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…
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I have to say to you, I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go down, for me, as one of the greatest honors I will have as president.”
Joe Biden at a ceremony signing legislation into law on Thursday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day — a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States
“First of all, our Independence Day is July 4th. Period. Independence Day celebrates the anniversary of our declared independence from Great Britain, and it’s been that way for 245 years.
“If you want to call Juneteenth, for example, Freedom Day or Emancipation Day then fine — that’s certainly worth considering. But calling it Independence Day is WHOLLY INAPPROPIATE.
“Second, we can’t just add new federal holidays without considering the ramifications.
“When Obama issued an executive order in 2014 giving federal employees an extra day off, that cost the government roughly $660 MILLION dollars, according to the Congressional Budget Office. So given inflation and the obnoxious growth of the federal government, this means a Juneteenth holiday should easily cost the federal government over a billion dollars Every. Single. Year. in federal payroll & holiday premiums with no offsets!”
Rep. Ralph Norman, a South Carolina Republican, was one of 14 House Republicans to vote against making Juneteenth Day a federal holiday.
House Democrats “used their majority to balkanize our country and fuel separatism by creating a race-based ‘Independence Day. It is unfortunate that some have chosen to politicize the naming of this important historical event … to turn Americans against one another and foment division based on skin color instead of uniting us.”
WI Congressman Tom Tiffany who also voted against making Juneteenth Day a federal holiday
“Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only. I’m American.”
“Please understand that when someone talks about ‘ending’ racism, their idea of racism ‘ending’ is always within the context of people who fit within certain ethnic and intersectional categories obtaining more worldly possessions and power. That’s what ‘ending racism’ looks like.”
Darrell B. Harrison
“Critical race theory is bigoted, it is a lie, and it is every bit as racist as the klansmen in white sheets. Critical race theory says every white person is a racist. Critical race theory says America is fundamentally and irredeemably racist. Critical race theory seeks to turn us against each other and, if someone has different colored skin, seeks to make us hate that person.”
US Senator Ted Cruz
“Why does critical race theory peddle bigoted and obviously false assumptions about individuals based on their skin color? Not pure racial hatred. Racialism is a tactic, a tool used by critical race theorists to tear down American institutions. Their aims: abolish the nuclear family, abolish gender, defund the police, abolish the border, abolish prisons, abolish the Senate, abolish the Electoral College, abolish ICE, abolish voter ID, abolish capitalism, abolish private/charter schools, abolish religious freedom, abolish free speech, abolish rights, abolish objective truth, abolish reality. Sound familiar? Democratic political agenda items are textbook critical race theory. We should reject its reduction of people to the color of their skin. It’s a tool with a dangerously clear purpose: to impose simple, unadulterated Marxism in the United States of America. We must overwhelmingly reject it in its entirety on the basis of what it really is.”
“The flood of migrants includes thousands of children with nowhere to go, preyed on by vicious cartels. Human rights groups estimate that a significant percentage of women who make the dangerous journey to our border are raped along the way. With a situation that disastrous, it makes sense that Harris is uncomfortably laughing and trying to change the subject. Approaching this crisis with appropriate solemnity would force Biden and Harris to grapple with the humanitarian devastation their failed policies have created.”
“It’s almost as if [Kamala] Harris is the kind of politician who might be so bad at this she’d have to drop out of a primary before a vote was cast in Iowa.”
Mary Katherine Ham
“I’ll take your questions and, as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I’m gonna call on.”
Joe Biden ahead of his post-Vladimir Putin press conference in Geneva
“Today, the Assembly passed two Protecting Women’s Sports bills. These bills included necessary protections for girls’ sports. All sports, at every age, need to be on a level playing field. Performance-enhancing drugs are banned in all sports because they create unfair advantages. Similarly, biological boys should not compete against biological girls due to unfair advantages in athletic ability between the two sexes. Assembly Bill 195 and 196 prevent this from happening and maintain fairness with girls’ sports. The science is simple. The necessity of these bills is real, because if the trend we’re seeing continues, it will lead to the demise of girls’ sports altogether.”
State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport)
“Our institutions must stop treating students like helpless children whose delicate feelings must be protected and start requiring maturation. Colleges and universities are supposed to prepare students to excel in a world that does not revolve around them, not protect them from such a world. Institutions of higher education should be intellectual boot camps developing our future leaders, not daycare centers coddling adults who refuse to grow up.”
Oliver North & David Goetsch
“The FBI still doesn’t exactly know what that [2017 congressional baseball] shooter was up to. They never really uncovered the sort of detailed evidence that laid out a specific plot or an objective.”
Former FBI agent Andy McCabe
“Hmm. You mean the Bernie supporter who asked where the congressional Republicans were while holding a rifle in his hand? Yeah, this one is a puzzler all right.”
“Do we know her whereabouts? We should just have her picked up before she goes on. This is outrageous.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in an email to her staff to stop a restaurant owner from appearing on Fox News to discuss that state’s lockdown orders
“If there is not equality of outcomes among people born to the same parents and raised under the same roof, why should equality of outcomes be expected — or assumed — when conditions are not nearly so comparable?”
“YouTube gladly hosts medical videos with more quacks than Daffy Duck’s family reunion. You can get bad advice about everything from diet and exercise to curing STDs with apple cider vinegar. Which doesn’t work, by the way. And it ruins a nice cobb salad.
“Those crazy videos? Harmless self-expression. A chat between two medical professionals? That’s dropped faster than Brian Stelter’s jaw outside a corn dog factory.
“Now, this is happening as other tech titans are cracking down on speech. They are the new censors. These ministers of information can turn the spigot on, or off at all. They did this with the lab leak story. Also with Hunter Biden. And with every story.
“A story about rising crime in cities where police were defunded? Spigot off.
“A story about a white lady shouting racial slurs in a parking lot? Spigot on.
“A story about a police officer rescuing a child? Spigot off.
“A story about a police officer breaking the law? Spigot on.
“It’s nothing new. These tech giants learned this from their TV news allies who’ve been practicing it for years.”
“We all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, ‘What do we need to do better next time?’ And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives [is] going to be essential. And it’s something that I think we all could have done a little bit better on.”
Ex-Biden COVID adviser Andy Slavitt
“If there are people who are triggered by giant American flags, then it is the duty of Americans to trigger those people as often as possible.”
Frank J. Fleming
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Number of Small Businesses Destroyed by COVID Lockdowns Will ASTOUND You
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The G-7 Biden-Putin showdown. Turned out to be a nothing burger. Of course Biden’s buddies in the MSM declared him the clear winner.
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK