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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll begins the first of a three-part series on her high school reunion. Here is ON THE ROAD, Part One (Eat your heart out, Jack Kerouac): I recently returned to Arizona from a 5,000 mile, 17-day road trip back to Alexandria, Minnesota, for my – Krikey! – 50th high school reunion. My two best friends from high school joined me – Bonnie flying in from Minneapolis to Phoenix (after »

The seven ages of man updated

Featured image My worldly wise acquaintance who commented in the adjacent post on Obama’s interview with Tom Friedman also sent along this related thought on an updated version of the Seven Ages of Man expounded by Jaques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I thought some readers might appreciate this: Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” today would be something like 1.) no-score soccer camp; 2.) gender-neutral school; 3.) Model UN; 4.) An »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image If it’s Friday, it just occurred to me, it’s time for Ammo Grrrll. She calls this edition of her thoughts STUCK ON STUPID. Grrrll, take it away: At the risk of appearing to pander, I am going to assert that, based on the quality of comments, Power Line regulars are smarter than the average bears. However, I have read that in surveys, almost everyone rates himself or herself as “above »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Our friend Ammo Grrrll returns with a modest proposal: “’Let’s Move!’ from one chair to another.” She writes: Though regular readers of this column will not be surprised to hear that Ammo Grrrll is not a general fan of either Obama, I do have some sympathy for the First Lady’s campaign to reduce the size of America’s Weeble Children. The “Let’s Move 60!” campaign to get the inert little lard-butts »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Our friend Ammo Grrrll is not out of ammo. Ammo Grrrll checks in this morning with THE CASE FOR MANDATORY NAMETAGS. She writes: If you live long enough, eventually you will have difficulty remembering the names of anyone you haven’t known since grade school or aren’t currently married to. This usually begins about the time you get your first mailing from AARP (the Addled Attempting to Recognize People). Babe Ruth »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Our friend Ammo Grrrl offers advice in an autobiographical mode this week in MARRIAGE: A VETERAN SPEAKS. She writes: Awhile back two sweet Commenters kiddingly asked about Ammo Grrrll’s marital status while making kind remarks about my work. My neighbor, the slightly-paranoid Texan, was agin my blogging in the first place because he thought it might attract “weirdos.” But my logical husband (Mr. Ammo Grrrll, who is much more macho »

Obama “Not Interested In Photo Ops,” Won’t Go To Border

Featured image Barack Obama steadfastly refuses to go near the border crisis his policies have created, despite the entreaties of quite a few Democrats. His explanation: “I’m not interested in photo-ops; I’m interested in solving a problem.” Which struck a lot of people as funny, since along with fundraising, photo ops are Obama’s obsession. If he is not interested in a photo op at the border–not even a selfie!–it could be the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image In this installment of her thoughts, our friend Ammo Grrrll asks: “How hot IS it?” She writes: Many winter residents of Arizona are escapees from colder climes such as Canada, Michigan and Minnesota. Wonderful people in the main, they bring their money, amusing accents, and frugal tipping habits to our Dusty Little Village (DLV) and then they go home in late March or April, mercifully, before they can vote. They »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image In this week’s installment, our friend Ammo Grrrll asks: “Whose Turn is It Next? Have We Missed Any Categories?” She writes: Well, we’ve had our first Black President, which is working out splendidly. If her supporters have enough time to come up with even one accomplishment, and her extensive wardrobe of unfortunate pantsuits still fit, Hillary may be our first Woman President. Zippa-de-doo-dah. And we can hear about the fabulous »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Our friend Ammo Grrrll files this dispatch under the heading ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. She writes: Last week my shooting instructor fell in a practice run for his motorcycle precision drill team and injured his foot. A biker enthusiast in an unfortunate mishap. One of our regular Wednesday night poker players (5 years in Iraq), sustained a broken neck from an IED and spent 19 months in hospital. A hero. And »

Annals of the killer rabbit phase

Featured image I found President Obama commending himself for a job well done in his handling of various foreign policy challenges in his commencement address at West Point earlier this week. I wrote about the speech briefly in “More mush from the wimp,” noting that Obama more or less congratulated himself on his handling of Russia, Syria and Iran. I facetiously included Libya, which Obama somehow overlooked. In the video clip below, »

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, volume 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 »