and irascible head groundskeeper at the Policy Werkes is David Blaska, former has-been, 33-year card-carrying RINO, recovering know-it-all journalist. Holds the record for banishment on the NextDoor social media app. Aging gracelessly at Stately Blaska Manor on the SW side of Madison WI, the Emerald City.
My pronouns are “Sir” and “Your Lordship” but you dasn’t call me Late For Dinner.
→ “Why I’ll never vote for Trump again.” In Sunday’s 05-21-23 WI State Journal.
→ “Blaska & Me” by Dave Cieslewicz.
“Get me on the stage and get your popcorn ready.” — Chris Christie
Don’t sell Chris Christie short
Peggy Noonan calls him “a wholly undervalued executive talent.”
“People forget what a good governor he was …. In eight years (2010-18) in deep blue New Jersey he capped property taxes, used the line-item veto to limit spending, increased school funding, got more charter schools, and got the state through the true disaster of superstorm Sandy.
“… He won public-employee pension reform … despite huge and intense public union opposition.”
And reformed Camden police: “Ten years later murder is down 63%, shootings down 68%, and robbery down 70%. No violence after George Floyd.”
11 killed, 46 wounded Memorial Day in Chicago
Deadliest Memorial Day weekend there in eight years.
It is to laugh
“The racist, insulting resurgence of work requirements.”
— Where else but in The Nation.
Category Archives: Republicans
To stop the lie you must stop the liar
#45’s people believe what they want to believeno matter how preposterous! “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled” ~Mark Twain Blaska met a big friendly bear of a man, a fellow alternate delegate, at … Continue reading
Rating the GOP presidential candidates
Their score cards so far. Hey, kids! Let’s have a little fun. Looks like the 2024 Republican presidential field is shaping up. So far, the announced (or soon-to-be) field stands at 10 — dangerously approaching 2016, when there were 17 … Continue reading
Republicans need to quit preaching to the choir
It’s gonna be a hot one this week! Temps approaching 90° F. Pray for rain! Campaigning for Tim Michels last autumn, Blaska was entrusted with maybe a dozen yard signs and a list of willing recipients. To his distress, the … Continue reading
Let the games begin!
A battle for the party’s soul! With Elon Musk providing the halo effect, another Florida man will announce today via Twitter (not Truth Social, not Fox!) that he is, indeed, a candidate for President of the United States (of America). … Continue reading
We have met the enemy and he is us
No one fights Republicans like other Republicans! We Wisconsin Republicans might actually defeat a Democrat one day if we quit shooting ourselves in our stumbling feet. In-fighting among Republicans may have helped elect Tony Evers to a second term as … Continue reading
Prove you are not a racist, job applicant
Diversity on campus? How about some intellectual diversity?! Hasn’t made the national news wire yet but should. The president of the University of Wisconsin system — that sprawling tentacle of 13 four-year and 13 more two-year campuses and outreach through … Continue reading