An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 11 March 2012
To say that today has been a LONG one, would be an understatement.
The morning was reasonably pleasant, with us enjoying our morning coffee, at least until Pregzilla got up. LOL Gracious sakes, I don’t remember being that hormonal when I was preggers. I don’t remember Brat being that hormonal. Yet, the eldest granddaughter is the Drama Queen from Hell! Poor Michael. Heh.
So, we all went to a nice Mexican restaurant over by the Podunk Texas hospital. REALLY good food! We sat and chatted, and both Pregzilla and soon to be Granny had attitude. At one point, I thought I was gonna have to smack the snot out of both of ‘em. Of course, since I’ve been down here, I’ve had a LOT of knee pain due to all the rain, and that might have had something to do with my bad attitude, but still…..
Three California obesity researchers struck a nerve in Tennessee’s sweet tooth last month when they proposed regulating sugar in the same way government regulates tobacco and alcohol.
In the journal Nature , they pegged a litany of chronic illnesses to excess sugar consumption — diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and others. Their article proposed taxing foods with added sugar, restricting purchases to ages 17 and over, and limiting convenience stores in poor neighborhoods.
There is no doubt in my mind….California really IS a granola state….fruits, nuts, and flakes! First off, ya don’t tax people even more, second, ya don’t tell people what they can and cannot eat or drink, and third….it’s called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! The whole thing sounds like discrimination against the poor folks to me!
Days before the Nature article published, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais made a proposal on the other side of the political spectrum: a bill that would bar federal dollars from being used to publicly criticize foods already approved by the Food and Drug Administration. He’d learned federal stimulus funds financed healthy living campaigns that, in part, discouraged drinking sugary soda.
It is not the job of the government to spend OUR money to tell us what we should or shouldn’t drink. Seriously, there are many other ways our funds could be used…usefully….like supporting our men and women in the military! Novel concept.
A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.
He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.
Nato said it was investigating the “deeply regrettable incident”.
Anti-US sentiment is already high in Afghanistan after US soldiers burnt copies of the Koran last month.
US officials have apologised repeatedly for the incident at a Nato base in Kabul, but they failed to quell a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.
Yep…I really should feel bad about this incident, but right now, I just don’t. I’m sorry kids were killed, but then, there were children murdered on 9/11, and many more since then. What is truly regrettable is the fact we still have troops in that 7th century, backwood country. What is even more regrettable is the numerous apologies for doing something those people do all the time….trash their so called ‘holy book’.
Local people have reportedly gathered near the base in Panjwai district to protest about Sunday’s killings, and the US embassy is advising against travel to the area.
Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw, deputy commander of Nato-led forces, said he was unable to “explain the motivation behind such callous acts”, adding that “our thoughts and prayers are with those caught in this tragedy”.
I’m still waiting for the apologies to the families of the U.S. and NATO personnel that were murdered by the Afghans over the burning incident. Haven’t heard that yet, have we? Did I miss it? Has that so called CiC made any effort to reach out to their families? Or, is it just the ‘sluts’ of the Dem party that get support from that fake?
I don’t know why the soldier went off on the ‘civilians’. It’s regrettable that any of our men and women in uniform have to suffer from so much internal pain caused, in large part, by the lack of back up from their own government. Remove our troops, and bomb the SOBs back into their caves. Not a one of them deserve the treasure we have spent to free them from the oppressive Islamic regime. They evidently don’t want liberty, and our government has the audacity to actually ‘negotiate’ with the animals? NO MORE! We have had enough of this BS! When you go to war, you go to win! You do NOT go to make friends, win hearts and minds. You totally destroy your enemy! Let them be destroyed!
27 Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,
28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
30 having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.