An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 21, 2007

Evening Snack (4/21)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:35

1 dead in I-285 shooting

One man was killed and three injured in a shooting on I-285 near Jonesboro Road Saturday, Atlanta police said.

The world has gone insane.

Gov. halts work on new death chamber
Officials admit the project exceeded costs requiring the Legislature’s OK, but say they will still send an overhaul plan to a judge by May 15.

Among numerous criticisms, the judge said the existing execution room — originally the gas chamber — was too dimly lighted, crowded and poorly designed to allow the execution team to effectively monitor whether inmates received enough barbiturate to deaden the pain. He also said the state failed to provide meaningful training, supervision and oversight of the execution team, allowed the improper preparation and mixing of drugs and had not reliably documented amounts of sodium thiopental taken from the prison pharmacy.

How much does a rope, or a bullet cost? Outside would solve that lighting problem too.

Nigeria vote ends amid violence

In Daura, the home town of Muhammadu Buhari, an opposition candidate, hundreds of youths smashed cars and set fire to shacks after reports that thousands of ballots were missing.

Three boys were shot dead when soldiers opened fire during the protest, hospital sources said. At least 10 others were wounded.

I guess sometimes it’s pretty hard to have a democracy, but is this really what democracy is all about? Missing ballots, violence, dead kids? We have no idea how good we really have it, do we.

Va. Tech Probe Focuses on Computer Use

The Virginia Tech killer went to the Internet less than a month before the massacre to get ammunition clips that fit one of the two handguns he used in the rampage, an eBay spokesman said Saturday.

And? When are we going to start blaming the person for what they do, instead of where they buy the items to commit their crimes? The guy was evil, plain and simple!

Mexican travel advisory issued

The U.S. State Department warned Americans this week of drug violence in several parts of Mexico, including states along the Texas border. The travel advisory comes as emboldened traffickers have posted written death threats against government officials and their families – attaching them with ice picks to the bodies of murder victims, U.S. and Mexican officials said.

How’s that “war on drugs” thing going fellas? That wall is looking better and better all the time.

Feds backed in WTC air case

A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that tossed out a lawsuit by five emergency workers. The workers, who say they all suffer ailments related to their work at Ground Zero, charge that former Environmental Protection Agency head Christie Whitman misled them by issuing public statements assuring them the air was safe.

I don’t see how anyone could have known just how bad the air was in that area. Yet, when you look back, how could anyone have said it was “safe”? The place was smoldering for a long time and that can’t be good for you.

For Koreans, grief and fear mix

Lessons of discrimination resonate in the Korean community. The persecution of Asian Americans after World War II haunts those who are old enough to remember. Younger generations recall the treatment of Arab Americans after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as a warning that tragedies can make entire ethnic groups the target of hate and suspicion. “It is natural,” said Pastor Seong Soo Kim of the Peninsula Korean Baptist Church in Newport News. “We anticipate that, even though we don’t hope that.”

This was one lone lunatic. His ethnicity doesn’t matter, at least not to me. 9/11 was caused by a group of lunatics, sent by other lunatics who are still lose on the world. Anyone of Korean decent have nothing to fear from me.

Blue Angel pilot killed in air show crash

Police reports indicate that the Blue Angel clipped power lines near Shanklin Raod in Burton about 4 p.m. and went down about 30 minutes into the unit’s show at Marine Corps Air Sttion Beaufort.




  1. Evening Snack (4/21)

    Trackback by University Update — April 21, 2007 @ 11:23

  2. “One man was killed and three injured in a shooting on I-285 near Jonesboro Road” – the world has gone insane…

    As a resident of the Atlanta area (just north) I can tell you with confidence that this particular area is the kind of area where you are wont to find this activity. Perhaps not ironically you will also find staunch Demoratic supporters.

    Oh crap, did I say “Demorat”? Again!

    Comment by Stew — April 22, 2007 @ 12:56

  3. Do you have concealed carry in your area? 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — April 22, 2007 @ 8:38

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