Another one bites the race card dust

Everyone Brandi Grayson doesn’t like is a racist

Who knew? Madison’s Tenant Resource Center, founded by Brenda Konkle, the doyenne of Progressive Dane, is racist!? So says, anyway, Brandi Grayson, candidate for alder on the April 6 ballot.

Ms. Grayson is the lady who blockades Madison rush hour traffic and runs the social justice boutique Urban Triage, a beneficiary of taxpayer largesse.

She was after the $7.5 million the federal government is showering on the City of Madison to prevent home eviction. But the city devolved 90% of the money on Tenant Resource Center (TRC) and 10% to other agencies, including some unspecified portion to her Urban Triage and others. So Brandi Grayson rallied her social justice warriors.

“The city chose their favorite white organization to serve Black people,” Brandi Grayson stormed on-line.  …  It is white supremacy in ACTION. … It is paternalism in action.”

Urban Triage Facebook friend Megan Berge had the temerity to seek clarification (while itemizing her woke bonafides):

“TRC is a unique resource in our community. I am happy to go to bat for you and follow your direction, but the last time I interacted with TRC, I worked with Alix Shabazz. Brenda Konkel works closely with black activists. And their current director is a POC [person of color].

I’m not asking you to explain a concept or historical moment I can easily Google, such as generational wealth or white privilege or Tuskegee experiment; we are asking you to help us understand the why so we can be better informed. … I was under the impression that they were an organization of allies.”

Grayson answered (in effect) ‘cuz I said so!: 

“Trust Black people & Black women. Everything that we don’t have time to explain or educate when we are out here doin the work & organising right now? when I say that their anti Black I mean it…its not made up. And whether I give you exact moments of their anti Blackness should matter not based on the fact alone.”

Still puzzled, Megan pressed:

“I am happy to register in opposition, but are you opposing TRC getting and distributing the money? If so, I guess I did not realize this was a white-centered org. Do you have anymore information to share to help us understand?”

Whereupon Alix Shabazz stepped to the keyboard to pile on Megan Berge “Don’t tokenize me. I left the TRC years ago.”

Properly shamed, Ms. Berge abased herself: “I was wrong. I apologize.”

Whereupon one Michael Yaker contributed this: “The City County Building is A S [* * *]  Stain on the Fabric of Democracy.”

Apparently taken aback, Megan asked “What???”

Yaker (listed as a “Top Fan” of Urban Triage”) explained: “The City of Madison is based out of that building The fascist she refers too who make these decisions have there offices in the City County Building.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: A Progressive Dane mayor, nine PD alders and more who vote with them, a Progressive Dane service provider. Not Good Enough. Just like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, not good enough for Portland. It never will be.

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44 Responses to Another one bites the race card dust

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Is the talented Ms. Grayson really as illiterate as her slobbering, misspelled responses would indicate. If she is, would that be the result of her being VictimHoodied by Systemic Racism/White Supremacist/Paternalism most foul?

    On that note, it gets worse.

    Lefty’s being savagely pummeled with brutal incoming from (and this is where it gets GOOD)…none other than Lefty itself.

    To wit:

    The Left Eats Itself: Petition Inside NPR Accuses Them Of A WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE

    Lefty NPR and your tax dollars supporting a White Supremacist Culture?

    THE HORROR!

    The Gotch

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    • White Hills says:

      Her Twitter account has to be curated by someone else. It’s a totally different writing style than what’s typically posted on her FB page. It’s always reassuring to know that someone else is pulling strings behind the public face.

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  2. CauCaseyAnn says:

    If you fail to see whites being demonized for their good works, you might be Stevie Wonder.

    Stop the feeding frenzy.

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  3. pANTIFArts says:

    ProgDa, through their non-inclusive systemic oppressions, and their constant microinvalidations of vulnerable communities, results in the de-centering of the marginalized. This harms BLACK AND BROWN BODIES, with wxmen and chxldren impacted most!!!
    —-(I have no idea what that means, BUT, – 1) It looks good. 2) It sounds good. and 3) It makes me feel “Oh So Virtuous”.

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    • Normwegian says:

      Stop with the big words. Are you trying to confuse us all?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “microinvalidations”

      Jeepers p******rts, Lefty has enough meaningless, dip$#!t buzzwords to bounce around inside the empty heads of the Gimmee Gimmee demographic, don’t give ’em any more.

      The Gotch

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  4. Normwegian says:

    Well, I know a Cl*ster F*ck when I see one. It’s all they’ve got. If you’re not kissing their prats, you’re a racist. Evidentally, Grayson wasn’t an English major.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      “Not being racist is the most racist form of racism, because it perpetuates the racist myth that it is possible to not be racist.” —-Titania McGrath – (The voice of “virtue”)

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        McGrath…heh!

        She symbolizes injecting symbolism into areas symbolically devoid of symbols.**

        **(loosely lifted from a circa 1969 Mad Magazine cartoon caption)

        The Gotch

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    • AdamC says:

      Don’t you people get it? ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE IRREEDEMABLY RACIST.

      ProgDane is no different from the Klan. All the elderly whites who spent decades carrying water for people like BG, building PD into a local force — they are racist white supremacists who need heaved into junkyard, and their beloved organization has 2 choices: forcible takeover or dissolution.

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  5. georgessson says:

    Yep, they’re turning on themselves -it had to happen. Tho the capaciousness of “woke” white SJW’s to be SELF-diminished is flat astonishing. They will never be “good enuff” by their own definition -B/C they haven’t lived the sad life of black men & womxn. Of course, what are they all arguin’ about ? Free stuff, eviction-free housing and freedom from prosecution for any crimes, violent or not. And they ain’t gonna stop there, not if history/experience tells the story. Think, “Reparations”….

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      You’s don’t get EQUAL RIGHTS until you’s give up SPECIAL RIGHTS!

      And THAT, per the all-too-infrequently-contributing Caped Crusader, is a WRAP!

      The Gotch

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  6. Kevin S Wymore says:

    If Brandi Grayson wins a Council seat, you won’t need to go to the meetings. Just stay home and recycle the old Loony Tunes cartoons. Tell me what democracy looks like?

    Um, no…this ain’t it.

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  7. Jon Burack says:

    Madison ought to be a warning to Biden. No matter how hard you pander to the left, it will only incite them to hate you more. A long standing mistake both liberals and conservatives miss is failing to see that radical leftists MAIN enemy is liberalism, not conservatism. During the LBJ Sixties, this was obvious, a time when the enemy was “corporate LIBERALISM.” Perhaps that day is coming around again now.

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  8. Amy says:

    Brandi believes that all white people are white supremacists. I listened to the Common Council meeting last week, and other meetings, and she has made that point loudly. I really don’t believe that she can win the seat, if she does, she would need to work with a few white people. I don’t see that going well for her, as she is so anti white. She certainly doesn’t represent me.

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    • No Body says:

      I really don’t believe that she can win the seat, if she does, she would need to work with a few white people.

      No need to actually work with any white people if she can browbeat, intimidate and / or humiliate just enough into submission.

      Tom Wolfe’s essays Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the flak catchers are nearly 50 years old but still very relevant.

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      • gorwell says:

        “𝑁𝑜 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑓 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑡, 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 / 𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛.”

        And she can and will; Stockholm has taken root.

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        • AdamC says:

          As shown by the compliant apologies white progressives quickly provide (no doubt to avoid Maoesque struggle sessions were they to try to stand their ground) many whites will vote for her, whether out of shame, Stockholm Syndrome, virtue-signaling, and/or to avoid the certain accusations of “racist white supremacist Madison!!!!” that will be loudly heard should she not win the seat.

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    • White Hills says:

      She’s playing her part. She’s being used as PD’s hype man.

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    • Madtownforsure says:

      I think we need a recount seeing there was only a 13% population of black voting capacity when Obama got elected. No way did the other 86% vote in “the first black president” (have to state that in a pc manner by the way so I’m not called a racist) . Did everyone get an absentee ballot in 2008?

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  9. AdamC says:

    Bravo Jon! Post o’ the week!

    And a good chunk of those 60’s radicals — especially in Madison — are Near West & Near East Side aging whites living in comfort, kicking back in the sitting rooms of their lovingly restored Craftsman homes, the BLM/”We believe….” signs in the front yard for maximum virtue-signaling effect…. and a good bit of insurance against busted windows.

    Ask not for whom the cancel culture bell tolls, Aging Lefty…. for it tolls for thee.

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    • Madtownforsure says:

      Are you talking about the special luxury condominium owners/apt on East Washington Ave that convinced the developers who convinced the city’s First Lady to keep all homeless shelters away from their Starbuck havens and push them to the far edges on Madison? That very special crowd? The special crowd who has everything for their luxury lifestyles? This didn’t happen when Kohls food store closed at corner of E Wash and Milwaukee st. A huge amount of residents had no place to go anymore. But, wow the luxury crowd got their Festival foods in a heartbeat. Mayor is bowing down to these rich developers alright. Surprised the area doesn’t have their own police force, no broken windows that I can see.

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  10. White Hills says:

    Brandi Grayson didn’t get the memo:

    Believe us, but don’t take us seriously. We run this show and that money is ours. You’re just a prop.

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  11. pANTIFArts says:

    I sometimes am given to long posts, but I shall try to be succinct
    What we have been witnessing for some years now, is classic “Munchausen Syndrome” (MS) , along with “Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy” (MSP), played out on a societal basis.
    The “victims”, desperate for attention, rely on “symptoms” (grievances), both real (and greatly exaggerated), and manufactured, to garner special status.
    The “proxies” provide the “symptoms”, sometimes causing them. By doing this, they, as the “parent”, gain their own special status.
    This toxic symbiotic relationship is destructive to all involved. The “victim”, to ensure future benefits and attention, MUST remain a “victim”. If concessions and attention are the goal, they must by necessity go after those most likely to provide it (proxies).
    Well, that’s a “rough-out” of what we are seeing. I said I’d make it short, but it’s getting longer, so I’ll stop.

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  12. Scott F says:

    The circular firing squad is now being assembled. Someone pop the popcorn….

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  13. Bill says:

    Isn’t strange but true. Here in Madison, and I suspect in many other places around the country that are like Madison, there is that upper crust of society who were formally 60’s liberals who are now in places of power living in places like Shorewood Hills or Maple Bluff. (I’m thinking of L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle.) Imagine, going from being a hippy in the 60’s to living in a million + dollar house in a suburb of Madison and holding down an executive position that pays better than a half a million a year.

    Looking at the world from that vantage point, it is easy to see that in order to assuage your guilty conscience so you want to help the downtrodden who don’t have anything near what you have. In order to do so, you demand that others in the middle class pay more to help the downtrodden who don’t have anything. Only thing is that the people in the middle class that you demand the money from don’t have anything near what you have either.

    It is easy to pontificate to the people in the middle class, that in order to be in the IN crowd, they have to be like you and give more. You don’t understand that the people you are talking to, consider a $8.00 bottle of wine to be a lot of money and a $20.00 a bottle wine to be a luxury. Where you spend $60.00 on a bottle of everyday wine. You prostrate yourself before all the people to show just how you “care”, then get back into your Mercedes SUV and drive back to your million dollar home.

    I’ve met and worked for people like this in my life. They are not on the surface bad people, they just don’t get it. From their vantage point they see the world as unjust to the downtrodden. It is just they don’t want the downtrodden, in their back yard.

    Christ had a name for such a people: Hypocrites

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  14. Bill says:

    And just to expand on that last thought that I had. What we are witnessing here is the downtrodden finally seeing the progressives as people just pandering to them. The downtrodden now want what those in Shorewood Hills and Maple Bluff have. They are not content with public housing and food stamps and free medical care. They want what the rich have. Only thing is that like the rich, they don’t want to work for it.

    They just want to take it.

    What we have here is a ballet of death, a true circular firing squad, the death of civilization.

    For you see, neither side see’s the reality. The reality being that in order for the downtrodden to get what they want, they have to destroy civilization. That reality is lost on the 60’s hippy rich as well.

    What goes around, comes around.

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  15. A Voice in the Wilderness says:

    According to a 2013 Madison.com article Michael Yaker, whose name is bold-faced in Squire’s post, was arrested for stalking and threatening county officials with Emails and a large axe. A carpenter by trade, he was not awarded a contract for building a county park shelter. He drew an axe in chalk on the sidewalk in front of CityCounty building, sharpened his axe inside the building and brought it to a forum where officials were present. Article was written by reporter Ed Treleven. Let’s hope axeman doesn’t join forces with the baseball bat thug.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “the baseball bat thug. (bold mine)

      The Gotch was informed by numerous White Guilt inundated, hand-wringing/brow furrowing career Lefties at neighborsnextdoor (they report/you decide!) that thug was/is racially charged term (the T word?) causing all within hearing range to suffer the violently virulent vapors.

      Consider deleting it from your personal lexicon….or else your Diversity Currency will be diluted, devalued, or confiscated!

      It gets worse.

      Grayson, et al, have referred to that POS as a black activist/liberationist.

      The Gotch

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    • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

      Not to put too fine a point on it, Mr. Yaker actually sharpened his axe in front of the City-County building, rather than inside.

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  16. White Hills says:

    Blaska, you need to play this. Brandi Grayson knows PDs woke narrative is that, a narrative. PD and it’s NGOs, in this case TRC, aren’t really conceding enough accounting power. Despite being a beneficiary of NGO largesse, Grayson seems to believe she can pick off more, by pointing out PD isn’t really in the game of helping the less fortunate, they’re mostly about controlling public money cash flows to their own NGOs. Easy sinecures, whats not to like? Talk to her, give her a platform. I think the real left (as opposed to the umc woke) and conservatives have mutual interests here. Mainly slowing cash flows to the umc through nonsense NGOs masquerading as helping pocs.

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    • AdamC says:

      Somewhere I heard there are more than 2,000 nonprofits in Madison. I’m sure some of them do good work and help people who need it….but…. 2,000???? This really is not that large of a city. How much money is funneled through 2,000 nonprofits — and for what??

      Add all that to the “resources” of the City, County, and State and one wonders why there is endless howling about “unmet needs” and “suffering” and “we need to do better”….

      Has anyone ever for one moment stopped to ask a few questions about where all these resources are going and the whether all of it is effective and efficient?

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      • richard -lesiak says:

        Your number is wrong. As of 1-3-21 the number of non-profits and 501c in Dane County was 7040. In the entire state…37,093. Your welcome.

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        • AdamC says:

          Not far off if we are talking Madison vs. all of Dane County which has twice the population of the city. In any event with thousands of nonprofits plus all the “resources” of multiple levels of government, the real question isn’t whether there are 2,000, 3,500, or 7,000 but where the hell are the results of all this frenzied activity with thousands of agencies stepping all over each other?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          You’re barking up the RIGHT TREE, AC!

          Nonprofit Industrial Complex 101: A PRIMER On How It Upholds Inequity And Flattens Resistance

          The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          It gets worse…or merely confirms what Righty already knew:

          Mental Illness And The Left Dr. Emil O.W. Kirkegaard

          The Gotch

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      • White Hills says:

        It’s an industry at this point. Some are true to their mission statements and help those in need. Most are auxiliary and just unnecessary administration. They’re mostly offices full of people e-mailing one another superfluous info. I’ve attended a few of their “work” parties through the years. It’s not what most people would imagine what “helping” looks like in practice.

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        • AdamC says:

          Really makes one wonder. If the 1/3/21 number posted above is accurate that’s 1 NGO agency for every 70 people in Dane County. I have heard other states being ripped for nonprofit agency bloat for having 1 agency per 400-500 people!

          I know there is real need but here it’s cartoonist overkill…. an apparently endless gravy train.

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        • richard -lesiak says:

          All these non-profits need to be investigated and regulated. Look at the NRA. Millions of dollars. Corruption. Now; chapter 13 and a boatload of lawsuits. 501c, political campaigns, they all need to be looked at.

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  17. One of THOSE says:

    Just bought my house in a lily white, blissfully conservative part of FL. Hopefully we can stave off the liberalcrats at least until I’m senile. So long, suckers!

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