Week-ends (12/07/19)

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

SROs

Selina Soule

Pearl Harbor survivors

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

17-year-old student who pointed a gun at officers inside a classroom at Waukesha South High School

Pamela Karlan

Melania haters

Veronica Hilda Theriault

Matthew Neumann

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I personally hope Rebecca Kleefisch runs for governor. I think she would win, and I think she’d be a hell of a great governor.”
Former Gov. Scott Walker speaking at the Milwaukee Press Club

“This report chronicles a scheme by the president of the United States to coerce an ally, Ukraine, that is at war with an adversary, Russia, into doing the president’s political dirty work. We do not intend to delay when the integrity of the next election is at risk. We should care about this, we must care about this. And if we don’t care about this, we can be darn sure the president will be back at it, doing this all over again.”
Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said three House committees investigating the potential impeachment of President Trump found that Trump withheld official acts such as a White House meeting and nearly $400 million in military aid in order to compel Ukraine to deliver two investigations to help his reelection campaign in 2020

“At the end of a one-sided sham process, Chairman Schiff and the Democrats utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by President Trump. This report reflects nothing more than their frustrations. Chairman Schiff’s report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing.”
Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, criticized the 300-page report from the committees and the process that yielded it

“The Democrats were able to act as judge and prosecutor. The Democrats essentially stacked the deck in their favor.”
The House Republican Conference chief, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said the “sham impeachment effort” was fundamentally unfair because they decided on all of the witnesses and prevented Republicans from asking certain questions

“Name me one problem you have solved.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the American public would like to know from Democrats and that lawmakers should be working on a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, and a government funding bill, rather than pursue impeachment

“Does the opposing party actually have a plan or is their whole focus just an impeachment. I think that’ll backfire. And I think in the end that makes it more probable that the president gets re-elected.”
Former Gov. Scott Walker said he saw “a lot of similarities” between his successful effort to beat back a recall in 2012 to the current impeachment inquiry against President Trump

“The testimony by three distinguished professors in favor of impeachment  reveals the sheer evil that is poisoning our young people. One of them, a radical feminist who sneered at the very name of the President’s son, is stereotypical. Avoid the sight of such academics at all cost. Condemn the Left for inflicting them upon us.”
Retired SE WI professor Thomas C. Reeves

“I don’t hate anybody.  That has nothing to do with it. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our DREAMers, of which we’re very proud. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that is about the election.

“This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office and as a Catholic I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in the sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Nancy Pelosi in a meltdown after a reporter asked her if she hates President Trump

“If you’re not on the debate stage, it’s just impossible. Not being on the stage, probably means you’re doomed.”
Matt Bennett, the executive vice president of public affairs for Third Way, a center-left think tank, on presidential candidates starting to drop out

“You’re a damn liar man, that’s not true. And no one has ever said that, no one has proved that. And by the way, I’m not sedentary. Look, the reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time and I know more than most people know, and I can get things done, and that’s why I’m running. And if you want to check my shape, let’s do pushups, let’s do whatever you want to do, let’s take an IQ test.”
Joe Biden called a man a “damn liar” during a heated exchange at a campaign event in New Hampton, Iowa, on Thursday. The remark came after the man brought up the conspiracy theory that Biden secured a position on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, for his son, so that his son could sell access to the president. Biden also called the man, an unidentified farmer, “fat.”

The manger scene “is a genuine way of communicating the Gospel in a world that sometimes seems to be afraid of remembering what Christmas really is.”Instead, the world “eliminates Christian symbols in exchange for banal, commercial imagery. I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares. It is my hope that this custom will never be lost and that, wherever it has fallen into disuse, it can be rediscovered and revived.”
Pope Francis

“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful. I don’t smoke anymore. I take better care of myself today. I started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever. And that almost killed me.”
86-year old country legend Willie Nelson

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Fears of school shootings hit eight Wisconsin high schools in three days

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The success that is Foxconn

The Chance of Your Uber Ride Ending in a Rape Is .00002%

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Impeach

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

No, We Don’t Need A Federal Bureau Of Tampons To Solve ‘Menstrual Poverty’

 

 

 

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