An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 16, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/16/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 10:48

Small-time crook confesses to bank robbery

A 51-year-old man with a history of state convictions for shoplifting and writing bad checks upped the ante of his criminal record when he confessed to yesterday’s robbery of an M & I Bank in Greenfield, police said this morning.

My question: Why, with that kind of record, was this guy still running around in the free world?

Republicans Debate Their Conservative Bona Fides

The debate included sharp jabs as the candidates pledged tax cuts and all but one reaffirmed their support for the war in Iraq. The contenders also further exposed their party’s divisions over social issues, including abortion and stem cell research, on a day when the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s death cast a shadow over the campaign.

Yes, it was a fairly lively debate, but other than the comment at the beginning by Brit Hume, no one else mentioned Rev. Falwell. What in the world are they talking about?

Cities act on immigration
Municipalities, tired of waiting on Congress, get proactive on reforms

And state legislatures in all 50 states, dissatisfied with congressional inaction, are considering more than twice the number of immigration-related laws as in previous years – with most imposing tougher restrictions on illegal immigrants.

The message to Congress, some say: If you can’t do it, we will.

At least someone is doing something. Lord knows, D.C. isn’t actually doing diddly, and actions speak a LOT louder than all the rhetoric.

‘Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?’ auditions are Saturday

Open casting calls for five new fifth-grade students for the second season of “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Popeye’s in the Jackson Plaza on North Highland Avenue.

So, if you are going to be in the Jackson, TN area, why not find out if you’ve got the basics down pat. 🙂 I’ve never seen the show, and have no intention of starting now. Just passing it along. 🙂

Hamas kills five of its own in ambush

Hamas gunmen killed five of their own combatants in an ambush on a Fatah vehicle that had been carrying Hamas detainees, Fatah officials said Wednesday.

Also killed were two members of the Fatah-affiliated Preventive Security force that had been guarding the detained Hamas members, the officials said.

I’ll try to summon up some sympathy…..later.

Five Islamist suspects’ supposed farewell videos led to terror warning

Five Islamists from Frankfurt who had supposedly filmed farewell videos for use after suicide attacks on U.S. military bases were the impetus of last month’s terror warning, a German news magazine has reported.

The magazine, Focus, quoted police sources and said that the five included two Germans who had converted to Islam and three Germans of Turkish origin. All belonged to the Islamic Jihad Union, a group affiliated with al-Qaida, the magazine said, and some had undergone military training in Pakistan.

I think the converts are going to be a bigger problem than those born to Islam. The ‘reformed’ are more radical, and evidently, more easily brainwashed.

Democrats Agree on $2.9 Trillion Budget

Republicans said Democrats managed to project a balanced budget in 2012 only by assuming tax rates on income, dividends and capital gains revert to pre-Bush levels, costing taxpayers more than $200 billion in 2011-2012 alone.

Keep your hands out of my pockets. I don’t know you, and you do not have permission to touch me!  This is bordering on harassment, and I don’t like it!

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