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with David Blaska

May 2015


This, that, and ‘deliberately creating havoc’

As the talented Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal might say, let’s talk about this, that, and the other thing.

Posted at 11:56 AM | Permalink | Comments: 11


Walker haters got to hate; cue the vitriol

A Republican governor appoints conservatives to the UW Board of Regents and the Dane County bench. Cue the vuvuzela symphony! Liberals, progressives, and socialists are outraged. Oh my!

Posted at 12:44 PM | Permalink | Comments: 25


Madison liberals are making the case for school choice

Can you blame parents for wanting out of our public schools? Taxpayers for balking at more spending? Republican legislators for promoting alternatives to the public school monopoly?

Posted at 11:45 AM | Permalink | Comments: 15


Shooting nine politically incorrect questions at troubled neighborhoods near you

We welcome the Wisconsin State Journal’s interest in the gun battle raging in the city of Madison — 35 separate incidents so far this year and the weather has yet to really heat up. Law-abiding residents are hitting the deck to avoid the crossfire — inside their own homes! They’re making plans to send children away for the summer as Londoners did in 1940 when preparing for the Nazi invasion.

Posted at 01:02 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13


Texas’ outlaw motorcycle gangs

I tell my acquaintances that I’m an antisocial outlaw biker. Gadzooks! What was that in Waco, Texas? Nine dead and 18 injured — some of them from police gunfire; 130 arrested?

Posted at 02:15 PM | Permalink | Comments: 18


Not enough police have been killed

Today, May 15, is National Peace Officer Memorial Day, a fitting day to examine the notion prevalent in Madison that not enough police are dying in the line of duty to justify defending themselves.

Posted at 11:55 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14


The Al Sharpton crew has set the terms of the debate and Madison is tongue-tied

Your humble squire criticized the Wisconsin State Journal for running a canned out-of-town editorial on Tuesday, the day the Dane County district attorney announced his decision on whether to prosecute Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson.

Posted at 11:46 AM | Permalink | Comments: 6


Nothing to say?

Today is the day Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is scheduled to announce whether to prosecute a white Madison police officer in the shooting death of a troubled young black man.

Posted at 10:23 AM | Permalink | Comments: 15


I am so-o-o ready for Hillary!

I found myself debating a Hillary Clinton apologist one morning on Wisconsin Public Radio, hosted by the lovely Joy Cardin. Christine Bremer-Muggli of Wausau is a founder of the “Ready for Hillary Political Action Committee.”

Posted at 03:17 PM | Permalink | Comments: 21


Chris Rickert, hand over your laptop and cell phone this instant!

Most of the time, Chris Rickert is the Great Equivocator. He can find more sides to an issue than a diamond cutter with double vision.

Posted at 12:19 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13


Obey the law — what chilling advice!

The Onion once printed a teaser headline: “War torn Beirut — would bombing help?”

Posted at 04:42 PM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Mob justice at work in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Madison

After one day of reflection, Baltimore’s district attorney declared she had heard the “voices” of the looters and protestors. She will prosecute –– on a variety of felonies –– the six police officers who arrested the late Freddie Gray.

Posted at 01:15 PM | Permalink | Comments: 22


Dane County towns want to secede from the leftist county board

The 35 town governments in Dane County have long chafed at county control of their zoning. Now they want out. The towns are seeking state legislation to exempt them from oversight by an increasingly leftist county board.

Posted at 10:48 AM | Permalink | Comments: 17

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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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