Day By Day


  • JTC

    Uncle Sam, my ass; I’ll get behind Auntie Sam’s ass RIGHT NOW!

  • Ed Woods

    Sounds good to me.

  • Grunt GI

    Behind, in front, on top…it’s all good.

  • WayneM

    Redline for Prez!!

  • Blue Quasar

    Today’s panel made me remember “Hail to the King Baby” by Duke Nukem.

    Thanks, good memories.

  • eclark

    Of course, I’d have to abolish the BBQ Agency immediately when I succeed her because while I do love beef, REAL BBQ is made from pork in North Carolina. πŸ™‚

    • I may argue the NC bit, and I’m pretty much FROM NC. NM and TX make some of the best on the planet, bar none. Equal to NC BBQ in every way. Different, perhaps, nonetheless most superb.

      • eclark1849

        To be honest, the only thing I object to is calling it BBQ. You don’t BBQ beef, you GRILL it. That said, I will eat grilled Beef ALL day and twice on Sunday.

      • steveb919

        One statement! Wilber’s BBQ in Goldsboro NC. World famous.

        • We BBQ and smoke beef all the time in Oklahoma. The idea that you can only BBQ pork is provinciale bull shit. You can BBQ almost anything, including eclark1849’s hip boots for what he walks through. We smoke and BBQ venison, Beef and some of our emigrants BBQ lamb. I spent a month down at Seymour Johnson one week. That pickled BBQ you brag about is almost sickening. Wilbers couldn’t get a dawg to bed down outside their ktchen if they promised them all the bones in Goldsboro.

  • Skooter

    Justice Scalia is dead….and the USA just died with him…..we are screwed. Oblamo WILL appoint a lib while congress is out.

    • bob in houston

      RIP Justice Scalia, man this is gonna suck, bet the mochachino marxist nominates Goodwin Liu.

    • interventor

      Not necessarily, the Senate must approve any permanent replacement. He could appoint a replacement until the end of the year, if he did so immediately. The Senate has adjourned.

      • cb

        Recess appointment of … Holder ?

        • S Hooks

          Thank you CB for “recess appointment” – I was trying to remember to proper term and just couldn’t come up with it. πŸ˜‰

    • S Hooks

      I don’t believe it works that way for Supreme Court appointments; there are no “interim appointments” where the appointee immediately assumes his office. Those are only possible for positions in the Executive Branch. The President CAN nominate whoever he wishes as soon as he wishes, but they can’t be seated on the bench and rule on cases until they’re approved by the Senate. He already has his wish list of radical, hard-left candidates ready.

      The real, acid test will be the resolve of the Senate leadership to resist the absolute firestorm of pressure they’re going to get from the Dems and the media to act on an Obama nominee. Their established track record gives absolutely no reason for optimism.

      • David M

        I suspect the acid test has already failed… This is a sad day indeed…

        Pres Sam would be a glorious day…

      • interventor

        Washington appointed Rutledge. Eisenhower apointed Brennan.

      • S Hooks

        After further research I found that I was mistaken about the prospect of a SCOTUS recess (what I mistakenly called an interim) appointment. Unfortunately, the Constitution does allow such, even for Supreme Court nominees. It goes against all tradition, and I’m not aware of any case where it has been done, but let’s face it, Obama has pretty much trashed the rule of law, much less tradition and propriety, so nothing would surprise me at this point. Apologies to all for my initial mistake.

        • Old Codger

          And you know damned good and well he will, too. Or at least he’ll try. You know that the talking points will run something like “Cannot let the death of one man (however great) stop the U.S. Government.” “Damned obstructionist Republicans are trying to ruin the government”. Lie-berals detest tradition and they flaunt decorum whenever they feel like it.

          Want to make book on whether he waits until after Justice Scalia’s funeral to announce his nominee? Or perhaps until the flags are flying at full staff again?

          • interventor

            Time to bring the Senate back from ajournment and keep it session until December.

          • JTC

            @ O.C.,

            “Lie-berals…flaunt decorum…”

            I’m sure you meant flout, but it would be great if they did exhibit some decorum, not to mention common sense, reason, and integrity…there’s a first time for everything I guess.

      • Old Codger


        GOP Senate Leadership????????????????????

        Shirley! You jest.

        (and I’ll call you shirley if I want) {sticks out tongue}

  • interventor

    Love Sam, but she just abolished the air force.

    • capn

      And the Coast Guard, the Marine Corps and the Army. The Army is mentioned but is required to disband at the ceasation of hostilities and if the Army continues to act past a two year mark they must petition Congress for more funds to operate. Hence the DoD coming to Congress with a budget request every other year. (Didn’t know that? Read the Constitution)
      The Marine Corps is actually a department of the Department of the Navy but don’t say that to a Marine instead read it from the actual Seal of the Marine Corps. Read all of the words on that seal but not to a Marine. You have been warned. (Truth in posting disclaimer: I am a Navy Vet ’66 to ’69)

      Most of the Federal Agencies are totally unnecessary and the ability for them to write “Rules and Regulations” which operate with the force of an actual Law is totally illegal. That Congress will not stand up and repeal and remove these crimes against the Constitution make them accomplices after the fact.

      Oops sorry I’ll get off the soap box now.

      • interventor

        Army and navy are in there.

        • capn

          Please reread my post.

          Yes the Army and Navy are included in the Constitution. (So is the Marine Corps by extention.)
          The Navy is the only one without stipulations to duration of activity. The Army is restricted to two years of funds only.

          The only thing the founders feared more than monarchy was a standing army and then democracy.

          • interventor

            Since the founding, the military was funded by annual or 2 year appropriation bills. There were a couple of lapses where officers of wealthy families fed their troops at their own expense.

      • Pete in NC

        Well, given that we’re at war with half-a-dozen semi-related states/entities right now, the military is in no immediate danger of being totally disbanded. The invasion from across the Rio Grande alone would justify nearly full mobilization.

      • No sir, stay on said soap box as long as you will.

      • Pat Umaporn

        The Marine Corps’ existence has constitutional roots* but is further consolidated under law in 10 U.S. Code Β§ 5063 – United States Marine Corps: composition; functions.

        “(a) The Marine Corps, within the Department of the Navy, shall be so organized as to include not less than three combat divisions and three air wings, and such other land combat, aviation, and other services as may be organic therein.”

        *Recall that the relevant Congressional powers are:

        To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

        To provide and maintain a Navy.

        Eugene Volohk, Ilya Somin, Stephen Bainbridge, et al have posted much more in their blogs.

    • H_B

      Easily fixed. Just re-declare the Air Force to be the Army-Air Force. The Air Force has only been an independent branch since just after WWII. They can operate just as the Marine Corp does, with membership in the Joint Chiefs of Staff and separate budget assignment (even though it “officially” comes through the Navy). Problem solved.

  • bill

    RIP Justice Scalia. This will certainly make the primary season and the general election intense especially if no one is able to fill the position until after the next president is seated. It certainly will fire up the core constituencies of both parties who look to the SC to defend or rewrite the Constitution.

    As an interesting side note, the Justice passed at an old adobe fort/complex that has been rebuilt/refurbished/expanded into a very nice, isolated lodge southwest of Marfa in Double D country.

    It would be a great place for the first annual Double D/DBD gathering…….

    • Second Lensman

      That would be the inaugural not first annual.

  • bill

    HEY WAIT A MINUTE. Wasn’t Sam born in Japan and neither parent is an American? I’m not going all birther on you Chris, but c’mon man, even with her ample,… errr ahhh “qualifications” is she eligible?

    • Kafiroon

      Her “Qualifications ! !” are so far beyond The Imperial Wannabe King that they need no explanation.

    • Redleg

      Her qualifications are perfect for a dream!

    • Fox2!

      I thought her father was American military. Don’t find many Gingers in the local population of either Japanese mainland or Okinawa.

  • Chris Muir

    y’all are too serious,but have fun with it!

    • Pete in NC

      Gotta have a dream, Chris!

  • capn

    Wait just a minute there bill. Chris can show you a digital image of a “certificate of Live Birth” right Chris? … Uhm … Chris?

    Oh come on if The One can fake one why can’t Sam?
    Hey she should be a shoo-in she’s obviously female and she’s a ‘toon so she can be first in both categories and make her own Party. Can I go to the Party Sam?

    Sad to hear about Justice Scalia. We may be seeing the last days of the Constitutional Republic we were given by the Founders.

    • GWB

      Oh come on if The One can fake one why can’t Sam?

      Sam never fakes it. πŸ˜‰

      • Too Tall

        Check the archives. Sam is a true believer in OEM parts only!

  • Kafiroon

    I rather expect the one that sleeps through everything except voting whatever the Demoncrats want, will also oblige The Boy King’s wishes to load the Court.
    I believe he will fight tooth and nail to get his way. No matter what we may want.

  • JTC

    God fearin’ America lovin’ Constitution protectin’ Hippie hatin’ Patriot takes his leave after a day enjoying all of those freedoms wrapped up in one quail hunting. What a life, what a man…

    He and Ronnie prob’ly having a drink and a cigar tonight in one of God’s special Man rooms, talking about old battles won and lost, and wondering what we’re going to do next to fuck up the Republic that they worked so hard to keep.

  • rickn8or

    President Sam?

    I’ve got the strangest boner right now…

    • Chris Muir


  • JohninMd.(Help!?!!)

    On today’s strip, “FOOKIN’ A!”. On the passing of Justice Scalia, all I got is ” Ahhhh, FUCK!!!”
    THINK of all the 5 – 4 rulings that barely kept the Bill of Rights intact. IF the Senate doesn’t hold back any statist appointment, WE ARE TOAST.

    • Bingo. I was going to use stronger emphasis, but I won’t.

  • TJ

    I am not surprised that most of the comments match my first reaction on seeing notice of Justice Scalia’s passing.
    A great man, and I hope that he is replaced by a similarly great man, preferably appointed by President Cruz. (Though I wouldn’t object to a Justice Cruz appointment by President Rubio, if this Canadian birth glue sticks…)


  • Pamela

    Hell hath no Fury like a Red Headed Conservative Woman undoing the wrongs of idiots.

    God Bless and Rest Judge Tony.
    Someone please make sure it was natural causes, and not the evil men do.

    • Pete in NC

      “God Bless and Rest Judge Tony.
      Someone please make sure it was natural causes, and not the evil men do.”

      Pamela, I had exactly the same two thoughts when I heard the news.

  • Spin Drift

    Just an observation but I had first and last comments entries yesterday. As to today’s, I want to be Zed some days. His dreams are better than my real life.

    “perchance to dream”

  • You know it was a hit. Don’t lie, you know the what and the why of it.

  • Bill G

    Zed’s no lawyer, but I’m sure he can handle President Sam’s briefs.

  • A “Bubba Ho Tep” quote………….

  • MasterDiver

    Now we all know this is Sam, so just where is she packin’ in THAT outfit?

  • JTC

    If indeed Scalia’s death was a Nemtsov we will know pretty quickly by the reaction of the rinos when zero floats some names.

    And as I said in yesterday’s first mention of the Judge’s death, 0 dearly wants to make a legacy, and that I think he can buy enough advice and consent to get it done; how tragic that I think our “own” would sell us out.

    In the alternate scenario where the new potus makes the pick, I do think there’s enough hatred of the Beast that she might never get a confirmation. And if as Spin said the Donald has his chance to set the house ablaze, there’s enough resentment and jealousy in the GOPe that they would slap him down as well…especially if his nom were Cruz.

    Whatever happens, this could very well be the straw that broke the back of this rickety society. If it does come to collapse and/or insurrection will you be ready?

    • Pamela

      O’s legacy will be that of death, despair, destruction and dishonor.

  • JIMV

    Wonderful dream but the good lady is overdressed, sadly…


  • Ron

    Could President Sam run Canada as well? She would be a lot better than Prime Minister Selfie (aka Prime Minister Care Bear)

  • Roland Deshain

    I would vote for Sam twice, once for each breast!

  • Old Codger

    Worse ways to go. Spend a day hunting in God’s country and die in your sleep. Don’t get a whole lot better’n that, I reckon. RIP, Justice Scalia.{sigh} With his passing I fear we are just that much closet to American Revolution 2.0. Ain’t gonna be long, now.

  • Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

    Somewhat off-topic, but brought to mind by this discussion about the Supreme Court:

    Remember the recess appointments OZero made to the NLRB? Remember that SCOTUS ruled that the Senate is in session when it SAYS it’s in session, and thus those appointments were invalid?

    Do you remember any of those appointees stepping down? Do you remember any of their rulings actually being voided or rescinded?

    I’ve been searching Teh Googles and I can’t find that this particular decision changed anything that Our Glorious God-King Hath Wrought.

    Do some of our esteemed commenters have any further information on this? I guess I’m hoping that there *IS* actually an instance in which one of the other two Branches told the Executive “Not so fast, Buddy” and made it stick.

    What I deeply fear is that the Uni-Party That Runs Everything decided to give us peons a headline that made it SEEEM there’s still Rule-of-Law (while letting everything OBozo had already done remain a fait accompli).

  • Captain Ned

    Thanks Chris. Perfect.

  • JohninMd.(Help!?!!)

    Yes. Unfortunately, the left wing, and the right wing, are both part of the same bird….

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