Week-ends (02/04/23)

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…


Public address announcer in Wisconsin

Jeff Gray

Adolfo Molina


Joe Biden (What for this week?)

Smithsonian Museum

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 

Iowa care home

William Carson


Hunter Biden’s lawyers confirmed what we all knew: the laptop was his. Democrats spent years pushing this as Russian disinformation.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn

“Taking away the uniform, a police officer is no different from a civilian. The actual difference lies in their mental state. Police have witnessed things that no sane person would ever want to experience or voluntarily choose to see. And they must continue to go out daily, knowing they will likely encounter similar situations. … It is well known that individuals who commit acts of violence, such as school shootings or mass killings, are not mentally sound. Unfortunately, the same applies to police officers who commit such heinous acts of violence. With the inordinate power they wield over civilians, we must hold them to a higher standard for their actions but treat their mental state like anyone else’s to ensure they don’t need to be held accountable for anything. This means ensuring they are in the right mind before being deployed in the field.”

Armstrong Williams

“The obsession with white supremacy is perverse and insulting on several levels. It implies that if urban neighborhoods are under-policed and dangerous, that is their natural state, whereas if they are robustly policed to try to make them safer — a worthy project that tends to be supported by people of all races — that is somehow an inherently ‘white’ initiative. It suggests that good African American, Hispanic and Asian cops are dupes, puppets on the string of nefarious white people using them to perpetuate white rule. And, finally, if taken seriously, it would vitiate the agency of the cops involved in the abuse of Tyre Nichols. How can they fully take the blame if an ineradicable, unavoidable force was ultimately responsible for their behavior? The explanation for what happened in Memphis is more straightforward than any of this. Police are given considerable authority, and human beings — of all races and creeds, in all times and places — have a natural tendency to abuse authority unless constrained by institutions, norms and accountability.”
Rich Lowry

“If we don’t stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius, we’re going to have a real problem. It’s the single most existential threat to humanity we’ve ever faced, including nuclear weapons.”
Joe Biden

“We hesitate to add to the ‘not in our backyard’ (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our kids continues to be our top priority and one of the biggest reasons we chose Atherton as home.”
Joe Biden endorsing NBA superstar Stephen Curry, one of the top five highest-paid athletes in the world, objecting to “low income” housing near his $30 million home in Atherton, California

“More than half the women in my cabinet, more than half the people in my cabinet, more than half the women in my administration are women.”
Joe Biden

“Biden admin: ‘13 is too early’ for kids to be on social media. Also Biden admin: Sex changes and puberty blockers for 13-year-olds!”
Republican National Committee

“The latest example of the left’s obsession with abortion comes from Minnesota. Democrats in the state Senate there just jammed through a measure that is one of the most extreme in the nation. … Republicans in the Minnesota Senate offered 35 moderating amendments to this extreme bill, but they were all defeated by one vote, reflecting the 34 to 33 split in the chamber. One defeated amendment would have made it optional for a mother to ask for anesthesia for her late-term baby who could feel pain. It was voted down on a party-line vote. If you immersed a kitten in saline solution to burn its skin off, you’d rightly be sent to jail. But in Minnesota, who cares if the preborn baby is feeling intense pain! … In every state with large Democrat majorities, they are adopting the most extreme positions possible, positions mimicking communist China and North Korea.”
Gary Bauer

“[Ron DeSantis is] turning Florida into a right-wing paradise where the focus isn’t on healthcare or jobs or taxes or infrastructure … but rather on the right-wing culture wars. … It’s a right-wing fantasy land — like Disney World, but in hell. ‘Come to Florida, the meanest place on Earth.’”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid

“If I had a dollar for every time socialism worked, I would have $0. Coincidently, if it did work, I would also have $0.”
Former Congresswoman Mayra Flores


We can’t even shoot down a balloon?


Gallup: Americans Say Government is the Most Important Problem


Tom Brady retiring


Bizarre hole-in-one

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