Week-ends (05/14/17)

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

Nurses

Carl Scheckel

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Wendy Wright

Phony Marine

Newsweek writer

These liberals

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“He’s a showboat, he’s grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that.”
President Donald Trump on why he fired FBI Director James Comey

“This was within the President’s authority but it is really important, it’s absolutely essential, that we have a new FBI director that shares the confidence, not only of the president but of Congress and the American people.”
Texas Sen. John Cornyn on the firing of FBI director James Comey

 “We spoke with President Trump about concrete things and did not touch on this bacchanalia.”
Russia foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, on whether he and Trump had discussed Comey in their meeting, which occurred hours after the firing.

Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.”
Gold medalist Simone Biles, when asked by Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron to smile

“It is true that I’m not living in the White House anymore. I actually am enjoying being in my own house. I have been fighting Michelle to get more closet space. I have been trying to figure out how the coffee maker works.”
Former president Barack Obama, telling a conference in Italy about life after the presidency in the 8,200-square-foot mansion that the Obamas rent in Washington, which presumably has more than one closet

“If it had tasted even a bit like urine, I would put it down, but you don’t even notice.”
Concert-goer Anders Sjögren, after sampling a Danish microbrewery’s new Pilsner product made from recycled human waste water

“I like being different. I made sure my prom date was OK with it.”
Megan Flaherty, a New Jersey teenager who decided to arrive at her high school prom in a wooden coffin

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

AP: Sex assaults in high school sports minimized as ‘hazing’

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Demonstrators paid to protest, by employers

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The left is in a total uproar that Trump fired Comey.  A few days earlier the left was calling for Comey’s head.

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

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