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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reports the score as AMMO GRRRLL: 18, SCORPIONS: 1, but that 1 was a doozy. She writes: Well, I suppose if you live in Arizona long enough, it is bound to happen. On the last Friday in October, just as Mr. AG was putting steaks on the grill for dinner, I ran out of paper towels and went to the utility closet for a new roll. I picked »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a question: WHAT THE HECK! ANOTHER BIRTHDAY? She writes: Last month’s birthday wasn’t one of the “0” or “5” birthdays that we seem to think more significant. I’m just happy to still be here at 73. Two of my lifelong friends the same age are not. Most of you already wished me Happy Returns a couple of weeks ago, so I’m not angling for more good wishes. »

Who are you?

Featured image UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is bad in so many ways it can warm your heart just to see him laughed at. That is the inference I draw from the video that I found on Twitter (below) and thought was current. Dating from 2016, it is still making the rounds because it remains relevant and entertaining. Wake up. Watch this again and again and happiness today is guaranteed. “ »

Psycho, WaPo style

Featured image The subsequently revised Washington Post headline over the obituary of the killin’ caliph is a headline that will live in infamy among those who follow the mainstream media with a gimlet eye. In the eyes of the Post, the maniacal murderer was an “austere religious scholar.” The Post headline aptly reflected the Trump derangement that has gripped the Post and its peers. If Trump had something to do with al-Baghdadi’s »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few TRAVEL LESSONS. Let the cacchination commence. She writes: Democrats have achieved maximum lunacy (so far), so it’s time for another mental health break while we ponder how and why President Trump is making fat black women so fat. No, really. He has been “credibly accused” of that by a fat black woman. With a big fat Ph.D. If he can make unhinged Jewish women fat »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Don’t tell Anderson Cooper, but Ammo Grrrll points out: THAT IS A WHEELBARROW FULL OF MONEY!! She writes: Okay. I stipulate to the fact that geezers are always comparing the cost of things today with the prices (and values) of things when we were young, and I identify as a geezer. We used to make fun of Mama. “Yes, Mother, we realize that bread was a nickel, but you had »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image I am conscious of my guilt in getting to Ammo Grrrll’s column this morning. Ammo Grrrll now aptly turns to CONSCIOUSNESS OF GUILT. She writes: Once, when I was a small child around 4, an idea came to me to cut two little round holes in my sheer white bedroom curtains. I didn’t say it was a GOOD idea. Apparently, it was not my first bad idea involving a scissors »

Not just a fake Indian!

Featured image When it suited her purposes in the world of academia, Elizabeth Warren absurdly presented herself as an American Indian, and it suited the purposes of academia to buy it. Running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Warren now poses as a former victim of benighted authorities who fired her from her first teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant. She somehow overcame to become a Harvard law professor, though we »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll ponders RESISTANCE, RESILIENCE, & BATTLE FATIGUE. She writes: On my earliest report card, my kindergarten teacher had already spotted a pint-sized manic-depressive: “Little Susan is very easily elated or depressed,” she wrote in 1951. Luckily, most of the time I was – and still am – elated. In a manic phase, you wouldn’t even BELIEVE what can be accomplished, especially paired with a touch of OCD. So though »

Analyze this

Featured image Is there no end to the cruelty of the GOP? Now they are observing FlashbackFriday with the video (below) of someone I vaguely recognize as the pre-stomach reduction edition of Jerrold Nadler opining on the evils of impeachment. The man has shed a few pounds since the time of the video. He hasn’t shed an ounce of his sincerity. I hope it’s not wrong to laugh. I’m filing this under »

Thoughts from the ammmo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few thoughts ABOUT LAST WEEK’S DISGRACE. Not this week’s, last week’s; we’re talking about ancient history. She writes: HEY, Remember the new Impeachable Crisis 3 or 4 Crises Ago? It’s hard to keep up with the Impeachment Crisis du Jour, but I kind of took a mental health break and now want to comment on this old one, because it’s so gosh-darn hilarious and right in »

An obituary for the Bill de Blasio campaign

Featured image Bill de Blasio dropped out of the presidential race a few days ago. The New York Post offers an obituary for his campaign. The obit lists the cause of death as “ego-induced psychosis.” It reports that the de Blasio campaign died “doing what it loved best — being as far away from New York as possible.” The Post reports that de Blasio’s campaign was “surrounded in the end by friends, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll investigates HORRIBLE RACIST AMERICA: FACTS ON THE GROUND. She writes: One of the strangest parts of Election Night 2016, results of which I play at least a couple of times a month when I need a lift, was the grieving, caterwauling commentariat yapping on and on about the “fear” that “everyone they know” was feeling. I have mentioned many times that I do not regularly watch television at »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll waves BYE BYE, WALMART, BYE BYE. She writes: Et tu, Walmart? Seriously? Do you have no idea who your customer base is? Well, whatever. I’m done. It’s a shame, too, because Walmart is the definite Big Dog shopping emporium in our Dusty Little Village. For groceries, I have two other choices in town, one of which I have always preferred anyway: Bashas. It is a pleasant, to-scale kind »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll fields your questions in ASK AMMO GRRRLL. She writes: As a service to my loyal readers, periodically I will entertain questions. The great 12th Century rabbinic sage Maimonides wrote his famous Guide for the Perplexed. This, sadly, bears no earthly resemblance to that. Dear Ammo Grrrll: Do you think regular working people who pay taxes and raise kids and volunteer and go to church and join the military »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll lays down SOME HARD TRUTHS ABOUT “RACISM.” She writes: Last week, one of my commenters, in need of a humor fix, felt that the column was less than funny. Well, this one isn’t a barrel of laughs, either. Maybe next week… TRUTH #1: If there were a magic wand to wave to make every single white person in America erase even the slightest shadow of a penumbra of »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares THE END OF FEMINISM. She writes: I don’t rightly remember the first time I even heard the word “feminism.” As a girl growing up in the ’50s, the oldest child, I do not remember a single time that I was told I could not do something or less was expected of me because I was female. And this was with a very traditional “cis-normative” father, born in »