The Cause Affected.


  • July 9, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Actually, more like 151 years.

    And I guess Skye is a tease.

  • July 9, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    How long before a certain someone shows up and declares Skye (a cartoon character) should be killed?

  • July 9, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    If Skye is sooooo irresistable how come everywhere she goes the people there eventually tell her to leave.

    • July 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Probably because she’s always trying to seduce someone who’s off-limits!

      • July 9, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        Skye thinks she’s the girl Robert Palmer was singing about.

        Reality never intrudes on the legend in her own mind.

        Hell of it is, she’s darned pretty and she’s not dumb. Frankly, I’d love to see her get a makeover (like one of the Patrick Nagel models that backed Palmer in the video) and maybe get a “consciousness raising” in the process.

        She could even keep the tats. The package is great with a few tweaks, but the software needs to be replaced.

        clear ether


      • July 9, 2016 at 11:29 pm
        Grunt GI

        Yea. I think Skye gets a bad rap. After all every great story needs a character you love to hate or hate to love. Skye is definitely a little of both.
        And pretty hot still.

      • July 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm

        Love the song but the ladies are a little to much Two hotties would be enough in my opinion.

    • July 10, 2016 at 6:12 am

      She just needs to do the math and determine the common denominator in all her dysfunctional relationships…

    • July 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm
      Delilah T.

      Skye is a mooch. I had a roommate like that. She wouldn’t even pick up after herself and expected me to feed her. She didn’t last long.

  • July 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I knew she’d be back, it was just a matter of time. Whatever faults she may have, you must admit her character isn’t hard to look at.

  • July 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Dude, make sure she’s had her shots and birth control on board.
    Er, add a chastity belt while you’re at it.
    Better safe than sorry.

    • July 10, 2016 at 2:13 am

      Maybe after she was (fully) lobotomized, had her vocal cords cut, and was tested for HIV. I came of age in the late sixties, so I’ve had the experience of a lot of sex (no HIV and few STDs back then) with real dead heads (not just “Dead Heads”), and making it with a person who you couldn’t otherwise stand being around wasn’t worth the hot bod/hard sex. Even as a young man, it wasn’t a difficult lesson to learn. I’d pass on Skye, no matter how hot she looks.

      • July 10, 2016 at 3:09 pm

        Some become wise quickly in the avoidance of fatal relationships and some must learn from trips to the clinic with lots of shots and pills before “I had better avoid certain females” kicks in.

  • July 9, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    You know, I’m glad Skye’s back. Bet she and the DDQ griller will be hooking up. Gonna be interesting to see how that flies with the sheriff.

    Also, as wild as she is, one would think she’d be ore of a city girl.

  • July 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I hope that if Skye has to go that she dies protecting one or more of the kids or, even better taking a bullet for her sister. Then maybe some people would shut the hell up about her.
    But then, as you know, I have ever been a sucker for a fallen woman.

    • July 10, 2016 at 1:42 am

      A gentleman appreciates a woman with a past. It gives him hope for the future. However, one should be careful of a fallen woman as to what one may catch.

      • July 10, 2016 at 12:51 pm

        Should also be careful if she has a “Take a Number Please” machine and her standard greeting is “Next”.

  • July 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    C’mon folks, Skye Lives Matter!

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  • July 10, 2016 at 12:36 am

    C’mon, guys — look who Skye’s sister is… of course she’s hawt! Makes we wish that a long-lost third sister might show up spmeday.

    Personally, tho’ — I’m hoping the hot blonde doctor from when Zed was in the hospital with the concussion shows up again and decides to stay around.

    Two cents worth from a guy who thinks highly of the opposite sex! (Hillary NOT included…)

    Regards, Tom

    • July 10, 2016 at 2:34 am

      Hillary is the opposite sex. Just not opposite to me, or presumably you.

      • July 10, 2016 at 5:52 am

        hillary is the opposite OF sex…

  • July 10, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Sorry for the spelling errors — should pay more attention to where the fat fingers are going on the keyboard. 🙁

  • July 10, 2016 at 1:37 am

    My two cents? I like Skye. Not because she’s so hot, but because she’s so damned weird. Also because she takes whatever bad things come her way, rolls with the punches, and comes out happy and carefree.
    Also because she’s so damned weird. Saying it once just didn’t do it justice.
    Chris, how about introducing her to some Gothic fashions?

    • July 10, 2016 at 7:06 am

      I think she’s more the BDSM or maybe Genoshan Mutate type. Lots of leather and straps, or colorblocked skintight suit, bald, number tattooed on forehead.

      She’d think either one was a “bold fashion statement”.

      The thing is, either one would look pretty hot on her.

      clear ether


  • July 10, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Yes, Skye is very hot. But I’d definitely be finding a “boy in the bubble” grade full coverage condom.

  • July 10, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Ok, so where are Skye’s kids? Back with Mama-San, to keep them un-corrupted?
    And Beauty is only skin deep; ugly goes to the bone….

    • July 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm
      B Woodman

      That’s what I’m asking, where are the twins?

  • July 10, 2016 at 3:08 am

    As drawn, I find Skye as the most attractive gal in the strip (there’s just something about long black hair framing the face of a good looking woman ….)

    Chris –
    1) Thanks for the truth in identifying – the dhimmicraps are indeed as much the enemy of America as any we face abroad … in many cases, e.g., CAIR, the very *same* enemy.

    2) Admire the cogent summary of dims & their slaves. Keeping it to quote.

  • July 10, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Are you fucking kidding me?

    Pick one
    So tired of this beast

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  • July 10, 2016 at 4:49 am
    Bill G

    Of course Skye is happy; reality never intrudes into her liberal mind-set.

  • July 10, 2016 at 5:27 am

    It looks like people forced to give up the sweat of their brow and the rightfully earned coin in their pocket for the benefit of someone else. By definition, a slave is: “a person held in servitude as the chattel of another.” As things are progressing, that is what “progressives” are trying to make of all of us – those of us who are productive anyway.
    Let’s use doctors as an example. Forced to give of their time and talents – along with their general tax burden – under penalty of loss of their license and livelihood, as well as possible criminal prosecution, unless they provide free and reduced cost services to whomever the government dictates they must.
    The masters are the politicians, bureaucrats, and elites who control the uniformed people with guns who crack the whip and demand compliance.
    Charity at the point of a gun is not charity, it is robbery. Charity at the point of a gun held by the government is slavery. A government that points a gun at the heads of its citizens and demands that they give what they have earned and what they produce to others who have not earned and do not produce is a tyranny, making slaves of the citizens.
    Helping people in need is a moral obligation. Moral people feel this obligation and act upon it to the extent they are able.
    Governments are amoral and produce nothing, therefore they have nothing to give except what they take from others – at the point of a gun.
    What does American slavery look like? It looks like producers being forced to turn over their production for the benefit of someone other than themselves, and non-producers living on the largess of the government and the producers the government steals from.
    Who are the slaves? Productive people, and those dependent upon the government for their existence.
    What is the forced labor? Every tax dollar taken from the pocket of a producer and put into the pocket of a non-producer, along with countless hours wasted dealing with bureaucratic BS.
    Who are the masters? Those who take at the point of a gun under the color of law.
    What are the whips? Tax codes, excessive regulations, seizure and forfeiture laws, and all of that other unconstitutional crap that has slowly been accepted as lawful by the corrupt system that has been grinding away at the constraints of the Constitution from its very inception.

    • July 10, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Sociocapitalist dictatorship?

    • July 10, 2016 at 9:54 am
      Chris Muir

      Marbles-control yourself or you’re history.Capiche?

  • July 10, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Roman slavery meant the workers spent 50% of their time producing enough for themselves, and 50% of the time for their “masters”.
    Gross taxation versus GNP indicates american citizens and roman slaves are in the same galleon.

  • July 10, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I’m waiting to hear the explanation of WHY mam-san threw her out. The flashback should be a hoot! Put her in the scullery until she learns that “She who will not work shall not eat.”

    Put in another $50.00 to get things over the top. Looks like we may make it this weekend.

    Zar Belk!

  • July 10, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Slavery is also the rulers making no secret of their hatred of, and contempt for, the ruled.

    Brexit was a case in point. When an EU official says “we don’t allow the people to make choices”, that is a slave owner wannabee speaking.

    The self-defined “enlightened elite'” have nothing but contempt for the rest of humanity, and want them either broken to their yoke, or dead.

    And race hatred, the other telltale of a slaver’s mentality, is rampant among the would-be and actual “Master class”. The One and his minions make no secret of their hatred for anyone “insufficiently dark”. The elites’ love of anything Eastern and Mystical (TM), like Islam, is only exceeded by their hatred of anything Western and “white”. And don’t get them started on the subject of Jews.

    There is a direct line of descent in philosophy from modern “progressivism” straight back to the German Romantic movement of the 19th Century; nature worship, infatuation with the “mystical, enlightened East”, paganism, rejection of Christianity, rejection of Western civilization, etc.

    The same literary/philosophical movement gave birth to Italian Fascism, German Nazism, Communism (people forget that Marx and Engels were both German, not Russian), modern-day “deep-ecology” fanaticism (see; Henry David Thoreau and/or John Muir), and the whole “racial purity” thing that resulted in the Holocaust in Europe and “eugenics” everywhere else, including here. (See; Margaret Sanger.)

    The EU, The One, etc., are the heirs of Metternich. Who was another disciple of the same movement, who got his chance to try to create a new, more “biddable” Europe after Napoleon. And like Mussolini and Hitler a century later, he was much admired by our resident “enlightened ones” in the U.S.

    The revolts of 1848, the Prussian Wars, the Paris Commune, and etc. were the unavoidable results of Metternichism. Our own elites even then shrugged and put them down to “bad luck”. Not wanting to admit that the philosophy made a Commune, and a Bismarck, inevitable.

    Today, their heirs are weaving the same pattern again. And this time, “importing” muscle to see it through.

    Having an “overseer” class, the more ruthless the better, between the rulers and the ruled is another sign of the slave owner mentality.

    The names and alibis change. The philosophy and goals don’t.

    Neither do the methods.

    clear ether


  • July 10, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I’m still waiting for Skye to get her comeuppance. She needs to have that one act where her liberal/communist beliefs finally bite her on her shapely ass.

  • July 10, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Skye is the perfect comic strip tease, entertaining to look at but don’t touch. And also a train wreck, you just can’t look away even though you really don’t want to see the final result.

  • July 10, 2016 at 8:17 am

    She just had to wear cowboy boots. I never noticed that previously.

    • July 10, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Boots are a matter of prudence in Texas. Snakes don’t care whether you’re liberal or conservative and many of them are deadly. The snakes, I mean. 😀

  • July 10, 2016 at 10:51 am

    What has come to be so innocuous-sounding as progressivism, its tenets, methods, and history is very well stated by JeffKnox and followed up by eon.

    What neither did touch on is the prerequisite to the full enactment of it all, the disarming and disablement of defense from it. They are now into their end game and need that disarmament to happen sooner than later, and the zero, a failure of historical proportions in every sense, also has miserably failed even on that, having been almost single-handedly responsible for increasing the private arsenal by around 50 million in his tenure alone.

    But the next liberal government in line has as its foremost priority to not only reverse that growth, but to reduce that arsenal by the same means as JK and eon describe as their other methods of enslavement. They know that will be next to impossible by changing and adding laws and attrition. And that is the reason for the recent exercising of so called Executive Order which has been twisted to the reinterpretation and reinforcement of existing law to mean whatever they say it means, and what we have seen so far is just testing the waters of the radicalization of interpretations and enforcements -and don’t forget by that time a complicit scotus- yet to come.

    But that leaves the difficulty in reducing and removing those tools and means of defense while they are locked and loaded in the hands of the resistance. And as radical as it seems, even smacking of conspiracy theory to which even we generally look askance, I have come to believe that the active importation and recruitment of foreigners is not only to replace us in our jobs and at the polls, but as ground soldiers in the war against us, and the race-baiting, organized rabble-rousing, and encouragement of the various ism’s (racism, classism, sexism, nationalism among others) is the intentional method by which such chaos and disarray can be claimed so as to declare a state of emergency and martial law, in which the militarization of law enforcement and the military itself begins the process of door-to-door disarmament.

    It won’t work of course; the nation as we know it will be destroyed and cease to exist in the process. But they are too stupid or don’t care about that as they pursue the single-minded notion of all-powerful elitist rule, replete with a populace of beaten, downtrodden, disarmed, and ultimately willing eloi to support the elites version of utopia.

    Are y’all prepared to fight? In the short term, the success of turning classes against each other means you may have to in order to keep your possessions and safeguard your family and yourself. And in the long term it may mean the necessity of declared or undeclared war against or in defense from, our own armed forces that we have prepared and paid to defend us from external threat…when now the real threat is internal.

    Those like Marbles who have lost theirs are in their element reducing these threats to simplistic one-liners, and will rarely take the time and in most cases have no ability to refute or counter the scenarios laid out above, but if Chris will allow it, I would love to see him try, and am very interested in his differing views if cogent and earnest in their presentment. Marbles?

  • July 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Oh yeah, Skye…

    First off, cowboy boots and a sheer babydoll dress? Especially going away, Mmm mm mm…I’ll say it again, I’m as Ass Man. And speaking of that, does this mean when the fund drive is over and the level list is no longer needed, that mesmerizing upside-down spread-eagle will return?

    Yeah, no telling where it’s been, and I don’t want to get inside either its orifices or its head as all are likely poison. But it does look fine.

    And as we move further into the political and social chaos of this year, having the sounding board of those like Skye and Marbles can be -dare I use the word- enlightening, and is sure to be entertaining. Welcome back, Crazy Girl.

  • July 10, 2016 at 11:49 am
    Chris Muir

    Marbles is history.Went off on the classic lib ‘I’m so much smarter than you plebes and it’s your loss if I’m blocked,etc’. I think we’ve had enough lectures from idiots with delusions of grandeur.

    • July 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      …idiots with delusions of grandeur….
      If you’re tired of ’em, we’re going to need to turn the DC beltway into a 30 foot high wall and fill it with concrete.

  • July 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Figured that would happen, it’s really their only method of argument, but I kind of would have liked to see it before he got zapped. Or maybe not, I can pretty much surmise what was there, so what’s the point?

    Since you had already warned him, I thought if I asked him in advance to be “cogent and earnest in presentment”… But I guess that’s not in their DNA…or their DNC.

  • July 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Where are Hugo and Eva? Did Grandma keep them out of safety concerns?

  • July 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Who was marbles? If he or she wrote long posts I didn’t read them.

  • July 10, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    B Woodman

    My personal interpretation of what should have happened in today’s strip:

    “DING! DONG!”
    “Hi. Mom kicked me out.”

    Truly, you can’t go home again.

    • July 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      I “upvote” this!

  • July 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    BTW, if mama-san kicked her out again, what Sam and Zed are now doing is called “enabling behavior“. It isn’t really funny (though I understand its usefulness as a plot line). In almost every case the enablers get hurt, along with the abuser.

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