Week-ends (03/13/21)

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…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Michael Hingson

L.C. “Buckshot” Smith

Jennifer Williams, the ‘book lady’

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Andrew Cuomo

Gretchen Whitmer

LA teachers

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

 “If we do all this, if we do our part, if we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard. Or, in your neighborhood, and have a cookout and a BBQ and celebrate Independence Day. That doesn’t mean large events with lots of people together, but it does mean small groups will be able to get together. A July 4th with your loved ones is the goal. But a goal—a lot can happen; conditions can change. The scientists have made clear that things may get worse again as new variants of the virus spread.”
President Biden said vaccinated people could celebrate July 4 with their families – but urged Americans to remain vigilant about the virus

“Who are you talking to? This is a free people, a free country. How dare you tell us who we can spend the Fourth of July with?” 
Tucker Carlson of FOX reacting to Biden’s primetime speech

“Raise your hand if you’re going to get together with WHOEVER you want to on the 4th of July and do WHATEVER the hell you want because you’re an American.”
Jordan Rachel, a contributor for the conservative student movement Turning Point USA

“I stand behind my comment that the lockdowns are the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years. We will be counting the catastrophic health and psychological harms, imposed on nearly every poor person on the face of the earth, for a generation. At the same time, they have not served to control the epidemic in the places where they have been most vigorously imposed. In the US, they have — at best — protected the ‘non-essential’ class from COVID, while exposing the essential working class to the disease. The lockdowns are trickle down epidemiology.”
Stanford University Medical School professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya


“Masking children is as absurd, illogical, nonsensical, and potentially dangerous as trying to stop ‘every case of Covid’ or ‘stopping Covid at all costs.’ Masks are not needed for children based on near zero risk in children. The risk of dying from Covid-19 is ‘almost zero’ for young people. The issue of masks in children is really a risk management question for parents and any decision-maker. The science is settled.”
The American Institute for Economic Research

“[Andrew Cuomo] can no longer serve as governor. It’s as simple as that.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio

“California, [which] is predicted to have a $19 billion surplus, gets $40 billion out of the fund of $350 billion set aside for states who need help. If you don’t need help, you shouldn’t get it. … Bernie Sanders said … this is the most progressive piece of legislation to pass the Senate since he’s been a senator. That says a lot when you make Bernie Sanders blush over progressive policies.”
Senator Tim Scott

“The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers. When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.”
Donald Trump

“When President Biden rescinded the emergency order on the southwest border, it stopped resources, and it stopped construction on our border. As a result of that, one area where the fence is not complete, we get five or six groups a day coming across there. It’s [opened up] the border. It opened up the message that it’s okay to come in this country. This administration owns this decision.”
Cochise County, Arizona, Sheriff Mark Dannels

“Migrants are showing up at the border wearing T-shirts that read, ‘Biden Please Let Us In!’ I suspect a lot of Americans would probably be interested in a T-shirt that read, ‘Biden Please Let Us Out’ … out of our homes and back into our schools, businesses, and churches.”
Gary Bauer

“We are not trying to close our borders. We are trying to … create an effective, moral, humane system.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

“There’s nothing ‘effective, moral, or humane’ about empowering human, sex, and drug traffickers to increase their activity across our southern border and in American communities.”
Congressman Andy Biggs

“The way [Biden’s open-borders policy] translates is: ‘Come to America. We’ll let you in, we’ll put you on a bus wherever you want to go, and we’ll pay for everything.’ I mean, this is a border crisis. This is the Biden border crisis. … [Democrats] don’t believe in borders. They don’t therefore think it’s a crisis. They think that this is a feature, not a bug, of their policy.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“More kids have been separated from their parents at the border than ever, and yet the coverage seems strangely different than a few years ago.”
David Harsanyi

“A Hollywood actress is complaining to a billionaire talk show host about how much she regrets becoming a princess, and according to our insane culture, she actually is a victim.”
Michael Knowles

“In a cancel culture, you have some people who believe that they are special, that they are superior, that they have the power to be able to shut down those who have ideas and views that are different. … You see the final expression of cancel culture in Islamist terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaida who basically go and behead those who … they deem to be infidels or heretics.”
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

To the left, “Singing about sexual acts of the highest raunch factor is considered artistic expression and yet a children’s book that has served up timeless stories that have been read to hundreds of thousands of children is now verboten? On what grounds? Let’s not forget that some of Dr. Seuss’ books have been converted into movies … which have made the liberals of Hollywood millions of dollars.”
Armstrong Williams

“What is Jesus’s most cancelable statement? In Matthew 19, he says God made people ‘male and female’ and points to Adam and Eve as the model of marriage. That would get a lot of other people canceled these days.”
Frank J. Fleming

“Memo to social justice warriors: When what you’re doing sounds like an Onion headline. Stop.”
Bill Maher

“Having children is about life, and life is about caring for more than just yourself. Calling abortion women’s health care and thinking that your job is three times more important than bringing new life into the world is not a sign of a healthy culture with a healthy soul. If we want insight into our baby bust, this is what we should be thinking about.”
Star Parker

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Local high school teacher asks students if they’ve had sex with 4 or more people

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Stimulus sticker shock

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Harry-Meghan-Oprah interview

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been

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