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Oct 21, 201312:43 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Soglin proves no enemies on the left, only co-conspirators

Imagine the mayor of a city welcoming into his town a man who tried to kill police officers, elected officials, and the men and women who serve in our military.

That is what the mayor of Madison, Wis., did last week in welcoming the unrepentant bomber Bill Ayers. Remember that, Madison police officers and Dane County sheriff’s deputies. Remember that, property owners and civil libertarians alike.

Wisconsin Watchdog reporter Ryan Ekvall nails it:

The 1960s and ’70s leftists who bombed government buildings and killed Americans were less damaging than the partial federal government shutdown — so said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, introducing Vietnam War-era domestic terrorist Bill Ayers at a speaking engagement Thursday in Madison.

What Republicans did in legally shutting down a small portion of the federal government for a few weeks was far more painful “to the American people than anything that any of us were capable of doing in the late 1960s and ‘70s,” said Soglin.

Get it? Democratically elected public officials who warn that the bus is headed over the fiscal cliff — they’re the real terrorists. Such is the dedication of the totalitarian left to government — not as a means but as the end purpose.

Soglin, at left, and his doppelganger Joe Stalin both supported terrorism.

This is moral relativism served cold. According to Soglin, Bill Ayers’ attempted bombings of police stations, military balls, and the Pentagon rank somewhere below Son of Sam, Captain Nidal Malik Hasan’s rampage at Fort Hood, and perhaps the Boston Marathon bombers — we’re only guessing — but certainly more justifiable than Republicans refusing to reset the government’s financial circuit breaker until some fiscal reforms are in place.

Paul would have to tell us who died in the (very partial) government shutdown.

Such is the poverty of their ideas, Soglin’s and Ayers’, that when they cannot persuade they must coerce — with terror, if necessary. This he has in common with the drunken brownshirts in the beer halls, the party purgers, the show trial prosecutors.

Ekvall further relates that an FBI informant who infiltrated Ayers’ Weather Underground said the group discussed “eliminating 25 million” Americans who were unlikely to be “re-educated” after the communist-sympathizing organization overthrew the government. But Paul Ryan is the criminal?

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Oct 21, 2013 01:27 pm
 Posted by  Leo

Obviously, controlling spending, taxes and deficit spending is the new heinous white collar crimes. It's just a shame that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was executed before our mayor could invite him to Madison to receive the key to the city. But I think Terry Nichols is still alive and may one day be available for public appearances after he's released from prison.

Oct 21, 2013 11:27 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I believe the preferred expression on the Left is, "You can't make an omelette without cracking a few [million] eggs."

Oct 22, 2013 07:18 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Ohmygod, Dave, you made me shoot coffee out my nose with the Soglin-Stalin photo. Hilarious! Points for creativity! But a little hard to take seriously. Am I an Uncle Joe acolyte, or merely someone who doesn't see the world in terms of black and white (or red!) as you conservatives love to do? I know how you'll vote.

Oct 22, 2013 08:58 am
 Posted by  David Blaska

We poor, knuckle-dragging conservatives certainly cannot see all the nuances like Bill Ayers can. "Roofing nails or ball bearings? That is the question." Talk about black and white and, of course, red -- when his bombs do what they're supposed to do.

Oct 22, 2013 12:11 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

OK, fine Dave, you got me to do a little reading about Bill Ayers and I'm even even less impressed with you and the teabaggers' screeching about him than I suspected I'd be. (I know trying to respond to you on this is an exercise in futility, but...) Yes, as a leader in the SDS and Weatherman he advocated violence to protest the Vietnam war and had a hand in bombing some government property, but he never advocated injuring or killing anyone, nor did. (Of course that doesn't always work out, just ask Karlton Armstrong.) But, "Roofing nails or ball bearings?" Not exactly an honest question, but it is the inflammatory hyperbole one can expect from knuckle-draggers looking for any far-fetched link to smear the Prez. Which IS the point.

Oct 23, 2013 06:44 am
 Posted by  David Blaska

Setting off bombs in populated places "doesn't always work out, just ask Karlton Armstrong." PRICELESS! Liberal moral relativism distilled to its essence! (FYI: It was a nail bomb that Ayers devised that killed his own compatriots in a NYC townhouse.) You are indeed a liberal piece of work!

Oct 23, 2013 07:02 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Hm. Whatever, Dave, don't pee your pants because I prefer understatement to wild exaggeration. You are indeed...your own piece of work. I'll take liberal moral relativism to unbending wing-nuttery any day.
As I said, futility.

Oct 24, 2013 05:58 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

AnonyBob, you just showed us the typical liberal belief: "I" am more important than anyone else. "I" want to save the rain forest. "I" believe in global warming. "I" don't care if everyone else gets blown to smithereens as long as "I" am safe and warm in my co-op and can write insane posts.

Dave, not B

Oct 24, 2013 09:51 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat


You set up a false dichotomy. You do NOT take liberal moral relativism to blah, blah, and finally blah. You DO take it over fact, logic or any kind of honesty. It is immediately apparent when you have no basis to your argument besides pique and emotion.

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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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