The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Black Friday/Saturday Edition

Featured image Isn’t “Black Friday” racist? Or consumerist? Or something politically incorrect? Of course it is. I don’t know exactly why, but there must be some reason. Anyway, the hangover from the election must be setting a new hangover record—well beyond the imagination of the most enthusiastic St. Patrick’s Day reveler. Which is saying something. Me: I spent Black Friday at the beach, and am going to spend Black Saturday at wineries. »

The Week in Pictures: The Trumpening Sequel Edition

Featured image The left’s total meltdown over Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. I suspect they’ll be giving us this gift for much of the next four years. There’s talk of a “million woman march” the day after inauguration, giving Bill Clinton a good reason to stick around after Trump is sworn in. Fun times! Headlines of the week: And finally. . . »

Monday in Pictures: The Epic Trumpening Supplemental

Featured image I think I’ve figured out why liberals are losing their minds over Trump’s stunning upset: It’s starting to sink in that the Clintons have torpedoed a second presidential election. But for Bill’s peccadillos, Al Gore would very likely have won the electoral college contest in 2000. And but for Hillary’s baggage, they might well have won this one. There may be some karmic justice after all. Meanwhile, the memes and »

The Week in Pictures: Richard Milhous Hillary Edition

Featured image The race is on to see if Hillary can make it past the finish line before the roof falls in on her. She’s the Rosie Ruiz of presidential nominees, and likely to be Typhoid Mary for the Democratic Party if she does win. Like I said last week, Ken Starr is tanned, rested, ready—and looking for work. And now, the best headlines of the week: This story had better be »

The Week in Pictures: Fright Night Edition

Featured image “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Trick or treat!” “So, what is your costume supposed to be, Timmy?” Timmy: “I’m a Title IX investigator, the most frightening person on a college campus—after all white people that is. I’m here to make sure no one comes to our neighborhood with offensive costumes that offend racial or ethnic or trans-stereotypes.” “Well that’s a relief. But shouldn’t you be arresting those kids over there dressed as »

The Week in Pictures: Rigged! Edition

Featured image Today’s gallery is totally rigged. Either to make you laugh or cry. Which is just like this election. Which is why it’s rigged I tell you! Anyway, with less than three weeks to go, I’m taking no chances. I’ve put my name down on the liver transplant waiting list. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Feeling Crotchety Edition

Featured image Heh—you thought something else from that headline, didn’t you? Well I’ll just let it pass. In any case, I think I’m going to start my election homestretch heavy drinking this weekend. Besides, pretty sure liver transplants are covered either by Obamacare, or the “amazing, incredible, beautiful” health care plan Trump will replace it with. What’s that? No. Get off my lawn. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Creepy Clown Edition

Featured image A few years ago the great public panic was . . . shark attacks. Then we had Sharknado 1, 2, & 3, and the fear went away. Suddenly the national panic is over . . . creepy clowns. (I received a robocall last night from the local school district informing that the creepy clown scare is nothing to worry about. It’s come to that.) Oh, wait—it’s just the presidential candidates. »

The Week in Pictures: Pumpkin Spice Edition

Featured image It’s October, which means crisper days, baseball playoffs, more presidential debates, and—pumpkin spice. Maybe we can think of this as the pumpkin spice election, since one candidate is orange like a pumpkin. Some people love pumpkin spice; others find it an abomination. Make of that what you will. But it’s certain we get too much of it all. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Narrative Riot Edition

Featured image The comically named (but humor-challenged) White House spokesperson Josh Earnest beclowned himself a few days ago with the remark that we’re in a “war of narratives” with ISIS. Actually, he may be on to something. We may well be able to defeat ISIS by unleashing English lit majors on them. One whiff of postmodern narrative jargon from a poet laureate of Bennington College might well reduce the most hardened jihadist »

The Week in Pictures: Powering Through Edition

Featured image It’s hard to get past the repetitiveness of the campaign, but we’re going to power through, just like Hillary. Meanwhile, I think “Dicking Bimbos” would be the greatest bar band name ever. Roger Clinton can be the lead singer! Powell’s Colon could be the opening act. And finally. . . »

Hillary’s Weekend in Pictures: Deplorable Edition

Featured image Has anyone ever had a worse 72 hours on the campaign trail than Hillary? I’m sure people can come up with some nominees, and in a separate post I’ll go over the Clintons’ amazing political survival skills. But some of the memes and images pouring forth can’t wait until Saturday, so herewith a special Monday edition of the Week in Pictures: And sorry folks, but in a post dedicated solely »

The Week in Pictures: “And They’re Off” Edition

Featured image Labor Day marks the traditional, official launch of the fall presidential campaign, though this bit of presidential campaign folklore has been obsolete for at least 50 years. But it’s a useful media trope, so we’ll probably stick with it until we bring back paper ballots to prevent foreign hacking of our elections. Not much really changed, though. Hillary is still coughing, and Trump is still choking (on Putin). And us »

The Week in Pictures: Labor Day News Dump Edition

Featured image So I know what I’m not going to do for the Labor Day weekend. I’m not going to get sucked into reading the Hillary FBI file. I’m not going to waste my time thinking about Kaper Colonick, or whatever his name is. Tonight, in fact, I’m going to do something really silly: I’m going to take in what’s left of the old 70s prog-rock band Yes, playing nearby, and seeing »

The Week in Pictures: Shaky Foundation Edition

Featured image Funny how we haven’t heard much lately about the supposed scam of Trump University. Maybe that’s because compared to the Clinton Foundation, Trump University was a paragon of high ethics and straight shooting. Right now it is hard to know just what will prove Hillary’s undoing—her shaky email scandal that is not finished, her shaky husband, her shaky financial dealings, or her shakes. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Olympics Edition

Featured image If there was an Olympic medal for political mendacity, the Clintons would upstage Usain Bolts for the fastest wind-aided dissimulation. Forget the triple jump. And in Ryan Lochte we’ve either found a successor to Brian Williams at NBC News, or President Hillary’s perfect press spokesman. And finally, the part of this job I hate the most. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Suction Cup Edition

Featured image Forget the Olympics. The dude climbing Trump Tower with suction cups was the sports highlight of the week, hands down. I’m amazed it isn’t being proposed as a new Olympic sport. Meanwhile, one of the candidates had another terrible week. Lied about things; said stupid stuff to reporters. Yeah, that’s right—it was the one who fancies pantsuits. The media hardly seemed to notice. This week’s gallery, by the way, achieves »