Laughter is the Best Medicine

John Thompson in song

Featured image Minnesota state representative John Thompson is a thug, a racial hustler, a scofflaw, an abuser of women, and an all-around bad guy. When stopped by a St. Paul police sergeant for driving a car lacking a front license plate in the early morning hours of July 4, Thompson presented a Wisconsin driver’s license and accused the officer of racism. We have learned too much about Thompson since then, though nothing »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll rarely says “can’t,” but here we go: I CAN’T EVEN… She writes: The useful phrase in this title has come to mean that what follows is so depressing, or just so gosh darn unbelievable, that you lack the will to finish the sentence. “You can’t even” do that much. Some days are like that. In fact, most of them since November. But, then, I read about the new »

Jackie Mason, RIP

Featured image Jackie Mason, the great Jewish comedian, died this weekend. He was 93. Tevi Troy has written an excellent appreciation of Mason for The City Journal. He includes some of Mason’s political lines, most of which were directed at Democrats. Mason was a Republican, a conservative, and a Trump supporter. Tevi omitted one of my favorite Mason lines: Bill Clinton is a pathological liar. Nixon lied too, but at least he »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll now itemizes a few GRIFTS WITH LEGS. She writes: Last week, we talked about “Lies with Legs,” Big Lies that go on and on. Today we will discuss grifts that do the same. In fact, with most of these con jobs, the longevity factor is baked in the cake. Say you want a hustle that will support you forever…Let’s start with: BLACKMAIL It used to be that a »

Ben & Jerry’s: The inside scoop

Featured image Andrew Stiles is not only the Washington Free Beacon’s brilliant humorist, he also has the “scoop” on the latest from the Ben & Jerry’s crew. Stiles serves up the story in “EXCLUSIVE: Ben & Jerry’s Targets Anti-Semite Demographic With Audacious New Ice Cream Flavors.” Subhead: “Left-wing dessert has slaughtered millions through its contributions to the global obesity epidemic.” He reports: The company, which is at least partially responsible for the »

Comic Twitter Thread of the Day

Featured image Contrary to popular belief, Twitter isn’t all bad. Every now and then you see something like this: This is the funniest thing I’ve seen on here I think pic.twitter.com/TNtrm06xGo — beng (@kicknyrgios) July 16, 2021 It is true that “dudes” can have a fine time talking about sports, but I am not sure why this is a sign of psychological deficiency. This is the guy who became briefly famous over »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll itemizes a few LIES WITH LEGS. She writes: Some lies do not stand the test of time. Jussie Smollett was busted within days, though he has never been forced to admit he lied or apologize for his racist slanders. Power Line made its bones dismantling the lies of the Dan Rather attack on George W. in the 2004 election. Thanks again, guys, for sparing us from President Heinz »

New frontiers in “equity”

Featured image Is it possible to satirize the calculated malice and unthinking stupidity underlying the movement supporting the replacement of “equality” (meaning equal rights) with “equity” (meaning equal results)? I don’t think so. Maybe, but I seriously doubt it. Today the Star Tribune reports on new frontiers in “equity.” Now we have “tree equity.” Taking up the local angle on tree equity, the Star Tribune looks at how St. Paul measures up »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll poses the question WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED AND HOW DID WE GET HERE? She writes: Waking up in Biden’s America each morning is like psychological Whack-A-Mole, the game I used to play at Chuck E. Cheese when my son was small. It wore me out back then and the Internet wears me out now. The daily assaults on our liberty and insults to our intelligence come at us »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll explains RELENTLESS SCHNORRING as a Business Model. She writes: Schnorring is a Yiddish word for very aggressive begging. Both parties do it. But, at least for now, I am registered as a member of the Republican Party, so that is what I will be discussing. During election “season,” I get probably 100 daily texts, calls, and emails from the Party. Even during the merciful two or three weeks »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has scoped out RATS, LIARS, AND SNITCHES, Oh My! She writes: In the Bad Olde Days of the Cold War, I was a scrawny, nervous child insomniac who worried half the night about a nuclear attack from the Commies. I worried that there was a slight possibility that my desk may not fully protect me as I hid under it during our air raid drills. I worried, similarly, »

Clinton’s new thriller

Featured image Bill Clinton has lent his name to the hired hands grinding away in the factory Jonathan Mahler dubbed James Patterson Inc. The factory’s newest production is The President’s Daughter, logging in at 608 pages (and 136 chapters). The publisher touts a quote from the New York Times review by Sarah Lyall: “This novel offers tantalizing clues into the unconscious of Clinton…” Even if life weren’t short, that would probably be »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has some advice about RAISING KIDS AND CHICKENS. She writes: For a couple of decades now, our betters have inveighed against “inhumane” raising of chickens and promoting “free-range chickens.” Now I am not a fan of being cruel to ANY of God’s creatures, big or small, with the exception of scorpions and Communists (but I repeat myself). Haha. I kid the Communists. I have to change the channel »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few LEFT-OVERS. She writes: For reasons I do not at all understand, “leftovers” have gotten a bad reputation. Now, I get it that there can be a limit. I once saw a cartoon in which a housewife, confronting an unhappy husband at the dinner table is saying, “Monday you liked beans. Tuesday you liked beans. Wednesday you liked beans. Now, all of a sudden, on Thursday, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is knows what it feels like WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN. She writes: Several of the kings of over-the-top dramatic singing have covered the ultra-romantic song “When A Man Loves A Woman” – Percy Sledge, Michael Bolton, and most recently, the wonderful Home Free tenor, Austin Brown. Look for him here on YouTube and enjoy his rendition in all its glory. Now I’m not trying to poach »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll reports from the raod: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL, GREAT LAND FULL OF KIND AND GOOD PEOPLE! She writes: Well, friends, that Clausewitz guy said a mouthful when he noticed that “the map is not the terrain.” Heck, the MapQuest is not even the terrain. We were heading toward Alexandria, Minnesota, from Sioux Falls early on in this Grand Adventure – in a sleety snowfall, it goes without saying – »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image On the road, Ammo Grrrll has traveled SOUTH AND EAST. She writes from the road: The reasons for this journey are many and varied. Perhaps the very first is this: PRISON BREAK! After 15 months of lock-up, lockdown, mandatory masks, take-out food and ABSOLUTELY NO HUGGING, NO GATHERING (except to burn and loot), it feels great to be on the road again. Let me amend that just a bit: it »