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  1. about 21 hours ago on Steve Benson

    I presume you’re referencing Steve Bannon – and if so, he hasn’t yet been convicted of the criminal contempt of Congress charge. The decision to prosecute him awaits a decision from the Department of Justice. Thus, any talk of a Presidential pardon is getting way ahead of unfolding events.

  2. about 21 hours ago on Steve Benson

    You’re off a bit in your statement. The House of Representatives has NOT found Bannon guilty of obstruction of Congress. The House has, rather, voted to send criminal contempt of Congress charges against Bannon to the Department of Justice. As a legislative body, the House cannot convict Bannon (or anyone else) of such charges; all the House can do is vote to send those charges to the DOJ and it’s then the DOJ’s responsibility (it really drops in Attorney General Merrick Garland’s lap) to make the decision as to whether or not Bannon will be prosecuted on the charges brought against him by the House.

  3. 1 day ago on Steve Benson

    The condition of the Colorado River watershed/usage area is not unique. Other western rivers are having similar issues, but the Colorado gets the publicity for a couple of reasons – 1) Hoover/Boulder Dam and Glen Canyon Dam (Lakes Mead and Powell); 2) it carved the Grand Canyon (as well as lesser canyons upstream that are also pretty interesting in their own right); and 3) seven states (upper and lower basin combined) depend on the Colorado for water.

    It also doesn’t help that the initial allocations for each of the various states were based on what has turned out to be somewhat wetter years than seem to be “normal” now. And, of course, the population growth between 1922 (when the seven states signed the original compact dividing up the river’s water) and now has been significant.

  4. 3 days ago on Steve Benson

    Especially the till – all the cash would go directly into his own pocket and then he’d claim the station was “robbed” and all the cash “stolen”. After all, it’s never his fault.

  5. 3 days ago on Steve Benson

    Correcting my typo – sorry ’bout that.

    “more accessible to most people than Hannah Arendt.”

  6. 3 days ago on Steve Benson

    Hoffer is an under-appreciated author, and The True Believer is a lot more accessible to most people that Hannah Arendt.

  7. 4 days ago on Steve Benson

    Perhaps it’s because they are more concerned with staying in office than with properly fulfilling their responsibilities for the people they represent. After all, if they disagree with the Mango Merkin he’ll have a hissy fit, his base will be upset, and (Heavens to Murgatroyd) the voters may elect a Democrat!

  8. 8 days ago on Steve Benson

    But, as Mark Twain said, you repeat yourself!

  9. 11 days ago on Non Sequitur

    “Things that start with . . . man.”

    Not to mention mangelwurzel – truly a word you can enjoy tossing into any casual conversation at the dinner table.

  10. 11 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Well stated – clear, accurate, and blows scottbruce’s bs out of the water. Thanks!