Jun 19, 201512:48 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Roasting the racists, brainless, and clueless
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It’s Friday, which means it’s time to talk about this, that, and the other thing before enjoying another fine June weekend.
Yes, racism still exists. So does bat guano crazy. The Charleston Church massacre is as evil as anything ISIS has done. At least local law enforcement agencies in that cradle of the old Confederacy joined together to quickly apprehend and arrest the likely perpetrator. Contrast that to the bombing of the black church in Birmingham in 1963 that killed four little girls. Although long known, the perpetrators were not brought to justice until 14 years later.
Shooting yourselves in the foot — It’s going nowhere but why even put up the notion of abolishing the Legislative Audit Bureau? Guys?
This is insensitive?
What have we become? Having banned Native American representations, a Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks player could not visit a Madison public school. Not in uniform, anyway.
Homeless and brainless — The Madison Common Council overturns the mayor’s veto by 17–1 to affirm “the homeless” as a protected class, meaning landlords and real estate agents can’t — what, exactly? Paul Skidmore, since you are the only alderman with common sense, put this before the council: The next protected class? Taxpayers.
Mitch Henck had it right the first time. (Find it here.) If it were up to Kathleen Falk, U.S. Highway 12 between Middleton and Sauk City never would have been rebuilt. It would still be a death trap today.
Today’s liberal-progressive-socialist thesaurus — “Tax giveaway.” Noun. Synonym for letting people keep more of the money they earned.
“Spend.” Verb, transitive. Ironic colloquial meaning the opposite, not spending, not expropriating in the first place, allowing the owner to keep what he earned.
Example: “Republicans have spent $1.9 billion in various tax giveaways between 2011 and 2014 … Included in this amount is a $60 million tax cut for wealthy parents who send their children to private schools and an increasingly costly tax credit for big corporations that will soon cost the state $570 million over the biennium.” — State Rep. Chris Taylor, D–Madison.
To set the record straight, the “tax cut for wealthy parents” reduces taxes by a whopping $240 for each elementary school student and $600 for high school students. Wisconsin thus joins Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota in offering a deduction in taxable income liability. Minnesota also offers dollar-for-dollar tax credits. The “tax credit for big corporations” applies to businesses big and small and includes LLCs.