Week-ends (05/28/16)

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

Ron White

Mark Borkowski

Whoever came up with this movement

HERO drivers

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Kelly Hoggan

State Dem Party

Congress

The Chicago Tribune

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important? What’s important is what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”
At a speech on Monday Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald downplayed the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing the “experience” of waiting for health care to Disneyland guests waiting for a ride.

McDonald’s “comments were not worthy of the veterans he serves. It’s indicative of a culture of indifference at the VA.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan had harsh words for McDonald

“People don’t die while waiting to go on Space Mountain.”
American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett

“They cannot do a damn thing.”
 Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, on U.S. complaints about his nation’s ballistic missile program

Feldenkrais and “gesellschaft.”
The words Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., and Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin nailed in the final round to become co-champions of the 2016 National Spelling Bee

“It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.”
Former McDonald’s USA chief executive Ed Renzi, warning of job losses from the push to increase the minimum wage

“I really don’t want to be the one delivering this, but I got to tell you, this is really hard to believe. It feels like she’s lying straight out.”
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, on Hillary Clinton’s email explanations

“So what? Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about.”
Bernie Sanders saying the Democratic convention in Philadelphia could be messy

“The first man who goes in the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery.”
Hampden-Sydney College fired Jerry Boykin for making that comment. Boykin was once commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force.

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

VA Secretary’s comment

How to destroy a transit system

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

This poll

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Obama goes to Hiroshima, doesn’t apologize|

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Planned Parenthood evacuated due to … baby food?

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