Waukesha Carnival for 05/11/08

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to the Mothers Day edition. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there.

Let’s get started.

First of all, David B. Bohl refreshes our fading knowledge of Greek Mythology be encouraging us to walk with Persephone.

OK, let’s look at some local news.

Scott Berg, Brookfield district 5 alderman, posts about a referral he made on preserving historic buildings. As we’ve seen often, this is another attempt by government to intervene in private property rights. If the owners of the building wants to make it historic, fine. Any owners afterward will know that going in.

Josh at Blog Waukesha and Jeff from Five Points have a little back and forth about the logic of a sidewalk on a section of 164.

Darryl Enriquez notes that Taylor’s Peoples Park may be open in time for Harley Fest.

Fox Head notes Mayor Nelson’s political activities. I note this for this point; the mayor has the right to do this especially on his own time. Few would deny this. But even though he has a right to do it, is it the wisest thing to do. He notes that he has supported Democrats in the past, but that was when he was alderman. Activities as an alderman does not come under the same scrutiny as those as mayor.

Huck at Spring City Chronicle has some photos on local construction.

Cindy Kilkenny talks about Brookfield Council committee appointments.

In totally unrelated news, Bryon Houlgrave has a picture of a young lady having spray tan applied. Yeah, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Now for posts on Wisconsin goings on.

The Asian Badger wonders if Jim Doyle is trying to fund organized crime.

Dad29 points out an unintended consequence of trucks lowering the speed limit.

Political posts? We’ve got ’em. Shawn Matson looks at an Obama-McCain match up and links to a neat little website to test your own scenarios.

Scott Feldstein takes time from his busy teaching and photo business to link to an interesting page at CNN and give his thoughts on the Democratic race.

At The Daily Scoff, jj gravelle emphasizes some things about those “disenfranchised” nuns that you might have missed.

Global climate change posts? They’re here. Dan Harland at An Inexact Science shares his thoughts about Al Gore’s latest concerning the cyclone that hit Myanmar. Dan’s right.

silent e posts a cartoon that fits.

And Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking has a post on the ethanol mandate.

And some miscellaneous stuff, too. Not that they’re not important.

Linda Richter reminds us of a pretty good organization, MADD.

Pete at Pete’s Republic has some advice for the Hollywood crowd.

Last but certainly not least, James Wigderson wonders at criticism against bloggers by “real” journalists and gives examples of “great” journalistic exploits.

And that wraps up this edition. If you’ve seen an article you think should have been here, put a link in the comments or send it to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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4 Responses to “Waukesha Carnival for 05/11/08”

  1. Dean, thanks for these carnivals. I always feel so honored to be included!

  2. You’re more than welcome, Cindy. They require work but it does force me to read the “locals” and catch up on news I may have missed.

  3. Yeah, sometimes I just really hate my job.

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