An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 5, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/5/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 11:08

Troops at Odds With Ethics Standards

More than one-third of U.S. soldiers in Iraq surveyed by the Army said they believe torture should be allowed if it helps gather important information about insurgents, the Pentagon disclosed yesterday. Four in 10 said they approve of such illegal abuse if it would save the life of a fellow soldier.

And the problem here is? If conducting an aggressive interrogation saves lives, I’m all for it myself.It all depends on what you think it torture. One man’s torture is another man’s interrogation.

Reid Hits Back at Edwards Over Iraq Timetable

With Democrats moving away from an insistence on a timetable for withdrawing American troops from Iraq, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, hit back at one of the contenders for his party’s presidential nomination, John Edwards, who has urged Congress to send President Bush the same bill over and over until he signs it.

Obviously, Mr. Edwards is a moron.

State ban on smoking in bars falters

Hopes for a statewide ban on smoking in bars haven’t gone up in smoke, but backers are trying to figure out how to fix the proposal after it was gutted by a House amendment.

Nice to see at least the Texans pushing back. When the reps of ALL the people realize we don’t need nannies, it’ll be a day to celebrate. If ya don’t like smoke, stay out of the bars. Drinking is bad for you, so if they ban smoking, ban drinking too. πŸ™‚

TVA plant signals start of nuclear renaissance
Reactors return to utilities’ plans after 30-year halt

For the first time in 22 years, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s oldest nuclear reactor β€” the site of one of America’s worst nuclear accidents β€” is expected to be operating soon, after a five-year, $1.8 billion restoration.

I would hope that after all this time, we’ve made progress in safety measures and new technology. Believe me, electricity ain’t cheap in Tennessee, so if that plant would cut our electric bill, I’m all for it!

Climate change can be halted, UN concludes

The greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, whose emissions growth is causing the atmosphere to warm, can be brought under control, said the economists of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – but only if governments act decisively.

Yes, we must all stop using toilet paper, driving cars, living in warm houses, and bow down to kiss the collective hinder of the U.N. I don’t bloody well think so! If the planet is going to warm up a bit, it’s going to do it, cuz that’s what IT wants to do. We have no effect. None. Zip. Zero. Human arrogance just astounds me.

Legislators put ‘pork’ back on menu
N.C. House members defend push to fund hometown projects

The $20 billion budget that Democrats in the N.C. House of Representatives plan to introduce Monday will have big helpings for education, health care and prisons.

Helped by a $1.1 billion surplus this fiscal year, it also could include a side of “pork.”

What is it with these people? Has it ever occurred to them to return the surplus to the people who’s pockets it actually it came out of?

Alleged D.C. madam reveals no clients

“Their names won’t mean anything to our audience,” Ross told The Washington Post. “They just weren’t newsworthy enough.”

I guess since Karl Rove’s name wasn’t on the list, they were extremely disappointed. I honestly don’t give a flip who is on it!

Deadly Tornado Flattens Western Kansas Town

Tornadoes killed at least seven people and leveled most of this southwest Kansas town, a state official said Saturday. Rescuers with dogs searched door to door for survivors.


Giuliani says Saddam paying for offenses

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Friday that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is paying an eternal and deserved punishment for his brutal life’s work.

“You sure wouldn’t want to be where Saddam Hussein is, where we helped put him,” Giuliani said during a campaign stop in eastern Iowa in which he praised President Bush’s war on terrorism but acknowledged that mistakes have been made in Iraq.

It’s a shame Hussein couldn’t be hung a few more times.

Man convicted of murder beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities beheaded Saturday a Saudi man convicted of slaying a Yemeni boy whom he had tried to molest, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

I think that might be a good way of dealing with OUR child predators.



  1. Morning Coffee 5/5/07

    Trackback by University Update — May 5, 2007 @ 1:16

  2. I can’t help but wonder if a Middle Eastern country would do the same to a child predator who molested a girl?

    Comment by Sean — May 5, 2007 @ 10:07

  3. Females aren’t as important, so I’m fairly sure the answer would be no. Sad huh. :/

    Comment by olbroad — May 5, 2007 @ 10:57

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