Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska


Pardon me, drunk vagrant, may I use that park bench?

Q. How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? A. Only one, but the light bulb has to want to change.

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Got tenure? Academic necrosis is in crisis!

Your Squire is put in mind of a New Yorker cartoon from decades ago, when one cap and mortared professor says to another, “Poor Higgins. He published and published, yet still he perished.”

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School board member says Madison schools can’t compete

Poor, aggrieved Madison is under attack. Those nefarious Republicans in the legislature have a “Scheme to Stick Charter Schools in Madison.” In Madison — cosseted, blue-fist-of-anger Madison!

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No end to homeless problem at City-County Building

My friend Vicki McKenna talks of Madison as being beyond parody. Is there any more fitting metaphor for the failure of liberal-progressive-socialism than the fetid front porch of Madison’s City-County Building?

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This, that, and ‘deliberately creating havoc’

As the talented Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal might say, let’s talk about this, that, and the other thing.

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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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