Or we could boycott the N.Y. Times

More than mere opinion,
the NY Times espouses political action for partisan gain

without having to report their in-kind political campaign contribution!
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Bullhorn Man as photographed by the Venerable Meade

If there’s one thing the mainstream news media fears more than paying news paper deliverers a living wage, it is the threat of an economic boycott. 

But that doesn’t stop the New York Times from urging an economic boycott of their political enemies adversaries. No, “enemies” is the right word after all. For the Times of New York has given up on reporting the news; even editorial opinionating is passé. The Times these days lurches into outright, Capital “R” Resistance advocacy — like John Nichols at the ramparts of the Act 10 Capitol Occupation, only with a bigger bullhorn. And without Antifa’s black masks.

Naming names to the committee

NY Times columnist David Leonhardt lauds two companies — Walgreens and Microsoft — for having “spoken out” against Republicans for passing legislation in special session after Tony Evers defeated Scott Walker November 6. Because, you know, he told them to in a previous jeremiad to do so … or else!

But “neither is asking for the return of past political donations,” Leonhardt gripes. “Their current strategy seems like a middle ground designed, above all, to avoid bad publicity.” Bad publicity, if you haven’t noticed, that liberal Leonhardt is only too thrilled to generate. But wait! There’s more!

The partisan political propagandist (no campaign contribution report required) ups the ante but listing more “companies that supported the Wisconsin Republicans and haven’t yet taken a stand — like Dr Pepper Snapple, J.P. Morgan Chase or Humana.

This past summer, Microsoft also donated $1,000 to Roger Roth, the Republican president of the Wisconsin Senate.

The Times man justifies his partisanship with overheated hyperbole: “Because the Wisconsin Republicans are engaged in an anti-democratic effort to undermine the results of an election. It’s dangerous stuff.”

Not to be outdone, former Enron adviser Paul Krugman shrieks that Wisconsin “is turning into Hungary on the Great Lakes.”

‘Was it worth it?’

Now, the Blaska Policy Werkes also criticized Republican legislators — not because the legislation is not sound, for the most part.

Snap Quiz: recite the legislation they passed. None comes to mind? That’s because most of the package was so anodyne — so much inside baseball. Like confining early voting to two weeks before an election so that Wisconsin would enjoy uniform election laws. Hardly a putsch to “undermine an election.” (Although preventing new attorney general Josh Kaul from withdrawing from the multi-state Obamacare lawsuit without legislative approval is a slight power shift.)

In any event, Scott Walker remains the governor until January 7, as does the Legislature — which won’t change that much after January 7. But this kind of stuff could have been — and really should have been — enacted on November 5, the day before the election. Walker himself warned the election would be tight; the Marquette poll showed it even-steven.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Was the policy prize worth the political price? Act 10 was worth the fight. The special session goodies, hardly.

Sad news: Multiple sources (including this one) say the The Weekly Standard — a favorite here at the Policy Werkes and Manor — is folding. A bright and lively opinion weekly with superlative coverage of the arts. Damn and heck.

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About David Blaska

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34 Responses to Or we could boycott the N.Y. Times

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    I wouldn’t use the NYT, whose OpEd is Section A, to wrap fish because it would be insulting…to the fish.

    I took GREAT pleasure in cancelling my Dear nonagenarian Parents subscription recently; $800 per year for something best suited for lining bird cages? I don’t think so!

    ‘Course, it’s likely @AnonyBob’s secular bible.

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      You still have your National Enquirer; at least till they fold. The Pecker flipped to save his gonads. You have my permission to use that line any time you wish.

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  2. Bill Everley says:

    Much less so than Trump News, but then you knew that:) Now, about Ali Muldrow’s CCAP record….

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Bill Everley;

      ”about Ali Muldrow’s CCAP record”

      She has one…or more than one? That information would be useful to a friend of mine.

      Next time youse check in hopes they missed a few of yer most recent…um…entries, see what listed for her and report back.

      Thank youse in advance!

      The Gotch

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  3. dad29 says:

    Some fishwraps deserve to die. War-Mongering Standard is one of them.

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  4. richard lesiak says:

    Well well; Walker, Schimal, and 19 other states won in federal court. Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas just destroyed the ACA with one ruling. Pre-existing protection is no more, charge women more; yep; caps are gone too. This judge sat on this ruling for 7 months waiting till the election and run-offs were complete before f@#$%^g everyone. So walker and company got the brass ring; lame-duck passed and health-care destroyed. Enjoy your retirement you dink. Fitz and Vos…start planning yours.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “health-care destroyed”

      Do tell!

      Seriously, why don’t you just type out that you have absolutely no clue about it.

      Not that it’s not painfully clear to the lucid to begin with.

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        So why don’t you enlighten us? No gop lies or long-winded wordsmithing and filibustering. Just facts. 20 million people would like to hear you justify this ruling. You’ll be searching all the rwnj websites I’m sure. Amirite?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Youse obviously don’t know the difference between Health CARE and Health INSURANCE, so I won’t waste my time.

          The 20 million figure you’ve been spoonfed are ones that were forced into the program under the penalty of a TAX despite what Hopey changey said, and won’t be now.

          Hopey Changey, et al, lied the act into law; now its’s FUBAR!

          But I sincerely hope the lovely and long suffering Mrs. Gotch AND THE GOTCH are STILL both covered for pregnancy.

          National Health CARE my @$$!

          The Gotch

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Where’s the faux outrage when liberal judges legislate from the bench? For every ruling by a judge like O’Connor (bless his ole Texas heart), there are dozens from judges in San Francisco, New York, and D.C. whose sole purpose is to thwart conservative policies.

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    Geez without Obamacare my retired wife will be denied paying for in vitro fertilization.
    We’ll miss it like I miss the pre existing condition called the Obama presidency.

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  6. richard lesiak says:

    I certainly know the difference between care and insurance gotch. Just try to get one without the other. Possible; yes. Quality; no. Cost; get the bankruptcy papers started.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @richard lesiak;

      ”I certainly know the difference between care and insurance”

      Sorry, anyone saying that health CARE has been DESTROYED by this decision does NOT understand the difference.

      As a self-employed independent contractor, I myself fund everything; no group rate or employer contribution. My premiums have gone into, and past, the freakin’ stratosphere.

      If youse know anyone of similar vocational calling, ask them what’s happened to their health insurance premiums since Hopey Changey Care was LIED INTO LAW.

      ‘Course, help is on the way.

      The positively Mensan (yer FAVE, & the “future of the democrat Party”) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has unearthed $21 Trillion in Pentagon scratch-offs.

      This despite the…um…FACT that TOTAL defense expenditures haven’t exceeded that figure going all the way back to 1776.

      To which I say; KEEP_A_HOT_MIC_AT_THE_READY!!! We need to have current updates from the future of Lefty & the democrat Party, am I right?

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH imbecility, so little time!

      The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        You sure love to hate on the new congresswoman who hasn’t even been sworn in yet. Is it all elected Democratic women you find so threatening, or just women in general? She was smart enough to take on a secure incumbent and win. So, Oh Big Talking One – ever done anything like that yourself? Didn’t think so.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          I don’t hate anything but the team the 13 Time World Champion Green Bay Packers face today, running into a cold, rainy wind, and non-variegated Bishop’s Weed.

          And ease up on the manufactured offense, it’s not yer best side.

          I will admit I can’t say I blame youse, though; feebly defending an flaccidly indefensible Lefty INC has to wear on a soul; and not in a good way.

          The future of the democrat Party looks like excreta that’s been dropped from a long-legged cow’s patootie; Ocasio-Cortez is merely the currently most visibly imbecilic in a laughably competitive market.

          Sheesh, even Elizabeth Lieawatha-Fauxchahontas Warren is, by her own admission, no longer a Person of Color.

          Could it be she’s evolved like Hopey Changey, Hillarity, & Joltin’ Joe did on SS marriage when it became politically expedient?

          Anywho, word of caution; youse have enough strikes against your general mien of breathtaking hypocrisy, so I wouldn’t establish the bar for criticism which youse highfreakin’lariously are attempting to establish.

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          What you need to understand AB is that our resident aristocrat gotch is not in touch with us peasants. He does hold his nose and tries to cast pearls before swine everyday to boost his ego. Whenever one of the underlings tries to better themselves he needs to unleash his wrath and defend his position as part of the 1%.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        The gop lied to the American people while running for re-election and now stabbed them in the back. Now they finally beat down the ACA and are standing there with no plan, no replacement, no ideas. Typical repubs. Jumping to Cortez and the pentagon just shows that you have nothing to defend your position. But; take heart, you still have trump’s tweet that “the bestest, biglyest, super-doper healthcare for everyone is on the way. Just as soon as I get back from my 17 day vacation.”

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          A-Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters see a visible something in her that they admire and to which they relate because they see it in themselves.

          B-Ocasio-Cortez’s most visible something is that she’s an epically imbecilic, bespawling moron.

          C-Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters are…?

          The Gotch

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Caution! Youse’ve entered a ​No Weenie-Whining Zone!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          You should move to Venezuela, the US Navy will give you healthcare on the COMFORT for free.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”You should move to Venezuela”

          To experience Socialism’s latest testament as a viable socioeconomic/political system?

          I’ll pass!

          “the US Navy will give you healthcare on the COMFORT for free.” (bold mine)

          Free /frē/ adverb
          1-At no cost or payment
          2-At the expense of others

          The Gotch

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    Senorita Cortez is a better gaffe machine than Plugs Biden which is no small accomplishment. Her message of Socialism Lite is perfectly timed with the crumbling of the EU economic model whose international ramifications apparently extend even to the Madison school board election.
    Senorita Coetez’ victory over Joe Crowley is instructive; his experts had him with a 30 point lead going into the election. Whoops! The NYT didn’t see that one coming either. Why Joe Crowley could’ve inherited the speakership.
    Watch out incumbents with experts and computer models, polls too.
    People want change.

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  8. madisonexpat says:

    No government plan post ObamaCare is a yuge roll back of over reach, corruption and waste. Yuge. Its called voluntary participation in a free market by free people. It means Progs cannot channel their inner totalitarians to force Americans to be serfs.
    If I cut a check, on the spot for a doctor visit, she gives me a 45% discount. See? I bypass the bureaucrats.
    The freer the market the better the quality of life.
    See Canada, Britain and the EU.

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  9. Batman says:

    Pearls before swine

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  10. madisonexpat says:

    Sorry poor richard, my doctor does not treat fools gladly.
    You would not like it.

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