Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

November 2015


Walker wrecks Wisconsin (or not)

Wisconsin is being wrecked! Wrecked like the Hesperus. Wrecked like a 30-car pile up on the Milwaukee Zoo Interchange. Wrecked like a Syrian village, and miserably.

Posted at 10:32 AM | Permalink | Comments: 46


Don’t question education chief Tony Evers — he is nonpartisan

Getting a fair shake for Republicans in Dane County is harder than getting a Badger touchdown call from Saturday’s referees at snowy Camp Randall.

Posted at 03:00 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13


Radical Islam and its useful, peace-at-any-price idiots

Did we say this is a world war? Now Mali.

Posted at 11:00 AM | Permalink | Comments: 17


Draft Paul Ryan for president

Of the current herd of candidates, I support Marco Rubio. Is it possible that the Republican nominee will be none of the above?

Posted at 03:07 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13


All we are saying is give war a chance

Why Paris? Because Paris is the City of Light.

Posted at 04:27 PM | Permalink | Comments: 26


Dane County gets serious about race: work groups will be facilitated

Reagan’s admonition, “Don’t just do something, stand there,” has been inscribed into the stone lintel over the entrance to the Stately Manor. Words to live by.

Posted at 10:52 AM | Permalink | Comments: 11


‘There’s something especial about this nation’ and the Republican presidential field

The presidential debates are great entertainment. Harder than it looks (try it yourself, sometime). Important, yes, but not the whole show. I’ve got to think Bob Taft and Adlai Stevenson would have mopped the floor with Dwight Eisenhower had they debated. Neither would have made half the president Ike proved to be.

Posted at 02:56 PM | Permalink | Comments: 11


Madison wants employers IF they share Paul Soglin’s values

Readers trying to decide who is the most anti-business, Scott Walker or the City of Madison, might linger a moment over Mayor Soglin’s hopes for the doomed Oscar Mayer plant. Chew over his quotation from Saturday’s Wisconsin State Journal.

Posted at 01:59 PM | Permalink | Comments: 23


Jail inmates wash their own clothes? 12 days a slave!

The Left’s war on public safety continues. (Quentin Tarantino is its honorary generalissimo.)

Posted at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2


Everyone is a crony capitalist if it means losing Oscar Mayer

Doesn’t your heart melt to hear a small child squeal with delight? The young Squire did so when he encountered the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at a parade on Main Street Sun Prairie in the 1950s. As I recall, Little Oscar — a former Munchkin from Watertown — tossed Wienermobile whistles from his fantastic carriage.

Posted at 11:03 AM | Permalink | Comments: 9


Obamacare makes the case for limited government

“Do not wreck that boy" is being engraved on the Blaska Coat of Arms.

Posted at 03:59 PM | Permalink | Comments: 21


Marco Rubio appoints team of rivals

You’ll understand if The Squire of the Stately Manor is extra-special churlish this morning. Losing on the road is one thing but to be totally exposed as a second-tier team is another. We miss you, Jordy.

Posted at 02:28 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13

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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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