IS SINCLAIR HERE or NOT?

For months we’re been hearing that the right-wing media giant will drown us in propaganda.  (I claim it will only happen if they don[t have to pay any extra.) I tried watching North Coast News but kept falling asleep, so I’m asking for help from those of you who do watch it to give  us a head’s up if you see Boris Epshteyn or Sebastian Gorka delivering a commentary.  Note that on the graphic they could name Eureka but couldn’t find it on the map. Read about it here.

Short Ribs and Random Thoughts, November 29 2017

The constant onslaught of idiocy from the White House is so depressing I don’t blame people who have stopped paying attention. Just remember to wake up in time to vote this year.

ONE TURKEY DOWN-  David Marcus has finally quit the PD’s office and slunk off into the sunset and we the voters have yet to receive a decent explanation for his hiring in the first place.  WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE??? Who wanted him hired??  One of the Supes? In the absence of any other explanation, I’ll take that one.  Remember, elections are coming.

NIGHT MARKETS- have been a big thing in Asia for years  and I’ve wondered why we don’t do them here.  Finally,  they had one in Arcata’s Creamery District and I’m wondering how it went. Wouldn’t more people come to the Farmers’ Markets if they were in the evening? I think so.

COSTCO-  I just called in  a prescription to COSTCO and was delighted to find that their automated system now keeps track of your prescriptions and offers refills for the ones that are coming due.  At least ONE thing that ‘s improved. 

THANKSGIVING-  probably my least favorite  Holiday.  It’s too darn close to Christmas. This year,  for the first time,  I ordered the whole meal from Murphy’s and I have to say they did a good job.  Thank God I had a guest from the Bay Area who willingly took the leftover turkey home with him. I’m not real big on turkey.  For sandwiches, I prefer chicken, which you can get at WINCO. My friend drove off talking about turkey soup and turkey enchiladas.  He can have them.  Remember the hot turkey sandwiches at Stanton’s?  Now THOSE were good!

SHORT RIBS- on sale at Safeway for $5.99 through Tuesday the 5th.   And already it’s December!!!!

Short Ribs and Random Thoughts Nov 21 2017

Busy, rainy week. Short column today. 

ANNALS OF CONSUMER DISAPPOINTMENT:  the little avocados at Grocery Outlet are no longer reliable.  At least half of them have rotten spots. You can cut around them, but really…Worse was the surprise that came from a box of Marcelli’s spinach ravioli purchased at Murphy’s.  I buy the  meat ravioli for a quick meal every now and then (quick, not cheap- $5.99 for a hefty serving for one) but I hadn’t bought the spinach variety. I found them to be tasteless and watery and, worse of all, the ravioli  fell apart while being simmered and about a million little pieces  of spinach were floating around. Definitely unappetizing. The meat ones have damn little meat in them  but at least they  stay together. Their meat sauce, on the other hand, is celestial.

JARED AND GOD: the biggest non-event of the  past several weeks was Jared Huffman’s declaration that he is a humanist, or at least a non-Christian. I’m glad he “came out”.  I’m sure nobody cares. I’m sure not-being-Christian is no longer a disqualifier for public office.  I keep wondering,  WHEN WILL RON REAGAN RUN FOR OFFICE??  Our most famous atheist is sharp as a tack, well-spoken, and appears irregularly on MSNBC.  Run, Ron, run!  I’ll donate.

IS THIS TRUE??  According to the New Yorker,  Nov 13, 2017,  “According to a Pew survey…nearly eighty per cent of liberals like the idea of living in a dense neighborhood where you can walk to to shops and schools, while seventy-five  per cent of conservatives would rather live in a larger house with more space around it.”

Which mental illness, of the many demonstrated by our Fake President, causes him to have to belittle everything and everyone who preceded him?  His bragging that everything  he does is “the greatest”,  “the biggest”, or “the best” is putting everyone to sleep.   And I am going back to sleep right  now.  What else do you do on a rainy Monday in November? Have a good holiday.

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