Week-ends (09/04/21)

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

Angie Ugarte

Henry Erwin

Beatrice de Lavalette

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

UW-Whitewater

Nancy Pelosi

The NFL

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“When President Trump was president, you didn’t see crisis after crisis. You just didn’t see it.”
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

“I miss when we had a president who would tomahawk missile terrorist leaders to the face instead of kissing their feet.”
Caleb Hull

“To say that the pullout was Donald Trump’s policy is to forget that under President Trump, every time the Taliban violated their agreement, they got bombed. They got attacked.”
Congressman Darrell Issa

“The president of the United States has the ability to help our troops, have enough men and women to stay safe. In all of our history, in all of the time that we have been fighting, where did you leave these men and women but at one airport, one location, one gate to funnel thousands through? And who did you trust? You trusted our enemy to allow who would come through.

“What does anyone in this great nation think when they think what would happen? No one has to have a military background to know that that was not going to go down well.”
Paula Knauss, mother of fallen Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, is pointing fingers at the Biden administration for the death of her son during America’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan

“Talk about a catastrophic success. The Biden administration wants credit for the Afghanistan evacuation as measured by the sheer number of people it flew out amid a security and humanitarian crisis of its own making. This is the arsonist bragging about how many fires he has put out. … That the U.S flew out more than 115,000 people out of Kabul is a testament to the awesome capabilities of the United States military. It is not in any way a vindication of President Biden’s exit.”
Rich Lowry

“At a time when the U.S. needed a strong president, we got a weak and inept politician. At a time when the U.S. needed courageous leadership, we got a bumbling coward. At a time when we needed a truth-teller in the White House, we got a habitual liar. As a result, American military families are grieving, and the blood of their loved ones is on Biden’s hands. … [The president] has negotiated with the Taliban from a position of weakness, on his knees, with their gun held to his head. Not only does the Taliban not fear Biden — they laugh at him. He couldn’t frighten a puppy.”
Oliver North & David Goetsch

“A humble request: Can someone in the White House press pool please ask @JoeBiden who behind the scenes keeps telling him not to take any questions & on the rare occasion when he does, who tells him which reporter he’s allowed to call on. Sincerely, America.”
Sean Parnell

“[Joe Biden] needs to be held to account for what he did. His generals are to be held to account, his secretary of defense, his secretary of state, his national security adviser. We’ve never seen so many lightweights gathered in one place in the history of this country.”
Mark Levin

“Just because we decide to quit fighting doesn’t mean the terrorists go away. So they’re still out there, they’re invigorated, they’re emboldened, and excited about the success they see in bringing America to its knees in Afghanistan.” Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell

“A cognitively challenged Biden is pulled in every direction, by his own senility, by left-wing politicos collecting their debts, by his own spite, by his trademark narcissism, and by his neanderthal hatred of everything Trump was and did.”
Victor Davis Hanson

“The Taliban have now seized one of the greatest caches of advanced military equipment ever. If we ever must fight them again, we will be fighting an enemy that is using our own weapons against us.”
Jim Geraghty

“There’s nothing wrong with the administration attempting to pressure the Taliban into upholding commitments. It was trusting them with American lives that was insane.”
David Harsanyi

“How badly do Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats want to cover up this Afghanistan debacle? They just blocked Members of Congress from reading the names of the service members who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan last week.”
Congressman Carlos Gimenez

“Democrats just shut down the House Floor when Afghanistan veterans stood up to speak. Shameful.”
Congresswoman Mary Miller

“Compare Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats blocking the reading of the names of the 13 US servicemen killed in #Afghanistan with their obsequious kneeling and bowing to ‘Saint’ George Floyd. This is who these people are and they should never be entrusted with power again.”
Dinesh D’Souza

“I suspect the majority of Americans don’t like to see their country humiliated.”
David Harsanyi

“The US has been humiliated by Islamic radicals who have killed and maimed Americans for 20 years toward the end of restoring their medieval rule to Afghanistan, and the president of the United States can’t call them out — because he’s so dependent on them.”
Rich Lowry

“How are we going to know if we have evacuated every American if we don’t know how many Americans are in Afghanistan?”
Lisa Boothe

“I wish Joe Biden would fight to save trapped Americans in Afghanistan half as hard as he’s fighting Ron DeSantis over masks.”
Congressman Ronny Jackson

“When I told my wife that I was writing an article entitled ‘What Biden is Right About,’ she retorted, ‘That will be a short article.’ Joe Biden is wrong about a great deal, including how the ‘evacuation’/surrender in Afghanistan was conducted, and most especially about leaving behind our former Afghan allies who wanted to leave. He is wrong about opening our southern border no questions asked to all comers, including those contagious with COVID or who wish to do us violent harm. And he is wrong about his proposal to spend $3.5 trillion of borrowed money on ‘human infrastructure,’ bribing interest groups to vote Democrat. That may help the current generation feel good about themselves but at the expense of their children and grandchildren. The list of his misbegotten policies is almost endless.

“But he is right about one: ending the deeply misguided bipartisan foreign policy of the U.S. over the last twenty years to try to impose our way of life on other countries with the barrels of guns (or less anachronistically, drones and ‘foreign assistance’).

“Retaliating for 9/11 and defending ourselves against ISIS and terrorist attacks from Afghanistan was one thing. We should have killed Bin Laden at Tora Bora, declared victory, and left.”
E. Donald Elliott has been a professor at Yale Law School since 1981 and now also teaches at the Scalia Law School

“If you think America is irredeemable, turn on the news or get a passport and a ticket on one of those sketchy airlines that puts its web address on the plane. There’s a reason Afghan mothers are handing their babies to us. … We’re not the bad guys. Oppression is what we were trying to stop in Afghanistan. We failed, but any immigrant will tell you we’ve largely succeeded here. And yet, the overriding thrust of current ‘woke’ ideology is that America is rotten to the core, irredeemably racist from the moment it was founded and so oppressive, sexist, and homophobic, we can’t find a host for the Oscars or ‘Jeopardy!’ … America may not be the country of your faculty lounge and Twitter dreams, but no one here tries to escape by hanging on to an airplane. No, we wait till we’re inside the plane to fight — and then only because they cut off the beverage service.”
Bill Maher

“All through history, there have always been groups of people pointing to other groups of people and claiming that those people are not real people. In our age, the pro-abortion side makes this argument. And it’s just as wrong as it’s always been.”
Matt Walsh

“People who say they ‘follow the science’ are invariably authoritarian morons who have panic attacks at the notion that someone, somewhere may be exercising the rights of a free individual in contravention of the soulless herd.”
Buck Sexton

“We have vaccines. They are tremendously effective against hospitalization and death. Get it or don’t, and bear the consequences. There is no further public policy question in play, and calls for broad restrictions on freedom have no limiting principle under these circumstances.”
Ben Shapiro

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Kids return to school forced to wear masks

MORE

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Census trends bad news for Dems

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Networks Try to Rebuild Biden’s Image

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Who knew. This turns women on.

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