Blaska accused of flattening a relationship
‘Why don’t you believe women?’
Friends and the morbidly curious asked why the parking lot attendant here at Blaska Policy Werkes would subject himself to a grilling at the hands of his school board election opponent on notoriously progressive WORT-FM 89.9 here in Madison WI. Why do missionaries, he retorted, preach to the heathens?
Aside from politics, Ali Muldrow can be a very pleasant person. For a progressive, she is intellectually curious — and some of her beliefs are very curious, although (unfortunately) mainstream in Madison. Ali hosts the community radio station’s noon-hour A Public Affair program on Wednesdays. She does a good job, we must admit. Headphones in place, rap music introduced the program. Blaska convulsed as if he were being electrocuted. Ali, on the other side of the broadcast table, smiled.
That’s one of the things she says she likes about me, my sense of humor. (Do I amuse you?) Before we went on the air, Ali asked if I was “carrying.” Our standard answer is that I might be but this time we answered no. Curious, that she should ask.
The station did experience a shooting in August 2018 during a late-night rap music program. The funky, cinder-block radio station is painted with early 1970s street art. At the entrance is one of those ubiquitous “No Firearms” signs, as if a piece of aluminum was a talisman imbued with super protective powers — shaming any gunman into returning his piece to the trunk of his vehicle.
Monger them grievances, sister!
Ali’s interview started off badly. “You describe yourself as … anti-immigration.”
“I’m anti-illegal immigration,” Blaska corrected. But you get her imputation: he hates black and brown people.
Ali Muldrow stayed in attack mode: “Why do you generally distrust women when they complain of sexual assault?”
Blaska tried to explain the concept of due process, Michael Avenetti’s disproved confabulations against Brett Kavanaugh, Jussie Smollett and other hoaxes, without noticeable success.
How come you didn’t write about the Central Park Five? she demanded. Because I didn’t, one supposes.
A caller asked if Blaska espouses small government why he opposes Abortion. As a thought exercise, Blaska asked if a baby 8½ months in gestation could be considered a human being rather than merely the “tissue and fluids” of Ms. Muldrow’s locution. As she did several times during the hour, Ali moved the goal posts: “I do not think a woman who miscarries should be punished.” Miscarriage? (!)
A caste of thousands
Ms. Muldrow kept throwing long. “Being a conservative means supporting … traditional ideas of genders and social caste systems,” she announced. (“Social caste systems”! Madison parents, identity politics rules your school board!)
Blaska parried: “Your friend Ananda Mirilli … accused me of creating the system she is trying to undo. … [But] the system we have is so great that people are trying to get in illegally … because they know you can succeed in America if you work. I’m afraid we’re telling kids … it’s the teachers fault, it is the system’s fault, you are a victim therefore you cannot be expected to be accountable for your actions.”
Rather than address the substance, Ms. Muldrow announced that she had just been triggered, the default mode of social justice warriors everywhere.
“I want to correct you,” Ms. Muldrow lectured. “Ananda’s name is pronounced “Ah-NAHN-duh.”
Blaska speaks Wisconsin, apparently, which defaults to a flat-A pronunciation. Wisconsin pronounces Aunt, for example, as “Ant” instead of “AWEnt.” My bad. Apparently, I had just disrespected a Latina immigrant from Brazil by mispronouncing her name. Blaska blames his Midwestern parents, who apparently have been de-listed from the Greatest Generation.
B-Flat or be square
Blaska had committed a micro-aggression and Ali must scold him: “You also called her ‘my friend’ and that is a flattening of our relationship. Ah-NAHN-duh is a fellow school board member, elected the same time I was.”
“You’re not friends?” Blaska sputtered. (Ali and Ah-NAHN-duh did campaign as a team, with both their names and likenesses on the same signage.)
Muldrow: “I think it just flattens a multi-dimensional relationship.”
Blaska apologized. “The last thing I want is to flatten a multi-dimensional relationship.”
Dipspoon: it sure doesn’t take much to set you off into Bloviating InsultLand. Irony is clearly not your strong suit. You and Gootch are well suited to each other.
“Dipspoon: it sure doesn’t take much to set you off into Bloviating InsultLand. (bolds mine)
Mercy, mercy me; the Right Earring deep, viscid irony through which you chose to slog in order to post that.
“Irony is clearly not your strong suit.”
And then you double-down?
Your continued childishness is unethical and astounding. Grow up.
I’m not the troll that started unethically slinging disrespectful childish insults me, old baldy and you are; follow the timeline, its all right there in in pixelated form for you to read as many times as it takes to sink into that densely thick skull of yours.
What’s clear is that you can’t understand what parts of a comment are irony and what parts are not. You’re unsuccessfully trying to psychologically project your intellectual failures on others, your behavior shows immature character.
I’ve actually presented arguments, what have you, old baldy, and the other trolling fool in this thread, Boomer Blamer, presented? Here’s what you three have presented; deflections, childish insults, unsupportable accusations, and lies. Nice track record for trolls, piss poor track record for intelligent and civil discourse.
You wanna know why I selectively used the word troll for you three, it’s because what you’ve been doing falls directly in line with the definition of a trolls; troll: those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.
You seem to repeat the same childish and unethical behaviors regardless of what anyone says to you, are you expecting different results or is trolling for emotional responses something that you choose to engage in no matter what happens?
Dear Mr. Witherspoon:
What is it you are trying to say here, “I’m not the troll that started unethically slinging disrespectful childish insults me, old baldy and you are” ? That you started “unethically slinging disrespectful childish insults”, or that you cannot write worth a lick?
And if you had actually looked at the timeline you would see this from me, “This has got to sting…….”. That sure is a pretty poor excuse for a childish insult. More like a statement of fact.
I realize all this will go right over (or perhaps through) your precious little noggin, but if you want folks to pay any attention to you clean up your act and language. It’s all pretty juvenile for an alleged adult.
Now we can all sit back and watch you and herr gotchberg slobber into oblivion….
My four year old grandson could have inferred that the word “at” was missing in that sentence, but no, not you, you go off on some petty trolling tangent ad hominem. It should have read “I’m not the troll that started unethically slinging disrespectful childish insults at me, old baldy and you are”. Capiche?
I did look at the timeline, facts are on my side. Reread your comment on November 15, 2019 at 9:14 pm. You started the disrespectful insults between you and I, period. Own it.
By the way; if you think that your statement “This has got to sting…” is anything in the ballpark of being a fact then you’re a whole lot more ignorant than you appear and with the nonsense you write I really didn’t think that was possible.
So it’s fine for you to troll with verifiable comment after comment of deflections, childish insults, unsupportable accusations, and lies but somehow it’s “juvenile” for me to point those things out and present real arguments?? That some fine magical thinking you’ve got there old baldy.
Hey abob, withered can’t even write a cogent sentence, yet he blames others for his ineptitude. Sounds like the current occupant, but with a much smaller audience. And you hit him where it hurts,… his self-inflated ego.
Keep up the struggle. Stay strong, buddy.
You’re either a liar or an idiot that can’t comprehend what they read. I guess you could be both but I’ll let you choose; which is it?
Here’s what a verifiable fact looks like old baldy; I didn’t blame anyone for my error, what I did do was chastise you for your petty reaction to that error.
This is how the game is played old baldy; you use lies and innuendo to attack others in your trolling comments, I use verifiable facts in arguments that refute the lies and innuendo you write.
It’s been an honor debating with you these last few days and I’d like to show my deepest appreciation for the level of intellect that you ad to conversations.
With full permission of the Gotch Academy, I present you with a well earned Gotchie…
Well for some weird reason that link posted incorrectly. Here’s your award old baldy…
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“your petty reaction to that error.”
@hankdog/old baldy is a niggling, trifling, penny-ante little man!
His Gotchie is a lone entry in the plus column.
My Dearest Ditherspoon:
I confess. I DO troll you. You got me. You called it correctly.
I don’t bother engaging you because I don’t consider you an equal. The problem is not that you’re just another conservative blowhard, the problem is that as a writer you are pretentious and ponderous. You’re wordy and boring while your self-inflated ego gives you no sense of humility or the ability to self edit. And the “irony” that eludes you is that you haughtily decry “unethically slinging disrespectful childish insults” as you fling them with abandon (that means you do it a lot). You have no panache, my dear boy, and show little self awareness.
Sez the guy that deems the cloddish, illiterate, banned Blog Idiot as positively Swiftian?
No one’s talking to you.
“No one’s talking to you.”
Therein lies the beauty of it; it’s not a requirement, but a CHOICE.
Aren’t all you Lefties Pro-Choice…?
One last thing; take the advise of @George’s Son and loosen the…um… Stetson.
It was self evident.
Well I’m certainly glad you don’t consider me an equal troll to you.
That reads like a great big ad hominem spewed out by a person that got their offended by a truth I wrote that he can’t intelligently refute. What was it that set you off this time?
Lastly; look up the word irony, it doesn’t mean what you think it does. You’re not using the right words to express what you are truly trying to convey.
“…that got their offended…”
Yeah, I’ll take word selection advice from you. Not. And talk about irony…
But I will give you points for refraining from name calling this time.
Well, well, I had an extra word “their” that I failed to edit out, do shoot me. It was part of “got their underwear in a bundle” that I removed.
I’d like you all to notice something about this thread…
Once old baldy chimed in with his usual standard of commentary which of course is yet another deflection, “This has got to sting…….”, there was nothing else written (linearly) that was on-topic. In fact old baldy, the troll as defined below, effectively shut down linearly progress of on-topic discussion and shifted it with a deflection that was extrapolated to absurdity with the help of fellow troll AnonyBob. In the end; after the trolling comments from Boomer Blamer (who appears to have abandoned the kitchen heat), old baldy and AnonyBob the conversation ended up to be 32% on-topic and 68% off-topic.
This is what trolling success looks like.
Troll: those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.
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