Posts tagged ‘Milwaukee’

January 28, 2009 – new and improved

by thoughtfulconservative

The web team of has rolled out the new updated site for FOX’s affiliate in Milwaukee. Update your links, if you have them.

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January 11, 2009

Waukesha Carnival, the 24 season premier edition

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to the January 11, 2009 edition, the forty-eighth. This is where I survey the Waukesha corner of the Cheddarsphere and bring what are, in my opinion, the best posts of the last week. Feel free to add yours in the comments.

Let’s get started.

Taking a look at some local items, over at Fairly Conservative, Cindy Kilkenny looks at the Elmbrook school slates. Be sure to check out the comments.

Alexander wonders at A little off Main if he’s in Madison and Vrakas is a RINO. I don’t go much for the RINO tag, but the post is worth a read.

Has Jeff made his last post at Five Points? If so, be sure to catch his update on downtown Waukesha.

Huckleberry Dumbell has some “lay observations” about the Waukesha housing market in this post at Spring City Chronicle.

You can read James Wigderson’s post about bias is all in the eye of Ricky on State at Wigderson Library & Pub.

Tom Gehl discusses The Denigration of Race in Milwaukee at Brookfield Basics.

In local sports, Tim Rock takes a look at the Trevor Hoffman deal with the Brewers at The Other Side of My Mouth.

Bryon Houlgrave is shooting Northstars. Wrestling pictures. You can find more of Bryon’s sports photos at

Looking about posts dealing with more general issues, Kyle Prast has a post at Practically Speaking showing us that not only is the Homeschooling movement is growing, but so is “unschooling”.

Linda Richter has a post decrying guilt by association by both sides at Inside New Berlin.

Chris from Racine, blogging at silent E speaks has a couple of posts on a recent experience with customer service.

Then concerning taxes and spending, Sen. Mary Lazich (chief aide Kevin Fischer?) makes a correlation at Conservatively Speaking between the fastest-growing states and those with the lowest tax rates.

The Asian Badger thinks Obama may have a one good idea with nominating a “Chief Performance Officer” to monitor spending.

Dad29 has a couple of charts illustrating that our infrastructure spending is already huge.

That concludes this edition. You can submit posts you liked in the comments. If you read something in the coming week, you can either put them in the comments, e-mail them to me or use this handy form. Archives can be found here.

See you next week.

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December 15, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 12-14-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last roundup of significant posts in this section of the Cheddarsphere. First there was Thanksgiving and then a busy weekend, but here we are.

In state politics, Wisconsin state Senator Mary Lazich (chief aide Kevin Fischer?) writing at Conservatively Speaking reminds us of the obvious consequences if the QEO is done away with.

At Fraley’s Daily Takes, Brian Fraley notes the last WisOpinion: The Show for 2008.

In national events, Dad29 finds a state with a budget surplus!

Scott Feldstein is on the other side in the “Christmas Wars.”

The Asian Badger reminds us that you really can find everything on Craig’s List.

Concernedcitizen at Skeptics Anonymous notes that online retailers will be the next to seek a federal bailout and gives anecdotal evidence.

James Wigderson at Wigderson Library & Pub has some questions for the president-elect.

Cindy Kilkenny discusses airport security and specifically the TSA at Fairly Conservative.

Closer to home, Josh at Blog Waukesha gives a personal report on last week’s snow.

Dan Diebert asks why any business would want to go where it’s not wanted and why in this economy a community would want to stop one. You can read it at The D Spot.

In miscellaneous posts, at Spring City Chronicle, Huckleberry Dumbell remembers his Uncle Kelly, who spent his early time in the Navy recovering bodies at Pearl Harbor.

Tom Gehl, writing at Brookfield Basics, recommends a book for getting healthy.

Kyle Prast highly recommends Penzeys. So do I. She has her reasons and some pics at Practically Speaking.

That does it for this week. Tune in again next week for more of the best of Waukesha blogs.

August 27, 2008

My “What?” moment for the day

by thoughtfulconservative

The Journal Sentinel’s NewsWatch reports,

Joel and Victoria Osteen, pastors of the largest church in America, will hold a worship event at the Bradley Center on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

“A Night of Hope” is an outreach of Joel Osteen Ministries. Also scheduled to appear are Dove Award winner Cindy Cruse Ratcliff and the Lakewood Band and Ensemble.

More than 45,000 members strong, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, is the largest and most diverse congregation in America. According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel Osteen is the most watched minister in America and reaches 95% of all U.S. television households.

Tickets went on sale Saturday through, all
Ticketmaster locations and the Bradley Center Box Office. Tickets are $17 plus applicable fees.

Tickets? $17.50? Methinks Pastor Osteen should recheck his New Testament.

June 6, 2008

Notes from Missouri

by thoughtfulconservative

I thought I had more, but could only find this one. $100-a-month sewer bills are on horizon, MSD official says.

Of course that, in itself, says something, especially for those of us in southeastern Wisconsin under MMSD.

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District executive director Jeff Theerman told the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday that the district’s 440,000 customers can expect to see sewer bills of at least $100 a month “in the not too distant future.”

Talk about your sticker shock. Why? I’m glad you asked.

Theerman said the sewer district will need the money to comply with a mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate sewage overflows into local waterways. The grand total could top $4 billion, he said.

The overflows are an age-old problem that occurs whenever MSD’s pipes get overburdened during heavy rain or snow melt.

Sound familiar? But, as they say, wait, there’s more!

On March 1, MSD began charging property owners 12 cents a month for each 100 square foot of area that does not absorb water, such as roofs, patios, driveways or parking lots.

The typical homeowner pays $3 a month for storm-water control service. That monthly bill will grow to $7.25 on Jan. 1, 2014.

Perhaps we’re seeing something in our future?

April 22, 2008

Google transit adds Milwaukee

by thoughtfulconservative


The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has agreed to contribute information to Google Transit’s trip planning service to offer Milwaukee County bus passengers an easier way to plan their bus trips.

Unless you’re a regular bus rider, knowing which route to take can be confusing. This new tool makes it easier. To access the tool, to MCTS Web site at or to To use the trip planner, riders enter the starting point and destination, either as an address or business name.

Now if they only went somewhere I wanted to go.