An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 14, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/14/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:32

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Calls Reconciliation With the U.S. ‘Impossible’

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, threatening to cut off oil shipments to the U.S. if its government supports any efforts to oust him, said that reconciliation with Washington was impossible.

I wasn’t aware that anyone around here actually wanted reconciliation while he was in power. I sure don’t.

In a Filmdom Premiere, a Foe for Gore

In a post-screening question-and-answer session, several people said they were relieved to see a differing viewpoint presented, while others questioned whether the idea of global warming might be “sociological hysteria” or “crying wolf.” One member of the audience wondered aloud whether God would have chosen Mr. Gore to save the planet, an observation that went unanswered by Mr. Hayward.

Wanna bet the Academy won’t be presenting Mr. Hayward a little statue?

British journalist union votes to boycott Israeli goods

The vote on the motion was taken after it was split from a larger motion that condemned the “savage, pre-planned attack on Lebanon by Israel” last year.

Oh, yes, I’m sure that young soldier who was kidnapped in ISRAELI territory had it all planned out. “First, you come into our country. Then, you take me hostage. Boy howdy, just wait and see what happens.” Uh huh! Pfffft! I guess it was their plan to leave the young man captive for this long too?

Hollywood Pours Cash Into Al Franken’s Election Coffer

Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” star who hopes to take on GOP Sen. Norm Coleman next year, raised the maximum $4,600 from actors such as Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jason Alexander and Larry David, according to a campaign finance report filed Friday.

I do believe I’m going to have to donate a few bucks to Coleman. I suggest you do too. I can’t imagine a world where Al Franken (who I never thought was funny, or exceptionally intelligent) is a U.S. Senator.

System unloads tornadoes, hail

“We had a lot of reports of funnel clouds, mostly in Tarrant County,” said Bill Bunting, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office. “It was a very severe storm. This is spring in North Texas, and we know this is the time that we’re most vulnerable to that kind of weather.”

Spring in North Texas can be a tad hair raising, that’s for sure.

South side man charged with vote fraud

Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf said investigators found Hoppus’ alleged multiple votes when Milwaukee elections officials attempted to enter his Nov. 7 voting information from the Fairview School polling place on W. Kinnickinnic Parkway into a statewide database used to track who voted.

I thought they said there was NO voter fraud in Milwaukee. Hmmm….

Energy-saving light bulbs contain toxic mercury

Officials say the bulbs should be disposed of as household hazardous waste — not in the trash — and, if they break, the debris should not be vacuumed.

Not much “environmentally friendly” about a light bulb that has to be disposed of in a toxic dump, is there.  Time to jump OFF that band wagon?



  1. Morning Coffee 4/14/07

    Trackback by University Update — April 14, 2007 @ 9:21

  2. Chavez won’t reconcile with the U.S.?

    I don’t see a problem with that.

    Thanks for posting that “good news” story, Kate.

    Comment by Mary — April 14, 2007 @ 10:05

  3. 🙂 We aim to please!

    Comment by olbroad — April 15, 2007 @ 8:34

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