Week-ends (02/13/22)

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

Canadian truckers

These kids

COVID moms

Cooper Cupp, in my view the real NFL MVP

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

WI Representative Lee Snodgrass

GoFundMe

Devon J. A. Jobe

Trent Lower

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Robin Vos is facing calls to step off a tight rope he has been on for more than a year navigating a Republican base that wants much more scrutiny from him of the 2020 election and the reality of President Donald Trump’s loss. 

“A growing number of Republicans outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol are asking the Assembly Speaker to resign… elements of the party faithful who already believed the powerful Republican in the state Capitol is refusing to do everything he can to litigate the last presidential election and see his actions thus far as inadequate at best and purposefully stifling at worst.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“He may have done some good things, but I think the damage he’s done to the party since November 3 of 2020 is unforgivable.”
Terry Brand, chairman of the Langlade County Republican Party

“I cannot stress to you the strength of this revolution in Republican grassroots circles in Wisconsin against the state power structure. The voters and the party activists have become annoyances for the leaders of the party and as they say, this is not going to end well.

“They want the Republican Speaker out. This disconnect between the state Republican leadership and the elected Republican officials could not be greater. Virtually every member of the State Assembly is aligning him or herself with Vos and virtually all actual Republicans are furious with the selling out that is coming from Vos.”
Milwaukee talk show host Mark Belling

“I understand the frustration Iowa County Republicans feel. We are all frustrated with the direction our country is going. But Speaker Vos does not deserve to be the target of that frustration just because he doesn’t believe in overturning the last presidential election.

“Speaker Vos leads a diverse and large assembly Republican caucus. We have all worked together to champion conservative, common sense policies.

“Whether it’s billions in tax cuts, fighting welfare fraud, improving our public schools, protecting unborn children or the dozens of other policies that we have advanced, I believe we should all focus our efforts on fighting for the values we all believe in, not trying to pick fights with our own side.”
Rep. Todd Novak, a Republican who has represented parts of Iowa County since 2015, said Vos is in an undeserved position

“[Democrats] did everything they could to get Biden elected, the guy who campaigned from his basement. They never asked any questions about that. Well, now he gets in. And he had … the worst first year president of any president since the 1800s. People compare him to Jimmy Carter. Carter was much more successful his first year than Biden has been.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“DeSantis didn’t wait until the public polling and opinion changed, he followed the science and did the right thing by ditching masks and reopening. If every Republican was that brave and outspoken maybe we wouldn’t have gotten as far into this mess as we have.”
Lisa Boothe

“I think if you ask the majority of New Yorkers they feel that [Andrew Cuomo] did a good job as governor, especially at handling the pandemic when the Trump administration was not handling it well on a federal level.” 
“The View’s” Sunny Hostin

“Ten thousand senior citizens died in nursing homes in New York while he was writing a book that he profited off of.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin

“No, he shouldn’t have apologized. I mean, you see what happens? The mob will come after people, and they’re targeting Rogan because he’s threatening to upset the apple cart on some of the things that they’re holding dear. And with COVID, he’s just bringing opposing views. He’s letting people decide. … I think a lot of the legacy outlets and I think the left fear the fact that he can reach so many people, and so they’re out to destroy him. … Stand up and tell them to pound sand. If you do that, there’s really nothing that they’re able to do to you. The only way they have power is if you let them get your goat.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“[Rogan] is a perfect example of how the left demands TOTAL allegiance. There is zero tolerance for differing opinions or disobedience. Rogan supported a literal socialist for president. But he embraces free speech, common sense, and individual liberty so he must be silenced.”
Bongino Report

“Joe Rogan has the most popular podcast in the world. Tucker Carlson has the most watched cable news show of all time. It’s no coincidence the two of them have been in the crosshairs of the social media gatekeepers more than anyone else.”
Greg Price

“Last week, Biden talked about being tough on crime. This week, the Biden Admin announced funds for crack pipe distribution to ‘advance racial equity.’” Senator Tom Cotton

“It appears Biden has been listening to the smartest guy he knows…”
Kyle Martinsen

“This system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service. I know you were tired of these laws, especially the ones from the new DA. I hope he’s watching you speak through me right now.”
Dominque Lizarraga, widow of slain New York police officer Jason Rivera —posthumously promoted to the rank of detective first-Grade — in her eulogy to her husband. Her message was echoed by Katrina Mora, the sister of Rivera’s partner, detective first-grade Wilbert Mora, also killed in the Harlem shooting: “How many officers must lose their lives so that this system changes?”

“A racist is a person Democrats don’t like. Misinformation is an opinion Democrats don’t like. Inclusivity is the exclusion of people and opinions Democrats don’t like.”
Seth Dillon

“Seems like we’re on a path where we’re going to have two of everything, depending on one’s political ideology: segregated websites, financial systems, even charitable giving, the result of systematically banning non-liberals. Seems like that leads to a bad and dark place.”
Glenn Greenwald

“Bottom line as regards … all the … crap constantly flaring up is this: the questions & thoughts of ½ of America are not allowed in the public square, period. Stop pretending otherwise. You do not live in a ‘free society’ & it’s laughable to say otherwise.”
Matthew J. Peterson

 “CNN is lucky to pull 500,000 to 1 million viewers during primetime. Joe Rogan averages more than 10 million listeners an episode. THAT, not ‘misinformation,’ is why they want him banned and shut down.”
Brad Polumbo

“We’re living in 1984 and things aren’t going to get better unless people fight back. Quit cancelling people. Quit going after comedians. Stop censoring. If you don’t like Rogan, listen to something else. I’m sure there are a lot of good knitting channels out there.”
Mikhaila Peterson

“Stacey Abrams claimed the critics of her hypocrisy are ‘pathetic, transparent and silly.’ But the only pathetic, transparent and silly one in this unedifying story is the gubernatorial candidate preaching one thing and doing another. And for her to then play the race card to try to get herself off the rap is as reprehensible as her outrageous hypocrisy.”
Piers Morgan

“Look, I’m not saying the medical establishment isn’t trying to figure [stuff] out, or that they’re corrupt — although there is some of that. But how ‘bout just wrong? Wrong a lot. Wrong about HIV. Wrong about lockdowns. Wrong about kids. Wrong about how you couldn’t get it if you were vaccinated. Remember washing our packages? And there’s never been any research showing that outdoor transmission is likely or common, yet LA County says we’re still supposed to mask up for big outdoor events. … It’s all theater watching athletes mix it up on the court and then mask on the sideline. Not being able to touch a menu but watching them touch my food. Maskless at dinner while sitting but not standing. And by the way, if Applebee’s really cared about our health, they would make us cover out mouths after the food arrives. I’m just asking: How much wrong do you get to be while still holding the default setting for people who represent ‘The Science’?”
Bill Maher

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Free crack pipes from Biden

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

How we’re spending COVID relief $$$

SURPRISE! Winnipeg Car Ramming Suspect Is Actually Antifa and an Alleged PedophileMORE

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump may have shredded some documents

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

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