An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 31, 2007

Morning Coffee 5/31/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 10:01

U.N. to set up Lebanon tribunal

The U.N. Security Council yesterday approved the creation of an international tribunal to try suspects in a series of Lebanese political assassinations, setting up a confrontation with Syria, which has said it will not cooperate with the new court.

You can see them shaking in the boots. Even Syria think the Useless Numnuts is a joke.

Notorious Spam King Nabbed in Seattle, Could Face Long Prison Term

A 27-year-old man described as one of the world’s most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.

One can only hope, and keep fingers and eyes crossed.

Britain’s largest labor union threatens to boycott Israel

A day after the British Union of Colleges and Universities (UCU) voted to consider imposing a boycott on Israeli academics, UNISON, the largest labor union in Britain, threatened to impose a boycott of their own on Israeli products.

Intellectual freedom doesn’t seem to matter much to these folks. Anti Semitism is alive and well in Britain academic community.

After the talks, Iran starts talking

Muqtada’s criticism – that Iran forgot to request the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq – has met with cynicism by Tehran’s dailies. Thus Manouchehr Mohammadi, a deputy foreign minister, told the audience at an international conference on the Persian Gulf that “we have no shared interests with America”, adding that by participating in the talks Iran managed to “hurl the ball in the US’s lap”.

Unless Iran stops moving towards a nuke, and stops providing technology for IEDs and troops in Iraq, I do not see any reason to have a chat with them. And just why can’t we take out our bud, Muqtada?

S.C. students get tested after flight with TB infected man

More than two dozen South Carolina college students are being tested for tuberculosis after they flew with a Georgia man infected with a dangerous strain of the disease, a school spokeswoman said Thursday.

Two of the University of South Carolina Aiken students were apparently sitting near the man, possibly on the same row, college spokeswoman Jennifer Lake said.

I guess this man is indicative of our “ME” society. His blatant disregard for the safety and well being of others is just mind boggling.

‘Jane Roe’ wants Sam Brownback in the White House

Norma McCorvey — “Jane Roe” in the landmark Supreme Court case — was once an abortion activist but is currently living a life dedicated to overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Two years ago, McCorvey unsuccessfully petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the infamous decision. Now she is backing the one GOP presidential candidate she believes would succeed in outlawing abortion — Sam Brownback, the senior senator from Kansas.

So, the icon of the pro baby murder (Roe) is backing a pro life candidate. That should put a crimp in the lefties curls, but I bet you won’t hear a lot about it, will ya.

Cabbies say CPR isn’t part of service

Metro taxi drivers could be required to learn CPR to keep their licenses if the Metro Council approves a proposal Tuesday to make certification mandatory.

But the proposal isn’t sitting well with cab drivers and managers, who say they’re in the business of transporting passengers, not offering first aid.

I don’t think it should be a requirement for them to keep their license, but it would probably be a good idea for them to actually know CPR, just in case.

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