and irascible head groundskeeper at the Policy Werkes is David Blaska, former has-been, 33-year card-carrying RINO, recovering know-it-all journalist. Holds the record for banishment on the NextDoor social media app. Aging gracelessly at Stately Blaska Manor on the SW side of Madison WI, the Emerald City.
My pronouns are “Sir” and “Your Lordship” but you dasn’t call me Late For Dinner.
→ “Why I’ll never vote for Trump again.” In Sunday’s 05-21-23 WI State Journal.
→ “Blaska & Me” by Dave Cieslewicz.
Call him ‘unelectable’ AND unfit
By calling him “unelectable,” Mr. DeSantis and others are drawing attention to Mr. Trump’s core weakness without actually calling it out. What they really mean is Mr. Trump is “unelectable” in the way that Lizzie Borden and Al Capone would have been unelectable—morally unfit, characterologically so flawed that his election would represent a threat to the stability of the republic.
If that’s what you mean, say it: Mr. Trump may or may not be electable. He has proved himself unfit. — Gerard Baker, editor at large, Wall Street Journal.
So much for tolerance
From National Review:
Former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines testified before Congress on Tuesday about her frightening experience at San Francisco State University last month, when transgender-rights activists held her against her will for three hours and demanded a ransom for her release.
The incident occurred when Gaines visited SFSU on April 6 at the invitation of Turning Point USA and the Leadership Institute to speak about the right of women to compete on a level playing field. She testified that the school administration knew she as coming and she was told she would meet with campus police to discuss a security plan ahead of her talk. But then the campus police never showed up.
Gaines, who tied for fifth with transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas in the 200-meter NCAA championship last year, gave her speech as protesters outside the room chanted, “We fight back.”
It is to laugh
“The ‘Chaos’ at the border is by design”
“As a presidential candidate in 2020, Biden criticized Trump for “drastically” restricting access to asylum. Now he’s doing the very same thing.”
— Where else but in The Nation.
Question of the Day
What ‘Deep State’?
Rachael Rollins, the US attorney for Massachusetts, leaked sensitive Justice Department information to a journalist in an effort to influence a local election, lied to investigators and improperly attended a fundraiser with Jill Biden, according to two critical federal reports released Wednesday. (More here.)
How can anyone take them seriously?
Charles C.W. Cooke asks at National Review.
“Rachel Maddow made a career out of spreading lunatic conspiracy theories on MSNBC, as did Chris Hayes and Nicolle Wallace (who is still, today, rejecting all evidence that contradicts her fever dream). Adam Schiff lied relentlessly from his official perch on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and is now gearing up to run for the Senate.”
Sven and Ole.
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I’ll go with the old standby:
i blame the hooligans i HUNG OUT ITH IN HIGH SCHOOL tHEY WERE FUNN, INTEMPERATE AND HORIBLY WHITEE.
Kemble and company.
Kemble and her supporters must still be scratching their heads wondering what happened. White privileged wokesters will eventually get hosted on their own petard and heaved into the nearest junkyard. It’s what many of them fear deep down despite their “we believe” lawn signs.
I blame my “white privilege” on the the Social Sciences Departments of academia, (the “Kool-Aid Cartels”). Without their tireless, imaginative, and QUIXOTIC work on the subject, the condition would be unknown in this day and age. Anyone who accepts and embraces victim-hood status is just “nailing their feet to the floor”.
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“nailing their feet to the floor” really nails it pFArts except for those who have learned how to monetize victimology, although that will only be a short-term benefit and more importantly a much greater long-term deficit.
I blame the media and the race baiters- Al, Jesse, Louis, everyone at CNN and MSNBC, etc etc…. If you tell someone they are racist or privileged over and over again, eventually they start believing it. I think that is their plan and I’ve stopped listening.
I guess the woke folks need to tell me that I’m racist/priviledged a few thousand more times. At this point, I don’t believe a damned thing those pricks say.
I’m eternally indebted to my (white) parents for my white privilege which I continue to exercise enthusiastically and unapologetically. I grew up in a town that was 90% German; the ethnic minorities were the Swedes and Norwegians–and a smattering of Poles. Talk about the good old days.
Daunte Wright’s aunt, Naisha Wright, said at the press conference.
“My nephew… I don’t care what nobody got to say about him. He was loved. He was ours. He came from us. My brother and my sister are hurt. Like I said, this is no broken home. This is no broken home. This is 23 years of love.”
Be it 20 years or 23 years, I’m kinda doubtful it was a conventional family.
At any rate, I blame my white, non-Woke parents for the pitiful law-abiding citizen I am. Their upbringing cost me many a consequential confrontation w/ those who protect and serve. Not fair that I never got to experience fear, dissonance and violence like the Wright family !
Who do I blame for my white privilege? My parents. They were married and provided a loving, nurturing, safe environment for all us chillen. Thing is, … we didn’t even know we were privileged.
Too bad all the black chillen can’t be privileged, too.
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I blame God!
Not really, but just to point out that I was born this way. Didn’t have any say so one way or the other of who my parents were. Didn’t have any say so on where my parents decided to live, the money they made, the house we lived in, the church we went to, the values I was raised with, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters. None of it!
Just happened that way.
So why do some find me guilty of white privilege when I did not graduate from college, work a lower paying job than many of the people of color, males and females, who do have college degree’s and work for the same company that I work for?
I don’t blame them for the money they make and the prestige that they are entitled to for the jobs they do. The jobs they do are much more complex and require them to have a much greater amount of knowledge and expertise than my job requires of me. Therefore, in my mind, they deserve every cent of the money they make.
Also, how do I as a white person have more privilege than say former President Barak Obama? Who would you rather sit down for supper with, me or Morgan Freeman? Me or Denzel Washington? Me or Oprah Winfrey? Me or Tina Turner?
Point is that I would give a lot to sit down with someone like Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who is a brilliant man who I very much admire for his intellect, rather than former President Donald J. Trump who is white like me.