Week-ends (10/26/19)

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

Lois Stroebel

Aiden Jaquez

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Mother Nature

Vape pioneer

Mitt Romney

Haunted House customers

Bed Bath & Beyond

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here — a lynching. But we will WIN!”
Tweet by President Trump

“This is the political version of a death row trial. The president is up in arms in anger about it. He’s putting his political life on trial. His comments reflect it.”
Tim Scott of South Carolina, the lone African American GOP senator, said he “wouldn’t use” the term ‘lynching’ but largely supported the president’s broader frustrations

“You are comparing a constitutional process to the PREVALENT and SYSTEMATIC brutal torture of people in THIS COUNTRY that looked like me?”
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus

“The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!”
Tweet by President Trump

“A near-record-high 34% of Americans cite the government, poor leadership or politicians as the most important problem currently facing the U.S. This latest reading marks an 11-percentage-point increase since September and is just one point shy of the all-time high Gallup has recorded for mentions of government, from February, after the government shutdown ended.”
Gallup

“Wisconsin Trump voters are jazzed up. I don’t think there’s any two ways of looking at it. They are fired up and they are upset with what’s going on.”
WI Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he believes Democrats are pursuing impeachment because it is the only way they can deny Trump a second term and that they are trying to convince voters to go against Trump to end the “chaos”

“Since taking office in January, I have called on the Legislature to take action and pass commonsense gun safety reform time and time again, giving Republican leadership the opportunity to hear the people of our state and to do the right thing. Today I am delivering on my promise to call a special session to address gun violence across our state and I’m calling on Republicans to work with Democrats to get this done.”
Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #54 calling the Legislature to meet in a special session on Nov. 7, 2019, to address gun violence in the state of Wisconsin

“Liberals across the country are upping their rhetoric in support of taking guns from law-abiding citizens. After the governor opened the door to a long-term plan of gun confiscation at his press conference last month, it’s easy to see how today’s action could just be the first attack on the Second Amendment. The Senate will not be part of a drawn-out strategy to infringe on constitutional rights.”
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) reacting to Evers’ call

“A special session call will not change where my Assembly Republican colleagues and I stand on protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of Wisconsin citizens. As I have repeatedly said, we will not entertain proposals that infringe on our constitutional rights. Today’s call is another indication that Governor Evers stands ready to confiscate guns in our state. “Governor Evers would rather score political points than effectively govern Wisconsin, where a vast majority want their 2nd Amendment rights protected.”
Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) on the special session call by Governor Evers

“It would be an opportunity to show the world America’s Fresh Coast — a Great Lakes city that is growing in this strong economy, reinventing itself through innovation and investment, and building on its established high quality of life. Wisconsin presents depth and diversity exemplified by a strong urban center in Milwaukee, thriving suburban communities, and rural areas that face economic challenges that are, at times, exacerbated by international trade issues. Whether it’s manufacturing, agriculture, or technology, Wisconsin has important lessons to share globally.”
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett sent a letter to President Donald Trump last Sunday inviting the president to hold the 2020 G-7 economic summit in Milwaukee. Barrett wrote the letter after the White House canceled the summit planned at Trump’s Doral golf resort in Miami.

“You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain.”
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard fought back after Hillary Clinton appeared to call her “the favorite of the Russians” in a recent interview and said she believes the Russians have “got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate”

“And she (Hillary) seriously needs to see a psychiatrist. She needs to talk through this with someone. She’s not dealing with her loss well. She’s acting out and blaming anyone but herself for that loss.”
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

“Here we have a story about an allegation of clear abuse of power. You are not supposed to be playing any type of intimate relations game with people that WORK FOR YOU (on the taxpayers’ dime) when you are an elected official. This is about as unethical as it gets.

“I’m sure if it were a Republican this would be getting the same treatment of nonchalant yawns from the mainstream media. I’m sorry, I couldn’t even type that without laughing aloud.
T. LaDuke of RedState.com after the website published a redacted topless photo of Representative Katie Hill, a California Democrat, and alleged she was in a relationship with her legislative director and a campaign aide.
Hill confirmed she had an inappropriate relationship with a female campaign staffer, but denied having a relationship with legislative director Graham Kelly, a member of her congressional office staff.

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Abortionist admits to taking life

Be careful whom you offend this Halloween

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Joe Biden in 1998 questioned whether the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton was a, quote, “partisan lynching.”

This study

Dem sex scandal

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

President Trump’s lynching quote

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Utah firefighters get purple manicures. Read why.

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