Meet Benjamin Hart, an educator and radical activist (to be specific, “a multiethnic, mixed-class, queer man who is dedicated to radical education, Black feminism and community-committed activism”) who for several years has opined on a wide variety of topics on his eponymous blog, Radical Faggot. Continue Reading »
One evening in March 2011, Wisconsin state representative Corey Mason (D – Racine) gained national fame (via Breitbart.com) as “Wisconsin’s Benedict Arnold,” for his role in opening the locked doors of the state Capitol Building, allowing thousands of protesters angry about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget reforms to illegally occupy it.
Never again — one would think — would a Wisconsin public official dare risk such opprobrium by lawlessly letting an angry mob into a locked government building. But one would think wrong. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce, progressive hero Karl Marx once observed. Elements of both tragedy and farce mark this newest betrayal of public trust in Wisconsin. Continue Reading »
Today the New York Times published an editorial attacking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for what he candidly admitted was a drafting error (in his budget proposal) regarding the mission statement for the University of Wisconsin.
The editorial board ought to go a bit easier on the Governor, because it should recognize that even intelligent, reasonably careful people can occasionally commit drafting errors. Witness, for example, the New York Times editorial attacking the Governor, which in its original form repeatedly referred to Scott Walker as “Mr. Scott” (screenshot preserved by @LoganDobson):
Of course, the New York Times quickly updated its website with a correction noting the error, right?
Wrong. Being a liberal journalist means never having to say you’re sorry — indeed, never having to even acknowledge you’ve made an error.
Unlike Governor Walker, who candidly acknowledged a drafting error made in the preparation of his budget proposal, the New York Times simply corrected its error and pretended it never happened, consigning it to the memory hole.
Hopefully the New York Times will some day stop memory-holing embarrassing errors, and match Governor Walker’s candor in acknowledging errors.
UPDATE (10:55 p.m.): Comment on Gov. Scott Walker’s “Eureka! moment.”
UPDATE 2 (Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m.): Here is a scan of the hard copy of the finished editorial, published this a.m. (no mention in the hard copy, or online, of the “Mr. Scott” error in the editorial as initially published online):
UPDATE 3 (Feb. 7, 9 p.m.): And here’s a video answering the NYT’s attack on “Mr. Scott”:
Happy New Year! For anyone (else) reading blogs on New Year’s Eve, here’s a collection of the best renditions of “Auld Lang Syne” uploaded today on YouTube. (Click here for eight things you ought to know about the song.) Continue Reading »
At 3 p.m. on Sept. 5, Wisconsin conservative talk-radio pioneer Mark Belling (who regularly guest hosts for Rush Limbaugh), of Milwaukee’s Talk/Radio 1030 WISN, was the first to break the news of something apparently never known to have previously occurred in the annals of street racing.
A group of street racers was bodacious enough to privately commandeer an urban interstate highway (by blocking off entrance traffic) to stage a 150-mph drag race — and then they posted the evidence (an elaborately produced video) on YouTube! Continue Reading »