Straight White Man gets religion

Now that the April election is over and
the Madison school 
board is more liberal than ever


Straight, White AND Male! That’s three strikes!

Glory, glory halleluja! A mere two days after Blaska called him out for ignoring THE central issue in the local Spring elections, former mayor Dave Cieslewicz has come to Jesus.

“Keep cops in high schools,” Citizen Dave writes in his most recent column in Isthmus, a publication where liberal-progressive-socialists go to feel good about themselves.

Educational Resource Officers have been in Madison high schools since 1997 and there’s no reason to remove them now.

Especially, Dave, when you read the daily crime report!

“Why is this even an issue?” Cieslewicz asks. “Because a small group of vocal activists in an organization called Freedom Inc. have been disrupting school board meetings calling for an end to the contract,” he answers.

School board has anti-cop majority

But it’s more than a small group. Judging from the April 2 election, it may well be a majority of Madison voters — 85% of whom have no children in Madison’s public schools. As Citizen Dave himself notes, “There may be a majority [on Madison’s Board of Education] in favor of ending a contract with the city of Madison to place one police officer in each of the district’s four high schools.”

Of the six candidates on the April 2 ballot, only this Blaska guy was unequivocal: Keep the Cops! Now that she has been elected, Ali Muldrow is coming clean. She would vote to remove school resource officers. (During the campaign, she would prevaricate by saying cops are the best ones to disarm a student — thereby acknowledging that students need disarming. And Sheriff Mahoney endorsed her! HA!) Her running mate, Ananda Mirilli, never hedged; she was full-on Cops Out!

New member Cristiana Carusi adopted the “phasing out” stance. Sure, when lions lie down with lambs, phase ‘em out. Those three join hold-over board members Nicki Vander Meulen and Kate Toews who voted No on cops. There are four, maybe five votes against right there on a seven-member board.

But there need be no vote. The previous board voted 6-0 to insert a poison pill into the proposed contract allowing the district to unilaterally reassign a police officer. They did so knowing Mike Koval would never relinquish a police chief’s prerogative to assign his sworn officers. Surely, Koval would favorably consider doing so if the district asked, but he is adamant — as any chief would be — that the decision remains his alone.

Um, who, exactly, is ‘furthering the racial divide’?

In any event, Dave, welcome to the firing line. The racists are hurling their limitless supply of hate your way. Attached to Citizen Dave’s on-line column is a comment from the censorious Kate Moran: 

I continue to wonder why the Isthmus feels the need to give space to Straight White men who have had public office. … You chose to publish pieces to further racial divides in Madison, like last weeks article by Dylan Brogan, who portrayed concerned parents of color as an angry racially motivated mob and published that despite the principal, who he portrayed as a victim asking him not to publish the piece. 

Total distortion. You need to read Brogan’s reporting: “Family threatens Leopold principal.” Mother and uncle were lucky not to be arrested. Moran continues:

Or publishing letters from Dave Blaska taunting local leaders of color?

Taunting? Moi?

For a welcome palate cleanser, reader Betsy Iverson counters: “Sorry, Freedom Inc, spend your time training youths to behave and act appropriately in in school and in public. Then you won’t need to be worried about cops in schools.”

For extra credit: Did you know the co-directors of Freedom Inc., Kabzuag Vaj and M. Adams, make $100,232 and $95,002 a year, respectively? (Well, they do, according to last year’s IRS 501(c) tax-exempt form.) Which leads to  …

Blaska’s Bottom LineSo little racism, so much demand! But it pays well!

About David Blaska

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19 Responses to Straight White Man gets religion

  1. richard lesiak says:


    Liked by 1 person

    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @richard lesiak;


      THIS is what we in the business call pathetically embarrassing intellectual ineptitude.

      The prudent approach of the self-aware would be to avoid commenting on topics about which they know less-than-nothing, which in your case would include nearly everything!

      The Gotch


      • richard lesiak says:

        Just what business are you in? I noticed YOU forgot to make any comments on the article. ZZZZZZZ means I found it boring, lacking in information and not worth commenting on.


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “Just what business are you in?”

          Identifying, sequestering, and quarantining intellectual prepubesence; how’m I doin’?”

          “boring, lacking in information and not worth commenting on.”

          Yet you slobber away notwithstanding? And in a deliciously ironic twist of fate, that singularly describes your presence here.

          The Gotch


    • richard lesiak wrote, “ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ”

      Why is it that you go out of your way to act like a moron?


  2. madisonexpat says:

    If you type while you sleep it would explain a lot.


  3. Patrick M. O'Loughlin says:

    Okay Dave Cieslewicz, first you sit on your hands for the entire campaign period without weighing in on THE issue in the school board election, (cops in schools,) and resist appeals that I KNOW were made to you, to take a stand. Then, post election you emerge to “bravely” stand up to the cop haters. There is no other way to put it, you, along with Dave Mahoney, are both complete chicken sh!**.

    Because you chose to wait, I consider you as being on record as to throwing the cops out and just as culpable as Muldrow and MIrrilli when the inevitable disaster occurs.

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  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    The talented Ms. Kate MorOn:

    (I)f you insist on maintaining your stand as the Mighty White Isthmus, you will soon become totally irrelevant.

    Mighty White Isthmus?? This wouldn’t be a part of the White Lefty Guilt-soaked Madison Whitey contingent that screamed F**K White Liberalism at the school board meeting, would it?

    Lefty’s castigating The Isthmus, the most reliably Lefty rag since Takeover Magazine disbanded?

    Seriously, is there a print/online publication that’s even remotely in their Lefty wheelhouse in the 77 Square Miles Surrounded By An Ocean Of Reality?

    The Gotch


    • richard lesiak says:



      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;


        Seeing’s I’m quoting Lefty, depicting the behavior of another Lefty, and actually sticking up for a Lefty news source’s Lefty cred, I couldn’t agree more!

        The Gotch

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  5. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    First Jenny (from the CELL Block) Cheat’em throws Robert Coach Rob Mueller-Owens under the bus, then she tells the Mighty White Isthmus to spike a story about a lying child’s feral adult role models behaving badly (READ: engaging in Criminal Activity that would land MAGA Hat wearers on death row).

    Now we find she’s held private meetings with MMSD board members that flip off open government and skirt State Open Meetings Laws?

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is going on with the MMSD?


    The Gotch

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  6. Tom Paine says:

    Hello ——–>>

    Madison’s future —>

    Too Funny. Too liberal…..


  7. Ed says:

    If Madison is so racists, and such…why do folks still move here? Certainly there must be places better, more accepting, and full of trigger warnings and sorted fantasyland realities. If they are waiting for that to come to Madison, they will be waiting til Dudgeon School becomes section 8 housing.


  8. Dave wrote, ” ‘Keep cops in high schools,’ Citizen Dave writes in his most recent column in Isthmus, a publication where liberal-progressive-socialists go to feel good about themselves.”

    I’m guessing that some of those liberal-progressive-socialists aren’t going to be feeling so good about themselves after they read Dave Cieslewicz’s column and the follow up comments; it’s quite a read! Keep cops in high schools. The case hasn’t been made to remove them.

    Like others, I can commend Dave Cieslewicz for finally seeing the light but where the heck was he when the campaign was in full swing. I suppose he’s just like most of the other progressives, get their people in office regardless of their absurd ideas to get cops out of schools and then try and convince a bonafide wingnut ideologue that’s fallen completely over the edge of reality that they are wrong and they should vote to keep cops in schools. Good luck with that Dave.

    Progressives are idiots.

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    • Batman says:

      How can one simultaneously be progressive and an idiot?

      I think the word you are looking for is regressive.


      • Batman asked, “How can one simultaneously be progressive and an idiot?”

        Well when the “progress” that progressives are truly aiming for is to dumb down everyone so they’re easier to control, I’d say it’s really easy to be a progressive and an idiot at the same time. 😉


      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        I suspect the question (@Batman) is rhetorical and the answer (@Zoltar Speaks!) is a forgone conclusion.

        However, if either of you really wonder about that possibility of being a Proglibocrat AND an idiot, I suggest you reread the comments from Karen Moran, Paul Sherman, Liam/Liam2, & Angie R. here.

        Or just wait for one of the local Three Stooges (H/T @Batamn) to weigh in again, which should clear things up beyond a reasonable doubt.

        The Gotch


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