Week-ends (11/25/17)

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

Michael Reagan

Dogs on Deployment

This football team

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Shoppers

Charlie Rose

John Conyers

Olivier Vernon

Jezebel

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Now you talk about women and that they should be believed. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, your longtime friend, and political ally said in an interview this week that your husband should have resigned after his affair with Monica Lewinsky. What do you say to that?”
Radio host Rita Cosby grilling Hillary Clinton

Well I’m not exactly sure what she was trying to say. There has been some confusion about it. But, look, this was a painful time not only in our marriage but in our country as I’ve written about. But it was investigated fully. It was addressed at the time. He was held accountable. That is very different than what people seem to be remembering from that period because you can go back and look at the history. But right now this is not a distraction we should fall for. The Republicans are led by a man who admitted to sexually assaulting women. He bragged about it. And if we’re going to encourage women to have the courage to be heard we can’t excuse the president from this debate.

“And, look, the Right and the Republican party need to answer for their own acts and tell America that what Roy Moore and the president did will not be tolerated.”
Clinton responding to Cosby

“But how is that different than the allegations against your husband? Because do you concede that your husband might not have lasted in office if that happened today?”
Cosby again questioning Clinton

“Well I don’t know if we can rewrite and revise history.”
Clinton’s response

I come from the poor people. And I’ve been here working my whole stinking career for people who don’t have a chance, and I really resent anybody saying I’m just doing this for the rich. Give me a break. I think you guys overplay that all the time, and it gets old.”
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch took umbrage at comments by Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio on the GOP tax plan

“It’s totally ok to tell someone that their language or behavior is hurtful and unacceptable to you. Tell them about the impact it has on you and why, and what the consequences of their actions are to the larger community. Tell them you expect better, and what the consequences are if they don’t change (like cutting off contact with them or leaving).”
Planned Parenthood in a post giving tips on how to deal with difficult people this Thanksgiving

“Weird, I thought your response would just be “kill them if they’re an inconvenience.”
A Twitter response to the Planned Parenthood tips

“In the first proclmation declaring a national day of Thanksgiving, in 1789, President George Washington referenced God 16 times. For comparison, President Donald Trump referenced God 6 times in his recent proclamation, and back in 2016, his last year in office, then-President Barack Obama referenced God once.”
CNS News

“Not only are we going to prosecute the employers that hire illegal workers; we’re going to detain and remove the illegal alien workers.”
Tom Homan, acting director of ICE, on going after undocumented immigrants working for food service chains

“Charlie and I have worked together, been friends, but when you think about the anguish of those women — despite the friendship, you still have to report the news.”
Gayle King, talking to Stephen Colbert about the allegations of sexual harassment made against veteran journalist Charlie Rose

“It’s scary as hell. But none of us are getting out of this world alive.”
Mike Hughes, a limousine driver who plans to launch himself 1,800 feet into the air with a homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat

“I’m guessing you didn’t get a good grade for your seventh-grade book report on To Kill A Mockingbird.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper to Teen Vogue columnist Emily Lindin after she claimed she was not concerned about innocent men losing jobs over false sexual assault or harassment allegations

“I don’t like the tradition of killing a bird that in most cases has been genetically modified so that it’s so big that it can’t even stand up and then you lay it’s carcass on a tray and you carve it up and then you eat it. I don’t like that tradition. I don’t want that one. And I know. You think, ‘you vegans ruin everything’ Well, you know what? I think your tradition of killing an animal and laying its carcass and eating the skin and the flesh of it — I think its gross. That ruins it too.”
Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik on Thanksgiving

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Black Friday hooligans

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Democratic Party is dead

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Black Friday

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Rocket launch will prove Earth is flat, California man says

 

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