Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments Henry Aug 07 2020 at 12:04 am I lost track; who’s she visiting, again, and why? GWB Aug 07 2020 at 7:14 am I think she went to the local gas-n-go. NotYetInACamp Aug 07 2020 at 12:06 am You can’t please everyone, so why don’t you please yourself. Take the Long way, woman (Sam). Steveb919 Aug 07 2020 at 12:03 pm True enough. Merle Aug 07 2020 at 12:09 am and so would all the big boys – including karen’s husband, which probably explains why she was so mad….. 🙂 Kafiroon Aug 07 2020 at 12:11 am Boy probably never saw a healthy woman before since he was from New York. John M. Aug 07 2020 at 2:11 pm …and that was the day he turned off his Game Boy for the last time… Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Aug 07 2020 at 12:13 am Wait…….what?! The Karen mother that walked in (where?) is upset that Sam doesn’t have a mask on? And Sam was there first? I could go on, but……. Ummmmm…….and just what is Karen mom wearing? Only one mask is necessary. (actually, NONE is necessary). Typical Karen, can never please ’em. But I love Sam’s solution. maybe I ought to try that sometime. But I doubt I’ll get the same reaction. And it’s not “Yankee”, it’s “damned Yankee”. NotYetInACamp Aug 07 2020 at 12:28 am I noticed the misspelling, but, being polite, I didn’t want to mention it, as our Florida men often don’t get that word right these days. Too many alien influences. (Damnyankees live here in droves now.) Especially on the beaches. Bill G Aug 07 2020 at 4:29 am From Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary: “YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown. (See DAMNYANK.) resolute Aug 07 2020 at 4:30 pm Yankee; in Europe; an American in America; someone from the northern states in the northern states; someone from New England in New England; someone from Vermont in Vermont; someone who eats apple pie for breakfast MasterDiver Aug 07 2020 at 7:47 am “DamnYankee”. One word. Fixed it for you. Though here in Charleston, too many of the Snowflake Generation seem to be abandoning their Southern Heritage. Zar Belk! John M. Aug 07 2020 at 2:06 pm Until she was a teenager (in the 1920’s) my mom thought it was one word: Damnyankee! Care to guess where she grew up? 😀 Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Aug 07 2020 at 12:15 am Pamela might try Sam’s solution, probably work just fine for her, AND get a great reaction! Pamela Aug 07 2020 at 9:53 am But, I don’t ride a motorcycle…or drink beer Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Aug 07 2020 at 4:49 pm So? Too Tall Aug 07 2020 at 9:12 pm The look would be well complemented by a fine, single barrel, tequila. Too Tall Aug 07 2020 at 12:46 am New York plates. Worst drivers on earth. Figures it’s Karen. But as Zed says, her little boy is smiling, a lot. Sam probably just saved him from becoming a metrosexual. And Sam shall ride free, shiny and chrome. GWB Aug 07 2020 at 7:29 am Worst drivers on earth. Hoo boy, no. In America, that honor goes to the Marylanders just around DC. Totally random actions that make no sense, combined with majorly aggressive maneuvers. Hampton Roads is next, imo – lots and lots of left-lane driving (I think that’s a general NE* thing – they think it’s a “thru lane” instead of a passing lane), lack of speed control (slowing down going up an overpass means you’re really not trying), not stopping for red lights before turning and not turning at all on red lights**, people stopping a full car length or more behind the person in front of them (or the stop line), and lots of people only using their peripheral vision for the road because their eyes are locked on their phone. But, for world? No, Turks are worse drivers than any American. Thais have almost no rules (that they follow). (Canadians are very nice drivers, btw.) Heck, I’ve seen the Turks actually drive on the sidewalk to get around traffic. Literally. With pedestrians there. And a huge curb. Lane lines mean nothing to them – particularly at a stoplight. (* Yes, Virginia is “northeast” to a southerner raised in TX. Also to anyone who’s lived here as it turns blue. Blecch.) (** Had a woman not turning right on red (legal here) despite plenty of right-of-way. When let known she should get moving, she pointed to the sign that said “Stop here on red” with an arrow pointing to the stop line. I’m thinking her IQ never got above a half-tank.) MasterDiver Aug 07 2020 at 7:54 am “(Canadians are very nice drivers,)”??? You’ve never been to Montreal. That’s where Boston and NY drivers get their basic training. I will agree about Turkey. I spent 2 years in the Ankara Demolition Derby. Now I know why the front bumper sticker says “MasAllah” (Oh My God!) and the rear bumper says “InchAllah” (Thank God)! Zar Belk! Oldarmourer Aug 07 2020 at 7:59 am Speaking as a Canadian driver… The worst part about many drivers here is that they’re TOO nice One of the largest problems here is that up until the 50’s you got your driver’s licence by ‘mailing away’ for it, no tests. If you kept it current, you would never be tested in your lifetime It shows..IMHO you should be tested every time you renew it. That would alleviate a lot of problems, like my current pet peeve A few years ago we got ‘advance green’ lights for left hand turns This town was not built for the level of traffic it sees nowadays And somebody’s kid-in-law ‘urban planner’ decided it was good to make all the new superstores on a street that’s a left hand turn from the main access road. Every time, you see at least one person sitting at the light trying to politely wave people from the other direction through not realizing that they have a red light from the opposite direction for the sole purpose of letting the ‘green arrow’ drivers go ahead That’s the reason you aren’t allowed to carry a sidearm here. Another is them consistently driving 30 km/h (20 mph) in a 50 km/h (30mph) zone and bogging traffic for blocks One old girl actually followed me into a parking lot to berate me because I seemed a tad impatient and snapped quite confidently “the speed limit’s 30, you can’t go faster” I had to sigh and reply “it’s been 50 since 1972 when it went metric” she didn’t believe me This is why testing is needed every five years at licence renewal. And don’t get me started on the five and six way stop signs… Or the not turning right on a red light even with no other traffic Or the waving opposing traffic through on a regular green light Down that road lies madness. I asked once “why ?” and received the answer “I’m not in a hurry” to which I had to answer “what if the people behind you are ?” Getting old sucks, dealing with people even older is worse Punta Gorda Aug 07 2020 at 9:46 pm “…That’s the reason you aren’t allowed to carry a sidearm here.” BUAHAHA! Good one 😀 Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Aug 07 2020 at 5:15 pm Ok. Ya got me beat with the Turks. I was going to throw the Saudis up there, but now only as 2nd or 3rd place. Saudi examples: Driving on the freeway; they drive in ALL the lanes, including the far left pull-over breakdown lane. So, from right to left, it’s -fast-faster-fastest-Allah help us! Driving on the freeway, they’ll be driving in the left lane, see their exit coming up in 50 feet, and turn from left to right WITHOUT TURN SIGNALS! Otherwise known by us GIs as “the Saudi Sweep”. Driving on the freeway (but I imagine on any road), male adult is driving, male children in the front seat, any animals in the middle seat, women and girls in the rear third seat. No one is wearing a seatbelt. Too Tall Aug 07 2020 at 9:17 pm I think the Neapolitans in the old “Squeeze Alley” could compete with the worst anywhere. And that’s just the drivers of cars. Add in the crazies on motor scooters, and it is no contest. John Aug 07 2020 at 1:35 pm We’re going to see a lot more NY plates in the near future. They’re evacuating the state due to White Left overindulgence. Drew Aug 07 2020 at 2:38 am I would Argue Ohio Drivers are pretty horrible as well. But NY, CT, NH and MassHoles are all pretty terrible when they leave their protected driving niche and can actually get above 50mph, They don’t actually get above 50, but they could. The also seem to think that the Left Lane is reserved for them and they will homestead there like it is their personal property. eon Aug 07 2020 at 6:19 am OH drivers vary from decent to dangerous. Here in OH, we know that the dangerous ones come from the blue cities. They are accustomed to ignoring speed limits, ignoring stop signs and lights, ignoring double yellow lines, in fact ignoring anything which gets between them and their desire to emulate the Fast & Furious movies. The other day I was sitting at a stop light waiting for it to change so I could turn right. And some blonde bimbo in a Lexus behind me was leaning on the horn, screaming at me “TURN! TURN ! TURN YOU F***ING REDNECK MORON!!!” When the light changed, I turned right, and she roared out around me on the left, still blaring her horn, screaming obscenities, and giving me the finger with the hand that didn’t have a cigarette in it. Yes, she had Columbus plates. And an anti-Trump sticker on her back bumper. As for the turn, I guess she was too busy Karening to notice the sign next to the traffic light that said NO TURN ON RED 7AM-7PM. This was about 2 PM, BTW. This level of stupid is probably incurable. clear ether eon DCE Aug 07 2020 at 7:14 am Now hold on a minnit…at least we New Hampshire drivers actually know what a turn signal is and we know how to use it…and we do. Massachusetts drivers, on the other hand, tend to use it to show what it is they just did, assuming they use it at all. Oldarmourer Aug 07 2020 at 8:09 am I firmly believe most people here think the turn signal lever is for hanging an air freshener on instead of the mirror Every intersection is a new adventure and a surprise The other annoying part is that most will start to turn and then come to a dead stop halfway through The bodyshops love that but it puts your teeth on edge From what I’ve been able to deduce, it comes from one old driver examiner we had in the 70’s who would fail you if you moved your hands from the ‘ten and two’ position on the wheel People turn the wheel with their hands locked rigidly in place until their arms meet then stop the car and reposition them I’ve watched them do it countless times and just shake my head I plan my trips carefully now to avoid the ‘rush minutes’ and never, never, ever, go out on ‘cheque day’ Which is another story entirely, never go near a pensioner then tom ploszaj Aug 07 2020 at 1:37 pm LOL Since Hilda’s not blogging anymore it’s good to know there still is a voice from G. representing the Lakes Region here in DBD with me. DCE Aug 08 2020 at 9:50 am Right back at you! Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Aug 07 2020 at 5:04 pm Korea, “We don’ neeed no stinkin’ turn seegnals” Punta Gorda Aug 07 2020 at 4:32 am FYI… Yankee is a Northerner. A Damn Yankee is one that won’t go home. DCE Aug 07 2020 at 7:21 am Speaking as a “drive-by” Yankee, you need to be a little more definitive. (Drive-By Yankee: Comes in state for a day or two for business, and then goes home.) As I had it explained to me many years ago by someone far wiser than I, these are the definitions of ‘Yankee’ In the world, a Yankee is someone from the Western Hemisphere, particularly North America. In North America, a Yankee is someone from north of the Mexican border. North of the Mexican border, a Yankee is someone from the Northeast, specifically north of the Mason-Dixon Line. North of the Mason-Dixon Line, a Yankee is someone from New England. In New England, a Yankee is someone from northern New England, i.e. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. In northern New England, a Yankee is someone who has pie for breakfast. (That would be me!) Bill G Aug 07 2020 at 4:34 am Definitely a Karen; only close to being happy if there is someone to complain about or sneer at. And ignorant of minor details, such as how rarely kids get the CCP virus. Milo Mindbender Aug 07 2020 at 5:40 am Proper definitions are ” Yankee” comes down and spends money on vacations, “Damn Yankee” comes down and retires here. Pete231 Aug 07 2020 at 6:53 am Once the mask was applied, an excited titter went through the room…… Dread Aug 07 2020 at 7:23 am Excited. Yes indeed. Paul Aug 07 2020 at 7:51 am but if you a Chunook (Canadian) al lthe damn yankees are south of the border !! Oldarmourer Aug 07 2020 at 8:10 am We always called them “you-alls” 😉 Caved1ver01 Aug 07 2020 at 7:56 am Semi-useless face mask= the latest Progtard “Virtue Signaling” device… The Nth Doctor Aug 07 2020 at 9:18 am Here in the South, a “Yankee” can also be a Northerner who comes down south, decides he likes it here, and proceeds to make an honest effort to be a good neighbor and assimilate himself into our culture and way of life. If he assimilates successfully, the term may even be applied with a certain level of affection. A “Damn Yankee” (also “damnyankee”), on the other hand, is a Northerner who comes down south, decides to stay, then proceeds to do nothing but complain about how much better they did everything up north, demand that *we* change our ways to suit *him*, and vote in ways that he hopes will turn our state into the same Schiff-hole he moved here from. 😛 DCE Aug 07 2020 at 9:41 am Up here in N’Hampsha, someone like that is called a “Flatlander”. As you described, they’re someone ‘from away’ that move into one of our small towns and then goes on and on about how things were so much better “back where we come from.” Our usual response to that after the second or third time they’ve said that is “If ‘back where you come from’ is so damned great, then why did you bother to come here? Tell you what – We’ll help you pack so you can go back. Won’t be any trouble at all….” CDR215 Aug 07 2020 at 1:40 pm As the comedian Lewis Grizzard said in one of his routines, “Delta is ready when you are”. (It was an old commercial…) Pepe Silvia Aug 07 2020 at 9:24 am Love the license plate. 5:5 Spin Drift Aug 07 2020 at 9:30 am Spent an hour on the phone last night with my New York City relatives, got my accent back. Actually the I’ve come to find out that the South is a state of mind. If you believe in states rights, individual rights, leaving the other guy alone, staying off his lawn, respect your elders, sing in the choir, know the words to the National anthem, can tell a brisket from a short rib and can eat a whole pecan/sweet potato/Key Lime pie in one sitting you might be a Southerner. Spin Don’t get me started on sweet tea. JTC Aug 07 2020 at 10:23 am That’s beautiful Spin, and it used to be almost universally true, not so much anymore as the younger ones are losing much of that individualism and decency. Don’t know if that’s because of culture and common courtesy in general being degraded by our times and our indoctrinations or the gene pool being diluted and weakened by the influx and inbreeding, but I do so much miss the more gentle but strong influences of our Southern forebears. But I do know that if the current trend of cancelling all culture but the communist one continues unabated by Trump/Deplorables 2.0 that all semblance of that heritage will be lost…stolen and destroyed by those who hate it and us. Too Tall Aug 07 2020 at 9:20 pm Spin, You forgot “and treat ladies with dignity and respect.” Henry Aug 08 2020 at 1:57 am That requires having ladies who don’t cuss you out for treating them with dignity and respect. JTC Aug 07 2020 at 10:09 am Once responded in a discussion of the superiority of yankee drivers on snow, ice, hills, curves etc. just how strange that is, considering they can’t drive worth a FUCK on flat dry straight Florida roads… Kafiroon Aug 07 2020 at 2:48 pm Shee-it JTC. I was from the Frozen Tundra. The greatest entertainment on the roads is watching people drive on ice and/or snow. Those of us with any brains, went on a frozen chunk of water and learned. Knowing how to spin around an ongoing crash and continuing on your way unscathed is priceless. Punta Gorda Aug 07 2020 at 9:52 pm Funny that. I got berated on my last ship, (home port New Jersey) when a snow storm was coming about how helpless I would be. ( I’m from Mississippi) For me, I just treated it as some sort of strange gray version of red clay mud. Never had a problem. WayneM Aug 07 2020 at 10:33 am I’ve driven throughout North America and it’s always an adventure. Montreal is one of the worst for aggressive drivers. Red lights and road markings are suggestions and often get ignored. It’s common to see three vehicles abreast waiting for a light to change despite there only being two lanes. Anyone going the speed limit is treated as a rolling roadblock… other drivers pass on both sides… Vancouver… particularly in the Richmond area… was the worst for erratic drivers… although Fort Lauderdale was a close second. There’s something about drivers who pull a u-ball in the midst of traffic because they see a parking spot on the other side… Toronto and LA are similar for the massive volume issues… 16 lanes of cars slowly going nowhere… and everyone slightly pissed off as a result… I’m in Ottawa (Nation’s Capital) and the drivers here are all very important… each of them owns the roadway… but they depend on their GPS for guidance because they’re too busy talking on the phone to pay attention to where they’re going. They’re not bad drivers or aggressive but they stick to the main roads doggedly… and yield to no-one. Halley Aug 07 2020 at 10:39 am When I was little I used to smile just like that. Still do. JTC Aug 07 2020 at 11:44 am Well I won’t get to ride that ride, both for reasons of qualification and implementation, but I can sure follow those tail lights* all the way to Sturgis. So many Cowboy Patriots mounted on their iron horses are headed that way for fun and freedom while there still is some…and maybe to help protect the national monument there, because…Black Hills Matter! Went once many years ago, 1976 for the bicentennial celebration ride. There were many fine tails and tail lights there, some of each not so much, but they were there and that goes a long way with me. cb Aug 07 2020 at 11:55 am Need ‘social distancing’ while driving: The 3-Second Rule allows for a safe following distance when the road is dry and straight. If the road is wet, icy, curvy, or visibility is limited, then you need to increase your following distance. epilitimus Aug 07 2020 at 1:27 pm Sad part is the boy is obviously still male. By the time he grows up his mother will have probably eliminated that. John Aug 07 2020 at 1:50 pm I’d think of it as evolution in action, but it’s still sad. cb Aug 07 2020 at 2:27 pm Male Nature ~ After seeing one boob you wanna see them all. Pamela Aug 07 2020 at 3:34 pm I’m trying to read what Sam’s mask has written on it. I look down and because of the way the frame is drawn it appears Zed is holding a condom. What type of place is this that doesn’t practice distancing … cb Aug 07 2020 at 5:01 pm Pam — Sam’s mask = “You Must Be This Long To Ride” Pamela Aug 07 2020 at 6:25 pm OHH. Ok. So that keeps out all the DemonSpawn and the dickless de-nutted Republicans CaptDMO Aug 07 2020 at 3:52 pm I’ve actually seen a sign on a coffee joint w/ patio door…. “Your tee shirt pulled up is NOT a mask!” (Why NOT?) Maybe THIS will convince them otherwise GregD Aug 08 2020 at 6:49 am Chris, I’m a day late checking out the DBD toon, but this 1 gave me such a laugh I pert near spewed coffee all over my laptop ‘puter! Love it! Keep ’em coming, my friend. Can’t live my days with my DBD!!! Now, here in Central-ish PA, I do wear my bandanna wrapped around my lower face whenever I go out, which isn’t very often these days. I acquired a right colorful bunch of bandannas at the local Wal-mart in the last couple years: little footballs all over 1, camouflage of different shades on a few more, stars & stripes on another, and so on. Wearing the football bandanna gets me some double-takes from folks now and then. Speaking about the worst drivers in the world, last time I was driving a pick-em-up truck on the highways around, and streets within, Seoul, S. Korea, I swear to God that there must not be any testing done on the native folks there by their local DMVs. They way those crazy azz drivers were flying around the roads, those Korean DMVs musta just been handing out drivers’ licenses to anybody. Except, of course, us Mee Gooks (Americans, that is; Koreans are Han Gooks. Now you guyz know where the term Gook came from that was used in Viet Nam days. It came from being used in the Korean Conflict.) . . . anyway, before I could legally drive in S. Korea they put me through quite a number of tests!? Hang in there, everybody, out there in DBD Land, things will clear up soon enough! That’s pandemic-wise. What with the Demoncrats, Commies, BLMs, Anti-whatevers, and others, that I cannot speculate on. GregD Aug 08 2020 at 6:53 am Dang it all! I meant to write that I cannot live my days, these days, WITHOUT my dose of good ole DBD toons!! Maybe I’ll just go back to bed. Don’t know what I’m doing up this early, anyway. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.