An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 12, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/12/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:50

U.S. Patrol Attacked in Iraq; at Least 5 Killed
Military Searches for Three Missing From Unit

As many as five U.S. soldiers were killed in action and three are missing after a pre-dawn attack south of Baghdad Saturday, the U.S. military said.

My faith teaches me to love, but I’m finding it harder and harder to do so. I want these animals completely and utterly destroyed.

Aid cost put at $139 million
GOP wants more details about college plan

Gov. Jim Doyle’s promise of college seats to eighth-graders who stay out of trouble and maintain a B average would force student financial aid subsidies to rise at least $139 million over a six-year period starting in 2009, administration officials said Friday.

Yeah, I want a detail…..like who is going to pay for his plan. HEY! Gov. Dopey! Your re-election was NOT a blank check! Don’t blame me…. I didn’t vote for the guy.

16% fail TAKS graduation test
Record number won’t get diploma; blacks, Hispanics hit hardest

The high number of failures might give the Legislature more incentive to pass a bill that would scrap the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills graduation test in the next few years and replace it with a series of end-of-course exams taken throughout high school. The bill, which has already passed the Senate and awaits action by the House, is expected to allow more students to pass and get their diplomas.

Passing a bill that lowers the standards in education does NOT help anyone! If a kid can’t pass the test and get his/her diploma, then I’d suggest summer school, or repeating the grade. Or, perhaps they should study a bit harder make the grade.

South American Beauty Queen Accused of Strangling Husband in Guyana

A Guyanese beauty queen and reigning Mrs. South America was charged Friday with strangling her wealthy husband, who was found dead at the couple’s estate in the capital.

Proof that “beauty is only skin deep”?

Iraq measure contains Sudan oil clause

A U.S. congressional move to fund the Iraq war contains a provision that would mandate a list of companies operating in natural-resource extraction in Sudan.

Pardon my ignorance, but what do oil companies in the Sudan have to do with funding our troops in Iraq?

Iraq misplaces billions in oil, U.S. study finds

From 100,000 to 300,000 barrels a day of Iraq’s declared oil production over the past four years is unaccounted for and could have been siphoned off through corruption or smuggling, according to a draft U.S. government report.

Using an average of $50 a barrel, the report said the discrepancy was valued at $5 million to $15 million daily. Over four years, that comes to $7 billion to $22 billion.

The Iraqis should be seriously pissed off with that sort of mismanagement and corruption. Kind of hard to ‘misplace’ billions!

Iran says won’t bow to sanctions over atomic work

Iran will not be pushed by sanctions to suspend work on its disputed nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday, two days after six world powers met to discuss Iran’s defiance of UN demands.

Ahmabooboo doesn’t seem to be worried about ‘world opinion’. And of course, the Iranian people will suffer.

Votes put smoking ban in the governor’s hands

The bill, which would take effect in October if signed into law, would prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants and bingo halls, and would make Minnesota the 20th state to prohibit smoking indoors.

Add one more state to the list I won’t be spending tourism dollars.

Biofuels pose risks, U.N. reports

Biofuels like ethanol can help reduce global warming and create jobs for the rural poor, but the benefits may be undone by serious environmental problems and higher food prices, the U.N. has concluded in its first major report on bioenergy.

So, now that the Useless Numnuts has said it, is anyone going to listen? Or are we going to continue down the merry path to world wide starvation just so a few yahoos can get rich and feel good about themselves. It’s long past time we start looking into other alternative fuels. However, until someone comes up with a better plan, I’d suggest doing some serious drilling, and building NEW REFINERIES!

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8 Comments »

  1. mullah cimoc say him warning ameriki people in 2003 when bush the invading iraq.

    mullah cimoc then tell all ameriki saying please to reading the books of him chairman mao tse tung on guerilla warfare strategies and tactical.

    mullah cimoc say in 2003 him insurgent running the enrage the bear tactical.

    bear so ferocious, but running to and fro and the lunging to and fro, finally getting tired and the weaker and finally after the tormenting after the exhaustion him wanting to be killed just for ending the suffering.

    this usa now in iraq. so the weaken, now the guerilla more aggressive but still the so careful. the bear still roar but hearing now the weakness.

    in this time now all muslim knowing that in new iraq only him who killing so many ameriki soldier having the status and the power.

    the collaborator him to die and all the family too, unless so torture by ameriki.

    only one kind of the voting to count in new iraq. this ballot him calling the body bag containing the ameirki soldier ballot. if not have the this ballot, not having him vote.

    this new man in new iraq him true warrior face every day adversity. him only man with political power in new iraq.

    for this reason now the killing for starting so much against ameriki soldier. the wife telling the husband, “Omar, you needing for killing three ameriki now so our children him going the college and have good job in new iraq”. Also, “you not my husband if not killing ameriki soldier.”

    this new kind of gold rush, but this rush him calling this the rush for kill ameriki soldier.

    stop1984now@yahoo.com

    Comment by Mullah Cimoc — May 12, 2007 @ 11:56

  2. What the flock are you yammering about?

    Comment by olbroad — May 13, 2007 @ 8:17

  3. Looks like somebody needs to lay off the Red Bull.

    As for this quote:

    The Iraqis should be seriously pissed off with that sort of mismanagement and corruption. Kind of hard to ‘misplace’ billions!

    I think it’s time for all good patriots to get pissed off about the Billions that have been misplaced in Iraq and the firing of the IG’s who tried to investigate it. Will you join me?

    Comment by grumps — May 14, 2007 @ 11:38

  4. IG’s? You gotta remember, I’m as dumb as a box of rocks…’splain?

    Comment by olbroad — May 14, 2007 @ 10:39

  5. Inspectors General. You’re a lot of things but dumb ain’t one of ’em.

    BTW I did the dentist thing yesterday, too and it wasn’t bad. It took 10 years to find the right dentist. Myabe you’ll get lucky down south

    Comment by grumps — May 15, 2007 @ 8:53

  6. Oooooh… ok! Definitely brain dead last night. LOL And thank you! 🙂

    I have come to the conclusion, after many years of experience, dentists are sadists….doesn’t matter where they are located, geographically. LOL

    Comment by olbroad — May 15, 2007 @ 9:32

  7. They just have a bad reputation. They just always look down in the mouth.

    Comment by grumps — May 16, 2007 @ 1:44

  8. LMAO Cute!

    Comment by olbroad — May 16, 2007 @ 2:28


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