Week-ends (04/18/20)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Racine County Sheriff

State Senator Dave Craig

Tom Moore

Casey Drake

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Nancy Pelosi

Gov. Tony Evers

Michigan’s wacky governor

Adam Schiff

Wolf Blitzer and Jim Acosta

This couple

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“You’re gonna call your own shots. I’ve gotten to know almost all of you. Most of you I’ve known and some very well beforehand. You’re very capable people. I think in all cases very capable people. And you’re gonna be calling your shots. We’ll be standing right alongside of you. And we’re gonna get our country open, and get it working and our people want to get working.”
President Trump on a conference call to governors on reopening the country

“I know a lot of folks are concerned about the effects this will have on workers and businesses across the state and believe me no one wants to reopen our economy more than I do. If we don’t do that, first of all we’re not going to have workers to go to work and second of all, we’re not going to have people in the state of Wisconsin who feel comfortable about spending their money and increasing economic growth in our state.”
WI Governor Tony Evers announcing he is extending his stay at home order

“The power to close down the entire state was never intended to rest solely in the hands of one individual. The Senate has not been part of this conversation and we are planning to look for legal or legislative relief to truly work with the governor to make these very serious decisions that will have long-term effects on our businesses, our children, and our way of life.”
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald

“We’re angry, we’re frustrated and we’re trying to push back in every way that we can. One potential for us would be to say, ‘Where in the statutes does it allow the government and especially the people at WEDC or the people at DHS to pick and choose how businesses operate?’ That is not part of an order to contain a spread. You cannot say it’s legal for you to buy flowers at a Walmart but it’s not legal for you to buy flowers at a flower shop. Nothing in the constitution or the statutes should give one person unlimited power to shutter our economy and cause people to lose their jobs.”
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

“The recipe for these (stay at home) protests are elected officials going too far with their stay-at-home orders, local media not reflecting the concerns of the people, and a national media that would rather fight the President than fairly cover the pandemic.

“In Colorado, a father was detained by police while playing t-ball with his daughter in a park and obeying social distancing rules. Church-goers in Mississippi were cited and initially fined $500 for attending a drive-in church in their own cars with the windows up all while drive-in restaurants were allowed to operate. Residents in Michigan are told which products in a grocery store are essential and which are not. In Denver, pot stores are considered essential businesses and remain open only because they have good lobbyists with connections to the Mayor’s office. The same city has cited appliance and craft stores for remaining open. In Raleigh, North Carolina, the police deemed protesting a ‘non-essential activity’.”
Jeff Hunt is the Director of the Centennial Institute

“They’re suffering … they want to get back. I think they’re listening. I think they listen to me. Nobody wants to stay shut.”
President Trump on protesters of stay at home orders

“Under what imperious conception of governance does Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer believe it is within her power to unilaterally ban garden stores from selling fruit or vegetable plants and seeds? What business is it of Vermont or Howard County, Indiana, to dictate that Walmart, Costco or Target stop selling ‘nonessential’ items, such as electronics or clothing? Vermont has 628 cases of coronavirus as of this writing. Is that the magic number authorizing the governor to ban people from buying seeds for their gardens?

“Maybe a family needs new pajamas for their young kids because they’re stuck in a new town. Or maybe mom needs a remote hard drive to help her work remotely. Or maybe dad just likes apples. Whatever the case, it’s absolutely none of your mayor’s business.

“It makes sense for places like Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland to ban large, avoidable gatherings. But it is an astonishing abuse of power to issue stay-at-home orders, enforced by criminal law, empowering police to harass and fine individuals for nothing more than taking a walk.”
David Harsanyi is a senior writer at The Federalist

“Better safe than sorry” seems to have replaced Americans’ treasured love of liberty. We are settling for being controlled by politicians and ‘experts’ who are afraid to let Americans take control of their lives. President Trump has done a masterful job of reacting quickly to shut down travel with China in the face of COVID-19. He’s successfully managed a consistent measured federal response to the pandemic while giving governors and local leaders more say in how they respond. He has now released a reasonable three-phase plan to an economic recovery rollout. It’s time to let more people begin to go back to work!”
Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, and award-winning professional speaker

“I was a victim of the first test meaning I had to go through it. And I didn’t like what was happening. When they tell you, it goes up your nose and then they hang a right at your eye and it goes under your eye. And I say, ‘You’ve gotta be kidding.’ And I called it an operation, not a test. I said, ‘This is operation.'”
President Trump

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Man says goodbye to his dying wife on FaceTime due to new COVID-19 visitation policies

Closure of churches

Sick New Fashion Trend: Leftist Group Selling ‘Pro-Abortion’ Face Masks

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Coronavirus data extremely misleading

Plastic straw ban in Milwaukee

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The president hasn’t done anything right to fight the virus

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

For Roommates Under Coronavirus Lockdown, There Are a Lot of New Rules

 

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