Week-ends (09/15/18)

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…


Kaylee Foster

Carolyn Collins

Louis Mapp

Maggie Taraska


The hurricane

Hurricane criminals

The FBI and Dianne Feinstein

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Leslie Moonves


“Please do not let your guard down. This is a very dangerous storm.”
Brock Long, administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on Hurricane Florence. While the storm was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it was expected to dump 40 inches of rain in areas of North Carolina.

“We hope we have something left when we get home.”
Melody Rawson of Myrtle Beach, on leaving for Georgia to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence

“They haven’t seen anything like what’s coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. It’s tremendously big and tremendously wet, tremendous amounts of water.  It could very well be very similar to Texas in the sense that it’s tremendous amounts of water … probably more water than we’ve ever seen in a storm or a hurricane.”
President Trump

“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time. Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an all-boys high school in Rockville, Maryland. He was an outstanding student and athlete with a wide circle of friends. Almost all of us attended all girls high schools in the area. We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years.

“Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day. The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views. Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person.”
Five dozen women who went to high school with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein backing his character

“There’s no public figure who’s ever liked their headlines. It’s OK. It’s part of the process. What the president should say is, ‘This is right, I’m glad I’m being scrutinized.’ That would be so secure and confident.”
Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos at the Economic Club of Washington on Trump’s attacks on the press 

“When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ and there are no repercussions.”
Billie Jean King after Serena Williams lost her U.S. Open tennis match final, losing a game because of penalties for which male players have not been so severely disciplined 

“Not sure what went wrong in your life that would make you insult Willie Nelson. You can argue politics all you want but you cannot argue Willie.”
Country singer and comedian Wheeler Walker Jr. on Nelson’s support of Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke over Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The news angered many of Nelson’s fans.

“Goodbye Willie, I don’t support socialist commies! You’re not going to advertise on my FB page either. Like we say in Texas, Now Git!”
David R. Williams wrote on Facebook

“My cash won’t go to anyone that supports far-left liberalism; don’t care what the rest of the country does but it goes against my personal beliefs and will never happen.”
Facebook user Melody Napoli reacting to Nelson

“We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue. They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair.”
Sen. Cruz, on contributions to his opponent in the senate race, O’Rourke


Novelist Who Penned ‘How To Murder Your Husband’ Essay Charged With Husband’s Murder


Here’s How Much The NRA Spent In Grants To Support School Security Projects Nationwide


Media with no answers continues to speculate about who wrote that NY Times op-ed


Where Are The Most Viruses In An Airport?



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