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November 16, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 11/16/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Let’s jump right in to this week’s posts.

Where to begin?

OK, general stuff first. Land Savers posts on what is called a farmer’s last crop, disappearing farm land. You have to get through some messed up code to get to the post.

Tim wrote a very moving post at The Other Side of My Mouth for Veterans Day.

silent e does the public a service by giving driving lessons at silent e speaks. Here’s lesson 2.

In case you didn’t know, concernedcitizen tells us at Skeptics Anonymous that Dish Network Subscribers Get Screwed.

Nationally, we have Huckleberry Dumbell starting off Thursday Morning Coffee Time with a nice little rant about the credit crisis at Spring City Chronicle.

Alexander at A Little Off Main comments on Laura Ingraham’s interview of Rep. Paul Ryan on O’Reilly.

The Asian Badger contends that the markets are not too impressed with Obama.

Scott Feldstein gives us his suggestions for the GOP.

Closer to home, Josh has a post with pics on the Christmas tree at Bayshore Mall at his place, Blog Waukesha.

Jeff at Five Points give his thoughts on downtown Waukesha developement and apartments.

Statewide, Sen. Mary Lazich (or aide Kevin Fischer) posts at Conservatively Speaking that TABOR survived another vote in Colorado. I guess some people (Hmmm, 55%) think it’s beneficial.

Dad29 informs us that Gov. Doyle hopes to take care of the $5 billion (with a “b”) “structural” (Don’t you love political speak?) deficit by telling agencies to flat line spending. He gives some suggestions for cuts.

Cindy Kilkenny notes it’s tough to be a girl in this business of political opinion making. You can read about it at Fairly Conservative.

James Wigderson writes at Wigderson Library & Pub that the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board disenfranchises everybody.

That concludes this forty second edition of the carnival. If you’d like to have your post or someone’s else’s post included, submit using our this handy form. Or you can simply e-mail me the link at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Past posts and future editions can be found here.

November 2, 2008

Waukesha carnival 11-2-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

This is the fortieth edition. Let’s get to it.

Election day is Tuesday so let’s start locally.

Senator Mary Lazich (aide Kevin Fischer?) posts at Conservatively Speaking that this might be a very tough winter. Why? Salt shortage.

Why the shortage? In a nutshell, demand is high, supplies are down, and costs are up. The Post- Crescent reports, “Road salt prices now range as high as $250 per ton in the upper Midwest, and some would-be buyers are finding it hard to come by at any price.” It could have been worse, but Wisconsin, unlike some other states, put in bids for road salt early.

I say let’s go after Big Salt. Call for hearings, questions them in the glare of public and tax their windfall profits. That’ll teach them.

Jeff at Five Points Blog notes the end of the season at Waukesha Farmer’s Market. He notes increased attendance and speculates on the reasons.

JJ Gravelle insists (sort of, his blog is The Daily Scoff, after all.) that there is no bias at Milwaukee’s paper.

Concernedcitizen gives us his thoughts on the Waukesha School District budget at Skeptics Anonymous. BTW, did you know that all but a couple of the school board members have endorsed Ruth Page Jones? I thought it was interesting.

Brian Fraley at Fraley’s Daily Takes notes another edition of WisPolitics: The Show.

Now to the national stage.

Assuming McCain loses (which I don’t, yet), Dad29 nixes the idea that Mitt Romney might be the savior of the Republican Party. I second that.

Cindy Kilkenny had an e-mail exchange with Cory the Well Driller. You can read it all at Fairly Conservative.

Alexander calls the election at Hobo Springs. Well, for president and the 97th Wisconsin. Scott Feldstein makes his presidential prediction also.

Posting at Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast says that the ads and mailings implies the presidential race is closer than we think.

On the subject of mailings, James Wigderson wonders at Wigderson’s Library & Pub why the Wisconsin GOP is mailing so many pieces on behalf of McCain. Me, too. My wife has gotten like 8 or 9 in the last couple of weeks; five in one day.

Silent E speaks posts another video that shows you shouldn’t try to spin your way past Megyn Kelly at FOXNews.

That it for this week. You can always submit your post to the next edition by using our this submission form or put a comment in the comments. Past posts and future editions here.

June 9, 2008

A Waukesha Carnival 06/08/08

by thoughtfulconservative

Well, it’s been a couple of weeks and there may be a couple of more before I do another one, but let’s go ahead and pop a carnival in here.

An Inexact Science is back and calling all readers.

Nationally, The Asian Badger discusses Russia offering to help us build a gas pipeline.

Josh at Blog Waukesha goes political and expresses many of the conservative hesitations about McCain.

Dad29 educates us on the preamble to World War II and a prime topic the last couple of weeks — appeasement.

If you have the stomach to get through them Kyle Prast has posted the letters she received from Wisconsin’s Senators at Brookfield7 concerning the cap and trade bill.

silent e goes on a fine rant on gas.

Locally, Bryon Houlgrave posts some pics of Milwaukee.

Most folks who read this will know that David at Carrick Bend Thoughts tipped Mark Belling about Wiggy’s post on the local Dems misadventures, but what got me thinking this week was his post on politically correct language.

Dean Culver, on the other hand, finds it hard to listen to conservative talk radio anymore, because there’re trashing [my word, not his] John McCain.

The Daily Scoff notes how a UW Madison study promotes drinking and what might be a future finding, if we can dream of such.

Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics brings one of the good guys into the spotlight.

Spring City Chronicle takes us on a photographic tour of the proposed ball park in Waukesha. More thoughts can be found here.

James Wigderson posts on the new superintendent of the Waukesha School District and the meeting to appoint him.

Cindy Kilkenny notes a problem with the Brookfield East plans.

As usual, 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 can be found on here. I don’t know right now when the next edition will be.

February 25, 2008

Waukesha Carnival time again 02/24/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Another week has sped by. And it’s time for another edition of the Waukesha Carnival. For the uninitiated, a carnival is a blog post of blog posts. Most of the time posts are submitted by the author’s. But here, so far, I’ve chosen most of the posts as ones I’ve found thought-provoking. But I’m open to submissions, provided they are written by Waukesha bloggers or are about Waukesha. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a waukesha carnival using this carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

Primary day here in Wisconsin has come and gone. So let’s get under way with some presidential politics.

Josh at Blog Waukesha has some thoughts posts something he received on the New York Times story about John McCain’s alleged romantic relationship with a lobbyist.

Fox Head explains why Obama scares him.

In entertainment, Pete Fanning posts his predictions for the Oscars. How did he do?

Then we get some state politics, first from Shawn Matson, proving it’s never to early to speculate on races, gives his idea on who might replace Herb Kohl if he steps down at the end of his term in 2012.

James Wigderson, a little bit closer to home and a little closer in time, looks at current and future challenges to our state assemblyman, Bill Kramer.

Let’s throw in some photography. I grabbed two of Bryon Houlgrave’s pics from this week, one of the capitol building in Madison at night and the other of the recent lunar eclipse.

Local politics grabbed my attention. Spring City Chronicle looks at a candidate for director of public works in Waukesha. Cindy Kilkenny, though travelling, takes time to explore the spin in the figures given for the upcoming Elmbrook school district referendum.

Kyle Prast asks, “Are you sure you want govt. run health care?” In a word, No.

Dad29 had two posts I thought were good on the economy, this one on The Coming Big Bank Bailout (Taxpayer-Financed, of Course) and this one which looks at defining recession.

To wrap up this week’s carnival we end with a post by David B. Bohl on
Do You Make The Mistake Of ODing On Self Help?
In it he writes,

I’m a little concerned that some people seem to always be reading the latest self-help book and saying things like, “This is the book for me. This is what I’m going to do to change my life.”

Read the rest at his blog.

See ya next week!

January 14, 2008

Waukesha Carnival edition 19

by thoughtfulconservative

A little late this week. Too much football and work. The list is strictly my own. If you’ve seen something you liked, you may add it in the commnets.

Here, for what it’s worth, is my list of “must” reads from last weeks blog posts.

The Asian Badger, a professional pilot, was also surprised that Midwest wasn’t training their pilots for Cat II and Cat III approaches.

Dad29 gives us an interesting headline (Oh, I love this stuff!).

A few posted about the NFL’s letters to theaters asking them to stop broadcasting NFL games in their theaters. Dad29, Linda Richter at Inside New Berlin, and all posted on this.

Bob Flessas at Public Trough explains why he likes Ron Paul.

silent e gives us the election team that would overwhelmingly win Wisconsin.

Fox Head has several delightful rants in one post.

Kyle Prast has a question for Brookfield mayor Speaker.

James Wigderson has a few suggestions to help Waukesha mayor Larry Nelson get started with his blog.

Meteorologists take a lot of heat. Sancho, posting at Hobo Springs, gives them credit for their work during the tornado weather last week.

That’s it for this week. Again if you have some suggestions, link to them in the comments or send them to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

January 6, 2008

2008’s first Waukesha Carnival

by thoughtfulconservative

This is number 18 in my weekly (more or less) looks at blogging in Waukesha county. With more bloggers per capita than any Wisconsin county (by my completely objective estimate), here is a look at this week’s most interesting posts to me.

First off, we’re losing two political bloggers. Cindy Kilkenny is suspending posts to her blog, Brookfield City News. But she went out with this gem,

When I checked in with the candidate line up just now I nearly lost my biscuits. The thought of outgoing school board candidate Patrick Murphy backing Brookfield pyromaniac and adolescent tail bone cracker Dave Marcello is more revolting than I could have ever imagined. With any luck Marcello will lose, but it’s still pretty disgusting.

Politics, it’s not for the faint of heart.

The other blogger is Tim Rock, who is not giving up blogging at The Other Side of My Mouth, but is switching to baseball, specifically Strat-o-Matic baseball. The name of the blog is now BRASS (Bloomington Rotisserie and Strat-O-Matic Society) League. Tim and I have our disagreements politically, but any one who is into baseball, especially the Strat-0-Matic game, can’t be all bad.

David at Carrick Bend Thoughts posts on the pork of three other Democratic candidates for president, Biden, Kucinich and Dodd.

Jessica McBride shared her Thoughts on Iowa. A couple of points from her post,

Note to the MSM: When you trash a Republican candidate, Republican voters like that person more. While you were laughing at Huckabee for playing a negative ad to reporters, he was thinking: “Please keep laughing at me. Thanks!”

One could add some commenters on the Right to that. Another point,

The Huckabee candidacy is all wrong for the general election. He’s right on all of the issues that won’t play to independents and conservative Democrats (the social ones), and he’s wrong on all of the issues that do. The opposite is true of Giuliani.

In another post on the presidential election, Troy Fullerton of Rendezvous with Destiny asks, Who Benefits from McRomabee Battle? I’ll have more on Fred’s chances in a future post.

Moving on to other things, Dad29 points out more government cost over-runs, this time Wisconsin’s collection lawyers. Are you surprised?

Pete Fanning shares information at his blog peterepublic.com on those new energy saving light bulbs that we’ll soon all be using. They may cause migraines.

Lisa at Sequentially Speaking links to the 2007 Darwin Awards. You gotta read it.

Huckleberry Dumbbell at the Spring City Chronicle, always looking for a good retirement state, eliminates New Hampshire.

Yorick’s Persiflage had a couple things on my radar but the one that interested me was a post he linked to about college.

It is a witty little piece about how we pay too much money to go to schools where education seems to be the least of the university’s concerns. A college education has become some sort of bourgeoisie ideal for all of middle-America. It’s about status and not education.

That’s it for this week. As usual, if you have a post you’d like to include, you can e-mail it to me or post it in the comments.