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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has posses on some widely applicable advice: USE EXTREME CAUTION! She writes: No, my dear friends, that is not a warning which must be legally appended to the New York Times, Washington Post, or Red Star of the North Tribune, to prevent you from taking any information therein with anything but a grain of salt substitute. I have recently been on yet another long road trip from Arizona »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll decries A RACKET WRIT LARGE. She writes: A book that had a profound effect on me as a teenager was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Francie, the young protagonist, was, like me, a READER who discovers the library and it changes her life. Unlike Francie, however, we were middle-middle class, living in small towns in South Dakota and Minnesota, and Francie was starvation-level poor, living »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes an important point about the left to which our friend Bill Voegeli devoted an entire (invaluable) book: NEVER ENOUGH. Ammo Grrlll does here it in a single column: I knew a child many years ago, abandoned by her mother at a young age, who kept reliving that feeling of abandonment by constantly upping the ante in demands until she was told “No” and she could have a »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll offers up juicy LITTLE NUGGETS OF JOY. I think we can strike “LITTLE,” but that’s what she calls this one. She writes: Some weeks are harder than others. We learn of grave difficulties that friends and relatives are facing. Serious, heart-wrenching things. It would be easy to give in to despair when there is so much suffering, especially when the political climate is frustrating as well. It’s challenging »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll invites us to PICTURE THIS. She writes: Hollywood and The Internet love lists and competitions. Every year People magazine crowns some man as “The Most Handsome Man in the World” and puts his picture on the cover. Sometimes I find the man reasonably attractive – though rarely armed and usually not manly or old enough for my taste – and sometimes I say out loud right there in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll takes a roundabout approach to what LEFTIST LOONS SAY: “No More Ethnic Food for You!” She writes: Every week I make lunch or brunch for Anna, my cleaning woman, depending on her schedule. Being a Jewish mother, I believe it’s borderline criminal to make anyone go more than four hours without eating. Three is better yet, just to be on the safe side. Anna works very hard, is »

About Trump’s tax returns

Featured image At PJ Media, Debra Heine draws attention to Chicago Young Republican spokesman Jeff Halm’s masterly response to CBS News Chicago Saturday night. Asked for his reaction to the Trump tax marches that were held in dozens of cities nationwide (at the possible expense of a mysterious benefactor), Halm “decided to borrow a famous quote from Hillary Clinton for his answer,” as Heine puts it. CBS anchor Sandra Torres read Halm’s »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll expounds THE PENCE PROTECTION PRINCIPLE. She writes: If, like me, you are fortunate enough to live into late, late middle age, you will think that you have heard everything. But, sadly, you will have not. So, when the breaking news story about Vice President Pence’s principle of not dining alone with a woman other than his wife hit the airwaves, it could have triggered any number of sane »

Dave Carroll was unavailable for comment

Featured image Dave Carroll memorialized his experience as a musician traveling on United nearly a decade ago. He complained in song that United had destroyed his valuable Taylor guitar (video below). The Wikipedia entry on Carroll’s videos has already been updated (footnotes omitted): “On April 9, 2017, #unitedbreaksguitars trended on Twitter. This was following the release of a video that showed United Airlines physically forcing a passenger off a plane in order »

Remembering Rickles

Featured image The death of Don Rickles last week brought back a flood of memories for me. My father loved seeing him in Las Vegas before Rickles really hit it big, when he was playing in the lounge at the Sahara Hotel. I saw him several times with my dad. Indeed, I saw him several times one night with my dad. Visiting family over Christmas in December 1969, I think, one night »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is awarding is going against the grain and awarding XXX-TRA CREDIT!! She writes: My astute, hard-working colleagues at Power Line are covering the Susan Rice disgrace and all the other important issues of the day. That frees me up to deal with the Left’s Continuing Nervous Breakdown. The latest flapdoodle in Feminist Psycho Ninny World is whether or not men just get too darn much credit for giving »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is herself isn’t thinking about LETTING UP. She writes: Being back in Minnesota in the winter has reminded me of a unique Minnesota expression of resilience and optimism. When you make plans to go out for the evening with a Minnesotan, by God, you’re going! There can be a whiteout blizzard, you cannot see your hand in front of your face, and you call your friend to say »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image We are celebrating an anniversary with Ammo Grrrll: THE COLUMN TURNS 3. She writes: On the previous two anniversaries of this column, I briefly reviewed how the column was born for readers who had joined us recently. I believe that the traditional gift for any first anniversary is paper, but for the third, it’s Special Iran Paper – large bills in a bale and the recipient pretends to promise not »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll makes a simple request to whom it may concern: STOP TELLING US WHO WE ARE! She writes: Any time a Leftist disagrees with a policy, a person, or an idea, if he has already used up the tedious racist/sexist/whatever deal, and hasn’t started rioting yet, he has one more lame argument in his bag of tricks. He has learned from ex-President Obama, to point his nose skyward and »

Best Interview Ever

Featured image This apparently is a legit BBC interview of an expert on something or other, tweeted by someone in the U.K. and passed on to me by one of my daughters: This BBC interview is amazing. Just wait until the mum rushes in… 😂 pic.twitter.com/LGw1ACR9rg — JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) March 10, 2017 »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll goes OFF THE GRID! She writes: I am back in Alexandria, MN, visiting my 91-year-old father whom I hadn’t seen for nearly six months. I will be here for my mother’s yahrzeit (anniversary of her passing). In the great cycle of life, it was also a chance to see the newest member of the family, my nephew’s beautiful little newborn boy. It was a great reminder that life »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Taking the view from Sunset Boulevard, Ammo Grrrll has visions of CRAZY CHRISTIANS. She writes: Turn on a television crime drama. Here is a scenario that occurs with nauseating regularity: The investigators go to the house of a person of interest in the murder of a young girl. The timid woman who answers the door is wearing a cross. Uh-oh. That’s called a “clue.” I always turn to Mr. AG »