An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

June 1, 2007

Evening Snack (6/1)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:54

FDA issues warning on Chinese toothpaste

The government warned consumers today to avoid using toothpaste made in China because it may contain a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze.

The Food and Drug Administration said that as a precaution, consumers should throw away any toothpaste with labeling that states it was made in China. The FDA is concerned that these products may contain diethylene glycol.

Are there any stores in the U.S. that sells toothpaste made in China? I mean, it seems everything ELSE is made there these days, but I’ve never noticed where toothpaste is made.

Life for exonerated inmate turned killer

A man convicted of murdering a photographer 3 1/2 years after his release from prison for a rape he did not commit was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole.

Steven Avery, 44, was convicted in March of killing Teresa Halbach, 25, on Halloween 2005 near his family’s rural auto salvage lot. She had gone there to take a picture of a vehicle for an auto-sales publication.

Wisconsin NEEDS the death penalty!

RNC faces donor falloff, fires solicitors

Several of the solicitors fired at the May 24 meeting reported declining contributions and a donor backlash against the immigration proposals now being pushed by Mr. Bush and Senate Republicans. “Every donor in 50 states we reached has been angry, especially in the last month and a half, and for 99 percent of them immigration is the No. 1 issue,” said a fired phone bank employee who said the severance pay the RNC agreed to pay him was contingent on his not criticizing the national committee.

heh heh heh So, I’m not the only one who has been telling those solicitors to stick it….along with the snail mail I’ve returned with a big fat NO WAY written on ’em. 🙂

Lebanese Army seizes Fatah al-Islam positions

Covered by an intense artillery barrage, the Lebanese Army drove Fatah al-Islam militants back from the periphery of the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp Friday, with the army taking over militants’ positions along the camp’s perimeter. Residents of areas surrounding Nahr al-Bared awoke Friday to one of the heaviest battles between the army and the militants since clashes broke out two weeks ago, as the army pounded away with tank fire and artillery beginning at about 7 a.m., breaking the usual routine of heavy nighttime exchanges of fire.

It’s not a good idea to be predictable with your attacks, is it?

Thompson talk threatens to overshadow Romney at GOP dinner

He’s a presidential contender and the main attraction at tonight’s annual fundraiser for Tennessee’s Republican Party. He’s raised more money in the state than any other Republican hopeful. Some of the state’s most influential Republicans signed on early to help get him elected.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet … former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney?

Like everything in Republican presidential politics in Tennessee, Fred Thompson’s three-month flirtation with a White House bid will have an impact on Saturday night’s annual Statesman’s Dinner fundraiser.

Well, I’ve been doing my part to spread the word about Fred. 🙂 I’ve almost got the yard guy convinced.

Man shoves 10-year-old to the ground, snatches puppy from his arms

There are thieves and then there are thieves who steal puppies from children.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who shoved a 10-year-old Vacaville boy to the ground, snatched his favorite puppy and jumped into a getaway car as the distraught boy screamed for his pet.

This guy is a serious whack job! There must be something in the water out there.

TV kidney competition was a hoax

A Dutch TV contest which purported to show a dying woman choose a patient to receive her kidneys was a hoax.

The “donor” in the show was in fact an actress – though the three people vying for an organ were real patients in need of a kidney transplant.

Sick. Just plane sick.



  1. Hey Ol’Broad, stop it with the depressing! You’re making me want to kill myself. Or become a liberal. Take your pick.

    Just kidding, I’d never become a liberal.

    Comment by Stew — June 1, 2007 @ 11:11

  2. Heh heh heh…. It’s been a long day, and I’m hormonal! 🙂

    You become a liberal, and I’ll have to come over there and smack you! LMAO

    Comment by olbroad — June 1, 2007 @ 11:26

  3. A man convicted of murdering a photographer …

    I watched that story develop and it makes one wonder if maybe he did the rape and they just screwed up exonerating him..Then again, alot of them folks can’t stand being out of jail and wanna go back, who the he** knows nowadays huh.

    Or third possibility:he’s innocent of this too (DOUBTFUL)lol but not a funny situation at all

    Thanks K

    Comment by chicagoray — June 2, 2007 @ 12:57

  4. Well, it was DNA that set him free, but I’m with you….I wonder if he didn’t actually do what he spent 18 years in the slammer for to begin with, or was involved some how or another.

    Comment by olbroad — June 2, 2007 @ 1:04

  5. Evening Snack (6/1)

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