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Jan 19, 201611:28 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Speaker Ryan counter-punches Trump

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What you missed by not watching Sunday night’s Democratic debate

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.

Hey-hey-hey.

Sayeth the Hill: “The contrast is stark between Ryan, the GOP’s highest-ranking elected official, and Trump, the front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination. This month, the Speaker hosted a presidential candidate forum in South Carolina on reducing poverty, an issue he highlighted again with his choice of State of the Union guests.

“And late last year, Ryan even sparked presidential chatter among House Republicans after he gave a speech at the Library of Congress vowing to present a bold conservative agenda in 2016.”

You don’t think Paul Ryan was trumping the front-runner when he chose Nikki Haley for the Republican response?

That isn’t stopping self-absorbed Tea Party purists from Green Bay, well outside Ryan’s district, from loose talk about primary-ing (verb transitive) Ryan. Better the circular firing squad than concentrating political fire on Russ Feingold for these tinfoil hats. Ryan-haters are being fueled by the Breitbart website, which has gone truth-is-out-there conspiracist since the untimely death of its namesake founder.

Slip this into tonight’s State of the State

Scott Walker should insist that venues that post themselves as being free of firearms should be held financially liable for firearm casualties that occur unless they implement airport-level weapons screening.

To placate those who want “gun safety,” vow to resist calls to empty the prisons back into the community.

Finally, adopt small-government conservatism. Government has no business operating a business loan shop. Close down WEDC’s business loan operation.

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Jan 19, 2016 01:38 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"self-aborbed Tea Party purists"? Is this a case of you leaving the Tea Party or the Tea Party leaving you?

Jan 19, 2016 01:41 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dave: On gun free liability ...

Let's say your proposal somehow becomes law. Does that mean that if a gun toting Rep from the West Bend area carries into a shopping mall and in the process of supposedly self-defending himself from gun-toting gang bangers takes out a few innocent bystanders, is he or the business liable as well? Maybe we all need guns and if we feel the need to protect ourselves, there is no liability for anyone. Like the Chicago police like to say:I feared for my life, so I shot.

Jan 19, 2016 01:41 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Watched C-Span’s coverage Monday..."

Well, never let it be said that you're not leading an exciting life."

Jan 19, 2016 01:42 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

No such thing as a run-blocking pass-catching tight end. One or the other.

Jan 19, 2016 02:20 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

To give the Brits their due, the speakers who opposed a ban on allowing Trump into the sceptered isle were more numerous and more articulate than those advocating one. I'd like to see C-Span host a debate on whether "safe spaces" on college campuses violate the First Amendment's protection of free speech (They do, unequivocally, but I'd still like to hear pious academics tie themselves in knots explaining why their little world deserves an exemption).

Curious to see how the sanctimonious liberals who are weeping into their Chardonnay over the (richly deserved) fate of Wisconsin's premiere scumbag will respond to the torrent of facts now coming out--all pointing to his guilt and all left out of the Netflix whitewash--sorry, documentary. Oceans of tears for a pathological killer, not a drop for his victim and her family.

If by some miracle the mayor of Chicago were a Republican rather than the Current Occupant's favorite lapdog, the media would be hounding him nonstop to resign.

On a much brighter note, it's exactly one year till this country is officially Obama-free!

Jan 19, 2016 02:27 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"You have won the coin flip; you have elected to receive Blaska’s Bring It!"

But wait! The coin NEVER FLIPPED!
Oh what the hell, we've changed our mind — we're going for the 2-point conversion.

Jan 19, 2016 02:55 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I agree with you, Blaska. Paul Ryan will insure that a sufficient supply of Mexican and Central American illegals will be available to staff Wisconsin dairy farms. Trump must be unhinged to think that Americans can manage the country without a constant stream of foreigners to do jobs that Americans will not do. Americans are just so damn lazy and clueless.

Jan 20, 2016 05:55 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Trump just eloped with Alaska's version of Vicki McKenna. I just saw it on my teevee!

Jan 21, 2016 10:47 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Shut down the Wisconsin Economic Disaster and Corruption loan business? How is scooter expected to re-pay his donors? Is he now fighting Vos who wants to give them more taxpayer money? This would certainly hurt scoots squirt-gun like focus on jobs. How about reporting on how becky and wedc folks trip to Asia went.

Jan 25, 2016 01:52 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Curious to see how the sanctimonious liberals who are weeping into their Chardonnay over the (richly deserved) fate of Wisconsin's premiere scumbag will respond to the torrent of facts now coming out--all pointing to his guilt and all left out of the Netflix whitewash--sorry, documentary. Oceans of tears for a pathological killer, not a drop for his victim and her family”

Weird...I mostly drink Rye Whiskey, and I’m prett sure Avery did it ...the second time. Not that into his original framing at the hands of the cops. and frankly, they framed him the second time, even though he did it. Kind of like how the LAPD framed OJ, even though he did it. Oj walked because of that, as the ....cough....humble squire may recall. One should be concerned when lying by a group of cops is so routine and reflexive, that they do it even when they don’t need to.

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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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