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: Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Madison does about-face on racial discrimination
‘Offensive and repugnant’ from the Wisconsin Institute on Law & Liberty: The Madison Common Council Tuesday 05-10-22 adopted an amended ordinance to remove unconstitutional racial quotas from a Police Civilian Oversight Board. The action comes in response to a federal … Continue reading
Madison to rescind Police Civilian Oversight Board’s racial quotas
If the Common Council follows its attorney’s recommendation. Blaska is about to win his law suit against the City of Madison, unless the Common Council chickens out. The City is poised to acknowledge that it impermissibly based membership on the … Continue reading
This time — like last time — fair maps
All politics is loco A progressive putsch? The previous installment of your favorite Blogge reported that Madison is redrawing its aldermanic districts to conform with the 2020 Census. Now the context: The maps throw council moderates Gary Halverson, Sheri Carter, … Continue reading
We’re taking the Police Civilian Oversight Board to court
Racism is racism Since our college days marching in Milwaukee with Father Groppi, patron saint of bus drivers, the Head Groundskeeper hereabouts has fought racism. Which is why David Blaska is lead complainant against the City of Madison WI, Mayor … Continue reading
Madison schools: quit teaching racism
Sorry we got caught Have you read a less sincere “apology” than that uttered by Madison WI public schools for its discussion groups segregated by race like some Mississippi Burning bus station? “This message did not convey our intention in … Continue reading
Jim Crow at Madison West high school
‘Lacking clarity’ but fully diverse West High School Principal Karen Boran apologized on behalf of West High School for an e-mail to parents that segregated white Zoom sessions from one for persons of color. “This message did not convey our … Continue reading