Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll laments THESE THINGS WON’T COME THIS WAY AGAIN. She writes: I got to thinking about this topic when I proposed an outing to my bestie here that involved several different stops. (No, absolutely NOT the kind of outing in which it is revealed that Superman now has switched teams, or at least plays for both. I would have thought the flamboyant skin-tight outfit – WITH a cape, no »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is inspired by a number of faith traditions in FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST…She writes: The Patriarchy took one right in the crotch recently when the brave bold lunatic of a governor of California took a break from his maskless dining at fancy restaurants to sign a bill into law that mandated that in stores with over 500 employees, children’s toy aisles may NOT be segregated by »

Shamala: The real thing

Featured image I want to add a few notes to my comments in “Fakin’ it: Shamala edition.” Herewith, as William Buckley might have said, 10 additional notes and queries: • “The most important thing is honesty. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” The quote is attributed to various wits. It gets at an eternal aspect of democratic politics. Kamala cannot fake honesty. She cannot fake sincerity. Her fakery is »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares HOLY, UH, COW!! IT’S POSSIBLE THAT I AM 75. And she has not arrived at this milestone without lessons learned. She writes: I had a wacky friend some time ago who kind of freaked out when he turned 25. He went into a deep depression because, he explained, “my youth is over.” I tried to convince him that he had YEARS yet, if not decades, to be »

A classic Kinsley gaffe

Featured image I think John Kerry committed a classic Kinsley gaffe in an interview with French broadcaster BFMTV. Seeking to reassure the French audience about President Biden’s intentions in light of the new AUKUS submarine deal, Kerry explained that Biden “literally had not been aware of what had transpired.” That is an explanation that might be more broadly applied to much of what Biden himself says and does. John Kerry admits in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has noticed W GONE DAFT. You know who she’s talking about. She writes. First of all, I want to thank every single person who comforted me last week with such kind words on the loss of my father. It meant more than you will ever know. I had been busy with the anticipation of that event for weeks and missed some important issues. To wit: Every conservative commenter »

Don’t fake cry for me… [with comment by Paul]

Featured image There is a theatrical quality to the tears shed by Sandy Cortez when she voted Present on the bill supporting funds for the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome defensive system yesterday. If only — the scene might give new meaning to Schadenfreude. AOC roasted for shedding 'crocodile tears' after crying over Israel Iron Dome House vote https://t.co/Gzixn2wN9Z — Fox News (@FoxNews) September 23, 2021 What prompted her to change her »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll lost her father this week. She remembers DADDY: My dear commenter community: It is my weekly task and honor to try to lighten your loads and brighten your Fridays. I get a lot of wonderful feedback for so doing. Today will not be such a day. On Sunday, September 19, 2021, James Baumbach, my Daddy, was called Home to be reunited with his beloved Dorothy, his wife of »

You talkin’ to me?

Featured image Does it matter that Joe Biden is operating at some fraction of his original mental capacity? That he has half a mind to be president? We might be more confident in assigning blame for the fiascos and catastrophes over which he presides, but even if he were firing on all cylinders we’d still be in trouble. His minders in the White House daycare operation know what he would have wanted. »

At the Justice for J6 rally

Featured image I believe that Vice News reporter Tess Owen snapped the classic “There’s a bunch of bros here” photo of a few faces in the crowd among the dozens attending the supposedly fearsome “Justice for J6” demonstration in Washington on Saturday. Byron York provides the larger context in his Examiner column “Insurrection hype.” There’s a bunch of bros here. They declined an interview and said they were “just tourists”🧐 pic.twitter.com/ZsIImTXsFn — »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll counsels WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK! (With a Groovy Surprise Announcement!). She writes: So I was surfing the Net, trying to avoid actual news of the world, clicking on things like “Try not to gasp when you see Raquel Welch now…”-type stories, which always disappoint and never deliver the bombshells they promise, like a hooker who only wants to cuddle*. And I came across a story about angry cows attacking »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll thinks someone or other is GETTING THE WORDS WRONG. She writes: Once when our son was 6 or 7, Joe, who was not yet Max the Novelist, was taking him on an outing when seemingly out of the blue our beautiful curly-haired boy asked, “Why would anyone need a Jew?” Say what? Did someone at school say something anti-Semitic to him that we needed to get all fired »

The tornadoes of your mind

Featured image President Biden engineered the humiliating disgrace of the United States in Afghanistan. It will travel far with us along our road. Biden wants both to celebrate it as a glorious victory and to “move on.” Yesterday Biden turned his attention, such as it is, to the “climate.” Biden seeks to get the climate under control. Biden was out stumping on the “climate” in New York and New Jersey. The damned »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll provides some useful self-help advice in I AM FINE. She writes: One of our favorite movies is the 1987 Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito comedy, Throw Momma From the Train. The Crystal character is a frustrated novelist who teaches a Creative Writing class which attracts a variety of sad sacks including Danny DeVito’s character, Owen. Owen is a pathetic loser who lives with a mother who would make »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares: SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY, OF THEE I SING!! She writes: What a week. What can you say when a Swamp Spokes-Thing tells us that SAYING “Americans are stranded in Afghanistan” is irresponsible? STRANDING them is not irresponsible, but noticing it is. Sigh. Today’s column features a Brief Field Report from what feels like a Foreign Country to prove that “Normal” still exists in America. We must never »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll calls on us for SMALL, POINTLESS REBELLIONS. She writes: One time in my comedy career, I had to entertain at a Jewish Sisterhood lunch (akin to the Christian Ladies’ Aid). Two minutes before I was to go on, the Rabbi got up and made a lengthy, tearful announcement of the sudden and unexpected death of a beloved parishioner. When he had finally quieted the keening, semi-hysterical room, he »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll draws on one of her favorite jokes to ask: TIME TO CHANGE CLOTHES? She writes: Last week I included one of my favorite jokes and readers asked for other favorites. Sadly, because of the amount of time spent around male co-workers and comedians, my repertoire consists largely of jokes that – even euphemized beyond recognition – could not get by either my gentlemanly editor or the Disqus censors »