Laughter is the Best Medicine

Moments, senior moments

Featured image As of today Thaleigha Rampersad and Andrew Stiles have compiled 12 editions of “Joe Biden’s senior moment of the week.” In today’s volume 12 they cheated a little (video below). They were unable to settle on just one senior moment. In the accompanying story on volume 12 they include this quote from Biden’s 60 Minutes interview in which Biden comments on his age: “I have trouble even mentioning, even saying »

Buckeye blind

Featured image Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Tim Ryan is a 25-carat phony “moderate.” He had the luxury of running a general election style campaign through the primary season, so he has had the time to perfect his act. In just the past two years, however, “he’s voted to federalize elections, admit Washington, D.C., as the 51st state, impose onerous new background check requirements on gun owners, and grant mass amnesty to millions »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll assesses THE ICK FACTOR. She writes: When I was a kid, for many people, baths were a weekly event. It was a smelly world; it was just part of life. Then apparently the good folks on Madison Avenue suddenly noticed that body odor was a problem in search of a profitable solution. But deodorant unfortunately had to be placed in underarms, which were considered somewhat icky and off-limits »

In search of tree equity

Featured image The Twin Cities have serious livability problems that stare us in the face every damn day. They can be refined through the filter of statistical disparities, but most of us can see what it’s all about with such analysis as framed by the left. Indeed, the analysis presented by the left obfuscates the problems. Today’s Star Tribune delivers one such statistical disparity that might be at the the bottom of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll finds “DATING” REDEFINED (and a few other thoughts). She writes: For God-knows-what reason, my In-Box, with a very clear woman’s name in the email address, is often plagued with several offers for me to “date” women from foreign countries. I guess they can’t legally say “boink” even if Sister Mary Algorithm would let them through. I surmise that solicitation for prostitution is still technically “illegal.” But it’s probably »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll takes note: NOT MY WORLD ANY MORE. She writes: You begin to get a hint that the World thinks you are nearing the end of your tenure here when your mail consists largely of Hearing Aid ads, Walk-In Tubs and Cremation literature. It’s startling when you feel much younger and more alive than that. So a certain percentage of people apparently believe it’s time for you to move »

This just in

Featured image The Times of Israel publishes a brief AFP story under a headline that might be filed under Laughter is the best medicine: “UN watchdog says it ‘cannot assure’ that Iran nuclear program is ‘exclusively peaceful.’” Please make sure you’re sitting down before taking this in: The UN’s nuclear watchdog says it cannot guarantee the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, saying there had been “no progress” in resolving questions over »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll glimpses HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. She writes: Okay, first of all, it isn’t nearly “half.” More like the top 1-2 percent. And let me say right from the git-go that I have no animus toward the quite rich, very rich, or even ridiculously rich, as long as they can’t use that money to destroy my life. But too many of those people, blessed with so much, seem »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is wondering WHICH HERO AM I MOST LIKE? She writes: An occupational hazard of being a comedian is thinking you have a great new joke when it is already out there. Working comics are constantly asking each other: “Is this somebody’s bit or did I think it up?” Even as a wordsmith, now whenever I think of a decent quip I worry somebody else has already thought of »

Goodbye is too good a word

Featured image With the growth of cable news and social media, it has become increasingly difficult to separate the noise from the news. The proliferation of sources is a good thing, but the ratio of noise to news is overwhelming. CNN’s inaptly named Reliable Sources and host Brian Stelter are a long-time source of noise, as is CNN itself. Now comes news that CNN has canceled Reliable Sources after a 30-year run »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has AN OPEN LETTER TO DON AND RON. She writes: Dear Mr. President (45) and Governor DeSantis: This is more or less a mash letter to both of you. With a plea that is actually a prayer. So who am I, you ask? Nobody. Not even a washed-up singer or actress tweeting semi-literate obscenities and calling everyone a Nazi. Heck, I’m not on Facebook, Twitter or even Truth »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Where the country rock group Poco once picked up the pieces, Ammo Grrrll is PICKING UP THE THREADS. She writes: Big doings this week for sure. I put in my opinion as a short comment on John’s Tuesday post. But I figured by Friday we would have so much new information that anything I wrote for Wednesday’s submission would not age well. However, even more important, I have been mercifully »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is challenged by BREAKING INTO MY FOOD. She writes: I may have mentioned a time or two that I really enjoy eating. In this pleasure I join a vast horde and, if my Dusty Little Village is any representative sample, getting vaster by the day. And yet all is not Copa-cetic in my world in Maricopa. It is my belief that Big Food has been trying to make »

The Chuy truth

Featured image FOX News media reporter Joseph Wulfsohn picked up Rep. Jesús “Chuy” Garcia’s vulgar tweet below before it was deleted two hours later. I assume Garcia composed it. I can’t believe a staffer would have the nerve to speak this way under Garcia’s name. Warning: If you click on the tweet you will see the whole thing. Garcia is (over)sensitive to criticism. The sensitivity also makes me think it is Garcia »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has an important message for her readers and those of her husband as well in BLESSED WITH ALL THIS LIFE. She writes: Sometimes, when the President of the Free World has just announced that he has cancer which was brought on by an oily windshield when he was a lad in Delaware, where he moved from Scranton when he was 10, it can get a person down. Oh, »

Nancy Pelosi explains

Featured image Nancy Pelosi explains the legislative bigthink behind one of the bills making its way through Congress. Someone with a sense of humor has added the perfect soundtrack to the audio. Buried in the babble is the comment: “If they’re putting things in, then we can put something out, even if Manchin doesn’t like it.” I hope Manchin is listening and spends some time decoding Pelosi’s explication. It’s a little scary »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is experiencing déjà vu all over again in AGAIN WITH THE SEX STRIKES. She writes: A couple of weeks ago I saw a lot of talk from the pink knit hat crowd about going on another sex strike. They’ve been short on updates about the results of the last one, but they never learn, do they? Dock workers can go on strike and have a big impact. Similarly, »