SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, August 4 2019

The Day After the Second Debate–  Here’s the take from Salon-  Read it HERE.

BEST ZINGER from Andrew Yang: “The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”

BALTIMORE-I was rummaging in my car the other day and found my old Fred Neil CD from college (except we had vinyl then.) “When I go to Baltimore/ Got no carpet on the floor/ Yeah I got no carpet on the floor/ When I go to Baltimore.” Baltimore, according to my cousin who spent a week there recently, is a beautiful city, and not just for the Edgar Allen Poe stuff. I agree with whoever was saying the other day that everyone should spend money in Baltimore just to stick it to Trump. Good idea!

Here’s a thought from the former Gov: QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I have chosen not to ‘go back to my country’ but stay here, live here and make a difference here. And to me, that is what makes America great.” — Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, hosting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association event this week, as reported in Deadline Hollywood. _

HOW LOW CAN HE GO DEPARTMENT: HMM — @realDonaldTrump at 7:58 a.m.: “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Does anyone even remember what it was like to have a decent human being in the White House”?

LOCAL ELECTIONS- the Times-Standard reported that Austin Allison is not going to go for a second term on the Eureka City Council, due to the workload and stress of trying to keep a fulltime job while serving on the Council. I’m sorry for this but I appreciate his early decision and I hope it gives someone else a chance to put a campaign together. There is a lot of misinformation among Eureka voters about the Council- the voters on NextDoor in particular seem to think a Council seat is lucrative. HA! Let’s hope someone good steps up.

The T-S also carried Matthew Owen’s weekly piece in which he poses as being “in the middle” despite having worked for Wells Fargo until recently. I’m happy that the T-S finally started identifying him as Virginia Bass’ husband, an omission I complained about several times. The most useful aspect of his piece today is that it reminds us that NOW is the time for anyone who wants to run for Virginia’s Supervisor seat to start getting it together. I wonder if Matthew is thinking of running for it himself? That would be a hard slog. The Democrats don’t trust him and there aren’t enough Republicans around here here to fill a room. Well, maybe ONE room.

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