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.
“Get me on the stage and get your popcorn ready.” — Chris Christie
Don’t sell Chris Christie short
Peggy Noonan calls him “a wholly undervalued executive talent.”
“People forget what a good governor he was …. In eight years (2010-18) in deep blue New Jersey he capped property taxes, used the line-item veto to limit spending, increased school funding, got more charter schools, and got the state through the true disaster of superstorm Sandy.
“… He won public-employee pension reform … despite huge and intense public union opposition.”
And reformed Camden police: “Ten years later murder is down 63%, shootings down 68%, and robbery down 70%. No violence after George Floyd.”
11 killed, 46 wounded Memorial Day in Chicago
Deadliest Memorial Day weekend there in eight years.
It is to laugh
“The racist, insulting resurgence of work requirements.”
— Where else but in The Nation.
Tag Archives: election challenges
A Republican president fought insurrection
Thanks to Capitol security “On Feb. 13, 1861 a mob gathered outside the Capitol and tried to force its way in to disrupt the counting of the electoral certificates that would confirm Abraham Lincoln’s election three months earlier.” The New … Continue reading
The government takeover succeeded — in Madison WI
Intimidation worked here! The consensus reaction to Wednesday’s assault on the nation’s Capitol (01-06-21) was: Where were the police? In Madison, they were told to stand down. Moderate Republican Peggy Noonan urges: “We lower the boom. No civilized country can … Continue reading
Has a presidential inauguration ever been this fraught?
The joke — if you will pardon some gallows humor — is that, after Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol, Mexico has agreed to pay for the wall. Did Nancy Pelosi attempt her own coup? The NY Times reports: Pelosi said … Continue reading
‘Enough’s enough; we’ve got to end it’
Sen. Lindsay Graham is the Werkes’ favorite political figure. Feisty, humorous, brave and wise, he is — now WAS — Trump’s most loyal ally in the U.S. Senate (along with Ron Johnson). Here is Sen. Graham on the proposal to delay certifying … Continue reading
Make America Paraguay again
Nothing says ‘Defend the Constitution’ like a good old military putsch! ‘Tis the season for TREASON! Ol’ Sparky says it is “Recalculating!” Demands 11,780 more punch cards NOW! Blaska Policy Werkes has laid in 11,780 vacuum tubes should our 1955 … Continue reading
Give Mike Pence a blindfold and a cigarette
We’re running out of tin foil Here is a real prediction: Republicans will NOT nominate Donald Trump in 2024; he has already tarnished his brand and that of his party. His cult of personality is attracting more paranoids like Lin … Continue reading