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Nov 12, 201301:37 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Blaska promises all-out hell if you don’t read his blog

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If only I had known it was that simple! State Sen. Jon Erpenbach promised “all-out hell” if the Senate took up abortion legislation. Not just plain-old hell or pretty-bad hell or even a Paul Fanlund column. No, the Democrat went all fire and brimstone by promising All-Out H-E-Double Hockey Sticks hell! The Republican majority said, well, in that case, let’s break for the holidays.

Truman’s supporters cried, “Give ’em hell, Harry,” but even that sainted leader never promised all-out hell.

Imagine if the Tea Party had threatened “all-out hell.” The talking heads would cluck and tut about democracy usurped by the howling mob! But the good senator is a member of the party of demonstration and confrontation. Come to think of it, the Siege of the Capitol did remind us of one of Dante’s inner circles — or Rockford after dark.

Instead of promising that you could keep your health care policy if you like it, President Obama should have promised “all-out hell.” On that, he has been delivering!

Blogging can be hell

I have already written about Senate party leader Chris Larson’s purge of Democrat(ic) moderates in the 2012 election cycle. Result? Two moderate Democrats, Bob Jauch of rural Superior and Tim Cullen of Janesville, announced their retirements this year. Both made it clear that the partisan fever — if such it is — affects their side of the aisle as well.

It’s just another small canary in a coal mine, but liberal blogger Lisa Mux is quitting her Waukesha Wonk.

Life is too short to spend your free time doing things that don’t bring about some level of joy. Additionally, I find the tone of the political discourse of late to be disconcerting, and I’m not talking about the Republicans. Recent incidents and behavior by some on my own “side” have prompted me to question things.

I asked Lisa to elaborate; she declined. At Blogging Blue, Zach Wisniewski comments, “Lisa’s decision to shut down her blog is a loss for the lefties in the Cheddarsphere. She’s an excellent writer, and she worked hard to stay above the fray that so often includes personal attacks, bomb-throwing, and nastiness, and I hope she reconsiders her decision at some point in the near future.”


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Nov 12, 2013 05:21 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Dave, you just tell the truth and they think it's Hell!!! Wadwizard

Nov 13, 2013 10:31 am
 Posted by  Leo

Haven't we in Wisconsin been living in Dante's ninth circle of hell for the past two years thanks to Jon "give-em-all-out-hell Erpenbach and his Rockford fleeing comrades, solidarity singers, et al??? I'd like to hear more about what Jon would include in his "all out" version of hell. But, if Erpenbach's version of "all out hell" breaks out because he doesn't want to slow the genocide from those who want to kill their unborn children, I'm comforted just knowing that Blaska's Blog and Free Range Armory will be there to fight back and protect us from Erpenbach's vision of hell.

Nov 13, 2013 02:06 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous


Blaska couldn't protect us from an irate chipmunk. He's all bluster and no bite. And he wouldn't know the truth (other than his version) if it bit him.

Nov 14, 2013 05:30 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

@Anonymous, why is your chipmunk irate? Was he lied to by the democrats? Was his health care cancelled? The rest of us conservatives will protect you from your raging rodent - we are armed and ready in a minute. He won't need health care when we are done. And your garden will thank us.

Dave, not B

Nov 14, 2013 01:39 pm
 Posted by  Chuck Hinners

Erpenbach should return to his career as Gertie Gorilla

Nov 15, 2013 06:04 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

dave, not B:

Mr. Chipmunk has been called names and insulted for years by blaskas blather. He had his take home pay cut by 10%, and been continually attacked by the governor and politically appointed and grossly unqualified department heads. Now an armed mob (you) are threatening him and his livelihood. What a great place to live.

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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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