An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The Texas Ethics Commission has fined three legislators in the last year for failing to properly disclose credit card expenses charged to their campaigns, but a Houston Chronicle review has found that dozens of other lawmakers have done the same without being sanctioned.
Texas legislators slapped down the plastic to charge more than $1 million in political expenses since January 2005, but failed to disclose who actually received the bulk of the money, nearly $900,000, the analysis shows.
Suggestion: Don’t give these people credit cards! They can’t keep track of Citizen Joe’s money, what on earth would make anyone think they could keep track of their own. Give ‘em an allowance! “You are allowed to spend just so much per day, no roll over dollars!” Naw, wouldn’t work. Don’t they have ‘people’ to keep track of stuff like that?
A Taliban spokesman said yesterday that two sick female South Korean hostages would be released “soon” for the sake of good relations between the Taliban and South Korea. Neither the International Red Cross or the Afghan government could promptly confirm the claim.
Good relations? They already killed two of them. Good relations would have meant never kidnapping them to begin with, and releasing ALL of them…..NOW! Then the best good relations will be when the sons of donkeys fade into obscurity.
The Popular Resistance Committees blames captive IDF Cpl. Gilad Schalit’s family for keeping him in jail, PRC spokesman Abu Mujad said Sunday.
According to Abu Mujad, Schalit’s parents have not put enough pressure on the diplomatic echelon in Jerusalem to secure their son’s release, Army Radio reported.
So, it’s the family’s fault? I suppose these scuzzbags had nothing to do with it, right? It’s the family’s fault they are evil? Right.
Some 100,000 Islamists have met in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to press for the re-establishment of a caliphate across the Muslim world.
The Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir – which organised the conference – said it had been the largest gathering of Muslim activists from around the world.
They can all go to Iran. I’m sure Ahmabooboo would welcome them.
Iran on Thursday gave full backing to visiting Iraqi Premier Nuri al-Maliki and said US troops must leave his country immediately, in talks that sparked unease in Washington.
The embattled Shiite premier stressed the growing strength of bilateral ties during his two-day visit to Iran, despite a renewed warning from President George W. Bush over Tehran’s alleged meddling in Iraq.
Lying to the infidels is ok. Sure, let’s just leave the place, and leave several tons of ‘goodbye’ gifts as we turn off the lights.
The blast that killed the four soldiers and wounded four others occurred Saturday during combat operations south of the capital, the military said. Another soldier was killed Saturday by small-arms fire during a foot patrol southeast of Baghdad.
All the soldiers were assigned to Task Force Marne, which operates in an area with a volatile mix of Sunni and Shiite extremists.
See previous article about ungrateful Maliki!
A megachurch canceled a memorial service for a Navy veteran 24 hours before it was to start because the deceased was gay.
Officials at the nondenominational High Point Church knew that Cecil Howard Sinclair was gay when they offered to host his service, said his sister, Kathleen Wright. But after his obituary listed his life partner as one of his survivors, she said, it was called off.
Kathleen Wright, of Arlington, Texas, sits in the family room as a photograph of her brother, Cecil Howard Sinclair, who recently passed away, is shown at rear, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. Wright and family relatives say that they are upset that a megachurch, High Point Church, canceled Sinclair’s memorial service without an explanation 24 hours before it was to start.
“It’s a slap in the face. It’s like, we’re sorry he died, but he’s gay so we can’t help you,’” she said Friday.
The man was a veteran! He should be honored as a vet! I may not agree with with his lifestyle choices, but to deny him a proper memorial is just down right wrong. They knew he was gay, so why offer the service if they were going to get their knickers in a twist? Hypocritical!