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: Progressives
Madison’s Left turned former mayor Dave into a raving moderate
Excerpted from Dave Cieslewicz’s blog today: Just a sample of Max’s brand of gentle persuasion in response to a piece I wrote last week: “Your views on race are just a few steps to the left of Tucker Carlson, this … Continue reading
Defeating and defunding progressive cop-haters
NYC turns its back on progressives If the Werkes has its way, the word “progressive” will become as pejorative as “liberal,” or (let’s go for it!) “thug.” Because progressivism is a leading cause of death — especially fatal to minorities. … Continue reading
Progressives are shameless scolds
Another in the Werkes’ continuing for-credit series on How to Identify and Eradicate Progressivism in your Neighborhood. And you thought Creeping Charlie was a problem! Our Progressive … acquaintances are wracked with an uber-Catholic obsession with guilt. They trade in … Continue reading
A new local political party is gestating
Madison’s ‘hard left’ is not progressive! Is Madison WI ready for another local political party to counter Progressive Dane? The gray labcoats here at the Werekes say yes, not that anyone talking about such a party would want Blaska for … Continue reading
Progressive priorities are killing Madison
How much progressivism before more die? The Capital Times is declaring progressive victory after the April 6 Madison Common Council election. The real shift on the council is in the direction of diversity and progressive policy making. The majority of … Continue reading
Police on trial! The Left is breathless!
It’s the O.J.Simpson trial of 2021 Except that it’s the police on trial this time. Pinch any progressive, social justice warrior, or grievance monger and tell them they are not dreaming. This is their rapture. The gray lab coats here at … Continue reading