An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 20, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/20/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:44

Middle schooler accused of selling marijuana brownies

A teacher apparently saw the boy selling a brownie to another student between classes, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Sgt. Randy Hagler said.

When a teacher approached the boy, she saw what appeared to be marijuana baked into the brownies.

I wonder who taught the kid such culinary secrets?

Cooper surrenders on DUI charge; blood alcohol level was 0.18

State Sen. Jerry Cooper surrendered Monday on a drunken driving warrant that shows his blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent in a Feb. 7 wreck that left him injured and delayed his federal land fraud trial.

Great role model. Study hard, grow up to be a state Senator(Dem), become a drunk and a thief. Just peachy.

Protester of group home is targeted
A Norco woman upset over disabled neighbors faces a state and federal investigation for alleged housing discrimination.

The tempest in Norco began in 2005 after the home next to Waltz on Broken Arrow Street was sold. She said she learned from public records that it was to be a group home for “fire-setting,” “sexually inappropriate” and “physically aggressive” people.

I think I’d be protesting too.

Sick day perk found locally
Many area municipalities, schools allow retirement benefit

Public employees from street sweepers to school superintendents in the Milwaukee area receive a retirement perk not commonly seen: the ability to cash out unused sick days as straight cash, in one case to the tune of nearly $70,000.

I think somebody needs to do some serious scrutinizing of public employees contracts.

Mitt’s Commie phrase sparks rage

Politicians in South Florida have lashed out at the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential hopeful for describing the socialist saying “Patria o muerte, venceremos” as “inspiring” and for claimingthe phrase was swiped from liberty-seeking Cubans by leftist admirers of Castro. The phrase, which means “Fatherland or death, we shall overcome,” was bellowed as a political speech sign-off by the dictator for decades.

Suggestion to any and all politicians: Speak your OWN language! Unless you are fluent. You just might end up calling someone a rubber chicken, or praising the murderous Castro. Not a good idea.

‘Israeli should initiative Mideast peace process’

“In so far as peace is concerned, we fail to see any offer, any serious talk of peace,” he said of Olmert’s government. “What we see is the same old policy of building settlements, procrastination, of resorting to tricks one after the other in order to waste time.”

Short of ceasing to exist, just what more is Israel suppose to do?

Scientist Finds the Beginnings of Morality in Primate Behavior

Some animals are surprisingly sensitive to the plight of others. Chimpanzees, who cannot swim, have drowned in zoo moats trying to save others. Given the chance to get food by pulling a chain that would also deliver an electric shock to a companion, rhesus monkeys will starve themselves for several days.

While these critters are becoming moral, we are losing our morality. Interesting.

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