Pardon us all to hell but …
… like the mayor of San Francisco — we are feeling the spirit!
“The Left chose to ignore the [Mexican] border,” Erick-Woods Erickson observes, “until they could blame America and law enforcement for something.” Our progressive … acquaintances (for they ARE …) are taking umbrage that mounted border patrol agents are whipping illegal immigrants.
A border patrol agent on horseback is shown trying to keep Haitian refugees out of an area. A reporter confused the agent’s reins for a whip and accused the border patrol agent of beating the refugee with the whip. In fact, the agent was controlling his horse. — Erick-Woods Erickson.
→ Psaki asked about image of Border Patrol agent with apparent whip: ‘obviously horrific’ — NBC News.
→ Joy Reid pushes Border Patrol whip narrative on MSNBC show. (Source here.)
Erickson notes that In Ferguson MO, a reporter for the Huffington Post set off a firestorm by suggesting the police were using rubber bullets against a crowd of black protestors. He actually had taken a picture of foam earplugs on the ground. It’s what is called “agit-prop.” Communists invented the technique of conjuring inflammatory nonsense in order to whip up the base.
WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has introduced Assembly Bill 563, which requires teaching civics. “It will ensure that students will be taught about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.” Only 24 percent of students in eighth-grade were at or above proficiency in civics according to the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Pay attention to your backyard! Just as the State of Wisconsin is embarking on redrawing its legislative districts following last year’s Census, so is the City of Madison dickering with its aldermanic maps. Plan to have the maps done for Common Council action on October 19. See what is being proposed so far. County government is also redistricting.
Obscure reason for outrage disconvered! The mighty scythe of progressive Wokism swings ever wider. From the New York Times: “Taking the ‘shame part’ out of female anatomy. Anatomists have bid farewell to “pudendum,” [which apparently means “ashamed” in Latin] but other questionable terms remain.” Does it really make any difference? Who uses that term, anyway? Let’s hope the other P word remains safe.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Be like General Milley. If you’re going to launch a pre-emptive strike on the Werkes and its fortified Stately Manor, please give us heads up. (If we don’t answer, leave a message.) Even the Sterling Hall bombers were thoughtful enough to drop a dime beforehand.