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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll asks a pointed question: WHO DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE? She draws on her professional experience to answer the question: Here is a little secret from the comedy world, my friends. When comics get together, they rarely discuss the great gigs – the standing ovations, the necessity to take several minutes after one of your greatest bits for the audience to calm down so you can deliver »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few thoughts on what WHAT TO TELL OUR DAUGHTERS ABOUT THE ELECTION. She writes: I was browsing in Walmart’s meager book department and chanced to spy a slim volume called Madam President. Bwahahaha! I skimmed it in about 15 seconds. I am affirmatively uninterested in GENERAL in voting for someone simply on the basis of the color or shape of xer skin. Specifically, I was not »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has filed this special edition of her regular column with the explanation: “I regret to inform loyal readers that I could be moving to New York soon to take a position on the editorial board of the New York Times. My interview, which was advertised as a ‘haterview,’ was taped and I will share the unredacted transcript with you. Hey, we all fudge a tiny bit on our »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes THE TRUMP ECONOMY IN THE HEARTLAND. She reports from flyover country: This will be a purely anecdotal account. I am not an economist, nor do I play one on TV. For one thing, I’m not dead wrong most of the time, but that’s another story, lookin’ at YOU, Mr. Krugman. As regular readers of this column know, I have spent more than half of July back in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll advises: GO WEST YOUNG MAN! (When you hit West Texas, Keeping Going). She writes: I was on my way from Arizona to Minnesota when I passed through Jeff Davis County in West Texas. I was astonished that it was still allowed to exist! Maybe those totalitarian idiots who would knock down and vandalize our history did not recognize the President of the Confederacy as “Jeff” without his full »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll responds to the CALL OF DUTY. She writes: So I’m lying on the pavement in the Prescott Residence Inn parking lot trying to copy numbers off my left front tire. There are many numbers on the tire and I don’t know which ones are important, so I just write down all of them. The blazing Arizona sunshine is blinding me until I have that “aha” moment that I »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS: She writes: My dear friend Angela is one of the best and most sensitive conversationalists I have ever known. She is a top-notch saleswoman who has mastered the art of talking to customers. Most of us aren’t very good at even faking interest in what the other person is saying. As witty, cynical essayist, Fran Liebowitz, once said: There’s no such thing as »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reviews THE NEW FIVE SECOND RULE. She writes: Every kid over the age of 2 knows about the “five second rule.” You drop your candy or cookie on the floor, if it doesn’t have any visible dust or hair on it, you are allowed to eat it, providing you yell out “Five second rule!” promptly. The yelling is critical. Like claiming “shotgun” in the family car. Or “Jinx, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll digs into the left’s DIRTY THESAURUS. She writes: Peter Fonda, 78-year-old “baby” brother of 80-year-old Hanoi Jane, is still alive! I had no idea. Boy, it is getting harder and harder for these great feminist men and their #MeToo womyns to come up with ever more disgusting slang for lady bits, hurled as insults at conservative women. But “Gash”? Seriously? Wow. I can’t even think when I last »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not amused: FECKLESS FEMI-NINNIES LEARN A NEW WORD! She writes: Well, kids, it does pay to increase your Word Power. The witless Samantha Bee not only broke new ground by trotting out the c-word – and retained her wretched television show — but she modified it with the adjective that popped up on her Word-A-Day Calendar: FECKLESS! Not to be outdone, Kathy Griffin of bloody, severed head »

Speaking of dumpster fires

Featured image University of Minnesota Law School Professor Richard Painter held himself out as a Republican former Bush ethics czar on the lefty cable news channels until he decided to seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of appointed incumbent Tina Smith. Now he has outed himself as just another nut in the fruitcake constellation. Painter’s debut campaign video below stars Painter himself speaking directly to Democratic primary voters. In a »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll finds no limits in THE THIRD RAIL. She writes: For decades now, we have heard that the “third rail” in politics – untouchable without inviting electrocution – was the Social Security System. And now a different sort of Third Rail has been grabbed. The lovely daughter of the President of the United States, communing with her beautiful baby, no less, is called a “feckless c*nt” by another woman. »

A Humorous Coda to G7 and Singapore

Featured image Let’s just say that President Trump has had a big week, which Michael Ramirez sums up. While Michael is sometimes harsher toward Trump than we are, I am pretty sure this one is offered in a spirit of comedy, as befits–at least occasionally–the editorial cartoon. Click to enlarge: »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few thoughts about SMARMY DANIELS and More. She writes: I am probably almost alone in the fact that I have never watched Smarmy Daniels and the lawyer who looks like a sleazebag someone ordered from Central Casting: “Hymie, get me a guy who looks like a shyster!” I do not watch CNN – ever, because I also do not fly – so I have only seen »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll lets her imagination run wild: OH THE FUN WE’LL HAVE…WHEN WE ACT LIKE THEM. She writes: As the brilliant and funny Kurt Schlichter says repeatedly: “You guys are gonna hate the new rules.” And we have so many of those new rules now; it’s time to redeem a few of those “Get Out of Acting Like a Civilized Grownup Free” Cards. Let’s start with emulating Obama’s buddies in »

Thoughts from the ammo line [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Ammo Grrrll revisits the soundtrack of her road trip and gets real about those PROMISES, PROMISES! She writes: Regular readers know that I recently made a long road trip. But, it really doesn’t matter if I’m only driving two miles to the Walmart — basically, I cannot drive without music. My eclectic driving soundtracks range from Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto to Broadway show tunes to Toby Keith’s sensitive love ballad, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reconsiders A LUNATIC IN THE LIFT. She writes: By now, as frequently happens with a weekly column, this is pretty old news. But it’s in my wheelhouse, so I thought I would weigh in. Besides, I’m still mad. Regular readers may think they have seen me mad before, but that was just warm-up. The Safe Space Dwellers want to talk about “triggers”? Consider me triggered. As my hero »