An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 11 June 2009
From our local fishwrap, we get this little tidbit:
Calling the cops? Shush your buddies
An apparently accidental 911 call led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Savannah man.
A city patrolman was in the Central Dispatch office at the Savannah Police Department when the call came in. Squealing tires and people talking about narcotics could be heard. The officer glanced out the office window and saw a vehicle fishtailing on Cumberland Street.
According to the report., the officer got in his patrol car, found where the vehicle had stopped and asked one of the people at that location if he knew whose phone had dialed 911. At that time, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from a pickup truck parked on the side of the road.
The driver, Christopher H. Hubbard, xxx Edna St., was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also seized the pickup.
So, you see boys and girls, don’t be a dope!
One thing that bugs me about this particular newspaper….they include people’s full address. Somehow, that just doesn’t seem right. I mean, this kid probably has parents who live in this house and now the criminal element know the address. What are the odds that the parents be going to court with this young idjit, and the paper will have that information also posted?
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We board our luxury cruise ship in Djibouti on the Gulf of Aden near the entrance to the Red Sea, and disembark in Mombassa, Kenya seven adrenaline-charged days later.
Starting at $5,200 per-person (double occupancy, inside room) and $6,900 (veranda complete with bench rest), you’ll relax like never before.
On a budget? Rent a full-auto scope-mounted AK-47 for only $9/day with 7.62 ball ammo at $12 per 100 rounds:
That’s because you are welcome to bring your own arsenal with you. If you don’t have your own weapons, you can rent them from our onboard Master Gunsmith. Enjoy reloading parties every afternoon with skeet and marksmanship competitions every night!
But the best fun of all, of course, is Pirate Target Practice.
For the object of the cruise is to sail up and down the Somali Coast waiting to get hijacked by pirates. The weapons rental costs are as follows.
Rent a full auto M-16 for only $25/day with ammo attractively priced at $16 per 100 rounds of 5.56 armor-piercing:
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Want to make a real impact? Rent an RPG for only $175/day with three fragmentation rounds included!
Also included: Free complimentary night vision equipment – and throughout the night, coffee, pastries and snacks are always available on the main deck from 6 PM until 6 am.
Our deluxe package comes complete with gourmet meals and all rooms offer a mini-bar.
But that’s not all! Twin mounted miniguns are available for rental at only $450.00 per 30 seconds of sustained fire!
We guarantee that you will experience at least two hijacking attempts by pirates or you’ll receive an instant $1,000 refund upon arrival in Mombassa.
How can we make that guarantee? We operate at 5 knots just beyond 12 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, thus in international waters where pirates have no rights whatever. In fact, we make three passes through the area’s most treacherous waters to ensure maximum visibility by Somali “mother ships.”
We repeat this for five days, making three complete passes past the entire Somali Coast. At night, the boat is fully lit and bottle rockets are shot every five minutes with loud disco music directionally beamed shore side to attract maximum attention.
Testimonials from previous participants in the Somali Cruise:
“Six attacks in 4 days were more than I expected. I bagged three pirates, my wife nailed two, and my 12-year old son sank two boats with the mini-gun. This wonderful cruise was fun for the whole family” — Fred D., Cincinnati, OH
“Pirates 0, Passengers 32! Well worth the trip! Can’t recommend it highly enough!” — Ben L., Bethesda, MD
“I haven’t had this much fun since flying choppers in ‘Nam. Don’t worry about getting shot by pirates… they never even got close to the ship with the crap they shoot and their lousy aim… reminds me of a drunken juicer door-gunner we picked up from the motor pool in Phu Bai!” — Dan J. – Denver, CO
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Courtesy of Ken the cop.
Now this sounds a WHOLE lot the current resident of the White House, doesn’t it.
After fumbling over the Waxman-Markey initiative for several months, Republicans have finally hit their stride. Both House and Senate members are quickly falling behind the rallying cry, “100 New Reactors by 2030.”
“I think global warming is a real problem but I don’t think the solutions the Democrats are coming up with are going to accomplish anything,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), head of the Senate GOP caucus. “The only thing that’s going to allow us to cut carbon emissions is clean nuclear energy. We built 100 reactors between 1970 and 1990. We can do the same thing now. If global warming is the inconvenient problem, then nuclear power is the inconvenient answer.”
I gotta tell ya, every once in a while Alexander will do something that makes sense. Not often, mind you, but occasionally. I’ve never understood why France gets 90% of their energy from nuclear reactors, but we don’t do squat. Oh, wait a minute, yes I do. We have a large portion of the population that listens to a small portion’s blatant LIES! As for his buying into the gorebal warming, I wish he’d explain to me why, if the earth is warming up so much, the upper midwest and the New England area won’t be getting a summer this year? Even though numerous scientists have stated, with proof (not some made up “hockey stick”) that the earth is cooling, there are still those who have decided to continue the fallacy.
Alexander and three other Tennessee legislators were on hand Wednesday morning as Babcock & Wilcox introduced its new “mPower” 125-megawatt modular reactor that it will submit to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2011. The $750 million reactor will be built in a factor and shipped to the site by rail, where it would be completely buried underground and refuel only once every five years. “Everything in this reactor would be made in America,” said Republican Bob Corker, Tennessee’s other senator.
I would like to ask my 2 senators from the Great State of Tennessee…..if we build these reactors, is some moron going to come along and slap a stop sign on them……again? Like I said yesterday, TN had built 10 of them, and they were torn down, but that didn’t stop the state from having to PAY for them.
Congressman Zach Wamp (R., Tenn.) warned that the United States is falling behind other countries in nuclear technology. “What we’re talking about here isn’t just a revival of the nuclear industry,” he said. “We’re talking about an American industrial renaissance.”
First, get the moonbats and EPA out of the way! The new technology has made nuclear energy a lot safer than when Jane Fonda was sagless (The China Syndrome), and 3 Mile Island had a leak…..which by the way, seems not to have caused any damage. But “what about Chernobyl” you ask? Let’s face it, the Soviets never much gave a flip one way or the other if anything was all that safe, and the lives of it’s citizens was never a concern.
When Brat was a young sprout, I took her to Glen Rose to see the dinosaur footprints. One comment she made that has stuck out in my mind….”Why does the air smell so different?” After living in Dallas all her life, anything away would smell better. “But it smells kind of sweet.” We drove by the Comanche Peak Power Plant, and I responded, pointing at it, “That’s why!” Can you imagine how much different, and cleaner the air would be right now if the utterly irrational hadn’t slammed on the breaks of progress? And just why do they call themselves “progressives” anyway? Progress means you move forward, not backward. Sheesh!
Yep! I’m all for building new nuclear facilities. Contrary to what the left might want to believe, conservatives DO care about the environment. Where we differ is how to go about it. We put people first, and smelt last!
I guess when it’s your time, it’s really your time…
An Italian woman who arrived late for the Air France plane flight that crashed in the Atlantic last week has been killed in a car accident.
Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Bolzano-Bozen province, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt and missed Air France Flight 447 after turning up late at Rio de Janeiro airport on May 31.
All 228 people aboard lost their lives after the plane crashed into the Atlantic four hours into its flight to Paris.
The ANSA news agency reported that the couple had managed to pick up a flight from Rio the following day.
It said that Ms Ganthaler died when their car veered across a road in Kufstein, Austria, and swerved into an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured.
Prayers to all involved.