The Squire of the Stately Manor took his campaign for conservative values into the lion's den Tuesday night. Like Daniel, he strode manfully into the Madison Common Council chambers to speak truth to power.
Yes, Old Fighting Dave's campaign to get appointed to one of the all-powerful City of Madison citizen committees continues; this time, with a stirring address before the mayor and council delivered without benefit of Teleprompter.
Who is the most under-represented minority in city government? Conservatives! As Isthmus pointed out, we walk among you yet are denied a place at the table in city government. Perhaps I should file a discrimination complaint with the E.O.C.
You want diversity? How about the diversity of thought instead of the same old rubber stamps? Appoint someone from the Right, I beseeched, in perhaps the most emotionally moving portion of this historic speech. (Wouldn't you know it? Madame Brenda transliterated that on her blog -- find your own damn link -- as "appoint someone white." What a comedic genius!)
I asked why keep appointing the same liberals who cry racism in a crowded theater (like Matt Veldran) when their neighbors request a meaningful youth curfew?
Appoint some conservatives to citizen committees, I reasoned, and maybe the city won't be using public monies to expropriate private property at depressed prices from the citizenry for senior housing that is being built elsewhere in the city without resort to eminent domain. Appoint a conservative who thinks that:
- Business people do a better job of economic development than amateurs playing with our tax dollars.
- Lower taxes and fewer regulations create more affordable housing than any government program.
- A strong police department is the best social program in town.
Take the Blaska challenge!
I meant to pound the podium like Old Fightin' Bob during one of his marathon stem-winders but forgot. Even so, I must have made an impression because when I was finished Mayor Dave looked at me and said, "I like your brother." (Perhaps his campaign had not yet received my check for $1.25.) But that's progress.
This Blaska has applied for a spot on the Equal Opportunities Commission but I'm not picky. I need your help. Tell Mayor Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) to appoint Blaska to something good.
The ends justify the means
I'm even OK with the "deemed passed" trick. My passion is to not let the Chamber of Commerce and the insurance industry win with their lies, distortions, and false claims made in thousands of TV spots.
Even Ed calls it a trick. But one that is justified for, you see, the ends justify the means. Ed knows that the people of America are stupid and easily misled. (Snark alert.) Those knuckle draggers just don't know what is good for them. Lucky thing that Ed does.
Elites like you and Nancy Pelosi must do it for their own good. They'll thank you later, if they know what's good for them. Which, of course, they don't.
(The RealClearPolitics poll average shows 49 percent opposed to ObamaCare, 40 percent in favor.)
The resistance effort is well underway
- Idaho will sue if its citizens are forced into nationalized health care. Free citizens cannot be forced to enter into contracts.
- In the Wisconsin Legislature, a bill has been introduced to start the process of amending Wisconsin's State Constitution to allow us to opt-out of a federal health care plan. It is Senate Joint Resolution 62, the Wisconsin Health Care Freedom Amendment.
- Sign the No ObamaCare in Wisconsin petition.
- Nationally, sign the pledge today! to remind the Democrats that they work for us.
Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish whiskey!"
Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
Paddy looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one."
(I'm one day late but thanks, Chollie)