An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 25 August 2007
Well, I don’t know. I did do rather well on the written part. Only screwed up a couple of the questions, even though I knew the answers. sigh…
Now, as for the shooting part….I have NO idea! I think I might have to take that part over. At 3 yards, perfect. After that…..pfft! No one told me I was suppose to actually PRACTICE first. I’m fairly sure at the farthest distance, I might have gotten one….two? If he calls me to tell me I suck, I’ll know for sure.
All I know for a fact? My hand hurts! I did see a cute little thing, IF I ever get the permit, that would be just great to tote around on my bod someplace. Don’t ask me what it was, I don’t know. It was just cute enough to be a girl thang.
While I was on my way back from the range to the classroom (they did it opposite of what they said….good thing too….it was HOT), I heard an interesting little tidbit on the Steve Gill Show. Now, if you have ever listened to Steve, you’ll know he is a good friend of Fred Thompson, and does have a bit of an inside track. He said, Fred WILL BE ANNOUNCING, possibly around the 8th or 9th of September. Now, whether or not this is accurate, I can’t say. One can only hope!
Getting up at 5:30 in the morning is bad for my mental health, so I’ll be vegged out on the couch for the duration of the evening.
I’m going to be in class all day. At least that’s what he said. Morning, book stuff. Afternoon, in the 100+ weather, shooting range. heh heh heh I’m gonna be a gun totin’ puddle! That is, IF I can pass the class. sigh….
There’s trouble in the pumpkin patch these days, with Tennessee’s drought threatening to take the heart out of Halloween.
The state often ranks somewhere between sixth and 10th in the nation in pumpkin production, agriculture statistics show. But this Halloween, out-of-state pumpkins are going to have to make up a shortfall.
I guess that means there will be much smaller pun’kins smashed in the roads this year. We need rain…..NOW!
Rowing a boat isn’t in Barbara Campagna’s job description. Nevertheless, the architecture director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and three colleagues found themselves paddling to the Farnsworth House in Plano, built by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951. There, they piled furniture into their borrowed rowboat as rising floodwaters threatened to invade in the aftermath of torrential storms.
While I don’t envy the amount of rain, I am jealous that it’s not being shared.
Using the power he still wields from jail, Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee has denied a permit for a block party organized by two key figures in the state and federal cases against him.
I wish someone would explain to me why this feckless weasel still has any say whatsoever? About anything?
When the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy in February, abruptly halting multiple sex-abuse lawsuits on the eve of trial, Michael Bang thought his chance for a day in court was gone.
On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge revived hope for Bang, ruling that 42 cases be sent back to state courts for immediate jury trials.
I’m pretty sure Rome can cover the costs, but maybe not.
A family from Nashville was evacuated from the Gaza Strip along with several other Americans who had been trapped there after the Palestinian militant group Hamas took control in June, a family member said.
Nice folks. (sarcasm)
The number of detainees held by the American-led military forces in Iraq has swelled by 50 percent under the troop increase ordered by President Bush, with the inmate population growing to 24,500 today from 16,000 in February, according to American military officers in Iraq.
Why don’t they just shoot them? Sure would save having to feed the bad guys. Ok, not nice….don’t care.
The 30 men — all immigrants, including undocumented workers frustrated with the poor conditions and low wages that are often a fact of life in America’s underground economy — banded together in an effort to unionize. They demanded an end to what they say were salaries less than half the minimum wage, and to penalties that included $20 fines for late deliveries and $50 for shutting the restaurant’s glass doors with a bang.
Are they LEGAL? Seems not all. For those who are, this is appalling. For those who aren’t, go home.