Week-ends (05/23/20)

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

President Trump

Shelly Luther

Mary Gillen

Sarah Rose and David Patrick

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

The mayor of Racine

Michigan Governor Whitmer

Costco

UK  cheerleader coaching staff

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“It was imperative for Milwaukee County businesses to get open in a responsible way.”
Mike Drilling, owner of Panther Pub and Eatery in Greendale said it was important to reopen, especially since restaurants in nearby Kenosha and Waukesha counties had been open for indoor and outdoor seating for several days

“It’s grossly unfair to Milwaukee businesses. The only municipality that will not be open for business is the City of Milwaukee, and I say that’s crazy. ”
Milwaukee Alderman Mark Borkowski sent a letter to Mayor Tom Barrett, after hearing from business owners who are right on the border with other cities getting ready to reopen. Borkowski called on the mayor to reopen the city, as the county prepared to end their stay at home order.

“We know that there are a lot of people that want to act like life is back to normal. We’re dealing with a pandemic, so we have to be responsible and deal with this in a way where we think it’s not going to cause us to potentially have a huge setback.”
Mayor Barrett is holding firm on his decision to stay closed

“Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Joe Biden in an interview

“That is as arrogant and offensive and demeaning as I can imagine in this time we are living.  Race-baiting in the 21st century is an ineffective tool to attract one of the most intelligent voting blocks in the nation.”
Tim Scott of South Carolina,  the sole black Republican serving in the US Senate

“Biden’s remarks sent shockwaves across social media and in the political press, but it shouldn’t have shocked anyone. Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have long sowed racial division and promoted identity politics in order to maintain power and control.

“His condescending remark is indicative of the Democratic Party’s overall attitude towards blacks and minority groups — Shut up and listen. We decide what you think and how you vote.”
Ambassador Ken Blackwell is a best-selling author and a visiting professor at the Liberty University School of Law

“VP Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him. This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”
Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television & RLJ Companies

“As far as the president is concerned, he’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese, they say. So, I think it’s not a good idea.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., chastised President Donald Trump on Monday for his decision to take hydroxychloroquine, saying that health experts have warned about its effects and that it could be harmful to the president

“Pelosi is a sick woman. She’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems. We’re dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of the country.”
President Trump responding to Pelosi

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

‘Massacre of a helpless population’

New York’s $21 million field hospital being dismantled without treating one patient

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Biden’s gaffe (latest)

Dems more likely to snitch

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

‘Masks on, clothes off’ party

 

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