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Aug 6, 201511:02 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Blaska is a ‘road warrior gangster who cooks and sells meth out of back-country farmhouses’

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Who knew? A former state government employee, hopelessly addled by Walker Derangement Syndrome, vents his ample spleen to Dane County’s liberal-progressive-socialist voice, which is always in the market for such tripe:

Dear Editor: … Our own governor Scott Walker has adopted as an [sic] motif of his presidential candidacy a Harley Davidson [sic] motorcycle, the icon of drugs and thugs.

Sure, there are a fair number of orthodontists and CPAs and other well-heeled Walter Mitty types who like to dress up like make-believe hoodlums, and blat around the countryside on their chromed-up $20,000 “hogs” on peaceful weekends, sounding like a rolling convention of out-of-tune farm machinery. Sometimes to advance their image they’ll even sponsor a “ride” to raise a couple of bucks for homeless kittens or diseases of the uvula. Mainly, though, they like to just cluster up at some country tavern, where if they’re lucky they might even get to rub shoulders with some authentic cycle savages, in the same way they take their kids to the zoo to look at exotic wild animals from a safe distance.

The real core constituency of Harley riders though, is real-life road warrior gangsters who cook and sell meth out of back-country farmhouses, invade rural rock concerts for sport, and shoot holes in each other in small-town saloon brawls. Their raucous and menacing two-wheel conveyances are the foremost symbol of their in-your-face rebelliousness and their disdain for civil society and the rule of law. Scott Walker’s attempt to characterize himself as some sort of bold and resolute Satan’s Eagle Scout just looks in fact like an indication of a deeper phoniness. — Mike Pfrang, Madison.

Blaska's not pictured, but that is his Harley on the left. (Somebody had to take the photo.)

Drugs and thugs! LOL! Pictured are 13 of 16 folks riding 12 motorcycles, with whom I rode for most of nine days and 1,689 miles around Lake Superior last month. This group includes three very successful dairy farm families, the CEO of Landmark Services Cooperative, an international cattle breeder, an IT director, quality control managers at Oscar Mayer, and execs from Nasco farm suppliers. Some of us did invade a reggae concert in Duluth, but I swear — no meth labs!

They investigated Scott Walker and all they got was this lousy headline

Could you follow the latest John Doe story dump? “Warrant linked Walker to felony,” the page one headline screams. I’ve read the State Journal story several times and it’s hard to follow. Seems to involve a real estate deal for county offices that would have benefitted Walker’s campaign treasurer. Except for one thing: “The county never followed through with the deal for the building and no charges were filed.”

We get this nugget deep into the jump on page A7 in the fourth and final column of a lengthy news article — 14 paragraphs into an 18-paragraph story.

So we’re going to the races with the allegation contained in a search warrant from prosecutors in an investigation closed two years ago who, in the subsequent John Doe 2 probe, revealed themselves to be partisan hacks. The adage to evacuate or get off the pot is relevant here. If Milwaukee D.A. John Chisholm had evidence to prosecute he could have done so. Lord knows he wanted to bag Scott Walker.

Criminal law 101: If there is no crime there can be no charges.

That this “leak” is coming from prosecutors highly motivated by partisanship speaks volumes. Media Trackers notes that 43 members of Chisholm’s staff signed Walker recall petitions; the DA’s chief investigator, David Budde, displayed a “Recall Walker” sign in his yard. The prosecutors are being sued in civil court for violating the rights of one of the investigation’s targets. In desperate self-defense, the prosecutors are throwing everything they’ve got against the wall. 

Trial by innuendo, indeed.

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Aug 6, 2015 11:08 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska's Harley is on the left ... At least his Harley is on the better side of the ideological spectrum, even if he isn't.

Aug 6, 2015 11:28 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

"The lady can really bring it to Hillary."

Clinton is the presumptive Dem nominee and outpolls most if not all GOP candidates today. Fiorina is working pretty hard to stay ahead of George Pataki.

But she can really bring it!

Aug 6, 2015 11:31 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

An entire justice system is built to track down, arrest, try and lock up blacks who shoot blacks. That same system simply shrugs when police officers shoot the same. That's the issue.

Aug 6, 2015 01:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney is neither an orthodontist nor a CPA, yet I do believe he rides a Harley. So does Mike Pfrang really think Sheriff Mahoney cooks meth and sell meth out of back-country farmhouses and shoot holes in others in small-town salon brawls? Maybe DA Ismael Ozanne should hold a John Doe investigation.

Aug 6, 2015 04:37 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Have we given up all pretenses of journalism?" You've got to be kidding me. Blaska is a biased, sarcastic purveyor of conservative, inaccurate information. He is as far from a journalist as could be. No fact checking, no editing of his blog. What a hypocrite.

By the way, those "partisan hacks" on the witch hunt included 2 republican DA's, 2 democratic plus Milwaukee, the nonpartisan judges on the GAB, which was chaired by a former republican, and a republican special prosecutor who voted for Walker. The Wis. supreme Court's interpretation of the law was rejected by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, who reversed Randa's attempt to stop the investigation. What were the Walker operatives so afraid of? And what about the first John Doe which resulted in 6 convictions of Walker staff? Or the probe that convicted Democrat Chuck Chavala?
But then the facts always seem to get in the way of Blaska's snarky narrative.

By the way, Fiorina--failed executive who has never held or run for office starting with the Presidency? Oh give me a break.

Aug 6, 2015 04:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Timing sure is suspicious on the dump of the "warrant" flash news story on Scott Walker. Filed in court 2 days before the first debate, to ensure it hits the Wisconsin State Urinal's front page the morning of the first debate. Perhaps they are trying to feed one of the debate participants some muck to accuse Walker with. Might be a good move though, letting debate watchers sympathize with Walker when he has to respond...

So sad that more people have heard the story of the killing of a "favorite" lion named Cecil than are aware of the videos released on Planned Parenthood that discuss the "crunch-avoidance" techniques during abortions, to ensure no additional damage is done to baby organs, which are big money makers for PP...

Aug 6, 2015 05:36 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"By the way, Fiorina--failed executive who has never held or run for office starting with the Presidency? Oh give me a break."

Funny statement--I believe the current incumbent had a similar background, except that he never made it to the executive ranks of anything, including community organizing.

Aug 7, 2015 09:16 am
 Posted by  David Blaska

Correcting Anonymouse at 4:37 p.m., who alleges "The Wis. supreme Court's interpretation of the law was rejected by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, who reversed Randa's attempt to stop the investigation."

The federal Appeals Court last September overturned Judge Randa's ruling only on the grounds that the matter should be left to the state courts, which led to the State Supreme Court ruling. It made no ruling on the merits.

Aug 7, 2015 11:43 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

An entire justice system is built to track down, arrest, try and lock up blacks who shoot blacks. That same system simply shrugs when police officers shoot the same. That's the issue.


Hmmm. So is the answer not to track down and arrest blacks who shoot other blacks? I'm sure victims and their family members aren't bothered by being shot, as long as the shooter is of the same race.

Aug 7, 2015 05:35 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

3 comments. If you read the opinion, the court said there was a vigorous debate over the legality of coordination between campaigns and PACs, indicating that the issue was far from settled, contrary to Gableman's opinion finding no basis in reason or law, and that of Judge Randa. I believe at the federal level, similar laws have been found constitutional, and I have at least heard that coordination is illegal. I concede Mr. Blaska's correction, but the point remains. And I take him to concede that Republicans and nonpartisan judges participated in the "witch hunt."

Obama was a law professor, member of the Illinois legislature, and U.S. Senator before running for President. Seems to me that is 2 elected offices, as well as an intellectual pursuit in the law. The writer does not dispute that Fiorina has no political or governmental experience and has never held elective office. I don't see that as a "similar background." One does not start their political career with the highest office in the land. If the writer still thinks that's funny, more power to them.

No evidence has been shown that the sale of tissue, which has been done for years by many organizations, is a "big money maker" for Planned Parenthood. Tissue research, which uses tissues which would otherwise be disposed of, from fetuses, not babies, has saved lives and holds out the promise of curing multiple diseases. Planned Parenthood derives 97% of its revenues from non abortion related women's health programs, including Pap smears, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control, which prevents unwanted pregnancies and estimates of hundreds of thousands of abortions, annually.

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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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