Sep 2, 201409:52 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Disagree with this blog? Wave signs and chant mindless slogans!
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Must admit I am in a funk despite the glorious, fall-like weather. Still haven’t recovered from the Badgers blowing a 24-7 lead. Just once wish we could beat an SEC team. Now the Brewers are free-falling — in second place for the first time since early April. Is Ryan Braun withdrawing from the juice? Can anyone get Carlos Gomez under control at the plate? Maybe the Packers will beat Seattle. By golly, I think they will!
Why must our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances play drama queen at every difference of opinion instead of engaging in debate like intelligent people? The folks who protest at the Special Olympics picketed a recent Walker campaign fundraising appearance at the Nakoma Golf Club in Madison. (Big news at The Progressive magazine.) Look! A BMW!
Guys, we get that you don’t support Scott Walker. Do we go around picketing Mary Burke? But the visuals are catnip to the liberal news media. “The People” don’t support the governor; those people chanting and waving signs are proof!
The liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change announced it would shadow Paul Ryan at each stop on his three-day, nine-city tour in Florida. This is big news at The Capital Times, your progressive vuvuzela.
A group of protesters showed up at a book signing at a Pensacola Barnes & Noble on Friday, with signs that read, “Hands off my Medicare,” “Ryan: Yes to millionaires, no to Medicare” and “Paul, my uterus wants your health insurance.”
Yep, slogans instead of debate or dialogue. Vote Democratic! For extra credit: Who is the liberal-progressive-socialist who is proposing a fix on poverty other than more of the failed same? Take your time.
Progressive law as faith-based sharia
Sometimes, something is wrong only because you say it is wrong. “Walker Solicited Funds for Outside Group to Win Recalls,” trumpets The Progressive magazine. An “outside group”? What is “an outside group”? Would that be like Emily’s List?
The Progressive’s subhead blares, “Specific John Doe Charges Finally Revealed.” Except, there were no charges. No charges were ever brought. The Wisconsin Reporter explains the law:
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel … on its front page Tuesday … reported allegations that Gov. Scott Walker’s “campaign crossed a bright legal line by coordinating with independent conservative groups that expressly called for the election of specific candidates in the recall elections for governor and state Senate in 2011 and 2012.”
The Journal Sentinel’s description of the law is simply wrong, and if its reporters had checked the dates of the emails they were reporting on, they’d have noticed a little problem: they date from seven months before the Walker recall campaign existed. Whatever the merits of the legal theories at issue, the reporters ought to admit there’d be certain difficulties in coordinating with non-entities.
The first and lesser error regards that “bright legal line,” and the idea it would preclude Walker from helping candidates for state Senate. The reporters cite no experts or state law in support of their contention, because there are none.
… The recall campaign against Walker didn’t even get started until November 2011, with signature gathering, and wasn’t certified until the following March. Under Wisconsin law, confirmed at the time by the Government Accountability Board, contribution limits don’t apply until the signatures have been certified. If the limits don’t apply to direct contributions, they surely don’t apply to allegedly coordinated indirect contributions to campaigns not yet in existence.