Culinary no-no #718

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A few days early this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual Marketbasket survey for Thanksgiving 2020.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual Marketbasket survey for Thanksgiving 2021.

Thank you, Joe Biden.

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ICYMI, Culinary no-no #717

Today’s highly interesting read (11/24/21): Waukesha Mass Killer The Latest Violent Criminal Unchecked By Soft-On-Crime DA

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John Chisholm: Darrell Brooks Was NOT An Aberration

Today’s read is from Dan O’Donnell, talk show host at Newstalk 1130 WISN Milwaukee. Here’s an excerpt:

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has launched an investigation into what he called the “inappropriately low” bail set for Darrell Brooks, Jr., the suspect in the deadly Christmas parade attack in nearby Waukesha, Wis. Sunday afternoon.

Brooks, who faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, was freed after posting $1,000 bail even though he faces serious felony charges in two different open cases in Milwaukee. In the most recent, he allegedly “ran [the victim] over with his vehicle” in what proved to be an ominous foreshadowing of the horror he allegedly inflicted just days later.

“The bail recommendation in this is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime,” Chisholm said in a news release, “nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.”

This is a nauseating lie: Inappropriately and dangerously low bail recommendations have been a hallmark of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office since Chisholm, a liberal Democrat, was first elected in 2007.

And then O’Donnell lays out his case.

Read it all here.

Today’s highly interesting read (11/23/21): If You Let Government Parent, Don’t Be Surprised When It Claims Your Kids

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Been wanting to post this for some time. So true.

Today’s read is from Julie Gunlock who directs the Independent Women’s Network and its Center for Progress and Innovation. She is the author of “From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back.”

Here’s an excerpt, then the full column:

Parents are paramount to their kids’ welfare and education, and they have a right to be angry when treated otherwise. Yet parents should also reflect on how we got here and consider how they share at least some of the blame.

Read the entire column here.

Franklin’s decision to continue Christmas Parade is in poor taste

Yes, you read that correctly.

The decision is in poor taste.

And I guarantee, I thought long and hard about my opinion, far more than the five minutes it took Mayor Steve Olson and parade organizer Ann Adamski to decide after people died and people got injured. What’s our reaction? WE’RE GOING TO KEEP OUR CELEBRATION! RIGHT ON TIME! RIGHT ON SCHEDULE!

While numerous other communities are correctly taking a thoughtful approach to whether they should keep or cancel their parades Franklin couldn’t wait to make a mad dash to their keyboards.


As a city, Franklin is 65 years old as of this past August. Because Franklin is, as my late father used to say, the last rose on the bush, Franklin has never had a Christmas Parade.

And for 65 years there’s been no rush to have one. This year seems different. With about a month, maybe slightly more, Franklin gleefully announced it would have such a celebration. Never find that for the 29 years I’ve lived here, having a year to organize an Independence Day Parade, it can’t get unit 2 to follow Unit 1, and Unit 3 to follow Unit 2, etc. to save its soul. Suddenly this year we’re having a December parade extravaganza. Even though the fear of COVID and the almighty edict of un-elected Franklin health czar Courtney Day wiped out anything fun in Franklin for months.

So nothing’s going to stop it. Except mourning, grieving, simple decent respect.

We’re told the event will be safe. That totally misses the point. Few will think otherwise.

It’s the TIMING. It’s horrible. It’s, to repeat, in poor taste.

And how about the argument that if we cancel, “they win.”

Who the hell are they?

And how do “they win “if Franklin decides to mourn and grieve for the victims?

My friend Steve Olson, as I’ve pointed out in the past, is politically flawed. He is never wrong. The city of Franklin is never wrong.

That mindset is patently wrong. So I expect he and others will be ticked at my position. Does anyone honestly think I really care?

When others have canceled their parades Franklin can boast “WE’RE STILL HAVING OURS!”

I personally believe Franklin’s parade will be a bigger bust than Dolly Parton. But for now they can stage it, and smile, and cheer. While in Waukesha they weep and wonder as they observe what might have been.

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Today’s highly interesting read (11/22/21): Capital Punishment Still Serves Its Purpose. Don’t Abolish It.

OR, Darrell Brooks is lucky to alive and in WI.

Darrell E. Brooks Jr., a 39-year-old from Milwaukee, has been identified as the suspected driver of the vehicle that plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday.

For decades I have been a staunch supporter of the death penalty and make no apologies for that. Even with my bias I’m proud that my extensive reporting on the topic garnered multiple broadcast awards.

The Reader’s Digest is that some crimes are so egregious, so evil, so heinous that only death is a suitable punishment. Such is the case with Darrell Brooks and Waukesha.

Brooks is fortunate since Wisconsin does not have the death penalty. So, if charged, tried, and convicted, Brooks will become a ward of the state and its taxpayers for God knows how long.

That leads to today’s read from Josh Hammer at at First Liberty Institute and a constitutional attorney by training.  Here’s a brief excerpt:

For all of the hifalutin, lofty rhetoric liberals invariably spew when it comes to the purported need to erect insurmountable guardrails around capital punishment, the fact remains that it is our law and our long-standing tradition that the worst of the worst in society should face the ultimate punishment.

Here’s the entire column.


Say, Kev, you have written that you’re a devout Catholic, and yet you are in favor the death penalty. How so?

Thanks for asking. That is simple. Very simple.

Why not, Steve Scaffidi?

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WTMJ morning talk show host Steve Scaffidi never ceases to disappoint. Today in discussing the outrageous murders committed in Waukesha Sunday he refused to focus on the suspect.

“We just don’t know,” he said a few times.

Don’t know what?

Don’t know exactly what he perpetrated?

Don’t know the incredibly horrific details?

Don’t know the bastard’s mile-long rap sheet?

Why the cover-up Steve?

“I won’t even give his name,” he said on air.

Why not? Everyone else has.

The suspect and his criminal past would have been an outstanding talk show topic. Instead we got this from Steve, I kid you not.

“We just need to start being nicer to one another.”

Now there’s insightful analysis.

That brings me to this from Amber Athey, The Spectator’s Washington editor. She is a senior fellow at the Steamboat Institute and formerly White House correspondent for the Daily Caller.

Get ready to forget the Waukesha attack
The race and politics of the driver are inconvenient for the media
November 22, 2021 |

At least five people were killed and more than forty were injured on Sunday night when a driver plowed his SUV into attendees of the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The driver has been identified in news reports as Darrell Edward Brooks Jr.

The horrific attack immediately made national news because of the death toll and brutal nature of the crime. Videos surfaced online showing the driver veering towards members of the parade and narrowly missing many others. Sunday’s incident appeared eerily similar to the 2016 Berlin terror attack, where an ISIS member killed twelve people by ramming his truck through a Christmas market.

However it seems probable that Waukesha will be memory-holed by the agenda-driven media because Brooks was a black man and, according to his social media, an anti-white supporter of Black Lives Matter. This doesn’t comport with the leftist media’s demonization of white men, whose alleged privilege and toxicity are the biggest threat to America.

I don’t claim to know that Brooks was motivated by his anti-white hatred, but I do find it suspicious that the media was so eager to rule out terrorism. In fact, CNN, CBS and other outlets were reporting on an alternative motive before they had even publicly identified a suspect. The explanation they have offered as to why Brooks drove into a crowd of hundreds of people would make even the lowest IQ individual scratch their head.

Apparently, Brooks was fleeing another crime scene (“possibly a knife fight”) when he ran into the parade. It makes perfect sense, you see, when evading possible arrest to drive to a highly populated area with a heavier police presence and swerve into innocent civilians.

No one with two brain cells would think that this makes any sense, but mainstream outlets are breathlessly repeating it without offering an ounce of skepticism. Will this turn into another Las Vegas shooting? It’s been five years since that mass murder event and we still don’t have a satisfactory answer as to why Stephen Paddock would kill dozens of country concert attendees.

Another inconvenient truth about the deaths in Waukesha is that they were entirely preventable. Brooks has a long history of violent crime and is listed in the Nevada sex offender registry for having a baby with and allegedly trafficking a sixteen-year-old girl while he was in his mid-twenties. He has a criminal history dating back to 1999, when he was convicted on a felony count of aggravated battery. Earlier this month, Brooks was arrested and charged with numerous offenses, including multiple counts of domestic abuse, battery, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. Nonetheless, just a couple of days before driving through the Christmas parade, Brooks was released on $1,000 cash bail.

Milwaukee district attorney John Chisholm is on the record bragging about reducing the number of individuals held on cash bail. The New Yorker reported in a 2015 article titled “The Milwaukee Experiment” that Chisholm “decided that his office would undertake initiatives to try to send fewer people to prison while maintaining public safety.”

The media will ignore the role Milwaukee’s jail reforms played in this holiday horror because it would damage the establishment’s desire for nationwide criminal justice reform.

Unfortunately, many Republicans, including former president Donald Trump, have fallen for the claim that CJR is about empathy and equity while ignoring that criminal justice reform can and will have dire consequences for public safety and law and order.

Chisholm’s office even admitted that Brooks’s bail was set too low but declined to explain how his proposed systemic reforms would have led to a different outcome: “The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” Chisholm’s office said Monday. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.”

The Waukesha attack is everything our establishment media and politicians pretend never happens. White people are supposed to be the perpetrators. Violent criminals can be let out of jail with zero repercussions. White men are automatically considered terrorists, even when acting in self-defense, but we can never know the motives of left-wing and minority perps. Don’t be surprised when this dreadful calamity recedes from your airwaves so that the media doesn’t have to confront inconvenient facts.

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