Week-ends (07/10/21)

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

Scarlet Reust and Addyson Elliott

Isabel Zuniga-Meyer

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

NPR

Washington Post columnist

Tom Goldstein

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“This morning, I’m providing more than $2 billion in tax relief and cutting taxes for middle-class families at a time when our economy and families need it most.”
WI Gov. Tony Evers signing the state budget that was essentially written by GOP legislators

“Governor Tony Evers deserves NO credit for signing our budget. This was not a bipartisan process of colleagues sharing ideas. He got boxed into a corner and rather than fight for his unpopular budget and risk a political knockout, he and his team threw in the towel and signed our responsible budget. He is not a fighter. He is not a leader. He did not sign our conservative budget out of bipartisan motives. He is merely sensible enough to recognize a better budget when he sees one. Governor Evers proposed raising taxes by more than $1 billion to fund his tax-and spend budget. Instead, the Legislature listened to Wisconsinites and passed the most conservative spending plan in a generation including tax cut of more than $3 billion. The Legislature targeted funding increases to health care providers, special education, local roads, and mental health services – investing in areas of need while cutting taxes and holding state spending to historic lows. Today, despite minor, politically-motivated partial vetoes, our Wisconsin Budget will become law. The Legislature delivered a Wisconsin Budget that benefits everyone and sets our state on a solid foundation for the future.
Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg)

“Let’s not forget that the budget Governor Evers presented included a billion dollar tax hike.. As he tours the state today bragging about the bill he’s signing, we need to all remember that he’s signing Republican middle-class tax cuts: the tax cuts my Republican colleagues crafted, voted for, and took heat from Tony Evers and his allies on because they wanted to raise taxes instead.”
Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls)

 “It is vital to understand that the [Capitol] ‘insurrection’ obsession is itself grounded in another claim of far more serious import: that there was no fraud in the Nov. 2020 election, and that Joe Biden won the presidency ‘fair and square.’ While this is certainly possible … the still-inexplicable simultaneous vote count stoppages in multiple battleground states, coupled with millions of unverified mailed-in ballots and massive middle-of-the-night vote dumps for Biden, raised legitimate suspicions that Americans deserve to have addressed.”
Laura Hollis

“With all our division and disagreements today, there is no disagreement about the shame that the vile institution of slavery was once present and legal in America. We all agree it is a blot. We all also agree that racism is deplorable. But the reason slavery and racism are terrible things is that every human being must live with dignity and in freedom. How can we arrive to the conclusion that the remedy and antidote to slavery and racism is putting all Americans on the government plantation? Not only is it immoral, but it doesn’t work. Government is supposed to be about protecting, not confiscating, our life, liberty and property.”
Star Parker

“One of the reasons we have so much illegal immigration is that many Democrat cities have declared themselves to be sanctuary cities. They are telling illegal aliens, ‘Come to America and hide here in San Francisco, Seattle or New York.’ The left is doing the same thing for anti-Americanism. It’s providing a sanctuary for it. There’s no shame among leftists in interrupting the national anthem, burning the flag or saying, ‘America is so evil that it needs to be fundamentally transformed.’ That’s what critical race theory is all about — tearing down the country so it can be ‘fundamentally transformed.’” Gary Bauer

“[Illegal immigrant] families are so much a part of our communities. They’re the heart and soul of our culture, and they are the backbone of our economy.”
Oregon Governor Kate Brown

“Lots of people on the Left really really really do not want you to know what is happening in your child’s school. That tells you everything you need to know.”
Matt Walsh

“There is a connection between bad schools and lack of parental involvement. When you have strong parental involvement, parents pressure their schools to remove such teachers. Because of strong, protective teachers unions, these teachers are rarely fired, merely shuffled from school to school, until they land in one where few parents complain. And while the vast majority of teachers do not fall into that ‘bad’ category, look at where public school teachers send their own school-age children. Nationwide, approximately 10% of kids attend private school. Six percent of Black kids do so. But more than 20% of public school teachers send their own kids to private schools.”
Larry Elder

“Why don’t we have cameras in every classroom? It makes total sense that, obviously, we should want to know what our kids are being taught. Teachers as government employees, in their capacity as government employees working with kids, they shouldn’t get privacy or free speech. Is there anything that could happen inside a public school classroom that you absolutely would not want on film? And if you can think of something that could happen like that, it shouldn’t be happening in the classroom to begin with.”
Matt Walsh

 “I am angry as a hornet by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the federal ‘eviction moratorium.’ … Since when can the government tell a private enterprise that it can’t collect its rightful payments from its customers? What’s next? Politicians promising to end hunger in America by allowing poor people to go into a grocery store or 7-Eleven and taking whatever food they want without paying? … This country really is headed down the road of tyranny when the government tells our citizens they don’t have to pay their bills.”
Stephen Moore

“We need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oft times door-to-door, literally knocking on doors.”
Joe Biden regarding vaccinations

“We are always for voter ID.”
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn

“Long voting lines. Closed polling locations. Voter ID laws. They’re all voter suppression.”
C
ongressman Clyburn, October 23, 2020

“Call me crazy, but I think it should be easier to vote than it should be to buy a gun.”
Terry McAuliffe

“Please let me know when they’ll mail a gun directly to me because I’d love that.”
Caleb Hull

“Maybe if we claimed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) fireworks and 100th anniversary celebrations were contributing to global warming (climate change), the Biden administration might see that the CCP poses a greater danger to global peace and security more so now than at any point in its history.”
Tony Perkins

“Extreme heat is a justice issue. Within the same city, some neighborhoods can be up to 20°F hotter than others. Studies have shown that heat risk is disproportionately distributed to communities of color in patterns associated with segregation and redlining.”
Senator Ed Markey declaring weather is racist

 “I think that, in general, Joe Biden has done very well.”
Jimmy Carter

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Kids should watch portrayal of sex acts at ‘pride’ parades

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

50th anniversary of this death

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Alleged legal troubles for Trump and his family

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

More than 60 ducks removed from Baton Rouge neighborhood

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