Jan 1, 201407:33 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Madison’s progressive heroes of 2013, Part 2
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Jeff Simpson: The Monona Grove School Board member, teachers union sergeant major, and character assassin inaccurately insists on slandering school choice advocate Scott Jensen as a “convicted felon,” even though that conviction was vacated by a higher court.
Dave Cieslewicz struck another blow for the symbolic over the substantive. In solidarity with the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary, the former mayor and avid deer hunter traded in his semi-automatic rifle in favor of a bolt-action rifle, weapon of choice for Lee Harvey Oswald.
Comrade Nichols: Silent during the UW-Madison speech code regime, John continues his crusade against the First Amendment. He has long promoted gelding the First Amendment to prohibit citizens organized as corporations from speaking during an election campaign, with a generous carve-out for newspapers and magazines, of course. Now John argues that while individual persons may have free speech rights, those rights disappear at the ballot box. For instance, they cannot be trusted to determine the mascot nicknames of their children’s schools without the veto power of the Madison government commissars.
Brett Hulsey: The professional environmentalist represents the leafy neighborhoods of Madison’s tenured UW faculty, so you just know he’s got to be an extra-special progressive. It’s been a busy year for our Brett: using campaign funds to buy a beater as a “parade vehicle,” dunking a kid in Lake Mendota while wearing his tight Speedo bathing suit, offering to go best two out of three falls with a female legislative aide, and challenging Assembly Dem leader Peter Barca for leadership. Now that’s entertainment!
Progressive quote of the year #2: “That’s the role of government, where it can do things better as an organization than individuals can do on their own.” — Madison School Board member Mary Burke opposing parental school choice.
Who did I miss? Who gets your award? Cast your vote in the Blaska’s Bring It! first annual Progressive Hero of the Year poll (on the right-hand side of this page).
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