An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 22, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/22/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:18

Two men arrested for shooting bear

The 250-pound female bear had apparently been shot. A subsequent investigation led deputies and wardens with the state Department of Natural Resources to the home of the two 35-year-old roommates, authorities said.

Both men reportedly admitting to shooting animals from the window of their home, the sheriff’s department said. Authorities seized one turkey, numerous grouse and venison from the home.

I’m going to lay odds there was alcohol involved. Idjits!

Senate Critics Vow to Alter Immigration Measure

From the moment debate started, the crosscurrents buffeting the bill were evident. The intense lobbying since the bill emerged last week from three months of bipartisan negotiations is likely to be just a sample of what lawmakers will hear as they return home to their districts for the Memorial Day recess.

I’d suggest the Senate listen to THE PEOPLE instead of lobbyists, and the people aren’t in favor of amnesty. We want the laws enforced, the borders controls.

Firefight kills hunted Afghan militant
Five soldiers put in for Bronze Star with ‘V’ device for their actions

“This guy was responsible for the only two soldiers I lost,” said Capt. Robert Stanton, commander of Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division. “The extension was almost worth it to get rid of him. No, I would say it was definitely worth it.”

It’s good to get the bad guys!

Woman, 7-year-old are slain

A man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and their young son before he was found dead, possibly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Monday night, police said.

I will never understand, nor do I want to, any person who would shoot their own child!

Fed worker online charged with enticing Atlanta ‘minor’

A U.S. Department of Interior employee was arrested Monday and charged with traveling to Atlanta to have sex with a person he met on the Internet and thought was a 13-year-old girl, authorities said.

Barry S. Drucker, 54, of Woodbridge, Va., faces 10 to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted of federal charges of using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sex and transmitting obscene material to a minor.

Why do some so called adults find children sexually attractive. I just don’t get it. Some say it’s a sickness, but I just don’t know. I don’t get it!

Lawmakers push for anti-sex slavery bills in wake of FBI investigation

Three Nashville legislators are leading a charge to get the General Assembly to pass a new law that would for the first time make human trafficking a crime in Tennessee.

If they are successful, Nashville Democrats Reps. Mike Turner and Rob Briley, and Sen. Thelma Harper — who is being joined by fellow Democratic Sen. Doug Jackson of Dickson — would give state district attorneys the power to prosecute human trafficking as a felony.

Pardon my stupidity, but hasn’t all kinds of slavery been banned in the U.S. since, oh say, somewhere around 1865? Slavery is slavery, whether it’s labor or sexual. It’s just flat out wrong!

200 protest Lake County immigration arrests

Amanda Pacheco, 47, who came from Mexico 12 years ago, said she was at work in a Willoughby nursery Friday when word spread that police were looking for illegal immigrants. The scratches on her face attested to her flight into the woods.

“Why do they have to do this to us?” she asked, clutching her heart.

Uh, maybe because you are BREAKING THE LAW?

Sneh to ‘Post’: Teheran behind violence

Iran’s fingerprints were all over the recent escalation in Gaza and the Kassam attacks, Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh told The Jerusalem Post Monday night. Teheran ordered the terrorist groups to escalate the conflict in an effort to distract the world’s attention from its nuclear program, he said.

Not surprising. I think it’s time Iran was dealt with, completely. No more dancing around the issue. Iran is a danger to the free world!

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1 Comment »

  1. Yes, federal law — the Constitution — prohibits slavery. Yet, it continues and the penalties for most “crimes” under it such as involuntary servitude, debt peonage, or sex trafficking (pimping, pandering, prostitution) are ridiculous. New stronger laws have been enacted at the federal level with the Trafficking Victim Protection Act that not only increases the penalty for human trafficking, but also provides aid to victims of trafficking. Most states have followed the federal lead, but a few have not. The feds can’t do all the prosecutions, the states must have laws on the books to help out. Why a state would fail to enact such laws I don’t know.

    Guess what field I am going into? I spent all last summer reviewing EVERY state law or proposed law for how good it was. Most are woefully inadequate (a misdemeanor because you held someone in slave like conditions by holding their passport? No victim protection).

    Comment by rosettaresearch — May 22, 2007 @ 12:10


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