Did you screw up? Blame the pandemic!
It’s the all-purpose scapegoat. Some blame coronavirus for the insurrection at the nation’s Capitol 01-06-21.
Madison’s school board president blames the Wuhan woo woo for the “dearth of candidates” running in this spring’s school board election. (Story here.) Blaska Policy Werkes blames the school board president, Gloria Reyes. The two seats up for election this spring have attracted a grand total of two candidates — one for each position. That includes an appointee, Savion Castro, seeking to return for another three years. The other is Ms. Reyes’ seat; she is not not seeking re-election — thus assuring that more “Cops Out of Schools” public sector activists will join Ali Muldrow and Ananda Mirilli to run our public schools.
“It could be that people are just consumed with how Covid is impacting their own lives,” Ms. Reyes proffers.
Or could it be that Madison is just consumed with admitting its public schools are a lost cause? Washing their hands. SURRENDER DOROTHY! Covid? Schools are reopening across America and the rest of Wisconsin. Even in NYC! Private schools across Dane County have been open for months. Not Madison public schools, by order of the teachers union.
It could be that Madison has given up on its public schools because its schools have given up on keeping everyone safe in an increasingly dangerous city and world? Ms. Reyes, a former police officer herself, was the fourth vote out of seven members to retain police school resource officers. That is, until she was mau-maued at her home by menacing, F-bombing social justice warriors. They littered her lawn with defaced American flags and blasted obscene insults and DEMANDS through bullhorns. (“They’re in front of my house!”) The harassment achieved its desired end. Five days later, thoroughly intimidated, Reyes capitulated. Cops were out and so was Gloria Reyes. And still more parents and their kids.
Did police force them to steal?
Today’s headline: Seven young black men — all but one of them teenagers — face 78 criminal counts in a months-long home burglary / vehicle theft ring. One of them, Treveon Thurman, age 19, faces 7 counts, 4 of them felonies, on top of 24 other open felony cases pending in Dane County. No wonder some kids are afraid of cops in the schools!
Go ahead, blame the police, not the schools, not Mayor Satya or the Madison Common Council, the latter three dominated by Progressive Dane. The city is investing half a million dollars annually for “victims” of policing to sit in judgment of the beat cop. Under terms of the enabling ordinance, the seven young men arrested would qualify based on two of the qualifications required by ordinance: race and criminal involvement and conceivably a third: substance abuse. (The potential lawsuit.)
Covid? While the school board can show only two candidates for two seats, 39 candidates seek 20 seats on Madison’s Common Council. Aldermanic candidates go door-to-door, not citywide school board candidates. (Ask Blaska sometime.) As to whether Madison will give up on city government, talk to us after the April 3 municipal election.
⇒ Headline: “Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender.” Too bad he did not.
None dare call them Proud Boys
Tony Evers and local officials are encouraging folks to stay away from the Wisconsin State Capitol this weekend, given FBI reports of trouble linked to the assault on the nation’s Capitol 01-06-21. So how does BLM operative Brandi Grayson react? The candidate for Common Council (!!!) is planning a rally Sunday 01-17-21 “in opposition to the fascist presence in our local community and across the country.”
Gov. Evers, for once, has called up the National Guard proactively. Ironic how the Left now embraces boots on the ground, facial recognition, robust policing, tear gas, social media censorship, and tough sentencing. In certain circumstances, anyway.
⇒ “Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it.” Act 10 Madison 2011 anyone?
Blaska’s Bottom Line: We’ll say it again, the Proud Boys didn’t smash the statues, fire bomb city hall, or smash and grab State Street in downtown Madison last summer. All of which occurred after “mostly peaceful” BLM rallies.