An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 12, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:09

Parents Charged With Abusing, Murdering 4-Year-Old Daughter

“There was the use of a electric dog training collar used on this girl,” Sergeant Joe Peterson of the Spokane Police Department told KXLY. “And what’s even more dreadful is that isn’t even nearly the worst of it.”

The girl, who had been living in the apartment since August, was also bitten by her stepmom, burned and beaten with spoons and belts, court records and officials said.

There’s no possible comment I could make. Revulsion for those animals is a word that comes to mind.

Obese men are less prone to suicide, study finds

A new study has found that obese men have a much lower risk of suicide, a finding that scientists believe might be related to their higher production of insulin and other hormones that affect mood.

Baffling.

AG: Perry’s HPV order exceeded his authority

Gov. Rick Perry exceeded his authority in ordering middle-school girls receive a new vaccine against cervical cancer, Attorney General Greg Abbott has told lawmakers.

So why is he still “ordering” children to receive a vaccine that hasn’t been fully tested?

Time change confuses some traffic lights

Some of Milwaukee’s stoplights didn’t spring ahead with the switch to daylight savings time – and traffic wasn’t all that springy at those intersections, either.

I have a mental image of a traffic light scratching the top of itself with those wires that run out of it from either side, looking confused. Ok, guess you have to be inside my head to appreciate that. 🙂

Angry Charles attacks Channel 4 claims that he is unfit to be King

The Prince of Wales yesterday launched an unprecedented and pre-emptive assault on claims in a TV documentary suggesting he is “unfit to rule” as his aides stressed he would carry out his role as King in a completely different way to his role as heir-in-waiting.

I never thought he was fit. Recent comments makes me thinks he’s going the way of the moonbat.

Minister protests same-sex union ban with a halt to all weddings

“We are called to join the fast that our homosexual brothers and sisters in Christ have had to observe all their lives,” said the Rev. Robert Hirschfeld, rector of Grace Episcopal Church.

I guess he has decided to pick and choose the parts of the Bible he wants to follow.

Man steals $28 million in diamonds from bank

Prosecutors say the suspect broke into safety deposit boxes in an ABM Amro bank in the city’s diamond quarter last week. He made off with diamonds weighing 120,000 carats, police said.

Dayyum!  That’s a lot of bright, sparkly rocks.

Gov. Bill Richardson signs bill outlawing cockfighting in New Mexico

Gov. Bill Richardson signed a measure Monday that outlaws cockfighting in New Mexico, leaving Louisiana as the only state where the centuries-old bloodsport remains legal.

State Sen. Mary Jane Garcia, who has introduced legislation to ban cockfighting over the past 18 years, thanked Richardson, who until this legislative session had declined to take a stance on the issue. The prohibition takes effect June 15.

What the heck took them so long?

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16 Comments »

  1. I guess he has decided to pick and choose the parts of the Bible he wants to follow.

    As have you all…

    Comment by Jayce — March 13, 2007 @ 8:11

  2. We ‘all’ aren’t clergy Jayce. We ‘all’ are imperfect. Which is why we need guidance. This guy isn’t giving it.

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 9:03

  3. I don’t see how you can call someone out for cherry-picking parts of the bible when you do it as well. And if you think that his being a pastor makes a difference, why do you not call your own pastor out?

    Comment by Jayce — March 13, 2007 @ 9:14

  4. Do you know my pastor? Nope, didn’t think so.

    And just where have I been “cherry picking”?

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 9:41

  5. Oh please, do I really need to point out all the horrible things the Bible advocates, both in the Old Testament as well as the New?

    Comment by Jayce — March 13, 2007 @ 9:45

  6. There was a darn good reason for the laws that were laid down in the Bible. Should we follow the idea of stoning? No, I don’t think so, not in this day and time. “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” None of us is without sin.

    But you haven’t told me where I cherry pick. I’d really like to know.

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 9:49

  7. How about women being silent in church, or not going to church when on their period, or children who disboey their parents being put to death, or 8,000 other horrible sets of rules found throughout the entire book?

    Comment by Jayce — March 13, 2007 @ 10:39

  8. (Tapping toes!) Where have I, personally, cherry picked?

    Obviously, many of the laws set down for 3000 B.C. do not apply in the 21st. Technological advances negates many. However, I do believe if more children got their butts whupped, we wouldn’t be seeing many of the problems that are plaguing our society.

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 11:50

  9. To answer your specific question – you don’t think killing a child for disobeying his parents is right.

    You’re right – rules established in the Bible aren’t applicable today. To me it seems obvious that the Bible wouldn’t then be the word of an all-knowing being. But you will continue to use it as a guide with respect to gays, yet ignore it with respect to a woman’s place in church and the punishment for disobedient children.

    That is a clear cherry picking of the Bible.

    Comment by Jayce — March 13, 2007 @ 12:56

  10. For you information, my church doesn’t allow women to vote on church issues. Do I think that’s right? Hey, I’m female, with attitude. 🙂 However, we are allowed to voice our opinions, and the males actually take them into consideration.

    Here’s one for ya…. I don’t think that what we’ve got now is an exact duplication of G-d’s word. Considering that numerous translations, word of mouth, and all that have been done by fallible men. Yes, I said men! 🙂 Ok, even if women were the ones to have been the ones doing all the scribing and such, there would still be changes made. Of course, I’m not putting this well, because, well, I’m human. :/

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 1:03

  11. Maybe we got the whole homosexual thing screwed up too?

    Comment by Jayce — March 13, 2007 @ 2:04

  12. It’s that whole Sodom and Gamorah thing, ya know? Ok, that’s not all there is to it, but ….

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 6:17

  13. You said…
    I don’t think that what we’ve got now is an exact duplication of G-d’s word.

    You are clearly cherry picking what you think we got right and what you think we didn’t.

    Comment by Jayce — March 14, 2007 @ 8:30

  14. I’m talking word for word. Criminy. The spirit hasn’t changed.

    Comment by olbroad — March 14, 2007 @ 8:45

  15. So… women aren’t supposed to be silent in church because we screwed that up word for word… kids aren’t supposed to be killed for not listening to their parents because we screwed that up word for word… god didn’t say the earth was flat (four corners) because we screwed that up word for word… we shouldn’t have slaves because we screwed that up word for word… we shouldn’t sell our daughters as slaves because we screwed that up word for word… it is actually ok to work on Sunday because we got that wrong word for word… ect.. ect.. ect.. ect.. ect..

    But the gay thing – that we got absolutely perfect.

    Makes sense

    Comment by Jayce — March 14, 2007 @ 9:07

  16. Jayce, your obsession with the “gay thing” is kind of sad. It seems that is all you are able to talk about.

    “The gay thing” was pretty well covered in that list of rules laid, which included not “laying with a man as with a woman”. What part of THAT do you not get?

    Ok, so lets start killing our children every time they misbehave, right? There was also that thing about sparing the rod and spoiling the children.

    Comment by olbroad — March 14, 2007 @ 9:35


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