We are hunkered down at the identity politics Manor

If anyone asks, the Squire is
German Bohemian and Scots-Irish
(and 1,024th Pabst Blue Ribbon)

Bless our Wisconsin Public Radio friend Joy Cardin, now retired. Madison is looking at 9 inches of snow tonight and Tuesday (02-12-19). “In an unprecedented move, all Madison streets to get salt in advance of snowstorm,” The Capital Times reports.

Joy comments: “Must be a mayoral primary coming up.” As Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day would say, “BING!”

Ned Ryerson

The wages of identity politics

CNN is fixated on labeling Donald Trump (boldface, not blackface) a racist for picking on poor ol’ Elizabeth Warren (boldface, not paleface). See how he capitalized the word “TRAIL” as in “campaign trail.” He must have meant, “Trail of Tears”? Democratic party founder Andrew Jackson’s infamous exile of the Cherokees to Oklahoma. He’s not fooling CNN!

Trump pocahontas.png

Anything to take the heat off the red-faced (sorry) Democrats in Virginia’s executive branch. The New York Times thoughtfully provides a list of racist bastards who have appeared publicly in blackface. Those include:

Desi Arnaz, Fred Astaire, Dan Aykroyd, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll (from “Amos ‘n’ Andy”), Ethel Barrymore, Milton Berle, Jimmy Cagney, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Billy Crystal, Ted Danson, Marion Davies, Robert Downey Jr., Judy Garland, Alec Guinness, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Benny Hill, Bob Hope, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, Hedy Lamarr, Janet Leigh, Harold Lloyd, Sophia Loren, Myrna Loy, the Marx Brothers, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Will Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, Grace Slick, Spencer Tracy, Shirley Temple, John Wayne, Mae West, Gene Wilder, and the Three Stooges.

Please, not Shemp, too! Wait a minute! Where’s that Klan rider Fredric March?

Bailey's

Beto O’Bailey

“If one were looking for a historical case study in celebrating blackface, well, one could proceed straight to the White House of Woodrow Wilson,” the NY Times reports. And poor Sammy Davis Jr. He was a child actor who once in the 1930s (wrap your head around this) “was a black child portraying a white man portraying a stereotypical black person.”

 

Meanwhile, freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is  mea culpa-ing all over the place for  for tweets condemned by both parties as anti-Semitic.

Then there is “Beto” O’Rourke, as Irish as Bailey’s Cream, standing at The Wall in El Paso to confront the Terrible Trump. “Forget the Alamo!”

Kamala Harris is confronting accusations that she is not authentically black.

Sen. Kamala Harris directly confronted critics Monday who have questioned her black heritage, her record incarcerating minorities as a prosecutor and her decision to marry a white man.

In an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God that aired Monday, the show’s hosts asked the California Democrat to address a series of derogatory memes that have circulated on social media. One of the hosts cited a meme that said Harris is “not African-American” because her parents were immigrants born in India and Jamaica and she spent her high school years in Canada.

A week ago, Madison school board candidate Ananda Mirilli kvetched to a liberal Madison audience that she did not see enough people “who look like me.” (How many twin sisters does the lady have?) Then again, Ms. Mirilli does that for a living. She is “equity consultant” for Tony Evers old shop.

Add that to Madison mayoral candidate Toriana Pettaway’s condemnation of the city clerk’s office for perpetrating “white supremacist B.S.” for insisting that 200 valid signatures on one’s nominating petition means 200 — not 199. Talk about disparate impact!

The New York Times is wearing sack cloth and ashes for allow MEN! to write more letters to the editor than women. (Yes, they counted.) Typical is this scolding: “We are underrepresented in your pages, and in politics, technology, finance and mathematics. These traditionally male spaces are where our achievements count the most, and where we are least welcome.”

So the Times is performing outreach to get more women’s letters. Seriously.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: High school in Canada! The Great White North?! BING!

 

 

 

About David Blaska

Madison WI
This entry was posted in identity politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

30 Responses to We are hunkered down at the identity politics Manor

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Nice post there, Big Guy. Youse nailed just about all the major food groups to the Eco-Box floorboards!

    Except BIKIES; though in all fairness, they have enough on their helmet-covered noggins with the fast-approaching weather being Spandex-Averse.

    The Gotch

    Like

  2. madisonexpat says:

    Welcome to the Intersectional Olympics where folks line up for the Democrat presidential primaries and profess their color and wokeness. Have some popcorn.
    Let’s see, we got black, pseudo Hispanic, Indian/Jamaican?African American, pseudo Cherokee, and Joe Biden who is just going to have to abase himself for his old, white, male privilege. A lot.
    Dems got everything except……. a message.
    Well, maybe the Green New Deal, open borders, higher taxes and Obamacare.
    That oughta work.

    Liked by 1 person

    • madisonexpat wrote, “Dems got everything except……. a message.”

      When the usual ignorant progressive messages fall flat on their rhetorical face, and they all have, they fall back on their standard antiology tactics.

      Like

    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @madisonexpat;

      “Welcome to the Intersectional Olympics where folks line up for the Democrat presidential primaries and profess their color and wokeness.”

      Heh, do tell! A new Low (or HIGH if you’s an observant Righty) in Racial Pandering. (H/T @Ann Althouse!)

      ”Have some popcorn.”

      Never without!

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH staggering ignominy, so little time!

      The Gotch

      Like

  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    ”The New York Times thoughtfully provides a list of racist bastards who have appeared publicly in blackface.”

    While it appears the NYT sharpshooting spared Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, the race-baiting POS Linfield College’s Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner didn’t.

    When you’s advocate an ideology that’s not only failed everywhere it’s been tried, but failed spectacularly, you’s are left with nothing but contrivance, manufactured outrage, and smoke-n-mirrors to attract the pudding-pated.

    The Gotch

    Like

    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Another salvo from Lefty’s Business-As-Usual Theatre of the Absurd:

      Adidas Pulls All White Sneaker Created For Black History Month After Twitter Backlash.

      What would be an Onion headline in a fact-based Universe constitutes Things…That Matter in LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand!

      To paraphrase @Gary L. Kriewald: Lefty’s ability for self-parody are unrivaled!

      The Gotch

      Like

  4. coolkevs says:

    gu uk uk uk a uk uk u – bob baldy and lesiak

    Like

  5. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    In his latest effort at damage control, the blackfaced baby-killer of VA promises to be the agent of racial healing in that state, claiming that he is now aware–really, really aware–of the institutional racism permeating every aspect of American society and will do everything in his power to undermine the white patriarchy he now realizes is the source of every social and political ill we face. Translation: he’s prepared to endorse slavery reparations. I’d love to see this become the latest litmus test for Democrat candidates–guaranteed to garner millions of votes for Trump in 2020.

    Like

  6. Patrick M. O'Loughlin says:

    And just in, Kamala had one of those “I-was-named-after-Sir-Edmund-Hillary” moments when she was interviewed by an urban radio station and told them that she smoked pot in college and listened to Tupac and Snoop Dog. Only problem was, neither one of them had made any music when she was in college.

    Like

    • richard lesiak says:

      She didn’t say at the same time.

      Like

      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        Harris graduated in 1986, yet claimed to listen to Tupac & Snoop Dog WHILE_SHE_WAS_IN_COLLEGE.

        They didn’t release recordings until into the early 1990’s.

        Anyone with half a brain knows that.

        You don’t know that.

        Solve for “X!”

        The Gotch

        Like

    • richard lesiak says:

      And this just in, Manafort guilty. Trump lackey and traitor looking at spending his remaining years in prison. Said in an interview outside the courthouse, ” I should have just smoked some pot and listened to Snoop Dog instead of smoking cigars at the Havana Room with the Russians.”

      Like

      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Soooooooo, how’s that Russkie Collusion going??

        2 years and over 200 interviews gives you’s what we in the business call SQUAT!!!!!!!

        BWWAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Youse want REAL PROOF of the ONLY proven Ruskkie Collusion?

        Here’s (heh!) REAL PROOF!

        Another Lefty EPIC FAIL, just like the Covington kids, just like Elizabeth “Lieawatha-Fauxchahontoas-PokaHonkey” Warren, just like Beto, just like Hillarity, just like the CA Bullet Train, just like AOC’s New Green Deal, just like EVERYTHING ELSE Lefty tries, am I right?

        The Gotch

        Like

  7. madisonexpat says:

    Next up the Democratic Compromise on the GND…… wait for it……. The Cow Fart Express.
    Bullet trains powered by methane.
    You heard it here first.

    Like

    • richard lesiak says:

      Next up trump folds on his wall.

      Like

      • richard lesiak wrote, “Next up trump folds on his wall.”

        Yet another Trolling deflection from Richard.

        Here’s your own words coming back to haunt you…

        “For the love of god [Richard], if you can’t post anything that adds to the conversation then STFU.”

        The haunting continues…

        Liked by 1 person

        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “For the love of god [Richard], if you can’t post anything that adds to the conversation then STFU.”

          COPY THAT!!!!!

          The Gotch

          Like

  8. madisonexpat says:

    Next up someone has to an intervention for ABob, poor richard and OB that despite 17 (count ’em!17 intelligence) agencies; certain, definitively positive, beyond any doubt that Trump colluded with Russia to win the election. And yet it never happened.
    Last night I savored a lengthy survey on which media outlets I access and how I rated all the major MSM purveyors on their emphasis and honesty.
    Someday they’ll want to be considered credible again.
    I will respond, Russia, Russia, Russia.

    Like

    • richard lesiak says:

      Gee; I wonder why so many of trump’s henchmen pled guilty, were found guilty, been sentenced, about to be sentenced, cut a deal or sang like a bird since the probe started.

      Like

      • madisonexpat says:

        Guilty of what?

        Like

        • madisonexpat,
          Richard doesn’t know how a witch-hunt works still he revels in the muck when the targets are those he opposes. Richard has completely flushed his ethics and is morally bankrupt.

          Gotta love it how progressives use phrases like “trump’s henchmen”.

          Like

      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “For the love of god [Richard], if you can’t post anything that adds to the conversation then STFU.”

        The Gotch

        Like

      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Networks: Minutes on SUPPOSED Russia Scandal?

        Two thousand Two Hundred and Two.

        Networks: Minutes on ‘No Collusion’ Report?

        It starts with a Z and rhymes with hero!

        The Gotch

        Like

  9. John Dorsey says:

    Once again, adding humor, in place of actually getting the main issues about ‘blackface’, is what many do. It doesn’t mean you’re all dumb or closed-minded about everything, just about culpability and the privilege associated with this practice. This is why NPR needs more people of color who aren’t completely controlled by the attitudes of the common. Unfortunately, it takes more than a flaccid acknowledgment that the practice is offensive to some…and then to question yourself why it would be. The effects of this practice, when rightly connected to it’s founding movement, has effected and affected generations. Twenty minutes of simplicity about the issue does nothing but waste time.

    Like

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s