Day By Day


  • Spin Drift

    Which Cuban? Principles or gangmember?

    And a side of humility
    War Damn Eagle
    Molon Labe

    • Iconoclast

      “gangmember” … the innuendo is a bit harsh, yet the reference fits – nicely played, Spin.

    • Bill

      Ditto. Which?

  • JTC

    Soup ‘n sammich…mm mm good.

    Trump/Cruz ’16

  • Iconoclast

    … and the RINOs in the pear tree ….

  • eclark1849

    Aww, Ted’s not THAT loud, Sam, and Trump’s more of a Philly steak and cheese. 🙂

  • T Poore

    Cubans too Go for $1000 Alex
    Answer : $30,000,000,000,000.00

  • WayneM

    Seriously, the slate on both sides of this adventure are not inspirational.

    It appears George Washington was visionary in his farewell address. Political parties are the bane of decent government.

  • B Woodman

    Chris, I must admire your verbal witticisims of late. You do the English language proud.

    • Chris Muir

      Well, I’m drunk tonight.

      • SteveInCO

        It’s entirely possible the election will present us with a choice between “Oh, Shit!” and “Hell, No!” so I can understand getting hammered. And I say that as a teetotaler.

      • Pamela

        So what were you imbibing for medicinal purposes and how are you this morning?

    • Chris Muir

      Not really, but I wanted to say that so bad.

      • NotYetInACamp

        Way to go. 🙂

      • eon

        Looking at the choices, I feel like a stiff one or two, and I don’t drink, period, and never did.

        (No “moral” issue, just tried it in adolescence and never acquired the taste for it.)



      • billf

        Chris,you’re even funny in your own comments section.Good one.

    • Swansonic

      Well said.

      And I’m proud to be an Amuirican.

      • Swansonic

        Oops – forgot the hyphens.


        • Chris Muir

          why dint i ever think of that? dang!

          • Swansonic

            Maybe a little more Dr. Bombay, as some would say…..

          • B Woodman

            “Calling Dr Bombay, calling Dr Bombay, come right away.”

          • H_B

            You must now draw a “Proud to be an A-Muir-ican” poster featuring Sam suggestively draped in the flag.

          • Swansonic

            Sounds like a visit from RedLine to me!

  • NotYetInACamp

    Being one who has walked into the various devil’s dens of political parties and movements and discussed their evils, I do have a choice for this election that I have stated before.

    Earlier this week I was discussing the events and the woman said that she liked Trump because of what he said and how he said it. I said that is probably because he really does not have a filter. She said yes, that’s it. Trump may misspeak, and be wrong, but he says what he sees, and, he often is directly on target, or hitting the edge of the target. He can correct himself when he gets more good information. Lefties call that growing, except when a republican or conservative or libertarian does it. I have areas that I disagree with him, but, on the crucial issues of our times, liberty, and survival, he is the person saying what we must do, or at least pointing to where the game is afoot.
    I had hoped Bush and Rubio would have been in low single digits of support at this point.
    People have been saying that “this” election is the most important election in our history every election for quite a few years.
    We finally are at one where the Republic will cease to exist further than the law writer in the white house has taken it so far.
    The people who may take power by any means believe that government is the ruler rather than a subject to the people. We only said that communism had to win one election to gain total power. This may be that election, or, it may be the election where the fever breaks and we can cure some of the damage done by the evil of the fever.
    In the past I have spoken with rubio and bush. i would not truust them to protect the Republic. I would not trust them to protect the nation nor the Constitution, nor the people and their rights, much less their privileges.

    They prepared a menu for us. We reject their menu. Their menu is not the deal.
    i support the man who has made a few deals. Donald J Trump.

    Remember that the local elections effect your daily lives quite greatly, and those people do pressure the entire political system depending upon who they are. Know who you vote for locally. the more good people put in locally, the better the politcal matrix becomes.

    • Chris Muir

      Rubio is…let’s just say, compromised, according to my sources, who know the man.

      • JTC

        He is Obama with an R, in every meaningful measure.

        I’ll take a hot Cuban with my hearty soup, but not that one.

        Trump/Cruz ’16
        Cruz/? ’20

        • Agreed, from damn near everything I’ve been able to see.

        • H_B

          He let his mask slip with that “gang of 8” immigration-amnesty push. Before that he was very convincing as a “Reaganesque” – and I loath him all the more because of it.

  • B Woodman

    Woman, go make me a hot Cuban sammich, with a side of hot (s)trump-et soup.

    • LOL!!!!!!!!!

    • GWB

      Given the context, Sam making a “hot Cuban sammich” would entail her, Rubio and Cruz. I don’t think that’s what Chris had in mind!

      • Pamela

        Ewww. It would never happen. Sam loves and respects Zed.

        I’d expect that behavior from Carlos Danger and Bob-on-my-Root Willy.
        Donny T would never share a sandwich, let alone any sammich.
        Plus who knows what his filling is like or if it is even adequate.

        And not those two. They would both be signing like Farinelli when their wives were done with them.

      • B Woodman

        Oops. Didn’t think about it, or mean it that way.
        My apologies to Sam. And Zed. (And Chris)
        (get yer mind out of the gutter. allow mine to float on by.)

  • Let’s look at Cruz and Rubio and Article 2.1.5. I’ve read the Constitution, and I’ve read Vattel, and I’ve read the letters between the Founders on the reasons. BOTH parents must be American citizens to make their children Natural Born. The reason was to avoid any division of loyalties. One parent makes them a citizen, both parents make them NBCs. Regardless of place of birth, parental citizenship is the key. The Founders intent was quite clear. Takes a lot of lawyers to screw things up this badly.

    • steveb919

      Wrong. Read the Constitution!

      • I have. Read Vattel.

  • LowKey

    Born inside the borders of the United States on US soil = NBC.
    Born outside the borders of the United States with one or more US Citizens as parents= US Citizen.
    Born a foreign national, legally immigrate to the USA, take the oath of citizenship= Naturalized Citizen (not natural born).

    You have to be born inside the US to be president. This has all been hashed out before….doesn’t anyone recall when Arnold was Governor of Cali and people were pondering him as a presidential candidate? The consensus of legal scholars was that would have taken an amendment to the US Constitution to permit it.

    • Brasspounder

      Could be that I’m overlooking it, but I don’t find that definition of Natural Born Citizen in any of the founding documents.

    • markm

      Schwarzenegger was born in Austria to Austrian parents, so whatever “natural born citizen” means, it isn’t him.

      The Constitution never defined its terms, so it should be interpreted in the plain meaning of the words in 1787. The most reasonable interpretation of “natural born citizen” is just citizen by birth – whether that is by location or parentage.


    Try that link. I wrote a post back in May of 2011 that I could link to, with links within, that explains my statements above, but I won’t. What I will refer to is yet another quote related to Obama. You’ve heard it, the one about how we can survive this, but not those who would have elected this in the first place. Or words to that effect.

  • doc

    cmblake6 – Vattel is not the Constitution. He might be interesting as a source to help understand what the framers were thinking, but he isn’t some sort of binding authority.
    And no matter how “Originalist” one is, there does have to be some evolution of thinking (such as the old writings giving weight to paternal citizenship but ignoring maternal citizenship, which just can’t be given credence in the current social setting).

    • Pete in NC

      This is a tedious read, but it is a Supreme Court analysis. The main topic isn’t NBC, but go on a ways and you see the definitions of NBC, Native, and Naturalized Citizen (MINOR v. HAPPERSETT)

      If you thought that one was long, this will really take time, but has the same definitions, with MUCH background and discussion (U.S. v. WONG KIM ARK, 169 U.S. 649 (1898))

      Short form, both parents US citizens = NBC, no matter where born. One parent US citizen, born out of country, citizen (not NBC) but may have other obligations. Born in USA, regardless of nationality of parents = US citizen IF AND ONLY IF parents not foreign diplomats OR hostile invaders. At least that’s how I read it.
      And no, BHO is not a NBC, as his dad was a foreign subject. The frufru over McCain’s status was a smokescreen, his NBC status was never in doubt. Of course, this may enable Cruz to serve, since even with Media support I don’t think even the Democrats could pull off that level of hypocrisy. OTOH…

  • B Woodman

    Referring to The Bern!, “Communist loser who’s lived off others his entire life”.
    Sounds like a pale modern day remake of the life story of Karl Marx.
    ‘Nuff said.

    • interventor

      Even Karl worked a bit. His reporting on the Crimean War was banned in the USSR.

      • Pat

        even so late after the fact?

  • Oliver Heaviside

    Our current collection of candidates does make me want to apologize to all my overseas friends….

    • JTC

      Nah, even considering the mess we’re in, they still want to be us.

    • Chris Muir

      Neat,I’ll check that.

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