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: Confederate Rest
Lawsuit seeks return of Confederate Rest monument
Did not glorify the South’s Lost Cause. A Madison attorney is contesting the City of Madison’s removal of the memorial stone at Confederate Rest cemetery on 04-10-2018 (and reaffirmed on 05-11-2018) as a “desecration.” It was one of the city’s … Continue reading
Madison school board’s chickens are roosting
Promote victimhood, get victimized Tony Gallli, dean of the Madison’s broadcast journalists at WKOW-TV27, asked our favorite candidate for Madison School Board Seat #4: Any concerns over using a live feed into the MMSD auditorium Monday evening to satisfy the … Continue reading
Madison council rewrites history
Descendants of Confederate Rest dead would have a strong legal claim to contest removal of grave marker they paid for and was accepted by the City of Madison Forest Hill Cemetery is a National Historical site. Landmark Commission chairman Stuart … Continue reading
Get the message? The world is full of victims! They’re everywhere!
Go Brewers! — Oh, is this Brewer bandwagon a fun ride! Guessing productivity suffered Monday in the upper Midwest but, here in Wisconsin, morale got a major boost. Beating the Cubs for the title? Priceless. Jesus Aguilar sent the right kind … Continue reading
Moral preening called out; Confederate Rest stone lives for another day
‘Hypocritical grandstanding’ Legendary Madison architect Kenton Peters put it to the chairman of the Landmarks Commission hard and often. “Are you doing this,” Peters said of Stu Levitan’s about-face in favor of removing the memorial stone at Confederate Rest, “to … Continue reading
Confederate Rest stone is ‘too big’ for Stu Levitan; it’s got to go
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