Week-ends(11/20/21)

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

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial jury members

Where I live…The Franklin Sabers

David King

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

The news media

Tony Evers

Trial watchers making threats

NPR

Anthony Fauci

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“If I would have let Mr. Rosenbaum take my firearm from me, he would have used it and killed me with it and probably killed more people if I would have let him get my gun. I didn’t intend to kill them. I intended to stop the people who were attacking me.”
Kyle Rittenhouse testifying at his trial

Kyle Rittenhouse was “on his way home. He wants to get on with his life. He has a huge sense of relief for what the jury did to him today. He wishes none of this would have ever happened. But as he said when he testified he did not start this. And we’re thankful in more ways than one that the jury finally got to hear the true story. In Wisconsin, if you don’t put a client on the stand, you’re going to lose, period.”

Mark Richards, a Rittenhouse defense attorney, speaking to reporters after Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges Friday

“We are heartbroken and angry that Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in his criminal trial for the murder of our son Anthony Huber. There was no justice today for Anthony, or for Mr. Rittenhouse’s other victims, Joseph Rosenbaum and Gaige Grosskreutz. It sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street. We hope that decent people will join us in forcefully rejecting that message and demanding more of our laws, our officials, and our justice system.”
Karen Bloom and John Huber

“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. I stand by what the jury has to say. The jury system works.”
Joe Biden

“I believe justice has been served in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. I hope everyone can accept the verdict, remain peaceful, and let the community of Kenosha heal and rebuild.”
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin

“If you’ve got them convinced of self-defense, if you’ve got them to believe that everything he did was to defend his life and his life was at risk, that if he wouldn’t have shot those men he’d be dead himself, that’s it.”
Lara Yeretsian, a veteran criminal defense attorney based in Los Angeles, on the Rittenhouse jury

“So this Kyle Rittenhouse trial — it reminded a lot of people of … the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, in which Brett Kavanaugh, who had been accused by a high school friend of committing sexual abuse of her, cried his way through the hearings to make him a permanent member and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. And his tears turned out to be more powerful than the tears of Christine Blasey Ford, which were the tears of an alleged victim. But in America, there’s a thing about both white vigilantism and white tears, particularly male white tears.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid

“This is a woman(Joy Reid) on a seven-figure salary who went to Harvard and has more elite privilege in her little finger than the 17-year-old son of a single mother who was in Kenosha working as a lifeguard when all hell broke loose in the form of BLM-Antifa riots in August 2020. Yet Reid continually plays the victim and makes her living punching down at white people less fortunate than she is.”
Miranda Devine

“He drove over 40 miles with a gun he possessed illegally. He said he was in Kenosha as a medic but it seems he had an intent to kill. His troubling history is enough to ask: but why was he there? And by he, I mean [Gaige] Grosskreutz.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“Every day we hear about heroes that stopped active shooters. That’s what was going on here. And that crowd was right. And that crowd was full of heroes.”
Kyle Rittenhouse prosecutor Thomas Binger

“Imagine seeing the videos of what happened that day and concluding that Kyle Rittenhouse was an ‘active shooter’ and that the armed mob of people trying to murder him were a ‘crowd full of heroes’!”
Doc Holliday

“The #RittenhouseTrial displays yet again that our ‘justice’ system is racist. How would this trial be going if he was a Black 17 yr old that crossed state lines illegally carrying an AR-15 and shot 3 white protesters? We need real justice in the legal system. This isn’t it.”
Ben & Jerry’s

“Not only did the judge just throw out the charge of carrying a long gun ‘illegally,’ but Kyle is from the Kenosha area and drove only a few miles to ‘cross state lines.’ And if he were black? I, like tens of millions of gun-owning Americans, would support his exoneration because we’re not melanin-obsessed racists like the libs at Ben & Jerry’s.”
Jesse James

“You simply have no credibility if you are blaming Kyle for going to the riot but not the rioters for rioting in the first place, or the media for provoking the riots based on lies about the Jacob Blake case.”
Matt Walsh

“[Joe Biden] continues to assure the public that he won’t raise taxes on those who make less than $400,000. But, Mr. President, inflation is a tax. It is the unfairest tax of all. You don’t have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffett to realize that you’re paying this Biden tax every time you fill up your gas tank.”
Stephen Moore

“There’s a reason why the term ‘woke’ has come to signify going too far and doing things that don’t make sense. I keep saying this to the Democratic Party: ‘The reason why you’re so toxic is because you have become the party of no common sense.’”
Bill Maher

“In a few years because of climate change each year will be worse than COVID, and each year will be worse than the [last] if we don’t do anything about it.”
Senator Chuck Schumer (D)

“America should not participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, and Joe Biden must certainly not attend them. Communist China does not need a propaganda victory as it imprisons and brutally treats over a million Uyghurs.”
Nikki Haley

“Michelle Wu, an Asian American, is the first woman and first person of color elected to lead the city [of Boston]. While many are hailing it as a turning point, others see it as more of a disappointment that the three Black candidates couldn’t even come close.”
NPR

“This is … not good journalism.”
Andrew Yang
reacting to NPR

“Six months from now, if you have two shots, you are going to be considered unvaccinated. They will deny that now. I understand that. But just remember they said it was only going to be 15 days to slow the spread, and look where we are.”
Governor Ron DeSantis

“More and more people tell me that they’re not even able to fill their pickup truck tank up for the entire week. They’ve got to fill up half a tank and hope that the price comes down by the end of the week. That, in particular, is the intended effect of Joe Biden’s energy policy. It’s not unintended or some accident. They want gas to cost $4 a gallon because they want all of us to get out of pickup trucks and SUVs and get into small electric compacts or bicycles or scooters or whatever else Pete Buttigieg takes to work.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“Here in Washington, we’ve heard countless speeches and promises on infrastructure. Today, we finally got it done. America is moving again. And fifty years from now, I truly believe they will say this was the moment we won the competition for the 21st century.”
Joe Biden

“Fifty years from now not a single person will think of this infrastructure bill. Not one.”
Ben Shapiro

“While nobody likes to pay more, on average we have the money to do so.” NBC’s Stephanie Ruhle

“[Voters are] tired of the black against white and the Asian against Latino. They’re tired of it, and they’re tired of politicians who won’t let the wounds of the past heal.”
Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Activist teachers recruiting kids

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Evidence for a GOP takeover mounts

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Rittenhouse = white supremacist

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

“It’s a Small World” dolls

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