Return the head of Colonel Heg!
Judging by the yard signs observed through the cleverly camouflaged Werkes mobile reconnaissance vehicle and 50 years of increasingly progressive voting history, Madison will vote Mandela Barnes, Tony Evers, and Josh Kaul this fall. The Peoples’ Republic has a soft spot for soft-on-crime Democrats. How many hundreds has Tony pardoned? (Wisconsin Right Now is tabulating.)
We also predict that the new UW chancellor, Jennifer Mnookin of the North, will at no time restore either the 42-ton Chamberlin Rock or the good name of Fredric March — both implausibly accused of racism. By whom?
By scammers like Rodney Alexander Clendening, age 36, of Beloit. Clendening is scheduled to go on trial Monday 10-17-22 for felony theft. He’s accused of stealing the head of the toppled Colonel Heg statue the riotous night of 06-23-20 following the arrest of another social justice warrior, Devonere Johnson, that afternoon. Miss Forward’s statue on the other end of the Capitol grounds was also taken down, windows in the State Capitol smashed, the City-County Building fire-bombed, a state legislator and a passing motorist beaten — all while law enforcement was ordered to stand down. Althea Bernstein staged her fake racist attack the same night.
Devonere Johnson is the “Black Jesus” who extorted restaurateurs downtown with a baseball bat and a bullhorn, demeaning they “Venmo me the money” in the cause of racial justice or get trashed. It was his arrest at on Mifflin Street in front of Coopers Tavern that ignited the riot, thanks only to a Trump-appointed federal prosecutor. While resisting justice, the perp thought to exclaim “I can’t breathe,” which had resonance given George Floyd’s expiration in Minneapolis the previous month. That very day, Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway and Ald. Tag Evers demanded Johnson’s immediate release.
Back to Clendening. He demands a jury trial. Only two days before the nefarious decapitation, the defendant outlined his plans, thereby proving intent. To an appreciative audience, no less. (Forget it, Jake. It’s Madison.)
Two days before Heg was toppled, Clendening stood on a table outside that very same Coopers Tavern and barked this announcement into a bullhorn:
“If you don’t take that statue down, you better pay somebody to stand there so we can take him and that statue down. If there are any monuments in this city that you know about that represent the systemic oppression that we been through that represents times of slavery … you better take it down because as soon as I hear about it, it’s coming down. …
Clendening continues: “We bringing the action and we’re starting with Abraham Lincoln right at the university where you bring black students who got to see this shit.” At which point a young woman called Tatiana takes the bullhorn and yells, “We’ve been asking for that fucking statue to be taken down for years. … This whole city, this whole state is on stolen land. … Take it down!” (BTW: That’s Devonere Johnson in the lower left corner.)
Col. Heg did more for social justice than a thousand BLM poseurs.
At least, we think Clendening will show for trial 10 days hence. A Dane County court commissioner freed him on $500 signature bond and he’s already skipped one hearing. This case has been pending since January 2021. Also, he’s not allowed on Capitol grounds, if that matters.
Blaska Bottom Line: A timely reminder a few weeks before the November 8 mid-term elections that all this chaos occurred under progressive Democrat(ic) party hegemony. BTW: The statue’s original head was never returned.