An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The September 6 air strike on a Syrian nuclear facility has destroyed any chances for peace between Syria and Israel, senior Syrian officials said Monday.
The officials in question told Reuters that Damascus had been cautious about responding to the alleged IAF attack because of Israel’s military superiority and the fact that other Arab nations “did not support Syria.”
Oh yeah, like there was a real chance of peace between any Muslim country supported by the Middle East’s version of Hitler and the tiny nation of Israel. Gimme a break!
Columbia President Lee Bollinger has promised to grill Ahmadinejad on subjects such as human rights, the Holocaust and Iran’s disputed nuclear program. The Iranian leader previously has called the Holocaust “a myth” and called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”
Bollinger said Monday it was a question of free speech and academic freedom.
“It’s extremely important to know who the leaders are of countries that are your adversaries. To watch them to see how they think, to see how they reason or do not reason. To see whether they’re fanatical, or to see whether they are sly,” he told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
If this asshat doesn’t know who the guy is, he’s not very well educated, is he. So much for being an Ivy League joint.
After 20 straight days of negotiations, the United Auto Workers union said it would strike General Motors Corp. Monday morning if a new contract agreement isn’t reached, citing the automaker’s failure to address job security and other concerns.
I wouldn’t swear to it, but I’m fairly sure there are 73,000 people who would just LOVE to have their jobs, without all the ‘cradle to grave’ nonsense.
Rescue teams are searching in Haywood County this morning for eight Boy Scouts and three leaders who failed to return from a camping trip over the weekend.
Prayers for their safe return.
In one of the lawsuits filed in July, inmate Candy Allen accuses the company of not providing medication for heart problems, for vertigo and for vomiting.
James Nicholson Jr. sued in April, alleging it took a month for medical staff to respond to requests for help when he was jailed with a broken arm.
Nicholson said he went to the hospital after he was released, and “he was informed that his arm had healed in a broken position and would need to be re-broken,” the lawsuit says.
Inmate lawsuits are not uncommon.
Here’s a novel concept….if you want health care, don’t make CRIMINAL your career choice.
The person — one of several Iranians in U.S. custody in Iraq — “has been involved in transporting improvised explosive devices and explosively formed penetrators into Iraq. Intelligence reports also indicate he was involved in the infiltration and training of foreign terrorists in Iraq.”
But Iraqi President Jalal Talabani — who blasted the United States for the arrest — said the Iranian official is a civil servant who was on an official trade mission in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Let’s see….’intelligence’ or ‘trade mission’. Hmmm…. I’d be inclined to err on the side of caution. Guess Talibani would rather suck up to Iran.
More than 500 footballers from 28 countries are getting ready to kick off at the gay World Cup in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
The mental image……………………………….
A groundbreaking for the new Walgreens store in Waupun should take place this winter.
Before, or after, the ground freezes?
Illegal immigrants have historically faced little chance of being caught and deported if they make it to non-border areas like Memphis.
But new immigration enforcement initiatives in the Mid-South likely mean more deportations are coming.
The efforts will focus on deporting illegal immigrants who have previous contact with immigration courts or the criminal justice system.
It’s a start.
It was just another morning at the senior center: Women were sewing, men were playing pool â€” and seven demonstrators, average age 76, were picketing outside, demanding doughnuts.
They wore sandwich boards proclaiming, “Give Us Our Just Desserts” and “They’re Carbs, Not Contraband.”
At issue is a decision to refuse free doughnuts, pies and bread that were being donated to senior centers around Putnam County, north of New York City. Officials were concerned that the county was setting a bad nutritional precedent by providing mounds of doughnuts and other sweets to seniors.
Ya know, at that age, I’d say they could eat damn thing they want! Actually, at ANY age.