Laughter is the Best Medicine

Today’s note on usage

Featured image You wouldn’t know it from reading me, but I’m an obsessive proofreader. This headline over the ABC News story by Jordyn Phelps therefore jumped out at me (screenshot below): “Trump flouts chummy relations with Netanyahu ahead of Israeli election.” The confusion of flaunt/flout is not one that people in the news business should make, but there it is. We all rely in one way or another on the intelligible transmission »

Deep thoughts by James Comey

Featured image Former Obama administration FBI Director James Comey was a protagonist in the investigation of the Trump campaign and the subsequent effort to undermine Trump from inside the Trump administration. In the service of his efforts he put the Clinton campaign’s Steele Dossier to use both before and after the election. It is the biggest political scandal in American political history. Nothing else comes close. On his way out the door »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not seeking higher office and therefore can identify STUPID AND DANGEROUS RULES FOR GIRLS. She writes: The awesome Heather Mac Donald had her usual brilliant take a few weeks ago on Joni Ernst’s disappointing objections to Neomi Rao’s judicial confirmation based on her college writing about what women can and should do to protect themselves from sexual assault. As I understand Senator Ernst’s objections, the new rule »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll happily shares a few thoughts about THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. She writes: Ignorance, it has been said, is bliss. In which case you would surely guess that the Democrats and the congressional freshman twit class in particular would be the happiest people in the world. But you would be wrong. No, they are not happy; they are filled with venom, hatred, envy, resentment, and bizarre endless, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll meditates on what she might save in FIFTEEN MINUTES. She writes: When I read about the tragic fire that devastated Paradise, California, a few months ago, one of the most heart-breaking pieces of information was that the lucky escapees had all of 15 minutes to gather what they could and get out with their lives. Nearly 60 people didn’t make it. I looked around at my accumulated possessions »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll provides instructions along with her DIY HATE CRIME KIT: It has come to my attention that my book sales — robust though they be — will simply not guarantee a comfortable retirement and I need to expand my product line. What could be more timely or fill a better market niche in the current Hair Permanently On Fire Oppression Olympics than a Jussie Smollett Commemorative All-Purpose Do It »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll covers the Jussie Smollett case in CHICAGO IS MAGA COUNTRY? WHO KNEW? She writes: In the late ’70s there was a horrendous spate of child murders in the Atlanta area. Once it became clear that a serial monster was on the loose, people sprang into action. It was all little black children, almost all boys. Racist slanders to the contrary, white people were just as appalled as black »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is moving on from GEEZER FORENSICS to YEARBOOK FORENSICS. She writes: Last week we had a lively discussion of Geezer Forensics, with many valuable contributions from commenters about their own encounters of the geezer kind with solid, unyielding pieces of furniture, sliding glass doors, boiling teacups, and the like. Today, following the pathetic and ludicrous saga of Governor Coonhound (D) of Virginia, we will discuss Yearbook Forensics. Of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll provides a short course in GEEZER FORENSICS. She writes: Sometimes, in the course of human events, your person of late, late middle age will sustain a strange injury which she has no idea how it occurred. Let’s say that, despite trying to limit her coffee intake to under 12 cups a day, for some unknown reason, she still has trouble making it through an entire night without getting »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll had me at her heading: GIRLS (OF BOTH SEXES) GONE VILE! She writes: As it happened, last week Mr. AG and a friend and I were watching a rerun of Blue Bloods, a series we quite enjoy. There was a scene set in one of those trendy, incredibly loud, incredibly crowded dance clubs that – to me – looks like the 10th Circle of Hell. (I think Dante »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll announces GOOD ORAL HYGIENE & OTHER GOOD NEWS. She writes: In an amazing coincidence, I was having MY teeth cleaned the same week as Beto O’Rourke! Dental Mania! I did not think to livestream the event for my tens of fans. My hygienist is Laura, not Diana, like Beto’s. And I knew you’d want to know that. By the way, my actual real middle name is Marie, so »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll welcomes the new year in HERE COMES 2019! She writes: I definitely recall mentioning that 2018 seemed weird because it was my house number in Maplewood, MN for nigh unto 40 years. I have no such association for 2019, although I expect it to be a doozy. God only knows how many useless egomaniacal retreads will queue up to challenge President Trump in the Republican primary and the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll begins the new year with thoughts on a few dead things in “I’LL TAKE ‘THINGS THAT ARE DEAD’ FOR $200, ALEX.” She writes: STARTING WITH MY BATTERY So, last week we talked about my Email suddenly deciding it had never heard of me. Then, while trying to be part of the Podcast with The Big Boys, my connection failed. But wait, there’s more! At the very time that »

Rather marginal

Featured image I am afraid that I am inextricably linked to Dan Rather. He will appear in my obituary if I am accorded one, although I think I may have done a few more significant things in my life than help expose the fraud he aided and abetted in the 2004 presidential election. The true history of that fraud has already receded into the mists of ancient history. Although Rather is still »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has no desire to be THROWN OFF THE GRID. She writes: If you have ever had the highly unpleasant experience of having your car towed — when 300 yards down the block there was a tiny paper sign in 6 pt. type informing people that cars would be towed after 4:00 p.m. — you know that for just a minute your upset brain thinks, “Ah, that is inconvenient. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll remembers THE PLAYHOUSE. She writes: Sometime in 1924, my maternal grandfather came home from a neighbor’s farm hauling what he called “a chicken coop for my three little chicks.” When his three small daughters, who were 3, 4, and 6 came running outside, they found a beautiful little white playhouse, about 5 or 6 feet square, sturdily built from wood with a steeped shingled roof and latching front »

“As Malcolm Nance reveals…”

Featured image Tucker Carlson delivered a hilarious monologue featuring MSNBC’s Brian Williams and his guest Malcolm Nance last night. RealClearPolitics hast posted the transcript here. Tucker brilliantly exposes the insane prattle with which we have been inundated by the Democrats and their media adjunct over the past two years. It’s hard to laugh about it, but Tucker succeeds with mockery fit for the occasion. “As Malcolm Nance reveals,” “as Malcolm Nance explains” »