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with David Blaska

August 2015

08/31/15

Crime? Reverse the charges, depending on race

And they say there’s no waste in the UW System that can be cut.

Posted at 01:10 PM | Permalink | Comments: 26

08/28/15

Milking need not be back breaking anymore

So many of the older farmers I encountered as a kid complained of arthritic joints.

Posted at 11:08 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

08/27/15

Changing nature of today’s family farm in evidence at Farm Tech Days

Change is a constant in a dynamic society, and that can be unsettling to those who cannot adapt. Certainly, American agriculture has changed. It is riding the bio- and info-tech revolution to new and dizzying heights. But those advances are still rooted in the religious, patriotic, and family values of rural America, as evidenced on the three-generation Statz Brothers Farm east of Sun Prairie.

Posted at 02:16 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

08/25/15

The road less traveled

Took the road less traveled Saturday, with no particular place to go, as Chuck Berry sang. Is that the ultimate freedom?

Posted at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments: 16

08/18/15

The solution to downtown vagrancy: send out the paddy wagon

It is a common and most dangerous mistake to assume that everyone thinks as you do — that everyone thinks rationally. Would you have believed it if, 15 years ago, you had been told people would fly a passenger jet airliner into a Manhattan skyscraper?

Posted at 01:59 PM | Permalink | Comments: 21

08/12/15

If big government has failed, would even more government succeed?

Conservatives are gleefully rubbing their hands over the delicious sight of Bernie Sanders getting live-mic’d off the podium by Black Lives Matter in uber-liberal Portland, Ore. One group of demagogues out-demagoguing another demagogue.

Posted at 04:18 PM | Permalink | Comments: 21

08/10/15

Carly can really Bring (a can of) It!

The Franklin Pangborn Memorial Theater at The Stately Manor is popping corn for a screening of The Best of Enemies, a documentary in theatrical release recounting the groundbreaking verbal jousting between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal on ABC-TV during the political nominating conventions of that annus horribilis 1968.

Posted at 09:57 AM | Permalink | Comments: 26

08/06/15

Blaska is a ‘road warrior gangster who cooks and sells meth out of back-country farmhouses’

Who knew? A former state government employee, hopelessly addled by Walker Derangement Syndrome, vents his ample spleen to Dane County’s liberal-progressive-socialist voice, which is always in the market for such tripe.

Posted at 11:02 AM | Permalink | Comments: 16

08/03/15

Walking back ‘Wisconsin’s shame’ in baby steps; what gasbaggery!

Some day a historian will query why Wisconsin’s news media — hyper alert to their own First Amendment rights — yawned as armed agents of the state carried battering rams against private homes in pre-dawn raids, warned the stunned citizens inside to remain silent or else, and carried away their correspondence. In Madison and Middleton, not Moscow.

Posted at 01:18 PM | Permalink | Comments: 20

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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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