Someone lend Dan Kelly a postage stamp

An election campaign is no time to leave stones unturned!

Wisconsin’s two state supreme court candidates are determined to make the rubble bounce — if not in Bakhmut then from Kenosha to Superior. The candidates and independent backers are pumping over $20 million into television and radio ads.

So why can’t our great conservative white hope, Dan Kelly, answer the blasted League of [Liberal] Women Voters questionnaire? It’s free publicity and unedited; they’ll print the first 250 words even if it’s written in Esperanto. But there it is in the League’s insert distributed with our morning fish wrap: Daniel Kelly: NO REPLY.

Why do we sense a general foreboding over Dan Kelly's chances?

We get it: the League is liberal. But today’s Candidates’ Answers tees up three fat pitches for conservatives — questions the Republican state legislators put in front of voters on their Spring ballots: 

• Should criminal courts be allowed to consider public safety before setting bail?
• Can courts impose bail conditions that protect the community?
• Should able-bodied, childless adults look for work before getting tax-paid benefits?

Kelly is repeating the same mistake conservative county supervisor candidates committed here in Dane County last Spring. Let’s be realistic. How many people get persuaded by the local insert? Maybe a few hundred? But if Kelly is not answering the Dane County League’s questionnaire, he’s not answering other questionnaires. A few more hundred fewer votes here and there — perhaps the difference in a close election. Then again, Janet Protasiewicz has turned down all debates except one — because she is leading!

“NO REPLY” is English for “I don’t really want your vote.” 

Out and about

Abortion is also on the ballot — Liberal justice candidate Protasiewicz is the NARAL / Planned Parenthood candidate, while Kelly hides behind vague assurances of “uphold the rule of law.”  Republican legislators want to add rape, incest and health exceptions to the state’s near-complete abortion ban. Doesn’t go far enough. The Werkes suggested the hot button issue could be defused by permitting the practice up to the sixth week or so. (“Will abortion defeat Dan Kelly.”)

Cops in schools!— a school district would be required to hire an armed school resource officer for schools experiencing at least 100 incidents of serious crimes on school grounds within one semester and at least 25 of those result in an arrest. That would probably leave out Madison schools — not that MMSD is forthcoming with its reports — but would impact Milwaukee.

“Students and faculty need to feel safe when they’re at schools.”  

Bill co-authors Rep. Nik Rettinger of Mukwonago and Cindi Duchow of the Town of Delafield.

The price is not right. Aaron Rodgers, it is apparent, is requiring the New York Jets to bring aboard 33-year-old Randall Cobb and a 39-year old Mercedes Lewis. Plus Alan Lazard. The Packers are rebuilding.

More crazy? — Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clark is thinking of running for U.S. Senate, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Reparations in a non-slave state — San Francisco lawmakers propose $5 million in reparations for each person who thinks he might be black.

Greg Gard’s job is safe! UW Badger men’s basketballers save Beat 81-62 over Bradley last night 03-14-23! We’re impressed.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Surely, some hotshot on candidate Kelly’s paid staff can slap a postage stamp on three answers, those being: Yes, Yes, and Yes. Damn Straight! would also suffice.

Better than no reply.

Will the Tim Michels braintrust blame Dane County
if Dan Kelly loses?

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20 Responses to Someone lend Dan Kelly a postage stamp

  1. Pingback: Someone lend Dan Kelly a postage stamp – Wisconsin Family News

  2. Arthur Meyer says:

    They want to have strict gun control to (prevent) mass shootings and “keep our students safe” but yet feel that 100 serious problems PER SEMESTER at school is the tipping point for Resource officers? REALLY??? Any time there is no common sense, it makes me question any legislation with a common sense label such as gun control.


    • richard lesiak says:

      Complain all you want, but your guy is a no-show. Kelly will get his ass kicked and then spend two years and a boxcar of money bitching and appealing.


      • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:


      • Arthur Meyer says:

        I made no reference directly to Kelly. If you would feel comfortable with your child in a school that says 100 serious problems per semester is acceptable, then that is up to you. He likely will not win as his opposition is spending a “Boxcar of money” to defeat him (most of which does not even come from this state). If you are ok with that, then it is your decision as well. Personally, I am not ok with either one!


  3. Alan Potkin says:

    Did you somehow forget to insert the usual Trump Derangement Syndrome symptomology in this post, Mister Blaska?


  4. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Per game averages-Steven Crowl (SC) -v- Another WESconsin Junior (AWJ)**

    SC-12.3 AWJ-13.9
    Field Goal %
    SC-.505 AWJ-.528
    SC-7 AWJ-5.3
    SC-2.5 AWJ-1.3
    SC-0.5 AWJ-1.7
    SC-0.4 AWJ-0.7

    AWJ**? 2015 NCAA POTY and NBA 1st Rounder Frank Kaminski

    Crowl went to the rim like a man last night; ’bout damn time!


    The Gotch


    • richard lesiak says:

      badgers; one and done.


      • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

        Never robust enough for athletics, the feebly flabby 76 year-old Lazy @$$ Blogge Idiot TROLT slobbers about a sport of which he knows less_than_nothing?


        It gets worse.

        Only mind-numbingly STOOPID idiots don’t understand the grade school level concept of “one and done.”

        The Lazy @$$ Blogge Idiot TROLT doesn’t understand the grade school level concept of “one and done.”

        Solve for X

        The Gotch


  5. Wm. Tyroler says:

    “Why do we sense a general foreboding over Dan Kelly’s chances?”

    Maybe something like this:

    “The Protasiewicz campaign has outspent the Kelly campaign on television by $9.1 million to nothing, a story by the New York Times reports.

    However, Kelly is benefitting greatly from third-party spending on the race. The super PAC Fair Courts America, which is backed by Richard Uihlein, the conservative billionaire and owner of the Wisconsin supply company Uline, has spent $2.3 million in the general election on TV ads and is spending $450,000 on radio advertising. And the state’s biggest business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, has spent $3.4 million on Kelly. That’s a total of more than $6.1 million spent by the two groups, versus just $2.02 million spent by outside groups backing Protasiewicz in the general election.

    When added together that shows the money spent to back Protasiewicz totals $11.1 million versus $6.1 million for Kelly.

    But the edge for Protasiewicz is actually much greater than that, because a candidate’s campaign pays far less for TV ads than third-party groups, which are typically charged three times more. This has given Protasiewicz a huge advantage, with data from AdImpact showing she has run more than three times as many TV ads as Kelly. Most of those are attack ads.

    The Times story noted that internal polling by operatives for both sides of the race show Protasiewicz with a lead in the mid-to-high single digits. …”


  6. One Eye says:

    Election denier.

    Kelly could be the worst candidate in WISC history.


  7. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Until the red counties in Wisconsin can match the voter turnout in Dane County, Republicans in state-wide contests don’t stand a chance.


    • old baldy says:

      Huh, tell that to RoJo, the dumbest and most disingenuous election denying senator in the country.

      But the Rs have made up for the Dane County votes by gerrymandering the state so that even if a majority of voters statewide want a particular policy it will never be enacted.


      • David Blaska says:

        Sen. Ron Johnson voted to certify the 2020 presidential election. You could look it up.


        • old baldy says:

          I know that, no need to look it up. I’d bet rojo regrets that vote as he continues to deny that the election was fair and square. You could look it up. And he and his staff were/are involved in the fake elector scam. You could look that up, too.

          And last fall while up in my neck of the woods, spreading his form of dishonesty prior to the election, rojo refused to answer a local reporters question regarding if Biden was the winner in WI (yup, same election that got us stuck with rojo). You could probably look that up as well.


  8. Bill Cleary says:

    Ah but here is where the plot thickens. It has been alleged that Janet used to beat her second husband, who she married when she was in her 30’s and he was in his 70’s. At the time she was married to her second husband she was also alleged to have a problem of drinking way too much which is alleged to cause her anger toward her husband.

    Wisconsin Right Now is running this piece.

    This was also discussed on Dan O’Donnell today.

    I personally can’t say if this is true or not, but it does give one pause to wonder.


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