An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 12, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/12/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:58

Two Lawmakers Killed in Bomb Attack on Iraq’s Parliament Building

A bomb rocked Iraq’s parliament building in the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday, killing at least two lawmakers in a stunning security breach in the third month of a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown on violence in the capital, officials said.

The parliament bombing came hours after a homicide truck bomb exploded on a major bridge in Baghdad, collapsing the steel structure and sending cars tumbling into the Tigris River, police and witnesses said. At least 10 people were killed.

There are those who just do not want Iraq to succeed as a free nation. Personal opinion. Pound them, and pound them hard. Thanks to the Dems surrender to terrorists policy, the bad guys now believe they have the upper hand.

Report: Israeli jets almost fire on Continental flight

Israeli air force fighter planes scrambled Wednesday to intercept a U.S. airliner after it lost communications with air controllers, security officials said.

It would be wise to keep Israel on our side. At least they understand the threat, unlike…well, I’m not going to keep repeating myself.

Kurt Vonnegut, Counterculture’s Novelist, Dies

Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died last night in Manhattan. He was 84 and had homes in Manhattan and in Sagaponack on Long Island.

R.I.P. Prayers.

American Muslims beginning to fear that ‘Islamophobia’ is gripping the U.S.

The Muslim university student was listening to his biology professor when the lecture sharply digressed from evolution.

“Don’t talk to Muslims about religion,” the California State University, Northridge, teacher reportedly said. “Because they turn to a different animal.”

What business does a biology teacher have talking about Islam? No more than a geography teacher has talking about politics. Now they know the opposite side, don’t they. BTW, common sense caution is not a phobia. We have darn good reason to be a bit negative.

Spring will be back soon

How long will this spring snow cover linger? Not long. Today’s forecast high of 37 won’t take much of a bite out of it, but temperatures will start warming up for real tomorrow. Friday’s high is pegged at 44, Saturday’s 46, Sunday’s 50, Monday’s 49 and Tuesday’s, a balmy 58.

Yeah, well, I’ll believe it when I actually see it. It’s still snowing in Waupun and my cat is curling up on the stereo, where it’s warm.

Who gets the nod? Nobody

They came, they looked around, and they reported back. But the U.S. Olympic Committee scout team that visited Chicago and Los Angeles ultimately did not make a bottom-line recommendation for either city.

Aren’t there any other cities that could represent the best of the U.S.? Are those two the best we’ve got to offer? :/

U.S. hopes to ease Israeli fears over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The American defense establishment is determined to sell these systems to Arab states and will seek a compromise formula in order to prevent supporters of Israel in Congress from foiling the deal. Israel has also expressed interest in procuring a number of advanced systems from the U.S. and it is possible that Washington will agree to reconsider the sale of these to Israel in exchange for an easing of Israeli objections to the Saudi deal.

Does anyone else think this is a bad idea?

Thompson cancer disclosure tests water

Actor Fred Thompson’s dramatic and very public revelation Wednesday that he was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 is another sign that the former U.S. senator representing Tennessee may end up running for president, supporters and political observers said. “There is no other reason to reveal this information,” said John Geer, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University. “The fact he’s putting it out now is a sign that he is giving it serious consideration.”

He’s been dealing with this for 3 years. Quietly and with dignity. That tells me a whole lot of about the man. Yes, I would have no problem supporting his candidacy should he take the plunge.

Answer to slavery question lands official in hot water

“If the people in my district had voted for slavery, and if the vast majority had, and I was representing them, the answer is ‘yes,’ I would have voted for it,” Nelson said at a Feb. 27 board meeting. ” ‘Cause that’s my job. My job is to represent the people in my district.”

While I understand what he was trying to say, I think he could have found a better example, don’t you?  I’m guessing his odds of getting re-elected have just taken a nose dive.

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3 Comments »

  1. You do understand that we haven’t had the upper hand in Baghdad since the cruise missles stopped falling, right?

    At what point in the last four years did your scorecard show the Coalition of the Willing was ahead?

    Comment by grumps — April 12, 2007 @ 10:57

  2. Morning Coffee 4/12/07

    Trackback by University Update — April 12, 2007 @ 11:10

  3. We were ahead when this was actually being fought as a war, instead of as a police action. The return of which would make great strides, if only there were those who were willing.

    Comment by olbroad — April 12, 2007 @ 11:16


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