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08/01/14

Act 10 and the Supremes: 4-3 it’s partisan; 5-2 it’s bipartisan consensus

The surprise Thursday is not that the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Scott Walker’s Act 10 reforms/gutting of government employee collective bargaining. The surprise is that it was decided by a 5-2 majority. Justice Patrick Crooks, who usually votes with the liberals, joined the four conservatives. Crooks gratuitously included an ad hominem lecture to the effect that collective bargaining is like chicken soup. But at least he was able to separate his proper judicial function from that reserved to the Legislature.

Posted at 09:47 AM | Permalink | Comments: 24

07/28/14

Liberal county board members: hold your secret meetings where there is beer!

The tightie-whiteys here at the Blaska Police Research Werkes (and Tanning Salon) remain resolutely untwisted. But good on the Wisconsin State Journal for highlighting the secret meetings conducted by the liberal-progressive-socialist super-majority on the Dane County Board.

Posted at 02:48 PM | Permalink | Comments: 8

07/22/14

The Stately Manor is shovel-ready and hammer happy

The roof vents were briefly installed backwards, the prefabbed roof joists were off an inch, the yard delivered the wrong cedar siding. What would any project be without minor hiccups? The great garage (pronounced “Gay-rahj”) addition to the historic Stately Manor is proceeding nicely.

Posted at 10:38 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

07/18/14

Just say ‘hell, no!’ to cynical, Illinois-style politics

Another of those useless, non-binding, sounds-good and misleadingly worded referenda will be put on the November general election ballot.

Posted at 12:05 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13

07/17/14

Who is paying ‘Anonymous’ to spam my blogge with his statist tripe?

“Anonymous” has a beef with Blaska’s brief on free speech earlier this week, wherein I beseeched the incorporated news media to speak out for the free speech of other groups of citizens, especially those whose homes were raided by the government in the John Doe II probe. I repeat his anonymous rant here.

Posted at 03:20 PM | Permalink | Comments: 12

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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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