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  • October 27, 2015 at 8:54 pm
    Blue Quasar

    “I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”


    • October 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Waco comes to mind. It was Waco and Ruby Ridge that turned me into a Constitutional Conservative. I’m veteran and took and oath to defend the Constitution and will honor that oath if called upon.

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Please tell me that is not the Double D… 🙁

    • October 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Check the sign, lower left corner, first panel.

      clear ether


    • October 28, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Let’s see if I can predict:

      Government gets or manufactures an anonymous tip that the DD was being used as a terror safehouse or perhaps a waypoint for drug traffic, and the DD is stripped of its consulate status.

      That same pretext allows DHS to raid the moment the above paperwork is dry. DHS come knocking and…with Skye at the hospital and Damon and Wade out riding, it’s at most Anatoly, Naomi, and Jan plus everybody’s kids at home. Naomi, probably also Jan went full-on mama bear defending the cubs and a firefight ensues. DHS apparently didn’t opt for a standoff and negotiation.

      End result: Wade’s property is seized under asset forfeiture laws even though no charges are ever be filed against anybody at the ranch, let alone a conviction achieved. Unless the girls were feeling generous there are dead DHS agents all over the place.

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Let me guess..Jade Helm in action

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Violation of Consular Sovereignty? This is an Act of War! And what video will Zippy and company blame this on?
    And what about Jan, Damon, and the KIDS???

    • October 28, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Saved me the trouble of asking the same thing.

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Well…………………………that escalated.

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm
    Greg B

    It would appear that Sam & Zed being in an accident was fortuitous.

    • October 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Actually, I’m expecting that the “future voters” complaining about the “nativists’ reckless driving” was the excuse that brought this down.

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I think open war was just declared.

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    “It’s just a cartoon; why do I feel sick?”

  • October 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Pawnbroker: because this is too very damn close to reality on this continent. The DD could be any of us.

    • October 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Yep; that’s why those are my nine most terrifying words…

      • October 27, 2015 at 10:54 pm

        because this very thing could ( and probably will ) happen to patriotic Americans in the near future.We are the generation that must recover America.

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    WacoII ?

    • October 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Dang Nab It. Waco II

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    The DD sign is down, multiple involved structures, ghostly evil heads of smoke arising from each, and what in God’s name is that overhead structure?

    And all of this is the nightmare in Zed’s head, induced by injury, medication, PTSD, and a deep distrust and concern of the motives and methods od dotgov. I hope.

    • October 27, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      …of dotgov.

    • October 28, 2015 at 1:32 am

      I think that you are referring to the DHS helo with the spotlight shining on the DD?

      • October 28, 2015 at 7:11 am

        I think he is referring to the green and black bit. Pretty sure that is just more smoke – made ghastly by Chris’ coloring (it worked!).

      • October 28, 2015 at 3:54 pm

        And the tank labeled DHS.

        Shades of Waco, indeed.

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    DHS went bezerk over sighting of drone piloted by Damon’s son?

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” ― Winston S. Churchill

    Well someone or someones just did a boatload of violence and harm.
    I bet between Zed, Wade, Damon, Anatoly, Naomi and Don P, there are enough people who will met out justice, and it will be done one way or another to the person or persons who went out and got all sorts of stupid.

    Anyone think maybe someone is trying to cover up the loss of a thumb drive from a visit a while back?

    • October 27, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Given that it is consular property I look forward to Don Portago’s reaction to the threat to his children and grandchildren.

      BTW, I don’t think it was the thumb drive that caused this – it was the wrong one that needed losing as I recall…

      • October 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm

        “…the threat to his children and grandchildren.”

        Let’s hope it’s just a threat; the Escalade is still there, burning.

      • October 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm

        True. I hope Javier’s work with the drone gave them some warning.

        I wonder how many kids can fit in a pink Corvette?

      • October 28, 2015 at 6:10 am

        Even with something as insignificantly small as the pictures of someone’s junk, large amounts of data can be hidden.

      • October 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm

        True dat…

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm
    B Woodman

    No more free Wacos. Zed has Sam to back his play, whatever it is and whoever it’s against.

    • October 27, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Agreed,and we must hold firm-no more free Wacos.

  • October 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Looks like DHS detected an unregistered Drone.

  • October 27, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    When things get real, remember that after the first one the rest are free.

  • October 28, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Everyone else has already said my thoughts on this. Let us pray no-one was harmed, and vengeance will be meted.

  • October 28, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I KNEW Wade shot the wrong damn snake!

  • October 28, 2015 at 12:35 am

    This is as bad as when we saw the Dodge barrel roll. CHRIS?? W.T.F.??

  • October 28, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Kids, buildings? What about those Ithaca 7E Sousa Grade shotguns!!!!

  • October 28, 2015 at 1:28 am

    DHS/BATFEces trying to deny use of the several vehicles that they *ahem* abandoned on Zed’s property?

    First things first … Where are the children, Jan, ‘Toly and Naomi?
    Where’s the Sheriff?

    How far ahead do you plan out the storyline?
    How long have you planned on burning down their Home and Business?
    You do know that some of us are over the age of thirty (twice in my case) and that emotional shock can have physical reactions in ol’timers?
    *wiping the sweat from his brow … how am I going to get to sleep tonight?*

    Meanwhile I will echo several others here … “No. More. Free. Waco’s.”

    • October 28, 2015 at 9:52 am
      Chris Muir

      I use the PIOOMA technique.I pull it out of my a** every day!A crude, but fairly accurate description.You guys know as much as I do about where it’s going, I listen to the characters and go from there…

      • October 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

        For what it’s worth, I think that’s a fantastic way to write. Create a universe, populate it with realistic people, and let them tell their story. I call it “letting the subconscious tell the tale”, and it results in something very close to real life.

        One thing fer sure, these folks aren’t likely to go back to work in an office…

      • October 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm

        I learned a long time ago writing for RPG projects that you know you’re doing it right when the characters start telling you “No, that’s not what happened, it was like this“.

        Harlan Ellison used to call it “the story writing itself”.

        Now you know why most people think writers are a little out there. We have all these other people running around in our heads.




      • October 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm

        Out yer ass, eh? I like it.

        OTOH, ” I listen to the characters (and comments?) and go from there…”

        Operating on that principle I say this: WAKE UP ZED!

  • October 28, 2015 at 2:43 am
    Lucius Severus Pertinax

    It’s Holloween.
    I suspect Chris is trying to scare us.
    I hope……

    • October 28, 2015 at 5:14 am

      It’s working.

  • October 28, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Got $10 says Mr. Muir is messing w/ heads & this is someone’s nightmare. As others have noted, however, this is cutting damn close to the reality of the Fascist state of Øbadystopia.

  • October 28, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Given the level of compentency of the various levels of federal alphabet Agencies, any bets that they got the wrong barn?

    • October 28, 2015 at 4:21 am

      ANY barn is the right barn – Wacko!

  • October 28, 2015 at 3:08 am

    WACO revisited.

    • October 28, 2015 at 4:34 am
      Chuck Pelto

      RE: Just Like Waco?

      Not quite.

      There aren’t a bunch of women and children inside being burned to death while the government keeps them from coming out by the use of Special Forces operatives, as shown in The FLIR Project video.

      • October 28, 2015 at 4:54 pm

        Depends where are the kids, etc. are at…

  • October 28, 2015 at 4:32 am
    Chuck Pelto

    RE: The Conflagration

    No firefighting equipment.

    Is DHS keeping such away? Like the FBI did at the Davidian compound outside of Waco?

  • October 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

    It’s working.

  • October 28, 2015 at 5:29 am

    I wonder where the memory stick is that was dropped?

    Is this the Clintons doing some house cleaning?

  • October 28, 2015 at 5:58 am
    Bill G

    The fecal material is deep, these days.
    The Clintons have shown us that obstructing justice for fun and profit is OK if you’re a democrat.
    Obola has shown us that a liberal President does not need to heed the Constitution.
    This is a logical progression.

  • October 28, 2015 at 6:52 am

    With a very small “complex.” Much smaller than the mythical DD as depicted there, and a stickler for following common sense good reasonable laws, having thought of many, in the silence of the night, I know that I, alone, could never stand off such an assault. May one never come.
    Knowing who commands these forces these days and a person at the top who says that one election has consequences (BOY! It has. In spite of his party losing every other election doen to dog catcher.) I find these situations more likely for everyone day by day. Who remembers when the SWAT TV show was on about its rare use in LA? Now too many cops think they have been neutered if they don’t get the excitement. I have talked to veterans, now cops, who say they need that adrenaline rush. They could not have sen being in the military if there was not a war on. That looks like a war. Now almost every warrant is a SWAT raid.

    Wood burns.
    Concrete is a wonderful thing. As is newer ballistic resistant steel.
    Underground bunkers may make an appearance, but better made and survivable, more so than the other one in Texas that burned I would expect.

    It may be fiction, but we are close to living it.

    Interesting new invasion. Will they ever stop?There are often better ways to obtain your proper goals, but often the goals are improper.
    Just some mionor speculation now on a warrant obtained due to a prick planting evidence. That incorrect package display comes to mind. It still could be claimed to be the right package of planted evidence. Like they wouldn’t do that? If they could have a brain-washer walk thousands of weapons to Mexico as part of the plan to destroy the second Amendment, his successor would have no problem with evidence presented to take out an enemy on one of the “lists” while they still have power they intend to keep.


    • October 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

      From all indications, DHS has the same staffing parameters BATF used to. Back when I was in the game, we were told by FBI that ATF took a lot of would-be FBI agents who failed the Bureau’s psychological stability tests.

      All ATF cared about was “do you hate gun owners” and “what are you willing to do to punish them?”

      DHS seems to operate on the principle of “What are you willing to do to punish those who are disloyal to the President?”

      That’s about one notch above the Judge Dredd Futzie Level. (“I want to Establish World Peace, Free All the Umpty Candies, and KILL EVERYBODY!!””- delivered in a “Police Constable Pan Am” accent, complete to weird falsetto.)

      Add in the variety of “enlightened” types who seem to revel in dreaming of being RedJac;

      And we very likely have some bad times coming.

      BTW, I opposed the HSA back when it was first proposed. Most cops I know did as well. There’s a basic rule of government that goes;

      No politician should ever try to attain powers he wouldn’t want his opposition to have. Because barring a single-party dictatorship, sooner or later, they will be back in charge and will thus have those powers.

      When people asked me what I meant by that, I said, “Two words. President. Hillary.”

      If more people had thought of that, HSA might never have passed.

      Then again, being a Senator at the time, I’m sure she was thinking of it. And getting off on the idea.

      clear ether


      • October 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

        It was worse. BATF accepted those who fail to qualify as FBI, Secret Service, and Marshals’ service.

      • October 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

        Eon & interventor, pre-DHS, a good friend, who absolutely had the provenance to speak to it, once told me the ATF agents were the dregs of DoJ, decisively below all the other armed enforcement agencies in that Department – a total of 20 or 30 some odd IIRC. Now, they may have higher status in DHS given how most of the TSA seem to be about 4 IQ points higher than a potted plant. Nevertheless, I rather doubt the quality of their staff has improved since Waco, much less under the dystopia of the Ø_FusterCluck regime.

      • October 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

        Thanks to Boehner and McConnell, we pretty much _have_ a single party dictatorship. I don’t think Ryan will be any improvement.

  • October 28, 2015 at 7:12 am

    The Dept of Home inSecure strikes again.

    No more Wacos!

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  • October 28, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Wow!…big gov …here it comes.

  • October 28, 2015 at 8:47 am
    rooftop voter


    At what point is it justified to protect ones self?

    We are clearly well past that point folks.

    • October 28, 2015 at 9:17 am

      We have been justified for a long time now … Is it the hill you willing to die on. That’s the question.

      Does the name Custer mean anything to you?

  • October 28, 2015 at 9:03 am
    Robert’s just a cartoon … it’s just a cartoon…..

    So why do I worry so?

    Keep up the great work, Chris.

  • October 28, 2015 at 9:42 am
    Spin Drift

    Al-righty let’s try this scenario:

    Wetbacks who caused accident have been led to The Double D by DHS manipulation. They hole up in the DD barn. DHS attacks said wetbacks. Wade/Damon not realizing big picture fires at DHS personal. Game On.

    DHS gets a twofer, wetbacks and the DD. Unfortunately for them Wade is prepared. Tunnel system out of the AO with weapon caches and provisions. DHS can’t find bodies, what the WACO? I thought we had them surrounded.

    Argentinian “Special” forces (mercenary Gurkas) show up and escort DHS off embassy property. DHS is forced to leave equipment behind as they frog walk for their lives. International incident is averted, Big reparations change hands. Tax payers are screwed.

    Molon Labe
    Never Give Up, Never Give In

  • October 28, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Muir, you’re killing me here.

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  • October 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Time for Wade, Zed, and Sam to go a’huntin’. Maybe Damon, too, but not Jan. She’s still too much of a Big Government liberal.

    • October 28, 2015 at 11:22 am

      She may not be after this.

      • October 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

        Make Skye take point…

      • October 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm
        B Woodman

        (Thunderous Applause!!)

  • October 28, 2015 at 11:20 am

    OK. I can see how the barn/club could be on fire because the wetbacks broke in to sleep, found all the booze & food & set the place on fire accidentally; and DHS had tracked them there & tried to root them out by just letting the fire burn (or – DHS started the fire with flash/bangs & tear gas). However, the main house (or would it be the club guest house?) at the left rear is also burning – and there are no choppers, armored cars or fire equipment near it. Did DHS lob in some flash/bangs and start that…on purpose?
    Why is there no fire equipment anywhere in sight?
    What sort of repercussions are there going to be for the DHS attacking the sovereign territory of Argentina?
    What happens when the guests who are there (if any) start telling their story? (BTW, wasn’t the Donald on-site shortly before this? Is he there now? How are they gonna shut him up?)

    I’m not really sure that this has anything to do with the thumb drive. I don’t believe that DHS has the detective skills necessary to trace the path of the drive and arrive at the DD. I could be wrong, but I don’t believe that the collective IQ of DHS is very high…if you get my drift.

  • October 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I am still wondering about Skye and Zed’s problem in the hospital?

  • October 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    considering who got crop-dusted in yesterdays panel, there’s a few additions coming to a sheriff’s department.

  • October 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    All I can add is. :(. Don Potego ain’t gonna like this! Jade Helm catch up with the wet backs in the roll-over??? No fire equipment? I smell a Bengazi duplicate! ( hang dog look at the panel). ( again! ).

  • October 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm
    John Greer

    Does anyone recognize the AFV?

  • October 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Dang, Chris! It looks like you got yourself a hell of a lot of co-authors and a fantastic filing system here! I can tell you that I have had the experience of characters talking back and running their own story. You know you’re doing good when they start getting uppity.

  • October 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I can go back to Philadelphia now as I have now seen everything.. Talk about a gut punch!!

  • October 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm
    Bob in Houston.

    Great, they really are becoming shit magnets!, Skye probably left a bong unattended or something.

  • October 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm
    John M.

    ZED! Wake Up! Wake UP!!! You’re thrashing all over the bed and you’ve pulled your IV!

  • October 28, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    If this DD:
    They have
    many ways out
    video and other security
    fire suppression
    fire-proof safe rooms
    comms that ard not cell or POTS
    it isn’t DD

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