Week-ends (07/09/17)

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

Trump women

Josh Vandenbrink

Will Seaton

Trudy Serres

Warren Wiegratz

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Isabel Martinez

NPR

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

Spending for schools is up ten fold for far fewer kids since 1970, yet scores are down.  Now we are giving them a billion more to ‘Invest in schools’.  Well we are the stock holders, what is our dividend? Have not heard any.  Will it all just get sucked up by the Educrats and nothing to the kids?? Take 350 million out of the schools and put it into roads and everyone will be better off, for the future.”
Bob Dohnal, WI Conservative Digest

“One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction. Their illegal missile launch was not only dangerous, but reckless and irresponsible. It showed that North Korea does not want to be part of a peaceful world. They have cast a dark shadow of conflict on all nations that strive for peace.”
Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

“We must work together to confront forces that threaten over time to undermine our values and erase the bonds of culture, faith, and tradition. Because as the Polish experience reminds us – the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive?

“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”
President Trump speaking on Krasinski Square in Poland at the symbolic monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising – the largest military effort taken by any European resistance movement to the Nazis during World War II

“My job is to remind everyone that they need to stay focused doing their job. He’s (President Trump) trying to bully us, and we’re not going to let him intimidate us. You can’t lose your confidence and let that change the way you conduct yourselves.”
Jeffrey A. Zucker, president of CNN

“Every time I see the CNN logo I hear James Earl Jones’s voice intoning ‘This is CNN, and we suck’.”
Columnist Kurt Schlichter

“No one really cares about cable TV morning commentators or what they did on New Year’s Eve. Wasting time on that stuff does little to advance the country’s interests.
So, if Donald Trump really wants to gain a measure of retribution against those persecuting him, he should get into the fact business — an industry largely abandoned by his tormentors. Tweet facts, Mr. President, not insults. Hammer your opposition with verifiable statements. Do that, and you may ultimately prevail against a press that often abuses its freedom — a media where seeking the truth is becoming obsolete. That I can tell you.”
Bill O’Reilly

“I think you guys are getting played, man. I think every time he does this you guys overreact — and by you guys I mean the media in general — and you play right into his hands.”
Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., to CNN on media coverage of Trump’s tweets

“We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulfuric acid.”
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, arguing that the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris accord to combat climate change could cause irreversible harm to the planet

“We know what this is, space. That’s all it has to say: space. There’s a lot of room out there, right?” 
President Donald Trump, on signing an executive order re-establishing the National Space Council

“Never did I think that living in a beautiful penthouse would be like living in hell. I like music, but this is not music. There isn’t one square inch in our place where you cannot hear and feel the banging, blood-curdling noise. It doesn’t matter how many pillows you put over your head. It’s turning residents into lunatics.”
Gail Feldman, a downtown Miami luxury condo owner on being disturbed by loud music from a nearby nightclub

“I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life. I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction … and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts.”
Reddit user HanA–holeSolo on a video tweeted by President Donald Trump  showing the president beating up CNN in a wrestling match that many took as a call for violence against journalists

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Portable toilets near Kenosha memorial

Assassination of NYPD officer

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

This Paul Ryan update

Another federal government welfare boondoggle

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump should have been tougher on Putin

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Armpit tattoos

Unused Confetti from Hillary ‘Victory’ Party Honored as Feminist Art

 

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