Laughter is the Best Medicine

The tornadoes of your mind

Featured image President Biden engineered the humiliating disgrace of the United States in Afghanistan. It will travel far with us along our road. Biden wants both to celebrate it as a glorious victory and to “move on.” Yesterday Biden turned his attention, such as it is, to the “climate.” Biden seeks to get the climate under control. Biden was out stumping on the “climate” in New York and New Jersey. The damned »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll provides some useful self-help advice in I AM FINE. She writes: One of our favorite movies is the 1987 Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito comedy, Throw Momma From the Train. The Crystal character is a frustrated novelist who teaches a Creative Writing class which attracts a variety of sad sacks including Danny DeVito’s character, Owen. Owen is a pathetic loser who lives with a mother who would make »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares: SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY, OF THEE I SING!! She writes: What a week. What can you say when a Swamp Spokes-Thing tells us that SAYING “Americans are stranded in Afghanistan” is irresponsible? STRANDING them is not irresponsible, but noticing it is. Sigh. Today’s column features a Brief Field Report from what feels like a Foreign Country to prove that “Normal” still exists in America. We must never »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll calls on us for SMALL, POINTLESS REBELLIONS. She writes: One time in my comedy career, I had to entertain at a Jewish Sisterhood lunch (akin to the Christian Ladies’ Aid). Two minutes before I was to go on, the Rabbi got up and made a lengthy, tearful announcement of the sudden and unexpected death of a beloved parishioner. When he had finally quieted the keening, semi-hysterical room, he »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll draws on one of her favorite jokes to ask: TIME TO CHANGE CLOTHES? She writes: Last week I included one of my favorite jokes and readers asked for other favorites. Sadly, because of the amount of time spent around male co-workers and comedians, my repertoire consists largely of jokes that – even euphemized beyond recognition – could not get by either my gentlemanly editor or the Disqus censors »

The Bush proviso

Featured image According to the famous maxim, hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. The adage doesn’t apply to Rep. Cori Bush’s support for defunding the police while arranging private security for herself (video below). Bush’s hypocrisy is the tribute that self-regard (extreme) pays to incoherence (shameless), or something like that. And this is the woman who inspired Joe Biden to promulgate the lawless evictions moratorium. CBS News has posted »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll analyzes BELIEF SYSTEMS. She writes: So I was driving my 18-wheeler rig down the 17 toward Phoenix thinking about things I believe. A Prius driver I was passing on a curve gave me the one-finger salute (either for using too much of our dwindling supply of fossil fuel—HOW DARE YOU? — or for the offensive American flag on my truck). I yelled out the window that we could »

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 — 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 »