You Know the Drill.


  • December 14, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    “Leave him to me. The Stupid is strong with this one….”

  • December 14, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    67 degrees yesterday, $78 electric bill today….lets hear it for global warming in Kansas City.

  • December 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I thought he had backup moonbeams.

    • December 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Governor Moonbeam wants all Solar cells to be aimed at the Moon when the Sun isn’t shining….

      What was that song, instead of cursing the dark, light a candle… Or in californication land tear down a Hydro damn…

  • December 14, 2015 at 10:16 pm
    Spin Drift


    Got the swag, thanks.


    • December 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm
      Chris Muir

      excellent!thanks, mike.

  • December 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm
    Delilah T

    Gee whiz. One big ol’ El Nino and that twit thinks the climate is changing?
    What we want is climate. What we get is weather. – M. Twain (I think) I wonder what Brown the Clown will do if the Sierras have a snowpack of 80 feet, like they used to in the 1930s and 1940s.
    OH, I don’t care. I have a cold and I’m cranky. I want Zed with no shirt, Chris. I’m trying to figure out how to put artwork together for an ad for my SEAL Team’s boobs – er, BOOKS!!! BOOKS!!!! on DBD.

    I wonder what they’ll start crying about when this warm cycle ends, because it’s nearing that point, and then C-R-A-S-H!

    It’s weather, you California maroons!!!

    • December 14, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      You have a pet SEAL Team and you’re hankering to see Zed without his shirt? Just tell them to strip to the waist so you can measure them for new plate carriers or something…

      • December 14, 2015 at 10:37 pm
        Delilah T

        Half are women, half are men. It’s the NEW Navy. They got the idea from me. More to come. I have to go sneeze my head off. @$@! cold viruses!

  • December 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm
    B Woodman

    Yep. It’s all about the state, not about the (individual) person.
    I know I’m mangling (Mengele-ing) this quote; Under socialism, what isn’t compulsory and mandatory, is forbidden.

    • December 15, 2015 at 6:02 am
      Bill G

      If it isn’t mandatory, it is forbidden.
      If it isn’t forbidden, it is mandatory.

  • December 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    If, California had built the dams the enviros opposed, the drought would have been just a nuisance. Soon the rains will bring flood, but few reservoirs to fill.

    • December 15, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Because of lawsuits by Indian tribes over the purported danger to the Delta smelt or some such trash fish, they couldn’t keep water in the reservoirs they did have (e.g., Shasta Lake) even when it did rain heavily last winter.
      Stuck on stupid.

      • December 15, 2015 at 7:52 am

        And now when you visit the Delta Smelt in their swanky digs of Temp controlled water and mood lighting, you will see them, if fact most, being artificially inseminated. They live in tanks and a rather large building, with government employees tending them, at our expense.
        After a year long search, only one wild Delta Smelt minnow was found in its natural habitat.

        All that for a bait fish and a bird’s blue plate special.

  • December 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Love it how the left uses the line ‘That’s weather not climate’ whenever we point out the cold and snow. Whenever it is hot they will shout ‘Climate Change!!!’

    They are the deniers, not us. They deny anything that contradicts their belief.

    • December 15, 2015 at 12:23 am
      B Woodman

      And the Libtards have the nerve to call us who believe in a Heavenly Supreme Being, “bitter clingers”. And what do THEY believe in? The State. Ain’t no atheists there.

      (used as an example, hopefully did not offend other DBD readers who are not necessarily Christians, Jews, etc)

  • December 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    From the title, I thought this was going to be a continuation of the Damon-Jan thread.

    • December 14, 2015 at 11:28 pm
      Chris Muir


    • December 14, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      In many ways, it is. See my comment below, after moderation. Sorry about the double links Chris, but I couldn’t post one without the other.

    • December 15, 2015 at 2:26 am

      Me, too. I was going to ask Chris but you beat me to it.

      It’s hard to come up with stuff that quickly. (But definitely worth the effort.)

  • December 14, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Strong tie-in with yesterday’s ‘toon, re coercion/force vs persuasion/reason.

    It’s a distinction and disconnect that is lost on proponents of liberal government and rapists, but I repeat myself.

    Both would do well to review and take to heart the essay of Maj. L. Caudill USMC (ret)*. Or maybe they already have, which would explain a lot.

    * Yeah, I know.

  • December 14, 2015 at 11:56 pm
    Otto Didact

    Brown later urged a small crowd to “never underestimate the coercive power of the central state in the service of good.”

    “You can be sure California is going to keep innovating, keep regulating,” the 77-year-old Democrat said. “And, shall I say, keep taxing.”

    And to that you can also be sure Kali will keep hemorrhaging people and businesses.

    • December 15, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

      – C.S. Lewis

      In the end, all of “progressivism” comes down to someone believing that they are perfect and are therefore entitled to run everyone else’s lives. And if you don’t agree with them, they have the right to kill you for your effrontery in denying their superiority.

      All government, in the end, is force. But progressives believe in exercising it even when there is no need, simply to prove that they are “better”.

      The other thing that makes them so dangerous is their belief in World as Myth; that is, “If I believe it, it is so”. Coupled with their near-total ignorance of reality and their delusion that anything and everything can be “mandated”- even changes in the physical world.

      King Canute’s courtiers learned the fallacy of that. Today, progressives would execute King Canute and then continue to command the neap tide to go out.

      If it didn’t, they’d execute a few hundred thousand Britons to terrorize it into obedience. (And of course because it’s their idea of fun.)

      You cannot reason with a “progressive”, anymore than you can reason with an Islamist or pure Communist. You are dealing with a fanatic who is convinced of his own perfection, has his own version of reality, and will likely try to kill you if you continue to point out the fallacies in his worldview.

      clear ether


      • December 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm

        Very well stated, sir. Bravo, BRAVO !!!

      • December 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm
        Otto Didact

        eon wrote:
        You cannot reason with a “progressive”, anymore than you can reason with an Islamist or pure Communist.

        Trying to reason with a “prog” is almost – ALMOST, mind you – as productive as trying to teach a pig to sing.

    • December 15, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Kali chief goddess of the thugge sect. Which specialized in robbery and murder, from which the word thug derives. Fits!

      • December 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm
        Otto Didact

        Wow! I never thought of it that way. I was just using “Kali” as short for “Kalifornia”. Dayum! I must be smarter than even I realized! 😉

  • December 15, 2015 at 12:19 am

    One small quibble: That building shown in today’s strip stopped being the California Governor’s Mansion almost 40 years ago.

    • December 15, 2015 at 12:46 am

      was that during Brown’s first misadministration?

      • December 15, 2015 at 7:59 am

        Yeah, the wanker lived in an apartment; and the Governors house was left to be maintained like an ex-girlfriend with kids.

  • December 15, 2015 at 12:28 am
    B Woodman

    Been distracted this evening. Heh. Finally got the triple entendre. “Brown-out”. Heh.

  • December 15, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Normally I detest puns. This one, however, is witty as hell. Nice job, Chris. Can’t jerry see by his moonbeams, tho?

  • December 15, 2015 at 4:03 am
    • December 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

      See also Hörbiger Welteislehre (“World Ice” or “Eternal Ice” theory);

      It was later to resurface as the Velikovsky “Worlds in Collision” nonsense.

      It was the “house cosmology” of Nazi Germany, and was proselytized by methods not unlike those used by the AGW fanatics today;

      One summer morning in 1925 the postman delivered a letter to all the scientists of Germany and Austria. No sooner was the letter opened than the notion of a peaceful science was dead, and the laboratories and libraries echoed with the cries and speculations of the accused. The letter was an ultimatum;

      “The time has come for you to choose- whether to be with us or against us. While Hitler is cleaning up politics, Hans Horbiger (sic) will sweep out of the way the bogus sciences. The doctrine of eternal ice will be the regeneration of the German people. Beware! Come over to our side before it is too late!”


      When astronomers met in conference their meetings were interrupted by partisans shouting: “Down with the orthodox sciences!” Professors were molested in the streets; the directors of scientific institutes were bombarded with leaflets:”When we have won, you and your like will be begging in the gutter”. Business men and heads of firms before engaging an employee made him or her sign a declaration stating; “I swear I believe in the theory of eternal ice”.

      Horbiger wrote to the big industrialists; “Ether you will learn to believe in me, or you will be treated as an enemy.”

      – Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier, The Morning of the Magicians, Part Two, “A Few Years in the Absolute Elsewhere”

      Sound familiar?

      Incidentally, most online versions of this OOP book do not include Part Two, jumping straight from One to Three. Apparently, the fringe types who believe in Gurdjieff, etc. (another of Horbiger’s “disciples”) don’t like to read about where his crackpot theories were mandatory.

      I can’t imagine why…


      clear ether


      • December 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm
        Otto Didact

        eon, do you know where one might “acquire” an electronic version of “Morning”? (Preferably all 3 sections) I am coming up empty handed looking for it online. Looks like a fascinating read.

      • December 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        Scribd would probably be your best source. You might also look under the title The Dawn of Magic, which was the 1963 English Gibbs & Phillips hardback edition. The 1968/1972 American Avon Books paperback edition is generally easy to find on Amazon, and AFAIK it and DoM are the only complete print editions in English. (Yes, it’s the one I have, and no, nobody’s getting my copy.)



  • December 15, 2015 at 6:12 am
    Bill G

    Science? We don’t need no stinking science!
    JB and AGW, brought to you by the Dork Side of the Farce.

  • December 15, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Brown in, then Brown out, then Brown in, Moonbeam, Mexican invaders, and a vast array of other assorted Morons and maroons have created a Third World Nation out of the sixth (?) largest economy in the world. A former Western state in a Western nation goes South and down the deep end.

    Gruberment. Gooberment.
    – “You can be sure California is going to keep innovating, keep regulating,” –

    I wonder when they will spark up the moonbeams and petition the UN for a vote, a la Kosovo, to be an independent failed nation?
    Total Moonbeam control for the State of Kookifornia may be in the future. All space aliens and the giant alien spiders, said by Rachel madcow to be currently living under the UN giving orders, allowed.

    Who will they blame the “Big One” on?

    • December 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm
      B Woodman

      Brown in, then Brown out, then Brown in.

      That’s what SHE said. . . . .

  • December 15, 2015 at 7:22 am

    The state is only geanted temporary power by the people.

    The states around the world demand coercive control over all of their subject property, their subjects.
    So explains most of the evil states in the world and the evil people that want control using those states as the front.
    Civilization is the personally held gun, as said above.
    There are so many thought lines from this one entrance in the strip. The dark side of the Force is strong in Moonbeam and so many. But who could have attacked the bloated budget but such a dark force.
    I am reminded of a quote in Robert Silverberg’s short story ‘The Emperor and the Maula’ where the Emperor quotes a poet from lines in the Maula’s diary: “Titles are shadow, crowns are empty things; the good of subjects is the end of kings.’
    So many force the good of subjects on them, and have no concern for what the real good of the subjects are. The concept of citizens evades most all of them.
    Shades of force…

  • December 15, 2015 at 9:18 am

    All carefully complemented by the Progressive/Democratic Party’s position on gun control. And Mao’s view that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

    Eric Hines

  • December 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Hardly just the leftists. I know conservatives hate hearing it (not sure why – they should just embrace who they truly are), but the lynchpin of Obamacare (the Individual Mandate) came from a conservative think tank (Heritage) and was first implemented by a Republican governor (Romney) who later became the Republican presidential nominee. And… let’s see… we also have John McCain who pushed the warmist nonsense “Cap and Trade” as part of his Presidential campaign. We have George W. Bush who – with the help of both Republican-controlled houses of congress – enacted the largest new Federal entitlement (Medicare part D) since the LBJ administration. And you guys keep voting them in. Take some responsibility, unless that’s all just talk (yes, I know it is).

    The fact is that we have secular socialists in the Democratic party, and religious socialists in the Republican party. Like the Nazis vs. the Communists in WWII it’s not about whether they want socialism, it’s the flavor of socialism that they want and how it will all work perfectly as soon as they have the right people in charge… which of course will never happen because A) 99.99% of the time the right people wouldn’t run for office if you put a gun to their heads, and B) they’d never get more than 5% of the vote if they did – because the main difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats will actually admit they’re a bunch of filthy socialists.

    • December 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm
      Chris Muir


    • December 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm
      B Woodman

      I have to admit, you’re right for the most part. Until recently, the RepubliTards RINO GOPe haven’t given We, The People, a lot of choices in political flavor. It’s been either “hold your nose and vote for DemonRats”, or, “hold your nose and vote for DemLites” (McCain, Romney, McConnell, Boner, et al)

      Which is why the RepubliTard RINO GOPe (RTRGe) “leadership” are so upset, and are actively working against Trump and Cruz. Those two are threatening to kick over their applecart of power. Those two, SO FAR, not only talk the talk, but they also walk the walk.

      So the RTRGe are doing their best to attempt to install their currently favored “son” (usta be Shrub, now it’s Rube) to attempt to hoodwink We, The People one last time. But with today’s news channels that are no longer muzzled, hamstrung, and channeled by the DeMSM (thanks, Chris!), we have the best chance in quite a while to attempt, one last time, to turn this country around, before it irrevocably flounders and sinks under the waves of socialism.

      God bless us all. Even the Libtards.

  • December 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Half female Seal Teams mean that half the Team will get shot trying to protect the other half. And the second half won’t have the strength to carry off the first half so they ALL will get killed. The Progressive way you know…..After all. Pinch Sulzberger DID say, “After all, it IS the other guys Country”. The Left knows only Treason.

    • December 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm
      Delilah T

      Yeah, well, the girls are quite willing to protect the guys. Have you never seen a bitch fest? Or run into gang girls? No? Oh, you poor thing. Such a limited view.

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