Who Won the Week? 06/27/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is comeuppance. Comeuppance is defined as deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant, as in, “He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.” So who got his just deserts this week? None other than the man who was once known as “America’s Mayor,” Rudy Giuliani.Giuliani, the former personal attorney for ex-President Donald Trump, was suspended Thursday from practicing law in New York. In his role as Trump’s attorney, he had propagated baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and tried to persuade state legislators to override the will of the voters during the 2020 presidential election.

A New York appellate court found that there is uncontroverted evidence that [Giuliani] “communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as Trump’s lawyer and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020.”

The court’s decision went on to say, “These false statements were made to improperly bolster his narrative that, due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client. We conclude that Giuliani’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.”

Honorable mention this week goes to a gun violence prevention group, Change the Ref. The group released a video in which former NRA president David Keene is seen addressing a stadium of empty chairs. At that time, Keene believed he was speaking to James Madison Academy’s 2021 graduating class. But there is no James Madison Academy and the 3,044 empty chairs Keene was addressing represented children and teenagers who were shot and killed before they could graduate from high school.

Take a moment to read this article, which details this spectacular comeuppance prank and where you can view the video.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

15 thoughts on “Who Won the Week? 06/27/2021

    • Fandango June 27, 2021 / 10:12 pm

      The Dems seem to want to seek bipartisanship in order to serve the people, unlike the Republicans, who care of nothing but maintaining their own power.

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  1. JT Twissel June 27, 2021 / 1:05 pm

    I saw that video – so powerful. I’d have to agree with you.

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  2. newepicauthor June 27, 2021 / 1:08 pm

    Mike Pence said that questioning the outcome of the election is un-American.

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  3. Faye Arcand June 27, 2021 / 1:15 pm

    I love the word comeuppance! As a Canadian who abhors politics the only thing I can say is that power and money corrupt all–there’s no party line for that. Seriously wonder if peoples eyes (all sides) are actually open…. Watch out for the comeuppance. lol

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  4. Marleen June 28, 2021 / 1:30 am

    This was an interesting ending for the article to which you linked: Lott spoke to the empty chairs about his time working for the Department of Justice during the Trump administration. He went on to call people whose gun purchases were foiled by background checks as “three-and-a-half million law-abiding citizens who wanted to get a gun.”

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      • Marleen June 28, 2021 / 6:36 pm

        It’s a screwed up perspective.

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  5. Marleen June 28, 2021 / 1:33 am

    I hadn’t heard either of these stories. I haven’t been watching as much news. I very much like your choice of the Giuliani character losing his authorization to practice law. Excellent.

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