The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Quarantine Edition

Featured image Here’s a thought: how about we quarantine the entire Obama Administration until January 2017?   Wouldn’t this be the greatest: Okay, let’s see who gets this one: And finally, new and improved with no trigger control issues, and special for Halloween! Okay, okay, if you must have real firearms, then let’s have one more salute to the ladies of the IDF:   »

The Week in Pictures: Cartagena Hookers Edition

Featured image Well, actually, no, I don’t have any pictures or cartoons of the fast-breaking Cartagena hookers story that Scott mentions below.  But I can’t let Jonah Goldberg have all the fun with this story.  And it’s such great click bait.  Would you really have preferred an Ebola-related edition?  Oh no you wouldn’t!  Shut up. So when did Rolling Stone become The Onion: Yeah, point this out and Ben Affleck will call »

The Week in Pictures: In His Majesty’s Secret Service Edition

Featured image Is there any government agency whose reverse-Midas touch Obama hasn’t reached?  I’ll really start to worry if Obama puts the Secret Service in charge of dealing with Ebola.  Then we’ll know we’re doomed for sure. Wait, what? Wait, what? And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Double, Double, Holder and Trouble Edition

Featured image May I suggest that we all cheer Eric Holder’s decision to resign as attorney general, and suggest that others in the Obama Administration follow his example?  Starting with, oh—how about his boss?  But I’ll settle for Valerie Jarrett.  Holder’s move might be taken as yet another sign that the Obama presidency is winding down early.  Usually controversial attorney generals (think of Clinton’s gem of an AG, Giant Rhino) don’t get »

The Week in Pictures: Harmonic Convergence Edition

Featured image Every once and a while when the planets come into alignment, comet watchers and other New Age gnostics will declare that it means something.  Right now the panic over the NFL, panic over the Democratic Party’s prospects at the polls in November, panic over the Clintons gearing up for an uninspiring 2016 campaign, and panic over Obama’s obvious incapability to measure up to his job, have come into perfect alignment. »

The Week in Pictures: Unitarian Edition

Featured image The most astounding news of the week is that the Bad Guys of the Week in the Middle East, the “Islamic State In Iraq” (ISIS) or the “Islamic State In the Levant” (ISIL) or ISIOMH (“Islamic State Inside Obama’s Mush Head”) is not Islamic!  Pay no attention to the term Islamic in their name!  I’m sure Obama is right; they’re probably Unitarian Universalists.  Oops—that’s the problem: they’re universalists.  They want »

The Week in Pictures: Obama Gets a Henge Edition

Featured image So Obama visited Stonehenge after his NATO summit in Wales.  About time the guy gets down with a henge, don’t you think?  Actually, it seems only fitting that this absurd “Spinal Tap” presidency should finally link up with the spot that, as cultural anthropologist Nigel Tufnel put it, surely presages what historians of the far distant future will say about the Obama Administration: “No one knows who they were or »

The Week in Pictures: Strategery Edition

Featured image Yeah, go ahead and mock George W. Bush for his “strategery.” At least he had one—however it was pronewnced.  The Chicago Tribune‘s John Kass thinks Obama’s “killer rabbit moment” is surely nigh upon us. May I just point out that Power Line was way ahead of Kass on this one—more than once. But since Obama golfs instead of fishing—playing the angles instead of angling you might say—I’m predicting he’ll get »

The Week in Pictures: Junior Varsity Blues Edition

Featured image Nothing speaks confidence and clarity like having the President refer to the surging ISIS battalions in the Middle East as the “JV team,” while your special forces—our varsity squad—are unable to rescue American hostages. Maybe that’s because we have a JV President. I was recalling yesterday Russell Kirk’s great line dismissing the John Birch Society charge that Eisenhower was a Communist: “Ike isn’t a Communist, he’s a golfer.”  If Kirk »

The Week in Pictures: Quel Horreur! Edition

Featured image A few years back I got seated next to former Clinton consigliere Lanny Davis on a coast-to-coast plane flight.  It was . . . a very long flight.  I imagined the only worse possible fate would be having to sit next to James Carville for a cross-country flight.  But now I’ve heard something worse: John Kerry, our comic relief secretary of state, had to fly commercial earlier this week when »

The Week in Pictures: Pick Your Theme Edition

Featured image Hard to pick the obvious theme for this week.  What is more rare—an ebola epidemic or Obama asserting himself in foreign policy? Maybe Obama impeached himself this week and let Joe Biden and Samantha Power make the call on attacking ISIS and sending food and supplies to the Kurds. (Or did he wake up in a meeting and realize that ISIS didn’t mean Sterling Archer?) And where is John Kerry »

The Week in Pictures: Snarknado Edition

Featured image The thought struck me watching the awesomely awful Sharknado 2 on Wednesday: Do we have the Obama presidency all wrong?  Could this really be the Sharknado presidency—so awful it’s good?  (That would help explain Joe Biden, wouldn’t it?)  He’s certainly accomplished one of his objectives—diminishing U.S. influence in the world.  Wonder if he’d like to have some of that back just now?  More likely he thinks his Sharknado performance is »

The Week in Pictures: Same Damn Thing Edition

Featured image Ho-hum, another week, another loss for the Obama Administration in federal court (looks like still more work for Dread Pirate Roberts to sort out), another foreign crisis, another fundraising trip by Obama.  As Edna St. Vincent-Millay is reported to have said, “History isn’t one damn thing after another; it’s the same damn thing over and over again.”  Certainly is with the Obama White House. And finally, a special shout out »

The Week in Pictures: Negligence Edition

Featured image In past conflicts between Israel and its enemies, there came a time when the United States would call up Israel and essentially order them to stop their offensive against Hamas, the PLO, Hezbollah, etc.  Of course, that’s back when the U.S. took some pride in its influence in the world, and where American power had some credibility.  You really don’t have the feeling that Obama can ring up Israel and »

The Week in Pictures: Run for the Border Edition

Featured image There’s a race on for the biggest political failure of the month, with stiff competition between the border chaos and Obama’s general failure and Hillary’s ongoing book fiasco.  But really, what’s with Obama and the guy with the horse’s head mask?  And did the dude get it at Hobby Lobby?  (And could they please put it in his bed next time, or will he suspect Michelle?)  Jimmy Carter’s attack rabbit »

The World Cup Week in Pictures: Holy Cow!

Featured image So it’s Argentina versus Germany in the final.  I’ll naturally defer to Paul handicapping how the two teams match up on the field in the conventional way, but if we consider the matter theologically, Germany has to be favored for a simple reason: The retired German Pope (Benedict) is philosophically and theologically superior to Pope Francis.  While you’d think God would be neutral between his two living Popes, I say »

The Week in Pictures: Disbarment Edition

Featured image Let’s see: the U.S. soccer team may be out of the World Cup, but they have a better record than Obama at the Supreme Court.  He was 0 for 2 this week, one by a shutout.  If the Republican House doesn’t want to impeach him, at least they ought to figure out how to disbar him, since this ostensible “professor of constitutional law” obviously doesn’t understand our founding charter.  And »