Poor Brenda Konkel. She tells Stu Levitan on "Access: City Hall" that she doesn't read Blaska's Blog. Gives her a headache, says Madame Brenda.
Ok, so, I don't read Blaska's blog, it gives me a headache. It's hard to follow, it doesn't make sense and facts seem irrelevant. So, I just ignore it.
Now, wrap your head around that example of pretzel logic and you'll have an insight into the mindset of the Prog/Lib. She doesn't read my blog ... because it gives her a headache? Let's deconstruct this, as the comparative lit majors might:
What gives her a headache?
Reading my blog.
It's Yogi Berra saying nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
So, she ignores my blog because it isn't factual ... but how would she arrive at that conclusion if she did not read it? Maybe Brenda's disavowal was not accurate. Perhaps even untruthful.
Cut her some slack. The poor dear has become unsettled by my successful campaign to marginalize her and Progressive Dane. My take-down of her whining and excuse-making for her failures has unnerved her. [See "Victimhood" at the bottom of the 9/07/10 blog.] Now the doyenne of Progressive Dane has embarked on a crusade to debunk Blaska by "proving" that his facts are incorrect.) She takes issue with this observation from a choice Blaska Blog:
Ald. Thuy Pham Remmele's taxicab driver protection measure comes up for a vote tonight at Common Council. It's the one that lets cabbies require payment up front only in a highly specific set of circumstances - none of them due to skin tone. Let's see how many alderoids take the Equal Opportunities Commission line that the drivers are presumed racists.
This is supposed to be an example of what Madame B calls my "bafoonery" (sic). Says the Madame, flush with false victory in her blog of September 8 -- a day after the council met:
Not one mentioned the race word. Seems as Blaska is the one that likes to throw that word around the most. ... Misguided and short on facts as usual. ... It passed unanimously.
My congratulations to the Madison Common Council for ignoring the measure's unanimous rejection by the discrimination-addled E.O.C. But the Blaska's Blog was posted at 10:48 the morning of September 7 -- BEFORE the Common Council was gaveled to order at 6:30 that evening. That's why I wrote "Let's see if ..."
It says something that the Mayor Dave-appointed E.O.C. -- and Madame Brenda -- are that much out of touch with the elected Council.)
The ordinance that was enacted lists eight very specific circumstances where the taxicab driver MAY charge estimated fares in advance, including:
Changes their destination while en route or is unable to provide the driver with an exact destination.
Brenda plays the race card
This is clear language to everyone but you know whom. Nor would Brenda be our Madame if she didn't play the race card so promiscuously. (It really is kind of creepy.) She signals her disagreement with the Council's 19-0 vote by positing seven different hair-splitting scenarios including these two:
What if it is someone from out of town who isn't familiar with the area and they don't know their exact destination, will they be charged in advance just like someone going to Allied Drive?
Will they only charge people going to the Town of Madison in advance, but not those going to Maple Bluff?
Get it, "Allied Drive"? "Town of Madison"? Madison's Hard Left imagines hooded night riders in every automobile that isn't a Prius. They concede good will and common human decency to no one but the party faithful. Brenda would not be satisfied until each and every cab driver was required to hire an ACLU lawyer to ride shotgun. And the Madame wonders why I say Progressive Dane is death to business.
Brenda even disputes that Ald. Pham-Remmele is the principal author of the ordinance, although she is listed as such. Compounding her errors, Madame Brenda writes that the city Transit and Parking Commission will have to "follow up on the specifics."
There are some serious flaws in it and I think it did the cabbies no favors and I'll feel bad if there are complaints based on the sloppy language.
Sloppy language? That should thoroughly piss off city attorneys Bohrod and May, who signed off on the ordinance at three different points. If it was so flawed, the Council would have sent it back to committee. What the council passed Tuesday, September 7, is law.
Brenda, is that you peering through the windows of the Stately Manor? Ruben, hide the silverware!
Scott Walker IS the change
Scott Walker in the Tuesday primary, September 14. Scott Walker in the general election on November 2. Scott Walker sworn in as governor on January 3. That is the program.
As Bill Buckley said, vote for the most conservative candidate with the best chance to win. I don't count out the Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Let's hope there's no hard feelings in the Neumann campaign.
Walker was swept in as Milwaukee County executive after the incumbent Democrats' pension scandal. He has walked the talk and has taken on the narrow-minded public employees unions. He can say, with Ronald Reagan, "I AM the change."
Barrett, like his banker, Jim Doyle, will sell his soul to the reform-resistant teachers union because without the state's most powerful special interest lobby he cannot win. Tom Barrett could never school a unionized public school teacher, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie does here: