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Week-ends (09/17/11)


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...


We begin with bystanders in Logan, Utah:


Dakota Meyer

Sylvester Sijan

Kathy Poiry and Nicole Crowley and Ken Nichols

Jeremy Hoven

Lisa Clough

Gas station attendant

Emerico Perez

Frank Luttrell

San Diego Charger fans

The following is not a typo: Michigan fans


Miles Kristan...MORE

Azael Brodhead

Paul Krugman

Alvina Sheeley

Sean Duffy

Angie Gomez

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Teonna Monae Brown

Senator Lena Taylor



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“If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill.”
President Obama

“I’ve got another message for the president. We’ve gotta bill to help solidify thousands of jobs in South Carolina. Pass this now. If you want to be in favor of jobs – Pass this bill now. If you want to be in favor of jobs you’ve got to be in favor of corporations. Quit going around the country and criticizing American corporations. Boeing can take these jobs overseas. Would you rather see these jobs go overseas. Mr. President, support this legislation now.”
Senator Rand Paul

“Fire somebody. No–fire a lot of people. This may be news to you but this is not going well.
James Carville, former Bill Clinton advisor and Democratic strategist, urging President Obama to panic and shake up his organization before the 2012 election.

"The odds of me being re-elected are much higher than the odds of me being elected in the first place."
President Obama, reassuring donors about the upcoming presidential election at two fundraisers Thursday in the Washington, D.C. area.

“There is tremendous discontent with his direction.”
Peter DeFazio, Democratic representative from Oregon, on the lack of support for President Barack Obama in his district.

“Imagine you’re in the Obama White House, and this is what you face. Democrats lose a special election in a congressional district they have controlled since the 1920s and which was framed as a referendum on the president. There’s a possible scandal brewing over the White House’s effort to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion dollar loan to a solar-panel manufacturer, Solyndra. The most recent Census Report shows median household earnings fell for the third consecutive year, back to 1996 levels. A record number of Americans are in poverty. In Afghanistan, the Taliban mounted a fierce assault on the U.S. embassy and NATO military headquarters in Kabul. A new CNN/ORC poll shows Obama’s disapproval rating has reached a new high while the number of Americans who think he is a strong leader has dropped to a new low. And that’s just today.”
Peter Wehner of Commentary Magazine

“We have lit one candle today. It's going to be a bonfire pretty soon.”
Bob Turner, a Republican businessman who won the House seat vacated by disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner in a special election Tuesday in New York's heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.

“I am actually for gun control: Use both hands.”
Rick Perry

“I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of (your money) and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at the National Institute of Health who are looking for a cure for cancer.”
Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

“His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo and smears.
Todd Palin, S
arah Palin's husband, on the biography written by Joe McGinniss about his wife.

"I was a little disappointed by the leadership in both houses who said they were not going to take up anything controversial today. I said, 'Man, you’re in the driver’s seat; now’s not the time to take your foot off the accelerator. Now’s the time to drive'."
Marve Munyon, president of the Rock River Patriots, a Wisconsin tea party organization that calls for less government and what it bills as greater adherence to constitutional law, called the first day of the fall Wisconsin legislative session a “kind of test session."

“Osama's alive!"
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student known as the"Underwear Bomber" for allegedly trying to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009, as he entered court in Detroit for his jury selection.

“The controversy stems from comments Robertson made recently on the ‘700 Club’ program on Christian Broadcast Network. His comments came in response to a caller who said that a friend had begun dating other women while his wife lies seriously ill with Alzheimer's, and justifies it by saying that ‘his wife, as he knows her, is gone.’

Robertson said he agrees with the man: ‘What he says basically is correct. I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her.’

His co-host pressed Robertson about whether that violates the marriage vows. Robertson responded that Alzheimer's ‘is a kind of death’ and added, ‘I certainly wouldn't put a guilt trip on you’ for choosing divorce in such a scenario’.”

The Los Angeles Times

“It's a little bit embarrassing for one of the nation's largest retailers to have a Web site that can't support a rush.”
Ian Schafer, chief executive of the digital marketing firm Deep Focus, after Target's site shut down due to an inability to handle traffic over the launch of its line from Italian designer Missoni.

“Colin Powell's in the locker room giving you the pregame speech, and then coming out and the fans are chanting 'U-S-A.' I was overwhelmed.”
Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman after the 28-14 win over the New York Giants at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., where 150 family members of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gathered to honor those lost 10 years ago.

"If you ever see me walk down the hall, look the other way, because you're totally out of control. You're a hater, and you're just unattractive inside.”
Serena Williams, aiming an angry tirade at umpire Eva Asderaki who ruled against Williams for screaming "Come on!" after hitting a ball she thought was a winner against Australia's Sam Stosur in the U.S. Open final. Williams lost in straight sets.

“You always see signs on the door, 'Shoes and shirt required.' You'd think [customers] would have to have pants too.”
Stephen Adams, president of a San Francisco neighborhood business association, noting the lack of a law criminalizing public nudity. A city supervisor just introduced an ordinance that would regulate nudity, igniting a rare debate in the famously tolerant city over personal freedom and public propriety.


August unemployment by the numbers.

White House official compares illegal immigration to jaywalking.


TSA creator says get rid of TSA.


Racy bio of Sarah Palin.


Wacky California.

Don't let a priest ruin your wedding.

A weatherman, a dead man, and a hot tub.

The mystery of the Hot Dog Man.


Calling all cars, calling all cars. Be on the lookout for a "toe sucker."

That’s it for this week. We close with the latest from NewsBusted:



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