The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Delta Variant Edition

Featured image The progressive “ratchet effect” has been well known for a long time now: that is, government grows in a crisis, but never recedes to back to the scope or level it had been before the crisis. Hence, government ratchets up permanently with every new crisis. You can therefore understand why progressives are addicted to crises—the more apocalyptic the better. This is one reason the late Aaron Wildavsky called climate change »

The Week in Pictures: Lockdown Sequel Edition

Featured image You can almost feel the Biden Administration and blue state governors jonesing for another lockdown and mass masking madness. It’s in the air. Like a virus in fact. But sequels are almost always disappointing. Too bad we can’t come up with a vaccine for leftism. Especially since the infection fatality rate is so high. Headlines of the week:   And finally. . . »

The Geek in Pictures: Delta Blues Edition

Featured image So It’s wall-to-wall “Delta Variant” right now, and it’s ideally named to appeal to our Deviant Variant governing class. John has already shared some good charts on how out of whack this is, but why not have more: One clear benefit of the lockdown madness: Inflation? I’m sure it’s nothing. That free needle program is doing great: Strange how the media (and the Biden Administration) has lost interest in the »

The Week in Pictures: Blowout Edition

Featured image I’m still overseas and not keeping complete track of things back home, but I get the sense that a lot of things are getting blown out. Like the Women’s US Olympic soccer team. Like the left’s long-held Cuba narrative. Maybe the infrastructure bill?—a blowout of a spending blowout? Heck, even Biden, a classic blowhard, seems to be getting blown out by the simplest questions from a CNN blowup doll. The »

The Week in Pictures: Dems on the Lam Edition

Featured image Funny how times change. Try this for a thought experiment: what if someone had hijacked that private jet with the fleeing Texas Democrats and diverted the plane the Cuba? Might have been a grand experiment in cognitive dissonance, and the dim Dems would wonder why Havana looked more like Peoria than Austin, what with its marching deplorables waving American flags. And then they’d wonder how to find a Kinkos. Headlines »

The Geek in Pictures: Omnibus Roundup Edition

Featured image Time for another periodic data dump, though a bit of a themeless pudding this week. Let’s start with the explosion of public debt. I’m sure it means nothing. Meanwhile, the price of coal is soaring. Gee, I wonder why this is happening? Hmmm. . . why is housing getting so expensive everywhere? Idea: stop paying people not to work. Capitalists are doing their part: Evidence of how corporate tax cuts »

The Week in Pictures: Legos and Logos Edition

Featured image Without question the news item that federal investigators confiscated a U.S.Capitol Lego set from one of the January 6 protestors is peak nonsense. Our “betters” have abandoned logos for Legos, but that’s par for the course from a class of people who ingest our media emetics and suffer from full-blown logorrhea. Headlines of the week: And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Dr. StrangeJill Edition

Featured image This is the week we really learned that Doktor Jill Biden is in fact running the White House as the reincarnation of Edith Wilson. We know this because Vogue magazine, which put her on the cover of the current issue wearing a picnic tablecloth, called her a “goddess in stilettos.” We think they means shoes with the reference to “stilettos,” but better check with Kamala Harris about that, as she’s »

The Week in Pictures: Biden Time Edition

Featured image After this week’s willow-the-whispering Joe Biden, I’m moving up my sports book wager on how soon he’s going to be removed from office. It is hard to know right now which is the bigger farce: Joe the Whisperer, or Kamala the Kackler? There isn’t an infrastructure bill big enough to prop up these two. Headlines of the week, starting with how much the New York Times must hate its readers »

The Geek in Pictures: Summer Solstice Edition

Featured image Happy first week of summer, but what’s up with power shortages in places like Texas where summer happens . . . every summer? Seems like there’s some kind of problem with our energy supply these days. We keep hearing that wind and solar are not just the future, but have arrived. A look at some long term data suggest this claim is . . . overhyped? Let’s start with some »

The Week in Pictures: Gee-Whiz 7 Edition

Featured image The G7 summit is over, but it certainly seemed more like the Gee Whiz summit. Of course the most important news of the week was Victoria’s Secret giving up its least secretive secret by deciding, as someone put in on Twitter, to switch from models with eating disorders to models with mental disorders. Which is par for the course these days. Oh, and happy Juneteenth—the day Republicans freed the slaves »

The Geek in Pictures: Cancel Edition

Featured image Now here’s a depressing survey out this week. The left likes to say that “cancel culture” is just as prevalent on the right as it is on the left, but take a look at this chart and see if you spot a conspicuous difference: This finding comes from the 2021 American College Student Freedom, Progress and Flourishing Survey, just out from the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation »

The Week in Pictures: Kamala’s Kookies Edition

Featured image It was a tough call deciding on the lead theme for the week, given how Jeffrey Toobin’s reinstatement at CNN summons fond memories of the eternal return of Anthony Weiner. It just shows that the Toobin Missile Crisis wasn’t armageddon for his media career. But Kamala Harris distributing faceless cookies of herself has to be perfectly fitting for her faceless, clueless vice presidency.   Headlines of the week: And finally. »

The Geek in Pictures: June Gloom Edition

Featured image • With today’s bad inflation number, here’s what the trend looks like—but not to worry, I’m sure it’s nothing, and I’m sure the Biden Administration and the Fed are on it: • According to Gallup’s latest polling, a majority of Americans now prefer returning to normal life as soon as possible, and getting outside. There’s a catch, though. There’s a sharp partisan divide. Democrats—the “party of science,” remember—prefer to keep »

The Week in Pictures: Grouchy Fauci Edition

Featured image Have you ever seen fame and fortune turn so quickly against someone as it is right now against Il Fauci? The scandal of his emails ranks right up alongside the massive leak of the “climategate” emails back in 2009; they are the “Pentagon Papers” of the COVID fiasco. And does every media headline have to include “racism” in it right now? It seems like it from the ones we’ve assembled »

The Geek in Pictures: Keynesian Crime Wave Edition

Featured image With Biden’s proposed $6 trillion budget, we’re back to full-blown Keynesianism, which fits with our full-blown liberal crime wave. So let’s start with this pair. Speaking of race, I know I had these two charts a few days ago, but they bear repeating: • Incentives matter: Ohio vs. the US: • The rot in higher education: • Is this good news or bad news? • One of my favorite energy »

The Week in Pictures: Media Leak Edition

Featured image Has the media ever had a worse week than having to admit, however indirectly, that Trump was right about the Wuhan Flu? Of course there will be no introspection about how the media’s TDS caused them to rush to judgment. The dodging and weaving would do Muhammad Ali proud. The media is used to receiving leaks; now they’re the ones leaking—leaking out the last shred of their credibility. Headlines of »