SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS October 16 2018

TWO YEARS OUT- and we’re just about where we’d expect to be with a moron in the White House and the GOP toadies still hanging around.  Our credibility among the  nations has withered to the point where our Fake President is obviously ready to trade our country’s  rectitude for a mess of pottage, or more specifically,  billions of dollars of (possible) arms  sales to the murderous Saudis.  Why not a wall to keep THOSE  guys out?  This is what happens when you don’t require income tax disclosure,  tolerate nepotism, and give an idiot the keys to the kingdom. One more week to register to vote!

TIME MACHINES-  is a nifty name for a new clock repair business opening at 494 Third St in Eureka.  When I moved back here in ’93,  I bought a clock at a garage sale in King Salmon that must have come from a restaurant. It’s shaped like a lobster and it is just about my favorite possession. I paid 50¢ for it.  I first took it to the older fellow who had the  clock repair shop in back of the then-Safeway (now Shaffer’s on Harris) and he got it working .  Then a couple of years ago it needed some more work and a genial person from Fortuna named David Bellairs got it working again .  Mr Bellairs will now have his own operation in Eureka, co-located with Ten Window Williams which sounds like a fortuitous marriage.  Good luck to him/them.

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(From Men’s Health) SCHWARZENEGGER ON THE CURRENT MESS-

MH: If you were Conan the King, what would be your first royal decree?

AS:  Access for everyone to health care. And to get off the arms race and to get off Verschmutzung [polluting]. It’s inexcusable to have so much plastic floating around in the oceans.

MH:  Do you think any of those things will happen?

AS:  It will not happen if people just sit around and complain when they hear something on the news. I’m a big advocate of “get off your fucking couch and do something about it.” If you believe there’s something being done wrong by legislators, go out and do everything you can to unseat that person. The same if you see a president acting strange: Do everything you can to unseat that president. My father said to me, “Be useful.” Useful not only to yourself, but useful to your neighborhood, your country, the world. It entails everything.

Be useful.

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JEEZ, YOU CAN’T TRUST ANYONE-  A Palo Cedro chiropractor told his patients to ignore their doctors’ orders because he alone could cure their cancer.  Sound like anyone? The Searchlight-Record tells the tale. Read it HERE.

Now that we  have rumors of BOTH  KFC and In & Out burger coming to town, I’m not sure I can stand the excitement. I’d just gotten used to Winco’s chicken (which is actually  good) and the one time I tried I&O I wasn’t real impressed.  Don Chin was apparently the driving force in the KFC connection.  I think I’d vote for him for City Council.  If I could.

When was the last time you bought anything at Sears?  I swear they could have closed the place and I wouldn’t have noticed.  Always sad to lose jobs  if they do close ours.

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