The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: #FreeTheGrijalva7 Edition

Featured image Really, I haven’t had this much fun since Climategate (which, incidentally, I’ll be revisiting in the next couple of days).  But if you really want to see what a theater of the absurd the environmental world has become, check out the story about Sharon Stone being sued for backing out of an anti-Chevron protest in Eucador.  Seriously?  Sharon Stone is your protest headliner?  What—Leo DiCaprio wasn’t available?  Anyway, this week’s »

The Week in Pictures: Harfing Biden Edition

Featured image Oh my goodness, after a week like this, we almost need two photo/cartoon/meme spreads.  This week’s is without doubt the biggest and most politically incorrect Week in Pictures ever, and that’s before you get to the special video bonus for folks shivering to death in half the country from global warming climate change.  And what’s up with Vice Groper Joe Biden?  Is he planning on a post-Obama career in the »

The Week in Pictures: Media Rending of Garments Edition

Featured image So which is the worst news of the week if you are a denizen of the liberal media: Brian Williams getting the slow-motion sack, or Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show?  We’re not done smacking Williams around since more and more tall tales are emerging, and of course we’re never done smacking Obama around. I think this fellow flunked his price theory class: Wait–can the BBC really identify someone this »

The Week in Pictures, Supplemental: Brian’s Song Edition

Featured image The ridicule and memes of Brian Williams are coming in faster than RPG rounds at an NBC News crisis management meeting, while Maureen Dowd writes today in the New York Times: WASHINGTON — THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that »

The Week in Pictures: Fraudcast News Edition

Featured image Did I ever tell you about the time I was hanging with Pablo Picasso, quaffing espresso at a Parisian cafe, and how I helped him conceive Guernica?  Oh, wait—no, I didn’t do that.  I had Picasso confused with my kid’s kindergarten finger painting project, and we were in McDonalds.  So easy to get these kind of things confused when you’re a busy newsman. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Super Bowl Edition

Featured image Everybody got their munchies locked and loaded?  I say Seattle by a fair margin, like last year.  New England looks distracted by all the deflated footballs silliness.  Speaking of playing with deflated footballs, Obama . . . oh never mind.  You know where that was going. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Barack ORobinHood Edition

Featured image Not much more to say about Obama’s deflated football of a State of the Union speech, but is there some kind of way we can float Obama and Michael Moore away on a one-person life raft somewhere? »

The Week in Pictures: Arms Are For Hugging Edition

Featured image No sooner does Les Gelb say the Obama Administration is incompetent at foreign policy than the Obama Administration goes out to prove Gelb right in spectacular fashion.  If you’d pitched The Onion the scenario of John Kerry going to Paris to offer France “a big hug,” and be serenaded by James Taylor, they would have thrown you out for being too ridiculous even for them.  It’s enough to make Joe »

The Week in Pictures: Charlie Hebdo Edition

Featured image There is something obviously wrong with all of the “brave” cartoonists doing “pen is mightier than the sword” images.  Yes, ideas rule over the long term, but in the short term bullets can cancel ballots, and end cartoonists, too.  The idea of free expression depends on it being used for what the cultural left calls “transgressive” purposes.  So how about some “transgressive” images directed at “the Prophet”? We’ll go there. »

The Week in Pictures: Happy New Year Edition

Featured image I’ve already broken my new year’s resolution, which was to pay less attention to how much Obama annoys me.  And he’s still on vacation.  Anyway, here’s to 2015.  And, Go Ducks!  Any team with uniforms that awful has to be supported.  I mean, are they kidding? »

The Year in Pictures: Best Of Edition

Featured image Since just about everybody else runs a collection of year-in-review pics, it seems to me that we might as well do a “best of” offering of our Week in Pictures roundups.  Actually it’s hard to conjure up an objective criterion, so we just selected one image from each week of the past year, not quite at random.  So here goes: Power Line’s jaundiced eye on 2014, in no particular order—happy »

The Week in Pictures: Encore Edition

Featured image Well, since a duly shamed Sony decided to release ‘The Interview” after all, we might as well do an encore beat down on North Korea, Obama (well okay, so every week is an encore of that), Al Sharpton, the mess in Washington, etc.  I’m still wondering if Seth Rogen and James Flacco Franco were the real hackers, and this was just a publicity stunt to rescue what looked to be »

The Week in Pictures: Cancel The Interview Edition

Featured image Okay, so when the Obama Administration says it is seeking a “proportionate” response to the North Korean hack of Sony, we know that is a euphemism for “weak response.”  Wouldn’t want to upset our new friends, the Castros down on Cuba, who we know are tight with the Kims.  Exchange holiday cards and torture tips and all that.  What was the first clue?  When Obama referred to James Franco as »

The Week in Pictures: Cromnibus Gruber Torture Edition

Featured image This is one of those weeks where the term fratricide fits—too many big stories colliding into one another: the drip-drip torture that is the life of Jonathan Gruber, the drama over the Crominbus spending plan (MUCH more to say about this down the road), the twin meltdowns of Rolling Stone and The New Republic.  And is Al Sharpton still talking?  Sit back and pass the popcorn. Wait, what?: And finally, »

The Week in Pictures: Old Republic Edition

Featured image Major breaking news announcement from Power Line: We have been acquired by Chris Hughes.  (Motto: “All the Hughes that’s fit to print”?)  We’re all being fired and replaced by a bunch of cyber-primates, and the site will move to Paramus, New Jersey.  Okay—just kidding, but I really can’t get over the spectacle of the self-destruction of The New Republic, which I think is significant far beyond the details of young’un »

The Week in Pictures: Emperor’s New Clothes Edition

Featured image This week we learned that Hagel is not Hegel: he does not represent the end of Obama’s historical mission to return the U.S. to its isolation of the 1920s and 1930s.  (But nice of Obama to give Iran seven more months to build a Bomb.  It must be frustrating to Obama that it is taking so long.)  And people are starting to catch on to Obama’s imperial presidency.  Oh yeah, »

The Week in Pictures: Gobbling Gruber Edition

Featured image Some time next week President Obama will perform the annual ritual of pardoning a giant Thanksgiving turkey, which will then be sent to live out its days on a farm somewhere.  My guess is next week he’ll want to pardon the biggest gobbler of all, Jonathan Gruber.  More to the point: someone on Capitol Hill ought revive and reinvent Sen. Proxmire’s famous “Golden Fleece” award for ridiculous spending, but this »