Week-ends (09/10/22)

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

Queen Elizabeth II

Herb Kohler

Paul “Paulie” Veneto

Pamela Ricard

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Carnegie Mellon University professor Uju Anya

Teachers Are Refusing to Return to Work

Danielle Serio

Whoopi Goldberg

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“My beloved mother was an inspiration, an example to me and to all my family. And we owe her the most heartfelt debt, any family (could) go to their mother for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.

“To lay my beloved mother to rest in our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example.”
King Charles III expressed “profound sorrow” in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death

“She was like a mother to us all, someone who was always there, always constant. We all grew up with her.”
A woman waiting in line to get coffee on Friday morning in central London

“I’m 75 and she’s been with me all my life and I feel very sad that she won’t be with me anymore, but I’m glad she’s at peace.”
Elton John

“I’m shocked by the number of Republicans who continue indignantly scoffing at the prospect that Joe Biden could motivate 81 million citizens to vote for him in the last election. He didn’t. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that as many as 90% of Biden voters were driven to the polls in 2020 not to vote for him, but to vote against Trump. Whatever love and admiration Trump inspires among his loyal followers, he arouses even more resentment and hostility throughout the rest of the electorate, particularly with the all-important independent voters. So what smarter move could the Democrat Party standard-bearer make than to declare the upcoming election is about Trump and Trumpism, not about inflation, border crises, gas prices, and staggering cost of living increases?”
Peter Heck

“If [Joe Biden] had delivered this speech about the leaders of China or Russia or Iran or transnational Islamist terrorist groups, [Thursday] night’s speech would be universally praised as a rousing rallying cry and metaphorical call to arms against a dangerous enemy. But in this speech, the enemy is … other American citizens. Also, he wants to unite the country.”
Jim Geraghty |

“When Biden said that he could sum up America in a single word, and that that single word was ‘asufutimaehaehfutbw,’ he was inadvertently onto something. Often, Biden reaches for words that aren’t quite there, and perhaps never were — ‘Regoduwidadefi,’ ‘Trunalimunumaprzure’ — and, often, it doesn’t especially matter, because he wasn’t saying anything comprehensible to begin with.”
Charles C.W. Cooke

“We have created nearly ten thousand million jobs since President Biden took office, which is the fastest job growth in history.”
Karine Jean-Pierre

“That’s 10 billion more than the entire population of the world. Amazing job!”
Dr. Eli David

“Honestly, she just needs to put on clown makeup before every press conference.”
Ned Ryun

“I really believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot.”
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha

“I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure that we have a president who respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions.”
Hillary Clinton after saying she won’t run for president again

“Imagine if someone walked up and stabbed you a couple of times, then handed you a single bandaid and told you to thank them for the bandaid. Now you understand all of the Biden administration’s policies and messaging.”
Tim Young

“Yes let’s listen to the people who want to castrate children, execute infants minutes before birth, abolish the police and put pornography in elementary schools about the dangers of extremism. They are experts on the subject after all.”
Matt Walsh

“Our enemies abroad, particularly China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, are watching all this woke, comic madness with absolute glee. They are delighted the United States is diverting trillions of dollars and man hours away from production to ideological witch hunts, woke cannibalism, green virtue-signaling, spendthrift consumption, racial and gender fixations, warped science, suicidal surveillance, and commissariat indoctrination. Woke means that Americans have less money, labor, and time to hone their military readiness. They will produce less competitive energy, but more pseudo-science, non-meritocratic advancement, and unsound investment — all reasons why America will no longer dominate the world. … While we war on our past, our competitors abroad prep for the future. They are more likely to erect than tear down statues. We spend what we borrow; they invest what they earn. How odd America once taught the world what works — only now to mock its own lessons.”
Victor Davis Hanson

“I was sitting on a couch, and the press was let in. There were a bunch of them shooting up. All of a sudden the White House gets alerted to these billboards that show me sitting down — I thought my legs were together — but the way it’s shot, it’s sort of suggestive. I just couldn’t deal with it, so I started wearing pants.”
Hillary Clinton explaining why, in 1995, she started wearing pantsuits

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Tony Evers’ Killers and Rapists

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2021 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined


MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Most want Biden impeached

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump hoarded documents

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

ICYMI, pumpkin spice among new Merriam-Webster entries

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