An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

September 30, 2006

A Message from the Ghost of General Patton….

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ATTENTION!

To those whining, panty-waisted, pathetic Maggots, it’s time for a little refresher course on exactly why we Americans occasionally have to fight wars.

See if you can tear yourself away from your “reality” TV and Starbucks for a minute, pull your head out of your flabby ass — and LISTEN UP!!

Abu Ghraib is not “torture” or an “atrocity”.
This is the kind of thing frat boys, sorority girls, and academy cadets do to newcomers.

A little fun at someone else’s expense.
Certainly no reason to wring your hands or get your panties in a wad.

Got that Kennedy?

THIS IS an atrocity!

So Was This!!!

And THIS!


WHICH PART DON’T YOU GET??

Islam a peaceful religion??? Millions of these sons-of-bitches are plotting as we speak to destroy our country and our way of life any way they can. Some of them are here among us now.

They don’t want to convert you and don’t want to rule you. You are a vile infestation of Allah’s paradise. They don’t give a shit how “progressive” you are, how peace-loving you are, or how much you sympathize with their cause.

They want you dead, and think it is God’s will for them to do it. And you think Bush and Cheney are your worst enemies?

Spread the word!
(Thank Kathy)

American Homes have more TV’s than People

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 8:56

Nielsen Media Research found that, on average, there are 2.7 TV sets in a typical home and only 2.5 people.

Laurie Shaw says, between her and her husband, they own three TV’s – one downstairs and two upstairs.

“When we blended in holy matrimony we ended up with too many TV’s, and as wedding present we bought our third TV. We haven’t really figured out what to do with all of our TV’s.”

Laurie hopes to scale back on the sets someday, but in the meantime, the average American, like Laurie has more TV’s than they know what to do with. Steven Isaac with Plugged-In Magazine says we’re a culture that demands entertainment.

“We’re a culture that hates to be bored and we’re teaching our kids that they shouldn’t ever have to be bored.”

Whether it’s on a flat screen or a widescreen, Melissa Caldwell with the Parents Television Council says too much TV has negative effects on our kids.

“Kids who spend a lot of time watching TV are more likely to have obesity problems, they are more likely to have problems in school, short attention spans and the rest.”

Isaac says turn off your TV for a moment and think.

“I think that families should try their best to get a hold of this thing and, if that means reducing the number of TV’s in their house so that they have more people than TV’s, that’s a good place to start.”

Between the extra TV’s, the average American watches four and half hours of television a day.

Well, there’s 2 humans, 2 cats, and only 1 television. However, that 4 1/2 hours business….well, it’s background noise for the majority of the day, along with the radio. 🙂

Interesting Reading

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 7:58

97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can’t Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime

Here are just a few:

President Carter (4) also stopped B-1 bomber production, (5) gave away our strategically located Panama Canal and (6) made human rights the central focus of his foreign policy.

That led Carter, a Democrat, (7) to make a monumental miscalculation and withdraw U.S. support for our long-standing Mideast military ally, the Shah of Iran. (8) Carter simply didn’t like the Shah’s alleged mistreatment of imprisoned Soviet spies.

(…)

Carter (10) thought Ayatollah Khomeini, a Muslim exile in Paris, would make a fairer Iranian leader than the Shah because he was a religious man. (11) With U.S. support withdrawn, the Shah was overthrown, and (12) the ayatollah returned and promptly proclaimed Iran an Islamic nation. (13) Executions followed. Palestinian hit men were hired to secretly eliminate the opposition so the religious mullahs couldn’t be blamed.

(…)

In November 1979, Iranians, including (18) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, their current puppet president who was elected in an unfree, rigged election in which opponents were intimidated into not running, (19) stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held 52 U.S. personnel hostage for 444 days.

(…)

Democrats waffled (50) on Reagan’s request for support of Contras who were fighting to stay alive and take Nicaragua back from Daniel Ortega’s communist Sandinistas. Each month, the Soviets poured $50 million worth of Russian tanks, anti-aircraft weapons, Hind attack helicopters and munitions into that central American country.

(…)

Democratic politicians (53) were proved wrong on virtually every vital Reagan policy. (54) His tax cuts set off a huge seven-year economic boom that created 20 million new jobs. (55) Interest rates tumbled from 21% to 7 1/2%. (56) Inflation nose-dived from 12% to 3%. And (57) oil prices collapsed when — contrary to warnings from Democrats — he removed price controls on natural gas.

(…)

Bin Laden (70) tried to buy weapons-grade uranium to develop a weapon that would kill on a mass basis — like Hiroshima. (71) In November 1995, a car bomb exploded at a Saudi-U.S. joint facility in Riyadh, killing five Americans.

June 1996. (72) Khobar Towers, which housed U.S. Air Force personnel in Saudi Arabia, was blown up by Saudi Hezbollahs with help from Iran and some al-Qaida involvement. Nineteen Americans were killed and 372 wounded.

July-August 1996. (73) The U.S. received from senior level al-Qaida defectors intelligence on the creation, character, direction and intentions of al-Qaida.

February 1998. (74) Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri issued a fatwa declaring “war on America” and making the murder of any American anywhere on earth the “individual duty” of every Muslim.

(…)

May 1999. (83) Detailed reports from several sources let the CIA know that bin Laden would be in Kandahar for five days. Everyone agreed it was the best chance to get bin Laden. But word came to stand down. It was believed Tenet and Clinton were again concerned about civilian collateral damage. A key project chief angrily said three opportunities were missed in 36 hours. October 2000, (84) the USS Cole was bombed, killing 17 U.S. sailors. No action was taken due to concerns expressed by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Yep, an “interesting read”.

Hmmm……

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 6:15

Redneck Quiz According to experts, I am :

67% Redneck

Take the Redneck Quiz at JokesUnlimited.com

Ok, sometimes boredom makes ya do stupid things! 🙂

Swiped…..

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 6:02

….from The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns
H/T: Hog on Ice

Test

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 2:27

Can you pass the 3rd grade? Take the test! 🙂 Hey, what else have ya got to do? And yes, I did get ’em all right… the second time. There is a timer after all, and I’m slow!

Gee, thanks Sue! 🙂

I guess treason isn’t what it use to be, since the…

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 1:40

I guess treason isn’t what it use to be, since there’s so much of it going around these days.

I’m SO confused!

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 11:52

War IS Hell

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 7:48

While reading an article in Der Spiegel, I came across these sentences that jumped out at me:
On one side are the Afghan guerrillas with their hit-and-run tactics: fast, mobile, with light equipment and a capability for self-sacrifice that beggars belief in the West. On the other is the ultra-modern army from the West, NATO and the United States. This force enjoys technological superiority. But there’s a chink in its armor: its low tolerance of casualties. Military experts refer to this as asymmetrical warfare.

Ya know, it’s true! We, in the west, are obsessed with the numbers, instead of concentrating on the mission. I don’t want to see our soldiers die. Shoot, I don’t want to anyone die, it doesn’t matter which side they’re on, but truth be told, better them, than us! However, if our leaders aren’t willing to send soldiers into battle knowing they might not make it back, then, yes, we do have a problem. All the advanced technology in the world isn’t going to help us win the war on terrorism without the willingness of sacrifice.

This article is about Afghanistan, but that observance could just as easily apply to Iraq, or anywhere else in the world this war eventually takes us. Then we have the problem of “collateral damage”. Civilians are dying anyway, by the hand of the terrorists. Should we really worry so much? I honestly don’t know. I hate hearing of women and children being killed by roadside bombs, suicide bombers, etc. These are people who are going about their daily business, knowing that at any moment, their lives could be ended by senseless violence. And we have a problem with a relatively small number of soldiers who have died in this war? I say relative, because when you do a comparison to other wars we’ve been involved in, the number of killed in action are VERY small. (As of today, after 3 1/2 years, the number of KIA is 2,158.)

Let’s face facts. People die. Whether it’s in war, a car accident, falling off a ladder or in their beds, people are going to die. Personally, I’d prefer dying in my sleep, as I’m sure, most people would, but that’s not a reality. The reality is, we are at war for the very survival of our civilization, and people are going to die.

September 29, 2006

Hey… it ME! :)

Filed under: Uncategorized — olbroad @ 10:29

Swiped from Milwaukee ID1OT

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