An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 16 July 2007
I wonder if I can find a spot on my PT for this! Â Â Hey Pete!Â Whatcha think?
(Knoxville, TN) — Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson’s papers are suddenly in demand. The Republican’s personal papers from his Senate service have been little noticed at the University of Tennessee archives until recently. With Thompson all but announced as a presidential candidate, his documents are in strong demand. Thompson donated his papers to UT four years ago when he gave up his political career in favor of acting. He had a recurring role on the TV drama “Law and Order.” The papers haven’t yielded any bombshells so far.
Yeah, ok….and? What are they expecting to find?
Howdy folks, we are back home, this was a bit longer luncheon date than I had anticipated, and it was an awesome little get-together, we met Dave Mooney face to face and a nicer guy youâ€™ll never find, Dave is the owner of the Blue Star Deli and he was a gracious host, he made everyone comfortable and we all felt right at homeâ€¦
Daveâ€™s place is great, a real cozy feeling, very â€˜down homeâ€™ and the food is great too, and the prices are VERY reasonable and I am hoping that now maybe some of Daveâ€™s maladies may be easing up a bit, Dave was told that the Halliburton Company, which is almost his next door neighbor, finally got on the stick and started doing some damage control, they made a building wide P.A. system address to their entire staff declaring that they do NOT encourage nor support a boycott of the Blue Star Deli and they are looking forward to doing business in the near future, and THAT is really good newsâ€¦
Go read the rest!
Former Wisconsin state Senator, Cathy Stepp, has mosied into the blogging world over at Real Debate Wisconsin.Â This is one terrific lady I had the pleasure to meet a time or two.Â I was saddened when she decided not to run again (no, she wasn’t my rep, wish she was, but definitely vital part of the Senate).
H/T: Boots & Sabers
Ok, I am being overrun by critters. First, it was the peacocks, then, the *^#% goats. Now, there is something running around in the attic. I thought at first it was peacocks up on the roof. Nope, nary a peacock in sight. Even though I’m sure, with serious determination, a goat could have gotten up there, no goats either. Mr. Ol Broad suggested there might be mice up there. Well, honestly, unless said mice are wearing combat boots, or have feet the size of a water buffalo, I don’t think so.
I was starting to think maybe it was my imagination, until I saw Mr. Spot staring at the ceiling while the racket was going on. I thought I’d be brave and take a peek. We have one of those attics that you have to use a stick with a hook on it to gain access. All fine and dandy. I get the stick, hook it on the thingamajig, pull the whatsit down…….and can’t reach the folded up ladder. sigh…. Just one more thing that is going to have to wait for my big….TALL hero gets here.
As of 3 years ago, I never drank coffee. Now, I’m addicted. If you listen to talk radio, like Sean and Rush, you’ve probably heard of Boca Java. Well, me ….being me….I had to try it. So, I looked at the website several times trying to decide which coffees to try. I finally ordered Boca Sunrise, because, well, that seems to be Sean’s and Rush’s favorite, and I’m nosy. I received my order last Friday, so Saturday morning, I broke out the coffee grinder and made a pot of the Boca Sunrise. Not bad. Not bad at all. This morning I tried the other flavor I ordered, Brew of Victory. I’m going to have to disagree with afore mentioned gentlemen. Brew of Victory is MUCH MUCH BETTER!Â And:
A portion of the proceeds support the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, honoring the bravery and dedication of our Armed Forces by providing educational scholarships to the children of fallen heroes.
While I was ‘shopping’, I also made a donation of two 8 oz. bags of coffee for our troops!
If you don’t drink coffee, there’s also tea and hot chocolate, but make sure to send our troops a couple of bags of coffee.Â For a $4 donation, you could do a world of good.
ALBANY – Dozens of convicted sex offenders who were kept locked up past their prison terms under former Gov. George Pataki because they were deemed still dangerous have been quietly released in recent months, The Post has learned.
I wonder how many lives are going to be destroyed because they couldn’t keep this pond scum behind bars, or dead!
Fourteen-year-old Rafiqullah said the men at the Pakistani madrassa showed him and two classmates videos of suicide attackers. They taught the boys to drive a car and let them ride motorcycles. Then they gave Rafiqullah his mission: kill an Afghan governor.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the young fellow had stepped forward a long time BEFORE so many died?
“Lori thoroughly enjoys speaking fluent Spanish â€” enough that she has immersed herself in the city’s Hispanic community. She is often seen spending leisure time with friends who don’t speak English or assisting them as a translator to help set up doctor’s appointments.”
She might serve her new friends much better if she taught them English, instead of sitting around chatting in Spanish.
A couple who authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect.
The children of Michael and Iana Straw, a boy age 22 months and a girl age 11 months, were severely malnourished and near death last month when doctors saw them after social workers took them to a hospital, authorities said. Both children are doing well and gaining weight in foster care, prosecutor Kelli Ann Viloria told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
What a total crock! The internet is not to blame. It’s ‘the world revolves around me’ attitude. I hope they put them UNDER the jail!
“The president, in our judgment, now lacks legitimate authority to keep on prosecuting the war,” said Senator Frank Church , Democrat of Idaho, in a 1971 speech. “Under these circumstances, a great opportunity is presented to Congress — the chance to fill this constitutional vacuum with a disengagement policy that could help unite the country again.”
And how many innocents were slaughtered because we stopped fighting a war to win, and were just biding our time? Oh yeah, I’m hearing a few ‘echoes’ too.
Even though multiple brothels in Nashville with prostitutes that are exclusively foreign nationals of Latin American countries have been the target of a statewide FBI investigation into possible sex slavery at the hands of an indicted Mexican national have yet to produce any new, confirmed cases of human trafficking, Newton said she is sure the cases are there nonetheless.
One more reason we need to control our borders!
â€œI found it interesting that you chose a presidential debate, held before a largely African-American audience to speak out on the fact that HIV/AIDS funding does not fairly reach African Americans with HIV. I only wish you had voted the same way last year in the United States Senate, when we really needed you,â€ Alford wrote.
I always find it amusing that so many politicians can’t keep their stories straight.
A Pentagon advisor and national defense analyst says even though he recognizes that many Americans are growing weary of the war in Iraq, he believes President Bush is right in resisting efforts by Congress to set a timetable for withdrawal.
I’ve never understood how anyone can think a war can be fought on a time table. It’s not like a tanning bed, you just can’t put it on a timer.
One in 12 full-time workers in the United States acknowledges having used illegal drugs in the past month, the government reports.
Most of those who report using illicit drugs are employed full-time, with the highest rates among restaurant workers, 17.4 percent, and construction workers, 15.1 percent, according to a federal study being released Monday. About 4 percent of teachers and social service workers reported using illegal drugs in the past month, which was among the lowest rates.
Well, that might explain why my order gets screwed up so often! And a lot of other things too.