Nov 7, 201612:49 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
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Stay home on Tuesday
The old editorial page saw dictates Get Out and Vote. Why? That’s like saying, Eat More Whey. Which your Humble Squire remembers seeing on tanker trucks in 1960s Wisconsin. Exhortation without justification. (Kids today would answer, “No Whey!”)
If you are not motivated to vote on the day before Election Day, then please do yourself and the nation a favor — stay home. It’s safe there. You will avoid communicable disease carriers. And you will have made a statement, Zen-like in its simplicity: the sound of one hand not voting. I’m with none of the above.
And please just bury under a mound of smoldering third-world refuse that cliché about every election being the most important election in our lifetimes. Balderdash and poppycock! David Harsanyi in National Review gives voice to what your Humble Squire has been thinking all year (but had not the wit to express): “This is the least important election of our lifetimes.”
As for gridlock, bring it on! “That’s exactly what the Constitution was built to do in a divided nation,” Harsanyi writes.
The envelope, please
So, without the services of Ol’ Sparky, the Great Squironi predicts:
- Republicans will lose three seats from their 63–36 majority in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
- Republican Mike Gallagher will win Wisconsin’s only open congressional seat in Green Bay.
- Ron Johnson wins re-election 50.5 to 49.5%.
- Republicans hold the U.S. Senate by one seat (losing three).
- Trump will do better than the Marquette poll, which has him trailing by 6 percentage points, but still lose Wisconsin.
- Blaska will write in the name Evan McMullin for president.
- Finally, who will be our next president? File not found. The file concerned may have been damaged, moved, deleted, or a bug may have caused the error. Alternatively, the file simply might not exist, or the user has mistyped its name.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The nation will survive Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, “neither of whom possesses the requisite talent, vision, or charisma needed to destroy this country in a mere four years,” Harsanyi writes.
Your prayers, please — His fellow National Guard officer, Dave Zweifel, relates that Tim Donovan, author of the Donovan Files, suffered a burst brain aneurysm Monday night, Oct. 31, and at last word was in intensive care at UW Hospital and could not have visitors. Due to HIPAA, I can’t get a condition report beyond that. Send cards and best wishes to Tim @ University Hospital, 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792.
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