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Busted: Gov. Walker’s ‘queer’-hating Supreme Court justice caught slut-shaming victims of rape

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It was revealed this week that a recently-appointed Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who was found to have written disparaging things about liberals and the LGBT community also said that women were responsible for campus date rape.

The Journal Sentinel uncovered student newspaper columns written 24 years ago by Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley where she complained that “queers are valued more than the innocent victims of more prevalent ailments.”

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Bradley, who said that she was upset about the election of President Bill Clinton in 1992, argued that people would be “better off getting AIDS than cancer under Clinton because it would get more funding.”

“But the homosexuals and drug addicts who do essentially kill themselves and others through their own behavior deservedly receive none of my sympathy,” she wrote. “We’ve just had an election (in 1992) which proves the majority of voters are either totally stupid or entirely evil.”

For his part, Gov. Scott Walker (R) insisted that he had not known of Bradley’s columns in the student newspaper at Marquette University when he nominated her to the state Supreme Court.

In a 1992 column that was unearthed this week, Bradley defended scholar Camille Paglia, who had been banned from several campuses after she wrote that “blaming the victim” of campus rape was “common sense.”

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According to Bradley, Paglia “legitimately suggested that women play a role in date rape.” In a column titled “Awaiting Feminism’s Demise,” Bradley said that feminists were “largely composed of angry, militant, man-hating lesbians who abhor the traditional family.”

A spokesperson for Bradley said that she would have to re-read the 1992 column before commenting on it.

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In his opener Sunday, the HBO host said that he wasn't all that surprised given Trump's track record.

"Of course, he f*cking did. Of course, he did. Greenland is icy, distant and autonomous is exactly Trump's type," Oliver said, showing a photo of Trump with the first lady.

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"This wound is self-inflicted, by our president," said Gary Wertish, who is the Minnesota Farm Bureau president. "We definitely agreed with it in the beginning. But it doesn’t appear that there’s a plan B. Some of the callous comments come, especially from the president, you know, that farmers are 'winning,' we’re 'great patriots,' that’s very insulting. That’s coming from someone who never has faced the challenges of a family farmer. I go into the bank and tell the lender I can’t make the payment because we lost our market? The banker is going to tell me you don’t have to make your payment because you’re a patriot."

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MSNBC pundit nails Trump for only attacking Black voices on Fox News

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Democratic strategist Joel Payne called out President Donald Trump Sunday for his attacks on Fox News when he was leaving New Jersey.

Before Trump landed in Marine One at Morristown, New Jersey, he tweeted an attack on Juan Williams, the only Black pundit on the Fox News show "The Five."

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1163167660764532736

Trump briefly addressed Williams, before he told members of the press that he found it appalling Fox News hired a friend of Hillary Clinton's, whose name he couldn't even remember.

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