An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 27, 2007

Morning Coffee 3/27/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:00

4 charged in drug death of area man

The four were arrested Monday morning following a seven-month investigation into the death of Richard B. Bubb Jr., said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink during a Monday afternoon press conference.

They are Michael T. Resop, 35, of 244 E. First St.; Candace K. Schraven, 24, of 322 Ellis St.; Erin K. Gill, 24, of Campbellsport; and Veronica Sargent, 26, of Campbellsport. They have been charged with first-degree reckless homicide-party to a crime and delivery of narcotics.

Pillars of the community! I don’t have a problem with them being charged with reckless homicide. I’m curious how they can be, unless they force fed the pills to her. He made a choice to take them. But like I said, I do NOT have a problem.

Bredesen cedes power to take guns in disasters

Gov. Phil Bredesen, who was at one time leery of giving up that power, signaled his support Monday for a plan to prevent Tennessee officials from suspending the sale or transport of guns during a Hurricane Katrina-like emergency.

Terry Holmes, who teaches a state gun-permitting class, says disasters that stretch law enforcement thin are precisely the time when law-abiding citizens need their weapons.

Sounds like a win for Tennessee gun owners to me! I’ll be starting my classes as soon as we get settled. I already have a gun picked out! 🙂

Four Dead After Sewage Floods Gaza Town

“We had a project to treat sewage in north Gaza, it was worked on for two years,” Kawash said. “We built a pressure pipe line and pumping station,” he added. “But it was stopped after … troubles began.”

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum blamed the “sanctions against Palestinians, including Gaza and the West Bank” for the condition of Gaza’s infrastructure.

Yep, it’s everybody elses fault. Instead of using their resources for little things, like sewage treatment, they’d rather fight with each other, and watch their people die. They might want to consider behaving like a sovereign nation if they ever expect to become one. A little capitalism could go a long way.

Dispute breaks out over immigration vote signs

The president of the Farmers Branch chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens may face charges for taking down political signs supporting a proposal to crack down on illegal immigration.
The spat comes less than two months before voters decide on whether to ban illegal immigrants from renting in the city.

I wonder if they’ll have to show proof they are legal to vote?

New law raises birth control prices for students

Wisconsin college students grappling with the cost of tuition, housing and textbooks now are digging deeper into their pockets for another expense: birth control.

A change in federal policy has eliminated price breaks for many university student health centers, driving the cost of some birth-control products from less than $10 a month to $50 or more.

Pssst! Got a sure fire way to prevent pregnancy. It’s called abstinence, and it’s absolutely FREE! 🙂

French court annuls WWII deportation train ruling

An appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling that France’s state railway network should compensate the family of World War II deportees.

The original ruling last June had been the first of its kind. The administrative court in Toulouse had ordered the state and the SNCF rail authority to pay €62,000 (US$82,000) for their role in World War II deportations.

I’m curious what their reasoning was for overturning the decision. I see no problem with compensating the families of those who were forcibly deported from their homes. Oh, wait a minutes, it was just the Jews, right? Well, I guess that makes it ok then, doesn’t it. PFFFFT!

‘Dump your children here’ box to stop mothers killing their babies

Desperate mothers are being urged to drop their unwanted babies through hatches at hospitals in an effort to halt a spate of infanticides that has shocked Germany.

At least 23 babies have been killed so far this year, many of them beaten to death or strangled by their mothers before being dumped on wasteland and in dustbins.

How civilized! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Hicks pleaded guilty to get out of Gitmo: father

David Hicks pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge only to escape five years of “hell” at Guantanamo Bay, his father says.

The Adelaide-born man could be back in Australia by the end of the year after his shock decision to plead guilty to providing material support for terrorism.

Shouldn’t he be spending more time in prison, like say, the rest of his bloomin’ life? He wanted to kill people….innocent people, Australians included.



  1. I suggested that at Boots and Sabers and was told I was naive. Imagine that. Of course, the guy who called me that is a lib, so, no surprise…

    Comment by Billiam — March 27, 2007 @ 8:49

  2. Well, if a lib calls you naive, you must be on to something. LMAO

    Comment by olbroad — March 27, 2007 @ 9:03

  3. Morning Coffee 3/27/07

    Trackback by University Update — March 27, 2007 @ 10:07

  4. Well, it is naive. This statement especially: Pssst! Got a sure fire way to prevent pregnancy. It’s called abstinence, and it’s absolutely FREE!

    Thinking college kids aren’t going to have sex is about as naive as it gets.

    Comment by Jayce — March 28, 2007 @ 8:55

  5. Did I say I thought they wouldn’t? Criminy Jayce! It’s the ONLY guarantee to prevent pregnancy, and should be advocated, strongly. Girls acting like sluts just cuz they are in college? Give me a break.

    Comment by olbroad — March 28, 2007 @ 9:10

  6. Why say it at all then? No shit it would work… so would telling girls never to talk to boys. But neither is practical.

    And no, advocating abstinence strongly wouldn’t be a good idea, it would be pointless.

    You have to come to grips with the fact that college sex is going to happen, and advocating abstinence is a losing proposition. The question is whether or not you think it is a good idea to make contraception more accessible. Given your stance on abortion, I would think you would be in favor of that.

    Comment by Jayce — March 28, 2007 @ 9:52

  7. I’m more in favor of abstinence! Why would it be pointless? Because it would put a stigma on girls who give it away? Maybe we should. I grew up in the “free love” era. Consequences of which are still being felt today.

    Comment by olbroad — March 28, 2007 @ 10:30

  8. It is pointless because it won’t work.

    Comment by Jayce — March 28, 2007 @ 10:51

  9. And man can’t fly! Won’t work, so don’t try.

    Comment by olbroad — March 28, 2007 @ 10:57

  10. I think there are consequences for not making contraceptive affordable. I am not talking about the women who engage in sex in college, I am talking about the high number of sexual assaults. If you make it harder for women to afford birth control, you are making a greater risk of an unwanted pregnancy as the result of a rape. I also do think making birth control unaffordable will lead to a higher abortion rate as well. Admittedly I am also with Jayce on the inevitability of college sex. Yes you preach abstinance, but you can also be practical. When I was at UWM they would hand out free condoms, which to me seems more practical. And I’m sorry but college without sex, is like Peanut Butter without Jelly.

    Comment by Sean — March 28, 2007 @ 2:37

  11. “When I was at UWM they would hand out free condoms”

    Just one of the many reasons I’m not going anywhere near the UW.

    Comment by Calvin — March 28, 2007 @ 3:51

  12. Isn’t it odd that for many years, kids actually went to college to get an education. Now, they go for the sex. If they want the school clinic to dispense contraception, then add it to their tuition bill.

    Comment by olbroad — March 28, 2007 @ 10:13

  13. “When I was at UWM they would hand out free condoms”

    Just one of the many reasons I’m not going anywhere near the UW.

    Yeah, cause doing something to make the inevitable less harmful doesn’t make any sense… It is amazing to me how religion can make some of you so remarkably un-pragmatic.

    Comment by Jayce — March 29, 2007 @ 7:53

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