Posts tagged ‘Wisconsin Assembly 97th district’

May 27, 2010

Election 2010 update 05-27-2010

by thoughtfulconservative

[UPDATE II: Wiggy tells us that Bill Kramer has a Democratic opponent.]

[UPDATE: To show that capper wrote about Wall and not Newcomer.] Well, things are hopping and we’re still several months away from the primary in September.

Newcomer drops out of race for 33rd Assembly district. This was not a surprise and capper heard the first rumors I heard [Ed. note-Not Newcomer, but Wall]. Mr. Newcomer has had more than his share of controversy since being elected to replace Waukesha county executive Paul Vrakas. He had several challengers. The Journal Sentinel link has a list of 22 legislators who are not seeking re-election. Before I even finished this post the MJS had Pedro Colon also not seeking re-election so make that 23.

Ron Johnson stopped by Brian Dorow’s fundraiser at Crites Field in Waukesha Wednesday. Dorow is one of the candidates in the 33rd Assembly district (link via The Spring City Chronicle).

Yes, folks that’s how fast things are changing!

Don Pridemore is getting plenty of challenges for the Republican nomination in the 93rd. (h/t The Spring City Chronicle).

Terrance Wall has dropped out of the Republican race for the right to face Russ Feingold in November. [Capper was the first I saw with the news.] He’s the second within the last ten days, Dick Leinenkugel having dropped out earlier and endorsing Ron Johnson about whom George Will wrote.

October 19, 2008

Waukesha Carnival

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this week’s edition, the thirty-eighth dating back to September 16 of last year. This is where I share the links of noteworthy posts of the preceding week. Feel free to share other posts in the comments.

Let’s see what we have locally.

OK, this has nothing to do with the free mug I got at Drinking Right, but those of you who have met or read JJ Gravelle at The Daily Scoff, just knew that he would deal with the New Berlin-Pewaukee urination bruhaha in a tasteful and sensitive way.

Continuing in the sports vein, Dan at Skeptics Anonymous thinks last season was a pretty good one for the Brewers.

Scott Berg at his blog 359 Degrees talks about the Brookfield city Finance Committee meeting.

Josh at Blog Waukesha wonders Is there competition to Kramer? as he blogs on the race for the 97th district of the Wisconsin Assembly.

If you don’t go to Spring City Chronicle for Huckleberry Dumbell’s daily news summaries or his Sunday Scans, you should at least go for his ghost blogging and poetry which he combines here. And it’s annotated!

James Wigderson blogs at Wigderson Library & Pub about his weekly column in the Waukesha Freeman (always worth the 50 cents) where he blogs about free speech.

silent E speaks about a great piece by Michelle Malkin he read concerning Joe the plumber.

Cindy Kilkenny at Fairly Conservative fact checks the factcheckers in her post Why you should never trust CNN.

Alex at Hobo Springs is relieved McCain is finally saying he’s not George Bush.

And Kyle Prast maintains at Practically Speaking that the presidential election is not over yet.

MommaBlogger shares a recipe for Apple Grilled Cheese at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

State Sen. Mary Lazich (aide Kevin Fischer?) compares abortion to light bulbs in this post, Pro-choice, but not about light bulbs at Conservatively Speaking.

Similarly, at Common Sense Waukesha, Dean Culver posts his thoughts on Liberal Hypocrites.

Finally, to post only on gloom is just not right. Dad29 cures that with some bank humor.

That concludes this week’s edition. You can always submit your favorite post of the week using this submission form. Or you can e-mail it directly to me at thoughtfulconsevative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Or put it in the comments of this post.

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October 13, 2008

Waukesha carnival 10/13/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Let’s start this edition with local news.

Brookfield Alderman Scott Berg has several links concerning the city’s 2009 budget at 359 Degrees.

Darryl Enriquez at Waukesha FYI informs us on the testy public comments sessions at recent Waukesha common council meetings.

Fairly Conservative‘s Cindy Kilkenny wonders at Elmbrook Schools superintendent Matt Gibson’s thought processes.

Alexander at Hobo Springs posts about the anger at the Waukesha McCain/Palin rally that’s gained so much attention and notes that if we’re angry, it’s about the issues, not the personal stuff.

Curt Otto blogs at Maple and Main about a new store coming to downtown Waukesha.

Kyle Prast takes a break from political stuff at Practically Speaking to give us a glimpse of an outing to the Anaba Tea Room.

James Wigderson catches us up on the 97th Wisconsin Assembly district race at Wigderson Library & Pub.

Take this opportunity to check out Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy where MommaBlogger has a recipe for S’mores. The pictures will make your mouth water.

In national news, JJGravelle at The Daily Scoff expounds on what the international supporters of Obama say about him.

And we can’t forget the turmoil in the financial markets.

Dad29 points out derivitive cheerleaders Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton. Hmmm.

Well, I can predict the stock market won’t fall tomorrow. [UPDATE: Never try to read a financial post late at night.] The Asian Badger in this general post on the mess notes that tomorrow is Columbus Day, a federal holiday.

A couple of miscellaneous items.

Dan at Skeptics Anonymous reflects on a 2006 trip to Philadelphia to see the Brewers play.

Huckleberry Dumbell at The Spring City Chronicle just doesn’t give fine news summaries and nice poems, but also great pictures he has been acanning.

That’s it for this week’s edition. Each week I peruse local bloggers and select the ones I think are the best. It’s hard sometimes and you may not agree. So submit your own thoughts whether you’re a blogger or a reader. You can do so using this form. Or you can e-mail them to me. Or put them in the comments of this post.

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September 21, 2008

Waukesha carnival 9/21/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this week’s carnival where we look at what I think are the best posts by Waukesha bloggers or about Waukesha. Let’s get started.

In local news and events, Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking wrote about a meeting of MyCommunityNOW bloggers at the Journal Sentinel building. They got a tour of the newsroom. Cool. I didn’t get to do that when I was a Community Columnist.

James Rowen, posting at The Political Environment, wonders if Waukesha County and city governments are working at cross purposes regarding drunk driving.

Fox Head looks at rapid transit, especially RTA wanting Waukesha to get involved.

In his morning dispatch for Saturday, Spring City Chronicle editor-in-chief has a tidbit on Pete Kennedy’s piece in Saturday’s Freeman that worth reading.

Darryl Enriquez, posting at Waukesha FYI, notes the area’s first Sonic will be at Fox River Shoppes.

Dave at Yorick’s Persiflage shows the empty promise of academic freedom at many universities. I can’t resist quoting this part,

I know I should expect nothing other than liberalism from my professors but I do expect fair treatment of both sides of any debate. I expect them to be biased but I also expect them to play devils advocate with their own ideas. Examples from politics should come from all sides of the issue not just the one side the professor happens to agree with. This is true especially when the audience is a captive one and one that is easily swayed by the all knowing professors. College students are being taught to think for themselves, they don’t all know how to do it yet. Let them think for themselves and stop filling their heads with Liberal talking points.

Are there problems with the ball field at Frame Park? James at Wigderson’s Library & Pub hears something.

Cindy Kilkenny, blogging at Fairly Conservative, took part in a conference call with Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

Writing at Conservatively Speaking, Sen. Mary Lazich thinks we should slow down on roundabout construction.

Bryon Houlgrave has pictures of the Marine Band at Cutler Park.

J. Gravelle at The Daily Scoff talks about campaign literature drops and the environment.

The Asian Badger takes Brookfield’s city clerk to task (following Mark Belling) for her policies which could lead to voter fraud.

Nationally. Dad29 takes a look at Fannie, Freddie, ACORN, NACA and Obama.

In more general news, Lisa at Sequentially Speaking informs on the naughty words in some comic books.

I get the impresion that Tom Gehl from Brookfield Basics likes Peggy Noonan.

Josh took a trip to Louisiana and has his thoughts with some pictures at Blog Waukesha.

That wraps up this week’s carnival. You can submit a post to the next edition by using this submission form or by e-mailing the link to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com. Past posts can be found here.

January 4, 2008

An opponent for Bill Kramer

by thoughtfulconservative

Bill Kramer, my legislator here in the 97th Assembly district, got an opponent. (a tip of the conservative cap to Sancho at Hobo Springs and Jeff at Five Points who received the e-mail). Thomas Russ is running as an independent candidate for the seat.

Jeff takes a look at some of his positions. Sancho duplicates the e-mail.

From the Local Politicians page at Hobo Springs, we get the web sites for the two candidates.

Bill Kramer

Thomas Russ