Mar 25, 201501:13 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Write in Mike Koval for mayor of Madison
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One of the great political movies of all time, ranking up there with The Manchurian Candidate and Advise and Consent, is Animal House, that 1978 classic about a ribald college fraternity.
After Dean Wormer suspends Delta House, Bluto urges his frat brothers to fight back. (“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”) Future gynecologist Otter (having been beaten to a pulp by Omega House’s young totalitarians) perks up:
Bluto’s right. Psychotic ... but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now, we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!
Folks, this is Madison. Common sense is on double secret probation. The ruling liberal-progressive-socialist clique tells us the police are bad and the criminals must be released from jail. Garbage is piling up at City Hall and the winos have taken control. Ald. Anita Weier, former Capital Times employee, is proposing that atheists be designated a protected class in Madison. (Anyone left from the protected species list? Taxpayers, maybe?)
Running for mayor are Paul Soglin Senior and Paul Soglin Junior — each vying to out-liberal the other. The city’s opinion leaders are mum, having been mau-maued by the bullhorns and vuvuzelas.
This situation requires a really futile gesture! But it’s all we’ve got.
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Pan-fried eggs and ham
Lawbreaker Leland Pan, member of the ruling party on the liberal Dane County Board, blames Police Chief Mike Koval for not “fixing the system.” Liberals have run the County Board since 1996 and City Hall for more than 40 years, but Mike Koval — not on the job yet one year — has to “fix the system.” (As R. Crumb character Flakey Foont would say, “Dis is a system?”) Here is Mr. Pan:
When people of color demand less interaction with the police, they’re only demanding equality. They want the same relationship that middle-class white people have with the police: none.
Ah, the arrogance of liberal-progressive-socialist youth. White middle-class people want no relationship with the police? Supervisor Pan, come to Meadowood, Prairie Hills, and Orchard Ridge, where black and white residents are demanding MORE relationships with the police. How about this idea? Don’t like cops? Don’t break the law. Don’t ingest a shopping cart full of hallucinogenic mushrooms (at least without a designated tour guide).
But Supervisor Leland Pan — who unilaterally decided to abrogate City Hall’s after-hours security — personifies the kind of “dialogue” The Capital Times promotes.
Madison’s one-way ‘conversation’
My liberal friend Greg Humphrey writes: “Does anyone notice who was not invited to be a part of the following conversation?”
The Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and the Marquette Neighborhood Association invites all members of the neighborhood to join together to move from conversation to commitment in response to the recent police shooting of Tony Robinson and two other unarmed individuals in the Marquette Neighborhood since the fall of 2012. Rep. Chris Taylor, Brandi Grayson of Young, Gifted and Black, Pastor Everett Mitchell, and Amelia and Nate Royko Maurer have been invited to comprise a panel to lead the conversation and offer direct and considered steps members of the neighborhood can make to enact change.
Who is not invited? “The answer to my question,” Mr. Humphrey helpfully provides, is “any member of the police department.”
I might note that the Maurers have been adversaries of the police in the shooting death of Paul Heenan several years ago — a young, gifted, and WHITE man who, apparently like Tony R., was seriously impaired, was assaulting other citizens, and made a play for the policeman’s gun.