Week-ends (09/11/21)

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

Mark Bingham and Father Mychal Judge

Ben Nelson

Brigitte Xie

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

AG Merrick Garland

These woke teachers

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I am declaring my candidacy for governor of the great state of Wisconsin because I’m a mom who has two daughters that I just want to come back to Wisconsin and live their American dreams and one day raise their families. But they need safe streets; they need schools with actual education standards, and we need great-paying jobs. And unfortunately, our current governor, Tony Evers, has failed the people of Wisconsin.

“One year ago, Kenosha burned while Tony Evers failed to lead. As governor, I will fight for you. I’ll stand with law enforcement to keep your family and your neighborhood safe, hiring more cops and deploying police into high-crime areas.”
Rebecca Kleefisch

“Rebecca Kleefisch would drag Wisconsin back to the era of Scott Walker, the last thing Wisconsinites need as they recover from the pandemic. Gov. Tony Evers has been a steady, bipartisan leader and has always put science and common sense first with the pandemic, even as Republicans in the legislature fought to undermine him. We look forward to continuing to fight for a better Wisconsin with Gov. Evers in his second term.”
Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Noam Lee

“White Americans might not have really felt true fear before 9/11 because they never felt what it meant to be accessible, vulnerable, and on the receiving side of military violence at home. But, white Americans’ experiences are not a stand-in for ‘America.’ White Americans might not have really felt true fear before 9/11 because they never felt what it meant to be accessible, vulnerable, and on the receiving side of military violence at home. We have to be more honest about what 9/11 was and what it wasn’t. It was an attack on the heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems that America relies upon to wrangle other countries into passivity. It was an attack on the systems many white Americans fight to protect.”
Jenn Jackson, a Teen Vogue columnist

“Lady, get a grip. EVERYONE was attacked on 9/11. New York City, our people, our cops, our firefighters, our government, and our Constitution were attacked on 9/11. And all of that transcends race. This literally is a whine fest over nothing. At this point, just shut up. We don’t need this right now. We never did. The 2,977 families of the victims don’t need lectures about how their loved ones were part of a ‘heteropatriarchal capitalistic’ machine or that they were pawns in the phantom machinations of the white man. What is this garbage? After 20 years, the Left has become more insane. Who thinks this on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? Who?”
Matt Vespa of Townhall.com, reacting to Jackson

“Why is it that you’re trying to require anybody with a job or anybody who goes to school to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but you’re not requiring that of migrants that continue walking across the southern border into the country?” Reporter Peter Doocy questioning White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki 

“Well, look, our objective is to get as many people vaccinated across the country as humanly possible. And so the president’s announcement yesterday was an effort to empower businesses to give businesses the tools to protect their workforces — that’s exactly what we did.”
Psaki not answering Doocy’s question 

“He just cannot do the job. His administration called the Taliban ‘business-like and professional’ as they reportedly go door-to-door executing people. We still have Americans stranded in Afghanistan after our shambolic exit. We still have cleaning up to do after Ida. We have rising inflation. We have a slowing economy. And now this brain worm-eaten tyrant is enacting a vaccine mandate on private businesses and making OSHA its enforcement arm. OSHA was never meant to be a medical police force. They can’t even do their job properly now. It’s no wonder that 70 percent of Americans feels like the country isn’t doing well.”
Matt Vespa of Townhall.com

“There are elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19. Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities. Right now, local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while their governor picks a fight with them and even threatens their salaries or their jobs. Talk about bullying in schools. If they’ll not help, if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way.”
Joe Biden

“How could we get to the point in this country where you would not let them earn a living because of their choice on the vaccine? I just think that’s fundamentally wrong. I do not believe that people should lose their jobs over this issue, and we will fight that.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“Free people should never be comfortable with the term ‘I’ll use my power as President to get them out of the way.’”
Burgess Owens

“See you in court.”
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem responding to Biden. His administration’s six-pronged “Path Out of the Pandemic” includes a controversial provision that would require private companies with over 100 employees to require them to submit to either a Covid-19 vaccine or weekly testing. The edict would be enforced by OSHA, the federal agency responsible for worker safety.

“Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.”
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster 

“When Joe Biden looked into the camera and told us that we had lost the right to make our own health care decisions, no buildings exploded, no lives were lost. But it was still an attack on America and our core values. In many ways, it has the very real potential to do what 9/11 didn’t: destroy the free foundations of our country. The White House will say that its vaccine mandate is about public safety and common sense – and that to beat the pandemic, we all have to give up some liberties. As John Daniel Davidson writes so insightfully for the Federalist, that’s a lie. This is about government coercion and raw power – and nothing, Biden made clear Thursday, will stand in their way of either.”
Tony Perkins, The Patriot Post


“[Dr. Anthony Fauci’s gain-of-function lie is] a felony punishable by five years in jail. We’ve referred it to the Department of Justice. I don’t think Biden’s Department of Justice will do anything with it, but yes, it is very dangerous to have public officials, who we need to have trust in, coming and lying to us.”
Senator Rand Paul

“Even conceding Fauci’s point that the unvaccinated are ‘part of the problem,’ the principle at stake is one that progressives ignore all the time. How many progressives accuse people on welfare of being ‘part of the problem’ of budget deficits and crime because of the choices they make? Reducing the speed limit to 5 mph on the highway would save perhaps 40,000 lives every year, but how many progressives support that? Prohibiting alcohol could save about as many, but how many progressives would support that?”
Mario Loyola

“If COVID-19 will be here forever, is this what you want the rest of your life to look like?”
Philip Klein

“Biden’s promise is that he will keep you safe from covid if only you surrender a little more of your liberty. And a little more. And a little more. But don’t worry: he’ll compensate you for your loss of liberty with a vast cradle-to-grave welfare scheme.”
Ben Shapiro

“Dr. Fauci said if hospitals get any more overcrowded they’re going to have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed. That choice doesn’t seem so tough to me. ‘Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right in, we’ll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.’”
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel

“If you take out those three categories [beef, pork, and poultry], we’ve actually seen price increases that are more in line with historical norms.”
White House Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese

“If you don’t count the carbs or sugar, cake is actually more in line with the keto diet.”
Reed Cooley

“A $100 bill would buy less in 1998 than a $20 bill would buy in the 1960s. This means that anyone who kept his money in a safe over those years would have lost 80 percent of its value, because no safe can keep your money safe from politicians who control the printing presses.”
Thomas Sowell

 “Why Satanists may be the last, best hope to save abortion rights in Texas.” Salon editor Brett Bachman

“Joe Biden vacationed last weekend. Next week, he’s going to California to campaign. Meanwhile, Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan. Priorities.” Congressman Jim Jordan

“I’m supposed to stop and walk out of the room here.”
Joe Biden

“Do you think the Biden/Harris/Schumer/Pelosi strategy is to fiscally and morally bankrupt America so they can build it back as a socialist democracy? Rhetorical question.”
Mark Alexander

“If one believed that it was time to withdraw, this could have been done in a more orderly fashion. For instance, we know that the Taliban don’t fight in the winter; there is a fighting season in Afghanistan. It would have been perfectly logical to wait until they had gone back into the mountains of Pakistan. I think it would have been wise to hang on to Bagram [Airbase] — maybe even some of our other seven airfields that we had there — so that transport of people out could have been slower, more orderly, could have taken place from more secure locations. I’ve been to Hamid Karzai International Airport. It’s not a place that you would want to try and secure.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

National Archives Slaps ‘Harmful Content’ Warning On Constitution, All Other Founding Documents

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

A Harris Endorsement Ends in Murder

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Media cheapens the 9/11 tragedy

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

College student draws up a 17-page CONTRACT for her boyfriend of TWO WEEKS, outlining ‘objectives’ and ‘boundaries’

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