An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 2, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/2/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:15

S. Korea delays aid to N. Korea

South Korea on Friday delayed a full resumption of aid shipments to North Korea until the communist regime shuts down its main atomic reactor under an international agreement to take steps toward abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

It seems to me that any country who sends aid to another that is run by a tyrant is just propping up said tyrant.

‘Civil rights movement is far from finished’

Civil rights advocate Julian Bond on Thursday said the civil rights movement is far from finished as he prepared to address the seventh annual Civil Rights Conference at the University of Tennessee Martin.

I’ve never seen Bond as a civil rights promoter. I’ve always seen him as a self promoter, kind of like Jesse Jackson, etc. The tend to drag civility to new depths.

Spike in flu cases takes 4 lives

“Flu’s a serious, unpredictable disease,” said Dr. Ralph Feigin, physician-in-chief of Texas Children’s Hospital. “The season’s a little later this year — I don’t think we’re at the peak of the outbreak here yet — but it’s always a threat.”

Aren’t kids suppose to get flu shots? I’m pretty sure Houston offers low income people flu shots for kids, free! Sadly, people still die and children are the hardest hit.

At Least 6 Dead After Charter Bus Carrying Baseball Team Falls From Bridge in Georgia

A charter bus carrying a college baseball team from Ohio plunged off a highway ramp early Friday and slammed into the pavement below, killing at least six people and scattering sports equipment across the road, authorities said.

Prayers with the families!

US ready to cut a deal with Hicks

DAVID Hicks would have to serve at least five years in an Australian jail if he agreed to a plea bargain, American prosecutors signalled yesterday after the Guantanamo Bay detainee was formally charged with providing material support for terrorism.

Why is this guy getting special treatment? He wanted to kill us! I don’t care if Australia is an ally, Hicks is NOT!

Va. governor says he will sign bill to require cancer vaccine for all sixth-grade girls

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Thursday he would sign legislation requiring all sixth-grade girls to be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.

Another idjit! Why can’t they wait until they find out what the long run effects will be before forcing a drug on young girls, who by the way, shouldn’t be having sex to begin with and won’t be protected by the time they are old enough. I wonder how much the drug companies donated to Kaine’s campaign?

Assembly passes bill to let bars stay open longer

Party on, Wisconsin. The state Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would let bars stay open til 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 11, when daylight-saving time begins.

Wouldn’t Wisconsin be better served if the Assembly spent their time on more important things, like, say, lowering the tax burden?

Towers in Peru called solar observatory

Archeologists have solved the mystery of the Thirteen Towers, a line of low stone structures that have spanned an arid Peruvian slope like a massive set of prehistoric teeth for 2,400 years.

The towers lined up outside the citadel at Chankillo are a massive solar observatory that marks not only the summer and winter solstices, but also the days and weeks of the year.


Young faces fury in vets’ scandal

Rep. C.W. Bill Young and his wife, Beverly, have spent hundreds of hours helping wounded soldiers and Marines. They’ve provided money and gifts and even changed a law so that wounded soldiers would not have to pay for their hospital meals.

But on a day when an Army general in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center lost his job because of outrage over shoddy conditions, the Youngs were brought into the growing controversy. In the blogosphere and in the online journal Slate, people asked whether the Indian Shores Republican had done enough.

Don’t you think he would have noticed the conditions? Woudn’t he have listened to the patients and families? However, he at least did something for the vets. Where have the rest of Congress been?



  1. If the governors of VA and TX see fit to force children to be vaccinated against cancer, why not order them to get flu shots? Or stop eating Big Macs. It’s a slippery slope I’m seeing.

    Comment by Huckleberry Dumbell, Ace Reporter — March 2, 2007 @ 9:59

  2. The excessive drug use of my generation has caused a collective loss of mind. Said generation has raised another generation incapable of logical thought. Sad! :/

    Comment by olbroad — March 2, 2007 @ 11:02

  3. Morning Coffee 3/2/07

    Trackback by University Update — March 2, 2007 @ 11:05

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