An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 15, 2007

Evening Snack (5/15)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:03

Military pulls plug on MySpace, YouTube

Soldiers serving overseas are losing some of their online links to friends and family back home under a Department of Defense policy that an Army official said formally took effect Monday.

That is so wrong. Those are the venues that keeps it real for us back here. The last thing the DoD should do is cut off the soldier’s voices!

Bloomberg poised for third-party campaign

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is prepared to spend an unprecedented $1 billion of his own $5.5 billion personal fortune for a third-party presidential campaign, personal friends of the mayor tell The Washington Times.

Is he finally admitting he isn’t a Republican and that he can buy his way into office?

Fred Thompson, Michael Moore Go Head to Head, Sort of

TV star and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson declined Tuesday to meet with Michael Moore, suggesting the filmmaker instead might want to check himself into a mental hospital after Moore challenged Thompson to a one-on-one debate on health care.


Bill to double marriage fee heading to Gov. Perry

Despite its earlier protests of government intrusion into private lives, the Texas House approved a bill today doubling marriage license fees to $60 unless couples take state-sanctioned classes on how to be good spouses.

Excuse me, but it’s not the job of the government to teach people how to be ‘good spouses’. That is the job of parents and the church of your choice.

Bush Taps Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute as ‘War Czar’ for Iraq, Afghanistan

President Bush has chosen Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, the Pentagon’s director of operations, to oversee the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as a “war czar” after a long search for new leadership, administration officials said Tuesday.

What the heck is a “war czar”?

Police identify girl killed by gunfire

A drive-by shooting apparently aimed at a 26-year-old man instead killed a 4-year-old girl skipping rope on the sidewalk outside her house last night.

I cannot imagine the pain this child’s parents must be feeling. My heart breaks for them. I hope the person who shot her fries in hell. It’s a shame Wisconsin doesn’t have the death penalty.

Chirac bids farewell urging unity

French President Jacques Chirac has bid farewell to the nation he has led for more than a decade, in a televised address to the country.

Mr Chirac, whose political career spanned four decades, said he was “proud of a duty well accomplished”.

I have to ask: What did he accomplish?



  1. This B.S. about people running around with guns shooting people has to be enforced with equal punishment… or worse.

    Comment by Marc — May 16, 2007 @ 12:25

  2. A “War Czar” is a fall-guy for The Commander Guy.

    Comment by grumps — May 16, 2007 @ 1:30

  3. LOL Gotcha. Seems to me it’s just another silly post created for no particular reason other than it sounds like someone is doing something. Criminy!

    Comment by olbroad — May 16, 2007 @ 1:34

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