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12/09/14

DeForest cop asks why he is hated for ‘color of his uniform’

Maybe 100 protestors stood outside the Kohl Center on the UW-Madison campus after the Badger-Duke basketball game last week supporting the “hands up, don’t shoot” storyline out of Ferguson, Mo.

Posted at 03:57 PM | Permalink | Comments: 14

12/08/14

Crimes of poverty, lapses in logic, bad cigars, and worse football

59-0! My control here at In Business, Tom Breuer, asks, “So do you have Big Ten Championship PTSD as well?” Yes, debilitatingly so. I expect further humiliation at the hands of Auburn on New Year’s Day, followed by an invitation to join the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to replace UW-Superior.

Posted at 01:09 PM | Permalink | Comments: 11

12/05/14

How did Walker and the Fitzes win Wisconsin? Acting!

Our co-host for the next stop on our all-inclusive magical mystery cruise through The Emerald City is Jon Lovitz’s SNL character, Master Thespian. (How does he do it? Acting!)

Posted at 11:51 AM | Permalink | Comments: 8

12/03/14

Mau-mauing the Ferguson police to feed the victim narrative

Last week during a sympathy march in Madison (of course) for the Ferguson rioters, one civic-minded businessperson told Bring It! “I swear I heard this chant when stuck in traffic because of the protestors … ‘Pants up. Don’t loot.’”

Posted at 08:38 AM | Permalink | Comments: 28

12/01/14

It’s a Capitol view from the top

We in Madison should not take our State Capitol for granted. It is the grandest building in Wisconsin — more art than most museums, and that includes Milwaukee’s Calatrava. They do not build them that way anymore.

Posted at 01:33 PM | Permalink | Comments: 6

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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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