Day By Day

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  • Grant

    “Thank you very much.”

  • WayneM

    That’s the kind of initiative The Donald likes to see…

    If The Donald wins the nomination and the big chair in the Oval Office, can he fire some of the appointees made by 0bama?

    • Tom Z.

      All of the executive branch appointees serve at the pleasure of the president. It is normal for them to all be fired when a new president takes over.

      • Huddy

        True for super grade political appointees, but frequently Demo admins get away with appointing a few hundred to career positions (Congress sets a limit on the number of appointments, so there’s nothing to worry about, right? /Sarcasm). It particularly happens with the larger agencies, such as Justice, State, HHS, etc. which are precisely the ones that cause the most damage to the country. Watch for this when O leaves office.

        • rooftop voter

          That is true, though it may be a difficult task, that’s when you start the firing process anyway.

          It is no different than getting rid of a teacher with tenure, or a union member, or for that matter the deportation of an Illegal.

          The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and as you train your legs, each step becomes “progressively” easier and more normal.

          You just have to take the first step and then continue on………..

        • Alan

          Remember the fuss over Palin: it was customary for all Alaska administrative appointees to tender their resignations, and have the resignations rejected; she actually let some stand (Oh, the horror!).
          POTUS could do much the same.
          Because of the size of Fed govt, there are so many appointees you’d want your first-tier appointments to be dependent on their reviewing and accepting resignations from 2nd-tier as appropriate to get a top layer of management that’s loyal to your governing philosophy & goals.

    • KenH

      EVERY
      SINGLE
      MISERABLE
      PUSTULE
      Ugabe appointed
      And also, with Ugabe’s fetish with Seig Heil style rule, EO can erase the entire “legacy” of the asslifting scum’s decrees. Every Single One

      • Kevin M

        Don’t sugar-coat things. Tell us how you truly feel.

  • Alex J

    When it comes to an appetite, ‘Tolly is still a growing boy. Strange how some who come to tbe good ole U S of A are willing to embrace opportunity & others are just looking for a free three-course meal.

    Pravda!

  • Al T.

    Wow. having responded to formwiz yesterday that Naomi is Israeli not Russian, and him responding to that with “Was she born there (Israel) or did she emigrate?” I was reflecting on that and trying to answer and expound on the greater meaning, but comments were closed. And now today’s installment makes all of that even more apropos:

    That’s a good question formwiz, and I don’t recall that we have that backstory. Of course the people of Israel are people of the world, bound to their tribe and attracted by the promise of a homeland. So I reckon she could very well be of Russian (or Ukrainian) extraction. Sorry for jumping to the conclusion that she isn’t.

    Reflecting on that, it makes me jealous that we in our country don’t have that tie that binds; lacking that, the place that was founded and prospered as a shining light on a hill, with the promise of opportunity for freedom, has devolved into a place to be plundered, with the opportunity of everything for “free”.

    • “Reflecting on that, it makes me jealous that we in our country don’t have that tie that binds; lacking that, the place that was founded and prospered as a shining light on a hill, with the promise of opportunity for freedom, has devolved into a place to be plundered, with the opportunity of everything for “free”.”

      It once was. I was born in the mid 50s. I grew up in the days when being an AMERICAN was a serious thing. I remember. And from what I see of “The Donald”, this could return within my lifetime. But we must push for it, we must return to our national glory, or we are sure to be lost to history.

    • Iconoclast

      AI T. – re: “… it makes me jealous that we in our country don’t have that tie that binds ….”

      I submit we used to, at least until the borders were surrendered. The people who came here voluntarily or as refugees came to *BE* Americans and took enormous pride in becoming citizens, *legally.* People were *still* ‘multi-cultural’ (see, e.g., the ethnic conclaves in urban areas or heavy concentrations of ethnicities in some regions), yet they were first & foremost AMERICAN.

      Then 50 +/- years back, the hyphenation crap really began to take root, largely driven by the PC presstitutes and Ivory Tower twits. They focused on the seams, emphasizing differences, until experiencing such a focus became ever more routine rather than the mark of a whining subversive. We must focus on the AMERICAN values we have in common rather than the characteristics which divide us. Where the lefties prefer the latter and largely control the communication channels, we are constantly bombarded by an emphasis on differences.

    • Redleg

      American people are free; American things are not.

      • Al T.

        Think of America as a well-off businessman; after years of prosperous entrepreneurial pursuit, he has become complacent. He drowns his boredom with a stop at the bar on the way home and has several too many. He passes out on the subway platform with his gold chain and his Rolex in full view, and his stuffed wallet hanging out. Yes, he is a free American. And so in the eyes, minds, and criminal hearts of the opportunists around him, are his American things.

        In the Donald, I see the desire to re-enact the old COPS episode, wherein the drunk is an undercover, and his squad lies in wait to pounce on the dregs who are too lazy to go the route of taking the opportunity of the land of the free, working hard to acquire the things that this burned out businessman already has, and see his hard-earned assets as ripe for the taking…that’s their version of the land of the “free”. Book ’em Don-o!

    • Immanuel Goldstein

      Come on! She’s gotta be a Sabra

      • Al T.

        A Sabra maybe, certainly not a JAP. Not mutually exclusive, but having had experience with the latter I would prefer the former.

  • RegT

    It might be nice if we true conservatives had a country to go to, as those Jews in Russia and elsewhere have (had?) in Israel. The problem there is that the left end of the conservative spectrum might end up ruining that country as well, eventually. I’d like to think it wouldn’t happen, given how much we hate what is going on now, but which of the Founding Fathers (besides Benjamin) 😉 thought we would be so stupid as to let it happen again, after they fought and bled to give us liberty?

    • GWB

      It might be nice if we true conservatives had a country to go to… The problem there is that the left end of the conservative spectrum might end up ruining that country as well

      We did, and they did. This country used to be a refuge for what we call conservatism.

      • Browncoat

        Amen…

  • Our founding fathers knew exactly what could happen. That’s what the Bill of Rights was for. We still have the tools to take the country back.

    God, guts, and guns …

    • 2A! It was written for just such a time as this, with the knowledge that it would happen. Really, the Second Amendment was as much for the possibility of foreign invasion as a tyrannical government. And we now have both. If we don’t take it back peacefully, violence is the only alternative. Chris, what do you have on Trump’s views there?

  • Fox2!

    I always had the impression that Naomi was a Sabra.

    But I could be wrong. Won’t be the first time. Surely won’t be the last.

    • jackdeth72

      Naomi started off as Zed’s spotter, back up and security while Zed was doing the Cooperative Middle East/Afghan “Walking Tour” long before Sam.

  • Tom S.

    I think I get the gist of it, but what is Anatoly saying in the last panel?

    • Iconoclast

      An emphatic *THANKS.*

  • Grape

    Re the first panel – there is something we can taste. The filling makes the difference.

  • Bill G

    That is Donny Boy’s attitude. But I’m not sure he’d be accepting of it in others.
    I suspect he combines “Anything that’s mine is mine; what’s yours is negotiable” with “Anything that’s loose is mine; anything I can pry up is loose”.

  • NotYetInACamp

    American opportunity taken.
    The Light of Liberty has shone upon another foreign national in a foreign land. (Embassy).

    That is what I read Trump to be engaged in. Keeping the Light of Liberty and Opportunity shining, and not having that light extinguished by non-American invaders and their non-American children. (The huddled masses rushing here statement was a sales technique placed upon the base of lady Liberty by those raising funds for its installation)

    We can give them opportunity in their own land. By invading they become our enemy and must be removed. A darkness has fallen over the world again. What remains now is what we shall do about it.

  • Browncoat

    An Oreo? Perfect! Black and white and made in Mexico. True diversity.

  • Otto Didact

    Say what you will of “The Donald” he could hardly be MORE of a disaster than His Most Imperial Majesty.

  • Spin Drift

    I forgot that Oreo’s went to Mexico. Does anybody know where the Keebler Elves live? They may be my new cookie of choice.

    And on another note concerning the 2A. My Obama bundling boss once asked me about the 2nd amendment. I told him that it was not about hunting, sport shooting or even repelling an invasion. What it is about is the God given right of “We the People” to shoot tyrants in the face. From dog catcher on up. The more the government fears the people the more liberty there is. The more the people fear the government the more usurpation of your liberties you will endure.

    Spin Drift
    Ted for Prez

    • Al T.

      “Ted for Prez”

      Yes, Cruz should be prez.
      But, Trump can be prez.

      Trump/Cruz ’16
      Cruz/Carson (or Rubio’20)

  • Pamela

    An Oreo. I haven’t eaten an Oreo in over 30 years. Can’t stand the filling and they did something to the cookie part. Blech.

    She could make him a toasted banana fluffer nutter sandwich with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

  • Dallas

    There’s a Wisconsin company that makes knock off Oreos and Girl Scout cookies that taste better, are of the old sizes, no PC nonsense attached, and are made here at home. I know they’re sold in Dollar General stores, but I can’t remember the brand name right now.

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