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Judge Randa rescues the First Amendment from the guillotine and the gulag

Glory, glory hallelujah! Free speech survives in Wisconsin after all. The Constitution prevails. The People are free. No thanks to the majoritarian progressive opinion leaders in Madison — all of whom were silent as sheriff’s deputies descended on private homes in pre-dawn raids, the homes lit up by blinding floodlights.

Posted at 10:54 AM | Permalink | Comments: 24


Partisan corporation says Scott Walker is a terrible person; worse, he has no charisma

There is an air of desperation at the corporation that speaks as if it were a person. Scott Walker is living rent-free inside its head. Paul Fanlund’s spittle-flecked diatribe Monday exceeds anything that Segway Jeremy or Pink Dress Guy could muster after a sleepless night in the Rotunda.

Posted at 09:02 AM | Permalink | Comments: 6


Chocolate cake isn’t just for breakfast anymore

Ate a good, healthy breakfast of smoky links, eggs, and cheese this morning. No more groats and raisins. Not after The Wall Street Journal finds a “Questionable link between saturated fat and heart disease.”

Posted at 09:48 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10


Low comedy in Milwaukee

So much for that Madison dialogue on race. Brett Hulsey to the rescue. In the tradition of political vaudeville, the Madison legislator and candidate for governor is substituting caricature and hyperbole for reason and dialogue. He — or his minions — will wear the white hoods of the KKK and confederate uniforms at this weekend’s Republican state convention in Milwaukee.

Posted at 10:19 AM | Permalink | Comments: 12


Madison is still waiting for whitey for its big race fix

Madison progressives are busy congratulating themselves these days for being liberal about race relations. They are celebrating the “Together Apart: Talking Across the Social Divide” panel discussion at the First Unitarian Society and the “Justified Anger” potluck at Memorial High School.

Posted at 09:17 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14

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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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