Posts tagged ‘New York Times’

December 22, 2008

The New York Times “error”

by thoughtfulconservative

Ya gotta love it. You’ve about this, right? The NY Times prints a letter from the mayor of Paris. Only it’s not the mayor; the Gray Lady was punk*d.

Ann Althouse connects it with another famous punking,

Hey, remember that time Sarah Palin thought she was talking on the phone with Nicolas Sarkozy? The NYT presented that mistake as “one of the last straws” that convinced McCain advisors that Palin didn’t have what it takes.

I can now say that the NY Times doesn’t have what it takes.

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!