A record high of 65° predicted for today — mid-December!
Madison’s opinion leaders — particularly, the WI State Journal — ought to be calling for Ananda Deacon’s resignation. She sits on the Civilian Police Oversight Board. Unfortunately, Ms. Deacon is not the exception; she is the rule.
According to the UW campus Badger Herald newspaper, Deacon is a community organizer with Freedom Inc. who works with Free the 350. The latter is an organization that posts bail for defendants like Katoine Anderson, a “frequent flyer” whose latest arrest resulted in the shooting of a police officer on State Street. The Herald quotes Deacon:
“No black person should be in jail right now. Katoine is one of the several black youths that the system has over-policed, brutalized and made out to feel worthless.”
Her Oversight Board even has trouble finding an executive director, despite offering a six-figure salary. Now, one of the candidates passed over is bringing civil suit. Yeah, he’s white. The man cites “29 separate instances of biased, defamatory statements — occasionally containing obscene language — impugning my race, gender and former profession — among the social media accounts of seven out of the 11 voting members in charge of hiring for this position.” (More here.) Like this from Mizz Deacon:
Blaska also alleges unlawful discrimination in his spurned bid for membership on the board. The ordinance creating this kangaroo court specifies race as a condition of appointment — a clear violation of ordinance, statute, and Constitution!
Why isn’t this enough?
For all our … friends who defend the January 6 insurrection as the only way to save the Constitution, comes this chilling anecdote from Robert Costa and Bob Woodward’s book Peril:
The law is what he says it is. Wisconsin has an attorney general who openly vows that he will not enforce the law if he disagrees with that law. Wisconsin statute still bans abortion but that law is in abeyance only if Roe v Wade prevails.
Now we understand Hell’s Angels
The Lovely Lisa and Number #1 son are bingeing on Hallmark (or is it Lifetime?) Christmas movies. This treacle got to be a source of tooth decay. It’s been said the same 15 too-pretty actors use the same three film sets working off computer-generated scripts misinterpreting Dickens’ Christmas Carol. As described in today’s Wall Street Journal: “Nantucket Noel” follows a toy-store owner trying to stop a wharf from being torn down but “things get complicated after she falls for the developer’s son.”
We would cast Gilbert Gottfried as the son, just to make it interesting.
Say goodnight, Gracie
Bret Stephens puts into words never before printed in the New York Times: Our President is senile. O.K., not in so many words, but close enough for government work:
From some of his public appearances, Biden seems … uneven. Often cogent, but sometimes alarmingly incoherent. … Do his appearances (including the good ones) inspire strong confidence that the President can go the distance in his current term, to say nothing of the next? No.
Blaska’s Bottom Line. CORRECTION: Our opinion leaders ought to call for the ABOLITION of the entire Civilian Police Oversight Board. It is the equivalent of Mike Gableman’s snipe hunt for a stolen election. Both are sops to satiate their respective fringe conspiracy nuts.