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  1. 6 days ago on Steve Benson

    I thought it was lemmings that jumped off a cliff en masse, but maybe it doesn’t make much difference since both rats and lemmings are members of the taxonomic family Muroidea. And, after having watched Wednesday’s hearings, it would seem the Republican’ts have something of a self-destructive streak in their “defense” of Hair Fuhrer.

  2. 7 days ago on Steve Benson

    Here’s an issue I haven’t seen discussed anywhere yet (though I am by no means all-inclusive in my reading habits). Since part of the Republican defense strategy is to deflect impeachment by attempting to implicate Hunter Biden (and his father) in Ukrainian corruption related to Burisma, I’ll raise it in this comment.

    The issue: How much of the debunked “Crowdstrike – Ukraine’s got the server – etc. etc. etc.” conspiracy theory the right-wingnuts continue to circulate (Jim Jordan and others used it during today’s testimony from Ambassador William Taylor and State Department official George Kent) is a deliberate ploy to deflect 2016 election interference from the Russian troll farm perps so Trump can continue to cozy up to Putin? It seems to me at least plausible to think that Trump owes Russian banks (controlled by oligarchs close to Putin) a ton of money and that Putin uses said debt for leverage over Trump’s behavior. And I wonder further how much of such a connection might be figured out from Trump’s tax returns – maybe that helps explain his extreme reluctance to allow them to be made public.

    Perhaps Sir Walter Scott was spot on when he wrote “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.


  3. 10 days ago on Steve Benson

    Probably out lawyering up.

  4. 11 days ago on Steve Benson

    One of the very few (if not the only) good points about Hair Fuhrer is that he simply cannot keep his mouth shut. A second might be that his mental inability to discern truth from fantasy opens the door to severely underestimating the impact truth has (he still seems to think releasing the memo summarizing his conversation with the Ukrainian President was a good idea). End result: the more he talks, the more he indicts himself, just as Nancy Pelosi quipped.

  5. 21 days ago on Steve Benson

    Ah, but Hair Fuhrer carefully scrubbed each and every piece in the bin to get rid of those nasty pathogens that transmit diseases – so in his infantile mind it had become “clean coal”.

    Personally, I think he ought to sit atop a billowing coal smokestack at a powerplant, inhale deeply for 15 minutes, and then come down to tell us it’s perfectly safe for power plants to use coal for power generation.

  6. 21 days ago on Steve Benson

    Five in a row is nothing to ignore and certainly has substantial value value, which I suspect the dog didn’t fully appreciate.

    And don’t forget the women – Beryl Burton, Marianne Vos, Leontien Zijlaard-VanMorsal (whose father paced Merckx during six-day races), Kristin Armstrong (no relation to Lance), and Anna Meares.

  7. 21 days ago on Steve Benson

    @Eyes Have It: Not sure this will keep me in the game, but in response to your raise, I’ll see it with two Riks (Van Looy and Van Steenbergen) and one Patrick Sercu (and note that the Sercu is a photo of him in his TdF green jersey which he autographed for me) and then raise you with a Roger de Vlaeminck and a Rudi Altig.

  8. 22 days ago on Steve Benson

    Thanks! I’ve learned my new word for the day – guess I can go back to bed now.

  9. 22 days ago on Steve Benson

    fwiw – In the 1980s, General Motors developed an experimental vehicle that was powered by a coal-burning turbine. It never reached production. At a car show a few years ago I saw a 1938 Citroen 11 Berline that was powered by a coal-fired engine. There was no explanation of the technology, so I don’t know how it worked or why it got produced in the first place.

  10. 26 days ago on Steve Benson

    The fatburg that resides in his gut.