Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Referring to my post a few weeks ago about my adventures in low carbohydrate eating, our friend Ammo Grrrll chronicles her own struggle to reduce to fighting trim. She writes: I read with great interest both Scott’s recent post on weight loss paradigms and the many sincere and helpful comments readers shared. For those success stories, mazel tov, and may you all go from strength to strength! Not to pull »

Sharpton versus the teleprompter, Vol. 2

Featured image The Free Beacon’s David Rutz promised us a sequel to “Sharpton versus the teleprompter,” depicting the vile Al Sharpton’s work at MSNBC. In the video below, Rutz delivers. You probably missed all this at the time. Rutz posts volume 2 with these notes: Al Sharpton’s ferocious battle with the English language and his own teleprompter wages on, with no end in sight. People (Mark Rubio? Galeo? Gina De Jess Whose?), »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image We have one competitive advantage over the New York Times that John overlooked in his adjacent post: we have Ammo Grrrll, and they don’t. They have, well, you name him or her. We will not abide any discrimination on the basis of sex in selecting the Times’s worst op-ed columnist. This morning Ammo Grrrll declares ENOUGH! She writes: So now, the Obama Administration feels that – of all the problems »

Sharpton versus the Teleprompter

Featured image The Free Beacon has posted a video (below) of the vile Al Sharpton at work on MSNBC. You probably missed all this as it happened. David Rutz explains his handiwork in the video: Behold the greatest battle in television news. It’s not CrossFire or Meet the Press or reruns of Point/CounterPoint. It’s the Rev. Al Sharpton’s war with the teleprompter and, to a greater extent, the English language. Behold as »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Our old friend Ammo Grrrll has filed another edition of Thoughts From the Ammo Line. Ammo Grrrll speaks: You know that scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy says, “We aren’t in Kansas any more, Toto”? We had only been back in our dusty little village (DLV) in Arizona for a few weeks after the summer break when we were shopping for groceries at Fry’s. My husband picked up »

What a little hashtag can do

Featured image Obama administration foreign policy long ago passed the stage of self-parody. Yet it has written a new chapter in self-parody as State Department spokesman Jen Psaki engaged last week in “hashtag diplomacy” on Twitter to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine. ABC News picks up the story in “#That’sCold! Russians, US in hashtag battle.” Long story short: the Obama administration has opened up another front in which it is losing to »

Dreams From His Auntie

Featured image Barack Obama’s Auntie Zeituni died earlier this month. Michelle Malkin evaluated the legacy of Auntie Zeituni in a good April 11 column. It’s quite a story, told as only Michelle can tell it. Today’s New York Times gives us Jason Horowitz’s Timesian take on Obama’s relationship with his family. Various half-brothers receive their due and Uncle Onyango makes a cameo appearance: “With an election on the horizon, the White House »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image We introduced our old friend Ammo Grrrll over the weekend and we think she fits right in. Even so, except for the thumbnail shot that goes back a few years, we will protect her identity from disclosure here on out through the use of her well-chosen pseudonym. We will add only that, before adopting the Ammo Grrrll persona, she had a productive career in stand-up comedy making people laugh for »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Our old friend Susan Vass has had a productive career in stand-up comedy making people laugh for a living. I’m not sure if she’s still working, but she still thinks funny thoughts. She has forwarded current meditations under the pseudonym Ammo Grrrll in columns she calls “Thoughts from the ammo line.” Ammo Grrrll writes: A few years ago, I moved from a blue to a red planet. No, wait, I »

The selling of Obamacare

Featured image Reality has been outrunning satire for a while in the Age of Obama, but the folks at Saturday Night Live seem to think they can pull it off. As we approach the shifting deadline for Obamacare enrollment on Monday, Obama adviser “Mike” (he looks an awful lot like Obama flack Dan Pfeiffer) and social media expert “Mara” are featured talking Obama into taking promotional photographs that are guaranteed to go »

Maureen Dowd finds the lightning bug

Featured image Mark Twain famously observed: “The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Maureen Dowd presents as tomorrow’s Exhibit A. She happened onto the lightning bug in her New York Times column “Dems in distress.” Referring to the Democrats’ current panic as a crisis of confidence in President Obama, Dowd writes: “It’s not just »

That certain something

Featured image Seen on the Twitter feed of (New York Times reporter) Chris Buckley, retweeted by (New York Times reporter) Peter Baker. I’m taking the liberty of passing it on without further comment. Mao's grandson has that certain something: http://t.co/i6Mun969oc pic.twitter.com/jbDBzaduvb — Chris Buckley 储百亮 (@ChuBailiang) March 10, 2014 »

Barack Obama sings…

Featured image From the Obama songbook, The People’s Cube has rushed this timely greatest hits collection to market: Barack Obama Sings “Crimea River” and Other Greatest Hits. It’s hard to pick a favorite. As a student and fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival, however, I’m going with “Have You Ever Seen Ukraine?” I look forward to volume 2 and the collection of Obama’s Iran-inspired greatest hits with another nod to CCR: Barack Obama »

Sid Caesar, RIP; and a Side of Ronald Reagan You’ve Probably Never Seen

Featured image Sid Caesar died today at age 91. He was one of the brightest stars of television’s early days, and my family often watched his show. My father thought he was hilarious, and he was. Having time on my hands these days as I am recuperating from surgery, I poked around on YouTube for a while. Sure enough, there are lots of clips from Caesar’s old television shows. This one is »

Pajama Boy Sweeps the Internet

Featured image One of the central imperatives of Obamacare is to persuade healthy young people to pay way too much for health insurance in order to subsidize the older and sicker. So far, this doesn’t seem to be happening. So the administration has embarked on a PR campaign that conveys a whiff of desperation. In part, the campaign has been geared to the holiday season, and the administration was justly ridiculed for »

From Gaga to Obama

Featured image Reading Maureen Callahan’s New York Post column “What happened to Lady Gaga?” and watching the meticulously edited video below, I started wondering if Barack Obama might be to politics what Lady Gaga is to music. Wouldn’t it be pretty to think so? I can’t make the case for the proposition, at least not yet. Instead, I’m filing this one under Laughter Is the Best Medicine. »

Hitler finds out he can’t keep his doctor under Obamacare

Featured image In the latest contribution to the “Hitler finds out” genre, Hitler finds out that Obamacare has compromised his right to the primary care physician of his choice. It is a contribution that demonstrates awareness of the latest news in Obamacare. Quotable quote: “Obama lied…not even the New York Times can cover for him now.” »