An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 10, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/10/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:50

Americans often fail to prepare for disaster

In fact, many Americans haven’t taken basic steps to prepare for a natural disaster and have little confidence that the federal government is ready to help them if one strikes, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll.

We seldom even prepare for our own retirement, something we all know is coming. Why should we be prepared for a natural disaster? (read a bit of sarcasm)

War debate cited as aiding al Qaeda

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday told Congress that al Qaeda will establish a stronghold in Iraq’s Anbar province if U.S. troops pull out prematurely and that the group is reacting to the war debate in Washington by stepping up attacks. Furthermore, the entire war effort will be disrupted unless Congress quickly passes an emergency funding bill acceptable to President Bush, he said.

Are they going to listen to him and stop the nonsense? I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Boulder High locked down

Boulder High School was locked down this morning by authorities investigating what they call suspicious activity inside the school.

“Nobody is being allowed into the building, onto the property or in the area,” a Boulder Police Department dispatcher said.

This is getting seriously out of hand.

Blair quits: ‘I did what I thought was right’

Tony Blair returned to where his political career first began today to announce his immediate resignation as Labour leader and mount a passionate, personal defence of his record during a decade in Downing Street.

Whatever else he’s been in Britain, he has been a terrific ally to the U.S.

Bill would toughen school crime laws

Violent crimes committed on school grounds would be subjected to stiffer penalties under a bill circulated in the Legislature on Wednesday.

Do teachers make kids write “I will not talk in class” 500 times anymore? Perhaps they should switch to “I will not be a jackass and call my mom to come beat up my classmates”!

Drug dealers’ gimmicks target kids

The names are cute and hip, but the products drug dealers are peddling with them are deadly nonetheless, according to police who are struggling to keep up with the latest gimmicks aimed at getting young kids hooked on narcotics.

These are not victimless crimes. These animals are attacking our children. Hunt them down like the dogs they are.

Michael Moore faces U.S. Treasury probe

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary “Sicko,” The Associated Press has learned.

heh heh heh I hope they throw the book at the POS!

GOP Moderates: Iraq War Having Corrosive Effect on Party

Nearly a dozen moderate House Republicans went to the White House earlier this week to tell President Bush in no uncertain terms that the war in Iraq was unsustainable without public support and was having a corrosive effect on GOP political fortunes, lawmakers disclosed Wednesday.

As usual, the wishy washy Republicans underestimate the grass roots. What we don’t support is defeat!

Ready for 110 degrees?
NASA warns climate change could cook Atlantans

A new computer analysis by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York suggests that during July and August, maximum daily temperatures could average 100 to 110 degrees in cities like Atlanta and as far north as Washington and Chicago, making once-rare temperatures more commonplace.

If we can’t adapt to our planet, then odds are we don’t deserve to continue. Cooked? I remember a summer that included temps of over 100 for 60 days. It sucked, but we survived. Like I said….adapt!



  1. You left out the important part about that hysterical piece on global warming, the predicted temperatures are for 2080. Yep, based on weather patterns today — which will never, ever, ever, change, in 80 years it will get up to 100 degrees in D.C. Must spend billions of dollars now because we know how accurate long range forecasts are.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — May 10, 2007 @ 10:11

  2. LOL Oh, you betcha! Since I’m going to dead long before 2080, and the weather forecasters can’t even get it right for the next 7 days, I’m going to worry about when I’m dead? I don’t think so. đŸ™‚

    Comment by olbroad — May 10, 2007 @ 10:46

  3. “Must spend billions of dollars now because we know how accurate long range forecasts are.”

    I thought Republicans were all for spending billions of dollars based on poor predictions…

    The best move here is clearly to ignore the people who know most about the subject and hope… wait… pray everything works out for the best. Afterall, Republicans know WAY more than actual scientists…

    Comment by Jayce — May 10, 2007 @ 12:07

  4. Meteorologists are scientists. Tell me how often they get the bloomin’ weather forecast for the next week right?

    Comment by olbroad — May 10, 2007 @ 1:00

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