An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 5, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:48

(A short version.  Hey, I just got home.  I haven’t seen Mr. Ol’ Broad for 3 weeks!  🙂  )

Troha indictment shows casinos a growing influence in state politics

Contributions by indicted businessman Dennis Troha and his family illustrate how influential tribal gambling interests and Indian tribes have become in Wisconsin politics in recent years, experts say.

Gee, ya think? And they are just now noticing?

Off-Duty Northwest Employee Charged

An off-duty Northwest Airlines employee was arrested after a woman on a flight from Seattle complained that the man had ejaculated on her.

Now that is just nasty.

English, Irish, Scots: They’re All One, Genes Suggest

Britain and Ireland are so thoroughly divided in their histories that there is no single word to refer to the inhabitants of both islands. Historians teach that they are mostly descended from different peoples: the Irish from the Celts, and the English from the Anglo-Saxons who invaded from northern Europe and drove the Celts to the country’s western and northern fringes.

I was under the impression that we are ALL genetically connected. What difference does it make? People moved around, following the food, it just makes sense that they eventually stopped.

Experts want new definition of torture

Prisoners who endure poor or degrading treatment suffer much of the same long-term psychological distress as do captives who are tortured, suggests a study published Monday.

If they are prisoners, do they expect to be treated to breakfast in bed? We really must stop changing the definitions of words. They mean what they mean.

Lawmakers ready to spar over use of surplus funds
Bredesen: It should go to education, reserves, not to allow for food-tax cut

Spending from state dollars has outpaced inflation for most of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s four years in office and will increase another 7 percent under his fiscal 2007-08 budget proposal.

Yet the governor does not believe the state should cut its sales tax on food — a tax that some say unfairly burdens the poor — even though the state again expects to end the year with a surplus.

And just why shouldn’t the state cut the food tax? It’s not his money, so why does he feel entitled to continue a ridiculous tax. Here’s a novel thought….give it back to the taxpayers!

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