Tear gas the traffic disrupters

Shutting down rush hour traffic
is not a peaceful protest

Like rust, Progressive Dane never sleeps. Brenda Konkel’s Public Safety Review Committee reveals that Madison police expended $18,000 worth of tear gas during Madison’s smash and grab riots of May 30 through June 1. 

This is when Progressive Dane poses as fiscal conservatives. Banning tear gas will save money!

Chairman Brenda cares not a fig for the cost of the window smashing and looting. Just one minority State Street merchant, the owner of the Dubai Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, told the news media his business, alone, sustained $39,000 in damages. 

Brenda’s committee meets at 5 this evening 09-16-2020 on-line. (Listen only, details here.) On the agenda is Ald. (Mad) Max Prestigiacomo’s proposal to ban the use of non-lethal weapons such as tear gas, mace, and rubber bullets. Which leaves, what? Glock .40 caliber semi-automatics?

Should be noted, Brenda’s committee is purely advisory but since the mayor and almost half the council are dues-paying Progressive Dane, her committee matters.

Speaking of cops, the Police & Fire Commission is holding listening sessions to get “input” on the next police chief. (Vicki reports Gloria Reyes is an applicant.) The on-line sessions are scheduled to begin 5 p.m. Thursday 09-17-2020 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 09-22-2020. (Details here on linking to the on-line meeting.)


In defense of property rights.a must read. 

To imply that a person has no right to defend their property is to imply that they have no right to self-preservation. … The premise that the force utilized to protect property should be proportional to the threat against the property [results in the conundrum that] if you cannot repel a threat without using more force than necessary, then your right to that property is surrendered. … To argue that you have no right to protect the property of another would imply that you would be acting outside your rights if you prevented a kidnapping in process.


Notice how these ‘peaceful protestors’ carry fully equipped backpacks? Tuesday evening on University Avenue.

Downtown workers trying to leave Madison’s isthmus for the day Tuesday 09-15-2020 were held up once again by protestors blocking traffic. Remember when parades needed a permit? We understand civil disobedience but doesn’t that entail some kind of penalty? Is the equation that as long as you’re not the Proud Boys you get a free pass?

The crazies are still trying to free Black “political prisoners” like Marquon Clark (alias Sire GQ), the alleged fire bomber and statue puller, and BLM shakedown artist Devonere A. Johnson — the “mostly peaceful protestor” with a bullhorn and a baseball bat. (“Venmo me the money.”)

Speaking for the indentured servants at Stately Blaska Manor, we want a police chief who doesn’t kneel except in church.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Brenda Konkel and her allies on the Progressive Dane Council are only working the other side of the street from the “mostly peaceful” protesters. We’d like to know what is their end game. Portland? Baltimore? Chicago?

BTW: we were only kidding about tear gassing traffic disrupters. Water cannons would work just as well.

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About David Blaska

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56 Responses to Tear gas the traffic disrupters

  1. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Trying hard to find ways to not arrest teenagers over and over again for things like car thefts. Well we could try locking them up. It works for adults too.

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  2. Gary Kriewald says:

    What exactly did deploying $18,000 worth of tear gas accomplish? (Take a look at Capitol Square and State Street before answering.) BLM thugs and their minions know that they can get away with anything in Madison and as a result residents are cowering in their cellars (not unlike the person they”ll vote for in November) awaiting the next inevitable round of looting and pillaging. Nothing says “quality of life” like living in a state of fear and anxiety (as if the plague weren’t enough).

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  3. Mark K says:

    Aren’t the “political” prisoners being held on Federal charges, hence the reason they cannot be let out?

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    • David Blaska says:

      Anyone can be let out if they post whatever bail amount is set. I am aware that Devonere Johnson was originally arrested on federal charges, then state charges.

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    • georgessson says:

      Since I have never figured out how to access Fed courts (vs. Dane County courts), I’m not sure. BUT I do believe Fed bail amounts are much higher (& reasonably so) and bond hearings are w-a-y more strict than in Dane County courts.

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  4. Kevin S Wymore says:

    Will the presence of the UW students reinvigorate the “mostly peaceful” protests in Madison?

    Pardon me if this is like asking if the sun rises in the East. (I’m relatively sure it does.)

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  5. Liberty says:

    Chief Wahl has been a huge disappointment, as has his command.

    Hanson asks: How do we keep kids out of jail?

    How about asking this instead: How do we best serve the law abiding of this city? Because giving a pass to law breakers and being servile to the mob is only making things worse.

    “Speaking for the indentured servants at Stately Blaska Manor, we want a police chief who doesn’t kneel except in church.”

    The next chief will not just be a kneeler, but an A kisser too. Pretty much guaranteed.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      As long as the A in question is the right color.

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      • Liberty says:

        Spot on, Gary.

        Prior to this summer, before all of this happened, I didn’t realize how many cowards we had in this city. I always knew where Mahoney’s allegiance was, but I didn’t expect this level of cowardice from MPD command.

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  6. Liberty says:

    As ridiculous as the mob and radicals are, they control the city. And that’s on us, for not paying attention, for keeping silent and letting them keep advancing unchallenged.

    Some reasons to hope.

    An increasing number of Black Americans are starting to understand that the Ds are not their friend, evident by the unprecedented support Trump is garnering in both election polls and approval ratings. (I’m looking forward to devouring Candace Owens’s new book.)

    President Trump dumped critical race theory in the federal government. This and other racist brainwashing indoctrination also needs to be expelled from schools and corporations.

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    • Batman says:

      “As ridiculous as the mob and radicals are, they control the city. And that’s on us, for not paying attention, for keeping silent and letting them keep advancing unchallenged.”

      That white privilege thingy has not worked out very well for the hard working Madisonians paying exorbitant property taxes that finance the misguided and destructive social programs, judiciary, and general governance responsible for pushing this once fine city at increasing velocity toward shithole status.

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      • Liberty says:

        Limousine liberals will eventually move when it gets really bad, leaving behind them a wake of destruction. They won’t learn from this experience, though. They’ll just start over and infect their new cities like they did here in Madison.

        That’s why people need to start paying attention to who’s on their ballots and start voting in every election, even the ones seemingly unimportant. Because that’s how radicals retain power, they infiltrate the local levels.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      As to the point in your last paragraph: rascist indoctrination is so entrenched in colleges and universities it’s hard to see how it could be eradicated except by extreme measures (not implying that I’d object to such measures).

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      • Liberty says:

        Gary,

        You are so correct! It’s also in business, grade schools, and even churches. Thank God President Trump at least trashed the 1619 propaganda.

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  7. Ed says:

    Love the water cannon!

    Gives them a chance to get cleaned up. While the water cannon is out, might as well take care of the graffiti.

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  8. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Forget tear gas. a rubber/pepper bullet to the ‘NADS has been known to…um…secure one’s attention.

    One small (heh!) problem; Beta Male SoyBoy Lefties are inherently ‘Nadless…this one is, leastways!

    The Gotch
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    • Liberty says:

      When someone is outraged by the use of rubber bullets (or tear gas, etc.) to stop rioters from committing acts of domestic terror, but not by the acts of the actual terrorists, it tells you most of what you need to know about that person’s thinking.

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      • Serendipity says:

        Liberty: Rubber bullets fracture bones and damage organs.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          You think MPD needs to be told this? You think they want to injure folks who sure as hell want to injure them? I have a pal works at Madison 911 call center. When the Molotov Cocktail flew into their bashed in windows it must’ve felt like the the Benghazi embassy. Ask those folks about small groups of mostly peaceful demonstrators whose anger was so appreciated by the mayor.

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        • Liberty says:

          Ditto to what madisonexpat said.

          I don’t want to see ANY bloodshed, but if someone is starting fires, throwing Molotovs, attempting to blind police officers, ambushing police officers in broad daylight, and threatening innocent citizens, that person is a THREAT TO SOCIETY.

          If that person does not cease their lawlessness after an officer repeatedly orders them to stop and does not respond to un-lethal uses of force, that officer has every right under the law (as well as a duty) to stop that person from harming others. Cops go through a process, starting out with non-lethal attempts to contain the suspect, and continue to escalate that force if a suspect is not responding.

          What is it about leftists that they shed tears for thugs, criminals, and domestic terrorists but have little to no feelings when innocent citizens are tormented and police officers are shot in broad daylight?

          Even when I used to vote Dem, I never understood the bleeding heart mentality.

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        • Liberty says:

          Expat,

          That must have been awful and I hope your friend is ok.

          This is nothing less than attempted murder, and I’m glad the feds are involved, because unlike Dane County prosecutors, the feds will apply justice harshly.

          “When the Molotov Cocktail flew into their bashed in windows it must’ve felt like the the Benghazi embassy.”

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        • Normwegian says:

          not as much as “real” bullets

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    • georgessson says:

      When the “views” of yer links reach 10 million, it’s because they’ll be my CPU background for the next 20 months. Thanks, Gotch. Gotta go watch ’em again….

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    • richard lesiak says:

      You have never been within miles of a rubber bullet, tear gas or anything else that may harm your big fat arse. So shut your face, have a seat on one of your 3 decks and watch your tomatoes grow.

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  9. RAVENOAKS says:

    I say let the Madison Police use real bullets on these BLM thugs, rioting UW students,, domestic terrorists, lefty Madison miscreants, COVID mask wearers, climate change idiots, car stealing black youth, Beta Male SoyBoys, tree-hugging environmentalists, socialist, money-grubbing teachers that are spreading their lies in the classroom and our no good mayor. Let the blood flow in the streets. Set an example for all those radicals that come into our city from God knows where. If a few innocent people are killed that is the price to pay for cleaning up our city and our nation great again. And dead bodies don’t fill out absentee ballots.

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    • Serendipity says:

      Ravenoaks: I assume that your vicious rant is indicative of a small mind spewing hate from behind a keyboard. Scary stuff. I’m surprised it got past the moderator.

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      • Liberty says:

        Given Ravenoaks previous comments on police treatment of citizens, I suspect he/she is being facetious here.

        Probably thinks that bloodshed is what conservatives want. No, what we want is peace and the freedom to not to live in fear.

        If domestic terrorists control our cities, burn our buildings (with people in them!) kill & attack police officers, and harass our citizens, then yes, we want the domestic terrorists subdued so that they won’t hurt innocents. Use the least force, but if terrorists don’t comply and continue to be a threat to society, officers have a lawful right to use force.

        If liberals have an issue with officers lawfully using force on domestic terrorists, then they are the issue, not us.

        https://davidblaska.com/2020/09/07/put-blaska-on-the-police-oversight-board/#comments

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        • RAVENOAKS says:

          Assume nothing from any previous posts!!! I don’t make assumptions from your previous posts. Don’t make any from mine.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Fifty years, almost to the day of the Sterling Math Center Bomb we get a firebomb in the CCB bulding. In Madison. I visited my old home town four weeks ago and was some kind of saddened that the downtown was unsafe after 4:30. That our statues were razed and the capitol attacked, a legislator beaten by a mob and crude propaganda marring the best pedestrian mall in America.
        Get your head out and vote Progressive from Satya to Biden. Please.
        ‘Cause every vote like that brings many undecideds out to vote for Trump.

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      • RAVENOAKS says:

        Do you want me to cut and paste all the vicious rants spewing hate that appear day after day on this blog? Scary stuff. Pick any blog posts in the past two weeks and you will find countless examples of vicious rants and name-calling that got by the moderator Why are mine any different. There is no shortage of small minds on this blog. Can I assume that you disagree with my get-tough policy on those that are destroying Madison. Most of the poster on this site would agree with me or are you just another Lefty?

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        • Liberty says:

          “Can I assume that you disagree with my get-tough policy on those that are destroying Madison. Most of the poster on this site would agree with me or are you just another Lefty?”

          Again,

          If someone is starting fires (with people inside the building), throwing Molotov cocktails, ambushing police officers in broad daylight, and threatening innocent citizens, that person is a THREAT TO SOCIETY.

          If that person does not cease their lawlessness after an officer repeatedly orders them to stop and does not respond to un-lethal uses of force, that officer has every right under the law (as well as a duty) to stop that person from harming others using force.

          Why is this so hard for some to comprehend? Why does the Left have more sympathy for thugs & terrorists than they do for the law abiding?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Hate…this blogge?? Surely you jest.

          If it’s hate you’re after, head on over to any garden variety Lefty blog and you’ll find it in no short supply.

          And actually there IS a shortage of small minds, thanks in no…um…small part to a certain poster mercifully limiting his off-topic, content bereft slobberings.

          The Gotch believes there’s a hitch in your Hempen Homespun ’cause your weak sauce, humorless moronity came back to smite you on the keistah.

          The Gotch

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        • Liberty says:

          Gotch,

          He/she is trying to bait us. And he/she is accusing us of having small minds?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Yep, was doing a fair job of it too, (the baiting leastways), until (insert preferred Personal Pronoun) succumbed to being a weak tit.

          The Gotch

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        • Liberty says:

          Gotch,

          I recognized the baiting from the start. Compare (pronoun’s) past posts with these newer ones, and you’ll see that’t the only conclusion you can arrive at.

          Leftists really think they’re smarter and more clever than us, and that we’re the ones with the small minds. We’re not the ones riding our bikes on empty streets with masks on.

          “Yep, was doing a fair job of it too, (the baiting leastways), until (insert preferred Personal Pronoun) succumbed to being a weak tit.”

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      • richard lesiak says:

        BUT, BUT, BUT; all the violence is in cities run by democrats. trump says so. It’s got to be true. The conservatives are peaceful, loving people. We would NEVER want a “few innocent people killed”. Would YOU?

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  10. dad29 says:

    From the out-take on property rights:

    To imply that a person has no right to defend their property is to imply that they have no right to self-preservation.

    The author argues from Libertarian grounds and as you know, that’s specious. However, his conclusions are perfectly in line with Roman Catholic moral theology, which gives approval to LETHAL force in defense of property. But not just ‘any’ property. Your old Flexible Flyer sled……nope. Your business–the one that sustains you and your family……yes!

    However, in the State of Wisconsin, lethal force to defend property is a felony. (!!!)

    Earlier, our Libertarian writes:

    To argue that you have no right to protect the property of another would imply that you would be acting outside your rights if you prevented a kidnapping in process. After all, the victim is not your property – they own themselves. The claim that people don’t have a right to defend the property of others also undermines the entire premise of protesting on the behalf of another.

    Ignore his fatuous ‘they own themselves’ remark. However, it is simply wrong to argue that one cannot act to defend ANOTHER’S property (or life and limb, of course.) The liceity of such assumes that no other resources are available to defend said property e.g., the cops–and of course, the usual conditions apply on lethality.

    But there’s a larger reason which goes beyond “individual rights,” and that reason is The Common Good. Civil order promotes the common good–ti’s why we have cops. Civil DIS-order derogates from, or abrogates, the common good. We all know Donne’s “…….for whom the bell tolls..” quote and it is not limited merely to deaths.

    There is a fatuous RadioMouth in Milwaukee (who afflicts Madison from 9-11A on 1310) who cannot understand “common good.” (He’s a UW-Law grad which may have something to do with that.) That’s a shame, just as State Street in Madison is now a shame.

    But ya’know, when they needed defense, it wasn’t MY house…..so I didn’t go. And when Kenosha businesses needed defense, it wasn’t MY house, so I didn’t go. You know the rest of this analogy.

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    • Normwegian says:

      in the State of Wisconsin, lethal force to defend property is a felony…but, in doing so, if one fears their life is in danger of death or great bodily harm (and they cannot retreat or extricate themselves from the situation)….all bets are off.

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  11. Batman says:

    Liberty wrote:
    What is it about leftists that they shed tears for thugs, criminals, and domestic terrorists but have little to no feelings when innocent citizens are tormented and police officers are shot in broad daylight?
    Even when I used to vote Dem, I never understood the bleeding heart mentality.

    That is because you are applying rational thought in an attempt to understand a fully brainwashed cultist and in Serendipity’s case at least we know onto which side he applies his condemning judgement and to which side he looks the other way remaining silent.

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    • Liberty says:

      You are right to refer to this thinking as cultist. It IS like a sick cult.

      I’m more apt to understand how young people can be easily brainwashed, but to see ADULTS in their 40s, 50s and older holding on tight to their hatred and warped thinking without even questioning it has me scratching my head.

      Emotional immaturity? Low self esteem? Poorly developed reasoning skills? What would you call it?

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      • Batman says:

        Too much MSLSD/CNN/CBS/NBC/ABC and not enough, read none whatsoever, of FOXNEWS~~~> the most watched, the most trusted, because it is the most fair and balanced, plus their talking heads are considerably more intelligent than the other below average hacks. Seriously, the unwatchable little gnome Brian Stelter??

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  12. Gaye Stantis says:

    Yeah…. I don’t get that shit either and and bitched about it the first few times they pulled that on the Beltline…and the Nextdoor idiots thought I was harsh. And when they took over Hilldale and shut down University Ave… how would you like to be a nurse on your way to a UW Hospital shift or a surgeon on the way in for a surgery? I saw a photo of a group of white teen/college age girls sporting BLM signs & protesting for food equity at a TRADER JOE’S!!! ROTFLMAO!! Stupid ass punk kids. As for Brenda Konkel…. were you back in Madison when neighbors complained about her letting the homeless use her front porch to store all their bags of shit so it looked like a junk yard? They were using her neighbors’ yards to piss and take dumps, too. She’s a filthy, slobby pig.

    On Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 11:42 AM Blaska Policy Werkes wrote:

    > David Blaska posted: “Shutting down rush hour traffic is not a peaceful > protest Like rust, Progressive Dane never sleeps. Brenda Konkel’s Public > Safety Review Committee reveals that Madison police expended $18,000 worth > of tear gas during Madison’s smash and grab riots of Ma” >

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  13. Edward Rothschild says:

    what a pathetic collection of losers and suckers.

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  14. RAVENOAKS says:

    GOTCH: “Hempen Homespun”, very impressive, and here is another Shakesperian quote, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”. And by the way, my Wisconsin hometown has a population of over 1,500,000. Not exactly a country hick.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “Hempen Homespun” is a Shakesperian (sic) quote?

      Who knew.

      For in the fatness of these pursy times.
      Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg

      “my Wisconsin hometown has a population of over 1,500,000.”

      Counting the Milwaukee Lefty Cemetery Vote as actual residents? A novel approach!

      The Gotch

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  15. richard lesiak says:

    WOW…what a collection of hate and calls for violence. Congrats Dave you have accomplished your goal and also to all who have willfully participated.

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    • Liberty says:

      Dick,

      The only questionable comments here are from Ravenoaks, which we suspect is a leftist trying to bait conservatives.

      I typically ignore trolls, but your outlandish comment needs to be corrected for those who may wander here and take your ramblings as Gospel.

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    • Normwegian says:

      “Calls for violence?” How about the ACTUAL violence, and the perps?

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      • Liberty says:

        Exactly. They bristle at words on a page that people utter out of frustration, but not a word about the actual acts of violence and domestic terrorism that have been plaguing our cities all summer.

        They’ll loot, destroy, cuss, and holler over the mishandling of a violent criminal even if the cop was in the right, but won’t shed a tear for cops ambushed in broad daylight.

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  16. Normwegian says:

    Bear spray, it’s what’s for dinner.

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