Opening this sanctuary blogge even to progressives!

and Mandela Barnes is tough on endorsements!

Yikes! Forgot that September 14 was our 48th wedding anniversary! I blame sudden-onset senility compounded by the week your congenial host wore a coronavirus face mask in April 2020. To make up for it, presented the Lovely Lisa a patio end table on which to place her afternoon sauvignon blanc. Because I missed #48, the gift covers our 49th anniversary! That puts the Squire ahead of the game!

By serendipity alone, made the lovely trek out to the Stoneman Farm on Syene Road, Fitchburg, for their Sweet Corn of the Gods! Turned out Friday 09-16-22 was their last day of the season! Loaded up with three bags @ $9 each. On the way up to the farmstead via their winding driveway, saw a flock of wild turkeys traversing the hillside pasture, dotted with mature oak trees. The Scottish Highland longhorn cattle were congregated under a stand of trees on another delightful, early autumn (not officially) Wisconsin morn!

Defund ICE Democrat poses as tough on crime

Stop those damn pictures, Boss Tweed once said of Thomas Nast’s muckraking cartoons. U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes is trying to live down that photograph of him gleefully modeling a T-shirt that reads “Abolish ICE” (for Immigration and Customs Enforcement). So Tony Evers’ Number Two ballyhoos an outpouring of support from Wisconsin law enforcement. If you can call nine names an “outpouring.” More like a trickle. Only two of which are active duty. The remainder, retired. And not one sheriff.

One of the former cops is Gloria Reyes, who voted to expel cops from Madison’s public schools when she presided over the school board and now wants to run for mayor!

Blaska’s Bottom Line Truism #49: Don’t play in your opponent’s sand box! The lesser Mandela is replaying Mike Dukakis in an Army tank.

Martha’s Vineyard is lovely in the off season

Ari Melber and his guests on MSNBC were in high dudgeon that Gov. DeSantis is sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard and Kamala Harris’ doorstep in D.C. That is how you change the narrative!

President Barack Obama has a home on Martha’s Vineyard, while Ms. Harris said as recently as Sunday that the border is “secure” when everyone knows it isn’t. The GOP point was … to showcase the hypocrisy of Democrats who run “sanctuary cities” without bearing the costs of migration, and the Governors have certainly done that.

— the Wall Street Journal

NPR is trying to make the case that the governor was guilty of human trafficking. Really! Actually found an “expert” to confirm its predilection, although she admitted trafficking requires a profit motive. Surprisingly, the New York Times gives DeSantis’ “stunt” some credence.

Our immigration system has long been overburdened and outdated, and the asylum process is a big part of what’s not working. … In 2010, there was a backlog of about 100,000 asylum cases pending. Today, that number has swelled to more than 660,000. When other kinds of cases, such as deportation orders, are included, the backlog in immigration courts climbs to over 1.8 million.

The numbers reflect a recent spike in migration. Over the past two years, about a million people have been allowed into the country to await hearings in immigration court. …Although asylum hearings are supposed to be held within 45 days of an application being filed, the current wait time for an asylum hearing averages nearly 4½ years.

New York Times

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Few were more apoplectic than The Atlantic which condemned “Ron DeSantis’s idiotic and cruel attempt to dump human beings on the island during the off-season.” A real mensch would have deposited the illegals in the high season, one supposes.

What have YOU observed?

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34 Responses to Opening this sanctuary blogge even to progressives!

  1. brynstane says:

    I believe when Mr. Barnes got that ABOLISH ICE shirt, he thought it was to promote global warming.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Kevin S Wymore says:

      In Wisconsin, I believe most of the red-hued barns will vote red this year.

      Not Communistic red. Traditional red. Support capitalism red.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    A partial explanation for the recent tightening of the U.S. Senate race?

    Folks are discovering the REAL Mandela Barnes isn’t the Aw Shucks Farm Boy his handlers so desperately want you to believe.

    Barnes is in the process of discovery, which (Blaska appears fond of Bob Dylan) a line from the epic Tangled Up In Blue illustrates:

    But All The While I Was Alone THE PAST Was Close Behind

    It gets worse.

    DC Mayor Says Her City Cannot Handle Migrants Because WE’RE_NOT_TEXAS

    The absolutely breathtaking hypocrisy of SCINOS (Sanctuary Cities In Name Only) is off the charts!

    The Gotch

    Liked by 4 people

    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      From the WSJ (bolds/caps/italics mine):


      El Paso Looks Like A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY After Border City Is Overrun By Migrants

      And these Lefty Mayors/Governors declaring States Of Emergency with what amounts to a rounding error?

      The Gotch believes they protest too much…..

      Anywho, leave the everLUVin’ coup de grâce hypocrisy to the epically disgusting, monumentally corrupt Hillarity, who breathlessly slobbered that the Martha’s Vineyard transfer of a whole 50 people was LITERALLY HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

      Perhaps she’s angry that she, the Former Serial Sexual Predator-In-Chief, and the Clintonista Slush Fund weren’t able to successfully commodify this suffering like they did in Haiti…..?

      The Gotch

      Liked by 3 people

  3. Pat says:

    I was shocked *sarcasm* to see Gloria Reyes endorse the Lesser Mandela. She has proven to be weak (note her flip AGAINST M.P.D.) when she was on the Madison School Board. Keep in mind she was once with MPD. After some resesrch, we foul d that she’s also a board member on the Madison Community Policing Foundation. (no idea how other members accept this).

    Run for mayor against SRC?
    It’s a horse-a-piece, in Charlie Berens’ terms. Don’t buy it.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. One Eye says:

    Barnes is doing a wonderful job channeling Penny Lane from “Almost Famous”:

    Penny Lane : How old are you?

    William Miller : Eighteen.

    Penny Lane : Me too! How old are we really?

    William Miller : Seventeen.

    Penny Lane : Me too!

    William Miller : Actually, I’m sixteen.

    Penny Lane : Me too. Isn’t it funny? The truth just sounds different.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bob says:

    I wish the right would run more adds with Mandela Barnes in his own words criticizing the police, fossil fuels and everything else he says now he is not against. People need to know who to blame when the police don’t come, the lights don’t work, you can’t heat your house and the store shelves are half empty. Also thank Governor Evers, school boards, DPI and teachers unions for your kids not being able to read, write and do math let alone know what history and science are.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    gene larson needs to Bite_The_Soap then get smacked around a bit in order to learn some manners!

    The Gotch


  7. Montgomery Scott says:

    Of course the Vineyard crowd is unhappy about the 50 illegal immigrants be delivered to the island after Labor Day. They really needed them just before the summer season started back in May. With a too many menial jobs being open this year and not enough applicants to fill them, the summer island residents had to (gasp!) do the manual labor themselves around their mansions…


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  8. One Eye says:

    I give you the left: can’t even figure out how to block email.

    So helpless.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Heh! The Gotch openly guffaws; much like the rest of the career Lefty pantywaists, the laughably inept, dodderingly old Blogge Idiot couldn’t punch its way out of sopping wet one-ply @$Swipes.

    The Gotch


    • richard lesiak says:

      Give me your real name and address and I’ll pay you a visit. I know it won’t happen, but you do have mine. Come on up. I’ll even pay for your gas. I know that won’t happen because you’re a cowardly little tweep hiding behind a fake name while running your mouth. Have your mommy warm some milk for you and go to bed. pussy


      • richard lesiak wrote, “Give me your real name and address and I’ll pay you a visit. I know it won’t happen, but you do have mine. Come on up. I’ll even pay for your gas. I know that won’t happen because you’re a cowardly little tweep hiding behind a fake name while running your mouth. Have your mommy warm some milk for you and go to bed. pussy”

        Your obsession and bias has made you stupid.

        That comment should get you permanently banned.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          The Blogge Idiot is stupid all on its own; obsession-n-bias (and alcohol abuse) have only ratcheted it up by several orders of magnitude.

          The Gotch


        • richard lesiak says:

          Is “puffery” a new word you just learned.


        • richard lesiak wrote, “Is “puffery” a new word you just learned.”

          You posted that question in the wrong spot Richard.

          No Richard, it’s not a new word that I just learned, it was simply the right word to describe exactly what you were doing,

          Puffery: exaggerated or false praise.

          Liked by 1 person

        • richard lesiak says:

          Are you trying to make me a victim of your regressive cancel culture behavior?


        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          The Blogge Idiot bringing The Gotch’s Dear Mother into it crosses the Rubicon.

          But it’s understandable, the Blogge Idiot is jealous of those raised in two-parent families because his daddy deserted them and his mommy kicked him out.

          Small wonder things turned out the way they did, am I right?

          Gives him the sadz!

          The Gotch


  10. Kevin S Wymore says:

    Richard, my man, don’t get all fiesty. And don’t come after me and my name. As President Bush once said, it wouldn’t be prudent.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      You have nothing to fear KW, the only harm the laughably feeble Blogge Idiot is capable of is to himself…and only with a fork-n-a-spoon!

      The Gotch


  11. Bill Cleary says:

    Years ago when I was just a wee tike I asked my dad “Why don’t we just let those people who want to come to America in?”

    His response was this: “A country without boarders is no longer a country.”

    How true, how true.

    You see, this is one way of making America, no longer America. Take away our national boarders and we are no longer a country.

    It also makes me real sad to hear the young people at my work talk about the number of their friends and sometimes even family members who have died from fentanyl. That fentanyl comes to the U.S. from across our southern boarder.

    We have also seen a drastic increase in the sex traffic across out southern boarder. As a Christian man who loves and wants to protect the young, the elderly, and women, I take great umbrage at the thought of people being bought and sold as slaves.

    We now have a modern form of slavery in our country.

    You do realize that don’t you?

    What difference does it make if a person is picking cotton or performing sexual acts in order to make money for the person who is their slave master?

    We fought a civil war over this same issue!

    The issues with illegal immigrants does not effect each and every state. The issues with sexual slavery and fentanyl do.

    Tell me that as the Mayor of a Texas Community that I have to accept the problem of feeding and housing 250,000 illegal immigrants, when the mayor of Martha’s Vineyard ships 50 illegal immigrants off to a national guard base or like the case of Lori Lightfoot of Chicago who received some 75 illegal immigrants and then promptly dumped them on the village of Burr Ridge.

    Yeah, we’ll accept your poor and huddled masses and make damn sure they get fed and housed in a community that is not ours.

    That is the message from the left.

    What we need to do is flood Madison and certain neighborhoods of it, like Nakoma, Shorewood Hills, Maple Bluff and other rich liberal enclaves of Madison with illegal immigrants. Let people like Satya explain why we have to allow these immigrants into these neighborhoods.

    You can be damn sure that very soon these immigrants will find themselves out of those neighborhoods and housed somewhere else like the lower east side or some other community close to Madison.


    Oh, and by the way, Bill Wineke of Channel 3000 can go pound sand in regards to his remarks about the illegal immigrants and Ron DeSantis.

    Bill, how many illegal immigrants would you take in you liberal enclave of Madison?


  12. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    The pitiably pathetic internet toughguy wannabe Blogge Idiot should be PERMANENTLY BANNED for not only threatening bodily harm, but for being so laughably incapable of actually doing it!

    And you can buy gas with an EBT card? Who knew?

    Anywho, on the (HEH!) subject of laughably incapable, howse about those BiPolar bares being B!tchslapped up-n-down the Frozen Tundra by the 13 Time World Champion Green Bay Packers?

    4th-n-inches…STUFFED…DT Jarran Reed and the remaining Smith Brother say Uh Uh…Not In OUR HOUSE.

    4 Time MVP Rodgers is welcoming New Investors in his COMPLETE OWNERSHIP of the hilariously inept midgets of the midway!

    One more thing.

    After Further Review, The bares Still SUCK!!!!!


    The Gotch


    • Why don’t you take a jar of your sour pickles over to Blaska’s house and discuss me being banned. Look at all the hits he would lose. Since you were the one saying Gene Larsen should be smacked around and taught some manners it might be a hard sell.


  13. There may be a bit of this going on behind the scenes in this thread…

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  14. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    JUST TWO of the 13,400 active duty law enforcement officers in the state are endorsing his run!” (bolds/caps/italics mine)


    In all fairness, perhaps not the same two (2), but BULL$#!T BARNES gets outed as a LYIN’ LEFTY (forgive the redundancy).

    We’re shocked…SHOCKED…says no one!

    The Gotch


  15. Lars says:

    Steve, love the video OF R.L.


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