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.”
Tag Archives: Chamberlin Rock
Rebecca Blank is the chancellor of cancel culture
She winnows but does not sift. We bear no ill will toward Northwestern University, the only private institution among the 14 schools of higher education that comprise the Big Ten athletic conference. (We were told there would be no math.) … Continue reading
Make this the Best Years of Their Lives
Our plea to Tommy Thompson on behalf of university students everywhere! Dear Governor, Mr. Cabinet Secretary, UW System President, My Old Boss: Restrained, moderate Blaska sez: I have some appreciation for the separation of powers at our great university system. Don’t … Continue reading
It was a rock (for gawdsakes)!
No books or poetry could protect it. Twelve thousand years ago, a melting glacier deposited a boulder between two lakes it created during last continental ice age. On 08-06-21, the University of Wisconsin loaded that 42-ton rock on a flatbed … Continue reading
Madison is electing Republicans
The city spooks the rest of the state A homeowner here on the west side of Madison WI is one up on his fellow progressives. Not content with the usual yard sign, a home in the affluent Greentree neighborhood lights up … Continue reading
Removing the rock of faux outrages
Until the next unreasonable demand. Is it just me? Is Blaska the outlier? Is your irascible bloggeur the only one in high dudgeon today? (Wouldn’t be the first time.) Anyone else think the removal of a glacial erratic boulder from … Continue reading