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09/02/14

Disagree with this blog? Wave signs and chant mindless slogans!

Why must our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances play drama queen at every difference of opinion instead of engaging in debate like intelligent people? The folks who protest at the Special Olympics picketed a recent Walker campaign fundraising appearance at the Nakoma Golf Club in Madison. (Big news at The Progressive magazine.) Look! A BMW!

Posted at 09:52 AM | Permalink | Comments: 19

08/26/14

Should free-market capitalists enjoy the appearance of free speech?

If you really want to understand the yin and yang of campaign finance law, hire a $300/hour attorney specializing in the field. If you can settle for the gist, one need only understand that the voluminous laws and regulations amount simply to this: avoiding the “appearance of corruption.”

Posted at 12:46 PM | Permalink | Comments: 31

08/19/14

Ferguson, Mo., is where liberal racism went to die

Like the O.J. Simpson jury, the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., is a litmus test of the two Americas — the personally responsible versus the chronic victim. An 18-year-old black man is gunned down with his hands raised in surrender at the hand of a racist white police officer of a militarized occupying power. From that initial narrative, catnip for the mainstream news media, the story keeps getting walked back.

Posted at 12:39 PM | Permalink | Comments: 19

08/15/14

Scott Walker is governor and Wisconsin skies still not falling!

Neanderthal Republicans have shifted the political tectonics so dramatically that the Badger State now shares a common border with burning Mississippi and its impoverished, barn-burning sharecroppers. That’s what our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances are saying in this election year. Some may even believe it.

Posted at 12:22 PM | Permalink | Comments: 19

08/13/14

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke proves voters can’t be bought

If wishes were horses beggars would ride. Take note, good government goo-goos: If money amounts to an unfair campaign advantage, then Eric Cantor would still be House majority leader, Chris Moews would be the new Milwaukee County sheriff, and Duey Stroebel would be the Republican nominee in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District.

Posted at 11:35 AM | Permalink | Comments: 18

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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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