Progressives are shameless scolds

Another in the Werkes’ continuing for-credit series on
How to Identify and Eradicate
Progressivism in your Neighborhood.

And you thought Creeping Charlie was a problem!

Our Progressive … acquaintances are wracked with an uber-Catholic obsession with guilt. They trade in guilt, bathe in guilt, and spread guilt like the guy pushing a mail cart at a Wuhan laboratory.

Young Marquon stole your car, traded bullets with a rival gang, and sells opioids because … your gr-great grandparents were white! America is to blame!

If Satya Kemble and Tony Nevers want to wear sackcloth and ashes as a fashion statement, far be it from the Head Groundskeeper to say nay. (Sound of horse neighing.)

It’s not enough Progs feel guilty. (They should; progressivism has failed minorities by reassigning personal agency to impersonal third parties, especially, government programs.) Progressives’ self-inflicted misery wants company. They want YOU to feel guilty, too. (As Jack Warner once said, Include me out!) Case study: a Milwaukee Democrat scolds:

“White fragility fuels fear of critical race theory.”

The WI legislature is considering banning Marxist CRT because it teaches that racial hatred is woven into the fabric of the Stars and Stripes. Why do we reject such race hate? According to state legislator Lakeshia N. Myers, “Because we’re fragile”!

Fragile?! Conservatives aren’t cancel-culturing a good cook named Aunt Jemima, Condi Rice for being Republican, and the statue of female empowerment, Wisconsin’s Miss Forward.

Sorry, Lakeshia. If we actually were fragile we would fall for your guilt mongering like Olive Oyl for Popeye the Sailor Man. No one defends slavery or Tulsa 1921 or Emmett Till. How does that help Marquon if — like 90% of Madison black public school kids — he can’t read at grade? Teachers can teach but students have to learn. (Cops Out of Schools!)

We’re not the ones killing the young black men of Milwaukee and Chicago, defunding the police, and dumbing down honors class. We’re not the ones peddling urban myths like “Hands up, don’t shoot,” Jussie Smollett or Madison lighter fluid girl Althea Bernstein.

‘Shifting the culture’

The City of Madison is another big scold. For seven days beginning Friday June 18, we are being scolded to “acknowledge the immeasurable impact” of COVID-19 and racial injustice during “Days of Reflection.” (Again, no evidence the bad cops in Minneapolis killed George Floyd because of race.)

Madison’s new, taxpayer-supported Equity and Social Justice Division, “is all about social change, equity and liberation.” Source: “New Equity Division aims to shift the culture.”

Blaska’s Bottom LineGet it? Government is going to change YOU! According to our Progessive scolds, (contra Al Franken’s Stuart Smalley), We’re just not good enough and, gosh darn it, no one likes us either.

Are YOU good enough or do you need social changing?

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 Let’s find the root cause of progressivism

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The gray lab coats at the Werkes are compiling a list of progressive buzz words that should, upon hearing, cause John and Jane Q. Citizen to howl like werewolves of London. (Ah-WOO!)

•   When a Prog says “Unmet needs,” he’s talking about shoveling more free stuff at the punks stealing your cars. Maybe a neighborhood pickle ball court will set the young warlords straight.

•   “Invest in” translates to “hold onto your wallets; we’re buying more gummint.”

•   “Nuanced” means you wouldn’t understand it, you knuckle-dragging Deplorable.

More nefarious is “Root Causes.” 

Ankle bracelet

Somewhere, over the rainbow

Like the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, the Left is always trying to find Root Causes. Which is why police from four jurisdictions finally caught up with a 17-year-old and two 15-year-old boys on Turbot Drive, Fitchburg WI. The three are believed responsible for a string of home burglaries and automobile thefts, as well as pistol-whipping a 14-year-old girl. (Progressives: Kids these days!) Found two handguns, one of them a 9 mm semi-automatic. (Progressives: Damn the NRA!) One of the younger boys was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet. In other words, this was not his first rodeo. (Progressives: Police Out of Schools!)

Because Dane County’s district attorney and Juvenile Court Judge Everett Mitchell are all about finding Root Causes. (A good bet is they trace them to 1619.) Until they do, young Marquon Webb and his playmates (you can be certain) will be equipped with new ankle jewelry, free to break into a garage near you.

(This is as good a place as any to renew our quest to charge the custodial adults of these whipper snappers with the same crimes — in adult court.)

I got yer Root Causes right here! 

Which brings us to Kamala Harris. (As all things must.) The vice president will not go to the southern border for one essential rule of smart politics: avoid bad optics. A record 180,034 migrants besieged the border last month alone — eight times the numbers in the terrible awful days of that mean Mr. Mustard president. No, instead, our Kamala must travel to Guatemala in search of Root Causes. The essential Holman Jenkins gets down and pithy

Root Causes … is what you say when you know that what you’re doing isn’t going to work, the implication being that it really can’t be fixed at all.

The President of Guatamala (one pictures sandbags, fixed bayonets, and 24/7 firing squads outside his presidential palace) did his own précis on Joe Biden’s Day One de-Trumpificiation of immigration policy:

“The message changed to: ‘We are going to reunite families and we are going to reunite children.’ The very next day the coyotes here were organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”

Blaska’s Bottom Line: In other words: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the root cause of the assault on the border. By the same token, progressivism is the root cause of the upswing of crime in Madison and throughout the nation. Because they vilify personal responsibility! Until scientists find the Root Causes of progressivism, we must head it off at the border. 

What are YOU doing to stop progressivism?

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Put the meeting disrupters in jail

No more Madison insurrections!

There’s an argument to be made for continuing to Zoom (verb transitive) government meetings. Keeps Freedom Inc. and its BLM allies from shutting down democracy, which is legal in Madison WI but not in Washington D.C., apparently. 

The Woke mob shut down the County Board on June 2019 trying to prevent Dane County from building a more humane jail. And smaller! With treatment for mental illness! Not good enough! The Defund the Police cadres want to empty every jail, fire every cop, and hand out ice cream and lollipops to every gang banger — on our dime. (They also shut down the November 2018 school board annual budget meeting.)

Former Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz notes that during last summer’s unrest, hard-left activists actually called on the sheriff to release all prisoners, including accused murderers, rapists and other violent criminals. 

“In the view of the hard-left all of them were political prisoners.”

Groundwork No New Jail

Dave’s not exaggerating. Thursday (06-10-21) a Defund the Department of Corrections rally entertained downtown Madison. They’ve already succeeded in expelling police from our public schools, with aid and comfort from The Capital Times. That’s a form of Defund the Police. No tragedies so far because schools are pretty much closed for Covid.

Social justice warriors chant “Build people, not jails!” People can’t help each other build themselves, apparently. Only Gummint can do that. Um, how many children were shot to death in our big cities the past week? Ya think those victims might have unmet needs?

Robert L. Woodson Sr. on “The deadly results of defunding the police”:

The number of unarmed blacks killed by police represents a fraction of those who are killed each day in our neighborhoods. Many of these victims are children. In 2020 nearly four children and teens were shot and killed each day in America on average. Yet the national press habitually ignores any victim who isn’t killed by the police. … Homicide rates in large cities are up 24% since January. [Eleven-year-old Anisa Scott, anyone? ]

Now we learn the City of Madison must sign off on technical zoning and design issues. Cieslewicz warns:

Alders are going to feel the pressure to deny the permits based — not on their legal authority to do so over technical questions — but on the ideology of imprisonment.

The city’s Urban Design Commission will consider the jail on June 30. Meetings are expected to remain virtual but at some point, as this issue wends its way to the Common Council, meetings may go in person. 

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Should there be another progressive insurrection, Blaska Policy Werkes advises giving the participants an up-close and personal tour of the old jail; 48 hours should do nicely. Build Jails, Save People!

Will you join Blaska in filing a complaint?
in case of another Madison insurrection?

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Blaska gets out of Facebook jail

Facebook redemption 

We have escaped Facebook Jail! For three days and nights we rotted inside the rank hole of oblivion, unable to share our paranoia and recrimination with the rest of the world. Was it something we said?

We crawled through 500 yards of filth and came out the other side even meaner.  

We do miss some of the guys we left behind: Red, Heywood, Tommy, Brooks (RIP) — and Donald Trump. (But NOT the Sisters!) The Facebook parole board stamped DENIED on The Donald’s application for early release. That means he’s locked up until at least 2023. Said he wasn’t “rehabilitated.” 


Didn’t help that Prisoner #45 — as he appears on the Facebook Jail roster — held a rally in the yard claiming that Nancy Pelosi framed him — that he is innocent. (Everyone in Facebook Jail is innocent, so he fit right in.) The yard was so stoked that they stormed the guardhouse, to no avail. You can’t call it an insurrection, since none of us had firearms. Although Red did scrounge a bottle of hair tonic, which we drank.

After that, on the daily hour in the courtyard, Inmate Trump would stare wistfully at our limited horizon and declare (arm pointed), “Mr. Zuckerberg, Tear Down These Walls.” Talk about a role reversal! But very presidential! 

Inmate #45 ingratiated himself to the warden by completely gutting the library that Andy Dufresne built. Turned it into an exclusive luxury lounge for senior Facebook employees. “On time and under budget” he liked to boast. It’s got a jacuzzi and a great view of the rock pile. At tax time, he does all the guards’ income tax appeals. Runs the warden’s fake charities. Made a You Tube video with Ron Johnson (a newbie) but we can’t find it.

Hope is a dangerous thing. Drive a man insane. Thinks he’ll get out in August and be restored to his rightful place. “But first, I’m going to Wyoming to ‘settle some business.’” That might explain the Liz Cheney poster in his cell.

We left directions with Prisoner #45 for a certain rock on a fence line in Maricopa County AZ. There he will find thousands of ballots (no bamboo) marked “Trump/Pence.” Fake, of course. But then, there’s that thing about hope.

Blaska’s Bottom LineLike they say, either get busy living or get busy recounting ballots.

What are YOU in for?

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What to do with that state surplus!

Man on the Street interview

Republicans under Gov. Scott Walker crafted a balanced budget that cut taxes and encouraged economic development. That prudence is paying off with a $2.6 Billion surplus. The Policy Werkes told our unpaid intern to hit the hot pavement of Madison WI to ask the usual assortment of idiots and malcontents:

What should the state do with all that money?

Satya Kemble

“Pardon my guilty white skin! Reparations to atone for this racist evil country. More free money! Abolish work!”


“Tax collector, he’s got  lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’… until he bites ya.”

Tony Nevers

“Blow it all on new spending to create more government dependance and new Democrat constituencies.”

Free on Bail

“Hand it over. Watch and smart phone, too. And get out of the driver’s seat. This isn’t a stick, is it?”

Token Republican

“Then why am I being sentenced for tax evasion? To hell with Defund the Police! Defund the government!”

Ransom E. Ware

“Deposit the $2.6 billion in Bitcoin to my account or I will encrypt the entire State of WI — every road, jail cell, campsite, and outhouse.”

What would YOU do with the surplus?

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Know any one can make it rain?

“Right as rain,” my farming Grandma Rose (1885-1979)
would say when she agreed with something.

We are headed toward bad drought here in southern Wisconsin. A major moisture malfunction and the future looks dry as a Taliban tavern. 10% chance of showers Friday, 40% Friday night, and 30% Saturday. That’s it for the next seven days! With temps 93 on Friday and at least in the high 80s for the rest of the next seven days, we’re cooking in dry heat. From the NWS:

  • Southeast Wisconsin is in a severe drought
  • Southwest and South-central Wisconsin is in a moderate drought
  • Drought conditions developed in April and have been expanding and intensifying

These first 10 days of June produced only four-hundredths of an inch of rain, 1.51 inches below normal. And it’s been hot! Ten degrees above the normal temp of 75 F. (Got to feel for anyone working outside.) That follows a dry month of May that received 2.2 inches of rain, significantly below the average of 4.10 inches.

Most of the drought is here in the more agricultural southern part of the state, although the central sands area (especially) is irrigated. Across the state, the Wisconsin crop progress report for the week ending June 6 rates topsoil rated 9% very short, 24% short, 64% adequate, just 3% too wet.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: The sprinkler is going at Experimental Work Farm (and penal colony), so light a votive candle for our farming friends. The weather is their livelihood.

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