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
“Clarence Thomas, resign or be impeached”
Like Kevin McCarthy’s House of Reps is going to impeach Justice Thomas! (!!!) 😛
— 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: Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan refuses to debase himself, unlike certain of our acquaintances
To borrow Ms. Vicki’s phrase-ology, Paul Ryan is living rent-free in liberal-progressive-socialist heads. The more Speaker Ryan succeeds the more carpet they chew. Charles Pierce of Esquire, a frequent guest at MSNBC, calls Ryan a “zombie-eyed granny starver.” Comrade John … Continue reading
A year in, character still matters to this conservative
Last time on this station, we explored the fundamental decency of a great man, Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln had just named him to square off against Robert E. Lee. Seeking a room at Washington’s Willard Hotel, Grant accepted without complaint … Continue reading
Please help a liberal; raise their taxes
Not one Democrat voted for lower taxes or employee bonuses! The indentured servants at the Stately Manor gathered in front of the Philco to watch democracy in action Tuesday and Wednesday. First the House of Reps and then the U.S. … Continue reading
Steve Bannon is the alligator in the swamp
Now Bannon is bushwhacking electable Republicans The Squire received his first Christmas gift this season. My personal Santa is a most interesting and accomplished citizen, former U.S. Justice Department civil rights attorney and fighter pilot Bud Sather of Middleton. He … Continue reading
Will Al Franken’s impending resignation put the ball in Republicans’ court?
We talked last time about profiles in courage, Mike Willett being one of them. His colleague on the Dane County Board Ronn Ferrell another. I admire Mitt Romney for the same reason. He spoke up forcefully against Donald Trump … Continue reading