Americans, Communication, Constitution, Culture Wars, Preference Cascade ← Previous post Next post → Comments Merle Oct 25 2018 at 12:02 am Right straight to the point !!! JSStryker Oct 25 2018 at 12:02 am Well said Zed! JTC Oct 25 2018 at 12:04 am Wow, that might be the most powerful and succinct political statement ever on DBD right there, and that’s saying something. Deplorable B Woodman Oct 25 2018 at 12:06 am OH! BRAVO! WELL SAID, ZED! (Chris). I’m in tears of admiration. John Andrews Oct 25 2018 at 12:29 am Chris hits the nail on the head again. WayneM Oct 25 2018 at 12:31 am I can’t figure for the life of me why it’s so hard for regressives and other fools to recognize the reality of borders and the necessity for the rule of law. Utopian thinking ends with a high body count. Those advocating for no borders are engaging in utopian thinking. The leap of logic isn’t that profound, folks… Bill G Oct 25 2018 at 4:02 am These are the same folks who insist that they can ‘do socialism right’. Logic cannot penetrate their wishful thinking. interventor Oct 25 2018 at 10:12 am All are born ignorant. It takes a special talent to grow up stupid and progressive. Yes, that may be a redundant statement. Wotan Oct 25 2018 at 5:07 am WayneM > Something about havin’ yer cake, an’ eatin’ it, too? eon Oct 25 2018 at 6:19 am The reason Utopianism always generates a high body count is that it’s a feature of the system, not a bug. Utopians want a perfect world for themselves and no one else. and part of creating that perfect world is “cleansing” it of those they define as imperfect, i.e., not exactly like them. he only ones they will tolerate are the slaves they keep to do the dirty jobs- or be their domestic servants. Under the skin, every Utopian is a genocidal fanatic. This was well shown in one of the earliest Utopian films, Alexander Korda’s Things to Come (1936). The Utopia shown there was the result of a devastating world war, was imposed by a militaristic cult (Wings Over the World) that became essentially a hereditary ruling class, and even then there were some who wanted to destroy the Utopia because in their estimation, it wasn’t pure enough. It’s no coincidence that it was written by H.G. Wells, a hardcore socialist to the end of his days. Most Utopians are socialists, who believe that the world will be perfect once they’re running it. And if it fails to be so, well, they can always kill people until “the world” gets the message. Or they run out of people to kill. At which point they tend to turn on each other. (see “Jacobins”, “Paris Commune”, “Munich Soviet”, “Spartacists”, etc.) Of course, by that time, it’s generally irrelevant to everybody else because they’re already “dead or fled”. Most often the former, as Utopians don’t like the idea of anybody anywhere not being under their “benign rule”. And if you try to escape them, they will pursue you forever. To teach everyone else their place in the scheme of things. Assuming “everyone else” is even allowed to survive- as a slave. clear ether eon Old Codger Oct 25 2018 at 12:23 pm All DemonKKKRats see when they look at a border is a barrier to recruiting new peons for the plantation. Delilah T Oct 25 2018 at 12:54 am El grupo de idiotas is somewhere around 2,000 miles +/- from the USA’s southern border, depending on which part they plan to head to. I saw a report that said se estan cansando, because it is not turning out to be quite as easy as they had thought it would be. They may not arrive anywhere near the USA border before December, no matter what they think. So you have to ask why they can’t have a little revolution in their own country? Simple. It’s easier to go cry on someone else’s doorstep. Wave the sympathy card. Weep profoundly That sort of thing. No es nuestra problema. Es de ellos. And, yeah, glad we hired dTrump. He’s almost due for a small raise, 2.8% like the rest of us are getting. Unemployment is lower than it has been since 1969. Remember that, and go and vote (if you haven’t already) on Nov. 6th. cmblake6 Oct 25 2018 at 1:53 am Already voted. And this strip was brilliant. Henry Oct 25 2018 at 11:54 pm Alan Korwin says: never vote early. Here’s why: https://pagenine.typepad.com/page_nine/2016/10/for-arizona-voters-.html#more Ozymandius Oct 25 2018 at 2:58 am I couldn’t have said it better myself, Chris. Well done! Bill G Oct 25 2018 at 4:03 am Well said, indeed. There are many on Capitol Hill that need firing. Randy Oct 25 2018 at 5:46 am Delilah T @ 12:54AM – why they can’t have a little revolution in their own country? Simple – their respective countries have outlawed private ownership of firearms (or never originally had such a right.) Only their crooked politicos and elites have firearms. Revolutions and resistance are bloody and painful – much easier to walk a 1,000 plus miles to a wealthier country poisoned by left-leaning politicos with power looking to build their voting block by hook and crook! Delilah T Oct 25 2018 at 8:03 am Randy, the Lefterds are poisoning themselves, have been for several decades. They’ve been trying to get even with Joe McCarthy since the HUAC hearings. Arrogance is all over the place with them, wafting through the air like the smell from the dumpster behind a sandwich shop. Every cycle has a beginning and an ending, The long, slow slide into that morass has turned into a mess that those idjits can’t really control any more. Sometimes, these things are like ourobouros – they swallow themselves. (The king snake and rat snake do the same thing unless you stop them.) Punta Gorda Oct 25 2018 at 5:48 pm Funny that, Joe McCarthy wanted everything done in private so as not to slander the innocent. The Demoncraps made it into the media shit show. Old Codger Oct 25 2018 at 12:37 pm much easier to walk a 1,000 plus miles to a wealthier country poisoned by left-leaning politicos Especially when someone’s paying for them to have a place to sleep at night and paying to feed them and other people are giving them rides so they don’t have to walk. John Oct 25 2018 at 3:15 pm Yeah, that logistical support must be massive. It can’t be the work of the locals wherever they find themselves. Find out who supports this invasion and you will discover a whole lot. I suspect the MSM does know and keeps it quiet. DASTARDLY DAN Oct 25 2018 at 6:09 am What do you fine folks think about the ‘packages’ received by Soros and some of his minions? Real, or false flag? If real, who is the source? And can we get that individual some tech support? eon Oct 25 2018 at 6:26 am False flag. The packages hit every powerpoint on the “How Do You Spot A Mail Bomb” poster from the U.S. Postal Service; https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/bombs.htm Furthermore, they weren’t mailed; the excessive number of stamps were not canceled, so they never went through USPS- where the various gadgets installed since the Patriot Act would have detected the “pipe bombs” inside. Finally, the one received by CNN was a phony. It wasn’t even wired up correctly. (NB: Yes, I know how it should have been wired; no, I’m not telling.) Most likely, the only real bomb delivered yesterday was the one to the White House. And the “sender” probably wishes it had been a nuke. clear ether eon GWB Oct 25 2018 at 6:34 am The one of which I’ve seen pictures actually had the stamps cancelled, according to some. It’s not as clear and obvious as it used to be, but folks have spotted the dots across the stamps that you see nowadays. (I’ve also received packages in the mail in the last few years where the cancellation was so slight that I *could* have re-used the stamps.) (And, hadn’t thought about the “hits all the indicators” bit. Excellent point.) eon Oct 25 2018 at 10:21 am Another point; they all “arrived” on the same day. What’s the odds of five to nine packages sent to various parts of the country by USPS arriving almost simultaneously? While some may have been mailed (with phony contents that wouldn’t trigger the security equipment) I suspect most were “hand-delivered”. Meaning there was probably more than one person involved, unless that “one person” was named The Flash or Quicksilver. cheers eon GWB Oct 25 2018 at 2:54 pm A bunch more were delivered today, evidently? Hmmmm. interventor Oct 25 2018 at 5:52 pm One of the packages sent to a wrong address was sent to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s address, which was on the left top corner. Delilah T Oct 25 2018 at 8:07 am I looked at a photo of one. It appeared to be something like a pocket knife. My first impression was ‘hogwash’, second was ‘wishful thinking’. Third: ‘coincidence’? I don’t think so. Cherry bombs dropped in the toilets in junior high school were less ridiculous. Cannot imagine anyone wasting their time trying to ‘spook’ the losers. Doggo Oct 25 2018 at 8:53 am I heard on the radio they used PVC pipe to construct the bombs. Steel pipe is generally used because it produces shrapnel. A PVC pipe is no more dangerous than a firecracker or M-80 with the same amount of powder. interventor Oct 25 2018 at 10:15 am One to CNN had no blasting cap. JTC Oct 25 2018 at 11:55 am They had their pre-emptory “false flag” denial ready and waiting: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/10/24/instant-inevitable-cries-false-flag-after-bomb-threats-targeting-clintons-obamas-cnn/?noredirect=on And Uncle Joe was feeling left out so they had to do a rush order for his and. Now what about Kaepernick? And…nah, never mind, Soros Ordnance Works (SOW) could never make enough of these bottle rockets to send to all the people and various arms of leftism that I have come to legitimately hate. Deplorable B Woodman Oct 25 2018 at 8:01 pm Soros Ordinance Works – SOW. SOWEEEEEEE HERE PIGGY PIGGY PIGGY SOWEEEEEEEE…………. I like that. JSStryker Oct 25 2018 at 12:08 pm I’m sure the fbi/deep state already have their person on ice, they are just scrubbing their fb/twitter/social media to only contain their “manifesto and screaming hatred of the left. fbi/deep state’s scheme will be unraveled by people on reddit and other media. Oh and btw their “suspect” will conveniently commit suicide before they are arrexted. GWB Oct 25 2018 at 6:29 am They seem to be either intended to not go off (the guy who helped catch the UNAbomber said the recipient would have had to set them off intentionally) or built by someone so loony they don’t know how to build bombs (and can’t find out from the internet). So, could be false flag, or HORRIBLY incompetent bomber. It’s been mentioned that their not exploding should mean a HUGE forensic trail. If so, then I guess incompetent. But, if these things are actually pretty clean and the tracks well-covered? Definitely false-flag. (And, yes, there’s always the possibility it’s both.) BTW, has anyone asked Ayers about an alibi? Delilah T Oct 25 2018 at 8:08 am He’s still living near U of Chicago. Give him a call and ask him. Merle Oct 25 2018 at 8:16 pm false flag – the ones I saw were not capable of exploding….. GWB Oct 25 2018 at 6:24 am Well put, Zed! Bravo Zulu! Badger Oct 25 2018 at 6:54 am X-ring. Tagg Hill Oct 25 2018 at 7:14 am Gonna be like herding cats. Bill Oct 25 2018 at 7:53 am Ditto. Exactly. Get on with it. Peet Oct 25 2018 at 8:23 am >Delilah T >Oct 25 2018 at 8:03 am >They’ve been trying to get even with Joe McCarthy since the HUAC hearings. I’m sorry Delilah, but this irritates the crap out of me every time I see it: Joe McCarthy was a senator. He could not have possibly have been on the HOUSE unamerican activities commission. We’re better than to make such a mistake; let the NYTimes X-word puzzles make this one. Old Codger Oct 25 2018 at 1:12 pm McCarthy was chair of the Senate Committee on Government Operations. Sitting beside him and “holding his coat” (those with some Bible knowledge should recognize the reference) was the Junior Senator from California. Hard to believe there was EVER a time when a Republican could be elected to ANY office in Kali but Tricky Dick was a member of the House when he ran for the Senate. It was Nixon, while a member of the House who chaired the HUAC. JTC Oct 25 2018 at 10:33 pm “Hard to believe there was EVER a time when a Republican could be elected to ANY office in Kali…” Seems counter-intuitive I know, but 15 out of their 20 governors since 1900 were R’s, including one named Ronnie and another called Arnie who was a big booster of RR as potus while he was governor. David Grimes Oct 25 2018 at 9:19 am EXCELLENT! President Trump may well be the only elected official (notice I do NOT say politician) who understands that basic truth. Scott Bieser Oct 25 2018 at 9:35 am No, the first job of the Federal Government is to safeguard our liberties. Sometimes “defending the border” contributes to defending liberty, sometimes it takes liberty away. JSStryker Oct 25 2018 at 12:10 pm Yup “safeguard our liberties” not safeguard our liberals. GWB Oct 25 2018 at 3:00 pm You have to defend the territorial integrity of the country in order to defend liberty. By definition, if the area within which you can exercise your liberty shrinks, the actual liberty is shrinking, too. Spin Drift Oct 25 2018 at 9:39 am It’s probably about time that this little cat is out of the bag but the 2A is exactly the remedy for the Mobs for Jobs parade coming to the southern border. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state,” so get to it boys as it looks like the fed.gov is gonna cave on optics. The country you save might even be your own. Also, Mr President, pull the Central American Dictatorship funding and use it to help repair the Florida panhandle and BUILD THE WALL. Also call up the National Guard in all the southern states. An overwhelming response is the only response to stunts like this. Then go after the treasonous bastards who pushed this pebble off the top of the mountain, Spin Shoot low boys they’re riding flatcars. Hang Soros First and then send him back to Hungary so they can get to work on him. Spin JSStryker Oct 25 2018 at 12:12 pm Needs to call up the regular army so he doesn’t end up in a fight with state governors. Pamela Oct 25 2018 at 10:18 am While everyone is busy watching the little packages, what are the many other hands doing? interventor Oct 25 2018 at 10:18 am Ayn Rand said that the American government should exist to protect from fraud and force within the nation and from force without the nation. If, that’s nearly all it does, then our rights are safe by default. Scott Bieser Oct 25 2018 at 11:09 am Unfortunately the government violates our rights to property and to freely enter contracts, more than it protects them. The difference between the two largest political camps is little more than whose rights get violated for whose benefit. Deplorable B Woodman Oct 25 2018 at 8:11 pm Hello, Scott. I’ve been enjoying your Quantum Vibe comic. Thank you. Kafiroon Oct 25 2018 at 11:21 am Excellent Chris! Governments main job is definitely to protect us as a nation. If we attempted to do it you know the “govt.” would turn and prosecute us with great prejudice. Which is why there is very little push back against antifa. Note the Proud Boys being arrested but not antifa they fought with. The government is the greatest obstacle to our freedoms, that President Trump is trying to remove from our necks. Those were the poorest fake bombs I have ever seen pictures of. The only answer is the simplest. “Oh those Terrible Republicans! Trying to kill our leadership! They must be punished!” The presstitutes can now rave endlessly that it had to be Republicans are so vicious and murderous. Kafiroon Oct 25 2018 at 11:46 am As an article expounding on Chris’s subject, see http://ace.mu.nu/ The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition. Also Dave Burge has a quote immediately below that, that also rings true. JTC Oct 25 2018 at 12:10 pm I like Burge, brilliant biting humor in such few words is something that I do not seem to have the capacity for, but do very much admire. That said, can you ‘splain to me his gist in that one? Kafiroon Oct 25 2018 at 1:18 pm Seems to me, it is a reference to the ability of the controlling elements of our NSA and others to observe/track our every saying/doing. We know most web sites are tracked for comments, facebook, twitter, amazon, google. We know cell phones are an open book to hacking and stingray. We all know how a simple item search on line leads to targeted ads for that item. Any controlling party can easily weaponize that ability to eliminate/reeducation camp(?) anyone they want. How about surveillance cameras everywhere with centralized facial recognition? Like Britanistan. Needless to say, our govt. is the most weaponized entity on earth. See The Ones weaponizing every govt. agency. Homeland Security identification stops anywhere in the USA. As bad as it all is, I see no better place we can go. JTC Oct 25 2018 at 1:36 pm Thank you. I had not inferred a connection from that internal threat to the external one the flash mob presents, the latter being an enumerated power of fedgov and the former being an enumerated lack of it. But yes 4A rights are definitely at risk from gov and other enemy combatants in this too-connected world, albeit one I’m not sure can be stuffed back into the bottle. Old Codger Oct 25 2018 at 1:36 pm The mob (army?) advancing towards our Southern border is a total “no win” situation; in psych terms, a “double approach-avoidance” scenario. Trump cannot simply stand down the Armed Forces or he IS likely to be fired year-after-next. At the same time I don’t see those people meekly turning around and setting off back home. I believe it will require use of deadly force (Army exist to “break things and kill people” after all) to turn them back and who wants to fire into a crowd of relatively innocent, unarmed civilians for goodness sake! Additionally, firing into a crowd of civilians on Mexican soil could be considered either an “act of war” or a “crime against humanity”. Much as I’d like to see the G.I.s take a Ma Duce and stitch a seam across the road just ahead of them, I know full well how that would be received by everybody in the world (except Israel who doesn’t scruple to fire canister loads from a tank to break up a mob). I don’t know who thought up this caper but he/she is a diabolical genius. I don’t figure Gov. Abbot here in Texas would mind the Army securing the Southern border, But you gotta figure Gov. Moonbeam out in Kali would have 27 varieties of conniption fits If the Prez deploys troops to secure the border between Kali and Mexico. And he’d be joined by all the progs in congress plus most of Hollywierd. JTC Oct 25 2018 at 1:44 pm Partially answer your own question, OC. “Don’t know who thought up this caper…” Orchestrated is the right word. And who are the orchestrators, writers, actors, directors, choreographers, of our fake world? All of hollyweird. Halley Oct 25 2018 at 1:43 pm Who profits from prominent Dims supposedly suffering from supposed “bomb threats” by supposed Trump supporters? – the Enemedia – Islamists – the Socialist Democrat Party – enemies of America across the globe Oddly enough, the very same insects who’d be motivated to stage the scenario of prominent Dims suffering from “bomb threats” right before the midterms. Take your pick. Kafiroon Oct 25 2018 at 9:23 pm I just do not see Any use of force being used against the ‘break the boarder mob’. I cannot even picture Trump authorizing that. Thus I see them just mobbing their way in at crossings or around them. IF, if, we had the cohones to declare that we will not process Anyone in, No food, No shelter and if we get our hands on you, you get thrown straight back into Mexico. Now me, Naplam across the path, frequently renewed or A-10’s chewing up ground across the path, might discourage most of the mob. And Mexico can suck rocks for not stopping them as I do it on their side. Collateral damage? Yeah, there are dumb ones everywhere. Unintended consequences? Yeah, most the world hates us now. Along with many of our own citizens that welcome this. The older I get, the ornerier I get. Sorry for length Chris. Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable! Oct 25 2018 at 11:31 pm Wonder how many of those humvee mounted V-MADS systems it would take to back the invaders off of the border? Wonder if they ever got battle tested? JTC Oct 26 2018 at 12:35 am Chris? Chris! CHRIS!! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell, just thought you nodded off at the keyboard again…tick tock. NotYetInACamp Oct 26 2018 at 2:20 am Invading asymmetric army. Capture all who cross the border. Intern them. (Aren’t those FEMA Camps conspiracies partially true. Also military manuals define exactly how to quickly construct detention centers) Military tribunals hear all cases without delay. (Extra lawyers and judges can be drafted or volunteer. Sufficient officers can be diverted to the tribunals as needed.) The invaders know they are invaders. They also are passing from a safe nation across the US border. Declare all detention areas and distances up to 150 miles from the border, as may be currently done already, as customs and immigration areas, so they can be returned to anywhere just like from an airport. In an invasion everywhere in the USA is a legitimate area to capture invaders, or illegally present foreign nationals. The military tribunals give all involved their due process. (Judge Kavanaugh was quizzed on military tribunals at the hearings by Senator Lindsay Graham, and their scope while he was being approved as a Supreme Court Justice.) The cases are disposed of. The determinations and findings, etc., of the military tribunals are carried out. An airlift using various means is put in place to return the members of the invading asymmetric armies to their home nations. 99.9999% (imho) of the cases should result in returning the people to their nations immediately. Criminals and terrorists in the invading army groups would be dealt with appropriately. The investigation of the organizers and of those who funded the invasions could be properly carried out. Indictments (in appropriate form and from the proper jurisdictions) could be produced. Arrests and captures could be made across the nation and the world. The military tribunals could give due process. Forfeiture of assets after convictions could take place. Asset forfeiture (which as laws I object to) could be used beforehand in some cases. (Move quickly on Soros as countries all over the world have claims against his assets. Italy and Greece are two that come quickly to mind.) Using many masses of military police backed up by police, regular unarmed military, all alwys backed up by fully armed military police and armed US military (with sufficient close quick response backup) and locals as needed, the possibly safe capture of the invaders could occur and they could be returned to their nations. Easy peasy. They are gone. Any violence is on the hands of those who commit it and also the responsibility of the organizers and funing people, who the military tribunal can take care of and give them their due process in due time. NotYetInACamp Oct 26 2018 at 6:36 am President Trump showed his difference from every other candidate when he stated the law and said no amnesty. Apply the law. That was in the first Republican Presidential primary debate. He further extended his individually presentation of what America thought with further explanations about what the laws are and should be. His stands on the massive illegal immigration (invasion) encouragedd by past Presidents and their supporters sealed the deal for his election along with many other common sense approaches to the nation and its situations. The economy issues and the release of some regulatory constraints got us to now. The people still support the ideas Trump has stated, and then, unlike almost every other elected person for the past 60 years, President Trump went to work, and did many of the goals that he said he would work on and succeed at as president. The goals achieved (which other elected people have considered political rhetoric to be discarded after election) have helped the nation improve, and be in a better shape for the possible economic upheaval that many are now trying to do to the world economies. The massive draining of wealth that the illegal migrations / invasions have taken from the American people needs to be ended. Law exists for our President to lead the way. The people support him. Doing as the people want will ensure his reelection, and the further improvement of our nation. Once our nation is secure in its borders and its economy and in its people, then we will have the ability to decide to help others in this world as we have always chosen to do. Having others chose our destruction (Berkely and elsewhere created mobs chanting – NO TRUMP! NO BORDERS! NO USA AT ALL! – and by other actions) and use our compassion to force us to help others that have been created into situations of distress to tear upon heartstrings, is not acceptable to the people of the USA. Be the problem solver you are, President Trump, and good will flow from it. Not to say that I could not suggest improvements, but with so much winning, it is hard to get some good suggestions in edgewise. JTC Oct 26 2018 at 10:03 am Well Brother NYIAC, that last one is 100% spot-on, really a fleshed-out long-form of what Z said up there at the end, that I said makes this DBD such a standout…incredible truth and profundity in one sentence. As to that first one, I will attribute that to the hour it was written. I made my determinations and findings on this invasion before I pulled the lever for Trump with full expectation for him to carry them out: I determine that these illegal hordes of invaders (NOT army, discussion of that another time) , will continue and increase until they consume us like locusts. Free everything will always attract, and if this orchestrated band is sucessful we will be overrun on land, sky, and even little leaky boats floating ashore…again. That one brought crime and disease and blight to our South Florida shores from which we will never recover, it was just a tiny microcosm of what is to come if our hired hand does not continue to live up to his promise. Spend zillions incarcerating and processing these criminals? Fuck that! STOP the mother fuckers before they encroach on our soil,.. BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY! JTC Oct 26 2018 at 10:15 am Like roaches, these masses are limitless and utterly controlled; and like all slaves of the elitist left, they are expendable. You can never deal with them all individually, you will expend all of our time and treasure in the process, which is undoubtedly part of the plan. Which is NOT to say we should not pursue full-bore the investigation to uncover the godhead(s) of these repeated attacks on the fabric and viability of America. Treason is a crime punishable by death. Pursue them, find them, convict them…and carry that punishment out. If you don’t, the Deplorables will find someone who will. “I hired YOU. Don’t make me fire you.” Bloody fucking brilliant right there. NotYetInACamp Oct 26 2018 at 1:15 pm Well said. NotYetInACamp Oct 26 2018 at 1:18 pm A military tribunal decision and flight back to their nations can be very quick. Within hours some can be winging their way back to their own jurisdiction that they are subject to. (14th Amendment reference there) NotYetInACamp Oct 26 2018 at 1:14 pm Delilah T Oct 26 2018 at 12:26 am Chris, somehow, this 10/26/18 entry appears BEFORE the 10/25/18 entry. Leave a Reply to Pamela Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.