Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll isn’t buying what the Resistance is selling. She calls this one RESISTING COMMON DECENCY. She writes: As I write this, Steve Scalise is in fair condition, still fighting for his life. However successful is his long road back to health and fitness (please, God), one thing is certain: he will never be the same. I know this just from my relatively minor but continuing limitations from my little »

A cultural appropriator passes

Featured image Comedian Bill Dana died last week. Dana, a Jew of Hungarian descent, rose to fame in the early 1960s by portraying a bumbling Latino immigrant called Jose Jimenez. His trademark line — “My name Jose Jiminez,” uttered with a thick accent — was enough to produce gales of laughter from live television audiences. I was never sure why. Before he “culturally appropriated” Jimenez, Bill Dana appropriated Dana. His real name »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image By request Ammo Grrrll takes a look at ROAD FOOD in her rearview mirror complete with a sidelong glance at rush hour in the Twin Cities. She writes: A few weeks ago, commenter John Pilsun suggested that he would like to see a column on interesting road food from my most recent trip from Arizona to Minnesota and back. John, your wish is my command. Column ideas are always welcome, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about MARRIAGE VS. WEDDINGS. She writes: I’m warning readers in advance that I might inadvertently be stepping on some toes today. Truly, I mean no disrespect. Please believe me that if you already had a big wedding, I hope you enjoyed every minute. If you are currently planning a wedding with 400 guests for a son or daughter, mazel tov and more power to you. We »

The view from Britain

Featured image The British general election will be held tomorrow. In search of comic relief from the domestic political scene, I have turned to the Daily Mail’s account of shadow Labour home secretary Diane Abbott’s latest “car-crash” interview (video below). Having returned from her public absence following an earlier “car crash” interview last month, as well as a follow-up “car crash” interview about the “car crash” interview, Ms. Abbott gave an interview »

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition revisited

Featured image The time may have come around again for what was once billed as “the car of the future” by the gentleman who travels under the nom de guerre Iowahawk. In the video below Iowahawk touts the virtues of the 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition. He seems to have drawn inspiration from automobiles manufactured under the eyes of the efficiency experts in the Communist paradises of old. The video dates »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is in a fighting mood. She asks you to HOLD MY BEER! She writes: One of my favorite jokes concerns several “famous last words” in Texas. Attributed both to Kinky Friedman and Jeff Foxworthy, prominent among these last words are “Watch this” and “Hold My Beer.” Montana is fairly similar to Texas in outlook when some jackass gets in your face. It is one of my favorite states. »

The full Pelosi

Featured image A reporter at her regular news conference this past Thursday asked House Minority Leader for her impressions of President Trump’s first trip abroad. She prefaced her answer with comments on her own trip abroad during a recent break, passing on foreign criticism of Trump while purporting to find it inappropriate. “We may have our disagreements which we fully air in our own country,” she volunteered, “but we don’t go overseas »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has posses on some widely applicable advice: USE EXTREME CAUTION! She writes: No, my dear friends, that is not a warning which must be legally appended to the New York Times, Washington Post, or Red Star of the North Tribune, to prevent you from taking any information therein with anything but a grain of salt substitute. I have recently been on yet another long road trip from Arizona »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll decries A RACKET WRIT LARGE. She writes: A book that had a profound effect on me as a teenager was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Francie, the young protagonist, was, like me, a READER who discovers the library and it changes her life. Unlike Francie, however, we were middle-middle class, living in small towns in South Dakota and Minnesota, and Francie was starvation-level poor, living »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll notes an important point about the left to which our friend Bill Voegeli devoted an entire (invaluable) book: NEVER ENOUGH. Ammo Grrlll does here it in a single column: I knew a child many years ago, abandoned by her mother at a young age, who kept reliving that feeling of abandonment by constantly upping the ante in demands until she was told “No” and she could have a »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll offers up juicy LITTLE NUGGETS OF JOY. I think we can strike “LITTLE,” but that’s what she calls this one. She writes: Some weeks are harder than others. We learn of grave difficulties that friends and relatives are facing. Serious, heart-wrenching things. It would be easy to give in to despair when there is so much suffering, especially when the political climate is frustrating as well. It’s challenging »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll invites us to PICTURE THIS. She writes: Hollywood and The Internet love lists and competitions. Every year People magazine crowns some man as “The Most Handsome Man in the World” and puts his picture on the cover. Sometimes I find the man reasonably attractive – though rarely armed and usually not manly or old enough for my taste – and sometimes I say out loud right there in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll takes a roundabout approach to what LEFTIST LOONS SAY: “No More Ethnic Food for You!” She writes: Every week I make lunch or brunch for Anna, my cleaning woman, depending on her schedule. Being a Jewish mother, I believe it’s borderline criminal to make anyone go more than four hours without eating. Three is better yet, just to be on the safe side. Anna works very hard, is »

About Trump’s tax returns

Featured image At PJ Media, Debra Heine draws attention to Chicago Young Republican spokesman Jeff Halm’s masterly response to CBS News Chicago Saturday night. Asked for his reaction to the Trump tax marches that were held in dozens of cities nationwide (at the possible expense of a mysterious benefactor), Halm “decided to borrow a famous quote from Hillary Clinton for his answer,” as Heine puts it. CBS anchor Sandra Torres read Halm’s »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll expounds THE PENCE PROTECTION PRINCIPLE. She writes: If, like me, you are fortunate enough to live into late, late middle age, you will think that you have heard everything. But, sadly, you will have not. So, when the breaking news story about Vice President Pence’s principle of not dining alone with a woman other than his wife hit the airwaves, it could have triggered any number of sane »

Dave Carroll was unavailable for comment

Featured image Dave Carroll memorialized his experience as a musician traveling on United nearly a decade ago. He complained in song that United had destroyed his valuable Taylor guitar (video below). The Wikipedia entry on Carroll’s videos has already been updated (footnotes omitted): “On April 9, 2017, #unitedbreaksguitars trended on Twitter. This was following the release of a video that showed United Airlines physically forcing a passenger off a plane in order »