An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 23, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/23/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:46

Open enrollment dilemma continues for Waupun Area School District

Zeininger believes the flood of applications is a result of parents reacting to the failed referendum in 2006 and the district’s intent to explore the possibility of closing schools. Although the School Board voted to keep all schools open next year with the hope of passing an operating referendum in 2008, some families may be using open enrollment as an insurance policy.

I don’t suppose the quality of education might have something to do with it? Why do people believe that millions of dollars are the cure for everything? The voters were right to shoot down the referendum, and hopefully, they’ll do it again in the future.

Jail ID plan finds illegal immigrants in trial run
Sheriff says program could lead to 1,000 deportations a year

Five arrested immigrants were identified for federal detention this week during a test run of a new Metro Jail program that Sheriff Daron Hall says could lead to the possible deportation of up to 1,000 illegal aliens each year.
A day earlier, eager to begin after completing their five-week Immigration and Customs Enforcement training, deputies pulled the records of a handful of inmates who were serving time after having been convicted of crimes.

“It was discovered all five of them were here illegally,” Hall said Thursday.

Golly gee, Mr. Wizard, what a novel concept. Actually checking the legal status of prisoners! Who’da thunk it!

D.C. voting rights bid stalls in House

The move by Republicans sparked confusion on the chamber floor and came just before the vote on the measure, which would give the District a congressional member with full voting rights for the first time in more than 200 years. The measure was expected to pass in the Democratic-controlled Congress. However, Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, introduced a motion to add language to the bill to repeal much of the District’s gun ban. The ban was struck down by a federal appeals court earlier this month but remains in effect for now.

I’m all for letting D.C. have voting representation. I’m also all for letting the people who actually LIVE in that city have the right to defend themselves from the thugs that are set on completely taking it over.

Houdini poisoned? Kin wants exhumation

Eighty-one years after Houdini died on Halloween 1926, his great-nephew wants to exhume the magician’s body to determine if enemies poisoned him for debunking their bogus claims of contact with the dead.

If he was murdered, odds are, whoever did it is already paying the ultimate price. Dead. As a doornail. And probably roasting.

Ex-Streets & San boss Sanchez indicted by feds
Sanchez traded city jobs for political work, favors: feds

Winning a city job or promotion isn’t supposed to depend on your politics.

But federal officials said Thursday that Al Sanchez, a top city commissioner and key leader in Mayor Daley’s Hispanic Democratic Organization, made sure those spoils went to political foot soldiers.

But it’s ok if it’s the governor of a state that is doing the same? Hmmm…

Suspect’s arrest eases fears of girl whose dog was beheaded

The suspect, 24, was jailed Thursday on suspicion of making terroristic threats. The Star Tribune isn’t using his name because he hasn’t yet been charged; that may happen as early as today and could include animal cruelty charges as well.
The suspect is a man whom Crystal had once befriended.

“He really has no one,” she said. “He has no friends. I felt sorry for him.”

He wanted Crystal to be his girlfriend. But she didn’t want that, she said.

This animal will probably get nothing more than a slap on the wrist.



  1. Three third graders from Tennessee, an Irish kid, an Italian kid
    and a Redneck kid are on the playground at recess. The Irish
    kid suggests that they play a new game. “Let’s see who has the
    largest weenie,” he says.

    “Okay.” They all agree.

    The Italian kid pulls down his zipper and whips it out.

    “That’s nothing,” says the Irish kid. He whips his out
    and proudly shows that his is at least an inch longer.

    Not to be outdone, the Redneck kid whips his out. It
    is by far not only the biggest, but the fattest.

    That night, eating dinner at home, the Redneck kid’s
    mother asks him what he did at school today. “Oh, we
    worked on a science project, had a math test and read
    out loud from a new book and then during recess, my
    friends and I played a new game called ‘Let’s see who
    has the largest weenie.”

    “What kind of game is that, honey?” asks the mother.

    “Well, me, Anthony and Patrick each pulled out our
    weenies and I had the biggest! The other kids say its
    because I’m a Redneck. Is that true, Mom?”

    Mom replies,

    “No, Honey. It’s because you’re twenty-one.

    Comment by Huckleberry Dumbell, Ace Reporter — March 23, 2007 @ 3:20

  2. ROFLMAO Thanks, I really needed that. Been a seriously long day. 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — March 23, 2007 @ 6:28

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