Red Hots.
The Devil in Texas.


  • February 1, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Glad Red Beard might join the DD gang, I like him…and Naomi can’t cook every day, she’ll be glad for the backup.

    And finally a profile of that purty truck…looks like a unibody but since I think it’s a ’57 it’d be a few years early for that; maybe custom bodywork?

    • February 2, 2016 at 2:17 am

      Maybe tube chassis, 4 link or independent rear, aluminum V8, 50/50 weight distribution – possibilities are endless.

    • February 2, 2016 at 2:45 am

      Custom body work. We’re talking about Sam here, right? (Tee-hee) Seriously, Sam is a master mechanic, so if it is a ’57, I wouldn’t put it past her.

  • February 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm
    B Woodman

    Too many cooks? Naaaahh. Either have them trade off, or make Redbeard head chef, with Naomi as sous chef, pulling second duty as chief of DD security. And with the Argentine diplomatic immunity gone, the Fed’s will be looking for any excuse to do an invasion or a BLM land seizure. The DD will need Naomi’s Mossad training and resourcefulness to beat back the D.C. vultures.

    • February 2, 2016 at 1:30 am

      B Woodman:
      And with the Argentine diplomatic immunity gone, the Fed’s will be looking for any excuse to do an invasion or a BLM land seizure.

      BLM can only take land that used to belong to the Feral Gummint. Texas was an Independent Nation prior to statehood so there isn’t very dang much that they can take that wasn’t outright sold to the Ferals for parks and such.

      That whole eminent domain BS is a direct descendent of the old “Divine Right of Kings” garbage.
      A program invented for the powerful to enslave the powerless using violence. (Hired Muscle/Clubs/Swords/Guns) Have you ever noticed how most of those old time kings would disarm their troops after every war? It makes keeping them in line much easier.

      The BLM does have some oil leases in Texas but that is about it.

      • February 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

        Texas retained it’s “public lands” and it’s public debt when annexed into the United States in 1844. The state sold off most of the surface rights and retained much of it’s mineral rights. Also created were some “permanent funds” to help fun schools and higher education.

        The more interesting historical question is why Texas gave up much of what now is New Mexico and some great parts of Colorado (think SKI RESORTS) upon annexation. I suspect it was so far away from the settled parts of the state, it was impractical to really be part of what was a HUGE state. All of the “federal lands” owned in Texas have been purchased or gifted to the Feds. Thank GOODNESS the Congress at the time were too cheap to assume the 10 million of public debt Texas had at the time.

      • February 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm
        Texas Jack

        When we first came up for union with the states, Texas reached almost to Canada (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and some of Wyoming and Montana). We traded away everything not now part of Texas in exchange for ZERO debt to the U.S. At that time (1846) we also had written into the annexation that if we chose to do so, we could divide Texas into up to five states. We lost that choice in the aftermath of the War of Northern Aggression. The only federal lands in Texas are National Parks and Military bases.

  • February 1, 2016 at 10:41 pm
    B Woodman

    Oh, and what’s a “maqluba”?

    • February 1, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      You know how when you dump a pot pie on a plate you eat it upside down? Kinda like that, but more ethnic.

  • February 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    One cook can’t possibly run a kitchen seven days lunch and supper.I think Naomi could use a hand.
    And red beard seems like he will fit in well.

    • February 2, 2016 at 11:37 am


  • February 1, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Just surfed maqluba,looks like a middle east version of shepherd’s pie.
    Sort of.

  • February 1, 2016 at 11:47 pm
    Ed Woods

    Got a story line involving moving Naomi along?

  • February 2, 2016 at 12:06 am

    OT, but not really…

    “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz beat billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican presidential nominating contest on Monday, dealing a big upset to the national front-runner…”

    Go TC! Careful though:

    “…former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said he was suspending his campaign for the Republican party nomination. Huckabee won the Iowa caucus in 2008.”

  • February 2, 2016 at 12:07 am

    This is starting to sound like the introduction of a new character and an interesting one at that…

    Kitchens can tolerate more than one cook so long as roles & responsibilities are clear and adhered to respectfully.

  • February 2, 2016 at 12:33 am
    Old Codger

    I dunno. I still don’t trust him. Almost seems too good to be true. Fed plant, or infilTRATOR? Sorry but my bullshit detector is going off and won’t shut off. It isn’t like the feds have never used infiltrators to set up groups they wanted to screw. The BFI is infamous for doing that. Remember the guy in the recent incident involving one of the Bundies – the one arrested in the first roadblock? Vanderboegh cannot say enough bad about him. Funny how he was removed from the picture before anything bad happened. And we all know our host is a capable enough story teller to come up with a plot line like that.

    I’ll reserve judgement on the biker.

  • February 2, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Well Old Codger it seems you are not the only who questions “the newbie that ‘fits’ too well too fast”.

    IF he is as he advertizes then all is well and good. If he isn’t I’ll bet that between Zed and Naomi “the truth will out.”

    I like most people but don’t trust very dang many very quickly.


    • February 2, 2016 at 1:10 am

      Y’all can bet he’ll be “vet-ed” as it were.

    • February 2, 2016 at 10:20 am
      Old Codger

      How many hard core bikers (as this moke appears/purports to be) you figure can cook much of anything. How many bikers you know/have heard of who would be caught dead in a place called “Farouk’s”?? For that matter, somebody (ANYbody) so much as scratches his ride, the avarage HC biker would be out for blood.

      Bullshit detector still blasting on max.

      • February 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm

        OC, you gotta get out more….”bikers” ain’t so one-dimensional anymore.

        And as detectors go, hard to beat 40 years behind a pawn/gun counter…”pawndar” we call it; it’s kept me safe and well-fed and I rely pretty heavily on it…and like I said before I have a good feeling about Red Beard.

      • February 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm

        And like I said before dude’ll be vetted before he’s allowed into the fold, but I called it “vet-ed” referring to Zed’s background and connections. If RB is an infiltrator he’s got a death wish.

  • February 2, 2016 at 1:18 am

    BTW on the Naomi and red beard in the kitchen together thing …

    I’d say that IF Naomi comes up with the idea on her own then it will work out fine. Otherwise I’d not want to be red beard for any kind of money.

    Naomi has All of the Aces in that game. Professional Chef, Mossad combat experience, serious sniper chops AND a woman’s ability to ignore pain and fear in defense of “her nest”. That’s four aces and she has them all.

    Not someone I would want upset at me.

    • February 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      That and Naomi has ‘Toly to take RB for a nice chopper ride.
      Maybe an Acme scene in the future if things go sideways.

  • February 2, 2016 at 6:33 am
    Bill G

    I think we can figure Zed, Damon and Naomi to be of the ‘Trust, but verify’ school of thought.

    • February 2, 2016 at 6:35 am
      Bill G

      Oh, yeah … and on a large place with a wild hog problem there’s no difficulty in getting rid of a corpse.

  • February 2, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I say he’s retired SF, maybe a contractor. Some how or another he/someone knows one another. Dollars to donuts bet, he a good guy.

    • February 2, 2016 at 10:25 am
      Old Codger

      So ex SF guys are wussies who would let a drunk dame knock down their ride and just let bygones be bygones?

      • February 2, 2016 at 11:35 am

        Not wussies, just in control of themselves and their tempers. They go hot when they _need_ to go hot.

      • February 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

        And Old Codgers don’t go for them cartoons with them thar skimpy clothed gals, either. Aint fitt’n.

      • February 2, 2016 at 5:38 pm
        Old Codger

        This’n does! Leastwise when the boss caint see. 😉

  • February 2, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I just hope we find out what kind of bike. I know it’s not new but it looks a bit like mine in green lol

    • February 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Nice scoot.

  • February 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    It would seem (hopefully) that the Bitchbeast got left in jail to cool off and sober up. I don’t think she’s in the truck.

    Good on Zed for not bailing her skank ass out…..or letting Sam do it.

    Something to think about here with Redbeard. Did he actually park his HD behind Skye’s SUV to allegedly keep her from leaving as too drunk to drive? Or did he park it normally in a space and the shitfaced Bitchbeast back over it by legitimate accident…(stupidity)?

    If the former, this could have been staged to get him into the DD and he IS an infiltrator. If the latter, he seems like a good potential addition to the cast/crew while his scoot gets repaired.

  • February 2, 2016 at 10:54 am
    Spin Drift

    He’s a deep cover mole. Zed will call a SF buddy who will know a buddy who knows Red Beard. To many stars aligned for this to be legit. And I don’t know a cook who doesn’t call himself a chef. This could be good.

    Plot Twists are Us.

    • February 2, 2016 at 11:40 am

      My nickel says they get back to the DD and either ‘Toly or Naomi already knows, or knows of, him.

      We shall see …

      • February 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm
        Spin Drift

        Try this twist out. Red Beard ( I’d guess his name as Dirk ) is a mole for the Dad in Japan, Don Portago. Not to be a spy per se but to keep an eye on everything so the “Don” can apply counter measures as needed. The puppet master in the background. Yeah I’m twisted, why the hell do you think they call me…

        War Damn Eagle
        Molon Labe

  • February 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

    The “infiltrator” meme did niggle in the back of my head, but you know how good Chris is at setting up plot twists. We shall see.

    • February 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      True that on the plot twists…and it is good to remember that he says he writes this stuff on the fly, and is likely as not to incorporate comment speculation here just to eff with us…makes me feel like I’m helpin’ create it even when (or especially when) he goes 180 from what I was thinking. Very cool…and addicting.

      “Hello, I’m JTC and I’m a DBD ‘toonoholic…”

      • February 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm
        Old Codger

        +1000 on that!

  • February 2, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Chris, it’s a testament to the world and characters you’ve created that you’ve got a whole hornets’ nest of speculation and worry stirred up amongst your readership about a new character that for all we know could just be passin’ through… Great job! Keep up the good work. DBD is my first stop every morning.

    • February 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm
      Unca Walt


  • February 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm
    millard fillmore

    Still nothing on restoring the Charger?They’d miss it.Maybe not now,but soon,and for every day after that.

    • February 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm
      Chris Muir

      got a replacement coming’…

      • February 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm

        How about one of Ol’ Smokey Yunick’s stockers that’s been hiding in some barn?

      • February 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Will it be stroked?

  • February 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    Jrod C

    replacement – cool

  • February 2, 2016 at 6:40 pm
    Spin Drift

    By the way, their Jr Senator won in Idiots Out Walking Around. I wonder if the Ted will get to visit the DD? Did y’all get to see the Senator’s response to the farmer on ethanol.

    The answer showed the mind of someone who is grasping the farm problem as more than just ethanol subsidies. He mentions the Waters of the United States Act, inheritance issues, blending limits, the EPA and a market structure where the gov is picking winners and losers. That is a leader with the big vision long view. It’s why the GOPe hates his guts. He won’t sell out and that is very good quality in a President.

    In a pigs eye
    War Damn Eagle
    Molon Labe

  • February 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm
    Tennessee Budd

    Might want to tie that bike down better. In two frames it’s shifted from right-front-left-rear to left-front-right-rear. I’d get nervous if any of my bikes tried to do that.

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