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.
Why Mark Pocan, D-Madison, voted against the debt limit deal
“Forget the debt ceiling. The Biden-McCarthy compromise is a big deal because it is a spending compromise. An important provision of the deal is that if, by the end of the year, the House and Senate haven’t passed 12 appropriations bills (the long-forgotten way budgeting is supposed to work), all discretionary spending would become subject to an automatic 1% cut. This is what is known as a “sequester.” A sequester is to Democrats what garlic is to vampires. …
“The truth today is this: The modern Democratic Party — the party of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the House Squad — won’t cut or slow spending for any existing federal program, ever. Now, Mr. McCarthy’s negotiators have managed to create a wedge against the left’s massive opposition to spending reforms.”
— Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal.
11 killed, 46 wounded Memorial Day in Chicago
Deadliest Memorial Day weekend there in eight years.
It is to laugh
“The ‘Chaos’ at the border is by design”
“As a presidential candidate in 2020, Biden criticized Trump for “drastically” restricting access to asylum. Now he’s doing the very same thing.”
— Where else but in The Nation.
Question of the Day
What ‘Deep State’?
Rachael Rollins, the US attorney for Massachusetts, leaked sensitive Justice Department information to a journalist in an effort to influence a local election, lied to investigators and improperly attended a fundraiser with Jill Biden, according to two critical federal reports released Wednesday. (More here.)
How can anyone take them seriously?
Charles C.W. Cooke asks at National Review.
“Rachel Maddow made a career out of spreading lunatic conspiracy theories on MSNBC, as did Chris Hayes and Nicolle Wallace (who is still, today, rejecting all evidence that contradicts her fever dream). Adam Schiff lied relentlessly from his official perch on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and is now gearing up to run for the Senate.”
Category Archives: Socialism
‘Our schools are products of white supremacy’
Madison schools’ descent into critical race theory about to get worse! The Head Groundskeeper voted like a Democrat Tuesday — early and absentee — at Meadowridge Library on Raymond Road. But only once. Good thing about early voting is it … Continue reading →
The progressive project: repeal the Constitution
and abolish the Supreme Court! The real danger to our democratic republic comes not so much from ragtag Proud Boys or tiki torchers as from the education and law schools of our more prestigious universities, where progressive government policy is … Continue reading →
Democrats not responsible for their failures?
Progressive editor blames stupid voters! Paul Fanlund should get out more — like out of the Madison bubble. Put on your anthropologist’s pith helmet, travel up to Bonduel, say, buy a round at the local tavern, then shut up and … Continue reading →
Coming to a car dealership near you
A progressive temper tantrum. White House press secretary Jen Psaki is not the only one hacking up a fur ball this morning over Joe Manchin’s apostasy. (The Dispatch reports Manchin refused to take a call from the White House after … Continue reading →
Karen, don’t have a cow!
Rap my knuckles, will you! Early in the 2020 presidential campaign, Madison progressives had a schoolyard crush on Elizabeth Warren. Appeared with Tammy Baldwin here in town at one of Lindsay Lee’s coffee shops. The rest of the country? Meh. … Continue reading →
What if Pete Buttigieg had been elected President?
Mind if we take our leave? Like we used to do in the 1950s for Sky King and Mighty Mouse, the indentured servants here at Stately Blaska Manor lay belly down on the threadbare carpet to watch Tucker Carlson on … Continue reading →