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Nov 9, 201501:59 PMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Madison wants employers IF they share Paul Soglin’s values

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Rust never sleeps

No sooner did liberals redefine marriage after how many millennia than they’re integrating boys and girls’ locker rooms. Barack Obama’s Education czars re-energized social conservatives with its diktat at that a Palatine, Ill., high school must allow boys into the girls’ room if said boy “identifies” as transgender. Thank you for re-energizing the social conservative base, Mr. President.

But wait, there’s more! “Couple seeks right to marry. The hitch? They’re legally father, son.” (No, not the Onion nor a supermarket tabloid, but CNN.)

Quote of the Week #1: “There was nothing small about Fred Thompson, not his voice, nor his love for his family or his country. He was a big man who lived consequentially. … Many times we would sit on the porch of my house, the ‘drinking porch,’ we would call it, and save cigars from communism. … He cared about freedom and how we were losing it under a president he pegged as “George McGovern, without the experience.’” — Alex Castellanos at CNN.

Quote of the Week #2: “I don’t know what women in New York do. Probably see a therapist or get on meds. I got my AK-(47) and a T-shirt that [says], ‘I’m Out of Estrogen and I have a Gun.’” —“Sweet Home Mississippi,” Sunday New York Times.

Friday: President Obama blocks the Keystone XL Pipeline, citing environmental concerns. Saturday: A train derails just north of Alma, Wis., on the Mississippi River, spilling ethanol. Sunday: Another train carrying crude oil derails in Watertown, leaking oil. The B! Blogge reports, you decide.

Quick, more free stuff: Continuing the "Women as Victims" meme of the Democrat(ic) party, State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D–Madison, is circulating proposed legislation that requires restroom facilities in buildings owned, leased, or occupied by the State of Wisconsin to have tampons and sanitary napkins free of charge. "It is imperative that our society address the stigma, and parity surrounding feminine hygiene,” says the tribune of strong women everywhere.

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Nov 9, 2015 02:21 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Christ, does Blaska have to work extra hard to be this sanctimonious or does it just come naturally?

Blaska, if Planned Parenthood wanted to move into the Oscar Mayer facility and ramp up its efforts to provide health care to women on a larger scale you'd be having kittens over it. Why should Soglin feel any different about wanting to get a business in there that best represents the values of the majority of Madison's populace? Because he's an elected official and should be held to some sort of higher standard? Please. For any business that moves in there to be successful it will need the support of the community. Soglin appears to realize that better than you do.

Then you go and agree with this quote: “The number one job of city government is to protect the public. This means giving police the facilities, staff, and tools to do the best job possible.” Replace protect with educate and police with teachers and tell me what the difference is, really? If throwing money at the problem doesn't work in education, what makes you think it will work in law enforcement? Another example of your persistent hypocrisy.

Finally, it wasn't that long ago that we didn't allow blacks into white restrooms in this country, let alone allow them to shower in the same facility. Now that idea seems abhorrent. Wonder what the odds are that you'll be on the wrong side of history on the transgender issue, given that younger generations don't remotely agree with your position on this one?

Nov 9, 2015 03:02 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Abortion is not 'health care'.

NO State funding for a 'public square', when the City of Madison has such an anti corporation, anti conservative stance.

Make it into a homeless shelter, or a low income rental space.

Nov 10, 2015 08:12 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

So dave, whose values should be represented. Soglin was elected by a majority of the folks that votes in the last mayoral election. Since you didn't run, you really have no dog in that particular argument.

But maybe you should give some examples of employers that fit your values. I'll give a few suggestions based on your vast library of posts:

A battery cracker hauling in employees in an old school bus with the windows painted over;

Two floors of 10 year old girls sewing "Walker for President" banners and sweatshirts;

The boiler room and smokestack could be utilized by computer and TV screen recyclers to burn off all the plastic components;

A retraining center for the 100 long-term employees of Georgia-Pacific that were let go so the Koch brothers could out source their positions at less than half the pay. This was at the old Fort Howard mill, the non-union one, in Green Bay.

I'm sure you have some even better ideas, please share.

Thanks

Nov 10, 2015 01:35 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I think if you're honestly going to ask the question of who is more anti-business, Walker or Madison, all you really have to do is look at the facts. Madison and Dane County are the flag bearers for the new economy in this state. People love to spend their money in Madison. The same can't be said for the state as a whole and many of Walker's policies in particular have discouraged growth in the new economy.

Nov 10, 2015 01:40 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"vegan, low-cholesterol, gluten-free, locally sourced, fair trade, heart healthy, smokeless, gay-friendly soy burger"

Yeah. That's always a good idea. Ridicule something to marginalize it when trying to make a point.

Disappointing.

Nov 10, 2015 01:44 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I can't help but notice that the two cities cited above as having apparently preferable cop-to-civilian ratios (Milwaukee and Racine) are well below Madison in terms of safety and quality of life?

Seems like a bad argument to make.

Nov 10, 2015 01:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Madison is anti-corporation? How can that possibly be when several thousand -- and growing -- Madisonians work for corporations, and the best/biggest in the state at that!

Will Epic sell off to someone like Heinz and "consolidate"? If you knew one thing about the state's best company you'd know the answer to that is obvious. Maybe that's what's meant by values. I don't know, though. I work for a business, not a business magazine.

Nov 10, 2015 04:19 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Then you go and agree with this quote: “The number one job of city government is to protect the public. This means giving police the facilities, staff, and tools to do the best job possible.” Replace protect with educate and police with teachers and tell me what the difference is, really? If throwing money at the problem doesn't work in education, what makes you think it will work in law enforcement? Another example of your persistent hypocrisy."

Well stated! Republicans at the height of their hypocrisy! The same goes for the Republicans stance on military spending! I will be happy the day when Blaska and his ilk turn in their party cards stumble off into the sunset.

Nov 10, 2015 04:33 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

So anonymous 11-10 8:12AM, whose values should be represented. WALKER was elected by a majority of the folks that votes (sic) in the last STATE election. Since you didn't run, you really should have no dog in that particular argument.

Hope you're out encouraging everyone to agree with everything Walker's proposed, since he won the last election.

Oh, wait, your philosophy is only applicable to lib-progs that might be in office.

I suggest you and Soglin start a business in the O-M plant - I'm sure you'll be able to make a go of it. Maybe you can print a local newspaper on the 7th floor.

Nov 10, 2015 04:38 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Also, Blaska, the gay couple you are referring to are not biological father - son. Anyone with half a brain (including you, Blaska) can understand (or read it in the second paragraph of the article you linked) that the one legally adopted the other in order to provide legal benefits to their partner. These same benefits were not legally allowed to them because of worthless people like your self that things everyone must abide by your moral standards.

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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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