Week-ends (01/12/19)

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

Jeanne Nutter

Irena Ivic

Sarah Thomas

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Jake Patterson

CNN

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The people of Wisconsin demanded a change this November, and that change is coming. We cannot fix these problems unless people come before politics.”
Governor Tony Evers at his inauguration

“I, as governor want you all to be successful. If you’re successful, then the people in the State of Wisconsin will be successful. At the end of the day, Democrats and Republicans absolutely have to find common ground on the issues I was elected on.”
Gov. Evers talking to members of the Wisconsin Bankers Association in Madison

“It seems to me that sometimes you have pesky victims that want to talk to the district attorney every day. What do you do about them? This permits harassment, constitutionally.”
State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) spoke at a public hearing Wednesday, calling crime victims “pesky” for seeking updates from prosecutors about their cases. Risser made the comments in the state Capitol while pushing against a measure called Marsy’s Law that would add crime victim rights to the state Constitution. Risser said the proposal would create a “bureaucratic problem that’s going to cost a lot of money and delay a lot of things.”

“One thing I want to say, and I want to direct it to you especially. I’m not a pesky victim. I’m a survivor from the things I’ve gone through, and me asking for something does not make me pesky.”
Ariel Ludlum of Sheboygan, who identified herself as a survivor of workplace sexual abuse, also responded to Risser’s comments during her testimony supporting the constitutional amendment

“Tonight I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. Over the years thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.”
President Trump in an address to the nation

“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about. But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger. There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence.
CNN’s Jim Acosta in a video meant to downplay President Trump’s claims of a border crisis

“Jim Acosta just posted one of the biggest self owns ever. He’s walking along the border where there’s a wall in place talking about how there’s nothing that ‘resembles a national emergency situation’ and ‘there’s no migrants trying to rush.’ That’s because there’s a wall, Jim.”
Social media strategist Caleb Hull

“I certainly hope she’s not the future (of the Democratic Party)  and I don’t believe she is.”
Joe Lieberman referring to freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio. He retired in 2013 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate.

“More, please. Honestly, if the Democrats had 3 more of her, Americans would run away so fast that we’d have a power monopoly until she’s Lieberman’s age.”
A Republican Senate aide

“I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it. That’s democracy. So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended. If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended – and that is not what so many great men and women fought for. We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years.People can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want.  That can only be a good thing – but generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.”
Actor and former pro wrestler Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson

“Just have sex. Have sex all the time. Even if you don’t feel like it, just have sex. I have found that if we haven’t had sex, we get snippy, and then if we are having sex, we’re all over each other. For us it’s like, ‘Oh, let’s have sex.’ And then we’re just right back in a great mood.”
Model Ashley Graham on the secret to a lasting marriage

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The damage caused by illegal immigrants

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

There is no border crisis

Also, the shutdown, how horrible

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Firefighter stages dramatic attic blaze to propose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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