In anno domini 2022!
Honest to Smack, we were going to list our most-read blogges of this expiring year when, in a sure sign of senility, we erased the draft. Now we find that a certain former Madison mayor has posted the same concept at his roadside stand. Lo (and behold!), his top-rated blog for 2022 was (Clark Griswold family drum roll please): God help me, Blaska for School Board. Dave Cieslewicz explains:
This was by far the most read blog of the year. … What did surprise me was how many liberals told me (in confidence) that they had voted for him. There is a real undercurrent of dissatisfaction with what’s happening in our schools. I think that voting for a change in direction is a whole lot better than quietly pulling our kids out of the schools and giving up.
Blaska reprinted much of it on 03-30-22. That blogge ranked as the Werkes’ 12th-most read. Former Mayor Dave finds most of his most-read posts explored race relations in Woke Madison.
So it was with Blaska’s most-read posts!
1) Did the murderers see themselves as victims? 05-28-22
A few months before he murdered Dr. Beth Potter and Robin Carre, Khari Sanford posted on social media: “We gon’ change this world, cause it’s time to let our diversity and youth shine over all oppressive systems and rebuild our democracy.”
We noted that the Wisconsin State Journal once again declared “Critical race theory … is not taught in elementary schools, though conservatives have often conflated it with lessons focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.“
2) No Republicans in Middleton parade? 08-22-22
What do progressives do when they can’t keep students safe in their schools? They create a 13-member “student safety and wellness committee.” Like Kamala Harris at the Mexican border, this committee was tasked to address “the root cause of disengagement and violence in schools.”
5) Sure, ‘Something must be done!’ But what? 05-25-22
After the Uvalde TX shooting, we noted that shooters pick soft targets. Kids, places where guns are banned.
6) Gone missing in Madison’s public schools 09-29-22
While the school district was harassing principal Jeffrey Copeland, a disciplinarian and black man, they are renaming schools for racial equity.
7) Accused killer’s mother asks your help posting his bail 04-09-22
The abortive Go Fund Me attempt to post Khari Sanford’s $1 million bail “… because jail is not where he should be grieving the loss of the two he love as well.” And he kill as well.
8) Congratulate young Tavion! 3 serious arrests in 4 months! 02-03-22
9) Is restorative justice working? 03-04-22
We still don’t know.
10) The Left hits Madison pro-life group 05-08-22
Race, the apostate former Madison mayor speculates, “generates so much readership because I say things on that issue that a lot of liberals (at least ones my age) think but are terrified of saying out loud. … We’re against discrimination in all its forms. We’re not for new discrimination to make up for past discrimination.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: When a cold-blooded murderer can claim victimhood by parroting Woke talking points, it might be time to stop renaming schools, harassing disciplinarians, and hauling 45-ton boulders off campus and start teaching accountability, instead.
(Your predictions, please!)