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
“No recount in history, in recent American history since we’ve been doing modern voting over the last couple of decades, has seen 6,000 votes. You’re lucky if you get 1,000. It seems like it would be a waste of time and effort.”
Brian Hagedorn on the possibility of a recount in his 6,000 vote Supreme Court election victory over Lisa Neubauer who later conceded
“Once it was understood that this year’s race was essentially for control of the Court, conservatives steeled their resolve. Once they recognized that Hagedorn was essentially being attacked for his Christian beliefs, their resolve turned titanium. Repeated attacks on mainstream Christian beliefs as being disqualifying for public office backfired spectacularly, as untold thousands of Christian conservatives (and, anecdotally, even a handful of Christian liberals) viewed them as a personal affront. That was the ultimate motivator.”
NewsTalk 1130 WISN’s Dan O’Donnell on Brian Hagedorn’s win over Lisa Neubauer for WI Supreme Court justice
“There is no doubt that Foxconn is committed to Wisconsin. From their Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant and North American Headquarters in Milwaukee to their Innovation Centers in Racine, Green Bay and Eau Claire and now Foxconn Place in Madison, they are making long-term investments in our state and our people.
“Wisconsin will become a high-tech hub in the United States thanks to Foxconn. We are excited for this new office and Innovation Center in Madison, and we look forward to seeing Foxconn – and its supply chain – grow throughout the state.”
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President & CEO Kurt Bauer applauded Foxconn’s announcement it would purchase a building in downtown Madison from BMO Harris Bank that it will use as a hub for technological innovation and a connection to students, researchers and others on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
“We’re making some progress, but not enough to make a difference. I want them out of my district and I want this to stop. These guys need to be caught, prosecuted and fined to the hilt.”
Milwaukee Alderman Russell Stamper II. An ordinance introduced by Stamper would raise the minimum fine for those caught soliciting a prostitute from $500 to $2,500. The maximum, regulated by state statute, would stay at $5,000.
“We’re absolutely in support of this ordinance and this initiative. If you don’t want your face blasted across the news, maybe you want to think twice.”
Milwaukee Police Department chief of staff Nick DeSiato on Stamper’s resolution that would also implement “john shaming,” displaying or putting records out to the public of those convicted of soliciting prostitution
“On behalf of all of the community volunteers who have served on the Bradley Center Board and the dedicated staff who made Jane Bradley Pettit’s gift a transformative part of our community fabric, we are thrilled to honor Mrs. Pettit’s generosity and enduring legacy by transferring more than $4 million to the state. The strong results reflected in the Center’s final financial statements reflect a history of fiscally sound stewardship of this one-of-a-kind state asset and an exceptionally successful final season right up to the building’s very last event in July 2018.”
Bradley Center Board Chairman Ted Kellner. The Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corporation(BCSEC), created by the state to own and operate the Bradley Center on behalf of the people of Wisconsin, announced it has finished wind-down of its business affairs and transferred remaining assets totaling $4.29 million to the State of Wisconsin.
“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only. The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”
President Trump’s idea is “unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a country, as a people, to address who we are — a nation of immigrants.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
“After 90 days, the person is then subjected to all sorts of people hitting them up for loans, investment advisers trying to make them a client and the potential to be victimized by a burglar or, if it’s a massive amount, having their kid kidnapped.”
Arizona Republican state Rep. Nancy Barto introduced a bill to allow lottery winners to keep their names secret
“I don’t think anyone should make jokes about it. This is an important time in our country’s history when women are coming forward and able to say when they’ve been made to feel uncomfortable, whether in a sexual way or a nonsexual way. People’s voices should be heard on that.”
Likely Democratic presidential contender Michael Bennet criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for joking about the controversy swirling around his touchy, avuncular style that some women say made them uncomfortable. During a speech to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Biden joked twice about the controversy. After hugging union President Lonnie Stephenson and a boy, Biden said each had given him permission, prompting laughter from the crowd.
“If you were an employee, and you saw your boss making $486 for every dollar you make, how would you feel about that situation?”
At a House Financial Services Committee hearing Democrat Nydia Velazquez of New York questioned Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat who received $24 million in compensation last year, while the median bank salary is less than $50,000
“I would be hopeful there’s opportunity to continue to advance within the firm.”
“Unbelievable. And this is why people that live in a bubble or ivory towers cannot understand why there’s so much anger out there.”
Velazquez responded to Corbat
“Why did pedophilia reach such proportions? Ultimately, the reason is the absence of God.”
Pope Benedict XVI ventured out of retirement to publish an essay blaming the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and church laws that protected priests. He cited the appearance of sex in films in his native Bavaria and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries “which acted more or less openly and significantly changed the climate.”
“The tax filing system has been captured by a lucrative industry and they guard it jealously. We shouldn’t have to spend our own money on our own tax filing obligations.”
Jeremy Bearer-Friend, a tax law expert at New York University. Many European governments offer free tax preparation systems. The U.S. House passed a bill on Tuesday to ban the IRS from setting one up.
“I lost my sweetheart this morning. It’s awful. He died in my arms. I’m overwhelmed at the amount of people that loved Forrest, of the number of players that said he made men out of them. Forrest loved people. He loved everybody. He loved his children. He loved me. And it just broke my heart. My heart is broken.”
Barbara Gregg said her husband of 59 years, former Green Bay Packer great Forrest Gregg, died in Colorado Springs from complications of Parkinson’s disease
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The upcoming season of “Game of Thrones”
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