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08/08/14

Hulsey to declare moral victory next Tuesday; heads and manure digesters explode!

The white lab coats here at the Blaska Policy Werkes tried jump-starting Old Sparky, their Eisenhower-era mainframe computer, but it was no go. In desperation, they backed a Farmall Model H tractor to the big mess of wires and blinking tubes and hooked it to the power takeoff. Lit up like Elver Park on the Fourth of July, with more smoke than a Grateful Dead concert.

Posted at 11:06 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10

08/05/14

Sweet corn and beer went down good on a summer Sunday in Hubbleton, Wis.

This is what it means to be Wisconsin on a Sunday afternoon in August: sweet corn picked fresh, steamed and dripping with butter; beer and brats at a small-town festival.

Posted at 11:57 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

08/01/14

Act 10 and the Supremes: 4-3 it’s partisan; 5-2 it’s bipartisan consensus

The surprise Thursday is not that the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Scott Walker’s Act 10 reforms/gutting of government employee collective bargaining. The surprise is that it was decided by a 5-2 majority. Justice Patrick Crooks, who usually votes with the liberals, joined the four conservatives. Crooks gratuitously included an ad hominem lecture to the effect that collective bargaining is like chicken soup. But at least he was able to separate his proper judicial function from that reserved to the Legislature.

Posted at 09:47 AM | Permalink | Comments: 24

07/28/14

Liberal county board members: hold your secret meetings where there is beer!

The tightie-whiteys here at the Blaska Police Research Werkes (and Tanning Salon) remain resolutely untwisted. But good on the Wisconsin State Journal for highlighting the secret meetings conducted by the liberal-progressive-socialist super-majority on the Dane County Board.

Posted at 02:48 PM | Permalink | Comments: 8

07/22/14

The Stately Manor is shovel-ready and hammer happy

The roof vents were briefly installed backwards, the prefabbed roof joists were off an inch, the yard delivered the wrong cedar siding. What would any project be without minor hiccups? The great garage (pronounced “Gay-rahj”) addition to the historic Stately Manor is proceeding nicely.

Posted at 10:38 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

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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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