Time to catch up with the hip hoppers in Madison city government. A task force on “Equity in Music and Entertainment” composed of (what else is new?) — advocates — proposed taxpayer subsidies to rescue a form of music known as hip hop, of which gangsta rap is a constituent. That includes a $60,000-a-year administrator of hip hop.
As with everything in Madison these days, the task force fingered Racism as “the Number One barrier to maintain diverse entertainment catering to patrons of color.”
The Council kicked this hot potato up to its Executive Committee where, one hopes, it will languish due to an attack of common sense brought on by impending council elections. Why form these task forces in the first place?
Which reminds us: the Council still has not adopted a single one of the 146 recommendations proffered by the policy boutique paid $372,000 of taxpayer money to ferret out evidence of racism in the Madison police department. A report that came out 11 months ago.
But Madison city government is digging its hole even deeper. Its MPD policy & procedure review ad hoc committee sent out letters to 22 individuals and groups soliciting still more comment. And got nothing back. So the deadline has been extended to December 20. Use Paula’s form to weigh in. They need to hear from someone other than the usual social justice warriors.
As Paula Fitzsimmons observes, “the list of recipients, much like the Committee, is mostly comprised of those who are, how shall I put this, Not crazy about cops.” Like Freedom Inc., Young Gifted & Black, Justified Anger, State Rep. Chris Taylor, etc. (Full list at sidebar.)
Can we get one in Madison?
Overly Woke support group, UK chapter
Cover me, I’m picking up our little one at the daycare!
Sign of the time: Madison Police now offer useful tips on How to Avoid Car Jacking.
We hate to say it, but they missed one tip: Don’t park your kids at a Madison daycare center. (After two cars were jacked on the west side last week in front of daycare centers. With deadly firearms.)
What to do after an attack:
If you are threatened with a weapon, give up your car – your life is worth more than it is. Try to note as many physical characteristics of the carjacker as possible so that you can provide a detailed report when you call the police. But as always, avoiding a potentially dangerous situation is the best way to prevent an attack. Always carry a cell phone with you when you exit your vehicle and use your best judgment when driving and parking in unfamiliar areas.
France goes Green, red in the face, and yellow: Is anyone getting this? France’s “gilets jaunes” are protesting a fuel tax President Macron imposed to fight global warming. Motorists in France already pay $4 in taxes for every $2 of gasoline.
Social media we are following: “Segway Boy Exposed.”
Beware the Ashwaubenon turkey. It’s coming for you.