An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 10, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:14

U.S., Iran trade accusations in talks

In their first direct talks since theIraq war began, U.S. and Iranian envoys traded harsh words and blamed each other for the country’s crisis Saturday at a one-day international conference that some hoped would help end their 27-year diplomatic freeze.

I’m not real sure why we’re having talks with those folks. Aren’t the Iranians the ones who are supplying arms to terrorists groups in a variety of countries?

German bishops’ comments anger Israelis

The leader of Germany’s Roman Catholics repudiated remarks by two bishops that appeared to equate Palestinians in the West Bank with Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. Cardinal Karl Lehmann’s letter to the director of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem has not put the matter to rest, The New York Times reports.

Horse manure! I wasn’t aware that Israel had forced people in the West Bank to live in squalor, rationing their food to a point that life is barely maintained, or any of the other things that were forced on the people in the Warsaw Ghetto.

La Crosse adopts plan in effort to be eco-friendly

“If you want to get someone’s attention in this country, you use the word ‘eco’ as a prefix or suffix, or you use the word environment,” he said Thursday. “This needs to be done on a much broader scale.”

Every time I hear or see ‘eco’, I think moonbat. Not that it applies to every situation, but the ‘bats have given the rest a seriously bad name.

U.S. Time Change Spurs PC Fixes, Carries $1.5 Billion Price Tag

Electronic Data Systems Corp. made a promise to users of the 3.5 million desktop computers the company manages for clients: You won’t miss the Monday morning meeting.

The world’s second-largest manager of corporate networks dispatched a team of 15 people to dish out software fixes and help customers prepare for this weekend, when an earlier onset of daylight-saving time may leave digital clocks in computers and handheld devices an hour behind after the 2 a.m. switch.

Sometimes, all this technology isn’t such a great thing. Would it really be so tough to just change it by hand? I’ve already changed my watch. 🙂

Hicks’ defence team delays US trial date

GUANTANAMO Bay detainee David Hicks’ trial has been pushed back six days due to a defence team scheduling conflict, his military lawyer Major Michael Mori says.

If he’s found guilty, what will the “free Hicks” bunch do?

As 2008 ‘circus’ descends, Iowans fear end to personal campaigning

Engulfed in the earliest, most intense presidential campaign in memory, Iowans are beginning to fear they’re losing something precious: the small, no-frills encounters with candidates that have long been the soul of the state’s politics.

They got the ‘circus’ part right. I’m thinking clowns.

Reinfeldt favours exhaust tax

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says he is considering a shift from taxing vehicles to taxing their emissions, as his Moderate Party pushes forward with new proposals to counter the threat to the climate.

Shhhh! Don’t tell Gov. Dopey!



  1. Uh….DST was a bitch for me, ma’am….50+servers, Operating System patches, Java patches, application patches, plus Email System patches plus a separate process to fix scheduled appointments that fell between March 11th and November 4th.


    Comment by Pete Fanning — March 11, 2007 @ 7:32

  2. Criminy. I like the sun being up later, but if it causes all these problems, why do it? Well, we are talking congress here, so that’s kind of an oxymoron. Or just moron? 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — March 11, 2007 @ 8:38

  3. Actually… according to the law that was enacted to create the change, the change shouldn’t have been made. The Dept. of Energy was supposed to conduct a study FIRST, and if the study showed it worthwhile, then the change would occur today. The study was never done, so theoretically the change shouldn’t have been made.

    Great huh?

    The reason why it’s not just a manual “change your clocks” process is because you have to account for future times, and many automated processes have to be able to track time spans, that need to account properly for the time change.

    After all… between 3 AM yesterday and 3 AM today wasn’t 24 hours… it was 23.

    Comment by schweitn — March 11, 2007 @ 11:24

  4. Oh now I’m really confused! Thank you ever so much. :/

    Comment by olbroad — March 11, 2007 @ 11:49

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