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
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“We’ve already seen some on the left wigging out and saying they are leaving Twitter if Elon Musk is coming. I say, good riddance. If the left-wing crazies that are trying to censor speech leave Twitter, then it’ll be a better place.
“I do respect that Twitter’s a private company and has the right to regulate speech. I don’t think it’s a good idea, nor do I think it’s good for the country.
“But, I do think Elon Musk will be a good addition to Twitter and, hopefully, a good voice on their board for more freedom of speech.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk joining Twitter’s board of directors and buying a 9.2% stake in the behemoth social media
“If Musk helps restore Twitter to its free speech roots and moves it away from its left-wing censorship regime, it will be perhaps the most heroic and public-serving action I have seen a billionaire take in my lifetime. … If our greatest living entrepreneur looks at the space and decides he couldn’t build his own better version, it tells you everything you need to know about Twitter’s competitive position.”
“It’s no wonder that many conservatives were overjoyed at Elon Musk’s announcement that he had a 9.2% stake in Twitter stock and would join the social media platform’s board. Musk’s friendly relations with Trump are likely to drive snowflake staffers to the exit doors. Those who can’t handle the free exchange of ideas are free to go. If they think they shouldn’t have to be exposed to contrary opinions, they should avoid the public square. Not vice versa.”
Debra J. Saunders is a fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership
“The riot on January 6th was wrong. Any violence on that day should be punished… But make no mistake, the Democrats’ response is also wrong. For 15 months, Democrats have used January 6th as a blank check to trample on civil rights and congressional norms.”
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy
“Florida Democrats lost 41,000 registered voters in Miami Dade in the last year. When Desantis became Governor Democrats had a 260,000 vote advantage. Now Republicans have a 101,000 vote lead. One more indicator of the Biden disaster. And a tribute to Desantis as Governor.”
“People sometimes talk about standing on the shoulder of giants. Well, Judge Jackson will go down in history as an American giant upon whose shoulders others will stand tall. And our democracy will be better off for it.”
Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer
“Our Democratic colleagues are on track to confirm our next Supreme Court justice. And do you know what won’t happen? Top Republicans will not imply she’s illegitimate. We will not call for court packing. I won’t be joining any mobs outside her new workplace and threatening her by name.”
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell
“Nine months ago, [Mitt] Romney opposed [Ketanji Brown] Jackson’s confirmation to the D.C. Circuit of Appeals. But now he thinks she deserves a promotion? Even after she rejected the Declaration of Independence and was unable or unwilling to define what a woman is?”
“What is a woman? Should we have a secure border? Should kindergarten teachers talk about their sex lives in class? These are now partisan political issues. Pause for a moment and wrap your mind around that.”
“To President Biden, promoting transgender surgery for kids appears to be a bigger priority than fighting inflation. No wonder the American people are fed up with this administration.”
Senator Tom Cotton
“Hunter Biden laptop puts a big asterisk next to the *2020 election, all on its own. You can’t have a free and fair election when the media, tech companies, and intelligence community knowingly censor crucial information about the likely foreign corruption of one of the candidates.”
“You know, I would never be so cocky as to say bring it on. But yes, I anticipate that when I walk down that hall to get my Diet Dr. Pepper, sure, the jackals are going to be there doing their jackalin’.
And I just think I got nothing to lose. What more can they do? What more can they say? But heaven forbid, I even throw that out there because we’ll see what’s to come.
Sarah Palin who is running for Congress
“We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, and that will only get worse if the Administration ends the Title 42 policy. We are nowhere near prepared to deal with that influx. Until we have comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform that commits to securing our borders and providing a pathway to citizenship for qualified immigrants, Title 42 must stay in place.”
Senator Joe Manchin
“I would be very reluctant for the administration to end this Trump policy until we had a real plan in place. I think we are a generous country, but we have to be a country of rule of law.”
Senator Mark Warner
“I’d rather pay 20 bucks a gallon [for gas] than have Trump in office.”
Former NFLer Shannon Sharpe
“I remember when jokes were jokes and news was news. Now jokes are the news and the news is a joke.”
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Tiger Woods. Isn’t he amazing?
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK