An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 1, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:20

Cowboys release Bledsoe

The Cowboys made the expected move Thursday when they released quarterback Drew Bledsoe before he was due a $1 million roster bonus.

By cutting Bledsoe, the Cowboys save about $6 million against the $109 million salary cap and put themselves in the market for a quarterback.

Gee, think Bledsoe is going to go broke without that bonus?

Democrats Reject Plan to Cut War Funds by $20 Billion

Senate Democrats “overwhelmingly” rejected a proposal to cut the Bush administration’s war spending request for next year by $20 billion, according to Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad.
“There were some who said: `Gee, this is going to send the wrong signal — it’s going to look like we are cutting funding for the troops,”’ Conrad said.

Well, yeah, it definitely does send the wrong message, doesn’t it! I think the troops have already gotten the “message” from the Dems, loud and clear.

Bills would arm owners with deadly force right

Burglars beware: Lawmakers are working to give Texans the right to use deadly force to protect their homes, cars or businesses – without having to prove they first tried to flee.

I thought Texans could already protect their homes, etc. Why would a person flee his/her own home if they are in the right?

French tourists kidnapped in Ethiopia

Ten French tourists have been kidnapped in northern Ethiopia by unknown people, a businessman and a tour operator who work in the region said.


House Votes to Ease Rules on Union Organizing

Defying a veto threat from the White House, the House of Representatives voted today to approve legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize workers.

Just another step closer to becoming a full fledged socialist country. The need for unions is long past, isn’t it time they loosen their grip on us? You can thank the unions for the loss of jobs.

Ex-casino partner charged with fraud

Millionaire Kenosha businessman Dennis Troha, who until recently was a partner in a proposed $808 million tribal casino project, was charged in federal court today with fraud and lying to the FBI.

Well, that’s a start. So, when are they going to indict Gov. Dopey?

Snow, ice, wind cut power to about 5,000 Outagamie County residents

WE Energies spokesman Barry McNulty said about 5,000 customers, mostly in the Outagamie County communities of Bear Creek and Maple Creek, are without power.

I hate it when that happens at night. It’s dark! Hope they stay warm.

Astronaut’s neighbors glad to be out of spotlight

In the Houston neighborhood of astronaut Lisa Nowak, parents are now able to play catch with their kids on balmy evenings. Instead of the hum of satellite trucks, they can hear birds chirping at sunset.

I can imagine they are extremely relieved the vultures have quit swooping through their neighborhood.



  1. We were without heat and hot water yesterday, not weather-related. A leak in a gas line caused WE Energies to shut down our service.

    It’s not a good day when someone knocks on your door to say there’s no need to evacuate at this point.

    I hope the power is restored quickly to all those going without.

    Comment by Mary — March 1, 2007 @ 10:40

  2. I’m thinking it’s a good thing it’s no longer 20 below up there. :-/

    Comment by olbroad — March 1, 2007 @ 11:04

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