An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 25, 2007

Evening Snack (4/25)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:00

Taliban Chief Claims Bin Laden Alive, Directed Attack Against Cheney

A top Taliban commander claims that Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden is alive and directed the attack in February against a U.S. base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, according to an interview aired Wednesday on Al-Jazeera.

I was really hoping that pig was worm food. Guess we’ll just have pray he’ll be in the fiery pit soon.

Ahmadinejad lauds anniversary of U.S. deaths

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked the 27th anniversary of the failed U.S. operation to rescue 53 American hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by saying God and Iran had “clobbered the enemy,” state radio reported today.

McCain singing: Bomb bomb bomb…..bombbombiran!

Iran’s athletes may train here

The U.S. Olympic Committee is in preliminary talks with Iran to bring a few of that country’s rowers and wrestlers to the United States to train for the 2008 Beijing Games.

Why can’t they train in France?

Wiccan symbol to be allowed on military tombs

Facing lawsuits by veterans and their families, the Bush administration relented Monday and agreed to allow the Wiccan pentacle – a five-pointed star inside a circle – on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery and other U.S. military burial grounds.

Well, we do have freedom OF religion, so I guess it’s ok.

Suspect nabbed in ‘Bishop’ mail bomb cases

The man arrested today and accused of being “The Bishop,” a mysterious and elusive threat who sent mail bombs and threatening letters since 2005, once worked as a mail carrier, authorities said.

John P. Tomkins of Dubuque, Iowa, was arrested this morning on his way to his current job as a machinist.

The insanity keeps spreading.

Man Jailed for Soda: Should Have Had V-8

“He clearly appeared to be under the influence of something other than good sense,” Chief Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson said.
(…)
Stout said he hoped the Coke was good.

Overstreet responded: “I should’ve had a V-8.”

Now, there’s a stupid criminal for ya. (snicker)

2 HPD workers relieved of duty; 21 weapons missing

Two Houston Police Department civilian supervisors have been relieved of duty after officials discovered that 21 weapons were missing from the department’s property room.

The two worked in the property room, Police Chief Harold Hurtt said at a news conference this evening.

Just a clerical error, right? Right?

3-year-old boy finds gun in borrowed car

Rosch provided this account:

Michael and Nicole Diliberto took the car home for a test drive on Monday and their son found a camera bag under the driver’s seat. The gun was inside the bag. The Diliberto family turned the gun over to police Monday afternoon and the car went back to Wilde Toyota in West Allis.

My question: Why wasn’t the kid buckled in? What was he doing crawling around the car anyway? And just why didn’t the dealership make sure the car was cleaned out before letting someone drive off with it?

NY, LA Times share Oregon journalism ethics award

The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times share a 2007 award in journalism ethics for their handling of how the U.S. government mined a financial database to track terrorists, the University of Oregon said Wednesday.

Whoa! Does anyone still believe there are ethics involved with the journalism of those 3?

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3 Comments »

  1. Evening Snack (4/25)

    Trackback by University Update — April 25, 2007 @ 9:39

  2. I can’t understand why that soldier’s widow had to wait so long for this? I was under the impression that if you died serving your country you would be treated as any other fallen soldier, regardless of your own personnal faith. I mean this is the 21st century right, and not the 18th.

    Comment by Sean — April 26, 2007 @ 10:42

  3. Some odd nonsense about them not considering it a legal religion. My daughter is a Wiccan, which of course, irritates the crap outta me. sigh….

    Comment by olbroad — April 26, 2007 @ 11:28


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