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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll looks calls ROAD TRIP! ROAD TRIP! or THE UNBEARABLE NICENESS OF BEING IN THE HEARTLAND. She writes: So Max and I were sitting around together in our medium-sized house that I could swear felt bigger when we bought it. And we wondered aloud, “Is there anything we could think of that would confine us together in a yet smaller space?” We thought maybe we could catch on in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll considers TRUTH IN ADVERTISING FOR POTENTATES’ NAMES. She writes: Evidently in the past, the “masses” had more intestinal fortitude and pitiless honesty than our current citizenries. They picked some doozies of monikers for their leaders, names that got into the history books. Some of them were either just descriptive or benign – Leif the Lucky, Eric the Red come to mind. Others were downright complimentary: Good Queen Bess, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll celebrates as THE COLUMN TURNS 7. She writes: Well, here we are again, friends. I cannot believe that I just completed my SEVENTH year visiting with you all every Friday. Seven is quite a significant number, alleged to be lucky in a casino’s slot machine (more anon). It is an important number Biblically. God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh; Jacob served Laban »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll wonders. WHITHER FAIRNESS? She writes: Children, while very self-centered little critters, seem to be born with an innate sense of fairness. It was one of the most common cris de coeur on the playground when I was a kid: “That’s not FAIR!!” Oh sure, older kids could kind of bully the younger ones and make bad deals with them: “Look – I will trade you these SIX pennies »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll considers a few of THE THINGS WE HAVE PUT IN OUR MOUTHS. She writes: I’m talking, of course, about how we built our immune systems and what wonderful systems they truly are. And beginning a discussion of Risk Management, Old School. Babies, quite notoriously, will put every single thing they can get ahold of into their mouths. When you look at a toybox full of rattles and stuffed »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll IF TRUE. She writes: Two horrendous phrases barged their way into the common lexicon during the opposition to President Trump, his Supreme Court nominees and especially with the wretched #MeToo Movement: “credibly accused” was the first one, effectively supplanting “innocent until proven guilty,” and the second was “if true.” Here’s how “if true” worked. There would be a wild rumor, touted endlessly on CNN and MSNBC. Someone would »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is MISSING NORMAL. She writes: I filled my 2012 Hyundai with gas a week ago. Big deal, right? It was only the SECOND time I have done that since the 2-week “flattening the curve” lockdown in March of 2020. How is that possible, you ask? Well, Max has a car, too, and we used that for longer trips into Phoenix to doctors when he had health issues which, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll recognizes those STRIVING TO BE LESS WHITE – A WORK IN PROGRESS. She writes: In the late ’70’s, and early ’80’s, various Covetous Racist Tools invented Critical Race Theory. MY theory has always been that they just found some old Klan document lying around in the basement of Grand Imperial Kleagle Robert Byrd (D-Bestie of Biden) and simply changed all the words “black” to “white.” There is nothing »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll provides the intriguing title WHERE THERE IS NO MAN. She writes: Before I explain the title of this column, let me “circle back” to the irrational exuberance when The First Black President was elected. As some of you may remember, I did not vote for him. I knew just what a steaming pile of disaster The Lowerer of Oceans was going to be from having spent a decade »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image In the spirit of scholarship Ammo Grrrll seeks the answer to the question: ARE THERE LEVELS OF DEPLORABILITY? She writes: Several years ago a guy pal sent me a link to a hilarious discussion that quickly went viral. When I looked recently, I saw it is still there and still funny. It is in the form of a visual aid, a Hot/Crazy Matrix in which women fall somewhere on the »

The Bidens’ Super Bowl message

Featured image I found intense drama in the Bidens’ brief message before the Super Bowl yesterday (video below). What was the over/under on the number of takes necessary to get this one? How many words would the president slur while giving the thing his best effort in the final take? Could he run his tribute to “essential workers” by us just one more time so we can dub that in a little »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll recounts THE HUNT FOR A MODERNA SHOT. She writes: A few days ago Breitbart ran a story about Hollywood celebrities – all “down for the shtruggle,” as Mrs. Obama would say – all-in for Diversity and against White Privilege, offering clinics bribes for vaccine. No, really. They were offering up to $10,000 to budge the line and get the Commie Flu shots for their entire families, regardless of »

Missing thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image As a result of failure to communicate on my part, Ammo Grrrll’s weekly column will not be posted as scheduled this morning. I apologize to Ammo Grrrll and her faithful readers. The fault is mine. I hope to figure out some way to make up for it with Ms. Grrrll in due course. You need a laugh. You deserve a laugh. We count on the laugh regularly scheduled for this »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Events this week have somehow prompted Ammo Grrrll to provide A HISTORY LESSON ABOUT CADAVERS. She writes: I am completing this column on Tuesday night, to be sent off early Wednesday morning for editing. So if there has been a major development with the massive military presence in Washington, or if The Big Guy calls the oath-giver a Dog-Faced Pony Soldier, bites Dr. Jill’s finger again, or sniffs a random »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll charts our LONG, LONG LEARNING CURVE. She writes: All over America our corporate overlords race to outdo each other in proclaiming that nobody better even HINT that the election was anything but fair, fun and fabulous. And who am I to disagree? Just last night I dreamed about an election for Homecoming Queen. Somehow we had hundreds more votes than students! Our Principal was fine with it. Also, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll chronicles being NIBBLED TO DEATH BY DUCKS — A Short History of Pathetic Injuries. She writes: I have a current injury that sticks out like a sore thumb. Because it IS a sore thumb. I was washing my blender after making a wretched “Green” Smoothie recipe that turned an unappealing khaki color when I added the blueberries. Some things taste better than they look. This was not one »

New year’s predictions

Featured image If the reality principle dictates preparation for a so-called Harris-Biden administration this January 20, I think it likely that the evils of 2021 may well exceed those of 2020. I would like modestly to offer my new year’s predictions. • Political betting markets will set the over-under on Biden’s tenure in the Harris-Biden administration at two years. I take the under. • Some prominent Democrat — it might even be »