An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

June 6, 2007


Filed under: Time Waster — olbroad @ 9:09

take the WHAT BAD BOOK ARE YOU test.

H/T: Alabama Improper


Anger and Evil Genius

Filed under: Opinion — olbroad @ 7:57

Sometimes, really smart people scare me. Lance Burri scares me. 🙂

We, conservatives, have put up with a lot the last six years . A lot of big-government programs . A lot of big-government spending. Accepted it, figuring: as long as we get the tax cuts, as long as we get the judicial nominees, as long as we get a strong foreign policy.

But they may have gone too far this time. As if the pork and the Social Security failure and the government-knows-best agenda that is spending taxpayer money faster than even the Clinton administration spent, now they’ve gotta go soft on immigration.

If this truly is a way to get the base unified, I do believe it’s working.

Evening Snack (6/06)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 7:32

Girl missing 1 year found under staircase in Connecticut

A 15-year-old girl missing for nearly a year was found Wednesday locked in a small hidden room under the staircase of a couple’s West Hartford home, police said.

Bloomfield police said they found the girl alive in a room blocked from view by a cabinet. They had gone to the home with West Hartford police to serve search warrants for DNA and other evidence.

The world has gone mad! What is wrong with these people?

Winkler seeks new trial
Minister’s wife also awaits decision on appeals court motion about her children

Mary Winkler has asked a court for a new trial after her April 19 conviction for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her minister husband.

Winkler, 33, also awaits a decision from the Tennessee Court of Appeals on her May 23 motion to stop efforts by her in-laws to terminate her parental rights and adopt her children. She first wants a juvenile court to hear her petition to immediately return her three daughters to her.

Why would she want a new trial? Odds are, she’ll only get probation anyway. I’m not so sure giving the girls back to her is such a great idea. These kids have to live with the fact their mother killed their father, do they need the reminder every single day?

McCain Fends Off GOP Gibes for Backing Immigration Bill

“We’ve done exactly what you expect us to do, my friends, and that is come together,” the Arizona senator said, describing the coalition of Republicans, Democrats and the president that support the bill. “We need to act, my friends.”

Horse manure! What WE wanted is not the amnesty they are pushing on us! What WE want is enforcement, a fence, and safety for OUR families!

EU push to stop sanctions on Hamas

A growing number of European Parliament members are demanding the European Union recognize the Palestinian unity government and resume direct financial aid payments frozen more than a year ago.

Their opposition to the EU boycott, imposed after last year’s election victory by Hamas, is driven by concern that the aid cutoff has been counterproductive – failing to persuade Hamas to moderate, while contributing to the turmoil as rival Palestinian factions clash in the streets.

I guess the EU folks thinks it’s ok for Hamas to insist on the destruction of Israel, eh?

Toddler may be returned to sex-offender dad

As the would-be adoptive parents of a 2-year-old foster child, Glenda and Roger S. thought they had prepared for everything.
The one thing the Texas couple didn’t anticipate after seven months of working with Riverside County social service officials was that a Juvenile Court commissioner would halt the adoption process to consider uniting the girl with her father — a convicted sex offender.

What kind of sick judge would return a child to a known sex offender?

Bush says climate plan will complement UN bid

The United States offered reassurance on Wednesday that its plan for fighting climate change would not undermine UN efforts but ruled out agreeing deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at a G8 summit.

I have a mental image of President Bush and Ban Ki-moon, swords in hand, fighting the wind.

‘Potential’ candidate Thompson getting critical media coverage, notes MRC

A conservative media watchdog group says the mainstream media is beginning to give former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson the same kind of critical press coverage afforded Republican presidential candidates, even though he has yet to formally enter the race.

Big shock! (obvious sarcasm)


Filed under: Borders — olbroad @ 5:47

‘Where’s the Border Fence?’ Grassroots Group Asks

A conservative grassroots group opposed to current immigration reform efforts in the Senate is to begin a national television ad campaign Wednesday calling attention to the 700-mile border fence approved by Congress last year but yet to be built. is asking Congress to “abandon its reckless amnesty agenda” by opposing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act. identifies itself as a “conservative, pro-family and pro-faith” organization comprising “hundreds of thousands of citizens.”

Ron De Jong, communications director for, told Cybercast News Service on Tuesday that before lawmakers “march on” to the next bill, they need to address last year’s bill authorizing a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“They okayed a 700-mile fence last year, and they have not made good on their word,” he said. “There is an agenda underway here to not enforce the borders.”

De Jong called it “obscene” that roughly two miles of fencing has been built over the last year.

Let’s face it, they’ve been lying to us from the gitgo! We can pay for a 3 mile long fence, built in just a few months, yet even with people around the country volunteering to help build it, we can’t get more than 2 bloody miles built? Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with THIS picture?

“They really have no intention of building the fence,” he said. “Through this ad, we’ve basically called them out on that.”

The “Where’s the Fence?” ads feature three elderly ladies searching for – and not finding – the fence Congress pledged to build at the border – a take-off on the 1984 Wendy’s hamburger ad campaign featuring actress Clara Peller asking, “Where’s the beef?”

Yes, where exactly is that fence? I do believe it’s time for every single elected official in D.C. to be replaced with people who actually give a crap about this nation, and her citizens!

Thank You!

Filed under: 2008, Give! — olbroad @ 5:26

Steveegg has saved my sanity!  🙂  I have a link now for Fred’s site!

Filed under: History — olbroad @ 1:21

Criminy, I feel OLD!

Filed under: History — olbroad @ 1:10

Just as useless then, as it is now. But amusing….in a warped way!

H/T: Blue Collar Republican


Filed under: 2008 — olbroad @ 11:57

I’m sure everyone knows by now that Fred Thompson has his website up and running.  I have tried to get the widget put on the side where you can make a donation to his campaign, but since we all know I’m an idjit, I haven’t been able to get it to work.  sigh…  I’m not going to stop trying, but hey, for the moment, I’m just going to do laundry!  :/

I have made my initial donation, and I’m hoping all who can, will also.  Is Thompson the perfect candidate?  Well, no, but then no one is perfect, are they.  🙂

So, until I get that bloomin’ widget thingy to work, go here!

Morning Coffee 6/06/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 11:11

G8 protesters clash with police amid row over climate change

The motley crowd of demonstrators, including a bizarre ‘clown army’, were trying to make their way to a high security fence and block access to the Heiligendamm hotel. Some demonstrators used trees and rocks to block the main access road to the resort, a shady, tree-lined avenue linking the towns of Bad Doberan and Heiligendamm on the northern German coast.

I can’t understand how these ‘clowns’ think they can control the planet. Arrogance is an understatement. They might as well insist the tide stop.

Defendant is an idiot, his lawyer tells jury

In an effort to save his client from a 175-year prison sentence, Jeremy Duffer’s lawyer told jurors Tuesday that his client is an idiot whose behavior was “not acceptable.”

He even told them that Duffer, a notorious former fugitive accused of raping a child, is guilty of some of the things he stands accused of and confessed to police.

I’d say there were a LOT of people in court who could be considered an idiot. That doesn’t mean he should get off easy.

Under cover of night, Baghdad wall is built

Construction of a controversial, three-mile blast wall in one of Baghdad’s most troubled neighborhoods was completed recently, following three months of grueling labor and heated protests from Iraqi residents and government officials.

We want a wall, we can’t get it. They don’t want one, but it’s there. I’m confused.

State considers drug tests, fingerprints for welfare applicants

Those failing drug tests would lose most benefits under a bill by Rep. Steve Cappelli, R-Williamsport. A recipient failing a drug test would have 60 days to be retested, Cappelli said. Those testing positive for illegal drugs would lose cash assistance and benefits under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. They would, however, retain medical benefits.

Excellent idea. Why should the tax payers support druggies?

Calif. Woman Found With 120 Pet Rats

“The woman had no food in the house for herself and seemed disoriented,” said Annette Ramirez, an officer with the city’s Animal Services Department. “Her arms were covered with open wounds apparently caused by animal bites.”

Now I like critters, but even I would have a tough time with that many. Doesn’t anyone ever check on these elderly folks?

Green in line for new post

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Green was to be named ambassador to Tanzania today, seven months after being defeated as the Republican Party’s candidate for governor.

Green, 47, has ties to Africa. He is the son of a South African immigrant, and he and his wife, Sue, spent a year in the late 1980s as volunteer teachers in Kenya, Tanzania’s neighbor to the north.

He SHOULD have been governor!

Bush Says Russia Won’t Attack Europe

“Russia is not an enemy,” Bush said, seeking not to inflame a heated exchange of rhetoric between Washington and Moscow. “There needs to be no military response because we’re not at war with Russia. … Russia is not a threat. Nor is the missile defense we’re proposing a threat to Russia.”

Nope, Russia is no threat. They’re just going out of their way to help our enemies.

Congressman William Jefferson’s Corruption Charges Lead to Political Uproar on Capitol Hill

Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to push later this week for Jefferson’s official ouster from his committee, an attempt to head off House Minority Leader John Boehner’s resolution calling for an ethics investigation, and — in an unusual move — specifically asking the committee to answer whether Jefferson should resign.

If Pelosi had been serious about getting rid of the ‘culture of corruption’, which we knew she wouldn’t be, she should have demanded the guy resign a long time ago.

June 5, 2007

Happily Swiped…..

Filed under: Chuckles — olbroad @ 8:43

The latest telephone poll taken by the U S Govt, asked
whether people who live in the US think illegal immigration is a serious problem:

29% of respondents answered: “Yes, it is a serious problem.”

71% of respondents answered: “No es una problema seriosa.”

…..from Spring City Chronicle 

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