Speaking of knowing how to lose …

This blogge surfaced on Hunter’s laptop!

Speaking of blowing an election, WI Supreme Court justice candidate Dan Kelly says he won’t endorse or support fellow conservative Jennifer Dorow in the April general election should she win the primary election February 21. Isn’t that how we ceded the governor’s mansion to Tony Evers? Do Republicans know how to blow a game? (Read & Weep!)

Speaking of death by cop, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a black man, has cleared a white sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a black man. The latter, with an exhausting criminal record, was trying to run down the lawman with his car. “He was probably just confused,” excuses the family of career criminal Quantaze Campbell, “and acting like any human would.” We surveyed the faceless bureaucrats at the Werkes: none say they would try to run down a sheriff’s deputy. Never mind, the dead felon’s family wants to hire Ben Crump, attorney for the families of George Floyd and now, Tyre Nichols. (More here.)

Speaking of Tyre Nichols

The offending officers are black, so is the city’s chief of police, the majority of the force she oversees, and the community at large. The notion that the most likely explanation for this specific horror … ought to be reduced to a permanent, invisible, and unfalsifiable force called white supremacy veers dangerously close to determinism. Perversely, this infantilizing logic can’t help but absolve the five officers of responsibility for a heinous crime that most people and most police officers of any background do not commit.

white and nonwhite people alike should be wary of forfeiting their agency so easily. … Why did those officers kill Tyre Nichols? I don’t know, and I’m wary of anyone who says they do.

— “Not every atrocity is about white supremacy” in The Atlantic.

Speaking of racial arsonists

Yahweh can say, “Thou shalt not kill” and then run back to his mountaintop or spaceship or whatever, but he never met an American police officer.

Elie Mystal in The Nation

Speaking of crypto currency: Charlie Munger is Warren Buffett’s longtime Number 2. He writes:

Cryptocurrency is not a currency, not a commodity, and not a security. Instead it’s a gambling contract with a nearly 100% edge for the house.

— “Why America should ban crypto
Take that, you Chinese communist spy balloon!

Speaking of the superintendent’s speech on the state of Madison public schools earlier this week, The Werkes were a no-show. From what we read about it the next day, it sounded like the Whaa waah waah sound that adults make to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters.

Not speaking of wall calendars, our bank hasn’t issued a calendar in three years. None arrived via the post, unsolicited. Had to purchase this year’s from Office Depot.

Speaking of obsolete, does anyone carry pocket change any more? No coins required for parking meters. The nearest pay phone is in a Smithsonian museum. Newspaper coin boxes have gone the way of paper boys on bicycles.

Speaking of blowing a lead: Helps that the Badger basketball team won at Ohio State last night 02-02-2023. Almost lost after missing their last nine shots! Are these guys Republicans? It’s like Casey Stengel said after his Amazin’ Mets finished 40 and 120 in their first season, 1962:

“No one guy could have done this. It was a team effort.”

Blaska’s Bottom Line: If UW athletic director Chris McIntosh was quick on the draw to relieve Paul Chryst as coach of the Badger football team, might his trigger finger be itching for Greg Gard after losing six of the last eight basketball games? This AD is no Ade Sponberg!

Who is the next Badger BB coach
(who isn’t Tony Bennett)?


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13 Responses to Speaking of knowing how to lose …

  1. Steve says:

    I beat you to the punch wondering who Chris Mac might be thinking about to re-invigorate Badgers Bball…..


  2. One Eye says:

    Anyone who uses the generic term “cryptocurrency” without talking about bitcoin’s unique merits doesn’t know the whole story. Hint Charlie: there is no “house” in bitcoin. Additionally Munger is well aware the dollar is going to zero. What exactly does he think the replacement will look like?

    And of course there’s the money quote:

    “What should the U.S. do after a ban of cryptocurrencies is in place? Well, one more action might make sense: Thank the Chinese communist leader for his splendid example of uncommon sense.”


  3. Bob Dohnal says:

    AND::::: Ryan will never vote fro Trump?? Is it true that here is a Walker/Ryan coalition working to purge anyone that did not back Kleefisch and that likes Trump.


  4. richard lesiak says:

    Interesting to see that tRump is now for ballot drop boxes. Thanks for the assist donny. See ‘ya at the park on election day.


  5. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “UW athletic director Chris McIntosh was quick on the draw to relieve Paul Chryst as coach of the Badger football team”

    Chryst is gone, but The Gotch isn’t so sure that Mac fired him, and conversations with a WSJ sports department source do nothing to dispel that.

    During that heated October 2nd discussion about the is-n-ought direction of the program, it’s plausible that Chryst, being Chryst, said something to the effect that “maybe I’m not the guy to get you there;” Mac, the dirty work done for him, quickly agreed and held the door open.

    Doesn’t matter; thanks to that turn of events, Frickell’s lightin’ it up like nobody’s bidness & is hotter’n a $50 Cook Stove.

    Hot is that?

    TIMES SQUARE White Hot!

    Inquiries seeking comment from noted gridiron offensive guru extraordinaire (David 3 Yards And A Cloud Of Dust Blaska) about how he’d scheme five (5) + QBs haven’t been immediately returned…


    The Gotch


    • David Blaska says:

      Try defending 5 QBs! The ultimate trick play! Which one has the ball?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

        “Try defending 5 QBs!”

        Herr Blaska deftly puts to rest the old cliché that “if you have two quarterbacks, you have none

        They never said anything about having 3…4…5…or beyond, am I right?

        Anywho, there exists precedent for just that…er…personal grouping at Camp Randall; to wit:

        The inimitable Gary Andersen experimented with both the fleet (albeit poorly used) Tanner McEvoy AND the log-legged, albeit winningest Badger QB EVAH, Joel Stave on the field at the SAME TIME.

        Bucky’s QB room, including holdovers Myles Burkett & Chase Wolf, ALL got serious wheels!

        Before transferring to SMU, Badger QB front-runner Tanner Mordecai backed up both a Heisman Trophy WINNER (Murray) AND a Heisman Trophy Runner-Up (Hurts), who, one should note, will be under center for the Iggles a week from Sunday.

        What’s not to like?

        ON WISCONSIN!!

        The Gotch

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  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Stengel: “No one guy could have done this. It was a team effort.”

    Reporter: “What do you think of your team’s execution, coach?

    Former Tampa Bay** coach John McKay: “I’m in favor of it.

    **Hard to believe, but they’ve had worse seasons than the historically/hysterically inept, Five Alarm Dumpster Fire, Bi-Polar bares!

    Ever notice that the C on midgets of the midway helmets resembles the lid of a $#!TTER…?

    The Gotch sure has!

    The Gotch


  7. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Memphis is like most Democrat controlled sh*thole cities: badmouthing cops (especially white ones) and adopting policies that undermine law enforcement while crime soars, then feigning outrage when something truly horrific happens. And of course no one is allowed to explain why majority black cities with black mayors, black DAs, black police chiefs, etc. are the ones with the highest crime rates.


  8. richard lesiak says:

    So; the Jr version of the “very stable genius” says the good folks of Montana need to shoot down that balloon. I think they should all gather in a tight group, fire all weapons straight up in the air till out of ammo. Then wait till the thing comes down.


    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Howse about the Coke Addled/’Ho schtuppin’ Jr version of Phuque-Wit Extraordinaire DementiaJoKe checking the laptop he FINALLY admits is his to see if there are any…um…purloined Top Secret Documents regarding the balloon?


      Then ask Eric SWALLOWELL if his knob-polishin’ Chinese Spy/Gal Friday has anything TO SHARE

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

      The Gotch


      • richard lesiak says:

        all the top secrets are in Mar-A- Ihop waiting to be sold to cover donny’s legal bills. Oh wait; the right-wing nutbags are sending him their money to do that. Keep going don; bleed them dry.


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