SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS June 30 2019

Lyin’ again! Our Fake Pres just can’t admit he could actually LOSE an election. Read about it HERE.

And Ol’ Don just can’t seem to help himself when his sweetie Putin is in attendance.  His mockery of  the summit is astounding.  Read about it HERE.

FROM THE SUMMIT- Here’s how OFP handled his first presser, trashing Jimmy Carter and K. Harris and cozying up to his sweetie. Read about it HERE.

HERE THEY ARE – the week in cartoons. You’re very welcome! See them HERE.

AND HERE’S A LONG BUT REWARDING READ about Gorsuch and his effect on the SCOTUS. Read it HERE.

WE ARE SIXTEEN MONTHS FROM RIDDING OURSELVES of the worst President in history, one who tells our press that what he said to Putin is “None of our business”. HAH! Maybe Trump should start paying for his own airfare, including that for his family members that he so generously includes in his trips. How will Trump acquit himself when faced with an adversary, like Kamala Harris, who is smarter , better educated and – unlike Hilary Clinton- has a race card SHE can play.? Based on Trump’s nasty debate performances of the past, this will be the dirtiest election in our history and I am surprised so many candidates have emerged. If Kamala is the nominee, she will be trashed like no other candidate in history, by the worst President in history. What has our country come to ?

I notice that Matt Owen in his Times-Standard column this morning, states that he likes to refer to impeachment as “Trump’s criminal activity”. This is not an original thought. Donny Deutsch, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Saturday Night Politics, has been pushing that nomenclature for the past month, but Matt does not credit him. Tsk tsk.

FOOD ETC- We had a very pleasant experience ordering Diver pizza from Door Dash. The “gorgy” pizza and the pepperoni were perfect and crostini with blue cheese was also perfect. I wish they opened earlier. A worthy establishment. No website, but you know where they are.

RUMIANO DEBUTS TWO NEW CHEESES

From NOSH, here’s some news from Crescent City. I called Rumiano to confirm where their retail outlets are in Eureka are and was told no one that knew. The lady who answered the phone volunteered that she had only been to Eureka once,  briefly,  and that their marketing was being done by an outfit in Willows.  I called them, and no one called me back. The fact that Rumiano is surviving with such a lame marketing effort is a tribute to the excellence of their cheese,  I guess. That “Seoul Spice” sounds pretty good.  Read about it HERE.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, June 24, 2017

Remember that kerfluffle a few days ago involving Our Fake President’s irritation at Mick Mulvaney , who had the temerity to COUGH while Trump was speaking??? Here’s how Politico explained it. 

“I was told by multiple people when I came aboard to never cough or sneeze while in the presence of Trump. He thinks it’s a sign of weakness and lack of control. Nobody ever recovers.”

From POLITICO: “— SPOTTED: Polish president President Andrzej Duda dining at John’s Grill in San Francisco on Sunday — with an entourage of some 30 security officers in tow. Sources said the president dined on raw oysters and a porterhouse steak, downed with Anchor Steam beer. ” I find this fascinating.

Our Fake President is up to his old tricks again, creating crises and then :”solving” them . God, how I long for a NORMAL President.

All weekend we heard about Rep Jim Clyburn’s Fish Fry in Columbia SC, and I for one would have lived to be there. (They went thru 4400 lbs of fish.) Fish Fries are a big thing in Southern politics, not so much elsewhere, which I don’t understand. Richard Marks had a fish fry last October and I hope the custom catches on. After all, we have fish AND oysters. I went to a fish fry in Thomasville Georgia some years ago where they served us PERCH. It was okay. Everyone stood around munching joylessly, but I’m not sure if that was because it was so damn hot or because they didn’t like the fish. It being the South, no one would have complained.

I beg to report that Murphy’s in Cutten has started up the summer grilling again, or as they call it, BBQ. This year they’re intelligently keeping the grill going M-F until 8pm, bless their hearts. The cheeseburgers make three meals , for me, and it sure is better than cooking. They also have chicken and ribs, so give them a try.

THE STATS NERD STRIKES AGAIN: From the Tax Foundation, here is what the various States collect in tax per gallon on gas: The highest is NOT CALIFORNIA despite all the bitching. It’s Pennsylvania, at 58.7¢. We’re only second at 54.4¢, followed by Washington (State ) at 49.4¢, Hawaii at 46.4¢. and New York at 44.4¢ . The lowest? Alaska! only 14.4¢, where everything else is so expensive. Other cheap gas is in Missouri at 17.4¢, Alabama at 18.8¢, New Mexico at 18.9¢ and Arizona at 19¢. The whole chart in is in the AARP magazine , the newsprint one, not the glossy one, which is useless.

ADS I HATE: Despite my being a virtuoso of the “MUTE” and “FF” buttons, I am continually subjected to objectionable commercials. You too?? I particularly hate those Kraft commercials in which the bratty kids who won’t eat their nutritious meals are calmed down by creepy Enya music and good ole greasy mac’n’cheese. Would you feed your kid that for dinner? I can see lunch but DINNER? I also hate the SUV ad with the bad Bob Dylan music. I’m a huge Dylan fan but not of his twangy stuff. More of a Blonde on Blonde girl. I also hate the Trivago commercials and the guy in them, the one with the half-shaved beard that was fashionable thirty years ago.

ADS I LOVE: EVERYONE’S favorite- the Jack Russell waiting for his ride in the fancy condo. There was some discussion on the net that the dog is a Swiss something or other but I say it’s a JR, the only breed I would be afraid to own because I don’t believe in owning pets smarter than I am. I also love the ad about the turkey quitting smoking. I haven’t had much to do with turkeys in my life but I’ve always thought they were neat looking. (My brother, who worked his way thru Stanislaus State on a turkey farm, hates them to this day.) I would love to have a turkey marching around in my yard but I think someone would steal it.

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HARBOR GROUP MEETS NEXT TWO WEDNESDAYS

From the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group :

Reserve  Wednesdays, June 26 and July 31, to attend the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group monthly luncheons.

The guest speaker for our June 26 luncheon is John Ford, Director of the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department. He will provide an overview of the County’s effort to update the Humboldt Bay Area Plan.  The Plan update is addressing land use issues related to industrial land allocation around the bay, sea level rise, tsunami awareness and the need to address infrastructure needs.

For our July 31 luncheon, the guest speaker will be Lynette Mullen, who was scheduled for last month’s luncheon but had to cancel. Lynette is the Community Liaison for Nordic Aquafarms, and she will be giving an overview of the Aquafarming project proposed by Nordic Aquafarms on the Samoa Peninsula to deliver seafood to West Coast regional markets.

The luncheons are a “no host” event, held at the Samoa Cookhouse. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentations starts around 12:30.

Larry Henderson, Chair

707-845-7855

KELLIANNE GETS HATCHED

From the WAPO: As a former Federal employee who would have had my head handed to me along with a big fat fine, I’ve been wondering if anyone was ever going to call Ms Conway to account for her numerous instances of politicking while on the Federal payroll. She needs to resign now! She can still support her master. As a taxpayer, I just don’t want to pay for it.  BTW she’s getting paid $179,700  per year of YOUR money.  Read about it HERE.