So claims an anonymous on-line poster
Actually, I had left the building by the time the social justice warriors began their chanting that drove the school board to a locked room
And I asked for calm until all the facts were in!
Ann of Althouse is a Madison resident and retired UW law prof. She writes an eclectic and entertaining blog that has nationwide reach. Her commentary often makes the pages of the (failing) New York Times.
Ann has taken note of our travails here in the Madison school district because it resonates nationally. Madison is by no means the only town in thrall to identity politics and its culture of victimhood. But we’ve got an especially toxic case.
At roughly noon on Tuesday (02-26-19) she posted a blog titled: “As activists chanted, the Madison School Board left its usual meeting place in the auditorium of the Doyle Administration Building Monday night and finished the rest of its session in a conference room down the hall…”
As of this writing 24 hours later, Ann’s post had generated 149 comments. We excerpt from that commentary here:
Inga…Allie Oop said … What good did Blaska’s presence at the meeting do but create a near riot? As IF he had more to contribute than the people there. Condescending asshole. People in Madison know who he is and what he’s about.
Jupiter said … Well, she’s right. The political realities of Madison are such that the people who are open to what Blaska has to say have already taken their children out of the Shithole School District. Those who remain are ignorant savages whose only expectation from the school system is a baby-sitting service, or useful idiots like Igna, who will cheerfully sacrifice their children’s well-being for an opportunity to signal their virtue. It may be that in the long run, the worst consequence of Ignism is the ongoing deterioration of institutions deprived of the influence of more sensible people.
Tina Trent said … Inga, you idiot, this Dave Blaska is a candidate for the school board, thus presumably a resident. He has the right to be there. One might make sure the same is true of the various idiot protesters. And then arrest every single person who disrupted a public meeting.
Tommy Duncan said … A truthful root-cause analysis of the failures of the Madison Public Schools would turn up issues no one would be willing to talk about in public. Political correctness ensures our school problems will continue into perpetuity. David Blaska is a hero for attempting to force the Madison School Board to face reality.
Drago said ... In the future it will be necessary for conservatives to submit their intended remarks to Leftist Speech Boards to get permission to share their ideas. Sidenote: that permission will never be given. Second sidenote: Inga has had much good to say about antifa rioters. Inga is also a big fan of mobs chasing republicans out of public places. But only in a good, tolerant, open minded way. Naturally.
Ralph L said … Major kudos to Blaska for putting his safety and sanity at risk for a nearly hopeless crusade.
Sebastian said ... Good of Althouse to give us a glimpse of progs in the wild.
Folks, visit my website and my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlaskaforSaferSchools/ Catch Blaska from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, February 28 on Ms. Vicki McKenna’s radio program 1310 on the AM dial.