Judge Dredd, Meet the parents!

As parental advice, it’s up there with Ma Barker.

“You have to learn not to get caught,” the mother of the Michigan school shooter advised.

What is chilling is that as school counsellors met with the 15-year-old sophomore and his parents, the semi-automatic handgun — an early Christmas present (Sig Sauers ain’t cheap!) — was nested in the boy’s backpack in that very room. That afternoon, Ethan Crumbley came out of the can blazing. The toll: four dead, seven injured.

The kid may as well have announced his murderous intentions over the school loud speaker. That morning, he’s drawing bullets and blood. The day before, a teacher espied young Crumbley searching for ammo on his smartphone.

Mommie Dearest movie still

Mommie Dearest was no role model. She texted her boy, “LOL, I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught.” Four observations and a prescription:

1) So much for the assertion shared by the anarchists at Freedom Inc. and their enablers at Progressive Dane, Madison Teachers Inc. and The Capital Times: that counsellors can replace cops in school. For all the good it did at Oxford MI high school.

2) Some parents are just no damn good at parenting.

3) The school should have yanked young Crumbley then and there. But today’s Woke angst opposes expulsion.

4) It’s politically safer to assert all of the above because young Crumbley is white as Wonder Bread.

Counsel this! 

After being rousted out of hiding in a Detroit warehouse 45 miles south of Oxford MI Friday 12-03-21, Mom and Dad Crumbley have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. It’s unusual to charge parents, the lawyerly tell us.

Let’s fix that! Let’s make it the usual, with a twist of lemon— as common as a coffee break at a state office building. As regular as the taste tester at the Sunsweet prune juice bottler. As frequent as a car warranty solicitation.

If parents aren’t responsible for their minor offspring, who is? The Blaska Policy Werkes correspondence school teaches Accountability 101 for credit. (Easy terms available.)

→ Speaking of which, that Woke, low-bail district attorney in Milwaukee throws an underling under the bus, leaves her out to dry. Inexperienced? After 2½ years on the job? Overworked? Probably. What do overworked assistants do? They implement the boss’s polices on auto-pilot. 

•  The 13 year old who rolls a stolen car on Rimrock Road stoned on a school day morning? Charge the little bastard’s poor excuse for a parent(s) with a corresponding crime!

•  The 16 year old who administered a beatdown to the classmate outside of West high school? Charge his parental units, too. (More here.)

•  The 15 year old who stabbed another kid at the fast food place on Verona Road? Judge Dredd, Meet the Parents!

A little legislation, Mr. Speaker

Speaker Vos, draft legislation. No doubt, Democrats will blame global warming; the Woke will cry Racism! in a crowded classroom. The ACLU will challenge; one-term Gov. Tony Evers will veto. Good! A fight worth fighting!

Ultimately, some kids need to be yanked out of their dysfunctional cribs and placed in the fenced residential school we envision for the shuttered Oscar Mayer plant. (Explained here.) Litigating their guardians will expedite state guardianship. Maybe these poor souls can be turned around with a little tough counselling.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Parents besieging the school board over critical race theory aren’t the problem, Mr. Garland. At least they care.

How likely is this Great Idea?

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The biggest F*** U in history

Will that 2016 prediction be repeated?

The former Democrat(ic) governor of Montana — a state Donald Trump won with 57% of the vote in 2020 — is warning readers of the New York Times that they are electing Republicans.

After eight years as governor, Steve Bullock lost his bid for a Senate seat to a Republican last year. Today he describes his Democrat(ic) party as “coastal, overly educated, elitist, judgmental, socialist and …out of touch with the needs of the ordinary voter.”

Eliminating student loans isn’t a top-of-mind matter for the two-thirds of Americans lacking a college degree. Being told that climate change is the most critical issue our nation faces rings hollow if you’re struggling to make it to the end of the month. And the most insulting thing is being told what your self-interest should be.

Bullock does not address low bail, defund the police, critical race theory, porous borders, and boys in girls locker rooms. Even so, it’s pretty much what former Madison WI mayor Dave Cieslewicz has been saying for the past year. And what Virginia voters said last month. What? Another loaded gun in Madison schools? Blame Covid!

The ‘human molotov cocktail’

Just yesterday, former Dane County executive Jonathan Barry exposed the Werkes to a video he had heard farmers talking about late in the 2016 presidential campaign. It consists of a speech that documentary film maker Michael Moore gave warning his Democrat(ic) audience that Donald Trump was about to beat Hillary Clinton. Apparently, the Trump campaign seized upon the speech, edited it and overlayed it with their own video. Even so, it is a political gut punch.

You’ll understand why this 4:36-minute video didn’t air on broadcast or cable media. It’s called (in ALL CAPS): “TRUMP’S ELECTION WILL BE THE BIGGEST “F*** YOU” IN HISTORY.”

Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of Ford Motor executives and said, “If you close these factories as you’re planning to do in Detroit and build them in Mexico, I’m going to put a 35 percent tariff on those cars when you send them back and nobody’s going to buy them.” It was an amazing thing to see. No politician, Republican or Democrat, had ever said anything like that to these executives, and it was music to the ears of people in Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — the ‘Brexit states.’”

Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting, and that’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump. He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for, the human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Montana’s Steve Bullock encourages his fellow Democrats to: “Get out of the cities and you will learn we have a libertarian streak, with a healthy distrust of government. We listen when folks talk about opportunity and fairness, not entitlements. We expect government to play a role in our having a fair shot at a better life, not solve all our problems.”

In other words, Steve Bullock is saying Vote Republican!

Can Republicans prevail without Trump’s baggage?

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When are progressives going to ‘police their own communities’?

Maybe when pigs fly?

Campaigning to defund police, derail the jail, get cops out of schools, and reimagine public safety, the Woke folk hereabouts contend that they could better police their own communities.

They can start any time as far as the Werkes are concerned. Sooner the better! What are they waiting for?

After the 11-08-21 riot at East high school, Freedom Inc. renewed its demand to end policing:

Police are actually a major disrupting force in black and other communities. … Like the slave patrols that preceded them, the police serve as overseers to control black communities and displace black students into prisons, poverty and other forms of systemic violence. …  It is our duty to ensure that black youth have power over the ways in which accountability and safety flows in our communities. …  The solution is for the most impacted youth, parents, and trusted adults to have control over their schools.

Instead, they want to empty the jails!

In the past week:

•  A 13 year old boy crashes stolen car on Beltline before school day starts, already high on mary jane. Flees. Dogs track him down.

•  High schooler beats the bejeepers out out of classmate just outside of West high school. (More here.)

•  Teenage girl arrested for tasing other teenage roller skaters in a brawl involving 250 — most of them unsupervised kids.

•  Guy out on yet another low-bail/no bail with seven open felony cases from 2021 alone shoots a driver of an SUV at an east-side convenience store, drags the body out and drives off to create additional mayhem.

The missing tape

Where is Nixon’s secretary when you need her? Wisconsin Right Now reports

There is no recording or transcript of the controversial hearing in which Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks was released on $1,000 bail. Milwaukee County blames “technical issues” or “human error.”

Speaking of Kyle Rittenhouse … It is encouraging that even the readers of The Nation regard Elie Mystal as something of a joke. That progressive publication’s chief legal racist writes, “Kyle Rittenhouse has gotten away with murder— as predicted. It is our white justice system working as intended.” A reader of The Nation (John Nichols’ day job) corrected Mystal’s many mysterious mistakes, pointing out that:

•  Rosenbaum tried to take Rittenhouse’s gun.

•  Prosecution witness Grosskreutz testified that he pointed his pistol at Rittenhouse. (Grosskreutz was himself in possession of an illegal gun, but unlike Rittenhouse was not charged.)

•  Huber struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard.

“All this happened in a matter of seconds. Kyle Rittenhouse was on the ground and under assault,” the reader commented. As of 11-30-21, that comment critical of Mystal received 382 upvotes and only 42 disagreements. Remarkable, considering only The Nation subscribers can comment. 

→ NBC News was, indeed, dogging the jury’s van. (Jonathan Turley’s scoop here.)

Readers of The Nation have more sense than the Washington Post’s Ruben Navarrette. “Whatever happened to accountability?” he asked, syndicated in Monday’s WI State Journal. “Rittenhouse’s acquittal means no one is held accountable … Actions do have consequences.” Mr. Navarette strikes a noble pose: “People have to own up to bad decisions.” 

Blaska’s Bottom Line: You want accountability? We’ll give you accountability! Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz could have left Rittenhouse alone. They could have stayed home. They chose to attack him. They paid for their bad decisions.

Are progressive writers out of touch with their own audience?

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In re: Abortion

If you think our politics is boiling over now …!

The U.S. Supreme Court today begins hearing arguments on an abortion case arising from the state of Mississippi.

We’re 48 years removed from Roe v. Wade, the court decision that overturned law in the states to find a right hidden in the “penumbra” of the Constitution. If that seems like a long time, consider Brown v Board of Education overturned “separate but equal” 58 years after Plessy v Ferguson 1896.

The Head Groundskeeper herein professes his pro-life credentials, achieved not by his Catholic religion, nor by the marvels of science but by logic alone. To the question of when does human life begin? he reasons thusly: at the beginning.

A brief for the court

Medical science has converted other non-believers. Two-pound “preemies” delivered after 22 weeks gestation are surviving — well before the third trimester (28 weeks) when Roe permits states to ban abortion. (More here.) The contested Mississippi statute prohibits abortions after 15 weeks. Embryonic babies have a detectable heartbeat at six weeks.

Blowing retreat

Although the Supremes are not expected to decide before June 2022, the “abortion access correspondent” for The Nation is already ululating. She blames lack of state-level political organizing. (Progressives are always “organizing.”) That’s a tacit acknowledgment that Roe did, indeed, improperly expropriate the legislative process. The author neglects to factor in the shrill, hectoring, finger-wagging of taxpayer-financed, abortion-on-demand hellions.

Over at MSNBC, Ari Melber is blaming that reliable, all-purpose villain: men. Mississippi’s legislature is 83% male (Wisconsin is 69% male — about the national average.) He neglects to mention that the Mississippi state attorney general litigating the case is female.

Not ‘Our bodies, ourselves’

We yield the floor to Ross Douthat in the New York Times to address the morality of abortion:

There is no way to seriously deny that abortion is a form of killing. At a less advanced stage of scientific understanding, it was possible to believe that the embryo or fetus was somehow inert or vegetative until so-called quickening, months into pregnancy. But we now know the embryo is not merely a cell with potential, like a sperm or ovum, or a constituent part of human tissue, like a skin cell. Rather, a distinct human organism comes into existence at conception, and every stage of your biological life, from infancy and childhood to middle age and beyond, is part of a single continuous process that began when you were just a zygote.  

There is a burden of proof on the pro-choice side to explain why in this case taking another human life is acceptable, indeed a protected right itself. …

Douthat addresses the socio-economic issue:

If there were an integral and unavoidable relationship between abortion and female equality, you would expect … fewer abortions, diminished abortion access, to track with a general female retreat from education and the workplace. But no such thing has happened: Whether measured by educational attainment, managerial and professional positions, breadwinner status or even political office holding, the status of women has risen in the same America where the pro-life movement has (modestly) gained ground.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Hold onto your MAGA caps! The court’s June 2022 decision comes in the midst of state and congressional election campaigns.

Can Republicans prevail without Trump’s baggage?

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Progressives blamed the gun, now they blame the car

The mother of all SUVs!

Defendants in criminal trials are permitted to offer alternative theories to the crime. Maybe the public defenders for Darrell Brooks will blame Elon Musk and his self-driving software for the carnage in Waukesha. For awhile, his Teslas were driving into police squad cars. Sounds like the Twilight Zone. 

If so, the career criminal will have the support of the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris news media. National Review took notice with “The curious case of the Waukesha ‘killer car:”

CNN on Sunday 11-28-21 took its ignorance of facts one step further in reporting that Waukesha “will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.”

The Washington Post took a similar phantom-car perspective, writing in a tweet: “Here’s what we know so far on the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy caused by a SUV.

NR notes that the progressive press wrote in the active tense and listed the subject by name who drove his car through that Charlottesville VA protest.

Killer car

The New York Post explains:

There’s a reason that MSNBC and CNN and CBS refer to it as merely a “parade crash” and quickly move on to other news. … There’s a reason that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have not prejudged the violent, racist, BLM-supporting career criminal charged with murder. … They are burying the Waukesha story because it threatens the very core of the progressive revolution convulsing the country: criminal-justice “reform.”

But not ‘public safety’?

Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, Democrat, shared the stage 03-11-21 with notorious San Francisco D.A. Chesa Boudin. Subject: the “Progressive Prosecutor movement.” (Source here.)

Anyone dispute that San Francisco has become a dystopia? The scion of 1960s’ Weather Underground criminals reads out of the Woke progressive playbook, blaming poverty, wealth inequality and unmet needs. “The result has been an increase in crime so sharp that San Francisco’s liberal residents are … supporting a recall of Mr. Boudin, with a vote set for June 2022,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

He has emptied the jails back onto the streets of San Francisco’s — inmate population is one-quarter what it was just two years ago. WSJ reports “More than half of all offenders, and three-quarters of the most violent ones, who are released from jail before trial commit new crimes.”

→ “Chisholm’s dangerous proteges” 

→ We count 5 felony and 1 misdemeanor bail jumpings on Trevon Adams’ rap sheet. He’s the guy arrested for the whacking at a gas station just east of Madison on Milwaukee Street.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: It’s not just John Chisholm. Wisconsin RightNow names the eight who share responsibility for putting Darrell Brooks back on the streets. They include Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul. Like the court commissioner who set one of the low bails; he formerly managed the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission.

Can Republicans prevail without Trump’s baggage?

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Jussie faces justice — why not Althea?

Chicago’s hoaxer being tried on criminal charges;
Madison’s fabulator gets off scot free!

Jussie Smollett goes on trial today to answer for the hoax he (O.K., “allegedly”) pulled in Chicago back in January 2019. His story (and he’s sticking to it): the black TV actor went out for a submarine sandwich in 20-below zero weather after midnight but was assaulted by two white men who poured bleach on him and wrapped a noose around his neck. Which he conveniently wore into the police station.

The City of Chicago expended thousands of hours investigating Smollett’s fable; the city’s reputation was besmirched, Smollett poisoned race relations throughout the nation.

Smollett is charged with six low-level felonies — but only after Cook County’s Woke district attorney originally refused to prosecute. Chicago’s police union demanded a second look; a judge appointed a special prosecutor.

Althea's response
Still lying!

Would that Madison’s police union showed the same spine! The Emerald City has its own faker, 18-year-old Althea Bernstein. 

Burning with victim envy

On the June 2020 night that Capitol statues were torn down and city hall firebombed, the biracial woman concocted her own “Juicey Smo-lee-yay.” Four white “frat boys” squirted lighter fluid into the open window of her car whilst stopped for a red light at the intersection of State and Gorham Streets. Except that downtown Madison is on camera 24/7 and no evidence of the assault could be found.

U.S. Attorney Scott Blader concluded:

After a thorough investigation into the events of June 24, 2020, including extensive interviews, exhaustive review of traffic and surveillance video, and expert review of digital and forensic evidence, federal investigators determined that there is insufficient evidence to prove that a violation of any federal criminal statute occurred. Further, after reviewing all available evidence, authorities could not establish that the attack, as alleged by the complainant, had occurred.

We reproduced video of Ms. Bernstein driving through the intersection unmolested. Not even a red light. As we said then, Althea Bernstein cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars on a wild goose chase. “The Madison Police Department dedicated significant resources to this case,” acting Police Chief Vic Wahl said in October 2020.

Who’s got ‘privilege’?

Victor Davis Hanson makes the same point about Kenosha and Waukesha: why were the four who attacked Kyle Rittenhouse not locked up? “All four whom Rittenhouse fired at … had lengthy arrest records. Three were convicted felons; the fourth had a long arrest record.”

Rittenhouse was held on $2 million bail while Darrell Brooks was released on paltry bail! 

An alien from Mars who examined Brooks’s life of crime, his recent violence, and the ease with which he was serially let loose upon the public might have concluded some sort of “privilege” as the cause of exemption. 

In Kenosha the media and the Left ginned up race when there was no such component in the trial. But in Waukesha they kept largely silent when there clearly was racial hatred — given Brooks’ own record of anti-white and anti-Semitic venom. 

We said then that “Althea’s story that was never plausible” except to those — like Mayor Satya, The Capital Times, and other progressives — who put their faith in endemic white racism. Madison’s Woke insomniacs ought to ponder why so many social justice warriors feel they must concoct white hate crimes.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Dane County does not prosecute our own, local racial arsonist because she identifies as a black victim. Simple as that. Madison has its own John Chisholms.

Why isn’t Madison justice color blind?

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