Week-ends (11/06/21)

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

These WI girls

Santa

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

13 RINOs

Tony Evers

This columnist: White women who voted in VA are killing America

Alyssa Milano

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now. So before my final nail gets put in my canceled-culture casket, I think I’d like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself right now.

“The great MLK said, ‘You have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules,’” Rodgers said, “and rules that make no sense. In my opinion, it makes no sense for me.” 

“Some of the rules to me are not based in science at all. “They’re based purely in trying to out and shame people. Like needing to wear a mask at the podium when every person in the room is vaccinated and wearing a mask makes no sense to me. If you got vaccinated to protect yourself from a virus that I don’t have as an unvaccinated individual, then why are you worried about anything that I can give you?” 
Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers in an interview Friday after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday

“Good luck to Rodgers rolling this one back. He will now be known as a guy who is slicker than his TV hair, who thought he was unique, too much so to follow rules, and more precious than anyone in the room. May he make a speedy return to the Green Bay Packers with no symptoms, but as for sympathy, that should be diverted to people who shared spaces with him when he was unmasked, who now have to sit around and wonder whether they brought something home because he was too coy with the coronavirus.

“Obviously, it’s Rodgers’s choice whether to get vaxxed, and there are plenty of defensible reasons not to — and he should be able to hold his beliefs without being publicly demeaned. But what Rodgers did was demeaning to others. He also had a choice about whether to be forthright about his status or be duplicitous. He chose the second option and apparently went around unmasked to make it convincing. Rodgers betrayed another belief with those actions — or, rather, a lack of belief. He does not believe that we all have to share some sacrifices in getting through this wretched minor-keys measure of history. Only you do. Not him. Your pandemic is not his concern. He is indifferent to it.”
Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post

“I’m very scientific about elections. … But it was not a good night.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding Election Day

“[Terry] McAuliffe’s loss is a victory for all Americans. Why? Because it was a resounding rejection of efforts to divide us by race, the stripping of parental rights, and arrogant, deaf leaders. This benefits us all.”
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard

“This is not a center-left or a left country. We are a center, if anything a center-right country. That’s being shown. And we ought to be able to recognize that.”
Democrat Joe Manchin

“People are upset and uncertain about a lot of things, from COVID to school to jobs to a whole range of things and the cost of a gallon of gasoline. And so if I’m able to pass and sign into the law my Build Back Better initiative, I’m in a position where you’re going to see a lot of those things ameliorated quickly and swiftly.”
Joe Biden’s pivot from why Demos performed badly in Virginia to what will fix it

“What went wrong is stupid wokeness. Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island. Buffalo. Look at Minneapolis. Even look at Seattle, Washington. I mean, this ‘defund the police’ lunacy, this ‘take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools’ — people see that. And it really has a suppressive effect on all across the country on Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a woke detox center or something.”
James Carville

“The reality is that America is not on board with decreasing the number of police officers in their neighborhoods. They do not favor injecting far-left wokeism into the nation’s classrooms. Moreover, many are beginning to grow weary of onerous COVID-19 restrictions.

“These are only a few of the issues on which the Democrats have proven they are out of touch with what the public wants. This, combined with the fact that President Joe Biden continues to botch every crisis he attracts, portends that next year’s elections might go even worse for the left than what people previously believed. The fact that Democratic lawmakers have failed to pass meaningful legislation is not helping either.”
Jeff Charles, RedState.com

“The only reason that we’re talking about Critical Race Theory is because Glenn Youngkin had 18 months to convince people that he was not a fire-breathing, horns-out-of-his-skull racist.”
MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson

“As a father of six and grandfather to 16, it has been my experience that success in the classroom and beyond is not just based on extraordinary teachers and a strong curriculum, but on robust parental involvement. Parents have and always will be invaluable advocates for their children, and we do not expect, nor will we tolerate, attacks to the contrary. Parents’ passionate concerns and debate regarding the divisive practices of critical race theory, school safety and other education decisions that directly impact their children should be encouraged and supported, not attacked and disregarded. Recent actions by the federal Department of Education, Department of Justice, and activist teachers’ unions to intimidate and stifle the voices of concerned taxpaying Americans are shameful and harmful to students.”
Congressman Burgess Owens

“Turns out calling concerned moms domestic terrorists doesn’t bode well for winning an election.”
Danielle D’Souza Gill

“Every swing-state Democrat rep is terrified right now. Do the math on a 15 point swing to the GOP nationwide.”
Will Chamberlain

“I think you have to say an F and not an F+. It would be an F. It’s a failed administration. It’s a disaster. I’ve never seen anything like it and by the way, I wish he’d do well. You know, I love the country more than I love anything. Family, God, country, you know we have to take care of our country. I would love to see him do well. I don’t think there has ever been a greater embarrassment as an administration, and we had everything ready to go. It was…we handed him on a plate whether it was the border or Afghanistan, we were getting out, but we were going to get out with great dignity and strength.”
President Trump grading Joe Biden

“A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. A recovery is when Dr. Fauci loses his.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“[Biden’s vaccine] mandate is yet another attack on frontline workers, first responders, small businesses, and the rights of the American people. Additionally, by taking months to draft this order and shifting the deadline to after the holidays for political gain, Biden has completely undermined any emergency justification for this unlawful overreach. While I am pro-vaccine, the Biden administration does not have the authority to force hardworking Americans to choose between being vaccinated and providing for their families.”
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

“In the United States, in most of the Western world, we’re ready to be done with [COVID], but we’re not done until the world is safe, and we’re not safe as a world until the world’s vaccinated.”
Senator Chris Coons

“I know some people seem to not want to give up on the wonderful pandemic, but you know what? It’s over. There’s always going to be a variant.”
Bill Maher

“The gas prices, of course, are based upon a global oil market. That oil market is controlled by a cartel. That cartel is OPEC.”
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

“Lady, YOU GUYS are the ones who decided to shut down all American energy production in order to ship billions of barrels of oil on cargo ships across the world’s oceans from mostly totalitarian countries! Stop blaming OPEC!”
Joel Abbott

“As an experiment, I’d love for an [sic] @SouthwestAir pilot to say ‘Long live ISIS’ before taking off. My guess is that 1) the plane would be immediately grounded; 2) the pilot fired; and 3) a statement issued by the airline within a matter of hours.”
CNN analyst Asha Rangappa regarding a pilot’s “Let’s Go Brandon” declaration

“Two weeks ago [Colin] Kaepernick did an interview and claimed he trains every day in hopes of playing in the NFL. Literally at the exact same time he was filming a Netflix show where he says that being in the NFL is like being a slave. The guy is totally shameless. It’s amazing to behold.”
Matt Walsh

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Boy Scouts Announce New Critical Race Theory Requirement

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

A Third of a Million Americans Have Died from COVID-19 on Biden’s Watch

This poll

The missing kids in Wisconsin Report Card

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Aaron Rodgers has COVID

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Ray Liotta: Frank Sinatra’s daughters once sent me a horse head

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