An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 4, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:16

American Taliban Seeks Reduced Sentence

The lawyer and parents of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh asked President Bush on Wednesday to commute his 20-year prison term, citing the case of an Australian man who was sentenced to less than a year for aiding terrorism.

Soldier? No, he’s a terrorist! I don’t give a flip where he was born! I’d like to commute his sentence….to a slow, painful, death. But hey, that’s just me.

Blair ‘relieved’ over Iran’s release of sailors and marines

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defused a growing confrontation with Britain, announcing the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors Wednesday and then gleefully accepting the crew’s thanks and handshakes in what he called an Easter gift.

I’ll believe it when I see it. Gleefully? What a slime! That guy has something up his proverbial sleeve.

Protesters return to recruiting center

As a guitarist played and sang “Eve of Destruction” and other ’60s protest songs, Dawson Barrett, a UWM graduate student in history, said, “It’s a little ridiculous that three broken windows are treated as violence while no one wants to talk about 700,000 dead Iraqis and almost 4,000 dead U.S. troops.”

Clueless! Completely clueless!

$500 Million Pledged to Fight Childhood Obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation plans to spend more than $500 million over the next five years to reverse the increase in childhood obesity. It is one of the largest public health initiatives ever tried by a private philanthropy.

I’s be more than happy to tell ’em how to fix the problem for only $250 mil! 🙂

Franken nearly matches Coleman in first-quarter fundraising

DFL Senate candidate Al Franken raised nearly as much money as Sen. Norm Coleman in the first quarter of the year, despite getting a late start, numbers released by the candidates show.

Should we start sending money to Coleman? The thought of Franken becoming a U.S. Senator makes my skin crawl.

Brentwood-based law firm files nation’s first class-action suit in Peter Pan case

The suit, filed Feb. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, claims “injury and damages from human ingestion of peanut butter,” according to a release issued by Craft & Sheppard PLC, which also has offices in Columbia and Murfreesboro.

I wouldn’t swear to it, but I really don’t think ConAgra intentionally put tainted peanut butter on the shelves, however, they really should have been a tad more cautious. I miss Peter Pan….crunchy.

Americans weary of Iraq war – Bush

PRESIDENT George W. Bush has admitted Americans are weary of the Iraq war and defended his decision to send more troops to Iraq before a number of soldiers about to deploy there.

Personally, I’m weary of all the defeatism and negativity. Of course, the goal should have been victory all along, instead of “policing”.

Greek Archaeologists Unearth Rich Tomb

Archaeologists on a Greek island have discovered a large Roman-era tomb containing gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings, officials said Wednesday. The building, near the village of Fiscardo on Kefalonia, contained five burials including a large vaulted grave and a stone coffin, a Culture Ministry announcement said.

Cool.

Thompson Wants Iraqi Vote on U.S. Troops

Presidential candidate Tommy Thompson said Wednesday that he wants the Iraqi government to vote on whether the U.S. should keep its troops there. “I’m confident they will, but … if they do vote no – they don’t want us there – we should get out,” Thompson said, drawing applause.

Perhaps we really should leave it up to the Iraqi government.

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