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02/09/15

Make my whiskey local

Farmers, it is said, are the only entrepreneurs who buy at retail and sell at wholesale. But that’s only if you’re selling commodities. Raw milk is a commodity; processing it into an artisanal cheese adds value.

Posted at 01:17 PM | Permalink | Comments: 6

02/06/15

Evil beyond forgiveness

George W. Bush was correct; there is evil in the world. The worst thing I have seen in my life (thank God — only on a podcast): the ISIS burning death of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh. He was brave, he did not whimper, he held his head high, but clearly he suffered. He did not die quickly. Beheading is merciful by comparison.

Posted at 11:55 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14

02/04/15

Wisconsin students survived Act 10; Democrats, not so much

So John Boehner did not leave the podium for a smoke break during President Obama’s State of the Union address, contrary to our prediction. Technicians here at the Policy Werkes suspect that a burnt-out coil in Old Sparky, our legacy mainframe computer, is responsible for the faux pas.

Posted at 12:27 PM | Permalink | Comments: 22

02/03/15

Let’s hear it for the police, Madison!

Bully again for Madison Police Chief Mike Koval. Last week Monday, his force had to contend with another traffic stoppage during the evening drive time by the contentious Young, Gifted and Black group. This time they blocked eastbound traffic on Doty Street.

Posted at 12:45 PM | Permalink | Comments: 7

01/29/15

Scott Walker is the education governor, not Jeb Bush

Be careful what you wish for. Democrat(ic) leaders like State Sen. Jennifer Schilling are posturing that Wisconsin needs a full-time governor. It’s early in the presidential campaign season and Scott Walker is attracting favorable notice, so we will take the good senator’s concern like Jimmy Buffett, with a shaker of salt.

Posted at 12:58 PM | Permalink | Comments: 32

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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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