County Supervisor Weishan to Abele aide: “We’ll have your head on a stick!”

Why does this not surprise me?

Emotions boiled over Wednesday after the issue of weakening the Milwaukee County Board got mixed into debate over a proposed deal on transferring a county water tower to Wauwatosa.

Don Tyler, County Executive Chris Abele’s top aide, strode straight to Supervisor John Weishan Jr. immediately after a committee hearing adjourned, pounded his fist on a table, and told Weishan he should have raised his concerns about the water deal with him privately before the meeting.

Weishan, momentarily taken aback, yelled as Tyler left the room, “Ha! We’ll have your head on a stick!”

Pounding one’s fist on a table while admonishing someone is most certainly not acceptable behavior, so Don Tyler was clearly in the wrong, but Weishan’s threat that “we” (presumably his colleagues on the County Board) would have Tyler’s head on a stick certainly isn’t appropriate either.

Two wrongs most certainly don’t make a right, but Weishan’s behavior certainly isn’t becoming for an elected official.


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1 thought on “County Supervisor Weishan to Abele aide: “We’ll have your head on a stick!”

  1. Agree.

    The appearance is that Sup. Weishan “took the bait.” Tyler was trying to provoke him and it worked. Charlie Sykes can use Sup. Weishan as example A. of “union thugs.”

    The terrorism statute is far too broad, but as of today it’s the law of the land.

    “(5) the term `domestic terrorism’ means activities that–

    (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

    (B) appear to be intended–
    (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

    (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or

    (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

    (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”

    What if Weishan were a Moslem, or anything other than 100% European-American? A lot of people would be looking to see if his statement was consistent with a “terror” threat.

    If Don Tyler has any enemies, they may consider now the time to vandalize his vehicle or home. Sup. Weishan will get blamed. To make Weishan look bad, those who are opposed to collective bargaining could carry out a “false flag operation,” against Tyler’s property.

    For all these reasons, Sup. Weishan should at least apologize and do it by the end of this week’s news cycle, tomorrow. It would be far better if he donated $1,000 of his own money to a charity of Tyler’s choice.

    As long as he refuses to apologize, it makes the County Board look bad. Are they going to tolerate this?

    Mike Grebe (Bradley Foundation), Gov. Walker, Julia Taylor (GMC), Rep. Sanfelippo, Mr. Abele, and all their allies must have been overjoyed when they heard about it. As long as Sup. Weishan doesn’t apologize, it’s a big win for them. Here’s a Tweet from Sup. Alexander:

    @DAforMKE Yep, I was there. “We’ll have your head on a stick NEXT!” Vindictive much? @DanielBice proof they’re “after” walker w malicious intent.

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