An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 21, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:40

Senate Democrats revive timeline for Iraq

Senate Democrats yesterday vowed to resurrect their legislative effort to pull combat troops out of Iraq by next March, as their House colleagues struggled to build support for a similar measure tied to emergency war funding.

Why won’t these yahoos listen to the Generals? They’ve been told, repeatedly, that a pull out, a time table for a pull out, would be disastrous. But hey, only politicians have all the REAL answers, right? PFFFT!

Mystery creator of anti-Clinton ad identified, linked to Obama camp

The mystery creator of the Orwellian YouTube ad against Hillary Rodham Clinton is a Democratic operative who worked for a digital consulting firm with ties to rival Sen. Barack Obama.

Philip de Vellis, a strategist with Blue State Digital, acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press that he was the creator of the video, which portrayed Clinton as a Big Brother figure and urged support for Obama’s presidential campaign.

Is anyone surprised this guy was attached to the Obama bunch?

Huffman soldier gets 27 months in Iraq atrocity cover-up

A Huffman 19-year-old, the youngest of five U.S. Army soldiers accused of being part of one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq war, pleaded guilty to greatly reduced charges of obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact.

This kid’s life is destroyed for getting involved in such an ugly incident, and for being stupid.

Anglicans closer to schism as US bishops reject gay ultimatum

If the wealthy US Church, headed by the Communion’s first woman primate, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, is expelled from the Communion, as now appears increasingly likely, the Anglican Communion worldwide will be plunged into financial crisis because so much of the central administration and overseas aid is bank-rolled by the Americans.

Sounds like there is going to be a another major split in another major religion. :/ Would the Anglicans might cave to the libs in the U.S. because of money.

Lawmakers grill university leaders over pay

State lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the two leaders of California’s public university systems for handing out millions in excessive compensation to executives and urged them to close all lingering loopholes.

Reminds me of an old saying….”Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Now, I think it’s more like “Those who want suck the life out of the taxpayer becomes a teacher.” Makes it tough on those who truly do want to share knowledge.

One-inch hail reported

Scattered thunderstorms this evening have already produced one-inch hail in Monroe, Green, Rock and Dodge counties and three-quarter-inch hail in Jefferson County, the weather service said.

Dang! That’s a duck and cover situation. Hope there’s no serious damage.

VA review: Hospitals beset with problems

The investigation, ordered two weeks ago by VA Secretary Jim Nicholson, is the first topdown review of the facilities conducted since the disclosure of squalid conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

These problems didn’t occur over night. Obviously, the lack of upkeep has been going on for a very long time. Why didn’t anyone notice the deteriorating conditions a LONG time ago? It’s down right criminal that our military should suffer for someone else’s negligence.

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2 Comments »

  1. This kid’s life is destroyed for getting involved in such an ugly incident, and for being stupid…

    Personally I think all involved with this incident should be chargd with Treason as well…Because they have absolutely betrayed their country and their comrades by disgracing what a true honor it means to be a US Soldier, as well as the great responsibility that honor carries

    Comment by Sean — March 21, 2007 @ 7:48

  2. Yeah….that too. But I got the impression he could have reported it, and didn’t. I understand the “back up your buddies” concept, but not when it comes to something like that.

    Comment by olbroad — March 21, 2007 @ 7:52


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