An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 17, 2007

Evening Snack (4/17)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:54

N.J. gov.’s SUV went 91 mph before crash

The sport utility vehicle carrying Gov. Jon S. Corzine was traveling about 91 mph moments before it crashed, the superintendent of state police said Tuesday.

It didn’t have a driver? Odd!

Resort day care closed for sex photos

Allegations of staff photographing babies in sexual poses, including one child shown in a suggestive manner and smoking a cigarette, prompted the closure of an employee child day-care center at Copper Mountain Resort, state officials said.

What kind of sick SOB would even think about babies in sexual manner!

‘I am human and I have weaknesses’

With his wife at his side, former Sandridge School Principal Leroy Coleman apologized Monday for being disloyal to her and said an “invasive video” of him having sex with a married teacher in his office “does not say who I am.”

Actually, it says a great deal about who he is!

Assembly passes photo ID bill

The measure cleared the Assembly on a 54-43 vote.

But even before the Republican-led Assembly took the vote to pass the bill, leaders in the Democratic Senate declared it “dead on arrival.”

How are people suppose to trust the Dems if they refuse to pass a voter ID bill? To me, this means that they don’t give a happy crap about illegal voting.

Killer’s Web site removed this morning

Buford, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, is now using MySpace as a tool to advocate for an early release, joining other inmates nationwide who have found ways to use the popular site among teens and young adults to communicate outside prison walls.

I have a real problem with convicted murderers having access to things like MySpace. Aren’t they suppose to be serving time as punishment? Seems like a reward for killing.

Another grim side of VT shootings emerges on Internet

A grim side of the Virginia Tech shootings began to emerge on the Internet within minutes minutes of the shootings. Domain names related to the massacre were snatched up, some by those with good intentions, others by speculators hoping to cash in. They might sell those domains outright to other speculators, or they might place ads on the Web sites hoping to generate page views and clicks if people stumble upon them while searching for information.

That is just flat out sick!

Massacre – The Dealer’s Defence: ‘I just sold him the gun’

The shootings have already triggered new debate about the need for greater gun control. Mike Males, the author of the book Kids & Guns: How Politicians, Experts, and the Press Fabricate Fear of Youth, told the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington: “I cannot find another country where mass shootings are so common outside of war or revolution, regardless of their other characteristics.”

Some people just don’t get it. If someone else had been armed, odds are there wouldn’t have been a massacre. How many in Britain have been murdered by guns thanks to the fact that the bad guys KNOW no one is able to defend themselves?

Knut Health Scare Over, He Was Only Teething

Knut fans can relax. Berlin Zoo has given the world-famous bear cub a clean bill of health and said he only had teething trouble on Sunday and Monday when he worried visitors by lying on the ground with his paws over his eyes. After taking antibiotics, he’s playing again, but his cheek’s a bit swollen.

Any mother could have told them babies get fussy and a bit feverish when they are teething. 🙂 Ok, so maybe polar bears are a tad different.



  1. I don’t think the statistics agree with your point.

    United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people

    United Kingdom: 0.0140633 per 1,000 people

    Comment by Jayce — April 18, 2007 @ 9:08

  2. The question was how many murders in the UK could have been prevented if citizens had a right to defend themselves. How many murders of innocents could have been prevented HERE, in Wisconsin, if people were allowed to also defend themselves?

    Obviously, I don’t give a happy crap if gang bangers kill each other. (sarcasm) It doesn’t matter to them if it’s against the law for them to have a weapon. :/

    Comment by olbroad — April 18, 2007 @ 9:35

  3. No, the question was “How many in Britain have been murdered by guns thanks to the fact that the bad guys KNOW no one is able to defend themselves?”

    The answer is about 1/4 less than in the US.

    Comment by Jayce — April 18, 2007 @ 10:05

  4. Criminy Jayce! My question was about how many people can be saved if the bad guys don’t know who is packing. Your nit picking is getting annoying. It was also a sincere question! You gave me an answer of statistics. Good enough. To quote me back to myself when I’m trying to clarify the question for you …. sheesh!

    Comment by olbroad — April 18, 2007 @ 10:57

  5. And the statistics appear to say that it isn’t a question of how many could be saved, but how many more would be dead.

    Comment by Jayce — April 18, 2007 @ 11:49

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