Week-ends (01/14/23)


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

The Damar Hamlin toy drive

Four brothers

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

National Parks Service

POLITICO reporter

Scientific American

Maegan Hall 

QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“Biden can’t win. Republicans are mad at him because he left classified documents in the garage next to his car. And Democrats are mad because it was a gas powered car.”
Jimmy Failla

“I’ve never seen a luckier person than Donald Trump. Just as we’re this close to getting him, somehow these documents appear.” “The View” co-host Joy Behar

“We don’t need 87,000 new IRS agents to monitor your money transactions. We need 87,000 new Border Patrol Agents to secure our borders.”
Former Congresswoman Mayra Flores

“Biden’s attempt to show he is doing something about [illegal immigration] reminds me of the idiom ‘closing the barn door after the horse has left.’ It’s too little, too late. … The great frustration for many is that the solution is simple, but not applied — finish the wall, deport those here illegally and charge those who have committed crimes while here and either deport or incarcerate them. Problem solved, but when politicians who have other agendas in mind are in charge, the problems are rarely solved and usually get worse. Even partially closing the ‘barn door’ now won’t help.”
Cal Thomas

“When Biden wanted to score political points during the House speakership debate, he scheduled a trip to Kentucky with Senator Mitch McConnell, pretending to show how bipartisan he is. But when Biden went to the southern border, he didn’t ask Texas Senator Ted Cruz or Attorney General Ken Paxton to be there with him. That would have risked a serious debate in public.”
Gary Bauer

“Do you think the president, more than 40 years of being elected, why do you think he finally went to the border? Because we were sworn in. He knows what’s coming. You’ve got to secure your border, and we’re going to use every power we have to make sure we protect this country and look out for the American taxpayer.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the reason why President Biden finally went to the border

“President Biden, you are the first president of the United States in a very long time that has not built – not even one meter of wall. e thank you for that, sir, although some might not like it – although the conservatives don’t like it.”
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador

“Here’s the key difference between Republicans and Democrats on the border. With unprecedented numbers of illegal border crossers entering the United States, Republicans want policies that will stop, or at least dramatically reduce, the flow. Democrats want policies that will accommodate the flow.”
Byron York

“Mayor Pete as Transportation Secretary has now presided over a supply chain crisis, a railroad strike crisis, a holiday travel crisis, and a day when every plane in America was grounded. But at least our transportation systems are the most diverse in the world.”
Michael Seifert


“You’ve got to hold government accountable. Think of this. For the whole time Democrats have been in power, all they’ve done is increased spending. Why don’t we have a check and balance? Think of this. When the Republicans were in power last time for eight years, do you know how much discretionary spending increased in those years? Zero. They were in power for four years. They increased it by 30 percent. They went from spending $4 trillion to $7 trillion. We don’t have that type of money. They’ve created inflation. So we’ve got to get our country under control financially.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.

“The case for term limits is straightforward: Men and women cannot be trusted for too long with too much power. That is why presidents may be elected to a maximum of two terms, why the governors of 36 states are term-limited, why 15 states impose term limits on legislators, and why nine of the 10 largest cities, including New York and Los Angeles, apply term limits to their mayors and (in most cases) city councilors. Power not only tends to corrupt, it tends to do so fairly quickly. Term limits are a check on that corruption. … Addiction to incumbency has greatly harmed American politics. The cure for that addiction is a constitutional amendment limiting the terms of senators and representatives.”
Jeff Jacoby

“While Black men are severely underrepresented in positions of power across football organizations, such as coaching and management, they are overrepresented on the gridiron. Non-white players account for 70 percent of the NFL; nearly half of all Division I college football players are Black. Further, through a process called racial stacking, coaches racially segregate athletes by playing position. These demographic discrepancies place Black athletes at a higher risk during play.”
Duke University professor Tracie Canada

“At some point the carrousel comes to a stop and it’s time to get off. I think you kind of know when that is. That’s what needs to be contemplated. Is it time? Also, what’s the organization doing? That’s part of it as well, but the competitive fire is always going to be there. I don’t think that’s ever going away. Sometimes it gets transferred to other things that might not ever fill that large void. But I feel good about what I’ve accomplished in this league. I wouldn’t have any regrets walking away, but I have to see how it feels like once I get away from this.”
Packer QB Aaron Rogers after Green Bay lost to Detroit last Sunday at Lambeau Field 20-16. The loss in the final game of the regular season prevented the Packers from advancing to the playoffs.

“Harry and Meghan sure do an awful lot of TV shows, interviews and books for two people who claim they want to be left alone and just treated like normal people.”
Clay Travis

“How can eggs cost more than the whole chicken?”
Michael Harriot

“I think of this moment as a moment that is about great momentum. Inspired by, yes, optimism, inspired by a crisis no doubt, but inspired by also our collective ability to see what can be unburdened by what has been. And that’s critically important.”
Kamala Harris

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Facebook

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Our Children Being Poisoned Is the Real Public Health Crisis

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump’s classified docs FAR WORSE tha Biden’s

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

6 States Take Recycling to Ghoulish Extremes

School Board Demands New Dress Code After…

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