Post election: So much for civility

Antifa attacks home of conservative

Don’t expect MSNBC, CNN, the NY Times, or The Capital Times to denounce


Tucker Carlson’s wife locks herself in pantry as mob tries to break down door. (More here.)


Speaking (as we were) of civility: Reporters should ask the tough questions. Like to think your blogguer did so in his benighted newspaper career. Sam Donaldson used to bedevil Ronald Reagan who, we must say, handled his interrogators with more aplomb than the current occupant of the White House.

That said, the institutional news media was almost reverential with President Obama, enduring his long and pointless soliloquys. Obama even wiretapped some reporters.

Watch the latest video at <a href=“https://www.foxnews.com”>foxnews.com</a>

CNN’s Jim Acosta earned his banishment from the White House Wednesday with a disgraceful performance. Saw the tawdry episode in real time. Will defer to the New York Post: 

The Republican president, the likely speaker of the Democrat-controlled House and the Senate’s Republican majority leader each started Wednesday by talking about working together to get things done. … it was the last thing some members of the White House press corps wanted, so they tried to snuff it out.

… the boorish Jim Acosta of CNN was the instigator. As is his habit, Acosta doesn’t ask questions — he makes accusations and argues.

“I want to challenge you,” Acosta began after Trump called on him. Trump realized he’d made a mistake, murmuring, “Here we go,” and Acosta didn’t disappoint.

He insisted that despite the president’s use of the word “invasion,” the caravan of Central American migrants “is not an invasion.”

Is there a question in there, somewhere? 

Also Tuesday, according to the Gateway Pundit, an Antifa mob showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Hours later, an affiliated Twitter account published his home address, that  of his brother, Ann Coulter, Daily Caller’s Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity (Trumpitty).

The Justice is down and can’t get up

RBG doll

‘for ages 14 and up’

As if on cue, two days after Republicans increased their advantage in the U.S. Senate, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, age 85, fell and broke some ribs. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley are circling. Nancy Pelosi will have no say in her successor. 

Let’s be clear: Since the original Constitution was ratified in 1787, the attorney general is appointed by the president as a member of his cabinet and serves at his pleasure. You think JFK appointed brother Bobby because he wanted an independent agency divorced from the presidency?

Democrats’ redistricting lawsuit is moot

Tony Evers will be governor when Wisconsin draws new legislative maps after the 2020 Census whilst all 99 members of the Assembly and 11 of the 33 state senators will face election that year. Which pretty much makes the current lawsuit frivolous. Evers will veto any map he doesn’t like and Republicans are unlikely to have the two-thirds to override. (They don’t now.)

As for how the Senate picked up one seat despite the Democrats’ (narrow) sweep of the statewide offices, Wisconsin does not proportion its legislature by total statewide votes. We elect our reps by district, as does every state in the union. We’ve said it before: Republicans didn’t pack Democrats into a few districts — Two Men and a Truck did that. 

Try making Shelia Stubb’s 77th Assembly district here in the heart of the Emerald City competitive for Republicans. Try spreading all those Democrat(ic) voters out of Dane County. You’d have a serpentine district that would make old Elbridge Gerry blush. 

To be ecumenical on the civility issue: Robin Vos is NOT going to strip powers from the new governor. Scott Walker is too decent to sign such legislation. Fortunately or unfortunately.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Jim Acosta should watch Jeopardy. In the form of a question, please.

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25 Responses to Post election: So much for civility

  1. marge bils says:

    Let’s face it ; the Progressives are poor losers and poor winners! Losing makes them protest without end and winning turns them into thugs.

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    You should post some footage of Pelosi’s press conference alongside Trump’s so we can compare the kinds of questions each was asked. The only softball they didn’t throw at Nancy was “What’s your favorite color?” While Trump, as usual, was verbally assaulted by reporters yearning to know why he’s a racist who wants nothing more than an excuse to shoot brown people at the border.

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  3. Bill Everley says:

    Piss off the masses, lie to them, play racially divisive politics/propaganda, and the masses wil show up at your house. WHY SHOULD THESE FAKES LIKE CARLSON NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE? This, folks, is just the start. No ine cares if you use the word “mob”, we own this country and we’ll do what must be done,

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    • Batman says:

      Troll boy Everley,
      Will you be wearing a mask when you “do what must be done.”

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Hi Bill E. This blog recently lost its resident lunatic. Thanks for stepping up.

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    • @Bill Everley;

      “Piss off the masses, lie to them, play racially divisive politics/propaganda, and the masses wil (sic) show up at your house.”

      NEWSFLASH: Except for the “show-up-at-your-house” (Righties have things like, youse know, jobs-n-responsibilities-n-stuff) that’s straight-up TEXTBOOK Hopey Changey/Lefty INC playbook.

      “No ine (sic) cares if you use the word ‘mob’, we own this country and we’ll do what must be done,”

      NEWSFLASH 2.0: Lefty ain’t built for that. For those that think they are, a painfully rude awakening looms!

      The Gotch

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  4. Bill Everley says:

    HERRMAN!

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    I recall another mob that screamed at Schumer’s residence when he said he could work with President Trump. Lefties also.

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  6. Batman says:

    Antifa apologist Everley,
    Those were not protesters but rather terrorists whose goal was intimidation by way of explicit threats, property damage, and scaring the shit out of his wife. His kids could have been home.

    They also published on Twitter his home address, his brothers, and a close friend in the neighborhood which is an open invitation to any nutcase out there. Think Steve Scalise.
    They also released the home address of Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Neil Patel.

    Tucker Carlson:
    ‘When a mafia boss tells a store owner, “I’d hate to have this place destroyed,” that’s not a protest, it’s a threat, and that’s what this is.’
    ‘But they weren’t trying to change my mind or advocate for a position. They were threatening my family to get me to stop talking, and obviously I’m not going to because it’s my job to talk and I have the support of Fox News and I’m grateful for that.

    ‘But then you think of all the people, most people in this country, who don’t have that lucky combination of circumstances and they really feel like they have to shut up, that they can’t say what they think because they they’ll be punished.

    ‘I mean this has a chilling effect on people’s ability to speak and to think freely and that’s the point of it, its totalitarian in its intent and we should fight it.’
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6369835/Police-criminal-investigation-Antifa-protesters-Fox-News-Tucker-Carlsons-Megyn-Kelly-chimes-in.html

    How about publishing your home address right here fanboy, it’s no big deal right.

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  7. Bill Everley says:

    I think you are all incredibly naive. You don’t even know what antifa is, let alone that 99.9% of progressives/dems/lefties don’t support violence on any level…..so stay in your delusion. Elections matter, you lost, get over it. butthurt fools.

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    • Batman says:

      No substantive response from troll boy. Big surprise.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      YOU don’t know what anyone doesn’t know.
      You deny the existence of Antifa violence which is all over YouTube.
      You state they aren’t Left Wingers so they’re what? Moderates? White Supremacists? Apolitical?
      You, like Barack Obama, try to tell us that the Islamic State is not Islamic and that the National Socialists of Germany were not Socialists.
      Your Fascist fellow travelers did the same thing to Tucker Carlson family as they did to the Kavanaugh family. Thank God they are as incompetent as they are evil. The Kavanaugh lynching helped give President Trump 3 more Senators in his first mid term. When’s the last time that happened Einstein? This increased majority will seat all the federal and supreme court justices for a long time to come. That alone forgives President Trump of a great deal. You won what? Evers as guv and minorities in both state houses.
      Enjoy.

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    • @Bill Everley;

      “Elections matter, you lost, get over it.”

      There’s a certain quid pro quo/first in-first out kinda thingy going on.

      You’s Lefties still haven’t gotten over the positively breathtaking shellacking you’s took in the 2010-n-2014 midterms and the congressional/gubernatorial side of 2012.

      Not to mention the (HEH!) small matter of 2016.

      Remember what a GREAT day it was two year ago as we speak; the day Lefty succumbed to mass catatonic/apoplectic, pillow-biting, mouth-breathing, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall?

      I do.

      And I didn’t even vote for The President

      Put the pen-to-the-paper (scratch that, with youse being prone to stupid mistakes, use pencil): under Hopey Changey, the democrat Party lost MORE democrat positions than anytime since ​Eisenhower!

      Sheesh! That’s gotta hurt, am I right?

      It gets worse.

      The Donald, Mr. President to youse, is one of only 3 (THREE!) Presidents in OVER A CENTURY to gain seats in the ​Senate.

      Sheesh! That’s gotta hurt 2.0, am I right?

      Bet yer feeling something clenching up right about now.

      The Gotch

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  8. Batman says:

    Tough guy Everley:
    “Piss off the masses, lie to them, play racially divisive politics/propaganda, and the masses wil show up at your house. WHY SHOULD THESE FAKES LIKE CARLSON NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE? This, folks, is just the start. No ine cares if you use the word “mob”, we own this country and we’ll do what must be done,”

    That puts you in the 0.1% that supports violence, according to you.

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  9. Bill Everley says:

    Aww Robin, gotta hide behind your fake moniker? The best disinfectant for cockroaches is LIGHT…man up, what’s your real name? Or you just gonna be hypocritical and cry about “masked antifa” on your right wing info wars troll line?

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    • Batman says:

      The truth stings, doesn’t it troll boy.
      Antifa loser’ definition of “man up”; hit someone in a wheelchair from behind with a bike lock.
      Just curious; do you pencil necks remove your face scarves at parties?

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  10. old baldy says:

    “”I don’t know Matt Whitaker,” Trump said in his first public remarks since the appointment. “Matt Whitaker has a great reputation, and that’s what I wanted.”

    Trump’s remarks directly contradicted comments he made a month ago when he heaped praise on Whitaker.

    “I can tell you Matt Whitaker’s a great guy,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “I mean, I know Matt Whitaker.”

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  11. AnonyBob says:

    After years of fanatical abortion opponents, bullying gun nuts and other assorted rwnj’s publicizing and protesting at the homes of Democratic public officials, the same thing starts happening to your guys and you wet your pants in indignant outrage. What hypocrites. What snowflakes.

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