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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. Ammo Grrrll takes the occasion to look back and peer into the future in PRESSTITUTES. She writes: First of all, on this amazing day, congratulations to the entire Trump team. As even Bernie Sanders pointed out, President Trump beat the establishment of both parties, Hollywood, Broadway, academia, AND the most biased, whole-fist-on-the-scale media mopes since Pravda. It was a thing of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll looks back on a life of AWARDS GALORE!! She writes: Inspired, as I have been so often, by Barack Hussein Obama, I have decided that I have no choice but to give myself some awards. One’s accomplishments can only be hidden under a bushel for so long. What can you even say about a political appointee awarding the man who appointed him a Distinguished Service Award, except to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll invites someone to NAME THAT HORSE! She writes Every Tuesday night, Mr. AG and I play poker with a group of other gun nuts. (Def of gun nut according to leftists: someone who owns a gun. Owning more than one gun elevates that gun owner from “nut” to full certifiable lunatic. Also having more than 10 rounds of ammo.) Poker night includes the tradition of a light meal, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a MEDITATION ON MEDITATING. She writes: Well, New Year’s has come around again in a startlingly short time. About the time I get used to writing 2016 on my checks, it’s time to get it wrong again for a few weeks. So it’s time for some resolutions for self-improvement. Jews also get Rosh Hashanah (literally, the head of the year) in September or October or whenever it »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about CONFESSIONS (not her own). She writes: Well, thanks to the spectacular results of our recent election, coupled with outrageous premium hikes for something that was going to “bend the cost curve” so far downward that each family would save $2500 a year – Disney World here we come! – Obamacare is front and center once again. Let’s revisit the genius architects of that disaster. We »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll gets in the spirit of the (political) season in MANY HACKS A-HACKING: And a Partridge In a Pear Tree! She writes: If you live long enough, you will see everything again. The last “hack alert” I recall most vividly came from Hillary’s galpal’s husband-like substance, the estimable Mr. Carlos Danger. When his enchanting photographic art (The Pecs and Crotch Period) came to light, he first Tweeted that he »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll seeks to inspire someone or other to start CLEANING OUT THE PANTRY. She writes: After more than two and a half years of writing this column, I believe I know my readers and commenters pretty well. This will not be a cute soliloquy on my kitchen which would cause the menfolk to cease reading by now; there’s a metaphorical point in here, fellas, I promise, so stay with »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll rubs it in with great dexterity as she wonders IF A CELEBRITY THREATENS TO LEAVE, AND NOBODY CARES, IS SHE STILL A CELEBRITY? She writes: One time, maybe 25 years ago, a male client whose workforce was mostly female was wearing a gag t-shirt at the holiday party where I entertained. He explained that it had been a gift from his wife and four daughters and his employees »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes that they are at it AGAIN WITH THE NAZIS! She writes: In May of 1970 I had helped organize a very large antiwar rally at the University of Minnesota to plan an even larger march to the State Capitol protesting the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of four Kent State students. Suddenly, a crazed-looking fellow rushed the stage and took over the microphone. Nobody on campus »

Liberals Are Losing Their Minds

Featured image A couple days ago I wandered into the Berkeley Bowl Market, which is where upscale hippiedom of Berkeley shops for its fair-trade kale and such. Oh, my! The experience does not disappoint. The people watching was even better than the Whole Foods in Boulder, which was the size of a Home Depot. One of these days I’ll take a hidden video camera for some candid shots. Maybe I’ll wear a »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reflects on the UNSOLICITED ADVICE in which we are awash. She writes: Can it really only have been ten days ago that this miracle occurred? Every time I turn on TV or surf the Net, I feel like I used to feel when I would re-watch the DVDs of the 1987 World Series Twins victory. I was always terrified that THIS TIME the Twins might lose. But no. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll resumes her normal broadcasting schedule with NO HUGGING; NO LEARNING. She writes: Years ago, I saw a great special on Jerry Seinfeld and his eponymous sitcom in which he said (paraphrasing, not exact quoting…) that they wanted a character-driven sitcom in which the all-too-human characters did not “learn” moral lessons – like in, say, Little House on the Prairie – but at the end of the day went »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has filed this special edition of her regular column. She calls this one OH MY GOD!: By now, everything that could be said about this realignment of the Universe has probably already been said in essays and comments. In a column I wrote during the primaries called “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” when almost no Conservative Thought Leader believed Trump had a snowball’s chance in Hell to win the General Election, I »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll contemplates HISTORICAL HYSTERIA. She writes: In 2008, as I have discussed previously, on Election Night, when Indiana (Indiana?!) gave its electoral votes to Obama, I got in my car in Minnesota and drove all the way to Oklahoma just to be in a Red State that hadn’t lost its mind. Bless you, Oklahoma. Not just the state, but every county went for McCain/Palin. I claimed no special prescience »

Halloween, &c. with Ramirez

Featured image Against all the odds, the brilliant editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez (@Ramireztoons) continues to extract humor from the current presidential campaign. He observed Halloween in “Monsters and ghouls.” Inspired by the big story currently in the news, I think Ramirez has topped himself in “Carlita Danger.” I could say “Sandy Berger! Thou shouldst be living at this hour,” but it wouldn’t be right. I will only say thank you, Mr. Ramirez. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reveals a few things that make her laugh in BETTER READ THAN DEAD (A magazine for our anxious times). She writes: Again, with no politics, my friends. Maybe next week, last chance for me to rock the vote. If this column had any influence whatsoever, Trump would be leading by 50 points…oh, wait, that was supposed to be Hillary, she said, on account of how awesome she believes »

Corrections of the day [Updated With One More]

Featured image The total area of Minnesota is not quite 87,000 square miles. The total area of the United States is not quite 3,800,000 square miles. The numbers provide useful context to my nomination for the correction of the day. Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the wonders of the state and the subject of Porter Fox’s interesting New York Times travel article “On the water, and into the »