The Week in Politics

The Week in Politics: Are We Safe Yet?


The guy above is Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston, and while he looks like that amiable meteorologist on the 10 o’clock news who once gave you an autographed selfie at the Hair Club for Men, his forecast is a little stormy. Jack admitted this week to putting pressure on the Secretary of Agriculture to start charging poor kids for their school lunches, which, he suggests, they can earn by cleaning their schools during recess. You know, just to learn ’em the value of a dollar — and, perhaps, let them know that poor kids have no business on the playground until they’ve earned their keep. Because it’s their fault that they’re poor. Or something.

Call us crazy, but we have a sneaky suspicion that the poor kids already have a better understanding of the value of a buck than anybody.

In more uplifting news, the world is safe again! That’s right, Harold Camping, the 92-year-old religious leader who made a fortune predicting the end of the world (September 6, 1994; May 21, 2011; October 21, 2011; sometime in March 2012…) died this week. And you didn’t.

Lester & Charlie can only hope that he had a chance to make a Rapture Survival Kit before the angels got him: