Week-ends (03/24/18)

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

Blaine Gaskill

Sammie Vance

Jon Geller

Cesar Calle

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Cody McClure

Michael Bennett

David Hogg

Tavis Smiley

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We can have all the blue-ribbon committees we want, but if we don’t get tough on drug dealers we’re wasting our time. And that toughness includes the death penalty. Some of these drug dealers will kill thousands of people in their lifetimes, and destroy the lives of many more people than that. And yet if you kill one person you get the death penalty or you go to jail for life.”
President Trump renewed his call for drug traffickers to get the death penalty on Monday, saying he wants to emulate countries with “no tolerance” policies that execute drug dealers

“The one time I thought that we were going to lose was actually in early September of 2016. We had had a bad August … and then Hillary came down with pneumonia herself. Trump had just kind of hit his stride. Bannon had been named CEO, he [Trump] was being more disciplined. This was before the debates started. And I thought, ‘Why do we think that we’re going to be the ones that can stop this guy?’ He just rolled over 16, 17 candidates on the Republican side. It seemed to me, we’re going to look back in 2016 and say the only possible outcome with Trump wins.
Jennifer Palmieri, former communications director for Hillary Clinton’s last presidential campaign

 “I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing the topic. I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue, but it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. I am here with one goal: helping children and our next generation. In my role as first lady, I receive many letters from children who have been bullied or feel threatened on social media. I know that each of your companies and groups have been working on these issues for many years and I look forward to hearing what you have learned, what has been accomplished and what progress still needs to be made.”
First Lady Melania Trump pushed back Tuesday against criticism she has faced over her initiative to fight cyberbullying at a meeting with social media executives to discuss the issue

“I’m from Austin. This is my town. This was personal. To be the ones there to help end the threat, it was a very good moment for our task force.”
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Darren Sartin on the takedown of the Austin bomber

“This can be a very mean-spirited town, but you don’t have to choose to participate in that. Each of us gets to choose the person we want to be, and the way we want to be treated, and the way we will treat others.”
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in his farewell speech at the State Department

“Every Republican would vote against this disgusting pork bill if a Democrat were president. This spending kegger is a wildly irresponsible use of the taxpayers’ money, and the president should not sign it.”
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., discussing the $1.3 trillion spending bill

“There are a lot of things that I am unhappy about in this bill. But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. Nobody read it, it’s only hours old, some people don’t even know what’s in it.”
President Trump on the spending bill he signed after he threatened a veto

“Y’all can stare at your phones all night, but I pull a book out of my purse and suddenly I’m the antisocial one.”
North Texas comedian Katy Evans

“You all went so f–kin far out, you lost everything. I mean seriously, a lot of your audience, including me… a lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail, you know? Because we don’t want Pence. You want Pence for the frickin president? Then you zip that f**kin lip!”
Rosanne Barr speaking to late night show host Jimmy Kimmel

“Washington, D.C., got several inches of snow. President Trump built a snowman on the White House lawn. Then immediately fired it. “
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

WI Lottery: Fair?

State and Local Income, Sales and Property Taxes All Hit Records in 2017

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Actually, GOP Voters Are Motivated For 2018 Too

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The president and porn stars

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Dead man walking

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