An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 27, 2007

Evening Snack (4/27)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:30

Goodyear loss in 1Q tied to strike, lower sales

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company said this morning it had a first-quarter loss of 174 (m) million dollars. Goodyear says it sold fewer tires in North America and had continuing costs from a settled strike.

Typically, if you don’t have workers to make your product, you’re going to have a tough time selling it, don’cha think?

Glenn Miller Mania swings into Oshkosh

Fans of late orchestra leader Glenn Miller are invited to attend a live performance of a live performance of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at Alberta Kimball Auditorium next to Oshkosh West High School, 375 N. Eagle St. Tickets for the concert are $28 and are available at Citizens First Credit Union, 740 W. Johnson St. Members of Citizens First Credit Union are eligible for a discounted price with presented membership card. All seats are general admission. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Dang! I LOVE Glenn Miller! St. Louis Blues is my all time favorite. Guess I’ll have to miss it. :/

Bush Warns Congress

President Bush warned Congress Friday that he will continue vetoing war spending bills as long as they contain a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

Speaking a day after the Democratic-controlled Congress approved legislation that requires that a troop drawdown begin by Oct. 1, Mr. Bush said – as he has before – he will veto it because of that demand. He invited congressional leaders to come to the White House to discuss a new piece of legislation that would not include a timetable, and expressed hope a deal could be reached.

Take the damn cut and run crap out of the bill, and FUND OUR TROOPS!

Arrest made in bomb at Texas clinic

Paul Ross Evans has been charged with use of weapons of mass destruction, manufacture of explosive material and violating freedom of access to clinic entrances, according to a statement issued by the Austin Police Department.

I really hope they bury that SOB under the jail!

Ford guilty of bribery, jury says
Found not guilty on three other counts; jury hung on extortion charge

Former state Sen. John Ford, a prominent member of a politically powerful family, was convicted Friday of accepting $55,000 in bribes.

But the federal jury deadlocked on the more serious charge of extortion, creating a mistrial on that count. Ford was acquitted of three counts of witness intimidation.

Interesting Tennessee family, those Ford’s. I’m learning quite a bit being down here.

U.S. Proposal Could Block Gun Buyers Tied to Terror

The measure, which was introduced by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Democrat of New Jersey, would give the attorney general authority to deny a firearm purchase if the buyer was found “to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism.”

Odd. I wouldn’t even think they’d need such legislation. Common sense anyone?

N.J. governor to pay for accident care

Gov. Jon S. Corzine will forgo his state health insurance and spend hundreds of thousands of his own money to pay for his medical care from a serious car accident, a spokesman said Friday.

The spokesman for Corzine, a multimillionaire from his days leading Goldman Sachs Group Inc., made the announcement after the governor posed Thursday for photos and told The Associated Press: “I’m the most blessed person who ever lived.”

Actually, I don’t think the taxpayers should be paying for all of the perks that seem to come along with holding office these days. Don’t we little people have to pay for our own health care? Why should we be paying for their’s too? Most of them can afford it without our “help”.

Investigators: No Evidence to Support Duke ‘Rape’ Accuser’s Story

The woman who accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape gave contradictory statements to investigators, and there was no credible evidence a crime occurred, the state attorney general’s office said Friday.

I’m not big on law suits, but I really hope Nifong is buried in paperwork defending his arrogance and destroying the lives of those 3 families.



  1. Grow up. Do you think anyone actually cares that a babykilling abortion mill is blown up? You don’t seem to concerned about the babies that are being murdered at the babykilling Austin Women’s Health Center.
    SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

    Comment by Rev. Spitz — April 28, 2007 @ 12:21

  2. Your compassion for those who would have been inside the building is just amazing. You’re the type that does the pro life Christian a great deal of harm! Remove thy head from thy hinder!

    Murder of those who work there, and murder of the unborn children is still murder.

    Comment by olbroad — April 28, 2007 @ 8:19

  3. The guy who allegedly left the explosives at the women’s HEALTH clinic (they provide a range of services, thank you very much)was tracked through his credit cards receipts. Yes, he actually used a credit card in his own name to buy some of the items used in making the bomb. Thank God for dumb criminals.

    As for limiting terrorists from buying guns, if the bill would prohibit anyone found to have engaged in terrorist conduct, shouldn’t that person be in JAIL? I mean, if they are found to be participating in such activities does that not presuppose an official finding of some kind that would lead to charges of violating the terrorism laws? So, if they are JAIL where they belong, how can they be buying guns.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — April 28, 2007 @ 10:31

  4. Well, Rose, you would think so. Common sense is severely lacking. :/

    Comment by olbroad — April 28, 2007 @ 10:38

  5. The Rev sounds like he would make a great Homoocidal Imam

    Comment by Sean — April 28, 2007 @ 8:26

  6. Frightening, Sean! Truly frightening. I don’t what G-d he worships, but I don’t believe the One I’m acquainted with would cotton to murder for the sake of murder.

    Comment by olbroad — April 28, 2007 @ 10:02

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