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Mar 31, 201407:41 AMBlaska's Bring It!

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Madison remains peaceful (and inspired!) after white privilege conference

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For real, I was exhausted Sunday after Saturday night’s Bo and Co.’s epic battle with the Arizona hoopsters. One point! I’d be a wreck. Wait a minute, I AM a wreck.

Charles Barkley is barely articulate but manages to say more than most commentators. He got it right by switching his allegiance to Bucky and drawing up a chalkboard at halftime, with the Badgers down, that read: “Kaminsky, Kaminsky, Kaminsky.” Profound Thought #2: Does Bo know just the right time to be assessed a technical foul?

The Sunday New York Times showed how the Badger basketball team spends its time between games: studying! Yes, Wisconsin produces true student-athletes.

Meanwhile (signaling abrupt change of subject) at The Capital Times, Patricia Schneider punched her first-class ticket on that high-speed, white liberal guilt train. She writes:

Despite some “noise” on white supremacist websites and controversy over public funds spent to register local public workers and students, the conference, which seeks to educate participants about the workings of institutional racism, got off to a smooth start.

Yes, Patricia Schneider, the white privilege conference went according to plan. No fire bombings. No burning crosses. No bullwhips cracking, thank you Neil Young. The Tea Party kept their guns in their holsters. The posse stayed home. The skinheads remained in their bunkers, the rednecks remained in their meth labs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton canceled their flights to Dane County Regional Airport.

The conference went according to plan. Liberals got a spring tune-up of their guilty consciences. They’re feeling mighty pleased with themselves. The Grievance Industry collected another payday. A few months down the road, taxpayers will be stupefied by some race-based proposal for this set-aside or that special dispensation. Some want the Madison schools to apply a racial filter to student discipline. Next, will high school hockey be declared too white-centric?


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Mar 31, 2014 08:38 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

If someone could invent a way to harness the inexhaustible supply of misplaced liberal guilt as an energy source, they would become a billionaire overnight and America's energy needs would be met for the next 250 years. All you would need to prime the pump for this hand wringing energy dynamo would be to put enough liberals in front of TV screens showing CNN, MS-NBC, The View, and other assorted propaganda vehicles of liberal fiction.

Mar 31, 2014 09:22 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

huh ??????

Apr 1, 2014 04:30 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Liberals feel bad about themselves and project this on their community, their country and the world and find them all pretty bad. Then they congratulate themselves on their sensitivity and can decry a conservative as apathetic. Liberals feel bad and believe everyone else should as well. It is much easier to struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and global warming then to reform one's own personal failings. It is much easier to march and dialogue and meet than to educate one child.

Apr 1, 2014 04:34 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Look Madison! A new paving stone on the Road To Hell! Can you read it? It says, "White Guilt Coference". The next paving stone is on order, It will read, "Reparations".

Apr 1, 2014 08:15 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska calls the widely beloved and immensely popular Charles Barkley "barely articulate" and then trumpets the self-aggrandizing Milwaukee County Sheriff.

Who's living in a reality-based world these days, Dave?

As for the WPC: Black kids in this city are NOT being educated, cared for, boosted or even told they can succeed. Who's guilty of that? White people. Should they not confront the role they play in this?

This blog has turned into nifty little tweets of outrage.

Apr 1, 2014 09:09 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

If someone could invent a way to harness the tired right wing ideology of not coming up with any solutions except to blame liberals into an energy source they would become a billionaire overnight and America's energy needs would be met for the next 250 years.

Apr 3, 2014 06:32 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

It should have been called the Liberal White Guilt Conference. As a conssrvative, I understand that blacks (and other minorities) are just as intelligent and capable as whites. Only liberals think they are less capable than whites.

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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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