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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll assures us that THIS TIME IT WILL WORK FOR SURE! She writes: Virtually every generation spawns a new crop of young people who believe that Socialism is a really good idea. The vast majority of those historically-ignorant young people eventually grow up and their Utopian ideas are dashed on the Hard Rocks of Reality. Or as the brilliant Thomas Sowell replied when asked what made him abandon the »

Greg Gutfeld fills the comedy vacuum

Featured image Greg Gutfeld has gained smashing ratings for his late-night comedy/commentary show on Fox News. The popularity of an avowedly pro-Trump, anti-woke host triggers this article in the Washington Post. The Post’s report, by Manuel Roig-Franzia, recognizes the threat Gutfeld poses to the left. Roig-Franzia writes: In a matter of months Gutfeld’s new program has made him significantly more influential [than Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson] — well-positioned to aid the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares: NOW I SEE WHY! She writes: Today being the first Friday in the Brand Spanking New Year, I am in a reflective mood. You might even say, philosophical. Funny anecdote about “philosophy” – when I was in college, I had to read Immanuel Kant’s ponderous Critique of Pure Reason for a class on Big-Deal European Thinkers. (There may have been a more dignified course title, but it »

“Omicron DEATH!”

Featured image Matt Taibbi has posted an inspired account of “Omicron DEATH!” Matt Orfalea is responsible for the companion video (below). Taibbi concludes by calling for future Covid variants to be given Fangoria (“The World’s Best Horror and Cult Film Magazine Since 1979”) names: the “Mutilator” Variant, the “Suffocating Agony” variant, the “Shaft-Sagger,” the “Face-Eater,” etc., and asks: “Would you bet against something like that coming?” It might be best for you »

Sticking with last year’s predictions

Featured image At the end of last year I formulated predictions for 2021 in the spirit of George Eliot’s narrator in Middlemarch: “Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.” I think it likely that the evils of 2022 will exceed those of 2021. For the moment, I’m sticking with my 2021 predictions for the coming year. • Political betting markets will set the over-under on Biden’s tenure in the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Looking back on the year that was, Ammo Grrrll offers some PERSPECTIVE. She writes: So I bought a nice little two-plus pound Pot Roast the other day and roasted it. Not in a “pot,” but in a blue enamel roaster for a long time until it became melty-tender, as is my custom. It was delicious, but that is not the point. I looked on the package as I freed it »

Ask not for whom the Klain clangs

Featured image Chief Biden White House daycare minder Ron Klain faithfully peddled the strongman line Biden took in the course of his basement campaign last year and in office this year. Klain made his point repeatedly on Twitter (see tweets below) and elsewhere, although it might require a teacher of ancient history to explain it to the boss himself. Taking note of Biden’s comments to the National Governors Association, Alex Berenson set »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reflects on A LIFETIME OF UNFORCED DIVERSITY. She writes: Merry Christmas tonight and tomorrow to all our Christian readers, commenters and friends. On these days that are sacred to so many, I offer what I hope is an upbeat paean to this great and good land. I grew up in a small Minnesota town where there was not one person who was not white. It’s not my fault, »

Elon Musk does the Babylon Bee

Featured image You may have heard that Elon Musk sat down with Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, EIC Kyle Mann, and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle for an in-depth interview on wokeness, Elizabeth Warren, taxing the rich, the Metaverse, which superhero Elon would be, and how the left is killing comedy. The interview has made news on those subjects and more. The conversation occasionally flags, especially in the second half, but Musk himself »

Deep meaning of “expodentially”

Featured image I’m not sure who first compiled the clips of President Biden explaining the phenomenon of things increasing “expodentially.” The RNC presents the video this way. Hey, Joe Biden: “expodentially” isn’t a word. — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 13, 2021 Comedian Terrence K. Williams made it funnier. ExpoDentially ” isn’t a word Joe Biden. Please stop putting this man on camera — Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) December 17, 2021 »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll meditates on the MARGINALIZED AND UNDERSERVED. She writes: Here are two of MANY stupid, basically made-up words that have slithered into the lexicon for a couple of decades now. We are all supposed to get all hot and bothered if some individual – and especially some GROUP – is “marginalized” and probably also “underserved.” Well, who the hell isn’t? In the plaintive words of marginalized recluse Emily Dickenson, »

Harris in Paris: Under her skin

Featured image The Washington Free Beacon took an offbeat look at Kamala Harris’s trip to Paris last month, reporting that Harris had “dropped nearly $400 for a single pot at a boutique shop in Paris[.]” The Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo and Brent Scher broke the story tongue in cheek, concluding: “The money Harris dropped at E. Dehillerin could have been used to buy at least 25 16-pound turkeys for families in need, »

High Noonan: Return to Kamala edition

Featured image In August 2020 a reader drew my attention to a Peggy Noonan mash note in the form of her Wall Street Journal column “The Rise of Kamala Harris.” Subhead: “The daughter of East Bay professors grew up to become an excellent performer of politics.” The column elicited thousands of critical comments. They almost made the column worth reading. They were certainly more perceptive or more realistic than Noonan’s column. I »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has some important advice: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER…VOTE FOR A CATEGORY. She writes: Joe Biden promised to choose for his running mate not a specific, qualified person, but a Category: a woman of color. And, in a rare kept campaign promise, he did just that. (Onward to curing cancer!) And now the Democrats are stuck in 2024 with two complete losers who, even added together, barely poll above water. »

The Gins testimonial

Featured image Working for Vice President Harris must be hell on earth, even if stories to this effect are planted in the Washington Post. The exodus of high-ranking staffers supports the stories. How bad is it? Harris deputy director for operations has tweeted out a testimonial to the boss. He absolutely loves his job. One wonders what the vice president’s deputy director for operations does, but that is beside the point. He »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll recounts MY WOKE WEEKEND. She writes: I have been so impressed with the wondrous advice of Saint Anthony of Fauci – “don’t get masks, they will do no good and, besides, the medical folks need them; DO get masks, now they are essential; wear TWO masks; in a restaurant, wear your mask from the door to your table; then, when your food arrives, take a bite and then »

Deep meaning of Chris Cuomo

Featured image It is somehow big news that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised his brother (f/k/a the luv guv) on how to stay afloat amid the flood of sexual harassment allegations that brought him down. AP covers the story with two reporters on the case here this morning. The actions taken by CNN’s Cuomo threaten CNN’s reputation as a legitimate source of news! The AP reporters extract this hilarious quote from our »