No politics in the state capitol, people!

The end of politics as we know it!

Tony Evers is just good people policy

We seem to recall having practiced the journalism trade in the pre-Facebook era, even before Netscape’s internet browser. (The internet? Netscape?) Before cable news and the 24/7 news cycle. 

Some things, however, never change — that being the dominant culture’s bias against conservatives. Remember how John McCain’s acceptance speech at the 2008 Minneapolis convention was disrupted by protestors? John McCain! Booed! 

Then again, my former employers at The Capital Times never had anything good to say about Tommy Thompson.

Now it is happy days and Joanie loves Chachi that Tony Evers is Wisconsin’s new governor. Because he’s a liberal Democrat and liberal Democrats hate politics like Nicolas Maduro hates profits.  

Isthmus, the liberal-progressive-socialist Madison weekly, is clearly in a celebratory mood. “People before politics,” exults the headline above editor Judith Davidoff’s article. 

general strangelove

Because it is People Before Politics!

One is reminded of President Merkin Muffley’s admonition in Dr. Strangelove: “No fighting in the war room.” 

“No Politics in the Wisconsin state capitol!” 

Never mind Fukuyama’s End of History, it’s the End of Politics.

We reference our history as an ink-stained wretch as credentials to spot a clearly biased “news” story. A most effective technique is the selective quote. Ms. Davidoff chose to lead off her account with a particular lady who found herself blubbering over the end of the eight-year Scott Walker Occupation.

“I’m an economist,” she added. “I think good policy is not a partisan issue.” (As if Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes were on the same textbook page!) Isthmus continues:

She noted that the state needs an educated workforce and that Evers, the state’s former schools superintendent, has worked in a field where “you can’t be partisan… and you have to work with everybody.”

As if there is no difference between Betsy DeVos and Randi Weingarten.) Well, yes you do. Or, at the very least, yes you should say so because, gosh darnnit, it just sounds so kumbaya. (Now Blaska is getting all misty. We are hearing Johnny Mathis.)

mystery evers

Because it is People Before Politics! 

The more churlish among the white lab coats at Blaska Policy Werkes wanted Tony Ever’s inaugural address to be broadcast on tape delay so that Mystery Science Theater’s three characters (including the empty gumball machine) could riff on the speech.

That is no more outlandish that CNN’s execrable Don Lemon calling for Trump’s Oval Office address to be aired on a delay “in case he spews propaganda.” (More here.) You first, Don Lemon tree, very bitter. 

Or The Nation magazine “demanding” that the networks refuse to air the speech at all, on the grounds familiar to all Madison Progs: it is hate speech. https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-hate-speech-violence-against-immigrants/

Time to pop We Are the World into the VCR! I’m going to work with Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump and, and doggone it, I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and people really like me! (Oh, wait … nevermind.)

It’s just good policy

Good policy is not a partisan issue! Like the picture Isthmus runs with “People Before Politics.” Read the photograph’s cutline:

Members and supporters of Voces de la Frontera rallied at the Capitol in support of Gov. Evers’ plan to include the restoration of driver licenses and in-state college tuition for Wisconsin immigrant residents.

Good policy? Paying in-state tuition to Wisconsin immigrant residents (Left-wing dog whistle for “illegal aliens.” Disband I.C.E.! Serenity Now!) Why, of course! Because More Free Stuff is not a partisan issue. Any more than Free College and Medicare For All and a 70% top income tax rate.


Walker claims that Evers supports granting driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for “illegal aliens.” Walker is clearly on point on the driver’s license issue. As for in-state tuition for DACA students, Evers backs that, too. … by definition they are not in the country legally. …  So the statement is accurate, but it requires some clarification and detail on DACA status. That’s our definition of Mostly True.  Politifact 11/02/18

Blaska’s Bottom Line: People Before Politics! If you disagree, why, you’re just playing politics, people. And excercising your First Amendment free speech rights, except when it involves Hate Speech, which is prohibited by those with whom you disagree.

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About David Blaska

Madison WI
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57 Responses to No politics in the state capitol, people!

  1. dad29 says:

    Don Lemon tree, very bitter.

    I hope you don’t know that because you took a bite…..

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    I had a Don Lemon of a used car.

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  3. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Tony (“Mr. Charisma”) Evers, ushering in a new era of general wonderfulness, issues a call for state agency leaders to “recognize the valuable contributions of state employees ….” Would this include “non-essential” employees? Since the federal government appears to have several hundred thousand of these, I’m assuming Wisconsin government has a comparable percentage. Here’s my solution to the illegal immigration “crisis”: fire all non-essential federal employees (that designation alone should be grounds for dismissal) and use the money that goes to pay their salaries to build The Wall.

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  4. coolkevs says:

    The bathrooms at the capitol don’t need Febreze anymore except where the Repubs hang out

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  5. richard lesiak says:

    You still haven’t figured it out have ‘ya all. Stay focused on Evers while the new AG busts heads. He pointed fingers at the gop in his speech and is tough as nails. Vos, Fitz, WILL, etc are going to have their hands full if they try any of the BS they got away with when Schmil was in office.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @richard lesiak;

      “He pointed fingers at the gop in his speech and is tough as nails.”

      Oooooooh; everyone was SHUDDERING uncontrollably as the Reverend Freddie Phelps (a lifelong democrat himself!) doppelgänger played the heavy while soiling his Depends.

      Ichabod was tough as nails when he preached to the slobbering choir and had virtual tenure.

      The days of spinelessly hiding behind his abysmally failed stint at DPI, with the unquestioning support of a (literally) captive audience, are OVER!

      Now he’s whizzin’ with the big boys, not the chattering class masses, and he’ll get a rude awakening when he finds out they play for keeps.

      I sincerely hope he does better than I expect he will, but my money’s on him wilting like August lettuce!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        I’m talking about the new AG and your talking Rev Phelps. And the choir wasn’t slobbering you idiot.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “I’m talking about the new AG”

          You don’t say?

          “Stay focused on Evers.” (bold mine)

          Sooooo, the new AG’s name is Evers?

          “your (sic) talking Rev Phelps.”

          Oy! Sooooo, more money for education is supposed to git-er-DONE for some?

          The Gotch

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Gootch = hate gibberish.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Sheesh!

          Youse need to repair to yer Safe Space where youse will be far FAR away from the Inconvenient Truth cruelly supplied by a fact-based Universe.

          There, youse’ll be pacified, with similarly aggrieved snowFLAKES, by soothing hot cocoa, warm stuffed emotional support animals to cuddle, and coddling/enabling grief counselors to assure youse that yer real real special!

          The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        I said stay focused on Evers WHILE the new AG busts heads. Comprehend that gootchie?

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  6. Gordon Sussman says:

    MST 3000 indeed!! Jim Mallon lives!

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  7. Tom Paine says:

    10,000 immigrants ————deposited just north of UWM campus. Another 10,000 deposited on the border between Verona and Univ Ridge, or alternatively, in Middleton.

    Let us see the displays humanity, equity, Christian charity; etc. Adopt an immigrant. Let them sleep in your basement. BUT sleep behind a locked, steel door.

    BTW, how many will be given sanctuary in the Governor’s Mansion? 🙂

    Sweet dreams for the Prog’s and their utopian vision. Best of all possible…….

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    • AnonyBob says:

      20,000 immigrants dumped in WI? What are you talking about, Paine?

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Madison tried this with the Marielistas when Jemma Carter let them in. Compassion crumbled under criminal acts on State St. until Small Paul’s mentor, Fidel Castro took them back and put them into Commie grade prisons.
      Remember?

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Castro emptied his jails. That’s not what’s happening now.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “Castro emptied his jails.”

          And asylums.

          “That’s not what’s happening now.”

          @AnonyBob is regurgitating EXACTLY what Madcow, Cryin’ Chuckie, SanFranNan, et al, tell him to regurgitate, and how, just like a trained seal; isn’t that tres cute!

          The Gotch

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  8. old baldy says:

    Geez, you guys are sure sore losers. If walker was soooo great, how did he lose? Foxconn, G-Tac, WEDC, his extremely short-lived venture into presidential politics (where he got smoked by an even bigger crook), divide and conquer, act 10, fear of talking/working with the other side of the aisle, transportation, environment, etc. The list is long and varied. Add them all up and he lost. Yet vos, fitz, blaska and the faithful readers here at the manor are still whining. You have 4 years to grow up and get over it. Let’s see how that turns out.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Hankdog/old baldy;

      ”Geez, you guys are sure sore losers.”

      Say what???

      Look, I realize yer monumentally chafed that yer Go Fund Me page to help defray yer hero Stormy’s indebtedness to the Commander-in-Chief has fallen flat, but that doesn’t mean youse need to do the same, does it?

      Righty is a coupla freakin’ LIGHT YEARS away from Lefty’s cringe-inducing, baleful slobbering after the three previous WI gubernatorial elections, when you’s got yer @$$e$ handed to you’s.

      You see anything remotely resembling the corpulent, blimpesque, entitled Rotundas screeching in The Key Of Me at the Capitol last November or since?

      Me either.

      Then we have Lefty being dangerously immersed in 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 after Hillarity got her sizable @$$ handed to her by The Donald.

      It’s almost too much to watch.

      Almost!

      Try the fact-based reality some time; if nothing more, youse won’t get embarrassingly b**t*sl**p*d by The Gotch as much.

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        At ;least with Evers in office your racial anxiety level will go down. Did you ever get that bike lane snow removal problem resolved?

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    • White Hills says:

      Walker was the greatest tactician and governor in WI history. That’s how he defeated Doyle.

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      • Bill Everley says:

        nope Walker was a ball-less fag, period.

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      • David Blaska says:

        Except that Walker never ran against Doyle.

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        • old baldy says:

          What happened, dave, you turn off the sarcasm detector? I suppose you have to have the sensitivity dialed way down to deal with all the BS gootch dribbles forth. Carry on.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        If he was so great, why’d he lose to, according to you guys, a milquetoast?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Good question; it was a close race, and personally I don’t think our thrice-elected former Governor’s heart was in it.

          Or perhaps he allowed Lefty a Pity Play, so you’s wouldn’t fall farther into the existential abyss than you’s already have.

          Another good question: if Hillarity was so great, with ALL* those advantages, why did she lose to The Donald?
          *96 % chance of winning,
          *20-1 White Billionaire advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE money advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE name recognition advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE cheating advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE fixed convention advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE running against incompetent Lefty morons advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE endorsement advantage,
          *EFFIN’ HUGE media advantage, ad infinitum ad nauseum.

          Conclusion: people hated Hilarity, didn’t trust her, and the pendulum has shifted away from Gimmee Gimmee, open border, feebly flaccid, White Guilt suffocated whiney Lefties.

          OWN IT!!!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          What’s Hilary got to do with anything now? Nothing. Fighting the last war and beating a dead horse doesn’t say much for you or your argument.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          A discussion about election losses shouldn’t include the biggest election upset we’ll Ever(s) see?

          got it.

          The Gotch

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    • Gary l. Kriewald says:

      He lost because his campaign failed to remind voters of the disaster awaiting them if they ushered in the era of Doyle 2.0.by electing another tax-and-spend Madison liberal.

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      • dad29 says:

        He also had a Hillary-esque Campaign Of Entitlement. You realize that he NEVER spoke of what he would do in the coming term in any TeeVee ad broadcast in Milwaukee, right?

        “Hold the course” and “My Mom Loves Me” are not exactly calls to battle.

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  9. White Hills says:

    The Isthmus tabloid reads 1984 as a manual, not a warning.

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  10. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Anyone heard the over/under for how long (soon?) Ichabod will take to get America’s Dairyland back to those enviable 10 figure Diamond Jim Doyle deficits?

    The Gotch

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  11. WashCoRepub says:

    Very glad Scott is staying in the state. We’ll need a candidate when the Evers recall is launched.

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  12. coolkevs says:

    30,000 votes – it’s a landslide!!!!

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    • old baldy says:

      Compared to trump losing the popular vote by 2milliom plus it sure is.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @hankdog/old baldy;

        What other aspects of the election process or the Constitution of the United States of America do youse struggle with?

        The Gotch

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        • old baldy says:

          At least I understand as much, and probably more, than you do. But one one is surprised by that. And I used proper spelling and punctuation, and didn’t call anyone any names. Har har..

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @hankdog/old baldy;

        “At least I understand as much, and probably more, than you do.”

        A fact-based reality begs to differ.

        “And I used proper spelling and punctuation”

        “2milliom” (sic)

        Heh! Youse sure do! And spacing too, am I right?

        “and didn’t call anyone any names.”

        That fact-based reality would inform youse that The Gotch didn’t either.

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          I See dat goTCh is pleyingg thee blogee pOlIce agen. HEe gits inta dat and Bringgin up hiLLary when he aints’ got nuthin to backing up hIs argurents.

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        • old baldy says:

          That was then, this is now:

          “At least I understand as much, and probably more, than you do. But one one is surprised by that. And I used proper spelling and punctuation, and didn’t call anyone any names. Har har..”

          You are wrong, again. Har-har.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @hankdog/old baldy;

          “But one one is surprised by that.” (bolds mine)

          Oh the earring deep irony!

          Have a Snickers and punt!

          The Gotch

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        • old baldy says:

          Geez, corny, I try to emulate your mastery of butchered language and you still don’t like it. So much for imitation being the finest form of flattery.

          Hey, did any of you resident sycophants see 45 blabbering down in TX on the tube?? He couldn’t string together a coherent thought if he was paid. He is an embarrassment to his species, whatever that may be.

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  13. 1. Tony Evers was elected to the office of Governor in the State of Wisconsin and even though the political left never once showed Scott Walker a shred of respect I’ll do what’s right and respect our new Governor, he is my Governor just like he is yours.

    2. The Governor is welcome to his own opinion on things just like all of his predecessors but that does not mean that I have to agree with his opinion.

    3. I won’t rationalize unethical attacks against Governor Evers because of the constant unethical attacks against his predecessor Scott Walker.

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  14. Batman says:

    “Hey, did any of you resident sycophants see 45 blabbering down in TX on the tube?? He couldn’t string together a coherent thought if he was paid. He is an embarrassment to his species, whatever that may be.”

    Confused baldy is dreaming about Pelosi again who hasn’t been sober in years.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Batman;

      “Confused baldy is dreaming about Pelosi again who hasn’t been sober in years.”

      Reminds me of THE best salesman I ever knew/worked with; no one knew he drank ’til he showed up sober one day.

      The Gotch

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