The Week In Pictures

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 »

The Week in Pictures: The Amnesty and the Ecstasy Edition

Featured image So, executive amnesty for illegal aliens next week, eh?  And a veto of a Keystone pipeline, eh?  Is Obama now trying to shoot the moon—become the most unpopular president ever? Is the bubble around the White House that bad, as Peggy Noonan suggests in her Saturday WSJ column?  Starting to look like it.  And oh goody—we’re going to regulate the Internet now—under a statute written in 1934.  I’m sure Jonathan »

The Week in Pictures: Schadenfreude Edition

Featured image I mean really, what else could be the theme for this week’s photo/cartoon roundup?  This week’s beatdown of the Democratic Party was the most epic since . . . 2010, or 1994, or 1980, or 1966, or 1946, or 1938, etc.  I have a field theory that swing voters fall for the blandishments of liberalism, until they see the results, at which point they reverse course and yell “Stop!”  Republicans »

The Week in Pictures: Quarantine Edition

Featured image I trust everyone had a good Halloween.  And now for tonight, which is the favorite night of the year for all true conservatives: we literally get to set the clock back!  Next thing you know, we’ll be proposing to ban the sale of condoms or something.  (Though I wonder how long it will be until some environmental group wants condoms banned because they are made with some plastic chemical they »

The Week in Pictures: Groundhog Day Edition

Featured image You thought Groundhog Day was in February, right?  No: it’s been moved.  The Obama Administration woke up (if they can ever be said to wake up about anything), saw the groundhog’s shadow up in New York, and realized it means six more weeks of Ebola.  What was that about disease vectors?  (Ten days.) As they say on college campuses, “No means no”: Tweet of the week: And finally. . . »

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 »