Clowns on the Left, jokers on the Right

Can’t we just agree to be disagreeable?

Stately Blaska Manor is boarded up. The Praetorian Guard is on alert, the unlettered field hands are sharpening their rakes and hoes, spam filters are in place in case of cyber attack. Atlas open to map of Paraguay, preparing for the junta to seize power.

The Werkes is expecting attack from both directions — a two-front war. We are encircled by totalitarians certain of the rightness of their cause, God-justified in whatever might they can bring to bear. 

Social  justice warriors have allied with the Cult of Trump to dumb democracy down. It is the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact. Take down the republic then fight over whatever scraps remain. The Confederacy’s Lost Cause. Anti-popes at Avignon, anti-Presidents at Mar-a-Lago. Freedom Inc. shock troops holding Madison schools hostage. Kenosha is burning. Texas is seceding. Declare autonomous zones, impose “marshall” law.

Tell me what I want to hear, MSNBC and One America News. Ban me from Twitter, shout me down at commencement ceremonies if you don’t like what I say.

boarded up

Wisconsin state capitol 01-11-21

This is the War of the Roses, the Reds versus the Whites, the Cavaliers v. the Roundheads, Hatfields-McCoys. 

The Election Was Stolen. Germany Was Stabbed in the Back. America is racist to the core. Cops are modern-day slave catchers. You are a (pick one) racist, traitor, RINO, corporate stooge, Uncle Tom, communist …

“Trial by Combat!” — Rudy Giuliani
“If you don’t want your windows broken …” — M. Adams of Freedom Inc.
“We’re coming for you!” — Donald Trump Jr. 01-06-21.
“F-bomb S* * * Up!” — Madison Ald. Prestigiacomo.

Springtime for Trump, winter for the Constitution. As they said in the old Soviet Union, never before has our history been so unpredictable. After demolishing statues of abolitionists and suffragettes, all that’s left to obliterate in Madison is a huge rock deposited on the  campus — by a glacier 12,000 years ago. 

Once whetted, the mob’s appetite is never satiated until it consumes everything before it, like a plague of locusts. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette led to Danton to Robespierre. Off with their heads. Kidnap Pelosi! Hang Pence! Fire bomb Madison’s city hall. Mau mau Madison Police and Fire Commissioners with late night harassment.

Blaska’s Bottom LineWelcome to the Weimar Republic.


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91 Responses to Clowns on the Left, jokers on the Right

  1. heyeng1 says:

    No man is an island…..be forewarned, said island will be swallowed up by the seas, in say, 10 years due to nasty humans.

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    • Gg Mo says:

      “Derp, derp…” Root causes of conflict/division/suffering usually have to do with marketing for PROFIT . “nasty humans” ? What are you ; the BORG ? https://www.bitchute.com/video/hDWgZuQGY53F/

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      • David Blaska says:

        This is your last hurrah, Gg Mo. I do not permit actual racism, sedition, anti-semitism, treason, profanity, or pornography on my site. I.E. This is a No Hate Zone. The Werkes is not a public utility.

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        • Gg Mo says:

          Sorry, I was just defending “nasty humans” .I am a POC BTW. Not a racial/”religious” supremist, not treasonous/sedition, By not being for either of the TWO chosen “sides” (Constitutional Republic, and Bill of Rights ONLY),I do not support mob-violence PERIOD., have used very little insult, or pro***ity, and NEVER pornography , so am confused by these associations, but you do you.

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      • richard -lesiak says:

        You need to stop spending time on bitshit.com

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  2. Madison1218 says:

    Really well written Mr. Blaska. You have clearly illustrated what the ‘Extremes’ can’t see. That they are basically the same, only the letterhead changes.
    The question is can the reasonable Center take control of all of this? As a self described ‘left leaning centrist’, I feel that I have a lot more in common with my many right wing ‘centrist’ friends than with any of the nutjob extremists on either end. How can we lower the temp and begin governing from the reasonable, respectable middle?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “How can we lower the temp and begin governing from the reasonable, respectable middle?”

      Truly admirable desire! The Gotch wants nothing to do with extremists of any stripe.

      But how? ABC News Director Richard Klein suggested a…um…CLEANSING, but it seems he had a rather specific demographic in mind.

      The Gotch

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      • Liberty says:

        “But how? ABC News Director Richard Klein suggested a…um…CLEANSING, but it seems he had a rather specific demographic in mind.”

        That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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        • Madison1218 says:

          But how? is a good question. I think the only way is working first locally and personally. It’s caring more about how we carry ourselves instead of worrying about all of this other garbage. I couldn’t give a rat’s a$$ what some news director at ABC says, anymore than I give on bucket of warm spit what Hannity or Racheal (or the rest of them) spewed out last night. Paying too much attention to the provocateurs is in so many ways exposing ourselves to base manipulation.
          Get centered on truth, respect and constructive action. I read this blog a lot. And so many times arguments devolve into ignoring the issue at hand and instead going on a hunt to prove how hypocritical the other side is. There’s no shortage of hypocrisy on either side, so it’s not hard to find. And eventually it just further devolves into a big circle jerk of ‘what aboutism’ and bias confirmation.
          There are a lot of reasonable, kind and good hearted people working hard on both sides in this country. I for one intend on actively looking for them instead of constantly screaming foul and playing the victim.
          Just one man’s thoughts on how the center can start to function again.

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  3. michael menard says:

    Geez, Dave, me thinks you are really in a bad (but truthful) mood. Fie on the extremes. The center is getting smaller.

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  4. No Body says:

    The fun has just begun. Looks like the no-fly list is being expanded, for example.

    Hypothetical question: suppose a person had to choose between public expression of political or social opinions, and being allowed onto an airliner? Don’t say anything Rachel Maddow would not approve of, if you want to get on that Southwest flight. What would most people do?

    Hypothetical question: suppose a person had an online business site, and in order to be allowed to remain hosted, they would be required to keep a banner at the top of the site accusing Trump of something – “TRUMP IS A NAZI”, for example. Put up the banner, or lose your site. What would most people do?

    We might just be living in interesting times.

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    • nathanemarks says:

      Hypothetical Answer: I would find a different host for my website.

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    • George Parrino says:

      I’d sue for big bucks, unless of course the user agreement said I had to have a banner saying Trump is a Nazi, then there’d be nothing I could do about it if I wanted to stay on that site.

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  5. Gg Mo says:

    I think you forgot the MOST useful tool of both FAKE sides : “Anti-Semite !!!!!” The rest of these are not as effective for herding.

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  6. AdamC says:

    Why is this news all of a sudden? The Capitol, the Square, and State Street were boarded up from spring 2020 thru the election. Some of the plywood was removed after the Electoral College voted.

    It was obvious that everything remained boarded up for much of 2020 for two main reasons–

    — Police somewhere might shoot someone for resisting arrest
    — Trump might win, which if that had happened the entire country would be in flames today

    Nice to see Sleep Skeletor finally giving some attention to public order all of a sudden.

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    • Liberty says:

      AdamC,

      Very true! Now it makes headlines, because well you know, they suspect it’s conservatives that might make noise.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      “The Capitol, the Square, and State Street were boarded up from spring 2020 through the election.” Thanks for the reminder. And they might as well remain boarded up because any event that triggers outrage from BLM (and that list is endless) will result in more looting, vandalism, and random destruction–all dismissed as justified anger or just plain ignored by local media. Welcome to Madison’s new normal.

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  7. georgessson says:

    Tuned into MSNBC for an “update”, but the BS factor was too evident. “Fake News” rears its ugly head again. Makes a difficult situation very difficult. I’m glad all sides are represented at the Policy Werkes. Even Reuters calls out fake news, like this rabble-rousin’ photo.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-rally/fact-check-photo-shows-2018-gun-control-rally-not-pro-trump-march-in-january-2021-idUSKBN29B1OS

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  8. Eric Z says:

    @georgesson- Kinda like in 2011 when the O’rielly show ran a clip of violent demonstrators from california with palm trees in the background an claimed it was Union thugs in downtown Madison.LOL

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    • richard -lesiak says:

      Or like Rudy trying to use a doctored video clip to proof voter fraud in Pennsylvania. p.s. It didn’t work.

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    • georgessson says:

      E-Z, Yer kinda missin’ the point. Especially with me, since I don’t watch O’Reilly. Not surprised, ya cannot even spell his name. BTW, just what happened in 2011 that was so vital to your mental health? The juvenile tomfoolery over Act 10? Anyway, some of us “Tweet” and some of us “Squeak”. You & Richard AKA Dick are of the latter. Do you two have a secret handshake now?

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      • George Parrino says:

        Perhaps it was the fact that Act 10 came out of nowhere, with very little public input or legislative debate and was based on a lie, of course this is republican SOP. It was most likely an ALEC written bill as Wisconsin republicans usually lack the cognitive ability to write legislation, that’s why they passed a bill where a bills author can remain anonymous.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Kinda like We Need To Pass The Bill To See What’s In It.

          Act 10 is WILDLY popular in most rural WESconsin school districts after they were no longer under horrendously oppressive thumb of the confiscatory WEA Trust.

          The Gotch is still waiting for his premiums to go down ~$2500; keeping his Dr. AND his plan…both of which he liked? Fuggedaboudit!

          One more thing.

          LIKE…wasn’t that Hopeless Changey’s PROMISE…?

          The Gotch

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      • Liberty says:

        “The Gotch is still waiting for his premiums to go down ~$2500; keeping his Dr. AND his plan…both of which he liked? Fuggedaboudit!”

        Yup, aside from the pre-existing conditions stipulation, what could did that bill do? Health care is still not only unaffordable for most, but even more costlier for some.

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  9. Marge Bils says:

    The events of the last few days has proven both sides have their “crazies”. But censorship, not hiring conservatives, shaming etc is only going to make things worse. The left is imposing their own brand of fascism. Those of us with common sense will have no one to vote for. Republicans are weak & Democrats think they can usher in utopia by hitting us over the head with high taxes & regulations for “own good “. As Lucy from Peanuts said so eloquently “Blech!”

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    • George Parrino says:

      What censorship?
      Who’s not hiring conservatives?
      You really think there’s a difference between the Dems and republicans of any substance?

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  10. No Body says:

    Antifa took a little victory stroll through Times Square on Sunday.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9133633/Antifa-protesters-armed-SHIELDS-streets-Manhattan.html

    I wonder what General Winfield Scott would have said about this?

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    • richard -lesiak says:

      Someone threw an egg and harassed a woman with an umbrella. Oh The Horror.

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      • The Crow says:

        The purpose of those umbrellas is to protect the identity of the Antifa members who throw the bricks and start the fires. The umbrella-holders are just as important a part of Antifa’s terrorist army as the trigger pullers. And Antifa always stands ready to use violence on a scale vastly larger than a thrown egg.

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        • Liberty says:

          “The purpose of those umbrellas is to protect the identity of the Antifa members who throw the bricks and start the fires. The umbrella-holders are just as important a part of Antifa’s terrorist army as the trigger pullers.”

          Do you you remember what they did to Chicago police officers last summer with that planned ambush? They also used umbrellas. The cowards.

          https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-video-ambush-grant-park-columbus-statue

          “And Antifa always stands ready to use violence on a scale vastly larger than a thrown egg.”

          Yes! Anarchist groups have set federal buildings & police squad cars on fire, ambushed cops, tried to blind them, harass civilians, destroy businesses. This meets the definition of a domestic terrorist group.

          Yet the same leftists and Dem leaders who remained quiet during these attacks, tolerated them, and even cheered them on, now stand at the ready dictating to the rest of us how we should behave. The nerve.

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        • richard -lesiak says:

          Or it looked like rain.

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      • No Body says:

        It was a display of power. A “flex”. A clear demonstration that Antifa is above the law.
        We can expect more of this, not less.

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        • George Parrino says:

          OH! Just like this republican administration feels it’s above the law, and this republican administration display of power last Wednesday was a real “flex”

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  11. richard -lesiak says:

    The horror of this whole thing is coming into the light. Jake Angeli’s mother said her horn wearing son is not eating. They won’t serve him all organic food in the detention center. We need to start of GoFundMe page and use the money to bring him groceries from Whole Foods. Grub Hub could deliver. I wonder if those horns he has came from a free range non-GMO animal. Maybe Mrs. Angeli can get permission to clean his cell for him.

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    • No Body says:

      We need to start of GoFundMe page and use the money to bring him groceries from Whole Foods.

      No worries. GoFundMe would refuse that.

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    • George Parrino says:

      Did you see the video of the guy in the DC airport crying because he was labeled a terrorist and put on the no-fly list?
      Luckily Biden will most likely build back a better Amtrak.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        He can start with the $7,000,000,000 California owes the Fed for the Bullet Train to Fresno or “The Progressives’ Stonehenge”
        Because boring competence.

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  12. Normwegian says:

    Well, at least the maintenance staff at the State Capitol were able to get more use out of the plywood needed during the BLM “peaceful” looting and burning protests. Although, it may turn out to be a waste of time. At least I hope it is.

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    • georgessson says:

      Norm, I think yer right. We’re fine. MDSN has no idiots on the scale of those DC epic bozos. Those who could label ’em as standard issue Republicans are special-needs kinda guys ‘n gals….

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  13. nathanemarks says:

    Everywhere you go, you see media spinning every topic to its extreme. There are very few websites where you can just read bare facts.
    Mr. Blaska – your honest and thoughtful perspective is appreciated.

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  14. Liberty says:

    David, I may not agree with your views on Trump, but it is your guaranteed right to express them. You don’t need anyone’s permission. People who don’t like what you have to say have the option of not following you. Any conservative who tries to shut you down is no better than a leftist fascist.

    That said, most of the warfare originates from the left. This is not just bias, either. Look at recent behavior.

    Who perpetrated acts of terrors in our cities all summer? Who remained silent about them or even cheered them on? Who’s purging conservative voices from social media & search engine algorithms, canceling book contracts, and creating lists that will make it difficult for Trump supporters to find work? Which politicians told crowds to “get in their faces” and set up bail funds for the rioters?

    While nobody is excusing last week, that deviant behavior doesn’t even close to what the left has perpetrated. Let’s not pretend it’s even close to being equal.

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    • patrickmoloughlin says:

      And weren’t the media helpful in setting the narrative. For all of 2020 the word “riot” was verboten. Those were protests in Seattle, where they occupied a neighborhood for weeks. Those were protests in Minneapolis, where 1,500 properties were destroyed or damaged to the tune of half a BILLION dollars. Those were protests in Portland, where it went on for months and people died. Those were protests in Madison. They were “mostly peaceful protests” in Kenosha where the damage totaled $50 million.

      But since last week, it is the word “protest” that has been banished.

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      • Liberty says:

        Right on, Patrick!

        The media, with help from Big Tech, didn’t just set the narrative; they rammed it through. The tens of millions of intellectually lazy people on social media are only too eager to consume the narrative and use it to confirm their own bias. Truth be damned.

        Every single conservative I follow has denounced last Wednesday. Still waiting for leftist leadership to call out last summer’s “protests.”

        Biden wants unity? As long as the Dems continue to employ double standards, like downplaying last summer while using last Wednesday to dismiss conservative concerns, I don’t see how that’s going to happen.

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  15. No Body says:

    Former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul has been suspended from Facebook for unspecified violations of “community standards”. An anti-war, pro-liberty, anti-abortion moderate doctor, remember.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/11/facebook-censors-ron-paul/

    I wonder if anything Mr. Blaska posts on Facebook violates those “community standards” yet?

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    • Liberty says:

      That’s just one example. Thousands of peaceful, conservative minded social media accounts have been shut down or purged. Corporate America has united to punish any GOP senator who stood up for election integrity, and to shut down Parler. Simon & Schuster canceled Senator Josh Hawley’s book deal because he dared question election results; they accused him of being seditious. Google algorithms give preference to liberals, as does most of the media.

      The war on conservatives is very real. It’s not an equal fight by any means, and to suggest that is intellectually dishonest.

      Which is why I disagree with the title of this blog post. Had Trump won the election and liberal voices shut down, leftist meltdown would have been very real. Aside from Wednesday’s actions and a few rogue “conservatives” we’re nothing like them.

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      • richard -lesiak says:

        What title would you have given to Mr. Blaska’s blog post?

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      • George Parrino says:

        Corporate America has united to punish any GOP senator who stood up for election integrity? How so. Seriously, you actually believe the trump lies about the election even though the evidence is not only laughable, it’s been proven false or doctored. Politicians work for us, the people. If a corporation can punish an employee, shouldn’t they also have the freedom tpo punish politicians?

        You may want to change your handle, seems you’re supporting assaults’ on our liberty.

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  16. richard -lesiak says:

    “Warfare from the left” Really? Gee Liberty jump over to the homepage of the St Croix County Republican Party and take a gander at what John Kraft posted. You can also read it at the the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Dan Brice article). I encourage everyone to take a peek.

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  17. Liberty says:

    “Can’t we just agree to be disagreeable?”

    Absolutely! But can you even disagree when you modes of communication are shut down, when you’re put on a “list”, when you risk getting doxed or losing your livelihood because you dare dissent?

    It’s is not a level playing field.

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  18. AdamC says:

    PBS did the right thing by firing their chief legal counsel today, but what does it say that the top lawyer at PBS made these statements:

    – If Trump had won the 2020 election, he would’ve gone to the White House to lob Molotov cocktails into it
    – Children of Republican parents need Homeland Security to take them away and place in re-education camps

    PBS did the only responsible thing and condemned these insane statements, but What The Actual F—- is going on?! … This was PBS’ top lawyer! Not some idle conspiracy theorist from Beaver Dam!

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    • AdamC says:

      Also–

      Is HE on the No-Fly List?

      Did he get banned from every social media site

      Are all banks and major credit cards closing his accounts and refusing to do business with him…. and for that matter, PBS?

      Are PBS’ social media sites and web host canceling them?

      Are all PBS employees guilty by association.

      I am not advocating any of the above but the guilt by association B.S. is being thrown around awful loosely after last week.

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      • Liberty says:

        Adam,

        The double standards are ridiculous, but the way they’re being applied is UnAmerican, and in some cases illegal. The smugness with which leftists display their bias is nauseating, while we’re always expected to be in on our best behavior (and mostly are).

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      PBS; your tax dollar$ bringing you non-partisan news!

      Last The Gotch heard, scumbag Lefty (forgive the redundancy) ABC News Director Richard Cleanse ‘Em Klein is still employed.

      C’mon, ABC has editors, compliance people, P.R. departments, ad infinitum, ad nauseum making sure absofreakin’lutely nothing seeps out which might carry an even infinitesimally remote possibility of giving privileged groups/protected classes the violently virulent vapors.

      None…as in NONE…of them saw any problem with that whatsoever; what does THAT tell you?

      Despicable Lefties play a little game called “Whatever You Do Is O.K. So Long As You’re Offending The Right People.

      Remember pathetic D-List skank Kathie Griffin?

      These disgusting PsOS are what we in the business call Schrödinger’s Douchebags.

      Despicable Lefties!!!

      The Gotch

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      • Liberty says:

        Public television AND radio are mouthpieces for the DNC. You can bet that if they had a conservative slant to their news, that leftists would be calling for their removal. We have to actually pay to be spoken down to.

        Why do we even NEED public broadcasting? Can someone answer that?

        Kathie Griffin. Madonna. Debra Messing. Robert Di Niro. The Hamilton play actors, and others in Hollywood have said some pretty disgusting things. ClassLESS acts whose work I can no longer patronize. Can’t begin to tell you how many movies, shows, and products I boycott because Hollywood has become such a turnoff. They have every right to voice their opinions, but when they cross lines, are incessant in their hatred, and talk down to the rest of us, I’m not required to listen.

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        • Public TV is a mouthpiece for the DNC? And what? Downton Abbey is full of commies?

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        • George Parrino says:

          And the right has Fox News and NewsMax, but unlike those stations that broadcast proven lies, while the PBS station may give a more centrist slant to their reporting, it is in fact truthful. Why do we need Public Broadcasting, hell David Koch is one of their largest benefactors. I’m guessing you listen to Kid Rock and Ted Nuggent

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      • richard -lesiak says:

        “we in the business”. What business would that be? What position do you hold?

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      • patrickmoloughlin says:

        Schodinger’s Douchebag, love it!

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      • richard -lesiak says:

        You should try Painting with Yarnell; it has a great calming effect.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Nice set of lies and misrepresentations, AC. A minor lawyer (not chief counsel) is manipulated into talking smart and shoots his mouth off in a bar to a woman. Another selectively edited “sting” from the quality propagandists at Project Veritas. O’Keefe is one convicted crook you dweebs love to follow.

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  19. AnonyBob says:

    Poor babies. I guess violence is only a problem when comes from the extreme left.

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    • richard -lesiak says:

      Violence? What violence? I was just strolling through the Capital wearing my usual helmet, bulletproof vest, combat boots and gas mask when I saw that someone dropped their zip-tie handcuffs. And, you know, being a good citizen that hates litter-bugs I picked them up. Being plastic I decided to leap over this railing to get to the nearest recycling bin As they say; no good deed goes unpunished. I am the victim here Your Honor.

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  20. pANTIFArts says:

    Conservative Democracy is people controlling the government. Progressive Socialism is government controlling the people. Anarchism is chaos. Most people fall into one of the first two groups, and true anarchists are very rare. What is not in short supply though, are people with a psycho/sexual fascination with Violence and Destruction. Some want to be active participants, some initiate things- then watch. These VD “addicts” are found across the political spectrum.
    Progressives and the entire media attempted to leverage this fact to incite a civil war in 2020. This attempt, based on a false premis…, NO a Bold-Faced Lie, was the story of the year – not Covid.
    Criminals commit crimes, cops catch them. Cops sometimes restrain them in seemingly cruel ways when they refuse to comply. Every year a small number of criminals die when they do this – and a small number of cops die when they don’t.
    “George Floyd” was an isolated incident, hand picked by the media, and portrayed as a deliberate murder. Protests were expected, and occurred. What should have been a day of “voicing concerns” and “calling for change” turned into days, weeks, months of increasingly more violent behavior. All of this was driven by a breathless media, – and carried out by Progressive administrations and citizenry (eager to be seen as “allies”), malleable minority members, and of course, the Left’s version of VD “addicts”.
    Did I really say “incite a civil war”? Since NOTHING they did improved ANYTHING in a single “Black Life”, I would assume the whole thing was conducted to intimidate, and possibly provoke, so-called “racists and fascists”, (the rest of the population) to respond in kind.
    Example: Block the square (no response?), block the whole Downtown (still no response?), block the freeway, run in front of cars, threaten drivers (surely SOMEONE will get irate enough to drive into and over people!!!).
    Example: Curse, spit at, and berate armed cops (no response?), shoot pyros and hurl bricks at them, destroy their vision with lasers (still no response?), then BURN them ALIVE ( surely they will shoot SOMEONE or at least break ranks and start to beat people!!!).
    Example: Terrorize innocent citizens, destroy their businesses, take away their town, call them racists and fascists (and then demand fealty to the “cause”), threaten to “take it to their neighborhoods”. (surely SOMEONE will get a gun and kill some people).
    The carnage never happened. Our violence and destruction “addicts” (despite predictions), never showed up. The Right held rallies, picked up the litter afterwards, and were careful to not park on the grass. While the Left burned, and looted, and left destruction in their path. It could have ended quite differently. The media was positioned to get the “story of their lives”. (MUCH bigger than the “mass murdering terrorist” Kyle Rittenhouse) Some “Black Lives” would have been lost “for the cause” (and antifas), the Right would be discredited, political power for the Left secured, “ends” would justify “means” and the money would have flowed in.
    Despite there having never been a “battle”, with the election Progressives feel that they have won the “war”, and are planning for “mop up” operations. I have to believe that what we are now seeing is solely aimed at intimidation and to provoke a violent response.
    (FYI – I’m not a rocket scientist, nor is this rocket science)

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    • Liberty says:

      Nice analysis, pantifa.

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    • Madison1218 says:

      Just to be clear. Are you saying that ‘the right’ was provoked and therefore what happened last week was justified and/or understandable?

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      • Liberty says:

        Madison1218,

        They may have been provoked, yes. I don’t know one conservative, however who is saying that what they did was justified. It wasn’t. In fact, every public-facing conservative I know has vehemently denounced last Wednesday. Still waiting for the left to denounce last summer’s riots.

        Let me make this as clear as possible so there’s no misunderstanding:

        Unprovoked or not, last week’s events were heinous, and the perpetrators should be punished as the law allows.

        Likewise, the leftist anarchists responsible for last summer’s riots need to be punished as the law allows.

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        • Liberty says:

          Edit to last sentence:

          “Likewise, the riots that lasted all summer were heinous, and the perpetrators should be punished as the law allows.”

          Last summer’s leftist-originated riots were more destructive (thousands of people lost everything) and deadly, and they were ongoing. The melee at the Capital lasted but a few hours. Not defending it, but to say that these events were equal is dishonest.

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      • pANTIFArts says:

        Madison1218
        Just to be clear, the above post is not about last week, though it applies. It is a comment on the nature of some human beings, and how that can be exploited. Anyone on the right with a V+D “addiction” has had more than enough “provocation” this past year, “justified?”–never!!! Understandable? let’s say predictable. There has been more outrage over a short incident last week (that’s already cleaned up), than the blocks of burned-out buildings that still stand.
        I’m leaving for work, so that’s the best I can offer at the moment.

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  21. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Dang those insidious Righties!

    Since the George Floyd freakout, they’re responsible for 3,480 violent protests & 506 declared riots, 150 Federal buildings & dozens of public buildings/LE precincts besieged, $2 billion in insured & another $2.5 billion in uninsured damages, 2,000 injured & 12 officers killed, 1000’s injured & 26 civilians killed, countless businesses looted and burned.

    The kicker? They dressed up like Lefty POS criminal thugs and hung the blame on them; EVIL GENIUS, am I right?

    The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled Was Convincing The World He Didn’t Exist–Roger “Verbal” Kint/Keyser Soze

    The Gotch

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  22. richard -lesiak says:

    As you all know I’m a very positive guy who always looks for the silver lining in every dark cloud. I’ve found two people who are really stepping up to help our country heal. Mike Lindell, the My Pillow guy, is offering everyone a discount on his products. Just use the code “Fight for Trump” when you order online. Thanks Mike and God Bless Your Little Heart. Then we have Judge Fine. She just ruled that the U.S. Marshals must “provide Jake Angeli ( not his real name..snark snark) with the organic foods he needs to follow his strict diet. Jacob Chansley (Angeli) had his mom in court explaining why her little boy needs these special foods. She expressed delight at the quick ruling so she could return home to finish cleaning his room in her basement and do the rest of his laundry. Cleaning his furs and polishing those horns is very time consuming. Thanks to both of these people for shining a light in the darkness.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      There’s nothing I like better than snuggling up with a My Pillow or two after a delicious organic repast made from Whole Foods products. Thanks Mike and Jeff for all you do.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        There exists case law precedent for prisoners having LEGAL RIGHTS regarding the food they’re served.

        Anyone so blindingly stupid that they don’t realize that shouldn’t even be allowed to participate in below minimum wage donut manufacture!

        The Gotch

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        • AdamC says:

          And let any donut-maker in the U.S. fail to snap to attention when a customer demands gluten-free, vegan, organic, cage-free, non-migrant-produced flour in their donut purchases — or even worse, mock said customer — and watch the cancel culture mob descend like vultures to put said donut-maker out of business, forever!

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        • richard -lesiak says:

          Who are you calling stupid gotch? The only reason your mad is we wouldn’t cash your monthly disability check. Anyway; thanks to Covid, and the crappy economy the bakery is closed. I’ll be sure to pass on your thoughts and prayers to all the people who are now out of work. Just because your a humorous, angry old fool with a small following of other old fools you believe you can just freely post any nonsense that blows through your small mind.

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        • richard -lesiak says:

          The cancel culture mob Adam? Like the mob in DC that wanted to cancel the election that Biden won? That cancel culture mob? The same mob that is causing the capital of Wis. to board up the windows? That mob?

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      • Black Bean Burgers for everyone!!!!!

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        • georgessson says:

          Richard-may-i-call-ya-dick, Yer especially verbose and vitriolic today. Sorry, ya musta had a bad day… Did the propeller fall off yer beanie again? Shirt crammed into yer BVD’s got untucked? Courage, Laddie -A better day coming soon!

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Heh!! There’s method to the MADNESS

          The Gotch

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  23. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    Dear Dave,

    “Clowns to the left of me, … jokers to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” This lyric from a song by Stealer’s Wheel is still very relevant today, especially since the Grand Theft Election committed by all the gutless, godless, censorious cowards in the Cancel Culture.

    But there’s another lyric that comes to my mind when extolling your own moderate virtue:

    “Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
    dead skunk in the middle of the road,
    you got your dead skunk in the middle of the road
    and he’s stinkin’ to high heaven.”

    You don’t want to be middle of the road, because you take abuse and get run over from both sides. So, let’s go to the ultimate source, … The Book. In Rev. 3:15, John writes: “I know thy ‘werkes’, that thou art neither hot nor cold: I WOULD thou were cold or hot. (16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.”

    You gotta stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.
    Besides, God hates a coward.
    Bless your little heart.

    The Most Right Reverend Doctor, Good Dog, Happy Man

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Amen, brother. Amen!

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    • Madison1218 says:

      Your premise is that in order to stand for something, you have to be extreme. I disagree with that. You can stand for truth and mercy and reconciliation. You can stand for recognizing the innate value of the person across from you. You can stand for respect and kindness. None of this requires being extreme nor does it require constant agreement. Violence begets more violence just like animosity and demagoguery.
      Stop trolling for outrage, it’s way too easy to find and it does no good.

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      • Liberty says:

        Madison1218,

        What is your idea of “extreme”?

        For me, pushing back is not one in the same as extremism or violence. The Constitution guarantees each of us the right to express ourselves freely and passionately. With that, of course, we have the responsibility to exercise these rights lawfully & peacefully.

        Exercising respect and kindness are values we should all aspire to. Unfortunately, there are people on this planet, many of them in Big Tech, media, politics, and board rooms, who don’t see it this way. They lie, manipulate, are dishonest, and create false narratives for personal gain; and they will use your kindness against you.

        Respect needs to be earned. In my mind, these people have not earned it. Thus it is my American and God-given right to push back (within the confines of the law) against that which I perceive as harmful.

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        • Madison1218 says:

          Of course we should all stand up for what we believe. I’m not saying that we should all join hands and sing songs and ignore our differences.
          What I’m saying is that we should make our arguments to stand on their own two feet without having to also belittle, dismiss or accuse others. Elevate the discourse instead of inciting outrage. (Not accusing you personally of anything, just making general statements.)
          If something is wrong, it is wrong. And constantly adding a ‘what about’ at least implies that you see some level of justification. The old, “yes this is wrong, but it’s not as bad as this other thing that they did”. That just gets us nowhere and it reads like cheap justification.
          What’s my definition of extreme? Well, I guess I have to fall back on the old line that I don’t know exactly where the line is, but I can sure tell when it’s been crossed. Here are some examples:
          -Making a joke about Ms. Babbitt being shot and killed last week. – extreme (by the way, this one happened right here on these pages.)
          -Calling our Vice President Elect a whore. – extreme (also happens here)
          -Justifying the riots last summer in Madison. – extreme
          -Assigning malevolent motives to everyone we disagree with. – extreme
          -Gross generalizations about whole groups of people demonizing millions of fellow Americans. (happens here all the time.)

          I don’t know. I’m just really struggling to find a way for us all to get some perspective, show some human concern and mercy, argue respectfully and then have a beer and agree that the Packers winning the Superbowl this year would be a sign that God truly loves America.

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        • Liberty says:

          Madison1218,

          I agree wholeheartedly that the ideal is to argue ideas minus the incessant vitriol. I would love that!

          Rejoicing that someone got killed as a “gotcha” to the other side is absolutely depraved. How much hate does someone have in their heart to express this publicly, some posting with smiley emoticons and all? These are people I would never find myself associating with!

          We Americans treat each other like dirt, and it’s got to stop; it’s not sustainable and is killing our individual and collective souls and doing nothing to help us progress as a nation.

          A couple thoughts on what you wrote:

          “Assigning malevolent motives to everyone we disagree with. – extreme”

          It’s not the disagreement part that I have an issue with (dissent is healthy). It’s the manipulation, lies, and hostility I can’t stand.

          Given today’s level of hostility and tribal behavior, it’s difficult NOT to feel defensive, and it’s increasingly difficult to trust. Hopefully that will change.

          “-Gross generalizations about whole groups of people demonizing millions of fellow Americans. (happens here all the time.)”

          I think at least some of this comes from social media. But you’re right; most of us are complex individuals, and it’s just as limiting to judge others based solely on political affiliation as it is on physical identifiers.

          “The old, “yes this is wrong, but it’s not as bad as this other thing that they did”. That just gets us nowhere and it reads like cheap justification.”

          I think most people want to feel that the playing field is even and that one side isn’t receiving favortism. This is human nature, and it’s been intensified because of media’s and tech’s mostly one-sided coverage of the news. People feel jilted and unheard.

          “I’m just really struggling to find a way for us all to get some perspective, show some human concern and mercy, argue respectfully.”

          That’s a noble desire. Good for you! One thing that has helped me is realizing that I can’t control other people. There are over 300 million people in this nation and we’re not going to change things overnight. I can only strive to do my personal best in any given situation.

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        • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

          The hive-minded #GetTrump Ms. Media has turned the protest, ridiculously, into a coup attempt.

          The Insurrection Lie maintains that a bare-chested-horn-helmet-wearning-organic-food-eating-global-warming-activist seized the Capitol January 6 on President Trump’s orders.

          This joins The Russia Lie and The Charlottesville Lie as a way to keep the hoi polloi at each other’s throats while the powerful skim off the top.

          President Trump is dangerous because he calls them out on their lies.
          The powerful need to cancel him and anyone who supports him.

          The last thing they want is the sort of perspective that free speech is meant to assure. Truth would risk people to turning their outrage on the powerful instead of each other.

          We live in dangerous times and not because of the peaceful protesters in attendance at Trump’s speech on January 6. They are not the bad guys.

          To take a lyric from Delbert McClinton, “If you (Lefties) can’t lie any better than that, you might as well tell the truth.”

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  24. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Take two minutes from your busy schedule to watch the Impeachment Hearings 2.0, then watch two minutes of the footage from the events at the Capitol from a week ago. Then ask yourself which one represents democracy in action.

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    • George Parrino says:

      That’s an easy one, one was based on a lie the other represents a search for the truth. We know for a fact any claims of a stolen election are pure BS.

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  25. Balboa says:

    both cases it represents the end of a Democratic Republic and the beginning of something that is not recognizable to the former United States of America.

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