When the Chips are Down.


  • August 18, 2019 at 12:04 am
    Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

    RIP. We miss ye.
    My, how time flies.

  • August 18, 2019 at 12:06 am
    Too Tall


    Perhaps your most powerful cartoon.

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    • August 18, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      Very powerful, indeed…

  • August 18, 2019 at 12:07 am
    Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

    Repel any swine.
    (rest of comment deleted by common sense of this author)

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  • August 18, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Zed’s a good son and a good shot. I visit my dad and mom in a similar, if more civilized venue. Great art, Chris!

    • August 18, 2019 at 4:36 am
      Old Codger

      Mine are at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery here in Alamo town. Mom got the bottom bunk while Dad’s in a beautiful hand-carved mesquite wood box in the top bunk. We try to go there at least a couple of times a year between major holidays (if you go on a holiday you have a hard time finding one of those green metal flower holder thingies) but there up on a wall where I can look at them and remember them when I want. The photo was taken a couple of years before my mom passed and I am almost as old as my mom was when the photo was taken. It’s kind of spooky.

  • August 18, 2019 at 12:38 am
    Stephanie Osborn

    <3 <3 <3

  • August 18, 2019 at 1:05 am
    Don D.

    Well done, Chris!

  • August 18, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I know you miss your dad as much as I miss mine. I just try to always remember him in his best years as a good man, husband to my mom and father to us kids. Not his final months. Those were hard but his only complaint was that the Lord wouldn’t take him yet and he was ready to go. He didn’t want to be a burden on us.
    Damn it’s dusty in here.
    Take care Chris.

  • August 18, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Deep. Very deep.

  • August 18, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Today’s DBD begins with “Rhett”, just as I begin to read “Gone With The Wind”. Cosmic synchronicity…

  • August 18, 2019 at 3:22 am

    A bit of a dust control problem here, too.

    Beautifully-expressed, Mr. Muir.

  • August 18, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Well done sir. Taken from laughter (“…I’m not cleanin’ ’em”) to deep reflection in short order. RIP.

  • August 18, 2019 at 7:18 am

    God bless, CM.


  • August 18, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Yesterday makes 7 years since my grandfather passed. He was ready. The family has been passing some of his last sentiments to each other, since he dictated his final thoughts to my aunt. Some of the family were too young to appreciate that back then, but I think they will now. Definitely seemed like pollen season this weekend. I have about 3 years of Grampa’s essays that I stashed in a folder named “wisdom by Grampa” that I plan to send back out. It seems no one else saved them. I wish I had saved them all.

  • August 18, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Words fail. Feelings in overdrive.

  • August 18, 2019 at 8:27 am
    Jerseygirl Angie

    Hey , just drive the herd of wild hogs towards the Antifa crowd .

    Problem – and cleanup – sorted .

  • August 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

    empty coffee cup
    sitting upon the table
    reminds me of Dad
    — by P.S. Awtry

  • August 18, 2019 at 8:42 am
    Jim Smith

    Nicely spoken, Chris, remembering your loss. Sigh. The wheel turns, for all of us.

  • August 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Best memories: Mom chasing us kids down the street with a broom. All of us laughing so hard we could not run; she could not swing…
    Dad telling us about the photo of him smiling in the sun out side a little shack in WWII, Belgium. He was in bomber clothes with helmet on and a 30 cal carbine hanging from his hand. His boys blew up the shack just after he walked away.
    Too much aviation gas in the oil feed. No injuries though.
    Yeah… Pretty dusty.

  • August 18, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I’m guessing that old horseman watches over not just his special hill but all he surveys, his ranch and his family…

    As to power and poignance, this is excellent but I would have to direct your attention to the series surrounding 7/26/2016 for that.

  • August 18, 2019 at 10:08 am
    Jane J Stamey

    Beautifully moving. Chris speaks volumes with his art work.

  • August 18, 2019 at 10:21 am
    Sangria For Me

    My all-time favorite is from a strip after President Reagan died. Damon’s thought bubble “Clinton was from Hope. Reagan defined it.”

  • August 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

    My hat’s off, Chris. One of you best so far in a chain of outstanding posts.

  • August 18, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Hate to burst y’all’s bubble, but this reinforces the doctrine of Spiritism, which is not Biblical. Apparently most people don’t know this, but nowhere in the Bible is there life after death in the sense that your ghost is wandering about, observing the world, or that it goes to heaven or hell, or that it’s aware in any way whatsoever. That’s all made-up, pagan, Roman, Jesuit nonsense. It’s also the doctrine of the lie of satan, who told Eve, “You will not surely die”.

    Nope, the sin in Eden introduced death into the world, and dead is dead and that’s the end of you. The Scriptures are quite clear on this matter. Next comes the second advent, then the resurrection, then judgement.

    “But Lyle; I actually SAW my dead father (mother, grandfather, wife, brother, or etc.)!”
    No you didn’t. That’s a trick. Stop falling for the lie! That’s all thoroughly examined in Scripture.

    • August 18, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Lyle, you seek to replace one doctrine with another. That’s fine, to put it crassly, belief is like assholes, everybody has one.

      I do find it disrespectful for you to proselytize yours in this context. Sometimes it’s best to just STFD and STFU.

      • August 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm


        I do that a lot. Discretion over desire to blather.

    • August 18, 2019 at 11:27 am
      Mike Mulligan

      So, you are a non-believer!?
      Why should we believe you?

    • August 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      “nowhere in the Bible is there life after death”

      And Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
      – Luke 23:43

    • August 18, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      Neither, the old testament, plus the other Hebrew texts and the new testament agree with your pronunciamentos. Go elsewhere with this filth.

  • August 18, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Apparently Daa is only missed – but never forgotten.

  • August 18, 2019 at 12:19 pm
    Brent Dotson

    If you had a good dad; appreciate how lucky you are. My father left when I was seven. My step-father had the driest eyed funeral in history. I’m almost 68 and still carry the emotional and physical scars. Would had been better for everybody if I had shot him before I left.

    When my mom passed, me, my brother, and my sister took her ashes to mountainous forest and spread her ashes under a tree.

  • August 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

    Hate to steer this conversation from the remembrance of loved ones.
    I can’t see fletchettes (small needle darts) being any good against the hair, hide, skull and bones of a wild hog.

    • August 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm
      MAJ Arkay

      They work real nice against the hair, hide, skull, bones and black masks of a wild Antifa…

    • August 18, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      I saw fletchette rounds, shot from a tank, nail VC to trees. True, the smaller versions might be less effective on feral hogs. But, the hogs would feel the hurt.

  • August 18, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    We will repel no swine before it’s time.

  • August 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Does Wade’s equalizer use lightening bolts or heavenly fire for ammo….

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    • August 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      “Your current account (my does not have access to view this page.”

      • August 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm

        Usually his links go directly in. Not this time.
        To summarize: Two good people met and good thoughts were exchanged and good times had. And one met the other’s good wife.
        See. I likely can guess well.

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      • August 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        Thank you Miz P…don’t know WTH happened with that link. :I

  • August 18, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Where’s that Texas justice I’ve heard about?

    ‘Find the motherf***ers who would do this’: GoFundMe set up after Antonio Basco’s car stolen hours after his wife’s funeral in El Paso

    Made the national news when all those people showed up to help him bury his wife. Kind people even got his car serviced and fixed. Animals stole that car not a day later and deliberately wrecked it, hard, it’s junk now.

    Time to hunt some wild pigs.

    • August 18, 2019 at 8:43 pm

      The effect on so many peoples lives by something like this can be so great, but, to have it happen in under these circumstances emphasizes that those who do this are, by their own choice, not part of our society.

  • August 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    James F Gemind

    Absent Comrades…(raises Glass)

  • August 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    JJ cooper

    An awful lot of dust flying around testosterone country today. When will you guys put on your big man boxers and cry like the rest of us?

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  • August 18, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    A visit to Washington DC might do a heck of a lot of good, if it is not too much, or our job.

    As to those pesky Russians, A deemed Russian site has some awfully good analysis. I always just take the info in and compare it with all sources. Heard this before from other sources.

    I still like the description of the Trilaterals on the comedy cop show Barney Miller.

    • August 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      Can you imagine a segment like that being allowed in what passes for entertainment teevee today? Pure truth from one of my all-time favorites.

      • August 18, 2019 at 9:43 pm

        No. I couldn’t. It doesn’t follow allowed ideas.

        The 2:28 cut is included at the site.

      • August 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm

        Now if the boogeyman was made woke as a shadowy white nationalist/supremacist conspiracy org complete with naming names (guess who would be at the top of their list), there’d be features and spinoffs on every channel by the end of the week.

      • August 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm

        Yes. there would.
        Even without it they will continues their delusional fantasies as that follows all the Communist doctrine from the 1950’s and 1960’s and all of the enemies of Western Civilization that seek to destroy it. the list is long. Alinsky. Marcus, Fabian Socialists, Obama, Soros, Merkel, Warren, Bernie, Bill Ayers. Just to name a few.
        That 1990’s defector to the West that actually overthrew countries also made several hours of lectures in which what has led up to now is described in order for us to avoid what the enemies have planned.

        Recent reports were that the editor of The New York Tims designed his rebuilding of the New York Times on using a false narrative about President Trump and the Russians colluding, no matter how much he knew that everything his paper put out was false.
        So the former “Newspaper of Record is like all else produced by most of the media, lies, fabrications, agenda items, and delusions, all meant to destroy those who desire a strong United States of America.
        And they will continue the gas-lighting. ( That mans lies: for those from Rio Lindo)

      • August 18, 2019 at 11:13 pm

        The reality.

        Soviet KGB General Yuri Bezmenov.

        Today’s war against the USA explained in 13 minutes

        Democratic Socialists
        Useful idiots
        All of the expendables

  • August 18, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    For those who came before us, and for those coming after us, we will win.

  • August 19, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Lost my dad this past January, after a lengthy illness.
    Now, there’s something wrong with my eyes.



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