An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 4, 2007

Odds and Ends

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 1:26

Palestinians: We don’t deserve a state

“Everyone here is disgusted by what’s happening in the Gaza Strip,” said Shireen Atiyeh, a 30-year-old mother of three working in one of the Palestinian Authority ministries. “We are telling the world that we don’t deserve a state because we are murdering each other and destroying our universities, colleges, mosques and hospitals. Today I’m ashamed to say that I’m a Palestinian.”

Perhaps if more Palestinians spoke up to condemn the violence, there would be some hope?

Ready for some football?

MIAMI — The Super Bowl starts its fifth decade tonight with Peyton, Prince and plenty of pizzazz when the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears meet at Dolphin Stadium.

Would someone explain to me just why they had to start the coverage at 11am when the bloomin’ game doesn’t even start till 5pm? Oh, and I’m going with….either the Colts or the Bears. 🙂 Actually, I don’t much care, but the commercials should be interesting. 🙂

Opposing groups face off over immigration sweep

Maria Jimenez, vice president of the coalition, called for a national “moratorium” on raids by ICE because President Bush has called for immigration reform.

“Our coalition basically believes there shouldn’t be any more raids. The president has the power to order a stop to the raids, until there is a solution reached on the immigration reforms,” Jimenez said. “When there is a war, a truce is called and people sit down and negotiate. Otherwise, the president is basically saying one thing and doing another.”

Curtis Collier, of U.S. Border Watch, said his group was outside the ICE detention center to show support for all law enforcement officers, including the U.S. Border Patrol and the Houston Police Department.

I suppose that the police should stop raiding drug houses too? I mean, after all, they’re breaking the law….TOO! (insert serious sarcasm here)

Kitty love with a serious side

February is the month for feline romance. As days lengthen, female cats wail for the prelude to motherhood.
The goal is fewer cats in courtship, leading to fewer kittens flooding shelters and fewer adoptable cats euthanized for lack of homes.

Get your kitties “fixed”! Oh, and don’t let ’em out to get smushed, ok? Nothing annoys me more than to see felines dead on the side of the road with collars around their necks.

City warns of super cold

City officials gave a weather warning to Super Bowl revelers planning to party outside today: Use common sense.

Well, there’s a big DUH! It’s winter, it’s cold! What kind of maroon is going to be partying outside today….drunk maroons, that’s who. Yeesh!

Benefits may go to Mexican workers

WASHINGTON —A pending agreement with Mexico would make some Mexican workers and their families eligible for Social Security benefits.

Critics of the plan, including conservative bloggers and their allies in Congress, warn that millions of illegal Mexican immigrants will soon be pulling down fat Social Security checks. That has prompted a spate of bills on Capitol Hill intended to prevent such a scenario.

Excuse me? “Conservative bloggers and their allies in Congress”? Shouldn’t this be an NATIONAL concern, not one party or the other, conservative or liberal? Criminy, I wish these people would pull their heads out of their collective asses!



  1. You are rooting for the Colts….no Wisconsinite roots for the Bears…it’s a law….remember that 🙂

    Comment by Pete Fanning — February 4, 2007 @ 1:41

  2. Oooooh….ok. I’ll try to remember. 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — February 4, 2007 @ 1:47

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