Jeff Simpson yells ‘racist’ in a crowded blog but can’t back it up; Part #5

Jeff Simpson

Simpson

[ UPDATE: DAY 2 — still no response from this race-baiter. ]

Jeff Simpson, I am calling you out. 

Jeff Simpson, you are an elected member of a school board (Monona Grove, what were you thinking?), and an active Democrat. You are a public figure.

Jeff Simpson, you accused me, David Blaska, of racism — now back it up. What have I written that qualifies as racist?

I reported that a 17-year-veteran teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District quit the teaching profession in despair. She described the “positive behavior coach” being hospitalized after breaking up a student fight. She described that and more in a heartfelt on-line blog on June 11 titled “Closing the Door on the Madison Metropolitan School District.” 

“I am leaving this district, because I cannot serve the children I love in the current climate,” teacher Karen Vieth blogged.  

I have never seen a building as deeply in crisis as Sherman Middle School, yet my cries for help went unanswered for three years.  … Nobody seems to be steering the ship.

Over the weekend, this blog noted that four years ago President Barack Obama’s administration forced districts to set what amounts to illegal racial quotas in school discipline. Jeff Simpson responded with:

There is so much ignorance in dave’s post that he is doing all he can do … to chum the waters.” You also posted, “The incredible pretzel twist of flawed non logic, mixed with racism, ignorance and desperation to tap into the right wing echo chamber money is incredible to watch …


 ( Koch Brothers! Koch Brothers! They’re everywhere! )


Of what is the proprietor of Stately Blaska Manor ignorant, Jeff Simpson? What is illogical? I asked if you were throwing the race card at Ms. Vieth, the many teachers and parents who responded to her blog in support, and the 26 parents who wrote school district administrators concerned with the large number of vacancies at Sherman from fleeing teachers. You responded: 

Nope….not at all. I know Karen, great teacher. I am strictly accusing you of racism Dave. 

cry-racistI ask again, on what basis? Now the principal in question has quit, most likely under pressure from central administration. We hope she finds her level of competence. (The school board met Monday evening in closed session on a personnel matter. Brenda Konkel reports that, despite staff’s warning that they shouldn’t say what the issue is, new school board member Gloria Reyes still says that the meeting is about “personnel issues at Sherman middle school.”)

As for you, Jeff Simpson, Stately Manor reader Tom Paine has already challenged you: “Yo Jeff, we await your counter-case. Thus far you’ve only presented a tautological comment that in no way is compelling. Are you up to it?” You responded (if that is the right word):

My counter case will come this week on my blog … this weekend was too busy to write anything up.

For bad measure, to your list of unsubstantiated insults you added:

I forgot to add bipolar schizophrenic.


( So now, Blaska is not just racist but crazy, too.
Am I racist because I am crazy or crazy because I am racist? )


It is now Tuesday, we see nothing on your blog, Jeff Simpson. In any case, you played the race card here at Stately Blaska Manor. You were not too busy to make the accusation. It is here that you put up or shut up and get out. It is now that you do so.

Otherwise, you are a modern-day Joe McCarthy: make the charge; don’t bother proving it. Skedaddle on to the next wild accusation. (And you criticize Donald Trump!)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: I won’t ban you because you can’t resist digging your hole deeper and deeper. The public deserves to know what a disgrace you are, Jeff Simpson.



We excerpt this comment to Karen Vieth’s blog. “Rochelle” says:

Thank you Karen, you are a caring, brave and truthful person. I am a retired special ed teacher and administrator who worked in another state. My three grandchildren had wonderful experiences at MMSD, in the days before chaos ruled.

Two have graduated from university and are living out of state. The third is still in HS here in Madison. He is a sensitive and PC person, but is reporting that children talk on cell phones during class, shout across the room to each other, and if a teacher dares to ask them to desist, the teacher is cursed without any discernible consequence to the disruptive child.

I find it very troubling that by simply telling the truth about schools being chaotic we have to heap praise on Karen. Why is telling the truth a unique happening and so frought with peril? Fear apparently plays a big part. Fear of being called a racist. Fear of being labeled insensitive …


 

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54 Responses to Jeff Simpson yells ‘racist’ in a crowded blog but can’t back it up; Part #5

  1. Paula Fitz says:

    David, you are one of the most rational, thoughtful people I know. And you’re certainly not a racist. My gosh, do people even think before they speak?

    You have something most people lack today: The courage to speak the truth!

    Don’t let the turkeys get you down.

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  2. Batman says:

    Lefty definition of racism: to criticize, disagree with, or challenge a person of color.

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  3. Dave,
    He’s a Democrat, they only need to accuse, lefties need not provide proof for anything they say, accusations from a lefty are automatically considered to be fact, any opposition to their settled facts is considered baseless drivel. Liberal Magical Thinking.

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  4. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    I understand your indignation, Dave, but you might as well berate a rabid dog for biting you. Liberals like JS are so unhinged by their toxic ideology that calling disbelievers “racist” is simply doing what comes naturally to them. BTW I nearly fell off my chair this morning when reading that the principal of Sherman School has resigned. What a blow to the clueless elites who run Madison’s school system. I wonder how long it will take them to find a suitable (i.e., minority/woman/disabled/ transgender or otherwise “marginalized”) replacement. Not having to worry about things like basic competence should streamline the hiring process.

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    • Batman says:

      Now (former) Sherman Middle School Principle Kristin Foreman will be reassigned to another position. Gotta love union work contracts negotiated with taxpayer money.

      In an email to Madison365, Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said Foreman would still have a job with the school system.

      “We are working with Kristin to find her another position in the district,” she wrote. “We respect Kristin’s decision, and we also believe she has the desire, skills and ability to continue to contribute to our district. We’ll work to identify an interim principal for next year in the coming weeks, and Kristin will work to ensure a smooth transition and provide full support to the Sherman community.”

      What demonstrated “desire, skills and ability” is Cheatham referring to?
      Apparently cowering in one’s office while chaos reigns in the hallways is a resume bullet point within MMSD.

      Foreman will “provide [her] full support to the Sherman Community” by continuing to bank more taxpayer money in salary and pension. Possibly she will earn it this time.

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  5. Fred Milverstedt says:

    It is with some amusement, but moreover a fulfilled expectation, that I see Blaska branded as a racist. Given the socio/political climate in Madison, I’m surprised it’s not happened before. Whereas “racist” historically is a loaded word in this country, it has come to pass on the part of the left to apply it rather indiscriminately against anyone with whom the left disagrees. In Madison, where I was born, raised and graduated from West High and the University and worked as a journalist for the better part of a 30-year career, I have fortunately lived away long enough to have escaped being included–about being a racist, anyway. I suspect, however, had I remained and continued writing publicly, my time may have come. In the late ’90s, early 2000’s, last I was there, my growing conservatism regarding numerous issues became regarded, even by certain old friends who ought to know better, as mounting evidence that I was a Nazi, or the next thing to it. Calling Blaska a racist is equal to the absurdity of this charge.

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    • Batman says:

      Welcome Fred, good comment.
      Indeed; the term racist is now used so indiscriminately that few even take it seriously anymore. Leftys will have to come up with another way to disparage anyone who dares offer an alternative perspective to their point of view.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Go to a trump rally and “offer an alternative perspective.” and see how you are treated. Everyone knows blaska write a conservative blog, he’s part of the media, trump says over and over that the media is an enemy of the country. Thus; it only follows that blaska in Madison would be treated like a CNN reporter in Duluth. The enemy. Logical.

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    In Berkeley you call someone a Nazi, then you can punch him.

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  7. dad29 says:

    By the way, Dave, Joe McCarthy was CORRECT. He didn’t have to “prove” anything.

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  8. richard lesiak says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzyawnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    • David Blaska says:

      Lesiak agrees with Simpson.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        As a card carrying Dem I’ve been beaten up on this blog many times. So suck it up Dave. Trump claims that the media is the enemy of the country. If you claim to be part of the media; then put your big girl panties on. Someone called you a name; big deal. So shake your snow-globe and watch the flakes fall. Maybe you should get past the backyard fence politics and move on to bigger things. How about covering more of the state politics, national politics. I seem to be hearing a little something about kids in cages, North Korea, trade wars, to name a few. If you write a blog, publish said blog and open it up for public comment then the next thing to do is buy yourself a jock-strap with a metal cup. Otherwise; take gardening lessons from gotch.

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        • Batman says:

          Li’l Ritchie says: “As a card carrying Dem I’ve been beaten up on this blog many times. So suck it up Dave.”
          Troll boy knows people here do not belittle him because he is a Dem. What a phony.

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        • richard lesiak wrote, “As a card carrying Dem I’ve been beaten up on this blog many times. So suck it up Dave. Trump claims that the media is the enemy of the country. If you claim to be part of the media; then put your big girl panties on. Someone called you a name; big deal. So shake your snow-globe and watch the flakes fall. Maybe you should get past the backyard fence politics and move on to bigger things. How about covering more of the state politics, national politics. I seem to be hearing a little something about kids in cages, North Korea, trade wars, to name a few. If you write a blog, publish said blog and open it up for public comment then the next thing to do is buy yourself a jock-strap with a metal cup. Otherwise; take gardening lessons from gotch.”

          More Animal House School of Thought from a trolling moron.

          You’re beaten up on this blog because you’re apparent purpose is to act like a complete moronic troll that spews forth lefty inflammatory, extraneous, and off-topic messages to deliberately provoke readers into an emotional response to disrupt normal on-topic discussion so you can get your jollies. I’m curious, where are your two commenting butt buddies cupping your dangling rhetoric with their Histrionic Malevolence Syndrome reach arounds?

          When is someone going to give you and your commenting butt buddies an enema to remove your head from that place that the sun never shines so you can see the light of reality and feel the warmth of something on your face that doesn’t have the stench of Progressive propaganda manure?

          Catcha later Richard Noggin.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Squeaks, what’s your Urban Dictionary definition for a commenter who lowers the discussion through crude, obscene, middle school insults?

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        • In jest, I just made this up for ya…

          AnonyBob is a pseudonym for an ignorant online troll that lowers online discussions through trolling with crude, obscene, middle school insults.

          AnonyBob is the misspelled pseudonym of a Hollow Shell Airhead that should have been spelled AnnoyingBob. AnnoyingBob and his Commenting Butt Buddies are infecting commenting threads with their Salem Witch Trial School of Thinking brought on by Traumatic Political Stress Disorder that has metastasized to other parts of their Sasquatch Brain causing spontaneous fits of Histrionic Malevolence Syndrome.

          How’s that work for you AnonyBob? 😉

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Richard is right; the world is burning around the GOP and all Dave is willing to talk about is Madison schools. What about the toddlers Trump is holding hostage at the border, holding them as bargaining chips to get what he wants from Congress? Talk about craven. What a disgusting man-child. The rank and file are panicking, as they should. How does any decent person with a basic sense of morality defend this? I’m sure I’ll now see some feeble attempts here…

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        • David Blaska says:

          A-Bob: “All Dave is willing to talk about is Madison schools.”
          Translation from Lib-speak to Ordinary English: “Pls talk about something else.”

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        • David Blaska says:

          LesiaK: “Quit talking about our Madison public schools. Move on to bigger things.”
          Translation from Lib-speak to Ordinary English: “Pls talk about Korea, kids in cages instead of kids in hopeless classrooms in our own hometown controlled by Democratic politicians.”
          And if you didn’t notice, I gave ol’ Jeffie boy a barbed-wire cage match beat-down for the ages. He won’t respond because he can’t. For that matter, neither can you or A-Bob, Lesiak. Which is why you need to change the subject ASAP!

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        • Patrick M. O'Loughlin says:

          Yes, let us talk about the kids in cages now. It’s about time considering that these pictures are from 2014. http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/19/photos-obama-immigration-detention-facilities/

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Don’t look to me to defend Simpson. I’ve had my arguments with him. Lefties aren’t as monolithic a bloc as you righties are.

          Oh what are you talking about?!!! Have you read none of the Charles Krauthammer obituaries or encomiums?

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    • richard lesiak used his very best Animal House school of thinking and trolled, “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzyawnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      F.O.T.

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  9. Sprocket says:

    This sort of thing pleases me to no end. When everything and everyone is racist, the term loses it’s meaning and power. When people cease to care about the label it brings them closer to accepting the left’s invitation to identitarianism. Embracing our cultural and national identity, and their superiority, is the first step to destroying competing ideologies that seek to undermine those values.

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  10. madisonexpat says:

    Seemingly, OB has not yet returned from his Stormy Daniels Tour.

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  11. Turd Ferguson Jr. says:

    You’re correct, let’s talk about the 258,000 plus jobs filled since January of 2011, let’s talk about 8 billion dollars saved overall to the tax payer, let’s talk about. 2.8 percent unemployment. Let’s talk about no choo choo train debacle that could have been. Let’s talk about Walker changing the name from a holiday tree to a Christmas tree. Let’s talk state workers covered under ETF, still having the best funded pension plan in these here United States. Let’s talk about state workers covered by ETF still having having cadillac health care coverage. Let’s talk about how MPS after 25 years of failing schools double down on more failure because it is for the kids! Right! Let’s talk about taxes paid back to MN, patient victims fund fully fundy, UI fully funded, rainy day fund (wish was bigger but is largest ever), Do you remember that time Liberals ran an illegally overtly biased investigation into Scott Walker. not once, not twice but 3 times. Wasn’t Scott Walker supposed to be in prison by now? Remember that time all those fun loving Libtards ran away from there duty to vote on a budget. Sounds kinda like Congress right now, you want a resolution to immigration, then write and VOTE on a deal. The Libtards want the president to use EO to solve the issue, same one that hated Bush and Obama doing it. That is rich. OMG the world is burning. I going to jump out of a basement Windows.

    Evil Koch Brothers, Darn you Citizens United!!!!

    P.S. Dave is not a racist or Nazi. That was my comment to stay on topic.

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  12. Patrick M. O'Loughlin says:

    The liberal translation of “racist” is much the same as their translation of “fascist.” Shut up, he explained.

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  13. madisonexpat says:

    Panicking ABob? Trump’s base? Thank you for that. You Wile E. Progressives have him right where you want him, lined up in front of the blue wave.
    Please tell me who is the Dem Party gonna run? Who will be the next Walter Mondale who will get schlonged?
    How ’bout Hillary?

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  14. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    “Kids in cages.” Pithy AND alliterative! When this whole fiasco started I was wondering how long it would take Dems to roll out the false historical analogies (e.g., Japanese internment camps in WW2, Auschwitz, etc.). The usual gaggle of media whores led by Sen. Blumenthal (he of the phony Vietnam military record) soon obliged. They’re incensed at seeing how decades of steady progress toward their goal of open borders is being stopped in its tracks. Meanwhile, those Fox News commentators who dared to compare the accommodations on the border to summer camps and community centers are being excoriated in the MSM. Having examined several photos of said accommodations, it’s clear they bear a much closer resemblance to summer camps than to concentration camps. Someone even dared to speak the unspeakable: that the kids living in these facilities experienced a sudden increase in their standard of living compared to that in their countries of origin. It would be interesting to know the statistics regarding the ages of the “children” being housed in the detention centers. The MSM, of course, floods us with photos of crying, doe-eyed four-year-olds, but what percentage of kids fall into that age range? How many of the “children” are a year or two from legal adulthood? Good luck trying to find that information.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Good luck trying to find that information is entirely correct. It seems no one in this administration knows either. Where are the girls? where are the toddlers? Where are the babies? Is this the type of “summer camp” your children go to? If someone took your kids and you had no idea where they were would you be content because their standard of living went up? You sound like hannity or those 3 friends on fox. Your post shows that you have lost your soul.

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      • Fred Milverstedt says:

        Why is Richard Lesiak here?
        Have you nothing better to do, Richard?

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        • richard lesiak says:

          I’m here so you don’t get lost in the right-wing echo chamber.

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        • Fred Milverstedt says:

          Ha, ha.
          Far as i can tell, the right wing echo chamber in Madison consists of Blaska’s blog and Vicki McKenna’s radio show. You’re really up against a leviathan there, Rich.
          You’d get more satisfaction if you found yourself a blue collar bar. Do they still have those in Madison? You could sit across the table from any number of ordinary average guys who’d be glad to trade quips, maybe give you a punch in the nose.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Dave has been blogging for a long time and has always had a small yet hardy band of commenters who disagree with him. He claims to encourage respectful debate from opposing viewpoints. Many of the other commenters DO parrot the wacky claims of Faux, tinfoil Breitbart and Rush. You seem to be the new one around here; what are YOU doing here?

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        • Fred Milverstedt says:

          I chipped in to affirm that Blaska is not a racist.

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        • David Blaska says:

          That should settle it.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        I wouldn’t such a piss-poor parent as to put my kids in that position by breaking the law. I’d stay in my s**thole country and do something to make it less of a s**thole rather than sneak across the US border and expect to be treated like a hero by demented liberals. As for the state of my soul, I respectfully suggest that you are in no position to comment on the matter (unless you happen to have a degree in theology).

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  15. madisonexpat says:

    In re ‘kids in cages’, does this mean we’re done with Stormy Daniels and if so, who is gonna break this news to O B?

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  16. madisonexpat says:

    Hiya Fred M. Allow me to translate poor richard lesniak, your wannabe soul evaluator.
    Kids in cages means;
    “Stormy Daniels is a dead horse and boy! is my arm tired.”
    “Do not look at your pay checks or 401k reports.”
    “Pay no attention to the Horowitz IG report on the DOJ putting the fix in for Hillary’s 22 felonies and stacking the prosecutorial deck against Trump. And the GAB lawfare against Scott Walker didn’t happen either.”
    “North Korea? Nothing good to see there.”

    NB, anytime the Left is crying for children, any children, it means they are out of bullets.

    PS, I remember your byline back in the days of journalism.

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  17. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    ABOB: Germany ain’t El Salvador (thank God!) and my ancestors didn’t sneak across the border illegally with their kids in tow expecting to be taken care of by US taxpayers. And being addressed as “Herr” is far from an insult in my book.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      When your ancestors came they probably didn’t have to go thru a lengthy legal process to enter; they applied at the border on Ellis Island. “Herr” was not an insult, Oh Aggrieved Conservative, just a statement of the obvious.

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  18. jeffsimpson7 says:

    Hey I just saw this, Sorry my life doesnt revolve around reading your racist blog nor am I your monkey. The answer to why I said what I said is coming, but unlike this blog where you throw stupid shit against the wall and your lackeys who love affirmation lap it up…..on CogDIs we actually use facts and logic….so its coming.

    While that happens, I would highly recommend Tom Paine do some research on Thomas Paine and realize how he is completely misrepresenting who Thomas Paine was.

    Have a great day….dont play in the rain.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      You made the accusation that DB is a racist. You have the burden of proof.
      By the way, WHOSE monkey are you?

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    • David Blaska says:

      Still waiting. Do you side with the teachers or with the Cops Out of School crowd?

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    • jeffsimpson7 says: “Sorry my life doesn’t revolve around reading your racist blog nor am I your monkey.”

      My perception of your words is that you’re acting like a race baiting asshole, in other words acting like an ignorant troll but your actually slinging libelous accusations. Was that your intent all along Jeff Simpson, elected member of the Madison School Board?

      You called Dave a racist, you haven’t fabricated anything yet to backed up that accusation, and now you’ve called Dave’s blog racist. I’ve been hanging around here for awhile and I’ve never seen any evidence to support your claims of Dave or his blog being racist.

      So Mr. Simpson, since I disagree with your accusations do I get to bait you like an ignorant troll and freely call you a liar?

      Jeff, Just because you disagree with someone doesn’t make them a racist, just like me disagreeing with you on this topic doesn’t make you a liar.

      If you’d like to continue this discussion like real adults then provide your undeniable “proof” that Dave or his blog is racist or retract your libelous accusations. Until then…

      Signed,
      Zoltar Speaks
      Concerned Citizen

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  19. madisonexpat says:

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, “God invented school boards for practice. Then he invented idiots.

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