An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 2, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/2/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:54

Man charged in slayings of 2 officers

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged a man Sunday night in the slayings of two police officers who were gunned down while responding to a call at an east Charlotte apartment complex.

Officers Sean Clark, 34, and Jeff Shelton, 35, died at Carolinas Medical Center early Sunday. They were the first Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers slain in the line of duty in more than a decade.

Do they have the death penalty in NC? Prayers.

Iran Could Wait for Blair To Go, America Fears

Yesterday, an American intelligence official said the combination of the provocative aired confessions and changing demands made in diplomatic channels has led the Pentagon and military to conclude that the Iranians intend to drag out any negotiations for the release of the hostages until Mr. Blair is out of office, a move in line with the negotiation tack favored by the mullahs in the hostage crisis with the Carter administration. The Iranians waited until after the 1980 election to release the diplomats they had held for 444 days.

Maybe it’s time for them to remember they were ONCE the British “Empire”, strong, unafraid, etc. Seems they’ve lost their national spine. Sad! Although it has been deteriorating for a while now, allowing their people to be kidnapped without fighting back says it’s pretty much gone. Pulling a Jimmah Cahtah gives the bad guys the green light to continue.

Senate leader to get behind Feingold plan
War funding would cease in March 2008

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will announce today that he has endorsed a plan by Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold to end funding for the Iraq war by March 31 next year.

Hey Feingold! Why don’t you go on over there and tell the troops face to face you want them, and the folks they are defending, dead! Better yet, pull the trigger yourself. Ya know, I hope there is a special place in hell for people like you.

Artist: People hungry for chocolate Jesus

An anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ infuriated Catholics and even led to threats, but the artist says offers to buy or exhibit the piece have been pouring in.

It wasn’t just the Catholics who were offended. I know of one Lutheran in particular who was as well. There are some things decent people just don’t do…..that’s one of them!

Web video shows beheading of purported Mexican drug cartel hit man

A video purportedly showing the beheading of a drug cartel hit man appeared on video-sharing Web site YouTube, and its makers called on Mexicans to kill more members of the gang.

And these are the types that our own federal gubmint allows to just wander in and out of our country. Nice. (sarcasm)

Tsunami strands thousands

Residents of the Solomons Islands have told of terrifying scenes following the 8.1-magnitude earthquake and the tsunami that washed ashore in its wake, wiping out homes and businesses on the shore.
(…)
A spokeswoman for Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the death toll had reached 12 and was likely to rise.

“The (victims) includes two children,” she said.

“They are all Solomon Islanders.”

Prayers. Lots and lots of prayers. Then see about donating to the Australian Red Cross.

Former Wis. Governor Enters Race for Nomination

Former Wisconsin governor Tommy G. Thompson (R) announced yesterday that he is running for president and is betting that he will best the Republican field’s well-financed front-runners in Iowa, the neighboring state where he has been campaigning nonstop for months.

Wrong Thompson. I was really hoping that really was an April Fool’s joke! :/

Liquor industry is happy with ‘blue laws’

Tennessee has some of the most restrictive liquor laws in the nation — and that’s just the way the state’s powerful liquor lobby likes it.

The liquor stores close on Sunday, the grocery stores can’t sell wine, liquor stores can’t sell beer and anybody who tries to order a bottle of Merlot over the Internet is flirting with a felony.

Since I don’t drink, this is not going to be a problem for me. But I’m a little curious how they would know if you order a bottle of wine on the internet, in the privacy of your own home. Hmmm…  If we find the serious need to buy alcohol on Sunday, Alabama is REAL close.  So is Mississippi.  🙂

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