Well, it’s been far too long since my last round-up of Waukesha-related bloggings, so here, finally, is edition 38. So let’s get started.
The buzz was over the Republican National Convention and John McCain’s inspired pick of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate.
Fox Head is one of many conservatives who are excited about the ticket after being “Eh!” about McCain. The difference? Sarah Palin, of course.
Dean Culver at Common Sense Waukesha calls it The Libs New Low! but the Right does it too.
Dan Diebert comments on a Waukesha “hate crime” against Obama. Darryl Enriquez covered it also, but he works for the Journal Sentinel so is not allowed to be funny. :)
Cindy Kilkenny at Fairly Conservative hit blog paydirt with two posts on Anne Kilkenny (no relation).
Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth, said we should declare wild speculations of her family and her daughter’s pregnancy to be off limits–one of the few on the left (Obama was another, to his credit also) to do so.
Kyle Prast from Practically Speaking and a friend went to see McCain/Palin at Cedarburg.
Scott Feldstein had a thoughtful review of McCain’s acceptance speech.
Troy Fullerton at Rendevous with Destiny has a crush on Sarah.
Silent e shared a cartoon from Michael Ramirez that says it all for some Republicans.
For those who believe the Republicans didn’t deal with the issues in their acceptance speeches, Spring City Chronicle posts a relevant part of Gov. Palin’s speech.
And we all know football season is here. Bryon Houlgrave gives us two posts with pictures from area high school games.
Within Wisconsin, Dad29 quoting from Patrick McIlheran reminds us that the minimum mark-up law is not dead.
The Daily Scoff tackles the Government Accountability Board.
James Wigderson looks at some state campaign financing.
Hungry? MommaBlogger at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy baked you a pie. Now, go get a snack. You’ll need one.
Or maybe you want to try one of these weird foods given to us by Dan at Skeptics Anonymous and Eat Wisconsin. They’ve eaten more on the list than I have (I don’t even know what some of them are!) but two that neither have eaten, I have–whole insects, if you count larvae, and snake. Which reminds me of the old line, “I like cats–they taste like chicken!”
Locally, Jeff at Five Points labels Weekend in Waukesha a great success. I would agree.
Lisa from Sequentially Speaking shares that Neptune Comics is moving to the Westbrook Shopping Center on Moreland (Kohl’s).
James Rowan does his usual criticism of sprawl. But I did learn a new phrase–bread and circuses.
In other political posts, Sen. Mary Lasich (aide Kevin Fischer?) tells us the federal government wants to regulate our lawn mowers.
Josh at Blog Waukesha tried to educate a tax-increaser on economics, but couldn’t seem to get through to him.
Finally, Hurricane Gustav caused Tom Gehl to recall Miss Molly.
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