An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 28, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 10:02

Waupun slap shot: Liquor found in community center

Citing hockey puck marks half way up the walls, a Zamboni room that had liquor bottles with liquor still in them and a soda machine dispensing beer, mayor Jodi Steger said last night that the Waupun Community Center isn’t in good shape, and it’s time to get a new agreement with the Hockey Association.

Why would they need liquor at kids hockey games?

New York City Council approves resolution urging people not to use racial slur

New York declared the n-word off limits to all races Wednesday in a purely symbolic resolution prompted by the common, casual use of the slur in hip-hop music, comedy and street slang.

As much as people using the word in casual conversation (and elsewhere) shows their ignorance, banning the use of the word is even more so. We have a 1st Amendment that protects even the ignorant.

Plans unveiled for National Law Enforcement Museum

Plans have been unveiled for a National Law Enforcement Museum in downtown Washington.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for next summer, near the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

It’s about time! The majority of police officers are beyond reproach and as such, they deserve honor.

Ornamental fish back on display at restaurant after legal fight

Ornamental fish seized last summer from a popular Chinese restaurant were put back on display Wednesday, ending a legal battle that pitted the state’s concern for native game fish against an immigrant businessman’s devotion to pet fish he credits for his success.

It’s a bloomin’ fish fer cryin’ out loud! Maine doesn’t have anything better to do, like maybe count the grains of sand in a kid’s sandbox?

US will not extradite CIA agents

A Milan judge earlier this month ordered the Americans to stand trial with Italian spies for kidnapping a Muslim imam and flying him to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.

Since no one seems to give a damn about honoring our extradition requests, why should we honor theirs? Seems simple enough to me. Although I’m sure there’s going to be some backlash over this, so be it.

Justice Department Announces $45 Million Multi-Ton Drug Bust Targeting Mexican Organization

“Operation Imperial Emperor” targeted the Mexico-based Victor Emilio Cazares-Gastellum, a.k.a. “Victor Emilio Cazares-Salazar,” drug trafficking organization, which Justice says has been responsible for supplying multi-ton quantities of cocaine, as well as large amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana, monthly to distribution cells throughout the United States.
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The investigation has also netted $6.1 million in property and assets, as well as roughly 100 weapons and 94 vehicles. The drug ring is based in Sinaloa, Mexico.

And there are those who don’t think we should close the borders? How many lives were saved by this bust? Maybe that cash could be used to repay the states for services used by Mexico’s illegal visitors. Just a thought.

McCain to Formally Announce Bid in April

Republican Sen. John McCain will officially enter the presidential race – his second run after a bitter loss to George W. Bush in 2000 – with a formal announcement in early April after a trip to Iraq.

WHAT? McCain announce’s he is planning to announce to run? Golly gee Mr. Wizard! Is it going to be a surprise?

31 new crime lab specialists is approved

The Legislature’s budget committee voted tonight to hire 31 crime lab specialists over several months – enough to wipe out a backlog fueled by growing DNA evidence from crime scenes by the end of 2010.

Perhaps now a few crimes will have resolutions! This is going to be a never ending process since people don’t seem to want to stop committing crimes.

Victim: ‘It was either him or me’

Shirley Reed wasn’t sure whether the gun was real even after the stranger fired a warning shot. But the 60-year-old woman wasn’t going to give up the keys to her car.
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“It was either him or me,” Ms. Reed told police after the Tuesday night scrap outside her Frisco apartment building. So she grabbed the gun, turned the barrel toward her assailant’s stomach and pulled the trigger.

Feisty!

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