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04/14/14

Diversity, but not of thought or speech

It is gratifying that voices more amplified than your humble Squire’s wheezing squeeze box are beginning to sound the same alarm: that so-called progressives are doing their damnedest to stymie free speech. These electronic pages have chronicled the Hate-Walker crowd shouting down conservative speakers on the Capitol grounds, protesters attempting to shut down a bank on the Capitol Square (some of its executives had donated to Walker’s campaign), Mayor Soglin demanding ideological purity as a condition for doing business with the City of Madison, and the general mau-mauing of minority opinions hereabouts. Aside from Miss Vicki, who else in Greater Madison has spoken out for free speech?

Posted at 07:29 AM | Permalink | Comments: 18

04/10/14

Scott Walker, lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my!

What would be a good day for a tax cutter like Scott Walker to announce his candidacy for re-election? How about next Tuesday, April 15 — tax day? Much fuss and bluster about Gov. Walker getting a college degree. Of course, our acquaintances on the left like to boast how much smarter they are than the man who continues to befuddle them. That’s their problem.

Posted at 10:49 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10

04/08/14

Koch paranoids think we’re too stupid to sift or winnow for ourselves

Our progressive acquaintances have developed an unhealthy obsession with the Koch Brothers. The Koch Boys serve as their all-purpose scapegoat and boogeyman, blamed for every political disappointment.

Posted at 08:43 AM | Permalink | Comments: 12

04/07/14

Damn!

That’s the headline I would have put on Page One of Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal if I were editing that august journal. Which explains why I am not. But no recriminations allowed in the Stately Manor; we’re too big for that. No excuses. No recounts. No litigation. No blaming the one percent.

Posted at 07:27 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

04/02/14

Did Iron County just vote for iron mining, 5-2?

It is the first election since the G-Tach iron mine was given the go-ahead for exploratory drilling. In a county that rarely sees contested elections for its county board, Iron County had eight. The race was enlivened by an Americans for Prosperity mailing that accused anti-mining challengers of being environmental extremists.

Posted at 01:02 PM | Permalink | Comments: 22

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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