Stealth candidates got stealth votes 

Fly under the radar in Ukraine, not Dane County! 

Catching up with our jeremiad posted before the election on April 5. We excoriated seven candidates for Dane County Board who blew off the WI State Journal and the League of Women Voters with “No Response.”

Both venues asked softball questions and promised to print verbatim the first 200 words in response to each. No filter, no interpretation. Free advertising! You’re asked “Why are you the best candidate for this office?”and printed under your name is “No response”? (The Werkes’ three exclamation points of despair: ! ! ! ) Translated: If we had a platform, we’re ashamed of it. This stealth was a conscious strategy — one we trust has been thoroughly discredited.

Six of the seven stealth candidates most deservedly lost: Amanda Noles in Madison District 14 in an open seat, Carlos Umpierre in Waunakee #25 against a strong incumbent in Tim Kiefer, Bill Brosius came within 5 points of incumbent Michelle Doolan in Cross Plains #28, Jerry O’Brien in Belleville #30 against incument Patrick Downing, Herb Taylor against incumbent Patrick Miles in McFarland #34, and Andrew McKinney v. incumbent Melissa Ratcliff in Cottage Grove #36. Only Jeff Weigand in #20 Marshall squeaked by (margin: 33 votes); may have helped that he was an incumbent, the only one of the seven.

Rural and suburban Dane County, we’ve got to think, was ripe for rebellion against Woke experimentation on our school children. The Left is losing its War on Cops. The county is giving $1,000 bonuses to its employees and referring to jail inmates as “residents.” Weigand may have profited from his crusade against onerous Covid mask mandates.

Blaska’s (almost to the) Bottom Line: Candidates, you got to stand for something — besides election. An opportunity lost.

Vladimir Putin next to missing ship

Europe must win this one 

We’ve said it before, that Ukraine is not NATO does not prohibit, say, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic from sending troops and arms. Position them directly in the way of Russian forces advancing south on Mykolaiv and Kherson. Return the favor of tanks ordered to the streets of Warsaw and Prague by Russian’s vassals during the Cold War.

Flyovers by France’s Mirage 2000Ds strafing that 8-mile long column of invaders. The British Navy ruling the waves in the Black Sea. Don’t fall for his nuclear bluff; Putin and his oligarchs know that they are not immune from vaporization. The defeat must be total and non-negotiated. That includes the return of Crimea (which arguably WAS Russian) and massive reparations.

We’re barely a third of the way through the year but is there any doubt Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky will be man of the year? Our silver goes to Elon Musk.

Who’s your bronze?

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6 Responses to Stealth candidates got stealth votes 

  1. Attila the Intelligent says:

    Whoever’s idea it was, it was horrible.

    I wrote-in Blaska NOT only because he had the balls to run against a Madison entitled incumbent, but he got his message out, except where he was forbidden to join in by Madison’s privileged left.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Kevin S Wymore says:

    David Oleksandrovych Blaska is my choice for third. If you can get the Madison Common Council to back down, you deserve some precious metal, and some precious medal.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Bill Cleary says:

    I’m wondering if the link I’m going to give you is being taught in our Madison Schools?

    If this sexually inappropriate material is being given to our students, and yes it does say from K-12, and there is a drop down box for educators, then you have to ask yourself just one question.

    What would happen to you or I, as adults, if we gave a child we did not know, of say the 1st or 2nd grade this same information?

    The short answer: It is called “Grooming” We would be arrested for being a sexual predator and sent to prison!

    Here are the six stages of “Grooming” a child for sexual abuse.

    Stage 1: Targeting a Victim.
    Stage 2: Gaining Trust.
    Stage 3: Filling a Need.
    Stage 4: Isolating the Child.
    Stage 5: Sexual Contact.
    Stage 6: Maintaining Control.

    Can you see how a teacher or a school district can easily fill all of these stages?

    If our school board and administration ever decides to do this, they too should be arrested and sent to jail.

    That would open scads of new seats on the school board and new opportunities in the school administration.


  4. nemoofthenorth says:

    I’d like the bronze to go to those sailors on Snake Island for their service, bravery, and eloquent use of language.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. One eye says:

    Your man of the year did not get the memo on not falling for Putin’s nuclear bluff:


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