Week-ends (06/25/17)

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

Travis Mills…

Preston Sharp…

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Amor Ftouhi

Johnny Depp

Alexander Shae Johnson

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I urge Sheriff Clarke to submit his resignation and allow Milwaukee to turn the page. I am sure Governor Walker will appoint a good successor and I look for to working with whomever that is.”
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele after Clarke  announced he would not be taking an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security as he planned to last month

“Abele is pissed I will be Sheriff until January 2019 at a minimum. That’s a long time.  He couldn’t beat me at the ballot box in 2013 after spending $263,000 of his personal wealth trying to do it. I will resign right after that little mouse does.”
Sheriff Clarke

“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”
President Donald Trump

“Six months into a Trump presidency they still think they can somehow undo, Democrats still don’t realize that their problem is their old and tired message and their old and tired messengers.

“By now Pelosi should have been pulled down from her perch as the Democrat’s minority speaker of the House and replaced with someone who understands the political implications of Trump’s win and how to deal with it.

“But Pelosi’s not going anywhere.”
Michael Reagan

“The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russia has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda, which is on economics.”
Chris Murphy, Democratic Congressman from Connecticut

“For all the talk about President Donald Trump’s being in trouble, the Democratic Party is on the ropes. Democrats are in the minority in the federal and state legislative branches, and they’ve now sustained five consecutive losses in special House elections. The Federal Election Commission reports that the Democratic National Committee raised only $4.3 million in May — the worst May for fundraising since 2003. April efforts were almost as dismal.”
David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert in law and politics

“I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? Does that make sense?”
President Trump, addressing criticism that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and others in his cabinet are too rich

“Our policy is zero tolerance — that doesn’t mean zero occurrence.”
Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s global head of sales, responding to complaints that Facebook has not done enough to police content such as videos of alleged murders broadcast through its Live platform

“You can eat, and you get fried pickles, and you order a cocktail. I’ll go see bad movies just so I can sit there in the dark … I always end up with ranch all over myself.”
Actress Kirsten Dunst, extolling the virtues of the Alamo Drafthouse on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

“It was the craziest, eeriest bus ride I’ve ever taken.”
Mike McCloskey, an alternate juror in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, on the conversation-less bus ride that returned jurors to their hometown after the court case ended

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Professor calls white people “inhuman”

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Retirement rumors at Supreme Court

No connection between local spending and the best roads in the state

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

What Hillary Making Russia Her Scapegoat Reminded Me Of

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Thief mails apology, mummified toe to Dawson City bar

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