Posts tagged ‘September 11’

September 15, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 9-15-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this week’s carnival highlighting post from or about Waukesha that I found interesting.

In news around the county, Mr. Gravelle at The Daily Scoff tells us the key to a successful library.

Scott Berg at 359 Degrees invites input into Brookfield city’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Bryon Houlgrave has photos from the New Berlin firefighters’ remembrance services on 9/11.

Fox Head took a look at a couple of local items, traffic lights at Waukesha West, and obtaining a building permit and taxes.

Darryl Enriquez at Waukesha FYI has a pic documenting the tree cutting next to John’s Root Beer on Accordion Arcadian Avenue.

James noted an e-mail from the Journal Sentinel’s Steven Walters that belies the notion of journalistic integrity or neutrality.

State-wide, Dad29 uses Patrick McIlheran’s column as a jumping off point to make more points of his own on Van Hollen’s suit against the GAB.

silent e takes apart a recent Journal Sentinel op/ed on Van Hollen.

On the subject of national politics, things continued hot and heavy at Fairly Conservative with Cindy’s continuation post on Anne Kilkenny’s e-mail.

Kyle Prast confesses the same ignorance of the Bush Doctrine that I had. I guess we’re not qualified to be vice-president.

Dave at Yorick’s Persiflage recounts an encounter with an Obama backer going door-to-door.

In general topics, The Asian Badger links to a post on a pilot landing on the fringes of Hurricane Hanna.

The Family Guy gives us a post on The New Face of Feminism.

Linda Richter may employ some hyperbole, but she has some points on surveillance.

That’s it for this week. You can always submit a post, whether a blogger or a reader, for the next edition by using this submission form. Or you can send the link to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Past posts can be found here.

September 10, 2008

Project 2996

by thoughtfulconservative

Via Ol’ Broad

Sadly, it’s that time of year again when we honor those who died on 9/11.  The 2996 Project is looking for some bloggers who will honor at least one of our lost.  Time is short, so please, if you want to put a little time into a project, please go here, send an email letting them know you want to participate.  You’ll be assigned a name, and it will be up to you as how much, or how little you’ll post about the person.

Hear, hear. I hope they get inundated with requests from folks on all points of the political spectrum.

If you knew someone you might be able to request their name. I honored Scott Hazelcorn in 2006 and asked for his name again this year.

If you would like to participate (you don’t have to be a blogger), go to this page and sign up.

You can also send an email to .

He explained the resons behind last year’s drop-off:

In 2007, Project 2996 was scaled back a bit. Health concerns and job market difficulties made it impossible to match the time I devoted to it in 2006.

Even still, several hundred people took the time to write tributes to the fallen, and pledges to remember them still.

(Cross posted at Fairly Conservative).

September 6, 2008

McCain-Obama joint statement on 9/11

by thoughtfulconservative

So far it only appears on John McCain’s site,

“On September 11, 2008, we will join together to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at Ground Zero.

“All of us came together on 9/11 — not as Democrats or Republicans — but as Americans. In smoke-filled corridors and on the steps of the Capitol; at blood banks and at vigils — we were united as one American family. On Thursday, we will put aside politics and come together to renew that unity, to honor the memory of each and every American who died, and to grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones. We will also give thanks for the firefighters, police, and emergency responders who set a heroic example of selfless service, and for the men and women who serve today in defense of the freedom and security that came under attack in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.”

Good. 9/11 does not belong to any particular party or persuasion.

As noted below, they will appear jointly at Ground Zero.