Please save me, oh all-puissant White Man!

Sorry, we’re having trouble saving ourselves!

A modest proposal: Replace those vapid, virtue-signaling “Black Lives Matter” signs with something more constructive, like: “Listen to Your Teachers.” Good advice regardless of race. Which is the point.

The notion that Madison WI discriminates against, degrades, objectifies, shuns et cetera people of color is absurd. “White privilege” is a blood libel. “Institutional racism” is a sham, a cover story for the absence of substantial real-life racial enmity. So much so that scammers like Althea Bernstein feel compelled to invent out of whole cloth racial  victimhood. (“Four classic Wisconsin frat boys,” indeed!)

We have long argued the progressive project requires victims as its essential feedstock. Running short of the real thing, the Movement must invent victims — which explains the long parade of Jussie Smolletts.  

What racial animus remains is largely the product of the grievance mongering that blames police, teachers, elected government, society, and long-ago history for personal failure.

Shelby Steele is not fooled. His latest essay is must reading. “The inauthenticity behind Black Lives Matter:

Whites need Blacks they can save to prove their innocence of racism. Blacks must put themselves forward as victims the better to make their case for entitlements.

This is a corruption because it makes Black suffering into a moral power to be wielded, rather than a condition to be overcome. This is the power that Blacks discovered in the ’60s. It gained us a War on Poverty, affirmative action, school busing, public housing and so on. But it also seduced us into turning our identity into a virtual cult of victimization — as if our persecution was our eternal flame, the deepest truth of who we are, a tragic fate we trade on. …

Yet there is an elephant in the room. It is simply that we Blacks aren’t much victimized any more. Today we are free to build a life that won’t be stunted by racial persecution. Today we are far more likely to encounter racial preferences than racial discrimination. Moreover, we live in a society that generally shows us goodwill — a society that has isolated racism as its most unforgivable sin.


“‘Defund the police’ is killing our party, and we’ve got to stop it,” House Democrat(ic) whip James Clyburn said shortly after the November 3 election. — CBS News.


Blaska’s Bottom Line: There’s something wrong with a movement that makes heroes out of victims. In a sane world, adversity is something to overcome, not celebrated. Black people can succeed only when White people fess up? Pony up for More Free Stuff? That is what real racism looks like!

Who do YOU blame?

About David Blaska

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87 Responses to Please save me, oh all-puissant White Man!

  1. But isn’t saying “Listen to Your Teachers” part of the aspects and assumptions of whiteness and white culture in the United States and therefore racist?

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    • wipam says:

      I didn’t see your sarcasm 🚨!
      Because, I hope you weren’t serious with that comment!

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      • wipam wrote, “I didn’t see your sarcasm 🚨! Because, I hope you weren’t serious with that comment!”

        I thought it was self-evident but yes wipam, it was most definitely sarcasm.

        Please read “Whiteness” Culture?

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        • Gary Kriewald says:

          A couple of years ago I read an article in one of the UW campus newspapers written by a student of color who whined on for several paragraphs about the almost unbearable burden of living in a community where people of color are, or so she claimed, as rare as hen’s teeth. She recounted what it’s like to walk into a classroom on the first day of class and endure the sight of so many white students. I remember when I was in collelge the first thing I thought on entering a classroom on the first day of the semester was “I wonder what I’ll be learning here.”

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        • Gary,
          That student sounds like a racist.

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    Used to be called “The White Man’s Burden.”

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  3. Gary Kriewald says:

    Yes, those “vapid, virtue-signaling Black Lives Matter signs” are tiresome; they’ve become the pink plastic flamingos of 2020–no upper middle class yard in Madison is complete without one. My own prize for most offensive virtue-signaling goes to those journalists/editors who have decided that the word “black” when referring to race needs to be capitalized, unlike white (or course) or brown or yellow or red.

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  4. Gg Mo says:

    “Who do you blame ?” I blame the perpetual Stager’s of “Dialectics”, and “revolutions”. I blame the founders of “Victimhood”, and purveyors of perversion, etc etc

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    Let us all agree that everyone in Madison will be happy when the Chamberlain Rock gets warehoused with the plaque commemorating the young Confederates buried so far from home, the statues of Forward! and Hans Christian Heg.

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  6. Amos Roe says:

    “It is simply that we Blacks aren’t much victimized any more.”

    Just from that quote, I think that Shelby Steele needs to familiarize himself with the current systemic victimization of children which is going on in our public schools regarding this.

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  7. Amos Roe says:

    “Blaska’s Bottom Line: There’s something wrong with a movement that makes heroes out of victims.”

    I think you’re misreading/forgetting what’s really at play here. As Madisonexpat mentioned, it’s really mostly about the White Man’s Burden. This is one of the reasons these virtue-signaling white folks nearly always oppose real school choice. It would rapidly take away the supply of victims that they need to attain their hero status as fighters for “racial justice.”

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Let not your heart be troubled AR, a quick perusal of your Darwin will indicate that any exploitable niche (demand for hate greatly exceeding supply) will be filled, in this instance with Lefty Hoaxers, ala JuiSAY Smollett, Althea Bernstein, et al.

      Heck, it even inspired Professor Wilfred Reilly’s Hate Crime Hoax How The Left Is Selling A Fake Race War, which casts craven White Guilt inundated Lefties in rather a poor, yet entirely deserved, light.

      The Gotch

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  8. Alberticus says:

    Are your cities set ablaze by Illiterate barbarians? THANK A TEACHER.
    DEFUND?! YES, It is time to DEFUND ……………….. Public “Schools”
    SUE the schools, unions & teachers for FRAUD and taking money under false pretences.
    For decades failed students have been “passed through the system”
    We are getting a full on display of the Liberal Educator concept of “DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, and TOLERANCE” Burning cities are their vision of the future.
    For decades the Nation’s teachers have been infusing false concepts of entitlement, oppression, as we see in Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland today. Teachers have been attacking the self-image, self-esteem of their White pupils with the Racist Hate message of mythical “White privilege”. Teachers have rabidly attacked the foundations of the Nation to sooth their “Daddy issues”.
    Gov. Gretchen Whitless has agreed to a settlement in a case, which sought a historic court order ruling students have a constitutional right to literacy. You do NOT have a “right” to literacy. That is S-T-U-P-I-D. You have to LEARN to read and write ….. you RETARDS.
    Well these teacher’s unions have been quietly stuffing their pockets with overly LIBERAL pensions and benefits at the expense of the oppressed People of Color. The Teachers were supposed to be guiding P.O.C. to economic stability and security. Instead they fed the P.O.C. garbage as Teachers stuffed THEIR pockets. Therefore in the spirit of Equality and Reparations which the teachers have LIBERALLY preached for so long it is only proper that 75% of those FAT union pensions be LIBERALLY distributed to the Elderly People of Color who were denied the opportunities the privileged teachers milked for all they could.
    The Teachers want SOCIALISM? SOCIALIZE their pensions & perks.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    These really smart teachers never investigate how teachers are treated under the Socialism/Communism they create — China’s Cultural Revolution, Khmer Rouge “New People”, Bolshevik Ukraine/Russia slaughter of “Educated Elite”.
    Look at America’s Bolsheviks — they cannot read the plaques on the statutes they attack so they attack every statute ……. they HATE the teachers that failed them.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Plenty good money to be made …
    milking the race cow.

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  9. No Body says:

    Only Black lives matter. Everyone knows this. Read Leonard Pitts or Jeremiah Wright or Ibram X. Kendi or Ta Nehisi Coates or richard lesiak. Get the truth!

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  10. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Consider something within your laughably finite skill set Ravenoaks/D. Schultz/REALITY ADMIST (sic) BULL$#!T/REALITY AMONGST BULL$#!T, you can’t even settle on a commenting handle.

    The Gotch

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  11. richard lesiak says:

    Michigan certifies election. BIDEN WINS. Rudy’s nuts must be black and blue from all the kicks he’s getting. Trump using Rudy as a fall guy starts in 3..2..1.

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  12. REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT,
    Congratulations, your cranial power generation potential just became an asymptote that’s rapidly approaching infinity. Your rare “intellect” is quite a sight to see.

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    • REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT says:

      You want to know what is “rapidly approaching infinity.” Witherspoon!!! TRUMP!!!!
      I am so sure you will be whining for at least the next four years. Drip, Drip, Drip I will cherishing all your sleepless nights and the acrid dripping in your pitiful stomach!!!
      Whing, whing. whing for four years. You will be making my day for all 1460 on them!

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Anger Management classes haven’t taken…you save the receipt…?

        Anywho, the next four years? Lefty is ethically estopped from ANY-n-ALL discussions of what are appropriate reactions to the results of elections.

        Their dangerous, yet voluntary, immersion into a catatonic, apoplectic, pillow-biting, pants $#!tting, bed wetting, wind-sucking, chest palpitating, vital sign ramping, mouth-breathing, fist-pounding, foot stomping, safe-space seeking, triggering, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering, complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall made breathtaking imbecility seem like safe haven.

        “You will be making my day for all 1460 on them!”

        Ferchrissakes, you’re still not over it; infantile, emasculating Lefty hatred has bored into the darkest nooks-n-crannies of your soul, like a blood-sucking tick.

        #PitiablyPathetic!

        The Gotch

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      • B E H O L D !

        A moron troll has infected this thread.

        REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT wrote, “You want to know what is “rapidly approaching infinity.” Witherspoon!!! TRUMP!!!!

        You sound like a ignorant 4th grader spewing frontier gibberish and laughing at yourself because you think it’s funny. What a moron.

        REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT wrote, “I am so sure you will be whining for at least the next four years.”

        What is it that your little brain thinks I’m so invested in that I’m going to be whining for the next four years about? Be specific if your sasquatch brain is up to the task; otherwise, feel free to spew out some more of your childish gibberish so I can use it as an example of what truly ignorant morons do.

        REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT wrote, “Drip, Drip, Drip I will cherishing all your sleepless nights and the acrid dripping in your pitiful stomach!!!!”

        You exhibit a unique talent of writing one immature moronic sentence after another. You’re an embarrassment; so much so that if your daddy knew what you’d become ahead of time I’m certain he would have been smart enough to pulled out.

        REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT wrote, “Whing, whing. whing for four years. You will be making my day for all 1460 on them!

        You actually sound like a cousin-in-law of mine from down along the Ohio River that can’t keep his moronic biased head screwed on straight, he’s an ignorant moronic troll too.

        It’s been a fun chat. Let’s do it again sometime.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Most projection of the day award. We are not you.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Asymptotes are useful for graphing rational equations. The “rational” part is what all your posts are lacking.

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  13. REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT says:

    Gotch:
    Take a break from this Blog!!! Walk to a nearby park. Plant your butt on a bench. Listen to the leaves rattle, the birds tweeting. Stop giving in to your obsessive temptation to one-up those you disagree with on political views. Use your word skills to write a book, chronicle your family heritage but for EVERYONE’s sake, put your damn thesauri in the desk draw and give all of us a pause from your borderline unintelligible script and verbiage Go away for a while,.

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  14. REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT says:

    Gotch:
    I rest my case. Do you realize what a fool you come across as on this blog.

    YOUR WORDS NOT MINE.
    THIS IS YOUR POST: (like a whining baby!!)
    “Their dangerous, yet voluntary, immersion into a catatonic, apoplectic, pillow-biting, pants $#!tting, bed wetting, wind-sucking, chest palpitating, vital sign ramping, mouth-breathing, fist-pounding, foot stomping, safe-space seeking, triggering, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering, complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall made breathtaking imbecility seem like safe haven.

    Who the hell is NOT OVER IT!!!! Trump lost, TRUMP LOST, GET IT TRUMP LOST!!!!!

    Give us all a break.

    Write a love letter to your wife. She is more apt to buy it then the folks that follow this blog. Maybe not!!!!!!

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    • Batman says:

      Close but not quite right Wolfman. AMERICA LOST, not Trump!!!!!

      Oh and btw; usually unwise to mock Mrs. Gotch.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “borderline unintelligible script and verbiage”

      HeyZeus Alou! Touch a nerve, did I? And coming from someone that can’t spell amidst?

      Pricless!

      Not too awful long ago, Ravenoaks/D. Schultz/REALITY ADMIST (sic) BULL$#!T/REALITY AMONGST BULL$#!T assured regulars he was going to take a break from posting; now inexplicably back, he highfreakin’lariously claims to speak for all the participants.

      This is what we in the business call delusions of grandeur, indicative of deep-seated emotional unrest; we’re witnessing a melt down in real time.

      Point your finger at The Gotch and Steve (who, trust me, will not be as understanding as The Gotch!) all day long you’re pointing three (3) back at yourself.

      Check yerslef back into rehab before we find you hanging from a basement beam or with open veins in a warm tub.

      The Gotch

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      • Amos Roe says:

        I am actually interested in what Blaska thinks about the general tenor that pervades the comments section on his blog when it comes to this whole issue. After all, he is the one who invests so much time and effort into making this a blog worth reading. It’s his blog and NO ONE ELSES, correct?
        In my opinion, his own writing makes it pretty clear where he stands on this, but I certainly could be wrong.
        Before he answers this question, could the dominant sparring factions here agree to abide with the blog owner’s own feelings regarding what enhances his blog and what drags it down and makes people want to avoid reading or making their own comments?
        Gotch, Richard and everyone else involved in this issue: Would you agree, just like respectful invited dinner guests, to try abide with what the host requests here?
        And then, assuming that you will agree, could you then let us know you own thoughts about this, David?
        Thanks.

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        • Dave will likely bring out the pest control guy and clean up the thread…

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        • Amos Roe says:

          Reads like a diversion to me, Steve.
          I note, not parenthetically, that neither Gotch nor Richard have responded to my post, five hrs later.
          So I’ll ask you Dave – am I off-base here?

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        • Amos Roe wrote, “Reads like a diversion to me, Steve.”

          Nonsense.

          You previously wrote, “I am actually interested in what Blaska thinks about the general tenor that pervades the comments section on his blog when it comes to this whole issue.”

          I addressed what I thought Dave would think, and likely do, about the general tenor of this thread. Disagree if you like.

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        • David Blaska says:

          Yes, I am concerned about the overall tenor of the comments. Am selectively and somewhat arbitrarily deleting some. We prize content here, not carping.

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        • Dave wrote, “Yes, I am concerned about the overall tenor of the comments. Am selectively and somewhat arbitrarily deleting some.”

          Participants shouldn’t be offended if their comment(s) is deleted, I know I’m not. This is Dave’s blog and how he moderates his blog is his choice.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “I note, not parenthetically, that neither Gotch nor ******* have responded to my post, five hrs later.”

          Miiiight just be that The Gotch doesn’t spend every waking moment online and turns the computer off ~ 07:30 p.m. nightly.

          He also notes, not parenthetically, that the Orkin Man was retired after a certain poster was banned on the Ides of August 2019.

          Now, not parenthetically, both are back.

          Hmmm….

          You want to attempt the rescue of another stray AR? Set your sights on Ravenoaks/D. Schultz/REALITY ADMIST (sic) BULL$#!T/REALITY AMONGST BULL$#!T, who has grabbed the third rail in a death grip.

          The Gotch

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        • Shall we all hold hands and sing “Kumbaya”?

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        • Amos Roe says:

          I know that this post won’t make me friends among the In Crowd on this blog, but here’s the way I see this from a teacher’s perspective.

          What is going on here is the same as what classroom teachers face every year. Every class involves a new mix of characters. Some are retiring, quiet kids. Others are loud and boisterous. Ask any teacher and they will tell you that classroom management is the single greatest challenge that teachers face. A few are naturally gifted at taking control and running a well-oiled classroom (reread Karen Vethe’s blog http://www.runningreflectionswi.com/2018/06/11/closing-the-door-on-the-madison-metropolitan-school-district/) but for most it can be a major struggle even in the best of times. Many otherwise highly gifted teachers struggle with this issue for years until they get it right, if they ever really do. Many others just end up going into a different line of work. This has actually now reached a crisis stage in schools like MMSD, with its mindless top-down application of “restorative justice.”

          Steve’s suggestion to Dave is that he be a more active “moderator.” My impression is that this means get rid of the comments by people he and his friends don’t like, while keeping those he does. For example, where does Gotch fall into this equation? I don’t think that any objective observer can deny that he, and Richard to a lesser extent, are the primary source of the kind of juvenile one-up-man-ship bickering which so obviously drags down the whole comment section on BlaskaPolicyWerkes. IMO, the suggestion from RAB to Gotch that he shut his computer off and go take a walk in the park was absolutely spot on. But what is Steve’s response to this? He attacks the writer of this comment for a previous mildly taunting post with a long string of absurd ad hominems (lost count of how many times some version of “moron” was used) and suggests this poster is someone who should be re-censored. Yes, I know how to read between the lines and my interpretations aren’t always “nonsense.”

          On a previous thread, Batman suggests to me that one ignore this daily juvenile twaddle, because it’s so fun for those engaging in it. I, and others, just need to focus on the more substantive comments. Sure, I guess just like kids in an out-of-control classroom, with the same “Look at Me!” clowns disrupting the class almost EVERY SINGLE DAY, can just accept all this disruption and be happy. It’s nonsense on the face of it, unless you approve of what’s happening within our schools today. And yes, there is more than a little irony here in discussing this whole issue.

          So why not just walk away from all this? If the head groundskeeper suggests that I do this, I will. Once again, it’s his blog. But the reason it’s hard to do is because IMO this blog is literally a matter of life and death for people in Madison. What are the alternatives out there to this blog with anything near the engaging quality and inside information which this one offers?

          I’m not suggesting turning the comments section into some dour and sedate dialogue between policy wonks. But a bit (sic) more maturity and more respect in the comments, however irreverent and humorous the latter may be? How can any person reading this blog who is not suffering from arrested mental development argue otherwise? (With all due respect, I’m using that psychological term in a strict clinical sense here.)

          Do I really need to write up a compilation of quotes from the various guilty parties to drive this point home? Tell me, Gotch and Richard, and for the good of the cause I will, starting with you two.
          And Richard: you don’t need to sing Kumbaya, how about going with Aretha Franklin instead? Well…..OK….if you don’t sing a lot better than me, maybe not. But respect can be a good quality, whatever your age. Have you never learned this even after 73 years of relating with others?!

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        • Amos Roe wrote, “Steve’s suggestion to Dave is that he be a more active “moderator.” “

          That is an utterly absurd misrepresentation of what I wrote Amos! What I wrote did not state or imply in any way what you wrote. What you wrote is a complete bastardization of my words and intent. What I wrote I wrote in plain English, please stop reading in dumbass. Try putting on your thinking cap and reread my comments above and what I was replying to so you can get the full context of my comments.

          I don’t give a damn if you don’t like or don’t agree with my comments but do not misrepresent me again by trying to put words in my mouth that I never said or implied, I don’t take kindly to such misrepresentations.

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        • David Blaska says:

          Steve has got it right. I don’t mind a little food fight but, DAMN! it’s got to be entertaining! To the point and on point. No profanity, no disparagement of physical appearance.

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        • David Blaska says:

          I do believe brevity is the soul of wit.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “I do believe brevity is the soul of wit.”

          Yes, and you are the unquestioned master, which is why so many of us find your blog
          so entertaining as well as informative.

          I’m not trying to be witty at all, just trying to make a convincing point as succinctly as possible, entirely in the interest of strengthening and expanding the influence of your blog. And it isn’t that I haven’t been trying to do this for quite some time in a more subtle manner ever since that first post was made regarding the comments section maybe back in 2019.

          Is this the beginning of a baleful eye coming down from the moderator? Trust me, David, I’ve experienced this many times before when it comes to many newspaper editors back in the day. (Your past comments about the Shopper Stopper brings up a lot of very positive feelings here for me regarding its original owner, Bart Olson, and his belief in a free press, which IMO did so much good for Sauk County.)

          That said, it’s your blog and you certainly have the right to do what you chose.

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  15. georgessson says:

    Sorry, RAB, but unlike the perpetually complaining Democrats, we don’t roll that way. It is what it is. That widdoe Teddy Bear that kept ya company these past 4 years is a Lefty “thing”. BTW, stop fondlin’ it, will ya ?

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  16. REALITY AMONGST BULLSHIT says:

    So this isn’t Ad Hominem????? Give us all a break. Gotch doesn’t have my or anyone’s number. All he has is his thesaurus and those can be bought at any five and dime store.
    So this isn’t Ad Hominem?????

    THIS IS GOTTCH’S POST: (like a whining baby!!)
    “Their dangerous, yet voluntary, immersion into a catatonic, apoplectic, pillow-biting, pants $#!tting, bed wetting, wind-sucking, chest palpitating, vital sign ramping, mouth-breathing, fist-pounding, foot stomping, safe-space seeking, triggering, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering, complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall made breathtaking imbecility seem like safe haven.” End of Gotch’s non-Ad Hominem post.

    Why don’t you, Gotch, Batman, Gg Mo, Steve, and Alberticus find a run-down bar in very rural Dane County, as rural as you can find, and bring your conspiracy theory bullshit in bucket loads through the front door. Eat some pickled pigs feet, suck a few eggs and comfort each other in the belief that Trump really won the election and shit flies on eagle’s wings.

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  17. sleeperd says:

    ALTHEA BERNSTEIN….

    So what IS the current state of affairs for the filer of false police reports…?

    Or IS there a current state of affairs.. for the filer of false police reports..??

    Or is it RACIST of me to even ask such a question.. about the filer of false police reports..???

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    • AdamC says:

      This is Madison. That little, erm, situation got swept under the rug months ago.

      In Madison it is impolite to ever refer to this most unseemly non-incident again. The FBI and police found nothing. The hi-def full color street cameras tracked the gal and her car driving thru town.

      That was the night of one of the riots, remember, including a firebombing of the City- County Bldg…. with, wait for it…. Lighter fluid.

      This ‘nonincident’ was briskly swept under the same rug along with the 2 white doctors murdered in the Arboretum by 2 black teens for whom Madison handed every favor it could think of including a photo-op with Mayor Satyaphatassdown. It also goes under the same rug where said photo was shoved. Along with the likely-fake hate notes posted on the dorm room of a loudmouth minority YW student who got a 4 year free ride.

      That rug is old and worn and has many many lumps from all that we in Madison have shoved under it over the years.

      As for Justhea Smollstein, we shall never speak of her again.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      Anyone who questions Althea Bernstein’s story is guilty of racism, sexism, and antisemitism. (only ONE of which is approved of in Progressive circles)

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      • pANTIFArts says:

        The Left is not asking you to overlook their lies, its more complicated than that. Progressive POC, women, and non-cisgendered persons, (being oppressed groups) are all incapable of “lying” per se. Instead, they are entitled to their own “truths”, and those “truths” should be respected by the oppressors as being equally valid. Strangely enough, CONSERVATIVE POC, women, and non-cisgendered people are NOT oppressed, and are extended no similar entitlements. They are seen as liars and “traitors to the cause” and need to be silenced. Thus, those who identify as “oppressed” also identify as “Liberal”, and those who DON’T consider themselves as being “oppressed” suffer their only oppression from Liberals. —weird ! —

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      • Gg Mo says:

        Which one is approved ? If the “victims”, hoaxers, and “Leaders” all fit (most of the time) the criteria to host the petard (ad hominem word-weapons) of “calling-out” “racist”, “sexist”, and “anti-semite NAZI !”; which “One” is “approved” ? If the self-hating “white” leaders at the ADL, SPLC etc are ALL calling for an “end to systemic white privelege”……? Which ONE do they approve ? Name that “One”. I dare you.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Depends on who you are and what you are. Forget it Jake, it’s Madison.

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    • No Body says:

      Hmm. Are you now, or have you ever been, a typical white Wisconsin frat boy? Eh?

      Lying to the police and possibly the FBI is a crime or not a crime depending on who you are, who your family is and of course the color of your skin. Black Lies Don’t Matter.

      Nothing to see, citizen, just move along. Move on. Nothing to see. Nothing! Nothing!

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  18. Batman says:

    Amos, if you are going to drag Batman into your objection at least do not mischaracterize what I wrote to bolster your argument.
    I actually wrote, *having some fun in the process*, not “because it’s so fun for those engaging in it.” Different connotation.

    There is a significant difference between unruly disruptive students in the classroom and what goes on here. Not dismissing your argument altogether but that isn’t a very good analogy and please do not hesitate to quote the Batman comments you find objectionable.

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    • Amos Roe says:

      I’m sorry Batman, I fail to see any problem at all with either the fun thing or my analogy. But that may be me. Others can make their own judgement about that.

      I also do think my comment about arrested mental development is highly apropos, and why the general level of irony here is so high when some of these posters make their comments regarding appropriate behavior by children in our public schools.

      FWIW, I’ve never found your posts objectionable.

      Thanks.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        The Gotch has had pleasant back-n-forth exchanges with varied-n-many posters here too numerous to mention, ironically even with you [more on that in a bit]); ******* ****** has had none.

        Between running, walking, and tending his property and those of others, he’d bet dollars to…um…donuts that he spends more time outdoors than both you and Ravenoaks, et al, put together.

        This last exchange with you will be an observation; you take yourself FAR too seriously!

        The Gotch

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “This last exchange with you will be an observation; you take yourself FAR too seriously!”

          Actually not true Gotch. I take the lives of 11 yr old girls more seriously than my own ego.
          And I make no apologies for that.

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  19. A Voice in the Wilderness says:

    AR: Your stated impression of Steve that he wants the moderator to censor the posts of people he and his friends don’t like is inaccurate. Hasn’t Steve said, quoting now, “Participants shouldn’t be offended if their comment(s) is deleted, I know I’m not. This is Dave’s blog and how he moderates his blog is his choice.”

    And really, this excellent blog is not “a matter of life and death” as you have opined, AR. I would say it is one source of refreshing creativity and information for citizens of all political stripes.

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    • Amos Roe says:

      “And really, this excellent blog is not “a matter of life and death” as you have opined, AR.”

      Disagree, see my comment regarding Anisa Scott. Nor is she, nor will she be, the last.

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      • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

        AR wrote, “IMO, this blog is literally a matter of life and death for people in Madison.” Sounds delusional. How could this blog be a factor in the death of anyone? Time to climb out of the rabbit hole, Amos.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “Sounds delusional.”

          Heh!

          What it REALLY sounds like (if it is “a matter of life and death for people in Madison”) is Blaska having enviable leverage the next time he negotiates the rips for his targeted ad choices…

          The Gotch

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “How could this blog be a factor in the death of anyone?”

          I guess you’ve never heard, or at least understood, the expression “the pen is mightier than the sword.”

          But I’ll keep working on climbing out of my rabbit hole.

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        • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

          Amos: I have heard that tired old expression, “the pen is mightier than the sword” often. Of course I understand it. But for you to imply that the PolicyWerkes incites violence is a stretch.

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        • David Blaska says:

          I do believe Mr. Roe was talking about life or death policy matters. I.E., defunding the police et cetera endangers public safety.

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  20. A Voice in the Wilderness says:

    Dave: Your clarification is one interpretation of Mr. Roe’s spin. I have always thought that the absurd idea of defunding the police is a threat to public health and safety.

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    • Amos Roe says:

      “Dave: Your clarification is one interpretation (sic) of Mr. Roe’s spin (sic).”

      No, VinW, It’s not “one interpretation,” it’s the only one that makes sense. 🙂

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      • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

        AR: My interpretation is logical. So is yours, if what you mean is this blog works to support police, law and order etc., thereby saving lives. A few platforms ago there was a commenter who reminded readers that Wisconsin people know how to use guns. That could be construed as urging violence. Overall PolicyWerkes is a brilliant undertaking. Participating in it sure beats sitting around watching my cat lick her butt.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “Participating in it sure beats sitting around watching my cat lick her butt.”

          We need to get some beer in you….STAT!!!

          The Gotch

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “AR: My interpretation is logical. So is yours…”

          VinW, I thought that you were originally referring to what I, Amos Roe, meant by “life and death.” Given that I was the one making the comment, it’s probably logical to go with what I am telling you I meant, since you won’t take David’s word for it. Capeesh?! 🙂

          Regarding that commentator, BTW, you may have missed that both I and Gg Mo called them out as a possible Fed who was wasting (?) their time and our tax dollars on cluttering up this blog.

          Give your pussy cat a scratch and a pat on the head for me. Remember that it’s that self-sufficiently, so prized here on PolicyWerkes, which makes them special. And don’t listen to the head groundskeeper if he now tells you he only likes dogs. It’s my spin and I’m sticking to it.

          BTW, happy to use here the one gender revision language laws whose time has come. Even the Brown Shirts have their occasional merits.

          Hope you and your cat, along with any less important critters, have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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        • Gg Mo says:

          Disclainer * I called ONE (no one else) person out (blametheboomer85) and I was 98/100ths WRONG. Sorry blametheboomer85.

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        • Amos Roe says:

          “Disclainer * I called ONE (no one else) person out (blametheboomer85) and I was 98/100ths WRONG. Sorry blametheboomer85.”

          Yes, given their* humble and thoughtful comments back to you, I do think you could be right. Either that or, they were exceptionally clever. To my suspicious mind, not clear yet on which it is, but I do hope you are right. With more future comments, it should become clearer.

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