An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 13, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/13/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:39

Killing won’t stop mayor from proposing to dissolve Fox Lake Police Department

Following Sunday’s apparent homicide, residents are questioning the mayor’s upcoming recommendation to dissolve the Fox Lake Police Department. Mullins plans to introduce an initiative next week during a Committee of the Whole meeting, asking the City Council to approve turning over law enforcement responsibilities to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department.

The proposal follows in the wake of controversy surrounding Fox Lake Police Chief Patrick Lynch. Lynch was involved in a fight last month with another man over Lynch’s ex-wife.

Then can the chief, not the whole department. Fox Lake deserves some protection. Dodge County is pretty big, so response times would suffer. (Nice to see the Distorter is on top of this story, finally.)

Construction begins on Interstate 40 at exit 80

Construction to widen the shoulders of Interstate 40 at exit 80 began with little fanfare Monday as workers begin the first phase of improvements to one of Jackson’s busiest traffic junctions.

It figures. That just happens to be the exit I take to get to U.S. 64. sigh. Guess I’ll have to figure out a different route. :/

Scientists: Gore Goes Too Far in ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

“I don’t want to pick on Al Gore,” said Don J. Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University, told an annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, according to a report in The New York Times. “But there are a lot of inaccuracies in the statements we are seeing, and we have to temper that with real data.”

Reality smacks algore upside the head, yet will he listen? Naw…he’s got a little golden statue now that says he’s the expect. pffft! After all, he did invent the internet, didn’t he?

Chinese President urges intensive training of armed forces

Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Hu Jintao on Monday urged the armed forces to keep conducting military trainings so as to provide strong security support for building a well-off and harmonious society.

Translation: All the better to control you with, m’dear!

Tour for gay rights stops at college

Wisconsin Lutheran College officials did not allow the riders on campus, so the group set up camp Monday on the sidewalk in front of the school’s main entrance on Blue Mound Road. Some sang “We Shall Overcome” while others staffed tables with pamphlets for any students who might want to talk.

Equating what these kids are pushing with the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s is just flat out wrong.

Figures show speeding, reckless driving behind highway fatalities

State and national figures show that speeding and reckless driving were key factors in the four year high in the number of highway fatalities in Connecticut in 2006.


Mexico warns jobs key to halting illegals

As President Bush prepares to meet today with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Mr. Calderon and his government are increasingly making it clear the solution to the U.S. illegal immigration problem lies in Mexico.

Gee, ya think?!

Viacom seeks $1B in YouTube lawsuit

Viacom claims that YouTube has displayed more than 160,000 unauthorized video clips from its cable networks, which also include Comedy Central, VH1 and Nickelodeon.

The genie has been let out of the bottle. It’s going to be pretty darn hard to get it back in.


The city Department of Parks & Recreation just advertised that it’s looking to hire up to three puppeteers – for jobs that will pay between $32,275 and $50,242 a year with complete benefits and union representation.

That contrasts sharply with the salary for a rookie NYPD cop, which is a measly $25,100 a year.

Who approved such a stupid idea? I really think New York needs to come back to Reality World.  Priorities people!  Priorities!



  1. Apparently, the husband had made several threats against her and the children over the last month. Yet, was still walking around free. He rammed her car in the parking lot, she ran into the municipal building — probably looking for help. Here’s the kicker – no one was in the police station. Yep, everyone is on the streets. Which is good in one way, bad in another. But considering how much help this poor woman was getting, was paying for an unavailable police department that good an idea anyway?

    Comment by rosettaresearch — March 13, 2007 @ 7:45

  2. Fox Lake is about 10 miles from my front door. It’s a tiny little town, and I do understand the money issue. BUT, there should be at least ONE cop on duty at the department on a bloomin’ Sunday afternoon.

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 8:22

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