Satya is starting to squirm

Mayor resorts to hateful name-calling

How … Divisive!

Madison’s rank and file police officers took the unprecedented step of taking a No Confidence vote against Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway this week. So how did the mayor respond? By accusing the police officers of being “divisive.”

“Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) … is sowing division instead of stepping up to partner with the community and the rest of City government,” Satya said.

This is standard boilerplate; if you disagree with progressives, you are being DIVISIVE! No defense of her policies or rebuttal of the officers’ indictment.

The No Confidence vote severely wounded the mayor in the midst of a Recall effort that is gaining momentum. (Recall Satya 2020) Proof? The mayor’s election campaign organization came out the same day (Monday 07-27-2020) with a fund-raising letter to combat the Recall: 

Will you make a contribution to Satya for Madison’s campaign account today? If the recall petition doesn’t get the signatures it needs, the money raised will go to support Democrats in Wisconsin in November.”

Satya at bus stop

Rapid Transit will fix our problems!

Satya checks all the boxes

The mayor’s campaign resorts to the predictable litany of hateful insults. 

Supporters of Recall Satya 2020 are “racist, homophobic, and misogynist Trump support[er]s who want to destroy everything we hold dear in Madison.”  

Everything!

  • If you held dear the ability to walk down State Street and enjoy the many curio shops and bistros but are angry because they are boarded up, you are a racist.
  • If you once enjoyed walking the Capitol Square after sunset but now heed the warnings of the sheriff that the Downtown is no longer safe after 4:30, you are homophobic.
  • If you are alarmed at the epidemic of teenaged car thefts and the daily shootings, you are misogynist.
  • If you are tired of blaming the police for criminal conduct and telling them to stand down during a riot, you are probably a Trump supporter. (The worst insult of all!)

Here’s the letter, in full:


Satya letterheadDear friend:

Hi, I would like to introduce myself I am Amy Westra and I am the person keeping the lights on here at Satya for Madison. I have taken a low-key approach to keeping the lights on, not wanting to fill your Facebook, Twitter, email boxes with a lot of information from us. Especially this year when the most important thing is to win in November and save this country from Trump.

Unfortunately, we have a huge distraction and I can’t stay silent anymore. A small subset of Trump Activists are trying to recall Satya for a host of stupid reasons. The amount of racism, homophobia, and misogyny around this recall attempt  is disgusting. I have been holding my tongue, not wanting to distract from the important things going on in our community. But I can’t be silent anymore.

The recall against Satya is being run by a cohort of racist, homophobic, and misogynist Trump supports who want to destroy everything we hold dear in Madison.  Now is the time to make it clear: we won’t let conservatives stand in the way of progress here in Madison. Satya is working hard every day not only on the priorities we elected her to tackle – racial equity, affordable housing, rapid transit and climate change- but also to keep us safe during the COVID-19, reimagine public safety, and help our city recover from the economic recession caused by the pandemic.

So, here’s my ask: will you make a contribution to Satya for Madison’s campaign account today? If the recall petition doesn’t get the signatures it needs, the money raised will go to support Democrats in Wisconsin in November. Trump won Wisconsin by only 22,000 votes – we can turn it blue in 2020. We don’t expect the recall to get the signatures they need, but I want to be prepared in case they do and we have fight on our hands.

Thanks for your support!
Amy Westra
Team Satya

Authorized and paid for by Satya for Madison, Amy Westra Treasurer
Satya for Madison2642 Hoard St.Madison, WI 53704


Blaska’s Bottom Line: This Team Satya letter could have been written by Brandi Grayson, M Adams, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. It is another reason to recall the mayor.

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71 Responses to Satya is starting to squirm

  1. Gordy Sussman says:

    Will Mayor Bubbles be at the Federal Courthouse downtown for the scheduled attack/riot to make sure the MPD stands down and doesn’t impede the anarchists?

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      Best case scenario: the demonstrations at the federal building turns into a riot worthy of Portland, Trump sends in the troops, Madison lliberals have a collective fit, the world gets to see yet again the anarchic chaos the media persists in calling “mostly peaceful protests.”

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    • Dave says:

      Satya you are out of time and out of luck. You are the racist. You are the divider general. You are a complete failure.

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  2. SouthofReality says:

    I think there’s a greater chance of her losing a recall election than getting enough signatures for a recall. The reason is that the signatures are public and people will not want to face retaliation for “siding” with the racists, homophobes, and Trump supporters.

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    • Liberty says:

      This will not deter me from signing. If they slander me, I will find a good lawyer and sue. If they threaten my personal safety, I will press for criminal charges.

      People have got to stop hiding under a rock and being afraid. This only emboldens the radicals.

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      • SouthofReality says:

        That’s all true for you, but I think some Dems will have to sign the recall petition for it to be successful and they are not known for courage against the more radical members of their party.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          At least three (3) career Lefties/former MMSD employees signed The Gotch’s sheet, over half weren’t Trump supporters.

          The bimbo is fulla $#!T!

          The Gotch

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        • Liberty says:

          It’s not exactly a party being a conservative in a liberal town. I understand fear. Am I scared? At times, hell, yeah. But we all need to push through that fear. If someone threatens personal safety or does harm, press for criminal charges. Threatens your livelihood? Find a good lawyer and sue. This isn’t just going away on its own, and if we don’t stand up now, it will only continue and probably get worse not only for us, but our kids.

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        • Liberty says:

          Love your activism, Gotch.

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        • Batman says:

          Fear is the fulcrum of leverage the mob uses to manipulate and must be confronted by each and everyone of us. Fear is why the honchos in business and schools capitulate to anarchists and the radical left cancel culture. People are losing their jobs and good names because weak people in positions of authority are unable or unwilling to confront their fear of being labeled racist, property damaged, and being physically assaulted all of which cannot be ignored but MUST be confronted with courage. Every time someone exhibits courage under fire it inspires others to do the same and this growing pattern is what will turn the tide.

          Pick someone who demonstrated or demonstrates great courage and will that person to inspire you to do the same.
          Mine for today is #42 Jackie Robinson. This guy took the field repeatedly and performed at the highest level all while knowing some redneck loser could off him with a .30-06. He was treated like shit and his life threatened virtually everywhere he went but did not quit nor allow the mob to rule his life.

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  3. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    Hateful ad hominem name calling doesn’t work anymore. Conservatives have been called every nasty -ist, -ism and -phobe name in the proglobotic playbook.

    Besides, that’s not who we are.

    But haters still gotta hate. #HateAmericaFirsters, #Angry BlueFisters and end-stage TDSers hate everything that if good and Godly. Leftist rage is driven by hatred; hatred of President Trump, hatred of the nation they were born into, hatred of free enterprise, hatred of their history (the phony history, not the real one) and culture. All of these things, though, are merely peripheral targets of a hatred that manifests in a nemesis they can’t acknowledge, … themselves.

    But it sure is fun to watch the little pointy-headed proglibocrats with their little impotent daubers up, their hair on fire, raging against the machine and tilting at windmills while shouting inanities.

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  4. AdamC says:

    That letter sounds like it was written by an incredibly immature person. It is also Exhibit A in what it looks and sounds like to be deeply ensconced in the Madison Bubble. So much brainwashing and ideological B.S.

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    • Liberty says:

      My thoughts exactly, Adam. There is no substance in this letter except for empty ideological attacks. She’s merely repeating stale and unfounded leftist talking points.

      The left has become reactionary and illogical, and when they don’t get their way, they resort to name-calling and violence likes spoiled children.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      It’s a classic case of liberal hypocrisy: amid their constant calls for respect and tolerance, we get to see their seething hatred of anyone who dares to question their toxic ideology.

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    • Agreed! And my days of considering American Family Insurance (her employer) as my chosen company are gone. In fact, Am Fam might want to consider re-educating her on their corporate values.

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  5. Liberty says:

    Typical Leftist. Resorts to name calling with NOTHING to back it up.

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  6. Liberty says:

    If any ad-hominen attacks are directed at anyone personally and they result in loss of livelihood or threats to personal safety, I strongly suggest finding a good lawyer and suing.

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  7. ANNIE says:

    How can funds raised for a non-partisan office be redirected to partisan campaigns? Is that legal?

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    • David Blaska says:

      Who is doing so?

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      • Liberty says:

        I think Annie is referring to this part in the letter:

        “If the recall petition doesn’t get the signatures it needs, the money raised will go to support Democrats in Wisconsin in November. Trump won Wisconsin by only 22,000 votes – we can turn it blue in 2020.”

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  8. “The recall against Satya is being run by a cohort of racist, homophobic, and misogynist Trump supports who want to destroy everything we hold dear in Madison. Now is the time to make it clear: we won’t let conservatives stand in the way of progress here in Madison.”

    Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway’s campaign office is officially delusional and anyone that swallows this delusional garbage has got a few screws loose. Even Gregory Humphrey that is the Liberal blogger on Caffeinated Politics says, “No one can be pleased with the lack of leadership from this mayor over the past months. Our city can not afford to think about three more years of having ‘the smartest one in the room’.” Humphrey says hes been told that “no matter who is in the room with the mayor, she believes she is still the smartest one. That blunder in self-judgment accounts for much of the mess that has unfolded since she took office.”.

    Mayor Satya,
    The sun is setting on your short time as Madison’s Mayor you better start planning for what’s next. Maybe you can get a job working under the direct control of the people you pander to, Freedom Inc., Urban Triage, Progressive Dane, etc. I’m sure one of those totalitarian leaning fringe organizations will welcome you into their fold.

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    • Liberty says:

      That’s a big part of the problem. Sanctimony and hubris.

      “no matter who is in the room with the mayor, she believes she is still the smartest one.”

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      • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

        Right on, Liberty. Ignorance mixed with arrogance makes a bad blue Kool-Aid cocktail. Add to that a jigger of grievance, a dash of bitter victimhood and a twist of Lefty privileged entitlement and you’ve got Proglobotic poison. Don’t drink it, dawg, it’ll steal you soul, rot your mind, rot your body, … kooka-rot-cha.

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        • Liberty says:

          Good Dog, yes. Arrogance plus ignorance and the other things you mentioned are a lethal combination.

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    • Liberty says:

      Sure, she can regurgitate leftist talking points like a college graduate from an elite school, but that doesn’t mean she can think.

      She does a private video for Madison cops thinking nobody will see it, then flips and flops when she’s found out? Tells you what you need to know right there about her character and intelligence.

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  9. georgeorwell says:

    I would make a contribution to her campaign, but it’s expensive to deliver 2,000 pounds of bovine scat. That s*** is heavy.

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  10. Marge says:

    Conservatives are trying to impede progress? In my opinion the increase in stolen cars , break-ins, shootings/ murders, destruction of a beautiful downtown,& intimidation of public officials shows lack of progress from the Progressive/radical Left. Deflecting blame is what they do when they have no defense!

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  11. Kevin S Wymore says:

    Satya,
    I’d like to sitya down and tellya some truth. That is, after we RECALLYA!

    Thankya.

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  12. justme says:

    From where I sit, she is a female, left-wing version of the man in the big white house (sowing discord, playing to ‘her’ people, deflecting, shifting blame).

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    • Sarah Smith says:

      You must be sitting in the middle of a place that doesn’t allow critical thinking or common sense then!

      President Trump is acting in a Conservative manner (i.e. conserving what works and discarding the rest) even though it is clear he is not ideological. How is bringing down unemployment for every sector of the American population “sowing discord”? So when somebody lies to your face with a leading question…do you just answer if the premise is false? How are We The People being “played” exactly? They (including myself) – love him more than when he got elected. (I voted for Sen. Cruz in the WI primary).

      Shall I continue, dummy?

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      • Liberty says:

        Agree, Sarah. I love Trump even more than before. He’s not genteel, but more importantly he doesn’t talk down to us like we’re idiots or lecture us about morals, like Obama, Hillary, and other leftists like to do. And man, does he get things done for this country.

        Apparently, Black Americans think he’s doing an excellent job too, as Trump’s approval rating among Black voters has never been higher.

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      • Justme says:

        Name calling (wasn’t there something in this blog post about how unbecoming that is)?

        First Amendment allows me the freedom to speak. You don’t know me, nor do you know the common sense and critical thinking I employ.

        We all want the same thing – to be safe and feel safe. How we get there is where the issues lie. I prefer to concentrate on the ways we’re the same and work forward from there. Right now, we agree the mayor has to go. That’s the important work.

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        • Liberty says:

          Justme, I’m not condoning name calling by any stretch, but you came on to a CONSERVATIVE blog and attacked a president who many of us respect. Of course you’re going to get some pushback.

          That being said, you are welcome here even if we happen to disagree. I’m pretty sure you’ll find the reception here much warmer than we, as conservatives, libertarians, and independents regularly receive in Madison and online.

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        • Liberty says:

          Justme, please consider this: A liberal in Madison doesn’t have to think twice about putting up a Biden, Obama, or open borders sign on their lawn.

          As conservatives and libertarians we don’t have that same luxury. While I’d love to put up a Trump or support police yard sign, I have to worry about my property being vandalized or worse.

          As non-liberals we are not free to express ourselves as liberals are.

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        • David Blaska says:

          What I say is put the damn signs up and dare anyone to come your way. COURAGE PEOPLE! All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. — Edmund Burke.

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  13. Tim Thomas says:

    Like at the top of her letterhead where it says she has “Experience and Vision.” Her experience running the city speaks for itself-an F on the grading scale. Her vision???? Think it’s time for an eye exam.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      There is more wrong with the letter than that – the LOGO, is that a compass horribly skewed to the left? If not, it’s a racist symbol- (everything is these days.) Last, (did I read this right ?), the TREASURER of her campaign lives on HOARD Street? THAT’S an unfortunate combination.

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  14. Mary Larson says:

    I think Amy should still hold her tongue

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  15. Kooter says:

    Any idea how many signatures have been gathered? I don’t see anything on the website.

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  16. Batman says:

    People here seem to be rushing to a terribly harsh judgment of the big boss. As previously explained, Satya is under enormous pressure because of wifey issues at home, a city disintegrating before her very eyes, trying her darndest to remain ideologically pure, all while consuming Little Debbies (her fav) at near record pace. I don’t think this is what she envisioned when running for Mayor of Madison.

    Perhaps we should set an honorable example for other Madisonians and take the high road by exhibiting more compassion, more understanding, and cut her some slack, si?
    I mean, she is only human and who among us has not made mistakes?

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    • Batman wrote, “Perhaps we should set an honorable example for other Madisonians and take the high road by exhibiting more compassion, more understanding, and cut her some slack, si?”

      Compassion, understanding and slack; HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Not a chance!

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    • Liberty says:

      I cut slack for people who are genuinely doing their best, because sure, we all make mistakes. What this mayor is doing to this city is more than just a matter of honest mistakes.

      She’s siding with criminals for crying out loud. She disparages our police department. The shows little respect for opinions outside her own. No, I’m not overlooking that.

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      • Liberty says:

        As for understanding and compassion, I wish her well in her personal life. But that does not mean I want her running this city.

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  17. Tom PITA says:

    Dear Amy and ‘yaMayor – my leftist lesbian daughter and her wife (which might be anathema on this site) are signing the recall petition.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liberty says:

      Don’t generalize, Tom. I don’t care a bit what someone’s sexual orientation is. Never have. Doesn’t impact my life in any way. How other people live, provided it’s legal, is their own business.

      With that said, glad to hear they signed the petition. One thing we can all thankfully agree on is that we need and deserve a safe place to live.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      Absolute dittos to everything Liberty said, and this is certainly not aimed at that couple. -HARD-CORE leftists are an untapped resource for your movement. Antifa wants to GUILLOTINE the PORTLAND mayor. (It’s about removing authority and destroying government.) The success would depend on the person holding the petition. See what Tyler Baggins is doing. (see YouTube if that didn’t make sense)

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      • Liberty says:

        Agree with pANTIFA.

        I want to point out that President Trump is not anti-gay, just like he’s not a racist. I have never heard him say ANYTHING disparaging about either group.

        Also, check out Brandon Straka and Brandon Straka, both gay, high-profile activists for Trump.

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      • Tom PITA says:

        pANTIFArts, Liberty – thank you. I wasn’t sure how ‘typically’ conservative this site might be, which is why I said ‘might’ be anathema.

        And agreed, I think there are plenty of the left who are not happy with the way ‘yaMayor is running the show.

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        • Liberty says:

          Tom, what people do in their private lives is their business, not mine. We’re all adults and we’re all Americans.

          What I DO despise is identity politics.

          If you get a chance, please check out Brandon Straka.

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  18. georgessson says:

    That photo… That dress… That pulchritudinous bosom… Makes Lizzo look like a pre-pubescent. But I know her brain may be residing anywhere. She has more places than Vilas Park playing “hide-n-go seek”.

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  19. Batman says:

    Not quite breaking news:
    Satya could not care less what people on this blog think because we are not part of her woke constituency. Her disdain for us is no less than ours for her. Still, her minions monitor this site and report back calling it opposition research.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      You mean to tell me that the The Big ‘Un gets to vicariously…um…experience the learned opinions of The Gotch, his pal Batman, et al??

      DIG IT!!!!!!!

      The Gotch

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    • Liberty says:

      I don’t know. Wasn’t Tag Evers complaining about some people on this blog? They must read it.

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  20. Matt says:

    The people taking offense at this are a hilarious reminder of “deplorables”.

    Are you running the recall effort? If not, the letter did not not refer to you.

    If you would like to argue that the characterization is accurate, let’s first start with”who is running the recall effort” and move from there.

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    • Liberty says:

      Matt, I personally took the letter as an attack on conservatives and Trump supporters, not just the recall organizers.

      You do realize that while trying to convince us that we shouldn’t take the insult personally, that you found it necessary to participate in the same behavior.

      Hearing the term “deplorable” reminds me of the elitism and smugness of the left and of how condescending & phony its supporters are. It only energizes me to register more Republicans to vote.

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    • David Blaska says:

      The measure of ignorance is lack of information; the mark of stupidity is inability to learn. One would have thought you would learn from Hillary in 2016, Matt. Let’s move from there.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “the mark of stupidity is inability to learn.”

        And “the steadfast REFUSAL to learn.

        Lefty will continue to make embarrassingly inane unforced errors because:
        *they’re cluelessly stupid, and
        *they assume that a greater level of clueless imbecility grips their base.

        The Gotch

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        • Liberty says:

          They also suffer from a bad case of hubris, probably partly due to parents and teachers who never challenged their beliefs and told them they were special.

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  21. Batman says:

    Liberty wrote:
    “Justme, please consider this: A liberal in Madison doesn’t have to think twice about putting up a Biden, Obama, or open borders sign on their lawn.
    As conservatives and libertarians we don’t have that same luxury. While I’d love to put up a Trump or support police yard sign, I have to worry about my property being vandalized or worse.
    As non-liberals we are not free to express ourselves as liberals are.”

    All true but I am reasonably certain the proglibocrat response is that your white privilege more than compensates for that *minor* inconvenience. I’m just the messenger.

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  22. dad29 says:

    if you disagree with progressives, you are being DIVISIVE!

    Been that way for a long time, too. Abp Rembert Weakland, OSB, the disgraced ex-Abp. of Milwaukee, loved to use that term against actual Catholics. Except he pronounced it “Di- Vissssssssssssssssssssssss-ive.

    That elongated sibilance tells you a lot about the fellow, by the way.

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  23. Merrilee Pickett says:

    I am neither a conservative nor a libertarian. I would like to sign the recall petition. This is the first time I have seen this blog. It’s giving me second thoughts. I thought the recall was nonpartisan. The left and right are too extreme for me. I’m becoming a political orphan. It’s sad

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    • David Blaska says:

      Mayor Satya will not be replaced by a conservative; this is still Madison. But at least we can do better than the Progressive Dane/Freedom Inc./Socialism & Liberation cabal.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “I thought the recall was nonpartisan.”

      FWIW, at least three (3) career Lefties/former MMSD employees have signed The Gotch’s Recall Satya sheet, over half aren’t Trump supporters.

      Heck; one is even a dyed-in-the-wool Anarchist, though not the nuttier-than-a-fruitcake, flaccidly enfeebled Antifa variety.

      NONE are racists, homophobes, or misogynists.

      Curious; did you participate in the 2012 Gubernatorial Recall?

      The Gotch

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      • Merrilee Pickett says:

        I signed the petition but decided not to recall. I never voted for Walker but decided to accept the majority’s vote. Satya won bc of Soglin’s strong endorsement and bc of his flip flop. I miss Paul

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    • Tom PITA says:

      I”m in the same boat. IMO, neither party serves us.

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