The Week In Pictures

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 »

The Week in Pictures: More Cowbell Edition

Featured image We’ve definitely reached the “more cowbell” moment of the sexual harassment panic on the left. Yesterday I tweeted out how I had gone to the store, and wondered what new sexual harassment news I had missed. And before I could even unpack my French chablis and brie wheel, there came the news that Rocky himself was now caught up in the net. Where will it end? Probably with Mike Pence »

The Week in Pictures: Special Al Franken Edition

Featured image Not to worry: there will be a regular full edition of the Week in Pictures tomorrow morning around 9 am eastern time as usual, but there are so many Al Franken memes blowing up the interwebs that it calls for a special edition. Who knew that Hollywood would come up with a whole new monster genre, the Frankenweinstein. The Onion has the best take on this, and leads off our »

The Week in Pictures: Chainsaw Bayonet Edition

Featured image John has already clobbered USA Today for its greatest banana-peel slip ever—the “chainsaw bayonet” graphic for an AR-15. And USA Today wonders why people think it is a purveyor of fake news. They’d do better if they just stuck to trivializing the news. Meanwhile, tax cuts are back! How can you tell? Because liberals are complaining about the idea that people might get to keep more of their own money. »

The Week in Pictures: Omnibus Mockery Edition

Featured image There’s so much in the news this week deserving mockery, from the puny indictments from Muller, to the defenestration of Hillary by the hand of Donna Brazile, to the unending Weinstein sequels. Let’s stick with that. I hear Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski are teaming up to launch a new Hollywood studio. Their first production will be House of Cads, starring Kevin Spacey, who is suddenly available at a steep »

The Week in Pictures: Happy Halloween Edition

Featured image Has there ever been a “scandal” that has backfired as bad as Trump Russiagate? Suddenly I think the Trumpsters who think he should fire special counsel Mueller probably now want him to stay on the job until Hillary dons some pumpkin-colored apparel. Trump must be having a great weekend. Speaking of costumes, since I’m speaking next Tuesday night at Bowdoin College, I was planning to dress up as the most »

The Week in Pictures: Continuing Liberal Freakout Edition

Featured image I don’t know, but doesn’t it seem that liberals and liberalism are steadily losing ground everywhere? They’ve killed the NFL; the Hollywood box office take this year was already way down before Hurricane Harvey hit Sunset Boulevard; Frederica Wilson is doing her best to become the face of the Democratic Party: and the Trump Administration chugs along with its swamp draining project. What’s not to like this week? Headlines of »

The Week in Pictures: Hurricane Harvey Edition

Featured image So I guess it is time to move on from the Harvey Weinstein story, because I’m getting tired. . .  Hell no I’m not! This is the most fun since election night. It’s the most schadenfreudiest schadenfreude moment since Freud first coughed up his schaden when his shower knob failed. I expect the next shoe to drop will be the revelation that Weinstein didn’t buy carbon offsets! That will complete »

The Week in Pictures: That Sorry Time of Year Edition

Featured image We could, of course, lead off with some choice observations about the moral preening of Hollywood, except that everyone is tired of Jimmy Kimmel by now. Or the Harvey Weinstein revelations. (Schadenfreude alert. But still a yawn. Big news: Hollywood casting couches still exist! Film at 11! From Weinstein productions!) Or the NFL’s continuing meltdown. Or the usual liberal media ignorance about guns. But no: tis the season for the »

The Week in Pictures: No Kneeling Edition

Featured image If I want kneeling, I head to a liturgical church on Sunday, not a sports stadium. It mattereth not that football-basketball-baseball is the secular American holy trinity: the separation of church and state—or at least the separation of sports and politics—ought to proscribe the sideline moral preening Olympics. Aren’t end zone celebrations offensive enough? Headlines of the week: Tweet of the week: Photo of the week: You think Trump is »

The Week in Pictures: End Times Edition

Featured image I skipped the latest Democratic Party telethon—otherwise known as the Emmy Awards—as  well as any of the nightly sequels that have been slotted in where the late night comedy shows used to be (that’s you I’m talking about Jimmy Kimmel—can Ben Stein please take you back?)—or the MSNBC shows now being shown on ESPN. Meanwhile, is Hillary still out promoting her book? I hope so. I could use some real comic »

The Week in Pictures: Hurricane Hillary Edition

Featured image The hurricane season has several more weeks to run until the oceans cool down, but the boiling ocean that is the Democratic Party will never cool down if the storm system named “Clinton” has its way. Has one person ever wreaked so much destruction on a political party? I hope she stays on the road forever, and keeps hope alive for a 202o campaign. And this is exactly how antitrust »

The Week in Pictures: Epic Hurricane Edition

Featured image So hot Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence says that the line of hurricanes hitting the U.S. is Mother Nature’s way of punishing us for Donald Trump. Ohhhh-kaaaay. Never mind that Houston and Miami went for Hillary. Wouldn’t “Mother” Nature (isn’t it sexist  to assume the gender of Nature???) target West Virginia instead? A real MENSA member Lawrence is, as Hurricane Yoda might say. And when are we going to get Hurricane »