Week-ends (02/10/18)

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

The 15:17 to Paris

Bill Bucklew

Nat Shaffir

Lucas Warren

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

The flu

Bill Penzey

Bette Midler and a GOP lawmaker

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“It’s the stopping of Milwaukee’s legacy of free parks for all.”
Roger Bybee at a meeting to discuss a pay-to-park proposal at Milwaukee County parks

“If this goes through, I’m afraid we might not get to play anymore because we spend at least four hours every Monday through Friday at the rink or baseball diamond. Not to mention, at least every other weekend. Parking would be astronomical for me. I couldn’t do it.”
Tala Clark objecting to the parking plan

“Nobody’s wrong to not want to pay more for government. They’re right. (But) It’s hard to say what’s more important. Parks are important. But so is transit, and services for people with disabilities, and senior centers. All these services are important and shouldn’t be cut.”
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele defending the proposal to charge parking fees at parks

“When catastrophic hurricanes struck, first responders and everyday citizens dove into rushing waters to save stranded families from danger.  And they saved them by the thousands.  Neighbors opened their homes to those in need of food, clothes, shelter.  Firefighters braved blinding smoke and flames to rescue children from devastating wildfires.

“During the horrific shootings, strangers shielded strangers, and police officers ran into a hail of bullets to save the lives of their fellow Americans, right in Las Vegas.  A terrible day, a terrible night. But such bravery.

“All we have to do is open our eyes and look around us, and we can see God’s hand.  In the courage of our fellow citizens, we see the power of God’s love at work in our souls, and the power of God’s will to answer all of our prayers.

“When Americans are able to live by their convictions, to speak openly of their faith, and to teach their children what is right, our families thrive, our communities flourish, and our nation can achieve anything at all.”
President Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast

“There’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled. Whether they affected the outcome is another question. It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.”
Former President George W. Bush in remarks at a conference in Abu Dhabi

Unfortunately, what’s not normal for most Americans has become commonplace for Democrats.

In recent years we’ve watched a tsunami of crazy swamp the Democratic Party, a party which has devolved into a spectacle of the bizarre with its revolt against things most Americans consider custom and ordinary.

From dressing up in vagina costumes to shutting down the government because they care more about illegal aliens than military patriots, Democrats have gone full blown cray-cray. They’ve showed us what they are made of and that they hate our president much more than they love America.

As this clown show continues, it’s best for normal folks to pop some popcorn and step aside,remembering Napoleon’s maxim to never interfere with the enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.
Columnist Susan Stamper Brown Susan

Christian Britschgi at Reason.com recently published a column that poignantly illustrates yet another example of knee-jerk legislation based upon an embarrassing lack of research.

The articulate (and likely unpronounceable) Britschgi shares the woeful tale of several California municipalities where ignorant or perhaps pandering politicians have outlawed the serving of plastic straws to restaurant patrons.

Sure, we’d all like to rid our planet of plastic litter, but is it truly wise to fine a waiter $1,000 and bill California taxpayers for six months room and board in one of their fine prisons because a server offered one plastic straw to a customer?
Columnist Rick Jensen

“We’re hoping this will impact everyone — that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited. They have the potential to change the world, just like everybody else.”
Jason Warren, father of 2018 Gerber baby Lucas Warren who has Down Syndrome

“The celebration got crazy back in Philly. People knocked over lamp posts, overturned a car, ran around naked, set things on fire — and that was just the mayor.”
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon discussing the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first Super Bowl

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

What teenagers are learning from online porn

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Why the streetcar was being towed around downtown (Cincinnati) today (Video)

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The alarming forecast predicted 6-9 inches of snow. I don’t think so.

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

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