Today’s nuclear chuckle
Want to get rid of Kim Jong un?
Start a rumor that he has dirt on the Hildabeast.
The Crazy Lady is Back!
How Do I Contain My Rage at the Patriarchy?
Another gem from — not The Onion — The Nation! “Rage gets a bad rap in bourgeois thought.” (How many real people, outside the Havens Center, really talk like that?) Maybe Archie Bunker was right all along. “Stifle yourself,” is the answer.
What we’re reading
Madison schools spend $10.4 million and the problem is worse
Madison’s public schools ballyhooed $10.4 million behavior education program ain’t workin’. After 3 years, African-American students are 10.3 times more likely than white students to be kicked out of school, up from 8 times more likely before. The whole idea of BEP was to reduce the disparity. Sometimes, reality intrudes on liberal fantasies. Schools must teach discipline. Allowing disruptive students to continue disrupting teaches the wrong lesson. (More here.)
Why did it fail? Because “We underestimated what it takes to shift adult [i.e., the teachers] beliefs and values, shaping or reshaping mindset to be one that is more progressive and restorative in nature,” she said.”
In other words, Madison’s unionized teachers aren’t progressive enough!!!
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The Emerald City has a bad case of progressive envy. If Berkeley shouts down a conservative speaker one can be certain the hecklers will heckle at UW-Madison. After Ferguson, the local Black reparations movement signed its e-mails “Ferguson to Madison.” … Continue reading
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do …? Part 2: From Police Chief Mike Koval’s daily blog for this Sunday, August 13 (days are not individually linked): 8) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:23 p.m. Team of MPD officers assigned … Continue reading
Wrapped around a brick, a missive from Sen. Tammy Baldwin came crashing through the transom here the Stately Manor, informing the Squire and his minions that “working families in Wisconsin and across the country are getting a raw deal.” If … Continue reading
The War on Cops is real. The victims of this war are more black men slaughtered on the mean streets of America as police pull back, hunker down, drive on by. It’s called the Ferguson Effect and it is being … Continue reading
In one way, Donald Trump reminds me of Tommy Thompson. More, anon. Now comes word that, as the Wall Street Journal reports: “Toyota gets on Trump’s good side with $1.6 Billion U.S. factory.” Partnering with Mazda to build a $1.6 … Continue reading
Dear Dave Zweifel: Thought I’d write. It’s been awhile. Wanted to say thanks for putting up with me those 12 years I worked for you at The Capital Times. Have always admired your essential human decency. Read your latest column … Continue reading