Week-ends (08/20/22)

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

WI medal of Honor winners

The 80-Year-Old Woman Who Refused to Shower With a Man

Teddy Droseros

Georgia high school football players

Ukraine volunteers

Meagan Johnson and her mission

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

The CDC

The Atlantic

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion where, I am sure, she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you WYOMING!

“Liz Cheney’s uninspiring concession speech, in front of a ‘tiny’ crowd in the Great State of Wyoming, focused on her belief that the 2020 Presidential Election was not, despite massive and conclusive evidence to the contrary, Rigged & Stolen. Liz Cheney is a fool who played right into the hands of those who want to destroy our Country!”

Donald Trump

“Cheney is a classic snowflake who thinks her principled stand against Trumpism will echo throughout the ages as the new ‘Goldwater moment.’ No, she was just an anti-Trump Republican who went so crazy that people decided to strip the woman of her congressional credentials.”
Matt Vespa, Townhall

“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.

“Speaking at Gettysburg of the great task remaining before us, Lincoln said that, ‘We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from this earth.’ As we meet here tonight, that remains our greatest and most important task.”
Liz Cheney speaking after her defeat

“My respect for her (Liz Cheney) was huge, by the way, prior to even all of this and it’s grown immensely. She’s very determined, very dogged and she will chase Donald Trump to the gates of hell for sure.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger

“I wonder if things might have turned out differently for Liz Cheney if she’d used her seat on the 1/6 committee to insist on cross-examination of witnesses and a chance for the defense to present its side. Instead she led the charge for an utterly one-sided presentation.”
Brit Hume

“The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one — years of scams and witch hunts, and now this. There has never been a time like this where law enforcement has been used to break into the house of a former president of the United States, and there is tremendous anger in the country — at a level that has never been seen before, other than during very perilous times. If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that.”
Donald Trump

“If papers in former President Donald Trump’s home represented such a grave threat to national security, why did the Justice Department take so long to act on it? Among the implausible details of this disturbing story has been that after a Justice official and several FBI agents visited Mar-a-Lago in early June, Justice waited several days before merely requesting that a stronger lock be placed on the door of a storage room and then waited roughly two months before seeking a warrant. Now a new report makes the theory of a significant security threat even harder to credit.”
James Freeman

“President Trump left office on January 20, 2021. The FBI raided his house on August 8, 2022. If it was such a ‘national security threat,’ why wait 565 days to recover the documents?”
Congressman Jim Jordan

“In his confirmation hearing, [Attorney General Merrick] Garland repeatedly pledged that political considerations would hold no sway with him as attorney general. Yet, in just two years, the Justice Department has careened from one political controversy to another without any sign that Garland is firmly in control of the department.”
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley

“Whatever one thinks of Trump’s character, he is entitled to the same presumption of innocence as any other American. Trump always suffers from a presumption of guilt. He is forced to continually prove he is innocent of charges, often made by ‘sources’ who leak information to anti-Trump media, or must explain himself to hostile Democrats (and a few hostile Republicans). The specter of armed federal agents outside Trump’s Florida home is not an image I suspect many of us are comfortable with. Even those who do not like Trump and hope he does not run for president in 2024 should be alarmed at how this focus on him is contributing to what has been a long slide in the trust Americans place in our institutions. … No foreign power could hope to undermine the pillars of our democracy better than we are doing ourselves. Serious attention to rebuilding these and other institutions, which can lead to restoring confidence in them, is urgently required.”
Cal Thomas

“The IRS employee union donates 99% of its money to Democrats. This scam to give the IRS tens of billions of dollars will pipeline millions of dollars into the coffers of Democratic candidates. Does anyone believe that an agency that gives almost every dollar from its PAC to one party is an unbiased referee of our tax system?”
Stephen Moore

“Sooo… the people who cried that instead of buying Twitter, Elon Musk could ‘solve world hunger’ with $44 billion… are completely silent now that Democrats voted to spend $80 billion to expand the IRS… got it.”
Tim Young

“With almost 200,000 illegal immigrant encounters in July, there’ve now been over 150K illegal encounters for 17 straight months during Biden’s border crisis. And that doesn’t include the over 800,000 ‘gotaways’ who have escaped into the US.”
Tommy Pigott

“Isn’t it almost Orwellian? How can you call it the Inflation Reduction Act when the nonpartisan experts say it’s not gonna bring inflation down?”
ABC’s Jonathan Karl to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

“It should be illegal to name a bill something that it doesn’t do.”
Congressman Jim Banks on the so-called Inflation Reduction Act

“During the 2020 election, Starbucks ran ads encouraging Americans to vote by mail. Now, Starbucks is trying to suspend mail-in ballots in their nationwide union elections due to alleged misconduct in the voting process. You can’t make it up!”
Michael Seifert

“People say the federal government seems big, maybe bigger than ever. Well, it actually is the largest employer in the world. The federal government, nothing else comes close — not Google, not Amazon, not the Communist Party of China, nothing. How many people work for the United States government? Let’s put it this way. There are more than 100 countries around the world whose total populations (that is, every man, woman and child) are smaller than our federal workforce — entire countries, many of them. … So, what do all those people who work there do every day? You may be wondering that. Well, it’s a good question. Actually, nobody’s really sure, including many of the employees themselves. Fundamentally, the federal government is a mystery. Like the universe, it goes on forever. It makes you feel small thinking about it, which is probably the point.”
Tucker Carlson

“A man is not allowed into female bathrooms and change rooms because society considers it inappropriate and sometimes predatory. If that man suddenly identifies as a woman, those societal conventions and expectations evaporate. There’s something extremely wrong here.”
Sydney Watson

“Abortion is healthcare the way that rape is love-making.”
Seth Dillon

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Historic number of illegals encountered at border

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Police banned at MPS where crime is a daily occurrence

Hunter’s laptop

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Gas prices are falling

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Reporter injured on Bernie Brewer’s slide

Chalking tires illegal, judge says, but city gets big break

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