Wisconsin Gazette - - Editorial -

“I want to wish you good luck and con­grat­u­la­tions on the eighth won­der of the world. Can we say it’s the eighth won­der of the world? I think we can say that it’s the eighth won­der of the world.”

—The clos­ing words of a ram­bling speech that DON­ALD TRUMP de­liv­ered at the ground­break­ing of Fox­conn’s pro­posed man­u­fac­tur­ing cam­pus in Mount Pleas­ant. Trump also ad­ver­tised his Taj Ma­hal Casino and Re­sort in At­lantic City as the “eighth won­der of the world” when it opened in 1990. The re­sort suf­fered enor­mous losses and went bank­rupt.

“It’s not just that you don’t want peo­ple tak­ing a knee. It’s that they’re ‘sons of bitches’ if they do. It’s not just deny­ing women who ac­cuse you of sex­ual as­sault. It’s say­ing, ‘They’re too ugly any­way.’ You can’t just be against the me­dia. They’re ‘en­e­mies of the peo­ple.’ It’s not even par­ti­san. Any­one in the Repub­li­can Party dare speak against you, they also must be hu­mil­i­ated, even if they have a ter­mi­nal dis­ease.”

— JON STEWART di­rectly ad­dress­ing Don­ald Trump from be­hind Stephen Col­bert’s desk on the The Late Show.

“Happy 4th of July to ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing the haters and losers!”

— An In­de­pen­dence Day tweet from the U.S. PRES­I­DENT to the na­tion’s cit­i­zens. “It’s the 4th of July and I’m feel­ing pa­tri­otic. I don’t want to rep­re­sent you any more. I mean I could go on a rant but you know what I’d say.”

— A tweet from Hol­ly­wood agent KEN KAPLAN to right-wing ac­tor/ ac­tivist and Trump sup­porter James Woods.

“Like the rest of us in the civil and hu­man rights com­mu­nity, and ev­ery­one who loves jus­tice, I am deeply trou­bled by the very likely prospect of our Supreme Court be­com­ing yet an­other in­stru­ment of the forces in our coun­try that sup­press mi­nor­ity vot­ers, ex­cuse anti-LGBTQ big­otry, usurp women’s reproductive free­dom, abol­ish worker pro­tec­tions and the or­ga­ni­za­tions who achieved them, and oth­er­wise seek to en­shrine profit over peo­ple.”

— JUDY SHEP­ARD, mother of slain gay col­lege stu­dent Matthew Shep­ard, in an open state­ment to U.S. Sen. Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch O’Con­nell. Shep­ard be­came a civil rights ac­tivist af­ter her son was tor­tured and left to die in Laramie, Wy­oming, in 1998. His slay­ing prompted a na­tional de­bate over hate-crime laws.

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