Week-ends (01/05/18)

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…


Little Grayson Watkinson

Braxton Moral

Cheyanne Allen

Steve Shepherd


Social media

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Daniel Taylor


“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.’”
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said members were “aghast” at Tlaib, lamenting “a fever” among some colleagues to impeach Trump.

“I don’t like that language.  More to the point, I disagree with what she said. It is too early to talk about that intelligently. We have to follow the facts and get the facts.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.

“I probably have a generational reaction to it. I’m not in the censorship business. I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language, but I wouldn’t establish language standards for my colleagues.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“Walls work. That’s why rich, powerful and successful people build them around their homes.”
President Trump

“We’re not doing a wall. Does anyone have any doubt that we’re not doing a wall?”
Nancy Pelosi

“Bottom line, if there’s no wall, there’s no deal.”
Vice President Mike Pence

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow ‘our better angels.’ A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”
Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah and the party’s 2012 nominee for president, ho will be sworn into the U.S. Senate on Thursday, in an op-ed in the Washington Post

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the [mainstream] media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realDonaldTrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee — and Romney’s niece reacting to the op-ed

“We waste too many resources with illegal aliens. If people want to come here, let’s have them do it legally. I don’t understand why people don’t understand the word ‘illegal.’”
David Hoyt, a 77-year-old retired school superintendent and registered Republican in eastern Iowa  who participated in an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll

“We’re America — we’re the wealthiest nation in the world in terms of resources, and saying we’re not going to take in the poor, huddled masses. We can maintain our own safety, but we can also be generous.”
Chris Butino, 31, a Democrat and a firefighter in Cortland, New York, also took part in the AP-NORC poll

“I think people sometimes get this impression that UConn, we have this magic dust and our kids are all perfect players and all great students, they all shoot the ball great and every time we shoot it, it goes in and it’s just a matter of how much we’re going to win by. And it’s taken for granted I think. … You’re allowed to get beat once in a while.”
UConn’s  women’s head basketball coach Geno Auriemma after the top-ranked Huskies’ 126-game regular-season winning streak that stretched over five seasons ended with a 68-57 loss at No. 8 Baylor on Thursday night


A Lake Mills Fire Department captain was killed Monday after he stopped at the scene of a crash on the Beltline and was struck by another vehicle


Votes in the WI Legislature are bipartisan, even when the debate is not


The shutdown


Astronaut Accidentally Calls 911 from Space

Australian twin sisters claim they both intend to get pregnant by same ‘very happy’ boyfriend






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