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Breakfast Scramble (Tuesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
‘Rats act scared, Jordan Fabian Hill [1]:

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) warned Republicans will investigate President Obama’s birthplace if they take over Congress.

Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said Republicans will grind the government to a halt by issuing subpoenas against the Obama administration over a number of issues if they take power. He predicted that “gridlock” in Congress would “define” Obama’s first term if Republicans win the House, but expressed confidence his party would prevail.

Well maybe it is not an act.   If Barack Obama  actually was born in the United States, producing a  valid birth certificate should be no problem.  Yet Clyburn see a problem.  Wonder why?

Segway owner takes dive, Gavin Allen, Mail [2](UK):

The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river.
Former miner Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate in Boston Spa on a rugged country version of the Segway.

Mr Heselden is dead, and the Segway lives.    I’d be much happier if the results were reversed.    The Segway  is neither fish nor fowl.   It  is much too fast for pedestrian lanes and much to slow for vehicle lanes.

Mailbag, re Besmirching the dead, a reader commented on a previous Scramble [3].    Reader comments are welcomed.  I reviewed the reader’s additional information and I stand-by my post, as written