A Dress for Success.


  • March 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm
    Mark Matis

    Ryan is not “dumb”.

    He is, however, abjectly corrupt. Just like the REST of the Rove Republicans.
    No morals.
    No principles.
    No scruples.
    No honor.

    • March 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      He changes his mind with whichever way the wind blows him. (Pun intended.)

      • March 30, 2017 at 12:03 am

        And when the wind isn’t blowing, he sways with the Washington hot air.

      • March 30, 2017 at 8:28 pm
        Mark Matis

        Well actually, when the wind isn’t blowing, he probably still is…

  • March 29, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    That’s a nice view.

    • March 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Agreed… assuming you are referring to panel three where the facts of Sam’s case lie before us? Ryan doesn’t catch my fancy…

  • March 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I AM Groot! For red heads.

  • March 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    • March 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      I don’t see Ryan sacrificing himself to save anyone…

      • March 29, 2017 at 11:05 pm

        I don’t either.

  • March 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Ryan’s mask has slipped. For which I am Grootful.

    (rimshot) Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Tip your wait staff generously.

    • March 30, 2017 at 8:21 am
      Old Codger

      DBW, Ryan lost (more nearly discarded) his mask long ago – around the time he became speaker (Locutus?)

  • March 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Just have him killed
    If it grows back, worry about THAT later

    • March 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      That is what lawn mowers, chain saws and flamers are for.

    • March 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

      An option as necessary as it is drastic.

    • March 30, 2017 at 2:25 am

      To quote Jamie of The Mythbusters…..

      “When in doubt….. C-4!”

      • March 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        I love C4. And Det Cord. Oh wow, nice stuff, good memories

  • March 29, 2017 at 10:16 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    I want to stand on Ryan to make a political stump speech.

  • March 29, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    No, more like baring his teeth in a bizarro rictus, thrusting a clenched fist up in the air, vibrating like a plucked G-string, and shrieking “I AM GOD! YOU WILL OBEY!!!

    Followed by bugging out his eyes and rolling them in opposite directions, then foaming at the mouth and falling over backward.

    All he has is dogma. Plus a belief in his own perfection.

    But then, that’s true of pretty much any “progressive”.

    clear ether


  • March 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Third panel…..
    I can only imagine that’s what a tree “sees” when Sam sits in its shade. Lucky tree.

  • March 29, 2017 at 10:24 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Any time a more conservative person “reaches out” to a DildoCrat (and let’s face it, anyone to the right of Genghis Kahn is more conservative then a DildoCrat), that person gets pulled over to the DildoCrat side, and ends up being slimed and smeared for their efforts.

  • March 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Despite his limited vocabulary, Groot is much smarter than Ryan. And certainly, far more honorable.

    I just like to picture Groot doing the long tree limb mook beat-a-thon on Congress.

  • March 29, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I was going to say something about a man having wood, and no I have not been drinking, then realized it would be insulting to the Grootmeister.

  • March 29, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    For a moment, I mistook Groot for what it is in Chicago: Groot Waste Management and Trash Removal. A girl can dream, can’t she?

    Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!

    • March 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      I’ve always had a thing for Big Guys…

    • March 30, 2017 at 12:27 am

      I have a bad feeling about this…

      • March 30, 2017 at 7:37 am

        Gotta good feeling something bad’s about to happen. 🙂 (Thanks Underwood)

    • March 30, 2017 at 8:06 am

      I thought Klaatu was an alt-rock band… a kind of one-hit wonder… “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”

  • March 30, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Wood that he wood be wood…deadwood.

    But as he stands, he roots around and branches out, making shady deals…like a melaleuca, an invasive weed with paper bark sucking up groundwater and masquerading as solid dependable hardwood.

    God gave us lots of natural metaphors for us -okay, me- to torture to explain who we are and what we do, no supernatural powers required.

    Melaleuca was planted to drain swamps, but proliferation and negative effects required they be eradicated, which has proved problematic.

    • March 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      That’s the crap tree that is causing so many allergies for humans and animals here in SoCal. I’d like to know who’s bright idea it was to bring it in.

      • March 30, 2017 at 9:19 pm

        Possibly Fairchild, a famous botanist. He thought that it would help drain the Everglades and keep the ground dry back in the 1930’s or so. Several people that I knew, knew him. There is an excellent and beautiful Fairchild Tropical Gardens named after him in South Coral Gables. It has been a center of plant preservation and other botanical excellence. Many people I knew donated a lot there.

        Also California had greater access to Australia where it is from. Fairchild seeded the Everglades near town. That was and is messed up. The pollen is like a small spiked ball and irritates as it is sharp. Most people know when they are standing under a Mellaleuca dropping pollen. Landscapers used to love it as it grew fast. that is bad for the rest of us. It is a pest.

  • March 30, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Why is that idiot in the position it is? Anyone?

    • March 30, 2017 at 6:48 am
      Bill G

      Compromise. And the job requires someone who can get the conservatives and the RINOs together.
      It would take someone with superpowers to get all the supposed Republicans voting the same way they campaigned.

    • March 30, 2017 at 9:07 am

      The Peter Principle…people are promoted until they meet their level of incompetence. His level of incompetence is spectacular.

  • March 30, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Phucwit. He is. We aren’t. Someone needs to go home.

  • March 30, 2017 at 10:56 am

    “Guardians of the Aristocracy”

    That names it.
    Having voluntarily and for the good successfully supported bills through the legislature and other political successes, I saw what could be good in the system. I also saw why i likely could never be paid to manipulate the process, and i never was paid. So much is manipulation of writtrn laws to be taken care of by special interests of the “aristocracy.” That we have the best government that money can buy is way too close to the truth. The money collectors (elected law voters) react to the cash buying what the aristocracy wants. the money takers will respond to overwhelming pressure from American voters. It is a case of them having no other option when the voter really asserts themselves. But the law voters have often voted in laws opposed by over 85% of the people. The system resets itself after a shortt term impact by what many of them call the summer help. K street type of people and the buyers of K street look at continuing their service to the aristocracy. that is where the money and power is to them. To serve the aristocracy who bring them wealth and the aristocracy the monopoly situations aristocracy has always thrived in (for the short term.).
    Therefore we are in the LOOK SQUIRREL (Look Russians) phase of the attempt to return to the norm.
    The positive momentum is continuing in spite of the massed deep state and normalcy bias state desire to snap it all back to pork trough. The reliance of these people on Gruber’s analysis of the stupidity of the people and their reliance on the people’s goldfish minds and memory as supported by the Main Stream bought media.
    Pushing Obamacare was waking the people up again that the train was switching back to the normal track.

    The new sheriff needs to continue enforcing the law and the will of the people for the benefit of the people and not for the unjustified benefit of the few of the aristocracy.
    Wealth should be created by benefiting society, not by writing certain laws that determine the aristocracy benefits by monopolistic rules. benefiting the few.

    • March 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      “Guardians of the Aristocracy”

      Yes, like all bought loyalists they do their job to the extent the P. Principle allows, and when they are no longer useful they are discarded or eliminated.

      Those like Ryan have been encouraged, paid, and promoted by those elites (aristocracy) and as you said believe that is who they serve; it is the perfect symbiosis as you pointed out…”for the short term”.

      But as mentioned, Ryan and those like him are not dumb, yet they do not see, or don’t want to admit, that their loyalty is only compensated commensurate with their usefulness, after which they are tossed out…or more to the point in Ryan’s case, put forth as sacrificial lambs (as I said in a prior comment he is being played on both ends) and is still clueless to it.

      It’s the difference between a politician and a servant of the people…the former owes his allegiance to those who reward him for it as long as he serves their purpose, while the latter faithfully does his best to do the job those people sent him there to do, consequences be damned.

      • March 30, 2017 at 2:14 pm

        “It’s the difference between a politician and a servant of the people…the former owes his allegiance to those who reward him for it as long as he serves their purpose, while the latter faithfully does his best to do the job those people sent him there to do, consequences be damned.”
        What you are talking about is people of Integrity.
        Integrity is a trait that is bred out of elected officials of every stripe due to the “need to compromise”, so the few elected officials with integrity that still exist are always in the minority.
        It is a sad commentary on the Guardians of the Republic.
        The cost of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance (and a zeal to throw the bums out).

  • March 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Compromise is when both sides walk away from the table equally dissatisfied.

    • March 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      OK. You can have the Sudetenland. But no more.

      Peace in our time.

      • March 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

        Wash your mouth out and no cookie for you.

    • March 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Compromise is when…well, let’s let Webster explain:

      2). A concession to something derogatory or prejudicial; a compromise of principles. To make a shameful or disreputable concession. To reveal or expose to an unauthorized person, especially to an enemy.

      Example: “You can’t always come up with the optimal solution, but you can usually come up with a better solution,” he [Barack Obama] said over lunch one afternoon. “A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence.”

      Yes, that last is from Webster too.

  • March 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I almost changed my avatar name after the election of President Donald J Trump.
    I knew that it couldn’t be that easy.
    Ryan: Peace in our time.
    Peace for our time.
    We can all get along. Just go along.

    Impunity is the word for how the global servants were acting and about what they would do prior to the election of President trump.
    What of winning the house against The One?
    What of winning the Senate against The One?
    What of holding the victory against the One?
    What of taking the Presidency against the strong objection of The One and of the Shadow State?
    What about elections having meaning?
    What of the new elected Congress still disregarding the will of 85% of the voters?

    Just some ponderings on where the Vice Presidential candidate for Romney Care fits into and will act in all of this.

    I have changed laws and voted in the state legislature by application of slight bits of truth in the proper place since grade school. I know the enemy. I try to go around them. if not possible, changing there mind is tried, then other means. I always preferred someone having a knowledge weapon they used for their victory and their being praised.
    Legitimate questions about what is for the good rarely happen in legislative bodies outside of agenda based good decisions. So I have seen. So many would say that politics is the science of the possible. No moral values applied in that definition.

  • March 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    S.J. Res. 34 has been approved by both the House
    and Senate which gives internet providers total power
    to harvest our information sent on various internet
    providers, and sell it…
    all it needs is President Trumps signature,
    which seems like a betrayal of the people who put him
    in power.

    • March 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Politicians sell out? Surely you jest, sir!

    • March 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      From what I have read: Don’t sign, Mr. President.

  • March 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Repeat after me:

    The GOP does not want Obamacare to go away.
    The GOP does not want Obamacare to go away.
    The GOP does not want Obamacare to go away.

    Obamacare is a lobbyist’s dream. It’s dream legislation for every congresscritter who wants to be buried in graft. And that’s almost but not quite all of them, regardless of which party they’re in. Remember that everything they say in the news or social media or whatever is just spin.

  • March 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Da pacem Domine
    (Give peace, Lord.)

    7th Century Hymn based on bible verses.
    English translation

    Give peace, O Lord, in our time
    Because there is no one else
    Who fights for us
    If not You, our God.

  • March 30, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I have always liked that view of a woman. Calm. Lovely.

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