Elect a new Common Council this spring!
Didn’t we just suffer through one election? (What? It’s not over yet? Puerto Rico is still out?)
Now another one looms on the horizon — one that will have a more immediate effect on our daily lives than the presidential. We’re talking Madison aldermanic elections. Election Day is April 6 but the campaign sprint begins December 1 — just 18 days from now. That is the first day to circulate nominating petitions for Madison alder (and many local government offices, as well).
⇒ If we’re ever going to turn this city around, the clock starts now. Filing deadline is January 5.
Now is the time to rustle up candidates who can get Madison out of its cop-hating, race-baiting funk. All 20 alders are up. We’re stuck with Mayor Satya for two more years but we can oust her Progressive Dane stablemates on the Common Council.
They are: Christian Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Patrick Heck, Rebecca Kemble, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha Rummel, Mike Verveer. We’re going to throw in Alds. Shiva Bidar and Keith Furman who vote PD but don’t pay dues. All are members of Brenda Konkel’s left-of-left Progressive Dane — the political arm of Freedom Inc. Find your districts here.
Progressive Dane is Defund the Police, Institutional Racism, and More Free Stuff.
Like Mad Max (“All Cops Are Bad”) Prestigiacomo, who encouraged Madison to riot. (“F-bomb S * * * up!”)
Like Mike Verveer. Does the longest-serving alder represent downtown Madison or does he represent the plywood industry? His downtown is boarded up and shut down after the anti-cop riots that began in June and continue to this day. Yet, he voted against accepting $230,538 in federal money for four more police to address “violence, property crime, and quality of life issues” in the downtown “entertainment district.”
Like Alder Shiva Bidar, who said she wouldn’t have voted for the four extra police in the COPS grant even if the federal government paid the entire bill!
The hard Left likes to ask, whose side are you on? Tag Evers is on the side of the extortionist with a baseball bat and a bullhorn. (“Venmo me the money” and gimme a beer and a burger or BLM burns your restaurant down.) Evers demanded the guy’s immediate release! (More here.)
More aldermanic pay, fewer police
But then, Rebecca Kemble says Downtown Madison is racist, which is why victims of looting were offered only a pittance in compensation.
Stop the rioters? Prestigiacomo and Kemble want to deprive police of non-lethal tools like pepper spray.
The Progressive Dane cabal voted to harass police with a $450,000 full-time police monitor and civilian oversight board that must contain an ex-con, drug abuser, and sufficient BLM advocates.
For that, they want to make the part-time, 20-member council into a full-time, profession at $67,950 per year — up from $13,570. Foster, Kemble, and Furman are sponsors.
PD wanted a $100,000 Office of Resident Engagement and Neighborhood Support. (We thought that is what alders were supposed to do.) What would this Office actually do? Don’t ask Keith Furman. “There is nothing defined yet as to what this role would do.”
But he, Evers, Foster, Kemble, Verveer, Abbas, Heck, Prestigiacomo, Rummel were on board anyway.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Do you have one of the Cabal as your alder? You can do better! The Werkes hears there’s plenty of bi-partisan, non-partisan help out there! Talk to your neighborhood association about a safer and saner Madison!