Week-ends (05/01/21)

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

John Schlifske

Mike Wimmer

Angry parents in Arizona

Pastor Artur Pawlowski, again

Ted Cruz

Mike Cohen and his organ donor

Tempe police officers

Girl Scouts

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Anthony Fauci

USPS

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The only people who wear masks outside are zealots and neurotics. Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart. Call the police immediately, contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you’re looking at is abuse, it’s child abuse and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”
Tucker Carlson who also said seeing a vaccinated person wear a mask outdoors was like “watching a grown man expose himself in public”

“Last week the CDC said that of the 78 million Americans who at the time had been vaccinated (the number is now about 96 million) only 5,800 had subsequently caught COVID-19, or about 0.007 percent. Of those, 74 died, or about 0.00009 percent.”
John Daniel Davidson at The Federalist

“Dr. Fauci has been all over the place. Americans are so frustrated. First, he said no masks at the outset of the pandemic. Then, he said one mask. Then, two. Now, he’s saying we don’t need masks outside, except for children who are at very low risk from the virus. What I’m most concerned with is Americans’ First Amendment liberties that have been attacked by the government over the past year. Your rights to free speech, the right to practice one’s faith, go to work, school and other vital liberties.

“Last night, President Biden said ‘we should choose truth over fear.’ Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those who are fully vaccinated can gather indoors without a mask, but if you noticed the President, his Vice President Kamala Harris, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and others in the congressional chamber were all wearing masks despite being vaccinated. That’s succumbing to fear, not the truth.”

Ranking member of the judiciary committee, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, gave his reaction to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s inconsistent mask guidance damaging his credibility

“When we look at this administration, the way they’ve treated this whole thing has amounted to a huge amount of theater, as opposed to actual science. When the president comes out with a mask over, and over, and over again, he sends the message implicitly that if you get vaccinated, nothing will change.” Ben Domenech

“Dr. Anthony Fauci, the moment he came out last year and said that we needed to shut down schools, he should have been fired.”
Ben Domenech

“The Year One Lie of the Biden presidency has already been told. Every time you see a mainstream headline with either the words “goes big” or “Biden’s bold something,” you know that’s the varnish painted on top of the lie. There was no breakthrough, no consensus shift into a next era of American politics, no unity, no lowered temperature: just a president willing to smash even more norms than his predecessors. The FDR comparisons give it away: not just intentions, but the lie. FDR swept into power with 472 electoral college votes and massive majorities in both houses of the legislature. He actually had a mandate, disastrous as many of the outcomes were. Joe Biden does not.”
Jason Killmeyer, a C-level executive at a NY state based non-profit, writing in Townhall.com

“The message we get today from the Biden administration is that the government needs to save people — that people are unable to help themselves. When people believe this message, they begin to lose their own agency, which can ultimately lead them to become helpless as a learned belief, and therefore always dependent on the government. While we should help those who need it, we need to do so in a way that leads to a productive outcome, as well as a strengthened belief in oneself and one’s ability to move forward under one’s own agency. We do need to work together, but not with the government in the lead or in control.”
Jackie Gingrich Cushman

“Biden could be as transformative a president as FDR. But FDR didn’t have to contend with a paranoid, xenophobic, racist opposition drenched in lies and extremist propaganda from right-wing media.”
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich

“More than 110,000 Japanese American prisoners were imprisoned during World War II in FDR’s internment camps, which opened in 1942.”
Mediaite

“For a would-be FDR, Biden doesn’t seem to understand that a fundamental source of the New Dealer’s power was enormous congressional majorities. FDR came into office in 1932 with almost a 200-seat majority in the House, 313-117, after Republicans lost more than 100 seats. … In the Senate, FDR had 58 Democrats, as Republicans lost 12 seats in 1932 in one of the worst senatorial drubbings in history. … With his legislative margin of error so thin, it’s unlikely that Biden will get his way on much besides spending and taxes. Almost all of his sweeping proposals, from federalizing elections to making D.C. a state, will fall by the wayside. More to the point, it’s wrong for Biden to attempt force through such radical measures when his mandate for them exists only in his ridiculously inflated self-image.”
Rich Lowry

 “Instead of [complaining] about the unfairness of losing a congressional seat, I dunno, maybe start thinking about why residents are fleeing your state like it’s on fire.”
David Burge

“Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) estimates that approximately 10% of military personnel — or as many as 250,000 troops — may be white supremacists. While Sen. Blumenthal is slandering our men and women in uniform, it’s worth remembering that he lied about his military service in Vietnam. Last week, Admiral Charles Richard, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, and General James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. When pressed about the number of extremists in the military, it must have come as a shock to Sen. Blumenthal that both men said there were ‘zero’ extremists in their commands. Instead of worrying about getting non-existent extremists out of the military, maybe there should be more focus on getting provable liars out of the United States Senate!”
Gary Bauer

“I’m not sure if we need police reform so much as we need media reform because it’s been a decade of the media really telling lies about the state of policing in this country.”
Mollie Hemingway

“If you did not watch the Derek Chauvin trial, but only heard the inflammatory comments spewing out of the White House and the media-Democrat complex, there are things about it you would never know. And you’d be apt to believe the claims that American law enforcement is systemically racist. I watched the trial day in and day out, so let me cut you in on a few basic facts. Not a shred of evidence was introduced at the trial that Derek Chauvin is a racist. None. There was nothing in the weeks of testimony that even hinted at such a thing.”
Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy

“Isn’t America the least racist country? Who even competes? We’re by far the most integrated of any. America is becoming a land of spoiled rich kids who would rather die than admit how good they have it.”
Frank J. Fleming

“If you are very concerned about Washington D.C. residents not having a senator, let’s make them citizens of Virginia or Maryland. Oh, wait, that wouldn’t accomplish your actual purpose of adding two more Democratic Senators?”
Ben Shapiro

“You know the reason why advertisers in this country love the 18 to 34 demographic? Because it’s the most gullible. Yeah. A third of people under 35 say they’re in favor of abolishing the police — not defunding, but doing away with a police force altogether, which is less of a policy position and more of a leg tattoo. Thirty-six percent of Millennials think it might be a good idea to try communism, but much of the world did try it. I know, Millennials think that doesn’t count because they weren’t alive when it happened. But it did happen. And there are people around who remember it. … The problem isn’t that I don’t get what you’re saying or that I’m old. The problem is that your ideas are stupid.”
Bill Maher

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Outrage erupts after HS runner — forced by state to wear mask — collapses at finish line

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Ratings for Biden’s Big Speech Are in and He Got Trounced by Trump

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Aaron Rodgers

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Florida mansion was a perfect venue for their long-awaited wedding. But it wasn’t theirs.

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