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Mar 16, 201511:05 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

We need to tell our stories, if they fit the liberal narrative

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The Capital Times refused to print this rebuttal. So much for its ballyhooed conversation about race relations. It banned online reader comment after once promising to “engage readers.”

Liberals have been enforcing orthodoxy and blaming unseen forces since LBJ. The Current Incumbent has doubled down on that Marxist determinist theory. Madison has been a leftwing satrapy since Paul Soglin’s first election 40 years ago. This is one you can’t pin on the Koch Brothers.

We must not demand personal responsibility. So Ms. Block resorts to the passive tense: “Conditions that caused him to commit crime.” Mistakes were made. Homes were invaded, robbers were armed, drugs and cash were sought.

Our liberal acquaintances keep telling the “downtrodden” and the “oppressed” that they must keep waiting for Godot — that Camelot Congress and magical president (Martin Sheen would play him) — because they have no control over their own lives. They’re pawns, really.

Is that what you would tell your own children, Ms. Block?

“Faulting ghetto culture for ghetto outcomes remains largely taboo among those who have turned bad behavior into a symbol of racial authenticity,” says Jason Riley. Richly endowed with righteous melanin, Riley is the author of the 2014 book Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed. In other words, people cause their own disparities.

Tony Robinson’s death was a tragedy. But so was his life. He could have been another Alex Gee, Noble Wray, or Kaleem Caire. Instead, he chose to model himself after a murderous and dissolute movie drug lord. You can blame Al Pacino. I blame Madison’s blocked heads.

Faced with a record of failure, progressives revert to the soft racism of ever-lower expectations. That only assures there will be more Tony Robinsons.

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Mar 16, 2015 11:32 am
 Posted by  Anonymous


Mar 16, 2015 12:06 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

If poverty is a crime, I encourage jobless Wisconsinites to peruse the 80,000 jobs available on the Wisconsin jobs website:

It's not a supply problem, it's a demand problem. . . . .

Mar 16, 2015 12:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Well said....

Mar 16, 2015 01:58 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

slow news day blaska,

Mar 16, 2015 02:01 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

like the government running Wisconsin now is doing a good job?

whet's the job number for walker,and his cronies, at ????

Mar 16, 2015 03:58 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The liberal playbook is part of the problem: No doubt.

The conservative playbook is part of the problem: No doubt.

You're willing to tell the truth, Dave. But not the whole truth. Conservative demagoguery has done no favors to minorities in this country. This is why the activists say the system (as defined by a two-party antagonistic process which you eagerly engage with) isn't broken, it's FIXED.

You can't say you're about common sense without telling the truth. When will you tell it, Dave?

Mar 16, 2015 05:33 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska you are right about the Capital Times. They have come to the realization that there can be no dissent from the Isthmus Orthodoxy. The Liberal message must be pure and without question from rouge conservatives.

Mar 16, 2015 05:41 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Tony Robinson is a beacon for the perpetually aggrieved much like the "Gentle Giant" was. Two thugs with rap sheets and bad attitudes. The perpetually aggrieved should remember the old saying about not messing with the bull or you may get the horn. Of course I always remember my parents telling me that if I was ever confronted by a cop the best thing to do is either try to grab his gun or punch him. Yes, that's the ticket.

Mar 17, 2015 06:51 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Almost all of human history had determinist forces telling the people to know their place and expect no more. We were sinners, slaves, peasants, women.... whatever.
A big part or American Exceptionalism is that, here, you can make your life what YOU choose.
This freedom, this opportunity is still exceedingly rare on our planet. Witness all the people of all colors that risk life and limb to get here.
Every day.

A side note; as a new arrival to S. Carolina from Wisconsin in 1981, I asked an elderly local lady about the state of race relations in the south. She said, "I'll explain the difference in racists. In the South they despise the race but often esteem the individuals. In the North its the other way around."

Mar 17, 2015 10:32 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dave - again, what is your love affair with Alex Gee and Kaleem Caire? Help me understand. Noble Wray at least acknowledged the "Chicago Problem" that Madison has, and tried to do something. I applaud him for that.

Gee and Claire are part of the same Sharpton machine. Entrepreneurs in the Black Grievance (err... Justified Anger) Industry. Claire wants to go back to pre-Brown v. Board of Education, and probably line a few pockets along the way. People like Gee and Claire are why Madison is so aggressively anti-white today.

- "Citizen Dave's Remington 700"

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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