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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.

For the April 7 spring election, instead of choosing “None of the Above,” write in Mike Koval for mayor of Madison. Let’s show our support for Madison’s police chief. Visit this Facebook page and sign in.

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 “dialogueThe 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.


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Mar 25, 2015 01:50 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I find it interesting in reading the press releases on the death of the Stat Trooper that there has been NONE from any Democrat. Where is Ms Baldwin? Its a shame.

Mar 25, 2015 01:58 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"(Anyone left from the protected species list? Taxpayers, maybe?)"

David, I was reading something the other day (can't remember what source) but this group discourages using the word "taxpayers" because it grants special privilege to the "privileged". You may want to reconsider and couch your rhetoric in a way that can't be misconstrued as offensive to the delicate egos of the Emerald City. You are a big,warm, huggable teddy bear aren't you?

Mar 25, 2015 02:15 pm
 Posted by  David Blaska

Police officer killed by a bank robber. "Crime of poverty"?

Mar 26, 2015 07:38 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Ah, MadTown. Soglin is Castro. What was revolutionary became Progressive then locks down and doesn't change in 30 years. Vote for Soglin or Mini Soglin. Hope and change.
Raise taxes, run off retirees and young families. Max out bennies to teachers in contavention of the law, raise property taxes.
Force Diversity by importing a black minority. Check.
Pursue completely racialist policies. Check.
Be called racists. Check.
Demoralize police. Check.
Ah, Progressives.

Mar 26, 2015 08:58 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

A more appropriate movie to I am reminded of is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The inmates are running the asylum. Madistan will burn someday. Dave, you best join Miss Vicki in the exodus.

All liberals in Dane County should be required to watch Chris Rock's "How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police." He made this back when he was still funny. It is a common sense educational video. I guess that may stop the liberals from wanting to go view it.

I have contact with the police every day. They are the good guys. If you want common sense folks like me to feel prejudiced about you, go ahead and blame everything on the police.

Dave, not B

Mar 26, 2015 11:29 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Everyone needs to watch more movies. That a conservative would reference National Lampoon as a course of action for Madison just indicates the speed with which Madison is circling the drain. This post is little more than Blaska jumping up, Belushi-style, and yelling “Food fight!!!!” Let me take a crack:

Last winter’s armed home invasion gang rape and assault of that poor pregnant woman and her blind husband was basically the opening sequence from Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian horror thriller “A Clockwork Orange.” 40+ years ago, audiences were so shocked and horrified that the film was banned in places without a First Amendment, and given a X-rating here in the States. Here in Madison, this event was swept under the rug of systemic racism with the broom of white privilege. No shock. No horror. Madison had to tidy up for the White Privilege Conference.

“Alex and his droogs” have taken over Madison. That much is known. While the film is all about the response to violent dysfunctional criminal thugs, the film doesn’t offer much of a course of action to save Madison. We don’t have the Ludovico Technique at our disposal. We do, however, have prisons. We can build more. [A prison - as opposed to early parole - would have saved Tony Robison, just like it would have saved Alex DeLarge.] We don’t need a write-in campaign. We do not have to tolerate the Young & Gifted. We can get in their faces. Shout them down. Let them know they are not welcome. Maybe patrol our own streets and reclaim them.

That won’t happen unfortunately. [mini-]Soglin will be reelected so the community can “”start to heal.”” Kubrick [chillingly] foretold this in this scene:

(Brandi Grayson played by Malcolm McDowell and (mini-)Soglin played by Anthony Sharp.)

One-way conversation? LOL. What happened to my other posts Dave? The Remington 700 is common sense and reasonable. It needs to be heard!

- "Citizen Dave's Remington 700"

Mar 26, 2015 12:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

In keeping with the movie theme, I call to your attention the famous scene from Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" in which Peter Sellers, playing the role of the US President, shouts indignantly as a scuffle breaks out in the nuclear command center: "Gentleman, control yourselves! This is the War Room!" It's the same kind of disconnect I experienced when reading an account of the City Council sitting meekly silent while being berated by Warrior Princess and Scourge of White Privilege Brandi Grayson. The movie featured no character who spoke with the voice of reason (i.e., someone who could have forestalled the coming apocalypse). Luckily, we in Madison have that lone voice, Chief Koval. By all means, write in his name for mayor in the upcoming election if for no other reason than to let Soglin and Mini-Soglin know that not everyone is marching in lock-step to their liberal anthem.

Mar 26, 2015 06:58 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

In the People's Republic of Madison, the only electoral choices are "Lefter and Lefterer" (if we're going with movie references.

Mar 27, 2015 10:20 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dave, a fabulous idea to write in Chief Koval. Until you suggested it (and it should have been obvious...), I had been searching for a way to vote in the mayoral election but not give either "lefterer" candidate the satisfaction of showing mine as one of their votes. If Koval got a few thousand votes, it would definitely send a message...perhaps symbolic, but a good one nonetheless - sort of like that poor fellow that stood in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square - he did not have a chance of stopping the thing but his action surely must have caused some consternation by the ruling class and made them pay some attention to the freedom fighters. The image is one that we citizens of Madistan and freedom lovers around the world should use for motivation.

Unfortunately, my wife and I will be one of those couples that will seek to remove ourselves from Madistan once we make our last move to a new residence in retirement (our one unchangeable requirement is that it be outside the city of Madistan and the reaches of its school district. We plan to allow the lefterers to inherit the mess they have been, and will continue expensive school district that is simply incapable of improving itself because it is so pig-headed and union-run; mayors clawing over each other in order to find new ways to criticize the city's residents; tied up improvements and growth in the city because of its restrictive ordinances; and on and on. Sort of how Detroiters kept voting for idiots who fiddled while Detroit burned until their city was no longer capable of survival...

Ahh, Madistan...visions of large swaths of vacant buildings surrounded by community gardens. I won't miss you. But you will certainly miss my tax money.

Mar 27, 2015 01:10 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dane County Supervisor and self-appointed custodian of the City County Building, Peter--sorry, Leland-- Pan, was praised in a recent letter in the State Journal for opening the doors of the CCB to a mob protesting the death of Tony Robinson. He should be admired for his commitment to "the people" who are the true owners of the building, claims the letter writer (a resident of Madistan, needless to say). I wonder if Pan would have been so helpful if the protestors had been holding a Pro-Life rally or had been brandishing signs that read, "We Stand With Scott Walker." Liberal hypocrisy is certainly nothing new under the sun, but leave it to Madison liberals to elevate it to an art form.

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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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