Ride ’em, Cowboy!


  • January 13, 2015 at 11:05 pm
    Grunt GI

    Chris. LUV THESE!

    Very well done.

  • January 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm
    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 12:24 am
      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.

      • January 14, 2015 at 12:31 am
        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.

      • January 14, 2015 at 2:11 am
        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.

      • January 14, 2015 at 8:21 am
        Doug Dean

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

      • January 14, 2015 at 11:31 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:25 am

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

    • January 14, 2015 at 12:34 am
      Chris Muir

      uh huh.

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:30 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:40 am

    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 2:12 am

      Objectivism. Good choice of lifestyle.

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:42 am

    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.

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:43 am

    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 12:54 am
      Chris Muir
      • January 14, 2015 at 10:59 am
        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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

      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.

  • January 14, 2015 at 1:22 am

    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 8:28 am
      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”.

      • January 14, 2015 at 11:03 am
        B Woodman

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 1:38 am
    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 11:05 am
      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.

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  • January 14, 2015 at 1:40 am
    Chris Muir

    Abe and noncom.hmmm.

  • January 14, 2015 at 1:56 am

    “Benny Hill Theme” ????

    That’s Yakkety Sax by the late great Boots Randolph.

    They call it the Benny Hill Theme too. sigh

    • January 14, 2015 at 9:10 am
      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.

      • January 14, 2015 at 9:52 am
        Jason Thorn

        “I’m All Right” by Kenny Loggins?

    • January 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm
      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).

  • January 14, 2015 at 2:11 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 2:16 am

    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 2:21 am
      Chris Muir

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

      • January 14, 2015 at 7:54 am
        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.

      • January 14, 2015 at 11:07 am
        B Woodman

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Benny Hill? Yeah. I can see that!

  • January 14, 2015 at 2:41 am


    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!

    • January 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm

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

      Same mindset for homocide-bombers.

  • January 14, 2015 at 2:43 am

    This calls for the bennyhillifier:

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  • January 14, 2015 at 2:46 am

    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.”

    • January 14, 2015 at 3:01 am
      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.”

      • January 14, 2015 at 5:26 am
        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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 5:29 am
      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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 7:13 am
      B Woodman

      Salute to you, soldier. Do you read 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.”

    • January 14, 2015 at 9:36 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 3:02 am
    Leo AutoDidact

    Sorry, that was by Robert A. Heinlein

    • January 14, 2015 at 6:58 am
      B Woodman

      Sounded like Ayn Rand. Great minds, eh?

  • January 14, 2015 at 3:25 am
    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 7:06 am

    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.

  • January 14, 2015 at 7:07 am
    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.

    • January 14, 2015 at 7:16 am
      B Woodman

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 7:17 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 7:37 am

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

    • January 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Did you mean the oval orifice?

      • January 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        Bien Sur

  • January 14, 2015 at 7:57 am
    Bill G

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 9:01 am
    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

    • January 14, 2015 at 11:43 am

      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).

      • January 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm
        Hal McCombs

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

      • January 14, 2015 at 10:40 pm

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 9:27 am

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 9:45 am
    Unca Walt

    Benny Hill theme. I spluttered my coffee.

    • January 14, 2015 at 10:44 am
      Gideon Reed

      Somewhere Jackie Wright is looking up and smiling.

  • January 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

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

    • January 14, 2015 at 11:23 am
      John Egbert

      High praise, that. And superbly well earned.

  • January 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    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.

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

    • January 14, 2015 at 10:54 am
      Chris Muir

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 11:10 am
    Chris Muir

    Charles, you magnificent basterd! Charles
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    This calls for the bennyhillifier:

    • January 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm
      B Woodman

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm
    B Woodman

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

  • January 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    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?

  • January 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm
    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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