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

Week-ends (11/26/22)

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

Rich Fierro

Emily Blunt


VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Greg Berhalter

Climate alarmists


QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Republicans love to hate Pelosi, and often for good reason. She was tough and even mean sometimes. On issues like COVID and congressional member stock-trading, she helped break trust with the American people. More broadly, she pushed through many policies that will hurt America badly. This record is nothing to celebrate. But as a purely political matter, Pelosi has been by far the greatest congressional leader of our time. She ran her caucus with tight control. Nobody really crossed her, and she got things done. The gap is so huge that the House Republicans she’s gone up against were really never in her league.”
Neil Patel

“I’m sick of this s***. How many people need to be murdered? How many lives torn apart? Until it actually stops? We don’t have to live like this. And we don’t have to die like this.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot regarding the Colorado Springs mass shooting

As the mayor of Chicago, you should probably sit this one out.”
Alana Mastrangelo

“Actual bravery: Iranian soccer players refusing to sing the anthem, and risking jail or worse. Fake bravery: Europeans threatening to wear rainbow armbands to the cheers of the media, then backing down the minute they were threatened with a yellow card.”
Ben Shapiro


OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

As police arrest more seniors, those with dementia face deadly consequences


MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Majority of American Voters Rightly Concerned About Vote Fraud

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump witch hunt

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

World’s tallest woman takes first ever flight

Week-ends (11/12/22)

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

Veterans

Robert Kern

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Joe Biden (could list him every week)

Tracy Beatty

Daniel Joseph Tisone

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The whole thing is broken. The quarterback is broken, the supporting cast is broken and the connection between the coaches and players is broken. This, folks, is your 2022 Green Bay Packers.”
Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“I don’t give a s*** what any of these experts on TV have to say. There’s a lot that goes into all these things. And for somebody to play armchair quarterback who doesn’t know what the hell play we’re running or what’s going on, that’s fine. I don’t really give a s*** to be honest with you.  I’m still the reigning, defending two-time MVP. Regardless who’s out there with me, guys want to come battle, they know where to find me. I’ll be in the center of that huddle, expecting greatness, trying to inspire the best I can and lay it out on the line.”
Packer QB Aaron Rodgers

“When people used to vote on Election Day falling behind in the last week meant you’d lose. No more. Democrats’ mastery of early ballot harvesting means if you surrender your lead once media coverage intensifies, or you have a disastrous debate, you’ve already banked your ballots. This is especially true where very high concentrations of party-line Democrat voters are concentrated in a small geographic area, compared to a widely dispersed rural vote.”
Stephen Miller

“Ron DeSanctimonious [is] an average REPUBLICAN Governor with great Public Relations, who didn’t have to close up his State, but did … and who has the advantage of SUNSHINE, where people from badly run States up North would go no matter who the Governor was, just like I did! … When I Endorsed him, it was as though, to use a bad term, a nuclear weapon went off. … I also fixed his campaign, which had completely fallen apart. … I stopped his Election from being stolen… And now, Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games!”
Donald Trump

“Other than murder, violent crime is not up. Did you know that?”
Columnist Mona Charen

Helpful tip when attempting to persuade: never begin a sentence with ‘other than murder…’”
Greg Gutfeld

“The overwhelming majority of the American people support the elements of my economic agenda.”
Joe Biden

“The more [Americans] know about what we’re doing, the more support there is. … So, I’m not going to change the direction.”
Joe Biden

“What concerns me the most about the election is that all these angry explanations for why we lost, i.e., we came off as angry and extremist, including on abortion don’t ring true to me. What does is the possibility that the electorate has permanently changed.” David Limbaugh

MORE post-election quotes

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Biden Welcoming at Least 6.2K Illegal Aliens into U.S. Every Day at Border

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The GOP midterm upside

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump cost the GOP. Trump is no good. Trump needs to go.

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

The lottery is racist

Beatles superfan: I saw John Lennon’s face in a beer and it felt like a sign

Week-ends (11/05/22)

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

Former WI Governor Marty Schreiber

Justin Turner

Ryan Jordan and Geoffrey Barron

Carter and Brynn Lewis of Franklin, WI

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Kimberly Zapata

Randi Weingarten

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I ran twice — I won twice and did much better the second time than I did the first, getting millions more votes in 2020 than I got in 2016 and, likewise, getting more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country by far. And now, in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again, OK?”
Donald Trump

“[Insulin] was invented by a man who did not patent it because he wanted it available for everyone. I spoke to him, okay?”
Joe Biden

“Dr. Frederick Banting died nearly two years before the president was born.”
Virginia Kruta

“Crime is not on the rise. It’s actually going down under Joe Biden.”
“The View” co-host Joy Behar

“Joy should ride the subway to work.”
Katie Pavlich

“Remember that time Republicans opened the border, spiked inflation, caused a fuel crisis, freed violent criminals, fired people for not getting vaxxed, AND ran out of baby formula? NO, you DON’T? Now would be a good time to vote accordingly kiddos.”
Jimmy Failla

“We know that more and more ballots are cast in early voting or by mail in America. … It takes time to count all legitimate ballots in a legal and orderly manner. It’s always been important for citizens in a democracy to be informed and engaged. Now it’s important for citizens to be patient as well. That’s how this is supposed to work.”
Joe Biden

“I read a poll … that white … suburban women are now going to vote Republican. It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid.”
The View” co-host Sunny Hostin

“The Republicans are pretty simple actually, and pretty straightforward. They say, ‘I want you to be very miserable, and I want you to be very angry. And I want you to vote for us, and we’ll make it worse, but we’ll blame them.’”
Bill Clinton

“‘Threat to democracy’ is now the all-purpose propaganda line from Leftists who are afraid of losing actual elections.”
Ben Shapiro

“Without censorship, the Democratic Party cannot continue to hold power. Democrats understand that. They have nothing to offer. They have to stop you from asking questions, so they have to crush Elon Musk, not because he is a right-winger, but because he will allow their opponents to speak. And of course, they are using the attack on poor Paul Pelosi to do just that.”
Tucker Carlson

“Biden is too confused to see the irony of claiming democracy dies if Republicans win elections.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“A lot of people … don’t want to be seen with the president, quite frankly.”
CNN’s Don Lemon

“Abortion can be another word for mercy.”
Actress Anne Hathaway

“The attempt to twist the Paul Pelosi attack into a broader story about supposed extremism in Republican rhetoric (so vote Dem!) is so transparently opportunistic and pathetic. Everyone can see what you’re doing, Democrats and the media, and it’s disgusting.”
Ben Shapiro

“Remember when Jen Psaki encouraged people to hold illegal protests outside the homes of SCOTUS justices, a man soon after attempted to assassinate Brett Kavanaugh, and Joe Biden never spoke personally about it but condemned it one time in a statement through his press secretary? Remember when Joe Biden gave a speech condemning all Republicans as threats to America and a few weeks later, an 18-year-old kid named Cayler Ellingson was murdered by a crazed leftist who accused him of being a Republican extremist? Remember when a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who said that he was a loyal Rachel Maddow viewer almost murdered Steve Scalise a few months into Trump’s first term and the media never demanded that she tone down her rhetoric?”
Greg Price

“I don’t know what the hell happened at Nancy Pelosi’s house and I suspect none of us will ever know for sure. But I do know that trying to paint a hippie nudist from Berkeley as some kind of militant right winger is absurd and will always be absurd. Being that this is San Francisco, it seems perfectly plausible that some drugged out nut case broke into their home. Trying to turn this San Francisco crime story into an indictment of Republicans is what’s implausible and ridiculous.”
Matt Walsh

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

How Twisted Must You Be to Justify Cutting Apart Kids?

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Nearly Three-Fourths of Voters Less Likely to Cast Ballot for Candidate Supporting Gender-Affirming Treatments for Minors

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Attack on Paul Pelosi

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

In 1 classroom, 4 teachers manage 135 kids — and love it

Week-ends (10/29/22)


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

Elon Musk

Joe Kennedy

Tiffany Chou

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Darrell Brooks

Joe (We could name his every week) Biden

Paul Pelosi attacker

Zeeshan Aleem

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I can’t speak for anyone else but for me I believe in Jesus Christ. It’s how I was raised, that what I believe in. None of us are perfect. I try everyday to make sure I acknowledge him…I have my Bible with me wherever I go. I even read on breaks, recesses. This is not something that started at the beginning of this incident.

“It’s because I believe, I trust Him with my life. Nobody might ever know why it was His will for this to happen. A lot of lives were changed that day, mine included.

“I’ve never heard of somebody intentionally trying to hurt someone while blowing their horn, while attempting to alert people to their presence.”
Darrell Brooks at his Waukesha murder trial, on his actions behind the wheel.

“He reached speeds of approximately 30 mph. That’s intentional. He plowed through 68 different people. 68. How can you hit one and keep going? How can you hit two and keep going?”
Waukesha County prosecutor Susan Opper said during closing arguments Tuesday in the Darrell Brooks murder trial

Brooks’ guilt was never in doubt due to the numerous photos and videos where he could be clearly seen driving down the parade route, in addition to the multiple eyewitnesses who testified it was Brooks who was behind the wheel during the trial. In fact, some of Brooks’ own witnesses he called to his defense (testified) it was him who was driving the SUV.
Townhall

“Burn in Hell, you piece of sh*t!”
As Judge Jennifer Dorow read the guilty verdicts, Brooks looked down and held his head in his hands. One man could be heard yelling at Brooks. Dorow ordered the man who yelled to be removed from the room.

“Reminder that if we had a functioning justice system, Darrell Brooks would have already been in prison during the Waukesha Parade, and his victims would still be alive. Instead, two parents had to bury their 8-year-old son. Social justice kills.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“The most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over five dollars when I took office. We need to keep making that progress by having energy companies bring down the cost of a gallon of gas that reflects the cost of paying for a barrel of oil.”
Joe Biden. The national average price for a gallon of regular gas in the week ending Jan. 25, 2021, just after Biden took office, was $2.39, according to data review by Fox News from the Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline didn’t hit $5 until June 2022.

“I married a beautiful woman from Skaneateles Lake… I met her on spring break and fell head over heels in love with her and gave up a starting job on a football team in Delaware to come up every weekend because I couldn’t stay away.”
Joe Biden

This is completely made up. Biden briefly played football at Delaware as part of the freshman team, not the varsity. He … never had a ‘starting’ job. And why’d he quit? His father made him because he had terrible grades.”
Zach Parkinson

“It’s like the gates of hell opened on this site tonight.”
Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz on Elon Musk and Twitter

“Twitter is to be taken over by the evil Sith lord. The sun is dark.”
Journalism professor Jeff Jarvis

“The leak made those of us who were thought to be in the majority in support of overruling Roe and Casey targets for assassination because it gave people a rational reason to think they could prevent that from happening by killing one of us. It was a grave betrayal of trust by somebody. And it was a shock because nothing like that had happened in the past.”
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday during a Heritage Foundation event that the initial leaked draft majority opinion to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision put some justices’ lives in danger

“The Democrats have settled on their closing argument: ‘Vote for us so that we can castrate children, use your money to pay for abortions, and put pornography in the schools. If you don’t vote for us then you are a Nazi and democracy will die.’ Fascinating political strategy.”
Matt Walsh

Democratic candidates, facing what increasingly looks like a reckoning in two weeks, are struggling to find a closing message on the economy that acknowledges the deep uncertainty troubling the electorate while making the case that they, not the Republicans, hold the solutions.

For some time, the party’s candidates and strategists have debated whether to hit inflation head on or to heed warnings that any shift toward an economic message would be ending the campaign on the strongest possible Republican ground. Since midsummer, when the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade, Democrats had hoped that preserving the 50-year-old constitutional right to an abortion and castigating Republican extremism could get them past the worst inflation in 40 years.

That is looking increasingly like wishful thinking.
The NY Times

“It’s two weeks before the midterms and Biden is doing interviews [with] transgender activists about the need to surgically sterilize kids. I think the progressives running the [White House] are actively trying to piss off 80 percent of the country. Never seen anything like it.”
Noah Pollak

“Feminism does a lot more for men who wear wigs and dresses than it does for women.”
Abby Johnson

“Stop taking our children to drag shows and start taking them to church.”
Congresswoman Mayra Flores

“How did we arrive at this point in American life? How did our country decline to the point that a geriatric dotard, representing the global hegemon, can declare it immoral to prevent genital mutilation of young people in the name of anti-scientific ‘gender theory’? The answer is obvious: traditional values are losing. They are losing because the best defense of tradition is tradition itself. … The burden of proof must be on those who wish to destroy, not on those who wish to maintain. This means that Americans must have confidence enough to say, ‘It’s worked before, and it works still. I will not surrender it simply because you demand that I do so.’”
Ben Shapiro

After Sunday’s loss to Washington, Green Bay fans can’t be blamed if they start reconsidering their plans to attend Packers games in person.

The Packers, who are 3-4, lost their third consecutive game Sunday, the first time that happened under fourth-year coach Matt LaFleur. And, the team didn’t look good doing it.

The Packers on-field struggles aren’t noticeably affecting secondary market ticket prices yet, but downward pressure could be building.

“Demand is off from the pace we were seeing up until a few weeks ago,” said Dennis Garrity of Event USA in Ashwaubenon. “We are bound to see the inexorable laws of supply and demand. When the product deteriorates, demand diminishes.”

The average of lowest prices at 10 secondary market sites for the Sunday Night Football game at Buffalo was $300 on Monday, down from $335 last week and $407 on Oct. 3, before the Packers’ weaknesses were so glaringly apparent. But prices normally fall as the day of the game approaches and the decreases are not exceptional − so far.

If the Packers don’t improve, the most fervent fans will go to games, Garrity said, but marginal fans will decide they have better things on which to spend their money.

“To be rather blunt, not only are the Packers losing, but the last 10 quarters of football have been rather boring for the most part. People want to be entertained,” Garrity said.
Appleton Post Crescent

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Matt Walsh speech at UW-Madison

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Study Shows Parents Were Right, CRT Being Taught in Many Public Schools

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Mental breakdown over Musk and Twitter

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

At San Francisco restaurant, pups chow on filet mignon

Week-ends (10/22/22)

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

GOP governors

Yuri Williams

Honeymooners

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Darrell Brooks

Mandela Barnes

Rorie Woods

Stacy Abrams

NC judge

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We have a highly biased media – very few journalists anymore. Now, they’re advocates. So, when they interview with me, they don’t interview with me. They argue with me. And they argue from the viewpoint of the radical left. When most Americans get their news feeds from Big Tech social media giants, who also are highly biased to the left, this is what ends up happening in America. These races – in the same world with an unbiased media – these races wouldn’t even be close.”
US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)

“They’re playing the politics of personal destruction because they can’t run on the Democrat record. Remember, it was President Obama who first said he wanted to fundamentally transform America. So did [President] Joe Biden. We’re finally seeing what that looks like now. Forty-year high inflation, record gas prices, skyrocketing crime, an open border with the flood of deadly drugs. So, they’re fundamentally destroying this country, and President Obama had a hand in that.”
US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)

“Inflation is a policy choice. It’s the chosen policy of the Democratic Party. Inflation is what happens when you ram through trillion dollar spending bills, when you demonize domestic energy producers, when you try and squeeze out their capital with crazy ESG narratives. That is a policy choice, and hardworking Wisconsinites in my district are dealing with that very inept policy choice by the Biden administration.”
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.)

“I’m not going to try to bubble wrap it. The American people know that something is wrong in our country. I could talk about crime and the open border and Afghanistan and the economy and inflation. But something more fundamental is wrong in our country. And it is this: President Biden’s policies have tainted, almost defiled the American dream. Under President Biden’s policies, it’s harder than ever to get ahead in our country. And It’s easier than ever to do nothing.

“Under President Biden’s policies, we have too many undeserving people at the top giving bailouts. And we’ve got too many undeserving people at the bottom getting handouts. And The people in the middle get the bill. They can’t afford it anymore.

“But this can be fixed. The American people don’t have to put up with this. They don’t have to wait until a honey bun costs twenty bucks to do something. In 19 days we have mid-term elections. Vote. Vote. Take a friend with you, and go vote. As I’ve said before, if dead people can do it, so can you!”
US Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.)

“The thing that I think sometimes we seem to make a mistake on, is his behavior can be so outrageous, and now, folks who try to copy him and his outrageous behaviors [are] getting a lot of attention. And so we join that game… and we spend enormous amounts of time and energy and resources pointing out the latest crazy thing he said, or how rude or mean some of these Republican candidates behaved. That’s probably not something that, in the minds of most voters, overrides their basic interests: Can I pay the rent? What are gas prices? How am I dealing with child care?”
Former President Barack Obama is warning his Democrat colleagues to stop campaigning with a focus on Trump, saying that they need to worry about more important issues that the country faces

“I almost look at like a football season like you’re going away on deployment in the military, and it’s like, man, here I go again.”
Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“No Tom. It isn’t. I don’t recall my wife having box seats to any of my tours. And the closest I ever had to a fan club was some German kids we let crawl around a M60A3 after we broke down in a German version of Mayberry sometime around 1985 or 86.”
One fan wrote in the comments section of a Fox News article about Brady’s remarks

“Tom Brady has no idea what is speaking about. NO IDEA. Poor thing. Not to mention, those of us who have actually deployed, didn’t get the Millions this guy gets for playing a game. He just lost a lot of respect from me today.”
Another angry fan

“Earlier this week, I made a statement about playing football and the military and it was a very poor choice of words. I just want to express that to any sentiments out there that people may have taken it a certain way. So I apologize.”
Brady

“One in four Americans plan to skip Thanksgiving dinner this year due to soaring inflation, a survey by Personal Capital found. Forty-two percent will ask their guests to help cover costs, and 52% will ask their visitors to bring a dish or an item for the dinner table. Fifty-seven percent are keeping their Thanksgiving Day gathering small this year, and 53% will be serving fewer dishes. Eighty-eight percent of Americans said they are cutting at least one dish this year to save money, according to the survey of 1,002 adults by the online wealth management company. Thanksgiving fare that won’t make the cut? Brussel sprouts, squash, carrots and beets. Americans are not doing without their turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing, however.”
Newsmax

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Cleveland school allows armed teens into building to avoid cops

Violent week a grim sign as targeted killings of police rise

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

MSM a ‘Major Threat’ to Democracy

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Vaccine now available for kids

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

The Ghostbusters firehouse

Week-ends (10/15/22)

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

Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

269 educators

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I haven’t really found evidence he actually had a real job in the private sector.”
US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), referring to opponent Mandela Barnes in this week’s US Senate debate

“I say this as a father of a man who … lost his life in Iraq.”
President Joe Biden (“Beau Biden died of brain cancer on May 30, 2015, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, rather than in Iraq.” —Newsweek)

“You may not like what I got done, but the vast majority of the American people do like what I got done.”
Joe Biden

“Let me start off with two words: Made in America.”
President Joe Biden

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police & protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war. I believe in a government that is of, by, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite. I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party. If you can no longer stomach the direction that so-called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me.”
Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

“The economic headwinds are so tough, and Biden just doesn’t have the oomph as a candidate anymore. People don’t really want him around. And he can’t really make his case. I don’t think the Democrats are in any better place.”
ABC News’s Terry Moran

“To this day, I have never heard a normal person say that they are worried about ‘our democracy.’ But inflation? Its discussion is ubiquitous.”
Charles C.W. Cooke

“A lot of these consultants think if all we do is run abortion spots that will win for us. I don’t think so. It’s a good issue. But if you just sit there and they’re pummeling you on crime and pummeling you on the cost of living, you’ve got to be more aggressive than just yelling abortion every other word.”
Democrat strategist James Carville

“America is facing a diaper crisis, and the anti-abortion movement is making it worse.”
Yahoo Finance editor Sandra Salathe

“Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.”
Vice President Kamala Harris, who put nearly 2,000 marijuana offenders behind bars as California attorney general

“Kamala [Harris] accuses Republicans of ‘dereliction of duty’ on the border that she hasn’t even visited as the actual BORDER CZAR. This is like OJ calling you a bad husband.”
Jimmy Failla

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


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Voter Fraud Comes in All Shapes and Sizes, But Can Sometimes Swing Elections

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Jan. 6 committee votes unanimously to subpoena former President Trump

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Troy Aikman wants NFL to ‘take the dresses off.’ Why stop there? Just play the game nude

Week-ends (09/10/22)

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…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Queen Elizabeth II

Herb Kohler

Paul “Paulie” Veneto

Pamela Ricard

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Carnegie Mellon University professor Uju Anya

Teachers Are Refusing to Return to Work

Danielle Serio

Whoopi Goldberg

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“My beloved mother was an inspiration, an example to me and to all my family. And we owe her the most heartfelt debt, any family (could) go to their mother for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.

“To lay my beloved mother to rest in our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example.”
King Charles III expressed “profound sorrow” in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death

“She was like a mother to us all, someone who was always there, always constant. We all grew up with her.”
A woman waiting in line to get coffee on Friday morning in central London

“I’m 75 and she’s been with me all my life and I feel very sad that she won’t be with me anymore, but I’m glad she’s at peace.”
Elton John

“I’m shocked by the number of Republicans who continue indignantly scoffing at the prospect that Joe Biden could motivate 81 million citizens to vote for him in the last election. He didn’t. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that as many as 90% of Biden voters were driven to the polls in 2020 not to vote for him, but to vote against Trump. Whatever love and admiration Trump inspires among his loyal followers, he arouses even more resentment and hostility throughout the rest of the electorate, particularly with the all-important independent voters. So what smarter move could the Democrat Party standard-bearer make than to declare the upcoming election is about Trump and Trumpism, not about inflation, border crises, gas prices, and staggering cost of living increases?”
Peter Heck

“If [Joe Biden] had delivered this speech about the leaders of China or Russia or Iran or transnational Islamist terrorist groups, [Thursday] night’s speech would be universally praised as a rousing rallying cry and metaphorical call to arms against a dangerous enemy. But in this speech, the enemy is … other American citizens. Also, he wants to unite the country.”
Jim Geraghty |

“When Biden said that he could sum up America in a single word, and that that single word was ‘asufutimaehaehfutbw,’ he was inadvertently onto something. Often, Biden reaches for words that aren’t quite there, and perhaps never were — ‘Regoduwidadefi,’ ‘Trunalimunumaprzure’ — and, often, it doesn’t especially matter, because he wasn’t saying anything comprehensible to begin with.”
Charles C.W. Cooke

“We have created nearly ten thousand million jobs since President Biden took office, which is the fastest job growth in history.”
Karine Jean-Pierre

“That’s 10 billion more than the entire population of the world. Amazing job!”
Dr. Eli David

“Honestly, she just needs to put on clown makeup before every press conference.”
Ned Ryun

“I really believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot.”
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha

“I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure that we have a president who respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions.”
Hillary Clinton after saying she won’t run for president again

“Imagine if someone walked up and stabbed you a couple of times, then handed you a single bandaid and told you to thank them for the bandaid. Now you understand all of the Biden administration’s policies and messaging.”
Tim Young

“Yes let’s listen to the people who want to castrate children, execute infants minutes before birth, abolish the police and put pornography in elementary schools about the dangers of extremism. They are experts on the subject after all.”
Matt Walsh

“Our enemies abroad, particularly China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, are watching all this woke, comic madness with absolute glee. They are delighted the United States is diverting trillions of dollars and man hours away from production to ideological witch hunts, woke cannibalism, green virtue-signaling, spendthrift consumption, racial and gender fixations, warped science, suicidal surveillance, and commissariat indoctrination. Woke means that Americans have less money, labor, and time to hone their military readiness. They will produce less competitive energy, but more pseudo-science, non-meritocratic advancement, and unsound investment — all reasons why America will no longer dominate the world. … While we war on our past, our competitors abroad prep for the future. They are more likely to erect than tear down statues. We spend what we borrow; they invest what they earn. How odd America once taught the world what works — only now to mock its own lessons.”
Victor Davis Hanson

“I was sitting on a couch, and the press was let in. There were a bunch of them shooting up. All of a sudden the White House gets alerted to these billboards that show me sitting down — I thought my legs were together — but the way it’s shot, it’s sort of suggestive. I just couldn’t deal with it, so I started wearing pants.”
Hillary Clinton explaining why, in 1995, she started wearing pantsuits

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Tony Evers’ Killers and Rapists

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2021 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined


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Most want Biden impeached

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Trump hoarded documents

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ICYMI, pumpkin spice among new Merriam-Webster entries

Week-ends (09/03/22)

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

Donald Ray Surrett Jr.

Amazon driver

Arturo Campos

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Joe Biden

Chicago mayor

BLM leader

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise. … Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic. … There is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country.”
President Joe Biden

The extreme MAGA Republicans have made their choice: to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate, and division. We’ve chosen a different path: forward, the future, unity, hope, and optimism. We choose to build a better America.”
Joe Biden

“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy. It’s not just Trump; it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something: It’s like semi-fascism. … I respect conservative Republicans. I don’t respect these MAGA Republicans.”
President Joe Biden

“This is coming from the man who said Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were going to put black Americans ‘back in chains.’”
Gary Bauer

“Not even a week ago you declared you didn’t ‘respect’ Americans who support America First policies and said the movement is similar to ‘semi-fascism.’ Is that what unity looks like to you?”
Congressman Andy Biggs

President Joe Biden thinks millions of Americans are part fascist and borderline terrorists. It would be laughable if it weren’t so disturbing.

Having worn out the label of ‘racist,’ which Biden and his political allies have applied to just about any political opponent, the dotard president has moved on to new baseless and dangerous insults.

Last week, while campaigning amid stunningly negative poll ratings, Biden remarked in Maryland: ‘It’s not just [Donald] Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something — it’s like semi-fascism.’

To compound matters, in a jaw-dropping White House press briefing on Wednesday, spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre appeared to up the ante as she previewed the president’s prime time address Thursday night, during which he hammered these themes home.

‘The MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican Party,’ she haltingly read off prepared remarks. ‘That is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom, to our rights. . . this is the most active base of the Republican Party.’

Let’s be clear: The White House isn’t calling lawmakers fascists and extremists — which is troubling enough — they’re talking about American citizens.

This is appalling.
Christian Whiton is a former senior advisor in the Trump and George W. Bush administrations

“After listening to the president’s speech, I really understand why it’s an unassailable fact that age does not guarantee wisdom. The President Biden we saw last night was really every inch Joe Biden the politician.

“His speech was a very cynical attempt to fill our heads with stupid. I thought to myself, what a missed opportunity to talk to the American people — straight up — about the reasons when they lie down to sleep at night they can’t. He could have talked about crime, inflation, learning loss by our children, the mountains of fentanyl coming across the border killing our teenagers.

“Instead, he chose to say to the American people: ‘If you don’t agree with me about higher taxes, more government, if you don’t agree with me that moms are ‘birthing people,’ if you don’t agree with me that government has a constitutional right to talk to your five-year-old about sexuality — you’re a bad person and you’re not even an American.’”

“After it was over I said to myself, you know it’s really true — I’ve said this before — the water’s not gonna clear up in Washington until we get the pigs out of the creek. And no one is coming to save us but ourselves.”

Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana

“[B]ecause of their [FBI’s] suppression, they absolutely interfered in the 2020 election far greater than anything Russia or China could ever do. We have seen polls that show that, had the American public known the corruption of the Biden family and Hunter Biden, Joe Biden would not be president. We wouldn’t have open borders. We wouldn’t have 40-year-high inflation, record gas prices, rising crime. All these disastrous results, the Biden administration, Democratic governance, wouldn’t have happened but for the FBI’s politicization, their partisanship, and their suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop.  Again, they had it [laptop] in December 2019, and did nothing with it.”
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), ranking member of the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations

“It’s all a coordinated attack with the FBI. Do you think that the FBI director is going to raid the former president’s house … without getting the approval of President [Biden]?”
Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump

“[‘Russia hoaxers’] have now been promoted into the Biden administration. … They’re definitely targeting [former] president Trump because they don’t want him to run for president.”

“Half the country believes that when it comes to President Trump there are no rules. They have lost faith in the system.”
Lindsey Graham, Chairman, US. Senate Judiciary Committee

 “It’s clear that the Biden Administration knows it has a big problem on its hands. Attorney General Merrick Garland just put his finger in the dike. He fired off a memo warning everyone at the Justice Department against communicating with members of Congress. Well, that sounds like a violation of the Whistleblower Act, like an attempt to intimidate and silence the agents who are coming forward to expose corruption and abuse. In what world are we supposed to believe that there are no problems or just minor problems at the FBI? Who is watching the watchers? That’s the age-old question for every free society.”
Gary Bauer

“I’ll say this: If there’s a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information after the Clinton debacle … there’ll be riots in the streets.”
Senator Lindsey Graham

“Biden says the second amendment is obsolete because you need F-15s, meanwhile he claims an insurrection can be carried out with water bottles, flag poles, and bike racks. Neither is true!”
Congressman Thomas Massie

“What do automobiles, guns, and home-schooling all have in common that makes the liberals hate them? All these things reduce individual dependence on the government and on the grandiose schemes for other people’s lives created by liberals and imposed by government.”
Thomas Sowell

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

MLB

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Americans at 30-year high for taking on second jobs

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Records found at Mar-a-lago

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Iowa town asks: Where did we put our time capsule?

Week-ends (08/27/22)

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

Cara Mund

Appleton Boy Scouts

Sue and Rick Rosenwald

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Wauwatosa School Board

Debra Steidel Wall

Gay married couple in Georgia

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Democrats’ student loan socialism is a slap in the face to working Americans who sacrificed to pay their debt or made different career choices to avoid debt. A wildly unfair redistribution of wealth toward higher-earning people.”
Mitch McConnell

“Pay your own damn loans. Ex-college students aren’t the only people with debt. And why should blue collar workers subsidize college graduates. And where’s Biden’s constitutional authority to forgive loans?”
Mark Levin

“There is no such thing as student loan forgiveness. There is only student loan transferral, where the debt is transferred from the person who took out the loan to someone else who did not take out the loan.”
Matt Walsh

“If you can cancel debt with no costs or repercussions, then let’s just cancel the national debt.”
Carol Roth

“It would represent a middle finger to the Constitution, which vests legislative power in Congress, not the president. It would represent a middle finger to Congress, which has not given the executive branch the authority to give $10,000 each to millions of college students. It would represent a middle finger to the Department of Education, which found last year that it ‘does not have statutory authority to provide blanket or mass cancellation, compromise, discharge or forgiveness of student loan principal balances, and/or to materially modify the repayment amounts or terms thereof.’ Nancy Pelosi confirmed last summer that ‘the president can’t do it — so that’s not even a discussion.’ She said, ‘Not everybody realizes that, but the president can only postpone, delay but not forgive.’ Biden’s response? A middle finger.”Charles C.W. Cooke

“Biden’s decision to waive student loan debt will increase inflation and is another gift to the rich. Tennesseans should not be forced to pay for coastal elites to get their PhD in gender studies.”
Senator Marsha Blackburn

“Student loan debt relief is spending that raises demand and increases inflation. It consumes resources that could be better used helping those who did not, for whatever reason, have the chance to attend college. It will also tend to be inflationary by raising tuitions.”
Economist Larry Summers, Obama’s senior economic advisor

“My mortgage identifies as a student loan. Can I stop paying now?” —Benny Johnson

“Every piece I read about “banned books” always ends up being a story about how progressives believe they’re the only ones who should be allowed to decide what is read in schools/libraries.“
David Harsanyi


“The greatest threat to our democracy is not Trump voters or parents protesting at school board meetings, but the permanent Washington elite which has weaponized the govt and teamed up with corporate media to intimidate and silence those who dare to disagree with them.”
Tulsi Gabbard

“Americans all across the country are back at work in record numbers. [Twenty-two] states — a record high — have unemployment rates at or below 3 percent, and 14 states now have their lowest unemployment rate on record. This is the latest sign that my Administration’s economic plan is working.”
Joe Biden, who failed to mention that most of those states are Republican-led

“This is a national security crisis. When so many of our children are not learning, we’re in trouble. We need STEM education. Heavens, we need children who can just read and write. How about that? And add one plus one. We don’t have that.”
Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears

“We urge you to take immediate action to address any threats of violence against law enforcement that appear on your company’s platforms. … Violent rhetoric and personal threats and attacks toward law enforcement officers have deadly consequences.”
House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and House National Security Subcommittee Stephen Lynch (D-MA) in letters to social media platforms

 “So, where were these protest letters back in 2020 when their Marxist Black Lives Matter radicals and antifa of self-styled ‘anti-fascist’ fascists constituencies were burning down inner-cities, battling and murdering cops, all while beingstirred into violence frenzies by Democrats? Social media platforms were instrumental in fomenting the ‘summer of rage’ violence.”
Mark Alexander

“Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.”
Senator Rand Paul

“In January, a GOP Congress should hold Fauci fully accountable for his dishonesty, corruption, abuse of power, and multiple lies under oath. Never in our nation’s history has one arrogant bureaucrat destroyed more people’s lives.”
Senator Ted Cruz

“There is nothing that I cannot defend. I can respect disagreement, but there’s a big difference between disagreement and investigating somebody for doing something terrible.”
Anthony Fauci, rejecting GOP calls for investigation

“You don’t get to say whether you go. You get a congressional subpoena, you show up, or you get the Steve Bannon treatment.”
Megyn Kelly responding to Fauci’s claim that he’ll “consider” appearing before Congress

“Someone needs to grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac.”
Ron DeSantis

“The government’s disrespect for marriage and family inherently undermines the family and contributes to cultural degradation.”
Johnny B. Davis

“I have a controversial idea about paying off student loan debt: don’t take out debt you will likely be unable to pay off, and don’t ask others to pay off your debts.”
Ben Shapiro

“So if She-Hulk gets mad enough, she can open a pickle jar by herself?”
Frank J. Fleming

“I’m not actually worried about the cost of college because my son is 6 foot 5 so he’s gonna get a women’s basketball scholarship.”
Jimmy Failla

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

‘Pedophilia took a win’ in Wisconsin school board approval Monday of gender-bending sex ed lessons as young as kindergarten, activist says

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Will the media ask Josh Kaul why he lists zero law enforcement endorsements or will they show bias by ignoring the question?

Whatever happened to the Ukraine War?

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Momentum shift for the Dems re: midterms

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

The giant slide