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Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby jman111 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:16 pm

"Banning"? Isn't his release just a response to "the market", as Jason describes?
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby jjoyce » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:06 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Sounds like all the blogging will have to go given Joyce's recent statement. I do hope they hire a decent conservative writer at least.


Glad you like Citizen Dave. He's staying put. But Emily left a while ago and now Blaska has left, too. Isthmus has and will always have conservative voices. Christian Schneider and Larry Kaufman are two who contribute regularly.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby Meade » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:45 pm

Firing Blaska was a candy-assed move. Isthmus is rag. Own it.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby acereraser » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:01 pm

Meade wrote:Firing Blaska was a candy-assed move. Isthmus is rag. Own it.


Do say this because you think Blaska is an exceptional writer, and the Isthmus is foolish to let him go, or do you feel that it is just another case of the Liberals at Isthmus abusing and disposing the dissenting Conservative?
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby Meade » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:54 pm

Yes and yes.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby Meade » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:00 pm

jjoyce wrote:Dave Blaska has been a great and valued contributor to Isthmus. He's a really good writer and he introduces a lot of thought-provoking ideas to the discussion. His blog was always well read and well commented and we'll miss all of that.

The truth is that we're shifting our resources to more reporting, news writing and arts/entertainment coverage on the site, which have always been Isthmus' mission (see last week's story on Madison Prep, devoid of most of the standard right/left talking points and browbeating). Other changes to the site are in the works that will reflect this.


Self-satisfied patronizing drivel. You should feel embarrassed.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby kurt_w » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:07 pm

Meade, if you think the world desperately needs more of Blaska's drivel, no one is stopping you from paying him to write it.

Isthmus is a private business. They made a business decision. If you think they screwed up, there's a business opportunity here. Meadesthmus can snap up Blaska tomorrow, and capture a big segment of Isthmus's market.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby jjoyce » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:15 pm

Meadesthmus is rag. Own it.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:21 pm

I'm sure Meade's wife makes enough to employ Blaska and keep the coal bin filled at the Stately Manor through the winter.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby rabble » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:30 pm

Meade wrote:Isthmus is rag. Own it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ubem25WyN8
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:33 pm

Not to pile up (I'm really trying.. and failing obviously) but what's the over under on Blaska leaching off the state unemployment for as long as possible?
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:39 pm

In Soviet Russia, rag own you!
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby Huckleby » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:52 pm

rabble wrote: A troll's posts are calculated to incense others so drastically that the noise from their responses drowns out everything else.


Sorry, I just won't accept this definition. Too much room for intolerance. You have labeled people "trolls" who might simply be angering people with offensive opinions.

As long as they are not throwing out off-topic crap, making gross sexual, racial or personal remarks, or spamming with repetitive slogans, then let the good times roll, they ain't no troll.

I suppose different online communities have different standards. I am describing my preferred standard.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby Phil » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:49 pm

Meade wrote:Firing Blaska was a candy-assed move. Isthmus is rag. Own it.

Meade, you pathetic littlee weasel. Your mommy, Ann Althouse, deletes comments and bans people who disagrees with her.
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Re: Won't have David Blaska to kick around anymore

Postby Meade » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:59 pm

And you, Phil, are rag. Littlee rag. And people who agrees with you are even littlee-er rag.
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