Week-ends (05/28/17)

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

She probably wasn’t too smart, but Melissa Smith still makes this week’s list

Judy O’Connor

The Snoqualmie Tribe

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

ISIS

Bad neighbor

Gamers

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“In Watergate, when Nixon fired the special prosecutor (Archibald Cox), there was a mountain of evidence against him. We are not at the Watergate level yet by any means.

“We need to calm it down and listen more. Be on the surface respectful, but never stop the inquiry.

I worry, I worry for the business, for the perception of the business, not just Trump supporters, they see that smugness… I think you can ride both horses, intensive inquiry, investigation, not letting up… at the same time, realize that it’s not our job to do an editorial on this.”
Legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward

“Did evidence exist of collusion, coordination, conspiracy, between the Trump campaign and Russian state actors at the time you learned of 2016 efforts?”
Rep. Trey Gowdy grilling former CIA director John Brennan at a House Intelligence Committee meeting Tuesday morning on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election

“As I said Mr. Gowdy, I don’t do evidence.”
Brennan responding to Gowdy

“It was meant to be a dream, not a nightmare. There were children, blood, shoes, splattered all over the floor. How can I explain any of this to a 14-year-old? She hasn’t said a word since she woke up from two hours’ sleep.”
Lisa Conway, 49, had secretly bought Ariana Grande concert tickets a month earlier for the show in Manchester for her 14-year-old daughter. An explosion after the show Monday night was the worst terrorist incident in Britain since 2005, with at least 22 people dead and dozens more injured. Police say the attack was carried out by a man who died in the blast.

“So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers. I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term, they would think that is a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers because that’s what they are: losers.”

President Donald Trump issued a new brand for the Islamic State terrorist group in response to the deadly suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

“Terrorism must be stopped or … the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever. Wherever they exist in our societies, we must drive them out and never, ever let them back in.”
President Trump

“You may have heard that things didn’t exactly go the way I planned. But you know what, I’m doing OK. I won’t lie, chardonnay helped a little too.”
Hillary Clinton speaking to graduates at Wellesley College, her alma mater

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind. You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.  And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom. “I think the majority of people don’t have that defeatist attitude, but they sometimes just don’t see the way, and that’s where government can come in and be very helpful. It can provide the ladder of opportunity, it can provide the mechanism that will demonstrate to them what can be done.”
HUD Secretary Ben Carson

“If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, ‘leadership’ of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED!”

Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver, in a now-deleted Facebook post. The New Orleans City Council approved the removal of four Confederate statues — a decision that has been met with nationwide controversy.

“I love our police department. I would never do anything to hurt them.”
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, breaking down in tears last week while apologizing for a proclamation that honored a man who killed one of the city’s police officers. The proclamation has since been retracted, and the mayor blamed the mistake on human error.

“Conservatives no longer get the same protection from the police. Even illegal aliens are treated better by the police on campuses controlled by liberals.  It wouldn’t surprise me if we start seeing armed gangs of conservatives policing marches to protect other people on the Right from armed gangs of liberals since the Left has convinced the police not to do it. This is the world liberals are creating with their short term thinking: one where both sides of the political argument will have armed factions at political rallies. How healthy does that sound for the country?”
Columnist John Hawkins

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Manchester

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

VP Pence gave a graduation speech

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Trumps are not holding hands!

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

‘Mr. are you aware there’s a body on your trunk?’

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