Week-ends (12/10/22)

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…


“Ike” Schab

Patricia Gallagher


Tammy Baldwin

Sheila Jackson Lee

Rutgers professor

California English teacher


“[Brittney Griner] represents … the best about America — just across the board, everything about her.”
Joe Biden

“[Griner] is an important role model.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

“Biden gave up a Russian arms dealer in exchange for an anti-American WNBA player, while leaving US Marine Paul Whelan to rot in a Russian prison. This is an abomination. They didn’t trade for Griner because she’s in the WNBA. Nobody cares about that. They traded for her because she’s gay and black. She had more intersectional points than the other American prisoners so she moved to the front of the line. That’s the way the system works now.”
Matt Walsh

“I am greatly disappointed that more has not been done to secure my release, especially as the four-year anniversary of my arrest is coming up. I was arrested for a crime that never occurred. … I’m happy that Brittney is going home … but I don’t understand why I’m still sitting here.”
Paul Whelan

“Obviously, there’s a lot of very understandable human emotion here in getting Griner released, but this is a very bad mistake by the Biden administration. This is not a deal. This is not a swap. This is a surrender. And terrorists and rogue states all around the world will take note of this, and it endangers other Americans in the future who can be grabbed and used as bargaining chips by people who don’t have the same morals and scruples that we do.”
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton

“Don’t beat women, hold guns to peoples [sic] heads, fund abortions then pretend your [sic] pro-life, stalk cheerleaders, leave your multiple minor children alone to chase more fame, lie, lie, lie, say stupid crap, and make a fool of your family… And then maybe you can win a senate seat.”
Christian Walker on his dad’s Georgia defeat

“No RNC Chair in the history of the whole party has lasted as long as Ronna McDaniel without seeing at least one winning election season. She took the job in 2017, and the GOP has lost every election cycle since.”
Erick Erickson

“Because there are more important things going on.”
Joe Biden on why he won’t visit the border

“Nothing is more important than the safety and security of the American people, but to President Biden it is an afterthought. With a record number of people and drugs, including deadly fentanyl, crossing our border illegally and evading apprehension, it is apparent Biden cares more about politics than our children, friends and neighbors. Biden’s record clearly proves he cares about politics, not about doing his job of protecting American lives.”
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd

“Regrettably, some of my congressional colleagues are more concerned about tracking that $600 Venmo payment you made than tracking $60,000,000,000 of your money they sent to Ukraine.”
Congressman Thomas Massie

“I find myself more frustrated with weak, wimpy, limp conservatives than I do with the Democrats. At least they fight for what they want. Republicans claim to be fighters and really are just weak on a lot of things.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“Ask yourself: If you won $500 million in the Powerball lottery, would you put your winning ticket into an envelope and trust the U.S. Postal Service to deliver it to the state agency that administers the lottery? Or would you want to deliver your ticket personally to lottery officials to ensure that they received it and acknowledge that you are the owner of that ticket? The answer is pretty obvious to just about anyone. So why would we want to encourage voters to cast their ballots through the mail or place them in unsupervised, unsecured ‘drop’ boxes instead of voting in person in a polling place?”
Hans von Spakovsky

“In years past, when journalism was trusted by consumers much more than it is today, The New York Post might have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting about Hunter Biden’s laptop. New Twitter owner Elon Musk might have also won awards for his revelations of collusion between Twitter, intelligence officials who claimed the story was Russian disinformation, and leading Democrats who were in touch with social media owners to suppress stories that might have harmed President Biden’s re-election. There is a snobbery among the journalistic elite which distrusts information that doesn’t come from certain organs, like The New York Times, The Washington Post and major broadcast media. … If ‘democracy dies in darkness’ — the slogan of The Washington Post — so does journalism if much of the major media turn off the lights when it comes to accurate and fair reporting.”
Cal Thomas

“Make no mistake, Democrats engaged in a nationwide bribery of young voters by handing them a $10,000 check to motivate them to go to the polls and vote for their pals in the government. Every court so far has struck down the student debt relief as an unconstitutional exercise of executive power. The administration’s decision to implement this plan without Congressional approval or support shows a blatant disregard for the rule of law and the constitutional separation of powers. Despite having a team of lawyers at their disposal, they chose to move forward with this illegal measure in a desperate attempt to avoid a Republican victory in the elections. … This supposed relief is far more nefarious than it appears at first glance. This is a calculated ploy that will exacerbate divisions within our country and generate further support for the preposterous idea of court packing.”
Armstrong Williams


A shameful prisoner swap

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures.

Especially vulnerable are older patients with probable dementia (33 percent die within a year) and frailty (28 percent), as well as those having emergency surgeries (22 percent). Advanced age also amplifies risk: Patients who were 90 or older were six times as likely to die than those ages 65 to 69.

The study in JAMA Surgery, published by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, addresses a notable gap in research: Though patients 65 and older undergo nearly 40 percent of all surgeries in the United States, detailed national data about the outcomes of these procedures has been largely missing.
—The Epoch Times


America’s Education System Is So Bad, Even Leftists Are Homeschooling Their Kids


Trump calls for a suspension of the Constitution


Pricey pants

Dec. 17 is Wreaths Across America Day. Will you help?

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