How many MAGA hats did you see on State Street?

It’s the latest collusion hoax.

It would be wonderful if the President of the United States would go on national television tonight as John F. Kennedy did on June 11, 1963 (young Blaska was watching) to announce the federal government was signing on to the civil rights movement. It has been called his finest moment.


“We are confronted primarily with a moral issue as old as the scriptures
and as clear as the Constitution. The heart of the question is —
whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights
and equal opportunities.” — JFK


Frankly, Donald Trump doesn’t have it in him and no one would believe him anyway. Might as well cast Morrie Amsterdam as Abraham Lincoln.

It is a different matter altogether to blame Trump for the rolling chaos that is consuming over 40 cities in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of four police officers in the Twin Cities to over 40 cities across the country — almost every one of them run by liberal Democrats. Not that the Left isn’t trying.

Happiest corner

State Street’s aftermath; photo by Brian Schimming

Who were those masked protestors?

Leading the pack is the New York Times, which early in the current presidency, announced that it was shedding any veneer of journalistic objectivity. One of its more unhinged haters is columnist Michele Goldberg, who falsely equating looting and burning with the peaceful anti-lockdown protests:

In Minneapolis protesters poured into the streets, where they met a far harsher police response than anything faced by the country’s gun-toting anti-lockdown activists. On Wednesday night, peaceful demonstrations turned into riots, and on Thursday Minnesota’s governor called in the National Guard. For a moment, it seemed as if the blithe brutality of Floyd’s death might check the worst impulses of the President and his Blue Lives Matter supporters. 

Except, except, except … the shutdown protestors cleaned up after their rally, as they did in Madison on April 24. No graffiti, no busted store windows, no looting, no rocks, no burning cop cars.

Goldberg worked in six mentions of Trump but not one of Antifa. Not to be outdone, the NYTimes’ Jennifer Senior managed 16 mentions of Trump — sixteen! — but not a single reference to Antifa.

When historians look back at the Trump era, they may very well say his presidency was encapsulated by this moment, when a sadistic cop knelt on the neck of an African-American man for almost nine minutes in plain view and the streets exploded in rage.

Trump isn’t Minneapolis police chief

Except, except, except … Donald Trump does not control the Minneapolis police department. A black man does (although he says he is being undermined.) That city has been ruled by Democrats since Hubert Humphrey protested at the 1948 Democrats’ national convention. Same with cities like Milwaukee, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and New York city. Progressive Democrats, all. Helzz bellz, Mayor diBlasio’s daughter was arrested hurling rocks at the police. The son of Minnesota attorney general (and former DNC poobah) Keith Ellison is Antifa. 

I have kids

Capitalist, white supremacist pig!

Andy Ngo gets it right in The Spectator:

The US is getting a small preview of the anarchy Antifa has been agitating, training and preparing for. Ending law enforcement is a pre-condition for Antifa and BLM’s success in monopolizing violence. Those who are harmed first are the weak and vulnerable, the people who cannot protect themselves. Small business owners in Minnesota pleaded for mercy, even putting up signs and messages in support of the rioters, but to no avail.

⇒ “The only solution is to defund the police.” — The Nation (John Nichols’ day job.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: America has changed since JFK’s address 57 years ago — mostly for the better, not that Freedom Inc. or Bernie Sanders would admit it. The struggle for equal rights and opportunities in the 1960s has given way to a culture of victimhood, grievance, and entitlement.

The neo-Communist groups running Madison’s racial protests demand pure socialism, terminating the police, and free money. Which pretty much coincides with the guilt-mongering Progressive Dane philosophy endorsed by Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and too many alders.

Who do YOU blame?

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21 Responses to How many MAGA hats did you see on State Street?

  1. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    In the age of moral relativism caused by BHO’s “fundamental transformation” , where Democrats thrive on division and embrace a racial, social justice narrative, rioting and calling all cops “racist” isn’t really that surprising. When police withdraw from troubled neighborhoods because they’ve been demonized, … tragically, like most of the proglobotic politician policies, … they actually do more harm to the poor people they’re intended to help, than good.

    During the historic, but butt-nekkid Emperor “Let Them Eat Hope” Urkel the First’s regime, race relations in America got much, much worse. The communities that pay the biggest price are the minority communities themselves who are already facing critical crime challenges. If BHO and his merry band of grievance-mongers and master race-baiters cannot stop picking at that scab covering our original sin of slavery, … it will never heal.

    But here’s the little Leftist lie, … they don’t want it to.

    Professional grievance-mongers and race-baiters, BHO, Jackson, Sharpton, and Democrat core constituencies; Antifa and #BlackLiesMatter, only have one card to play and one uniform to wear,…it where their power comes from, … the race card and the victimhoodie.

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  2. richard lesiak says:

    Obama’s statement was something our country needed to hear. The nonsense tweets from trump while sitting in his bunker are no help at all. When will he address the nation? Never. The N.Y. cops took a knee. The sheriff in Flint walked with the crowd. Both actions had a calming effect on the crowd. Hard to throw rocks when your taking a selfie with the cops. “Donald Trump doesn’t have it in him.” Truer words were never spoken. Where is the outrage from the right after watching a cop kill a man on tv while three other cops watched?

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    • Sprocket says:

      Unlike the left, the right has agency and the ability to self-regulate. They do not have the childlike world view of the left, who believe it they throw a big enough tantrum they will get what they want. The left is a toddler having a meltdown in the candy aisle.

      They also may have noticed that officer was arrested and charged. Somewhat faster than the eight months it took to charge the affirmative action officer that blasted Justine Damond in the very same city. It’s clear the process is being fast tracked in this case. Probably because white people don’t burn things down.

      There’s no reason for public officials to bend the knee to the savages. It simply lends legitimacy to the false notion blacks suffer more from police misconduct than whites. It also lends legitimacy to the rule of the mob.

      The left has been getting more and more comfortable with political violence during Trump’s presidency. Probably not a good thing to normalize. Eventually the right will get a chance to bat, and I don’t think they’ll like how that plays out.

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    • Richard Lesiak wrote, “When will he address the nation?”

      Maybe you’re living under a rock outside your apartment building in a drunken stupor but President Trump already did address the nation, but of course no one that hates President Trump will admit that. It’s impossible for anyone that hates President Trump to give him credit where credit is due.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        easy steve. for someone who doesn’t know me you don’t have to go on a gotch rant for no reason.

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        • What; nothing about the content of my comment? Big surprise; same old same old from you. When it comes to President Trump, or anyone right of the extreme left, facts really aren’t your forté Richard.

          Richard Lesiak also ignorantly wrote, “Where is the outrage from the right after watching a cop kill a man on tv while three other cops watched?”

          If you aren’t seeing the outrage then you’re willfully blind; but then again, you won’t give anyone right of the extreme left any credit where credit is due. Your such a foolishly blind partisan.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Waste of time, Steve; flaccidly enfeebled fopdoodles (who would sell a car for gas money) will drag you down to their level where their experience will prevail.

          The Gotch

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  3. madisonexpat says:

    In Madison your tax dollars go to fund the race haters named in the Squire”s article. Big bucks not audited. No wonder the folks that hate whites, capitalists, lawns, cops, school boards and Republicans prosper in Madison.

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  4. Pete says:

    Do you really think Trump speaking would be soothing to anyone, regardless of what he says or how he says it? He’s only capable of making his critics angry and his own supporters angrier. One move.

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  5. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Per WaPo’s cop killing data base: 1,004 people were shot and killed by police in 2019.

    Fun Fact: Over half are armed and the overwhelming majority occur in D卐M☭CRAT-run $#!tholes.

    There are ~ 20 MILLION Traffic Stops nation-wide every year, this leaves aside all the OTHER LEO calls for service: DV calls, calls for crimes in progress, executing search warrants, investigating the manufacture and distribution of rancid donuts in the Wisconsin Dells, etc.

    There are ~10 million arrests (~240 million 911 calls) made annually, all of which add to the total of official police contacts with the public.

    The Gotch isn’t a math guy, but you have less than a 0.00005% chance of being killed by LE in any given year, less than that if you’re Black.

    The most dangerous thing to Black men in the U.S.?

    Other Black men!!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Gas is cheap goochie come on up to the Dells. I’ll even comp you a free water-park pass. Support our economy.

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  6. Marge Bils says:

    The Secret Service made Trump go to the bunker when the area around the White House was attacked. It is their job to protect the President. Vandalism, graffiti & property damage is not protesting, it is criminal activity. Also he gave a speech when he was at NASA this weekend, showing respect for George Floyd & condemning what happened to him, but MSM did not show much of that.

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  7. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Antifa PVSSIES In_A_Nutshell!

    The Gotch

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  8. White Hills says:

    Blacks will be worse off and policed more after this.

    The simple reality is that Democratic politicians, journalists, and pundits are petrified of questioning any of the dogmatic ideological assumptions underlying these protests/riots. Because they will be immediately ripped to shreds. Don’t even try to pretend this is not the case.

    Covid-19 already pushed aside as soon as one of the left’s/media/academia’s favorite narratives rears its head again. Keeping everyone safe. Yea right. These A-holes are wreaking havoc. The bill from the past 10 weeks will be too large. Don’t be surprised if people won’t pay and it triggers another round of social unrest. How much more will people tolerate?

    Get armed, get skilled. The times are getting real. Remember, the cops aren’t allowed to police anymore.

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  9. Tom Paine says:

    TV images are “truth.” Yeah….George Floyd…………..and YEAH, YEAH, all the looters.
    So the image burned in the minds of viewers: Black folk are a loving community. They respect store owners. They respect private property. They are NOT criminals. That label is a racist lie. Can’t you see the thousands of examples of black virtue?

    commit crimes in far greater numbers than their representation would warrant. African Americans are 12.6% of the U.S. population, but they account for 38.9% of all violent crime arrests—including 32.5% of all rapes, 55.5% of all robberies, and 33.9% of all aggravated assaults Is this because they are arrested for crimes they didn’t commit? Are they only “guilty of being black”? In fact, the statistics are compiled by interviewing the victims of these violent crimes, which in the case of crimes committed by blacks are mostly black themselves. In 2010, black perpetrators were responsible for 80% of all violence against blacks (including 94% of homicides), while white perpetrators accounted for just 9% of all violence against blacks.

    n fact, there are five times as many black attacks on whites as the reverse. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which relies on crime victims to identify their assailants, 320,082 whites were victims of black violence in 2010, the latest year for which statistics are available, while 62,593 blacks were victims of white violence. But these raw statistics understate the pattern. In 2010, the white and black populations in the United States were 197 million and 38 million, respectively. In other words, blacks committed acts of interracial violence at a rate 25 times higher than whites (849 per 100,000 versus 32 per 100,000).

    This pattern has been among the most consistent findings of criminal-justice research for many years and for a wide variety of crimes. Nationwide there were an estimated 67,755 black-on-white aggravated assaults in 2010, as compared to with just 1,748 white-on-black crimes of the same description. In other words, blacks committed acts of interracial aggravated assault at a rate 200 times higher than whites (181 per 100,000 population versus 0.9 per 100,000).

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    • Sprocket says:

      Now you just forget that wrong think. Repeat after me, “Blacks live in terror of white people, black lives matter, white silence is violence.” Despite being a plague of violence and destruction, inflicted on everyone around them, blacks are clearly the victims here.

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  10. georgessson says:

    Guess I don’t get it. White cop kills black man cruelly, and is immediately arrested for homicide. What could be better/swifter than that? Well, guess some free stuff under the guise of “anger ‘n justice”, even if it’s another black man’s lifelong livelihood being looted and destroyed. BTW, nice that locally Hawk Sullivan (Hawk’s Bar & Grill), spoke for the rest of his colleagues on State Street: “We have insurance”. Whatta ass-hat.

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  11. richard lesiak says:

    well well; trump is finally getting his military parade. Nice photo-op in front of that church though. Bring out the tanks donny, let’s have a real fight.

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  12. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Now THIS is precious:

    Antifa wannabe thug TURNS_HIMSELF_IN…with (HEH!) mommy and daddy!

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

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      so the parents brought the kid in to own up to what he did. He will be punished by law. Parents doing the right thing and you have a problem with that?

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