Fit Hillary for a GPS ankle bracelet!

Harry Winston designed, of course!

Aside from Adam Kinzinger and a certain sassy congress gal from Wyoming, few have been as critical of the “Stop the Steal” urban myth as the Head Groundskeeper here at the Werkes. (We have too many friends as it is.)

In the interest of fairness (to which we pay lip service) and the historical record (which is more transient than an Etch-a-Sketch) we should note that the Democrat(ic) party spent four years trying to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency. Two impeachments didn’t take. The second impeachment manager, U.S. Rep.Jamie Raskin, was among the seven Dems voting to deny the 2016 electoral college results.

So don’t get all Sunday morning preachy on respecting election results, my progressive …. acquaintances (for they are our acquaintances).

From out of the past comes John “Bull” Durham, federal prosecutor. Mention of his name is like hearing that Andy Williams is still performing at Branson MO. After two years of sifting the outdoor sandbox, Bull Durham has surfaced with an actual, honest-to-Gawd criminal indictment! No, not of Hillary. No, not Comey, Brennan, or Clapper. Not Tinker to Evers to Chance. It’s someone no one has ever heard of!

But it is — sez here — the camel’s nose under the tent (to coin a phrase). Doing the perp walk is a guy named Sussman. (WHO?) Michael Sussman. (Oh!) Charged this week, only because the clock was ticking on that statue of limitations thing. (Which the Black Student Union has not demanded be removed. So far. What? It’s “statute”? Never mind.)

Hillary for Prison

The plot, it thickens 

This Sussman character was working for a law firm (Perkins Coie, who did the Al Gore election challenge) mouthpiece for the notorious Clinton Syndicate (one of the five families of New York). Was passing dirty doss-ee-yaze about Trump peeing on Vladimir Putin at a bathhouse in Minsk.

We’re boiling this cabbage down for the upcoming Mystery Science Theater episode but you get the idea. Sussman lied about his affiliation to the FBI which, being a former federal prosecutor himself, he should know not to do but may have thought why should he be the only guy in Washington telling the truth. And you wonder why Republicans are cynical; 63% of Repulicans think Joe Biden’s victory was fraudulent, according to this poll taken in June. Even the New York Times is forced to report:

Supporters of Mr. Trump have long been suspicious of Perkins Coie. On behalf of Democrats, [one of their lawers] commissioned a research firm, Fusion GPS, to look into Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia. That resulted in the so-called Steele dossier, a notorious compendium of rumors about Trump-Russia ties. The FBI cited some information from the dossier in botched wiretap applications.

Some of the questions that Mr. Durham’s team has been asking in recent months … suggest he has been pursuing a theory that the Clinton campaign used Perkins Coie to submit dubious information to the FBI about Russia and Mr. Trump in an effort to gin up investigative activity to hurt his 2016 campaign.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: In plain language, the Clinton campaign weaponized the federal surveillance system in an attempt to throw the 2016 election. Where have you heard that before?! (Here, dammit!) A fact hidden by Robert Mueller’s team of cover-up artists. (Mueller makes Uncle Joe Biden look electric wired!)

We’ve got the T-shirt back from Klinke’s Cleaners: Hillary for Prison, now!

When will Biden pardon Hillary?

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The Werkes is laughing AT you

… and with you!

Norm MacDonald was one of our most subversive comedians. No wonder David Letterman loved him so much. For his “Weekend Update” segment, Norm wanted to display the famous photo of that crying little girl in Vietnam, burned naked by napalm.

Norm’s comment over the photograph: “Woody Allen is dating again.”

SNL vetoed. His best O.J. Simpson line?

“What was the last thing Ron Goldman ever said?”

” ‘Hey, aren’t you O.J. Simpson?’ “

See how Norm trashes a movie that another talk show guest is trying to promote. That’s on Conan O’Brien (wish had watched more of his show) in 1997.

We close with some gentler humor found on a bike ride through Commonwealth Avenue in the Monroe-Dudgeon neighborhood.

AKA: whimsy

Blaska Bottom Line: Don’t watch late night comedy shows any more for two reasons: I’m in bed by then and they’re just not funny.

Who makes YOU laugh these days?

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Key kids! Insurrection is constitutional!

 It’s fraud when we lose!

The indentured servants here at Blaska Stately Manor are sitting out the big protest 09-18-21 in Washington D.C. (Lawn needs mowing.) Saturday is when what’s left of the insurrectionist movement will demand “justice” for the 639 heroes now being prosecuted for the January 6 attempted takeover of the nation’s Capitol. We are tempted to say something about being careful for what one wishes but let’s move on.

No word yet on whether #45 will address the crowd, encouraging them to “fight like hell,” “take [their] country back,’ “stay strong,” and (wink, wink) “be peaceful.”

The former one-term President who never could win a majority of the electorate is still crying “We Wuz Robbed.” At New York City fire houses on the 20th anniversary of 9/11! Now THAT is some serious chutzpah!

At least #45 did not bellow into a bullhorn that the people who robbed him would hear from all of us soon.

Reports say Capitol Police are prepared (this time). Fencing is going up, so bring your wire cutters along with your zip ties and nooses, patriots! Nancy Pelosi is chugging down her best Napa Valley vintages, lest they be liberated by the hoi polloi who put ice cubes in their cabernet sauvignon.

Who will step into the clown shoes of the horned QAnon Shaman? 

Larry Elder for Relief Factor

Oh sure, Larry has occasional aches & pains.
But how many candidates can make this claim?

Sore loser man

Trump, as he was in Georgia, is proving toxic to our beloved Republican brand. In California, Gavin Newsom was a gone governor until wonder pill pitchman and Trump apologist Larry Elder emerged from a scrum of 46 Republican challengers. Today is the final day of voting and Elder is already celebrating defeat. Never too soon to cry “fraud,” as his website already claims, according to The Dispatch.

“Does anybody really believe the California recall election isn’t rigged?” Trump said Monday 09-13-21. That’s the only way that political juggernaut Larry Elder could lose an election for governor of California!

Low-hanging fruit even for Uncle Joe Biden: “You either keep Gavin Newsom as your governor or you’ll get Donald Trump.”

U.S. Constitution

A legal coup

The keyboard warriors are prepping for the big day, Saturday. Trending now on social media: Did you know the Constitution gives us the right to overturn the government? We’ll cut the civics class dropouts some slack. They mean the Declaration of Independence. At one point, it reads:

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

This was the Founders’ rationale for cleaving from George 3. Worked then but not at Appomattox four score and nine years later. Maybe this time? The Michigan Militia confronts General Milley, his arms folded. The head Proud Boy whips out the Declaration of Independence.

“Sez here you’ve got to step aside and let us hang Mike Pence!
Whatcha gonna do about it?”

General Milley stands down, frustrated like Captain McCloskey at the hospital when Tom Hagen shows up with licensed guards and threatens a show-cause court order in the morning.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Want to flummox our constitutional survivalists? Ask them with what new government do they anticipate replacing the one the Founders created?

Anyone heard from Maricopa County lately?

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A little bit of this and that on a mid-September Monday

3.0 inches of rain this morning at the Werkes!

America continues to self-segregate based on politics. Trump supporters are harassed in most Madison WI neighborhoods. Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest election integrity legislation.

Now good progressives are vacating Texas over its weird end-around Roe v. Wade. A loyal reader named Bill informs the Werkes that the Salesforce company is offering to relocate its Texas employees to more abortion-friendly states. The City of Chicago ran a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News to lure employers. (More here.) The irony is thicker than a grievance studies syllabus: Escape the supposed tyranny of Texas in favor of the shooting gallery that is Chicago!

Problem is, you’re four times more likely to be murdered in Chicago as in Texas. Then again, abortion supporters are not pro-life, are they!

Crime scene

Resistance to Defund the Police grows

Last week we reported that the Meadowood neighborhood association here on the SW side of Madison formally petitioned the City to defy Mayor Satya and maintain police presence at current or greater strength.

Now an “Eastside Neighborhood Safety Conversation” is scheduled for Thursday 09-30-21 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Road. Organizer Connie Panten Kim Richman writes:

In the past 2 weeks in Madison, a 17 year old and a 20 year old were murdered. Shots are being fired and vehicles are stolen almost daily. Groups in stolen vehicles are cruising our residential streets, trying to gain entry into cars, hoping to find keys, and eventually get into our homes. When we lock every door and window, we wonder if that’s enough. Reckless and speeding vehicles with no license plates and blacked-out windows are a daily problem. Pedestrians and bicyclists have been killed. When we hear fireworks, the first thing we think of is gunshots.

Speed limit 25

25 mph on Whitney Way, a four-lane divided highway?

Madison’s magical thinking

The City is reducing the speed limit on Whitney Way between Raymond Road and the Beltline to 25 mph from 30 today. One of many Madison thoroughfares being slowed down. We get that speeding is a problem. But if motorists are driving too fast now how many more will be exceeding a speed limit that is lowered? The issue, folks, is that if police are stretched too thin to enforce the old speed limits how are they going to enforce the new limits? (See Kim Richman’s missive above.)

The (bad) sports page 

Packers came out flatter than spilled beer Sunday. Randall Cobb caught one pass. (Just sayin’.) While we’re at it, bring back Jordie Nelson. Start Jordan Love; he had better stats than Aaron Trade Bait. A teeth-clacking shake-up is what the doctor ordered.

If classroom teaching can be conducted remotely, so, apparently can major league sports. The Brewers TV crew (Bill Schroeder and Craig Coshun on Sunday) reported the game at Progessive (ugh!) Field in Cleveland remotely from AmFam Field in Milwaukee.

The Baltimore Orioles are the worst team in Major League Baseball. They used six pitchers in their 22-7 loss to the Blue Jays Sunday. Earned run averages: 9.92 (starting pitcher), 8.75, 8.10, 10.80, 5.40, and 6.75. Compare that to the three Brewers pitchers Sunday. Lauer at 3.10 had a no hitter going into the sixth inning when it looked like the Brewers might make it two no-no’s in a row. And he’s fourth or fifth on the starting pitching depth chart! Relieved by Boxberger at 2.91 and Ashby (who?) at 3.13 — and they were back-end relievers at garbage time in an 11-1 victory!

Brewers ranked 3rd in the major leagues in ERA at 3.38 (behind L.A. at 2.95); Baltimore is dead last at 5.93.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: If there’s one stat that means anything, it’s earned run average. Re: the Packers, a .500 record could win the North Division but that’s about it.

How far will the Brewers go in the post season?

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Quick! Call the mental health response team!

In broad daylight

A home security app recorded this episode in the 6700 block of Hammersley Road on the west side of Madison WI 09-11-21. While a client was dropping off their dogs, their vehicle was almost jacked (stolen) it’s toward the end of the video. 

You cannot be too careful.

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College prof says take this job and …

Shove it!

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is a time for heroes. They arise unexpectedly, in times of extreme duress. One such hero is a professor from Portland State University, situated in the belly of that totalitarian city in Oregon. His name is Peter Boghossian. He did not lay down his life as the firefighters did in NYC. But he did give up his tenured career to fight an insidious foe: the death of intellectual curiosity. Felled by the new Woke conformity that silences dissent.

Which begs the question: Did Osama bin Laden win, after all?

Not just in Nazi Germany; more than 4,700 books burned in Ontario Canada as a “gesture of conciliation” Read & Weep.

We excerpt here Boghossian’s cri du coeur as printed in Bari Weiss’ on-line Common Sense:

‘My university sacrificed ideas for ideology. So today I quit.’

 ‘The more I spoke out against the illiberalism that has swallowed Portland State University, the more retaliation I faced.’
— Peter Boghossian

I never once believed  nor do I now  that the purpose of instruction was to lead my students to a particular conclusion. Rather, I sought to create the conditions for rigorous thought; to help them gain the tools to hunt and furrow for their own conclusions. …

But brick by brick, the university has made this kind of intellectual exploration impossible. It has transformed a bastion of free inquiry into a Social Justice factory whose only inputs were race, gender, and victimhood and whose only outputs were grievance and division.

Students at Portland State are not being taught to think. Rather, they are being trained to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues. Faculty and administrators have abdicated the university’s truth-seeking mission and instead drive intolerance of divergent beliefs and opinions. This has created a culture of offense where students are now afraid to speak openly and honestly. …

So, in 2017, I co-published an intentionally garbled peer-reviewed paper that took aim at the new orthodoxy. Its title:

The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.”

This example of pseudo-scholarship, which was published in Cogent Social Sciences, argued that penises were products of the human mind and responsible for climate change. Immediately thereafter, I revealed the article as a hoax designed to shed light on the flaws of the peer-review and academic publishing systems. … I continued to believe, perhaps naively, that if I exposed the flawed thinking on which Portland State’s new values were based, I could shake the university from its madness.

Shortly thereafter, swastikas in the bathroom with my name under them began appearing in two bathrooms near the philosophy department. … in one instance accompanied by bags of feces.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Educators at UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and the Madison public schools — do not let Prof. Boghossian quit in vain. Speak out against the madness that exiles a 42-ton rock from campus in the name of “Equity.”

When will UW system president Tommy Thompson find his voice?

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