Huckleberry Dumbell is posting again semi-regularly (remind you of anyone?) at Spring City Chronicle.
You may notice the new look around here. I’m tinkering with what WordPress gives me to work with, trying to make it more streamline and shoving some stuff to pages.
The blog roll probably needs some major work but for now I’ll just change two.
Darryl Enriquez, formerly of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is now at Waukesha News Online. You can visit Darryl there.
James Wigderson, op/ed columnist extraorinaire, has moved from Blogger and taken up new digs at in his own domain, so go check out the new Wigderson Library and Pub.
A few more I’m adding to the extensive list on the side:
Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC by Deekaman who’s got a great tag line, “Open your mind, but not so far that your brain falls out. Think critically and beware of red Kool-Aid.” He gets added to the Wisconsin blogs.
Randy Melchert, whom some may remember as a candidate for the 24 Assembly district here in Wisconsin, is now blogging. Randy joins the Wisconsin and Waukesha blog lists. He’s already made an appearance on the carnival.
Waukesha Sewer Racoon is another one I’ve added. The tag line reads
“A journal of sightings of raccoons coming out of and going into the storm grate at our corner in Waukesha WI. (& etc.) The bent is nature with occasional forays elsewhere…all of which relates to the well-being of raccoons and their kin, which is all of us.”
He’ll appear under Wisconsin and Waukesha blog rolls.
Now a question, OK, maybe a few:
Do you use the blog roll? If not, will improving it make you more likely to use it? How can I improve it? Would you like to see more categories? A list of blogs I read regularly? I look at all the blogs occaisionally in my reader, but there are those I go to at least weekly. Any other suggestions of what you would like to see removed or added to the sidebars would be appreciated.
If you blog and are not on the list, leave me a link in the comments.
OK, this is late. Google Reader decided to quit working last night. But this is edition 50, IIRC. But let’s not rest on our laurels.
Beginning with posts on national topics. silent e has a question at silent e speaks now that administrations have changed. I can answer it. No. We’ve got at least one more year.
At Wigderson Library & Pub, James Wigderson has some points to make about living and blogging in the Obama era. That’s what I’ll try to follow. Will I criticize? Yes. But I’ll try not to nit pick. I hope my readers will never find Obama Derangement Syndrome here.
MommaBlogger at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy has some info on CPSIA. I hear libraries will feel the effects also.
Dan Diebert shares at The D Spot a picture that belies the enviro-consciousness of the president’s followers.
Kyle Prast links to a thought-provoking pro-life ad at Practically Speaking.
A little bit closer to home Concernedcitizen lets us know he’s still at Skeptics Anonymous. The usual suspects are at fault for his lack of posting. It happens.
Huckleberry Dumbell crowns his Bonehead of the Day, the Oconomowoc Common Council. You can read why at The Spring City Chronicle.
Dave posts about a lunch at Sprizzo’s at Five Points Blog.
Alexander at A Little off Main has a name for Republicans who are fine with the stimulus increase government spending and want their share–RINO.
Linda Richter at Inside New Berlin notes the return of Jefferson Davis and Ted Wysocki.
The Asian Badger gives some perspective on Flight 1549 and links to FL390 where the Airbus 320 pilot who blogs there gives even more perspective.
Finally, a couple of miscellaneous posts. First, Byron Houlgrave has a nice sports shot.
At Fairly Conservative, Cindy Kilkenny links to a couple of piece’s that would be worth a read by all of us. Unfortunately, the title played havoc with my internet filter as did the title of one of the articles.
And Scott Feldstein brings us home with some nice thoughts on reading to kids.
That’s it for this edition. If you have posts from last week you think should be here, note the link in the comments. Also if you see something for next week’s carnival, place a link in the comments here.
Welcome to this weeks edition of the carnival. Yes, I’m late. Apologies. It’s tax time and unlike Tim Geithner, I know what I need to do, so the process has started. Oh, and I think there was an inauguration or something today.
Let’s start off with national politics. Huckleberry Dumbell at his post at the Spring City Chronicle shares his thoughts on Global Warming Climate Change.
Dad29 notes a Russ Feingold question of Hillary Clinton. What did that have to do with foreign affairs?
Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth notes some Bush bloopers. I love the dude but he could mess up the English language.
At Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast wondered how Dixon Elementary was saving so much on natural gas usage. Kyle blogs plenty about Elmbrook School District stuff, if you live in the area.
Cindy Kilkenny published Elmbrook Schools’ superindendent Matt Gibson’s email on school consolidation at Fairly Conservative.
A little further west, James Wigderson says its time to end the Pabst Farms fantasy in a post at Wigderson Library & Pub. If liberals and conservatives agree, can it last very long?
In general stuff, Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics gives us a tribute to retired Indianapolis Colts coach, Tony Dungy. He is an example to us all.
Dan Diebert is a 24 junkie also. He discusses the season thus far (before last Monday’s episode) and Jack’s kill count thus far at The D Spot.
MommaBlogger at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy shares her experience at Iron Cupcake Milwaukee. Oh, and a nice little recipe for Apple Pancake Cupcakes.
Scott Feldstein had a post on morality and how those who don’t believe in God look at it. Some great comments. I disagree with Scott, but not on the fact that morality is a common problem, even if we don’t come to the same conclusion.
Blogs on the move. Bryon Houlgrave has moved his blog to WordPress. He posts some fine pictures.
Finally, Curt Otto has a question for us at Maple & Main. Well, an answer first, Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty Six. Here’s the story:
But last week, a student came to me and shared the most remarkable fact ever. And what made it even more spectacular was that she figured it out on her own.
It was an answer to an age old question- a question that has been asked for as long as I have been alive.
That’s it for this edition. If you have a post you liked, put it in the comments. Do the same for a post you’d like to submit for next week’s carnival. Or use this handy form. Past posts are archived here.
Welcome to the January 11, 2009 edition, the forty-eighth. This is where I survey the Waukesha corner of the Cheddarsphere and bring what are, in my opinion, the best posts of the last week. Feel free to add yours in the comments.
Let’s get started.
Taking a look at some local items, over at Fairly Conservative, Cindy Kilkenny looks at the Elmbrook school slates. Be sure to check out the comments.
Alexander wonders at A little off Main if he’s in Madison and Vrakas is a RINO. I don’t go much for the RINO tag, but the post is worth a read.
Has Jeff made his last post at Five Points? If so, be sure to catch his update on downtown Waukesha.
Huckleberry Dumbell has some “lay observations” about the Waukesha housing market in this post at Spring City Chronicle.
You can read James Wigderson’s post about bias is all in the eye of Ricky on State at Wigderson Library & Pub.
Tom Gehl discusses The Denigration of Race in Milwaukee at Brookfield Basics.
In local sports, Tim Rock takes a look at the Trevor Hoffman deal with the Brewers at The Other Side of My Mouth.
Looking about posts dealing with more general issues, Kyle Prast has a post at Practically Speaking showing us that not only is the Homeschooling movement is growing, but so is “unschooling”.
Linda Richter has a post decrying guilt by association by both sides at Inside New Berlin.
Then concerning taxes and spending, Sen. Mary Lazich (chief aide Kevin Fischer?) makes a correlation at Conservatively Speaking between the fastest-growing states and those with the lowest tax rates.
The Asian Badger thinks Obama may have a one good idea with nominating a “Chief Performance Officer” to monitor spending.
Dad29 has a couple of charts illustrating that our infrastructure spending is already huge.
That concludes this edition. You can submit posts you liked in the comments. If you read something in the coming week, you can either put them in the comments, e-mail them to me or use this handy form. Archives can be found here.
See you next week.