Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is pretty sure that it’s all about RECRUITING NEW DEMOCRATS. She writes: The summer of my junior year of high school, my boyfriend arranged for us to see The Smothers Brothers at the Grandstand Show at the Minnesota State Fair. They were an absolute delight – clean, fresh, hilarious – and became one of my earliest influences. Little did I know then, of course, that I would open »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has searched her archives and now discloses those filed under EMAIL TO SELF: To: Ammogrrrll From: Ammogrrrll Cc: Mr. AG In re: Missing Key Lime Pie It has come to my attention that the remainder of the Key Lime Pie (nearly ¾ of the pie, as it happens) appears to be missing. In no way could this have been consumed by me and certainly not in one sitting »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll appreciates UNNECESSARY ABUNDANCE. She wants us to appreciate it too. She writes: My beautiful daughter-in-law sent us several thoughtful gifts for Chanukah or Mr. AG’s birthday or just because she is generous and Amazon Prime-addicted. Whatever. One of the gifts is a spectacular set of steak knives. She probably noticed at last visit that I had just set out paring knives for our steaks. She is an excellent »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll aspired to be A DIARIST FOR THE AGES. She writes: Many years ago, I bought a six-volume set of the Diaries of Anais Nin, a famous Spanish-Cuban-French woman who chronicled every waking minute of her life in diaries. It inspired me to give it a go. Almost immediately, it became clear that she was living a much more exciting life than mine and that I was about to »

Remy On the Hawaiian Missile Scare

Featured image Steve is usually our Remy guy, but I am jumping the gun here to post Remy’s latest. It takes off from the bizarre story of the Hawaiian missile text alert, and parodies the privileged status of the government employee. It is funny and a bit crude, but not unduly so. We are still waiting to find out who “pressed the wrong button,” and why: »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Thomas Sowell used to call them Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene. Ammo Grrrll calls them RANDOM THOUGHTS IN SEARCH OF A TOPIC. She writes: A topic, a topic, my kingdom for a topic. Writing a weekly column in which one is expected to be accurate, interesting, and intentionally rather than inadvertently humorous is a particular kind of challenge. Oh, sure, anybody can make her readers laugh by stupidly typing »

Scarborough’s Stand

Featured image John declared the tweets of the day last night, and they may be. I will only add this footnote. The one and only Joe Scarborough debuted his “new single” via Twitter. Inspired by the Women’s March, he dedicated it “to those who #Resist.” Scarborough’s tweet inspired Resistance of its own. I thought the Resistance to Scarborough’s tweet made it the tweet of the day. If laughter is the best medicine, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll isn’t asking for herself. She is PETITIONING FOR A FRIEND. She writes: Of all the things I hate to do – flying, going to the doctor every five to seven years for my annual check-up, being assaulted by CNN in airports (See: Flying) – approaching strangers to get them to sign a petition has to be very high on my list. And yet that is what I have »

Call me Moby

Featured image The great white electronic wailer known as Moby was in the news this week, advocating the claims of the Steele/Trump dossier in the course of a radio interview with WFPK in Louisville. Moby has been on the case since this past February, when he first posted an advisory after “meeting with friends in DC.” He conveyed his advisory on Instagram here to create “a public record beforehand” of events to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll confesses that she is, so to speak, SHOWERED WITH HATRED. She writes: I have been reluctant to take on today’s subject for some time, so controversial is its nature. Viral shaming, death threats, rampant mockery may well follow. But inspired by the profligate flinging about of the word “brave” to describe every woman who has a lurid, decades-old tale of being touched once by another human being, I »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image In the face of the sexual harassment panic Ammo Grrrll rises to speak up for the CREDIBLY ACCUSED. She writes: Maybe 20 or 25 years ago I recorded on VHS tape a comedy set by a very funny Southern comic named Blake Clark. He had one bit I particularly liked that I will paraphrase badly now: “A man goes into a bank to rob it. He is captured on security »

Shade on Comey’s new year

Featured image Former FBI Director James Comey kicked the new year off in characteristic — insufferable — style yesterday in his Tweet to the world below. Here’s hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values. Happy New Year, everybody. — James Comey (@Comey) December 31, 2017 It’s a little early to start thinking about the Tweet of the year, but it’s not too early to hazard the »

Worst of MSNBC 2017

Featured image Washington Free Beacon managing editor David Rutz looks back on 2017 at MSNBC in the supercuts video below. He presents it as his fifth annual nod to the worst MSNBC had to offer this year (in only three minutes?). It ends with a bang, so to speak. “In 2017,” he writes, “the poor folks at the left-leaning cable affiliate had to lean forward into covering undivided Republican government for the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Just in time for the new year, Ammo Grrrll deliberates: 2018: RESOLUTE OR DISSOLUTE? She writes: In just three days the year will roll over to 2018. This is kind of a disconcerting number for me because for 38 years, that was my house number in my St. Paul suburb. Feels weird for it now to be a date. My hand will automatically add “Kenwood Drive” after 2018. I am »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image You probably know whom Ms. Grrrll is talking about when she refers to HYSTERICAL LOSERS. Ammo Grrrll writes: Recently, my friend and colleague Mr. Hinderaker and many others have addressed the relentless and bewildering hysteria of the opponents of every single thing President Trump is doing. It gives every impression of a mass psychotic breakdown. Why should this surprise anyone who has been paying attention for the last five years? »

Remy Decodes Bitcoin

Featured image As I mentioned here a couple weeks back, I don’t have a clear grasp on bitcoin, but fortunately we have Remy Munasifi on hand to . . . well, not exactly explain it to us, but at least have some good fun with it, with some rapid-fire sideswipes along the way (I especially like his Al Franken reference): »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll channels retailers’ seasonal thoughts and sends out her best holiday wishes in BUY THIS! BUY MORE! She writes: Well, it’s just days until Christmas and the shopping frenzy is in full swing. I have often thought that – were we a proselytizing religion, which we are not – we Jews could set up booths and recruit at Malls during the stressful Christmas season. We would just have to »