Dare I attend the ‘Cops in schools’ Common Council meeting tonight?

Blaska is torn twixt and ‘tween

Still undecided whether to attend and/or speak at Madison Common Council meeting tonight (07-02-19).  On the Council’s agenda is Cops in Schools. It’s Item 37.  Wondering whether any other pro-cop citizen will dare to speak. Otherwise, will watch on cable or on-line here.

Witch Trial

Madison Common Council meeting

Freedom Inc., BLM’s Young Gifted & Black, Progressive Dane, the International Socialists, and Amelia Royko-Maurer’s Community Response Team will be certain to dominate the public comments. The question is whether they will disrupt the meeting and intimidate speakers.

We are told that Ald. Barbara McKinney is the council’s sergeant at arms and that “she will not suffer fools.” In my experience, McKinney has, indeed, demanded civility at public meetings. Ald. Paul Skidmore tells me “If  I don’t feel safe, I’m going to call ‘Point of order’ to restore order.”

This is not an idle concern; these same groups have shut down (or abided the closing down) of a county board and school board meetings and have forced several other school board meetings behind closed doors. Police and security forces stood flat-footed (or sat on their hands) both times. 

The irony is that the anti-cop contingent is undeterred despite gunfire  and injuries at the Shake the Lake event at Monona Terrace Saturday (06-29-19). (Apparently, the “No Firearms” signs were out of order.)

If Freedom Inc. and Co. feel free to chant their slogans, why should Blaska be reticent to shout his? Goose and gander and all that, y’know.

antifa-attack-men-portland-metal-pipe

No more ‘politics of respectability.’ Right, Freedom Inc.? New videos out of Portland reportedly show Antifa rioters smashed two men over the head with “metal pipes” before shooting them repeatedly with mace. Photos from InformationLiberation

‘Otherwise peaceful’ except for the bloody brawl

Speaking of standing idly by, that’s what the gendarmes in Portland, Oregon did as the Antifa pummeled a conservative (and gay) Asian news commentator. 

National Review observes that the Portland Oregonian chose the headline,

“Portland mayor, police come under fire after right-wing writer attacked at protest”

— a classic of the “conservatives pounce” genre. [Blaska: CNN is doing the same thing: “Conservative journalist blames Antifa for attack at rally.”] But the story they’re [actually] reporting is

“Gang of masked assailants beat man in park as police watch.” 

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that it caught the attack on video, “though the video doesn’t show what precipitated the attack.” The implication, National Review comments,

is that somehow Andy Ngo provoked the crowd of angry masked men into punching him, kicking him, throwing objects at him, and dousing him with some sort of liquid. This is a parody of journalistic objectivity: “We don’t want to take sides between the person who’s being punched and kicked and the group of people doing the punching and kicking.”

Deeper in the story, National Review continues, we’re treated to the “It could have been worse” paragraph:

“While the demonstrations on Saturday did feature a few isolated flashes of intense violence — aside from Ngo’s attack, a number of protesters engaged in a bloody street brawl later in the day and police declared a civil disturbance before protesters dispersed — the event was still more peaceful than the riots that plagued downtown Portland last summer.”

Blaska’s Bottom LineA certain amount of journalistic arms-length (skepticism but not cynicism) is appropriate except, in this case, we got video and there’s no tuna sandwich that miraculously survived the beat-down. 

For extra credit: “When did it suddenly become acceptable to advocate for the death of police officers?” — in Law Enforcement Today.

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51 Responses to Dare I attend the ‘Cops in schools’ Common Council meeting tonight?

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Another example of the moral degeneracy of the Antifa crowd–not that we’re lacking such examples. At least they’re honest in proclaiming their disdain for free speech as merely a means for perpetuating the racist patriarchy. Unlike, say, Madison liberals who still feel bound to pay lip service to free speech while doing everything in their power to silence anyone who presumes to disagree with them. That the cops and local media in Portland are shamelessly colluding with the perpetrators of violence should come as no surprise. When you’re as utterly convinced of your own righteousness as they are, there’s no limit to what you’ll do to protect your perfect little world from the forces of evil. Over the years, Madison has done everything in its power to emulate Portland–the nirvana of the far left. It’s only a matter of time before we see this level of fanaticism take root here–some would say we’re already seeing its vanguard in the antics of Freedom Inc.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Gary L. Kriewald;

      “That the cops and local media in Portland are shamelessly colluding with the perpetrators of violence should come as no surprise.”

      But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler breathlessly intoned, via twitter:

      Portland has always been a beacon of free speech. We are proud of that history.

      Leaving the great unwashed to ponder: How does one tweet with both thumbs up their @$$?

      The Gotch

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        Portland is a beacon of free speech. Right up there with War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Ignorance Is Strength. Thanks, Mayor, for demonstrating once again the boundless self-delusion of Left.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        fake news

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Here’s some REAL NEWS just like that which I posted above: Your staggeringly inane slobberings are deemed…um…uniformly, here.

          Sheesh! Even @AnonyBob has been avoiding you like you’re a syphilitic leper!

          One more thing:

          For The Love Of God [@richard lesiak/AKA the TROLT], If You Can’t Post Anything That Adds To The Conversation Then STFU.

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          The only thing I’m avoiding is your mean-spirited sophomoric gibberish. Your glee is depressing.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          *@AnonyBob is triggered to beat #$!T about what he READS on a local blog.

          *@AnonyBob is silent on Lefty’s cascading-out-of-control intolerance and gutlessly craven willingness to resort to violence.

          Discuss.

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Discuss? Is that what you’re doing? How about, “Gootch, you’re full of #$!T”

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “#$!T”?

          Priceless!

          And don’t get so worked up so early on, wifey may put you in a time out and rescind your internet slobbering privileges.

          On second thought, full speed ahead; that’d be to EVERYONE’S benefit!

          The Gotch

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    Freedom Inc. is your tax dollars at work. Find out who authorized this incredible waste of money and dock next years budget by this amount.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      The same people spending 120k a month for Illinois lawyers with your tax money. Maybe dock Kapenga’s staff budget for the kickback he got because he has a Tesla fetish.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    I guarantee you this will not end well for cowardly Antifa beta-male milquetoasts.

    Some of those gutlessly spineless PUNKS will sneak up on their favorite target, an unsuspecting elderly person, of small stature, with their back turned, and WILL get set upon by Proud Boyz, or a suitable alternative, who will at best, commence pummeling those useless, no account P‘sOS beyond recognition.

    At worst, put daylight through ’em.

    And though The Gotch is a lover, not a fighter, not a tear will be shed!

    #Karma’sABitch!

    THEN watch Mayor Ted and the rest of wan, sullen, unemployed, spongy, endomorphic, lily-livered, listless, local, LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand denizens get involved.

    Speaking of which, expect a real real tough-talking septuagenarian donut maker to weigh in on this with unintelligibly disjointed slobberings.

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Pummeled a news commentator. Not surprised! Journalists are the enemy of the people. Traitors, haters. BOOO…throw them out. Punch them and I’ll pay your bail. Blah Blah Blah…Fake news… blah blah blah. Polls show 50% of Hispanics support me. But they are wrong it’s closer to 75%. Blacks love me. Everybody loves me. “Not a fighter”; I never would have guessed. BAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA.

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  4. Sprocket says:

    Once again we are treated to the left and their allies in the media normalizing political violence. Starting with the San Jose Trump rally in 2016 and continuing on in Berkeley, Portland, Washington D.C., and college campuses across the country we’ve seen left’s willingness to use force to control the public square. This is often with the tacit or explicit support of city governments and college administrations.

    The media has been entirely willing to polish this turd for their friends. Remember when a kid giving an old kook a funny look was a national crisis and indicated the rise of the fourth reich? Somehow violent mobs attempting to stifle citizens’ right to assemble and speak does not garner the same level of hysteria. Though I’m sure it’s purely coincidental and not indicative of an ideological bias.

    I think these people are so sure of themselves, they have given no thought to where this road leads. The more they embrace violence as a political tool, the more likely things are to spiral out of control. The value of an open public square is that ensures everyone has access to the political process. If you try to use force to control that square, people may just decide they aren’t going to let that happen.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      “Somehow violent mobs attempting to stifle citizens’ right to assemble and speak does not garner the same level of hysteria.”
      Talk about hysteria…

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Hey @AnonyBob, it’s JUST that kind of Lefty WILLFUL BLINDNESS that says there’s NO crisis at our southern border and believes Alexandria OCRAZY-o-Cortez’ laughably debunked claim that illegals, I mean future democrat voters, are “drinking out of toilets.”

        Based on her body of Fact-Free observations, perhaps she’s convinced herself she saw that at the same time she was getting weepy looking at an empty parking lot?

        And c’mon, don’t your handlers have better things for you to do, like slobber inconsolably about a flag on the back of a Nike shoe?

        Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

        The Gotch

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        • madisonexpat says:

          ABob finds AOC credible.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          I do. Way more than your RWNJ sources. Or Trump.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @madisonexpat says: “ABob finds AOC credible.”

          To which @AnonyBob replies unequivocally: “I do.”

          Let’s take a quick look at OCRAZYo-Cortez’, and by extension, @AnonyBob’s credibility:

          Bill Gates: OCRAZYo-Cortez is an IDIOT

          WaPo: OCRAZYo-Cortez is an ECONOMIC MORON

          OCRAZYo-Cortez claim of Pentagon’s $21 Trillion in pin money: FOUR Pinocchios

          OCRAZYo-Cortez claim that we have high employment because everyone is working two jobs/ Politifact Rating: Pants on fire

          OCRAZYo-Cortez claim that Health Care figures should be higher because funeral costs aren’t added in? Breathtakingly stupid, Stupid, STUPID.

          Joe Liebermann: “If her (OCRAZYo-Cortez) win makes her into what @KellyannePolls called the new face of the Democratic Party, THE democrat PARTY’S NOT GOING TO HAVE A VERY BRIGHT FUTURE.” (bolds/caps mine)

          But @AnonyBob (shockingly, an avowed @richard lesiak fan) knows different, am I right?

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

          The Gotch

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      • Batman says:

        The fact that bobo elects to troll about Antifa violence indicates what a complete partisan a-hole troll he truly is. You nod and wink while Antifa terrorists continue to brutalize innocent citizens, same as “city governments and college administrations.”

        People like bobo are a true danger to our Republic and could use an object lesson to understand just how dangerous Antifa is, but more important their ability to terrorize with impunity.

        Object lesson for naïve bobo: DB censors all your comments and punishes you for attempting to post them. Say, something like an attack from behind with a iron pipe by half a dozen black clad thugs. Troll about that you phony patriot.

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    • Sprocket says:

      I would have thought the notion that people should be free to speak and assemble in public without being subject to assault is so fundamental to individual liberty and democracy that few would disagree. Apparently not.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Like trump rallies?

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        • Sprocket says:

          People should be free from assault in any venue. However, the helcker’s veto is not a right and people may be ejected from a private event. If they want to impose themselves by force in a private venue, any ass kicking they get is entirely deserved.

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  5. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Tag Evers (13th District CommonSenseLess Council): “We have a crisis in our schools, a crisis in our city, SROs are just a Band-Aid. WE NEED A PARADIGM SHIFT.” (bolds/caps mine)

    A GREAT start for that paradigm shift?

    Holding POS absentee parents accountable for the behaviorof feral Thugs-in-Training of their issue and FULL STOP on promoting Victimhoodie & the Lefty Bigotry of Low Expectations.

    The Gotch

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Assess the skill set of every able bodied person on ADC, SNAP, subsidized housing etc. Identify slots they could fill in this full employment economy and give them 2-4 years to get there. After that bupkis. Failure to comply? Guess its Milwaukee, Minneapolis or Chicago for them.
      But first remove any public funding for Freedom Inc. et al.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        “…give them 2-4 years to get there.” Two to four YEARS? Really? How about 2-4 months? Ship them to Madison where the unemployment rate is zero, i.e., where there’s a job for everyone who really wants one.

        And now the media is gearing up for their next crusade against the “inhumane” conditions at detention camps on the southern border. How can anyone with a conscience rest easy unless there’s a mint on every illegal alien’s pillow?

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Except that the Inspector General went there and said it was appalling. This thing is going to blow up very soon. Trump and company should be brought up on human rights charges. Where’s that asshat Sessions who worked so hard to create this mess? Where’s your hero Paul Ryan? Cowards to the man. They kissed trump’s ring, got their piece of the pie and blew town. Just like this 4th of July joke. Only donors get tickets! They got a huge tax break, regulations cut, loopholes left open, now free tickets. All at our expense. Trump makes me puke.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          The blog idiot called a tweet from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, from his VERIFIED twitter account, FAKE NEWS.

          The blog idiot now slobbers profusely about about “Look At How Much Of An Idiot I look Like Weeping At An Empty Parking Lot“OCRAZYo-Cortez, an idiot with her own set of problems, and something which is refuted by a Hispanic Man of the Cloth.

          Latino Pastor Shares DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT Story To AOC On Border

          Gosh, who to believe: verified tweets and someone on the front lines at the border, or verified morons on the front lines of idiocy?

          I’ve made my choice; you?

          The Gotch

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    AOC voted against more funding for the detention facilities at our border before going down there to rail against the conditions between photo ops.
    The good news is that recent polling shows her a good candidate for being a one term congress critter.

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    • Bob Dorn says:

      Shame that mini-AOC has been shut down for death threats against her and her family – she was pretty funny! I’m not even going to bother asking what free speech advocates ABob and Lesiak think.
      Sure, there was no cement in those Antifa milkshakes, Mr. Ngo. Sorry about that brain hemorrhage cuz any and all left-wing attacks on the right-wing are fake fake fake.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      So when did it change from something President Trump imagined to a crisis? Jeebus, don’t the entire MSM and the Dems think anyone remembers the party line three weeks later?

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  7. George's Son says:

    Thruout this thread, once again, we are to believe A-Bob and Richard are eloquent and informative and well-researched. That’s ‘cuz they study BOTH sides and give many facts, links/quotes and even footnotes! Unfortunately, neither has keyboard skills to relate any of that here…. so, it is the same old, same old….

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    • richard lesiak says:

      People on this thread either ignore or spike my efforts to present the facts. Heather Timmons write in her editorial that the Proud Boys, Identity Evrope, r/the-Donald are gathering in DC as we speak. They were told to disguise bats and sticks as flagpoles and are asking the police in their concealed carry permits are legal during a federal celebration. Some social media outlets have “quarantined” them for “inciting violence.” Capital police, Park police, DC police and FBI have all been put on alert. Families are boycotting the celebration due to fear. All this because of BABY BLIMP needs his ego rubbed. Cost to taxpayers in the 10’s of millions. They can never find any money for roads, healthcare, education, etc.,but there is always a pot of gold for this crap. This will not end well. These are the facts. Enjoy your 4th.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Please start wearing your helmet.

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      • Sprocket says:

        Oh noes! Americans who are proud of their country and culture are marching and won’t tolerate being attacked by leftists. Clutch my pearls!

        Hopefully they don’t vandalize businesses, throw rocks at police, and assault passers by…oh wait, that’s the left isn’t it.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          The left doesn’t believe in militias, domestic terrorism (blown up any OK City day care centers lately?) and violent white nationalism. That’d be your own proud boys. Clutch your own damn pearls. Partisanship blinds you.

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        • David Blaska says:

          Killed any judges lately? Kidnapped any heiresses? Killed any cops? Smashed any windows lately? Hoaxed any police?

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        • Sprocket says:

          Funny thing; the Proud Boys are ethnically diverse, where as ANTIFA’s demographics mirror that of an Idaho trailer park. But then again we know everyone becomes white and hetero when whey exhibit wrong-think.

          “The left doesn’t believe in militias”… I will bear this in mind as I scroll through twitter looking at the leftists and the media carrying water for a national organized group that’s committed to violence to achieve it’s goals.

          If anyone ever asks me why I left the left, I will simply direct them to the leftie commenters on this blog. You can’t even agree violence has no place. You’ve convinced yourselves everyone who who holds conservative views and is patriotic is the reincarnation of Himmler and must be violently opposed to prevent the new reich. Keep running with that idea if you like. It doesn’t end well.

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      • “People on this thread either ignore or spike my efforts to present the facts.”

        @richard lesiak presenting facts?

        Now THAT’S rich.

        But in all fairness, his handlers have no problem whatsoever leading him by the nostrils glassy eyin’ lock-steppin’ and unquestionin’ in ANY direction they choose.

        Why? Take a Wild Guess

        “They can never find any money for roads, healthcare, education”

        Yoikes! This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever read…EVER!

        Yet the most cringe-inducing aspect? It’s NOT a submission to the Babylon Bee or The Onion!

        The Gotch

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        • madisonexpat says:

          They could pave a lot of roads with the public money that funds the freaks at Freedom Inc.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          If you have no factual data to add to the conversation; the STFU. (My Caps.) Priceless AMIRIGHT

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          TRES cute; with an enviably unblemished record of every post being inanely imbecilic slobber, @richard lesiak NOW wants to be taken seriously.

          SERIOUSLY?

          Bless his heart!

          The Gotch

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  8. madisonexpat says:

    Or studies Madison cops from Berkeley.

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  9. Batman says:

    The anti-cop blue uniforms scare me virus (incubating in our universities) continues to spread:

    “Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.
    Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/starbucks-shop-boots-police-officers-because-customer-did-not-feel-safe-reports

    “When a child is missing, all of a sudden the cops are OK !”

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Batman;

      When faced with anything other than manufactured offense, cop-hating beta male sponges (like The Three Stooges) would turn tail and run so fast their petite coats would fly up over their empty heads.

      And this is all the more reason to let LEOs regularly know, face-to-face, you support them.

      It can be easily done with what I call Random Acts Of Gratitude; if you see an LEO that’s not occupied, let ’em know you appreciate them and their service!

      The Gotch

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