We're warming up the vacuum tubes on Old Sparky, the vintage computer here at the Blaska Policy Research and Experimental Work Farm, in preparation for my patented can't miss, bet-the-farm election predictions.
We'll unveil these predictions on Monday, a day that will LIVE in infamy!
You'll remember how uncannily accurate were my November picks to clicks. So good that I am now barred from many Las Vegas casinos, along with Fredo.
Radicals for Common Council
The Capital Times has endorsed one Kyle Szarzynski for alderman in District 8. What my old alma mater doesn't tell you is that Szarzynski (pronounced as it is spelled) is Progressive Dane. He's also a wild man. A radical socialist. A flamethrower. Worse, he is a longtime community activist.
He could be our next President!
The Daily Cardinal -- not exactly Fox News -- described the guy as "Campus malcontent Kyle Szarzynski," our Jack Craver noted last fall.
Among the lad's endorsers are Austin King, Ben Manski, Thomas Mertz, Peter Rickman of the TAA, Marj Passman, Barb Vedder, ... I can't go on, it's too painful. A rogue's gallery of fist shakers.
Szarzyinski himself says he's been called "crazy," a "malcontent," "inflammatory," and "hopeless." By liberals. What does it tell you that he's too whacked out for both Paul Soglin and Dave Cieslewicz, who are supporting the man's opponent, neighborhood association president Scott Resnick, a card-carrying Democrat? As well as the current alder, Bryon Eagon? And the Badger Herald and the Daily Cardinal?
But our Kyle Consonant Soup is just The Capital Times' cup of tea. A rad system manipulator who knows how to dip into the honey pot of coerced tax dollars to make sure he and his get theirs, as this blogger details. If your candidate was endorsed by The Capital Times, remember that he's in the same league as Kyle Szarzynski. And it ain't the American league.
People like Matt Phair, who is the husband of Mayor Dave's personal secretary. Does the 20th District really want to go from an independent like Thuy Pham-Remmele to Mr. Apron Strings?
Cue Ed McMahon: You are correct, SIR!
An attention-getter, for sure
We introduce this segment of Blaska's Blogge with a video of the presumptive county executive arm-in-arm with the heroes of character assassination and union bossism.
Here is the lit piece I would have done for Eileen Bruskewitz had she the courage/foolishness/go-for-the jugular instinct to counter such coziness:
Format: 8.5 x 5.5" postcard mailer
Legend: Eileen Bruskewitz Stands with the Taxpayers VS the Powerful Government Unions
Full color photos (2):
1) Scott Walker planting a love peck on Eileen Bruskewitz's cheek, picture positioned in upper left corner, foreground.
2) Positioned on lower right 2/3rds of card, background: Joe Parisi* is surrounded by Marty Beil, John Matthews*, Michael Moore*, Jesse Jackson, the Sly-mer,* Dave Cieslewicz, Brenda Konkel, John Nichols, Jimmy Hoffa, Mark Miller (represented by an out-of-office sign) and the Segway guy burning in the fires of eternal damnation while Satan laughs maniacally.
* All shown marching arm in arm down State Street on the video.
Option: Red foil hearts floating above Photo #1; red foil flames bathing Photo #2. When you move the card the foil catches the light. A little pricey, but worth it!
Now you know why the Stately Manor is a beehive of activity at election time! (Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee).
Oooh! Oooh! (As Gunther Toody used to say.) Got to add to Photo #2 death threat maker Katherine Windels. (I was always a Mac guy!)
"I hope you have a good time in hell," she allegedly wrote in the lengthy email in which she purportedly listed scenarios in which the legislators and their families would die, including bombings and by "putting a nice little bullet in your head."
Instead, this is the card Eileen is mailing. Not bad but not Blaska:
Get those damn signs down now!
Former alderman Dorothy Borchardt has written this to Chief Noble Wray:
There are ASCFME signs in the windows of the City-County Building facing Doty Street and in the Municipal Building facing Martin Luther King Blvd. One even has a raised fist in the window. The raised fist has an unsavory history behind it, and signifies to a lot of people hostile revolution.
This is clearly against the policies and operating rules. According to those rules the Madison Police Department is in charge of security and enforcement.
We certainly don't want what happened to our State Capital happening in the City-County Building, even if the group will be more considerate of the building and the rules governing it.
The Squire has forwarded that message on to Sheriff Mahoney, Mayor Dave and selected news organizations. Don't make me come over there myself.
The antidote to bad speech is more speech
All those liberals disgusted with negative campaigning? Third party attack ads? Where are they? And what do they say to this corrective: