Day By Day

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  • Grunt GI

    Chris. LUV THESE!

    Very well done.

  • Chris Muir

    I can see why leftists claim they are banned from comment sites.They start incrementally;always inserting a counter argument-which is fine-but they inevitably increase their comments at other commenters under concern trolling.Next, they cannot help but accelerate their comments until they take over or disrupt the board.I have determined Gal Tea as one of these;she/he is banned.I don’t want an echo chamber;these idiots take advantage of that nicety and make it a pain for all.If u comment here,be aware I call the shots.This place is for DBD readers, and is not a platform for others to disrupt.

    • Wayne M

      Chris, those kind of tactics are bread & butter for collectivists. They boast about how they’re trying to introduce civility and perspective to us benighted savages… yet when their perspective is challenged, their civility vanishes…

      I, for one, don’t mind having someone challenge my perspective. Over the years, between experience and intellectual challenges, I believe I’m the better for it. I’ve yet to meet a collectivist who acknowledges their perspective has similarly changed for the better.

      • Chris Muir

        It’s a game to them; to shut things down,it’s all they have.They see anyone who isn’t in their groupthink as less than human,so the rules don’t apply to them.Or so they think.

        • Snafu F. Ubar

          To bad you can’t do the same with the bullshit artist of the Oval Office that you did with Gal Tea!
          Your description nails it.
          THANK YOU.

          • Doug Dean

            Constitutionally, we can. The question is simply whether or not we have the cajones.

          • PaulS

            He is, in his way, as we all are.
            Hear Here!

  • nonncom

    I slowly became a fan…it took a while to take hold, but once it did….keep up the good work….

    • Chris Muir

      uh huh.

  • Canuck49

    Check out Joe Lieberman’s commentary in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Calvin

    Shades of Ayn Rand. I will do what I deem necessary and what I want to do not because you want me to do it. Sorry Skye.

    • Objectivism. Good choice of lifestyle.

  • capn

    Hear Hear on the first three panels! Well said Chris.

    Keep speaking Truth to the progs for what little good it will do. (Does that make me an optimist?)
    Me I’m working on keeping my expert badge.

  • Calvin

    I’m curious, will we ever see a Day by Day book or a retro posting. Yes, I know, I can go back to the beginning (which is how I got up to speed a couple of years ago) but I have lazy friends.

      • B Woodman

        I see listed right under your book is another about driving in Saudi Arabia. Having been posted there (Army), and done that, I’ll have to buy that one too. Eventually.

    • RooftopVoter

      Calvin, I have every DBD saved on my hard drive ( backed up too! ) and with a little work on file naming so they stay in order, you can use a freeware program like I-view to page thru from the beginning.

      It is actually a bunch of work, easier to buy a book, but man, the progression from the first one is sooooooo cool.

  • Abe

    Chris: You are correct. I have seen the death of a couple of good blog commentaries by nasty trolls that devolve all comments to bad flaming personal attack diatribes. Soon many stop commenting or reading.

    • Doug Dean

      Case in point: Politico, where they have gone from debate (fine) to simply flagging any post they don’t like. Look at any article > a week old and you’ll see all comments “awaiting moderation”.

      • B Woodman

        Ditto for Democratic Underground. Nothing but a vast left-wing echo chamber.

  • Chris Muir

    “Chris, I’m disappointed you didn’t recognize the reference to Galatea!
    I would’ve thought you’d love that story. Look it up!
    Oh yeah, and I haven’t heard of a single leftist calling for straight white dudes like you to murder all the “Muzzies.” But don’t worry Rorschach, I’m sure someday all the whores and politicians will look up at you and shout “save us!”

    Iphigenia/Gal Tea

    33 year old dude.In his Mom’s basement. Point proven.Sigh.

    • B Woodman

      Chris, your site, your rules. If the trolls don’t like it, let ’em start their own blog site. You’re not impinging (let them look THAT up) on their 1st A free speech rights. They can spout off anywhere else they like, just not here.

    • Bill

      ROTFLMAO!!

  • Chris Muir

    Abe and noncom.hmmm.

    • Grunt GI

      Instead of Hail to the Chief, they should play that song from Caddyshack…seems to be where our Dear Leader spends most of his time…when ESPN Sportscenter isn’t on.

      • Jason Thorn

        “I’m All Right” by Kenny Loggins?

    • Doug Dean

      The Benny Hill Show reference is apt on more than one level; the humor was crude and consisted mainly of slapstick jokes aimed at the simple-minded (much like the rhetoric of the current administration).

  • Chris, I’ve rarely seen a more perfect example of a musical remix. No, wait, never really.

  • Canuck49

    Chris,
    I don’t think you can completely stop trolls from invading DBD. You can only do what you can to delete their posts after the fact.

    Faithful readers can, however, completely ignore them. Trolls can disguise who they are but not what they are. So dear DBD fans, don’t respond to them, don’t even acknowledge their existence.

    • Chris Muir

      yup.I’ll weed ’em out,ignore them.they simply cannot help their pavlovian response to free thought.

      • Bill G

        Free thought? Oh, no! We can’t allow the peasants to have that.
        It’s great to realize that troll hunting has no closed season or bag limit.

        • B Woodman

          I wish. . . . I have some rifles that need some exercising.

  • Benny Hill? Yeah. I can see that!

  • Canuck49

    Chris,

    Envy, it is maybe the nastiest of all emotions and it is what trolls wallow in.

    They don’t want to rise to the level of your art and values, they want you and us (DBD fans) to descend to theirs.

    to paraphrase Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged; They don’t want to live, they want you to die!

    • “They don’t want to live, they want you to die!”

      Same mindset for homocide-bombers.

    • SAR-NOW

      *****

  • Shades of Kipling’s “Tommy” – one of my personal favorites.

    As a retired grunt, I’ve got a standard answer to those of the anti-gun, anti-military, kum-bye-ya left:
    “Those of you who ‘don’t-believe-in-violence” would rapidly go extinct without the services of those of us who do.”

    • Leo AutoDidact

      First, thank you Sir!

      Second, here’s a little something from one of the truely GREAT Authors of the 20th Century.

      “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded–here and there, now and then– are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right- thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.”

      • David Simone

        I miss Robert A. Heinlein. You’re right, one of the greatest and most entertaining (not to mention thought provoking) authors of the 20th century.

    • David Simone

      It is amazing that something Kipling wrote for a different country, in a different century, could still be so applicable today. Truly one for the ages. As an ex-military guy it is also one of my favorites.

    • B Woodman

      Salute to you, soldier. Do you read thisainthell.us? As good a place as DBD for catching up on things both political and military. Chris just does it with a lot more humor.

      And I think the last line of “Tommy” says it best (to paraphrase, I don’t have it in front of me):
      “But Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool, you bet that Tommy sees.”

    • nonncom

      “Guns are like parachutes…..if you need one, but don’t have one, you may never need one again”….unarmed police in France?….wow….

  • Leo AutoDidact

    Sorry, that was by Robert A. Heinlein

    • B Woodman

      Sounded like Ayn Rand. Great minds, eh?

  • Bob Smith

    The last four lines from Kipling’s”Tommy”.

    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
    But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

    I keep it on my desktop to remind me of when I held the “P” designator on my 11B MOS designator.

    • RayNAiken

      The “p” designator in my 11B4P was the most enjoyable 3 weeks at Fort Benning for me! C119’s (one way taxi to Alabama.)

  • Yes, Trolls love to make the comments section all about themselves. This latest one certainly was at least a little more intelligent than the one that stalks Larry Corriea and Sarah Hoyt, among others. I found the comments in reply to me frankly baffling most of the time.

    But I knew that you would figure it out and eventually punish the Gal Tea party.

  • B Woodman

    Chris, BINGO!!
    The first three panels are a perfect rebuttal to all Libtards. Ya’all believe in Big Gubbment so much, let THEM defend you.
    And the bottom three panels, PRICELESS!! I could just see and hear it. It’s a wonder I didn’t either wake up the house from laughing out loud, or injure myself from trying to suppress.
    That one will grow legs and take on a life of its own. I can just see that happening in real life, as Preezy comes before a public audience, “Hail to the Chief” starts playing, and someone in the crowd fires up their cell phone at max volume.
    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA. . . . . . . .

    • B Woodman

      Me and Big Gubbment got divorced six years ago. I’m just waiting to collect the alimony (SocSec).

  • finebammer

    a better response from Tapper: “DID NOT! THAT WAS HENRY. TELL HIM ED!”

  • Pamela

    I wonder if Hail to the Chief plays when he visits the other oval office?

    • DDS

      Did you mean the oval orifice?

      • Pamela

        Bien Sur

  • Bill G

    Is there a song called ‘Hail to the Thief’?

  • Conservative in Liberal Hands

    Concerning Trolls: It IS your ball, bat & ball yard. And your rules!

    Plot question: Hasn’t Skye overstayed her welcome? Fish & relatives after 3 days:-D

    • PaulS

      We use a little different standard. “This is your roll of TP, when it’s gone, so are you.” Could be a problem with Progs like Skye, as they limit their use (or they just want everyone else to).

      • Hal McCombs

        Sorry, but at one sheet per wipe, a lefty could seriously overstay her welcome.

        • piotr1600

          Serve lots of *hot* curry dishes if that’s the case… 🙂

  • Insomniac

    Love the whole thing, but the first three panels are fantastic. Marrying the government, indeed.

  • He bowed to the Saudi king. He said the “adhan” was beautiful and it is when sung like this.

  • Unca Walt

    Benny Hill theme. I spluttered my coffee.

    • Gideon Reed

      Somewhere Jackie Wright is looking up and smiling.

  • SAR-NOW

    Said it years ago and Chris reaffirms it on a regular basis:
    “The Thomas Nast of the 21st Century”

    • John Egbert

      High praise, that. And superbly well earned.

  • Hi, Chris,

    I’m not sure if you’d find this useful, but I have some blog rules I’ve had on my own site for years now that have, for the most part, eliminated post garbage and trolling. http://hollylisle.com/blog-rules/

    You’re welcome to borrow and modify them for your own use if you’d like. — Holly

    • Chris Muir

      Holly,that is gold.Gonna use those rules!’Sept for grammar…;)

    • B Woodman

      I finally went and looked. Gigglesnort all over again. Magnificent!

  • B Woodman

    “Benny Hill” over “Hail To The Chief”. Ashamed? Not in this life OR the next.

  • iconoclast

    Chris has Skye appearing to recognize:

    “There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.

    Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers

    But few progressives have even this level of understanding. After all, when your entire world view is about as accurate as epicycle theory what is a little more self-deception?

  • Don in AK

    Chris, please borrow a page from FB and add a “like” button! I want to give some of these comment gold stars! The Benny Hill theme is perfect! If anyone was ever running around in circles, this bunch is it.

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