Week-ends (02/19/22)

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

Once again, Canadian Truckers

Sofía Jirau

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Hillary

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Kevin Nicholson is an opportunist who has proven time and time again that he is willing to literally say or do anything in order to become a part of the political establishment that he claims to hate so much. And so I’m done sitting by and letting him malign and attack my character.

“They’re sitting over there on the other side of the political aisle cackling at what they hope will be a
dumpster fire over in the Republican Party. And Kevin Nicholson does not care. He lights the matches and tosses them in because he hopes that is his only way inside.

“He likes to say, ‘Oh, we’ve lost so many statewide elections.’ Listen, man, I won four out of five of my statewide elections. I’ll take that record over a 100% losing streak any day.”
Former WI Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, candidate for governor. Nicholson did not respond.

“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. Anywhere from discontent to furious are the emotions I’ve experienced with people from around the state, from around northern Wisconsin, and so forth.”
Terry Brand, chairman of the Langlade County Republican Party, referring to WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. There is frustration among Republicans claiming Vos has done nothing to try to reverse the WI presidential election of 2020.

“So he can do 1,000 things right, OK? But until that gets fixed, then there’s going to be lots of discouraged people out here.”
Doug Rogalla, the chairman of the Monroe 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.”
WISN talk show host Mark Belling

“In each political party, there are people who are unhappy with the direction because they’re frustrated with the state of our country. I, too, am frustrated.

“They (Democrats) have filed lawsuits, they have done everything they can to try to stand in the way of getting at the truth.

“So those people are incorrect in having their frustration be at the legislative Republicans, they should focus on the Democrats who are spending taxpayer dollars to be able to stop our effort to get to the truth.”
Robin Vos

“The [John] Durham investigation has shown that the biggest threat to our democracy is not some foreign country, but rather the Power Elite led by the likes of Hillary Clinton and her co-conspirators in the mainstream media & security state who work to undermine our democracy from within.”
Tulsi Gabbard

“For too long, Americans thought that if we were nice to China, they’d want to be like us. But they don’t want to be like us. They want to be communist.”
Nikki Haley

“My hope and prayer is that Americans realize that China is the one that gave us COVID. China is the one stealing intellectual property. China is the one committing human rights abuses. And China is the one that has become a surveillance state that is now going to start dictating to our American companies, which is why they’ve started to leave. At some point, we need to understand it is time to move on from China.”
Nikki Haley

“They didn’t just spy on Donald Trump’s campaign. They spied on Donald Trump as sitting President of the United States. It was all even worse than we thought.”
Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows

“I think we’re understating the HRC corruption against the Trump campaign. It keeps being reported as ‘spying’ when it was more than that. They literally tried to frame Trump. Does it get any more sinister than that?”
David Limbaugh

“Time for someone to go to jail.”
Senator Josh Hawley

“We can’t get distracted by the latest culture war nonsense or a new right-wing lie on Fox or Facebook. By the way, they are after me again lately, in case you may have noticed. It’s funny. The more trouble Trump gets into the wilder the charges and conspiracy theories about me seem to get.”
Hillary Clinton

“Hillary Clinton and the power elite in this country manufactured this Russian collusion lie, actively undermining our democracy and stoking the fires, moving us into this new cold war with Russia. The damage that they did to the American people, our democracy, and others around the world is immeasurable. It’s impossible to measure.”
Tulsi Gabbard

“Democrats seem to be hoping that Americans experience some form of memory loss over their terrible, radical governance and their even more radical future ambitions, and that this will stave off disaster in the midterms. Good luck with that. We all remember.”
Ben Shapiro

“Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), a friend and ally of Clyburn’s for over 30 years, said even Clyburn’s critics respect his political instincts and his connection with a valuable but often disappointed subset of Democratic voters. ‘Nobody that I’m aware of feels that opposing Clyburn’s nomination would be the wise thing to do,’ he said. ‘If you know that a person has been vetted by Jim Clyburn, you know that person won’t go to the court and end up being a Clarence Thomas,’ referring to the Black justice whose rulings often resemble the thinking of White conservatives.”
The Washington Post

“So the Washington Post just casually refers to Clarence Thomas as an Uncle Tom and it’s just something that the rest of the journalists just let happen without speaking out. It’s just a thing that happens and they are fine with it. A woman who owns a private business and donates $40 to a political cause is automatically a white supremacist. A Washington Post journalist who causally calls Clarence Thomas an uncle tom in print is fighting for anti-racism.”
Stephen L. Miller

“The Chinese Olympics that nobody is watching feature athletes getting served by people in hazmat suits. Meanwhile, SoFi stadium gathered over 70,000 fans for the [Super Bowl], and the cameras panning the vast crowd showed the spectators to be almost entirely maskless. This was the end of the pandemic in the United States — or at least the primary signal that, as a culture, we are ready for the end.”
Michael Brendan Dougherty

“Thanks to Joe Biden’s inflation, the value of your savings account is dropping by nearly 1% every month. This economic disaster is a direct result of Joe Biden’s incompetence.”
Tom Cotton

“It’s understandable why people want to take masks off the kids. But, right now, given the level of activity that we have, it is risky.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci

“Fauci is saying this garbage at a time when more and more MDs are coming forward to admit that cloth masks — which is what 99% of kids wear — do nothing. He’s vile.”
Buck Sexton

“The idea that … you get on an elevator and people refuse to wear a mask, and your choices are to either get off the elevator or to get on the elevator and to tell them to wear a mask — that should not be a problem in the United States Congress. And I really believe that our colleagues who refuse to even adhere to the basic norms of civility are undermining our democracy, and of course we’re seeing it in all kinds of even more serious ways like the January 6th insurrection [which] is just part of that and part of the attempt to take down a legitimate democracy from functioning in the way it should.”
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

“She’s going to restaurants and bars and I’m sure parties and whatever else. No one’s got masks on. But when you step on an elevator with me, sir, without a mask on for that 20-second ride, you’re undermining our democracy.”
Buck Sexton

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Mounted police in Canada trample on peaceful protesters

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Durham investigation

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Aaron Rodgers’ engagement is off

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Biden and a dead dog

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