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  • Steve_1066

    I predict a return to warm Texas by Christmas.

  • KenH

    And
    THIS
    BITCH
    AGAIN?
    STILL?
    Die of frostbite, beast

    • Pamela

      Ken

      Methinks thou dost protest too much!
      Should I hazard a guess that you secretly yearn for Skye?
      That even with her screwball, entitled view on life, that perchance you would like to deprogram her, realign her to being a lot more human and possible warm your bed so you can rock her world?

      • xdcpd085

        I wouldn’t touch her with the 20ft pole I keep for touching things not to be touched with a 10ft pole and wearing a full hazmat suit,

      • NotYetInACamp

        Been there. Done that.

        Burned the t shirt.

        She did continue on more human.

      • Vince

        I like Skye…. She reminds me to be kind to those who are less fortunate. I deal with the Seattle crowd daily.

        • John

          You are a Saint, my son.

      • Poppa_T

        It would be a challenge, perhaps lost, perhaps won, but an adventure either way.

      • eon

        I’ve always felt sorry for Skye, and never more so than now. In the middle of a genuine Ebenezer Scrooge situation, and not one person in the supposedly sharing and caring blue territory will lift a finger to do anything but take her money away from her.

        If this doesn’t teach her that “progressivism” is just “robber barony” under another name, I don’t know what will.

        But CM, she really does need to get home to Texas, pronto. Hopefully she’ll have bus fare left after the locals skin her alive.

        cheers

        eon

        • tjm

          My dear friend,

          Progressivism is more like robber barony without the good parts – creativity, building things people need (while paying near slave wages, yes, but…). Progressivism is robber barony’s destructive and nihilistic “dark sheep” step-sibling.

          • eon

            That’s the progressive definition. I’m talking about the real thing.

            The term “robber baron” dates to the early Middle Ages. Back then in Europe, a Baron was a nobleman who “owned” a specific section of land, with sworn fighters (“minions”) and peasants to work the land who were frankly little more than slaves.

            Most “baronies” had at least one major road going through them, generally called “the royal road”. (A leftover from the Roman Empire in most places.) Part of a Baron’s duties to his King or Prince or whatever was the upkeep of his section of the road, including protecting travelers from brigands with his men-at-arms. He financed this by collecting fees from merchant caravans, etc., which used it, called, yes, “tolls”. A portion of the toll was also sent on to his sworn liege, King or Prince.

            NB; Minstrels and jongleurs were given free passage along with royal heralds and men of the Church such as monks, mainly because they were the combined news service and postal service of the time. The old saying about “singing for your supper” was taken from the custom of minstrels and jongleurs performing at dinner for the baron, to give him and his court the latest news; it’s one reason we still have “evening news” on TV.

            Some Barons were sensible, fair-minded sorts who just charged the tolls decreed by the crown, had their soldiers escort travelers and “hand them off” to the next Barony up the road, and etc.

            But some were little more than brigands themselves, and their men were pretty much just gangs of bandits. A traveler entering such a demesne’ could expect to lose half his funds at least as the “toll collection”.

            A merchant going to something like a fair might lose half his goods, or his entire “letter of credit” if he were buying instead of selling.

            If either was traveling with a comely wife, daughter or etc., he could expect that said lady’s “company” would be required by the Baron. Maybe for an evening: maybe overnight; or maybe the merchant might get his throat cut by “brigands” and the lady might become a permanent “ornament” of the robber baron’s court- with the dungeon as an incentive for her to behave and “put out” as demanded.

            That is the true definition of “Robber Baron”- and it really doesn’t describe a businessman. It defines someone who abuses and takes from innocents with the tacit approval of the government- because technically, he’s part of same or at least pays his tithes on time.

            Real “robber barony” really doesn’t have any “good parts”. It’s only “entrepreneurial” in the sense that the robber baron is “his own boss”- as long as the King gets his percentage.

            BTW, the surest sign you were entering a robber barony? The road wasn’t kept up properly. Robber barons didn’t waste their money on “non-essentials” like that.

            Today, “progressive” cities are generally noted for the poor condition of their streets, among other “public neglects”.

            cheers

            eon

          • Ah, eon. You’ve described modern liberals almost perfectly!

      • Lucius Severus Pertinax

        Personally, I think It would be a great idea if Mr. Muir were to be lobbied into getting our own eminent ladies, Pamela and Delilah, into the Strip on some pretext or other 😉

        • GWB

          Concur!

        • Deplorable B Woodman

          Hear! Hear!

      • Bill

        LOL ditto that Pam.

      • WayneM

        Yeah, Pam beat me to it… It seems like poor KenH has a hankerin’ to touch the Skye… lol

    • Kafiroon

      Sometimes it is fun to go Crazy! Come’r Skye! Let’s get “warm”.

    • billf

      Ken,first of all,calm the fuck down ,ok? It’s a cartoon .
      Secondly,all regular readers know that you hate the fictitious woman that is Skye.We get that.
      Finally,I’m as conservative as you,and probably more impatient with people to act grown up than you are,but give her a break-Chris could bring her around if he wants with a couple good strips.
      All the hate in caps is annoying

      • Unca Walt

        There It Is.

        Besides… Chris drew a pic of her laying on her stomach with her legs spread.

        MOST appealing from a sexy POV.

        So, Ken, just enjoy the scenery. Like mountain laurel: You can look and enjoy, but fer the luvva gawd, don’t touch.

        • Yes indeedy, that upside-down spread-eagle is as sexy a ‘toon as has ever graced the pages of anything anywhere.

          Concur with the rest of it too…God has made lotsa stuff that is beautiful to look at but is too wild or too dangerous to touch…

          You don’t have to “have” it to enjoy it.

        • Delilah T.

          …. mountain laurel or poison ivy.

    • PaulS

      Ken, and I say this because I care, there are decaffinated brands that are just as tasty as the real thing. 😉

  • Ray McCune

    Me thinks she learn lessons the hard way.

    • DGM

      You lost me at “she learns lessons.”

    • Solaratov

      That’s been the constant theme for Skye as long as i’ve read the strip.
      Most of the time, however, the “lesson learned” fades with time & propaganda…and Skye needs saving again.

  • JTC

    They must not know about the 50 G’s yet.

    • 30G’s by now, I’ll bet.

      • eon

        If she’s hanging around coffee wagons, probably under $100.

        clear ether

        eon

        • Bill G

          That’s my take, also. I’m guessing the car and lots of the loot went to getting her out of her first encounter.

          • eon

            As Heinlein observed, one sure sign of decline in a society is that an unaccompanied, unarmed woman is not safe on the streets.

            If she’s armed, she will still probably be marked as prey. The predators just won’t realize the magnitude of their error until it’s too late.

            clear ether

            eon

          • NotYetInACamp

            eon. I have heard that from family members that was learned before Heinlein’s observations.

            It also perfectly describes the situation in Islam. That is a cult society that lives off of plunder.

            When a good looking woman can walk unmolested through a town or city or neighborhood at any hour, then the location or neighborhood is a good one.

  • Delilah T.

    Skye should be dropped off somewhere in North Dakota, now that winter’s there. The hard scrabble reality of life in the ‘nothingness’ zone, where you have to hunt and grow your own food and hope some rancher doesn’t shoot you would do her a world of good.

    No, I do not feel any empathy for the dolts who went to Standing Rock.
    They dug their hole. They can just fill it in. Arctic air aka Alberta clipper is heading their way, and they only bought one-way tickets. Now it’s over and they’re stranded, kind of like Skye: Idiots.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Oh. But it is so much more than saving their sacred waters. Now the movement there is expanded to encompass all Native American ( Indian to you) RIGHTS. How to proceed is a matter of much discussion. The local tribal chief said to go home. Another ‘influential’ Indian said to stay.
      Meanwhile a polar vortex may be on the way. Many may be on their way to meet the Great Spirit. But they mean well, some say. They can be dug up and buried after the thaw.

      • Delilah T.

        Indians — yes, well, according to a friend of mine who was Cherokee by birth, they either call themselves the People or Indians or whatever tribe they belong to. I asked him why no one ever uses indigenous aborigines, which is what they are. If I remember rightly, he said something about not being in Australia.
        The SJWs are so deadset on not offending anyone that they offend everyone. They work so hard at not being offensive that they are utterly offensive. You can fill in the other blanks on that.
        I’m just going to go on as I always have, warm and dry with a pantry/fridge/freezer full of good food and a warm house.

        Poetry time, open mic nite at the Schoolhouse Cafe.

        This is for Zed and whatshername.

        Why did we ask for eternity?
        Did you love me as I loved you?
        Did you, too, love a delicate whisper
        A caress hot as the sun –
        A kiss luscious as rose petals?
        In a thousand languid dreams,
        Love is sweet as violets
        And time is forever void of power.

        • TomZ

          I have heard that the Canadians use the term Indigenous Aborigines.
          In this country American Aborigines would work.

          • PaulS

            And the acronym works.

          • Delilah T.

            You take that too literally, JTC.

            Australian aborigines are not indigenous to Australia. They migrated there from Asia by way of the archipelagos of Indonesia and New Guinea. They didn’t evolve there, any more than Amerinds did. Your info lacks completeness. Some eastern tribes came across Arctic ice from western Europe. and are known as the Red Paint people. 🙂
            And how did they do that? The oceans were much shallower back then. Ice Age, remember?
            There are caves in Spain now underwater that 45,000 to 50,000 years ago were 400 to 1,000 feet from the Atlantic’s edge.
            And for that matter, my own people were pushed out of their comfy spots in central Europe/Gaul, and either went east toward what is now Mongolia and western China, or west toward Britannia. Angles, Saxons, Jutes Picts – all part of my past, you see.

        • Pamela

          Delilah~ while the SJWs spout drivel and nonsensical stuff, their souls are without poetry and common sense.
          Love trumps idiocy any day. You painted a picture with words.

          The rain scented breeze plays with the curtains and
          in the distance thunder rolls, then rebounds off the hills.
          Wrapped in a shawl, having wandered for what seems an age
          I am content here and now.

          You sleep, the exhaustion
          of mind and body easing away.
          Outside the rain falls once more
          just as I return to our bed.
          My hand on your heart, I feel it beat.

          Finally home, I rest knowing
          that you are in my safe keeping.

          • Delilah T.

            I know, Pamela. It’s just sad, isn’t it? That they will never know the true joy or meaning of real love.

        • JTC

          This looked like a pretty literal declaration to me:

          “…indigenous aborigines, which is what they are.”

          So I provided the answer to your query of “why don’t they (we)…”

          Guess I know now that some “facts” are just speculation.

          • Delilah T.

            You don’t make any sense, .JTC.

            Indigenous means ‘originated’ some place. The horse, e.g., evolved – ‘originated’ on the American continent, migrated to Asia and from there spread out to other areas, but became extinct here. There were ancient camels here, also, but they also became extinct. That’s the true meaning of indigenous.

            Humans are not native to the Americas, therefore, no human societal group is truly indigenous to the Americas. When ‘indigenous’ is used to describe a species inhabiting an area for a prolonged period after migrating there, it’s acceptable even if it is incorrect.

          • Delilah T.

            Oh, yeah – since you don’t understand things for some reason, my friend from long ago was making a joke. Is that clear enough?

          • JTC

            Hard to make sense of nonsense DT.

            To wit: “…it’s acceptable even if it is incorrect.”

            Your friend apparently disagreed. NatGeo too.

            Words have meaning. Use them carefully.

            … 😉

      • MasterDiver

        Did a 4-year tour at Minot AFB. 20-30-Below was not uncommon, with the daily high staying in single-digits. Had at least one storm that dropped past 40-below with 40 knot winds (sustained) that actually grounded the B-52s! But the Missile Men maintained the Alert (and got a lot of free beers from the flyboys that week 🙂 )

        Zar Belk!

    • Vince

      I grew up with those clippers. Good reason to be prepared at all times.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      I grew up in Bawston, (that’s “Boston” to you non-New Englanders), and we used to joke about the Canadian (Canuck) Express.

      • JSStryker

        I thought it was pronounced Bahston… LOL

      • MasterDiver

        Back in the Day, WBZ radio used to run a Jingle calling it “The Montreal Express.” (Boy, I miss Don Kent!)

        Zar Belk!

    • Dienekes

      Anybody out demonstrating in a North Dakota winter is certifiably nuts. Years ago I broke down on Highway 2 at night in 27 below. Next morning I had to replace a radiator and water pump outside in 30 below.

      Talk about Kee-birds (“Kee-rist, it’s cold!).

      • Delilah T.

        In January 1985, the temperature in Chicago dropped to a stiff minus 25F. The wind chill was minus 80F. I have friends who went through boot camp at Great Lakes back then, who told me the pipes (water/discharge) burst and they were all told to get together in the middle of one large room in the main building, and to huddle together like Antarctic penguins.

        I went out that day to try to start my car. I had my dog with me. The car moaned when I turned the key, so I decided to wait until things warmed up and went back to my apartment, made hot chocolate for me and warmed up some chicken soup for my dog and we watched TV under a blanket on the couch for a few hours. Worst weather I have ever seen.

    • Getting down to 30degF tonight. Glad I stocked up on 150w incandescents. Retire the LEDs for the winter, get heat and free light. LEDs and mercury bombs only save me money when I don’t need heat.
      What’s not to love?

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Ok. Call me an old fuddy duddy, but will someone translate this for me?
    “Hipster beards throw me?”

    • RCPete

      Being beard-enhanced (allergic to stainless steel–shaving is quite painful), I’ll venture that Skye can’t figure out the facial expression behind the foliage.

      We’re not getting as weird weather in southern Oregon, 3F Wednesday morning, 3″ of snow Thursday morning, and it’s 38 and raining right now. OTOH, Diary Queen is far more popular than Starbucks here…

      • Deplorable B Woodman

        Got it. She can’t “read” the barista, and he’s being rude (“If I say yes, will you go away?”)

    • eon

      The beatnik look is coming back, as is the whole Beat Generation attitude of “If you don’t dig it, man, it’s ‘cuz you ain’t hip”. Never explain anything, never talk plain English, and look down your nose at everybody else who ain’t “with it”.

      Now, I could see Skye in a black leotard working in a coffee house. (Remember “Sugar Shack”?) But since she isn’t “local”, odds are she won’t get the chance.

      BTW, all you hipsters in SEATAC; Jack Kerouac called. The Fifties want their beat back.

      You can keep your lousy poetry.

      clear ether

      eon

      • Kafiroon

        Today’s “hipsters” would never understand Jack even if Google “explained” him to them. IF, they looked him up because they certainly do not know of him.
        Probably never heard of the Beatles either.

      • NotYetInACamp

        They do not get that The Road is wherever they are.

        • Delilah T.

          ‘The Road’ was Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, northwest side from Diversey northwest to Petersen Avenue.

          • The 300

            I didn’t know that and I grew up 10 minutes from Lincoln and Peterson, and lived for a year 10 minutes away from Lincoln and Diversey.

            Thanks.

          • Delilah T.

            There was a part of Lincoln Ave that was ‘gritty’ and tacky, like an old man who had seen better days, sitting on a park bench in the rain.

      • GWB

        Never explain anything, never talk plain English, and look down your nose at everybody else who ain’t “with it”.

        When did that ever go away, eon?

    • Solaratov

      Skye asked, “Isn’t it ironical?…”

      And since hipsters love the “ironical”, He answered “If I say yes….”

      And Skye didn’t understand his rudeness.

  • Ryk E Lee

    Coffee Wagons are rare in Washington State, except for roach coach trucks that frequent job sites. Espresso stands generally are a stand alone drive up shack.

  • Ryk E Lee

    Coffee Wagons are rare in Washington State, except for roach coach food trucks that frequent job sites. Espresso stands generally are a stand alone shack. Much like the drive through Daiquiri Stands I visited in Louisiana.

  • Ryk E Lee

    Chris, we need an edit button, LOL.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Oh My! Imagine what we might say and then take it away!

      Hillary needed a Big edit button, not that defective reset button that she had.

      • GWB

        Why would you call it defective? It reset things right back to the 70s!

      • Pamela

        An edit button. Wonder if Bill would have used the edit button or reset button if he could have had a different, happier life.

        • Ozymandias

          I think we all would.

        • Delilah T.

          I can think of things I’d like to do over, so yeah!

          • Ozymandias

            It’s too bad nobody’s invented a working Wayback Machine

  • R L Caldwell MD

    The F’ing Seattle libturds screwed all us sane Warshingtonians years ago. I left the fray in Pierce Co. over a year ago to love my sweet LBFM in the Philippines. No cold, just where is the AC, and the cold beer, and Duterte’s death mongers! Lol. Sweet expat life, been thru it, don’t want it, have a new purpose in PH. YMMV

    • NotYetInACamp

      I am an ex patriot from Miami & Miami Beach to Florida. A different world here. Demographics and voting say so. 🙂

      Debbie Wassermann-Schultz used to be my Congress Creature.
      Too much of them and too many of them drive good people away who want to live a good productive life.

  • CaptDMO

    What’s the music like?
    NPR plays “Let it Go” from Frozen, every hour, of every day, “til the day after inauguration.

  • jackdeth72

    Why would Skye go to Washington?…. The suicide capital of the world?

    A state where if it isn’t raining. It’s snowing?!

    How long would it take to hitchhike back to Texas?

    • Bill G

      Why Washington State? Following the call of a liberal utopia. She’s likely tried the ones in warmer climes and found them wanting; now she’s continuing her quest for a Socialist Heaven in a location new to her.

    • GWB

      You mean “Western Washington”, right? Don’t slander the rest of the state because of what the soggy noggins in Seattle and Olympia do. (And the rest of the state is mostly high desert that relies on the snowmelt to grow crops and such.)

      • PaulS

        You can almost narrow it to King (Not really Martin Luther) County for the locus of idiocy. I grew up in the middle and now live north of Spokane on the east side, once you cross the Cascades things improve dramatically.
        That said, there were a couple Hillary bumper stickers (on rear bumpers) in the neighborhood. CA transplants.

    • Ozymandias

      Skye has come to Washington because clearly we haven’t suffered enough.

  • Neil Frandsen

    Folks, this mountain-born Albertan is snickering, whilst reading about Cold in the Lower 48…
    The North Slope of Alaska has the double-whammy from high Latitude numbers, plus low to medium elevation numbers. Surveying for Seismic, after Easter, one year, we saw -40°F, slowly warming up to +32, +31, +32°F, then the nice warm +40°F conditions, when the ice was going out, off the Colville River, and the snow was melting off’n the top of the permafrost.
    Banks Island, in the Canadian Arctic Islands, showed -65°F one ‘night’, whilst I was doing a Starshot-for-Azimuth. My Rodman kept notes for me, while sensibly sitting in the nice ‘warm’ Nodwell (engine turned off, so he could hear me).
    Here, in Lethbridge, it was -27°C, on Wednesday, -22°C on Thursday, and warmed up to -19°C on Friday…
    It is only -17°C, at 3:10AM MST, here in Lethbridge, Alberta.
    We very spoiled south Albertans are eagerly awaiting the next Chinook, where the warm SW winds doth blow, and we enjoy +5°C, or even +10°C temperatures, in breezes of 80kph, with Gusts to 100kph, or faster {all the WindFarms have to furl their WindTurbines, lest the parts self-disassemble!}.

    • See my comment below. Ain’t no way humans are supposed to be there.

    • JTC

      Yes but we in the fla are suffering too…plunged into the high 40’s last night.

      But that’s not why we’re suffering; it’s from the various Midwest snowbirds who have flown in from the negatives and are sorely pissed and very vocal that this “cold” weather is not what they came for.

      Meanwhile I drove wifey up to I-4 to meet up with daughter and grandbabies for their traditional Disney Christmas Parade visit; they are ecstatic at being able to dress for it in boots and jackets instead of shorts and sneakers…it’ll be back hovering around 79 by Mon. 🙁 .

      • NotYetInACamp

        79 🙂 WOO HOO My speed.

        • JTC

          Most us Floridiots do enjoy the occasional respite from sweat and stifle, the exception proves the rule as usual, but you are an exceptional dude Not Yet.

          • JTC

          • JTC

            WTF happened to my Smiley? 🙂

        • Pamela

          Low 60s here in the day and 50s/40s at night
          At 79 I can get back in a sarong

          • Deplorable B Woodman

            Com’on 79 degrees!

          • JTC

            “At 79 I can get back in a sarong”

            Now that’s not fair! 😉

          • Pamela

            JT– there are a great many things that are not fair in life.
            😉

      • JSStryker

        I miss living in Florida, I need to get back there soon.

  • Bill

    Gee, with the food trucks and hipsters, for a minute there it looked like Skye was visiting Austin.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Austin. Site of the major maggot (typed this first) SJW invasion and infestation in the war to turn Texas SJW.

  • John M

    As a Washington Resident, you seem to have things pretty accurate…

  • I may but suppose this descriptive of certain minds. With weather like that, I would never choose to live there.

  • trongod

    Personally think little Miss Skye’s going to get mugged, beat down, and left out in the cold by her fellows-slash-comrades… and in that weather, she’s as good as dead.

    And that’s all /if/ she’s REALLY lucky…

    • John

      But if Skye dies (literally or metaphorically) what is Chris going to use as his bad example?

  • Unca Walt

    You guys are harsh. 🙂

    Go back and look at that pic Chris drew of her laying on her stomach in Nature’s Garb with her legs spread.

    You doan wanna lose that…

    • Solaratov

      Date, please. 😉

      • JTC

        It’s sometimes where the ad is right now when comments are not enabled.

        I’ve said about it several times that it is entrancingly sexy. Strangely enough, it’s as much about the eyes and expression as the bod and position.

        Like I said upthread, as sexy as any ‘toon anywhere, ever.

        Watch for it. It’s worth it.

    • Merle

      HMMM, I don’t recall that one….

  • Steve_1066

    Off-topic but at the half, Army leads Navy 14 to 0! Go Army, beat Navy! After 14 losses, can we do it?!

    • Grunt GI

      Wow. Great game. Just saw Trump in the broadcast booth. Loved it.

      Go Navy Beat Army.

  • MasterDiver

    More bad news for Skye: Washington is rated as the WORST state for young adults:
    Washington ranks as the worst state in America for young adults. The state ranks below average on seven of eight criteria studied. The only exception is the decent concentration of fitness clubs (No. 18 in nation). Washington ranks fourth worst in young adult employment. However, the population of young adults is likely higher than you think. Washington ranks No. 35 in the nation in regard to its percentage of population aged 20-24, better than Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Oregon, Maine, and Delaware.

    In fact all three West Coast states rate in the 10 worst.

    http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/worst-states-in-america-for-young-adults.html/10/?ref=cpc_medium
    GO ARMY!

    Zar Belk!

  • Mort

    Go Army 21 – 17… bout time after 14 years.

    • David Gonzalez

      Sigh. Maybe the Navy coach shoulda benched both his QB and his best pass receiver last game (against Temple, IIRC). Both played, both were injured badly enuff that they couldn’t play today. Dammitanyway!

    • Grunt GI

      That last Navy punt decision pretty much cost the game.
      Outstanding game though. Well deserved win by Army.
      There’s always next year.
      USNA ’87

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