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Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll sizes up THE LEFTWING #WAR ON JOY. She writes: When I was in what was then called “junior high,” I heard a very racy riddle that went: “Why are Baptists opposed to premarital sex?” Answer: “Because it might lead to dancing.” Although I probably had to look up what “premarital” meant, I “got” the irony of the joke. Much later, I read a little quip somewhere that the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll declares THE REPUBLIC OF SOOZ (Sanity Optional Occupied Zone). She writes: I have declared an autonomous takeover of an admittedly small space within my gated geezer community which is, itself, a fairly small space within the Dusty Little Village. Sure, we have to start small, but the important thing is to keep it pure. Eventually, we will take over the world and it will be Heaven on Earth. »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll chronicles the FEMINIST BLUES, AND A SHORT HISTORY. She writes: I am sure I am not alone in being sick to death of Antifa. Do not let the name fool you. “Antifa” has exactly as much to do with fighting fascism as “Planned Parenthood” has to do with bringing babies into the world. You can name a group or charity anything. I used to end my act with: »

Last Chance to See Adam Carolla and Me

Featured image Tomorrow at noon Central time, I will host a Zoom event with comedian Adam Carolla, co-star of No Safe Spaces along with Dennis Prager, probably the #1 podcaster in the world, and author of several best-selling books, including his most recent, I’m Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture. It should be an interesting conversation, and a little different from most Center of the American Experiment »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll laments the meltdown in CRY, THE BELOVED CITIES. She writes: Warning: there is nothing funny in the following column. Maybe next week. I am “borrowing” the lovely title of Alan Paton‘s beautiful book about the tragedy that is South Africa, Cry, The Beloved Country. To look at something you love going, as my Grandpa would have said, “to hell in a hand basket,” is nauseating, heartbreaking, and enraging. »

Adam Carolla and Me

Featured image Adam Carolla is a comedian turned common sense conservative who is said to be the world’s most popular podcaster. I learned of him first from my wife, who is a fan, and second from his collaboration with Dennis Prager on the pro-free speech documentary No Safe Spaces. Carolla is the author of such classics as Not Taco Bell Material (which is how a Taco Bell restaurant manager once described him) »

Adam Carolla and Me, on June 8

Featured image Adam Carolla is a comedian turned common sense conservative who is said to be the world’s most popular podcaster. I learned of him first from my wife, who is a fan, and second from his collaboration with Dennis Prager on the pro-free speech documentary No Safe Spaces. Carolla is the author of such classics as Not Taco Bell Material (which is how a Taco Bell restaurant manager once described him) »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has some thoughts on HOW THE VAMPIRE CAN DEFEAT BUFFY. She writes: Long ago, in a galaxy that seems very far away now, SNL had a sketch with guest host Ellen DeGeneres playing the “Buffy” character. She had to fight a much larger, testosterone-laden being. And she not only lost, she got trounced. They used an Ellen rag doll dummy kicked and flung about the stage to dramatize »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Live from lockdown Ammo Grrrll meditates on HUSBANDS: A Long and Winding Meditation in the Wuhan Era. She writes: First of all, let me stipulate that I know almost no single men. By this age, virtually all the men I know are husbands. And darn good ones. I am a big fan of men in general. In my mind, the male sex is tied for First Place in my Favorite »

El Presidente speaks

Featured image In the adjacent post, I observe that Governor Walz has delivered us to the Central American people’s republic of San Marcos, as depicted in Woody Allen’s Bananas. Partly taking off from, and paying homage to, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, Bananas is a brilliant comedy. The San Marcos thing is funny in the film. Everything is funny in the film. It’s not so funny in Minnesota. Could a movie like this »

Portrait of Stacey

Featured image The Washington Post appears to be spearheading a lunatic campaign promoting the vice presidential aspirations of Georgia-in-her-mind governor Stacey Abrams. Maybe there is another explanation for Kevin Powell’s Washington Post Magazine cover story “The power of Stacy Abrams,” but that’s my take. Whatever the explanation, Powell’s cover story features the scary portrait by Dana Scruggs below, inserted here solely for illustrative purposes. I hate to go out on a limb, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll had ONE OF THOSE DAYS. She writes: It’s an odd expression, really, but one where everybody knows exactly what you mean. “I’m having ‘one of those days’,” says a friend, and we never ask “WHAT kind of day?” We know it’s a difficult one, a challenging one, an unpleasant one. I had “one of those days” last Sunday, ironically enough, since I AM a Mother and it was »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll asks ET TU, #METOO? TARA WHO? She answers: One doesn’t nearly often enough get to see horrible people hoisted on their own petards. But every once in awhile the stars align and it happens. For several years now, Colonel Kurt Schlichter and Ace of Spades, to name just a couple of prominent commenters, have been warning the Loony Left that “you really are not going to like the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is thinking about the end in WHAT WILL GET YOU – YOU JUST NEVER KNOW. She writes I’m afraid I have some bad news, dear readers. I think Steve Martin put it best when last I heard him in concert 40 some years ago. Near the end of his flawless and hilarious standup set, he said, “Well, I think we’ve all managed to have a pretty good time »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has no song to sing in NEW YORK, NEW YORK! It’s a Heckuva Town. She writes: There has been much speculation during this ChiCom Disaster about why the New York-New Jersey megalopolis has roughly half the COVID-19 cases in the whole dang country. Beyond the crowded subways and high rise living, the sea of jostling humanity any time of the day or night, tourists from every country in »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll takes an inventory of WUHAN WISDOM SO FAR. She writes: Hey, if we can’t draw some lessons from this calamity, we aren’t paying attention. I leave it to my smarter co-bloggers to continue to draw the lessons about the wisdom of following “models” off the cliff. (Unless, of course, they are Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models…). My dear IT-guy husband long ago warned me about GIGO, garbage in, garbage »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll ABBY NORMAL TIMES. She writes: One of Mr. AG’s and my favorite movies is Young Frankenstein. As fans remember, the Frankenstein experiment went off the rails because of the inadvertent introduction into the corpse of a brain marked “Abby Normal.” Hilarity ensues. Mother had long ago drummed into me how dramatically the world can change overnight. She was in what was called “Normal School” (Teachers’ College) on December »