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
“At its most basic, this election is about preserving our democracy. The unthinkable has become normal. Authoritarianism has taken root in our country.”
Senator Bernie Sanders at the DNC
Trump “is clearly in over his head, Simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. What we get instead is chaos, division and a total and utter lack of empathy.”
Michelle Obama at the DNC
“I was waiting for the 800 number, and tell me what premium I could get. What is the coffee mug, the beach blanket? What exactly would I get for $100 if I did it? To be fair to the Democrats, this is a tough environment. I’m going to cut them some slack. I know that’ll surprise everybody, but it’s not easy to do this thing virtually.
“These things are always about a raucous atmosphere, yelling and cheering and balloons dropping, and noises, crazy hats, and crazy people sometimes. Now you’ve got a very benign-looking people sitting in front of the fireplace. Why are they doing that in August? That’s a whole other issue.
“I’d make (the RNC) a little more entertaining. Make it more watchable. Yes, the issues are incredibly serious, and we need to focus on how serious they are, but one of the best ways to get across the truth of the message is satire, a little bit of humor, and I didn’t see any of that.”
FOX News contributor Mike Huckabee on the first day of the DNC
“We were looking forward to beer and brats. We were looking forward to pandemonium. And all we got was a pandemic.”
Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes of Wisconsin
“There’s nothing Milwaukee about the convention at all. We got hosed.”
An anonymous source quoted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. When the logo for the 2020 Democratic National Convention was unveiled early this year, Wisconsin was at the heart of it — its silhouette formed the center of the zero in “D20.” But Wisconsin was recently replaced by a silhouette of the United States of America on the 2020 Democratic National Convention website and elsewhere. Local officials noticed and were “taken aback” at the change.
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes represented Wisconsin on the DNC virtual roll call, and he slipped when he cast 67 Wisconsin votes for “Joseph Bidens.” He quickly corrected the error by saying “Joseph R. Biden.”
“United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America.”
Joe Biden at the DNC
“Just remember: Joe Biden goes to church so regularly, that he doesn’t even need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troops to help him get there.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosted the final night of the convention
“What just baffles me is he (Biden) can’t even do a symbolic visit. He can’t get on a private plane and come to Milwaukee to accept the nomination.”
Wisconsin GOP Chairman Andrew Hitt
“I think it is very odd and I think the American people should be asking some very serious questions about why (Biden) isn’t more available” to reporters.
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of WI
“How sad it would be if for the COVID-19 vaccine priority is given to the richest. It would be sad if this vaccine were to become the property of this nation or another, rather than universal and for all. The pandemic has laid bare the difficult situation of the poor and the great inequality that reigns in the world. And the virus, while it doesn’t make exceptions among persons, has found in its path, devastating, great inequalities and discrimination and it has increased them.”
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The DNC, and woe is poor Milwaukee.
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK