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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 »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking ABOUT LAST MONDAY…She writes: My candidate did not win in Iowa. Who was that, you ask breathlessly? Donco Cruzabee, that’s who. I want someone with Ted Cruz’s brains and debating skills, with the youthful good looks and inspiring backstory of Marco Rubio, the genial warmth and personality of Mike Huckabee, and the cojones, minus the gratuitous rudeness, of Donald Trump. As I read the many many »

A New York value

Featured image We’re in New York for 48 hours to celebrate an anniversary (late) and see a couple of Broadway shows. Speaking of New York values, as we were in what already seems like the ancient past, I came across a sidewalk pushcart at 47th and Lexington in midtown Manhattan, a block from where we are happily staying (photo below). No animals were harmed! I thought it might bring a smile or »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll explains: WHY I AM BOYCOTTING THE OSCARS. She writes: Oh, mercy me! I realize that by now this is not breaking news but, evidently, black people have not garnered any nominations this go-round in the Oscars. Disaster! Black Awards Matter! It certainly could not possibly be that no individual black actor was outstanding enough in a good enough film to merit such acclaim in 2015. Oh, no. It’s »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll calls this one THE UGLY AMERICAN (Revisited). She writes: Being of late, late middle age, I am old enough to remember when a whole best-selling book was written talking about what crude, rude, fat, loud, insensitive slobs we Americans were when we traveled internationally. Why, we expected the countries we were visiting to speak some English!! Quelle gauche! Then, we had an invasion of several tens of millions »

The Dems’ debate recapped

Featured image A couple of notable tweets came out of last night’s debate. Hillary Clinton has more than 5,000,000 followers on Twitter. Sad but true. The tweet below comes from Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed. Like the neighbor in Robert Frost’s poem, she likes having thought of it so well, she says it again. There is an ongoing failure of self-assessment here, or a failure to see herself as others see her. Perhaps »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image This week Ammo Grrrll is thinking about PLAYING BY THE RULES: The propensity to make rules for others to follow – somehow lawmakers always manage to exempt themselves – is truly astonishing. We have recently witnessed another weepy backdoor attempt by the President to immiserate the lives of law-abiding gun-owners while leaving the “refugee” terrorists, the criminals, the insane, free to continue with theft and straw purchases. This site has »

Bud Grant wins

Featured image Former Vikings coach Bud Grant is a man’s man and a class act. Having grown up in Minnesota as a Vikings fan from their first season, I have thought a lot about Bud as showboating has become an art form among NFL players. Grant coached many great players in his years with the Vikings, but showboating was not in their repertoire. Grant’s stoicism and self-possession set the standard of behavior. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is here to help with your self-assessment: ARE YOU FROM THE RIGHT CLASS? More than 8 years ago – what seems like a lifetime ago now – when Sarah Palin was chosen to fill the vice presidential slot on the GOP ticket, I was astonished and appalled to discover how many snotty people had a visceral personal hatred of her, mostly irrespective of her politics. Including many many »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image To greet the new year Ammo Grrrll is WEIGHING IN. She writes: It’s January First and the official close of The Eating Season that opened on Hallowe’en. Some perfectly-reasonable people contend that The Season extends all the way to Super Bowl Sunday, if not Valentine’s Day. In general, these people are not battling anorexia. Mr. Ammo Grrrll just bought a fancy new digital scale, but I don’t like it at »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll isn’t taking the day off. She writes to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS! What we have learned from forty years of “Diversity” and “Multiculturalism” is not tolerance and respect for differences of either opinion or culture, if, indeed, that was ever the point. What “multiculturalism” has wrought is an unseemly, undemocratic, thin-skinned prickliness and hair-trigger eagerness to take offense. Plus a relentless race for Gold in the Oppression »

“Schlonged”: The long and short of it

Featured image At a campaign rally in Grand Rapids this past Monday evening, Donald Trump called out Hillary Clinton as a loser. Trump reached back to 2008 for this item in his bill of particulars: “She was favored to win and she got schlonged.” In the video excerpting his remarks below, Trump appears to be searching for the perfectly appropriate word. Le mot juste, as they say in French. Perhaps he was »

Calling “The Oberlin College Choir”

Featured image The ordeal of Oberlin College is a long-term affair. One poignant episode occurred earlier this year when the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians (plural?) hosted Christina Hoff Sommers for a lecture on campus this past April 20. In advance of the lecture, the Oberlin Review published a letter to the editor by several aggrieved students under the heading “A love letter to ourselves” (“Content Warning: This letter contains discussion of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll ponders ALTERNATIVES TO LEARNING. She writes: Year after year here in our Dusty Little Village (DLV), the education establishment puts an initiative on the ballot to increase property taxes for schools. For eight years and counting, it has failed. It will fail again. Most of us Geezer-Americans have scant interest in donating even more to educate half of Mexico or to fund all the Diversity Drones and special »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is ON STRIKE! She’s bringing the battle home to Power Line. She writes: It has come to my attention that all four bloggers on Power Line are pale males. Surely something must be wrong with that. I hope at least one of them is thinking of becoming transgendered. Sadly, the adorable names Chelsea and Caitlyn are already taken. Whereas the PL Boys are fine male specimans all, as »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is FIT TO BE TIED. Subhead: A Mental Health Break From Unbearable Politics…She writes: Every week I plan to work out with weights on three alternating days. Most weeks I actually do it once or twice. I want to stay strong enough to rack the slide on my Sig Sauer P227 .45. Not to mention carry my go-bag filled with my three favorite guns and several boxes of »