Week-ends (09/21/19)

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

Tom Rice

Sarah Thomas

Carthage College

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

NYC

NY Times

Douglas Macklin and James Dudgeon

Margaret Atwood

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I’d consider (mandatory gun buybacks).”
WI Gov. Tony Evers

“To be clear, ‘mandatory buyback’ = forced gov’t ‘purchase’ of our firearms. Owners would have no choice of whether to turn in their property. There would be no negotiation about price. The gov’t would take our firearms regardless of whether we want to sell. This is CONFISCATION!”
The WI GOP

“This is why Wisconsinites will never trust liberals with their Second Amendment Rights. Hiding behind every supposedly ‘reasonable’ gun control measure is the Democrats’ desire to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens.  Today’s statement by Governor Evers entertaining gun confiscation is beyond troubling and is a window into Wisconsin liberals’ intentions to trample on our state and federal Constitutional rights.”
State Senator David Craig (R-Town of Vernon)

“Criminals don’t apply for guns, don’t go under background checks, they steal them. I just don’t know how this would work on an already overworked court system.”
Chippewa County Judge Steven Gibbs reacting to the “red flag” bill introduced by Governor Tony Evers and other Wisconsin Democrats this week.  The bill would allow judges to seize guns from someone determined to be a threat.The court would have to find reasonable grounds to believe that the person is going to injure themselves or that they are going to injure someone else.

Removing criminal penalties for illegal immigration, Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, free college, free child care, mandatory gun buybacks, slave reparations and impeachment impeachment impeachment. Democrats seem determined to hurtle left, right over the cliff.”
Laurie Roberts is a columnist for the Arizona Republic

“Which is clearly more than some of your contributors. As you know, Andy McCabe, who has a criminal referral, who’s a CNN contributor, was not accurate under oath. He has a criminal referral for lying to the FBI, for lying to the Inspector General on three separate occasions. But Alisyn, you and your network continue to use him as a contributor, who has been lying under oath! And so, if you’re going to hold me to a standard, hold your own employees and contributors to that same standard.”
Corey Lewandowski was interviewed by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about his appearance this week before the House Judiciary Committee. At one point, Camerota’s questioning turned to Lewandowski’s response to the Democrat committee counsel in which he said that he tells the truth when under oath, but feels no obligation to be candid with the media.

“A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for radical socialism and the destruction of the American Dream.”
President Trump at a rally in New Mexico

“Good night. The media will say mass protests.”
President Trump during the  New Mexico rally. At least two protesters were escorted from the arena to a chorus of boos.

“All the Democrats do is oppose, no legislation. He would have more control of the border if they would work with him. He’s got the economy going great. He’s fighting for the United States instead of every other country.”
Rory Cheney of Rio Rancho who attended the New Mexico rally

“[We] are locked and loaded, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”
President Trump talking about a potential U.S. response to a recent attack by Houthi rebels on oilfields in Saudi Arabia that threatened global oil supplies and the security of a key American ally

“Mr. President, as you know, I have never engaged in hateful rhetoric against you [sic], or your family, and I never will, but your offering our military assets to the dictator of Saudi Arabia to use as he sees fit, is a betrayal of my brothers and sisters in uniform who are ready to give our lives for our country, not for the Islamist dictator of Saudi Arabia. For you to think that you can pimp out our proud servicemen and women to the Prince of Saudi Arabia is disgraceful, and it once again shows that you are unfit to serve as our commander in chief. There is nothing in our Constitution that gives you the power to go to war without the express consent of Congress [sic], but to speak of giving you the power to offer our military to a foreign power like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to use as they wish — President Trump, your words and actions are a betrayal of my brothers and sisters in uniform, the American people, and our Constitution. My fellow service members and I — we are not your prostitutes. You are not our pimp.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

“I could not honestly say to someone that I like and think is a halfway decent human being, ‘Yeah, you ought to run for office.'”
Ed Gillespie, in his first interview since losing the Virginia governor’s race last month

“Because they’re not talking about it, we call it the silent epidemic.”
Gina Dennik-Champion, director of the Wisconsin Nurses Association, testifying about a bill at the state Capitol this week. Under current law, anyone found guilty of intentionally hurting a nurse is charged with a Class A misdemeanor. Penalties for that crime are a fine of up to $10,000 or up to nine months in jail.  The bill calls for elevating the crime to a Class H felony, which is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to six years in prison. A retired also testified that many nurses experience unstable situations, including conflicts between family members and outbursts from patients under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“That Matt LaFleur has yet to lose despite his offense ranking 29th in yards (274 per game) can be taken one of two ways: as an indictment of the first-year coach’s slowly gestating attack or an indicator of how good Green Bay could be if the unit coalesces later in the year. While growth isn’t a given, Aaron Rodgers and Co. showed glimpses of what could be by engineering three straight touchdown drives to open a 21-16 win over the Vikings before stalling the rest of the game. What is clear: defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s group looks like one of the NFL’s most tenacious, and the Packers have a solid advantage in the NFC North after dispatching two divisional foes.”
USA TODAY

“If they came to me in Pittsburgh after two weeks and they said, ‘Terry, we’re going to have to go with so-and-so,’ I’d shake their hands, I’d pack my bags and I’d go home, because that would be a hard pill to swallow after all of that.”
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw on the New York Giants’ benching of longtime QB Eli Manning

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Anti-Semitic Harassment at U.S. College Campuses Hits Historic Levels

Number of Unaccompanied Alien Children Entering US Reaches Highest in History

Starving seniors

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Pro-Kavanaugh bombshell

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Impeach Kavanaugh

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Antonio Brown farted in my face and still owes me $11,000: doctor

Lawmaker who wants to clean up pigeon poop gets pooped on during TV interview

 

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