Week-ends (06/11/17)

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

Flags 4 the Fallen

 James Pocock and Lynnea Nichols

Casey Spelman

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Opioid dealers

Khuram Butt

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Lies, plain and simple.”
Former FBI Director James Comey, asserting that President Donald  Trump lied to the American public when he said that the FBI was in disarray and that agents had lost confidence in Comey

“I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people’s heads.  Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games.”
Sen. John McCain, R, Ariz., in response to his confusing questions to Comey

“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication … and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”
President Trump

For me, this is just amazing. You created a sensation out of nothing. And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president. Well, this is, you know, you’re just, you people are so creative over there. Good job. Your lives must be boring.

We didn’t have any relationship at all. There was a time when he used to come to Moscow. But you know, I never met with him. We have a lot of Americans who visit us. Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russia. Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Are you all, have you all lost your senses over there?”
Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked conspiracy theories linking President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and his own government during an interview marking the inaugural episode of NBC News’ Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. He dismissed any notion that he had a close relationship with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and mocked the idea that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had nefarious dealings through the Russian ambassador.

“If [Trump] had known that destroying the planet was going to send the left and the media crazy to this degree, he’d have done it a lot earlier. It’s cartoon science. That’s why they like it, because it’s simple and it appeals to them. These people are invested in a cartoon idea of science that actually thinks that if you get all of the clever people around the table, they can set the global thermostat for the year 2100 and the planet is going to comply with that.”
Conservative commentator Mark Steyn mocking the celebrities and other high-profile liberals who have predicted the end of times since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord

“Hunt them, identity [sic] them, and kill them. Kill them all.For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”
GOP Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana on his Facebook page in response to terrorist attacks in London

I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days. I am not trying to insult anyone. That’s just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.”
President Vladimir Putin to filmmaker Oliver Stone

“It would be great to find a whole skeleton but a thigh would also help us a lot.”
Professor Nikolai Spassov, head of Bulgaria’s National Museum of Natural History, about a team of excavators searching for fossils of an ape-like creature that may be the oldest-known direct ancestor of man. So far researchers have found a jawbone and a tooth

“Hunt them, identity [sic] them, and kill them. Kill them all.For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”
GOP Congressman Clay Higgins of Louisiana on his Facebook page in response to terrorist attacks in London

“Giving Batman more pain doesn’t reveal anything about his character because he’s taken as much pain as he can. But giving him love and joy, that combines with the tragedy of his past into something new and never done before.”
Writer Tom King, on the decision to have Batman propose to Catwoman in the latest comic book edition

“On the one hand, it’s not a big deal, but, on the other hand, it means a hell of a lot to a lot of people that they posted a sign on the internet: ‘No Guys Allowed.'”
Damian Biondo, an Austin, Texas lawyer and bisexual man, who is bothered by female-only screenings of Wonder Woman

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

London Bridge attack

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Alan Dershowitz: “Comey confirmed that under our Constitution, the president has the authority to direct the FBI to stop investigating any individual.”

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

How damaging will Comey’s testimony be to President Trump?

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Man keeps mowing lawn…during tornado

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