Week-ends (10/23/21)

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

Mandate resisters

Bari Weiss

Colin Powell

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

NSBA

Scott Ziegler

Alec Baldwin

The mayor of Dolton, Illinois

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter—I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022. I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.” 
Joe Biden

“Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes.”
Washington Post columnist Micheline Maynard

“If you’re vaccinated and your family members are vaccinated … you can enjoy the holidays.”
Anthony Fauci

“I’ve been [to the southern border] before, and I haven’t — I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the — but the whole point of it is: I haven’t had a whole hell of lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and — and weather, and traveling around the world.”
Joe Biden

“Now, I say this with respect, with all the respect I can muster. But my advice to the president is this: Mr. President, you just got to try harder not to suck. And the best way to do that in my opinion is stop worrying so much about the woke-ers. You’re never gonna make ’em happy. They hyperventilate on their yoga mats at the slightest provocation. You’re never gonna make ’em happy… Start worrying about America’s workers.”
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)

“If you’re a taxpayer in a major American city now suffering from prospective police shortages due to the vaccine mandate, do you believe your politicians have their priorities straight? Would you rather have an unvaxxed officer show up to your 911 call, or no one?”
Ben Shapiro

“We know good schools depend on involved parents. … Glenn Youngkin’s taking my words out of context. I’ve always valued the concerns of parents.”
Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe

“It’s never a good sign when you have to say the words ‘I’ve been taken out of context’ in a campaign ad two weeks before the election.”
Matt Walsh

“We have combed the internet for signs that parents petitioning school boards are anything approaching a national problem. Nearly all of what we have seen so far makes us proud to be Americans: Parents care about the education of their children, and they are not willing to allow them to be indoctrinated into a radical ideology.”

Four U.S. Civil Rights Commission members pillorying Attorney General Merrick Garland

“One of the worries that I have about the way that we’re talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past. I don’t think that’s very productive. Or black people have to feel disempowered by race. I would like black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that, I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So somehow, this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

“A local newspaper featured a photo of some large local males and the deers they just killed. You instinctively know that they own trucks, drink beer, work with their hands, have tattoos, are often brutal and mean, and are bone ignorant. Or so goes the stereotype held by the elites who run things. A proud professor, I once held the same opinion, wanting to live in a university environment filled with ideas, great culture, and people who ‘mattered.’ In my old age, thank God, I realize that I had it all backwards. I know some of those hunters—we live among them—and have been consistently impressed by their common sense, decency, and patriotism. These rough rurals should be judged (we all judge) by their individual characters—the way all of us should be assessed. Forget the cruel stereotypes. And look what our universities have become: cesspools of leftist conformity and intolerance. I would trust one of those hunters any day ahead of the degreed totalitarians I spent much of my life with.”
Retired history professor and author Thomas Reeves who resides in SE WI

“Never trust any person or entity who believes a man can become a woman.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“When I got down on my knee, and I looked up, all I could see and hear was obscenities. And I don’t know, it just spur of the moment hit my mind … I didn’t plan on telling the crowd that I own them. I think based on the statistical reference of my career, win percentage down there and against them, definitely our teams have done some good things.”
Packer QB Aaron Rodgers about shouting “I still own you” at Chicago Bear fans after he scored a TD last Sunday in Green Bay’s 24-14 victory at Soldier Field

“Colin was a man of integrity. He was deeply principled, shaped by bedrock beliefs that guided him throughout his life. … Colin loved soldiers and always held them to the highest standards. Yet he also took time to understand their struggles — personal and professional — and to comfort them when they suffered. The U.S. military was his second family, and he cherished the opportunities that it had given him and many others. … Colin believed that his life and all that he achieved were an affirmation of America’s possibilities. … Colin’s legacy more than anything else is the people who he helped; the people he inspired; and the people who he encouraged to — as he did — devote their lives to forming a more perfect union.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

“He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience.  The world lost one of the greatest leaders that we have ever witnessed,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters in Washington. “Alma lost a great husband, and the family lost a tremendous father. And I lost a tremendous personal friend and mentor. We will certainly miss him.”
Former President George W. Bush

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Who’s choking off your children?

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

School spending up, test scores down

Under Biden Administration Plan, Poor Would Be Three Times More Likely To Get IRS Audit Than 1 Percenters

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Biden says he’s been to the border

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

The bald truth: Ladies do prefer a chap with hair because white men with a receding hairline are judged to be less successful by the fairer sex

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