An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 23, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/23/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:50

Iraqi Police: Body Found in U.S. Uniform

Iraqi police found the body of a man who was wearing what appeared to be a U.S. military uniform and had a tattoo on his left hand floating in the Euphrates River south of Baghdad on Wednesday morning. One Iraqi official said the body was that of an American soldier.

The man had been shot in the head and chest, Babil police Capt. Muthana Khalid said. He said Iraqi police turned the body over the U.S. forces.

Prayers with the family. I try hard, every day, not to let hatred for those animals to take over my heart. It’s getting more and more difficult.

FDA OKs pill to put full stop to period

The first birth-control pill that allows women to suppress their monthly menstrual cycle, and skip periods, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration yesterday.

The pill, called Lybrel, a name its maker, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, intends to symbolize “liberty,” is unlike other prescription birth-control pills that include placebos and have been standard since the sales began in the 1960s.

Is it really a good idea to keep screwing with nature? Yes, I dreaded “that time of the month” as much as the next female (and I’m quite happy it’s over), but slamming the brakes on something that is normal, and just part of life doesn’t strike me as a real smart thing to do.

Thousands flee Lebanon refugee camp slaughter

Thousands of desperate Palestinian refugees took advantage of a brief ceasefire to flee the beleaguered Nahr al-Bared camp yesterday as battles between the Lebanese Army and Islamic militants from Fatah al-Islam entered a third day.

Stupid question: Why don’t the residents just shoot the bad guys? You know full well there are people with guns in that camp!

Immigration proposal survives first test

The Senate turned back an early attack on the broad immigration overhaul Tuesday, keeping alive a temporary worker provision that could bring in as many as 600,000 foreign laborers each year.

That bill might be passing the test on the Hill, but it sure isn’t passing the smell test, cuz that thing stinks to high Heaven! The next time they all start spouting about ‘the will of the people’, remember this! WE, THE PEOPLE, do not want amnesty! Build the damn wall, put gun turrets every hundred yards, make sure it goes down at least 100 feet, and use land mines if need be! We are being invaded and Washington is sitting on it’s collective thumbs.

Thompson improves in Iowa poll

In his strongest showing yet, Tommy Thompson finished fourth in the latest GOP presidential preference poll in Iowa.

Still, only 7 percent of the respondents to the Des Moines Register poll said the former Wisconsin governor was their top choice, and he trails the frontrunners by a wide margin.

7% is an improvement? From what? The headline should have read “Thompson: Hanging on by a thin thread”.

Report: 70% of Iraqi insurgents from Gulf states

“They, according to their own confessions, gather in mosques in the said (Gulf) states to travel to Syria using their passports, taking with them phone numbers of individuals waiting for them there,” Brig. Gen. Rashid Fleih, the assistant undersecretary for intelligence of Iraq’s Interior Ministry, told Kuwait’s Al-Qabas daily in an interview.

Like it or not, Iraq IS the front on the war on terror. Maybe it wasn’t originally, but it is now.

New Gore book accuses Bush of mass deception about Iraq

Former Vice President Al Gore takes aim at the media, “economic royalists” and his former rival, President Bush, in a book released Tuesday.

“The current White House has engaged in an unprecedented and sustained campaign of mass deception — especially where its policies in Iraq are concerned,” Gore writes in the 308-page work, The Assault on Reason.

Just think of all the trees that had to die just so algore can continue to blow hot air. How many offsets did he buy from himself for that?

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