Who do you think you are?
Our biggest problem with Joe Biden is that he has no True North. No core. What, if anything, does the man stand for? Except for election!
Joe Biden was for nation building before he was against it. Yahoo News recounts: “The message in the president’s address to the nation on Monday 08-23-21 contradicts what he said 18 years ago when then-Sen. Biden said a lack of nation-building would only lead to bedlam.”
Kennedy stood for strength and sacrifice. LBJ for completing Reconstruction. Reagan for “We win, they lose.” Trump was America First. This guy? (Discuss amongst yourselves.)
A presidential candidate speaking on the stump once followed his script too closely; he actually read the line: “Wait for laugh here.”
Why would Joe Biden read, after that address on the Kabul carnage: “They gave me a list of who I’m supposed to call on?” Was the speech itself a matter of “they wrote this for me”?
When a Democrat writes “I’m still with Biden” that says he’s wavering. But that is the header on former mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s Friday blogge. Like calling your missus “my first wife.” A general manager giving his embattled coach a vote of confidence while he fires all the assistant coaches.
Worth also remembering: Osama bin Laden would be alive today if Uncle Joe were the decider. When you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.
Is Tommy Thompson still Wisconsin’s one indispensable man? He writes:
The effort to block the UW System’s authority is both wrong on the law and wrong as a matter of public policy. Had this happened last academic year, the University might never have been able to set up community testing and vaccination sites, or even isolate sick students. It would have been a disaster. I have no plans to abdicate our responsibility.
Now THERE is some True North!
Matters of faith and opinion
Apparently, membership in my home parish at St. Maria Goretti has decreased by 2.9% since the late Msgr. Michael Burke retired four years ago. Msgr. Burke, the unofficial chaplain of the UW Badger football team, would be a hard act for Bing Crosby’s Father O’Malley to follow.
His replacement is more traditional Catholic. Worse, through the lens of the Wisconsin State Journal, the principal of the parish grade school was active in St. Mary of Pine Bluff parish! Father Richard Heilman is pastor there and — no question — Heilman is more Pope Benedict than Pope Francis. We concede, the typical Madison Catholic is more Daniel Berrigan and Father Groppi than Bishop Sheen. Fair enough.
But why is the State Journal alerting the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Madison to the contents of a social media site maintained by a teacher’s aide at St. Maria Goretti grade school? A teacher’s aide!
The school has also hired as a teacher’s aide a former St. Mary of Pine Bluff Sunday school teacher whose Facebook page was peppered with posts calling COVID-19 a “hoax” and criticizing mask use in schools, and ones promoting the online hoax known as QAnon and conspiracy theories about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol.
After the Wisconsin State Journal alerted the diocese … the account appeared to have been taken down or restricted from view.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Would like to think there would be room for some apostasy in progressive Madison, especially in a non-government school. No doubt, after a spell in re-education camp, the teacher’s aide will be peppering her posts with plenty of critical race theory, instead. (Wait for laugh, here.)