Waukesha Carnival – between Xmas and New Year

by thoughtfulconservative

The “Xmas” above is intentional because I do like to be provocative.

But onto the matter at hand, the best posts from the Waukesha section of the Cheddarsphere as decided by me. Feel free to add links to your favorite posts in the comments or e-mail them to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Let’s start with posts with a local theme, Josh at Blog Waukesha is anticipating the opening of the Menard’s across the street from Home Depot.

From his spot at Wigderson Library & Pub, James Wigderson compares all the openings in downtown Waukesha with the “dead in the water” Pabst Farms development. James Rowen would be proud. I think.

In general political postings, Dad29 gives us his observations of DUI checkpoints.

At A Little Off Main, Alexander  gives us a 23 minute flash post.

Kyle Prast, blogging at Practically Speaking, was glad to see the word Christmas in some retail advertising.

In the custom of the New Year, Scott Feldstein gives us his ten favorite posts of the past year.

Huckleberry Dumbell, editor and publisher of the Spring City Chronicle, gives us a politically correct Christmas poem.

Wisconsin state senator Mary Lazich (Aide Kevin Fischer?) who blogs at Conservatively Speaking wonders if Santa is conservative.

Lastly, non political posts. Cindy Kilkenny shares an interesting dream she had recently. You can read about it at Fairly Conservative.

Tim Rock is giving us the Top Ten Canadian songs in no particular order at The Other Side of My Mouth. Suggestions are welcome. I trust the pause in posting more has been due to Christmas activities.

That’s it for this week. You can submit a post whether you wrote it or someone else wrote it. I will accept posts written by Waukesha county bloggers or about Waukesha county activities/politics. There are several ways you can get these to me. You can put the link in a comment on this post. You can send an e-mail to the e-mail mentioned above. Or you can use this submission form. Past posts and future editions can be found here.

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4 Comments to “Waukesha Carnival – between Xmas and New Year”

  1. Well, as a Xian, I am happy someone is finally recognizing my belief in X!

  2. 🙂

  3. “Thoughtful,”

    “The “Xmas” above is intentional because I do like to be provocative.”

    Take it from a Greek, the “Xmas” shorthand for Christmas, is just a misunderstanding, and not all that provocative.

    http://www.sfakia-crete.com/sfakia-crete/christmas.html

    Xmas: This abbreviation for Christmas is of Greek origin. The word for Christ in Greek is Xristos. During the 16th century, Europeans began using the first initial of Christ’s name, “X” in place of the word Christ in Christmas as a shorthand form of the word. Although the early Christians understood that X stood for Christ’s name, later Christians who did not understand the Greek language mistook “Xmas” as a sign of disrespect.

  4. Indeed, Fred, but how many know that? Hence the admonition, at least in the south as I was growing up, to put “Christ” back in Christmas.

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