Week-ends (05/28/22)

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

Border Patrol Agent

Ed Chelby

Thomas Sowell

Chris Kolenda


VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Salvador Ramos

These Dems

Beto O’Rourke


QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I don’t know what he was thinking. He had his reasons for doing what he did, and please don’t judge him.  I only want the innocent children to forgive me. Forgive me, forgive my son, I know he had his reasons.”
Adriana Martinez, mother of the Uvalde shooter

“Teachers, parents, school officials, and community members need to be recognizing and addressing these alarm bells promptly and very, very aggressively. And our school discipline systems, instead of making excuses and continually turning a blind eye, need to confront bad behavior head on and quickly. And clearly we need to make it far easier to confine the violent and mentally deranged into mental institutions.

“If the United States has $40 billion to send to Ukraine, we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home. We spent trillions in Iraq, trillions in Afghanistan, and got nothing. Before we nation-build the rest of the world, we should be building safe schools for our own children in our own nation. Right?”
President Trump at the NRA convention. Trump called for overhauling school security and the nation’s approach to mental health, telling the group every school building should have a single point of entry, strong exterior fencing, metal detectors and hardened classroom doors and every school should have a police officer or armed guard on duty at all times.

“If we as a nation were capable of legislating evil out of the hearts and minds of criminals who commit these heinous acts, we would have done it a long time ago.”
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre

“Every mass shooting in the United States must fit into one of two media boxes: gun control or white supremacy. If it does not fit into those boxes, it simply disappears from the national scene. This is not a recipe designed to promote actual solutions.”
Ben Shapiro

“The only solution the Left truly believes will work is total gun confiscation. They refuse to argue on behalf of that. So instead, they simply use phrases like ‘common sense gun reform,’ and then refuse to specify what such reform would be or how it would stop mass shootings. Then they lie and say that you oppose ‘common sense gun reform’ because you are either being paid by the gun lobby or because you don’t care enough about slain children. It’s despicably dishonest.”
Ben Shapiro

“People demanding ‘common sense’ gun laws fail to realize the people they think will obey those laws don’t use common sense. Besides, a society that believes 2+2=5 and that can no longer define what a woman is, may want to find something other than ‘common sense’ to make its case.”
Darrell B. Harrison

“It’s not that guns are evil. Guns are tools that can be used for good or evil — just like cars. Many more people are killed in car wrecks, but nobody says that you have to have a waiting period in order to buy one or that all cars are evil because some people run over other people with them.

“I know this may be somewhat controversial and I certainly don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but if any of those teachers had been armed, this might have ended a lot quicker. We already have gun restrictions. Shooting someone is already illegal, so I’m not really sure what more they want.”
Dr. Elizabeth Tom, who traveled to Texas from Elko, Nevada, for the NRA convention

“As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.
Barack Obama on Twitter

“I believe social media has damaged his mind. He used this tragedy in Texas, 19 slaughtered children, to venerate and celebrate George Floyd. He stood George Floyd on the bodies of 19 dead children over Twitter. Before social media, his mind would never go to connect George Floyd to 19 dead and slaughtered children and ‘we must remember George Floyd.’ It’s ridiculous. But it speaks to what social media has done to our points of view, our ability to critically think. We’re building lives based around how we come across over social media apps that are not real human interaction.

“He would never say these things on a one-on-one conversation with anybody in Texas who just experienced this. You can’t compare the slaughter of 19 children to a drug user and habitual criminal who resisted arrest and lost his life tragically because of a police man crossed a line. There’s no comparison to innocent children being slaughtered. Don’t stand George Floyd on the dead bodies of children, but this is what social media bates all of us to do.”

Jason Whitlock is a sports journalist, columnist, and podcaster

To restore confidence in our elections, “we have to do, at a minimum, three things.

“First, we have to defeat, as we have so far, President Biden’s attempt to establish a federal election code.

“Number two, we have to go back to having an election day, not an election month. I’m okay if people want to vote by mail. That’s up to the states. But the ballots need to be in and counted by election night. Let me say it again. We need an election day, not an election month.

“And number three, you — and this is unconditional,” Kennedy said. “You have to be required to prove you are who you say you are to vote. And if we would do those three things, I think people would have a little more confidence in our election system.”
Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican

“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition.”
Joe Biden

“Inflation is still the number one issue in the country and the president is slow to react, whether it’s the border, whether it’s inflation, whether it’s gas prices, even Ukraine. I think the expectation is that whoever the president is gets ahead of the problems rather than behind the problem. So I think the election this fall is going to be about inflation. It’s going to be about the effectiveness of the Biden administration. And I think it bodes well for Republicans.”
Senator Rick Scott

“This is a human tragedy here. At night time it looks like a war zone. There’s a sea of humanitarian crisis here. Every evening and every day it’s lived out as well. I just want to shout out the Border Patrol officers are doing an incredible job. The Department of Public Safety in Texas, all those people are doing the best. They are simply overwhelmed.

“This is an unsustainable crisis. It’s a war zone every night. I am calling on Joe Biden to come down here and see this for himself but I don’t mean do a flyby stop at the airport here in McAllen. He needs to come down, spend some time on the river. He needs to fish people out of this Rio Grande River behind me after they’ve traveled thousands of miles.

“He needs to go up the interstate here 16 miles and pick up people that are been traveling for two or three days without water in the desert here as well. He needs to go with those farmers and ranchers who are finding dead bodies on their ranches now. Most every day now they are finding dead bodies.”

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)

“The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be denied receiving communion because of her pro-choice stance. He’s one of the priests who also called for President Biden to be denied sacrament. This is not your job, dude. That is not up to you to make that decision. … How dare you. How dare you.”
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg

“That is literally his (the Archbishop’s) job.”
Ben Shapiro

“12 years of Catholic school, altar boy, family deeply involved in our church, and never saw anyone banned from receiving communion. This is a deep fissure in the church — and a position Pope Francis himself doesn’t support.”
CNN’s Jim Sciutto

“Pope Francis did not say that he did not support individual pastors making the decision whether or not to deny access to the sacrament in specific cases — in fact, that’s exactly what he told them they must do. He addressed the issue last September, telling journalists onboard the Papal plane that Catholics who supported abortion were ‘outside the community’ and that the sacrament of Communion was for those who were ‘in the community,’ or not estranged from it.”
The Daily Wire

“If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehavior. But please don’t congratulate yourself on your compassion.”
Thomas Sowell

“An adult man that wants to dress up like a female is a glaring symbol of mental disease. A society driven by cowardice prevents this topic from being discussed honestly and openly. ALL of our children are at risk [because] we refuse to acknowledge — and instead encourage — mental illness.”
Candace Owens

“It wasn’t that long ago when adults asked a kid, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ They meant, ‘What profession?’ … Someone needs to say it: Not everything’s about you [LBGTers]. And it’s okay to ask questions about something that’s very new and involves children. The answer can’t always be that anyone from a marginalized community is automatically right, trump card, mic drop, end of discussion. Because we’re literally experimenting on children.

“I don’t understand parents who won’t let their nine-year-old walk to the corner without a helmet, an EpiPen, and a GPS tracker. And God forbid their lips touch dairy. But hormone blockers and genital surgery? Fine.”

Bill Maher

“You know the bad thing about all this rain? It’s not raining in San Francisco to clean off those dirty ass streets. It’s a great city. But all that dirtiness & homelessness — y’all gotta clean that off the streets…San Francisco needs a good washing.”
Former NBA great and TNT analyst Charles Barkley.  He made the comments during an unusual rain delay in Dallas where the Golden State Warriors were in town to take on the Mavs. Why a rain delay in an indoor sport? That’s because the roof of the American Airlines Arena began leaking and the game had to be stopped.


OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Uvalde gunman walked through apparently unlocked door

Mother trying to save children at Uvalde was handcuffed by federal marshals

National School Boards Association Wanted Federal Troops Deployed at Local Meetings


MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

In key Wisconsin battleground, law and order becomes Achilles heel for Democrat incumbents

Red States Deliver More Jobs


MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Gun control. But…


MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Walmart Releases ‘Juneteenth’ Ice Cream, Then Cancels It Because Of Woke Backlas

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