An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 16, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/16/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:22

5,000 Rabbits Block Traffic in Hungary

The M1 highway – the main road connection between the capitals of Hungary and Austria – was expected to be closed for several hours while authorities tried to gather the loose animals, Highway Patrol Spokeswoman Viktoria Galik said.

Now there’s something ya don’t see everyday. How do you catch 5000 bunnies?

Biskupic says politics didn’t affect Thompson prosecution

Congressional Democrats are trying to determine whether political pressure was put on Biskupic to indict Georgia Thompson, whose bid-rigging conviction last June was vacated April 5 by a federal appeals court for a lack of evidence. She had been accused of steering a travel contract to a company that donated to Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle’s campaign.

It doesn’t matter if the woman actually did it or not. What matters if it the Dems can destroy another person in the process, just because he is somehow connected to the President. This is getting really old!

Political winds shift on prairie

“It’s an odd position for Nebraska,” said former GOP congressman John Y. McCollister, who represented the state in the early 1970s and gave Hagel his start in politics as an aide. “I thought most Nebraskans believed that when a country goes to war, that war should be supported and if there are really serious differences, they should be discussed privately.”

You don’t have to like war to support your country in it’s endeavors. I’d say making a small part of the Middle East safe from lunatics is a pretty good idea. The sheer hatred of the Bush administration has put this nation, and others, at risk.

Iraq: Sadrists to leave Cabinet

Al-Sadr’s ministers will “withdraw immediately from the Iraqi government and give the six Cabinet seats to the government, with the hope that they will be given to independents who represent the will of the people,” said Nassar al-Rubaie, head of al-Sadr’s bloc, reading a statement from the cleric.

I wonder if Iran is pulling the strings on this one.

Lawmakers want rules on flag display

Some state lawmakers want to outlaw placing a foreign flag above the American or state flag on government property.

Several of them are sponsoring legislation that would make it a class A misdemeanor for “failing to place the official flag of the United States on top when such flag is flown on the same pole with other flags.”

Is this a ‘DUH’ moment? Where the U.S. flag is placed, on U.S. soil shouldn’t even be in question.

Slain Journalist Daniel Pearl Honored With Holocaust Victims

Although Pearl’s death and the Jews of the Holocaust were executed by people of different faith, language and agendas, there is a common thread of hatred, his father Judea Pearl told a crowd of hundreds as his son’s name was unveiled Sunday as the first non-Holocaust victim to be remembered at the wall in Miami Beach.

Such hatred for our fellow man should never be tolerated, by anyone. Yet there are some, not just in this country, but around the world, who would slap on their rose colored glasses and ignore the realities of that evil.

No smoking please – I’m on the toilet

A Japanese toilet-maker has offered free repairs to 180,000 of its customers after a wiring problem caused some of its high-tech WCs to start smoking and even burst into flames.

Toto Ltd, the country’s biggest toilet-maker, said three of its Z-series combined bidet-toilet units have caught fire in the past year because of faulty wiring. A further 26 units have sent up smoke.

Your hinder catching on fire is NOT a good way to start the day.  Gives a whole new meaning to the term “hot a$$”.

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3 Comments »

  1. Morning Coffee 4/16/07

    Trackback by University Update — April 16, 2007 @ 9:05

  2. How do you catch 5000 bunnies?

    Very quickly — before they come become 10,000 bunnies.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — April 16, 2007 @ 1:42

  3. Oh jeeez….just the mental image that created…. LMAO

    Comment by olbroad — April 16, 2007 @ 1:46


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