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HEROES OF THE WEEK
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“There’s a lot at stake for humanity. If we get it right, the world can be saved.”
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla on a possible vaccine for the coronavirus
“Pfizer and government officials are now planning how to distribute the vaccine. It won’t be easy. To be effective, the injection must be administered twice. Shipping the vaccine presents another massive challenge — it must be kept at -80 Celsius during transportation. The reward will be worth it. The pandemic that began in China, and which experts agree was made worse by Beijing’s malfeasance, could soon end, thanks to the efforts of an American pharmaceutical company.”
Philip Wegmann of Real Clear Politics
The restrictions imposed by political leaders in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic have “resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty.” The restrictions “highlighted distinct trends that were already present before the virus struck” such as “the dominance of lawmaking by executive fiat rather than legislation.”
Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito
“[NY Governor Cuomo] doesn’t trust where the vaccines are coming from. They’re coming from the greatest companies, the greatest labs in the world, but he doesn’t trust this White House, this administration. That pains me to say that this is a very successful, amazing vaccine at 90 percent and more, but Governor Cuomo will have to let us know when he’s ready for it, otherwise we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people immediately.”
“We’re going to win Wisconsin. Arizona — it’ll be down to 8,000 votes, and if we can do an audit of the millions of votes, we’ll find 8,000 votes easy. If we can do an audit, we’ll be in good shape there. Georgia, we’re going to win because now, we’re down to about 10,000, 11,000 votes, and we have hand-counting Hand-counting is the best. To do a spin of the machine doesn’t mean anything. You pick up 10 votes. But when you hand-count — I think we’re going to win Georgia.
“They (Michigan and Pennsylvania) wouldn’t let our poll watchers and observers watch or observe. That’s a big thing. They should throw those votes out that went through during those periods of time when [Trump observers] weren’t there. We went to court, and the judge ordered [the observers] back, but that was after two days, and millions of votes could have gone through. Millions. And we’re down 50,000.
“Never bet against me.”
“First, you go out and the Democrats steal five or six states, and that’s what Republicans believe we’re watching. We think we have evidence of a lot of it. Then you turn around and you say let’s forget four years of Nancy Pelosi, let’s forgot four years ago of impeachment, harassment, opposition, hostility, hatred, and now that I’ve won, why don’t we make nice together?
“I think he would have to do a lot to convince Republicans that this is anything except a left-wing power grab, financed by people like George Soros, deeply laid in at the local level, and, frankly, I think that it is a corrupt, stolen election. We believe these people are thieves, we believe the big city machines are corrupt… that this clearly was a stolen election, that it is impossible to imagine that Biden outran Obama in some of these states.”
“Momentarily, the media has Joe Biden with 290 electoral votes, 20 beyond what he needs to become the next president of the U.S. The only problem, and this is beyond huge, is that his vote count won’t last. He’s on course to lose Pennsylvania.
“Take away 20 from Biden, add it to President Trump, and now the Democrats are showing fear. What else is on the table? Donald Trump has requested a recount in Wisconsin, and so we’ll have pretty good numbers there. Based on the evidence to be presented in court, Biden potentially could lose Nevada and Michigan. Republican prospects are heating up in Georgia as well.
“I have Republican friends across the country who have mentally and emotionally thrown in the towel, and have said ‘what’s the use.’ They have resigned themselves to the Democrat’s political coup. There is no reason to do so. Considerable evidence of election fraud exists, in all of the contested swing states. The prospects of Joe Biden dipping under 270 electoral votes, within a couple of weeks, are healthy.”
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“Trump is still very much in ‘Hail Mary’ territory regarding pulling this out, but it’s no longer about this election. It’s about the next one. If Democrats can get away with these shenanigans this year, do you think they’ll stop?
“I think you all know the answer to that question. You all know the kind of left-wing scum we’re dealing with here.”
Matt Vespa, Townhall.com
“I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit. I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned it was time for people to “do what they’re told” by health experts and government officials to help bring down surging coronavirus numbers
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK