Too Many Cooks.
Ebb Tide.


  • February 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Gee. Could you BE any more direct?

    • February 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Hi, Delilah:

      Memo to Jan…..

      Always wait for The Mic Drop!

    • February 16, 2017 at 4:01 am
      Lucius Severus Pertinax

      But LORDY! Could you IMAGINE the smell a week after the dam broke?

      • February 16, 2017 at 8:02 am
        Old Codger

        But the mess would be spread for miles downstream so the smell would not be concentrated.

      • February 16, 2017 at 10:54 am
        John D. Egbert

        And all that natural fertilizer . . .

    • February 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Annnnnd this is why I don’t drink coffee when opening Day-By-Day… LOL

  • February 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Magnificent !!!
    … And use the progturds to caulk the cracks!

  • February 15, 2017 at 10:30 pm
    Grunt GI

    Bwahaha. That would solve two problems at once.

  • February 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    MJ Larkins

    Easy peasy way to fix the dam:

    All elected California officials must resign.
    All California officials involved in any way with harboring illegal aliens must present themselves on RICO charges.
    All illegal aliens must be deported.

    Then we will fix the dam.

    • February 16, 2017 at 12:26 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      Yeah…..Right…..As if……
      But it’s nice to dream.

    • February 16, 2017 at 2:32 am

      MJ, you got that shit spot on!

    • February 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      The alternative is to round up the illegals and fix the dam the way the Chinese Communist Party would.
      One way or another you fill the defects in the dam.

  • February 15, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Sam’s on the same page I am
    I’d let the assholes wash into the frakking PACIFIC

    • February 15, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      Why would you want to pollute the Pacific like that? Even sharks would swim away from them!

      • February 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

        No they would not. Sharks would happily attack them. Course then you have a bunch of sharks with the runs . . . Runny shark shit washing up on overcrowded beaches. I bet the progressives would not accept runny shark shit as natural, but, what choices would they have ?

      • February 15, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        There are plenty of catfish. Seems like their usual diet.

      • February 16, 2017 at 4:02 am
        Lucius Severus Pertinax

        Sharks LOVE Mexican food! ;P

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm
        Old Codger

        If I could draw I do a cartoon with two sharks (liking their chops) and some recognizably Mexican (sombrero on one) bodies floating nearby. The caption would read something like “Oh look! MEXICAN food!”

        Unfortunately, I can’t draw worth a crap. Luckily I know of a truly outstanding artist who could probably toss something like that off in a couple of minutes – no sweat. {hint} {hint}

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm
        Old Codger

        The sharks are licking their chops (and I don’t care whether or not sharks have tongues to do that).

        I type almost as bad as I draw.

  • February 15, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Would there be any way to make sure the part that spills onto the beaners would be mixed with acid?

  • February 15, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    If the water flows down that hillside, it won’t be flowing from my eyes.

    I would not shed a tear for a population of seditious criminal enablers. Especially since it was their choice to live near a dam that their marxist slavemasters underfunded and refused to maintain. My satisfaction would only double if their escape route were washed away before the rest of the flood came. Give them time before the final curtain to stew in their juices and maybe summon some remorse.

    • February 16, 2017 at 12:27 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      I would shed tears……..of laughter.

  • February 15, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Would probably be the first time some of them got a bath.

  • February 15, 2017 at 11:51 pm
    • February 16, 2017 at 5:09 am

      Seems like a more appropriate alternative funding source would be for the state of California to apply to the Clinton foundation for a grant to fix the damn since they’ve got a lot of extra cash laying around looking for a good project for it to be used on

      • February 16, 2017 at 1:54 pm

        Unfortunately, the Clinton Slush Fund only operates for their benefit. The way is huge for funds coming in but, minuscule heading out.

  • February 16, 2017 at 12:11 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Wait for the punchline.
    And it’s a good one. Just picked myself up of the floor.

  • February 16, 2017 at 12:15 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Go With The Flow”
    What is it with Kalifornication? The so-called “Golden State”? More like corroded and tarnished brass by now. From one extreme to the other.

    Feast or famine.
    Flood or drought.
    Santa Annas or mudslides.

    • February 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm
      Deplorable B Woodman

      โ€œGo With The Flowโ€


  • February 16, 2017 at 12:36 am

    They’ve known about that dam for years but they said it’d cost too much money to fix it. They’d rather spend that money on social justice projects.

    I could very well be wrong on what I’m about to say here. As I understand it the dam is in the Northern part of California which, as I understand it, is home to mostly conservative people. Perhaps the liberal politicians were thinking; ” So what if it fails, it’ll only wash away people who will not vote for us anyway!”

    If that dam had been further South in the area where many illegals live I’d bet those politicians would have fallen all over themselves to get it fixed years ago.

    • February 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Ouch.. I repeated myself there. Wish I could go back and edit it. I’ll be more careful next time.

    • February 16, 2017 at 1:18 am

      Isn’t Sacramento downstream?

      • February 16, 2017 at 11:18 am

        I just checked Google Earth and yes it is but once the river comes down from the mountains it goes through mostly flat land. In a flood, it will spread out over a broad area and by the time it hits Sacremento they won’t be affected as much.

        I live next door to the Missouri River. In my area, it’s hemmed in by steep hills. During a flood, you can tell when a levy breaks because the water drops back suddenly. If enough levies break upstream the river spreads out and the town I live in might not flood. The great flood of 93 is something I don’t want to see again even though my own home did not flood.

    • February 16, 2017 at 2:09 am

      The dam is in a conservative county and they would take the brunt of any flood.

  • February 16, 2017 at 12:41 am

    As P.J. O’Rourke once observed, people in places like the California Blue Coast lead the Whiffle Life. Nothing that”s really “bad” ever happens to them, even when they break the law.

    (“I plead guilty to selling smack, but since it was just, like, to my friends, y’know, the judge let me off with probation. Hey, you want some acid?”)

    Their jobs are pure Whiffle. Half of them seem to have Ph.Ds in studying the other half, and that half have Ph.Ds in studying their own navels.

    (NB; Hence the screed from the whiny academic lesbian who’s a Professor of Women’s and Gender studies. I don’t mind her being sapphic; I just wish she’d shut up about how she and “progressives” generally aren’t properly appreciated by all us peons’.)

    The problem with the Whiffle Life is that sooner or later, reality bites them on the ass. And they have no idea what to do.

    It’s the old parable of the Ant and the Grasshopper all over again. Except that the Grasshopper here has no Ant to save his ass when Mother Nature looks sharply in his direction and wants to know what the hell he’s been doing about that dam for twenty years.

    NB to all Gaia worshipers; Mother Nature is not kind and gentle, and she is not your friend. She is a vicious, homicidal bitch who will kill you if you don’t watch her like a hawk every second, and treat her with the proper degree of respect. And I don’t mean chaining yourself to a tree to stop logging.

    Your ancestors understood this. WTF is wrong with YOU?

    clear ether


    • February 16, 2017 at 7:40 am
      Bill G

      “NB to all Gaia worshipers; Mother Nature is not kind and gentle, and she is not your friend.”
      At the end of one of his novels that took place in desert territory Louis Lamour put in a postscript,, a warning to people driving across that or similar territory. He said that you should always take plenty of water with you, because if the car broke down the land is just a dry and long as ever.

      • February 16, 2017 at 10:46 am

        Cary Grant (as Dr. Pretorius) puts it very well: “Mother Nature tries to destroy us periodically, by means of pestilence, disease, and disaster. That is why the human race has been at war with Mother Nature, ever since it became the Human Race…”

        Zar Belk!

    • February 16, 2017 at 8:14 am

      “WTF is wrong with YOU?”

      Something that can’t be fixed, apparently.

  • February 16, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Flushing out (heh) illegals of all kinds would definitely be a positive, but as for “solving California’s dilemma”, I’m afraid only a fault* line snapping off the length of the thing about a hundred miles inland could do that. Then we can fix the dam, we need it for ag, industry, and power.

    *How could that be considered a fault? Need a new name for the Big One…how about the Red Line?

    • February 16, 2017 at 1:19 am

      San Andreas, contrary to popular belief and Hollywood depiction, is a transverse fault. The eastern side is sliding south and the western side is sliding north. In quite some millennia’s time, LA will be a ‘burb of SanFran. But the Cali coast is not gonna fall off in the ocean, or move out to sea — at least not until long after LA passes SanFran. Then it’ll become a peninsula. MAYBE ultimately an island off the PacNW.

      • February 16, 2017 at 1:20 am

        …and I transposed the apostrophe. Should have been “millennias’ time.”

      • February 16, 2017 at 1:21 am

        Nope. Had it right to begin with. “Millennia” is plural already.

        Sorry, guys. Long day. May be coming down with the flu.

      • February 16, 2017 at 8:19 am
        Old Codger

        At our age we need to get our annual flue shot. Even if it doesn’t prevent us from catching the strain that actually arrives, it usually reduces the severity. Us seniors don’t fight off diseases as well as we did in our twenties (don’t do a LOT of things as well as we did in our twenties {sigh})

      • February 16, 2017 at 11:58 am

        Thanks for the editing remarks. I hope if it is the flu, it’s short and mild.

        I don’t get very worried about typographic errors in blog and similar comments, and even less so in tweets and texts. I do get worried when the wrong word is used or there is a grammatical problem in allegedly properly edited material in newspapers and the like.

      • February 16, 2017 at 10:46 am

        Yeah, thanks Steph…but see, that would fook up my joke so…

        Anyway, mine is a different line, known only by God and in the fondest dreams of Americans, including the Cali ones east of it.

        I think I’ll call it…El Rojo.

      • February 16, 2017 at 8:15 am
        Old Codger

        Spoil sport! You just love erase people’s fondest dreams, don’t you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        But don’t even transverse faults sometimes slip a bit vertically as well? I remember seeing pix of paved roads where the fault slipped and it was visible at the stripe and shoulders. I think I also recall seeing pix of some fault in Kali where one side was a few feet higher/lower than the other. Faulty memory? Different fault? Wishful thinking?

      • February 16, 2017 at 11:35 am

        Fault lines can be complicated. When I was a kid I experienced a small quake at my dad’s farm. I later learned that the fault that ran near our farm was part of the New Madrid seismic zone. New Madrid is about 100 miles away from the old homestead. There are dozens of faults that run in many different directions in that area and they run for many miles.

      • February 16, 2017 at 8:17 am

        Buzz kill!

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

    They all are likely invaders sent here by their nations, or the entourage and children of invaders. As such an invading army, our concern for them should be minimal, unless they are surrendering in order to all be returned to their own nation. How should an invading army be treated. Has merkel shown the proper way? Not at all.
    Is that like the ‘they passed over the water and now the water is passing on them, phrase?’ Just paraphrasing the border excuse they use for claiming this as territory they can legitimately invade and claim. Should we take control of their nation now and give them orders, and send them all back to what we then control in a powerful, but slight, manner? Invasions bring about bad things for the invaders also. we never discussed letting the invaders in. Now might be time to discuss expelling most of the invaders back to where they own the land in their own nation. We are back to basics. The matter has been hidden by Progressives and others for generations. The intention by those who could have handled this was evil. There may be more or what seems evil coming. Harsh matters are always involved when dealing with an invading army. Or, we could punt, and we could have much land become like North Africa after the Muslims conquered it and turned it into wasteland by placing their 60 goats per family on the farms and fields of Christian dhimini resulting n the farmland being destroyed and washing into the Mediterranean where the silt deposits can be found today. MS13, Los Zeta, La Raza, Latin Kings, La MECHA, La Reconquista controlled land expansion anyone?

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:23 am

    kinda like the old game “paranoia” where they used excess clones as reactor shielding?

    • February 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      <blockquote. Trust the Computer. The Computer is your friend.




  • February 16, 2017 at 4:35 am

    The solution is to put the danger of infrastructure failure in front of every Californian, every morning. This is the job the news media should have been doing but haven’t for at least a decade. So what other time bombs are not in their daily awareness?

    This sort of journalism is *cheap*. It’s affordable. You just have to wrap your head around the concept that you’re the boss of government and that they should be giving you information feeds that allow you to judge their performance and keep firing them until they do. Then, when you have the necessary information, convert it all into a BI dashboard that can be absorbed by your average high school dropout within 30 seconds.

    It’s an information problem.

  • February 16, 2017 at 5:44 am
    • February 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Mexicans with money DO NOT tolerate the rabble. They are among the most racist and discriminatory people on Earth. That includes most of them that I know or have met, and not just from written reports.
      Mexico is still a plantation run system. When they wanted Mexican’s land for sale to other well off people, they just confiscated it and drove those who lived on it off. Whatever happened to the Mexican fishermen on valuable coastal property? They are not there anymore. They have been banned from fishing and from the coastal land. Little things like that where the “owners” of Mexico just remove the peasants when they are inconvenient.
      Ramos is an arrogant invader who uses the “immigrant” “invaders” to his own benefit. His neighborhood is also designed so that only “rich” people and servants can get into it. There is much police protection there for him and his neighbors.
      Separate and unequal is his life.

    • February 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

      So how is this gay caballero the same as the squat little pickers you see climbing off the labor busses down at Wally World?

      Oh, they look quite different, one a eurotype and the others little injuns. And they certainly live different, on in a robber baron’s palace and the others in their slumbs and huts.

      But they are the same, they both hate Trump and they both hate the Wall.

      Their reasons are different; the former wants to maintain his elegant lifestyle and position while the others want to change theirs completely and maybe get some free shit in the process, but that distinction escapes the latter group; they’ve been told by their pretty elite one that he is their champion and they need to protest and continue their onslaught against and into America.

      That sound familiar? I guess leftist elites and sheep come in all colors.

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        It’s also a twin of the Palestinian/Israel dynamic. “They stole our land! We will take it back, and they will be our slaves or dead, and we will have Heaven on Earth!”

        The Reconquista and Intifada have more in common than just both being swooned over by the progressives here and in Europe. Both are based on delusional “false histories” that rival Howard Zinn in their distance from the real thing.

        And both are exploited by privileged ruling classes to divert their peasantries’ attention from their own crimes against said peasantries. This is as true of the “frontline” Arab states as it is of the limpieza-blooded hidalgos in Mexico City.

        Neither Dream is likely to succeed. In both cases, the only solution is a cultural change on the part of the aggressors, which ain’t the Israelis or us.

        Such cultural change is unfortunately about as likely as Al Franken starting to make sense.

        clear ether


      • February 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm
        Old Codger

        I dare say there more than a couple of Texans (white, black brown, whatever) who would be strongly inclined to contest any “reconquista”. Remember there approximately 8 guns for every Texas resident (still want to know who has my other 3) and pretty much all of us who own guns know how to use them.

      • February 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

        The Mexicans in Texas were part of the group who rejected Mexico and Santa Ana and then helped defeat Santa Ana. Texans are not happy with United States policy and actions over the last 50 years. Not happy at all. The must know, or they will learn, that “Don’t Mess With Texas” means something.

  • February 16, 2017 at 7:45 am
    Bill G

    As xplodeit pointed out, it’s largely conservative territory downstream from the dam (and could that be part of why it hasn’t been necessary to fix it?) so it’s not the people at fault who will be run over by the Karma Gaia if the dam cuts loose.

  • February 16, 2017 at 8:33 am
    Old Codger

    I found this online some time ago and it makes sense to me.
    [T]here is a difference between immigrants and colonists. The former are eager to learn the ways of their adopted home, to integrate and perhaps assimilate โ€” which does not require relinquishing their heritage or forgetting their roots. Colonists, by contrast, bring their culture with them and live under their own laws. Their loyalties lie elsewhere.
    So far as I can see this applies to virtually ALL Muslims WHEREVER they settle outside of already Islamic nations. It also applies to at least a good portion of Hispanic immigrants. Some of them are barely proficient in English (even after 2, 3 or even 4 generations here) and insist on having documents/signs/etc. in Spanish. I once walked into a Walmart and all the signs I could see were in Spanish. I wondered if I had somehow been teleported south of the Rio Bravo.

    • February 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

      By Sharia Law every Muslim stands on land they have conquered, or intend to conquer. Colonization by conquest fits your definitions.
      La Recconquista fits the colonization conquest definitions. So do La Raza and LA MECHA. So the schools and presidents of Mexico and elsewhere have instructed and helped their people invade the USA to plunder it and conquer it.

    • February 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Borders, language, Culture…No borders-no country,
      USA-we speak English,
      Culture- gone to Hell, Para Phrased, but Michael Savage
      has said this for a long time.

      Immigration, without assimilation, is invasion;
      don`t know where this came from.

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

    The funding for the Oroville Dam repair is most likely a line item in the yearly budget, but kept getting diverted for more critical projects. Critical projects having to do with buying water to release in an area stream which normally is dry nine months out of the year. Or some kind of gender study to determine if the choice of hair dye or tattoo style meant which way an “I can’t make up my mind what sex I am” would dress the strap on they are wearing.

    • February 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Speaking of El Rojo, where the hell you been?

      We thought you’d been kidnapped in Cali and trafficked south of the border or something.

      (Well not really, I’m sure we’d have heard about the slaughter of some cartel types on the evening news if they’d tried that shit.)

      And after that indeterminate sex comment, I need you to talk dirty to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm

        I had a death in the family and was not in a good place for the last few weeks. My sister-in-law passed away suddenly. I called her cityโ€™s PD requesting a health and safety check. I had spoken with her on 01/30/17 and she would normally call on Saturdays. They found her and said from the looks of it she was gone for 3 of 4 days. Been dealing with the County Coroner and all the others requirements for the estate.

        Sorry Sweetie, no talking dirty for a while longer. My head isn’t quite ready for that yet.

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm
        Old Codger

        DAMN! Sorry to hear. Hang in. Know you were missed.

        Regards & condolences,

      • February 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm

        Sorry for your loss, P.

        Remember there is comfort in the arms of God, family, and friends real and virtual. Prayers for psychic healing.

      • February 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm
        Spin Drift

        Sorry for your loss Red.

        Some days memories leak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.

      • February 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

        Give it some time, and try not to rush things. These things can affect us more than we think. Sorry for your loss.

      • February 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm


      • February 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm

        Thank you Gentlemen. I know time heals.

    • February 16, 2017 at 11:14 am
      John D. Egbert

      Welcome Back!!

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Okay, Chris: that was REALLY funny.

    Kim du Toit

    • February 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm
      Chris Muir

      Thanks, Kim. Y’all, Kim’s one of the Originals, could use a hand, after his wife passed.

    • February 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      In memory for the heart you held dear.

  • February 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

    It is really good to see Pamela back!

    • February 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Hey Doc

  • February 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I used to live in Paradise and Magalia (about 13 years ago) which is a few miles above the dam. That area is fairly conservative being in the suburbs and away from the big cities. I remember back then there was concern over the dam and the spillway. What you had is a classic case of conservatives having to rely on liberals to fix things. The locals went to the California government time and time again to get them to address the problems with the Oroville dam. But those liberal politicos in Sacramento “knew better” and did nothing. This is the way that conservatives are treated as second class citizens by their liberal masters in the state of California. It’s also one of the reasons I moved my family out of the state back in 2006.

  • February 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    Old Codger

    conservatives are treated as second class citizens by their liberal masters in the state of California

    Damn! That good? I would’ve figured they’d treat you about as well as MuSlimes treat dogs.

    • February 16, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      They can’t be treated too badly.
      The ones who pay taxes are rich enough to vote with their feet.
      As SFCGator demonstrated.

  • February 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The real question is “When did Sam the Engineer learn to cook?”

    • February 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm
      Grunt GI

      Ummmm, I think the verdict is out on that.

      I’m pretty sure Zed did not marry her for her cooking skills.


      • February 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

        Her cooking skills were not at the top of Zed’s list. Nor was seeing her boat first.
        I believe that a woman engineer would easily do better than I at cooking. Most that I cook is edible, and when I keep it simple can often be great. I have been doing great with frozen fish lately, and I had only eaten fresh fish previously, most that I caught myself or by people that I was with.
        It is the whole package of them both together that seals the deal. The cooked meal is not wherein resides the art in the deal.

    • February 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      As a competent engineer she can read, measure, and follow clear instructions.
      Not to mention observe and analyze the result.
      She can also make price comparisons and substitutions.
      All she lacked was experience, and she’s bright enough to learn very quickly.
      And unlike the other professions, engineers are trained to _adapt_ to adverse conditions.
      IMHO the only engineers who can’t learn to cook simply lack motive, a sense of taste, or a sense of smell.

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