Week-ends (02/26/22)

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

Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych

This Ukrainian woman

Resistant Ukrainians

Alabama first graders

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Putin and Russia

We could name him every week…Joe Biden

The AMA

Minneapolis Public Schools

Teacher Cynthia Perkins

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Even if they put up a good fight, Ukraine cannot win this war. They can’t. The gulf separating the capabilities between the two nations is wider than the Pacific. Ukraine has no way to counter Russian aircraft or missiles. They’re outmatched in men and heavy equipment. It’s only a matter of time before Russian tanks are rolling into the capital of Kyiv. … What do we do? What does Joe Biden do — and can he even do it? Biden has been wrong on every major foreign policy endeavor for the past 40 years. Afghanistan showed he’s still a terrible decision maker.”
Matt Vespa

“What you’re seeing now, as this Russia-Ukraine war starts to play out, [is] the administration trying to brace Americans for higher gas prices. And the reality is that Joe Biden is now seeing his climate change agenda collide with this national security foreign policy crisis overseas. And the benefit that the United States was on the track for of being energy independent — [we] were energy independent — the benefit is that you don’t have to worry about wars in foreign lands far away affecting prices here. … It’s a convenient excuse for [Joe Biden] to now say, ‘Well, the Ukraine-Russia crisis is the reason why prices are up,’ when the policies of this administration are really the reason why they’re up.”
Katie Pavlich

“For 4 years, the Left parroted the hoax that our Administration was weak on Russia. Yet, they didn’t dare invade Ukraine on our watch. But now they do. Who do you think Putin feared more?”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

“We import 595,000 barrels of oil per day from Russia. The Keystone XL pipeline would have produced 830,000 barrels per day. Relying on Russian oil is a choice. And it’s a stupid one.”
Congressman Dan Crenshaw

“Why does America even still fund the UN? Our tax dollars pay almost 30% of the budget for an organization that Russia and China have absolute veto power over.”
Greg Price

“In just 13 months, Mr. Biden and his politically correct administration have managed to make the average American poorer, the richest bankers richer, and appease and embolden our enemies.”
Economist Peter Morici

 “Biden canceled the Keystone pipeline, banned drilling on federal land, and declared war on American energy production. We warned him this would raise costs for Americans and put our national security at risk. He didn’t listen.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“Think food prices are high now? We import $700 million of fertilizer from Russia every year.”
Congressman Thomas Massie


“Right-wing doesn’t love Putin just because he is an authoritarian, tyrannical leader, they love him because he’s a WHITE authoritarian leader. Race has become more important than even nationality. They’ve turned on democracy and now even America, in favor of a white warlord.”
“The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur

“Treating [Freedom Convoy protestors] with prejudice, suspicion, and illegal repression is not care. Protesting something that deeply, deeply concerns you in our society is not terrorism. It is the civic duty of every Canadian. It is our job as the people to hold our leadership accountable if they are infringing on our inalienable rights, if we suspect that they have become corrupted or compromised in any way, or simply if we think they’re wrong in monumental decisions they are making on behalf of their people. But you [Justin Trudeau] are treating my brothers and sisters, your constituents, like terrorists without ever speaking to their leadership. There are no riots. This is not a violent protest. There is only a mass of deeply concerned citizens at your doorstep who you refuse to acknowledge for what they are: Your people. … Don’t let the press brainwash you into division and hatred. The antidote to prejudice is knowledge. Because of the algorithmic way your Google searches are filled, it can be very hard to find good information on the other side. Ask someone you know. … Listening is the only way out of the ideological mess the media has broiled us all into.”
Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly

“New study shows that covid school closures affected cognitive and motor development in preschoolers. Learning loss is most pronounced in kids most at risk. We must focus on keeping kids in school and on closing educational disparities.”
CNN medical analyst Leana Wen, February 23, 2022. But in November 2020 Wen said, “In recent weeks, prominent economists, public health experts and commentators have argued that schools shouldn’t be closing because they aren’t major contributors to the surge in covid-19 cases. I disagree. With much of the United States engulfed in exponential virus spread and many hospitals already overwhelmed, most schools should close and stay closed through the winter.”

“All it took was one pandemic to out all of the tyrants across the world, including here.”
Lisa Boothe

“Imagine being the father of a female athlete and just sitting there passively and watching while a male athlete makes a mockery of your daughter and her sport. Where are the fathers? Mothers? Does anyone have even the slightest bit of courage anymore? It’s pathetic.”
Matt Walsh

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Why Parents Should Assume Government Schools Will Sexually Abuse Their Children Until Proven Otherwise

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

84 Percent: Parents Should Be Able to See All Curriculum Plans, Materials

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

What will #12 do?

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

02/22/22

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