An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 26, 2007

Evening Snack (4/26)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:28

Grandma finds condom in McDonald’s bag

A grandmother was alarmed to find a condom in a happy meal gift pack bought for her 7-year-old granddaughter at a McDonald’s restaurant in New Zealand, local media reported Thursday.

Talk about taking “Happy Meal” to a whole new level! 🙂 Ok, not funny. 😦

U.S. proposes selectively killing cousins of threatened owls

The spotted owl was listed as threatened 17 years ago, but its numbers continue to dwindle through much of its range, federal officials said as they proposed a new plan to prevent them from dying out.

They surely can’t be talking about that owl that was found by the hundreds in California, can they? Isn’t that same owl the one who will … um…. mate with any kind of owl? It’s got to be a different spotted type owl, right?

Senate approves identity theft protection bill

The Tennessee Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 161 by Sen. Raymond Finney (R-Maryville) on Wednesday. Known as “The Credit Security Act of 2007”, the bill will protect Tennesseans, especially seniors, from the growing problem of identity theft.

This sounds like a good thing!

Hawkish Putin condemns ‘meddling’ West

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, used his final state-of-the-nation address yesterday to launch a blistering attack on Nato and the West in a calculated show of political power.

Well, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black!

Tamil Tiger Operative Arrested in Queens

The director of the American branch of a federally designated terrorist organization, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was arraigned yesterday in Brooklyn on charges of masterminding a fund-raising campaign in America, federal prosecutors said.

Someone tell me again just why we can’t keep people like this OUT of our country?

Man convicted for setting Hilo roommate on fire

A Nevada man who set his roommate and business partner on fire in an effort to drive him out of the Hilo home they were sharing last year has been convicted of first-degree assault.

Alison Noboru Matsuda, 62, was originally charged with attempted second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

His name is Alison? No wonder he had a bad attitude, but to set someone on fire? Criminy!

US diplomat says moderate Arab nations fear Iran over Israel

William Cohen, who served as US Secretary of Defense during the Clinton administration, believes that most of the Arab world no longer regards Israel as an enemy nation.

Iran, rather, has become the greatest threat to moderate Arab countries, and they are interested in cooperating with Israel against the Iranian threat.

What has that guy been smoking? I’m sure the Israelis who have died recently at the hands of part of that Arab world would be delighted to hear that they are no longer considered the enemy.

Police: Device found at Austin women’s clinic was explosive

The device, found in a duffle bag Wednesday, “was configured in such a way to cause serious bodily injury or death,” said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.

This sort of violence does NOT do the pro-life cause one little bit, and I whole heartedly condemn such actions!

Democrats criticize Iraq in 1st debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls flashed their anti-war credentials Thursday night, heaping criticism on President Bush’s Iraq policy in the first debate of the 2008 campaign.

I could only stomach a few minutes of that “debate”. I wasn’t aware the President was running for office again, cuz that seems to be the only person they were debating.



  1. Putin is claiming that our putting a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe threatens Russia’s security. Umm, only if Russia is planning on launching missiles at Eastern Europe and the system will (supposedly) stop that. So who is the threat to the stability and safety of Europe here?

    Comment by rosettaresearch — April 26, 2007 @ 10:37

  2. And isn’t he the one who is making nice with Iran, selling ’em bad stuff? Seems there are quite a few who are out there throwing stones while they’re standing in their glass houses. :/

    Comment by olbroad — April 26, 2007 @ 10:55

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