Week-ends (03/06/21)

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…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Dr. Seuss

Texas

Aaron Rodgers

Jermaine Jordan

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Andrew Cuomo

Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Academia

Scott Green

Missouri pastor

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Now, in a fractured, well-meaning attempt at inclusion, women’s achievements have once again been put at great risk of loss. Biological females are losing opportunities at titles, records, scholarships, and even participation. Additionally, by ignoring the scientific, biological fact that males have higher bone density, greater muscle mass, and often greater height, women are being put in physical danger of greater injury in competition. While the NCAA sets the standard that a biological male may participate in female sports after a year of testosterone-suppressing drugs, there are no hormonal levels or guidelines set in order to compete.”
State Rep. Barb Dittrich, the lead Assembly author of bills to prevent transgender student athletes from participating in girls’ or women’s sports from elementary school through college in Wisconsin. The legislation, which would essentially seek to prohibit schools from allowing students join teams that don’t correspond to their biological sex as assigned by a doctor at birth unless the sport is classified as “coed,” would apply to public K-12 schools, independent charters, private choice institutions, the University of Wisconsin System and technical colleges.

“I think it’s obvious that I’m target number one here. People are out to destroy me.”
US Senator Ron Johnson (WI)

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I wasn’t elected by politicians, I was elected by the people of the state of New York. I’m not going to resign.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo

“Look, these allegations [against Andrew Cuomo] are really disturbing, let’s be clear about that. When a woman comes forward with this kind of very specific allegations, we have to take it seriously. This kind of behavior, if true, is unacceptable.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

“The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”
Joe Biden excoriating red states for rescinding COVID restrictions

“The behavior of a Neanderthal, just to be very clear. I think the president, what everybody saw yesterday, was a reflection of his frustration and exasperation, which I think many American people have, that for almost a year now people across the country have sacrificed, at many times they haven’t had information they need from the federal government.”
Biden press Secretary Jen Psaki

“First, it obviously is not the type of thing that the president should be saying. But, second, he kind of said it on the worst day he could have, because the same day he said that in Texas, the Biden administration was releasing illegal immigrants into our communities who had COVID. The Biden administration was spreading COVID in south Texas yesterday because of their lack of constraint of testing and quarantining people who come across the border illegally. The Biden administration was exposing Texans to COVID. That is a Neanderthal type approach to dealing with the COVID situation.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott

“It should be more shocking to you when a politician turns out to be decent than it is when he turns out to be a scumbag.”
Kyle Mann

“Covid-19: The U.S. Is Edging Toward Normal, Alarming Some Officials.”
The New York Times

“It turns out the pandemic is a pretty big part of the news cycle and that’s not going away anytime soon. It turns out it’s really good for ratings.”
The CEO of CNN’s parent company, Jason Kilar

When embracing liberty and individual responsibility is called ‘Neanderthal thinking’ but opening our borders to COVID-infected illegal aliens is called ‘compassion,’ you know we have a serious problem in this country.”
Charlie Kirk

“Election laws should make it easy to vote and hard to cheat, but this bill would not only make it easy to cheat, it would effectively make it legal to cheat. At a time when half of Americans have lost confidence in the integrity of our elections, this bill will only drive distrust and division higher.”
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) on the passage of HR 1

“Election reform is a national imperative, but under our Constitution, election reform must be undertaken at the state level. Our Founders limited Congress’ role in conducting our elections for good reason: They wanted elections to be administered closest to the people, free from undue influence of the national government.”
Mike Pence

“Biden says, and the MSM goes along, that anything less than $1.9 trillion in new spending is a ‘cut’, which is why Washington has a spending problem. That’s like a guy who makes $50k asking for a raise to $65k. His boss gives him $55k. The guy then claims his pay was cut $10k.”
Ari Fleischer

“My mother, who was a math teacher … often gave the Dr. Seuss book, ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ to her students when they graduated. She also gave one to me. The story is about setting out in life, all the places that you’ll go, the challenges that you’ll see and how you will overcome them again and again. The storyline says that success is ‘98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.’ The challenges include the waiting place, where everyone is just waiting; and the fact that things will go well, ‘Except when they don’t. / Because, sometimes, they won’t. / I’m afraid that sometimes / you’ll play lonely games too. / Games you can’t win / ’cause you’ll play against you.’ That’s where we are as a country today. Playing games against ourselves. We worry more about the old illustrations and characters in books, rather than about children reading and attending school today. We are caught up in a game of division and reduction rather than addition and multiplication.”
Jackie Gingrich Cushman

“We all have heard what a grave threat Sen. Joseph McCarthy was to freedom of speech in the 1950s. He became one of the most famous figures in American history by threatening free speech. Now you have dozens of Democrats threatening whole networks, and no one has complained, not even in the media. What happened to freedom of speech?”
R. Emmett Tyrrell

“We’ve got to start teaching our young people moral values again. That starts with putting God and prayer back in our schools.”
Sen. Tommy Tuberville

“I’ve said before and I mean it, I wish Jen Psaki all the best. t’s a very hard job. But that being said, we took great pains during our administration to do hours and hours and hours of research beforehand, days sometimes… to get answers. And the great thing about being in the Trump White House was I always knew where my boss stood. Unlike other press secretaries that maybe didn’t have walk-in privileges to the Oval, I could walk in at any time, I always knew where he stood. Before every press conference, I would go in with a list of items that I thought the press would ask and go through one-by-one. I always knew where his head was at, so I didn’t have to do a lot of circling back President Trump gave a lot of access to me.”
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany criticized current Biden press secretary Jen Psaki and her continuous promises to “circle back” with journalists when asked questions

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Thousands of students reported ‘missing’ from school systems nationwide amid COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore student passes 3 classes in four years, ranks near top half of class with 0.13 GPA

‘Biden, please let us in!’

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

WI Democratic leader insults her own constituents. Was she sincerely sorry?

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Texas is evil

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

How some people can end up living at airports for months – even years – at a time

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