An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 16, 2007

Evening Snack (5/16)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:50

Senate Rejects Legislation Cutting Off Iraq Funding

The Senate, spending the spring mired in divisive debate on Iraq, sharply rejected legislation Wednesday to cut off money for combat operations after March 2008.

The vote was a loss for Senator Feingold of Wisconsin and other liberal Democrats who support taking the drastic step to end the war. But the effort picked up new support from members previously reluctant to limit war funding – an indication of the conflict’s unpopularity among voters.

I get the impression the Dhimmis are more concerned about politics than they are about the safety of our troops, OR our country. At least that’s the way it’s looking to me. I say we wipe the whole slate clean and start over, but then, what do I know.

Exotic World Said to Harbor ‘Hot Ice’

A Neptune-sized world in a distant solar system orbits very close to its star and might be covered with exotic forms of water not naturally found on Earth, scientists say.

The bizarre world is being called a “hot ice planet.”

Showing my ignorance again: What the heck is “hot ice”? Wouldn’t ice melt if it’s hot?

Melinda Doolittle kicked off Idol

Belmont graduate and Brentwood resident Melinda Doolittle was voted off American Idol tonight.

She was one of three finalists on the talent show, and she charmed judges with her consistent, strong, wide-ranging voice.

Who is Melinda Doolittle, why should I care if she gets voted off American Idol, and why the heck is it a bloomin’ headline?

Officer in alleged beating of bartender pleads not guilty

Chicago police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he beat a female bartender and threatened to arrest bar employees and customers in a failed attempt to suppress a video of the attack.

Uh huh. And the fact that the whole world saw him do it doesn’t count, right?

Strickland restores protection for gay workers

State employees who are gay or consider themselves the opposite gender are about to have the same legal workplace protections as their co-workers.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland plans to sign an executive order Thursday morning prohibiting state government from discriminating against its employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

I’m off the mind that no one should be discriminated against, nor should there be “executive orders” giving anyone special attention.

SoCal doctors charged in $30.5 million surgery scam

Three doctors were charged Wednesday as part of a long-running investigation into an alleged “rent-a-patient” scam that has cost insurers millions of dollars, authorities said.

Prosecutors allege Unity Outpatient Surgery Center recruited patients from across the nation, who then underwent unnecessary surgery in exchange for money or low-cost cosmetic procedures.

How ’bout slime like this paying for everyone’s health care to atone for their deception?

Pakistan Christians demand help

Christians in north-west Pakistan are demanding government protection following threats of bomb attacks if they do not become Muslims.

An unsigned letter received 10 days ago said they had to convert by Thursday.

Yes, this IS a religious war!

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2 Comments »

  1. “What the heck is “hot ice”? Wouldn’t ice melt if it’s hot?”

    I thought the same thing when I first read the article…you have to really look for the answer in the article to find the explanation…it also helps if you have some science (chemistry or physics) background.

    It appears that the pressure on the planet is so high that water molecules are pushed together tight enough that water remains in its solid form in temperatures as high as 600 degrees Fahrenheit!!!

    Comment by gopfolk — May 17, 2007 @ 10:14

  2. I thank you sir! I read through it, but evidently, I missed that part. Just as well, I wouldn’t understand it anyway. 🙂

    Is that like a serious gravity thing?

    Comment by olbroad — May 17, 2007 @ 10:28


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