No micro-aggression too trivial!
We forget name of the philosopher who updated the biblical injunction: “Wherever two or three feminists gather, there shall be a TV crew in their midst.” Cry Racism and get the same 15 minutes of sacred victimhood.
The venerable Toni Galli reports at WKOW-TV27 the latest evidence of Jim Crow Madison: “A black Madison artist is still reeling from an encounter she had with an Overture Center For The Arts manager over access to the center complex.” Turns out the artist used the wrong door to a show she was invited to stage there. This is the same Overture Center that allowed a police-are-pigs poster on its protective plywood during the BLM intifada.
Hope you stopped what you were doing to go outside and stick out your tongue like a 5 year old to savor the wafer-sized snowflakes floating down on Madison WI mid-day Thursday 03-24-22.
Way back when, we said the coronavirus pandemic would change life in permanent ways. Why, for instance, would the local school board suffer noisy protests when they can mute you on-line with Zoom? (Never mind that the noisy protesters elected the current school board in Madison WI.)
Once made a point to see all five nominees for Best Picture to be prepared for the Oscar awards show. Have seen none of this year’s 10. Ross Douthat is right. “We aren’t just watching the decline of the Oscars; we’re watching the End of the Movies.”
Breath not being held
Can’t get the Dane County Board to audit how many bail jumpers the district attorney keeps releasing onto the mean streets of Madison. Recent headline: “Man out on bail following State Street friendly-fire police shooting arrested in Fitchburg armed robbery.”
[UPDATE:] Asked the district attorney’s office whether it will seize the $11,000 bail posted by social justice warriors to spring armed and dangerous Katoine Anderson after his latest arrest. This is the guy who started shooting after police nabbed him awhile back on State Street, resulting in a wounded police officer. Ismael Ozanne’s non-answer: “It is the court’s decision. We make requests/recommendations and provide information.” Yeah but, ya but! What IS your request/recommendation?
Road trip! Road trip! Must admit, Joe Biden is looking positively presidential over there in Brussels. Is it the Nixon phenomenon? In political hot water at home? Take a trip abroad. (Which is why Animal House is a great political satire.) Lead the free world against a common foe, rub elbows with people who have “von” in their names. Helps that Vlad the Invader makes a perfect foil or that Zelensky loves the camera.
Despite what Lou Grant says, America loves spunk (and its stable mate, pluck). Biden has stopped saying what NATO won’t do and has left retribution to Vlad’s imagination. Sounds like a job for Luca Brasi.
→ Anyone notice the backdrop to Biden’s press conference in Brussels? The words “NATO” and “OTAN.” Not just a mirror image. NATO in French is “Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique nord.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Dear Old Dad would say, when he was preparing to get down and dirty, “Where are your witnesses?” The trick is to convince your adversary that you are crazier and that you really don’t care about the consequences. That’s the secret to Blaska’s success — what there is of it.