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Cannondale Fatty Fork
But I digress.
The extremely ugly, maybe-operational “May Peace Reign on Earth” fountain at Hryshko National Botanical Garden could be cover for the large-caliber machine gun mounted on the pick-up truck behind it. And it ain’t a 23-4 “Шилка.”
I am not a big fan of Mohammed bin Salman for many reasons, including his involvement in the gruesome murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi in December 2018. The crown prince is on my list of assholes, right up there with Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, Aleksandr Lukashenko, Elon Musk, Masha Gessen and Jeffrey Sachs. And, of course, Donald Trump.
The absence of a position, of course, is the position, and Saudi Arabia’s state policy of “active neutrality” in relations with Russia and Ukraine is nauseating.
Telling bad actors that they have acted badly is cruel, discouraging and useless. It's much better to say something consolatory and helpful. However, it’s still too early in the morning to contemplate seriously what Z could have/would have/might have whispered into the prince’s ear. Or vice versa.
Contemplation of Cannondale’s FATTY fork — the absolute lightest, stiffest, most sensitive suspension device that crushes other designs — is far more enlightening.
In other news, this:
There is no such thing as a bluff in a gun fight. We are after high speed with absolute accuracy and oppose trick shooting. Fast, straight shooting only, please.