Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a brief preface to AN OPEN LETTER TO ELLEN DEGENERES Or, Why Do You Think They Call It “Work”? She writes: “I realize from past discussions that not every regular commenter on this column thinks that Ellen is funny. Just because I am a professional who KNOWS funny when she sees it does not mean that I can force anyone to agree that she is. Humor is »

Joltin’ Joe’s memory

Featured image Daniel Pipes calls this “a little harmless fun at Joe Biden’s expense.” I call it a valuable contribution to the Biden campaign. I’m filing it under Laughter Is the Best Medicine. A little harmless fun at @JoeBiden's expense. pic.twitter.com/7UKYiiANe9 — Daniel Pipes دانيال بايبس (@DanielPipes) August 11, 2020 Maybe we should save the medicine to take after reading Bernard Goldberg’s “Why I Want Biden to Lose More than I Want »

Alinsky rules applied

Featured image President Trump conducted an impromptu press conference yesterday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Those at the club were invited to watch the president meet the press. The American Thinker’s Andrea Widburg notes that one of the reporters opened, not with a question, but with an accusation: “You said that the pandemic is disappearing, but we lost 6,000 Americans this week, and just in this room, you have »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes THINGS THAT NEVER GET OLD IN LEFTY-LOONY WORLD (Another Ongoing Series). She writes: Calling Every Republican President Hitler Linda Ronstadt, once a pop singer of some talent, opined that President Trump was not only Hitler, but that it’s the Mexicans who are the “new Jews.” No matter how many “new” Jews appear on the scene, Ye Boring Olde Jews seem never to drop off the bottom of »

Reclaiming their time (remix)

Featured image As the old joke goes, it only hurts when I laugh. It therefore hurts to watch this mashup of the House Judiciary Democrats “reclaiming their time” from Attorney General Barr in the course of their performative displays at the hearing earlier this week. It nevertheless must be done. In its own way this may be the best commentary yet on the Democrats’ disgrace under the leadership of the nattering Mr. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking MOSTLY PEACEFUL thoughts. She writes: People used to ask me when I was a standup comic: “Where do you get your material from?” That question came back to me when I pondered this topic. It was just after yelling at Mr. Ammo Grrrll (the famous novelist Max Cossack) in total frustration because I was trying to type in a security code for my Humana Pharmacy’s disembodied »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image I hope Ammo Grrrll will follow through on the promise of more to come in IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO – Part One. She writes: I have been working on a theme for a whole series of columns for days when it is just too depressing to address politics (days ending in “y,” mostly). And I thought about all the things that we repeat like mantras that may or may not »

Coronavirus in one state (76)

Featured image Apart from the effects of Governor Walz’s executive orders, the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic were virtually indetectable in Minnesota yesterday. The authorities reported only four new deaths. Three of the four new deaths occurred among residents of long-term care facilities. Although the data included 507 new cases, hospitalizations continue at a relatively low level. They tell us that deaths and hospitalizations nevertheless represent lagging indicators and that additional measures »

Speker’s lockdown project

Featured image Scrolling through this morning’s daily update from the Times of Israel I found the story on Robert Speker’s lockdown project: “UK Jewish seniors go viral as they rock iconic album covers during lockdown.” Subhead: “Keeping busy despite a ban on visitors, residents of Sydmar Lodge recreate famous images of musical artists such as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Elvis Presley.” The story opens: Martin Steinberg’s jeans-clad tush has recently »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few thoughts about COMMUNITIES past and present. She writes: You ever notice the flagrant misuse of the word “community”? As in, “the gay community” believes this, or “the Black community” thinks thus and so, because they are monolithic GroupThink people with no individuality? If you have competing criminal gangs living a few blocks from one another that have drive-by shootings by fatherless sociopaths, where’s the “community” »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares 2020: A YEAR FOR THE BIRDS! A Review. She writes: JANUARY – Who the hell remembers? I think we had lives back then, outings, travel, jobs. Stuff happened on different days. There WERE different days. People got together. People drank in bars and ate in cafes. The economy broke all records. Good times, good times. FEBRUARY – The CANARY in the Mine While the Democrat felonistas were »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll makes another EXCELLENT CHOICE! She writes: I have dim but fond memories of eating in a restaurant. And part of that pleasure is being complimented on my unique ability to pick a quality item from a menu. When presented with the evening’s specials by oral recitation, for instance, I am able to weigh the options of “Roast Loin of Pork” (no), “Filet Mignon in a Blueberry Reduction” (no, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll sizes up THE LEFTWING #WAR ON JOY. She writes: When I was in what was then called “junior high,” I heard a very racy riddle that went: “Why are Baptists opposed to premarital sex?” Answer: “Because it might lead to dancing.” Although I probably had to look up what “premarital” meant, I “got” the irony of the joke. Much later, I read a little quip somewhere that the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares THE REPUBLIC OF SOOZ (Sanity Optional Occupied Zone). She writes: I have declared an autonomous takeover of an admittedly small space within my gated geezer community which is, itself, a fairly small space within the Dusty Little Village. Sure, we have to start small, but the important thing is to keep it pure. Eventually, we will take over the world and it will be Heaven on Earth. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll chronicles the FEMINIST BLUES, AND A SHORT HISTORY. She writes: I am sure I am not alone in being sick to death of Antifa. Do not let the name fool you. “Antifa” has exactly as much to do with fighting fascism as “Planned Parenthood” has to do with bringing babies into the world. You can name a group or charity anything. I used to end my act with: »

Last Chance to See Adam Carolla and Me

Featured image Tomorrow at noon Central time, I will host a Zoom event with comedian Adam Carolla, co-star of No Safe Spaces along with Dennis Prager, probably the #1 podcaster in the world, and author of several best-selling books, including his most recent, I’m Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture. It should be an interesting conversation, and a little different from most Center of the American Experiment »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll laments the meltdown in CRY, THE BELOVED CITIES. She writes: Warning: there is nothing funny in the following column. Maybe next week. I am “borrowing” the lovely title of Alan Paton‘s beautiful book about the tragedy that is South Africa, Cry, The Beloved Country. To look at something you love going, as my Grandpa would have said, “to hell in a hand basket,” is nauseating, heartbreaking, and enraging. »