Week-ends (05/29/21)

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

Anonymous donor

Angus Hosking

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Edward Matthes

Brandeis University Assistant Dean Kate Slater

Bernie Sanders

Creepy Joe Biden

Passengers on planes

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or of second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle. They will not be impressed by the sight of yes-men and flatterers flocking to Mar-a-Lago.” Results for the White House and Senate “left Republicans powerless in Washington. Even worse, it was horrifying to see a presidency come to such a dishonorable and disgraceful end.”
Paul Ryan ripping President Trump

“Paul Ryan has been a curse to the Republican Party.He has no clue as to what needs to be done for our Country, was a weak and ineffective leader, and spends all of his time fighting Republicans as opposed to Democrats who are destroying our Country.

“Ryan, who became a lame duck Speaker of the House, lost all vote-getting capability with the people he represented in Wisconsin, and was the single biggest factor, other than Romney himself, for the monumental Romney/Ryan loss in the Presidential race of 2012 …”

President Trump responding to Ryan

“I lost to someone who had the advantage of being born naturally bigger and stronger … I can’t train myself to be a biological man. It’s the most demoralizing thing that has ever happened to me.I’ve lost the desire to dream, to try and to compete. I don’t have to imagine how it feels. Where is the support for us?”
Leia Schneeberger, a competitive mountain bike racer from Madison, told lawmakers she is one of the fastest female cyclists in the state — undefeated in 2020 until a transgender woman beat her twice this past winter. Wisconsin lawmakers on three committees heard emotional testimony Wednesday on proposals to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and womens’ sports

“We have not one single — not one single instance — where we have heard from a member school, from a parent or a student that they had an opportunity taken, they have lost an opportunity or even a contest much less a championship due to having to compete against a transgender student.

“What people imagine before they peel back layers is, they think this 17- or 18-year-old muscular guy is going to run at the girls track meet then next week go into basic training with the Marines. That ain’t reality, that ain’t happening.”
WIAA executive director Dave Anderson

“Put aside all of the other evidence and use your common sense. Isn’t it a remarkable coincidence that the virus happened to originate next to the Chinese lab that tests coronaviruses?”
Senator Tom Cotton

“There is more data on natural immunity than there is on vaccinated immunity, because natural immunity has been around longer. We are not seeing reinfections, and when they do happen, they’re rare. Their symptoms are mild or are asymptomatic. Please, ignore the CDC guidance. Live a normal life, unless you are unvaccinated and did not have the infection, in which case you need to be careful. We’ve got to start respecting people who choose not to get the vaccine instead of demonizing them.”
Dr. Marty Makary, a professor with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine noted that “natural immunity works” and it is wrong to vilify those who don’t want the vaccine because they have already recovered from the virus

“Numerous books have been written on how to rid society of ‘racism,’ and yet that numerous such books have been written is evidence of their collective failure to do so. But there is a Book, the Word of God, that indeed can transform society, if only we would read it and believe.”
Darrell B. Harrison

“When did the civil rights movement go off the rails? The answer is when proponents went from justly demanding equal rights to unjustly demanding equal results.”
Larry Elder

“According to AAA, when Biden was elected, the average gasoline price across America was $2.20 a gallon. Since then, the price has risen every month, and on May 15 of this year, the average gas price hit $3.04. Make no mistake: this 84-cent-per-gallon price hike is a highly regressive ‘tax’ on motorists, just as lower gas prices during the Trump administration were the equivalent of a tax cut for consumers. … Biden still has a straight face while saying that no one with an income of less than $400,000 a year will pay higher taxes under his economic plan. Come on, Joe. Get out of the Washington bubble, and go to a gas station. People of all incomes are paying your gas ‘tax.’”
Stephen Moore

“[Critical Race Theory] is just warmed-over Marxism. It is being pushed by leftist professors trying to breathe new life into their failed philosophy. University campuses have long been breeding grounds for leftist looniness, but CRT is the nuttiest idea to come out of the academy in decades. The failure of Marxism in the former Soviet Union, Cuba, Cambodia and, more recently, Venezuela, forced leftists on university campuses to revise their theory. Whereas Marx tried to stir up class warfare, CRT proponents try to incite racial polarization.”
Oliver North and David Goetsch

“I’ll say the quiet part out loud; it’s time for ‘progressives’ to start condemning anti-semitism and violent attacks on Jewish people with the same intention and vigor demonstrated in other areas of activism. The silence has been deafening.”
Democrat Congressman Dean Phillips

“There really is no such thing as an ‘assault weapon.’ That is a term that was manufactured by liberal lawyers and pollsters in Washington to try to scare the American people into believing that the government should confiscate weapons.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“What [Democrats] are doing is shifting the [illegal immigration] burden to the states. And once they do that, they’re making every state a border state — every town a border town.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn

“I can tell you, having traveled with [Biden] a fair amount, sometimes he’s hard to keep up with.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sugarcoating the president’s fitness

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Biden and CRT

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Biden and inflation

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Senate Republicans block January 6 commission

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Big cheese no more

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