Mark of Kaine.
John Kerry is a Human Error.


  • July 23, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    It would be just as good if they were discussing this at the ol’ swimmin’ hole.

  • July 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Skye looks like 20 miles of bad road on a scorcher of a day.

    Sunburn Owie.
    Chris are you going to have Zed give medical attention to Sam for her all over body sunburn.

    • July 24, 2016 at 12:49 am
      CAPT Mike

      You win this thread

  • July 23, 2016 at 9:57 pm
    Larry Gates

    Mr. Muir,
    May I suggest some mention of Governor Gary Johnson? For those of us concerned with the authoritarian, big government inclinations of Mr. Trump, Governor Johnson is a viable option. I’ve never NOT voted for a Republican. This year I will vote for Gary Johnson.

    • July 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      You mean a closet Hillary vote?

      Libertarians are Lefties who don’t feel guilty about hanging on to their money. A vote for Johnson is a vote thrown away.

      • July 23, 2016 at 11:04 pm
        Lady Macbeth

        I’ve never met a Lefty who felt guilty about hanging on to their money.
        They certainly do everything they can to hang on to it when it comes to voluntary donations. They have to be forced to give it up at the point of a gun, like the rest of us.

      • July 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm
        Old Codger

        Ah, formwiz, I am a (lower case “L”) libertarian and I’ll have you know that the only sense I might truly be considered a “leftie” would be due to the fact that I am left-handed. (Actually I am very nearly ambidextrous.) I am conservative in the sense that I – unlike true “lefties” – do not believe in change for the sake of change. I believe in maximal liberty. I figure everybody has the right to go to Heaven or Hell in whatever conveyance they choose. In Maxwell Maltz’ terms, “I’m OK; you’re OK. And even if I don’t consider you OK, I’m still OK with it so long as you don’t rub my nose in it or attempt to coerce me to follow your path”. Another way of looking at it would be you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want in your own backyard so long as your activities don’t slop over into my yard and you make a nuisance of yourself.

        If you are interested in adjusting your (mis)understanding of what a (lower case “L”) libertarian truly is, I invite you to read L. Neil Smith’s excellent work, “The Probability Broach”. It is out of print but some libraries do have it. Or you can read it on line in graphic novel form here:

      • July 24, 2016 at 6:29 pm
        B Woodman

        Love that book, and go back to read it online often enough.

        A form of what you said, in brief (don’t know where or when I heard it. Heinlein?), “The right to swing your fist stops at the end of my nose.”

      • July 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        I Love Bighead Comics “Roswell, Texas” Is a must read. Just like DBD is.

    • July 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Yup. Definitely going to #FeelTheJohnson this year. He’s imperfect, but he’s a decent human being (unlike the other two) with a pretty decent track record as governor. Plus he gets points for competing in the Ironman world championship three times and climbing Mt. Everest with a broken leg. Literally nice and tough.

    • July 24, 2016 at 12:05 am

      you may as well just write in Ross Perot for all the good that vote will do you.

      do you really think that congress will allow trump to do anything that isn’t 100% an enumerated presidential power? in the lame-duck session they will be pulling power away from the executive so fast it will make your head spin if trump wins.

      if you think about it, it’s a good thing…the branches of government will finally be within their boundaries. trump won’t even have been sworn in yet, and by then the government will be more within it’s enumerated powers than it has been in 80 years.

      • July 24, 2016 at 7:42 am

        “do you really think that congress will allow trump to do anything that isn’t 100% an enumerated presidential power? in the lame-duck session they will be pulling power away from the executive so fast it will make your head spin if trump wins.”

        You mean like they have for the last six years?

      • July 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

        no, the last 6 years..hell, the last 80 years.. they’ve rolled over and ceded vast amounts of power to other branches of government. letting regulations fill in where they were reluctant to pass laws. they had little fear of each successive president..each had been up “through the system”, and were not going to grab that sword and swing it.

        Trump has no such restrictions. he will be given a position of vast, unrestricted power that until now has not been tapped as a single force. sure, individual bureaucrats have used their tiny parts of it. but never as a Big Gun. they will be desperate to not hand trump that big gun. so they will claw back as much power as they possibly can.

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Have you actually looked at some of their positions and statements? Oy vey.

    • July 24, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Gary Johnson?
      The pothead? I can imagine it now. All high and giggly and for $h1t$ and grins thinks it would be fun to nuke Russia.

      • July 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm

        I won’t have my vote help the beast by wasting it on the Libertarian candidate, and in any even suicidal isolationism makes their platform a non-starter, but I definitely lean to the libertarian side of conservatism.

        As to the “pothead” thing, that’s an incredibly simple minded dismissal, when the position the guy takes towards the WOD and its effects on freedom of choice, crime, taxes, etc. is pretty spot on…from wiki:

        “Johnson says his drug policy is “Don’t do drugs.”[50] He believes drugs are “harmful, addictive and destructive to our lives and society.”[50] He believes the same about alcohol, and has not had a drink in decades.[50]

        However, Johnson believes that the War on Drugs has not been successful, and should be ended.[50] He “believes it is insane to arrest roughly 800,000 people a year for choosing to use a natural substance that is, by any reasonable objective standard, less harmful than alcohol, a drug that is advertised at every major sporting event.”[46] He compares present-day drug prohibition to the failed alcohol prohibition in the 1920s.[50] He says “90% of the drug problem is prohibition-related, not use-related.”[50]

        Johnson believes that marijuana should be legalized, regulated, and taxed, “just like tobacco.”[50] But he promises “it will never be legal for a person to smoke marijuana, become impaired, and get behind the wheel of a car or otherwise do harm to others, and it will never be legal for kids to smoke marijuana.”[46][50] If elected, he would de-schedule marijuana by executive order.[7] He says this “would lead to a lower price for the product and eliminate the criminal element from its distribution, much like the repeal of the prohibition of alcohol many decades back.”[50]

        Johnson does not advocate outright legalization of other drugs.[7][50] Instead, he believes other drugs should be treated as a health problem rather than a criminal justice problem.[7] He believes these steps will lessen crime in the United States, help balance the budget, increase the quality of courts and prisons,[50] and protect civil liberties”

        And though the alcohol/marijuana comparison is a separate issue from legalization/decriminalization of all drugs, when you get a chance ask any cop if he’d rather get called to a domestic to deal with drunks or potheads. He’ll say give me a toker to a drinker any day. Booze is a far more destructive drug than weed, do you vet your candidates by asking them if they knock back a few JB’s? If not you are a hypocrite.

    • July 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm
      Old Codger

      Gary Johnson, hmmm? That’s an idea I hadn’t considered. I WAS planning to cast a vote in a single race – to re-elect the current County Sheriff, a retired USAF Major General. She has totally turned the Sheriff’s department around after decades of Democrats in the office.

      But maybe I’ll cast a vote in the race for POTUS after. Yeah, I know what all you guys are gonna say, “A vote for anybody but Trump is a vote for Hildabeast.” Mebby so. But at least I wouldn’t have to hold my nose when I mark the ballot. Face it, fellow Muirites, the Republic is well and truly FUBAR and it likely will not outlive me.

  • July 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Gov. McAuliffe now signing individual clemency grants so felons can vote since his executive order was struck down? Will Sen. Kaine be asked for his opinion on this?

    • July 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Thought their Supreme Court said that was a no go.

      • July 23, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        McAullife is Ignoring his state Supreme Court! And what about Kaine’s connections to the Mohammedans!

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

      Be sure and make McAuliffe physically sign each of the 80,000 restorations of the right to vote; no autopens.

    • July 24, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Silly question- Can Court Justices issue an arrest warrant for an elected official – McAuliffe in this case – should said elected official do something that at any other time that office holder position would not normally do?
      He’s blatantly telling them to F-Off. Is there a Law in the state that can stop him from proceeding?

      I thought there was a review process and an investigation prior to the restoration of voting rights for a Convicted Felon. That before it could happen criteria had to be met and so much time had to pass.
      That certain felonies would not eligible for restoration of rights.

      • July 24, 2016 at 3:55 pm
        Old Codger

        Pam, Judges and Justices can issue all the warrants they want. Arrest warrants are just paper unless 1) somebody with a badge and a gun is willing to enforce/serve them and actually take somebody into custody; 2) a prosecutor of appropriate jurisdiction (which would be who in this case?) and 3) a jury is actually willing to convict the person whose name is on the warrant.

        RE: the use of an autopen. That point is moot absent somebody SUCCESSFULLY challenging the documents in question and doing so prior to the November election.

      • July 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm
        Old Codger

        Damn! I HATE brainfarts! In my 1st paragraph above I MEANT to write:
        2) a prosecutor of appropriate jurisdiction (which would be who in this case?) is willing to actually prosecute the offense (and a sitting Judge can be found who is willing willing to HEAR the case.)

      • July 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        So we are left to look for two honest men willing to uphold the law

  • July 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm
    Spin Drift

    The coronation is this week, I wonder if it will be covered by the MSM? Speaking of optics, have you checked your zeroes lately?

    War Damn Eagle

    • July 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm
      Old Codger

      I have no doubt the coronation will be covered in lavish (unprecedented?), slavish, fawning detail. How could you think otherwise?

      Rezeroed the scope on one rifle last week and plan to hit the range to re-zero the other one tomorrow or Tuesday.

  • July 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Skye will need a lot more than a minute. And she can forget about calling any “friends”, they won’t know either.

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:45 am

      She knows, and her friends do too.

      The “correct” answer, by progressive standards, is “the people”, but they have a very restrictive definition of that term.

      A more accurate formulation would be “truly progressive people, namely us</strong". Thus building "True Social Justice", the Constitution and everybody else be damned- or exterminated if they "get in the way".

      Simply put, if you're not "of the Body", you have the right to STFU and do as you're told. Up to and including being a willing sacrifice to their periodic need for violence and madness, which is as strong as their addiction to drugs.


      And so on.

      With their philosophy, they don’t need a Landru.

      clear ether


      • July 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

        “For the GOOD of the Body, You must…DIE!”

        Zar Belk!

    • July 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Actually they did know the power is derived from the people. They just buried it so far they only consider THEY are ‘The People’ with the power.
      We’re the peons. Do as you are told or die.

  • July 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    So much selling, too little buying.

  • July 23, 2016 at 11:29 pm
    Delilah T.

    Don’t go confusing Skye with facts. Her bubble brain can’t absorb them.

  • July 23, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    See, this is why Skye-bitch is a waste of oxygen
    Wake me when she dies, m’kay?

    • July 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

      well, she has a nice pair of hooters, but the brain attached to them just throws the whole package in the garbage.

      • July 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm
        Old Codger

        Nice legs and a fine booty, too. But I agree with your assessment of what her “brain” does. She’d make a damned fine hoor – if somebody cut her vocal cords so the paying customers didn’t have to listen to her rattle.

  • July 24, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Dims, commies, gopes, all sellouts.

    “So who’s left?” All of ’em.

    “Then who’s right?” There’s the question of the day and the century.

  • July 24, 2016 at 1:16 am

    It may be time for mankind to go thru another education from the Gods of the Copybooks, with all the pain entailed. I’m old enough so not much can scare me. OTH, if I can get the kinks out of the Flux capicitor, 1934 sounds like a good year.

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:51 am

      1919. Spend nine years building up and sell short the first of October of ’29. Buy stoik in Business Machines, Inc. (later IBM), and never sell it.

      In 1931, buy stock in Boeing, Lockheed, Martin, and Consolidated. In 1934, buy Remington, Winchester, and Colt, plus Inland Division of GM.

      In 1943-44, sell most of the above and buy stock in Gerber.

      Never try to change history. Just learn to profit from it.

      clear ether


      • July 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

        Wasn’t Hollerith the progenitor of Business Machines…
        I’d add Marion Donovan’s invention to the investment portfolio to accompany the Gerber stock.
        The old adage what goes in must come out was never truer.

      • July 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm

        Yes. And he went into business with Christopher Spencer (1833-1922), of “repeating rifle” fame.

        Trivia note; Spencer was an early financial backer of the Wright brothers, and learned to fly a plane at age 74- from Orville Wright.

        His later years were spent as a design consultant to companies other than his own (while remaining as board chairman). Among other things, he was involved in the design of early AM and FM radio at RCA.

        A true polymath and “gadgeteer”.



      • July 24, 2016 at 11:50 am

        1934, Prohibition ended and first car air conditioning –Cadillac.

    • July 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm
      B Woodman

      I’d rather go back to 1900, and work to stop Woodrow Wilson from becoming president, stop the 16th (income tax) and 17th (direct election of Senators) Amendments, and stop the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank. Then when time stops rippling, you and I probably won’t be having this conversation.

      • July 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

        First Rule of Time Travel; Never try to change history. You will fail. See “many worlds hypothesis”. There are enough “variant time lines” already (several million, in fact) each due to something going differently. H. Beam Piper was more right than he imagined (see the “Paratime” stories).

        Second Rule; Work with history, not against it. Minor ripples tend to get lost in the flow. Selling short in September 1929? No big deal. Trying to stop the Crash? Very big deal. Creates an alternate timeline branching if you succeed. And no, you can’t get back to your original one, and its history remains unchanged.

        Third Rule; Never piss off the Lords Temporal. That just makes more work for Time Marshals- and we have enough on our plates as it is, what with idiot “researchers” who keep trying to kill Hitler before the Beer Hall putsch, etc. (The inevitable result? Nazi Germany ends up run by competent genocidal fanatics. You’d be amazed how many Earths are run by those murderous bastards today.)

        Please don’t make our job harder than it already is.

        clear ether


  • July 24, 2016 at 1:31 am

    The Hildebeast is living proof that politics IS show business for ugly people…..

  • July 24, 2016 at 2:26 am
    L. B. Carlson

    Chris, day after day you keep hittin’ those nails on the head! It’s such a treat to come to your site!

    • July 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      LB, that’s “day BY day”. 😉

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  • July 24, 2016 at 5:18 am
    Bill G

    Classic lib:”Don’t confuse me with facts, my mind’s made up!”. At least we acknowledge a problem with those getting power and wanting to keep it.

  • July 24, 2016 at 5:25 am
    Bill G

    On Sundays I usually check out what the other duck is doing; last Thursday’s ‘toon had Mallard Fillmore speculating that Donny Boy has no idea that the media is going to do a 180 and come down on him like a ton of bricks. I dunno about that; politicians like Juan McCain are shocked by it, but a businessman ought to be a little closer to reality.

    • July 24, 2016 at 7:01 am

      If the media did a 180 they’d be all over Hillary like ugly on an ape.

      They’ve had the knives out for DT since they were sure he was running. Keep in mind that they, being true, dyed-in-blood progressives, have always hated him anyway for being a “filthy capitalist”.

      When he became the most likely “pretender” to the throne they believe is Hillary’s by divine right (of being Hillary), it’s been “Burn the Witch!” where he’s concerned.

      It would have happened to anyone who challenged her (look what happened to Sanders), but in DT’s case, they have an extra warm, fuzzy feeling of self-righteousness. Just as Hillary stands for everything they love about themselves, DT stands for everything they hate about AmeriKKKa, and Western civilization in general.

      NB; Don’t bother telling them they can’t survive without the rest of us. They’re convinced that they are the Next Generation, and have evolved beyond mere “technological” and “small-d democractic” civilization.

      In fact, they’re sure they’d be a lot happier in a world in which only they, and their “fawning acolytes” (like the Islamists) existed.

      No, you cannot reason with them. Just keep them away from the levers of power.

      And sharp objects.

      clear ether


    • July 24, 2016 at 11:32 am

      If media did a 180 they would record and report the news without edit or bias, and the consumer would make informed, reasoned, intelligent decisions based on it. Fat chance either group would or could do any of that.

      Media, and consumers of it, deserve each other.

  • July 24, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Last panel – “Got a minute?” = 60 second sex. Yes?

    • July 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

      No wonder the lib/progs are always cranky and in a piss poor mood all the time.

  • July 24, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Chris, we all know there is no Liberty or Progress in their agenda. why don’t you help with shooting down the false labels “Liberal” and Progressive” they chose for themselves to delude the gullible. “Repressives” and “Regressives” are more accurate. Repressives have a lust to Rule because of their own insecurity and for their own advantage. Regressives are desperate for somebody else to be held blameless for their choices so they will never be at fault. If their every thought, word and deed is controlled by someone else they don’t have to be responsible when things go wrong.

    • July 24, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Libs, progs, dims, gopes…

      All dismissive, disrespectful, disdainful dis’s.

      Completely interchangeable, if redundant.

      Use ’em and everybody will know exactly what you mean.

      • July 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm
        B Woodman

        Family and friends HATE it when I use the term “Libtard” or “Libturd”.

  • July 24, 2016 at 7:10 am

    edit: … Regressives are desperate for somebody else to blame for their choices so they will never be at fault….

    • July 24, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Some of them are even blaming Trump for the outrageous rates the DNC hotels in Philli are charging.

      Zar Belk!

      • July 24, 2016 at 9:58 am

        And where would that be in the article? Trump’s name was mentioned not one time in the story. Your description was like Drudge Report click bait. Stories that have nothing at all to do with the headline.

      • July 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

        Check the comments.

        Zar Belk!

  • July 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    Uncle Al

    The federal gummint. The states. The people. The Constitution says all just powers derive from only one of these. So…guess who rules?

    Small but significant correction: That important bit is in the Declaration, not the Constitution. More’s the pity.

  • July 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm
    B Woodman

    So, Ivanka, in her $138 dress, looks SOOOOO much better that Hellery in her $12K dress. Which shows, once again, that no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, in the end, it’s still a pig. (with all due apologies to pigs everywhere).

    • July 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Well, Ivanka wore a dress from her own product line that looked like… a dress.

      Hillary wore an Armani “original” that looked like a Seventies “modern” sofa cut up and reseamed. Notably the color.

      I think Armani has now joined the ranks of designers who have well and truly jumped the shark.

      Not that any shark would bite Hillary- for fear of food poisoning.

      clear ether


  • July 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    In every good story there has to be conflict, but I have to be honest, I didn’t miss Skye all that much. However, Chris Muir does an exceptional job embodying typical Democrats through her. She is exactly how they think, act, and talk. You just have to scratch your head and the pig-headed ignorance.

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm
      B Woodman

      Now please apologize to pigs everywhere for the insult. We know exactly what you meant, but pigs have feelings too.

    • July 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      That is exactly why she exists in this strip.

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