• March 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    Big Jim


  • March 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Just use Burma-shave Bitch there as a battering ram; it’s not like the bones of his skull are doing anything besides keeping his head from collapsing…..

  • March 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm
    Grunt GI

    Haha. All they could transform into is spineless weasels.

    Damn Chris are you gaslighting us with the swimming hole or what?


    • March 16, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      I guess Saturday, or maybe Sunday when more space is devoted…
      Keeping you waiting

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm
      Deplorable B Woodman

      Transform into spineless weasels? Too late…already done.

    • March 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      The weekend is coming, Grunt GI… Patience is a virtue…

      • March 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm
        Grunt GI

        Aye. A pint of Guinness and watching The Quiet Man. Makes St Paddys Day so much better.

  • March 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    Spin Drift

    Just hang’em, they are enemy of the people anyway. Then get their deep state masters.

    Carpe Scrotum

  • March 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The trouble with aircraft buzzing ships is that if anything goes wrong (pilot error, errant downdraft, etc.) it can be Okinawa in ’45 all over again, purely by accident.

    Which leads to the question of why the Russians are doing it. I’d expect it to be the Red Chinese.

    Games are being played and we may not even know which one it is.

    clear ether


  • March 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm


    So the GOP congress made what they knew would be impotent, symbolic gestures to repeal Obamacare under Obama, who vetoed them all, of course.

    Now, when they actually have a clear path, and shit gets real, they get cold feet. Great.

    Can our vaunted 3D printers make any spines and testicles? Just wondering

    • March 17, 2017 at 8:01 am
      Bill G

      Plastic ones. Just like their original parts.

  • March 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.
    Decepticons can transform into Autobots.

    Keep telling myself that.
    It has happened.
    Some have become useful. Keep telling myself that…

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Quit wasting your time. They will Forever be out to screw us over. If they act in our behalf, it is only to set us you for a bigger fall/fail.
      Murphy was an optimist.

      • March 16, 2017 at 11:04 pm

        “UP” dang it. This keyboard hates me.

      • March 16, 2017 at 11:10 pm

        I have one of those keyboards 2.

        Those two were elected by the people to do a particular set of jobs for the people. They do not do the will of the people except when forced to by the people, or a good representative of the people.
        Say hello to President Donald J Trump, Decepticons. And then Obey him and the will of the people.

      • March 17, 2017 at 10:14 am
        John D. Egbert

        Take a look at “” for a possible solution. They make a clone of the old IBM Electric II/III keyboard. Has the same look, ergonomics and – most importantly – feel of the old battleship anchors. After driving one for 26 years as a Navy Journalist, I’ve found it a godsend.

      • March 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm
        Bill G

        I have that problem with pens…the dratted things just keep on writing the words and letters that my fingers push them to write instead of what I want.

    • March 16, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Less than meets the eye….

  • March 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Besides, we want Optimus Prime or other Primes. An exaltation of them.

    ” The collective noun for Autobots is an “exaltation”.
    Few beings think of themselves as evil. Many justify their actions as good, even if they are not. But if you believe the ‘good guys’ would not harm any life-form, then you may consider me a member of that team.
    Gears, Switching Gears ”

    Not Megatron. Megatron is leader of the Decepticons.
    ” The Decepticons are a malevolent race of robot warriors, brutal and merciless. The Decepticons are led by a single undeviating goal: total domination of the universe.
    Narrator, Secret Files of Teletraan II ” tfwiki .net/wiki/Decepticon

  • March 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Haven’t heard any good nicknames for Ryan, yet. Anyone heard any good catchy ones?
    As opposed to Mitch McConnell, aka “Mummified Mitch”.

    They both need to be treated the same as Mussolini was at the end of WWII. (Look it up)

    • March 17, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Long but a pretty close depiction:

      Hope Trump remembers it was not for naught he called him that.

    • March 17, 2017 at 12:15 am

      My nickname for Paul Ryan is “my Congressional representative in WI-1, who I have elected and reelected every two years since 1998”

      • March 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

        Yeah, his pal Eric Cantor was mine in VA 7. We voted Dave Brat to take his place. May be time for y’all to do the same. God knows House would be better with him at home in WI

    • March 17, 2017 at 1:22 am

      It is the nature of politics that many perfectly adequate functionaries like Rep. Ryan rise to and beyond the level of their incompetence like Speaker Ryan.

      Whereupon good-intentioned but ill-advised efforts to remain relevant often “transforms” them from productive to obstructive and even destructive.

      We’ve had quite a few presidents who fit that mold too.

      • March 17, 2017 at 9:12 am

        It’s not just politicians, it’s everyone.
        It’s called “The Peter Principle”.
        As long as a person does a good job, they will get promoted.
        When they reach a level that is beyond their capabilities, they stop getting the promotions.
        But they don’t get demoted back to a level where they are functional, either.

      • March 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

        Yep, the PP is universal to all disciplines, but few others have the universal impact of politicians. And in most other venues the free market actually does demote them or kill/injure the venue itself.

        In politics, local success often ensures local re-election and tenure through either continuing to feed the local bulldog or sheer critical mass. But as in Ryan’s case the ineptitude and frustration of big frog/little pond success not successfully transitioning to the Big Pond results in behavior and results just like we’re seeing from him.

      • March 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

        With Ryan, it is more than incompetence. He has gotten a taste of approval from the elite, lower echelons of the Deep State™ by doing their bidding (especially since replacing Boner), so now he strives to please them instead of who “brung him to the dance”. According to RAH, he isn’t a good politician – he didn’t stay bought.

      • March 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

        Yep, Peter Principle, rise to their level of incompetence. Cantor lost us over immigration, he was for it and we weren’t. I think Ryan’s in the same place now, risen to his level of incompetence

  • March 16, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Here is an example of a Decepticon that turned to doing good.

    “Educational jihad pays the tuition of the students to send them to high prestigious colleges and universities” in the West like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, the Turkish native explained.

    She said the goal is to put jihadists “in high places [of] power to dictate what needs to happen in the Western world [and] to Islamise the Western world.”

    I have been told that has been occurring for over 50 years by people who have been in contact with the highest levels of Islam of both major sects for that long of time.

    Our Decepticon boys at the top are good at deception, which some call taqiyya.

  • March 17, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Our naval vessels morph into Transformers ? I’m all for it ! After all, it can’t be any more expensive than that bottomless pit, steaming pile known as the F-35. If Kelly Johnson were here today, he’d have all those shitheads responsible for that debacle stuffed down dry holes out at Dreamland…

    • March 17, 2017 at 10:21 am
      John D. Egbert

      Amen. Kelly didn’t suffer fools badly — he didn’t suffer them at all! And why not? he was only the greatest aeronautical engineer/designer the world has ever produced.

    • March 17, 2017 at 11:42 am

      The problem with the F-35 is that DoD wanted it to be a transformer. Vertical take-off and landing for the Navy/Marines, top end speed/maneuverability for the Air Force, stealthy ability to carry a shit-ton of ordinance for everybody, plus clear blueprints for the Chinese to duplicate. If we sell it to Switzerland, they would paint it red, add a corkscrew, and use it to open their wine.

    • March 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      The F-35 is a flight of fancy turned nightmare. The idea was to build a plane that would serve everybody by swapping out parts for somebody’s special needs.
      It did not, and could not, work.
      Even if Kelly Johnson were still alive and swore on a stack of SR-71s that it would not work he would have been overruled by the politicians. That’s because politicians don’t believe in physics, they believe in power and money and good intentions.

  • March 17, 2017 at 1:50 am

    These…people…need to be held to account for their less than optimal performance. That simple. Do what WTP want, or stop breathing our air.

  • March 17, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Used to be the phrase “domestic enemy” meant next to nothing in the real world. No more.

  • March 17, 2017 at 5:28 am

    If Pro is the opposite of Con then Progress must be the opposite of Congress…

    • March 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      A large group of Baboons.

  • March 17, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Thank you Russia.
    We appreciate the tracking and targeting practice that renders undesirables
    a plasma memory with just the one step of hitting the vaporize button.
    Now, where ELSE can we expect to find those annoying flying pests made of that “special” melange of Russian unobtanium?

  • March 17, 2017 at 8:04 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Unfortunately, you cannot Transform O’Care. You can only repeal it. And don’t even THINK about replacing it.

  • March 17, 2017 at 8:11 am
    Bill G

    Whenever I think of the Dumbnamic Duo I’m reminded of Clint Eastwood’s ’68 movie.
    Regarding what’s happening in the air, I liked the ideas presented here:

  • March 17, 2017 at 9:24 am
    Spin Drift

    If you want real life transformers. look up the EFV. It was to replace the Marines AAV by was killed by Obama in 2011. It went from tracked armored personnel carrier with turreted cannon able to keep up with an Abrams cross country to a speed boat capable of 40 knots. I was lucky enough to supply some engineering for it. There are video on the intertubbies.

    “I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like victory”

    • March 17, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Spin and Bill G, Both of those things look pretty amazing.

      Two things though: One, and this from someone with absolutely zero intimate knowledge of the requirements of modern warfare…the Bush war made me a strong supporter of aerial/offshore combat. I could not see why bombs and missles couldn’t accomplish all the goals of the mission other than reconstruction and nation-building; fuck that, it seems high-minded until you realize that all of those tribes hate us to the core and the only solution to their centuries of hate and war and conquest is elimination. The sacrifice of thousands of our good men and women to help them is a zero-sum zero-gain endeavor and I hope never to see its boots-on-ground like again. That EFV would have been a Godsend for them and likely would have saved many, but I can’t see that the engineering challenges/cost of implementation would be worthwhile for what I would hope would be very limited employment going forward.

      Two: that F-45 looks like what should be the future of combat flight and fits my above desires perfectly. But. Sorry but as much as I have loved the P-51 since reading and fantasizing about its dogfight dominance in the elementary school WWII boys book series “We Were There…” The Mustang II moniker was forever ruined by the abortion by Ford in 1974. You can’t hear that name without seeing that thing in your mind’s eye, and you can’t unsee it once you do. Good intentions in honoring the original though.

      Again, I know not shit of what I speak but I know there are many here who do, and one of the primary reasons I come here is to be corrected and educated by y’all. Chris rightly admonishes me that DBD is first and foremost fun entertainment. But with his genius sparking the commentary input from some of the brightest, most interesting, and most entertaining folks I “know”, it is so much more.

  • March 17, 2017 at 10:22 am
    Spin Drift

    One more thing, I’d like to see the Big D twitter this message:

    “The is it and so.*” I wonder what the twittershpere would make of that.

    * The only words spoken by Bill Clinton that weren’t lies and I’m not to sure about is.

  • March 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm
    M. Report

    Even better than your usual excellent work; There are ways out
    of our financial difficulties, but no conventional ones; Those exits
    have been locked, bolted, and nailed shut.

  • March 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    Ian Innes

    Ryno and Turtle Boy are members of the so-called “Deep State”.

  • March 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    And then there’s unsuccessful presidential candidate RINO John McCain who hasn’t found a progressive cause that he doesn’t like yet…

    • March 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      McCain’t is way past RINO and has achieved full traitor status. There is no hope for him but a firing squad, a nice length of rope, or full cardiac arrest.

      In my mind (and I think Trump’s) Ryan has not crossed that line yet. Otherwise DT wouldn’t even let him get close. He is a useful idiot for our side right now and as in all masterful deals they and others are being used as a step to achieve other goals and ends…as I said above a functionary who occupies a lot of space in his own mind but just a specific niche in Donald’s.

      Also, my wife has an intuitive dislike of him, a power of hers that has profited me in business in the past when heeded and cost me big-time when ignored. Never underestimate the instincts of a good woman.

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