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Sep 9, 201503:32 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Black lies matter

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Donald Trump is tapping a vein of bile over illegal immigration. But the far greater threat to this nation is the internecine carnage in America’s black, inner city neighborhoods. The candidate who faces this issue head-on deserves to be elected president; I don’t care if s/he is a Democrat.

The usual suspects will play the race card against that candidate. The grievance industry will employ the heckler’s veto. The mainstream news media will denounce him/her. Scott Walker, let’s see how unintimidated you really are.

Case in point: A University of Wisconsin executive says police should not arrest shoplifters at big box stores if those thieves are black.

“I just don’t think that they should be prosecuting cases ... for people who steal from Wal-Mart.”

Everett Mitchell, UW director of community relations, added that he didn’t believe big box stores should be using “the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices.”

Blaming “aggressive police practices” is liberal dog whistle for ignoring crime and social disorder. Who does that help? Not the perp, not the victim, not the neighborhood.

When The (Madison) Capital Times takes editorial notice (Read it and weep, but your comments are not allowed!) of the story broken by MediaTrackers, it is to excoriate his critics for their “racist backlash.”

Change the subject

Guilty white liberal Paul Fanlund, the editor of “Your Progressive Voice,” won’t argue the merits so he changes the subject. “In the end, the right wing will continue its attacks on UW, on its researchers, on its professors, and on its administrators. The frontal assault on public education and, more broadly, knowledge in all forms is central to the right-wing brand and will continue. It is what they do.”

Somehow, criticizing Mitchell’s racist statement is an attack on higher education!

All year long, the uber-progressive Capital Times has served as a megaphone for Brandi Grayson’s Young, Gifted and Black movement. Her Al Sharpton affinity group has demanded police out of black neighborhoods — the ones plagued by regularly occurring riots — the immediate release of black jail inmates, and taxpayer reparations. YGB scapegoated a white Madison police officer in the death of a biracial man high — and violent — on magic mushrooms before and after the officer was cleared after an investigation by Dane County’s biracial district attorney.

Young and Foolish is part of a nationwide Blame the Police First movement, known elsewhere as “Black Lives Matter.”

AKA “The great lie of the summer,” as Jason L. Riley calls it in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Black Lives Matter “was founded on one falsehood — that a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrender — and it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men.

The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that the Michael Browns are a much bigger threat to black lives than are the police.

… this movement is not about the fate of blacks per se but about scapegoating the police in particular, and white America in general, for antisocial ghetto behavior. It’s about holding whites to a higher standard than the young black men in these neighborhoods hold each other to. Ultimately, it’s a political movement, the inevitable extension of a racial and ethnic spoils system that helps Democrats get elected.


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Sep 9, 2015 04:17 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

What about Kaleem-"accounting irregularities"-Care and Pastor "Justified Anger" Dave?

Why do you shelter and coddle them? Aren't they related to Grayson anyways?

Their entire existence and livelihood revolves around exploiting animosity between the races and extorting money from whites. They are the "structural" burdens to overcome if there is ever to be a raceless society.

- "Citizen Dave's Remington 700"

Sep 10, 2015 05:49 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Madison reeks of "the soft bigotry of lower expectations."

Sep 10, 2015 02:35 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The ghetto? What is this, 1977?

Vox debunks the "Ferguson Effect" with data:

Folks, fair warning: When you see the words "some experts say", prepare for a doozy. Translate instead to "People I agree with say..."

Sep 11, 2015 10:52 am
 Posted by  Dave, not B

Fanlund likes to talk about right-wing vitriol but never talks about the vitriol coming from his own mouth, from Grayson, from Sharpton. He shows every day just how big a hypocrite he is.

Sep 11, 2015 12:26 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

If you weren't so devoutly Republican, you'd notice that YGB's message is strikingly similar to the tea party's. Don't tread on us. Give us the freedom to determine for ourselves our own limitations. Government, back off. How is the message any different from that rancher who wanted to keep grazing his cattle wherever he pleased? You were really hot on his unlawful protest, weren't you?

Oh wait, you weren't.

As with certain unions (anti teachers, pro police), Republicans like Blaska are not intellectually interested in the merits of these arguments, they're simply out to attack the groups who are unlikely to vote for Scott Walker. Same as it ever was in Politics, U.S.A.

Sep 12, 2015 08:31 am
 Posted by  David Blaska

"Government back off!"???? You mean to say, Police back off! How is that different from anything the Mafia, Hells Angels, the KKK, or ISIS might say? But that's the new YGB and Black Lives Matter* dogma: to hell with the victims of crime. ( * and that of their guilty white-privileged liberals)

Sep 14, 2015 02:37 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Oh, hey! I see what you did there! You took the V out of Lives to make it Lies!

Sep 14, 2015 06:53 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Sez here Bernie Sanders spoke at Liberty U. today. What would the equivalent be for your guy Scott? Any legitimate university? A technical college? A high school?

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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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