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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


Two more years in the wilderness for Dane County conservatives

There is no lipstick garish enough to disguise the net loss of one more conservative on the Dane County Board. Tuesday’s election saw my friend Dave Wiganowski go down to defeat in a district that had been gerrymandered for that purpose.

Posted at 08:34 AM | Permalink | Comments: 5


Silence of the news media lambs abets slaughter of civil liberties

Still waiting for one Wisconsin editorial page, one good government goo-goo to speak out against the secret and partisan witch hunt trying to undo what was done in the ballot box: get Scott Walker at any cost.

Posted at 08:17 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Madison remains peaceful (and inspired!) after white privilege conference

For real, I was exhausted Sunday after Saturday night’s Bo and Co.’s epic battle with the Arizona hoopsters. One point! I’d be a wreck. Wait a minute, I AM a wreck. Charles Barkley is barely articulate but manages to say more than most commentators. He got it right by switching his allegiance to Bucky and drawing up a chalkboard at halftime, with the Badgers down, that read: “Kaminsky, Kaminsky, Kaminsky.”

Posted at 07:41 AM | Permalink | Comments: 7


That tax increase? It’s only temporary (for now)

The check is in the mail. I’ll still love you tomorrow. Barack Obama has drawn a line in the sand. Some lies are so obvious that all but a fool can see them coming a mile away. To the fools, the deceptively wise Gomer Pyle, gas pump philosopher of Mayberry, offered these words of consolation: “Surprise, surprise.”

Posted at 01:13 PM | Permalink | Comments: 7

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About This Blog

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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