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Archive for 30 May 2008
HUGHES, Ark. — Police didn’t have to look too hard to figure out the source of a soda vending machine found in a front yard – they just followed the tracks.
Deputies from the St. Francis County sheriff’s office spotted a Pepsi machine on Thursday in the yard of a home in Hughes. A set of dolly tracks in front of the machine led back to a liquor store less than a mile away that had reported it missing.
Two men in the yard fled when authorities arrived. One was arrested on suspicion of theft, fleeing on foot and obstructing government operations. The other remains at large.
About 1,800 residents live in Hughes, about 30 miles southwest of Memphis, Tenn.
Swiped from Stop the ACLU
Israel has picked a national bird. Well, ok. And I gotta tell ya, it’s a rather interesting one.
Kind of reminds me of a zebra for some reason.
There is no doubt in my mind that I have got to stop watching creatures on the deck. One habit inspired by another, and that would be my addiction to coffee. Now, where I use to not even drink the stuff a few years ago, I’ve graduated to a couple of pots a day. It’s not like I don’t have anything better to do, like clean up “tornadoes” left by previous inhabitants. sigh….
While fixing my second pot a short time ago, I happened to notice these two little critters on the steps outside the window.
Now, being the ol’ broad that I am, I kind of had an idea what Mr. Lizard was up to.
Yep, that ol’ rascle was up to no good, but with a great deal of patience. I watched Mr. Lizard for a good five minutes, contemplating his next move.
After all that patient waiting, he makes his move. She wasn’t as cooperative as ya might think, however, in the end…. (no pun intended)….
Jeeeeez……get a room!
TOWN OF WESTPORT, Wis. — A fire tore a storage shed in the Town of Westport on Thursday afternoon triggering several explosions and ultimately destroying the structure.
Thick black smoke filled the sky south of Waunakee. The blaze shut down Highway Q for a time near Balzer Road, WISC-TV reported.
With flames showing, Middleton and Waunakee firefighters helped pull the structure to the ground.
The storage shed is a total loss, WISC-TV reported.
Now, this begs the question: What was being stored in that shed that would cause such an explosion?
One of Brazil’s last uncontacted Indian tribes has been spotted in the far western Amazon jungle near the Peruvian border, the National Indian Foundation said Thursday.
The Indians were sighted in an Ethno-Environmental Protected Area along the Envira River in flights over remote Acre state, said the Brazilian government foundation, known as Funai.
Funai said it photographed “strong and healthy” warriors, six huts and a large planted area. But it was not known to which tribe they belonged, the group said.
“Four distinct isolated peoples exist in this region, whom we have accompanied for 20 years,” Funai expert Jose Carlos Meirelles Junior said in a statement.
The tribe sighted recently is one of the last not to be contacted by officials. Funai does not make contact with such Indian tribes and prevents invasions of their land to ensure their autonomy, the foundation said.
They weren’t “lost”. They knew exactly where they were. Leave ‘em alone!
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live in our own little worlds, without gubmint weasels invading our domain? sigh….
No, We Can’t!
Americans are an optimistic nation. They like to think that things are getting better; that they have things better off than did their parents, and that their children will do better than they. Yes, there is the occasional bump in the road, but generally speaking, a key part of the American creed is “Every day, in every way, I’m doing better and better!”
Historically, American voters also like to see this reflected in their politics. Most of the time, the electorate plumps for the presidential candidate who appears to be more lighthearted and optimistic about the future. Not that you ought to ignore the problems we face if you want to be president, oh no; but you at least are expected to put forward a likely-sounding solution and express the confidence that we’ll take care of business as we always do. Nixon’s poor debate performance over John F. Kennedy, in which he appeared to television viewers as glowering and depressed vs. the sunny youth of JFK, is a famous example of this trend in action. Another is the landslide victory of Reagan’s “Morning in America” over Carter’s malaise and stagflation. Americans don’t want to be told that it can’t be done. They want to hear how it can, and surely will be.
A construction crane has collapsed on New York’s Upper East Side, killing at least two people and critically wounding at least one as firefighters and rescue workers continued to comb through the wreckage for more possible victims.
The crane smashed into a high-rise apartment building at East 91st Street and First Avenue before crashing more than a dozen stories onto the street below. Firefighters were worried that the part of the crane still standing was not stable and barred people from the immediate area around the collapse.
Is it my imagination, or have more cranes been crashing lately? Prayers with the families.
Tanner and “Blue Dog” Democrats — conservative fiscal hawks “choked blue” by their party’s liberal flank — are building their own political operation to propel like-minded candidates to victory this fall. They’re also quietly raising their own influence within a party personified by liberals like Sens. Edward Kennedy and presidential candidate Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Well, they better hurry up, cuz that party is already burning with the fire of the extreme lefties! Look at who is running the “big show”!
A landmark international convention banning cluster munitions was formally adopted by some 111 countries here Friday, in a move supporters hope will stigmatise the lethal weapons as much as landmines.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed it as “a new international standard that will enhance the protection of civilians, strengthen human rights and improve prospects for development.”
And the Useless Numnuts know ALL about “human rights”. (insert massive sarcasm here)
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie, a superdelegate, announced Thursday that he’s endorsing Barack Obama for president. Mr. Richie’s wife, Democratic National Committee member Betty Richie, is also expected to endorse the Illinois senator, state Democratic sources said.
Throughout the primary season, the couple had remained neutral in the race. The addition of the two superdelegates to the Obama camp padded his lead of 200 or so delegates over Hillary Rodham Clinton. He needs less than 45 delegates to reach the 2,026 needed for nomination.
Is he endorsing the scum sucker as the chair, or as a private citizen? Cuz, y’know, it sounds like he’s endorsing as a citizen, using the “chair” title to influence the party members.
A new American Jewish lobby group put its left foot forward this week during an interview with a US-based weekly, with its executive director, Jeremy Ben-Ami, claiming that most Jews support “an end to the occupation and a Palestinian state.”
Ben-Ami’s group, a new lobby organization dubbed “J Street” made its debut a scant month ago, with its name a “hip” way of placing a finger on the pulse in downtown Washington, where J Street does not exist, and where K Street is rife with lobbyists. J Street is a double-play on words, also standing for “Jerusalem Street.”
It’s fairly easy to sit over here, where no people are being blown up, no rockets are being fired, and say Israel “should talk to it’s enemies”. They have talked, and still, they are being killed. Time for talk is over!
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she was surprised to learn that the State Department had yanked Fulbright scholarships from eight Palestinian students from Gaza.
Rice said Friday she is going to look into it since she believes it’s important to help young Palestinians. She said that engaging young people is key to the future of a Palestinian state.
Yes, we much engage them, which they get degrees in subject that will help them learn to create bigger and better rockets and bombs. (more sarcasm needed)
Top Democratic leaders intend to push for a quick end to the battle for the presidential nomination when primaries are over next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday, adding that he, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party chairman Howard Dean will urge uncommitted delegates to choose sides.
“By this time next week, it will all be over give or take a day,” Reid said of the marathon race between the front-running Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
With everything that keeps coming out about Hussein, I should be surprised that the so called leadership is pushing for commitments, but I’m not. Dhimmi leadership=Moonbat Central!
Fear of crime, cut-through traffic, property values and demands of affluent home buyers are all contributing to the growing number of gates in Greater Memphis.
In Germantown, a developer of a new gated community of $1 million homes recently predicted that any subdivision in the city with private streets likely will consider gates.
But residents of upscale subdivisions aren’t the only ones seeking barriers. Less-affluent people living in private homes, apartment complexes and even in some public housing in Memphis have gated up.
Pfft! If I had to live in Memphis, I’d have a moat filled with ‘gators!
Sen. Barack Obama said he was “deeply disappointed” by a sermon at his church this week that mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton.
A video making the rounds on YouTube shows the Rev. Michael Pfleger mocking Clinton for becoming teary-eyed before the New Hampshire primary in January.
In the video, Pfleger wipes his eyes with a handkerchief and suggests Clinton wept because she thought that as a white person and the wife of a former president, she was entitled to the presidency.
“And then, out of nowhere, came ‘Hey, I’m Barack Obama,’ ” Pfleger said during a sermon Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. “And [Clinton] said, ‘Oh damn, where did you come from? I’m white! I’m entitled! There’s a black man stealing my show!’ “
You can’t unring a bell! So, this is another “friend” of Hussein’s….another 20 year friend! That clown has some really interesting “friends”. And wants to make others, just even worse. Y’all better WAKE UP!
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.