Rep. Jim Clyburn, (D-SC), who met Lewis 60 years ago at a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and served with him for 27 years in Congress, put it this way: “The country lost a hero last night. A movement lost an icon.”

And we should take a moment to contemplate the differences between the two men. One risked his life for his beliefs. The other has no beliefs, no religion and no understanding of something more important than him and his money. DJT stiffed over 5000 contractors while Lewis was marching for higher wages. DJT’s goal in life, if he has one, is to revoke everything accomplished by our first Black President as if he would erase the fact that we had one. He has isolated us from our allies and made us a laughing stock on the world stage.

And, according to the Washington Post, “President Trump has repeatedly questioned the value of conducting widespread coronavirus testing, arguing that if there were fewer tests conducted, the numbers of infections would be lower. Coronavirus infections and deaths are on the rise in many states.” We have never had such a jackass in the White House and hopefully we never will again.

Finally, he has wreaked havoc on our government and civil service . Where Lewis sought positive change, DJT seeks only power and ore money. Have we learned our lesson?


From CNN: CNN’S MANU RAJU (@mkraju): “Trump’s ‘very fast’ round of golf yesterday lasted about four hours, amounting to his 276th visit to one of his golf clubs during his presidency”

FWIW: Trump has played a lot more golf than Obama.

And we passed a milestone! The WAPO’S count of false or misleading statements by Our Fake President has exceeded 20,000. Read about it HERE.

And while we’re at it: SPOTTED: Stephen Miller getting carryout from Centrolina on Sunday night. His choices are HERE.

As the coronavirus crisis spins out of control, Trump issues directives — but still no clear plan. Read it HERE

THIS IS PRICELESS: Nancy Pelosi just described Trump as being like a man who won’t ask for directions while he’s driving.

IN & OUT: No, I have not waited in line and don’t intend to. I had ONE I&O in my life and it was definitely good, but not worth waiting in line for. Now, if it were a Chic-Fi-A, I’d be lining up with an ice chest, which is how I’ve gotten my supplies from Santa Rosa so far. I ran across a recipe purporting to be a “copycat” of the CFA. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

SAD WEEKEND- Teach your kids who John Lewis was and why HIS life mattered. And take them out to see the comet.

I&O FOLLOWUP- WE WENT or at least my doughty SO went leaving the house at 6:15 and returning at 7:20 and it was a LOT better than I remembered. We both got the double double which I had thought would be too much food but I finished every bite. The lettuce, tomato etc were extremely fresh and the fries se were pretty good too, though not as good as the burger. The chocolate shake was made with good ice cream but had almost NO chocolate flavor but I would definitely order the burger again. The double-double was $4.20 which is fair.

“What’s Wrong At The White House?”

TRUMP used a CBS interview with CATHERINE HERRIDGE to push back against bans on the Confederate flag. He said many people like the battle flag and don’t link it to slavery. “All I say is freedom of speech — it’s very simple.” He likened it to the phrase “Black lives matter” — but he called that a symbol of hate.

WHEN ASKED why Black people were dying at the hands of police, he said it was a terrible question. “So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people by the way. More white people.” Fact check

Gee, does he sound like he’s rambling aimlessly? Because that’s what it sounds like.

SHORT RIBS and Random Thoughts, July 12, 2020; Who Will Joe Pick? Help from Taiwan; Jerk Chicken!

What with the lockdowns, we haven’t been providing you our usual roundup of who’s eating where, but relief is in sight. You might want to know that Michael Cohen, who is under house arrest, dined at “the snobbiest restaurant in New York” recently. The menu is HERE

AND here’s the aftermath. Mike’s back in jail! Read about it HERE.

Of course the big news- not really news- is that our Criminal -In-Chief is demonstrating to the world that we are in fact a banana republic or whatever the next lowest category is. The WAPO has the story HERE. On CNN, Jeffrey Toobin commented, “This is the most corrupt and cronyistic act in perhaps all of recent history. Nixon at the height of Watergate never pardoned or commuted the sentences of any of the people involved in Watergate. He thought he could never get away with it.” The CNN team has more here

WHO SHOULD JOE PICK?? Tammy Duckworth sure has been getting a lot of attention, especially since Tucker Carlson had the poor judgment to attack her. A Vet and double-amputee!. I like it. But what about Stacy Abrams? The Dems, as usual, have too many good candidates. My mind is numb thinking about all of them. Who would you vote for?

Dr. Anthony Fauci to the FT: “I have a reputation, as you probably have figured out, of speaking the truth at all times and not sugar-coating things. And that may be one of the reasons why I haven’t been on television very much lately.” (FT)

Meanwhile the Taiwanese are shipping 92,000 Covid masks to South Carolina to rescue our citizens from the negligence of our government. Shameful!

Have you checked out the JERK CHICKEN place that moved into the Rita’s at 427 W Harris? GLORIOUS! Can’t wait to go back and try the curry goat! This is really legit food, Go there.