Week-ends (05/09/20)

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

Shelley Luther

Lowe’s

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

The FBI

Evelyn Farkas

Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“My question for you is, where in the Constitution did the people of Wisconsin confer authority on a single unelected cabinet secretary to compel almost six million people to stay at home and close their businesses and face imprisonment if they don’t comply — with no input from the legislature — without the consent of the people. Isn’t it the very definition of tyranny for one person to order people to be imprisoned for going to work, among other ordinarily lawful activities? Where does the Constitution say that’s permissible counsel?”
On Tuesday, the WI Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding Gov. Evers’ extension of his stay-at-home order. Assistant Attorney General Colin T. Roth had just begun his argument in defense of Gov. Evers when Justice Rebecca Bradley questioned him.

“As much as people believe we’re going to return to the good old days — that’s just not going to happen.”
WI Gov. Tony Evers

“People mistake inconvenience for oppression, and what that does is minimize the real pain and historical trauma that actually oppressed communities deal with. That’s what we call privilege.”
WI Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Twitter Mandela Barnes about Wisconsin residents who feel like they have been oppressed by the Evers administration’s lockdown

“I wish he would (drop out of the race). He won’t, but I wish he would. I want to say, you and I were there, Joe Biden. Please step forward and be held accountable. You should not be running on character for the president of the United States.”
Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault

“I’m saying, unequivocally, it never, never happened.”
Joe Biden

“We could be looking at famine in about three dozen countries. … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself.”
The United Nations World Food Programme director David Beasley

“Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We’re human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together. And we’re determined to rise.”
Former President George W. Bush urged the nation in a video message to show compassion and empathy during a “challenging and solemn time in the life our nation and world.”

“Oh bye the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside. He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!”
Tweet by President Trump

“Giving in to panic is like surrendering to the enemy.”
Russian World War II veteran Valentina Efremova (96). On the 75th anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II, The Associated Press spoke to veterans in ex-Soviet countries.

“War teaches us that fear kills worse than disease. I was not afraid of diseases then, I’m not afraid even now.”
Anatoly Grakovich (91) who fought the Nazis as a teenage member of partisan formations in Soviet Belarus

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

During coronavirus crisis, biz owners like Shelley Luther are jailed while criminals go free

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Tara Reade claims

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Murder hornets

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Man caught camping on Disney’s Discovery Island says it was ‘tropical paradise’

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