Blaska is running for Madison school board

God help me (and I mean that)

This blogger was happy to be done with local politics when I left the Dane County board a dozen years ago but I cannot ignore the current crisis in Madison’s public schools. Someone must step up now, before it is too late!
 
You know there is trouble when good, hard-working parents are afraid to attend meetings of their own school board! You’ve read the headlines; you’ve seen the videos. In the last few months, I’ve met many of those parents, personally. For demanding safe schools in these troubled times, they have been harassed and intimidated by agitators spouting racial division (and spewing the F-bomb). Some of those fed-up parents vow to move out of the school district — a few already have.
 
If the school board meetings are this chaotic, imagine the disorder in the classroom!
 
Logan Wroge on Blaska

That’s Blaska being harassed (but not intimidated!) at a school board meeting

For the past few years, we have watched in dismay as our young people spiral out of control.
  • Children as young as 12 and 13 beating a woman who was just getting out of work on Odana Road in order to steal her automobile.
  • Other teenagers ramming a car they stole into a home a charity was building for a disabled woman in Fitchburg.
  • A child being walked by his mother to his first day of school at Orchard Ridge elementary finds shell casings on the sidewalk.
  • La Follette H.S. and Sennett M.S. on lockdown due to gunfire.
  • Teachers, staff, police, and students injured in recurrent cafeteria brawls including (at one school) the “positive behavior coach.”
  • A much-honored teacher called it quits last year after detailing the chaos at her school, Sherman middle school. The school board president and superintendent called her a bigot for criticizing school leadership.
Whatever we’re doing, it ain’t working. Despite grandiose pronouncements, Madison’s public schools continue to suffer from a yawning achievement gap. 
 
Folks, we can’t afford to lose a single child to the soft bigotry of lower expectations. Madison is a rich, caring and inclusive community — eager to help those willing to accept that help. For the sake of ALL our young people, we must demand performance, discipline and accountability. We must break the cycle of failure. 
 
Yet the current members of the Board of Education keep offering the same excuses. Kowtowing to Madison’s power structure, they rebuff reformers like Kaleem Caire. They can’t even hold a meeting where everyone feels safe. 
That is why I am announcing that I am running for Madison Board of Education, Seat #3. The incumbent is Dean Loumos, who was endorsed by Progressive Dane, a member of the Derail the Jail coalition. This citywide, non-partisan election will be held on April 2. (Primary Feb. 19 if necessary.) 
 
I enter this race to offer a voice not being heard on Madison’s school board. I bear the message I am hearing from people like you: that This Nonsense Must End! We Must — and Can —Do Better. I am fully aware that the Madison Establishment will bring its full might and fury against my candidacy. I ask for your support. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
Right now I need signatures on my nominating petition. Open the CONTACT page or BLASKA FOR BETTER SCHOOLS page and fill out the form to let me know you want to help. Thanks!
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About David Blaska

Madison WI
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70 Responses to Blaska is running for Madison school board

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    BIGThumbs Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Gotch

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    • Jeff Simpson says:

      is the “gootch also on the ricket since he is the same person?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @Jeff Simpson;

        Mercy me!!! Fergit the 7?

        Anywho; “…on the ricket (sic) since he is the same person?

        For you’s keeping score at home, this is why BIG GUBMINT should require that keyboards be factory-equipped with breathalyzers; to prevent incidents like this!

        The Gotch

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      • Jeff Simpson wrote, “is the “gootch also on the ricket since he is the same person?”

        More of your own personal blend of trolling Progressive attack the messenger BS; it’s straight up ad hominem with absolutely nothing relevant about the topic. Jeff, the people that elected you must have been blithering idiots to fall for your BS.

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  2. Fred Milverstedt says:

    “Mount up, boys, and ride to the sound of the guns.”

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  3. Batman says:

    Batman supports The Squire’s decision—will you still be addressed as such once holding a Board seat?
    The report below perfectly illustrates why DB is running because the story could easily unfold in Madison.

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/public-university-removes-white-instructor-for-telling-students-to-be-respectful-in-class/

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  4. Dave Mays says:

    Bring it David! You have my full support.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Rivh says:

    Run David, Run! 👍👍👍

    Liked by 2 people

  6. White Hills says:

    Blaska wants in on the government school racket! I demand a study!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Where can we support your campaign with a few meager dollars?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Scott F says:

    I may move back to town just to cast a vote for you! Go gettem David!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Scott F;

      “I may move back to town just to cast a vote for you!”

      Not necessary; just contact formerly employed career Lefty & Voter Fraud Operative Extraordinaire Scottie Foval and have him arrange a day trip BUS for youse & like-minded folks.

      Shouldn’t be a problem, they’ve had a half a century of experience at it, am I right?

      The Gotch

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  9. Roger Volbrecht says:

    Hats off to you! Best of luck!

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  10. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    If the Humble Squire’s wildly profitable blog doesn’t function as a benevolent ​$crooge McDuck Super Pac endowment to fund his campaign (ala Mary Burke), is there somewhere the Thin Gruel demographic may forward reallocated Christmas Club Reserves in order to assist this much-needed effort?

    The Gotch

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  11. Maggie says:

    I support you 100%!!! This is great news!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. madisonexpat says:

    Right the hell on!
    Brexit, Trump then Blaska on Madison school board.

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  13. madisonexpat says:

    A one man Red Wave.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @madisonexpat;

      “A one man Red Wave.”

      Careful there, words matter!

      Youse want @AnonyBob, et al, to descend into virulently vicious vapor-lock?

      The Gotch

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  14. wadwizard says:

    You have my vote and complete support. Unfortunately, this IS Madison, after all, so………

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  15. BOOM CHAKA LAKA!!!!! says:

    David, glad you running, wish I could sign and vote for you but I live in the Tax Haven of the city of Verona. Good Luck getting the word out.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. old baldy says:

    Great news. Finally put your hat in the ring instead of a constant stream of complaints. That’s the way it should work. Now if some of your followers would do the same and quit bitchin’.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @hankdog/old baldy;

      ”Now if some of your followers would do the same and quit bitchin’.”

      Oh, the viscid, shiny-head deep irony youse had to slog through to type that!

      Anywho, who will youse be backing for democrat Party POTUS now that your fave (Porn/Perv Lawyer Michael “Bitch Hit Me First” Avenatti) appears to be otherwise occupied with multiple felony charges and a severe available fund allocation problem?

      The Gotch

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      • gene larson says:

        gotch can you please be more clear in your posts? your gibberish makes no sense

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        • richard lesiak says:

          now that’s funny.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @gene larson;

          Those with synaptic connectivity don’t seem to have that problem, it’s likely on yer end.

          The Gotch

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        • old baldy says:

          gene:
          It never does. And it won’t get better. Just gotta live with it.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “It never does.”

          Juuuuust like the tired, played insults fearfully hurled by @hankdog/old baldy as he cowers behind mommy’s apron.

          The Gotch

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        • gene larson wrote, “gotch can you please be more clear in your posts? your gibberish makes no sense”

          Cornelius_Gotchberg is “the” professor at The Gotch Academy; he is the architect of Shakespearean stylized rhetorical “poetries” endeavoring to school others on topics closely related to current events; either you get the style of writing or you don’t.

          Gene, you don’t get it.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        BETO/CORTEZ in 2020.

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  17. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Where do i donate? (Honestly can’t remember using that phrase before but there’s a first time for everything.) I suggest you spend part of your campaign funds on a security detail.

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  18. Larry Franklin says:

    Your a Brave man Dave.
    I will be praying for you,
    Lars

    Liked by 1 person

  19. coolkevs says:

    Go Dave! I’ll be signing your petition!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Bill Everley says:

    When is your first fundraiser?

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  21. Kyle Hanek says:

    I WANT YARD SIGNS.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        When they become available, think youse could set a special one aside for my neighbor/pal Carousel Bayrd?

        On second thought scratch that; her yard signs help me determine who NOT to vote for.

        The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Moi aussi. Seeing your name in my front yard will drive my (near East Side) neighbors apoplectic. I’ll probably need a dozen or so to replace the ones that are stolen and/or vandalized. But then that’s “how democracy works” in Madison.

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  22. jeffsimpson7 says:

    I promise to give you plenty of publicity in your run, if you get enough signatures.

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    • jeffsimpson7 wrote, “I promise to give you plenty of publicity in your run, if you get enough signatures.”

      That sounds like an idle threat from a public servant that’s a rhetorical coward.

      I do hope you lay that publicity on thick. You know what I’m talking about, the kind of libelous lies you posted here on Dave’s blog, or maybe some of that tunnel visioned clap-trap logic you wrote on your own blog The Myth of School Chaos where you were taken to task, or maybe you’ll publicize more of that blind Progressive poppycock like you do over at Forward Lookout where you spew your innuendo filled pieces and psychological projections upon everyone with whom you disagree? Oh please share your own personal blend of trolling Progressive attack the messenger BS, it’ll put Dave in a great position to get elected and maybe if you’re really lucky Dave will allow someone like you to sit next to him at every meeting.

      I can hardly wait for the insightful reply from a rhetorical giant like yourself.

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      • jeffsimpson7 says:

        Thanks for being a reader. I just wished you would comprehend what I am writing. Its funny someone calls out the lies of the far right like this blog and you call it trolling and run from the truth…thats ok i am still here and still speaking truth to power

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        • jeffsimpson7 wrote, “I just wished you would comprehend what I am writing.”

          Comprehension isn’t a problem, wondering why someone like you would write the clap-trap you do, that’s an entirely different thing.

          jeffsimpson7 wrote, “Its funny someone calls out the lies of the far right like this blog and you call it trolling and run from the truth”

          You just accused this blog of lying. Prove it. But the way, you’re the one that seems to run from the truth – rhetorical coward.

          jeffsimpson7 wrote, “i am still here and still speaking truth to power”

          You’re a Progressive, what the hell would you know of the truth and reality?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @jeffsimpson7;

          Youse can now thank The Gotch for being a reader of “The Myth of School Chaos.”

          Bespawling enough to consider it informative, on point, or worth the time I wasted reading it? Not so much.

          In the comments section, you contradicted the theme of yer title (manfully conceding that YES, there is “some” chaos in our schools) not just once, but twice.

          This leads me to conclude that youse view yer target audience as blithering addlepates.

          Can’t blame them; they’re merely seeking out an intellectual (I use that term advisedly) equivalent to confirm their biases, with their efforts being a demonstrable success.

          “Truth to Power?” Oy!! Youse’d benefit from the same advice I received from an intro Philosophy professor in response to the grade I gave myself.

          “Learn to be more self critical!”

          The Gotch

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        • Sprocket wrote, “It pays to bear in mind this is the same fuckwit that believes opposition to spending $1 million on a stadium for a freaking high school represents some sort of oppression.”

          I’m not exactly positive who you are calling a fucktwit, but Dave Blaska has explicitly forbidden that kind of language here.

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        • Sprocket says:

          My apologies, I know Blaska runs a respectable joint.

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        • Jeff Simpson is a rhetorical coward and an E.P.I.C.F.A.I.L.as usual.

          E.P.I.C.F.A.I.L. is an acronym meaning Echoing Pompous-Intellectuals Chamber For Arrogantly Incorrigible Liberals.

          Progressives are an E.P.I.C.F.A.I.L.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Jeff Simpson and Dean Loumos are both Progressive Dane, a partner in the Derail the Jail coalition that shut down the county board meeting in November 2017.

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  23. Sprocket says:

    Good stuff. The parents of students that aren’t criminals or mentally ill deserve a voice on the board.

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  24. Fred Milverstedt says:

    Paula Fitzsimmons, who writes a blog for Change.org in support of Koval and the MPD, posts one today in which she notes it is not the police who are responsible for the crime but instead (in order of culpability) “politicians, prosecutors and judges, and ‘we the people’.”
    http://www.supportmadisonpolice.com/dont-blame-the-cops-for-madisons-crime-problem/

    Fancy that. I wrote a letter to the State Journal the other day, thus far unpublished, and just in case they’ve decided to deep-six it, I pass it on for consideration here:

    >The Chief, an honorable man, has two problems: He works for a Council that has made it evident they don’t like police very much, and this in a city where voters keep putting these same people in office. The voters meanwhile do not have enough interest in how the city is actually run to demand that public meetings not be disrupted by a handful of rude and aggressive demonstrators. Neither, it appears, does the Council.

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  25. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Here’s a challenge for the denizens of Dave’s blog. Who can come up with the catchiest campaign slogan? First Prize: A month’s worth of free tanning at the Squire’s salon.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Had Your Fill of Fools-n-Tools?

      Elect Blaska for Better Madison Schools!©™®

      The Gotch

      Liked by 1 person

      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        Nice. Here’s another: Make Education Great Again (or MEGA for short). Guaranteed to make Madison liberals foam at the mouth. And suitable for shouting down the Freedom Inc. mob at School Board meetings.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Gary L. Kriewald;

          Now THAT has some serious promise, especially the tweaking Lefty part; win-win!

          Oscar Mayer’s Gone; Time For The School Board Weenies To Follow!

          The Gotch

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  26. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Jeffy & Luomos are Regressive Dane? That says it all!

    Luomos on David Blaska: “I get my news from better sources than blogs,”

    Like the weekly insert Crap Times or the overpriced-even-though-it’s-free Isthmus?

    I take that to mean that he doesn’t frequent Chief Koval’s blog.

    Or perhaps Jeffy’s ironically named site, which hilariously ​mirrors a condition from which he suffers mightily.

    Anywho, can’t say I blame him.

    With the former he’d discover what a HORSE $#!T job he, et al, are doing, and the latter requiring not only a complete suspension of disbelief but a voluntary surrendering of I.Q. points as well.

    The Gotch

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  27. Bill Everley says:

    I think Gotch needs to get the rabbit out of his butt..although I hear he liked the slower speed setting.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      I think the the epically irrelevant @Bill Everley should self-exile his homophobic beastialist @$$!

      The Gotch

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    • Bill Everley wrote, “I think Gotch needs to get the rabbit out of his butt..although I hear he liked the slower speed setting.”

      Nothing but ad hominem from this Everley attack dog.

      Sit boobo, sit.

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    • Bill Everley also wrote, “Zoltar is just a…” [bunch of moronic attack the messenger nonsense] “…so little slime.”

      Nice.

      Nothing but Animal House School of Thinking ad hominems all day long from this moronic Everley attack dog. Sit Boo Boo, sit.

      Hey Progressives; why don’t you call out someone as utterly moronic as this Bill Everley attack dog he does nothing but attack the messenger and offer no relevant debate, oh yea, as long as he’s attacking Conservatives it’s okay with you, it’s all unethical, irrational, and immoral ends justifies the means rationalizations with you folks.

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  28. Batman says:

    Always amusing to observe Bill Everley acting out after someone makes off with his Trumpy Bear.

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  29. AnonyBob says:

    Here you go, Dave:
    Back to Basics with Blaska.

    Signage would read:
    Blaska
    Back to Basics

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  30. madisonexpat says:

    Hope and Change?

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