Anti-cop rhetoric is claiming casualties on both sides

This, that and the other thing

Now we know why Virginia is solid Democrat: Citing ‘gun violence,’ University of Virginia cancels 21-gun salute portion of Veterans Day ceremony.” (Source here.)

What are the odds that both the Packers and the UW Badgers would win by stuffing late-game scoring drives at home games in the same weekend? (Lesson for both coaches in Sunday’s game at Lambeau: Take the points.)

The unlettered field hands at Blaska Experimental Work Farm (and Penal Colony) raided the neighbors’ curbsides for suitably macerated leaves Sunday, with which they mulched the asparagus fields and fall-tilled gardens. Singing the Cole Porter songbook as they labored. They worked one step ahead of the busy City street crews, who were working a Sunday, perhaps in anticipation of today’s (11-11-19) snow.

Blaska Stately Manor has hardened its target with a motion detector flood light. Saturday night it captured the first interloper: a big-ass raccoon standing on its hind legs surveying the newly illuminated scene.

Nakoma community

We’re getting to them! We see how Ald. Keith Furman is tap dancing furiously in defense of the City of Madison budget that adds zero police officers and fire fighters but devotes $200,000 to a full-time police critic. Kudos to the WI State Journal for its report today that police overtime is up two-thirds in the last 10 years and fire overtime is up 92% and that their budgets increased by a smaller percent than the overall city budget during that time.

Comment, respond, what do you thinkOfficial Madison’s animus toward police is a national, progressive phenomenon. Recall New York police being sprayed with water hoses, pelted with food, assaulted, shot at and killed. 

Police unions say frequent criticism of police from city politicians and reform advocates is stoking anti-police sentiment. “The message is that there are no consequences for your actions,” says criminal justice prof and former cop Joseph Giacalone. “You’re a victim of racism and the police are the enemy. That’s basically the message.”

More here and here.

⇒ The Madison City budget will be debated next Tuesday, November 12, in the City-Council chambers. The meeting starts at 5:30 — one hour earlier than normal. Please sign up before hand, in person, to testify or (at least) register your support for more police officers and deleting the $200,000 police critic. You get five minutes to speak but must sign up first. (Indicate you are speaking against Item #3 on the agenda.) In the meantime, e-mail your alders now.

When in Dowd, read Maureen Dowd. Yeah, she’s a big-time NY Times lib, but who writes lede sentences like this: “We’ve had the baby, so why not the nanny? … So maybe it’s fitting for Mrs. Doubtfire to pop in to lay down the law in this federal funded nursery.” You guessed it: she’s referring to Trump and Bloomberg. What does the latter’s entry say about the sad state of the field of Democrats?

A follow-up on Kentucky governor’s race: Matt Bevin had the lowest approval rating among the 50 governors — 34% — and still damn near won.

Hooray for C-Span. Watched much of its coverage of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an occasion the Old Settlers at Blaska Manor remember well. We thought the Iron Curtain was permanent. Gawd, those Communists were bastards. They shot their own people trying to get out of the world’s biggest prison farm. Most touching, the very elderly James Baker, secretary of state of George Bush the Elder, remembered calling his  German counterpart. The German’s secretary tells Baker, “Before I put him on the line, I just want to say ‘God Bless America.’” Old Secretary Baker teared up at that story.

Blaska’s Bottom LineThat, my friends, is what Veterans Day is all about.

What do YOU think?

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12 Responses to Anti-cop rhetoric is claiming casualties on both sides

  1. Leo says:

    Bevin’s “damn near winning” is a far cry from getting his ass beat.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      “Bevin’s ‘damn near winning’ is a far cry from getting his ass beat.”

      Sooooo, losing by ~ .035 % is getting his “@$$ beat”?

      And waaaah Hillarity won the waaaaaaaaaaaaah popular vote, am I right?

      The Gotch


      • AnonyBob says:

        In a red state Trump won by 30 points, where Bevin tried to out-Trump Trump? Yeah, that’s totally getting your ass kicked, Gootchie. Get used to it.


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”Get used to it.”

          Will do, @AnonyBob, will do.

          The Gotch really has no choice but to defer to your uncanny ability to embrace your own unique breed of…um…reality and employ it to predict the future.

          To wit:

          *Kavanaugh withdraws
          *Jussie’s innocent
          *Nick Sandmann will burn at the stake.
          *Russkies Russkies Russkies!!!
          *Stormy Daniels will take down The Donald
          *OCRAZYo-Cortez is positively Mensan
          *The banned Blog Idiot is positively Swiftian
          *St. Great is real real smart
          *So’s Hopey Changey
          *The (heh!) Blue Wave is, like, you know, a Real Thing
          *Quid Pro Joe…I mean…Quo; ad infinitum ad nauseum.

          TRES cute: Always wrong, yet never in doubt!

          The Gotch


        • AnonyBob says:

          Hm…some things I’ve never commented on. It’s good to see I live so large in Gootch’s tiny brain. But also kinda sad.
          I see you couldn’t counter the point I made.
          Why don’t you now bore us all with lengthy citations and angry alliteration?


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”some things I’ve never commented on.”

          Actually, you have; but The Gotch thinks too much of our friendship to dredge up the Inconvenient Truth, seeing’s how near the edge you already are.

          Bevin was an unpopular, flawed candidate; damaged goods. He foolishly sought a poorly thought out revamping of the state’s Medicaid program and flipped off striking teachers.

          Clueless Lefties (forgive the redundancy) ignore that Righty won five other Bluegrass State statewide offices; four by over 12 points. Heck, had The Donald NOT shown up and rallied 11th hour support, it WOULD have been a shellacking.

          I’ve asked this before and’ll ask it again: Even with the media in their pocket, Lefty’s getting unmercifully pasted; does ALL this losing appear to be winning?

          Not to worry; Midget Bloomberg should even things out for the Lefty Clown Car Caravan Cavalcade, am I right?

          The Gotch


  2. George's son says:

    RE: “(Lesson for both coaches in Sunday’s game at Lambeau: Take the points.)” Hell, Ya! When did that ethic get tossed by the wayside? Avoid drama & trauma, take what ya can get! By early eve Sunday night, Geo’s sprought had speed dial set to 911 -For himself AND Matt Lafleur….


  3. dad29 says:

    Bloomie got into the race to make DAMN SURE that it will be a brokered convention. There, The Rules will be laid down with real threats of zero-funding: no more talk of seizing guns, nor Medicare for all, nor Open Borders. Any such talk and *poof* goes the money.

    Still leaves the question of who will be selected to be slaughtered on the altar of MAGA, of course.



  4. Batman says:

    Phony lying Liz has not been this moist in years. Hubby is ambivalent.


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