Day By Day

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  • JTC

    Scaring the white kids. Like me.

    Yes, I’m scared. And I feel cornered.

    You know what happens then in the Wild Kingdom.

  • B Woodman

    I can’t tell what the picture in the second frame is supposed to be, but I think I get the idea.

    “See, this is why I read the bedtime stories to the kids.”

    See, this is why there is a “natural division of labor”.
    Zed provides for the family, the practical pragmatist, every day and matter of fact.
    Sam cares for and raises the children.
    Men are from Mars, women are from Venus (yes it sounds trite and contrived).
    Can you imagine if Sam went out to earn the daily bread?
    Better yet, can you imagine Zed raising the children?
    (we had a glimpse of that a month or two ago, reloading ammo).

    • Larry S. Woosley

      It’s Harf continuing the DoS press conference with light from a smart phone during the power failure in DC earlier this week.

      • B Woodman

        Thank you.
        I appreciate that.

  • Wayne M

    A government that abuses power is a failure…

  • B Woodman

    I WISH that a Higher Power would en-darken the District of Criminals. They’re already benighted, so they’ve got that head start. If DC loses power (literally and/or figuratively), that city would de-populate so fast, it would make Walking Dead seem like slo-mo. With just as much political infection of the rest of the country.
    WARNING! Political zombies! Shoot on sight!

  • canuck49

    Government has only one thing to offer; The Legal use of Force

    Government has only one legitimate function; The Defense of Individual Rights.

    Hence, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, et al.

  • NotYetInACamp

    I wonder if shutting down all of those zero pollution (CO2 is not pollution nor a greenhouse gas as the First Church of Al Gore, Reformed scientists say) coal fueled electrical power plants was involved in that bit of darkness. The ability of the grid to handle stress has been reduced by the reduced capacity due to the closing of coal powered electrical plants as Obama had said he would do many years ago. His obedient and rabid EPA executed the plants by self executing new regulations that were supposedly ‘common sense’ to the people who support Obama.
    (This hurts). I agree with Cheney’s conclusion he recently was reported on about Obama and the actions he takes conforming to someone who would take down the nation.
    I support people based on a comparative scale of who would I be supporting if I were did not get involved. It usually is very bad if one is not involved. The sooner in a process you make effort, the more likely one can exert an influence on who is the final candidate. Obama is the candidate we got when too many people walked away in proper and just disgust. The walking away part should only be done after using your vote. What you buy is also a vote in many ways.
    Have we reached de Tocqueville’s point where the cities have become like Europe’s and the corruption is close to overwhelming what is America?

    Everyone acting as we are and we will outnumber “them” so that they cannot control who we are.

    • Indeed, co2 is what feeds the trees to produce the oxygen we breathe. These people are the very idiots an oxygen shortage would be valuable for.

      • eon

        They are roughly evenly divided between those who have never heard of the TANSTAAFL Rule or the Law of Unintended Consequences (and thus can’t connect decreased generating capacity with power outrages), and those who worship at the altar of Holy Mother Gaia (who see such a result as a desirable first step toward a “post-technological” Utopia operating rather like ancient Sumeria- with themselves as the philosopher-kings).

        Neither element is in very close contact with reality. But both have the power to enact their dogmas in the real world.

        There are few things more potentially deadly than a delusional primitivist “idealist” with power.

        cheers

        eon

        • eon

          “outrages”= outages.

          Finger malfunction.

          cheers

          eon

          • PaulS

            Those too. [:o)

        • B Woodman

          “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

          C. S. Lewis

          • NotYetInACamp

            So true.

  • finebammer

    It’s your decision, it’s the chance that you take
    It’s on your head, it’s a habit that’s hard to break……

    In The Dark
    the great Billy Squier

  • Bill G

    A combination of a failure of power in the Legislative Branch during a power grab by the Executive Branch.
    With the Judicial Branch seeming to be bought/scared off.

    • Negative quantity of excreta.

  • Spin Drift

    At the moment the bed time stories are fairly Grimm.

    Hold Fast

    Spin Drift

    P.S. another couple of drinks for the bar:

    The Chuck Yeager: Two Steel Balls
    The Chuck Norris: Three Steel Balls

  • woodNfish

    While I agree there are marxist elements to the federal mafia, the US is more correctly a fascist police state.

    • LCSteve,KotE

      Yeah, but at least the trains run on time. 🙂

      • John Greer

        Not to mention off the rails.

  • Allan E.

    The trains also ran on time to the extermination camps in Europe.

  • Gus Bailey

    First frame has some Van Gogh influences? Or is it Edvard Munch?

  • Everyone’s yammerin’ ’bout power failures. I’m interested in more important things like that nip slip. 😉

  • Technically, HArF is argon fluorohydride, which decomposes into argon and hydrogen fluoride above −256 °C. The DoS Harf decomposes into pure BS in the dark.

  • @ David Gonzalez
    April 8, 2015, 9:03 pm

    “…, every kid who was whelped in a U.S. airport as his non-citizen parents were in transit would become a “legal natural-born citizen”, as you phrased it.”

    That is indeed the case, Mr. Gonzalez.

    “The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth,” either by being born “in” the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth.”

    • B Woodman

      Don’t just quote. Name your source so we, too, can judge its validity (or not).

    • NotYetInACamp

      In the jurisdiction
      Subject to the jurisdiction
      How shall they be construed / interpreted.
      Doing as almost all of the rest of the world does such, no child of foreign nationals born here would be a citizen.
      That would also conform to the few US Supreme Court decisions reached over 100 years ago.
      We give (give) gratuitous citizenship to people born here. The 14th Amendment language interpreted as the writers of it intended would not grant such citizenship unless the parents were our citizens. So I say it should be interpreted as the US Supreme Court has not yet interpreted that exactly on point. It has tended in that direction, yet the issue has not been presented to it in a very long time. The 14th amendment follows that concept. it has not been interpreted except as the writers intended to ensure the Democrats would not reject blacks as citizens in various states as the blacks had been subject to US jurisdiction while being born in the US jurisdiction. The amendment assured that there was no doubt about their citizenship.
      A law defining the constitutional situation would do wonders to end the excuse Obama uses to draw in millions to aid in his transforming the US into the rest of the world.
      We should adopt similar to Mexican laws in these areas so that when a person and their later born children cross into the USA they gain no legal advantages, and, must leave.
      As far as I am concerned, they will leave.
      The USA is being drained (ala the Cloward-Piven Strategy taught at Columbia while Obama is said to have attended classes there.) by asserting all means to suck wealth out of it. I had e a progressive married to a cousin who helped NYC get drained during Mayor Dinkin’s era. Add to it the jobs sucked out and that since 2000 we moved from over 30% of world GDP to close to 20% of world GDP.
      The point is gratuitous birthright citizenship must end. Adopting Mexico’s laws in this area would do that.
      That lure must be ended.
      I refuse to re-read this. 🙂

      • “We should adopt similar to Mexican laws in these areas so that when a person and their later born children cross into the USA they gain no legal advantages, and, must leave.”

        You are, of course, entitled to your own opinion (with which I happen to agree), but you are not entitled to your own facts. The fact of the matter is that any baby born in the United States, regardless of the citizenship of its parents, is automatically a natural-born American citizen.

  • Pamela

    Power goes out, we need to become what makes the bump in the night run for cover praying for dawn and salvation.

    Tequila, pomegranate juice, bit of lime and something fizzy- it’s rather tasty and creeps up from behind, clothes tend to come off.

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