The Week in Smirk – 07.01.12

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Governor Mitt Romney on Thursday declared that, if elected, he would repeal and replace Obamacare (a term that is now no longer pejorative). While he awaited the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Constitutionality of the health care overhaul, a podium was placed on the roof of a D.C. office building in preparation for Mr. Romney’s remarks. (The New York Times felt oddly compelled to report that said building  “also houses a Charlie Palmer steakhouse.” Perhaps the Western Sizzlin in Alexandria just wasn’t fancy enough for them.) Mr. Romney had prepared several speeches depending upon the SCOTUS outcome, and it’s pretty safe to say that this little news chat was his  shortest, which clocked it at four minutes.   Flexing his radical rhetoric before evening being sworn in, Egypt’s president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, made a television speech from Tahrir Square saying that that he would do everything in his power to force the United States to release the convicted terrorist who masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The president-elect also made a point to open his jacket to prove he was not wearing a bullet-proof vest — never mind that he was surrounded by a human shield of five hulking bodyguards who were actually wearing bullet-proof vests. ( Such rational diplomacy from the Muslim Brotherhood makes us wonder, how quickly we can set our clocks to the Arab Winter?) The Washington Post reported how the Romney campaign is struggling to define the differences between what the former governor’s Bain Capital did exactly with the “outsourcing” and “offshoring” of jobs, but we think our very own Joe Waks puts it more succinctly.   And after five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, um, shocked the world when they announced that they are divorcing. Scientologist aliens were especially crestfallen.







(The Above Waks-a-Tooneries Were Provided by Joe Waks for Glittersnipe!)


(Christopher Zara for Glittersnipe)


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Joe Waks is a largely self-taught painter, photographer and printmaker who resides in beautiful Bayonne, New Jersey. He is also an attorney who has worked at the highest levels of local, state and federal government in his beloved Garden State. For more of Wak's works, please visit

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