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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is BIDDING ADIEU TO #MeToo. After her goodbye to all that she has some exciting retail opportunities better characterized as SOME COOL SURPRISES! She writes: To my certain knowledge, the only time in my life I have ever said, “MeToo!” was when someone asked, “Who wants cake and ice cream?” and someone else had already answered “Me!” first. I’m just not a “MeToo” kinda grrrll. I have a »

The World Has Gone Certifiably Crazy

Featured image Some days the absurd news just piles up so fast that there almost isn’t room for any fake news. Though tuning in to CNN for 10 minutes will cure you of this thought. Anyway, I wish some of the stories I spotted today were fake news, but alas, they are all read: Flight delayed after woman brings ’emotional support squirrel’ on plane Police escorted a woman off a plane Tuesday after she »

PPS on the Grievance Studies Scandal

Featured image Steve had a “Postscript on the grievance studies scandal” about the project of three liberal academics placing nonsense articles in leading postmodernist/identity politics journals. I have a PPS. Jillian Kay Melchior’s updated Wall Street Journal story on the hoax is accessible here on Outline. The Australian site Quillette has posted “The Grievance Studies Scandal: Five Academics Respond.” It is prefaced by this editor’s note: For the past year scholars James »

Hitler Learns the Democrats Have Failed to Block Kavanaugh

Featured image Steve Hayward does a lot of the Hitler videos, but I assume he didn’t create this one, since he hasn’t linked to it. But it’s good: Hitler learns that his Democratic Party allies are failing to block Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Enjoy! UPDATE: Sorry, the video has been removed. Maybe we will have to put Steve to work on a replacement. In the meantime, you might be »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reflects on PARTIES – THEN AND NOW. She writes: I have been either affianced or married to Mr. AG since 1966, so I haven’t really had a “date” for 52 years, give or take. Is it possible some things have changed in the high school and college social scene since then? (Haha – I’m kidding, of course). Neither did I date much in high school until senior year. »

A case for Sheldon Whitehouse

Featured image It occurred to me last night that Sheldon Whitehouse may have missed his true calling. There is a mystery at the heart of The National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody (published in 1974, written by P.J. O’Rourke and Doug Kenney). Now a classic collector’s item — some thoughtful owner has uploaded a copy to Scribd (below) — Larry Kroger’s copy of the Estes C. Kefauver High yearbook betrayed traces »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll an important message and a hashtag of her own: #COUNTMEOUT! She writes: I think the #MeToo “Movement” is the most dangerous movement since the KKK, which it resembles with its mob mentality. And, I speak with total moral authority because I am a woman, whose every squeak and whine is, therefore, “credible.” I can credibly accuse any male from my kindergarten, high school, college, or long-ago workplaces, of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll seems to have gone LITERALLY BAT-GUANO CRAZY. She writes: I may have been one of the few who really enjoyed Cory Booker’s Oscar-worthy Spartacus impression on his audition tape for Democrat Presidential Timber 2020. You know why? Because he’s a guy, that’s why. And I am sick to death of women cornering the market on crazy. It’s downright embarrassing. Let us begin by returning to Joy Behar and »

An Obama postscript

Featured image In a book to be published this week, Jeanne Marie Laskas tells the story of the ten thousand letters a day Americans wrote to President Obama. “Every evening for eight years,” the publisher recalls, “at his request, President Obama was given ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens—the unfiltered voice of a nation—from his Office of Presidential Correspondence.” And Laskas reports that President Obama responded in his fashion. The »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has discovered ANGELS AMONG US. She writes: I have always understood that I would do very poorly in a barter economy. Should all of civilization go to hell, I don’t see myself surviving by saying, “I will tell you three good jokes for that potato.” And that was when I was a standup comic. A columnist would have even less leverage: “Here, read this. You might enjoy the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is homeward bound in FROGGER, or TRUE TALES FROM THE TRIP. She writes: Here, at last, is the final installment of my recent trip. So, I’m just under 100 miles away from my summer abode in Prescott, Arizona, after driving 1700 miles from Minnesota. I am exhausted, slightly anxious about my father’s situation, and very lonesome for my husband. But yet I am in a remarkably upbeat mood. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll formulates AMMO GRRRLLINSKY’S STRICT NEW RULES FOR “JOURNALISTS.” She notes parenthetically: “(Last week I promised the end of my travelogue. Next week for sure. Meanwhile…)” She writes: Saul Alinsky famously had his celebrated Rules for Radicals. He was a major destructive jackass and inspiration to such other unpleasant figures as domestic terrorist Bill “Guilty as hell, free as a bird” Ayers, Barack Hussein Obama, twice a terrible President; »

Monkey business [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Yesterday Paul covered the alleged scandal involving Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. In the aftermath of his primary victory and now running against against black Democrat/socialist Andrew Gillum, DeSantis urged voters not to “monkey this up” (this being Florida’s economic success under Governor Rick Scott) by electing his far-left opponent. Democrats and their media adjunct are of course engaged in the usual monkey business, seeking to impute racial animus »

Ring Rees-Mogg

Featured image Over the weekend I finally finished reading Dominic Green’s long Weekly Standard profile of Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Tory backbencher and serious Brexiteer. I learned a lot from reading Green’s profile, but what kept me going was the sheer entertainment of the thing. Wanting to hear what Rees-Mogg sounds like, I tracked down the highlight reel below on YouTube. I can’t get enough of it. Fortunately, it’s only part 1 of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has traveled THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD that leads to her door. She writes: I love America and Americans – even the white ones who smell like wet dog and have bad teeth — and I especially love The Heartland. Still, there are only so many times – maybe 50? — you can go from I-35S in the Twin Cities to I-10W without feeling a profound sense of »

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 »