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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ohio Justice Criticized for Facebook Posts

An Ohio Supreme Court Justice has been criticized for recent Facebook posts defending "heterosexual males."  According to the ABA Journal, Justice Bill O'Neill posted the following on Facebook:
Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken, I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males. As a candidate for Governor, let me save my opponents some research time. In the last fifty years, I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females. It ranged from a gorgeous blonde who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parents barn and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland. 
Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the state hospital network to combat the opioid crisis. I am sooooo disappointed by this national frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago.
After receiving hundreds of comments, Justice O'Neill deleted the post and replaced it with a post that included the following: "Lighten up folks. This is how Democrats remain in the minority."  That post was then followed by two different apology posts.

This isn't the first time Justice O'Neill's Facebook activities have been reported on in the press. In August, he posted on Facebook that he "will  NEVER attend a sporting event where the draft dodging millionaire athletes disrespect the veterans who earned them the right to be on the field. Shame on you all." That post was also removed shortly thereafter.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf


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