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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Week-ends (08/29/15)

Week-ends



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


Anthony Sadler



Alek Skarlatos



Spencer Stone


Mike Maroney




VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Vester Flanagan


Washington Post


Panelists at public education summit in Middleton



ODU fraternity



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“We cannot bring back those two bright lives lost Wednesday, but we can, at least, show our respect — which is more than what those who retweeted the graphic images around the Internet did.

“Or perhaps, even, some of our politicians, who were quick to rush in to make their political points about guns. Perhaps those points are right, but do they have to be made right that instant? What happened to the concept of a decent interval? Can we at least take a deep breath to pray first?”
The Roanoke Times Editorial Board


“As the fallout from self-appointed victim Bryce Williams’ cold-blooded, videoed gun murder of two journalists at WDBJ continued, politicians of the left pulled out their dogeared playbook and began pushing gun control. Never mind that Williams bought his gun legally and passed all requisite background checks–and that Williams would have passed any background check, given his lack of criminal history or institutionalization. Never mind that Williams fired eight shots, which would fit within the boundaries of the magazine-shortening advocates. Something–anything!–has to be done about guns, say the left’s heroes.”
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and a New York Times bestselling author


“I have to be able to commit to all of you that I would be able to give it my whole heart and my whole soul, and right now, both are pretty well banged up.”
Vice President Joe Biden during a conference call about a potential run for president


“You will see the difference between the left and the right. What you’ll see is that the left believe that our people are pretty much — we believe that they’re assets that can be developed, or they believe that they’re liabilities that need to be managed. We believe that human beings have the right to live, that our job is to protect, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And they don’t care about these things. I mean, here we are, we’re accepting the fact that black Americans make 12 — make up 12% of the population, yet Planned Parenthood aborts 78% of minorities in this country. This is an issue that should be something that we’re both on the same side of.”
Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) on the Planned Parenthood videos released by the Center for Medical Progress and the left’s defense of Planned Parenthood


“I said that drones are excellent for surveillance. You know, along that border, we have miles and miles of fences, and, you know, I went there last week and didn't see any border patrol people, and those fences are so easy to scale. It’s almost like not having a fence there.


So drones can help with the surveillance, and no way did I suggest that drones be used to kill people. And I said that to the media at the time. I said you guys, some of you are going to go out and say Carson wants to use drones to kill people on the borders. How ridiculous. At some point I hope we have some responsible media which actually focuses on the problem.”
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson


“It means that somebody from far-flung corners of the earth happens to be born while his mother or her mother is making a stopover at JFK Airport and never again returns to America, has no connection to America, is a citizen. It doesn’t make a lot of sense logically, but it’s in our Constitution and it would be impossible to amend the Constitution to change that, so we’re going to stick with that for better or worse.


“Anybody born in the United States, even if they’re there for 15 minutes, not only is a citizen but has a right to run for president in the United States. Whereas a person who came when he or she was six months old and is one of the most loyal possible Americans — Madeleine Albright comes to mind — can’t run for president of the United States, there is something quite bizarre about that but history, the accidents of history are often quite bizarre.”

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz on the current ongoing argument about the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship


“At times, Trump has attempted to excuse his vulgar comments by claiming his critics are demanding political correctness. That is a lame excuse that should never be accepted. The seriousness of the nation’s problems is not a justification for ungentlemanly behavior. But in this case, he’s right to claim those harping on the use of the terms ‘anchor baby’ and ‘illegal’ are practicing a particularly noxious brand of political correctness. Both politicians and journalists have an obligation to speak the truth and to call things by their right names. That is why the use of these terms is prejudicial while their avoidance is dishonest.


“Whether you like the laws or not, no one has a ‘right’ to break the law or to remain here illegally. To note this fact is not inhumane. To ignore it is to treat the law as a trivial matter, something that any democracy does at its peril.”

Jonathan Tobin, Senior Online Editor of Commentary magazine


“This is the tragedy we live with in America. We have such a great country, we have so many great people, but our whole nation is being dragged under by legions of arrogant Cletuses in D.C. who’re convinced they’re geniuses because they’re surrounded by aides who tell them how wonderful they are all the live-long day. Our country is headed full steam toward an iceberg and the people steering the ship are imbeciles. God help us all.”
Conservative blogger John Hawkins


“I don’t wear a toupee. It’s my hair. I swear!”
Donald Trump bashed an article on the front page of Thursday’s New York Times during a campaign speech in Greenville, South Carolina, taking issue with both its quotes and its reporting. The article cited a Spanish radio host in Los Angeles who refers to Trump as “El hombre peluquín,” or “the man of the toupee.”Trump, speaking to the Upstate Chamber Coalition’s Presidential Series, bemoaned the fact that the media did not cover his speech in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday, instead of his confrontation with Univision and Fusion journalist Jorge Ramos.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


The Roanoke shootings on live TV



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Trump did it. So did Obama.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Curt Schilling



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Husbands, do yourself a big favor and go look inside your toaster


Would you be surprised if it involves
Donald Trump?

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Week-ends (08/22/15)

Week-ends



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


James Harrison


Alberta Darling


This woman


Darlene Arviso



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Everett Mitchell


PP


Some Parrotheads



Days Inn in Tampa



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“Follow the trail here. You know, there are all these emails. Well, they were sent to someone, or someone sent them to her. So, if things have been erased here, there’s a way to go back to who originated these emails, or who received them from Hillary Clinton. So, you’ve got a massive amount of data. It, in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes. Thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively hers — his, that he was not going to get them. Hillary Clinton initially took that position, I’m not turning this over. There’s going to be no cooperation. Now, they’re cooperating. But, this is — this has to go on a long, long time, and the answers are probably not going to be pretty.

“For Hillary Clinton to go out, as she did, in recent days, and say, [paraphrasing] ‘This is politics. This is dirty politics. They’re trying to smear me in an unfair way,’ that dog will not hunt, at all. You have got Barack Obama’s government now investigating her and looking at this. Now, at the same time, nothing’s been proven to be illegal and [Ed] Rendell there had a good point that, you know, kind of slow down. I think, in the media and political environment we’re in, where everything is driven by impatience and speed, that’s going to not be possible. But, they’re going to have to get some answers.”
Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails


Hillary Clinton’s e-mail “could upend her campaign. I just never feel I have a grasp of what the facts are. Clearly, she has handled it poorly from the first day. And, there’s the appearance of dishonesty, if it’s not dishonest.” If Clinton “intentionally misled or lied to the American people then I think she has disqualified herself.”
Democratic Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth


“Hillary has problems far greater than the nomination. If you look at what's going on with the emails, it's a fraud if you think about it. This looks like Watergate on steroids, frankly. Watergate was about the cover-up more than the act. This isn't something we're going to solve tomorrow. This could go on for years. You can't have a nominee who is under investigation. What are they going to do, run and then two nights before the presidential race she gets indicted? General Petraeus, for doing 5 percent of what she did, his life has been destroyed. And it goes up to 20 years in prison. It's from one to 20 years for what she did!”
Donald Trump


“Nobody talks to me about it other than you guys,” Hillary Clinton told reporters  in North Las Vegas as part of ongoing efforts to portray any discussion of her email controversy as a pointless press obsession.

Clinton’s comments imply that the press is wrong to follow the story because the public doesn’t care, but limited public interest in a topic doesn’t necessarily make it unworthy of coverage. Our journalistic mission has never been restricted to what people are talking about, although we produce thousands of such stories each day. Looking into what people aren’t talking about—the hidden, overlooked, the unknown—is often the most important work we do. Clinton’s private email server, from which she performed State Department business while serving as its secretary, is exactly the sort of subject the press should attend to.

In telling reporters that nobody but them is talking about the email story, she has inadvertently given them the strongest motivation to keep on keeping on.
Jack Shafer, Politico's senior media writer


“When Hillary Clinton quits this election, we're going to shut down this show, OK?”
Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball”


“His last name’s Bush. I think he’s probably a fine man, but I think we need new blood in the White House.”
Rick Howe, an attendee at the Iowa State Fair who met Jeb Bush briefly inside the Bud Tent


I mean, I think he’s entertaining. And I like that he’s giving the others such a hard time. But I don’t know if I really want him to be president.”
Matt Adams at the Iowa State Fair referring to Donald Trump


“I disagree with his statement that he’s going to make America great. I think America is great. You know how I know it’s great? You don’t have American refugees winding up on the shores of other countries. You actually have people wanting their children to be born here. They want them to have that citizenship, we just talked about that a minute ago. America is a great country. The issue is, we could be even greater. We are not fulfilling our potential. And that’s what I want us to be about.”
GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio disagreeing with Donald Trump slogan


“Liberals are outraged. No, it isn't about Planned Parenthood sorting parts of babies in pie pans and selling them at a profit. And no, they aren't outraged over the abortion giant selling whole baby cadavers in order to keep body parts ‘intact.’ Nor are they outraged over Planned Parenthood cutting out the brains of babies while their hearts are still beating. 

“They are, however, suddenly concerned about babies of illegal immigrants born in the United States being called ‘anchor babies’ by GOP presidential candidates.
“What's worse: Using the term ‘anchor baby’ or ripping apart babies in a pan for profit while gleefully proclaiming ‘it’s another boy!’?”
Katie Pavlich, Editor at Townhall.com


“I was surprisingly at ease, more so than my wife was. But now I feel this is in the hands of God, and I’ll be prepared for anything that comes.”
Former President Jimmy Carter revealed the extent of his cancer, telling reporters gathered in Atlanta for a news conference that doctors have found “four spots of melanoma” on his brain and that he will undergo radiation treatment


“If I were king in America, I would abolish all teachers' lounges, where they sit together and worry about, 'Woe is us’.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, at an education summit in New Hampshire. The Republican presidential candidate said eliminating teachers' lounges would reduce how much they worry about losing their jobs.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


TSA's failed body scanners




MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


To get into Mexico...



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


'Anchor baby'




STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Here's one way to get out of a court hearing

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Week-ends (08/15/15)

Week-ends



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


The St. Louis Tea party


Construction workers


Jay Talati and Keshav Shah


"Dorie" Miller and his supporters



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Ted Courser



The NY Times


Ferguson protesters


Lowe's manager


Homeowner's Association



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“She was very angry because I bested her with a question that was a very unfair question. So she was very angry, and when I was speaking about it on a CNN show, by the way, which was interesting, but I was speaking about her – I said blood was pouring from her eyes or out of her eyes, which is a very common statement, and by the way, I said the same thing about Chris Wallace.

“I said — no, blood was pouring from wherever. I wanted to finish the sentence. I wanted to get off of the whole thing and get back on to the subject of jobs or whatever we were talking to about right after that. So, I didn’t even say anything because I didn’t even finish the thought. I was going to say, nose, and/or ears. Because that’s a very common statement. Blood flowing out of somebody’s nose. It’s a statement showing– and remember she had great anger when she was questioning me, especially since I mentioned something, that was the Rosie O’Donnell statement which everybody said was by far the loudest applause of the entire day of all of the speakers. I think you would agree. She became very angry. All I was doing was referring to her anger. I said nothing wrong whatsoever.

“Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to. Because nobody can make that. you almost have to be sick to sort of put that together.

“I went to the Wharton school of Finance, I was an excellent student, I’m a smart person. I built a tremendous company. I had a show called ‘The Apprentice’ that NBC desperately wanted me to do another season. I do all this stuff. Do you think I make a stupid statement like that? Who would make a statement like that? Only a sick person would even think about it.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was talking about Megyn Kelly bleeding from her nose and not referring to her menstruation cycle in his comments to CNN that caused a firestorm of controversy


“We were trying to drill down to most vulnerable areas and give them a chance to explain them and also give the audience a chance to see how they would handle that. So the job is to actually get past the talking points and go to the place where they might be most vulnerable with the Republican primary voters or conversely the place they may be most vulnerable in a general election and then give them the chance to knock that ball back to us. If you can’t get past me, how are you gonna handle Vladimir Putin?”
Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly discussing the criticism she and her colleagues have received over last week’s Republican debate


“She should really be apologizing to me, you want to know the truth. And other candidates have said that.”
Donald Trump on Monday showed no signs of slowing down or shutting up, saying he thinks Megyn Kelly should offer him an apology for asking a “stupid” and “unfair” question during last week’s GOP debate


“You may have heard that there was a dust-up involving yours truly, and presidential contender Donald Trump. Mr. Trump was upset with a question I asked him at the debate last week about his electability, and specifically comments he has made in the past about women, a few words on that. Apparently, Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair, and felt I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough, but fair, question. We agreed to disagree. Mr. Trump did interviews over the weekend that attacked me personally, I’ve decided not to respond. Mr. Trump is an interesting man, who has captured the attention of the electorate, that’s why he’s leading in the polls. Trump, who is the frontrunner, will not apologize, and I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. So, I’ll continue doing my job, without fear or favor, and Mr. Trump, I expect, will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far. This is a tough business, and it’s time now to move forward.”
Megyn Kelly


“If anybody owes anybody an apology -- I'm dead serious about this -- it's Barack Obama and the Democrat Party for what they are doing and have done to this country.  I mean, there are real things of action taking place that are genuinely transformative and destructive.  Transformative in a negative way.  That I don't believe anybody in a near majority came close to voting for. 

“That is far more offensive to me and bothersome and worrisome than anything anybody says.  And particularly when people are trying to tell jokes or be funny about something.  We've learned that stand-up comics do not even play college campuses anymore because political correctness is so ingrained that nothing is seen as funny.  Well, that isn't healthy, and it isn't good, and I know some of this is also a two-way street.  Do you notice nobody ever demands people on the left apologize for anything? 

“I'm telling you, you could throw Trump in there, whatever happened the Fox debate. Some of the stuff that is said about some of us on the right by people on the left dwarfs what we're all talking about today.  What happened in the Fox News debate.  Some of it is despicably destructive. Look at what Reid said about Romney.  Look at what the Obama campaign said about Romney not caring that some employee's wife died or that Romney hasn't paid his taxes in ten years.

“They're just out-and-out lies, for the purposes of destroying someone's character, personality, and career.  Nobody ever runs to them and asks them to apologize or to explain themselves.  So it's clear to me that certain people can say whatever they want, and it's fine and dandy, and it will maybe even be applauded.  I'm saying there's a double standard here.”
Rush Limbaugh


“If Republicans nominate a third Bush to face a second Clinton, they will suffer their third consecutive loss in the battle for the White House. Each of those losses will have been rooted in one undeniable fact: a milquetoast, Washington establishment-backed nominee is unelectable. The first two barely won the presidency—why should the GOP gamble with another?”
Brent Bozell has worked in conservative politics for three decades and today heads several major organizations with a total combined membership of over 15 million


“The traditional world of political punditry and political experts think that the possibility of someone like me being successful is zero. That’s been their attitude from the very beginning. They’ve forgotten about the most important thing and that is the people. For decades now, we’ve kind of forgotten about the people. It was Thomas Jefferson who said that in the end just before we turn to another form of government, the people will rise up and will speak and we will regain control of government – they need to read those passages.”
Ben Carson


“Sanders has charm, but the Jewish socialist transplant from Brooklyn has spent his political life in a state that has only 7,500 blacks. He lacks the vocabulary to appeal beyond the white left. Meanwhile, the black left, an indispensable voting bloc, has no standard-bearer in the primaries and is clearly angry about it.

“Clinton's most comfortable in the role of elitist technocrat, which is great for fundraising from Wall Street and wooing Beltway journalists, but it's not so useful for wooing voters in a populist environment. Thanks to her husband, she still has goodwill among African Americans. But she lacks the charisma, passion or personal story to excite either the black left or the white left. The woman who left the White House ‘dead broke’ makes five times the average American's annual income per speech.

“The GOP's Trump problem will eventually melt away. I suspect the Democrats' troubles are far more durable.”
Columnist Jonah Goldberg


“This is the chilling reality of the abortion industry. This is what it does every day. Crush. Puncture. Cut. Discard. Repeat.”
The New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board


Oink oink, bang bang!”
Chant from rifle- and shotgun-toting New Black Panthers, marching on the Waller County Jail to protest the suicide there of Sandra Bland


“We’re ready for war!”
 
Chant from protesters in Ferguson, Mo., airing grievances against police


“I got swarmed, beaten down really bad.”
Newspaper reporter Paul Hampel, on being pummeled and robbed by a group of attackers as he covered protests in Ferguson


“Every time that he came to rape me, he would pray.
A 15-year-old Yazidi girl’s account of being kidnapped in Iraq and sold into sexual slavery to an Islamic State fighter in his 20s


“I think maybe I’ll go home and kill myself. I apologize for not making him look pretty enough to the world.” Sarcasm from courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg, after she was skewered for drawings of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at a Deflategate hearing


“Nobody cares about this family anymore! I refuse to talk about the Kardashians. You are on your own, Amy. I can’t do it, I’ve had enough Kardashians! I can’t take any more Kardashian stories on this show! I don’t care about this family. I’m sick of this family. It’s a nonstory!”
Florida news anchor John Brown stormed off the set during a live broadcast — rather than report that Kylie Jenner has a new bunny named Bruce. His co-anchor, Amy Kaufeldt, was left sitting alone on the couch, bleakly saying, “He left me.”



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Convicted felons voting



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


The cost of the climate change hoax


These murders


White deaths



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Joe Biden. Will he or won't he?



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Free bleeding

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Week-ends (08/08/15)

Week-ends


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


Michelle Curtis


Deraj Wilson- Aggarwal



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


The Aurora Theater jury


Target


Lesbian couple




QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“The penalty decision came on the background of the refusal to participate in the practice of sexual jihad.”
Iraq Kurdish spokesman Said Mimousini, saying that 19 women captives were executed by Islamic State fighters in Mosul for refusing to have sex



“Yeah, and so if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget.”
Melissa Farrell, of Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, on aborted fetuses that attract top dollar from buyers, in statements secretly videoed by an anti-abortion group


“It's gonna be very interesting to see how many Americans really believe that their tax dollars should go to fund this organization. Planned Parenthood is not synonymous with women's health. You can have women's health or you can have an organization that takes care of women's health without having the number one abortion provider who speaks so callously over lunch about the harvesting of unborn children. I'm just saying, conflating the right to choose with Planned Parenthood, conflating taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood with protecting women's health, that's just a red herring. It has been set up that way so you can't have this discussion without being against women's health. But you can be against the funding of Planned Parenthood without being against the support of women's health care. There are troubling things on those tapes. And everybody needs to open their eyes and see that instead of reflexively talking about right wing attacks on a woman's right to choose. Please stop insulting our intelligence, Elizabeth Warren. Stop.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed Elizabeth Warren for her attacks on the opponents of Planned Parenthood. The Morning Joe host objected to the Democratic Massachusetts senator’s contention that defunding the women’s health organization would send women back to the 1950s or 1890s.


FROM THE GOP DEBATE:


“If I’m our nominee, how is Hillary Clinton gonna lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck? I was raised paycheck to paycheck. How is she — how is she gonna lecture me — how is she gonna lecture me about student loans? I owed over $100,000 just four years ago.”
Marco Rubio


“The military is not a social experience. The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things.”
Mike Huckabee in response to a question about the Pentagon’s announcement that it would end the ban on transgender troops


“Listen, senator, you know, when you’re sitting in a subcommittee, just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that.  When you’re responsible for protecting the lives of the American people, then what you need to do is to make sure…”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responding to Senator Rand Paul’s opposition to national security practices that collect information about American citizens


“I don’t trust President Obama with our records. I know you gave him a big hug, and if you want to give him a big hug again, go right ahead.”
Paul fired back during a heated exchange on national security, a reference to Christie’s much-publicized embrace of President Obama


“News flash, the Republican Party’s been fighting against a single-payer system… for a decade. So I think you’re on the wrong side of this if you’re still arguing for a single-payer system.”
Sen. Rand Paul interrupted while Trump discussed his previous support of a single-payer healthcare system


“I don’t think you heard me. You’re having a hard time tonight.”
Trump quickly hit back at Sen. Paul


“I’m the only one to separate Siamese twins, the only one to operate on babies while they are still in their mother’s womb and the only one to take out half of a brain, although you would think if you go to Washington that someone had beat me to it.”
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson during his closing remarks


Members of the Russian and Chinese governments “know more about Hillary’s emails than the U.S. Congress.”
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker making a dig at Hillary Clinton


“The court has ruled and I said, ‘we’ll accept it. And guess what? I just went to a wedding of a friend of mine who happens to be gay. Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do doesn’t mean that I can’t care about them and love them… That’s what we’re taught when we have strong faith. Issues like that are planted to divide us. I’m gonna love my daughters no matter what they do. God gives me unconditional love, I’m gonna give it to my family and the friends and the people around me.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who announced his presidential campaign two weeks ago, strayed from Republican talking points more so than any other candidate when detailing his positions on race relations and same-sex marriage


“Border Patrol, I was at the border last week. Border Patrol, people that I deal with, that I talk to, they say this is what’s happening. Because our leaders are stupid. Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them. They don’t want to take care of them.”
Donald Trump



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Filmmaker tells Congress about Congress


What you can apparently get for your welfare spending



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


PP vote


PP videos


And the outrage is...where?




MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Cecil



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


She wants to go to Mars...without him

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Week-ends (08/01/15)

Week-ends

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


Ron Lynch


Clay Higgins



Jim Craig



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Students at the University of New Hampshire


Members of the Ohio State marching band


Bill Cosby


Jennifer Beals



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“I actually think I'm a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't.”
President Barack Obama, explaining two-term constitutional limits on the U.S. presidency, in an address to African leaders


“Believe me. I will beat Hillary.”
Real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump


“I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, on Donald Trump


“No, I don’t think so. … My job is not to call balls and strikes, but to treat everyone respectfully and fairly. But certainly I think our candidates should pledge not to run as a third party candidate. I don’t see that happening. I think everyone understands that, if Hillary Clinton’s going to get beat, she’s going to get beat by a Republican. And most people that run for president run to win. And if our candidates want to win, then they’ll have to run as a Republican. But, I don’t fear that. I think you’ve even seen Donald Trump walk that back over the last few days as well.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus responding to a question of whether he fears Donald Trump running as an Independent and has to “tiptoe” around Trump to make sure he doesn’t run as a third party candidate


"This secretary of state, Kerry, negotiated with them for a year-and-a-half and accomplished nothing. He ought to give us back for all the trips he made. He cost us millions of dollars in airplane fares and he came back with nothing except a bad foot.

"The real agreement he made, I’m sure he (Obama) said to them, 'Listen, could you keep the bomb quiet for a year and a half. Because if you don’t bomb us for a year and a half, I’ll be the big winner. Everyone will see I made a fantastic agreement. If you bomb us after I leave I could always say it’s the other guy’s fault. Because if it’s not for him, this never would have happened.

"First Obama said we can inspect them any time, any place, whenever we please. Now it turns out ‘whenever we please’ except when they don’t allow it.  If they don’t want it it’s up to them. So then we have to wait 28 days to inspect, as if to say for the 28 days we can trust them completely, because they’ll do nothing. They’ll just hold the bomb in front of us waiting for us to come so they can show it to us. That’s how stupid this negotiation is to us.

"Do you know that in the restaurants of New York, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice that you can walk in and inspect them… So we are protected in this city from a bad tuna fish.  We’re not protected from a bomb but we’re protected from a bad quality of a tuna fish.”
Legendary Jewish comic Jackie Mason criticizing the nuclear deal signed between world powers and Iran


If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”
Ingrid Newkirk, president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


“Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the planned parenthood dead babies.”
Tweet from GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida


Banning transgender students from bathrooms that do not align with their sex at birth “reinforce[s] cruel policies that deny dignity to some of the most vulnerable students and subject them to more bullying and stigmatization. Access to public restrooms has been a divisive issue in past civil rights struggles. African-Americans challenged Jim Crow laws that barred them from so-called white restrooms.  When advocates for Americans with disabilities began getting traction in their quest for equal access to public accommodations, many questioned the cost and burden of building special restroom facilities. It may seem inconceivable today that people on the forefront of those struggles were dismissed, mocked and shunned for years. Yet each was a hard-fought victory.”
The NY Times editorial board


“The liberal paper dismissed concerns about transgenders using bathrooms that do not align with their sex as ‘alarmist.’ The editorial seemed to reject worries about sexual assault that could arise as a result of more liberal restroom policies. It’s extreme to compare laws that an individual should use the bathroom of the sex he or she was born with – and still is – to the denial of public accommodations to African-Americans.”
Connor Williams, NewsBusters


“It’s not how you want to play the game.”
Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, after the ballclub was walloped by the Yankees, 21-5


What you have there is basically raw sewage.”
Marine biologist John Griffith, on test results on water from Olympic venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 Rio Games



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