An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 5, 2007

Evening Snack

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:33


Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards’ team has been collecting e-mail addresses from supporters who’ve sent his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, notes – and using them for fund-raising requests, aides acknowledged yesterday.

Glad I didn’t send a “get well” email! Although I do wish her the best, I find it appalling that his campaign is using well wishes from folks to raise money.

Spring Snow Dumps on Upper Northeast

A spring storm brought more than a foot of snow to parts of the upper Northeast, closing schools, tangling traffic and knocking out power to more than 180,000 homes and businesses on Thursday.

I guess this evidence of “global warming” is Bush’s fault too?

After 14 years as a civilian, Army veteran, 55, is heading to Iraq

A West Point graduate, Rodrigues retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1993 after 20 years in fatigues, trading in his camouflage for a banker’s suit and tie. Now, after 14 years of civilian life, he was invited by the Army to return to duty for a one-year stint in Iraq.

I guess some folks just can’t get use to civilian life. 🙂

Allergies in region will probably worsen due to increase in pollen

Six-year-old Samuel Pacheco had hoped to run a 100-meter race when sniffles stopped him dead in his tracks.

The culprit: a nose full of pollen and a bad case of allergies.

Gee willakers. Who’da thunk SPRING would bring out the pollen. DUH! Well, it’s spring in most places. My cold, yet runny nose, is telling me that it hasn’t quite hit here in Wisconsin.

Family heartache waits for Scots Iran hostage

A SCOTS Marine who was held in Iran is heading home to heartache.

Danny Masterton has not been told that his mum Christine is seriously ill in hospital after undergoing a brain operation.

Now that seriously sucks! Prayers with the family.

Betty Ford recovering from surgery

Former first lady Betty Ford was recovering Thursday from unspecified surgery, the office of the late President Gerald Ford said.

The surgery occurred earlier in the week and she was “recovering well” at Eisenhower Medical Center, the statement said.

No other information will be released for several days, the statement said.

Mrs. Ford is 88. Her birthday is Sunday.

What a rotten way to spend a birthday. Prayers for Mrs. Ford.

Doyle says Thompson vindicated

Gov. Jim Doyle said today Georgia Thompson can have her job back as a $77,300-a-year state purchasing supervisor.

Pay off for not ratting out Gov. Dopey?

Bill would require pimps to be tested for HIV/AIDS

Legislation that would require individuals convicted of promoting prostitution to be tested for HIV overwhelmingly passed the House on Thursday, but one lawmaker who voted against the measure believes it’s unconstitutional.
Of the trio, Kelsey was the only one who debated with Jones on the House floor, calling the bill unconstitutional because pimps are usually not “alleged to have engaged in any sexual activity” with prostitutes.

And from what planet does THAT Republican call home?



  1. The courts have judged Georgia Thompson and found her to be innocent.

    You can start to show a little contrition any time now.

    Comment by grumps — April 6, 2007 @ 8:56

  2. Why should I show contrition?

    Comment by olbroad — April 6, 2007 @ 9:15

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