Week-ends (12/03/22)


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

Milwaukee Dancing Grannies

Ohio students

Junior hockey players

Liam Wildish

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Twitter

John Chisholm

We Energies

Fauci

Sen. Cynthia Lummis


QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“No doubt the exposure helps with that. But I am not running for Supreme Court because of the Brooks case. I’m running because I believe I’m the best candidate to do the job.”
Waukesha judge Jennifer Dorow who presided over the Darrell Brooks case on her decision to run for WI Supreme Court. Dorow was flooded with fan mail and gifts for how she dealt with the oftentimes unruly defendant.

“I’m struggling to think of any other reason that she would believe she would be a qualified candidate for the Supreme Court.”
Dan Kelly, one of Dorow’s challengers and a fellow conservative, said that the Brooks case is the only reason Dorow got in the race

“Dorow’s lack of a proven record on key issues raises too many questions.”
Fair Courts America, a group funded by billionaire GOP megadonor Richard Uihlein, plans to spend millions of dollars to back Kelly, the group’s spokesman, Dan Curry, said




“TikTok should be banned. Senator Marco Rubio and I have legislation that does exactly that. TikTok is digital fentanyl addicting our kids, and just like actual fentanyl, it ultimately goes back to the Chinese Communist Party. TikTok is owned by ByteDance. ByteDance is controlled by the CCP. That means the CCP can track your location. It can track your keystrokes. It can censor your news. Why would we give our foremost adversary that amount of power?”
WI Congressman Mike Gallagher

“News flash: If you outlaw abortions, criminalize providing gender affirming care for trans youth, dictate what educators can teach in schools, and stop people from voting, you’re not the party of ‘limited government.’”
Robert Reich

“News flash: if you stump for the limitless killing of the unborn, seek legalized gender mutilation for minors, and advocate indoctrination of children by state employees against the values of their parents, you’re not the party of ‘protecting children.’”
Ben Shapiro

“There’s discrimination everywhere you go. … In the U.S., we’re continuing to make progress every single day. … As long as you see progress that’s the most important thing.”
U.S. Men’s Soccer Captain Tyler Adams after being asked by an Iranian state journalist whether he’s “okay to be representing a country that has so much discrimination against black people”

“I love marriage. In fact, I love it so much I’ve already done it twice and am engaged for a third time. And if gay couples want to be as happily or miserably married as straight couples, more power to them.”
South Carolina Republican Representative Nancy Mace explaining her vote for the Respect for Marriage Act 

“Mace’s flippancy encapsulates a view of marriage that has become all too common. Marriage is no longer a means of harnessing the brute facts of biology into the service of children. It is purely a means to the end of the married parties’ happiness. It means whatever they want it to mean. Permanent, if you wish; exclusive, if you like; between people of the opposite sex, if you prefer. The older view of marriage was wiser.”
National Review

“Simply put: no one likes Kamala Harris. No one even feels bad for not liking her. Her boss doesn’t like her; her aides don’t like her; even her Irish terrier doesn’t like her. … [Yet] the party faithful wanted a young, female (preferably non-binary) Person of Colour to wave their rainbow flag, but what the party establishment wanted most of all was to beat Donald Trump. The compromise solution was to keep Biden out of sight for a few years, then let him ‘make history’ by resigning. That was the only way to give America the virtue signal it desperately needed but stubbornly refused to elect.”
Salvatore Babones

“I used to have a beagle named Roger, and Roger was a rascal. About every two weeks, Roger would run off — he’d always come back — but about half the time he’d come back dragging roadkill that he would hide under my back porch. President Biden’s energy policy looks like something Roger used to keep under my back porch.”
Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana

“What would you think of a person who never asked the price of anything he or she bought? You would assume the person was inordinately wealthy. But if the person wasn’t, you would dismiss him as a fool, and you would certainly never ask this person for advice about how to spend your money. Yet, for two years, that question — ‘What is the price?’ — was avoided by virtually every political leader in the world as well as the vast majority of epidemiologists and physicians, journalists and editors, college presidents, deans, professors and K-12 teachers. They never asked, ‘What is the price?’ with regard to locking down businesses, schools and, in many cases, entire countries. That is why so many political leaders, teachers, college presidents, doctors, epidemiologists and other scientists turned out to be fools.”
Dennis Prager

“We just fixed a Toyota 4Runner, it was $38,000, and that was deer. I don’t know how fast he was going when he hit it, but it was significant amount of damage. With the shortages with vehicle manufacturing, and the chips, and anything else (dealers) may be short on in the supply chain, it’s very hard to replace your vehicle if you have a loss. The value of vehicles has gone up dramatically making the reparability higher. We are fixing many, many more cars than we would have five years ago.”
James Anderberg, body shop director at Ball Body Shop in Middleton, WI. Someone driving in Wisconsin has hit a white-tailed deer on the road each day for the last six years or more, data from the state Department of Transportation show. In 2021, 16,204 deer collisions occurred on Wisconsin roads, down slightly from 16,547 in 2020. All caused damage to property, and 501 crashes resulted in injuries. Nine deer collisions were fatal.

“American sports are all about winning: there is no concept of a tie. But bring soccer’s 0-0 draw into your lives and you might as well hand China the keys to Taiwan now.

“Don’t get me wrong, I like soccer. I love the World Cup and the bizarre clash of nations and cultures it fosters. I think it’s great we have a global game that any kid anywhere in the world can participate in, simply by pinning up a Cristiano Ronaldo poster and kicking a ball around the front yard.

“But soccer has conquered enough worlds and it has too much money already. The vast money-grubbing octopus that is Fifa won’t stop though. It wants to dominate America, just as it wants India to lay down its cricket bats and Australia to switch from oval ball to round. It will keep giving World Cup tournaments to the US. Premier League sides will continue turning up stateside for their lucrative pre-season tours. Soccer will keep knocking on the door, in the hope that someday it can gobble up America’s untold sporting riches. Don’t let it. I say this not out of snobbery or disdain, but out of love for what makes America different.”
Josh Glancy, Spectator World

“To be clear, I do not hate Soccer. I think it’s a fine sport for countries for whom the next big technological advance is the use of hands.”
Jeremy Boreing


OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

10-year-old Milwaukee boy charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of his mother


MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Wisconsin Children’s Hospital Is Stacking Its Bench Of Chaplains With Trans Activists


MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The World Cup

Respect for Marriage Act


MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

NYC looking for a rat czar

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