• December 20, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Shouldn’t civilisation be civilization?

  • December 20, 2018 at 12:14 am

    I grew up watching Sir Kenneth Clarke’s TV ‘CIVILISATION’,can’t shake the spelling,heh

    • December 20, 2018 at 12:21 am

      British spelling.
      The US changed spelling on plenty of words.

      • December 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        So do the Brits.
        Sir Humphrey Davy’s aluminum became aluminium in their holier than thou lexicon. Davy ought to have the right to name it whatever he wants!

    • December 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

      Good for you. Same here.

    • December 20, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Spellcheck drives me nuts that way. I still spell “Labor” with a “u”, such as when referring to the “Labour” parties in the UK and etc., and spellcheck hates that.



      • December 20, 2018 at 8:11 pm

        why don’t you “add” it to the dictionary?
        saves a lot of grief…..

  • December 20, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I find myself in “facepalm” mode around leftist idiots. She MAY be healing, but she for damn sure ain’t there yet.

  • December 20, 2018 at 12:23 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Baby, it’s cold outside.”
    That’s worthy of a rimshot.
    And a facepalm D’OH!

    And wadda ya mean, “I can’t say this stuff”.
    I take that as a challenge.
    Here. Hold mah beer. And step back.

  • December 20, 2018 at 12:52 am
    Delilah T

    Human Accomplishment… all the things we mere mortals have done… and people want to destroy it.,, because they have nothing to show for their existences….

    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury.
    Signifying nothing.

    Full of sound and fury… signifying nothing…. Gee, doesn’t that kind of sound an awful lot like a description of the Leftreds and their followers? Or am I reading too much into the Disturbances in The Farce that have been going on lately?

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’”

    Skye is backsliding.

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Her top is backsliding.

    • December 20, 2018 at 1:47 am

      Please…please with the backsliding!

      • December 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

        With the…? Oh wait, now I see the “l” in there, never mind.

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:11 am

    “You can’t say this stuff!”

    She’s right.

    Not if you want to keep your job/career/money/freedom etc.

    Amazing irony -which we know they don’t grok- isn’t it, that the champions of freedom of speech and expression censor so much of it?

    A simple and absurd example…why in the hell can’t you use the simple descriptor “colored people” but the clunky “people of color” is hunky dory?

    Still, even if you can say it which I can because I don’t give a fuck, doesn’t mean it’s correct, which the opening quote in the ‘toon is not.

    White men may have built the structure, but they wouldn’t/couldn’t have if not for their white women. Somebody commented on my mention of wifey and my 47th anniversary the other day, her strength and devotion, that without that support we would probably be dead. I’ve no doubt that’s true of me. I’ve done a fair job of providing and building our own little corner of society here, but I couldn’t have done shit if I had croaked. So she’s due her 50% of it all. Pretty much the same for all those historical builders and warriors I think.

    • December 20, 2018 at 2:09 am

      Oh shoot. I forgot to text you two or call to congratulate you both the day before.
      Saying I got busy doesn’t cut it. but you two are great.

      Wonderful show, you crazy kids. That’s been a great thing you two have done. Keep on going good to great for a long time to come.

      • December 20, 2018 at 2:37 am

        Thanks for those kind words Sir. Best wishes for just such a collaboration for you…great minds need to be exercised, and great love needs to be experienced.

    • December 20, 2018 at 7:12 am

      Was going to be my comment: without the great women, there would be no great men. And some of them are due more than 50%. 🙂
      (Even Jesus had a mother who pushed Him a little.)

      • December 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

        The wedding at Canan where she prodded Him into performing His first miracle,

        Zar Belk!

      • December 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm
        Old Codger

        Actually, MD, the wedding was in “Cana of Galilee”.

      • December 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        Well if we are looking for it. It’s Kafar Kanna on the road sign going in and I have been in three different churches that claim to be “The Place”, but hear there are at least two more.

    • December 20, 2018 at 10:54 am
      Chris Muir

      (Answering JTC above) Actually, no. Many of the 4002 people were never married, and women in this group, are statistically irrelevant-2.2%. Then again, this is a take on history, but the overwhelming facts remain.

      However, women motivate men to surpass themselves (both ways).

      • December 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm

        Yes sir, the figures are there. But what was it somebody said below about gov data sourcing? That does give pause.

        Even more so the “derived” part that Sam mentions…I don’t doubt the hard numbers but I am always skeptical of selective inclusions and omissions to support a preconceived point or worse, an agenda.

        All data is not objective fact, and all books are by definition subjective presentations of it…even much of the Bible as recorded by man. None of the great builders of civilisations would have lived without women and most would not have survived without them, whether or not credit is given where due.

        In rejecting and refuting history as twisted, gerrymandered, and revised by the left we shouldn’t and don’t need to adopt their tactics, the proof of men building the world is all around us to see. And the proof of the contribution of women is those men themselves.

    • December 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      The Woke condemn all and champion nothing on principle.
      Principles are their enemy. They must be ready to reverse their “principles” at the drop of a hat to destroy Western Civilization in the name of their great god of Chaos.

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:40 am

    It’s a sad state of historical affairs when the obvious has to be stated so openly. Men built civilization for their wives and children, and having done so were rewarded with betrayal.

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

    The bizarre part is the cultural marxists of various ilk (feminists, social justice etc) all claim their “truths” are self-evident…

    gender is a spectrum yet there’s a gendered pay gap
    sex is inappropriately “assigned” by doctors at birth yet male patriarchy
    diversity is a strength except when it isn’t

    Meanwhile, here in the real world, facts don’t care about SJW feelings.

    • December 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Progressives insist that they are “fact-based”, and “reality-based”, and “science-based”.

      But when facts, reality, and science tell them they’re wrong about something, they resort to mysticism and “I say it, therefore it is so” faster than the average Cheyenne medicine chief.

      Progressives as a whole are mired in superstitions they largely create themselves. “Man-made climate change” and “deep ecology” being just two examples of same.

      Progressives latched on to primitivist, tribalist belief systems because Western science, plus Christianity and Judaism kept telling them “You know, you’re doing it wrong, that’s why it keeps failing to work”.

      Rather than admit they’re wrong, they keep insisting that if they are given more power, and then total power, and then absolute power, they can make the world work the way they want it to- once everybody else stops opposing them.

      Somebody else thought his Will would Triumph, about eighty years ago. Funny thing, he didn’t much like Western science, Christians or Jews either.

      He ended up blowing his alleged brains out in a bunker under Berlin.

      clear ether


  • December 20, 2018 at 2:03 am

    I love expanding liberal minds.
    I was doing so earlier tonight at a gathering.
    I even scratched the surface with a ‘liberal’ as to why I was so happy that Hillary did not win. She was a supporter. Then I suggested she read a book she had never heard of nor its author. I suggested she read Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ that he was writing when Hillary visited him and maybe he was one of her squeezes while Bill and her were in separate locations for a while. Hillary later wrote and asked him about how the book was coming as she looked forward to reading it having been exposed to it while he was writing it.
    I did not mention this quite in his acknowledgments concerning Lucifer:

    Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very
    first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to
    know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which),
    the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and
    did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.


  • December 20, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Burning books. For heat. Nor Orwellian, but… Fahrenheit 451… slips mind.

    • December 20, 2018 at 2:24 am

      Or Skye could rip out and roll one of the pages real tight and stick it into a termite mound for some of the termites to grab onto so she can use it as a tool to pull them out and eat the termites.
      I too often feel as if that is the gap between myself and the new, so called, liberals.
      I literally had a female I know reject Fox, Breitbart and other sources as “They lie.” The articles contained good information.
      I said that there is no problem about censorship with you for TPTB. You already self censor.

      You can guess her response when I mentioned Alex Jones. They have demonized him greatly among the brainwashed.

      It is so hard to leave the plantation in the mind.
      That is why that plantation has been so greatly cultivated. The plantation social structure and vegetation planted are very thick and fast growing.

    • December 20, 2018 at 3:58 am

      Burning books for heat is now, the UK and elsewhere. Fuel poverty is real, with “carbon taxes”and green initiatives making heating fuels very expensive. So pensioners hit up the charity shops for those cheap books you can get for a dime or so, cheaper than wood or coal. Also there’s a rise in deaths from trying to use fireplaces whose chimneys haven’t been thought about in decades and can be blocked or perhaps were closed off.

      • December 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

        All of which greatly cheers the left, who believe there are too damned many humans “oppressing Holy Mother Gaia” anyway.

        Their only interest in humans other than themselves is whether or not they are fit to make good slaves in their Brave New World. OAPs obviously don’t qualify; not strong enough to work, not pretty enough to fuck.

        In the progressive mind, if you are not able to serve them in some way, they’d far prefer that you die quietly and get out of their way.

        Very Athenian of them. (See “Peloponnesian War”.)

        The only tyranny worse than a theocracy is one ruled by self-anointed aesthetes.

        Eon’s Laws

        Third Law

        Hunter S. Thompson once observed that “entire empires have been done in by vengeful freaks claiming a special relationship with God”.

        He forgot the even greater number of polities destroyed by even more vengeful freaks who believed that they, themselves, were God.

        clear ether


      • December 20, 2018 at 9:45 pm
        Steve Peterson

        You can also use junk mail as fuel

  • December 20, 2018 at 2:14 am
    Peregrine John

    Res ipsa loquitur, baby.

  • December 20, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Derived from U.S. Government statistics datum. From what the CDC was doing with gun crime numbers before stopped, to the pre-WWII US eugenics movement, to seeing in the climate wars how long-term temperature records of individual US stations that show no significant change to actual cooling are routinely “adjusted” to show “unprecedented” warming, I’m not sure that by itself is a good position to fight from.

    BTW, 100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering.

  • December 20, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Skye – while you’re at it, Time Enough For Love (Heinlein) is also recommended… : )

    • December 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm
      Steve Peterson

      Halley , she should also read the moon is a harsh mistress lol tanstsaafl

    • December 20, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      Exactly! In the end, the one man who was definitely old enough to know better sacrificed himself for the love of a woman. His mother, actually. He was mortally wounded, but lived (you have to read it to understand).

  • December 20, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Baltimore Woman Says She Will Use Gun Buyback Cash To Purchase Bigger Gun

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said about the program, “Our point here is, there are guns on the streets of our city. We are signaling folks out there, we don’t care if its grandpa’s gun or your gun, we want it.”

    You all can trust your grandkids not to trade your old .22 Ruger pistol or .300 BLK AR for some money for a video game or sneakers or candy, yes?

  • December 20, 2018 at 8:15 am
    T. M.

    Data. Plural of datum is data.

    • December 20, 2018 at 11:42 am

      T.M. Glad you mentioned it, and not me.

    • December 22, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      But more than one “geodetic datum” does not equal “geodetic data.”

  • December 20, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Charles Murray’s entry at the Southern Poverty Lie Center is a lib-head exploding laugh-riot. Whew; boy are those folks thin-skinned. Everyone might consider gifting a book this Christmas, even a small one, in the things we get for others. Doesn’t need to have a political bent. Think of them as intellectual IED’s. 🙂

    • December 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm
      Old Codger

      I thought it was the Southern Preposterous Liars Center.

  • December 20, 2018 at 9:33 am

    “Datum” is a single point. “Data” is the plural.

  • December 20, 2018 at 9:42 am
    Delilah T

    Innate knowledge is dying with the millennials. They can’t find their way out of a paper bag, even with a map, a compass and a tour guide. Lost without their tablets. They don’t understand the real world because they’ve been deprived of it. It scares them.

    Such a shame, too, to miss out on such a wealth of information and wonderful things, because their silly religion has melted their brains and turned them to jell=0.

    • December 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      By the same token, millennials like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez aka Ms. Crazy Eyes would last about six seconds in the primitive Eden they dream of.

      I seriously doubt she knows how to build a shelter, treat a snakebite, or for that matter even cook in anything but a microwave.

      “But..but- I’m supposed to have things done for me!

      Guess again, Ms. I’m Smarter Than Everybody Else. And to paraphrase The Stranger, if you try to force others to do your bidding, you’re going to look awfully silly walking around with that whip sticking out of your ass.

      clear ether


      • December 20, 2018 at 9:49 pm
        Steve Peterson

        Eon, lmao

    • December 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm
      Old Codger

      Ah, Miss Delilah, you do realize, don’t you, that your final statement was a mortal insult – to jello?!?!

      • December 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm
        Delilah T

        Hah! Jell-o is flexible. Have you ever seen that mold that turns out a brain-shaped Jell-o? It looks real if the gelatin is red and is mixed with a some kind of creamy substance, or maybe use pureed tuna or salmon – same coloring. 🙂 Used to be a common dish at Hallowe’en parties a while back.

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Skye, “Unless you honestly examine both sides of an issue, you do not have an opinion – you are a parrot.” Carl M. Cole October 1964

    • December 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      However, I am not under any obligation to do a detailed chemical and biological analysis before declaring the brown soft stuff the other side has presented is what it looks and smells like. No, I will not “at least” taste it either.

  • December 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    …nice dress…

  • December 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Democrats Ran Russian Bot ‘False Flag’ Operation In Alabama — And Media Fell For It

    The media and Democrats (huge overlap there) are so consumed with vociferous worrying about “Russian interference” that local Democrat operatives made it look like the Russians were secretly supporting Roy Moore then let the media set up the backlash against Moore. Fake News used to make Fake News, details never at 11.

    • December 20, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      For all their efforts, Jones won by only 1.5 percent. Makes one wonder if the entire Russian collusion meme was really a Democrat effort flying under false colors. Steele’s dossier was financed by a Democrat, after all.

  • December 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    James Gemind

    Sounds like Skye is Back-sliding a little towards Libtardism again. Maybe needs another spanking from Zed… 😉

  • December 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    This has nothing to do with today’s column, but I’m harking back to the strip’s comically-acronymed “Texans United” Antifa cell.

    I just read a press release about a lawsuit involving a progressive campus organization called “Feminists United on Campus.”

    • December 20, 2018 at 6:39 pm
      Delilah T

      Hmmmm…. that is very interesting. The FUC wants parental protection for them as legal adults because they get their feelings hurt.
      The Title IX claim may or may not stand up.

      However, the real question is this: when these overgrown children ub adult bodies reach the world of employment, do they realize that this kind of thing does not carry over into the corporate world? And that no employer gives a crap what words ‘trigger’ you? And that if you cause a lot of trouble at work with your post-adolescent self righteousness, you are more likely than not to be seen as a liability instead of an asset and sent to unemployment?

      That should be interesting. They can throw fits and scream obscenities at other people but don’t want it done to them. There’s a catch to this. It may be a trip they weren’t expecting.

  • December 20, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    Grunt GI

    Heh, so if you haven’t read this article

    You really should.

    I love this quote:
    “In other words, what is being jettisoned is likely not just history as we once understood it but rather de facto poorly taught “-studies” courses — which sadly become snapshots of particular (and often small) eras of history — designed to offer enough historical proof of preconceived theories about contemporary modern society. The students then are assumed by the course’s end to be outraged, persuaded, galvanized, and shocked in politically acceptable ways. Usually they are just bored, as supposedly with-it professors endlessly regurgitate the esoterica picked up in graduate schools.”

    And VDH always has a strong finish
    “Yet if one walks through the local Barnes & Noble bookstore, reviews the non-fiction best-seller lists, scans Amazon’s most-read categories, or looks through book ads in popular magazines, one is struck how well biographies of Churchill and Grant sell, and how histories of war and peace, exploration, and political careers capture the public interest — reminding us that the fault of declining college interest in the liberal arts may be not in the stars of vocationalism or the wrong values of students but rather deep within the university faculty and administration themselves.”

    I have both the new Grant and Churchill bios and they are great…

    Unfortunately these snowflakes aren’t being taught shit…or are being filled with shit..

    • December 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm
      Delilah T

      I have an original copy of the two-volume autobiography of U.S. Grant, which my great-grandfather bought after the Civil War was over and he and his brothers went home.
      Out of Pres. Grant’s own mouth – priceless. I’m thinking that maybe I should keep it instead of just buying someone else’s opinion of him.
      He made a lot of mistakes after that War was over and he had left office, but he owned up to them – unlike some current politicians.



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