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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image For reasons that will become apparent, Ammo Grrrll MY GOOD RIGHT ARM. She writes: When I was a kid, I remember hearing my father refer to Lil, the senior sales clerk in his drugstore, as “my good right arm.” I figured out it meant a very valuable person without whom he could not get along. Little did I know how apt that phrase would become. You know how sometimes people »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll meditates on Our Lady of the Trigger in GOOD HEAVENS! She writes: Let me make several points about the recent incident with the deranged woman-like substance having a meltdown at UMass Amherst. First. Gentlemen: There is really no better way to wound a woman to her very core than to attack her looks. When I was a Freshman at Northwestern University, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about metaphorical ONE WAY STREETS. She writes: Let’s begin with Dimwit Street. It is One-Way. Let’s say a Republican Vice President is having one of those photo op, Feel-Good visits to a classroom. The little children are having a spelling bee. A boy spells “potato.” As it happens, the teacher has handed said Vice President a flashcard with her spelling of “potato” upon it. Except it »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll meditates on LIFE 4 DUMMIES. She writes: On my most recent trip from Arizona to Minnesota, circumstances were such that I had to beg a ride to the airport from our friend and neighbor, the Paranoid Texan. He graciously accommodated me, but he also had a previous time commitment. This meant that I had to go to the airport three hours before my flight. Which was fine with »

Not funny

Featured image Liberty Maniacs is a Minnesota company that features politically inspired apparel and merchandise. I may have to take a road trip and meet up with the principals. They seem to have a good thing going. I love the Trump t-shirt that takes off on Milton Glaser’s classic portrait of Bob Dylan with psychedelic hair. I think I have to have one of these before they become a collector’s item. Liberty »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has A FEW REASONS WHY FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS A TERRIBLE IDEA. She writes: ONE: People do not value things that are free. We have a strong cultural belief that “what you pay is what it’s worth.” I offer as just one case in point, how free entertainers are treated. I offer the example with sadness and vast experience. Trust me when I tell you that all entertainers »

A modest proposal

Featured image A political shakeup is occurring in my neck of the woods. Our congressman, leftist Chris Van Hollen, is running for the Maryland Senate seat that Barbara Mikulski will vacate. He’s opposed by radical leftist Donna Edwards. Rep. Edwards, an African-American, has a reputation for poor constituent services. Her predecessor Albert Wynn was no star in this department. My daughter, who interned for Rep. Connie Morella, tells me that Wynn’s constituents »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll’s is at home in what she calls MY ARIZONA. She writes: I have spoken glowingly and often of the robust gun culture in my adopted state of Arizona. Now, I realize that some people hate guns. Others are simply not interested in guns and still others know their personal temperaments well enough to eschew them. An email friend said recently, “Though I stand firmly behind the Second Amendment, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image This week Ammo Grrrll is celebrating an anniversary: THE COLUMN TURNS TWO — And What a Difference a Year Makes. She writes: Well, friends, be careful of hitting “Send” in an impulsive manner (always good advice), lest you become an inadvertent columnist having to think up a new topic every dang six days. Now that is nothing compared to the Power Line Boys, who have to think up topics or »

Ben’s descent

Featured image Donald Trump’s treatment of Ben Carson presents as a kind of case study in his technique. He first treated Caron respectfully. Then he turned on him, drawing on autobiographical passages in Carson’s books to question his veracity and mental balance. When Carson dropped out and endorsed Trump, however, the good times rolled again. Trump speaks kindly of his friend Ben. But all has not been smooth sailing. Carson has had »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll calls this one MAN O’ WAR. She writes: Many years ago, I went to Hawaii with my teenage son and his friend. For the friend, it was his first time in an ocean. We were all swimming and laughing and having a grand time, when suddenly his friend screamed in agony. He had been stung by a Portuguese Man O’ War. Supposedly, it is one of the worst »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reflects on NANNY STATE NONSENSE that hits close to home. She writes: To channel the late and much-maligned Senator Joe McCarthy, “I hold in my hand, a special mailing from Xcel Energy, the spelling-challenged Minnesota utility company formerly known as Northern States Power, informing me of what an electricity-guzzling wastrel I am.” For it would seem that I have used 8% more energy than my neighbors! There is »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image I will just say TGIF. Today Ammo Grrrll delivers #WAR ON WOMEN – KITCHEN EDITION. She writes: Here is a surefire path to the Presidency: first, be no lighter than beige or tan. Hide every single detail of your murky past. Forever. Have no living relatives. Then, vote “Present” about a hundred times so that you can never be tainted with having an opinion. Spout gibberish in a pleasant manner »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll contemplates THE FRACTURED FAMILY OF MAN. She writes: When I was in college, back in the quaint days when young men and women lived in separate residence halls, and not a single professor of Divisive Studies called for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a public gathering, I bought a coffee-table book at a used bookstore. The title of this book was The Family of Man and »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Something good has come from Madeleine Albright’s theological meditation while campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on the weekend before the primary. Ammo Grrrll reflects on A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL: Well, Boy Howdy, Madeleine told US! Those of us women who refuse to vote for Hillary just because she shares the same array of lady bits as we possess are going to a special place in Hell, reserved »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll espies MORE BAD IDEAS (and One Good One). She writes: Hoo Boy, is the electorate in a cranky mood! Primary voters from both parties seem to be saying, “No! You Democrats will NOT tell me which protected grievance monger will be inevitable. And you Republicans will not choose which spineless patsy will be unable to criticize her and lay down and lose as planned. This may turn out »

The Tao of Gregg Popovich

Featured image Gregg Popovich is the highly successful coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Jason Gay gives us a glimpse into the Tao of Popovich in the Wall Street Journal column “The Popovich for president movement” (accessible via Google here, I hope). Gay clearly admires Popovich and “his clipped in-game interviews.” Gay’s column was inspired by Popovich’s “classic exchange with TNT reporter David Aldridge during Tuesday night’s Spurs-Heat game” If you haven’t »