Just say no to Gobbledygook

Turning the Policy Werkes over to visiting professor Paula Fitzsimmons. She is absolutely correct: the new mayor appointing “Dr. Gobbledygook” to the police policy and review committee is a slap in the face to Madison police.

Chief Koval ought to withdraw his department’s cooperation from this dog and pony show. The City of Madison should be studying out-of-control kids.

Here’s Paula. Be sure to follow her link to take action.

This is really something the Madison PD police union (MPPOA) should be addressing. They made their endorsements, including of Mayor Rhodes-Conway, who had given a number of indications she wouldn’t be a strong alley of law enforcement – including this, per the Wisconsin State Journal:

“Rhodes-Conway said the department doesn’t need more sworn personnel . . .”

Water under the bridge, yet her intentions become clear with her decision to recommend Greg Gelembiuk -one of this city’s most outspoken MPD critics- to the police “review” committee.

Yet where is MPPOA? Will they be available to pick up the pieces, or defend the Chief when he’s tied to the whipping post?

Because someone has to stand up and say something, I ask you to sign a simple letter.

Background

Aldar Bidar introduced a last-minute substitute resolution on Friday (four days before the next Council meeting) to create a position for Greg Gelembiuk to sit on the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Ad Hoc Committee (you know my feelings on this Committee, responsible for the pricey OIR Group report.) The Mayor had previously submitted his name to be appointed to the Committee. Seven alders voted in opposition.

 

Why the Alders Should Vote No to This Resolution

It’s no big secret that Greg Gelembiuk is one of the city’s most outspoken critics of the MPD. Every time I’ve seen him speak, it’s been in strident opposition to MPD.

Having him sit on this committee would be divisive and send a negative message to our cops, that yet again, the City does not have their backs.

The Mayor said this, per the Isthmus:

“The first thing they should do is form a “blue ribbon commission” whose members represent a true cross-section of community stakeholders. That commission should be charged with reviewing a whole range of city policies — use of force, yes . . .

How is recommending a staunch police critic to this committee, unless it’s balanced an MPD supporter (nobody asked me), serving a “true cross-section of community stakeholders?”

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69 Responses to Just say no to Gobbledygook

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    I signed the letter and forwarded it to 10 acquaintances. Pay it forward!

    The Gotch

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    As soon as MMSD finds a new superstar to run their operation they’ll emplace a Blue Ribbon Panel to rewrite the BEP through a racial equity lens and THEN will get around to teaching kids but whoops! its time to retire to Tampa.
    Run for your kids lives parents.

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  3. Paula Fitz says:

    Thanks for sharing this, David. I hope everyone takes the time to write in – there is strength in numbers.

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  4. madisonexpat says:

    Hey David! What language do they speak in Austria? Asking for Obama.

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  5. Nancy Germann says:

    I’m predicting Greg will be suggesting they bring his biggest fan Amelia Royko Mauer on board. Why would anyone in their right mind want to be a Madison Police Officer. They don’t stand a chance.

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  6. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    This story came out nearly 6 months ago:

    Madison Police Chief: Fewer People Want To Be Cops Because Of ‘Toxicity,’ Scapegoating

    You thinks it’s gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse?

    If it’s the latter, thank FreeDUMB Inc, Derail the Jail, Young, Gelded, & Stupid, a lickspittle DA’s Office, the CommonSenseLess Council, and White Lefty Guilt suffocated Madison Lefties.

    To that last demographic, when the gang fights/car-jackings/home-invasions/strong-arm robberies/shots fired incidents by the Our Needs Aren’t Being Met crowd make their way to Maple Bluff/University Heights/Seminole Forest/Shorewood/Vilas/The Highlands/Near West Side neighborhoods, remember: Check your Privilege!

    The Gotch

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    • Nancy Germann says:

      You forgot to mention the honorable Judge Mitchell who is the icing on the cake.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Of course not wanting to be a cop would have nothing to do with a bunch of crazy gun nuts running around shooting them. The latest in Alabama where a RWNJ with an AR-15 killed a cop and wounded two others. Nah; couldn’t have anything to do with that.

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      • Nancy Germann says:

        Sadly you are part of the show. We are talking about Madison not Alabama. Don’t think the young men shooting at other young men in our fair city are RWNJ. Have a feeling they wouldn’t appreciate you calling them that. I might be wrong but I doubt it.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Yes but other than that poor richard is right on top of it.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          The point is that I doubt anyone who wants to be a cop in Madison or anywhere else is worried about some girl kicking them in the leg. They probably worry more about running into military grade weapons that anyone can buy at any time.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “running into military grade weapons that anyone can buy at any time.”

          More pure, unadulterated BULL $#!T from the reality/fact-free @richard lesiak.

          Now waddle back in and issue an appropriately groveling and contrite apology for your unconscionable breach of the truth AND thinking everyone’s imbecilic enough to believe that!

          The Gotch

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        • George's Son says:

          Nancy, I am late in replying. Yep, our problem is not AR-15’s, it is up-close & personal handguns/knives and fists. All available to citizens -and felons in Madison…. And yes, it is sad that Richard is unhelpful B/C he can’t respond beyond the end of his nose.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        Run along, insignificant little man; the ADULTS are having a conversation.

        The perception of your useless “I have no idea what I’m talking about/Part of the show” slobberings as expressed by the ADULTS on this site (save for your pal @AnonyBob) would be best described as consistent, am I right?

        The Gotch

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  7. Nancy Germann says:

    Mayor, Police Policy & Review Committee, Madison School Board. Rhodes-Conway, Gelembiuk, Muldrow. For Liberal Madison that would be a TRIFECTA….Any achievement involving three successful outcomes. Should be an interesting year. “You reap what you sow”, “What goes around comes around”. Think I will just sit back and watch the show.

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    • Sprocket says:

      Unfortunately, cost shifting is a major component of leftist strategy, and a clever one at that. With creative reframing, your failure can become win.Thus crime is not a result of your constituencies’ stupidity, laziness, and affinity for violence; it’s a result of mean ‘ol conservatives not giving you more money to distribute to your social program fiefdom.

      You will also note the somewhat amusing pivot from the position that jailing criminals is indicative of horrendous civil rights abuse, to advocating that everyone’s liberties be curtailed. The left has entered into a tacit agreement with the criminal community, wherein they agree to shift the costs of their crime to the rest of society in exchange for political support.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        They’re going for the felon vote.

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      • Batman says:

        “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Ilhan Omar.

        Correct conceptually but incorrect specifically. Lefty fools (redundant) are hypnotized by globalist elites into thinking that socialism, pc culture, white guilt, grievance/victim mentality, etc. just has to be embraced by everyone everywhere lest the world end in say, 12 years, just to pick a number, as evidence by the slobbering here of the three stooges. Let us pray…

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  8. Sandra S. says:

    You know, many of us Progressives support good policing, detest what’s become of the MMSD and their elected Board, think SR-C is a bag of hot air, admire Chief Koval and wish Amelia R-M would go jump in Lake Monona with an anchor tied to her booty….yeah we still disagree on all the other stuff, but hey, common ground, you know?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Sandra S.;

      “common ground, you know?”

      HERE’S to ya!

      The Gotch

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    • Batman says:

      Sandra S.,
      Are you some peculiar hybrid?

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      • AnonyBob says:

        You guys seem to think the left marches in lockstep, like the right does. Well, we don’t. Try to pay attention.

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        • Batman says:

          “You guys seem to think the left marches in lockstep, like the right does. Well, we don’t. Try to pay attention.” Says bobo.

          Your attention seeking taunts reveal just how vapid and childish you are trollboy. Wife not speaking to you again? Get a life or get out of town.
          Unsatisfactory.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Seems my “taunts” elicit childish name calling from you, Batty. I was just stating a fact. As for my wife…at least I have one. Now, you and Gootch keep bringing her into your insults. That’s pathetic.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “You guys seem to think the left marches in lockstep”

          Your utter lack of personal experience aside, the reference think implies some uncertainty.

          There’s no…repeat NO…uncertainty that Lefty marches glassy-eyin’ lock-steppin’ unquestionin’ at the whim of their handlers.

          The highfreakin’larious part? Lefties like you are, heh, led by the nostrils to believe it’s your choice.

          Cannon Fodder!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          In addition to the gibberish, you need some new material, Gootch. You keep reusing the same, sophomoric links. You’re getting (or more accurately, staying) booooorrriiinnnnggg…

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “you need some new material”

          Oh OH…you mean new material like some feebly flaccid fopdoodle calling everything gibberish…that kinda new material?

          By the by, how’s lock steppin’ glassy eyin unquestionin’ Lefty taking their 2020 front runnin’ democrat hero Michael Avenatti gettin’ his ‘nads in a RINGER?

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

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          What does Avenatti have to do with anything, anymore?
          More…gibberish.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “What does Avenatti have to do with anything, anymore?”

          Shoot; I just picked the name out of thin air, which is the only air available to the rapidly self-asphyxiating Lefty Way.

          Heck it coulda been any of a number of failing/flailing Lefties: Governor Northam, Joltin’ Joe, Kamala “Screwin’ female workers instead of Willie Brown now” Harris, SanFranNan, OCRAZYo-Cortez, Buttgiggle (or whatever his name is), Feel The (RACIST) Bern, ad infinitum ad nauseum.

          The kicker?

          The ENTIRE Clown Car Cavalcade Caravan is coming to a democrat $#!T-Hole near you in ~ 14 months.

          The kicker 2.0?

          The ONLY reason they are is because our thrice-elected former Governor Walker got Fiserv Forum built.

          The kicker 3.0?

          Get on your knees, boy, and thank the aforementioned AND The Donald for an economy that brought America’s Dairyland a 3/4 of a Billion (that’s Billion with a B!) unexpected tax revenue surplus.

          WINNING!!!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          You Trumpsters and your slavish, salivating boot-licking of that criminal would be hilarious, if it wasn’t so serious for the country. Oh well, watching Pelosi completely own him IS hilarious.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “if it wasn’t so serious for the country.”

          Heh! Ho hum; yet another fact bereft/reality-challenged @AnonyBob “My Prediction: Kavanugh Withdraws” spittle-flecked slobbering observation.

          Acknowledge the fact-based Universe, kiddies.

          Don’t be like @AnonyBob!

          The Gotch

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  9. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Thinking they’ll be the Savior of the Provinces, Madison Lefties have expressed the desire for more school ”counselors.”

    Hopefully, they’ll be the type able to step in and deescalate the…um…wishes of “concerned parents” like the talented Ms. Adrain Harris?

    If so, these counselors’ training must include, but not be limited to, dealing with REPEAT OFFENDERS that threaten:
    *arson/immolation of an occupied public building/facility,
    *vehicular mayhem expected to cause property damage and result in grave bodily injury, and
    *claiming to possess a firearm which they intend to discharge unlawfully, unsafely and without precaution on school grounds?

    For you scoring at home, those are ALL felonies!

    Anywho, seeing’s there’s precedent, whaddya bet that all Harris needs to do is say “She’s Sorry” and the toothless They’re Victims DA’s office will allow dangerous criminality to slide by not pressing charges.

    And set your watches; the Idiot Savant will issue a cognition void, spittle-flecked slobbering that someone did a not_even_remotely_similar something somewhere somehow at sometime, so, you know, like, it’s O.K.

    The Gotch

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  10. George's Son says:

    Gotch:

    Spot on!

    A. I’m setting my watch, tho it’s a foregone conclusion that Richard and A-Bob will come up w/ something spectacular. Spectacular in-so-far as it will be off-topic and no basis in fact….

    B. You betcha! Young Ms. Harris has 49 arrests, some worse than merely being a scofflaw. Battery, Property Damage, Injunction, and…. 5 Disorderly Conducts from 2002. Since her abode is Tree Lane, that alone = a free pass by the DA’s office. Tree lane is Utopia, per our racist liberal friends.

    Paraphrasin’ Brandi Grayson here: “We’re more emotional, more expressive, and angrier than…. (you supply the noun here). So this ex-HS student, (Class o’ 2000 or so) Ms. Harris, demonstrates what she has learned in HS and beyond about becoming a stalwart of this community.

    Yoiks…..

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  11. Tom Paine says:

    Ha……..progress. Not.
    Again, as I have maintained for years, does anyone really share a belief that conditions will improve? Anywhere—from the schools to the streets -to neighborhoods? Not in our lifetimes.

    Settle back and relax. Buy some popcorn and enable the drive-by’s.

    We be Milwaukee…….and Chicago.

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  12. madisonexpat says:

    Australian Left loses an election to all the experts’ complete surprise who, as one, decree that the nation became racist and deplorable overnight. It was billed as the Climate Change Election but turned into the Political Landscape in Australia change.
    I perceive a global pattern.
    Russia?

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Meanwhile, the Austrian governing coalition falls apart because their fascist – excuse me – new right partners sucked up to Russia. I perceive a global pattern.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        The pattern you demonstrate is mindless, knee jerk vilification. Anyone to your right is a fascist, nazi, Islamophobe yada, yada yada. Before that it was tea bagger, deplorable, bitter clinger, misogynist. Your Dad likely went on and on about kulak, counter revolutionary, wreckers.
        The problem, ABob is that your Party has gone from vilifying one race (yours and mine by the by) to remembering that you need us to win elections. Hence Creepy Old Joe from Scranton. Joe promises Obamacare, Stimulous, Quantitative Easing and higher taxes while we see 3.2 % GDP, 1.6% inflation, real wages up 3% in 18 mos. and robust 401K’s.
        But don’t worry Dems, you’ll always have Russia, Russia, Russia and RAY-cism.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Austria’s “The Freedom Party” was founded by ex-Nazis. And they tried to get Russia to infiltrate Austrian media. That’s not mindless vilification. I’m comfortable calling them fascists and Nazis. Why aren’t you?

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Now seemingly nationalism on the rise in Italy, France, Britain and India. ABob and George Soros very unhappy.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Its like “power TO the people” rather than to their self proclaimed elites. Why that idea is SO crazy it just might work.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”ABob and George Soros very unhappy.”

          This may not help.

          In a revelation that’s shocked absolutely NO ONE, not only are Lefty/Socialista Y-Chromosomal Units Ineffective Weak Tits but they’re Unemployed/Unemployable And Live With Their Parents.

          Perhaps the minimally employed Dells Donut Maker ought be granted a partial exemption…?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch, you just LOVE garbage statistics cited by hacks, don’t you. The reality world must be a cold, cruel place for you, amiright? You make a good propagandist.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Touch a nerve, did I?

          Anywho, sez the unemployed/unemployable, lower-level/below grade maternally-owned residence occupying Weak Tit exemplar himself?

          Priceless!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          The usual gibberish insults. Touch a nerve, did I?

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  13. madisonexpat says:

    ABob, your comfort level is no recommendation. You are comfortable doing evil:
    You swear to uphold the Constitution yet gleefully deny its rights and protections to your fellow citizens if you hate them…….. and you do. You’ll destroy a good man’s reputation, and that of his family if he’s appointed to a lifetime post in a position of power. You were all in on the Naked Emperor weaponizing the IRS, the DOJ and the 17 intelligence agencies to attack his political opponents.
    You are stuck ABob. You sold your soul for a Hillary win and 40 years of Democratic ascendancy.
    Bill Clinton said Hillary is his moral compass as apparently he doesn’t have one of his own. That, I surmise, is something you and he have in common. The difference is that he admits it.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Time to stop harping on that speck in Obama’s eye while ignoring that beam in Trump’s.
      Who’s sold whose soul? I find it amusing when Trump supporters speak in terms of morality.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Then you don’t deny Obama’s corrupting those agencies.
        I find that amusing.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          No, I don’t agree Obama corrupted those agencies, whereas Trump is doing his tin pot dictator darndest to do so.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “I don’t agree Obama corrupted those agencies”

          Sure he didn’t @AnonyBob, whatever you SAY!!

          The Gotch

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  14. madisonexpat says:

    Here’s the other thing about name calling ABob, once you’ve convinced yourself someone is “Far Right, Alt Right, extremist, Nazi” or whatever calumny of the day why, you almost HAVE to punch them. Once they are infidels you should probably cut their heads off. Once they are counter revolutionaries it is your duty to liquedate them and eventually they are untermenschen and you will exterminate them.
    Because evil.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Thats quite the stretch, Splat, and willful blindness to see hard right/alt right/Nazis/Steve Brannon’s-now-in-Europe parties for what they are. Or is it that you just agree with them? You seem more than ready to tag parties of the left; what about the hard right?

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      • madisonexpat says:

        You lost any standing on this issue when you repeatedly lied about the presidents words after Charlottesville.
        And oh yes, Obama did his level (if light weight) best to make the Washington Party into the government of Chicago.

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        • Batman says:

          Observing expat carve up bobo is almost as entertaining as witnessing creepyjoe and botoxnancy search for a coherent thought. Dang!

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “Observing expat carve up bobo”

          COPY DAT!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Lied about Charlottesville? What, that Trump equated the two sides? That he repeated it multiple times and only once added a quick throw away line about the Nazis being bad? The outright acceptance of his lying by the Trumpsters and their willingness to accept “alternative facts” and brand as “the lying media” anything they don’t want to hear, is a thing to behold. If that means I have no standing in your eyes, I can live with that easily. You guys, on the other hand…
          Again, does your refusal to criticize the hard right/alt right mean you agree with them?

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  15. Fritzderkat says:

    The Gotch is on a roll this week.

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  16. madisonexpat says:

    ABob, state exactly what two sides President Trump equated then launch your lie.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      The white nationalist rally organized and encouraged by the likes of Richard Spencer and David Duke as a show of white identity (and loosely against removing a Robert E. Lee statue from a city park), complete with a torch-lit march and chants of “Jews will not replace us” (a golden oldie from which 1930’s European political party?) versus the protesters who opposed them.
      But, that’s all fake news to you and Trump.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Well, Splat? Nothing to say? Finally too embarrassed by your guy to respond to what you requested?

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Yes, busy. Had to attend a graduation and celebrate a Salutatarian niece. Lovely evening.

        Your charge is as pitiful as it is transparent.
        Nazis, Klansmen and Trump! Oh my!
        Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!

        ABob, part of the Dems big problem is a lack of message. See how weak these are? C’mon kids! Let’s help our Lefty friends craft a message:

        Make America Weak Again?
        America was never Great?
        America. Meh?

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  17. madisonexpat says:

    Wanna fact? Fact: in 1986 Trump received the the NAACP award for “Brotherhood,, Patriotism, Diversity and Tolerance” along with Muhammed Ali and Rosa Parks.
    See the difference between what I call a fact and what you consider a fact?
    Here endeth the lesson.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      35 years ago. He also used to be strongly pro-choice. Those may be facts, but they have little relevance to today’s amoral Trump and his gullible supporters.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Then we must thank God that neither Rosa Parks nor Muhammed Ali never ran for the presidency against Hillary Clinton. God only knows what monsters they would’ve become.

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