The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Crazy Sweepstakes Edition

Featured image This was the crazy-turned-to-eleven week when Alyssa Milano took pity on Sam Bankrupt-Fraud and tried to distract attention from his plight by picking a fight with Elon Musk, but over in the shadows Kanye [Ye] West said, “Hold my German beer: watch THIS!” I certainly hope over the weekend we hear from Bono, or some other leading celebrity, so we’ll know what to think. In the meantime, I hope some »

The Week in Pictures: Cryptophan Edition

Featured image Forget the usual post-Thanksgiving turkey tryptophan hangover: what we have unfolding right now is a full-fledged cryptophan stupor overtaking the pretensions of Silicon Valley and its progressive cheerleaders. The collapse of FTX is more than just another spectacular case of corporate fraud and speculation rum amok, but is connected to some key aspects of  progressivism today, though few of the media accounts of the scene are taking note of this. »

Midweek in Pictures: Special Thanksgiving Day Edition

Featured image As noted yesterday in Loose Ends, the Washington Post thinks the most salient thing about Thanksgiving is its climate footprint, because that’s how cultists always think about everything. As a famous Twitter account holder might say, “Sad!” So let’s have some enjoyable fun with the day. And finally. . . a twofer for today: »

The Week in Pictures: Crypto-Crash Edition

Featured image Really, I know I shouldn’t celebrate the spectacular crash of FTX, but just how many Theranoses, Solyndras, Madoffs, and other liberal pipe-dream companies need to implode before people recognize that woke capitalism is ruinous? (I note, in passing, that it sounds like a lot of the big layoffs just announced by tech companies are coming from their HR departments. Maybe our tech overlords have had enough of the wokism pervasive »

The Week in Pictures: Pink Ripple Edition

Featured image The problem with big waves is that sometimes they hit a sandbar or a rip tide. Or election day falls between sets. But cheer up: John Fetterman is now the face of the Democratic Party, and could there be any more fun prospect that an Oval Office meeting between Bobba Fetterx and Slow Joe Biden? And just think how awesome the photo ops with The Squad are going to be. Headlines »

The Week in Pictures: Countdown to the Wave Edition

Featured image This weekend arrives amidst several countdowns: a countdown to midterm election day; a countdown to Twitter layoffs; a countdown to John Fetterwoman coming out against late-term fracking; a countdown to ending Daylight Saving Time—another product of progressive social engineering, remember. On the other hand, this is every conservative’s favorite weekend of the year: we literally get to set the clock back! And this year, do it again 48 hours later »

The Week in Pictures: Happy Halloween Edition

Featured image This is the week we were posed the question, What’s the difference between John Fetterman and the average Democrat? Answer: Fetterman makes more sense. Meanwhile, I’ve selected my Halloween costume for this year: I’m going to dress up as Elon Musk and go trick or treating in liberal neighborhoods. I imagine that the sight of Musk is the most frightening goblin imaginable to leftists who look to have had Twitter taken »

The Week in Pictures: Dis-Truss-Ted Edition

Featured image The spectacular downfall of of Prime Minister Liz Truss is the story of the week, but beyond her own collapse there is the discouraging spectacle of a Tory Party that squandered one of the largest landslides in British history just two years ago. Let this be a warning to Republicans, who may be about to enjoy a historic landslide here at home. Is that Boris I hear whistling in the »

The Week in Pictures: Effing-Biden Edition

Featured image You just knew that as soon as Biden got caught (deliberately?) on a hot mic saying “No one f—- with a Biden,” someone would go out at f— with Biden. In particular the Saudis, who—how can we put this delicately?—have some experience with this sort of thing. When the Saudi foreign ministry puts out a public letter calling out the president for his nakedly political pleading to bail out his »

The Week in Pictures: Puerto Rican Edition

Featured image So this week President Biden’s transmogerificism [my made-up word] extended all the way to Puerto Rico, where his tutorials in street-smartery from Corn Pop came in handy. Too bad for Biden that Gov. Ron DeSantis looked so much more natural behind the presidential podium than he did, and I’d hate to be the White House advance person who didn’t think through that visual. Headlines of the week: And finally. . »

The Week in Pictures: Cat 5 Bidenstorm Edition

Featured image So let’s see: Biden wonders where a dead congresswoman is, while Vice President Harris lets slip with where her real political loyalties lie—North Korea. Meanwhile, White House spokestoken Karine Jean-Paul Sartre lamented the damage to the “Nordstrom” pipeline, which can only mean the supply chain for Armani suits is in big trouble. Only a Cat 5 leftist brainstorm can explain all this, but as we know, only Republicans are the »

The Week in Pictures: Martha’s Vineyard Sequel

Featured image You know a political stunt has landed when the new news cycle and the more important memosphere are still obsessing over it a week later. And by the way, what’s wrong with stunts? In football, a stunt by the defensive line confuses the offense and often leads to a broken play, and if there’s anything we want to break these days, it’s the Biden Administration playbook. So more flights to »

The Week in Pictures: Martha’s Vineyard Agonistes Edition

Featured image The spectacle of the left’s reaction to a mere 50 “migrants” turning up in Martha’s Vineyard has to be the most satisfying since Nixon’s Christmas bombing of Hanoi in 1972. Just when you think liberal hypocrisy and virtue signaling can’t get any more obvious, two airplanes and a few buses show how easy it is to find more depths to it. I believe this is what some notable person called »

The Week in Pictures: God Save the Queen Edition

Featured image So it’s King Charles III now. We’ll see how this goes, but it is amazing that the guy is taking the throne at an age when most men have started into retirement. Whatever happened to boy kings, etc? In any case, I hope His Majesty sticks with architecture. Speaking of mad kings, Charles in still several years younger than our doddering old fool of a head of state. Headlines of »

The Week in Pictures: Leni Riefenstahl Edition

Featured image That was hands down the worst presidential speech in the history of the republic. Never mind the self-flattering puffery of how Biden is a combination of FDR—Ike—Clinton & Obama (a line the egregious Jon Meacham has been peddling to him since January 20 of last year). Who could have thought the setting and lighting for that speech was a good idea? I know the millennials who run the White House »

The Geek in Pictures: Low Energy in the Executive Edition

Featured image Alexander Hamilton spoke of “energy in the executive,” but today we wonder about energy in our executive (has there ever been a moniker more on the mark than “Sleepy Joe”? “Low-Energy Jeb” must wonder why he hasn’t been able to hand off the name. . .), not to mention energy from our executive. So let’s start out the latest Power Line statistical update with energy: But then you cut back on »

The Week in Pictures: Back to School Edition

Featured image Where is the great Paul Dooley when we need him? “Refund! Ree-fund!” As I have bleated out elsewhere over the last 48 hours, the incoherent student debt forgiveness gambit becomes coherent when you recognize that it is just Step One in free college for everyone, because higher education is essential to the left’s indoctrination apparatus, since more and more Americans simply ignore the media these days. But it wasn’t all »