An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 19, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/19/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 12:12

Frist’s name surfaces to replace Wolfowitz

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s inclusion in a press report about possible replacements for departing World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz set off a flurry of speculation Friday about whether Frist might quickly jump back into the political arena.

I really don’t know much about Wolfowitz, but I’m fairly sure Frist is an honorable man.

Illegals deal alienates everyone

In forging an immigration deal this week, President Bush turned away from Republican allies in favor of striking a deal with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, banking on the senior legislator to deliver enough Democrats to pass a bill. But the strategy may come back to haunt him, as many Democrats said they can’t accept the agreement and Republicans lined up to criticize both the deal and Mr. Bush, their party’s leader.

Has he lost his mind? Dealing with the devil is not going to win over grass roots conservatives.

Area’s job machine churns on
Unemployment rate at its lowest in nearly 7 years

The local unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in April, the lowest level in nearly seven years, according to data released Friday from the Texas Workforce Commission.

It’s a wonder not everyone is starving in the streets with such a horrible economy. (insert sarcasm here)

SUV Crash Kills Seven Illegal Immigrants in Oklahoma

A sports utility vehicle went airborne and struck an embankment on a highway Friday, killing all seven people inside. Police said the driver may have fallen asleep.

Blame the vehicle, not the fool transporting illegals. Prayer for the families.

Clinton Is Quiet on Her Past Role With Wal-Mart

According to fellow board members and company executives, who have rarely discussed her role in Wal-Mart, Mrs. Clinton used her position to champion personal causes, like the need for more women in management and a comprehensive environmental program, despite being Wal-Mart’s only female director, the youngest and arguably the least experienced in business. On other topics, like Wal-Mart’s vehement anti-unionism, she was largely silent, they said.

The anti Wal-Mart folks on the left seem to be fairly quite on her stint with the company as well. Wonder why?

Abominable. Blind. Subservient. Ex-President Carter lambasts Blair for support

The former US President Jimmy Carter lambasted Tony Blair for his “blind ” support of the Iraq war today, saying it had been a “major tragedy for the world”.

The outgoing Prime Minister’s relationship with President George Bush appeared to have been “subservient” and “abominable”, according to Mr Carter.

One of the worst presidents this country has ever seen has the gall to criticize Blair? Carter is a anti-Semite, Palestinian suck up. Isn’t it past time for him to “go gentle into that good night”?

Commander: at Least 2 U.S. Troops Alive

The top U.S. commander in Iraq thinks he knows who kidnapped three U.S. soldiers last weekend and believes that at least two of them are alive, the Army Times newspaper reported.

“We know who that guy is,” Gen. David Petraeus said in an interview posted Saturday on the Army Times Web site. He did not give the man’s name but described him as “sort of an affiliate of al-Qaida. He’s the big player down in that area. We’ve tangled with him before.”

One: I’d prefer that ALL 3 are alive and well. Two: If you know who he is, why haven’t you gotten him? Yeah, I know, easier said than done. Shouldn’t the Iraqis be all over this?

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