Week-ends (07/21/18)

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

Ron Wesley Brady Jr.

Officers from the Warner Robins Police Department

David Beckham

Chick-Fil-A

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

David Martinez

Doctors

Hollywood

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“There was no collusion, there was nobody to collude with. We ran a brilliant campaign.”
President Trump denied collusion with Russia during the election at joint news conference with Russian President Putin

“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world. That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan

“Russia’s leaders have largely proven themselves to be ruthless, uncooperative and untrustworthy — much to the detriment of the millions of Russians and Europeans who have suffered and too often died under their rule. Yet, American presidents have sometimes had to deal with them in order to achieve larger American policy objectives. The president clearly believes an ongoing and direct dialogue serves our national security objectives and I support him.”
US Senate candidate in Wisconsin, Republican Kevin Nicholson

“It’s clear that Russia is no friend to the U.S., but President Trump is a great negotiator and I trust him to engage with whomever is necessary to secure a safe and prosperous future for our country. I have no doubt he did that today.”
US Senate candidate in Wisconsin, Republican Leah Vukmir

“Look, I’m no big deal, but today is the final straw for me. I will never support Trump again. If that makes me a NeverTrump, so be it. I am a tea party conservative, that will never change. But Trump was a traitor to this country today. That must not be accepted. Speak out.”
Joe Walsh, a conservative radio personality from NewsMax

“Disgusting. I’m sorry. It’s the only way I feel. It’s not a right or left thing for me—it’s just wrong. A U.S. president on foreign soil, talking to our biggest enemy or adversary or competitor, is essentially letting the guy get away with this and not even offering a mild criticism. That sets us back a lot.”
FOX News conservative commentator and host Neil Cavuto

“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ The sentence should have been … `I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double negative. That probably clarifies things.”
President Donald Trump, correcting his statement on whether Russia interfered in U.S. elections

“I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place. Could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”
President Trump having a change of thought

“You know, it was something that happened when I was 17 years old.  As a child, I was immature, and I obviously said some things that were inexcusable. That doesn’t reflect on who I am as a person today.

“There’s no excuse for what was said. I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said and what’s been going on, and like I said, it doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now.

“I’m ready for any consequences that happen for what happened seven years ago.”
Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Josh Hader. Late during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, some racist and anti-gay tweets that Hader sent when he was a teenager surfaced.

“I think you feel a bunch of things. I’m disappointed. At the same time I’m confused because it’s not the person or the teammate that I’ve known for the last three years. So I think you’re feeling both those things. That’s how I think a lot of guys feel.”
Brewers manager Craig Counsell on Hader

“It’s disappointing, I think it’s unacceptable, but at the same time I’ve known Josh for two years and I’ve never seen him act that way, speak that way or do anything in any way that would represent those tweets. I feel bad for him that he has to go through this situation.”
Brewer Ryan Braun

“I was shocked. Definitely stunned by the things that were said. But knowing him the last couple years, it’s kind of hard to even see him saying something like that. It’s definitely a complete shock.

“I didn’t know him when he was 17, or whenever those tweets were, but knowing him now, I don’t think he feels the same way or was using those words in a way to bash on the African-American culture.

“I know the guy, I love him. He’s a great teammate. He’s been a great friend to me. It’s very shocking to see this happen.”
Outfielder Keon Broxton, one of four African-American players on the Brewers, said he’ll forgive Hader

“It’s cruel to bring unskilled migrants here. This not only poses a direct threat to the safety and security of American citizens, but it is also cruel to the immigrants themselves. How can we possibly expect people without the skills, education, fluency in English or familiarity with our culture to survive in today’s rapidly changing, hi-tech, service-sector economy?”
Jan Brewer, Arizona’s former governor

“Our friends on the left should learn this truth. The “labor activists” who surrounded Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and her boyfriend in a movie theater, spit on her, taunted him, chased them away; the restaurant workers who refused service to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders and then followed her family to another location to harass them; the protesters who surrounded Mitch McConnell outside a Kentucky restaurant, telling the 76-year-old Senate majority leader, ‘We know where you live…’ — these people are punks; thugs. Their high purposes, their righteous philosophies, their political certainties — all these are worth exactly as much as a wife-beater’s tears: nothing. They are the bulliers of women and the menacers of old men.”
Columnist and novelist Andrew Klavan

“Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions—it was f—ing monstrous. That would not have flown today. [Bill Clinton is] a piece of s—. Entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting, and the way that he — and she [Hillary] — destroyed these women and the way that everyone went along, and, and are blind to this!The way they efficiently dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited these women for speaking their truth.” 
In an interview, published more than a month after his death, Anthony Bourdain called former President Bill Clinton a “gropey, grabby disgusting” person and slammed the Clintons for how they handled the Monica Lewinsky scandal

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

In San Francisco…

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Elections Data Reveals What Wisconsin Voters Should Be Concerned About, and It’s Not Voter ID

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump is treasonous

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Man steals date’s car, then uses it for another date

Man With The World’s Longest Fingernails Cuts Them Off After 66 Years

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