The week that was

???Why is the forecast so bland? Why instead of ‘stormy’ don’t they just say the sea’s ‘a frothing maelstrom of terror and hopelessness’????
– Jeremy Clarkson

Benjamin Netanyahu soothed us all with his melodious honey voice earlier this week, while at the same time putting the fear of Allah into Iran. Barack Obama and Joe Biden were so intimidated before Bibi even started speaking that they couldn’t even muster the courage to attend.

The DOJ has decided that (former) police officer Darren Wilson is innocent of killing Michael Brown for race reasons, six months after a jury decided the same thing. Wilson is now free! in the same way George Zimmerman was freed to live a completely normal and happy life full of opportunity.

The Army declared this week that Bradley Manning, who betrayed the U.S. by making public top-secret documents, will from now on be referred to as a “she,” as Bradley, aka “Chelsea,” transitions from a male to a female. Bradley should also request that the Army refer to him as “innocent” while he’s at it.

Parents and children upset at the D.C. sled-riding ban took to Capitol Hill yesterday to protest in the form of a “sled-in.” The defiance was hailed as a “great day for sledding and democracy.” I agree. Nothing screams “democracy!” quite like a good old-fashioned, angry mob.

The DOJ is planning to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). In other words, he’s being charged for being a politician. 

Harrison Ford was in a harrowing, Howard Hughes-esque close-call when he crash-landed his WWII-era airplane. Ford broke some bones and hit his head, but is expected to make a full recovery. It was likely a reactor leak. Large leak, very dangerous. 

Teresa Mull is managing editor of Human Events.