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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“This officer was a constituent of mine, a dedicated family man. He leaves behind a lovely wife, children and grandchildren. He was a very quiet, unassuming man who did his job and did it very well. He was a pillar of our community. He leaves behind a huge void.”
Milwaukee Alderman Mark Borkowski mourning the death of Michael Michalski, a 17-year Milwaukee police department veteran. Michalski, 52, was a member of the Special Investigations Division, and part of group that responded to a house Wednesday to look for a suspect wanted on gun and drugs violations. That suspect opened fire on the officers, striking Michalski.
“Those claiming that minorities are not smart enough to follow voting rules with a Photo ID are the true racists.”
Tweet from the account of Wisconsin Republican Rep. Thomas Weatherson. It was quickly deleted, and the state lawmaker said it did not come from him.
“This is going to be the mother of all protests. Who in their right mind would want to police this?”
Eugene O’Donnell, a policing expert, on the news that Charlotte, N.C, has been picked to host the 2020 Republican National Convention
“You know, when I think about President Trump, there’s one word that comes to mind. That word is ‘courage.’ Do you agree? (Applause.) How many people over the years have said that they’ll do this, or they’ll do that? But there’s one guy who had the guts to actually fulfill his promises, the guts to move our embassy to Jerusalem, the guts to actually stand up against our enemies overseas, the guts to put conservatives on the Supreme Court of the United States — and that’s Donald Trump.”
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley speaking at the annual VFW Convention
“We don’t apologize for America anymore. We stand up for America. We stand up for the patriots who defend America. And we stand up for our National Anthem. We’re putting America first again, and we are seeing the incredible results. We’re destroying the bloodthirsty killers known as ISIS — almost gone. We’re calling the threat by its real name, a name that wasn’t mentioned for a long time. It’s called radical Islamic terrorism. That’s what it is. You have to know your enemy before you can defeat your enemy.”
President Trump speaking at the annual VFW Convention
“Donald Trump has survived everything they’ve thrown at him. Donald Trump has survived the best and the brightest. He has survived honest attacks. He has survived cheating attacks.
“Donald Trump is continuing to reassert the United States on the world stage. We are reassuming our position of dominance and leadership under the guise of being the good guys. We are the good guys. We are the solution to the world’s problems. Donald Trump is reasserting that prominence. He’s doing it against an opposition few Republican presidents have ever seen mounted against them. Facebook and Twitter were part of the cabal.
“The Drive-By Media has lost audience. The Drive-By Media has lost subscribers. They’ve lost circulation. If it weren’t for forced monopolistic viewing in airports, CNN would not have an audience much larger than a couple of phone booths. Everybody that takes Donald Trump on has bruises to show for it.”
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is less hideously unattractive than the usual Democrat potentate or potentatette and has therefore been anointed the new face of her pathetic party. This dumb woman, who looks like Huma Abedin without the pedohubby and the weird relationship with Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, took advantage of her even dumber New York district in order to get elected to Congress by calling herself a ‘socialist.’ Yeah, the subject of a thousand Trader Joe’s house brand chardonnay toasts is a proud adherent of the ideology that butchered 100 million people in the last century.
“Ocasio-Cortez is an idiot, like all adolescent socialists, so she qualified to be the Great Pinko Hope for a party in decline. Here’s how bad she is – she apparently went to college, got a degree in economics, and still ended up a socialist. If she went to med school, she would have probably left a chain smoker.
“Socialism is the fetch of ideologies, and the left is always trying to make it happen. They tried again by releasing Bernie Sanders from the Old Commies Home to nearly beat Stumbles McMyTurn. That failed and now it’s this nitwit’s turn to spray perfume inside the outhouse.”
Columnist Kurt Schlichter
“Our policy is you stand during the anthem, toe on the line.”
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying Cowboys players will be required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem before home games
“My saddest moment as a mother. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.”
Pop star Tina Turner about her son Craig Raymond, who committed suicide
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Demi Lovato hospitalized for a heroin overdose
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
FRANKLIN READERS: Monday is the deadline for the EMS survey.