Week-ends (08/21/21)

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

US marine

Tiffany Wilder

Maria Andrejczyk

Bill Scott

Golf teammates

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Joe BidenMORE

Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett

Clarissa Ward and CNN

Ayanna Pressley

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“It’s a terrible time for our country. There’s never been anything like what’s happened here.  Nobody has ever handled a withdrawal worse than Joe Biden.”

“The Taliban has circled the airport and who knows if they’re going to treat us right. We could have 40,000 Americans — not to mention others who helped us in Afghanistan — we could have as many as 40,000 American hostages.

“I’m America first, the Americans come out first. Then I was going to take out all the military equipment that Russia will now be examining, and China.

(I told the Taliban) “if anything bad happens to Americans — or anybody else — or you ever come over to our land, we’ll hit you with a force that no country has ever been hit with before.

“We were respected all over the world. I’ve never realized how important… a President, the head of this country is. We are no longer respected.”
President Trump on Afghanistan in an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity

“The president should resign. If Trump were president, the Democrats and press would demand no less. They should not lower their standards for the man who surrendered America to the Taliban on the eve of 9/11.”
Erick Erickson

“The crisis at the border and the stunningly swift defeat in Afghanistan are entirely on Biden. He took sustainable situations and overturned them out of ideological fixity and fantastical wishful thinking. The outcomes were utterly predictable. Indeed, anyone who knew anything about the border or Afghanistan warned what would happen. The debacles haven’t been the product of forces beyond Biden’s control; events didn’t take a hand, he did. These are man-made disasters. … In both cases, he quite literally chose chaos.”
Rich Lowry

“For those saying that the Afghan people are merely going back to what they are used to, remember that the median age in Afghanistan is 18 — and the Taliban fell 20 years ago.”
Ben Shapiro

“It’s alarming that neither President Biden nor Vice-President Harris has the capacity to answer questions during a major foreign policy crisis of their own creation.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“Joe Biden has not spoken to a single world leader since the fall of Afghanistan. This is not what you expect from the leader of the free world.” Senator Marsha Blackburn

“The Taliban are butchers. We demanded a set of conditions and made clear the costs we would impose if they failed to deliver. They haven’t. The deterrence we achieved held during our time. This administration has failed.” Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

“The Biden Administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan dishonors the memory of those heroic Americans who gave the last full measure of devotion and all who bravely served there defending freedom these past 20 years.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence

“The Biden Administration’s botched exit from Afghanistan including the frantic evacuation of Americans and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul is a shameful failure of American leadership. … A proud superpower has been reduced to hoping the Taliban will not interfere with our efforts to flee Afghanistan. … Terrorists and major competitors like China are watching the embarrassment of a superpower laid low.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

“President Biden chose a dangerous and dishonorable path in Afghanistan, and he has no one to blame for this debacle but himself. … Contrary to what he may say or think, President Biden has not ended the war in Afghanistan. He is simply creating a new chapter — one that will be filled by Taliban thugs and al-Qaeda murderers. President Biden was quick to blame others and never acknowledging the blame lies with him. The essence of his address was ‘The buck stops with me, but President Trump and others made me do it.’ Not exactly Harry Truman. President Biden made these decisions against sound military advice, and everything he was warned about is now coming true.”
Senator Lindsey Graham

“First, may I just say that I commend the President for the action that he took.  It was strong.  It was decisive.  And it was the right thing to do.  We should have been out of Afghanistan a while back.  But now, we are – unfortunately, one of the possibilities was that it would be in disarray, as it is.  But that has to be corrected.

“And it is my understanding, from the assurances we have received, that the military will be there, negotiating with the Taliban for the safe exit of American citizens and friends – people who have helped us, our allies there.”
Nancy Pelosi on Biden’s handling of Afghanistan


“This is what happens when you withdraw. Some stuff, some equipment is left there.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding Taliban-confiscated U.S. military armaments valued at billions of dollars

“Together with our international partners, we call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee the protection of women and girls and their rights. We will monitor closely how any future government ensures their rights and freedoms.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken

“We ‘call on.’ We will ‘monitor.’ In short, we will issue more statements and write more memos to each other. We don’t plan to actually do anything. This is our public confession that we are worse than useless.”
Dinesh D’Souza

“We don’t have a complete picture obviously of where every article of defense materials has gone, but certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban.”
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

 “There’s no way to hide it. The situation in Afghanistan is another shame on this admin. Withdrawal was never going to be easy but it didn’t need to come to this.”
Democrat Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

“Note to Democrats and the corporate media: what just happened in Kabul is an actual INSURRECTION.”
Buck Sexton

“Experts attempting to explain utter failure of our foreign and military policy regarding #Afghanistan is pathetic. #DonaldTrump wanted out. @JoeBiden followed thru with the most bungled retreat ever. We just left. Now #Taliban stooges are driving our Humvees and eating our lunch.”
Commentator Geraldo Rivera

“Biden voters didn’t really want a President. Nah, what they wanted was a wealth redistributor, a student loans-forgiver, a stimulus check-issuer, a mask mandator, an open-borders advocator, a tax-increaser, a critical race theory-endorser, and an eviction moratorium-extender.”
Darrell B. Harrison

The Democrats need to keep hitting the COVID panic button for a couple of reasons. The first is that they’ve gone kinda Fascist now and want to keep the masses in check with the “public health” tyranny. The other reason is that they want to use all of this to keep flushing election laws down the toilet. That makes me wonder if maybe they aren’t peaking a little too soon here. They might want to pace themselves with the variant panic if they want to be able to jerk around the election laws 15 months from now.

“Then again, the way Fauci and Co. have been just making stuff up, they may not be worried about their ability to wing it for a few more years.”

PJ Media senior columnist and associate editor Stephen Kruiser 

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Biden and Afghanistan

AP Exam Requires Students To Choose Answers Indicating Voting Laws Are Racially Biased

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

ABC edits Biden interview

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

And rightfully so. Biden’s major fail in Afghansiatn.

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Persephone, the robot guide, leads visitors in a Greek cave

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