Laughter is the Best Medicine

There’s something about Hillary

Featured image There’s something about Hillary. Whatever it is, it’s way different from that something about Mary. It might have something do with her health. It might have something to do with her continuing struggle to impersonate an authentic human being. She may have lost her true self somewhere along the way. Whatever it is, it is apparent in the video address she delivered on Wednesday to the Laborers’ International Union of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll puts the adage about STICKS AND STONES to good use. She writes: As the old childhood adage went: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you better make the first stick count, cuz I carry a gun.” No wait, that’s not quite it. Let me Google that. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” There ya go! Dang memory… Psychiatrists’ couches »

From the Ramirez files

Featured image Michael Ramirez (@Ramireztoons) is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for his editorial cartoons. When a conservative commetator like Bret Stephens or Terry Teachout or Ramirez takes home a Pulitzer, you know the man overflows with talent. Ramirez published the cartoon below more than a year ago, on August 20. 2015. The cartoon is posted in his archives here. In one variation or another the image is on its way to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll fondly recalls A LUNCH FOR THE AGES. She writes: If I ask you,”What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?,” chances are you don’t have to think too hard to recall it. For me, I would probably have to have Casey Kasem organize a countdown. Now I’m not talking about the most shameful things here. Those are the incidents we keep in the darkest chambers of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reflects on her own HABITS, MOSTLY BAD. She writes: Of course, things like brushing your teeth and always fastening seat belts are also habits. But our discussion today will be about my struggles with some less helpful habits. DRINKING COFFEE – A REPRIEVE Every few years, the same people who assured us for 25 years that margarine was much healthier for us than butter would cluck their teeth »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about DEFINING MOMENTS and a life-altering lesson. She writes: In every life there are watershed moments, often fraught with grief and peril. A parent dies young; a tragic accident destroys hopes and dreams; a baby is born with special needs. But, sometimes, defining moments are very small, yet life-altering things. Like that proverbial butterfly fluttering its wings in a far-off land and causing seismic changes elsewhere. »

To the person sitting in darkness

Featured image We have lost the power at home twice this week, each time for several hours overnight. It seems to happen every time we have a serious summer thunderstorm. The utter silence and lack of light tend to disturb my sleep. We should have a generator, but we don’t. As I sat the dark thinking about the powerlessness, the title “To the person sitting in darkness” came to mind. Who wrote »

Strategically speaking

Featured image Politico reporter Nick Gass (cue Steve Hayward) provides a comic interlude in “Clinton campaign goes nuclear on health rumors.” Gass reports: [Chief Clinton campaign strategist Joel] Benenson also issued a call for Trump to release more information than the note the campaign released from his physician, not an internist but a gastroenterologist, last December. In that statement, Harold Bornstein attested that Trump’s test results were “astonishingly excellent” and that the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll shouts: I DIDN’T DO IT! She writes: When our Citizen of the World President attended a Pan-American Tinhorn Dictator’s Conference in 2009 (I may not have the name completely right), Obama sat and listened to Daniel Ortega give a 50-minute diatribe about the century of sins of the United States. At the end of that tedious hour, Obama never offered a single rebuttal. Later, he made an idiotic »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll dares to ask: SO, EXACTLY WHO IS BIGOTED? She writes: We’ve been lectured and hectored to believe that only white people can actually be “racist.” Which is nonsense on the face of it, but set that aside. Can everybody be at least bigoted? In 1976 I was a typesetter. It was the year that Alex Haley’s Roots was published. Word went around in the typesetting profession that in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. She writes This is one woman’s experience with crimes against either me personally or my loved ones. I have been very lucky indeed, with only a few incidents in my long life, most against property. But some crimes were serious enough they could have ended in tragedy. THE END OF INNOCENCE! As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in the ’50s and »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll prefeaces A LEGACY OF LUDICROUS LIES with this note: “My second installment in the ‘Conversation on Race’ will appear next week. The Dallas memorial service was the same day I had to send in my column. I feel compelled to opine even though many others have already done so. Combating lies about guns is in my wheelhouse.” She writes: Once upon a time, a couple of decades ago, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few thoughts about THE LEAST INTERESTING THING. She writes: I am so sick of the fifty-year “conversation” (read: tedious harangue) on Race. But since Eric Holder called me a coward for failing to converse on race, let me weigh in. There will be three columns in a row on the subject. Is there anything LESS interesting about a person than his skin color? But this is »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Today is a tough day to laugh. I think we may need Ammo Grrrll today more than ever as she mulls over UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. She writes: The road to hell, it is said, is paved with good intentions. No news there. I’m quite sure I have provided plenty of the paving tar in my life. America has an obesity epidemic. The average woman now weighs more than the average man »

It depends on the meaning of “grandchildren”

Featured image The PoliticalXray.com website claims to have obtained proving that when Bill Clinton boarded Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s jet on the tarmac at Phoenix Internation Airport on June 27, 2016 and spoke for 30 minutes, he only spoke about his grandchildren. If so, the video reveals that Lynch has told the truth, Clinton style. I’m filing this under Laughter is the Best Medicine, but we should probably create an It Only »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few words on PUSILLANIMOUS POLL-CATS: When I was a kid watching Westerns, “pusillanimous polecat” was a mighty insult. A polecat is another name for a skunk. Last week I read that even in my Red State of Arizona, the polls show Trump behind by four points. Heck, why even bother to have the election? I do not believe it. The odor of polecat wafts through the »

Critique of pure comedy

Featured image In my post “A funny thing,” I briefly discussed comedy. I mentioned Ralph Stanley along the way. Coincidentally, Stanley died Thursday at the age of 89. (Juli Thanki is the author of the obituary published by the Tennessean.) I saw Stanley perform live twice thanks to the Coen brothers (and their musical director, T Bone Burnett), whom I also mention in that post. Alan Griesinger is a Power Line reader »