Week-ends (10/02/21)

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

Jelena Sever

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Kathy Hochul

Terry McAuliffe

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

 “President Biden received his COVID booster shot on camera in front of reporters. When they offered Biden the booster, he said, ‘I’ll take one in my arm and another for my approval rating.’”
Jimmy Fallon

“I’ve lost confidence in the CDC and the FDA. And I actually believe a lot of Americans, a significant part of America, now have lost confidence in you, Dr. Fauci. Is there a point where you will say, ‘I do more harm than good because people don’t listen to me anymore’ and step aside?”

Talk show host Hugh Hewitt on his radio program

“No, absolutely, unequivocally no, Hugh.”
Fauci replied indignantly

“It’s just a fact that Tony Fauci — not the guy I’m talking with but Tony Fauci, the person in people’s minds — is now an impediment to public health because people won’t listen to you. They actively reject what Tony Fauci says for reasons which are complicated. They have to do with psychology, mass communication, social media. But can you accept that if that’s just a fact, you ought to respond to it and say, ‘Mr. President, I think my time is up as a successful and effective spokesperson’?”
Hewitt continued to press Fauci

“There are an awful lot of people who do listen, who do the right thing from a public health standpoint. So because there are a lot of people who have ideas about conspiracies and changing minds and flip-flopping, that’s not a reason to step down. Not at all.”
Fauci responding 

“It seems so odd that the media holds Ron DeSantis personally responsible for a surge in COVID cases in Florida in the summer but feel no need to mention a rapid 50% case decline in the fall, doesn’t it?”
Buck Sexton

“I’ve had COVID in the past. Our understanding of antibodies, of natural immunity, has changed a great deal from the onset of the pandemic. And it’s still evolving. I understand that the vaccine would help if you catch COVID and you’d be able to have less symptoms from contracting it. But with me having COVID in the past and having antibodies, with my current age group and physical fitness level, it’s not necessarily a fear of mine. Taking the vaccine would decrease my chances of having a severe reaction, but it does open me up to albeit rare chance but the possibility of having an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself.”
NBA player Jonathan Isaac

“In what world does the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speak to people writing books while he’s still serving in office? We’ve come a long way from the days of Dwight David Eisenhower, who wrote a resignation letter the day before D-Day just in case it failed. Now that’s what honor looks like.”
Gary Bauer

“Every time I hear this is going to cost A, B, C, or D — the truth is, based on the commitment that I made, it’s going to cost nothing because we’re going to raise the revenue.”
Joe Biden

“We didn’t know that when you pay for something that makes it free.”
The Wall Street Journal

 “Obviously, the president’s commitment remains not raising taxes for anyone making less than $400,000 a year. There are some … who argue that in the past, companies have passed on these costs to consumers. … We feel that that’s unfair and absurd, and the American people would not stand for that.” Jen Psaki

“These celebrities are going freaking crazy and I don’t want to be one. I denounce my celebrity-ness today. I’m done with it. I don’t want to be in that category. Celebrities are crazy, they really are. Don’t call me that anymore. These people are out of their freaking mind with how they treat people, what they do, what they say. That’s never been me. I never want to be looked at like that.”
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

X-Rated Adult Books Packaged for Children

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

More Americans Think It’s Too Easy Than Too Hard to Vote

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

NBC & CBS Hype INSANE Demand to Label Parent Protesters ‘Terrorists’

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Protesters super glue their hands together to demand climate action

‘Sun-powered orgasms are fantastic’: why I went to live in a desert cave

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