Week-ends (05/22/21)

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

Jon Holt

Kids on school bus

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

The mayor of Chicago

Robert Magnus

Anthony Fauci

Nancy Pelosi

PBS

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“If you can’t get it settled within the 45 days, then my order goes into effect. Put him back in office, make him the chief and away we go.”
Milwaukee County Judge Christopher Foley ruled Ousted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will be reinstated as the city’s top cop in 45 days unless his attorneys and the city can reach a settlement

 “Pretty significant employer in my area” told him, “We’re no longer competing with other employers. We’re no longer competing with Illinois. We’re no longer competing with Iowa. We’re competing with the couch. By this, he means that the Federal enhancer encourages people to stay home because they can make more money staying on unemployment
than returning to work. This needs to end.

State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green). Unemployed people in WI will again be required to search for work in order to receive government assistance, following the repeal of a rule waiving the requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver was set to expire on July 10, but will instead end on Sunday. Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules voted 6-4 on Wednesday to reinstate the rule.

“Since Biden was elected he: Canceled an American pipeline. Told you to buy an electric car after Russians hacked a major US pipeline. Cleared the way for a Russian pipeline and Russian energy dominance in Europe. Can’t make this stuff up.”
Congressman Dan Crenshaw

“Biden has been in office for less than five months, but that’s been enough to show that he was elected on false premises: He is not a moderate, he is not a unifier, and he will not rein in his party’s rabid left flank. The country is increasingly on edge, and the worst is likely yet to come.”
Andrew McCarthy

“Attitudes toward masking have followed political fissures: The people who resent masks and flout the rules mostly voted for Donald Trump in 2020, and the people who wear two masks while alone in their Subarus driving to Whole Foods and hiss at strangers on mountain-hiking paths voted for Joe Biden.”
Kevin Williamson

 “A year ago: Harass the people in stores who aren’t wearing masks. Now: Please show grace to those who can’t give up their masks. The Pharisees always want grace for themselves and never want to extend it to others.”
Erick Erickson

“Why is the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas? Surely, these intrepid reporters knew who their neighbors were. Did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a U.S.-designated terrorist organization? Did the AP pull its punches and decline to report for years on Hamas’s misdeeds? I submit that the AP has some uncomfortable questions to answer.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“The socialist Squad is attacking Biden for not being sufficiently critical of Israel, when in fact he is engaged in the one thing that could literally result in the destruction of Israel. While thousands of rockets rain down on the Jewish state, our negotiators are still sitting at a table in Vienna desperately trying to negotiate a deal that will provide Iran’s ayatollah with billions of dollars of sanctions relief. That money will immediately be used not only to replenish the rockets that have been fired into Israel, but to give Hamas and Hezbollah even more powerful rockets and missiles to kill even more Israelis. If Biden can’t stand up to radicals like AOC, Omar, and Tlaib, how can we expect him to stand up to the mullahs of Iran?”
Gary Bauer

“Palestinians in Gaza do live in horrendous conditions, but not because Israelis force them to. They choose to. Israel unilaterally pulled out of Gaza in 2005 and left it under complete Palestinian sovereignty. The Palestinians could have started building, putting in place infrastructure for political and economic freedom that would allow them to produce the kind of miracle the Israelis have produced. But instead, they put Hamas terrorists in charge, who started shooting missiles into Israel. In a hard and imperfect world, it’s so much easier to hate and blame than to take personal responsibility to create and build.”
Star Parker

“I wonder what the Venn diagram looks like of people who think January 6th was the worst attack on democracy ever and that Israel gets way too worked up about rockets being launched at them constantly.”
Frank J. Fleming

“Aside from putting forward a peace proposal that was dead on arrival, we don’t think [the Trump administration] did anything constructive, really, to bring an end to the longstanding conflict in the Middle East.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

“The 99% in America paid 7.2% of their total wealth in taxes last year, while the top 0.1% paid only 3.2%. The wealthy and well-connected need to start paying their fair share.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren

“Very weak argument, Senator. Facts: The top 1% pay about 40% of total federal revenue. The bottom 50% of earners pay about 3% of total federal revenue. ”
Congressman Dan Crenshaw

“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”
Prince Harry

“All that Americans will take away from Harry’s outburst about the First Amendment is a posh, privileged British royal slamming their Constitution and their unalienable rights to freedom of speech and expression. It takes an extraordinary amount of entitled arrogance to mock the most revered building block of your adopted country’s history. And lest we forget, things didn’t end well for the last British royal who tried to tell Americans how to lead their lives, George III.”
Piers Morgan

“The world today needs a Hitler.”
Now-former CNN freelance contributor Adeel Raja last Sunday. In 2014, Raja similarly yammered: “The only reason I am supporting Germany in the [World Cup] finals — Hitler was a German and he did good with those Jews!”

“The Left always seems to be on the side of violence…Hamas, Antifa, BLM, communism…”
Lisa Boothe

“The funniest part about the liberal attempt to rebrand themselves as the ‘progressives’ is who played along without even thinking. Read any conservative publication and you will read tons of references to ‘progressives.’ Nearly all are used purely as synonyms for ‘liberal’ or ‘left-wing.’ The left must love how easy these debates are to win. … When your policies are completely out of whack with what regular Americans favor, being able to label them as ‘progressive’ as opposed to ‘left-wing’ and having that endorsed by the ‘mainstream’ media is a godsend. For some reason, conservatives are only too happy to mindlessly play along.”
Neil Patel

“After ousting Liz Cheney, Republicans prove they’re a bigger threat than 9/11 hijackers.”
Column title by USA Today deputy editorial page editor David Mastio

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

BLM Crashes Wisconsin Memorial for Fallen Officers, Shouts Obscenities

Biden’s border patrol

Federal government spent nearly $2 million on experiments sewing fetal scalps to rats

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The origins of COVID

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Establishing a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

UFOs are about to make their way to the U.S. Senate

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