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: Tales from the front lines
How can I pi𝜹𝜹 you off today?
It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s politics! Someone at the Dane County Republican caucus last month said he listens to Blaska on Vicki McKenna’s radio show. “No you don’t,” this blogger responded. Keeps happening. Chalk it up to persistence of memory. … Continue reading
Pig in a Madison poke
We’re rooting for Rudy! We’ve seen chickens in the urban backyards here in the Emerald City. Would host a flock at the Experimental Work Farm and Penal Colony, ourselves, if we weren’t convinced foxes would make off with them. We’ve … Continue reading
Breaking up (stuff ) is fun to do
As American as exploding fireworks on July 4′ No rural delivery mail box was safe from a teenager shotgunning when the Head Groundskeeper was growing up (if he ever did) in the 1950s. The highlight of every Fixer Upper home … Continue reading
It is snowing ‘here’
and it is beautiful! The grounds of the Stately Manor this Saturday afternoon are a snow globe, lightly shaken. A Grandma Moses painting come to life. The falling snow blankets the blue spruce and dwarf white pine while, inside, the … Continue reading
Hunkering down at Stately Blaska Manor
Riding out the storm! The indentured servants at Stately Blaska Manor are battening the hatches. Stockpiling provisions. Girding for the big one. The b&w rabbit-eared Philco advises that the Emerald City here in southern Wisconsin is under a winter storm … Continue reading
Spread a little non-political Christmas cheer
Beware of conservatives bearing gifts! Two Christmases ago, sent a gift subscription of National Review to a sibling of the Democrat(ic) persuasion. Thought he would enjoy good writing from a different perspective. Hasn’t spoken to the Head Groundskeeper for over … Continue reading