An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 8, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/8/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 11:10

K-4 classes lack size limits, curriculum

The assurances of Murphy, a deft pro, calm the children. Yet teachers of 4-year-old kindergarten throughout the area worry that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to give all students a turn, or individual attention for that matter.

As 4-year-old kindergarten programs grow in popularity throughout Wisconsin and nationally, concerns are mounting over issues such as class size and curriculum. This school year alone, 23 districts in the state added 4-year-old kindergarten programs.

Taxpayer funded day care. I’m of the mind that a four year old should be at home with mom, but hey, that’s just me. I guess they think getting a hold of the young minds makes it easier to indoctrinate them. Sad.

Radical Cleric Calls on Iraqis to Halt Cooperation With U.S. Military

The renegade cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqi forces to stop cooperating with the United States and told his guerrilla fighters to concentrate their attacks on American troops rather than Iraqis, according to a statement issued Sunday.

Hasn’t al-Sadr been spending time in Iran? Why hasn’t this guy been taken out?

Nurse charged in deadly fire

HFD Chief Arson Investigator Roy Paul said Weaver wanted to cover up the fact that she had failed to complete paperwork for an important audit for Capriotti. The audit had to do with the doctor’s state accreditation or recertification, Paul said.

Murdering people because you failed to do the job you were hired to do? What the hell is wrong with people! She needs to be put UNDER the jail. Texas does have the death penalty.

Iraq Confronts Hussein Legacy Cast in Bronze

There may be no starker reminder of Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical rule than the potent symbols he left behind: scores of hubristic statues, murals, frescoes and other monuments he built all over Iraq to commemorate himself. While many were destroyed in the cathartic celebration and mob violence that followed the invasion, many others still remain, serving as a constant echo of Mr. Hussein’s all-consuming authority and setting off the same range of emotions, from swollen Baath pride to desperate fear, that he inspired while he was alive.

Obviously, the Iraqi people should decide on whether or not these monuments to ego should be destroyed, or remain standing. Perhaps they should build a museum focusing on evil, featuring many of the items (if they’ll fit), along with pictures of the mass graves, the torture rooms, etc. The rest? Destroyed in a very public forum. Sell tickets. Let people who wish to, participate in their destruction.

Funds spat threatens Crawford Peace House

With charges of money mismanagement, threats of court action and some members leaving, a group that has sponsored war protests in President Bush’s adopted hometown has been anything but peaceful.

Money….the great motivator. Maybe they should pack up and leave? I’ve no doubt most of the residents of Crawford would welcome the groups demise and exit.

A president, a pioneer and the King grace state egg

Using dental tools and an ordinary hen egg, Cutrer created a design featuring the likeness of a famous person from each section of Tennessee. From the east, there is frontiersman Davy Crockett; from Middle Tennessee, there is President Andrew Jackson; and from the west, there is The King — Elvis Presley.

What? No Buford Pusser?

PA: Talks toward Shalit swap have taken ‘big step’ forward

Palestinian Authority cabinet spokesman Ghazi Hamad said that talks toward a prisoner exchange to free captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit had taken a “big step” forward in recent days, and that the sides had reached an understanding over the numbers and the types of Palestinian prisoners to be released by Israel.

Why would the Israelis release Palestinian terrorists/criminals for to secure the release of an illegally kidnapped soldier?

Amnesty: Guantanamo ‘deteriorating’

The US authorities say the new facility allows inmates more “privacy” but Amnesty says Camp Six has created increased conditions of extreme isolation, to the detriment of prisoners’ mental health.

And I should care about the mental health of terrorists….why?

Man ‘could have swallowed thumb’ in fight

Police say it is possible that a young man may have swallowed another man’s thumb in a fight in Jönköping on Saturday night.

The two men, aged 23 and 24, came to blows on a dancefloor at a party in the southern Swedish town. The 23-year-old bit off his antagonist’s thumb, after which the thumb-less man knocked the other man’s teeth out.

Kid must have some serious jaw power. YUCK!

FOX LAKE: Town elects deceased supervisor

With 77 votes, residents re-elected Byron Kok, who died a few weeks before the election after a battle with cancer.

Cheri Witkowski (57 votes) and John Lehman (55) waged write-in campaigns, according to Lou Benter, town clerk Ed Benter’s wife, but it wasn’t enough to topple Kok’s name recognition.

Well, I’d say either the folks of Fox Lake weren’t informed of the man’s death, or they’d rather have a dead man in office than the choices they were given.



  1. Let me just say it is apparent the time for tax payer funded election is long over due. I know what you’re thinking “my taxes are too high now” The reason you’re taxes are too high is our Politicians are for sale to the highest bidder i.e.: Phiser, GE, Ford, and GM you get the point. Republicans say “Money is Free Speech” I say Bull S**t. If each politician received 10,000 dollars of tax payer money and 5 free TV or radio spots per election, for the first time in our history the (crooks) Politicians would work for us “WE THE PEPOLE” and not forPHISER, GE, FORD, GM, EXXON, you get the point. This system works in Europe. If any one reading this think the Politicians are working for us “WE THE PEPOLE” and not there corporate masters you’re drinking the cool aid and need to wake up.

    Comment by patrickjon — April 11, 2007 @ 6:57

  2. Personally, I don’t want my tax dollars to go to the campaign of a candidate I wouldn’t vote for to begin with.

    Comment by olbroad — April 11, 2007 @ 8:11

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