Week-ends (09/18/21)

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

Elliot Byrd

Mildred Fish-Harnack

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

General Mark Milley

George W. Bush

AOC

Defund Police squad members

English Touring Opera

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I think after seeing all the celebs without masks or social distancing … at the Met Gala we should pretty much move on with our lives.”
Janice Dean

“As The Babylon Bee not-so-satirically put it, her (AOC’s) designer dress is one that ‘99.9999% of women through all of human history could only dream of ever affording.’ The same percentage of people will never be invited, much less be able to attend, anything even remotely like the Met Gala. Not that most of us would want to.  AOC and her socialist ilk pretend to be ‘of the people’ while declaring from such ritzy events just how they’re going to take care of the hoi polloi by supposedly taxing their wealthy progressive oppressors. The kinds of people who attend these events, however, more often than not have accountants who find every tax write-off and loophole possible to avoid paying a single penny more in taxes than is absolutely required by law.”
Nate Jackson, The Patriot Post

“We begin … with a message to Republicans: Okay, we get it! COVID is the precious and you love it. You love COVID so much you want it to spread into schools, at the office, in the Walmart, on the cruise ships, and at the club. That great spongy ball with the red spikes? You want it pumping through your veins.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid

“If it was really about saving lives, our government would fully embrace an all-of-the-above approach to COVID. Instead, it’s ‘get vaccinated or else.’ Total submission over saving lives.”
Lisa Boothe

“The same people who spent the last decade telling you health care is a human right now want to be able to deny it to you. As if it wasn’t enough to hound people without the COVID-19 shot out of their jobs, schools, and even effectively whole cities, pundits and even some doctors are now floating the idea of denying medical care to people based on COVID-19 vaccination status. … The push for health care as a human right is revealed as the power grab it always was.”
Elle Reynolds

“I would support [a vaccine mandate]. If you want to get on a plane and travel with other people [then] you should be vaccinated.”
Anthony Fauci, September 2021

“I don’t see [a vaccine mandate] on a national level merely because of all the situations you have upon encroaching upon a person’s freedom to make their own choice of their own health.”
Anthony Fauci, July 2020

“Revelations from a new book, Peril, by Bob Woodward and Rob Costa, reveal just how deep the spiritual rot in the military goes. In the days after the January 6 protest, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, promised, in the event of a war, to give aid and comfort to China. According to the Washington Post, after the Capitol protest, Milley sent secret communiques to the head of the People’s Liberation Army, promising that ‘If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.

“In a decent country such a brazen act of collusion with a foreign power by one of the most prominent leaders of the armed forces would be met with immediate and unrelenting backlash. Instead, this betrayer of the Constitution and the principle of civilian leadership of the military is a liberal darling. At the inauguration, Joe Biden thanked Milley for undermining President Trump in the final weeks of his presidency.

“Milley, before reaching out to China, sat down with the service’s top officers and demanded from them what amounted to an oath—none of them would launch a nuclear weapon without his approval. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff went behind the President’s back to secure control over the nation’s most important weapons.

“There will be no hearings, serious journalistic investigations, or outcry from the establishment. Milley will go unpunished. He will retire with full honors and full pension.”
Josiah Lippincott is a former Marine officer and current student at the Van Andel School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College

“General Mark Milley should face an investigation, without delay, concerning the allegations contained in a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. And if the claims turn out to be true, Milley should be removed from his post as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff immediately, and perhaps face more stringent sanctions for going behind the president’s back to the Chinese military during the waning days of Donald Trump’s presidency. … Generals don’t get to have their own personal foreign policies. Period. They answer to the elected branches, and they must carry out every lawful directive and policy set by the people’s representatives.”
National Review

“This president, this current president, who follows the Constitution, who’s not fomenting an insurrection, who follows the rule of law, has complete confidence in Chairman Milley.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

“I have great confidence in General Milley.”
Joe Biden

“I see the U.S. is having its dumb little annual pity party again.”
University of Toronto professor Jonathan Weisberg vis-à-vis 9/11

“And we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them.
George W. Bush during a 9/11 address

“When our 43rd president compared the January 6 rioters to the 9/11 terrorists, he disgraced himself, dishonored the dead, and divided the nation.

“Bush, there on the hallowed ground of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the first counterattack of the American people upon their murderous jihadist foes, did a deep disservice to the day when he compared the Islamist cutthroats of September 11, 2001, to the Trump-supporting Americans who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 of this year.

“The perpetrators of the former event, who were bent on no less than bringing the American nation to its knees, murdered 2,977 people that day. The perpetrators of the latter event, who were bent on disrupting certification of a presidential election that they considered to be deeply flawed and improperly adjudicated, murdered 0 people. But, yeah, according to Bush, the two are ‘children of the same foul spirit.’”
Douglas Andrews, The Patriot Post

“You’d think he (Bush) was talking about Antifa—but he’s talking about you. I can’t think of anyone else who’s made such a disgusting disgrace of his legacy.”
David Reaboi, president of Strategic Improvisation

“A war on terror against al Qaeda—now a domestic war on terror against your fellow citizens is music to the ears of American liberals because they want nothing more than a new domestic war on terror, than treating their political adversaries like the Bush administration treated al Qaeda.”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald explained why liberals, who absolutely despised Bush, are now offering “effusive praise” for his speech

“The Democrats’ inflation is turning American workers’ pay raises into effective pay cuts, essentially pickpocketing American families. You might think this would give our Democratic friends some pause and encourage them to deal in reality.”
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell

“Look, I don’t want to punish anyone’s success, but the wealthy have been getting a free ride at the expense of the middle class for too long. I intend to pass one of the biggest middle class tax cuts ever — paid for by making those at the top pay their fair share.”
Joe Biden

“This is a self-inflected wound created by President Biden. He is the root cause of this problem, but he’s been aided and abetted by the mainstream media and the social media who are covering up for them. They’ve enabled all of these disasters, and so the accountability has to come in November of 2022. I wish it would come sooner than that, but it does not look like this administration is changing course whatsoever, and of course they are all concerned about Covid – doing a miserable job quite honestly, managing it, but they are completely unconcerned about people with Covid coming across the border.”
US Senator Ron Johnson on the border crisis

“I’ve spoken to a judge this evening. She’s already confirmed that. So I’m going to give you a simple choice: You either choose to resign from this board of education or you will be charged.”
Hudson, Ohio Mayor Craig Shubert told the Hudson Board of Education after some high school students taking a college credit course had been given a book titled “642 Things to Write About.” Among the prompts were two that stood out to parents: “write a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom,” “rewrite the sex scene from above into one that you’d let your mom read.” Hudson City Schools Superintendent Phil Herman agreed the book contained “inappropriate and offensive writing prompts” and has since been removed from the schools. Hudson High School principal Brian Wilch offered an apology to parents for failing to “exercise due diligence” in giving students the book. “We feel terrible. At no time were any of these inappropriate prompts selected or discussed, but still they were there and they were viewable, and you can’t unsee them.”

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

We said we’d never forget, but we lied

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Biden is racist

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Defending the actions of General Mark Milley’s secret unauthorized contact with his Chinese counterpart 

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

What is the filthiest part of your bathroom?

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