Week-ends (03/19/22)

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

These strangers

Dolly Parton

This store

Indiana cheerleaders…

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Juan Miguel Martinez

Kim Schrier

Tom Malinowski

George Takei

Richard Dunn

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I think there was widespread fraud.”
Assembly Speaker Rob Vos after a state Capitol meeting with Republicans seeking to decertify the 2020 election

“He has never said these words before. So we got the needle to move from here to here.”
Jefferson Davis, a former Menomonee Falls village president who met with Vos at the Capitol

“It was a perfect opportunity to punch him right in the nose and say go pound sand. But I was concerned about the collateral damage.”
State Rep. Tim Ramthun when Vos kicked him out of a Capitol meeting on Wednesday with supporters of a resolution to decertify the election

“Rep. Ramthun says a lot of foolish things, this is one more on the list.”
Robin Vos

“Special note to the RNC: Now’s a good time to open up mobile voter registration sites — at gasoline stations!”
Gary Bauer

“But what can Democrats do? The elections are less than nine months away. Nearly all electoral indicators look bad for them. Barring some huge, entirely unforeseen event, they are headed for minority status in the House, and perhaps in the Senate. If that happens, the president’s ability to pass partisan legislation will be gone. The situation is approaching the code-red level. And blaming Putin … won’t fix anything.”
Byron York

“I remember your national memorial in Rushmore. The faces of your prominent presidents, those who laid the foundation of the United States of America as it is today. Democracy, independence, freedom and care for everyone, for every person, for everyone who works diligently, who lives honestly, who respects the law. We in Ukraine want the same for our people. … Remember Pearl Harbor. Terrible morning of December 7, 1941, when your sky was black from the planes attacking you. Just remember it. Remember September the 11th, a terrible day in 2001 when evil tried to turn your cities, independent territories in[to] battlefields. When innocent people were attacked from air, yes, just like no one expected it, you could not stop it. Our country experience[s] the same every day. … ‘I have a dream.’ These words are known to each of you today. I can say I have a need. I need to protect our sky. I need your decision, your help, which means exactly the same. The same you feel when you hear the words, ‘I have a dream.’ … I am addressing … President Biden. You are the leader of your great nation. I wish you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaking to Congress

“President Biden’s economic response to the [Ukraine] invasion, and military response to the invasion, in my judgment, has been a wimp fest. … Unless you’re still living with your parents, you understand that you can’t put Putin on his knees without cutting off his cash flow. And you can’t cut off his cash flow without cutting off his oil and gas. … The woker darlings and the Democratic Party will not allow President Biden to adopt an all-of-the-above energy policy, which includes oil and gas, and the president just doesn’t seem to have the courage to stand up to him.”
Senator John Kennedy

“I don’t care what Putin says. I didn’t realize Putin was our national security adviser. … He goes outside the bounds of norms, then he claims victimization when people react, and then he uses that victimization to pursue more aggression. This is how Putin acts and we need to stop falling for it. I don’t care if it’s provocation.”
Congressman Dan Crenshaw

“I’m fine with people displaying the Ukrainian flag in solidarity. But if you celebrate kneeling for the national anthem and dislike the American flag and now you’re posting the Ukrainian flag and declaring those you disagree with traitors, I have questions.”
Ben Shapiro

“Nobody buys Democrats’ efforts to blame 14 months of failed policies on three weeks of crisis in Europe. Inflation and gas prices were skyrocketing and hurting families long before late last month. The White House needs to stop trying to deny their mistakes and start fixing them.”
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell

“When the New York Post published information about the tawdry access-peddling business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son a month before the 2020 election, much of the major media refused to cover it. … Now on Thursday, the New York Times finally admits that the contents of the laptop were legitimate. … We can gripe about the past as much as we want, but the more important question is: Just what are the tech platforms and the major media colluding to lie about right now? What are our gatekeepers covering up today? If they used ‘disinformation’ as the excuse to hide a story that was ‘harmful’ to their politics in 2020, we should assume that their current cries to cut off ‘disinformation’ include efforts to protect the Left from other bad news items. You know they are lying to you about the bill in Florida to stop child grooming — to prevent misguided or creepy teachers from giving age-inappropriate sex education to young students. … You know they are lying to you about studies that purportedly show that forcing children to wear masks all day is important in fighting COVID-19. You know that they lie to you about election laws in places such as Texas and Georgia. But what else are they lying about that we won’t discover until much much later?”
Timothy P. Carney

“Many parents haven’t heard of a Florida bill by the name of ‘Parental Rights in Education.’ But parents who follow the national news — or tune into ‘Saturday Night Live’ — have heard of this bill by a different name: The ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. This fake-naming was an unprecedented propaganda ploy. Never before has virtually the entire corporate media instantaneously united to affix a partisan-manufactured epithet-name on a state legislative proposal. … In an era of seemingly infinite political stupidity, it’s difficult to think of anything more politically idiotic — not to mention morally dubious — than Democratic legislators skipping down the state capitol hallway shouting ‘Gay!’ to protest a bill that defers sex-talk with kids until…fourth grade.”
Max Eden

“You know the truth, you know what’s being said is false, but that’s part of what social media brings. Sometimes there’s some positives to it. I talk to our players about it, there’s a lot of stuff on there, that’s just like a sewer that you have to be careful of. And like when this was over, the mob just moves on, they’re on to their next victim.”
Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin

“Seventy-eight percent of the people who died [of COVID] or are hospitalized were obese. And that’s another one that’s not a popular opinion to talk about, but I feel like I have to because it’s such a salient fact in this. … We’re at such a crazy place with obesity, it is the ultimate third rail in discourse. … Anyone in the media who doesn’t talk about this because you’re so afraid of the reaction, you have blood on your hands because you’re not doing these people a favor.”
Bill Maher

“Joe Biden press conferences are like Guns N Roses concerts. They list a start time, but nobody has any idea when the band will actually go on, including the band.”
Jimmy Failla

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

How police, prosecutors and courts across three states failed to hold Darrell Brooks accountable

School Assignment Using Pizza as Metaphor for Sex Preferences Draws Parent Outrage

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Pet projects in massive spending bill

Congress gives itself a raise

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

March Madness, and rightfully so

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple’s giant find

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