SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS- Sept 2 2019

From POLITICO:  “Do you know the difference between Donald Trump and Greenland? Greenland is not for sale.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one of several Dems to invoke Trump coveting the Danish territory.

And ALSO from POLITICO:

TWEET OF THE DAY: Rep. Eric Swalwell @EricSwalwell on AG Barr booking a holiday party at a Trump property: “Impeach him. Impeach every lawless Trump official. They don’t care and never will until held accountable. This is a smash & grab presidency. We are not helpless: tell every Member of Congress.”

BERNIE THE CRANK? Dems in town for DNC packed in John’s Grill, the 111-year old bistro that’s become a go-to for pols in San Francisco. Owner John Konstin tells POLITICO he hosted a full house, including a big party with Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, all led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was “pure class.”

— Says Konstin: “It was all very nice, except for cranky Bernie.” The Vermont senator (who ordered lobster bisque, an heirloom tomato salad and a Diet Coke) arrived for dinner with about 15 of his team — but “he didn’t want to shake hands, he didn’t want a picture,” Konstin reports. And there was no campaign face, either, apparently: “He wasn’t nice to any of the staff,” says the veteran restaurateur. The “rude and cranky” 2020 candidate did have an impact, Konstin says. “He lost my vote.

Surely it is not a coincidence that the two most noticeable PYRAMIDs in the North State are both for sale- the Transamerica Tower and Sacramento’s Ziggurat. I’ll take the Zig.

Farewell to summer? To me, the best months of the year are September and October. Enjoy your long weekend!

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