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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Biden claims he once told Putin, ‘I looked into your eyes and I don’t think you have a soul.’ I wonder if Putin replied, ‘I looked into yours and I don’t think you have a brain.’ In this case, of course, they would both be right!”
“No king in history of the world has been the ruler of two billion people, but Mark Zuckerberg is. … You should not have power over two billion people. I just think that’s wrong.”
Facebook executive Benny Thomas
“Teens who fail to get a diploma are almost doomed to poverty. Nearly half the Central American adult migrants in the U.S. don’t have a high school diploma. Their education levels are lower than other immigrants or the U.S.-born population. And no surprise, they are also poorer. Worst of all, allowing this wave of migration to continue now will cripple our public schools and further set back our kids, just when they’re struggling to get back on the learning track. Message to Biden: close the border, protect our schools, and put our own kids first.”
“The migrant surge at the southern border is getting worse with every passing day. Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants in February. That’s up 170% from one year ago, and it’s the highest number of February apprehensions in 15 years! Apprehensions of unaccompanied minors jumped 58% from January to February, and 166% from February of 2020. According to The New York Times, the Biden administration is now ‘scrambling’ to find more housing for all these unaccompanied minors. … It’s ironic that so many people voted for Biden because they thought he could handle a crisis. Well, he’s only been in office for 50 days, and he’s already created one!”
“The Biden administration didn’t inherit this mess; it helped create it. President Biden campaigned on the basis of policies that would lead to this very outcome.”
Senator John Cornyn
“Administration officials keep sending mixed messages, repeating phrases from the White House podium like ‘now is not the time to come.’ So there will be an appropriate time sometime later for people to enter our country illegally?”
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell
“When President Trump began promising a vaccine before the end of 2020, no one believed him. The Hill ran a piece headlined, ‘Trump’s new vaccine timeline met with deep skepticism.’ NBC News published an article titled: ‘Fact check: Coronavirus vaccine could come this year, Trump says. Experts say he needs a “miracle” to be right.’ Similarly, ABC News ran a report titled, ‘Trump promises coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, but his own experts temper expectations.’ Back then, vaccine skepticism, which is now nearly universally condemned, was acceptable at the highest levels of our politics. Asked if she would take a vaccine approved prior to the election, then-vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said, ‘Well, I think that’s going to be an issue for all of us.’ Now, these same vaccines are a key part of the success story that Biden wants to tell about his response to the pandemic.“
“I would absolutely tip my hat. … The Trump administration made sure that we got in record time a vaccine up and out. That’s a great thing and it’s something we should all be excited about.”
Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White House’s COVID team
“A couple months ago Gov. Cuomo was every Democrat’s hero while he was killing thousands of people in nursing homes. Says a lot about them that they’re only now coming around to the idea that he’s a terrible person.”
“It was the woke supremacists, by the way, who said that me and Herschel Walker were the coon squad. [Leftmedia talking heads] are at their wit’s end because there are African Americans willing to speak their minds from a conservative perspective.”
Senator Tim Scott
“In this [American Rescue Plan Act], if you’re a [minority] farmer, your loan will be forgiven up to 120%. … But if you’re a white person … no forgiveness. That’s reparations. What does that have to do with COVID?”
Senator Lindsey Graham. As the New York Post reports, the bill “sets aside $10.4 billion for agriculture support, with about half of that amount set aside for minority farmers,” yet “African Americans own about 35,000 farms in the United States — less than 2 percent of the nation’s total.”
“Want to see some serious racism? Study the history of how gun control laws have been used.”
Congressman Burgess Owens
“You’re not gonna win the battle for the 21st century if you are a silly people and Americans are a silly people. … You know who doesn’t care that there’s a stereotype of a Chinese man in a Dr. Seuss book? China. … We’re not losing to China. We lost. The returns just haven’t all come in yet. They made robots that check a kid’s temperature and got … back in school. Most of our kids are still pretending to take Zoom classes while they watch TikTok and [their] brain cells slowly commit ritual suicide.”
“Now they’re actually having to run the show. And boy, are they burning our country down. And I think they’re realizing this is really not as easy as we made it sound. I think we have the Obama administration right back in there, we’re seeing the same figures, the same people and the same names and the same pattern. And that failed our country for eight years. And now it’s all back in place.
“When you have a political party that attacks God’s creation in such a horrible way. Then yes, it’s clearly a party of evil. … It really is a true spiritual war. They completely erase gender, they refuse to even acknowledge that God created male and female and that there are only two genders.”
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
“At no point was (Ron) Johnson silenced, canceled or deprived of forums to make his case. To the contrary, he was given every opportunity to expose himself — which he did with great abandon. Despite his complaints, he never seems to pass up a chance to get in front of a camera. And he never misses a chance to keep digging a deeper hole for himself.
“The media will not censor him, nor will his critics silence him. But there may be other consequences.
“If he does go ahead and run for re-election next year, the voters in my home state of Wisconsin get to decide whether to cancel RonAnon’s third term. I suspect they will.”
“I learned recently that English spelling and grammar are symbols of white supremacy. Books are white culture and therefore bad. Literacy in general is a waste of time, since tests and grades and homework no longer exist because they perpetuate systemic racism. The only allowable books are the ones that have Michelle Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the cover. Just stick to those and you’ll be okay. You might even avoid arrest.
“In the bookstore, linger longest in the transgender children section, just to be safe. If you must dart over to the Classics section, do it when the cashier isn’t looking. For every classic children’s book you buy, get at least two books about toddlers named Julia describing their penises and anything with a kid wearing kente cloth on the cover.
“Be smart. Don’t read. Get all the books out of your home now. Delete your Kindle library; download the wrong book and a trap door under your bed opens and you slide into Amazon Prime Prison.”
Peachy Keenan is a contributing editor at American Mind
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Migrants Are Sending Children To The Border Alone, Knowing They Won’t Be Deported
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Ron Johnson is evil
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK