An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 11, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/11/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:14

Snow delayed, still on the way

The storm slowed overnight, so the Winter Storm Warning has been pushed back from starting at 4 a.m. to noon. The heaviest snow is now forecast for this afternoon into evening.

Spring delayed due to ‘man made global warming’!

Driver apparently jumped from moving car

The incident was reported on Highway 360 near the Interstate 20 interchange in South Arlington shortly before 10 p.m. Police said several vehicles struck the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

How goofy do you have to be to choose to jump from a moving car? Unless there is someone holding you hostage, I can’t imagine of a good enough reason.

17 Killed in Two Bomb Attacks in Algeria’s Capital

Bombs targeting the prime minister’s office and a police station killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in Algeria, the country’s official news agency said.

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem called the attack a “cowardly, criminal terrorist act.”

Is the PM not bowing to the whims of al-Qaeda, who has claimed responsibility. Prayers are with the families, and Algeria.

L.A. police immigrant policy faces another test

The Los Angeles Police Department’s landmark Special Order 40, which prohibits officers from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects, has come under an aggressive assault by anti-illegal immigrant activists who argue that it ties the hands of police.

The citizens of every single city of so called “sanctuary cities” should be outraged. If the local government refuses to follow the law of the land, why expect it of the federal government. This is getting absurd, and extremely dangerous.

West Point grads exit service at high rate

The rising exodus is blamed on a number of factors, including the economic lure of the private sector. But interviews with former West Point superintendents, graduates, and retired officers pointed to another reason: the wear and tear on officers and their families from multiple deployments.

Ya know, during WWII, many soldiers didn’t see their families for the entire duration of the war. They just don’t make ’em like that any more. A friend of mine didn’t see her father (an officer) more than a few days the entire duration.

House revered by stars and fans now just ashes

Built in the late 1960s, the home had 18 rooms, including a signature round living room and a bedroom that overlooked Old Hickory Lake. It was important for reasons that had nothing to do with size, architecture and design. Like the Cashes’ Virginia home — the one that used to belong to June’s mother, legendary guitarist Maybelle Carter — this was a house of music.

So much music history lost. Sad.

Pet food exec sold shares right before recall announcement

The CFO of Menu Foods sold nearly half of his shares in the troubled pet-food manufacturer just three weeks before the company announced a massive recall because some of its products were suspected of sickening and killing animals.

“It’s a horrible coincidence,” Mark Wiens told Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper.

It might very well be a coincidence, but it sure is suspicious.

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