Day By Day

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  • Epador

    There is a new opportunity to become a Son of the American Revolution, if not a Father, Brother and/or Uncle.

    • Pamela

      How about a Mother…

  • kadaka

    Guess the hidden word.

    Please, no spoilers!

    • Too Tall

      The original text was “…ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns….”

      In this context, it should probably read “…shot our dogs, burnt our children….”

      • Too Tall

        The original is still the most epic breakup letter ever written.

  • Old Codger

    I figure AR2.0/CW2.0 is at most 5 years down the road after Trump moves out of DC – Unless Pence follows him like Bush Sr. did Uncle Ronald. In that case it will be no more than 5 years after Pence moves out. I have about 11 years left on the battery in my pacer after which I don’t know if I’ll get a 2nd replacement. So I probably won’t live to see it. Death just might be a blessing. I don’t expect the time of AR2.0 is gonna be any picnic for you younger, healthier folks. Might not be a bad idea to look into prepping. Whatcha think?

    • Theo Moore

      If’ins you think you will not be here, maybe do a little prepping anyway and if you need too you could leave it to someone else. Even if you don’t think you will be there fix up a little for the grandkids or a neighbor on your block. Decide who gets the guns now.

      • Old Codger

        The guns I have already decided about. Actually starting on collecting dome supplies. Got almost 1,000 for the FNAR now figure to double that. Want several krds for the .22LR – equally valuable for small game (and feral dogs) and barter goods. I’m working on it. My son is 800 miles away but daughter and g’kids here. Will also stock dried herbs and spices. I figure somebody’s gonna be willing to give up something for black pepper on their eggs or ground cinnamon or other things that don’t grow in this hemisphere.

        • Brent Dotson

          Don’t forget whiskey, etc. It would take awhile to get stills going and aged bourbon could be worth its weight in gold in a doomsday scenario.

        • MommaMackie

          Don’t forget iodized table salt. Some of us want salt with our pepper. Things like baking powder too, for biscuits with those eggs. And silica packets for storage.

        • interventor

          At my age, prepping is not a major concern — a couple of months in canned goods and a few freeze dried items. I would suggest soap for those planning long term. Its a very necessary item for hygiene and hard to make from scratch. Best bet — Ivory soap. I remember grands using it for baths, washing clothes and dishes — just shave off some for the latter two.

          • Merle

            Actually, soap is easy to make, if you don’t mind harsh lye soap!

    • kadaka

      I think the police now have license plate scanners that can instantly flag suspect vehicles. Facial recognition is getting better and cameras are everywhere, including in cell phones where they can be turned on remotely. Technology as used in airport full-body scanners can see right through disguises. The package may arrive at your door in nondescript packaging but the shipping companies know what company it was shipped from.

      It’s only a lack of processing power keeping everyone from being tracked, all the pictures and posts on social media analyzed to build relationship trees, little traces you never knew about pointing right to you. And the computers keep getting faster. But also great computing power is already directed at us, learning our browsing habits, offering certain ads to influence our buying, suggesting certain stories and sites, predicting our decisions.

      Then when it gets to the point the truly secretive elite know they’re in control and can make us do whatever they want in ways we don’t realize, just before the machines realize society runs smoother when they likewise control the elite… They’ll probably just humor us. Americans in general are more comfortable thinking they can fight back if they have to? Sure, that works, whatever keeps them content.

      • eon

        It was once said that the old Soviet Union would be most dangerous when its leaders were convinced that they could get away with anything.

        That time was 1979-80, and the result was Afghanistan, followed by the dissolution of the Soviet Union a decade later.

        Our enlightened elite’ believed they could get away with anything when The Self-Exalted One became President and even got re-elected. Today, they still believe that in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary worldwide.

        It will continue until they do something so blatantly stupid that nobody else can tolerate it, and they respond to everyone else’s objections with what amounts to “Obey us or die”.

        And believe that their imported Janissaries will “take care” of the peasants’ intransigence for them.

        France right now is just a preview. The show won’t be over soon.

        clear ether

        eon

      • JTC

        That’s good.

        That “secretive elite” is something I’ve pondered on a bit…I do know the O and the Beast and their replacements are not pulling the strings but rather having theirs pulled. By who or what?

        Maybe you hit on it; the hidden godhead that thinks it is the ultimate is setting its ownself up to have its slave machines commit the ultimate mutiny? Who knows?

        Poetic justice maybe, but I would think that would be a good time for the Big Man Upstairs to step in and end this insanity.

        • John

          I think the answer, or at least a partial answer, is something Adam Smith observed in the 18th Century. He called it “rent seeking”, that is the tendency for established money to further itself by buying influence over the government.
          In other words corruption by way of the law.
          In a myopic way this is perfectly rational and takes advantage of the fact that elderly politicians know _they_ will never suffer the consequences of their perfidy.
          The corruption spans political lines, and note that the oft ballyhooed Democratic Party Vote Plantation is run by by people who boast a net worth upward of eight digits.
          My remedy to the rent seeking problem is to change the Constitution to reflect the woes of the taxpayer in addition to the already well established “Will of the People”.
          Elect Senators by way of the taxpayers in proportion to taxes paid.
          Note that the “1%” is just that and is fond of avoiding taxes, while, at least in terms of the income tax, 50% of us have to shell out.

  • At my age? It is a good day to die, as my forefathers have said. I’ll be out there until I can no more, and I’m well trained in the art. So long as I can, I will support and defend The Constitution.

    But I’m still thinking there is far more to this than meets the eye.

  • Just like King George, such people will not care, nor modify their behavior, by what you say, no matter how loudly or in what numbers you say it. They will only pay attention to what you DO.

    So defy them. Resist their laws. Evade them. Smuggle in what they command you not to have. Only by our ACTS will they be impressed. Then, if they mean to have a civil war, they will at least have been informed of the unintended consequences of their tyrannical actions. Again I say —

    Defy. Resist. Evade. Smuggle. If you wish to stay free and to pass down that freedom to your children’s children you can do no less than to become the lawbreakers that they have unconstitutionally made of you. Accept that fact. Embrace it. And resolve to be the very best, most successful lawbreakers you can be. —-Mike Vanderboegh, in CT on 4/20/13

    • julian

      I miss Brother Mike so much. He and David Codrea were the last remnant of those to whom many of us looked for strength and encouragement to do the right thing.

      • Old Codger

        David is still around and kicking. War on Guns blog is still around and he pops up other places, too.

      • I do what I can to point people to what he wrote. there is so much wisdom there.

    • Old Codger

      Damn! but I miss the Dutchman! I would have loved his take on Trump v Hildamort. And the circus over Kavanaugh. And BLM, Pantifa and so much more. {sigh} Hope he’s at peace now; watching the show. Would’ve loved to have read “Resolved” . . .

      • “resolved” is out there. somewhere. someone has it. it’s a damn shame it hasn’t been published, and what was put up on the internet is gone. I saved what I could, and should post it somewhere. I was waiting on the book.

  • WayneM

    Given how entrenched the Second Amendment is within the American psyche, it always causes me to ponder when I read of politicians, bureaucrats and other assholes suggest measures to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Can you imagine the amount of indoctrination necessary to reach this point?

    • Old Codger

      The 2A is only so entrenched in part of our psyche. There are a large – and growing – number of Americans who either don’t give a damn about it or who believe the lie that fewer guns will make them safer. When they become the majority then there will BE no RKBA!

      OC’s corollary to Lincoln’s “fool the people” maxim: You never have to fool all of the people any of the time. You just have to fool enough of the people enough of the time.

      With the Media openly, avowedly and UNABASHEDLY colluding with the Leftist Elites and controlling the narrative, that day is approaching!

      • John

        I’m crossing my fingers in the hope that the Leftist Elites have hoist themselves by their own petard by way of the Neo-Marxist pseudo adults their elite schools have produced. Nobody else is buying their Intersectional Claptrap when they find out what is really going on and the Internet is presently undergoing a rebellion against the SJW controllers in Silicon Valley.
        Said controllers are in the process of alienating the true Liberals from the Left with their paranoid intolerance, and while it may now seem a little crowded over here on the Right where the Left has exiled the real (Classical) Liberals, I say the more the merrier.

        • John

          For “controllers” read Thought Police.

  • Delilah T

    Let it work;
    For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
    Hoist with his own petard**: and ‘t shall go hard
    But I will delve one yard below their mines,
    And blow them at the moon: O, ’tis most sweet,
    When in one line two crafts directly meet.

    **”-blown up with his own mine”: a reference to plotting against someone only to have it backfire on the plotter.

    And all our yesterdays will light these fools their way to failure and the dustbins of history. Would that they can only be found, some day, lost in those dustbins. The greed that flows from them never ceases to amaze me. It is a rotten shame that an entire generation of children (not ALL of them) has been raised to be helpless idiots.

    • julian

      Hamlet had it right.

    • Old Codger

      That is why I counsel people to be careful when choosing a petard. They just might find themselves hoisted upon it.

  • Bill G

    The fact that civil asset forfeiture is allowed to go on is a sign that the peasants are to be ignored by their masters.

  • Bruce A. Frank

    Where might I find the information about this “Red Coat Law? So far it has not shown up in my searches. Is it real? The only thing that shows up consistently in the search is “Red Flag”.

    • Delilah T

      That is the list of Injuries and Usurpations contained in the Declaration of Independence. Most people don’t get past ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident….’

      https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

      It was the colonists’ answer to The Intolerable Acts, which cut off trade to Boston, among other things. That idiotic act by George III resulted in a meeting in 1774 in which the colonists decided they had had just about enough.

  • OldGoat36

    And this, the day of the anniversary of start of the Battle of the Bulge… I cannot imagine those of that generation putting up with the horse hockey nonsense we are treated to by “our” government.

    We’ve come a long way since then… progress so we are told, yet none of the leftists and globalists are happy. We fought a war to stop global take over, now we the people are in a country where we are ruled by far too many who believe in the New World Order.

    I don’t get it.

    • Epador

      TeacParty.

    • Delilah T

      OldGoat, spoiled brats are never happy, even when they get what they think they wanted.

    • Old Codger

      I wish Hannety or Carlson or someone like them would go (or send somebody) out asking young people if they know what certain phrases/words – “Battle of the bulge”, “Pearl Harbor”, “D-Day”, Auschwitz, holocaust – mean. I doubt if many would even have a clue.

      • John

        It would do no good.
        Said young people are so ill-educated many thing New Mexico is a foreign country.

        • John

          Damn
          It’s Think non Thing.

      • billrla

        Old Codger:

        Today’s kids learn about Barack Obama, The Civil Rights Act of 1965, climate change, collectivism, multiculturism, and how to chose your favorite sexual orientation.

        At home, kids learn how to get free-stuff from Uncle Sugar, and for the better-off, how to game the tax code.

  • Cliff

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  • Cliff

    The FBI has gotten a little uppity. Brennan,Clapper, and the FISA court are/have become our Gestapo. Good post. Would like to see more. Thanks.

  • Tagg

    They want to come for our guns because we might shoot someone. But most assuredly if they come for guns we would shoot someone. Its not geniuses that we’re dealing with. Its woukd be tyrants.

  • tom ploszaj

    When the topic comes up I have been putting the question out there as food for thought.

    When is it time for each town, locality of five to ten “good” friends whom known each other for more than ten years to sit down and review the criteria it took for Colonialist patriots in deciding the need to form Committees of Correspondence and Safety

  • PaulS

    Is that Dan Rather On Nana’s lap ?!?
    OMG, can’t unsee that, gagh!

      • Oops…schiff

        • PaulS

          Schitt! (Fixed) 🙂

  • Randy

    Pretty sure Mike V’s book was “Absolved” not “Resolved?” Much easier to search for.

    • Old Codger

      Damn! {snaps fingers} I knew that! This getting old bit is a stone bitch!

    • correct. my fault too. still the majority of the book isn’t out there, but it exists somewhere.

  • Coeurmaeghan

    Continually amazed and delighted by the breadth of knowledge displayed and shared here by your readers, Mr. Muir. I not only benefit from your wisdom and insight (as well as your astounding and creative artwork). Then when I continue on to the comment section I am doubly blessed. Thank you all.

  • Pamela

    I wonder how many Congress Critters would faint dead away should they, their families and associates offshore accounts, and from whence it originated, were to be made public.

  • Alaska Paul

    You have created a great site, Chris. You have great humor, a biting sarcasm that educates, and scenes that touch the heart, like the passing of Wade and being held by Zed at the fence line.

    And last but not least, a section with thoughtful comments following the cartoon panels.

    **************

    What I see happening now in this country (and many places in the world today) is a country and a people that have lost their way, and have assumed that the good life is a right they are entitled to. Well it is not. Every generation is part of an unwritten covenant to pass on the values and infrastructure to future generations. i.e., an nation of givers, vs a nation of takers. That is not sustainable if we are a nation of takers.

    Well, we are going to have to learn the hard way, I guess. That means it may collapse before it gets better. We hope for the best and plan for the worst. The cautious optimist says that it will get better. But I do believe that we will face a period of hard times and conflict before it gets better. Also there will be casualties. The congress is worthless. The govt are parasites. Since we cannot control govt, it must go through like the course of a disease. We must take care of our families, our true friends and ourselves now and beyond.

  • armedandsafe

    “Your Majesty, the peasants are revolting!”
    Whereupon the Empress remarked disgustedly, “Yes, aren’t they?”

    tom ploszaj. I am Chairman of our local Committee of Safety. It is hard, just now, to find enough people willing to put in the time and effort.

  • Chris Muir

    CitizenOutkast, i.e.HaxoAngmark is a noted troll who cruises in, insults everyone, and is naturally put in the spam box. This,naturally, is proof to him his point is made when actually he’s just being a dick who can’t make a coherent argument w/out the same old boring tactic. No doubt he’ll pop up under another name soon, and I’ll ban his ass again.

    What a strange and useless way to spend one’s time. Sad.

  • Neil Frandsen

    Hi folks. There is a book with an unusual title that I recommend:
    Trump and a Post-Truth World”, by Ken Wilber.
    It explains why and how Donald got elected President.
    The way it happened is really surprising!
    Free ebook download available in the Site, below:
    :
    https://mindfulnessexercises.com/trump-post-truth-world/
    :
    Quote:
    It is the ethnocentric crowd that, in addition to being the primary level of
    attraction, has perhaps the most number of other variables working in
    favor of their activation: their race, their sex, technological currents,
    governmental drivers, economic factors, cultural resentment. Trump’s
    success has most often been attributed to a great while male underclass.
    While that is only one factor, and a big one, it is nevertheless only part of
    the overall picture. But it’s true that this class has been stereotyped in
    especially nasty ways by the elite—primarily by the green leading-edge.
    They are everything that Hillary Clinton meant when she tellingly called
    Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables.” This group is viewed as the
    single, great, rednecked, oafish, uneducated, gigantic instigator of
    oppression of all minorities. This large white lower class somehow has
    oppressed and disenfranchised African-Americans, women, gays and
    lesbians, “real” foreigners (like Mexicans, not like the Irish or Germans),
    and they are said to loathe and hate anybody not of their race, sex, blood,
    origins, or creed. We’ll address whether that is true or not in a moment,
    but it is true that this “underclass” (white, male, lower education, lower
    class, rural) group did indeed vote for Trump in a big way. The massive
    resentment that they had developed, the anger at being looked at by the
    leading elites as “deplorables” (which the elite most certainly did), was a
    festering sore spot which Trump’s every anti-green salvo tended to soothe
    mightily. They loved Trump for this, and even with many of them feeling
    he was “unqualifed,” “misogynistic,” or even “unstable,” they voted for
    him en masse.
    Unquote.
    :
    :

  • tom ploszaj

    As Coeurmaeghan mentions there is much talent, knowledge, determination and patriotism drawn to and surrounds Chris’s own. One issue is that we are but individuals with no connection or ways to complement another without DBD or Mr. Muir.

  • Doug Dean

    Um I think you meant “borne arms”, i.e. past tense of “bear”

    Unless of course you are referring to Sam’s bare arms…

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