Hired or Fired?


  • October 24, 2018 at 12:06 am
    Too Tall

    Red Bull is going to give a whole lot of invaders wings – big chicken wings to head due south.

  • October 24, 2018 at 12:08 am
    John M.

    Didn’t Javier build a mechanical Tobasco? …and don’t forget the Dawgs.

    • October 24, 2018 at 12:16 am

      That was Sam, from the remains of the Challenger.

      • October 24, 2018 at 10:05 am
        Chris Muir

        Yup, she ditched the whole thing, though. I think she misses her Charger.

      • October 25, 2018 at 12:15 am
        John M.

        Oh, right…

  • October 24, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Those mechanical critters are good, but there’s no substitute for the real thing in the eyes of some.

    • October 24, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Some just prefer organic.

  • October 24, 2018 at 12:27 am
    Delilah T

    Okay, I’m a little mystified here.
    Having done some fencing myself (lots o’ fun, especially on a hot, humid day):

    Is Zed tightening the barbed wire, building a gate, and/or cranking up “something special”? Or all of the above? Just askin’, because that looks like hot iron at the end of that handle, that’s all. 🙂

    • October 24, 2018 at 1:37 am

      Looks like a stretcher. They tend to paint them orange or red. My theory is that the bright color makes them easier to see when the wire breaks and they’re coming at your head.

  • October 24, 2018 at 1:29 am
    Subotai Bahadur

    I was discussing this with a friend of mine who spent much of his career working for a building with an extra side. I offered as a solution two words: Arc Light.

    • October 24, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Yep, Arc Light would eliminate the problem – and send the survivors hauling ass for home!!!

  • October 24, 2018 at 1:44 am
    Punta Gorda

    The problem with the supercharged me mechanical versions, is that they follow a program. That means a human can be held liable if it injures someone. All a bull has is a known proclivity to defend it’s range. Easiest legal defense in the world. “Were you in its field?” Case closed.

    (Not a lawyer)

    • October 24, 2018 at 10:04 am

      PG, love it, but that has not carried over well into the more domestic area, like a badass pit answering the door for you.

      Many cases of people with no bidness on the property getting their ass eat up but then getting a scumball teevee lawyer to extort free money out of…not the dog but you.

      So you’re really on that liability hook no matter the method, ’cause you and your insurance are where the money is.

      Still be a lot more fun watching God’s muscular creation acting on his natural protective instincts…even if you do get held liable, if any evidence is found of course.

  • October 24, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Not sure why they’re calling it a “caravan” when it’s really a paid political stunt.

    • October 24, 2018 at 6:06 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      It’s not a paid political stunt. It’s an invading army, meant to make President Trump look bad, no matter what he does.
      If he does nothing, and they invade, he looks ineffective.
      If he sends the military, and this foreign invasion is hurt/killed, he looks like a mean bully.
      I’d rather the latter than the former.

    • October 24, 2018 at 6:30 am

      It’s not a caravan, it’s a column – as in “a column of invaders” or “an army column”. It’s the size of an infantry division, now.

      A “caravan” implies that 1) there’s something of value being brought, and to be traded for. “Migrants” implies a cohesive group of people that move with the seasons for work and living. Neither is true of this invading column.

      (BTW, for all those lefties pointing out “women and children”, you people all hate the crusades, right? Well, have you ever heard of a thing called “The Chidlren’s Crusade”? Now, go get your outrage on.)

      • October 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

        When they get to the border, you can bet the women and children will be right up front- as human shields for the young, fit men behind them who constitute the bulk of this “caravan”.

        As John W. Campbell stated in 1968, it’s a standard leftist trick to make the mass look like something other than the armed and dangerous mob it actually is. It was SOP with Vietnam-era “peace marches'” right before they overran police lines and started maiming and killing people. (The news media always blamed the police.)

        Also keep in mind that the Latin American culture has its deep foundations in Islam, due to the Islamic domination of Spain from the 8th through the 15th centuries AD. In both cultures, women are at best second-class citizens, and children are only valued insofar as they are useful to their fathers. I doubt many of the “women and children” are in that mass of their own accord.

        (NB: and what does it say about “feminists” that they so romanticize and admire these two misogynistic cultures?)

        I’d suggest either active denial (microwave) systems, or firing sticky foam laced with a good bit of OC over the women and childrens’ heads to splat the “13-year-old boys” who are six feet tall and weigh 200 pounds.

        Make sure there’s bright purple or red dye in that foam, too. The kind that takes weeks to wear off.

        And get video of it all.

        clear ether


      • October 24, 2018 at 7:18 am
        Delilah T

        The idiots who started the Children’s Crusades were “kids” themselves, kinda like Hoggie and Bald Gonzo Of the Reddened Eyes.
        Unfortunately, not only were those children dumb enough to follow their leaders, they were starving by the time they got within barking distance of Rome, they were not welcomed, and some of them were enticed onto boats by mercenary traders who took them East to be sold into slavery.
        We do have Border Patrol down there, but – well, we’ll see how this goes. Lotta rain flooding the Rio Grande right now….

    • October 24, 2018 at 10:24 am

      It’s not an army column either, which comparison does a disservice to actual military advances which are at the behest of and for the benefit of some kind of sovereign group or people. It is a column of invaders but that implies a static group with a purpose rather than the orchestrated performance that it is.

      What this is, is a parade. A parade that varies in number depending on when the tv crews are ready to do their thing and the buses deliver replacements and take away the ones who have done their shift. Have you seen these people, decently dressed, often with makeup, backpacks, do they look like they have suffered through days of rough desert hiking? More like they’re on a daytrip, which is exactly what I think.

      Made up fabricated bullshit, aided financed, and abetted by those who are always willing to exploit their slaves to do their political dirty work and obstruct anything to do with Donald Trump and his ignernt, stubborn, armed Deplorables.

    • October 24, 2018 at 10:41 am
      Old Codger

      Probably for the same reason people moving to a new country are called “migrants” instead of “immigrants”. It’s less a caravan and more a mob.

  • October 24, 2018 at 6:42 am

    There are three pieces to dealing with this coming invasion (aside from using Cheney’s hurricane machine):

    First, close the border and secure it with the US military. It’s their primary job, after all. And, yes, steel yourselves for having to shoot a crowd of “unarmed” people. (Which makes them no less a threat, nor less of an army.)

    Second*, when they arrive, politely handle them, put them onto buses, and tell them we’re taking them to a processing point. Then drive them to Galveston, where they’re put on a ship (a military hospital ship, or a leased cruise liner) and taken back to Honduras. (No, I don’t care if the individuals are from Honduras or not.)
    (* I’ve seen this suggestion made more than once by some conservative commenters. It’s not my idea, but it is a good one.)

    Third, prosecute anyone within America who contributed to helping this column, or who is involved with the organizations aiding it, with rebellion against the country. (Treason has very specific requirements, but if you can make it fit, go for it.) You can also use “support for terror” statutes if you word it properly.
    Mark every organization based outside the U.S. an enemy of the U.S., preventing funds from flowing to it and entry of its people illegal. If you can justify it (it’s not illegal, after all, to be against a foreign country), put out international warrants for the leaders.

    Clausewitz and Sun Tzu would both approve the multi-prong approach to defeating your enemies.

    • October 24, 2018 at 8:07 am
      Too Tall


      As someone who has a fair amount of experience with what the military calls a. “Non-combatant Evacuation Operation” (NEO), where the evacuees are NOT U.S citizens or citizens of certain allies, I’ll offer the following regarding your transit back to Honduras:

      You CANNOT let the “evacuees” inside the ship. There are a couple of classic “Personal For” naval messages from Commanding Officers on this topic.

      You keep them on the weather decks, segregated, with the men up front (to absorb the brunt of any wind, rain, and waves) and the women and children in the rear. If you don’t segregate by sex, mass rape will be a significant problem.

      Don’t bother with Port-a-Potties, they won’t use them, preferring to go wherever they want, and they will throw the Port-a-Potties over the side.

      No need to feed them, the trip isn’t that long, and at speed most of them will be seasick.

      Keep the salt water wash down sysrems and firehoses fully charged and use them liberally to maintain order and hygiene.

      Ensure you have snipers in the superstructure in case the leaders in the crowd want to start something.

      Unceremoniously deposit them at the far end of the most remote pier In an industrial harbor.

      After dropping off your guests, conduct a thorough wash down and decontamination of the exterior of the ship in accordance with the requirements for a Chem/Bio/Nuclear wash-down.

      Your “cruise line” will get terrible reviews on Yelp, with the added benefit of minimal repeat business.

    • October 24, 2018 at 9:07 am

      As to the legal prosecutions, racketeering and human trafficking are also potentials.

  • October 24, 2018 at 7:54 am
    Delilah T

    Mother Nature may have a hand in either slowing or stopping this nonsense. Willa made landfall a few hours ago with winds at 120 mph and is hovering over that area as a tropical depression, unloading loads of rain.

    Also, these people (numbers? run from 5,00o to 7,000?) are going through the country of the Sinaloa drug cartel, a group which may not be sympathetic to them at all.

    So who is funding this “crusade” and feeding these people?

    Not me! I don’t think they’ll go into TX or AZ, but rather, into CA.

    Keep your eyes peeled. And give Tabasco an apple for me.

    • October 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      I don’t understand something.
      This passel of invaders was herded together for the sole purpose of defying US law. The could have stood in line along with anyone else trying to enter the US legally.
      Since it is their intent to defy US law from the outset I see no reason not to take preventative action in the form of CS grenades popped upwind of the horde.
      Doing this several times a day will be more or less harmless and yet convince the horde to go home to establish a _proper_ government.
      The “technology”, that is to say the philosophy, of good government has been advancing steadily over the centuries. It’s about time these yahoos got off their duffs and actually did something about their own rent-seeking oligarchies.

  • October 24, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Could a swap be a deal? We’ll take two illegals if the losing countries take one registered Democrat voter, or three illegals for every Democrat politician/ Seems fair.

    • October 24, 2018 at 8:55 am
      MAJ Arkay

      Not at all fair. Those illegals would then be immediately registered to vote Democrat.

      • October 24, 2018 at 4:10 pm

        That may not be necessarily true. It seems there is a tendency for the native born Hispanics to identify as “white” and switch to Republican because they still practice a religion and have family values. I think the Democrats are in denial about this, along with so much else they hold dear to their hearts.

  • October 24, 2018 at 10:03 am
    The Basseteer

    It’s not a “Caravan” nor a “Crusade,” it’s a “Zombie
    Apocalypse” and those can end in only one of two way.

    • October 24, 2018 at 12:31 pm
      Punta Gorda

      Day 7 horde?

  • October 24, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Just a reminder that it has been some time since we saw Sam nude. I mean, the politics are cool and all, but let’s keep our eyes on the prize, so to speak.

    • October 24, 2018 at 4:32 pm
      The Chicken of depression

      Unfortunately I think all the gratuitous nudity went the way of the alternate reality strip, I think maybe it scared a bunch of folks and advertisers off, there are however, archives of both still around for re-viewing.

      • October 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm
        Chris Muir

        Not at all. I ran outta flesh colored ink, is all. Basically, the gals are preggers and to be seen nude at such a time seems unwieldy.
        But they will recover nicely and probably need to blow off some steam soon.Hah!

      • October 24, 2018 at 10:19 pm

        Some of us, Chris, rather enjoy a nude pregnant woman. It’s awfully beautiful.
        (I can understand the ink budget, though – ‘specially if she’s got twins again. 😉 )

  • October 24, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Actually Richie, I come here for the politics and the enlightened remarks by most. The ‘eye candy’ is just a pleasant bonus.

    • October 24, 2018 at 12:32 pm
      Punta Gorda

      State Fair, bitter cold hot redhead…


      • October 24, 2018 at 11:39 pm

        What State…

  • October 24, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    Unca Walt

    My idea on how to stop them without killing or even injuring anyone (THIS time):

    Fire trucks with their tanks full of violent green dye. Permanent. Glow-in-the-dark

    Spray hell out of the first two ranks or so. Head to foot, front to back.

    Stop spraying while you watch the whole enemy mob turn south.

  • October 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Does no-one believe in this anymore?

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    • October 24, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      OK. Trains of coal cars loaded up as they cross the boarder and straight into Canada at high speed.
      And Nope.

    • October 24, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Those were fine words _before_ the advent of the welfare state.
      Immigrants were once expected to pull their weight, or at least find a sponsor, the moment they set foot through the “golden door”.
      Now we are expected to not only support the “wretched refuse” at gunpoint but bribe their criminals to come as well.
      That plaque should be melted down to add reinforcement to the 13 ton doors of the Supreme Court building the Mob was beating on recently.

      • October 24, 2018 at 11:46 pm
        Punta Gorda

        No longer the statue of liberty, now it’s the statue of “gimme gimme gimme”

    • October 24, 2018 at 6:48 pm
      Too Tall


      A nation can have open borders, or it can be a welfare state providing entitlements. No nation can survive doing both.

    • October 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm
      Delilah T

      When the Irish came here in droves because of the potato blight famine, they immediately started looking for work – any kind of work. They didn’t line up for handouts or end up in “centers”.

      That’s the difference between THEN and NOW.

    • October 24, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      These people are NOT homeless. They just wanna “move on up”. And those are the ones with the purest intentions.

      And anyone placing “unlimited immigration” as an immutable principle is either an idiot or looking to overthrow the people.

    • October 24, 2018 at 11:44 pm
      Punta Gorda

      Added after the fact in an attempt to coop the symbol to leftist ideals.

    • October 25, 2018 at 12:02 am

      Sorry canuck, I’m with Kafiroon on this one.

      In fact, the perfect irony would be if France would once more disassemble and reassemble this thing and especially that plaque right about, oh, the main drag into Quebec.

    • October 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm
      Paul Wiirtz

      They are breaking down a back window, not waiting to go through the Golden Door!

  • October 24, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    Gary D

    In the early part of early last century my parents first saw Lady Liberty standing, her feet awash in the upper bay, on what I learned to call Bedloe’s Island; their eyes were gleaming with hope they told me, when they weren’t wiping the tears out of them. They fully expected to be processed through Ellis Island: they had their papers and health certificates at the ready; they spoke and read more than enough English to get them through with ease, though they both came from different countries in Eastern Europe; they both had skills to allow them to get jobs within weeks of landing.
    I was born here, in sight of the Lady. From the time I was old enough to understand I was taught American values: God, hard work, and freedom; no language other than English was spoken at the table.
    We were Americans.

  • October 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Caravan? Ya, a caravan. Periwinkle blue. What? It’s fer me ma. Won’t do fer nut’in less than a periwinkle caravan (slaps table). Like dags? What? Dags, ya know thems tings. Oh, dogs. Yeah, I like dogs. Bulls, dogs, caravans, Snatch. The whole mess wreaks of Brick Top paying a mob to do the deed to us and mess with our world. Less-than-lethal technology to thwart the hordes = OC from an extinguisher – works well but then, you might have to apply first aid, and some folks will be immune to peppers.

    • October 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Cooking sausages on the grill that always seem to need 5 more minutes before they’re ready….

  • October 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    Gary S

    Nice column they got there,be a real shame if……
    Smiles in A-10 Warthog

  • October 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm
    Delilah T

    First off, they (the Hondurans, et al.,) are still a couple thousand miles south of the US border. And 2nd, they’re getting tired already. And 3rd, they’re facing bad weather from Willa, (among other things), as well as that part about starting to get tired. (Yes, that IS happening.)
    They’re heading toward California, anyway. If they manage to make it that far, they may just be told to turn around and go back where they came from.

  • October 24, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    (to get back to the original comic)
    Com’on. That’s rude. Let President Trump in on the joke. He, especially, of all people, needs a good, clean, wholesome, hearty laugh.



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