Posts tagged ‘Mayor Larry Nelson’

February 2, 2009

Waukesha Carnival – Super Bowl XLIII edition

by thoughtfulconservative

Let’s get right into this week’s Super carnival. As usual, these are my choices, although you are certainly free to put yours in the comments.

Let’s start with posts about what’s going on nationally. At Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast wonders if Republicans will say no to pork. The governors seem to have capitulated with a couple of exceptions.

Tom Gehl also gives us some plain talk on the “stimulus” package over at Brookfield Basics.

In a related story, the Asian Badger has some thoughts on that CITI bank jet.

Silent e speaks and points out a little hypocrisy at the White House.

Cindy Kilkenny had a proposal on “Drill Here, Drill Now” at Fairly Conservative. The expected result?

Tax revenue and a move towards energy independence from one simple decision.

Sounds simple to me. Cindy also thought that long term contracts such as the one Charlie Sykes recently signed should put an end to talk about the Fairness Doctrine. I disagree, but linked because of the discussion generated.

Dad29 gives us a snapshot of an entitlements catastrophe in the wings. And he kicks off the posts on Wisconsin section by helping Judge Koschnick in adding to the list of Abrahamson “activist” decisions.

Sen. Mary Lazich says the taxpayers deserve answers on Wisconsin Shares. You can read her post at Conservatively Speaking.

Rose Fernandez is getting serious about blogging and posts a few questions and answers. She’s blogging at her campaign web site Change DPI.

Over at Wigderson Library & Pub, James Wigderson looks at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction race and Dr. Van Mobley’s stands of some issues like increasing the sales tax (to offset a cut in property tax).

The best post on Gov. Doyle’s State of the State speech can be found at Spring City Chronicle, where our good friend Huckleberry Dumbell uses the technology of the “internets” and Google Translator to sort it out.

Randy Melchert, whom I’m adding to the blog roll soon, has a report on a pro-life demonstration in Madison and has video.

Within Waukesha County, Jeff at Five Points Blog informs us of a new direction for the blog and the addition of a co-blogger. Since it is now devoted to eating, drinking and recreation in Waukesha, if you would like to blog there, get in touch with him.

Alexander muses over at A Little Off Main about traffic control at five points during special events. While they’re at it, Alexander would like another “five points” intersection looked at.

Mayor Larry Nelson has published another in his series of Mayor’s Memos. Sure looks busy. Maybe he’s trying to convince us he’s worth all that money we’re paying him.

Linda Richter at Inside New Berlin lets us know about some voter forums taking place for various New Berlin offices.

Bryon Houlgrave has several new pictures posted but I liked this one best because it reminds me there are only 11 days until pitchers and catchers report.

James Rowen at The Political Environment congratulates Waukesha for cutting water consumption, but raises a question on the diversion sought.

Darryl Enriquez posted about a fight at the men’s homeless shelter downtown which started quite a discussion in the comments at Waukesha FYI.

The anonymous blogger at Ocono.com seems to object to Huckleberry’s characterization of their fair community in a recent post.

Scott Feldstein shares his frustrations with video news, especially on the CNN.com site.

That’s the end of this week’s super carnival. As always you can leave a comment suggesting a post for this week or next week’s carnival. Or you can e-mail them to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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November 10, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 11/10/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Here we go!

Let’s start with something light. Bryon Houlgrave has some photos from a recent excursion to Wirth Park (skateboarding for those unfamiliar).

Locally, Mayor Larry Nelson‘s blog is still just posting the mayor’s memos detailing his activities. Of interest may be point 5 the upcoming schedule of meetings through the beginning of the year.

Alexander is closing Hobo Springs. Don’t despair. He’s still posting at A Little Off Main.

Curt Otto at Maple & Main gives us the conclusion of the missing tree saga.

Kyle Prast attended the Republican “Victory” party at the Country Springs Hotel and has posted pictures and thoughts at Practically Speaking.

In cooking, MommaBlogger has found a recipe for lasagna humbly named The Best Lasagna Ever. You can see pictures of it at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

In state news, Senator Mary Lazich (chief aide Kevin Fischer?), writing at Conservatively Speaking, spotlights an initiative that would put a data base of state government spending on the web.

Huckleberry Dumbell at The Spring City Chronicle disagreed with Jessica McBride’s article in Milwaukee Monthly on the deaths of several college students in La Crosse.

Of interest to bloggers, Cindy Kilkenny shares a tool at Fairly Conservative for editing those YouTube clips that all the cool kids are posting.

Then on national items, The Asian Badger links to an article in Forbes magazine on the financial mess.

Dad29 had a couple of items on the recent campaign that could use attention.

The Family Guy looks at Obama’s challenges in Nation United? Hardly.

JJ Gravelle, newly appointed community columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posts about “big food” over at The Daily Scoff.

Scott Feldstein has some suggestions for the GOP.

silent e thinks Gov. Sarah Palin scares the Left.

Finally, James WIgderson mirrors many of my own thoughts in this post at Wigderson Library & Pub.

That’s it for this week’s carnival. Tune in next week for another edition of the best of Waukesha bloggers.

October 26, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 10-26-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Where to begin? How about where we’re all hit–the wallet.

Dad29 exposes the Democrats plans for 401(k)s.

The Asian Badger links to a Wall Street Journal article that shows

that high tax rates on the “producers” cause dis-incentives on those who are the payors of those tax rates. At some point, they either stop producing or, move out of the country.

At Waukesha FYI, Darryl Enriquez notes that a local lady got her letter about the bailout printed in TIME magazine.

Politics are always on the mind. Kyle Prast wonders at Practically Speaking why Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama matters.

JJ Gravelle muses in his own inimitable way about Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama at The Daily Scoff.

Alex has a nice poll over at Hobo Springs. Go vote.

Locally, Wiggy gives us a short rant on yard signs at Wigderson’s Library & Pub.

Cindy Kilkenny at Fairly Conservative takes a critical look at Brookfield’s Vision 2035.

Meanwhile, Mayor Larry Nelson continues his steady stream of mayor memos. He’s a busy guy, I guess.

In miscellaneous posts, Bryon Houlgrave has some high school football “hits.”

MommaBlogger wonders what so secret about the 10 secrets of the effortlessly thin. You can read her thoughts at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

At Inside New Berlin, Linda Richter informs about a year-round costume company. In New Berlin.

Find a tree? Curt Otto has reported one missing. A replacement is in the works. See Maple & Main for details.

Huckberry Dumbell adds a touch to his Ghost Blogging and Sunday Scan features. Go to Spring City Chronicle to find out.

That’s it for this week. If you see an interesting post, drop the link in a comment and I’ll add it to next week’s carnival.

October 13, 2008

Waukesha carnival 10/13/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Let’s start this edition with local news.

Brookfield Alderman Scott Berg has several links concerning the city’s 2009 budget at 359 Degrees.

Darryl Enriquez at Waukesha FYI informs us on the testy public comments sessions at recent Waukesha common council meetings.

Fairly Conservative‘s Cindy Kilkenny wonders at Elmbrook Schools superintendent Matt Gibson’s thought processes.

Alexander at Hobo Springs posts about the anger at the Waukesha McCain/Palin rally that’s gained so much attention and notes that if we’re angry, it’s about the issues, not the personal stuff.

Curt Otto blogs at Maple and Main about a new store coming to downtown Waukesha.

Kyle Prast takes a break from political stuff at Practically Speaking to give us a glimpse of an outing to the Anaba Tea Room.

James Wigderson catches us up on the 97th Wisconsin Assembly district race at Wigderson Library & Pub.

Take this opportunity to check out Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy where MommaBlogger has a recipe for S’mores. The pictures will make your mouth water.

In national news, JJGravelle at The Daily Scoff expounds on what the international supporters of Obama say about him.

And we can’t forget the turmoil in the financial markets.

Dad29 points out derivitive cheerleaders Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton. Hmmm.

Well, I can predict the stock market won’t fall tomorrow. [UPDATE: Never try to read a financial post late at night.] The Asian Badger in this general post on the mess notes that tomorrow is Columbus Day, a federal holiday.

A couple of miscellaneous items.

Dan at Skeptics Anonymous reflects on a 2006 trip to Philadelphia to see the Brewers play.

Huckleberry Dumbell at The Spring City Chronicle just doesn’t give fine news summaries and nice poems, but also great pictures he has been acanning.

That’s it for this week’s edition. Each week I peruse local bloggers and select the ones I think are the best. It’s hard sometimes and you may not agree. So submit your own thoughts whether you’re a blogger or a reader. You can do so using this form. Or you can e-mail them to me. Or put them in the comments of this post.

Past posts and future editions can be found on our here.

April 22, 2008

The Waukesha Carnival 04/21/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Well, we’re late again this week. This past weekend was the biggest of our year so there was not much free time.

Let’s get started.

At his blog, Dad29, in between the understandable posts on Benedict XVI’s American visit, has this on Wisconsin representative Don Pridemore’s move to force third party groups to publicize their backers.

In national politics, Cindy Kilkenny explains why Obama won’t be our next president.

At The Daily Scoff, j gravelle shares a couple of Democratic Foe-tos.

The Asian Badger informs us of the Democratic Congress attempt to do away with Health Savings accounts.

Troy Fullerton wonders if Joe Lieberman will be the next Zell Miller (without the challenge to a duel, I hope).

Jeff tells us his opinion of Mayor Nelson’s State of the City speech at Five Points blog. So did James Wigderson at Wigderson Library & Pub.

Sancho announces a Vagrants Coalition Meeting at Hobo Springs.

I picked this one from Spring City Chronicle, because if you proclaim yourself tuberculosis free and at the same time refer to some on the left as vitriolic and misogynistic, it’s gotta be a read-worthy post, right?

Finally, David B. Bohl gives us If the Economy is on the Downturn is Life on the Upswing?

That’s it for this week. As usual if you wish to nominate a post you can use this hand submission form. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

April 16, 2008

Quick hits

by thoughtfulconservative

The Titanic exhibit is great, if it’s anything like the one I saw it a couple of years back in Ohio.

The downsized Waukesha county board had its first meeting to elect leadership positions.

At the Waukesha Common Council meeting, Mayor Nelson gave his state of the city speech (PDF, link via Darryl Enriquez more coverage here). My outgoing alderman, Charles Betker, was also honored (and see the fine article by Laurel Walker last Sunday). The new alderman, Chris Hernandez has big shoes to fill.

Dead cougar’s DNA to be tested. He’s a suspect in a bank job in Minnesota.

Foreclosures are up, gas prices are up, wholesale prices are up, food costs are up, but don’t use the “R” word.

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