has made very clear to those paying attention is that he never pulls any options off the table without some type of capitulation. That alone puts him ahead of everyone in DC for at least 25 years

    I think the money in the budget allocated to repairs to the existing border fence could be used to prep the expansion of the overall construction project and still fall under repairs since you can’t just add on with proper preparation.

  • Alaska Paul

    Maybe Pres Trump is giving these congress traitors the rope to hang themselves—-Ryan et al. They own this travesty of a spending bill. At least that is what I hope is the plan. A whole congress of traitors and criminals.

    • I do tend to think exactly so.

    • PaulS

      Isn’t a herd of baboons called a “congress”?

      • John D. Egbert

        To extrapolate on Mark Twain, we all know: “God made an idiot for practice – the He made a school board.” To continue the logical progression: “After practicing with the school board – He made Congress.”

        • John D. Egbert

          Dad gummed fumble fingers — “. . . then He made a school . . .”

  • Doc Nova

    Almost nothing better than a beautiful woman wearing nothing but one of my dress shirts……almost.

  • WayneM

    I know Day by Day is a cartoon; the characters are created by the active imagination of the artist… but it is a testament to the power of the medium that when I come here, almost every day I am touched, inspired, outraged, excited… moved… AND then I get to read the comments section which is an education unto itself…

    Thank you for all that you do, Chris and everyone!!

  • JohninMd.(Help!?!!)

    “Art of War”, indeed. Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Trump is not, and never has been, a Conservative. He just seems like one compared to the last Prez and Hillary. Hell, it isn’t that long since he was a Democrap. And I’m not sure he’s had a “Road to Damascus” moment as Reagan did……just sayin’…..

    • One thing he definitely is is a major capitalist. Nuff sed?

  • Dienekes

    Sun Tzu is okay, but I sort of lean to John Boyd aka “Genghis John”.

  • Pete231

    We need to be patient. DT is a master of the long con. Watch what happens this Fall. Remember, the early bird may get the worm, but, it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese……

    • Mort

      Properly planning preparations,
      prevents piss poor performance.

  • Subotai Bahadur

    One thing to keep in mind is that the same batch of traitors that passed the Democrat Continuous Spending Resolution that Pelosi and Schumer are celebrating is going to be voting tomorrow on the “Keep and Tweak” Obamacare bill. Which apparently we have to pass to see what is in it, just like the original bill.

    I am not feeling reassured.

    Be Thou then Truly resolved. Duty is as Heavy as a Mountain. And Death is as Light as a Feather.

    • John

      Oh, we’re going to love that.
      Ocare was programmed to fail from the outset in the expectation that its successor would be Single Payer. THAT was predicated on the Progs retaining power.
      Now the shoe is on the other foot.

  • JTC

    A precious picture, but probably not a cameo which is typically an image very skillfully carved from shell or agate in raised relief or intaglio (recessed image), usually a feminine figure but rarely of a specific person.

    Created miniature portrait paintings are sometimes called cameo, but that style was used way before Clara’s time. She would have been a war-time baby and if the picture was of her in her teens or early 20’s would have been taken in the early 60’s, based on my assumption of Zed being about 50. The trend then as most here will remember, was having professional studio photographs done to preserve our moments in time for family and posterity…outfits like Olin Mills made a good living from that, and that is most likely the kind of photograph that Sam is holding.

    Those studio outfits are gone now, and something to ponder is that in this day of digital everything we mostly just carry our loved ones pictures around in our phones, etc., often never having actual prints made. That’s one more way we’ll be cheating our grandchildren of their history and heritage.

    Sorry if some think of this correction as pedantry, but fine estate jewelry has been a big part of my business for forty years, and cameos are a soft spot for me; as brooches and pendants they are slow sellers and *many* of these works of art and old-world craftsmanship are pulled out of their gold frames, themselves often artistically crafted, which are then melted, with the carvings often tossed out. I’ve been guilty of that too, when the gold would bring a few hundred dollars and the piece won’t retail for that much, you do what you have to in business. But my son and I have dozens of the most beautiful and unusual ones; they look great on pads and easels in the showcase even if they are rarely bought for what they should be worth.

    But none of that, the artwork, the history, or the dollar value, can compare to a treasured picture of your sweet and sainted Mother. Or hell, even if she is/was a sourpuss and far from a saint, she’s the only Mama you’ll ever have.

    • PaulS

      And here I was thinking it was when a celebrity shows up in a scene unexpectedly. πŸ™‚

      Maybe I’ll just go load up some clips for my Glock revolver and head to the range. πŸ˜‰

      And who was this Erik character that got killed off so quickly? Must have been bad for that to happen as fast as it did. Don’t feed trolls, just play them.

      • JTC

        Yup, it is used that way sometimes, notably Hitchcock, remember that? Here’s the etymology of that from Wiki:

        “Originally “cameo role” meant “a small character part that stands out from the other minor parts”. The Oxford English Dictionary connects this with the meaning “a short literary sketch or portrait”, which is based on the literal meaning of “cameo”, a miniature carving on a gemstone.[“

  • Bren

    Anybody know how to lay hands on the voting record of this recent fiasco? I tried searching and got every damned CR BUT this latest one. I want to know if I need to start agitating to get rid of my state’s critters or not.

    This does not make me happy, and while I’m a cautious believer, I’m not such a Trump follower that I’ll blindly trust him right into the rail cars.

  • I never did want trump in the White House, figuring he was nothing more than a stalking horse for the dems.
    I am STILL undecided about his loyalties, but only for two reasons:
    1. the so-called “leadership” in the House and Senate – puling ryan and m(b)itch mcconnell – there’s not a testicle to be found among the lot of ’em;
    and
    2. it is VERY unlikely that any new President is going to have as much effect as he might want during his first few months in office.
    …too much shit is already in the political pipeline from his predecessor, and there’s too many of the bureaucratic ticks still hiding in the D.C. hound’s fur.
    So I’m willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt this year, but if he keeps it up, there’ll be a reckoning.
    …hopefully at the ballot box and not in the streets.

    • silvergreycat

      Message posted at 3:04am is a *made by mistake* duplicate.

  • KBWUBob

    I think (hope?) that Touchstone has it right. Trump is not going to be the hellfire and brimstone breathing Arch-Conservative we would have liked, but the man has only been in office a bit over 3 months. I am pleased by the fact that he got Gorsuch on SCOTUS- if he does nothing else that alone is worthwhile. He has also got people discussing the border/ immigration issues in a way that is making increased control an allowable position. If he follows through on prosecuting sanctuarists that will go some ways toward correcting the current total disrespect for law. And best of all, Hillary will never be POTUS!!!!

    • Mort

      Trump:
      Supreme Court,
      NRA,
      Vets see any DR.
      Enemies respect us (again)
      Friends are starting to trust us (again)
      Confronting Nokor, China, Russia, Syria, Iran, Mid-East in general,
      Supporting Israel,
      Just a few of the accomplishments in less that 3 months,
      not using political double talk it self is refreshing, sure he may
      stick his foot in his mouth once in a while, but no one is under
      scrutiny as he is .
      Lets see where he is in a year.

    • NotYetInACamp

      As I will point out, the proper defense of our nation and borders by applying and extending immigration law is who brung DJT to the dance.
      There was only one major difference between DJT and every other candidate for president in the last go around.
      However he came to it, DJT used the exact logic, reasoning and Supreme court law of the land during the first Republican Presidential Primary Debate. It is contained in Wong vs USA (1898) US SCt. It debunks that there is a right in law to birthright citizenship to the children of illegally present people born here. The decision has never been made. There is more. The point he never used, but that I used in a LA Times and elsewhere comments section prior to that is that the US Supreme Court discussed citizenship in that decision. One important point they made is that throughout the world, invaders, their entourages, and the children born in the invaded land never become citizens of the invaded land. I pointed out that the statements of the Presidents of Mexico and other nations and their officials have instructed and assisted their people to invade the USA to plunder it and to conquer it. Recent rhetoric backs that up. History shows that is what they have done. The invasion has been by an asymmetric army come to conquer. That is similar to the Muslim hijrah jihad to conquer. La Reconquista, LA MECHA, La Raza, Rep Gutierrez and supporters, and others all advocate that. Look at the DNC leaders also.
      Dr Michael Savage says Border, Language, Culture. President Trump said to Dr Savage at Mar-A-Lago recently that Dr Savage is why he was elected.
      I find that almost all Hispanics legally here support controlling illegally present people. Recent polls say that close to 50% of Americans of Latin origin support President Trump. There is much more.
      It shows that the people who brung Mr. President are those want the laws applied and probably extended. And they still want to dance. This still after a major group has removed their endorsement of President Trump.
      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-02/immigration-group-dumps-trump-endorsement-we-have-been-lied-misled-and-betrayed
      Those who have damaged and destroyed many Americans lives by the violation of law have no cause to complain if they suffer damage by the enforcement of laws broken so that they could be in the USA.
      We must encourage our President to do what is right for Americans, first.
      The immigration / invasion issue was the one difference between candidate Trump and every other Republican. It took his support in the primaries from around 5% to over 45% quickly. Candidate Trump then did what it took to win the nomination.
      We brung him. We still want to dance with him at the biggest dance of the nation.

      • JTC

        We the deplorables organized this dance and sent the invitations. We can disinvite the participants too. But first we have to find out if this white boy really can or can’t dance; I’m mostly liking his moves so far.

        (Hmmm…What’s in a name? ALIPAC (Americans for Legal Immigration Pac). Methinks they protesteth too much. Agenda?

  • Paladin

    Thanks for the link to the CR. My congressman DeJarlais voted against it. He has been holding the course as a conservative. I have been pleased with all his actions in Congress. The rest of Congress, not so much. He is so hated by the Ruling Class GOP that they primary him every 2 years with some RINO.

    • silvergreycat

      You’re welcome.

  • Hally

    Janet…
    Does Jan know?

    • JTC

      Or Janet Anderson (co-sponsor of today’s ‘toon). Coincidence or honor?

  • PaulS

    Remember to use your Media/Dem/Politician decoder: THEY ALWAYS LIE!
    I.e. If the Dems got everything they wanted in the CR, why are they still so pissed off at The Donald?

    Just listen to what they are saying, and figure that 180deg from that is the truth.

  • Charles Craig

    What happened to Zed’s twin brother?

    • Chris Muir

      That was a dream sequence of Sam’s.

  • Spin Drift

    Do you think The Donald has read Col. Boyd? He has definitely OODA looped the MSM and is working on the swamp. Fun to watch but it makes one nervous not knowing all the behind the curtain moves. Note taht he has not made proclamations about the protests in the streets. If he ignores them then the MSM can’t blow them out of proportion like during O’zeros reign.

    This summer expect to see the escalation of antifa shenanigans but the grind of protesting will be in the liberal strongholds. Let them eat themselves and show who they truly. Note that the lack of the Fed DOJ jumping on people who resist these antifa idiots but actually applying the law to the law breakers will quietly snuff this out. It will collapse to leave only the organizers and behind the scene puppet masters standing.

    I for see warrants for The Dark Lord Soros, his offspring and minions by the end of the year. It will be for a minor violations just like Capone was jailed for tax evasion.

    Spin
    The gears of justice move slowly but mesh finely.

  • Pamela

    If Zed’s Mother died giving birth to him, did Wade have a female family member take care of Zed as a baby? If so, who is/was she?

    • Chris Muir

      That would make a good backstory.

      • Andrew Benghazi

        Her name was Yoko San.

      • Pamela

        Where are Zed’s baby and childhood pictures…
        Stored away in a box in the barn or an old suitcase with his first pair of shoes, a stuffed toy with one missing eye and chewed on ears, a kindergarten finger painting showing Clara as an angel in the background providing over watch…

        • John

          Not the barn, the attic, along with an extensive collection of hand-me-down clothes and the Christmas decorations.

          • Pamela

            Everything was stored in the upper level in my grandparent’s barn. The attic had family sleeping in it.

  • NotYetInACamp

    The strip today is looking at The Art of Life.

  • Oliver Heaviside

    Panel 2 seems to say Uniparty. As in one party, etc. The republicans? One party? Did I mess something, Chris?

    • Chris Muir

      Republicrat Party is what we have.

      • Mort

        Yep, they`re mostly all ‘Swamp Creatures’ chasing
        after being re-elected to the $ Green Party.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Still reports on this general situation. And the proposed health care bill is discussed. The issue of who is in charge is discussed.

      https://youtu.be/ZO6FRitFV5I

  • writeby

    Repeal, don’t replace.
    Abolish, don’t reduce.
    Act; don’t tweet about it.

    Cut spending; then, cut taxes.

    In short: “Get the hell out of the way.”

    “Give me liberty”: on that I don’t deal.

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