May 27, 201412:46 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Koch Brothers, beans, Patriots, and a man named Petroleum
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Concerning the political philosophy that shut down a presentation at Madison’s Brat Fest against teen suicide: P.J. O’Rourke suggests the commencement address he would have given at Rutgers (next year a Big 10 school!) via The Daily Beast, in lieu of Condoleeza Rice, who withdrew over protests.
You might have heard something useful from a person who grew up poor in Jim Crow Alabama. Who lost a friend and playmate in 1963 when white supremacists bombed Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Who became an accomplished concert pianist before she tuned her ear to the more dissonant chords of international relations.
P.J. is the Ambrose Bierce/Petroleum V. Nasby of our times. (Lincoln was a fan of the latter.)
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• I note the passing of Nancy Harper at age 91. She was a Republican who served 12 years on the Madison School Board. (There was a time.) A great lady of goodwill and common sense who will not be memorialized in Madison’s monochromatic political culture. (Her obituary.)
• Glad that Madison’s Veterans Administration hospital appears to be exempt from the terrible delays suffered nationwide. A gentle reminder, folks: VA hospitals are government medicine.
• “Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi attacks, they sent a message to House Democrats: ‘We need backup.’” So begins the article in Politico.
• Just for fun — SNL Weekend Update hosts ranked worst to best at Vulture. Pretty much agree. I did like Norm MacDonald; love his Woody Allen joke that never made it on air. (H/T Ann of Althouse.)
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