In case you’ve lost track, this is the May 18, 2008 edition of the Waukesha Carnival. Welcome.
Well, most folks were exercised this week over the budget “repair” (Can you call them cuts when not much was cut?) and “veto” (Can you call it a veto when you re-write it and find more cuts?).
But let’s start a little closer to home. The Asian Badger fumes over the fact that technical colleges (among others) are exempt from the tax cap.
Josh at Blog Waukesha sounds the alarm about the Waukesha Referendum.
I see they’re talking about a baseball field at Frame Park again. Spring City Chronicle tells us again why this is not feasible. I remember saying that also, but that post is lost in cyber space and Google says they can’t find it.
James Wigderson updates on Wisconsin Assembly district 97 happenings.
School’s out and Yorick’s Persiflage is blogging again. He reflects on what it’s like to be a conservative student when your teacher and most of your class mates are liberal.
Bryon Houlgrave has some new pics, but the amazing fact is he put 1068 miles on his car over the weekend. Yowza! That’s a round trip to Ohio.
Linda Richter questions Matt Thomas quitting blogging. You just can’t win with some folks.
Kyle Prast reports on an HG&D (Human Growth and Development = Sex Education) work session at Practically Speaking.
OK. OK. Here are the posts from the budget “deal” (Can it be a deal when the governor rewrote the bill?).
Sen. Mary Lazich notes what the governor’s “vetos” resulted in.
Dad29 has a warning label that every legislator who voted for the “budget repair” should have on their forehead. I say we include every legislator, period. And include the US House and Senate members while we’re at it.
Fox Head wonders who kidnapped Gov. Doyle and replaced him with one who cut out the foolish parts of the deal made some real cuts?
The Daily Scoff’s jj gravelle was also surprised that Franken-veto (called Zombie Franken-veto by steveegg in the comments) was alive and well. Cindy Kilkenny was flummoxed as well.
OK, enough of that. If you want to read more, just about every one had at least one, and often more, posts.
Jeff at his Eat Wisconsin blog has comments on the first edition of Wisconsin Foodie.
On the national scene, Dean Culver at Common Sense Waukesha says he realizes that McCain is not a “true conservative” but conservatives have such a screwed up reputation that maybe it’s a good thing.
Sancho also posts some thoughts on this at La Raza de Waukesha.
Troy Fullerton points out the roadmap for the GOP future that he cleaned from Ryan and Sensenbrenner speeches at the state Republican convention.
On the Democratic side, Scott Feldstein linked to a DKos discussion of Obama’s possible VP choices. From January. A stronger field than the Republicans have, IMO. Read it and realize this will be a tough race for the presidency.
silent e muses if this is the best the American system can come up with.
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