An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 23, 2007

Evening Snack (5/23)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:28

Fort Dix Suspect Applied for Police Jobs

One of the men accused of plotting to attack soldiers at Fort Dix had recently applied to be a police officer in two big cities—a move some authorities believe may have been an effort to infiltrate law enforcement agencies.

Serdar Tatar, 23, applied for a job in Philadelphia last month, police spokesman Sgt. D.F. Pace said Wednesday.

“Based on what we know now, I don’t think his intentions were good,” Pace said.

Gee, ya think?

House OKs stiff penalties for gas price gouging

The House, eager to do something about record high gasoline prices in advance of the Memorial Day weekend, voted narrowly today to approve stiff penalties for those found guilty of gasoline price gouging.

I’d say the taxes attached to those gas prices could be considered gouging. Does that count? How ’bout Wisconsin’s minimum mark up law….wouldn’t that come under price gouging?

Same-sex marriage ban is derailed
State law already prohibits practice

Hackney cited a state law already banning same-sex marriage. A constitutional amendment is unnecessary, he said.

“I think it’s simply a political agenda, and I don’t know that we ought to make time for it,” said Hackney, D-Orange.

Of course it’s a ‘political agenda’, ya dork (just like those who are for it have a political agenda)! It’s also a societal issue as well.

Stocks End Lower

Stocks wilted Wednesday as comments from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and worries about upcoming economic data deflated a rally fed by takeover news.

Ok, I’m going to show my ignorance…..again. Since Greenspan is no longer the head honcho, why would the trading floor react to what he says, and not what the new guy says?

Lebanese Army resumes battle against Fatah al-Islam
Defense minister issues stark warning: ‘their fate is arrest, and if they resist … death’

Renewed fighting broke out between the Lebanese Army and Islamic militants at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp late Wednesday, witnesses said, ending a day-long cease-fire during which thousands of civilians fled the camp. The Fatah al-Islam militant group had vowed earlier in the day to carry on the fight, while Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr issued an ultimatum Wednesday afternoon telling the militants to surrender or face “military action.”

It sure doesn’t look to me like those folks plan on surrendering any time soon. Guess, it’s military action AND death. I wonder if they’ve snuck out of the country already, leaving the civilians to be injured and die in their place?

Waupun Walgreens store on hold

Plans for a new Walgreens store in Waupun are on hold due to concerns regarding the developer’s site plan.
(…)
The project is planned at the southwest corner of Main Street and Shaler Drive — currently occupied by Home Contractors & Supply Inc.

First, I had no idea they were even planning to put a Walgreen’s in Waupun. Second, that’s a really stupid place to put it. There is a lot more room at the other end of Main St. than there is on that little corner. What’s wrong with where Casey’s use to be? Or farther down, by Pamida? Criminy.

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