An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 16, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:04

French PM says US should leave Iraq within 1 year

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said the United States should pull out of Iraq within one year and work with Iraq’s neighbors and Europe to resolve the crisis.

Villepin, in a speech Friday at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Friday, said the United States’ true strength “isn’t its army.”

Does anyone give a happy crap what the French think? Where have THEY been for the last 4 years?

Girls chant ‘kill him’ as gang chases schoolboy then stabs him to death

Witnesses say that teenage girls egged on the attack with shouts of “Kill him, kill him” before the victim, named last night as Kodjo Yenga, was surrounded. At one point Kodjo raised his arms to fend off blows from sticks. The suspects being held include four 13-year-olds, two 15-years-olds and a man aged 21.

What kind of sick demented person behaves in such a manner? Girls? The world has truly gone mad!

Gore collects 300,000 signatures on climate change

Gore said the signatures demonstrate “that hundreds of thousands of people share my sense of urgency” on climate change. Gore is scheduled to testify before Congress about the issue Wednesday.

Evidently, “hundreds of thousands of people” have been drinking way too much Kool Aid.

Internet sites spread false rumor of Sinbad’s death

Rumors began circulating Saturday regarding the posting, said Sinbad, who first got a telephone call from his daughter. The gossip quieted, but a few days later the 50-year-old entertainer said the phone calls, text messages and e-mails started pouring in by the hundreds.

Can you imagine hearing that you are suppose to be dead from your child? A tad eery if you ask me. I’m glad he’s not dead. I rather liked him in First Kid, but then, I’m rather easily amused.

Nurse at veterans home resigns after inappropriate actions

Sarah Nixon forced a woman whose legs were in chronic pain to stand in a long line to receive her medicine despite the patient’s protests, sarcastically remarking: “It’s not as if you have anything to do,” according to a state investigation.

She should not have been allowed to resign. She should have been fired and charged with neglect! This type of treament of the brave men and women who have served this country well is absolutely appalling!

Coca-Cola challenged to drop coca reference

The farmers want the word “Coca” dropped by the US soft-drink company, arguing that the potent shrub belongs to the cultural heritage of this Andean nation, where the coca leaf infuses everyday life and is sacred to many.

A commission of coca industry representatives advising the assembly rewriting Bolivia’s constitution has passed a resolution calling on Coca-Cola, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, to take “Coca” out of its name.

They have got to be kidding!

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3 Comments »

  1. Evening Snack

    Trackback by University Update — March 16, 2007 @ 10:07

  2. Can’t say I share your fondness for Sinbad, but you’re right about the shock of getting such news. Here’s what I had to say about the matter on my blog:

    http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/12574

    Comment by Paul McNamara — March 17, 2007 @ 7:43

  3. Well, I’m not a major fan, but I did think the movie was cute. Like I said, I’m easily amused. 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — March 17, 2007 @ 6:16


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