An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 10, 2007

Evening Snack (5/10)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:05

Governor, business groups agree to change health care – somehow

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, legislative leaders and a coalition of business executives presented a united face Thursday in support of overhauling California’s health care system, but remain divided on how to accomplish their goals.

Isn’t it fascinating how politicians can always come up with bigger and better ways to spend YOUR money.

Haditha marine ‘watched superior kill surrendering civilians’

A US marine told a court yesterday that he had “pissed” on the head of one of 24 dead Iraqi civilians killed by his unit and watched a superior officer kill five Iraqis as they tried to surrender.

I don’t think I can blame the kid for doing what many wish they could. Naturally, it wasn’t a good thing, but…..

Federal tax collections hit record high

So far this year, tax revenues total $1.505 trillion, an increase of 11.2 percent over the same period last year. That figure includes $383.6 billion collected in April, the largest monthly tax collection on record.

Tax cuts are good. 🙂

Cops: 5 shot on CTA bus

Five teenage passengers were shot and wounded, one critically, while riding a Chicago Transit Authority bus on the city’s South Side on Thursday, authorities said.

Police spokesman John Mirabelli said all the victims were teenagers. No one was in custody in connection with the shooting by Thursday evening, he said.

Insanity.

New Orleans’ state-run schools score low

About two-thirds of students in New Orleans high schools that were taken over by the state after Hurricane Katrina flunked the state graduation exam, according to figures released Thursday.

Is this a surprise to anyone? No government should be involved in education, period. They touch it, whatever it is, they screw it up.

Romney troubled by Mormonism’s polygamous past

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his Mormon religious faith’s history of polygamy could trouble American voters but that he too is bothered by it.

The former Massachusetts governor, whose great-grandfather had five wives and whose great-great-grandfather had a dozen, said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday that the practice banned by the Mormon church in 1890 was “awful.”

As far as I know, Romney has had only ONE wife, so what’s the problem?

Agency predicts good hunting

The end of this month is the deadline for Wyoming hunters to submit applications for limited-quota deer, elk and antelope licenses, and game managers say conditions around the state point to ample game populations for hunting this year.

“Elk are probably at an all-time high historically,” said Bill Rudd, assistant chief for of the wildlife division for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Cheyenne. He said the elk population hasn’t increased a lot since last year, but said the department is continuing to offer liberal seasons.

Chicken fried elk! Elk burgers! YUM! Ok, if ya go hunting out in Wyoming, remember you heard it from me, and bring me back a hunk or two. 🙂

Bill Clinton Ponders a Role as First Gentleman

Bill Clinton plans to be a first gentleman for the 21st century: a post-modern, post-ego presidential spouse who does not earn an income of his own, but rather pays the bills from family savings and does what he can to help the missus down in the Oval Office.

…………………………………………………………………………….. LMAO Bill Clinton….a gentleman? Excuse me, but I wouldn’t equate a sexual predator with a “gentleman”, on any level.

Oral sex linked to throat cancer

A virus contracted through oral sex is the cause of some throat cancers, say US scientists.

HPV infection was found to be a much stronger risk factor than tobacco or alcohol use, the Johns Hopkins University study of 300 people found.

I’m not saying one word!

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