What we’re reading
School Board needs Blaska’s voice
It appears we are headed toward a School Board election that promises something new: a candidate whose voice will do more than add sound and fury to the liberal echo chamber that is Madison politics.
David Blaska has the background, experience and most importantly the courage to expose the abuses and neglect of those in charge of our schools.
Having been shouted down and bullied at several meetings of the Madison School Board over the past several months, Blaska is uniquely qualified to expose the pusillanimous hand-wringing that passes for decision-making by those who shape educational policy in this city. He has seen firsthand how a small cadre of vocal extremists, called Freedom Inc., have cowed the current School Board with their unique brand of cop-hating venom.
When ordinary citizens are afraid to attend meetings for fear of being harassed by a mob of fanatical ideologues, we are witnessing a system that has shamelessly abandoned its mandate.
If elected, Blaska may be a lone voice crying in the wilderness, but at least it will be a voice unafraid of speaking truth to power.
— Gary L. Kriewald of Madison in the WI State Journal
Kids these days!
Tuesday 12/11/18 10:17 a.m. (school hours!) – Officers responded to a residence on Trailsway for a disturbance involving a juvenile (14-year-old AAF) threatening a subject (33-year-old WF). The juvenile was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center due to a guardian/parent not being able to be located/contacted.
A group of masked male teens robbed a North Side McDonald’s at gunpoint Monday night, with nobody hurt in the robbery.
The robbery was reported at about 10 p.m. at the restaurant at 3709 Kinsman Blvd., Madison police said.“While closing up, one of the employees reported a group of teenaged black males wearing all black and ski masks displayed a gun and demanded money,” said Sgt. Kurt Wege.
The wonderful world of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Tag Archives: Alice Whiting Waterman
Catching up with history We think the Madison Council will move on Sorry to break this to you, but Blaska does not possess every super power. Yes, he has the amazing ability to look into the past. He possesses an … Continue reading
We’ll see you at 5 this afternoon (07-23-18) in Room 351 of the City County Bldg on Martin Luther Drive. That’s when the Landmark Commission meets. Your stones are too small, Stu Say it ain’t so, Stu Levitan So the … Continue reading
Could the feds take over Confederate Rest? It ain’t over ‘till it’s over — this being The Emerald City. We last reported that the all-powerful (perhaps too powerful) Landmarks Commission would need to weigh in once again on the shameful … Continue reading
More likely to be spirited away in the dead of night It seemed like a reasonable question. Would Madison city government hold a ceremony when the forklift yanks the memorial stone from Confederate Rest cemetery? Mayor Soglin at the controls. … Continue reading
Madison’s Me-Too movement The board of directors here at the Blaska Policy Werkes unceremoniously demoted the chief fact-checker here at the Manor, stripped off his epaulets, and canceled his subscription to Guns and Garden magazine. For the first time in … Continue reading
David Muskat over at Historic Madison has uncovered the newspaper story advancing the June 15, 1906 unveiling of the cenotaph (or monument) at Confederate Rest. You will note that two Union veterans unveiled the cenotaph, Captain Hugh Lewis (whom we know lost … Continue reading