The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Int’l Women’s Day Edition

Featured image Thursday was International Women’s Day, which sounds like something Austin Powers, the International Man of Mystery, would have thought up. What—just one day? Blacks get an entire history month. This sounds like the beginning of a bad Jewish mother joke that ends: “Never mind, I’ll just settle for one day.” And I have a further confusion: if gender is a social construct, isn’t having a “Women’s Day” problematic? Whatever, the »

The Week in Pictures: Gun-Shy Edition

Featured image So let’s take stock. Trump suddenly expresses some sympathy for gun control measures, which puts #The Resistance in a bind, because you’re supposed to be against anything Trump is for. Maybe Trump is a really clever guy after all. Meanwhile, the media continue to discover new depths of ignorance when it comes to guns. They can’t even do fake gun news right! Now—can someone please suggest to Trump that American »

The Week in Pictures: Blockchain Edition

Featured image So with this edition, Power Line and the Week in Pictures is going blockchain. I have no idea what that means, but I am sure that it means it will henceforth be very au courant, and shower us with virtual tokens, bitmaps, fitbits, blockcoins instead of round coins, and spontaneous pictures that will self-assemble themselves. And a new reason for some of our blockhead readers to get upset. Headlines of »

The Week in Pictures: Indictments Edition

Featured image So finally, Rocky the Flying Squirrel (aka Rod Rosenstein) and Bullwinkle (aka special prosecutor Robert Mueller) have indicted Boris and Natasha. I won’t be happy until Misha the Olympic bear is brought down, too. This nested doll of a scandal will probably go on longer than The Simpsons. Meanwhile, I won’t hold my breath for Russia to extradite any of the 13 who were indicted yesterday. More likely they’re all »

The Weak in Portraits: Obama Edition

Featured image The unveiling of the portraits of the Obamas for the National Portrait Gallery puts me in mind of Winston Churchill’s reaction to the ghastly Graham Sutherland portrait (left) presented to him for his 80th birthday, which Churchill (a talented painter in his own right, keep in mind—see his great short essay “Painting as a Pastime”) called “a remarkable example of modern art,” to much laughter in the audience. That was, »

The Week in Pictures: Oh, Canada Edition

Featured image Say what you will about Donald Trump, at least he’s not a blithering idiot like Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I expect you heard his correcting a questioner this week at a public forum who said “mankind,” to which Pretty Boy Justin suggested that she should say “personkind” instead. You can’t say “personkind,” you idiot! It is still a masculine ending (person). Doesn’t the idiot know that the correct pronoun »

The Week in Pictures: State of the Union Edition

Featured image From the sour looks on the faces of Democrats who turned up for President Trump’s State of the Union address, I’m thinking Trump must have tricked them into thinking he was giving a “State of the Onion” address. I’ve never seen so many dyspeptic expressions. If they keep this up, I might start to think Trump knows what he’s doing. And how about that Joe Kennedy the XIVth, or whatever »

The Week in Pictures: iPod Edition

Featured image The passage of a week has done nothing to diminish the runaway mania over Tide Pods, but I’m starting to think this is a clever ploy to boost their overall sales. Procter and Gamble has been through this kind of mania before: anyone remember the fuss 25 years ago over the supposed Satanic P & G logo? The solution is obvious: P&G should rename their product and call them “iPods,” »

The Week in Pictures: Pod People Edition

Featured image It has been said that the rising millennial generation is even worse than the baby boomers for their narcissism, self-indulgence, and conformity. Analogizing them to the pod people of science fiction seems appropriate. But then you learn that it may be the correct literal description: apparently eating Tide laundry detergent pods is a “thing” among the millennials (though from what I can gather, there are only 39 confirmed cases of »

The Week in Pictures: Oprah! Edition

Featured image Just what is Oprah’s campaign slogan going to be? “Make America nice again”? Is her platform going to be, “Forget about a chicken in every pot; how about a [hybrid] car in every garage! You get a car—and you get a car—and you get a car!” There’s just one problem: what cabinet position will Harvey Weinstein get? Yeah—let’s elect another TV celebrity president: what could go wrong? Oh yeah, and »

The Week in Pictures: Bomb Cyclone Edition

Featured image I guess “polar vortex” isn’t good enough for the climatistas and other panicky people any more. This year it has to be “bomb cyclone,” which I think is actually the secret “go code” for Trump throwing his button at the Nork’s Little Rocket Man. What will it be next year I wonder? Every winter it seems people are shocked that it gets cold and snows in the northern hemisphere, and »

The Year in Pictures: Happy Covfefe Edition

Featured image I think I finally figured out the whole “covfefe” mystery from earlier this year. It’s a transliterated anagram for a Chinese new year’s designation. Yeah, I’m going to go with that, and see whether CNN actually chases it down. Anyway, it was amazing, reviewing especially the inventory of cartoons from the Week in Pictures earlier in the year looking for greatest hits, how many of them could run in the »

The Week in Pictures: Happy Tax Cut Edition

Featured image Watching the Democrats rend their garments over allowing people to keep more of their own money rather than letting politicians spend it for them recalls the late great political scientist Aaron Wildavsky, who once tallied up the victim classes of liberalism, and calculated that 375 percent of Americans are certified victims! Start with consumers, who Ralph Nader says are all victims, and you begin with 100 percent of the population. »

The Week in Pictures: The Last Woke Force Returns Edition

Featured image . . . Or something. The latest Star Wars movie opens this weekend—it this the 115th installment in the series I think? I’m guessing it will involve light sabres, sabre-tooth aliens, troops in plastic armor that doesn’t seem to stop anything—and who, by the way, can’t hit anything, etc, etc. At least George Lucas isn’t around any more to make it into a parable about how terrible our current Republican »

The Week in Pictures: “The Conversation” Edition

Featured image Al Franken’s “resignation” speech contained a familiar trope of today’s liberalism—about how we need to have “a conversation” about sexual harassment. Liberals are always going on about how we need to have a “conversation”—usually a “national conversation” (the best kind!) about especially race and racism. But in practice what liberals have in mind is not a conversation at all, but a confession and repentance: everyone is supposed to confess his »

The Week in Pictures: Gropepocalypse Edition

Featured image It’s Day 58 of the Great Pervnado Panic of 2017 (counting the Harvey Weinstein New York Times story as Day One). Is it ever going to end? Seems not. Call me when the last perv is outed, and we can get back to a normal world. It does seem like cosmic justice, though. Charlie Rose was always an overrated puffed up poser. Matt Lauer was simply a smooth teleprompter reader. »

The Week in Pictures: Pervnado Edition

Featured image The cascade of sexual harassment charges against liberal grandees has become dizzying. I fully expect that when the details of settlements by members of Congress eventually come out—and they will come out—it will include a number of Republicans as well as Democrats. But so far the problem seems disproportionately to occur among liberals in the media and Hollywood. Gee, I wonder if there’s a connection? Headlines of the week: And »