Kaleem Caire for Madison school board
A reader has shamed Blaska into applying for the vacancy caused by Mary Burke’s inexplicable resignation from the Madison Board of Education.
As I told the WI State Journal, I have no hope of being appointed but one must put up the good fight.
I see that Ed Hughes has applied. He served nine years and is a member of GRumps (“GRandparents United for Madison Public Schools.”) That group of former school board members includes the likes of Nan Brien, Anne Arnesen, Carol Carstensen, Bill Keyes, and Bill Clingan. All good, guilty white Madison liberals.
GRumps held the first candidate forum of the Spring election campaign. They asked how the candidates would close the racial achievement gap. Blaska responded thusly: “You guys OWN the achievement gap. It occurred under your watch. Blaska did not eat anyone’s homework.” GRumps’ agenda copies that of the Democrat(ic) party: choke off school choice, deny charters, repeal Act 10 reforms, labor union teachers first, kids second.
George Corley Wallace stood at the schoolhouse door preventing black kids from getting in; GRumps stands at the schoolhouse door preventing them from getting out.
‘I AM the diversity’
One Hundred Black Men held its own candidate forum at Wright middle school. Blaska pointed at himself and announced, “I AM the diversity.” All the others, with the exception of Kaleem Caire, were more of the same old, same old, I said.
Speaking of same old, same old: the Madison school district has some window dressing called the “Black Excellence Think Tank.” It stamped out a report that accused the district of “a long history of failing to make space for and to nurture the excellence of Black children and their families.” (More here.)
Standard virtue-signaling boilerplate. What do you mean there’s no space? There are no desks for black kids to sit? They got to stand out in the hallway? No textbooks? No computers? Banned from sports?
“MMSD must undergo fundamental changes in its organizational culture and practices.” Like what? The report never says.
Pay parents to parent
The report is more notable for what it does not say. Not one syllable referencing the duty to parent, the disaster that is the Behavior Education Plan, the ineffectiveness of restorative justice, “truancy in school,” abysmal truancy rates and unacceptable in-school behavior Madison under-achievers. Now THERE is your fundamental change!
Instead, the think tankers call for the same old, same old. “Culturally competent” teachers, preferably of color. Teach black history.
The Tankers want to reintroduce segregation: a black student union. And pay black parents to show an interest in their kids. The tankers prefer the term “paid parental liaisons.” And, of course, a black ombudsman to sniff out racial incidents. Not that anything could deter Jen Cheatham from rushing to judgment as she did in the Whitehorse “hair-pulling” incident.
Black Excellence Think Tank gives their game away with this statement:
We want students and their families to know there is accountability for the emotional trauma of discipline and other racist acts. We want regular reporting on how these issues have been handled.
“Discipline — and other racist acts.”
What did you expect from a group that included Black Lives Matter disrupter Brandi Grayson and Matt Braunginn and Freedom Inc.’s Mahnker Dahnweih? The latter informed the school board that “black, queer feminism has the answers.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: My application for the school board vacancy says if they don’t name Blaska, appoint Kaleem Caire.
These kids are doomed.
You’re the prime example of a conservative boomer who has failed future generations with their inability to observe fundemental and unchangeable truths within nature. People of a certain age should have no legitimate say or power of control over the nation. You won’t live long enough to inherit the problems of the future. It won’t be you suffering the inevitable violence that is to come.
What “fundamental and unchangeable truths within nature” have we failed to observe, Dominick? Who should be intrusted with control over the nation? If not Bernie, A.O.C.? As for suffering the inevitable violence, it’s not yet to come. It is here.
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Agree Dominick….AP release by Todd Richmond on Wis. gop. Sen Craig and Rep. Kuglitsch; ” “Ever’s move to bolster school funding is an abuse of power.” SAY WHHHHHHAAAAATTTTTTT???????????? It gets worse; now they want to change the state constitution. WWWWHHHHAAAATTTT???? Worser yet; they will put in a loophole to be able to change it back if and when a conservative wins the office in the future. PRICELESS….AMIRIGHT?
Dickster: You say, “Worser yet”. Using a non-word makes it harder to understand things you say, like, “WHHHHHHAAAAATTTTTTT???????????” Care to expand?
Dominick: I sure wish you had the wherewithal to elaborate/support, “observe fundemental and unchangeable truths within nature.” Any clue would be be a help. As expressed, it is kinda mystifyin’….
I was mocking gotch’s writing style. That’s all the “expandization” ‘ya get.
A lesson as old as time itself, one the generationally stupid refuse to accept:
Throwing money at education has led to (and this is where it gets GOOD) NO_MEASURABLE_DIFFERENCE_IN_TEST_SCORES
Remember Bill Ayers? Hopey Changey sure tried not to, albeit in VAIN, and despite the ardent, unquestioning efforts of the lickspittle Lefty media covering for his boney @$$, am I right?
“Ayers was just ‘a guy who lives in my neighborhood,’ said Hopey, ‘and not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.’ ”
Must have forgotten that “exchange” of “ideas” when they plowed through that Half A Freakin’ BILLION $ (that’s with a B!) he & Bill pithed away in the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
Ah Lefty; so MUCH suffocating stupidity, so little time!
Gootch: so much off-point gibberish, so little time! Amiright?
My post is about education and education funding, ergo, topical.
The only thing topical with you is the ointment for that chronic…um…skin condition, am I right?
So you ought just run along; ADULTS (with one notable exception) are talking.
So funding schools is abuse that needs to be corrected by changing the constitution of our state? 120,000 grand a month for Ill. lawyers; that’s abuse. Picking up the tab for Vos’s world tour; that’s abuse. Shutting down the capital for 3 months so Vos and company can vacation; that’s abuse. Need I go on?
@Dominick WOW!!! That is quite a word salad you just served up there. Conservative boomers have failed future generations in what way? Expecting students to attend class, be respectable of others, follow some basic rules and decorum by acting like a young adult and not like a thug wanna-be? Kids not dropping f-bombs and derogatory comments at every turn? Are conservative boomers out of line to expect parents to actually be parents and hold their kids accountable for their actions – fathers that are actually present and participating in their kids lives while not expecting mothers and grandmothers to raise their offspring?
If you want to see who has failed, you can begin by taking a look in the mirror. Stop making excuses for poor behavior and academic performance. It’s not helping. What are the fundamental and unchangeable truths within nature? What would you recommend the “certain age” is for people who should no longer have a say or power of control over the nation? Enlighten us with your wisdom. I can wait.
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Funniest thing; every Lefty and their gender neutral/non-binary relation slobbers inconsolably about White Nationalists when, according to the self-styled arbiter of all things HATE (the SPLC), the group whose membership is growing the most during the EVIL Trump Administration happens to be that of Black Nationalists.
Why doesn’t this get more press? Probably for the same reason that Lefty slobbered inconsolably about when the children in cages meme began, replete with tear inducing picture.
One problem; the picture was from 2014.
So being the retroactive reprobates they are, and knowing their base is a collection of bespawling addlepates, Lefty spiked that and posted another picture.
One problem 2.0; THAT picture was from the Hopey Changey Administration as well.
Lefties (most, not all) sure are inveterate Morons Savant, am I right?
Anywho, and why is EVERY type of PRIDE a reason to get weak-kneed-n-weepy, EXCEPT White Pride?
Inquiring minds, from the fact-based Universe, want to know.
Thank you in advance!
I’ve explained this to you before, Slow Gootch, so I’ll type slowly. Whites are the majority (for now). You have your pride fests, usually on the Summerfest grounds, called IrishFest, GermanFest, etc. As soon as we’re the minority, White Pride will mean something different. In the meantime, only white nationalist neo Nazis worry about it (and they exist among us, even here). What’s your concern?
I wish you luck David, but you’ve already gone more than the extra mile. There comes a point when even a fireman just has to step back and let the building burn….
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Dave, by all means run. But do be aware that you lack the following Madisonian qualifications:
White Savior: a white person who acts to help non-white people, with the help in some contexts perceived to be self-serving as well as enabling
Careerist: a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity.
Quickest way to make America great again is to build that wall then start throwing regressive Leftys over it.
And that’s a wrap!
Great idea, Bats! After all, Mexico’s gonna pay for it. You, too, are a stable genius!
Don’t you have more important things to tend rather than deny the fact-based Universe?
To wit: Make yourself less useless by helping the NYT ponder the MYSTERY of the SHARP/b> drop in southern border arrivals since The Donald negotiated the new Mexico-U.S. deal.
You know, the one Mensan Brain Trustee @richard lesiak said Mexico knew nothing about.
Not your cup of free range/fair trade tea?
Then howse about mediating the highfreakin’larious B***H FIGHT between SanFranNan being RACIST with the 4 Stoogette X-Chromosomal Units of Color , OCRAZYo-Cortez, Omar, TLaib, & Pressley?
Lefty-on-Lefty porn…DIG IT!
And the military needs a bunch more money so we can then quietly move it to other accounts to pay for this BS wall. AMIRIGHT?
Hey, Mensa-brain Gootch. It’s dropped off like it does every summer. If you knew anything, which you obviously don’t, you’d know that area has life-threatening heat. Gonna credit that to Trump, too? He probably will.
Too funny. Stop with the humor for a few years.
This is not a serious discussion. There never will be a cultural change among those who are prisoners of their own myth. I keep remindin ya, the Warlord Era in China lasted for more than a decade. Hasten it’s arrival and demise by excluding all white citizens from the school board and all positions of administration. In short, turn all educational control over to Freedom, Inc., as long as they pay for an annual report on educational progress under their leadership.
For those who have kids……………move, or send your chillin to private schools for the next decade. Allow control by the visible minorities to prove the efficacy of their pipe dreams. Really.
We need more humor.
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Good luck David.
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Ed Hughes GAVE US THIS CHEATHAM PROBLEM. Ed was Jen’s biggest cheerleader and his philosophy was always that the Board not make policy but, rather, let the MMSD administration make the policy. That is bass-ackwards. Ed had ZERO involvement in the MMSD when his kids were in our schools. He was too busy banking his greenbacks in his law practice. But then he ran, unopposed a few times, for office. Perhaps he should stay at home on the couch and let folks who know something about education serve…we can’t afford his destructive services now.
Dave, You are never going to get anywhere by being constantly negative to the point of divisive. I might agree with you on a couple of points at times, but I will just ignore it since you and rest of your gang on this forum are so divisive.
By “divisive” do you mean that I am not going along with the liberal-progressive-socialist platform? Then, by all means, I am divisive.
Blaska would make an excellent supe. What fun it would be at meetings with the teachers and board. How exciting.
Trouble is, there are not enough folks in the city who care. That’s been clearly evidenced by the recent elections with the result that strong efforts by active interest groups, combined with the timidness and apathy of non-participant voters, has resulted in what effectively may be regarded as yet another extension of an ongoing socio-political coup. Now Madison can live with it
Madison doesn’t deserve Blaska and he doesn’t need the aggravation.
Adof Hitler- Mein Kampf – Chapter 11 – Nation And Race.
There’s a few fundemental and unchangeable truths for you.
I don’t think many of us here keep a copy of that handy…because, you know. Hitler.
Uh oh, now comes the Jew thing…
Hey, all you other usual suspects: Geo’s Kid, Sheppy, Gootch, Splat, et al. Don’t you get what this Dominick character is all about? Quit trying to make sense of him. The “Mein Kampf” reference was a giant clue. As was the link he posted earlier (and has since deleted) to National Vanguard. You want him on your side? Have him.
Dominick is trashed. A-Bob, you want to own Nicolas Maduro? Or will you settle for Bernie and A.O.C.?
Blaska; you done spiked your own comment, I suspect inadvertently, along those of @Dominick, & @AnonyBob.
FTR: “Dominick is trashed. A-Bob, you want to own Nicolas Maduro? Or will you settle for Bernie and A.O.C.?”
I recall the talented @AnonyBob has had, recently too, the opportunity to disavow the gutless cowardly, endomorphic, ‘nadless, sneak-up-on-old-people-and bash-them-in-the-noggin beta-male cabal know as Antifa.
Why is it funny?
Because @AnonyBob has slobbered profusely that there should be more representation of…um…melanin-challenged miscreant activity on this blog, because, well, you know, just because.
Antifa is as Lily-White a target as a Guilt-Suffocated, Self-Hating White Lefty could hope to eviscerate, yet with one_small_fatal_caveat/dealbreaker:
They happen to be Lefties, and thus subject to the protections and immunities of cluelessly, hyper-partisan career Lefties.
Pity, that; they coulda been contenders…
Shoot, I missed Dave’s comment. Guess he rethought its appropriateness. Anyway, what’s the problem here? I called out a Nazi, or at least someone who agrees with Hitler and a neo Nazi website. Boo hoo. He’s trashed? Good, I’m fine with that; you aren’t? Gootch, you’re defending him? Interesting. Doesn’t mean I own Antifa, Maduro or anyone else you’re trying to smear me with. I don’t feel bad about not liking Nazis. Do you?
“Shoot, I missed Dave’s comment.”
It’s painfully clear you miss a GREAT DEAL; what’s the worry?