An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 30, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/30/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:27

Edwards pitches Clinton-era taxes

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said yesterday raising taxes for higher-income families back to their levels under the Clinton administration is a floor, not a ceiling, and he would consider even higher tax increases.

What does he consider ‘higher-income’? More than $100,000? $200,000? Some people able to make ends meet, without all the luxuries (like a private jet or yacht), were REAL surprised to find out Clinton thought they were “rich”.

Disappointed fans trash race’s outcome

A week after Tony Stewart compared NASCAR racing to pro wrestling, boorish fans didn’t help the sport’s image by pelting Jeff Gordon’s car with beer cans, toilet paper and other debris after he won Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.

“It’s unfortunate that the negative gets more attention than the positive,” said Gordon, one of the sport’s greatest drivers but a favorite target of the boo-birds. “I guess controversy draws attention.”

Oh, that’s REAL grown up. Criminy! What happened to manners?

America prepares to talk with Iran after 28 years of silence

Condoleezza Rice held out the prospect yesterday of direct talks with her Iranian counterpart this week in what would be America’s most significant contact with the Islamic republic since ties were severed almost 30 years ago.

What is there to talk about with crazy people? “Please Mr. Lunatic, stop providing men and arms to terrorists in Iraq?”

Victims chase robbery suspects

The victims and a store employee chased the suspects after the robbery, police said. The chase ended when the suspects’ vehicle flipped, killing a 23-year-old woman inside.

Nice to know some people aren’t just letting themselves be victimized.

Mary Winkler’s attorneys file for diversion in Memphis

Winkler, 33, is free on $750,000 bond, awaiting sentencing. The voluntary manslaughter conviction carries a three- to six-year sentence, but if diversion were granted it would allow Winkler to serve her sentence on probation. It also would expunge the conviction from her record.

Isn’t it enough she isn’t even going to be doing any time? Do they really think it should just vanish, like it never happened? Hmmm….

Pilot who flew ‘Rosie’s Riveter’ in World War II, dies at age 89

Robert Rosenthal, a World War II bomber pilot who twice survived being shot down in raids over Europe and later served on the U.S. legal team that prosecuted Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, has died at age 89.

R.I.P. sir. And thank you!

‘Olmert made the decision to go to war unprepared’

According to the report, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert bears the responsibility for the decision to go to war without sufficient preparation, a decision the committee called “lacking in judgement, responsibility, and caution.”

That surprises me. I thought Israel was ALWAYS prepared for war, considering where they are located, and their ‘neighbors’.

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow Returns to Work After Cancer Surgery

White House press secretary Tony Snow was back on the job Monday, five weeks after doctors discovered a recurrence of his cancer. He said he would soon undergo chemotherapy “just to make sure we’ve got the thing knocked out.”

Good! Now I can start watching the briefings again! 🙂 I really like that guy!

Congress’ vote on Iraq war is only a prelude

On the surface, there’s not much suspense about what happens next in the battle between President Bush and Democratic lawmakers over the war in Iraq. Bush says he will veto the $124-billion war spending bill passed by both houses of Congress last week that requires him to begin withdrawing troops this year; when he does, Democrats say, they will protest and then send him the money without binding conditions.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all put our COUNTRY before party politics? sigh… Yes, I know, I live in a fantasy land.

Al-Qaida Linked to London Bomb Plot

A jury convicted five men Monday of plotting to use a 1,300 pound fertilizer bomb to attack a London nightclub, power plants or a shopping mall following a yearlong trial, the country’s longest-ever terror case.

Details that previously were kept secret to ensure a fair trial showed ties between the five and a group who bombed the London transit system in 2005, as well as with other al-Qaida linked cells.

BTW, Dhimmis (Dems), it IS a ‘war on terror’!

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2 Comments »

  1. But Bush says we’re fighting them in Iraq so we don’t have to fight them anywhere else. Is that just another fantasy?

    Comment by grumps — April 30, 2007 @ 10:53

  2. Putting country before politics. Hmmm…. Where does fighting terrorists in Iraq come into that? Oh yeah…. I remember now….Al Qaeda IN IRAQ. That’s what they call themselves.

    Comment by olbroad — April 30, 2007 @ 7:00


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