An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 17, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/17/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:00

Psychiatrist loses license

A psychiatrist linked to 11 drug overdose deaths in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties has agreed to give up his medical license and repay the federal government $509,000 in overbilled charges to Medicare and Medicaid, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Was this guy actually given a choice?

China, Russia oppose Darfur-abuse report

China and Russia joined with Arab and Muslim states yesterday in urging the U.N.’s human rights watchdog to ignore a report from a mission to Darfur that blamed Sudan for continuing war crimes against civilians there.
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After initially agreeing to the mission, the government of Sudan refused to grant visas to the five-member team because the country objected to one of the mission members. It said the member had previously spoken of genocide in Darfur, thus could not be objective.

If you ignore something long enough, does it go away?

Suicide pack?

The detailed three-page report suggests the late US attorney-general Robert Kennedy, with whom the movie star was having an affair, was aware, and perhaps even a participant in a plan “to induce suicide”.

Wait a minute, I thought she was having an affair with Jack? Did Teddy get in on the action too? The woman has been dead more than 40 years, let it go fer cryin’ out loud.

For ADL, another mission

The Anti-Defamation League of New England, saying that hostility toward immigrants represents a growing form of intolerance, is making the fight against anti-immigrant sentiment a significant focus of the 60-year-old organization.

There’s little to no hostility to immigrants. The hostility is directed toward ILLEGAL immigrant. You know, those people who break the law, a lot! First by sneaking in, or overstaying their visas, then by continuing to stay. Those folks are the ones people are fed up with.

Court OKs wrongful-death suit for fetus

An Illinois appellate court ruled Friday that a Chicago woman can move ahead with a wrongful-death claim — the first of its kind in the state — filed after a car wreck that left her with a pelvic injury and, she says, the painful decision to have an abortion.

Michelle Williams sued John C. Manchester, alleging that his actions, as the driver of a car that collided with the one in which she was riding in 2002, led to the death of her fetus. Under Illinois’ Wrongful Death Act, a fetus is considered a person.

It’s a start!

Tenn. mine enriched Gore, scarred land

Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm near Carthage, Tenn. Now the mines have a new owner and are scheduled to reopen later this year.

Before the mines closed in 2003, they emitted thousands of pounds of toxic substances and several times, the water discharged from the mines into nearby rivers had levels of toxins above what was legal.

Can we say hypocrite?

Target is transferring cashiers who avoid pork

Target received a wave of criticism earlier this week after the Star Tribune reported in a front-page article that some Muslim cashiers at Target declined to scan bacon and other pork products. They would call over another cashier to ring up the products, or in some cases, ask customers to do it themselves.

I guess Minnesota could now be considered a Muslim state?  Talk about major dhimmitude.  The more you give in to such absurd demands, the more they are going to demand.  My suggestion….go back to where pork or alcohol is not an issue.

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3 Comments »

  1. My personal favorite in this whole Darfur Genocide mess is that we are actually asking permission from the people committing Genocide if we can go in and investigate it. And when we say no, just shrug and say “okey-dokey.” Don’t you think the “no” is indicative of the fact they don’t want us to investigate what they are doing because then someone — somewhere, somehow — might try to act to stop it. That would end all the Sudanese government’s fun in the region. My green for St. Paddy’s Day is a Save Darfur Bracelet.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — March 17, 2007 @ 9:40

  2. I figure since I have green eyes, I don’t have to wear it. 🙂

    Yeah, I find it rather odd that anyone would just back down on this whole Darfur atrocity. I get angry when I hear that commercial about how Bush needs to do something. What about the UN? Shouldn’t they have done something a LONG time ago? Shouldn’t they have stopped the slaughter in Rawanda?

    Comment by olbroad — March 17, 2007 @ 9:45

  3. My problem with that commercial is the hypocrisy of it. When we do something we are the bad guys “forcing western values on other cultures.” When we don’t we are self-centered and only care about oil. Make up your damn minds. You want us to solve the world’s problems, then let us make the decisions on how to do it. And don’t criticize how we do it, unless you got a better way that actually works.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — March 17, 2007 @ 12:29


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