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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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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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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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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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Political Cartoon of the Week – April 10, 2021

Khalil Bendib

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Best Quotes of the Week – April 3, 2021

“The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections. This is simply not true.”

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines, referring to claims by Donald Trump that he lost the 2020 elections because of fraud

Bastian was also reacting to newly-enacted laws in the state of Georgia that some see as voter suppression.  Delta Airlines is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

“If your knee is on a person’s neck, that could kill him.”

Lte. Richard Zimmerman, the most senior officer in the Minneapolis Police Department, testifying in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 death of George Floyd

Zimmerman also testified that once someone is handcuffed, “they are not a threat to you at that point” and the amount of force should be immediately reduced.

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Photo of the Week – January 23, 2021

Capitol Hill police officer Eugene Goodman escorts Vice-President Kamala Harris during Wednesday’s inauguration.  Goodman is the officer who was captured on video singlehandedly leading the mob of right-wing extremists that invaded the building on January 6 away from lawmakers.  The consensus now is that Goodman’s actions inadvertently prevented the rioters from entering the Senate chamber long enough for lawmakers to escape and find shelter.

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Best Quote of the Week – July 25, 2020

“They are acting like an uncontrolled mob on the street with uniforms and badges that they don’t show.  You shouldn’t — police don’t do this.  Watch this!  What kind of bullshit is this?!   This is a shame.”

Lte. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army, ret.), on the “11th Hour with Brian Williams”, responding to news footage of federal agents using batons, tear gas and other items to combat protesters in Portland, Oregon.

Among those injured was U.S. Navy veteran Chris David who had been trying to talk to police and suffered a broken arm in the chaos.  Honoré led the recovery in New Orleans after the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, which occurred in the midst of another disastrous Republican presidential administration.

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Worst Quote of the Week – July 18, 2020

“What a terrible question to ask.  So are White people.  More White people, by the way.”

President Donald Trump, in response to a question by Catherine Herridge of CBS News of why African-Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in the U.S.

Statistics show that while more white Americans are killed by the police overall, people of color are killed at higher rates.  A federal study that examined lethal force used by police in 17 states from 2009 to 2012 found that a majority of victims were white, but the victims were disproportionately Black.  African-Americans had a fatality rate at the hands of police officers that was 2.8 times as high as that of white people.

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