Week-ends (02/13/21)

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…


These nurses

Postal workers

This Girl Scout troop


Andrew Cuomo

WI Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes

Joe Biden

Bruce Springsteen

The niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena Harris

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor

The Washington Post


“The governor’s proposal to fully legalize marijuana is bringing Wisconsin I would say to the 21st-century. Because of COVID we have a lot of issues around public funding for things that people need like roads, bridges, schools. This is a way to tap into some extra dollars to support through a legal industry,”
Andrew Hysell, a representative with the Wisconsin Cannabis Association

“In Wisconsin, we have over a $1 billion tax surplus. And I think the discussion should be on how we should be cutting taxes not increasing them. If he’s already decided to spend above that billion and needs additional revenue to meet some of these priorities then I think we’re in for a really difficult budget negotiation.”
State Representative Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee)

“I’m not sure why the governor continues to throw out these proposals when he knows it’s likely going to be dead upon arrival. It’s his right to do so, but when it comes to legalization (marijuana). I don’t foresee that happening this budget cycle.”
State Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point)

“Donald Trump is being impeached [again] for the unpardonable offense — capital felony — of being Donald Trump.”
Larry Elder

“I think if we’re going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, ‘Oh, go fight to hear your voices heard,’ I mean, we really ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then. [Schumer] went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court and said, specifically, ‘Hey, Gorsuch. Hey, Kavanaugh. You’ve unleashed a whirlwind, and you’re going to pay the price.’”
Senator Rand Paul on the Trump impeachment farce

“This is why I keep saying the endless vendetta against Donald Trump is not primarily about Donald Trump. He is a convenient scapegoat to taint the entire conservative movement. If they can succeed with their preposterous claim that the 74 million Trump supporters were accessories before the fact to the few hundred or so people who stormed the Capitol, then they’ve made a prima facie case that conservative ideas — and conservative speech — are intrinsically hateful and dangerous. What’s the big deal, after all, of silencing ‘domestic terrorists’?”
David Limbaugh

“If it feels now as though the post-Trump GOP will never arrive, American politics moves quickly. Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, leaving the GOP in utter disarray — and yet Reagan won a landslide six years later. The Tea Party sprang to life from nowhere in 2009 and had disappeared by 2016, subsumed into the Trump phenomenon. … The temptation to splinter from the GOP might be alluring to elements of both the populists and the Republican traditionalists, but this a dead end. The Republican Party is the only plausible electoral vehicle for any sort of right-of-center politics in America. It is worth fighting over, and it will be. That struggle is sure to be toxic and unpredictable — except for the fact that at the end of the day the Grand Old Party will still be standing.”
Rich Lowry

“[Marjorie Taylor] Greene’s treatment stands in stark contrast to how Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority dealt with Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) repeated anti-Semitic outbursts. You may recall that even after a series of outrageous statements, House Democrats were unwilling to condemn Rep. Omar directly. They passed a meaningless resolution that condemned hate generally and never actually referenced Omar by name or her offensive statements. Anyone reading the resolution would have had no idea why it was even necessary. To be clear, intolerance and bigotry have no place in Congress. Period. But justice must be fair and equal. There should be no double standards.”
Gary Bauer

“The system of government that we have in this nation is not systemically racist; in fact, it is not racist at all. To say that this is a racist nation — that is not true. And when we write standards that point to that direction in any way, we are doing our students a disservice.”
Mark Robinson (R-NC), the state’s first black lieutenant governor

“This is the biggest bombshell we have had so far. We had a trickling in of the numbers. We knew the numbers were much bigger than the governor was admitting. Over 15,000 residents died from getting COVID in their nursing homes … and now the biggest bombshell coming from the New York Post that his secretary, Melissa DeRosa, admitted that they covered it all up. … I believe all of them should go to jail.”

Fox News’s Janice Dean, who lost both her parents-in-law to the pandemic last year

“The day after Donald Trump issued a travel ban on China, Joe Biden said that this is no time for his xenophobia and that sort of thing. And then, a month later, he actually tweeted out that banning travel from anywhere did not work. So, to now read that they’re considering actual restrictions on Americans inside the country, I think, is unconstitutional, I think is going to be challenged in court successfully. But I think it also gives you some insight into who we’re dealing with here: hypocrites.”
Marco Rubio

“The vice president and I don’t agree on too much in politics. But he’s a man who upholds his oath, his faith, his duty, and most of all upholds the Constitution. … [He’s] a Patriot.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro, one of more than a few Democrats who suddenly adore Mike Pence

“The president wants schools to open safely and in accord with science and we are going to listen to science and medical expert”
Jen Psaki on why Biden is slow-walking his promise to reopen schools

“An administration that puts facts and science first would be conducting a full-court press to open schools.”
Mitch McConnell

“You have great personal courage. I’ve been with some of you when we’ve been shot at.”
Joe Biden in a State Department address (Biden has NOT been shot at anywhere.)

“Republicans have now flipped 15 Democratic House seats even with a losing candidate atop their ticket. Somehow it seems foolish to govern as if progressive views are all that matter.”
NY Times columnist David Brooks

“I will not apologize for what I said.”
AOC, who ridiculously claimed Ted Cruz “almost had me murdered”

 “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors … even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Actress Gina Carano, who was just fired by Disney

“Customer service in this country is, by and large, so aggressively horrible that a company like Chick-fil-A can stand out simply by having employees that don’t visibly hate you.”
Matt Walsh

“Just ask Brian Williams if AOC was at the Capitol. He was there with her!”
Ryan Fournier

“People keep calling Serena Williams the greatest female athlete of all time, as if Caitlyn Jenner didn’t even exist.”
Michael Knowles


Wisconsin man wins women’s cycling race


Under Biden, you need a negative COVID test to enter US — unless you’re an illegal alien


Trump needs to be impeached


8-year-old border collie named Lulu inherits $5 million in owner’s will

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