Week-ends (08/07/21)

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

Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Gable Steveson

Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer (ND)

Brooke Johns

Gary Miracle

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Andrew Cuomo

The White House

Fleeing Texas legislators

Cop haters

VA elementary school

USPS

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We can’t spend money we don’t have. Period. Just look at what is happening with inflation. We were promised this infrastructure bill was fully paid for, and now we see that it’s not. This was nothing more than a bait and switch. $205 billion of this bill was to be paid for with repurposed COVID funds. The latest proposal only shows $50 billion in COVID funds being used, as well as a lot of the proposed ‘pay-fors’ missing. So we are asking our colleagues: How is this infrastructure spending bill being paid for? We still don’t know. We still don’t have a score on this legislation from the Congressional Budget Office. Let’s not forget, this is just the first step in the Democrats’ plan to pass their $5.5 trillion tax-and-spend liberal wish list. We support infrastructure, but it has to be paid for. This proposal isn’t it.”
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) along with Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) released a statement regarding the insufficient pay-fors in the 2,700 page, $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill

“If I were President right now, with COVID raging back, people being shot and killed in record numbers all over our cities, and the Border totally open with criminals and heavily infected COVID people pouring through our Southern Border and into our communities, the Fake News Media would be having an absolute field day. When I left office law enforcement was supported like never before, the Border was strong, safe, and secure (the best ever!), and I got a highly effective vaccine developed in less than 9 months (when it was supposed to take 5 years, or more!). Hopefully, people will NEVER FORGET!”
President Trump

“It is taking a needless toll on our country. You know, we have roughly 350 million people vaccinated in the United States, and billions around the world, and virtually no one has died because of that vaccination. But, even so, the impact is going to be very different than what happened last January.”
On Friday President Joe Biden twice claimed that “350 million” people in the U.S. have been vaccinated, even though the Census Bureau estimates that as of August 6 the total U.S. population was approximately 332,600,000

 “We know today that many of the face cloth coverings that people wear are not very effective in reducing any of the virus movement in or out.”
Biden’s former COVID adviser Dr. Michael Osterholm

“As best I recall, the sequence of statements coming from the government and ‘experts’ since the beginning of COVID-19 has gone something like this: You don’t need to wear a mask and it’s no more serious than the flu; you do need to wear a mask, though the virus is so small it can penetrate all but the N95 brand, so you should wear two masks; a vaccine will protect you from catching the virus and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you won’t have to wear a mask if fully vaccinated; you must still wear a mask even if fully vaccinated because of the Delta variant; if you have been fully vaccinated it is unlikely you will catch the Delta variant, but wear a mask anyway just in case; kids may or may not return to school and if they do return, they may or may not be forced to wear masks, even though young children appear to be less affected by the virus. Is that clear? I didn’t think so.”
Cal Thomas

“Think about this: If you’re a vaccinated American citizen not wearing a mask in the Capitol, Pelosi will have you arrested. But if you’re a COVID-positive illegal immigrant at the border? Dems welcome you and put you on a plane to an American city. Outrageous double standard.”
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise

“I respectfully disagree with them. There are things that are individual responsibilities that one has, and there are things that have to do with you individually which also impact others, and the spread of infection that we’re seeing now … is impacting everyone in the country. Although you want to respect a person’s individual right, when you’re dealing with a public health situation, and we are in fact in a very serious public health challenge here …  a person’s individual decision to not wear a mask not only impacts them … but you very well may infect another person who may be vulnerable.”

White House Chief Health Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci rejected the idea that masks are a “personal choice.”

“Congress should increase the income tax rate on taxpayers who are unvaccinated, and who have no legitimate religious or medical reason to be unvaccinated, to 99 percent. This could be done through reconciliation.”
Vox’s Ian Millhiser

“The percent of White people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose (48%) was roughly 1.3 times higher than the rate for Black people (36%) and 1.2 times higher than the rate for Hispanic people (41%) as of July 19, 2021.”
Kaiser Family Foundation)

“We can’t get complacent. Having public opinion on our side is not enough, because the racist cowards that would fire teachers and ban certain books [that] are accurately describing the history of racism and bigotry in this country are already showing up at school board meetings, and they’re loud. So we have to be louder. We have to rise up together and show up to those same meetings, demanding that our children get a full and accurate history curriculum.”
Race hustler Al Sharpton

“The most incredible part about Leftism is that when its consequences become clear, Leftists immediately blame the thing they oppose. So, for example, when developers stop building as much thanks to endless eviction moratoria, Leftists will blame capitalism.”
Ben Shapiro

“I started out like most young, black men in the country where default is being liberal. Default is being a Democrat. … When I became a police officer, I was still a liberal. I voted for Barack Obama. Thank you, Barack Obama, because Barack Obama is what really made me leave … what I call the plantation. I paid taxes for the first time, significant amount of taxes when I was a cop. … It made me feel like I need to know what’s going on. Then Barack Obama started talking real bad about police, and that really turned me off. I opened my eyes in understanding to the other side.”
Former Tucson, Arizona, police officer Brandon Tatum

“It’s wrong to hope [Senator Lindsey Graham] dies from Covid right? Asking for a friend.”
Rhode Island Democratic Party chief strategist Kate Coyne-McCoy

 “I don’t believe [inflation] is transitory. I don’t believe this is temporary. The fact is … if this hyperinflation happens, it will be too late to recognize. … Congress, be careful. You’re playing with fire. If you’re wrong, the little guy, the guy you say you want to help, is going to get punished severely, and that’s going to be too bad.“
Home Depot cofounder Ken Langone

“There Is No Good Reason You Should Have to Be a Citizen to Vote.”
Journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian in The New York Times

 “Someone needs to create porn for children. Hear me out. Young teens are already watching porn but theyre [sic] finding hard core, aggressive videos that give a terrible view of sex. They need entry level porn! A soft core site where everyone asks for consent and no one gets choked etc.”
British journalist Flora Gill

“Why do we allow the people who just want to [complain] always win? … This is called a purge. It’s a mentality that belongs in Stalin’s Russia. How bad does this atmosphere we’re living in have to get before the people who say cancel culture is overblown admit that it is in fact an insanity that is swallowing up the world?”
Bill Maher

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The Damning Details of Andrew Cuomo’s Behavior

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trans Muppet character

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

OMG! Masks! Masks! Gotta have masks!

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

What kind of fish is that? Wisconsin family makes ‘super rare’ catch in Florida waters.

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