Brother Mike Blaska chaired the Dane County board Supervisors for four years. He said people appreciate a well run meeting. Here is Greg Humphrey on the marathon meeting Tuesday/Wednesday that droned on from 6:30 p.m. 04-19-22 to 4 the next morning. Greg Humphrey has some good advice at Caffeinated Politics:
[Alders] need to attend a class on how to run a meeting. Taxpayers would be well served if alders would trim their excessive chatter and learn to communicate with more precise and tightly framed comments. No one needs to hear an alder fawn over another about how wonderful it is to see such a commitment on this or that issue. Likewise, no one needs to have lofty tributes paid to city staff who are on hand to answer questions.
[It has] perplexed me for years …. [all] the questions alders ask of the staff. While I recognize that issues get placed in a fuller context and become more illuminated in meetings, I am also mindful that city staff is always accessible to alders who wish to be brought up to speed on an issue. Better use of everyone’s time might be for alders to come to council meetings prepared to do the work in front of them instead of needing to assemble the facts in front of the camera.CAFFEINATED POLITICS – Opinions And Musings By Gregory Humphrey
Georgia is Republican red but not orange
“Georgia Republicans, led by Governor Brian Kemp, know how to win — and it’s not by hugging Tr•mp.” — National Review
“Republicans won the statewide races in Georgia’s governor’s race, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state attorney general, agriculture commissioner, insurance commissioner, state superintendent of schools, labor commissioner, ten out of 14 U.S. House races, 33 out of 56 state senate seats, and at least 100 out of 156 state-house seats.”
In many pivotal races, Republicans voted for the Democrat, handing Republicans embarrassing losses in multiple swing states. The New York Times:
High-profile Republicans like Herschel Walker in Georgia and Blake Masters in Arizona lost because Republican-leaning voters decided to cast ballots for Democrats, even as they voted for Republican candidates for U.S. House or other down-ballot races in their states.
FBI’s fake ‘warnings’ about our Hunter story were clearly a coverup to aid Joe Biden
“Why were agents suggesting that info involving Hunter might be the work of “state actors” when the FBI knew darn well it wasn’t? Clearly, the goal was to nudge Twitter and others to squelch news that might damage Joe Biden’s election chances. … Sure enough, when The Post ran its Oct. 14, 2020, scoop about Hunter’s laptop, Twitter immediately censored it, citing its “hacked materials” policy. The Post’s story revealed emails exposing Hunter’s shady foreign deals, including millions that went to Bidens.
Agents might’ve even known The Post was about to publish its scoop. … We’ll never know if the suppression of The Post’s reporting changed the 2020 outcome, but it might’ve.
DeSantis beats Biden; Trump loses
According to the latest Marquette Law School poll:
Joe Biden continues to lead Donald Trump in a 2024 rematch with 44% to Trump’s 34%, while 23% say they prefer someone else or would not vote. Whereas, Ron DeSantis ties Biden — each receiving 42% support from registered voters nationwide. DeSantis has increased his support in polling since January.