An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 9, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/9/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:28

DOT chief ordered Troha tax aid
Busalacchi sent staff attorney on Illinois trip, records show

“Goal is to get IL to discuss settlement with carrier,” Nilsen wrote in a 2005 e-mail, referring to the companies then owned by Troha, who was indicted last week on charges that he illegally funneled cash to Doyle’s campaign. Troha and family members have contributed $200,000 to Doyle’s campaigns since 2002.

Maybe this guy isn’t as rich as everyone seems to think. I mean, after all, if he was, then he’d have been able to pay his taxes AND line Gov. Dopey’s pockets at the same time, right?

Plea deal ends baby rape case
Carroll Co. man will be out of jail by next month

District Attorney General Hansel McCadams said “serious flaws” in the evidence against Jonathan Wayne Goodrum led to a plea agreement shortly before Goodrum was to be tried on charges that he raped the infant daughter of his ex-fiancee.

The incident is said to have occurred at McKenzie Regional Hospital on March 24, 2006, when the baby girl was only 1 day old.

For the love of all that’s holy, are they freakin’ serious? One year for the rape of a ONE DAY OLD BABY? They should have fixed the “flaws” and fried that son of a bitch!

Database makes 1,000th match

This year, the Texas CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) database reached a milestone, recording its 1,000th in-state cold case match when it linked a criminal offender’s DNA profile to evidence from an unsolved sexual assault in the Metroplex.

Science can be a good thing.

White House hangs veto over pullout plan

House Democratic leaders vowed Thursday to pass legislation setting a deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a challenge to President Bush’s war policy that drew a blunt veto threat in return.

When I saw this on the news last night, I honestly thought I had been transported to an alternate universe. How can the people, who are elected to represent us and keep this nation safe, be so ignorant of realities? Obviously, they don’t give a happy crap about your children’s safety. There’s a big picture here that none of them seem capable of grasping.

FBI underreported use of Patriot Act, Justice says

One government official familiar with the report said shoddy bookkeeping and records management led to the problems. The FBI agents appeared to be overwhelmed by the volume of demands for information over a two-year period, the official said.

“They lost track,” said the official who like others interviewed late Thursday spoke on condition of anonymity because the report was not being released until Friday.

Paper pushers? No doubt the incompetence is going to be blamed on Bush too.

Texas senators launch casino gambling bid

A major selling point, the legislators hope, is a part of the plan that would dedicate $1 billion per year to pay for eligible Texans to attend a community college or public university.

Yeah yeah. They always tell you gambling profits will fund education (lottery anyone?), but some how, that never seems to happen. I’d be real surprised if this idea floats with Texas voters.

Students line up for elective Bible class in Wilson
Demand enough to offer course in all 4 high schools

Although the first-ever Bible elective class in Wilson County doesn’t have a number in the course catalog yet, it already has a large fan club.

In fact, enough students have signed up to make it available at all four county high schools, district officials said.

Now, who’da thunk it! Kids CHOOSING to study the Bible. Cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ When is the ACLU going to file a lawsuit?

Luxembourg dismisses low loo tally

Luxembourg dismissed a report suggesting a dire shortage of toilets in one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Did they lose their toities?



  1. I don’t think Bush will be blamed for the FBI screw up…But I do think the debate over The Patriot Act will heat up again, since from what I read the FBI was doing exactly what many Civil Libertarians were worried would happen

    Comment by Sean — March 9, 2007 @ 11:53

  2. I’m not sure how I feel about the Patriot Act. In some ways, it’s an excellent tool, in others, it could very well be abused by those in power with an agenda. I just don’t know. :/

    And BTW Sean, you know full well that if anything ever gets snafu’d, it’s always going to be Bush’s fault! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by olbroad — March 9, 2007 @ 12:50

  3. Morning Coffee 3/9/07

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