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
Debra Jo Chiapuzio
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The summer of 2020
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
According to NPR, days before she died Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dictated a final statement to her granddaughter Claire Spera
“We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!”
“Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to hold a full vote on the president’s nominee
“Twenty-nine times in American history there has been an open Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year, or in a lame-duck session before the next presidential inauguration. The president made a nomination in all twenty-nine cases. George Washington did it three times. John Adams did it. Thomas Jefferson did it. Abraham Lincoln did it. Ulysses S. Grant did it. Franklin D. Roosevelt did it. Dwight Eisenhower did it. Barack Obama, of course, did it. Twenty-two of the 44 men to hold the office faced this situation, and all twenty-two made the decision to send up a nomination, whether or not they had the votes in the Senate.”
Dan McLaughlin of the National Review
“Ted Cruz with an excellent point. If election is litigated can’t risk having just 8 justices and the possibility of a deadlocked court. Could cause a constitutional crisis.”
Marc Thiessen, AEI Fellow, Fox News, Wash Post columnist
“The total panic here is bound to get more intense and more insane as we come closer to Election Day. Oh, and you can bet that COVID panic porn is over.”
Columnist Matt Vespa
“RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws. With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live.”
GOP Rep. Doug Collins in a tweet following Ginburg’s death
“Am I just a wimp? Maybe, but there’s so much hate targeted towards Trump and his supporters. Here’s what I saw on my morning walk today. A newly erected Trump sign is already vandalized, thrown to the ground and spray painted over with a curse word.
“A little further down the road, a tidy Biden sign remains standing for weeks now. So on my way back, I stop at the defaced and trampled Trump sign. I ‘fix’ it as best as I can and I feel a lot better about myself and who I am. I’ve never been super passionate about politics and I am not one for public debates about politics or religion. That’s not how I was raised. But, I support Trump and, for a brief moment on that busy road this morning, I was no longer a secret suburban Trump supporter.”
The Spectator tracked down a series of so-called ‘closet Trump’ voters, women from the suburbs who would never publicly voice their support for the President for fear of recrimination in their social circles. This was one of them.
“Sooner or later, probably sooner, the Dem elite is going to try to put him (Biden) out to pasture. The only bright spot for the Dems is the garbage polls his lying mainstream media allies keep pushing, and the liars are even having to concede that those are tightening, especially in states that matter. We’re days away from them pulling Grandpa Badfinger out of the debate. My money is still on the ‘I won’t normalize Trump’s racist cisgender sexism by appearing on stage with him’ excuse, but ‘I fear the flu’ is a close second. His recent catastrophic appearances outside his dungeon lair demonstrate that this guy couldn’t hack a debate if he was snorting rails of Namenda like Hunter hoovering blow on New Year’s Eve in Medellin. Trump holds an indisputable edge in other important areas, too, like enthusiasm, ground game, and continence.”
Columnist Kurt Schlichter
“For months, the radical Left’s ‘defund the police’ movement has promoted violence, chaos and anarchy in cities across our country—while villainizing and attacking the brave men and women in law enforcement who risk their lives to keep us safe. Now, these dangerous Leftists have started putting words into violent action—targeting and brutally attacking law enforcement. That’s why today, I am calling for convicted cop killers in America to be sentenced to death. President Trump is exactly right—we have to get tough, and we have to draw the line. If we’re going to be a nation of safety and security, we must be unified in our commitment to ending the senseless violence against law enforcement officers once and for all.”
Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler
“Joe Biden is a pallid effigy unable to utter complete sentences without requesting the approach of the teleprompter or querying what is coming through his earpiece, even when answering questions his staff has clearly prepared and given to tame journalists from the Democratic networks and newspapers.”
Conrad Black is a member of the British House of Lords as Lord Black of Crossharbour
“In the 2018 midterms, 92 percent of poll workers were older than 25, according to a Pew analysis of data collected by the Election Assistance Commission. But in this year’s general election, recruitment of younger poll workers may be the difference between the smooth execution of a fundamental right of democracy and Election Day chaos on a national scale. Election officials and activists are recruiting young, healthy workers after thousands of older poll workers, at acute risk of contracting COVID-19, quit in the buildup to primary elections.”
Isaiah Murtaugh, Opinion contributor to USA TODAY
“Bring your lawn chair and get ready.”
Rachael V. Cobb, a professor at Suffolk University who studies election administration says long lines at the election polls this year are likely
“Here in the Bay Area, the resulting smoke and ash (from wildfires) has blanketed everything. Walking outside is like stepping into a crowded cigarette-smoke filled bar where they are barbecuing and have coincidentally also just launched fireworks. There are days where every breath leaves an ashy taste in the mouth and eyes watering. Going out to buy groceries is an exercise in holding your breath. The most striking experience though, was the day the skies turned red. By now, you have likely seen photos of the orange-red hue projected by the smoke filtering out the blue of the sky, but the pictures do not do it justice. It was dark, eerie, and disconcerting. Comparisons were made to Mars, but seeing ash rain down under a crimson sky, a post-apocalyptic landscape seems more appropriate.”
Dr. Thomas Ken Lew is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an attending physician of Hospital Medicine at Stanford Health Care —ValleyCare
Denounce the Pedo Film That’s All the Rage With Our Elites.
The exact same people who’ve been freaking out about Confederate statues have suddenly became oh-so-bored sophisticates about the Netflix pedophilia movie “Cuties.”
Movie shows little girls writhing on the floor in soaking wet panties, trying to seduce their relatives, watching porn, discussing oral sex, dancing sexually for strangers as the camera zooms in on an 11-year-old’s derriere …
Liberals: These uptight conservatives are freaking out about a film. Yawn.
Hey, there’s a statue to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that’s been standing in a public park for the past century.
Liberals: BURN IT DOWN! DECAPITATE IT! GET THIS MONSTROSITY OUT OF MY SIGHT! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Unfortunately, the left’s studied complacency about a pedo movie seems to be petering out. One tweet from you could get them going again.
Columnist Ann Coulter suggesting one of her ideas to ensure a Trump victory
“To varying degrees, political elites, screamed on by the media, have responded to the threat posed by this virus as if it is world-ending. As if it demands the complete reorganisation of social and economic life around the supreme principle of safety. As if there is no way back. They treat it not as a nasty virus that poses a significant but manageable health risk to certain sections of the populace. No, they treat it as a god-like judgement on the old structures of social life, now deemed, in the jargon of the day, unsafe and unsustainable.
“This is what is unprecedented. Not the novel virus itself. But the panicked, fear-laden and, in some quarters, gleefully apocalyptic response.”
Columnist Tim Black
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
More Than 349,000 Dead Registrants Remain on Voter Rolls
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Support for BLM plummets
“In the last two weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has achieved the most stunning breakthroughs in Middle Eastern diplomacy in over half a century. Countries once hostile to Israel, such as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, now formally recognize it. Other Arab nations may follow. Ancient existential enemies Kosovo and Serbia also agreed to normalize their relationship with Israel by signing economic agreements. Yet none of these historic events have drawn much media attention. All of them would have been canonized were they achievements of the Obama administration.”
Columnist Victor Davis Hanson
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
COVID grinds on in Wisconsin
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Biden and “Despacito”