Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

October 2016


What kind of things can Feingold get done? Is the Madison police consultant Latino?

Madison’s Common Council convenes at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the City-County Building to throw $400,000 at a study that will insult the police, infuriate taxpayers, and encourage gangbangers without mollifying Progressive Dane or Black Lives Matter radicals.

Posted at 03:58 PM | Permalink | Comments: 24


Obamacare isn’t failing; it just needs more mandates, penalties, and taxes — seriously!

My old editor Dave Zweifel, one of the Creator’s kinder and gentler efforts, recently wrote that, “There’s no taking Paul Ryan seriously now.”

Posted at 11:41 AM | Permalink | Comments: 13


Madison’s Hovde thinks big and bold

The indentured servants at the Stately Manor are agog at the prospect of a dramatic, 10-story, LED art installation on the face of the former telephone company building at 316 W. Washington Ave. in downtown Madison.

Posted at 01:38 PM | Permalink | Comments: 7


Hillary or Trump? Corrupt or crazy? Ifs, buts, candy, or nuts?

The Squire of the Stately Manor is in a most royal funk precipitated by the most dismal election since Nixon v. McGovern, and the betrayal of his erstwhile allies in another venture that may be chronicled at a later date. (You know who you are.)

Posted at 05:00 PM | Permalink | Comments: 8


Shots fired in Madison, police the targets

So now they’re shooting at the police. Only this time it’s not the Madison Common Council and it’s literal, rather than figurative.

Posted at 02:13 PM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Deplore Hillary, impeach Trump, imagine McMullin

My conservative and Republican friends are correct. (And you are my friends.) I am negligent in making the case that Hillary Clinton would be a disaster as president — not to mention (which I am about to do) a total buzz kill. Do we really want to put a more grating version of Rosanne Barr in the Oval Office?

Posted at 01:57 PM | Permalink | Comments: 29


Unfriend me now! Do it in ALL CAPS!

We Republicans have gone to the bunkers. We’re waging trench warfare, fought out in social media and angry emails, thanks to the candidacy of one Donald Trump.

Posted at 08:34 AM | Permalink | Comments: 25


‘Just words’ — four Doomsday scenarios

Where to start? First off, Donald Trump was surprisingly good at Sunday night’s debate.

Posted at 02:19 PM | Permalink | Comments: 44


Mike Pence nice-shames Donald Trump

For a small jolt of static electricity, open up the newspaper to page one and find that the first words in the story consist of your name. That happened to me in July.

Posted at 01:03 PM | Permalink | Comments: 15


Dropping the big one on the unsuspecting

Random thoughts while we wait for Mr. Assange to drop the big one. (Any day now, right?)

Posted at 01:13 PM | Permalink | Comments: 5

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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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