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January 11, 2009

Waukesha Carnival, the 24 season premier edition

by thoughtfulconservative

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.

Bryon Houlgrave is shooting Northstars. Wrestling pictures. You can find more of Bryon’s sports photos at SportsShooter.com.

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.

Chris from Racine, blogging at silent E speaks has a couple of posts on a recent experience with customer service.

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.

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May 18, 2008

Let’s do the carnival

by thoughtfulconservative

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.

That’s a wrap for this week. If you have a favorite you can link in the comments or send the link to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. If you have one for next week, you can submit using this submission form. Past posts and dates of future editions can be found on here.

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