Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

January 2016


Caution: You are entering the Dump on Trump Zone

Thank you, Donald Trump for redefining this election year. You are a great candidate. I can’t vote for you.

Posted at 03:06 PM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Got crime? More studies are the answer!

Our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances here in The Emerald City profess wonderment at the disdain outstate for “Madison values,” as Ted Cruz might put it.

Posted at 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments: 18


Gun control sponsored by gun illiterates from Madison

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof (of all people) got it right in “Inconvenient gun facts for liberals.” His point, on the way to encouraging more gun control legislation, is that the wrong liberals are making the argument.

Posted at 09:54 AM | Permalink | Comments: 15


Speaker Ryan counter-punches Trump

The influential political publication The Hill is beginning to see what the Stately Manor has long detected in its powerful political spectrometer: Our nation is turning its lonely eyes to Paul Ryan.

Posted at 11:28 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10


Obama’s State of the Union speech introduced his successors: Ryan and Haley

I thought the president’s State of the Union Tuesday night was strong. He promised a short speech (it wasn’t) so the audience could hop the overnight to Iowa. That was genuinely funny, not “pause for laugh here” funny.

Posted at 09:29 AM | Permalink | Comments: 21


Liberals ask: Do we have to ruin my kid’s life?

“Do we have to send our kid to a bad public school?” asks a typical reader of the New York Times Magazine, intellectually constipated by political correctitude.

Posted at 04:23 PM | Permalink | Comments: 16


Most Milwaukee homicides in 20 years

“Progressives and their media allies have launched a campaign to deny the ‘Ferguson effect’ — but it’s real and it’s increasingly deadly for inner cities.” The indispensable Heather MacDonald exposes those who are “Trying to Hide the Rise of Violent Crime.”

Posted at 11:59 AM | Permalink | Comments: 5


They’re white, they’re male, they’re conservative — call in the SWAT team!

No, the federal Bureau of Land Management is not trying to force the Hammonds to sell their ranch on the state of Oregon’s high plains. The feds sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for setting a backstop fire to (putatively) protect their ranch from a wildfire and oh, by the way, you can sell us your ranch to settle your account while we imprison father and son for five years.

Posted at 11:17 AM | Permalink | Comments: 20


War on cops succeeds! Crime wins!

Let’s quell this rumor: the Policy Werkes does not pay Annoying Mouse and his friends to lob idiotic softballs to make Your Humble Squire look like a genius. They do it for free and he would without them.

Posted at 04:46 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13

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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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