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Video of the Week – April 24, 2021

FOX News host and far-right sycophant Tucker Carlson invited Ed Gavin, a former New York City corrections officer, to opine on the conviction of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 20.  When Gavin said Chauvin’s actions were “pure savagery”, Carlson reacted in the only way a right-wing extremist would.

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Tweet of the Week – April 24, 2021

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Most Outrageous Quote of the Week – April 24, 2021

“Chauvin was imprisoned not without his day in court, as celebrity loudmouths demanded. He was not thrown to the mob to be torn limb from limb, or boiled to death in a cauldron, or slowly dismembered on a torture rack, as used to happen in medieval times, or burned alive in a cage as ISIS liked to do.”

Miranda Devine, regarding the Derek Cahuvin trial, in a New York Post column

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Funniest Quote of the Week – April 24, 2021

“It’s vital for all of us to show that this is not all about some expensive politically correct, green act of bunny-hugging, or however you want to put it… This is about growth and jobs, and I think the [US] president was absolutely right to stress that.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a virtual world summit on climate change

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Worst Quotes of the Week – April 24, 2021

“Her message was clearly intended to get to the jury – ‘If you will acquit or if you find the charge less than murder, we will burn down your buildings. We will burn down your businesses. We will attack you. We will do what happened to the witness – blood on their door.’”

Alan Dershowitz, claiming U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters incited violence during the trial of Derek Chauvin

He was also referring to how the former home of defense expert Barry Brodd was recently vandalized.

“This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.”

Kevin McCarthy, U.S. House Minority Leader, condemning Rep. Waters’ comments

McCarthy – who declined to do anything about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after social media posts indicating her support for murdering top Democrats emerged – also revealed that he was moving to censure Waters over her comments telling protesters to keep up their demonstrations.

“Well, first, let me say that if I go to Cubbyhole, I think I’m going to be accompanied by at least one of my two campaign managers who are both gay.  So there’s like a lot of, you know, familiarity with, with the community, at the head of my campaign leading it.”

Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and current New York City mayoral candidate, to a group of LGBT voters

His efforts failed and have resulted in a series if mocking memes.

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Best Quotes of the Week – April 24, 2021

The Texas State Capitol Confederate Monument stands on the south lawn in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

“Confederate artifacts are undeniably a representation of hate, racism and of oppression. They are an insult to the many people who visit our Capitol today in the state of Texas. The argument that these monuments preserve history somehow or symbolize America’s past is merely to reshape and rewrite the intent of the Civil War.”

Rafael Anchía, Texas State Senator, promoting House Bill 1186, which would remove all Confederate monuments from the state capital

“We can’t stop here.”

President Joe Biden, on race relations in the United States, after the conviction of Derek Chauvin

“I can’t believe I’m going to say anything good about her. You all know I’m no fan of Nepotism Barbie. But here I go. Take a deep breath…Yesterday, I commend Ivanka Trump for having used her platform to show herself getting the vaccine and promote vaccination, when she says, I hope you get the shot too. And if you see the responses from Trump-supporting Republicans against what used to be their favorite daughter, you can see how political it has become.”

Ana Navarro, co-host of The View, on former First Daughter Ivanka Trump posting a photo of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

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Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day!

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”

Wendell Berry

Image: European Economic and Social Committee

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Word of the Week – April 17, 2021

Heuristic

Adjective

Greek, 19th century

Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves. A heuristic process or method.

Example: A college English instructor’s heuristic approach to literature prompted me to become a better writer.

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Tweet of the Week – April 17, 2021

Ivanka Trump getting a COVID-19 vaccine.  The irony of this can’t be emphasized enough; considering her father demonstrated complete ineptness in dealing with the pandemic.  If I never again hear about the Trump family, it won’t be too soon.

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Worst Quotes of the Week – April 17, 2021

“We had 15 days to slow the spread turn into one year of lost liberty.  What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?”

Rep. Jim Jordan, to Dr. Anthony Fauci before the Coronavirus Select Subcommittee

“If you hate cops just because they’re cops, and you don’t know anything about them, then next time you get in trouble, just call a crackhead.”

Sen. John Kennedy, commenting on recent police shootings

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