The wages of Woke just got garnished

Has the P.C. fever broken?

We may be wrong. (Would not be the first time.) But something feels very different about the Shelia Stubbs controversy, contretemps, kerfuffle, whatever. We may very well be at an inflection point. The worm may be turning. A line being drawn in the quicksand. Whatever.

A recap for those who have been sleeping in a hollowed-out log like that black bear now prowling Mt. Horeb WI: Shelia Stubbs has been nominated to take over the Dane County Human Services Department at a salary of $181,500/year. She is also the first person with dark skin elected to the Wisconsin legislature from Madison WI. At first, she vowed to keep both jobs as well as, presumably, her day job as pastor of an End Times pentecostal church. 

That strikes reasonable people — even Dane County supervisors — as arrogant, selfish, and delusional. Rep. Stubbs retaliates by bad-mouthing the chairman of the Dane County Board, whom (one could assume) has some support among the 37 members or he would not hold the post.  

“No one else had to go through the scrutiny that I am going through: The difference is I’m black. God gave me that job. All I need God’s people to do is pray, fast and believe with me, and I believe we’ll take it by force.”

— Pastor Shelia Stubbs to her church congregation

Now THAT is what entitlement looks like! Shelia Stubbs floods a county board committee considering her appointment with supporters wearing T-shirts demanding — DEMANDING — her hiring. The nominee (allegedly) calls two black supervisors “Oreos” for questioning her credentials. Called another member an “extremist.” Ms.Stubbs’ own mother calls board chairman Patrick Miles a racist, a rat, and a weasel. Other supporters threatened supervisors via e-mail and telephone.

Not exactly a steady hand on the tiller!

“Supervisors keeping blacks out of government” ???

Conduct unbecoming job applicant

We submit this question to the peanut gallery: 

If you want to be hired for a $181,500/year job,
are you a little bit (let’s say it!) DEFERENTIAL
toward your prospective employers? 

Instead, Rep. Stubbs played the race card, as she is wont to do. Supervisors are asking questions of her they don’t ask other prospective administrators, she complains. The response, my dear lady, is that other nominees did not vote to send county money to her church, as has been alleged. Or have their wages garnished for non-payment of debt. (“Maybe she needs the money.) Other nominees did not presume to hold two outside jobs. Other nominees did not attack their prospective employers. Other nominees did not employ intimidation to get what they want or claim entitlement to that job.

We’re not talking Kevin McCarthy here

Result: the Health & Human Needs committee voted unanimously to Just Say No to Intimidation and race shaming! It is inconceivable the full county board would reverse that rejection. 

Remarkable because this is a county board of supervisors that begins every meeting reciting an oath to Wokeness. It populates an Equity, Recruitment, & Retention Committee, a Community Justice Council, a Racial Disparities Subcommittee, a Criminal Justice Reform Committee, an Office for Equity and Inclusion Board, an Equal Opportunity Commission. The H&HS Committee chair is Heidi Wegleitner — Progressive Dane. Defund the Jail.

For all that, County Executive Joe Parisi is doubling down on Ms. Stubbs. Says the lady is qualified. Despite her appalling inability to, as they say, read the room. Smooth over disagreement. And, frankly, disappear into the woodwork. Quick, name Gov. Tony Evers’ chief of staff. His secretary of labor. You can’t and you’re not supposed to. Good executives do not wire themselves to lightning rods. (We’ve heard an antipathy between supervisors and Parisi; this is its efflorescence.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Now it is time (past time) to make our point. Dane County supervisors — arguably the most liberal, progressive, and Woke in our glorious state — are having none of Ms. Stubbs’ racial bullying tactics. They will not be intimidated by her show of force or shamed by her guilt tripping. They are impervious to her claims of entitlement. Dane County does not owe Shelia Stubbs this job. Woke fever may have been broken!

Should we thank the combative applicant
for driving a spike into the heart of Wokeness?


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12 Responses to The wages of Woke just got garnished

  1. brynstane says:

    For a $180K position, one would expect the County would hire an executive search firm to beat the bushes for proper candidates. Makes one wonder what Pastor Stubbs is holding over Mr. Parisi’s head.

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  3. One Eye says:

    “We may be wrong”

    You are most certainly that, for the proverbial line in the sand was drawn by MMOCA last year in response to the race grifters led by Lilada Gee.

    The County board members are just following MMOCA’s lead. It’s not institutional suicide after all to, you know, grow a spine.

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  4. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “Should we thank the combative applicant for driving a spike into the heart of Wokeness?

    Hell yeah! Would that all fit on a (Heh!) T-Shirt…?

    There an Over-Under on how many of those T-Shirt wearin’ grifters…I mean…impassioned supporters believed they were in line for seat-filler/no-show jobs were (S)tubbs to get the gig?

    This morning’s WESconsin State Journal front page (Above_The_Fold!) was (IMO) the best in a long time: Panel Rejects Stubbs.

    Has the P.C. fever broken?

    Wouldn’t THAT be something!

    What IS something?

    Both Deke Rivers and Mayor Dave (career Lefties extraordinaire, they!) are decidedly unenamored with (S)tubbs bull$#!t!

    The Gotch


  5. Nancy Germann says:

    Is this a “shot across the bow” to the likes of Shelia Stubbs, Brandi Grayson, Freedom Inc and others that bullying, intimidation and other such tactics will no longer be tolerated as a means to their end. We shall see…..

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    • Mordecai The Red says:

      We can hope—these mobsters have enjoyed Madison and its voters being soft targets for their intimidation tactics for too long. Just keep in mind of what shape their bullying is likely to take on if they see the gravy train arriving at the end of the line.

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  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Think Deacon John Brown might benefit from an ESL class?

    And doesn’t the Wokerati REQUIRE the great unwashed to capitalize the b in black?

    The Gotch


  7. Bill Cleary says:

    I wonder what would happen if the diversity training that the liberals need would include diversity training by having our mayor and our alders go around with our police officers and respond to police calls?

    After all, if you are going to make policy decisions about how the police do their jobs you should have a clue on what the average officer does during his or her’s shift and that would include all shifts day or night.

    Walk a mile in my shoes and you will see the world in a much different light than the one you imagined. That goes for all of us who with great respect for our fellow man and what job he or she does.

    The ruling class be cursed! They contribute nothing but pain on the average man.


  8. One Eye says:

    This is the beginning of the end of Joe Parisi, who apparently has not learned the first rule of holes.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Would be interesting to see what brand of Fire-n-Brimstone (S)tubbs is offering up in her church this morning.

      Think she’s accepting God’s Will that The Lord Taketh Away her nomination…?

      The Gotch


  9. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    brynstane (above): “Makes one wonder what Pastor Stubbs is holding over Mr. Parisi’s head.

    What indeed; yet he doubles down with an inexplicable death grip/strangle-hold on the plummeting anchor that is (S)tubbs by claiming that due diligence, “opposition” as he puts it, is “unprecedented”?

    It gets worse.

    Parisi: “The actions of certain members of this board toward Rep. Stubbs reflect poorly on the institution we all took an oath to uphold”

    That oath is a responsibility to act in the best interests of their employers, who happen to be Dane County taxpayers, capisce?

    And worse yet.

    Saturday joint statement issued by 30 of 37 Board Supervisors: “Attempts to disparage our colleagues with racial slurs and intimidate them from doing the job they were elected to do is unacceptable and we condemn it”

    Per the inimitable One Eye: “This is the beginning of the end of Joe Parisi.”

    Yup, (S)tubbs too; good riddance to bad rubbish!

    The Gotch


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