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
“I think that the more that we give credence to stuff like that, the more it’s gonna live on. I think if we can learn to ignore or not respond to stuff like that — if we can — it takes away the power of statements like that.
“I don’t know how many times we can say, as a player and as a group, how much we love and support and appreciate the troops, and the opportunities this country allows us. But this is about equality and something bigger than ourselves, and bringing people together, and love and connectedness and equality and social justice, and putting a light on people who deserve to have the attention for their causes and their difficult situations that they’re in. You know, people have their opinion — you shouldn’t do it during the anthem, you shouldn’t do it during this — that’s fine. But let’s not take away from what the real issue is.”
Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers encouraged his peers to ignore tweets or public comments made about the NFL by President Trump
“I am not going to denigrate my flag and I’m going to stand for the national anthem. I’m fighting with all of my strength to make it a better country, but I don’t think that’s the issue. Because what is the top side? Are you not going to stand up? This is our country, man.”
NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown
“Travis keeps making me look better all the time! So Travis, when your fiancée gets raped, I hope she keeps the baby & when that mentally ill person shoots you with his 55 magnum or shot gun, but it’ll be ok because he didn’t have to get cleared to carry that gun! Your ways aren’t looking good now, are they?!”
In making a point about abortion, a Big Bend woman seeking the Republican nomination for state treasurer said she hoped her pro-life opponent’s fiancée is forced to keep a baby if she is raped. Jill Millies, who is running against Travis Hartwig of Oak Creek in the Republican primary for treasurer, made the comment on Facebook following a call from Hartwig to drop out of the race. Millies later apologized saying, “”Push come to shove, this is my first time in politics and I’m just sick and tired of Travis and his little minions coming onto my Facebook page and bashing the hell out of me all the time. I guess I just blew it after awhile.”
“I’m going to really hate myself for saying this. But I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.
“You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.”
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report.”
Actress Lindsay Lohan faced a backlash for criticizing the Me Too movement, saying it makes women “look weak.” Lohan is far from alone in this kind of thinking. In a nationwide survey this past March 27 percent of women said that they were “very” worried about men being falsely accused, with another 36 percent saying they were “somewhat” worried.
“Democrats, please do not distance yourselves from Nancy Pelosi. She is a wonderful person whose ideas & policies may be bad, but who should definitely be given a 4th chance. She is trying very hard & has every right to take down the Democrat Party if she has veered too far left!”
A tweet by President Trump
“It’s like a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week obsession. Every second, every minute, every hour, every day … all they’re looking for is something to be outraged about as it relates to the president. There’s a reason that people are shouting ‘CNN sucks.’ It’s because they do suck. This is just a means of — I think — of intimidating and trying to silence people for telling them — really shouting at them — that their coverage is abusively biased.”
Conservative radio and television star Sean Hannity slammed the feigned outrage of left-wing journalists
“If you rounded up all the Politico, CNN, and MSNBC employees, you’d STILL have only one viewpoint.”
Comment posted on Breitbart page
“Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let’s talk, bc we have to make some changes here. Let’s do it like Eisenhower – get some federal troops in here and let’s make this a better place for all Chicagoans.”
The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church of Chicago
“Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me. And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn’t say it out loud or my career would be over. I’d get kicked out of the black community because blacks- we’re supposed to have a monolithic thought, we can only like, we can only be Democrats and all.
“So, even when I said it right before I went to the hospital and I expressed myself, and when I came out I had lost my confidence. So I didn’t have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash and it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the [MAGA] hat no matter what the consequences were.
“And what it represented to me is not about policies because I’m not a politician like that, but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone said, in saying, you can’t bully me. Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me. Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye. That’s what makes Ye. And I actually quite enjoy when people are mad at me for certain things.”
Rapper Kanye West in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel
“Mike Ellis was a larger-than-life personality who loved Wisconsin and passionately served the people for more than 45 years. Today, as we gather in Neenah to celebrate Mike’s life, I am announcing that I will include in our budget, or will sign a bill drafted by the Legislature, naming the brand new I-41/U.S. 10/WIS 441 Interchange in his honor—whichever comes first. It would be a fitting tribute for a man who contributed so much to his community and his state.”
Governor Scott Walker called on the Wisconsin State Legislature to name the newly constructed I-41/U.S. 10/ WIS 441 Interchange in honor of the late Wisconsin State Senate President Michael G. Ellis. A celebration of life memorial service was held August 7, 2018, in Neenah. Ellis served the State of Wisconsin over the course of five decades.
“Your local supermarket probably has way more varieties of food, of better quality, than it did a generation ago. You can find six-packs from small breweries and craft beers in supermarkets now. You could go to a place like Total Wine and never run out of new options. If you have food allergies, or practice religious dietary restrictions, or are vegetarian or vegan, lactose intolerant or gluten-free, most restaurants understand and will try to accommodate you.
“Think about how rarely you get stuck behind someone at the grocery line paying for everything with a check. Yes, your email inbox gets a lot of spam, but you have quicker access to more people than ever before and the important stuff is much less likely to get ‘lost in the mail.’ We gripe about Facebook, but now we know what happened to all of those old classmates, neighbors, and friends from earlier chapters of our lives.
“Think about the many pictures you take now for which you don’t have to buy and develop film.”
Jim Geraghty in a column on National Review
“There are many women who have paved the way for me getting here. I may be the first female chief of the Border Patrol, but I am certain I will not be the last.”
Carla Provost, after being named the first woman to lead the Border Patrol in its 94-year history
“Some people leave and go home and go to sleep and come back, that’s how long the wait time is.”
Austin, Texas resident Lorenzo Spurlock, on the wait times at driver’s license offices
“At the public pool with the kids; we’ve been here for 17 minutes and 247 shouts of ‘Mom, watch this!’ long.”
Stephanie Ortiz, writer and mother of 6 on Twitter
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Disgruntled former White House employee Omarosa Manigault Newman releases a book
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK