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Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:20 pm

Meade wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Let's be clear about Caire. He wanted public moneys for his charter school, yet he did not want public accountability as to how that money was to be spent.

Is that true? Can you cite your source for that assertion? Or are you just lying again?

Happy reading. Try to keep up.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby bdog » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:43 pm

Madison schools are accountable for very publicly failing black kids.

That's fine with Henry. And MTI.

Try to keep up Meade.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby grimfees » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:11 pm

david cohen wrote:The irony here is that Madison was spared an incompetent candidate when Sarah pulled a Manski, yet everyone wants to scream conspiracy. Manski never once iterated a cohesive platform: no ideas about the budget issues, the struggles of socio-economic students (black, white, asian, latino, you name it), support for specific programs, special ed, etc. While it's clear that Mirilli got the worst of it, I don't buy into the idea that it was intentional because she is a Madison Prep supporter or from South America. I don't think Manski is that smart to conspire to that end. Yep, it was convenient for some folks in town, but I think the overwhelming majority of us welcome anyone who runs for the school board because it's the most thankless task in the city. Perhaps Mr. Blaska should run!


This.

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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Meade » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:02 am

No, THIS:
Having knocked Mirilli out of the race, Madison’s Political Machine is taking no chances. The remaining candidate on the ballot for Seat #5 is T.J. Mertz. Madison Teachers Inc. invested $1,697 in the Mertz campaign. The radical left UW Teaching Assistants Assn. put in $150, Progressive Dane $125, AFSCME $100. All told, the special interests contributed well over half the $3,417 Mertz reports.Having knocked Mirilli out of the race, Madison’s Political Machine is taking no chances. The remaining candidate on the ballot for Seat #5 is T.J. Mertz. Madison Teachers Inc. invested $1,697 in the Mertz campaign. The radical left UW Teaching Assistants Assn. put in $150, Progressive Dane $125, AFSCME $100. All told, the special interests contributed well over half the $3,417 Mertz reports.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby rrnate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:16 am

Meade wrote:No, THIS:
Having knocked Mirilli out of the race, Madison’s Political Machine is taking no chances. The remaining candidate on the ballot for Seat #5 is T.J. Mertz. Madison Teachers Inc. invested $1,697 in the Mertz campaign. The radical left UW Teaching Assistants Assn. put in $150, Progressive Dane $125, AFSCME $100. All told, the special interests contributed well over half the $3,417 Mertz reports.Having knocked Mirilli out of the race, Madison’s Political Machine is taking no chances. The remaining candidate on the ballot for Seat #5 is T.J. Mertz. Madison Teachers Inc. invested $1,697 in the Mertz campaign. The radical left UW Teaching Assistants Assn. put in $150, Progressive Dane $125, AFSCME $100. All told, the special interests contributed well over half the $3,417 Mertz reports.


Two thoughts:

A) Pretty funny to see Blaska calling the UW Teaching Assistants Association "radical".

B) Wondering how long IB Madison will keep Blaska around. His 'blog' is getting pretty boring these days.

Bonus Thought: I love that Meade is so concerned about this whole school board race. He just keeps giving and giving. When's he gonna get his?
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Talon Newsman » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:18 am

rrnate wrote:B) Wondering how long IB Madison will keep Blaska around. His 'blog' is getting pretty boring these days.

Don't be silly. That's exactly what makes it such a good fit for In Business.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby minicat » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 pm

Meade wrote:No, THIS:
[quoting-Blaska]Having knocked Mirilli out of the race, Madison’s Political Machine is taking no chances. The remaining candidate on the ballot for Seat #5 is T.J. Mertz. Madison Teachers Inc. invested $1,697 in the Mertz campaign. The radical left UW Teaching Assistants Assn. put in $150, Progressive Dane $125, AFSCME $100. All told, the special interests contributed well over half the $3,417 Mertz reports.Having knocked Mirilli out of the race, Madison’s Political Machine is taking no chances. The remaining candidate on the ballot for Seat #5 is T.J. Mertz. Madison Teachers Inc. invested $1,697 in the Mertz campaign. The radical left UW Teaching Assistants Assn. put in $150, Progressive Dane $125, AFSCME $100. All told, the special interests contributed well over half the $3,417 Mertz reports.


HOLY CRAP, THAT'S SOME MAD CASH. I'm shocked that Mertz hasn't just decamped for the Caymans with that much money invested in his campaign. That's even more money than the Koch Brothers have!
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:43 pm

minicat wrote:HOLY CRAP, THAT'S SOME MAD CASH.


Keep in mind that the RADICAL Left Teaching asst. association uses blood money for the campaign. I think it comes from Venezuelan socialist training camps. $150 is something like a billion bolivars.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby snoqueen » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 pm

Madison's leftists. We take care of our own. Big time.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Meade » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 pm

Twelve candidates filed on non-­?standard forms, making their filings difficult to read. The following candidates for Madison Common Council, County Board of Supervisors, and Madison Metropolitan School Board have more serious errors in their reports:
• Paul Skidmore, D9 – Failure to disclose conduit contributions, accepting excessive contributions when claiming exemption from filing
• Bryan Post, D2 – Failure to disclose employment information for donors aggregating over $200, illegible filings
• Sarah Manski, SB3 – Failure to file
• Steve King, D7 – Failing to disclose source of conduit contributions
• Spencer White, D17 – Failing to disclose employment information for donors
aggregating over $200
• Matt Phair, D20 –Accepting committee contributions in excess of
contribution limits, illegible filings
• Lauren Cnare, D3 – Failing to aggregate donor totals, Failed to file before
filing deadline
• Timothy Bruer, D14 – Reporting committee contributions as contributions
from individuals, In-­?Kind contributions without disbursement information
• Larry Palm, D12 – Illegible filings
• Anita Weier, D18 – Illegible filings
• Mark Clear, D19 – Illegible filings
• Mary Kolar, CB1 – Illegible filings
http://www.wispolitics.com/1006/130328Dane.pdf
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby minicat » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:50 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
minicat wrote:HOLY CRAP, THAT'S SOME MAD CASH.


Keep in mind that the RADICAL Left Teaching asst. association uses blood money for the campaign. I think it comes from Venezuelan socialist training camps. $150 is something like a billion bolivars.


I heard they force-marched Blaska to a blood bank against his will to get that money. SCOOP.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Detritus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 pm

minicat wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:
minicat wrote:HOLY CRAP, THAT'S SOME MAD CASH.


Keep in mind that the RADICAL Left Teaching asst. association uses blood money for the campaign. I think it comes from Venezuelan socialist training camps. $150 is something like a billion bolivars.


I heard they force-marched Blaska to a blood bank against his will to get that money. SCOOP.

They must have been horribly disappointed. I hear you can't get blood from a turnip.
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Meade » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:26 am

T.J. Mertz didn't pay his utility bills AND he has a major conflict of interest. His spouse, Karin Schmidt, is employed by the Madison Metropolitan School District as special education assistant at Madison West High School. That necessitates that Mertz recuse himself on such important votes as teacher and staff salary, benefits, working conditions, length of school day and year.
If not more.

The odd thing is that nowhere on his campaign web site does Mertz refer to his wife. He mentions two sons but no spouse. Why is she The Woman Who Must Not Be Named?

"No particular reason why she is not listed there," Mertz told me today. Seriously? And what about the obvious conflict of interest?

"If elected, I will recuse myself as advised by district legal staff," Mertz told RightWisconsin.

I asked what would trigger a recusal. He responded, "As to recusals, I don't know. I will take the legal advice of the district counsel. You could ask her; I have not yet, as it is not appropriate for her to be giving advice to a candidate."

Really? You’re running for school board but you don’t know when and on what you can vote?


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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby bdog » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:03 am

Annette Ziegler was supposed to recuse herself from some cases before she got on the SC but she did not. And has never faced a penalty for it.

What's to prevent Mertz from doing the same thing?
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Re: Blaska has the scoop on "Manski-gate"

Postby Meade » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:13 am

Apparently, we have to elect Mertz to find out what's in Mertz.
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