Week-ends (06/26/21)

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

Peter Marshall

Max Gutierrez

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

UW-River Falls

Make-a-Wish Foundation


Chelsea Wolfe

Marilyn Monroe protesters

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We need more people in this state. The number of jobs completely outstrip the number of people we need to fill those jobs.”
WI Gov. Tony Evers

“It’s really becoming a desperate situation, that’s why we’re calling it a workforce emergency. Businesses are trying to give away incentives such as signing bonuses, gift cards for people to come back, but then they don’t. [Evers] knows darn well we’ve got a problem and extra benefits are exacerbating it.”
Kurt Bauer, president/CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC). A recent survey conducted by WMC shows 86% of their members are struggling to hire and 85% support eliminating the extra $300 a week in enhanced unemployment benefits as a way to incentivize people to go back to work.

“This is unusual for Wisconsin. Most people in Wisconsin say, ‘You are in our prayers; we are praying for you.’ … But you got some people here that are just sort of nasty at some points.”
US Senator Ron Johnson on being booed at Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration

“What the sentence is not based on is emotion or sympathy. I’m also not basing my sentence on public opinion.”
Judge Peter Cahill announcing the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd trial, 270 months in prison

“My son is a good man…When you sentence my son,  you will also be sentencing me.”
Carolyn Pawlenty, Derek Chauvin’s mother, addressed the court at her son’s sentencing

“I could make an argument that the first five months of the Biden administration have been the best of Vladimir Putin’s political life. Just from an economic standpoint, folks know that Vladimir Putin was 3-0 when it comes to pipelines. … But then Joe Biden gave him a political win. He invited the Russian dictator … to sit down with him. And, as a result of that, Vladimir Putin was on the world stage with equal billing with the leader of the free world, and he made no concessions.”
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe

“Someone asked me on a scale of 1 to 10 what score I’d give to Biden for his G7 meeting in Britain and his one-on-one meeting with Putin in Geneva. I gave Biden a five for just showing up in Europe. Then I started subtracting — all the way down to zero, because that’s what the U.S. got from Biden’s trip. … When my father was negotiating with the Soviets in the 1980s, someone asked him to sum up his strategy on the Cold War. He answered, ‘We win, they lose.’ If President Biden had been asked the same question before meeting Putin this week, he should have answered ‘They win, we lose.’ Because that’s exactly the message he conveyed.”
Michael Reagan

“We have the highest ethical standards of any administration in history.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

“It is essential as a scientist that you evolve your opinion and your recommendations based on the data as it evolves. … And that’s the reason why I say people who then criticize me about that are actually criticizing science.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci

“Tony Fauci is not acting as a scientist or a doctor anymore. He’s acting as a Democratic Party activist in a white lab coat.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“A gay NFL player is making more headlines than a [Democrat] member of the senate and his wife belonging to an all-white country club that the senator defends as ‘a long tradition.’”
Erick Erickson

 “Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is a member of a whites-only beach club, the Gov of Virginia either wore black face or a Ku Klux Klan robe, and Joe Biden said he didn’t want his kids to grow up in a racial jungle. But Democrats want to lecture about racism in America…”
Lisa Boothe

“We’re living in two different realities as white and black people.”
CNN’s Don Lemon

“What is the different reality he is forced to live in as a black man in America? We did a little bit of digging and here are the details: Don Lemon lives in a $4.3 million home in Sag Harbor, New York. No, he does not live in Section 8 housing. He lives in one of the whitest towns in America, in fact, 80%. Sag Harbor is just 3% African-American.

“In the interview, he said America needs to see more people like him. He regularly lectures America about diversity. What he didn’t tell the Washington Post is that, in his free time, he runs away from diversity. His reality is that he doesn’t like diversity at all. None of them do.”

FOX’s Tucker Carlson

“If America is systemically racist, why have millions of blacks from Africa and the Caribbean come to this country over the past 50 years? Why would they and many millions more want to move from all-black societies to a white-dominated, racist one? This is a question every black and white leftist should be asked. After all, no Jews moved to Germany in the 1930s. And why didn’t any? After all, many Jews were suffering terrible persecution and poverty in Russia and in Eastern Europe. Why didn’t any of them move to Germany after 1933? We all know the answer: Because Germany was systemically antisemitic.”
Dennis Prager

“Crime is a problem all over America. It’s going to get worse as some of it is driven by gangs and drugs, which are pouring across the border in record numbers. But it is most prominent in places where the left is in complete control. At some point the voters of these cities have to wake up. By the way, I couldn’t help but notice the irony of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declaring racism a ‘public health emergency.’ Not only is this the same bigoted mayor who refuses to grant interviews to white journalists, she had the audacity to declare: ‘At almost every single point in our city’s history, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and well-being of our residents of color — especially those who are Black.’ Well, Democrats have dominated Chicago for decades. So, I guess we know who’s to blame for the city’s history of racism.” Gary Bauer

“WANTED: Trained security professionals to deal with elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus by elected officials. This has become the de facto employment notice for police around the country, and, unsurprisingly, cops and prospective cops don’t find it particularly enticing. Why would they? … We aren’t going to keep or recruit good cops unless the job description, which has become so off-putting, is again worthy of the indispensability of the work.”
Rich Lowry

“Those who promote the utterly un-evidenced lie that America is rife with voter suppression — and this would include nearly every Democrat and the entire establishment media — are undermining democracy.”
Ben Shapiro

“If [Democrat] politicians disagree with the Catholic church on so much, why do they bother remaining tied to it?”
Tony Perkins

“So, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar Is pressing Biden ‘to at long last close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.’ I think all the Gitmo detainees should be locked up in Omar’s attic!”
Mark Alexander

 “If there’s one thing as certain as death and taxes, it’s that the left is indefatigable and heartless. They make it personal when you don’t bend to their wishes. It was personal against [Jack] Phillips — and they made an example of him. … Phillips is the victim here, not those who have singled him out for punishment to make a societal statement. They can find plenty of bakers thrilled to make a cake to their specifications. But that’s not enough. Truth be told, Phillips’ tormentors probably don’t even care about a cake at all. Their goal is to suppress opposing views. No, that’s too charitable. They want to force us what to think and to say.”
David Limbaugh

“Interesting that most organizations, movements & policies with ‘justice’ in their name seem to be promoting the opposite.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“It’s a man competing as a woman. That’s unfair. It’s not fair for a man, even if this person wants to be a woman or feels compelled — if you want to become the opposite sex, that’s fine. I got no problem with it. But you can’t compete against — males cannot compete against females. If I was a true female — I can’t believe I’m saying that — and I was competing in weightlifting and lost to this person, I would be beside myself.”
Brett Favre is not in favor of Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter, competing in the Olympics

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Defund police = major crime surge

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Harris favorable rating underwater; VP loses to Trump by four in head-to-head: poll

US ‘trust’ in news is world’s lowest, Trump loss killed ‘interest’

Rush Limbaugh show shuts down

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The media wishes, hopes criminal charges will be filed against the Trump Organization

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

UFOs are real

Over at Home Depot…

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