Her name was Magill and she called herself Lil
[but] everyone knew
her as Nancy.’
The Werkes revises and extends its remarks on the nuthouse called the Madison school board — but we do not yield our time. We did not give What’s-Their-Pronouns their full due in the last thrilling episode.
We’re talking about school board candidate Shepherd Joyner, who used to be Shepherd Janeway, who used to be Andi Janeway but whose candidate website lists … the name merely as Shepherd. At least … the name is not some kind of symbol. The candidate formerly known as ∇∑Θ?
a black albino?
Thanks to Werkes platinum subscriber pANTIFArts (hey, two can play), the more complete description of What’s-Their-Pronouns is a black albino, trans-bi BLM activist who participated in the 2020 downtown riots, uses “performance art” to mentor 3rd-4th graders (!!!), wants to abolish police, and teach critical race theory. Oh, and claims to be blind. How many boxes does that check?!
‘Madison is … lost in this idea of being peaceful’
— candidate for Madison school board 2022
A Woke test pattern!
The candidate of many pronouns is a Woke test pattern who, in a fawning Capital Times interview from 07-29-20, justifies violence.
“I personally believe Madison to be the national capital of negative peace … so lost in this idea of being peaceful they don’t understand that in an oppressive power system that is predicated on violence against certain demographics, any opposition from those demographics will be seen as violence.”
Abolish (not “re-imagine”) police.
“Getting cops out of schools. Ending the school-to-prison pipeline in Madison. Abolishing police entirely in Madison and reallocating those funds to organizations and programs that actually reduce crime rates.”
And teach critical race theory:
“Anti-racist education in public and private schools in Madison, for starters. And that doesn’t just mean teaching racial awareness, but decolonizing historical education in public schools, actively hiring anti-racist educators and actively training educators to be anti-racist.”
This candidate for Seat 3 (unlike for seats #4 and #5) has an opponent: Laura Simkin, who tells Isthmus:
“I believe school resource officers were a part of school safety and that we should return SROs to the high schools.”
The final countdown!
Don’t get your hopes up. Janeway/Joyner/ has already vanquished a citizen named Mary Jo Walters. Her candidacy lasted maybe a week after she declared for two and only two genders, then suffered the blowback. The other two seats are unopposed, meaning no business people, tradesmen, merchants, or taxpayer advocates again this election cycle.
No problem! Progressive Dane, the Democrat(ic) Party of Dane County, the Greens, the Socialist Workers, Our Wisconsin Revolution, the teachers union, and The Capital Times will endorse ∇∑Θ. Probably get national attention from John Nichols in The Nation and Democracy Now! Maybe even Rachel Maddow.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: We fully expect Andi Shepherd Janeway Joyner ∇∑Θ to win election on April 5. Madison’s good progressives want to check all the boxes that
she the candidate in question checks and prove they’re not merely Woke couch potatoes. And only 15% of Madison voters have kids in the public schools, which is about to become 14%, 13%, 12% …