Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll peers into our near future and sees: IT WAS THE STATUES!!! I think I should add TRIGGER WARNING!!! just so you can’t say you weren’t warned. She writes: Dateline…sometime in the not-so-distant future Who knew? For many many decades the Educational Establishment had been absolutely consumed with the “gap” in educational achievement between students “of color” and students of extreme Nazi whiteness. And, of course, Asians, who are »

P.J. O’Rourke, call your office

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s books are said to induce nausea. My advice? Skip the books; read the reviews. Especially if they are written by Steve, or by P.J. O’Rourke. O’Rourke’s review of Mrs. Clinton’s It Takes a Village, published by the Weekly Standard, was hilarious. He called the review “It Takes a Village Idiot.” Here is the opening: It takes a village to raise a child. The village is Washington. You are »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll meditates on low finance, as in FINANCING KETTLE CORN. She writes: Sometimes, when the world is too much with us, we have to fall back on lighter topics. Today is such a day. After 10 days of a miserable flu, I just don’t have the stomach for weighing in on the many layers of disgrace in Charlottesville. No “humorist” can take on such a depressing subject. And so »

“This is like mad libs”

Featured image Mike Mullen is the news editor of Twin Cities alternative weekly CityPages. Last week Mullen took after Mitchell Gunter’s Campus Reform report on a University of Minnesota student group called Tongues Untied. Tongues Untied describes itself as “a space by and for People of Color who identify as LGBTQIA and/or Same-Gender-Loving.” Mullen mocked Gunter’s criticism of the group’s exclusivity. When it comes to argument, Mullen is a practitioner of the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is offers a short course: HOW PRIVILEGED ARE YOU? Competitive Victimhood 101. She writes: Let me stipulate right out of the box that I consider myself blessed beyond any possible sense of merit. Blessed by being raised by two stable, loving parents in a great small town in the Midwest; blessed by finding a wonderful spouse early in life; blessed with good health for myself and loved ones. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll seeks to make the world safe for PUNCHING DOWN. She writes: A co-worker of mine from long ago stood 6’4” and weighed in at about 240 pounds of mostly muscle. He said that in his late teens and early twenties he and his buddies would often ride around to bars in neighboring suburbs and small towns looking for a fight. It was the ’50s, no weapons were involved, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll suffered MICROAGGRESSION IN ABILENE. She writes: This happened to me on my Spring road trip from the Dusty Little Village to my hometown in Minnesota. Naturally, I have been in therapy ever since. First, to recover, and second, to try to establish enough of a case for emotional distress that I can sue. Then I plan to write a book and possibly design a line of t-shirts that »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has been inspired by A VERY MINOR CELEBRITY’S AUCTION! She writes: I recently read a first-person account by a woman who had been a “proud lesbian” until her partner up and decided she was actually a man. This woman expected to be a Professional Gay Woman for life with all the dual rights and privileges to which she was entitled, and suddenly she finds herself married to a »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not coming out with the declaration: I’M A MAN! She is quoting Mr. AG. She writes: Mr. AG and I take a multi-vitamin every day. Never one to miss a marketing opportunity, Centrum makes more or less-identical vitamins labeled “Women,” “Men,” and the one I take for Geezer-Americans labeled Adults Fifty-Plus called Centrum Silver. As I was shaking my vitamin out of the bottle, offering one to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares that that this is NOT MY FIRST RODEO. It’s not the first time she has made a joke at my expense either. She writes: Oh, wait! It WAS! Mr. AG and I recently visited Prescott, AZ, where it is about 15-20 degrees cooler, on average, than back in the Dusty Little Village. Prescott hosts The World’s Oldest Rodeo every summer and we bought tickets to one of »

I am HanA**holeSolo

Featured image The crowd on Twitter at #CNNBlackmail and Viva_La_Covfefe is not taking well to instruction by our betters at CNN/KFile. Steve may need to devote a special edition of his Week In Pictures to CNN all by itself. The response is in the spirit of 1776, with CNN taking the place of King George III, or in the spirit of the rebellious slaves who proclaim “I am Spartacus” to protect the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll recalls MY FIRST ELECTION. She writes: A study has confirmed what everybody already suspected: in 2008 some 5.7 MILLION non-citizens voted. I do not know if that also includes the dead, the felonious, and the enthusiastic voters who voted many times. Can’t happen; racist to suggest it does, says The Left. Bovine excrement, says Ammo Grrrll. Mine eyes have seen the glory. The year was 1964 and I »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll isn’t buying what the Resistance is selling. She calls this one RESISTING COMMON DECENCY. She writes: As I write this, Steve Scalise is in fair condition, still fighting for his life. However successful is his long road back to health and fitness (please, God), one thing is certain: he will never be the same. I know this just from my relatively minor but continuing limitations from my little »

A cultural appropriator passes

Featured image Comedian Bill Dana died last week. Dana, a Jew of Hungarian descent, rose to fame in the early 1960s by portraying a bumbling Latino immigrant called Jose Jimenez. His trademark line — “My name Jose Jiminez,” uttered with a thick accent — was enough to produce gales of laughter from live television audiences. I was never sure why. Before he “culturally appropriated” Jimenez, Bill Dana appropriated Dana. His real name »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image By request Ammo Grrrll takes a look at ROAD FOOD in her rearview mirror complete with a sidelong glance at rush hour in the Twin Cities. She writes: A few weeks ago, commenter John Pilsun suggested that he would like to see a column on interesting road food from my most recent trip from Arizona to Minnesota and back. John, your wish is my command. Column ideas are always welcome, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about MARRIAGE VS. WEDDINGS. She writes: I’m warning readers in advance that I might inadvertently be stepping on some toes today. Truly, I mean no disrespect. Please believe me that if you already had a big wedding, I hope you enjoyed every minute. If you are currently planning a wedding with 400 guests for a son or daughter, mazel tov and more power to you. We »

The view from Britain

Featured image The British general election will be held tomorrow. In search of comic relief from the domestic political scene, I have turned to the Daily Mail’s account of shadow Labour home secretary Diane Abbott’s latest “car-crash” interview (video below). Having returned from her public absence following an earlier “car crash” interview last month, as well as a follow-up “car crash” interview about the “car crash” interview, Ms. Abbott gave an interview »