Week-ends (10/14/17)

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

Rob Jones

Shane Wriston of Clear Creek, West Virginia decided to post to Facebook fellow coal miner Josh Stowers offering his rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner before they head into the mines

Holly Christensen

Miami police officers

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Harvey Weinstein

Hillcrest Elementary in Waukesha

Georgia school

Icing

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, but there has been a reluctance to come forward. Weinstein has provided an opening that must be seized. Hollywood has had a jolly good time ridiculing the Catholic Church for its sexual abuse scandal. Now the tables have turned. The task of draining Hollywood’s cesspool should begin by addressing the sexual abuse of minors. Those who work in the entertainment industry have a moral responsibility to go public with their stories.”
Catholic league President Bill Donohue

“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”
Vice President Mike Pence left last Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game after several members of the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the National Anthem

“If there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play. You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag then we won’t play. Period. We’re going to respect the flag, and I’m going to create the perception of it. And we have.”
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

“The word that comes to my mind, and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it, is ‘plantation. ‘The players are here to serve me, they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them. They are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and to mine.”
ESPN commentator Michael Wilbon blasted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his response to national anthem protests in the National Football League

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”
Former presidential candidate and so-called women’s champion Hillary Clinton finally made a statement condemning Hollywood mega-donor Harvey Weinstein…through a spokesperson six days after allegations of sexual assault and harassment surfaced in news reports (Weinstein didn’t deny them)

It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman’s rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults.”
Tweet by White House Counsel Kellyanne Conway

“Could there have been any law passed that would’ve stopped him?”
John Dickerson of CBS questioning California Senator Diane Feinstein about the Las Vegas shooter

“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions.”
Sen. Feinstein responding to Dickerson

“I do tell my students from time to time it’s not my job to make you comfortable. Actually it’s my job to make you uncomfortable. Because you’re only learning when you’re stretching yourself and you’re not with people exactly like you are.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

“People want to drain the swamp, not ban Big Gulps. Yes, I understand you [Mr. or Mrs. Progressive] have 1,000 good ideas on how I should live my life, reject my privilege, and sort my recycling. And we’ll get to that, but first we need to get some Democrats elected and that’s hard when the movement to childproof the world had made Republicans the party of freedom and Democrats the party of poopers.”
HBO host Bill Maher lamenting the tactics of fellow liberals, adding, “It makes people hate us. It makes me hate us.”

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Are Black Women Leaving The Democratic Party?

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump sabotaged ObamaCare

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

“I am not some nut ball”…that usually means the person is

How a Fart Became Berlin’s Weirdest Policing Scandal

 

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