Week-ends (04/03/21)

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

Mike Duckett

Nickolas Zoesch

Eric Talley

Gary Sinise

Chicago girl

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Noah Green

Naperville, Illinois school district

San Diego teachers

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The question in this case is not whether the governor acted wisely; it is whether he acted lawfully. We conclude he did not.” 
WI Supreme Court Justice Brian Hagedorn, after the court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate as a coronavirus health-safety measure. In a 4-3 vote on Wednesday, the court decided Evers had violated state law by unilaterally issuing emergency orders to enforce the mandates without legislative approval.

“This is no run-of-the-mill case. We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic that so far has claimed the lives of over a half million people in this country.”
Liberal Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

Residents “don’t need state government telling them how to live their lives.”
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

“We are thankful for the people of Wisconsin, who are the real winners in this epic case that defied a tyrannical government and its puppets, namely Governor Tony Evers.”
Dan Miller, state director for Pro-Life Wisconsin Inc.

“Suddenly, like the recent shooter in Colorado, this lunatic is going to magically disappear from the news. If a depraved murderer doesn’t fit the woke narrative, he doesn’t exist.”
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is predicting the story about the attack on the US Capitol will quickly go away, given the suspect doesn’t fit into the Left’s narrative about white supremacy

“I think it’s become clear that fairness is overrated … the idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in. That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time or attention. Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite.”
NBC News anchor Lester Holt said on Tuesday night while accepting an award at the 45th Murrow Symposium

“They’re grotesque. Fairness is never overrated … If you don’t strive to be fair, you are certain to commit moral atrocities, but again, not just true for network newsreaders. By the way, when did newsreaders become philosophers? I think Lester Holt seems like a perfectly nice guy, but you don’t turn to Lester Holt for deepthink. The truth is, he’s saying that we know what we know, and we shouldn’t question it, when in fact the reality of life suggests that’s completely wrong.

“That’s like a perfect inversion of what journalism is supposed to be. It’s supposed to, in the famous formulation, make the powerful uncomfortable and comfort the afflicted. But that’s the opposite of what it does. They take the weakest people in our society and they hurt them, and then they suck up to the most powerful. That’s why everyone hates them, and for good reason.”
Tucker Carlson of FOX News reacting to Lester Holt’s comments

“If you think voter ID is racist, but a vaccine passport is just fine, you need some serious help thinking through public policy.”
Senator Rand Paul

“The language on voter IDs for absentee ballots in the new Georgia law is … identical to the language in federal law, promulgated through the Help America Vote Act. And guess who voted to approve this federal law in 2002? Why, then-Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. In fact, the vote was 92 to 2, and included in the ‘yes’ votes were Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Harry Reid, D-Nev.; and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Were they all imposing ‘Jim Crow’ on American voters? I don’t seem to recall the Major League Baseball Players Association boycotting any of the states of these senators — or any of the other senators who voted in favor of the Help America Vote Act. Or boycotting its own stadiums, which require IDs to pick up will call tickets.”
Hans von Spakovsky

“It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“I will never understand how so many people can look at our politicians and think, ‘Yes, they know better how to run my life than I do, and I think I will give them nearly-unlimited power.’”
Ben Shapiro

“Now the citizens of my community, they’re concerned. They are afraid. I had a meeting with them almost two weeks ago, near the location where all these immigrants are coming across. Now, they are concerned. They want to know what is their right to defend themselves and stuff. So, you know, I just try to ease their calm because a lot of these people they are basically family units, and they have been peaceful to this point.

“They just wiped out the old policy under the Trump administration and when they took over, the Biden administration didn’t have a plan to put their new policy in place. These people who are coming across are telling us the Biden administration was going to be more lax than the previous one, and that’s why they are crossing. That’s why they are coming and it’s only going to get worse.”

Val Verde County (TX) Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, a Democrat, on the surge at the border

“We’re seeing a tremendous humanity crisis down here. You’ve got people who are in a facility right now, the majority of them who are unaccompanied minors, in a facility that was built to house no more than 250 people. It currently has 5,700 people in it. They’re (Customs and Border Protection officials) doing what they can but they’re also very frustrated, realizing that they had actually warned this administration what would happen if they decided to push back on policies that were put in place by the previous administration that were working.”
Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) said Tuesday that the Biden administration was warned by Border Patrol officials about a large surge of illegal immigrants if Trump-era immigration policies were dismantled

“You can’t have a good-paying job without a healthy business. But if you’re taxing and regulating businesses to death, you’re going to extinguish healthy jobs, millions of them. In other words, business is labor’s best friend. And to get the work done and produce, labor is business’s best friend. They both work together to benefit the entire country. The Biden approach is just class warfare. That is really their agenda. In a futile effort to redistribute income, they want to tax successful businesses and entrepreneurs. They don’t really care about economic growth. They’re only interested in these left-wing social policies, violating the American dream, violating American traditions, going all the way back to the Founding Fathers. They want to punish success. That runs completely against the American Dream. One thing about Donald Trump, he understood the need to reward success, not punish it.”
Larry Kudlow

“A lot of Christians in the country have forgotten the battles they fight are not really political, but spiritual. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:12, ‘(W)e are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.’ Christians in America have been looking, in many cases, for political saviors to help them withstand the forces of the world. But those political saviors cannot protect us.”
Erick Erickson

“He may not be the fastest president on his feet we’ve ever had. He may bore you to death compared to the last president. But I will tell you, if anyone in the NFL is looking for a punter, Joe Biden is your man.”
Michael Reagan

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Taxpayers to Spend $392.69 per Person per Night on Hotels for Illegal Border-Crossers

861 criminals, 92 sex offenders encountered at Texas border in past few days, agent says

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The 6-Foot Mandate Was Bad Science

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Gotta have those vaccine passports

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Anchorage Costco customers say ravens are stealing their groceries in the parking lot

3 thoughts on “Week-ends (04/03/21)

  1. Like FOX, no mention of Matt Gaetz, or mention of wall to wall trial??? These kind of consumed everything I saw or read this past week. Just asking.

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