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Nov 20, 201511:00 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Radical Islam and its useful, peace-at-any-price idiots

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Did we say this is a world war? Now Mali.

Still gagging over Hillary’s comment at the Las Vegas debate that Republicans were her number one enemies, not ISIS or (we can say it) radical Islam.

Democrats at their last presidential debate, especially Martin O’Baltimore, kept brapping for “better intel.” Where was once-again Senate candidate Russ Feingold on intelligence gathering? Struggling young writer Christian Schneider points out that:

Just six weeks after al-Qaida terrorists took down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 of 2001, the U.S. Senate passed the “Patriot Act,” a bill that expanded the intelligence-gathering capabilities of the federal government. … Feingold became the only senator out of 97 to vote against the bill — a fact he has touted proudly and repeatedly ever since.

… Feingold was back this week calling for better funding and more focus on intelligence gathering in the wake of last Friday’s terrorist attack on Paris. … It wouldn’t be the first time he’s tried to rewrite the past.

Feingold wrapped his opposition to the Patriot Act in the same Constitution he shredded with his landmark campaign finance bill, which outlawed political speech from disfavored speakers 60 days before an election, thankfully overturned by the Supreme Court.

Speaking of Martin O’Malley, he has his paw out for public financing to subsidize his going-nowhere campaign. Uncle Foolish will give him $48 million because no one else will give him a dime. That’s Campaign Finance Reform (aka: socialized politics) for you!

Get a load of this peace idiot:

“We grieve with France over the loss of life and over the terror that has gripped the nation. However, [you knew a “however” was coming, didn’t you?] living with that kind of fear is the constant reality for many people in the Middle East, with drones flying overhead and soldiers and mercenaries occupying the land. I think about the ... people living in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen whose lives are no more than “collateral damage” to the U.S. government, people who are being murdered with total disregard for their humanity. ... We have known for a long time that our government’s drone warfare program in the Middle East is both immoral and illegal ...” — by Joy First, “Madison peace activist.”

Blame the United States first. Of course, this kind of tripe finds a willing buyer at The Capital Times, in-kind campaign donors to the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns.

Memes from our liberal … acquaintances

Credit: Tim Donovan

Meme 1: Shame on conservatives like (future president) Paul Ryan. Joseph and Mary were Middle Eastern refugees in Bethlehem. No, Luke (no last name) tells us they were reporting for census to their ancestral family home. The motels were full, not that they were much better than the livestock shed.

The other is the shameful refusal of several nations, the U.S. included, to accept a ship of Jewish refugees in 1939. Major difference: no one suspected, nor was there any reason to suspect, that the Jews were harboring Nazi saboteurs.

“There was no international conspiracy of German Jews in the 1930s attempting to carry out daily attacks on civilians on several continents. No self-identifying Jews in the early 20th century were randomly massacring European citizens in magazine offices and concert halls,” the National Review recalls.

Meme 2: The Constitution prohibits discriminating against immigrants by national origin. “There is no right to emigrate [sic] to the United States. And the fact that one comes from a country or territory ravaged by war does not, by itself, make one an asylum candidate.” Andrew C. McCarthy in the National Review. His article is titled “Refugee ‘Religious Test’ Is ‘Shameful’ and ‘Not American’ … Except that Federal Law Requires It.” Under U.S. statutory law, religious persecution is one of the grounds for granting asylum. (H/T Anne of Althouse.)

Meme 3: Funny how “climate change” doesn’t cause Christians or Jews to become terrorists.

Meme 4 retort: From Facebook: “Amazing how liberals can detect the motives of everyone except militant Islamists who don’t make it a secret.”

Some bipartisanship — Cut John Kerry some slack. He said at least there was a “rationale” for the radical Islamic killings at Charlie Hedbo in January: a kind of tit for tat that was lacking in Friday the 13th terror in Paris. He didn’t say he agreed with that rationale.

Forget it, Jake. It’s Dane County — Dane County wants more Syrian refugees, no vetting needed. The Dane County Board voted last night 31–2 in favor. The two courageous votes belong to Ronn Ferrell and Mike Willett. Absent: de Felice, O’Loughlin, Salov, and Solberg. Dave Ripp and Bill Clausius voted in favor. Both should know better.


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Nov 20, 2015 12:21 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Now that a majority of governors have said no to Obama's proposed re-settlement of Syrian "refugees" (as has the US House of Reps in a veto-proof vote), it's time to plan for what happens when the feds decide to ship them in anyway. My suggestion is to set up a network of armed citizens who will be willing to show up anywhere and everywhere said refugees appear and "escort" them back across the state border--by whatever means necessary.

Nov 20, 2015 01:03 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Wow. I think this blog, along with the anonymous comment at 12:21 pm on Nov. 20, have finally punched through the wall of sanity. You're really calling those you disagree with "idiots"?

Nov 20, 2015 04:46 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

October job growth is always inflated due to seasonal hires in retail and delivery sectors (lots of UPS jobs due to Amazon packages). If Scott Walker gets credit for the October growth, does he also get blame when those jobs vaporize in January?

Nov 22, 2015 09:35 am
 Posted by  AnonyBob

Nice work, Dave. Anony 12:21's short-on-logic call to armed vigilantes and mob rule is the logical outcome of your (and the Right's) xenophobia. If the Syrians show up we can just subject them to pogroms, they worked. You're lucky the Bohunks coming to Wisconsin in an earlier era didn't have to deal with you and your fans. But, at least they were white and Christian, I guess.
And, employers adding jobs seldom issue press releases? Really? I seem to see them on WisPolitics, among other places. Especially since it's such rare news in Walker and GOP-run Wisconsin. They've really put the state in the toilet in their quest for raw, total political control. I now live in a Red state with a booming economy, so I'm not saying that GOP control automatically dooms an economy, it's that Wisconsin's Walker and GOP legislators are corrupt and shockingly inept at placing the greater good above their donors' demands.
We are, however, in agreement that young Christian Schneider struggles as a writer.

Nov 22, 2015 11:22 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska's best line ever: "Forget it, Jake. It's Dane County."

Nov 22, 2015 01:10 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The terrorists who attacked the hotel in Mali asked their hostages to recite a passage from the Koran: if they could, they lived; if they couldn't, they died. How's that for a "religious test"? Now liberals are whining (well, when aren't they?) about how excluding Syrian refugees goes against American "values" while Obama--America's answer to Neville Chamberlain--sermonizes about how deplorable it would be to deny shelter in the U.S. to all those "widows and orphans" from Syria. How come we never see statistics on the demographics of the people pouring into Europe (and poised to do so here)? Single young men of combat age far outnumber the widows and orphans just as economic refugees far outnumber those fleeing violence. Does any of this matter to the "useful idiots" (way too polite a term) in charge of protecting our country?

Nov 23, 2015 12:03 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Fundamental Extremist Islamic terrorists want infidels dead or converted so they can implement a fascist state of Islamic rule. The problem with trying to fight these folks is we end up implementing our own fascist state that is equally extreme like creating a database on all Muslims or deporting all government sees unfit.

Not sure I like either option but how do you stop these folks without alienating an entire group of people. I think these are the types of philosophical questions we need to ask ourselves.

Nov 23, 2015 12:08 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The logical way to fight religious warriors is by also being religious warriors? That makes zero sense. It takes 2 years to get asylum in the U.S. It seems that now would be a time for reflection and intelligent discussion as opposed to heat of the moment hatred. But whatever rubs your itch.

Nov 23, 2015 01:28 pm
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Hey AnonyBob!
Lions and tigers and bears.
Oh my!

Nov 23, 2015 05:55 pm
 Posted by  AnonyBob

That's your party, Expat. Own it like a big boy.

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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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