Posts tagged ‘Kevin Fischer’

April 27, 2008

Waukesha Carnival

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to the on-time-for-a-change edition of the Waukesha Carnival. Let’s see what’s in our bag of posts from the Waukesha portion of the Cheddarsphere this week.

The Asian Badger gives Wesley Snipes some practical tax advice, Use someone who knows what they’re doing. That he takes a swipe at our lovely tax code is just a bonus.

J Gravelle at The Daily Scoff shares some hypocrisy that took place last week in Colorado.

In the government waste department, Josh at Blog Waukesha is taking on an admirable task; identifying government waste. Some of us might say, “Just ditch the whole thing and start over,” but Josh will be learning about getting information from the government via the Freedom of Information Act.

Dad29 goes tongue-in-cheek to question some transportation projects, which if cut would clear some of that $600 million debt the state is trying to address. Of course, one man’s earmark is someone else’s essential spending.

Corruption? Or something else? Cindy Kilkenny closes the books on her investigation of Kevin Fischer’s vacation time at Fairly Conservative.

Locally, Kyle Prast posts upcoming events of interest to Brookfield (and others) at Brookfield7. At her other blog (how do people find time for two blogs?) she reviews Expelled favorably. I hope to see it within the next couple of weeks.

In Waukesha, Jeff from Five Points blog posts about the vision that is transforming downtown Waukesha. He has some very good thoughts and pictures of the areas under discussion or construction.

Spring City Chronicle has a suggestion for replacing the Waukesha Expo Center with a new multi-purpose facility downtown.

Ever wonder who you can really trust for your weather? El Gato, a new blogger posting at Relatively Conservative, compares weather forecasts of our local TV stations.

Turning to national news, in checking out Rendezvous with Destiny, Troy Fullerton, who once believed Obama to be a formidable candidate for the Democrats, now thinks Clinton, after Pennsylvania, has shown how tough she can be.

James Wigderson looks at the Pennsylvainia results and a New York Times op/ed and wonders if they are new to politics.

silent e posts the ad run by the North Carolina GOP and asks what’s wrong with it. I wonder too.

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January 29, 2008

A Waukesha Carnival 01-29-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

I apologize for not posting over the weekend. Just wiped out from work, I guess.

Anyway, following are those posts in the Waukesha County portion of the Cheddarsphere that I found most interesting. They appear in no particular order.

Mayor Nelson posted his memo that he usually posts before a Common Council meeting.

James Wigderson had some advice on picking the new school superintendent.

The Asian Badger posted his thoughts about a piece that was printed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last Sunday concerning the business climate in Milwaukee.

Jessica McBride wants folks to stop “disrespecting social conservatives” not that many folks will listen, but I agree.

Troy Fullerton ponders whether a conservative of conscience could vote for John McCain. I say yes, since McCain’s conservative rating matches closely with Fred Thompson’s rating among other well-known conservatives.

Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking tells about the trials of going green.

Scott Feldstein asks, “If there were a magic button which would make it so that no sexually active couple ever became pregnant unless they explicitly wanted to, would you push it?” As he says, as a group, pro-lifers would say no, but I’m one of those who would say yes.

If you haven’t followed the Kevin Fischer brouhaha, you’ve missed a doosie. Cindy Kilkenny, now blogging at Fairly Conservative, was involved and even James Wigderson got pulled into it. Be ready to do some reading and clicking if you hope to follow this.[ed. – For those surfing over here, please note, I have no horse in this race. Some of the posts and comments have been removed and I have not followed it from the beginning, nor do I particularly want to. My interest is the amount of bandwidth that has been expended in this endeavor.]

Yorick’s Persiflage reports on a health care forum held at Carroll College.

Jeff, whose posts at Five Points Blog are usually found here, has another blog, Eat Wisconsin, which is going under some reconstruction. Keep your eye on it.

Spring City Chronicle proposes something called the Larry Nelson Memorial Auditorium. I just give his warning,

This post advocates public spending on what some might call a grand scale. This may cause my more sensitive conservative and libertarian readers to suffer the vapors or have a conniption.

Ya gotta love it when anyone uses the word conniption.

Finally, Lisa at Sequentially Speaking has a list of the Marvel comic books that have “Lost” easter eggs in them.

That’s all there is this week. If you have some you’d like to suggest for this week or next week, let me know, either in the comments or e-mail to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com .