How delusional? Counting flowers on the wall delusional!
In his many years, your genial bloggeur has worked both sides of the journalism game. As an ink-stained wretch at The Capital Times we saw the corrosive effects of progressivism up close. Hopped into the sunshine with Tommy Thompson wherein we wielded whip and chair on the scribblers and on-air personalities.
In the latter role, the Head Groundskeeper at the Werkes was sucker punched just enough to learn how they lean before spewing. Tried to remember Michael Deaver’s commandment: Be a well, not a fountain. May have spun a little but never fabricated.
Which is to say, our federal lawsuit against the City of Madison for imposing racial quotas as a condition for membership on the Police Civilian Review Board is not our first rodeo. Had to laugh when the young woman announced that she was from WORT community radio here in Madison WI and then interjected, “Please Don’t Hang Up!”
Never do. Will talk to anyone. So few Madison progressives encounter an “Out” conservative that we take it as a public service — a religious obligation — to heal the heathens. Spread the gospel of personal responsibility, opportunity, and optimism.
So we talked to The Daily Beast. It’s one of those new media news/opinion outlets, entirely on-line and progressive as a sociology professor on George Soros’ payroll. (The Beast takes its name from the fictional newspaper imagined by satirical British novelist Evelyn Waugh.) Had to pay One Dollar to get the article out from behind its pay wall. (Where is Biden’s 16-cent holiday dividend when you need it?)
Starts out this a-way:
David Blaska is no stranger to political controversy. But the 71-year-old provocateur’s latest campaign might be his most bizarre yet.
The conservative blogger, who says he’s been “annoying liberals” in Madison, Wisconsin, since birth, took his game to another level this week when he filed a federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that he had been the victim of racial discrimination.
His beef? He says he was not chosen for a seat on the city’s new police oversight board because he’s white — and he’s pushing everyone from officials to police-reform activists in the progressive state capital and college town toward despair.
“I’m sort of like John the Baptist,” Blaska told The Daily Beast. “Eventually, I will get my head served to me on a platter.”
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In the course of putting together his story, Daily Beast reporter Andrew Boryga called back from New York to inform me that Madison Alder Brian Benford had played the race card.
According to Benford, Blaska is the “token conservative” in the city. He said he didn’t mind Blaska questioning the resolution passed in September. But he said filing a lawsuit against it and simply rejecting the core reasons why the board was created, such as the over-policing of minority communities, displays a certain level of dismissiveness he can only chalk up to racism.
“This is a social justice issue and he’s clearly a racist,” Benford said.
Yawn. It’s what they do.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Hey! If it is a social justice issue then it must be … Monday in Madison.