Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll finds MOVIE CLICHES COME TO LIFE. She writes: I have never been a fan of horror movies. The few I have seen have either been horrific enough to give me nightmares for weeks or so silly and unrealistic as to put me to sleep. But even more than that, I have a visceral reaction to people, especially women, behaving stupidly. And that is a major feature of horror »

CBS News: This just in

Featured image It is difficult to credit the portentous tone and ludicrous gravity of the CBS New story by Catherine Herridge “confirming” the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop and contents. It comes more than two years after the New York Post’s reportage breaking the story and the deep state operation that suppressed it. It seems a tad late and a mite superfluous. CBS News might have deepened our understanding of the story »

Twitter death watch update

Featured image The bien pensants (hereinafter “bp“) are afflicted with heartburn resulting from Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. The heartburn is thus a good sign. Ditto with what seems to me wishful thinking regarding Twitter’s impending demise. One can’t miss the intense desire among the bp for Musk to fail. I hope he makes a go of it. The bp devoutly resist a social media platform whose limits they don’t control. I »

Twitter death watch update

Featured image I take it from Elon Musk’s Twitter feed that he has the engineering help needed to keep the site up and running. These must be some of the “hard-core” employees who have signed up for continuing duty under their new taskmaster. Just leaving Twitter HQ code review pic.twitter.com/pYcXRTJm14 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022 The new taskmaster has imposed a new regime. I take it that he is unintimidated »

Reports of Twitter’s death

Featured image A celebratory glee is descending on mainstream media outlets retailing the impending death of Twitter. The theme is that Elon Musk is killing it since he took it over. The AP reports, for example, under the byline of three reporters: “More Twitter workers flee after Musk’s ‘hardcore’ ultimatum.” The New York Post has a good story here. The glee is also manifested on Twitter itself by some of its users. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll advises LET’S GET A GRIP! She writes: Long-married people may theologically be “one,” but as any Marriage Counselor will tell you, they are also two extremely separate individuals. Since famous novelist, Max Cossack and I are both hard-core political junkies, we have been discussing the latest election more or less non-stop for a week. Though I am the Columnist of Record and hence will be writing in the »

Musk admits mistake

Featured image We noted the hilarious saga of hoaxers “Rahul Ligma” and “Daniel Johnson” in “Who is Rahul Ligma?” CNBC all but shed tears over the ordeal of Ligma and Johnson when it reported their termination from Twitter in the immediate aftermath of Elon Musk’s takeover of the company. It takes a big man to admit a mistake. Musk has now taken to Twitter to acknowledge that firing Ligma and Johnson “was »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a few thoughts ABOUT LAST TUESDAY…She writes: Good night, everybody. John Fetterman has won in Pennsylvania. And the voting machines and ballot printers did not “work” in Arizona, although I think they worked exactly the way they were intended. A judge ruled against allowing the polls to be open for three more hours or for hand-counting the ballots. Awesome. And the person responsible for the mess was »

Fetterman for president

Featured image In a perfect coda to the midterm elections, MSNBC is touting Senator-elect John Fetterman — his doctor said he was better, man — to run for president. It is an ingenious attempt to build a seamless transition from President Biden to the Democratic future. Fetterman should indeed be the face of the Democratic Party, or at least its neck. The future beckons. The possibilities are limitless. Unfortunately, we have plenty »

From the Fetterman rally

Featured image Brain-damaged Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate brought in the big guns, if I may use that term, to whip up turnout in their strongholds yesterday. When I say Fetterman is brain-damaged, that is a statement of fact. When I say “big guns,” that is a metaphor. The flags behind Fetterman fell as he introduced his biggest gun. Some choose to see the perfect timing of the flags falling as a metaphor. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not the one LYING FOR A LIVING PART DEUX. She writes: Lordy, where to start? How ‘bout with the notion promulgated on The View that “You know who else tried to get people riled up about inflation? The Nazis!” Take that, you Nazi parents trying to fill up your tanks to drive around to multiple places searching for baby formula! Can anyone really be this stupid? The »

Elon Musk denies…

Featured image Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and is celebrating the joys of ownership. He seems to be trolling the left, Babylon Bee style. A little media commentary, a little mockery, a little pushing back against the purveyors of fake news. This is well done. I rate it hilarious — to be filed under Laughter Is the Best Medicine. This is fake – I did *not* tweet out a link »

Who is Rahul Ligma?

Featured image It turns out that the purportedly fired Twitter employees featured in the news yesterday were hoaxers with a good sense of humor. CNBC’s story on them now comes with an editor’s note: “After CNBC published details of an interview with people who claimed to be fired employees of Twitter, several reports emerged suggesting it was a hoax. CNBC could not confirm the identities of the individuals.” The New York Post »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image When Ammo Grrrll refers to LYING FOR A LIVING, you know she has (mostly) moved on from the subject of stand-up comedy. She writes: When I began thinking about this topic, I intended it to be mostly about the leftist narrative, politicians, and their handmaidens of both sexes in the media. And it still will be – mostly. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized what »

Closing time

Featured image In the adjacent post I noted that Ohio Democrat senatorial candidate Tim Ryan has shunned campaign appearances with President Biden. Someone actually asked President Biden about it (yesterday in Pennsylvania, I think). It’s a shame Pennsylvania Senate Democrat senatorial candidate John Fetterman was not on hand to interpret Biden’s response. I wonder if we might be able to get a letter from Dr. Chen vouching for the clarity of Biden’s »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has more LESSONS FOR LIFE — FROM STANDUP (The Next Five). I wish she had shared them with me before I reached retirement age. She writes: IN COMEDY OR IN LIFE, YOU CANNOT PLEASE EVERYONE My whole life I have been astonished, flabbergasted, yes, and even gobsmacked by how intimidated people are by what others think of them. And how far they will go, how much they will »

The (putative) booing of Dr. Jill [updated]

Featured image Congress is adjourned. Members up for reelection are home campaigning in advance of elections next month. We are left reading omens and tea leaves. Anything but the Star Tribune! The Star Tribune has gone into full campaign mode on behalf of the DFL. Please see my related comments in “The real fake news.” Looking for a bona fide tea leaf to read, I noted that Dr. Jill Biden attended last »