Week-ends (10/06/18)

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

The Milwaukee Brewers

Susan Collins

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Carol Christine Fair

Editorial writers

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file. There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know. These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of those allegations. … This investigation found no hint of misconduct and the same is true of the six prior FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh’s 25 years of public service.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley released a statement Thursday morning about the FBI’s supplementary background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

“I think Susan Collins was quoted saying it was very thorough but no new corroborative information came out of it. That’s accurate. I wanted this pause, we’ve had this pause. We’ve had the professionals, the FBI, determine — given the scope that we gave them, current credible allegations — to go and do their review which they’ve done.”
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

“This great life cannot be ruined by mean” and “despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations!”
President Trump

“Honestly, I don’t think I have ever been so angry in all of my adult life. It (The Kavanaugh hearing)  brings me to the point of tears, it makes me so angry. The anchors … were just praising this woman like she was the next Rosa Parks or something. I mean, I was screaming at the TV.”
Ginger Howard, a Republican national committeewoman from Georgia

“You’ve humiliated this guy enough and there seems to be no bottom for some of you. Why don’t we dunk him in water and see if he floats?”
While discussing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle with reporters on Thursday, a protester interrupted Senator Lindsey Graham, demanding Kavanaugh take a polygraph test. Graham responded.

“Based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed FBI report, I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and determine cases based on the legal findings before him.”
US Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia)

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) delivered remarks from the Senate floor Friday afternoon to announce her decision to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Her full remarks are here.

“I made — took the very, very difficult vote that I did. I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man, I believe that he is a good man, it just may be that in my view he’s not the right man for the court at this time.”
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on the confirmation vote of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

“Responding to the drumbeat of support by Democrats for the still unproven sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump said this week, ‘It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be found guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.’ Most voters agree.

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Trump’s statement. Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree.”
Rasmussen survey

“I made — took the very, very difficult vote that I did. I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man, I believe that he is a good man, it just may be that in my view he’s not the right man for the court at this time.”
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on the confirmation vote of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

“Welcome to the world of full employment. If you want employees, you’re going to have to pay.”
CNBC host Jim Cramer on the announcement that Amazon will pay it’s employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Brett Kavanaugh’s family needs protection because of threats

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

These women

New Study: Act 10 Led to Improved Test Scores

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Angry left protests of Kavanaugh

ALSO, the reopened FBI investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t thorough enough

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

WI police dept. congratulates pranksters

That’s no ordinary rock

 

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