The meeting will come to order

Legislative governance is not Kabuki theater

Brother Mike Blaska was renowned for his expertise in parliamentary procedure chairing the Dane County Board of Supervisors. He later taught the subject to county boards across the state.

“People appreciate a well run meeting,” he said.

That does not mean a rehearsed and scripted meeting, edited for television and formatted to fit the screen. But neither does it mean a free-for-all where mob action drives citizens from the chambers fearing for their safety — as occurs monthly at the Madison Board of Education.

Witch Trial

It frustrates the white lab coats here at Blaska Policy Werkes that the WI State Journal and the WI Freedom of Information Council fret that individual Madison school board members may do an informational sit-down with the superintendent of schools. Sunday’s news headline reads: “Madison schools test limits of open government with private board member meetings.” THAT is the big issue at Madison schools?

Individually or in pairs, Madison School Board members spend hours each year in private “board briefings” with Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham, discussing matters soon to come before the full board for votes that must be held in public.

The fear is that these sit downs might amount to prohibited “walking quorums” — that being defined as a number of members below the threshold required to establish a legal quorum (in the case of the Madison Board of Education — four of the seven total membership).

Walking quorums are illegal because they can “render the publicly held meeting a mere formality,” the Wisconsin attorney general’s office is quoted.

Under state law, school boards and other local public bodies must have a quorum — typically a majority or more — of members to take official action, and the action they take must occur in publicly noticed meetings. However, as Chris Rickert reports, no decisions are taken at the sit-downs with the superintendent. Certainly, an opinion could be formed — but that could occur brushing one’s teeth in the morning.

Laws and sausages

Here, however, the Werkes must acknowledge Bismarck’s observation about laws and sausages. Let’s just say: It’s messy.

It is lollipops and rainbows to think that a legislator (such as a school board member) comes into a meeting cold, uninformed, devoid of opinion before rendering his/her vote. Just not human nature.

School board members are the district’s board of directors. They should sit down with their chief executive. It is their duty to be informed. 

Members must also be allowed to talk to other members. Not just arrayed around the council table but over the telephone, in the coffee house, and walking down the hallway. They are not sequestered from each other. They are not jurors in a criminal case. In “The Good Legislature,” the National Conference of State Legislatures posits:

The deliberative process is not restricted to the debate (or lack thereof) that goes on … on the senate and house floor. It is also a vital element of committee activity and continues in the frequent and unstructured exchanges in members’ offices, leadership conferences, at lunch, and in the corridors of the state house or legislative office building.

The law ultimately requires only that the vote of a governmental body be held in the open, properly noticed and recorded. How they got to that vote is mostly unknowable and, unless it involves outright bribery, immaterial.

The heckler’s veto

That openness is frustrated when a committed special interest group like Freedom Inc. abuses the open meeting laws as a tactic to eat up hours of time haranguing the school board, intimidating those with whom they disagree and, ultimately, shutting down the meeting. These suggestions:

• Have disrupters arrested. Not at the meeting. They want to be dragged out screaming “The whole word is watching” as they record their well rehearsed martyrdom. Instead, have the ring leaders arrested the next day and charged with disorderly conduct.

• Board president Mary Burke says she wishes she could respond to the public comments. She can. Put an item on the agenda called “Response to public comments.” No action would be taken, just response, which (in any case) good government demands.

• Set aside a special, public-comment only meeting. Follow up the next day with a no-comment action meeting. Even making the community cable TV audience wait two hours is an imposition.

• Restrict comments to Madison school district residents only. It is appalling that the board allowed comments from Milwaukee residents and that half the commenters do not bother to fill out the appearance forms — many just listing a first name.

• Do not let an issue fester. We’re past three years and counting on cops in schools. Get off the pot and move on.

• For true and open debate, elect someone from outside the Madison liberal-progressive-socialist bubble. (Not that we had anyone in mind, understand.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Let’s see how the new school board fares at tonight’s (04-29-19) meeting 6 p.m. at Chavez elementary school. You can watch live here.

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110 Responses to The meeting will come to order

  1. richard lesiak says:

    Will someone please appoint Dave to some city job already. He’s been hinting and pandering forever.

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    • George's son says:

      The Gotch will spank ya well, Richard, on this one, & better than me. And deservedly so. God DID give you brain, so why not use it. Where/how did ya come up w/ this comment?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @George’s son;

        ”God DID give you brain,”

        I’m far from alone on this, but that has not, repeat NOT, been empirically established.

        ”so why not use it.”

        Perhaps to prove over-n-over-n-over-n-over-n-over again that:

        The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

        The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        (Not that we had anyone in mind, understand.) wink wink. That’s where.

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    The main reason school board members allow Freedom Inc. to disrupt meetings while spewing racist epithets and hurling f-bombs is because it show conclusively how tolerant and sensitive to POCs white Madison liberals are. (My own theory is that it also provides said liberals with some sort of creepy psycho-sexual thrill, but that’s another matter.) It’s the same reason Madison liberals allow bums, winos, drug-addled vagrants, lunatics, and petty criminals to (literally) set up housekeeping on State Street and Library Mall. Now that the weather has turned (more or less) mild, they’re back in full force. their presence demonstrating to one and all the unbounded compassion of civic “leaders” who turn a blind eye to their anti-social behavior–including appropriation of public spaces. So what if a few meetings get disrupted or citizens get harassed while going about their business? The important thing is that Madison liberals get to feel a little better about themselves.

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    • Sprocket says:

      On point Mr. Kriewald.

      I have always wondered if there was some intersection between the self-flaggelatory behavior of white middle-class lefties and the Christian notion of redemption through suffering. There’s already have the concept of original sin (whiteness) in the leftist world view. Add that to leftist leaning of many Christian denominations today and I have to wonder if we’re seeing some weird mutant hybrid philosophy in action.

      Of course, when we speak of suffering, it’s suffering by proxy. Lord knows the minivan socialists don’t want to be dodging panhandling junkies when they take little Scout and Atticus to Taekwondo practice. It’s enough that some other white devil has their quality of life crapped upon. All the better if it’s those filthy blue collar heathens that’s have not found redemption in the gospel of wokeness. This allows them to maintain their self-awarded moral superiority while living lives that, aside from a few lawn signs, are mostly indistinguishable from a white supremacist compound in rural Idaho.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        White upper-middle-class lefties of the sort that proliferate in Madison are today’s version Puritans without the religion (or perhaps with a secular framework). Their mindset–an utter conviction of their own righteousness plus a compulsion to punish anyone who doesn’t share their belief system–was on full display during the witch trials in Salem, Mass. 300 years ago. Today’s version sees original sin as white privilege and their version of heresy is anything that doesn’t conform in the minutest detail to leftest ideology. Marx was right–history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.

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      • Batman says:

        This white privilege thing would be laughable if not for so many limp wristed guilt soggy historically ignorant surrender monkeys. To the victor go the spoils.
        Everywhere, throughout time, where ever human tribes exist it has always been that way regardless of race. Is it black/brown/yellow/red privilege when one tribe massacres/enslaves another tribe and dominates until it happens to them.
        It’s a human thing not a skin color thing.
        Humans are technologically advanced but pathological in other ways.

        Your tribe lost this time Freedom Inc. et al.
        Get over it, get on with your life, and quit whining.

        Oh wait; being a professional protester pays too well to move on and get a real job. With a 1.7million/yr. budget derived from the largess of privileged evil whitey, these destructionists have found a very profitable niche within the evil capitalist system.
        This truly is the land of opportunity for anyone with a little imagination and willingness to work, or who knows how to game the system.

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  3. George's Son says:

    Photo in Dave’s post: Add some hoodies with aggressive slogans, 20 foot banners plus the never-ending “Ray-cist” chant = 2019 & no wonder folks are swooning. It’ll be interesting how the Chavez location fares tonight….. The “F-words” will by flyin’ to support the elimination of SRO’s…

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  4. old baldy says:

    dave:

    I still can’t believe you and Mike are brothers. Whenever he was presenting to County Board members he was always on point, succinct, and informative. No hyperbole or innuendo from him, at least when I was in attendance. Our former CB Chair was prone to prattle on (sorta like gotch but with more respect of the loyal opposition, and with a much larger vocabulary), and Mike got him straightened out. I always read his column in the WI Counties magazine before anything else.

    You two being siblings just proves how amazing DNA can be.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @hankdog/old baldy;

      “You two being siblings just proves how amazing DNA can be.”

      A better example of the whims of familial DNA would be if you have a brother that has a clue…and hair, am I right?

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        No need to get so personal gotch. We have bigger fish to fry “ya know. The entire FBI is full of “scum bags” that need to be exiled, Mothers are conspiring with their doctors to murder their babies, Hillary needs to be executed, Putin is more trust-worthy than our own CIA, Un and Donny are in love, people are slandering Nazi’s. Ollie North just got canned ant the NRA is laundering Russian money. And what have you been doing? Barking about the school board without end. I think you have beaten this one trick pony into the ground and it’s time to move on. Luther Olson said it’s time to accept expanded Medicare. That means there will be an opening because Vos and Fitzgerald will never stand for someone breaking ranks. You can solve all your problems gotch; move out of Madison, run for office and maybe even win. And if you lose you can come to the dells, put a quarter in the Zoltar Speaks machine and it may tell you where you went wrong.

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    • Batman says:

      That was uncalled for baldo.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @Batman;

        Perhaps we ought cut @hankdog/old baldy some slack?

        He’s still reeling from the abject failure of his #SaveThePornStar gofundme page to help Stormy Daniels repay The Donald’s legal fees.

        Compound that with the laughable inability to scrape the Avenatti 2020 sticker off’n the rusted out bumper of his ’74 Chevy Vega? Fuggedaboudit!

        The Gotch

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Possibly there is a difference between a county board meeting and a blog.

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      • old baldy says:

        “Possibly there is a difference between a county board meeting and a blog”

        That just occurred to you ? And in a county/town/village board, city council, etc., there are good citizens that aren’t afraid to run for public office and put their ideas into the legislative mix. At least dave is willing to do that, you others, not so much. Maybe dave can get brother Mike to referee the blog.

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        • Batman says:

          “Maybe dave can get brother Mike to referee the blog.”

          We don’t need no stinkin referee.
          All that is required is for you, bobo, and lazyhack to behave.
          Not a big ask.

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        • old baldy says:

          batty:

          Elaborate on that, will you. I don’t make fun of someones appearance, their name, nor their ideas. But I will call out hypocrisy, lies,and general bad behavior. And you want me to behave. Turn that suggestion on the offenders.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @hankdog/old baldy;

          One thing’s for sure: You have yourself successfully fooled!

          The Gotch

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        • madisonexpat says:

          When will it occur to you?

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  5. old baldy says:

    How so, batty? Too many big words for you?

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  6. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    I tuned into the Chavez meeting for ~ 5 minutes and lost interest because the acoustics were sub par.

    I will attest that it was refreshing there were no (that I saw) disruptive, F-bomb flinging, banner holding FreeDUMB Inc/Derail The Jail/Young, Gelded, & Stupid, et al, members’ monumental cluelessness exhibit.

    Not even any WOKE Guilt-Suffocated White Lefties displaying their staggering self-loathing.

    Was there a High Quality/Quantity Free S#!T dispensing symposium elsewhere in town?

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      All that prattle after only watching for 5 min? “Sub par acoustics”; OH THE HORROR. Quote the Gladiator “the time of honoring yourself will soon be over.”

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        The lucid choose to read the follow-up, which anyone with a > shoe-size I.Q. could access.

        The Great Dane had you in mind, here:

        Let The Candied Tongue Lick Absurd Pomp!

        The Gotch

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  7. Eric Z says:

    @ Gotch; One could only hope for gelding. That WOULD slow down the school to jail to prison pipeline. Not to mention lower the costs of some social programs…

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  8. Batman says:

    “I don’t make fun of someones appearance, their name, nor their ideas. But I will call out hypocrisy, lies,and general bad behavior. And you want me to behave.”

    baldo,
    You want to join team righteousness, then call out lazyhack because 98.7% of his comments (Ididthemath) are pure garbage polluting this site.

    Most of your comment above is inaccurate and somewhat delusional. The only unknown at this point is if you genuinely believe your delusion.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Batman;

      @hankdog/old baldy addresses you as, and I quote “batty,” then proceeds to post:

      “I don’t make fun of someones appearance, their name, nor their ideas.” (bolds mine)

      “​Most of your comment above is inaccurate and delusional.” (fify)

      “The only unknown at this point is if you genuinely believe your delusion.”

      It’s known, and accurately described as Successfully Fooled!

      The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      “But I will call out hypocrisy, lies and general bad behavior.” Did you watch trump’s rally in GB? What say you now batboy? Was there nothing in that 90 min. that you would call out?

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  9. old baldy says:

    Yup, just like Batman and Gotchberg are your real names. I’d bet the IRS is curious. You really are grasping at straws trying to justify your existence. Let me know when you reach maturity.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @hankdog/old baldy;

      I tried (in vain) to locate anywhere on this thread where anyone was questioning the use of real names or commenting handles; funniest thing, I couldn’t find a one.

      The only one that DOES is @richard lesiak, who, it’s abundantly clear, has enough problems of his own to tend.

      And I.R.S.? Get thee to a therapist…STAT!!!

      Any you? The laughable crimson clupeidae that you’re “justifying your existence” by pretending you’re NOT the incarnation of the former madison.com I.Q./follically-challenged @hankdog (not that I blame you) while admonishing others to “reach maturity”?

      Priceless!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        I ALWAYS use my real name. You and your BFF”s know that by the posting of pic’s, info and the obscene letters I receive. What problems do I have to tend crotch? Enlighten me you old fool. I stand by everything I say without fear.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Or accuracy.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “I ALWAYS use my real name.”

          Heh! Were there ever anyone that would benefit significantly by remaining anonymous…

          “You and your BFF”s know that by the posting of pic’s, info and the obscene letters I receive.”

          The Drama Queen continues apace a pathetically desperate need for attention.

          “What problems do I have to tend crotch?”

          Oy gevalt! Not enough bandwidth or interest to beat THAT dead horse.

          “Enlighten me you old fool.”

          Even after adding on another year today, I’m FAR younger than you, and like my Dear 94 year-old Father always says…sometimes:

          “Gotchie, ain’t no fool like an OLD fool!”

          “I stand by everything I say without fear.”

          Do tell!

          “There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me, but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.” C. Hitchens

          The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Your a fool and a coward gotch. Your wordsmithing BS may fool some of the people here , but not me. Post your real name and then we shall talk.

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  10. Batman says:

    “There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me, but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.” C. Hitchens

    Hence the name lazyhack.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Well, you answered my question batgirl by avoiding it. Your a fool just like gotch. Doctors and mothers conspire to kill newborn babies. Batgirl and gotch applaud. The FBI are all scum. Batcrap and crotch stand and cheer. They dress up the babies and then kill them. CHEERS GALORE FROM BATGIRL AND CROTCH. It’s all true they claim. They have seen it with their own eyes. No lies there. Fake news. They read it on Big League Politics. Jacob Wohl told them it’s true.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      What annoys me most is a fool that uses another persons quote because they have no idea what they are talking about.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Interesting you quote Hitchens, Batty. Do you even know who he was?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        ”Do you even know who he was?”

        Was he the one that would have taken over for Lefty demi-god and HATE CRIME HOAXER extraordinaire Jussie Smollett after his candy @$$ got canned from Empire?

        The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Ha ha, Gootch! Christopher Hitchens. Maybe you should look him up before shooting your ignorant, worthless mouth off. Snork! Thanks for making my day!

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Ohhhh, a GOTCHA?

          Not exactly.

          One small problem; I’ve read several of his books.

          So, yeah, you’re REALLY looking pretty stupid right about now.

          A comfortable, natural state!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Sure, right. That doesn’t explain your stupid comment.
          Why pretend to be ignorant? Could it be…

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Chasing your tail keeps you from your bread-n-butter: making hilariously inane predictions.

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch: just as I thought. No answer.

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  11. madisonexpat says:

    Hey ABob, I just asked a CPA if the Trump Tax Cut was a benefit. “It was for me” he said, “It let me keep 20% more of my profits as a small business owner.”
    Lotsa small business owners out here.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      A CPA? You think that’s typical of small business or the vast majority of the middle class? Doubt it. Meanwhile, enjoy your new GOP trillion dollar debt. Party of the deficit hawks? Har!

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        “You think that’s typical of small business or the vast majority of the middle class?’

        Uh..yeah. But don’t believe The Gotch, or any other purveyor of a fact-based reality, let’s toss it over to the that Pro-Trump/Bedrock Conservative All The News That’s Fit To Print

        Face It: You (Probably) Got a Tax Cut

        STUDIES CONSISTENTLY FIND THAT THE 2017 LAW CUT TAXES FOR MOST AMERICANS. MOST** OF THEM DON’T BUY IT (bolds/caps mine)

        ** MOST = Stupid Lefties.

        Et tu, NYT?

        NEVER one to occupy a fact-based Universe, @AnonyBob knows otherwise, am I right?

        BBWWAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Alas, poor @AnonyBob, sad @AnonyBob, monumentally ButtHurt @AnonyBob; when he and reality are neck-n-neck, it’s reality that must pull over!

        Be a good little boy and waddle back in here and issue an appropriately contrite and groveling apology for your unconscionable breach of the truth.

        Ah Lefty; so MUCH humiliating ignominy, so little time!

        The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Few believe they got a tax cut because it was minuscule. Most of it went to the wealthy. Crumbs for the rest of us. And those crumbs disappear in 2026. Meanwhile, the GOP, those hard charging populist deficit hawks, put a trillion on the nation’s credit card. Nice work. The GOP deservedly got no credit for it at the polls. Perception is reality. Apologize? The wordy word word Gootch; always good for a laugh!

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Nobody thinks they got a tax cut because for most it was minuscule and it will disappear in a few years. The bulk of it went to the wealthy; crumbs for the rest of us. This, from the party of deficit hawks. Thanks for the trillion dollars on the nation’s credit card. The GOP rightfully did not benefit from this scam at the polls in the midterms. Apologize, Gootch? You are one hilarious old wordy crank.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          When @AnonyBob is first confronted with real real mean Inconvenient Truth, he does THIS!

          Then rather than believe the NYT, he believes his lyin’ eyes.

          Newsrooms That Rushed To Report Tax Refunds Were Smaller This Year Go Silent On IRS Data Showing Refunds Have Increased.

          Don’t be like @AnonyBob!

          The Gotch

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      • madisonexpat says:

        How is my CPA’s four person business not a small business? How is it atypical?

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Gotch’s link to the NYT reports $3K+ average tax refund since the President Trump tax cut. Is that a crumb to you?

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Don’t you know how averages work? Doesn’t mean most of us saw $3K. Just that some got a lot more. But you go right ahead and bleat, “Thank you sir, may I have another!”

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  12. madisonexpat says:

    Hey ABob we can totally agree on Chris Hitchens’ awesomeness. Remember when he flipped off Bill Maher’s intellect AND audience? And when he wrote a book on the Clinton White House entitled “No One Left To Lie to”? And when he Hitch-slapped Joan Walsh on TV?
    Yeah….. that was awesome.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      An atheist (or in his words, antitheist) like Hitchens? It never ceases to amaze me what conservatives will overlook when it suits their politics.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Ah but you project. I don’t require anyone to share or even agree with my faith but you do. Because you insist that the party line trumps (har) all.

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        • old baldy says:

          We should all apply Hitchens Razor to our comments here, and hold politicians of all stripes to it as well.

          “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence”

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  13. madisonexpat says:

    OB, good idea. And there goes Russian election hacking, the Collusion Delusion, Brett Kavanaugh as a rapist, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, everything M. Avennatti ever said, Obstruction of Justice, 17 intel agencies all agree, the Coventry kids assaulted the Indian guy, etc. etc. etc.
    Good idea.

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    • old baldy says:

      According to the FBI, CIA and NSA, there is all sorts of evidence for Russian hacking. You could look it up. Mueller says otherwise on obstruction. Guess your definition of evidence differs from Websters.

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  14. madisonexpat says:

    Gotta call the Hitchens Razor on the last two assertions. How about we credit the statements of Mssrs. Obama and Rosenstein that not one vote was altered by any Russian influence?
    That horse is dead.

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  15. madisonexpat says:

    I call Hitchens’ Razor on these two assertions.
    In rebuttal I cite Mssrs. Rosenstein (DOJ) and Obama (ex POTUS) who stated that not one vote was changed by any Russian action.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      They said they had no way of knowing if any votes were changed. They couldn’t quantify it, Trumpster.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Addendum: no votes, as far as they knew, were changed by direct hacking. Votes affected by a “sweeping and systematic” attempt to affect our election? Unquantifiable.

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        • David Blaska says:

          How many who voted for Trump would change their votes now that AnonyBob has told them they were fooled by the Ruskies? Class?

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        • AnonyBob says:

          No, Dave. More would’ve voted for Hillary instead of voting for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, or just staying home. Putin suppressed the Hillary vote.

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        • David Blaska says:

          Hillary of Benghazi? Hillary of Whitewater? Hillary of the home-brewed State Department server? Hillary the enabler of a sexual predator? Hillary of bleach bits? Hillary purveyor of the Steele dossier fantasies? Hillary the “likable enough”? Putin made all that up? What a rascal, he!

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “Putin suppressed the Hillary vote.”

          But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but Hillarity won the popular vote, didn’t she?

          waaah…waaaaaaaaaaaah!!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Dave, despite Hillary’s (mostly made up GOP) deficiencies, in a razor thin election, Putin made the difference. Trump especially knows it. Witness his actions, his inexplicable deference to our adversary.

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        • David Blaska says:

          Obama knew about Russia’s attempts to interfere but told his State and Justice departments to stand down for fear it would wreck his terrible Iran deal.

          Then there is this from 03-05-19: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday extended sanctions against Russia by another year, prolonging punitive measures that were first imposed over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. … In Monday’s announcement, the Trump administration stressed the “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” posed by Russia as the basis for renewing the sanctions.

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  16. Batman says:

    You just said unquantifiable bobo.
    Your gal Hillary lost fair and square.
    Time to move on dude.
    Some of us are praying for you.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Fair and square with Putin’s thumb on the scale. Unquantifiable doesn’t mean nonexistent. No wonder Trump won’t even bring the subject up with Vladimir. He knows it means he’s an illegitimate president. He’s a bit touchy about that. The former Dept. of Homeland Security secretary was warned not to bring the subject of Russian election interference up in meetings. Our democracy suffers.
      Thanks for your prayers, Bat-traitor, but none of us should just move on.

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      • Batman says:

        Praying extra hard now bobo.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        “Our democracy suffers.”

        Curious, do you have a preference of…um… TOPPINGS; Reynolds Wrap©™® or Alcoa©™®?

        The Trump Derangement Syndrome is POWERFUL with this one, am I right?

        The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Bat-traitor was probably a bit harsh. Bat- and Gootch-useful-idiot is probably more appropriate.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          What about YOU GUYS ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY?

          Wait a minute.

          THAT hysterical slobbering was dutifully SLAIN by some ugly reality.

          Never mind.

          The Gotch

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      • madisonexpat says:

        The only pressure Putin applied was $148M to the Clinton Foundation while Hill was SecState and a cool half million to Bill.

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  17. madisonexpat says:

    ABob’s answer to David’s question posits erstwhile Hillary voters getting “swayed” by Boris and Natasha into voting for Stein or whatshisname.
    That’s ascribing levels of stupid and clueless to Hillary’s voters I find hard to believe but hey! ABob would know better than I.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Putin ran an impressive disinformation campaign. It’s in the Mueller report you praise for finding no collusion. I also blame Bernie, his Bros, and Putin’s bots.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        ABob, the only mis/disinformation campaign was from the Peepee tape forward. Once again it is very instructive to listen to the most hysterical charge made against President Trump to see the Democrats sin.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Seriously, Splat? Mueller details a “sweeping and systematic” effort by the Russian govt. to subvert the election through fake social media accounts (confirmed by Zuckerberg), hacking and releasing emails thru Wikileaks, etc. (and 140 contacts between Russians and Trump’s campaign), and yet you close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and chant “It’sNotTrueIt’sNotTrueIt’sNotTrue…”
          You suffer from a raging case of Trumpster Denialism.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Next comes ABob to illustrate my point.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        “I also blame Bernie, his Bros,”

        Why, for being gutless wankers while bending WAY over and allowing Hillarity to cheat/lie/pillage/steal the nomination?

        You’re careening into seriously dangerous, Terminal Velocity Intervention Territory, you should listen to your wife.

        The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          I’m sure your long-suffering, extremely elderly mother tells you to get off the sticky (ew) keyboard and out of her basement all the time.
          “cheat/lie/pillage/steal” – I thought you were talking about Trump’s business practices.

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  18. madisonexpat says:

    Straight up. Gotta give ABob an attaboy for staying in the batter’s box.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @madisonexpat;

      “Gotta give ABob an attaboy for staying in the batter’s box.”

      More like the after shot of Tony Conigliaro getting beaned, or Denis Lebedev getting pummeled but coming back for more.

      The Gotch

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Churlish of me not to acknowledge Splat’s “straight up” comment, especially when I know he disagrees with everything I’ve said.
      My wife would say (and does), “Get off Blaska’s Blog and getta life.”

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        ” ‘Get off Blaska’s Blog and getta life.’ ”

        Trouble with advise? Wise people don’t need it and fools don’t heed it.

        To no one’s surprise, you align firmly with the latter!

        The Gotch

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      • madisonexpat says:

        I suggest that Blaska’s Blog is not your problem but your therapy. You’ve invested your life in paranoiac delusions that turn into nothing. You tilt at windmills and wonder why you’ve done nothing productive or creative. You’ve become Gollum without the ring cursing Trump, er I mean Baggins.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        Seeing none, and I mean NONE, of the foul balls you’ve chasing has amounted to anything but cringe-inducing frustration, here’s some more Hilarious Hijinx for you to chase down.

        The Gotch

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  19. AnonyBob says:

    You Trumpster Denialists are hilarious. Too bad it’s not a laughing matter.

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  20. Batman says:

    Holy $#!t

    This is some fine entertainment and it’s free!
    Bless Joe Biden’s heart…

    Well, at least he for sure has three votes.
    Thanks Gotch-

    https://news.grabien.com/story-old-man-joe-biden-slurs-his-way-through-first-speech-preside

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