An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 25, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/25/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:39

TNT Found in Home of Iraqi Leader

The Iraqi general in charge of the Baghdad security plan and the Interior Ministry is pressing Prime Minister al-Maliki to lift legal immunity for 15 Sunni members of parliament and begin prosecuting the lawmakers for conspiring with terrorists, in some cases Al Qaeda.

I’d say they picked the wrong guy, eh?

Bush seeks harsher sanctions on Iran

President Bush yesterday demanded much tougher sanctions against Iran, which the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency says will be capable of building an atomic bomb in as little as three years.

Sure, more sanctions from the Useless Numnuts, that’ll teach ’em. (insert sarcasm)

At Zaiqa’s, relax, eat, pray

Friday afternoons, taxis cram the parking lot and streets around Zaiqa’s Restaurant on North Orleans, just north of downtown.

Indian and Pakistani cuisine are kept hot, while the drivers — dozens and dozens of them — gather on prayer rugs in the basement.

If you find yourself in Chicago on a Friday afternoon and can’t find a cab….NOW you know why.

Iraqi cleric back in public eye

Moqtada Sadr, the radical Iraqi Shia cleric, has appeared in public in Iraq for the first time in months.

He led Friday prayers in Kufa to deliver a defiant sermon condemning the US and the occupation of the country.

Just like a bad penny, eh? Keeps turning up. I guess the Dhimmis defeatist attitude gave him ‘permission’ to resume his spew.

Military planes bring aid as U.S. rushes supplies to Lebanese army

Military aid began arriving Friday after the United States said it will rush supplies to the Lebanese army fighting al-Qaida-inspired Islamic militants barricaded inside a Palestinian refugee camp in the country’s north.

Pardon my ignorance, but shouldn’t the Middle Eastern countries in that area be helping Lebanon? I have no problem helping people, but this is getting absurd. How much of taxpayer money gets shipped outside the country? There’s a saying “Charity begins at home”. Well, fix the problems HERE, then worry about the rest of the world.

DEA agent jailed after theft at Gwinnett store

An Atlanta DEA agent was jailed this week, charged with stealing a hair clip and a charm bracelet from a Gwinnett department store.
(…)
Martinez concealed a flower charm bracelet in his shirt pocket and tried to walk out of the store without paying for it, according to the report.
(…)
The two items would have cost $44 if they were purchased.

I know they don’t pay those guys nearly enough, but I’m fairly sure he could have paid for the items and it would have been a LOT cheaper than what it’s going to cost him now.

Holiday travelers ignoring fuel costs

Soaring gas prices did not appear to be deterring Americans from hitting the road and airports this Memorial Day weekend for what many expect will be record holiday travel.

“Even with the record high gasoline prices … we are not seeing any indication that motorists have abandoned their holiday weekend travel plans,” said Geoff Sundstrom, spokesman for AAA, the national auto club.

Even I, a right wing conservative, cares enough to combine errands to conserve gas, is waiting till after the holiday to drive back to Wisconsin, so as not to add to the congestion (and fumes), yet so many people who gripe the loudest about gas prices can’t be bothered? Hmmm….

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