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.
Welcome to this week’s edition. It’s gettin’ late and I have to work tomorrow, so let’s get to it.
First sad news, Darryl Enriquez at Waukesha FYI tells us about the Waukesha Freeman layoffs. One of those laid off was photographer and Waukesha blogger Byron Houlgrave, who shared the last picture he clicked for the Freeman.
Continuing in Waukesha city, Jeff reviews the fish fry at Michael’s Italian America Restaurant at Five Points Blog.
James Wigderson went to the Waukesha Common Council meeting and shares his thoughts with us at Wigderson Library & Pub.
Spiralling out a little, Linda Richter at Inside New Berlin finds the security cameras in schools unsettling and it’s not just the price tag.
At peterepublic, Pete Fanning drops by to remind us he’s still alive, just very, very very busy.
Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking reminds us that US Rep. Sensenbrenner and state Rep. Leah Vukmir will have several town halls. One is past, two are upcoming.
In posts about state news, Wisconsin Sen. Mary Lazich (chief aide Kevin Fischer?) points out at Conservatively Speaking that the Wisconsin Covenant program could be costly.
In a couple of miscellaneous posts, Curt Otto gives us the question to last week’s answer, or something like that. Any way it’s all over at Maple & Main.
Meanwhile, over at the Spring City Chronicle, Michael Phelps gets the Bonehead of the Week award. Pretty much a unanimous vote, I would say.
Then in posts on national issues, MommaBlogger takes time out to rant over that Florida case of the botched abortion at Homemakers Guide to the Galaxy.
Dan Deibert shows us how fast government can move when they want to, with pictures at The D Spot.
Alex has some thoughts about Republican votes and raises at A Little off Main.
At The Other Side of My Mouth, Tim Rock has some thoughts on the Republican vote on the stimulus package.
Silent e tells us why Democrats are unpatriotic at silent e speaks.
Dad29 points out that the American people seem to be understanding the ramifications of the stimulus package.
Whew, that’s it for another long one. As usual, if you have one you liked add the link in the comments below or e-mail me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Same for posts you’d like to nominate for next week’s carnival. It doesn’t have to be one of your own. Links to our archives and future editions can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.