Week-ends (03/10/18)

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

Tech. Sgt. Jean “Jay” Fleurantin

Jess Hamm

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Albert Wong

Joe Kimerer

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

 “After numerous discussions with President Trump, I firmly believe his strong stand against North Korea and its nuclear aggression gives us the best hope in decades to resolve this threat peacefully. I am not naive. I understand that if the past is an indication of the future, North Korea will be all talk and no action. However, I do believe that North Korea now believes President Trump will use military force if he has to. A word of warning to North Korean President Kim Jong Un — the worst possible thing you can do is meet with President Trump in person and try to play him. If you do that, it will be the end of you — and your regime.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un wanting to meet with President Donald J. Trump. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump “will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined.” 

“Deputy Scot Peterson, who refused to help in Parkland, knew that the shots were coming from inside the building and said so over the radio. Then, afterwards, he brazenly lied about it, and said he thought they were outside. The whole department is rotten to the core. And it almost certainly comes from the top, from Sheriff Israel, who knew a lot more than he let on when he tried to blame everyone except himself at CNN’s town hall.”
National Review’s Charles Cooke did not mince words about his feelings on the Broward County Sheriff’s Office

“It’s not easy to discuss…This is hypothetical. I remember I grabbed a knife. I do remember that portion. Where are the bloody clothes so somebody had to get rid of the bloody clothes. We’ve all seen the grizzly pictures after, I think everything would have been covered in blood. It was horrible. It was absolutely horrible.”
O.J. Simpson in a two-part interview with Judith Regan in 2006. The interview was buried until this weekend. Fox recently unearthed the controversial footage and is set to air it as a two-hour event on Sunday night. O.J. Simpson gives a ‘hypothetical account’ of the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered in 1994.

“Of the 42,249 opioid related deaths in 2016, 67 percent were men. Also, opioid casualties are disproportionately not married. In 2015, ‘never married and divorced individuals made up about 32 percent of the population but accounted for 71 percent of all opioid overdose deaths.’ And opioid casualties appear disproportionately among the least educated. In 2015, ‘40 percent had no more than a high school diploma or equivalent, but they accounted for 68 percent of all opioid overdose deaths.’

“I think it’s worth considering that what we’re seeing may reflect a spiritual, cultural crisis. There’s a price to be paid when a society forsakes the spiritual for the purely material and when traditional institutions such as marriage and family are abandoned. It could be that as family and marriage break down, the first victims of this abandonment of spirit and tradition are our young men.”
Star Parker, founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education

“If the president goes through with this, it will kill American jobs, there will be retaliation and specific American families and producers and workers are going to lose.”
 Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., the morning before President Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum

“Everyone can see that Trump is a buffoon who will continue to dominate news with his public displays of ignorance. (And count on me to be there to point them out — often but not always.) But the free rent his opponents are giving him to set up shop in their minds is worth more than the gold-plated penthouses in Trump Tower.

“In writing the same predictable columns week after week, Trump’s most active opponents are achieving the difficult task of being emotional and yet still excruciatingly boring. It is only a matter of time before they figure out that in order to stay in business, even a one-trick pony has to have a trick that someone finds entertaining.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist and Never Trumper Christian Schneider

“As I see it, if DST (Daylight Savings Time) is going to keep us forever disoriented, why adjust our clocks forward and backward by only one hour? Why not move them forward to 2030 so I can begin collecting Social Security – or backward to 1984, when I had a 29-inch waist and was still able to date really good-looking ladies?

“Whatever the case, my mother is especially worried about my difficulty adjusting to DST changes. She jokes that I’ll be late for my own funeral. Or an hour early.”
Columnist Tom Purcell

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Illegal immigrants with sex, robbery convictions among those who evaded capture after Dem mayor’s warning

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researchers say.

“This is not an epidemic.”

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

‘Stormy’ weather for President Trump

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Scotland nudist asks  local council to block houses project

 

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