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December 2014


An ode to freedom and the defeat of collectivism

Dr. Kenneth Luedtke died last Saturday, Dec. 20, at the age of 84. Ken was my friend and co-conspirator in the Great Conservative Conspiracy. He served two stints as chairman of the Dane County Republican Party, the first in the 1960s when Republicans like Bob Uehling represented the west side of Madison in the State Assembly. Ken founded the Luedtke-Storm-Mackey chiropractic clinics. Leading the state chiropractors association, he got chiropractic covered by health insurance.

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Have a very Noam Chomsky Christmas, you godless, Bolshevik finger puppets!

Christmas has come to the Stately Manor, as it does every year about this time. The indentured servants will be given an afternoon off to gaze at the joyous Christmas tree that brightens the inspirational Hall of Republican Donors. (Commemorative tiles still available. We take PayPal.)

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Fanlund, in Madison’s Funland, resents the rejection of redistributionism

There is so much wrong with Paul Fanlund’s overlong diatribe “No end in sight to Wisconsin’s politics of resentment” that it is difficult to know where to begin. The editor of The Capital Times, “Your Progressive Voice,” is the blind man who describes the elephant after stroking only the tail, then complains about the peanuts.

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Mary Burke to be sworn in as Wisconsin governor*

Extra! Extra! Read all aboud-it! There’s good news in the parallel universe of Emerald City, land of infinite entitlement, moral superiority, and permanent protest. All mimsy were ye borogoves inside the liberal-progressive-socialist bubble!

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Poopin’ in the chambers, junking up city hall, and calling ‘stupid’

And they say Scott Walker is stupid because he didn’t finish college. Our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances said the same thing about Dubya and he had degrees from Harvard and Yale. Voters, clinging to their guns and religion, are stupid for electing them. But the Republican Party does not run Madison’s City-County Building.

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The redistributionist ideology needs victims

As then-Milwaukee county executive Scott Walker would say, Molotov! The resisting-arrest shooting in Ferguson and the bogus rape at the University of Virginia fraternity house are two fronts in the redistributionists’ war on America.

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DeForest cop asks why he is hated for ‘color of his uniform’

Maybe 100 protestors stood outside the Kohl Center on the UW-Madison campus after the Badger-Duke basketball game last week supporting the “hands up, don’t shoot” storyline out of Ferguson, Mo.

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Crimes of poverty, lapses in logic, bad cigars, and worse football

59-0! My control here at In Business, Tom Breuer, asks, “So do you have Big Ten Championship PTSD as well?” Yes, debilitatingly so. I expect further humiliation at the hands of Auburn on New Year’s Day, followed by an invitation to join the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to replace UW-Superior.

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How did Walker and the Fitzes win Wisconsin? Acting!

Our co-host for the next stop on our all-inclusive magical mystery cruise through The Emerald City is Jon Lovitz’s SNL character, Master Thespian. (How does he do it? Acting!)

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Mau-mauing the Ferguson police to feed the victim narrative

Last week during a sympathy march in Madison (of course) for the Ferguson rioters, one civic-minded businessperson told Bring It! “I swear I heard this chant when stuck in traffic because of the protestors … ‘Pants up. Don’t loot.’”

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It’s a Capitol view from the top

We in Madison should not take our State Capitol for granted. It is the grandest building in Wisconsin — more art than most museums, and that includes Milwaukee’s Calatrava. They do not build them that way anymore.

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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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