Week-ends (06/25/22)

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

Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett. 

Donald Trump

Ali SchweitzerMORE

Andrea Fuentes

Sharron Davies

Nicola Spirig

Robin Borlandoe

Kari Lake

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

SE WI vandals

Pro-abortion radicals

Cameron Kasky

Jane’s Revenge

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
The US Supreme Court

“The Supreme Court handed down its opinion in the Dobbs case, and Roe v. Wade is no more. No, abortion is not banned. The original and heinous 1973 decision was overturned, and the issue is now sent back to the states. The legislative process is where this issue should be decided as abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution. Pass a law. If you want a right to an abortion, pass a law. The problem is Democrats really must bring their A-game convincing voters that baby-killing is a good thing. With this bunch, they’ll overreach. They’ll get too emotional. And they’ll come off as totally insane.”
Matt Vespa, Townhall.com

“Roe v. Wade has been consigned to the ash heap of history, a new arena in the cause of life has emerged and it is incumbent on all who cherish the sanctity of life to resolve that we will take the defense of the unborn and support for women in crisis pregnancies to every state Capitol in America. Having been given this second chance for Life, we must not rest and must not relent until the sanctity of life is restored to the center of American law in every state in the land.”
Former VP Mike Pence

“Today is a victory for life and for those who have fought for decades to protect the unborn. For almost fifty years the decision of nine unelected Justices have prevented a democratically derived consensus on the profound moral issue of abortion to be formed.  This decision will now allow that democratic process to unfold in each state to determine at what point does society have the responsibility to protect life.  Hopefully, the debate will be conducted with sincerity, compassion, and respect for the broad range of views that people hold.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)

“I’m furious and incredibly disappointed, not only for my wife and daughter, but for all women in Wisconsin and across the country.”
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry whose wife, Lauren, is chief of staff at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin 

“This is an unfathomably grim day for our state and our country. I am heartbroken — for the millions of Wisconsinites and Americans the U.S. Supreme Court has abandoned and for our country and our democratic institutions. This is an absolutely disastrous and unconscionable decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the consequences of which I hoped to never see again in my lifetime. I know many across our state and nation are scared — worried about their own health and about the health and safety of their family members, friends, and neighbors, who could very soon see the ability to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions stripped from them. My heart breaks for them, I grieve for them, and I pray for their strength and courage in the days ahead.”
WI Gov. Tony Evers

“It is important that we continue to compassionately work on winning hearts and minds. We need to build a world that is safer for all, a world where better education is provided, and an economy that allows for all to prosper. Life must always be protected. We should not demonize those who don’t believe that, but rather redouble our efforts to show how they can provide a high quality of life for their children.” 
Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels

“Now the abortion debate goes back to states like Wisconsin, where it always belonged. As a state we must hold firm for the voiceless and protect their right to life — and that means enforcing the laws we have on the books. I remain committed to my 100% pro-life stance.

“One day, we will all look back on Roe v. Wade as one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most egregious cases that allowed the killing of more than 60 million babies over nearly half a century. We must look to a future where we value life and support moms and babies.”
Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch

“The Constitution was designed to protect Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The issue of abortion has been returned to the American people, where it should have always been. Our goal should be a world without abortion, in which innocent life is protected and celebrated for what it is – a gift from God. Life begins at conception, and we must do everything we can to preserve innocent life. I’m honored to be the only candidate for Governor of Wisconsin that’s been endorsed by both Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Action PAC. As Governor, I will commit to protecting innocent life — which includes ending state funding of Planned Parenthood and supporting existing pregnancy resource centers around our state.”
Republican candidate for governor Kevin Nicholson

“The Constitution was not written for the times, it was written to stand the test of times.”
Charlie Kirk

“We don’t see a recession right now. We’re not in a recession right now. Right now we’re in a transition where we are going to go into a place of stable and steady growth.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

“There’s a great deal of Americans where it is uncomfortable that they’re spending more, but they’re not going to go under. You know, you got to stop complaining. … So I’m going to need you to calm down and back off. … Overall, many Americans are not suffering as much as they think they are.”
Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary

“The economic woes now upon us have been caused almost single-handedly by one person — the 46th president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. You know, never in my lifetime has there been a greater disconnect between the president and the American people.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence

“The president has been very clear in making sure that he does everything that he can to elevate — to alleviate the pain that American families are feeling when it comes to gas prices.”
Karine Jean-Pierre

“Elevating the pain. Correct.”
Katie Pavlich


“In theory there’s nothing wrong with a holiday to commemorate emancipation, but ‘Juneteenth’ exists not to celebrate freedom but to divide and promote white guilt. Advocates of the holiday have been clear about their intentions, including Biden when he made it a federal holiday.”
Matt Walsh

“[Juneteenth] is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom. And think about it in terms of the context of history, knowing that black people in America were not free for 400 years of slavery.”
Vice President Kamala Harris

“The first African slaves in the American colonies arrived in 1619 in Virginia. Slavery was abolished through the 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865 — ending 246 years of the practice, not 400.”
NY Post

The fact is that Donald Trump 2024 has a reasonable chance to beat anyone the Democrats launch at him.

We deserve a chance to have a real Trump presidency, and so do our enemies – they need to pay. Their Russiagate lies and stupid impeachment onanism wrapped-up the administration for years when Trump should have been free to do even more than what he accomplished despite the establishment’s full-court press to disenfranchise his voters by neutralizing him. Moreover, the shameful 2020 election with its unlawful legal hijinks and regime media interference (“Trump is down 17 points in Wisconsin!”) was fundamentally unfair. Trump personally deserves vindication from that unfair fiasco, but more importantly, the people who voted for him deserve vindication too. And the people who hate Trump deserve four more years of suffering under his reign of mean tweets.

Anyone who tells you that Trump cannot win is wrong. He can. He has powerful winds behind him, some of them of his making, some historical, and he has a fantastic record that contrasts starkly with the legacy of bungling of his successor. Trump has been blessed with incompetent opponents who have made everyone hate them. So, a win is not out of the question. Trump has real reasons to run, if he chooses.
Columnist Kurt Schlichter

“Don’t [pro-abortion protestors] realize the irony of this? The reason why you are here is because at some point, your mother was pro-choice. And that’s why you, my dears, are here. Otherwise, you would not be. I’m telling you, our country is confused, and it’s grotesque.”
Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears

“Fathers are important. We know that, but we have emasculated our men. We have said fathers are not important, and we have government programs that remove fathers from the home, and this is one of the reasons why our black community has been destroyed.”
Winsome Sears

“I promise you I’m doing everything possible … to bring the price of energy down, gas prices down.”
Joe Biden

“Here’s a tip to the GOP. When you’re talking to the American people, don’t talk like you’re defending ExxonMobil or some other giant corporation on the stock exchange. Put the American people first. Talk about the pain Biden’s policies are inflicting on the American people. Your pain at the pump is Joe Biden’s plan. Tell them that Biden has declared war on hard-working Americans, on truckers, on farmers, on local taxpayers and the American workers in our energy industries.”
Gary Bauer

“The Dems’ so-called gas tax ‘holiday’ is a gimmick worth 18 cents a gallon, or about 6% of the increase in gas since Biden took office. It’s meant to cover up the fact that Dem policies have restricted supply & raised costs.”
Senator Tom Cotton

“If you fill up once a week and have a 15-gallon tank, at $5.00 a gallon, you’re only saving $2.70 per tank. Over the course of three months, that’s $32.40 or about half a tank of gas. While that’s better than nothing, it’s a drop in the bucket in Biden’s inflationary economy, which is costing Americans at least $460 a month! Moreover, it has nothing to do with the ‘root causes’ of high energy prices — the radical left-wing policies Biden has pushed which are responsible for this mess. While the federal 18 cents a gallon tax is the visible tax, Biden’s radical policies could accurately be described as a ‘hidden tax’ that is far greater than 18 cents a gallon.”
Gary Bauer

“If you could pull out the working class, you’ve got people who are very well educated and very well off. Those people talk funny. ‘Latinx’? I’ve never met a ‘latinx.’ I’ve never met a ‘BIPOC.’ … Nobody talks that way at the barber shop, the nail salon, the grocery store, the community center, but that’s how [Democrats] talk now. So that’s weird. And then the people who are very low down on the economic ladder need a bunch of stuff. You wind up overpromising — ‘Oh, we gotta give you reparations’ — to people at the bottom of the economic ladder, talking weird to appeal to the people at the top of the economic ladder, and the working class walks away from you. That is the danger we’re facing. ”
Liberal commentator Van Jones

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Pro-abortion violence

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Chaos on Juneteenth

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

After Supreme Court rulings the liberal media strokes out

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

Week-ends (06/18/22)

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

Marquette students

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Joe Biden. Why this week?

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“[The J6 dog-and-pony show] was absolutely extraordinary because the normal way in which you conduct a hearing, whether in court or in the halls of Congress, is that you have members of both sides of different viewpoints. And the witnesses are put on to do their testimony, and then their testimony is challenged by cross-examination. There were no such witnesses last week except for a couple. What there was was really kind of a televised press release with soundbites. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in my life.”
Fox News political analyst Brit Hume

“Dear America, The government shut down your job, destroyed the value of your dollar, made you wear a useless mask, stopped any alternative treatments of COVID, and told you to take the ‘vaccine’ or be fired. And you didn’t get mad until gas prices got high. You’re the problem.”
Jesse Kelly

“If [inflation is] my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy.”
Joe Biden

“The latest figures on inflation … indicate the following: Germany at 7.9%, France at 5.2%, Japan at 2.5%, India at 7.04%, Canada and Italy at 6.8%, and Saudi Arabia at 2.2%. Meanwhile, data released last week showed that U.S. inflation rose in May to a four-decade high of 8.6%.”
Fox News

“President Biden doesn’t have to travel to Saudi Arabia to bring down gas prices. Instead, he should travel to places like Midland, Texas. The American energy industry can pump just as much oil, and this will make America independent, not dependent.”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

“An unprecedented 239,416 illegal immigrants were caught at the southern border in May — another month of the highest in DHS history. A 300% increase from the average May number under Trump.”
Republican National Committee

“That is not a question that we should be even asking.”
Karine Jean-Pierre when asked, “Does the president has the stamina, physically and mentally, do you think to continue on even after 2024?”

“The presidency is a monstrously taxing job, and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue.”
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod 

“To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality. [Joe Biden] should announce his intent not to seek re-election in ‘24 right after the midterms.”
Democratic National Committee (DNC) member Steve Simeonidis

“Democrats need fresh, bold leadership for the 2024 presidential race. That can’t be Biden.”
DNC member Shelia Huggins

“[Thursday] I asked Fauci a simple question: Are there any studies that show a reduction in hospitalization or death for children that take a booster? His answer: No. Then why is the government recommending it?”
Senator Rand Paul

A year later, after four covid shots, Fauci got covid. Whoops!”
Clay Travis

“Now that we live in an age of uber-corporate responsibility where every large company in America bends over backwards to get on the politically correct side of every issue, Hollywood has to tell us — why doesn’t that include gun violence? When liberals scream, ‘Do something!’ after a mass shooting, why aren’t we also dealing with the fact that the average American kid sees 200,000 acts of violence on screens before the age of 18 and that, according to the FBI, one of the warning signs of a potential school shooter is ‘a fascination with violence-filled entertainment’? It’s funny, Hollywood is the wokest place on earth in every other area of social responsibility. … But when it comes to the unbridled romanticization of gun violence — crickets.”
Bill Maher

 “The current insane language of the Left is that it is ‘gender-affirming therapy’ to tell a little girl that she is a little boy, but ‘conversion therapy’ to tell a little girl that she is a little girl. Which makes a mockery of language, science, and logic.”
Ben Shapiro

For the first time in American history, we have a president who is championing the cause of child abuse. On June 15, the White House released a statement saying President Biden is issuing an executive order seeking to ban “conversion therapy,” the practice that allows someone who has “transitioned” to the opposite sex to reverse the process. He is putting the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of his policy.

In classic Orwellian doublespeak, the White House is saying Biden is taking multiple actions to “protect children across America,” falsely claiming that children who undergo “conversion therapy” face “higher rates of attempted suicide and trauma.” The facts are otherwise.

Six Swedish scientists studied those who had “transitioned” to the opposite sex and the findings were not auspicious. Their paper, “Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden,” found that in the course of 30 years, from 1973 to 2003, those who had “transitioned” had “considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population.”

A British study done by Birmingham University’s Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility, examined more than 100 studies on post-operative transgender persons and found that “none of these studies provides conclusive evidence that gender reassignment is beneficial for patients.”

What Biden is doing is worse. He said when he was running for president that he supports eight-year-olds who want to change their sex. Those are third graders. Yet if they were left alone, most would conclude that they do not want to switch their sex. Studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic found that 70-80 percent of children who had expressed an interest in changing their sex ultimately decided not to do so.

There needs to be a national moratorium on the pernicious practice of allowing children to switch their nature-assigned sex. Biden is spinning out of control in many areas, but his pathological obsession with encouraging little kids, who obviously have mental issues, to switch their sex (which technically cannot be done anyway) is simply off-the-charts.  
Catholic League president Bill Donohue

 “Ya know what’s not a problem for kids who are seeking a good education? Drag queens. Okay? Let me say this: Drag queens, not only are they not hurting our kids, drag queens make everything better. Drag queens are fun. Drag queens are entertainment. … I say this: a drag queen for every school! That is what would be fine for a kid and lift them up when they’re having emotional issues.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

“Now that we have Joe Biden in office and full Democrat control, there’s an actual war on women. You can’t find baby formula for mothers, women’s sports has been completely invaded, men have taken over everything, they’re ‘women of the year’ in every category, in women’s categories. And, the latest news is, Bryan, that now there’s a shortage of tampons and that’s probably because men are buying tampons.

 “They put tampons in men’s bathrooms. Yes. The war on women.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

“According to CBS News out of the Top 10 deadliest cities in America, 7 of them are in Republican-run states.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Who runs those cities?”
Seth Dillon

 “The generation after me is just a complete trash heap. We need to have specific examples of how we’re dealing with things; it can’t just be pie-in-the-sky and kumbaya”
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

‘A Drag Queen for Every School’: The New Democratic Platform

John Hinckley goes free

Pro-abortion terrorism

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Pro-abortion violence

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Jan 6th hearings

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Urine luck

Week-ends (06/11/22)

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

Police in Alabama

These MLB players

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Nicholas Roske

‘Ruth Sent Us’

Senator Debbie Strabenow

Putin

The Ukraine?

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We don’t talk enough about how the literal President of the United States’ son lied on his background check and broke federal law when purchasing a firearm… This is the same President who is pushing gun control.”
Caleb Hull

“It’s not just how do Americans feel about gun control, but how powerfully do they feel about it? … Only 36% of Americans say they are dissatisfied and want stricter gun laws. Get this: 54% say they’re either satisfied, or they’re dissatisfied and actually want less strict gun laws.”
CNN’s Harry Enten

“Jerry Nadler says he supports banning 18-year-olds from buying guns because their brains aren’t fully formed but opposes raising the draft age to 21 because ‘if the country needs people [to fight wars], it needs people.’”

Greg Price

“If an 18-year-old isn’t ‘mature enough’ to own a firearm, then maybe 5-year-olds aren’t mature enough to change their gender.”
Kevin Sorbo

 “Any suggestion that more guns could have prevented the Holocaust are profoundly anti-Semitic, immoral and flat out wrong.”
DNC Deputy National Finance Chair Andrew Weinstein

“What ended the Holocaust, genius?”
Jim Treacher

People wonder what Ronald Reagan would do about guns in the wake of these tragic mass shootings.

Well, first he’d find the areas of agreement between Democrats and Republicans in Congress and get them to write a bill.

Cooling off period? Not a problem. Age limit for AR-15s? Not a problem. Red-flag laws that are actually enforced? Not a problem.

Then he’d say, “Pass the bill and bring it to my desk and I’ll sign it.”

But he’d also add this caveat — “But you do realize all this could be done by the states – and it should be.”

Then my father would give a prime-time national address calling on governors and state legislatures to pass the federal legislation at the state level.

One thing President Reagan wouldn’t do? Go on late-night TV and chat about gun control with Jimmy Kimmel.
Michael Reagan

“It is outrageous that Chuck Schumer hasn’t said a word — no statement, no apology, no nothing — since the 26-year-old lunatic who wanted to kill Brett Kavanaugh was arrested.”
Tom Bevan

“If it was a red hat with a gun and knife arrested outside Sotomayor’s residence, it would be the only thing on several news stations and Pelosi would be having the Nat. Guard putting the fencing back up around the Capitol.”
Stephen L. Miller

 “It’s totally insane that somebody tried to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice [this week]. Think about that. They want to kill babies so badly they’re willing to murder a man AND destroy our Republic.”
Liz Wheeler

“Now more than ever, we need to embrace the family as the central unit of our society. Restoration of the family is at the core of restoring the American Dream for everyone.”
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

“Joe Biden, you’re the president. You asked for this job. You campaigned for this job. You assured us, over and over again, that you had the right kind of experience and judgment to do this job. You are now in the job that you’ve been trying to get since 1987. Stop whining about how difficult the job is.”
Jim Geraghty

“At the time I took office about 16 months ago, the economy had stalled and COVID was out of control. Today, thanks to the economic plan and the vaccination plan that my Administration put into action, America has achieved the most robust recovery in modern history.”
Joe Biden

“On the issue of gas prices … I got [an electric vehicle] and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was. And so I’m looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets.”
Senator Debbie Stabenow

“It was clearly unwise of President Biden to brush off rising inflation for so long and then to try to blame greedy corporations, among others, for the problem. … In hindsight, his $1.9 trillion rescue package in March 2021 was too large.”
The Washington Post editorial board

“‘Can I drive your car?’ No you’re 5. ‘Can I have a beer?’ No you’re 5. ‘Can I have a cigarette?’ No you’re 5. ‘Can I take hormones and change my gender?’ Of course! You know what’s best.”
Kevin Sorbo

“Pride Month still exists only to perpetuate the myth that gay and trans people are marginalized. Do leftists not have the internet?”
Stephen Kruiser

“We are facing a spiritual crisis in this country. The tribalism that is tearing us apart is due to the erosion of a spiritual foundation — a lack of recognition that we are one nation under God, that we are all God’s children — that inspires a deep respect & care for one another.”
Tulsi Gabbard

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

A Disturbing Poll in the Aftermath of the Attempted Assassination of Brett Kavanaugh

The Milwaukee Brewers and drag queens

Hunter’s Prostitute Got $20k Taxpayer Money Just after Joe Biden Sworn In

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Leftists firebomb pro-life clinics

The Eerie Silence Around Kavanaugh Assassination Attempt

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Pelosi’s Jan 6th hearing on prime time TV

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Week-ends (06/04/22)

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

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.)

U.S. Marine Corporal Trent Lessard 

These Americans

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Could mention him every week…POTUS

Nancy Pelosi

The PBS National Memorial Day Concert

Charles Booker

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley


QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“In an age where elites embrace defunding the police, when homelessness runs rampant, when gangs dominate entire communities, and when radical district attorneys refuse to prosecute violent crime in cities across America, rarely has the Second Amendment been more necessary to secure the rights of our fellow citizens.”
Senator Ted Cruz

“It requires a sick soul to drive a truck into a crowded sidewalk, to plant a bomb at a marathon, or to fly a plane into a building. It requires a sick soul to open fire in a movie theater or in a church or in a school. A speeding automobile in the hands of a madman is deadly, as is a jet airplane. Tragedies like the events of [last] week are a mirror forcing us to ask hard questions, demanding that we see where our culture is failing. Looking at broken families, absent fathers, declining church attendance, social media bullying, violent online content, desensitizing the act of murder in video games, chronic isolation, prescription drug and opioid abuse, and their collective effects on the psyche of young Americans is both complicated and multifaceted. It’s a lot easier to moralize about guns and to shriek about those you disagree with politically, but it’s never been about guns.”
Senator Ted Cruz

No one blamed airplanes for Sept. 11, 2001. It was the terrorists.

Don’t focus your blame and anger at an inanimate object.

Be mad at any school administrator or staff that props open or allows unlocked doors.

Be mad at school boards and politicians who have not yet fortified their community school doors. Be mad at the society that celebrates fatherless families. Be mad at the culture that mocks religion and forces any semblance of God out of schools.

Be mad at the political groups that devalue life by promoting killing unborn children, even after birth. Be mad at the government that ensures only bad guys have guns in places that hold the most vulnerable treasures, our children.

Be mad at the arrogance of those who have personal armed security around them 24/7 while they defund police. Be mad at all the killers.

The Uvalde shooter chose a gun. He could have picked a bomb, a truck, or fire. I have yet to see the media or the left place the blame on any of those objects when used.
John Cylc is an eight-year U.S. Army veteran focused on conservatism, gun rights and contemporary topics

“So since no one else will ask, I will. Did those children die because most of them were Mexican American and the police didn’t give a d**n about a school [with] predominately brown kids? I mean, because it’s Texas..and if you think everyone who isn’t white is illegal.”
University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler

“Critics note that Uvalde School District Police Chief Pedro ‘Pete’ Arredondo, who reportedly held officers back as 19 children and two teachers were killed by a gunman, is Latino, as is city Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez. Several of the local and federal officers who responded to the scene are also Latino, and many have children in the school.”
The Daily Wire

“Hunter Biden lied on his background check and allegedly dumped a gun near a high school. Seems like the kind of thing a nation serious about gun crimes should be prosecuting.”
David Harsanyi

“When the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment, they had just finished a war to liberate themselves from tyranny. They didn’t just get back from a hunting trip. This is about your freedom.”
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert

“The vague and ever-changing definition of ‘assault weapon’ is deliberately designed to slowly include all guns.”
Ian Haworth

“Giving up our rights increases everyone’s vulnerability. It’s the worst way to try and love your neighbor.”
Seth Dillon

“You will not stop us from advancing the Protecting Our Kids Act today. You will not stop us from passing it in the House next week. … If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it. If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it. And we will not rest until we have taken weapons of war out of circulation in our communities.”
Congressman Mondaire Jones

“You are one of the leading Democrat voices pushing to defund and ‘dismantle’ the police. And communities burned as a consequence. We won’t let you bully Americans into disarming themselves now.”
Congressman Dan Bishop

“We can’t even process one mass shooting before the next occurs. [Wednesday’s] atrocity in Tulsa happened on the 101st anniversary of the Tulsa Black Wall Street massacre. White Supremacy is clearly a factor.”
New York Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn

“Hate to break it to you, but the shooter was black.”
Caleb Hull

“Why is our culture suddenly producing so many young men who want to murder innocent people? Could things like fatherlessness, the breakdown of families, isolation from civil society, or the glorification of violence be contributing factors?”
Senator Mike Lee

“If … every kid in America had a loving father in the home, we would have far, far fewer problems that we would have to deal with as a society. I do think there are a lot of problems, but if you could just snap your finger and do one thing, and you did this where the fathers were in the home, you would not even need to worry about a lot of these other problems.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“I thought we were heading into a constitutional crisis. I think whatever you think of Trump, the fact is that the whole Russiagate thing was a grave injustice. It appears to be a dirty political trick that was used first to hobble him and then potentially to drive him from office. I believe it is seditious. … It was a gross injustice, and it hurt the United States in many ways, including what we’re seeing in Ukraine these days. It distorted our foreign policy, and so forth.”
Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr

“On any given day, what Biden says that U.S. policy is and what U.S. policy actually is are no closer than distant cousins.”
Jim Geraghty

“Joe Biden at 35% approval in new poll, 55% disapprove. Apparently there is more to being president than hiding behind Ray Bans and constantly lecturing Americans about how bad we are. It’s not working. A disaster of a presidency. 

“Biden Admin’s tepid ‘don’t come’ warnings are CYA 101…a joke that should be followed by [3 winking-face emojis]…like telling a lion how delicious t-bones are for a year and then throwing one in front of him and saying ‘don’t eat that’. Biden set the stage for this chaos. He owns it.”
The nation’s Border Patrol Union (National Border Patrol Council)

“I know there’s been conversation about hardening schools. That is not something [President Joe Biden] believes in.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

“I’m a child of immigrants. When I was a kid, everyone I knew wished they could raise their children in America. Now, everyone I know wishes they could raise their children outside of America.”
The New York Times’s Farnaz Fassihi

“I think I was wrong … about the path that inflation would take.”
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

“Very telling that America is expected to dedicate an entire month to celebrating Gay ‘Pride’ every June but only one day in July is set apart to celebrate American Pride.”
Charlie Kirk

“The Catholic Church never had to jump ship. It has always been pro-life. Today, most mainline Protestant denominations are more enthusiastic about defending abortion rights than they were in 1973. In a recent Pew survey, 83% of Jews support abortion in all or most cases, though Orthodox Jews are mostly pro-life and certainly opposed to abortion-on-demand.

“It is sad to note that President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, both of whom identify as ‘devout Catholics,’ are champions of the most radical abortion laws and policies imaginable, putting them at odds with science, as well as the Catholic Church.

“Overturning Roe v. Wade will not ban all abortions, so the fight for the life of the unborn will continue. We expect the Catholic Church will continue its noble legacy of offering alternatives to abortion, caring for the women seeking forgiveness for having an abortion, and promoting the pro-life cause from conception to natural death.”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue

“We have fathers who aren’t home. We have emasculated our men. Our children are at stake. You notice that these shooters, they have had family problems. The Parkland shooter — 37 times police were called to his home. It’s not the gun.”
Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears

 “Trans people don’t transition for athletics. We transition to be happy and authentic and our true selves. Transitioning to get an advantage is not something that ever factors into our decisions. … Trans women are not a threat to women’s sports.”
Swimmer Lia Thomas

Lia Thomas wouldhave never been anywhere near Olympic standard had she stayed competing as a man — which says it all about the threat she poses to the integrity of women’s sport.”
Piers Morgan

 “I don’t plan on coming out for the [national] anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country.”
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler

“The flag and the anthem are not appropriate places to try to voice your objection. … I would never not stand up for the anthem or the flag. … You need to understand what the veterans think when they hear the anthem or see the flag. And the cost they paid and their families. And if you truly understand that, I think it’s impossible not to salute the flag and listen to the anthem.”
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Illinois Will No Longer Require Parental Notification for Minors’ Abortions

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The 6 Ways to Stop School Shootings That We Should Be Talking About

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

The mascot of the GoMoond Period Party, the first menstruation-themed event, walks out of the vagina-shaped entrance, in Taipei, Taiwan May 28. Photo: REUTERS/Ann Wang

Week-ends (05/28/22)

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

Border Patrol Agent

Ed Chelby

Thomas Sowell

Chris Kolenda


VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Salvador Ramos

These Dems

Beto O’Rourke


QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I don’t know what he was thinking. He had his reasons for doing what he did, and please don’t judge him.  I only want the innocent children to forgive me. Forgive me, forgive my son, I know he had his reasons.”
Adriana Martinez, mother of the Uvalde shooter

“Teachers, parents, school officials, and community members need to be recognizing and addressing these alarm bells promptly and very, very aggressively. And our school discipline systems, instead of making excuses and continually turning a blind eye, need to confront bad behavior head on and quickly. And clearly we need to make it far easier to confine the violent and mentally deranged into mental institutions.

“If the United States has $40 billion to send to Ukraine, we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home. We spent trillions in Iraq, trillions in Afghanistan, and got nothing. Before we nation-build the rest of the world, we should be building safe schools for our own children in our own nation. Right?”
President Trump at the NRA convention. Trump called for overhauling school security and the nation’s approach to mental health, telling the group every school building should have a single point of entry, strong exterior fencing, metal detectors and hardened classroom doors and every school should have a police officer or armed guard on duty at all times.

“If we as a nation were capable of legislating evil out of the hearts and minds of criminals who commit these heinous acts, we would have done it a long time ago.”
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre

“Every mass shooting in the United States must fit into one of two media boxes: gun control or white supremacy. If it does not fit into those boxes, it simply disappears from the national scene. This is not a recipe designed to promote actual solutions.”
Ben Shapiro

“The only solution the Left truly believes will work is total gun confiscation. They refuse to argue on behalf of that. So instead, they simply use phrases like ‘common sense gun reform,’ and then refuse to specify what such reform would be or how it would stop mass shootings. Then they lie and say that you oppose ‘common sense gun reform’ because you are either being paid by the gun lobby or because you don’t care enough about slain children. It’s despicably dishonest.”
Ben Shapiro

“People demanding ‘common sense’ gun laws fail to realize the people they think will obey those laws don’t use common sense. Besides, a society that believes 2+2=5 and that can no longer define what a woman is, may want to find something other than ‘common sense’ to make its case.”
Darrell B. Harrison

“It’s not that guns are evil. Guns are tools that can be used for good or evil — just like cars. Many more people are killed in car wrecks, but nobody says that you have to have a waiting period in order to buy one or that all cars are evil because some people run over other people with them.

“I know this may be somewhat controversial and I certainly don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but if any of those teachers had been armed, this might have ended a lot quicker. We already have gun restrictions. Shooting someone is already illegal, so I’m not really sure what more they want.”
Dr. Elizabeth Tom, who traveled to Texas from Elko, Nevada, for the NRA convention

“As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.
Barack Obama on Twitter

“I believe social media has damaged his mind. He used this tragedy in Texas, 19 slaughtered children, to venerate and celebrate George Floyd. He stood George Floyd on the bodies of 19 dead children over Twitter. Before social media, his mind would never go to connect George Floyd to 19 dead and slaughtered children and ‘we must remember George Floyd.’ It’s ridiculous. But it speaks to what social media has done to our points of view, our ability to critically think. We’re building lives based around how we come across over social media apps that are not real human interaction.

“He would never say these things on a one-on-one conversation with anybody in Texas who just experienced this. You can’t compare the slaughter of 19 children to a drug user and habitual criminal who resisted arrest and lost his life tragically because of a police man crossed a line. There’s no comparison to innocent children being slaughtered. Don’t stand George Floyd on the dead bodies of children, but this is what social media bates all of us to do.”

Jason Whitlock is a sports journalist, columnist, and podcaster

To restore confidence in our elections, “we have to do, at a minimum, three things.

“First, we have to defeat, as we have so far, President Biden’s attempt to establish a federal election code.

“Number two, we have to go back to having an election day, not an election month. I’m okay if people want to vote by mail. That’s up to the states. But the ballots need to be in and counted by election night. Let me say it again. We need an election day, not an election month.

“And number three, you — and this is unconditional,” Kennedy said. “You have to be required to prove you are who you say you are to vote. And if we would do those three things, I think people would have a little more confidence in our election system.”
Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican

“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition.”
Joe Biden

“Inflation is still the number one issue in the country and the president is slow to react, whether it’s the border, whether it’s inflation, whether it’s gas prices, even Ukraine. I think the expectation is that whoever the president is gets ahead of the problems rather than behind the problem. So I think the election this fall is going to be about inflation. It’s going to be about the effectiveness of the Biden administration. And I think it bodes well for Republicans.”
Senator Rick Scott

“This is a human tragedy here. At night time it looks like a war zone. There’s a sea of humanitarian crisis here. Every evening and every day it’s lived out as well. I just want to shout out the Border Patrol officers are doing an incredible job. The Department of Public Safety in Texas, all those people are doing the best. They are simply overwhelmed.

“This is an unsustainable crisis. It’s a war zone every night. I am calling on Joe Biden to come down here and see this for himself but I don’t mean do a flyby stop at the airport here in McAllen. He needs to come down, spend some time on the river. He needs to fish people out of this Rio Grande River behind me after they’ve traveled thousands of miles.

“He needs to go up the interstate here 16 miles and pick up people that are been traveling for two or three days without water in the desert here as well. He needs to go with those farmers and ranchers who are finding dead bodies on their ranches now. Most every day now they are finding dead bodies.”

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)

“The archbishop of San Francisco is calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be denied receiving communion because of her pro-choice stance. He’s one of the priests who also called for President Biden to be denied sacrament. This is not your job, dude. That is not up to you to make that decision. … How dare you. How dare you.”
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg

“That is literally his (the Archbishop’s) job.”
Ben Shapiro

“12 years of Catholic school, altar boy, family deeply involved in our church, and never saw anyone banned from receiving communion. This is a deep fissure in the church — and a position Pope Francis himself doesn’t support.”
CNN’s Jim Sciutto

“Pope Francis did not say that he did not support individual pastors making the decision whether or not to deny access to the sacrament in specific cases — in fact, that’s exactly what he told them they must do. He addressed the issue last September, telling journalists onboard the Papal plane that Catholics who supported abortion were ‘outside the community’ and that the sacrament of Communion was for those who were ‘in the community,’ or not estranged from it.”
The Daily Wire

“If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehavior. But please don’t congratulate yourself on your compassion.”
Thomas Sowell

“An adult man that wants to dress up like a female is a glaring symbol of mental disease. A society driven by cowardice prevents this topic from being discussed honestly and openly. ALL of our children are at risk [because] we refuse to acknowledge — and instead encourage — mental illness.”
Candace Owens

“It wasn’t that long ago when adults asked a kid, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ They meant, ‘What profession?’ … Someone needs to say it: Not everything’s about you [LBGTers]. And it’s okay to ask questions about something that’s very new and involves children. The answer can’t always be that anyone from a marginalized community is automatically right, trump card, mic drop, end of discussion. Because we’re literally experimenting on children.

“I don’t understand parents who won’t let their nine-year-old walk to the corner without a helmet, an EpiPen, and a GPS tracker. And God forbid their lips touch dairy. But hormone blockers and genital surgery? Fine.”

Bill Maher

“You know the bad thing about all this rain? It’s not raining in San Francisco to clean off those dirty ass streets. It’s a great city. But all that dirtiness & homelessness — y’all gotta clean that off the streets…San Francisco needs a good washing.”
Former NBA great and TNT analyst Charles Barkley.  He made the comments during an unusual rain delay in Dallas where the Golden State Warriors were in town to take on the Mavs. Why a rain delay in an indoor sport? That’s because the roof of the American Airlines Arena began leaking and the game had to be stopped.


OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Uvalde gunman walked through apparently unlocked door

Mother trying to save children at Uvalde was handcuffed by federal marshals

National School Boards Association Wanted Federal Troops Deployed at Local Meetings


MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

In key Wisconsin battleground, law and order becomes Achilles heel for Democrat incumbents

Red States Deliver More Jobs


MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Gun control. But…


MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Walmart Releases ‘Juneteenth’ Ice Cream, Then Cancels It Because Of Woke Backlas

Week-ends (05/21/22)

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

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Jada Sayles

Robert Morgan

Christian Haltermann


VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Hunter Biden

Gretchen Whitmer

NPR

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Spending $40 billion on Ukraine aid — more than three times what all of Europe has spent combined — is not in America’s interests. It neglects priorities at home (the border), allows Europe to freeload, short changes critical interests abroad and comes [with] no meaningful oversight.”
Senator Josh Hawley

“We already start our shifts with 50% of our resources not even performing enforcement activities. They’re in administrative duties. Once this explodes, we’re going to have nearly 100% of our people doing administrative duties rather than enforcement duties. That’s going to give complete control to the cartels. That’s a scary situation to be in.”
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd regarding Title 42 repeal

“Biden should be given an honorary membership in the Mexican drug cartels because nobody has done more to help the cartels than Biden with his open-border policies.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi decided to give everyone in Congress a Peloton gym membership. … There are parents who are going to eight or nine stores looking for baby formula, paying for gas that you can barely afford. But instead of trying to help these struggling families, Democrats are plundering their pocketbooks to pay for Pelosi’s Peloton membership. You can’t imagine a more out-of-touch party.”
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy


“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter. The path to power is the path to the teleprompter. I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like ‘Anchorman.’”
Elon Musk

“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done. The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”
Elon Musk

“The Republican Party has moved further to the right than Democrats have to the left. … That idealogical divide breaks down to the the Republican Party being an extremist party, and the Democratic Party actually … moving more to the center.”
“The View” cohost Sunny Hostin

“49 out of 50 Senate Democrats just voted to require states to allow abortion on demand up until the moment of birth. This notion that the Democrat party has ‘moved to the center’ completely ignores everything elected Democrats have done these last few years.”
Matt Whitlock

“One of the bittersweet things about growing old is realizing how mistaken you were when you were young. As a young political leftist, I saw the left as the voice of the common man. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Thomas Sowell

“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”
Elon Musk

“I don’t like mandating things. I don’t like punishing people for not doing something.”
Anthony Fauci

“When a black supremacist committed a massacre at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, the President of the United States refused to visit the victims. Nearly a month after the attack, he sent his wife for a photo op. Biden will be in Buffalo personally on Tuesday.”
Matt Walsh

“‘Everyone who says things I don’t like is responsible for mass shootings’ is the predicate for ‘everyone who says things I don’t like must be stopped from talking.’ That’s the game. And the media are playing it to the hilt.”
Ben Shapiro

“When it comes to the climate crisis … we will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues, to tackle these challenges, and to work together as we continue to work operating from the new norms, rules, and agreements that we will convene to work together on, to galvanize global action. … I know we will work on this together.”
VP Kamala Harris

“You compare and contrast [Queen Elizabeth] at the age of 96 with Joe Biden at the age of 78, and, frankly, it is embarrassing. She looks to have far more energy and life about her than the president does.”
Piers Morgan

“I will absolutely leave the Court when I do my job as poorly as you [the media] do yours.”
Justice Clarence Thomas

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Preparing for violence after abortion ruling


MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

GROOMER EPIDEMIC: 135 teachers and aides charged with child sex crimes so far in 2022


MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

George W. Bush’s ‘Iraq’ slip might just be the worst gaffe of all time


MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

German farm owner saves fuel money with horse-drawn carriage

Week-ends (05/14/22)

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

WI Congressman Mike Gallagher

97-year old Joan Wayne

Rich Strike and his jockey

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Jane’s Revenge

I could post him every week. I just might. FJB.

Hillary

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“@JoeBiden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated & confused. If Biden wants to actually fix the inflation crisis he created, he should resign.”
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)

“The truth is, President Biden won the nomination because he promised not to be Bernie Sanders. Who has he tried to emulate? Bernie Sanders. After 14 months, we know that President Biden believes in bigger government, higher taxes, more spending, more debt, more regulation, a weaker military, open borders, taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, and turning cops into social workers. His energy policy — here’s his energy policy: wind, solar, and wishful thinking. He thinks he can run the greatest economy, the most powerful economy in all of human history, without fossil fuels. And that’s one of the main reasons why the prices at the pump are so high. And the American people see this. They see that after 14 months, nothing is built, nothing is back, and nothing is better — and that’s why when you poll it, the American people say, ‘Well, the country is headed in the wrong direction.’ And the president, he has no self-awareness, or at least the people around him won’t allow him to have self-awareness about the real problem.”
Senator John Kennedy

“Remember those long lines you’d see on the television? People lining up in all kinds of vehicles just to get a box of food in their trunk. How quickly we forget! People were hurting. And what did the MAGA crowd want to do? Forget it. Forget it. God, this is the United States of America. The idea that people would have to wait in line an hour, an hour and a half to get a box of food in their trunk. It’s just unbelievable.”
Joe Biden

“In Joe Biden’s America, it seems like it’s easier to get a crack pipe in a government-funded smoking kit than it is to find baby formula.”
Congressman Mike Waltz

“Here’s my feeling about the [Dobbs v. Jackson] leaker. I would like to find out who the leaker is so I could make sweet love to that person, because that person is a hero to me. … If the leaker is a Republican, and if I get pregnant during our lovemaking, I will joyfully abort our fetus and let them know.”
“Comedian” Laurie Kilmartin

“I understand the frustration that many are feeling. I feel it too. Roe has been the law of the land for 49 years, nearly my entire lifetime. But it may not be the law of the land for my daughters. … If we do not use every lever of power we have right now, or if we succumb to complacency, Americans will suffer and may die.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

“Real hard to take people seriously about Jan 6 when their political allies are vandalizing churches, firebombing pro-life centers, and harassing families in their private residences all because they don’t like a Supreme Court opinion.”
Erick Erickson

“This whole … argument about, ‘Well, it’s settled law.’ So was segregation…. So that’s a bulls*** argument.”
Bill Maher

“Over the course of my time in politics, the far left has called me a ‘prop,’ a ‘token,’ the N-word, ‘Uncle Tim,’ and worse all because I am a Black Republican. This type of divisive behavior is not what America is all about — and it will not stop me from speaking the truth.”
Senator Tim Scott

“Our educational system may not teach students much math or science, but students learn from gutless academic administrators that mob rule is the way to get what you want — and to silence those who disagree with you.”
Thomas Sowell

“The NBA, which pulled its All Star Game out of Charlotte over a transgender bathroom bill, is playing games next year in the United Arab Emirates where homosexuality is punishable by death.”
Clay Travis

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Baby formula at the border

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Dems are pushing young voters to the right

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

1 million COVID deaths

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Vasectomies spiking

Week-ends (05/07/21)

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

Keira Thompson and Miguel/Angel Rosales

Frances Connelly God love the Irish!

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Pro-abortion activists

Mazie Hirono

The Writers Guild of America

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected in any way. We at the Court are blessed to have a workforce — permanent employees and law clerks alike — intensely loyal to the institution and dedicated to the rule of law. Court employees have an exemplary and important tradition of respecting the confidentiality of the judicial process and upholding the trust of the Court. This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here. I have directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.”
Chief Justice John Roberts

“Whoever committed this lawless act knew exactly what it could bring about. … Everybody knows what kind of climate the far Left is trying to fuel.”
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell

“It’s impossible to overstate the earthquake this will cause inside the Court, in terms of the destruction of trust among the Justices and staff. This leak is the gravest, most unforgivable sin.”
SCOTUSblog on the Supreme Court leak

“The [Politico] article represents the greatest crisis that Chief Justice John Roberts has faced in his tenure on the Court.”
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley

“Roe v. Wade removed much of the regulation of abortion from the democratic process. Under Roe, if everyone in Wisconsin woke up tomorrow and wished to outlaw third trimester abortions except for rape, incest and to save the life of the mother, they would have be unable to do so. For almost 50 years, Roe has, for all practical purposes, created a right to abortion at any time and for any reason.

“This may be about the end. Although a court can always surprise you, it is likely that, early this summer, the United States Supreme Court will overturn Roe in a case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The majority in Dobbs (as opposed to the left-progressive justices who can be expected to dissent) will not turn on whether or when abortion is a good idea or even whether a woman should be able to choose to have one. Our Constitution is not a license for unelected judges and justices to engage in a free-wheeling inquiry as to what rights we should or should not have.

“To the contrary, the Dobbs decision will focus on whether such a right can be found in — or fairly implied from — the language of the Constitution. And therein lies the not-so-secret problem with Roe. The ‘right’ to an abortion is nowhere to be found — at least not by any method that can be called law.”
Rick Eisenberg is president and general counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

“The left insists that the American people overwhelmingly support abortion. Well, if that’s true, then why are they so afraid of letting the people in the states have a say?”
Gary Bauer

“Hearing a lot of Leftists … say that abortion is a ‘difficult choice.’ Okay, please explain why. The only answer: because there is the life of a preborn child involved. Now explain why your personal interests allow for its death.”
Ben Shapiro

“Dear people upset Roe is dying. I want you to remember the feeling of dread you have right now. Now understand this is nothing compared to the feeling you’ll have on the day of judgment you think is a myth. Repent.”
Erick Erickson

“Why is it that so many people who are ‘pro-choice’ when it comes to abortion are against choice when it comes to letting parents choose where their children go to school?”
Thomas Sowell

“The Republicans won’t stop with banning abortion. They want to ban interracial marriage. Do you want to save that? Well, then you should probably vote.”
Congressman Eric Swalwell

“Justice Thomas is leading the charge to ban interracial marriage? What if his wife finds out?”
Frank J. Fleming

“‘Consent to sex isn’t consent to pregnancy.’ Yes, yes, it is. That’s like saying eating food isn’t consent to digestion.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“If we’re gonna have a pregnant man emoji, then I think it’s okay for men to have opinions on abortion.”
Greg Price

“I could be wrong but if you have 12 hours to protest outside the court you probably have 2 minutes to buy a condom.”
Jimmy Failla

“How can overturning Roe v Wade be an assault on women’s rights if you can’t tell us what a woman is?”
Liz Wheeler

“This is an incredibly asinine policy. The reality is today, 56% of all student loan debt is owned by people with graduate degrees. So what the Biden administration is going to say to … blue-collar workers across our country who never had the opportunity to go to college [is], ‘We’re going to take your taxpayer dollars and subsidize lawyers, bankers, and people that have graduate degrees, doctors across our country.’ It makes no sense. It’s an entirely regressive policy. There’s nothing progressive about it.”
Former vice presidential chief of staff Marc Short

“Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors ‘don’t go far enough,’ so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board).”
Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

“There’s not been many senators from Delaware. It’s a small state. As a matter of fact, there’s never been one.”
Former Delaware Senator Joe Biden

“President Joe Biden used Saturday night’s return of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to reaffirm the role of the free press — a stark contrast to his predecessor’s toxic relationship with the media.”
Politico

“Joe Biden called the only reporter who regularly asks him tough questions ‘a stupid son of a bitch.’”
Jerry Dunleavy

“Republicans don’t want to tear down Mickey Mouse’s house. We just don’t wanna wait in line for 2 hours to ride ‘Snow White And The Seven Genders.’”
Jimmy Failla

“The film (HBO’s ‘Transhood’ (2020) documentary)follows four families in Kansas City, Missouri, all of which include a child who identifies as transgender. It takes place over five years. Two of the children, 12-year-old Jay (a girl who identifies as a boy) and 15-year-old Leena (the opposite), have been placed on hormone pharmaceuticals by their parents in order to suppress their natural puberty.

“In the most shocking scene, Leena, who wants his penis to more closely resemble a vagina (a procedure that literally involves splitting the phallus longways in half), visits a surgeon, Dr. Marci Bowers, who tells him, ‘The thing is, a penis is basically the same thing as a clitoris. Everything a girl has, a boy has and everything a boy has, a girl has.’

“Bowers is a man who identifies as a woman. And he should immediately have his medical license revoked for lying to a child, encouraging him to permanently mutilate his sex organs.”
Political analyst Eddie Scarry

“Only a stupid or sick person would believe that the best way to treat a gender-dysphoric child is to affirm his or her mental state with irreversible hormone treatments and surgeries, before the child is even old enough to sign a consent form.
Political analyst Eddie Scarry

“The ‘insurrection’ at the Capitol was another example thrown back in Musk’s face, as if that proves conservatives have become more radical. The rioting fools that day aren’t representative of conservatives. As for the vast majority of folks at the Capitol that day, again, they were reacting. Democrats changed the rules of elections all over the country — rules that both parties had generally agreed upon for ages, until COVID gave Democrats an excuse to change procedures. When the results were, ahem, less than reliable, conservatives reacted with alarm and anger. It takes some special chutzpah for Democrats to complain about that now.”
Nate Jackson

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”
Thomas Sowell

“Anyone who says the Left has not radicalized over the course of the last twenty years is insane. In 2008, Barack Obama defended traditional marriage. The 2008 DNC platform said, ‘taking police off of the street is neither tough nor smart; we reject this disastrous approach.’ Twelve years ago, not a major Democrat in America would have contended that a boy can be a girl. Now the White House announces that states must be forced to allow puberty blockers and body mutilation for minors. Meanwhile, you literally cannot name a political position on which the right has moved right. It does not exist. The right has actually moved Left overall on issues ranging from gay marriage to deficit spending. By ‘moving right,’ the media means reacting to Left-wing aggression.”
Ben Shapiro

“Over the last 16 tortuous months of the Biden presidency, it’s become clear that the Democrats are running on empty. They are not even trying to reset their electorally poisonous policies. Politically this means they are heading for annihilation at the midterms. Yet they appear curiously relaxed, as if winning elections is no longer a priority. One thing you know is that the Dems are not hiding under the duvet sucking their thumbs. Like the Fantastic Mr. Fox, they have a cunning plan. They might not be any good at governing, but when it comes to seizing power by foul means or fair, they are world-class.”
Miranda Devine

We regulate many things in this country in the interest of public health and safety. Drugs, cars, professional licenses, etc. We need gun control reform. Now.”
Actor Alec Baldwin

“I think all rational people can agree the-gun control movement doesn’t want Alec Baldwin as its spokesman. In fact, I can’t think of a worse person to do the job. When you’ve allegedly shot and killed a woman, you should probably never lecture law-abiding citizens about needing ‘gun control reform.’”
David Hookstead

“It was a trans man!”
Dave Chappelle joking moments after an individual attacked him on stage, a reference to the fact Chappelle has publicly affirmed there are only two genders

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

CDC bought cellphone data to track vaccination, lockdown compliance: report

Menstrual dignity?

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

See above OUTRAGE

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Liberals are ballistic over Supreme Court leak

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Kissing = cavities?

Week-ends (04/30/22)

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

Marty Schreiber

My longtime friend and colleague, Dan Harris

Shawn Fleetwood, an intern at The Federalist and a senior at the University of Mary Washington

Jacky Hunt-Broersma

Kelsey Raddeman

This baseball fan

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Khalil Perry

Russian soldiers

Could pick him every week. Joe Biden.

Dr. Risa Hoshino

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“‘Elon Musk could end world hunger with $6 billion.’ Well, Elon paid $11 billion in federal taxes last year which coincidently is the same amount of money America gave to the UN. Why hasn’t the UN ended world hunger yet?”
Greg Price

“Musk is going to make it the open platform it was supposed to be. … His view seems to be the old view that animated the Founding Fathers of our country, that the answer to objectionable speech is not less speech, it’s more speech. As Thomas Jefferson put it, this is a country where we’re not afraid to tolerate error so long as ‘reason is free to combat it.’ Content moderators don’t want to combat it, they want to silence it. … Free speech on Twitter is not going to harm America.”
Brit Hume

“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”
Elon Musk

“The president has long been concerned about the power of large social-media platforms, the power they have over our everyday lives.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki 

“Dear Jen: How does Joe Biden feel about the fact that Twitter helped get him elected by censoring the New York Post’s 100% verified and corroborated blockbuster about his son Hunter’s laptop revealing family corruption? Does that power concern the president?”
Nate Jackson

“Netflix losing subscribers. CNN+ shuts down. Disney stock value dropping. Twitter takeover by Musk. Just the beginning?”
Laura Ingraham

“If you think you’re having a bad day, spare a thought for the Twitter person who decided it was a good idea to ban the Babylon Bee.”
David Burge

“What’s remarkable is that one of the most stunning turns in the history of public discourse occurred because a satire account said a man is not a woman.”
Allie Beth Stuckey

“I got involved in politics because I think the greatest sin anyone can commit is the abuse of power.”
Joe Biden

“They’re all our children. And the reason you’re the teachers of the year is because you recognize that. They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.”
Joe Biden

“There are limitations that have been imposed upon him and us because of COVID that I think have not allowed people to see at all times what his magic is, right?”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki when asked about the “perception” that Joe Biden is not very good at getting the message out

“Now we’re supposed to disregard what we see with our own eyes. Many of us have had our own confused grandpa, starting one story and finishing another or rambling from one topic to the next nonsensically. Grandpa sometimes wanders. The trouble is this confused grandpa (Biden) has a bit more power than your own.”
Karol Markowicz, NY Post

“It is not, as strategists and consultants insist, a failure to communicate, but a skeptical and deeply discontented public that sees for itself the chasm that has opened between reality and deception. Americans are reminded every day the administration’s Titanic is clanging off one iceberg after another while the captain and first mate insist all is well and can be explained away easily. Only the willfully naïve and terminally gullible accept the Administration rationales, explanations that are patently absurd and highlight the massive disconnect between the Administration’s rhetoric and the everyday experiences of Americans.”
Carl Golden is a senior contributing analyst with the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University in New Jersey

“The administration fears the anger of the hard Left more than the furor of the American people. So it will not change, preferring to be politically correct and a failure than to be ideologically incorrect and successful. … Biden knows that he inherited a stable, prosperous America and has nearly ruined it. And he knows the American people know that too.”
Victor Davis Hanson

“The left have this fantasy that if they can just suppress people from seeing right-wing viewpoints then everyone will have no choice but to believe moronic left-wing ideas.”
Frank J. Fleming

“There is no such thing as student debt forgiveness. The burden is not forgiven but rather transferred from the people who took out the loans to people who did not.”
Matt Walsh

“Forgiving student loans is a great way to slap everyone in the face who took out a loan with the intent of paying it back. Punishing people who worked their [butts] off to pay off their loans is quite the strategy.”
Caleb Hull

“There’s never been a tougher time to be a cop than right now. After years of lopsided media portrayals and misguided attempts to defund law enforcement, many Americans have formed a wildly inaccurate view of the 800,000 good cops out there who will never wind up in the headlines for disrespecting their uniform or abusing their badge. As a result, we’re not only seeing a devastating rise in crime all over the country, we’re seeing unprecedented attacks on cops. … There’s a line between civilization and anarchy. It’s thin, and it’s blue.”
Mike Rowe

“LGBTQ activists are using corporations to force their agenda on the public, and companies may want to take another look at what they are allowing to happen. Disney has gone too far. The people of Florida have revolted, and it’s going to cost Disney big time. Disney had a special tax status in the state which they benefitted from in a huge way — but because they came out against the parents of Florida, the governor and legislators have revoked that status. What has happened at Disney is moral failure. Walt Disney had a vision for wholesome family entertainment. He was committed to the family. The morals of the corporate leadership of Disney today are in the gutter, and they want to redefine family counter to God’s original design and flaunt sin.”
Franklin Graham

“Leftists have a major problem with women (or minorities) in authority thinking for themselves and coming to conservative conclusions. Diversity is great as long as there’s no deviation from leftist dogma.”
Nate Jackson of The Patriot Post

“The political party that believes men can be women and women can be men is worried about disinformation.”
Lisa Boothe

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

More Secret Gender Transition Closets Discovered in Public Schools

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

California, New York, Illinois used COVID-19 relief funds to push CRT in schools

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Liberals in meltdown over Elon Musk

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Woman who fell in Mt. Walker vault toilet while trying to retrieve phone rescued