An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

June 1, 2007

Morning Coffee 6/1/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 9:02

Kevorkian to Be Released From Prison

Jack Kevorkian has promised to never help another person in an assisted suicide, but that hasn’t dimmed the attention focused on his release from prison. The 79-year-old retired pathologist was expected to leave Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater on Friday morning with his attorney.

Oh joy….another loony toon out on the streets. I’m having a problem believing his “promise”.

Dems’ budget wreck brings GOP on board

Though Democrats control the Illinois House, Senate and governor’s office, their iron grip on power turned arthritic Thursday when the party failed to pass a state budget, sidestepped utility rate relief and lurched the gridlocked Legislature into overtime.

Don’t you wonder just how these people sleep at night?

Thompson starts behind rivals in race for donations

Fred Thompson’s nascent presidential campaign already has the backing of Tennessee Republicans who have long track records collecting money for White House contenders.

The former senator, however, will have to move quickly to expand his support to catch up to his leading GOP rivals, in a race in which several candidates are expected to raise as much as $100 million before the 2008 primaries.

Not to worry, he’ll catch up in no time. He’s had more free press than just about any other candidate. 🙂

Detailed Plans of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Appear Online

Detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appeared online Thursday in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project.

Computer-generated projections of the soon-to-be completed, heavily fortified compound were posted on the Web site of the Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm that was contracted to design the massive facility in the Iraqi capital.

What moron thought this might be a good idea?

Threats close 3 Pittsburgh tunnels

Despite creating gridlock for tens of thousands of motorists Thursday evening, Pennsylvania State Police said they did the right thing in closing highway tunnels after receiving a vague bomb threat.

“I’m sure some people were irritated at us, but they got home in one piece,” said Trooper Robin Mungo. “Our goal is to make sure everyone goes home. If you go home late, at least you go home.”

Yep, better to get home late, in one piece, than not get home at all, although I’m sure there were some serious four lettered words flying.

Administration Rebukes Putin on His Policies

A top Russia expert at the State Department issued an unusually sharp public criticism on Thursday of Moscow’s behavior under President Vladimir V. Putin, describing the Kremlin as bullying its neighbors while silencing political opponents and suppressing individual rights at home.

The guy is KGB, what did they expect?

Border guard knew patient was wanted

A globe-trotting Atlanta lawyer with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was allowed back into the U.S. by a border inspector who disregarded a computer warning to stop him and notify health authorities, officials said Thursday.

If his fellow passengers are allowed to sue, they should sue that guard, AND the yahoos that ‘trained’ him.

McGee election worker charged

A secret John Doe investigation into irregularities during the recall campaign of Ald. Michael McGee yielded its first criminal charges Thursday, against a McGee campaign worker accused of paying people to vote.

It’s bad enough that someone would actually do that (no fraud in Milwaukee eh?), but what kind of person sells his or her vote for 5 bucks?

Army of Islam releases video footage of kidnapped reporter

Kidnapped British reporter Alan Johnston appeared Friday in a videotape posted on an Islamic militant Web site, saying his captors had treated him well, denouncing Israel and blasting British and US Mideast policy. It was the first sign of life from him since he was abducted almost three months ago.

Perhaps a little torture and brain washing going on?   Religion by force, not a good idea!


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