The Bookworm Beat 9-8-17 — the illustrated edition and open thread UPDATED

Hurricanes and dictators threaten, the earth shakes, the deep state digs deeper — and smart people still provide wit and wisdom for my illustrated edition.

UPDATE: I meant to include the above poster in a round-up of “stupid things Leftist say.” I am not advocating this viewpoint. I hew to the belief that, no matter how the IRS treats religion’s exemption from the tax code, the purpose is to ensure that, under the First Amendment, government does not interfere with religion — and taxes are interference.