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Apocalypse fever

Featured image One of our gimlet-eyed friends has asked for anonymity to report from the firing line. He calls himself Ammoboy. I’ll give you his name when you pry it from my cold, dead lips. We are happy to protect his identity with a nod to our beloved humor columnist and grateful for the opportunity to put forward his modest proposal. He writes: I shoot a lot. Three times a week minimum, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is the grrrll of the moment. She reveals herself to be the PANTRY PREP QUEEN! She writes: Okay. I have overstated my Prepping Cred as any kind of royalty by several orders of magnitude. I understand there are religions that advise their adherents to store up to a year’s worth of food, and at least one serious prepper I know who not only makes his own ammo (child’s »

Stark raving Hillary

Featured image Bill and Hillary Clinton have become something like a disease on the body politic. Perhaps we can call it Clintonitis. It comes in two forms: Clintonitis-B and Clintonitis-H. The Wall Street Journal has published the following exchange between Fareed Zakaria and Hillary Clinton from an interview on CNN this past Sunday. The Journal places it under the bland heading of Notable and Quotable. In case you missed it, you may »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a contribution to make to OSCARS SO STUPID. She writes: Yes. I know that it’s March now and the Oscars were last month. But the has-been celebrities continue to attack, so I thought a never-was columnist should fight back. A few years ago, the Wokest of the Wokesters had serious complaints about the Oscars’ lack of black nominees. Several people boycotted and dubbed them #OscarsSoWhite. At no »

Joementum: That thing he does

Featured image The powers-that-be in the Democratic Party are orchestrating Joementum into a frenzy. If they have their way, the man will meet the moment if he can remember where he’s going. The video clip below appears to have been taken from Biden’s remarks at Texas Southern University in Houston today when he made his best effort to recite the self-evident truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence (below, C-SPAN video »

Black trans women for Bloomberg

Featured image We are apparently going to have Michael Bloomberg to kick around for a while longer. He is running a radio ad in Minnesota that represents the audio equivalent of a “listening tour.” The ad serves up the foremost concerns of three unidentified Minnesotans. They do not declare that they like Mike. They don’t even declare that they support him. They simply express their foremost concerns. The first gives it as »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is feeling THE BIG CHILL. She writes: The Press has long been called “The Fourth Estate,” a term that comes to us from pre-revolutionary French history. (The First Estate was the King and nobility; the Second Estate was the Church; and the Third Estate was the “commoners.” Because of the power of the press, at some point it was designated as The Fourth Estate.) When the felicitous term »

Joe Biden remembers

Featured image Ed Driscoll posts quotations from Chairman Joe under the tag SUPER GAFFE-O-MATIC ’76! Yesterday Biden had a few more offerings that should be added to the mix. Campaigning in South Carolina, Biden bragged about one of his great accomplishments from the Barack years: “And folks, one of the things I am proudest of is getting passed, getting moved, getting in control of the Paris Climate Accord. I am the guy »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll sent us her column on GERIATRIC MULTI-TASKING before the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate in Las Vegas. She writes: I just read a semi-depressing article which advised seniors not to attempt multi-tasking. It appears that we are supposed to marshal our meager remaining mental resources to focus like a laser on one task at a time, lest we fall down and hurt ourselves or otherwise start the house on »

My Funny Valentine

Featured image Valentine’s Day is, of course, a serious holiday, as any man who has forgotten it will tell you. But that doesn’t mean there is no room for humor. The Trump campaign sent out a series of valentines mocking the Democratic presidential candidates. They are amusing, I think: This one, though, from Lone Conservative, really hurts. Happy Valentine’s Day! »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image It’s not too late for Ammo Grrrll to explore the deep meaning of the Super Bowl ads ads and half-time entertainment for the benefit of us NOBODIES. She writes: When we lived in San Francisco in the early ’70s, an episode of The Streets of San Francisco was filmed right outside the front door of our flat. The show featured Karl Malden and a young, hot Michael Douglas. In those »

Phoenix’s republic

Featured image Watching the video highlights of the Oscar winners serving up their deep political thoughts this past Sunday evening, I wondered how anyone could top the lady who recited the revolutionary slogan from the Communist Manifesto.: “Workers of the world, unite.” She omitted: “You have nothing to lose but your chains!” I wonder why. I can’t answer that question, but I can suggest that Joaquin Phoenix topped her. He brought to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll explores the deep meaning of the RUGER SHIRT. She writes: Last Wednesday, I had a really good day at the Tactical Range. I’m sure we’ve all had them; you remember all your mechanics and execute well. Your weapon is really sighted in and seems to be almost incapable of missing the x-ring. You are – to use a popular sports figure of speech – IN THE ZONE. That’s »

Larry Sanders: The unfunny one

Featured image Spectator USA has posted Will Lloyd’s offbeat column about Larry Sanders — the unfunny Larry Sanders. The column is “The Larry Sanders show for the British left.” Subhead: “A night in London with Bernie’s actual bro.” Lloyd introduces his column with this anecdote: Larry Sanders, Bernie’s literal bro, moved to England in the late 1960s and settled in picture postcard Oxford. I was told that Bernie visited Larry there some »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll would like to introduce us to a few of the nameless PEOPLE I HAVE BEEN HAPPIEST TO SEE IN MY LIFE. She writes: There are people whom we are not at all happy to see who appear with appalling frequency – tax auditors, traffic cops when we were barely going 30 miles per hour over the posted speed suggestion, process servers, boring co-workers, freeloading distant relatives, and the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has learned that YOU ONLY SEE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. She writes: A couple of weeks ago, I was planning a small, informal dinner party which would include an awesome lemon pie. I bought whipping cream in lieu of making meringue. One of my Guiding Life Principles is that there are few foods which are not improved by the addition of either whipped or sour cream. If there »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll calls out DEAD-NAMING! THE WORST THING THERE EVER WAS! She writes: If you live long enough, you will have the chance to hear astonishing things. Often, twice. Ideas cycle around like fashions. What was passe becomes “retro” and comes around again a couple of decades later. Hemlines go up and down. I remember when the fashion industry went to mid-calf and maxi dresses to FORCE fashionistas to purchase »