SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Aug 2 2020

WSJ ED BOARD SLAPS TRUMP AROUND, AGAIN: “Trump’s Spite-Germany Plan”: “Beneath the din of media condemnation, it can be hard to sort the good from the bad in President Trump’s unorthodox foreign policy. Some initiatives scorned by foreign-policy elites have been wise, like pulling out of failing arms accords. Yet the Pentagon’s plan to withdraw almost 12,000 U.S. troops from Germany is far from a stroke of populist genius. It’s a blow to U.S. interests that won’t fulfill the cost-saving objective Mr. Trump claims to be concerned with.” When you’re in trouble with the Journal, you’re n big trouble..

FINAL WORDS — JOHN LEWIS WROTE AN OP-ED for the NYT “to be published upon the day of his funeral”: “When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”

From CNN: Oakland, I was there — they’ve got several hundred anarchists that love to break windows, light fires and protest. But local people can handle it. When the federal government uses the army or uses some other militia equivalent, it really does conjure up some kind of Eastern European dictatorship from another era.” Former Gov. Jerry Brown on Trump deploying federal forces in an interview with Christiane Amanpour.

POSTED ON FACEBOOK by an unknown contributor: “The “billionaire” who hides his tax returns. The “genius” who hides his college grades. The “businessman” who bankrupted 3 casinos and lost over $1B in 10 yrs. The “playboy” who pays for sex. The “Christian” who doesn’t go to church. The “philanthropist” who defrauds charity. The “patriot” who dodged the draft five times. The “innocent man” who refuses to testify. The “President” who takes no responsibility. The “tough, strong” man who wears makeup and hairspray. The “deal maker” who has yet to close a deal. And filed Bankruptcy 6 times on his business.”

And here’s some food news to follow up: the renowned French Laundry of Yountville was named one of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Check out their menu HERE. Note that their menu changes daily and offers limited choices. I guess they figure it’s all good. This menu does not make me want to eat there. Even though it was rated the ONLY US restaurant of the 50.


Not much else going on. Our Fake President has put a fundraiser flunky in charge of the Postal Service and slashed their budget three months before the election. Be sure to get your ballots in the mail or to the Elections Office EARLY. (2426 6th St or they’s supposed to have drop boxes by then. ) Me, I’m just mailing mine in as usual. I’ve been voting by mail for so long I wouldn’t know to act if I actually had to go IN there. Besides hijacking the election, apparently out of a belief that he can’t possibly win honestly, here we go again- he’s asking for help from a foreign power. Read about it HERE.

Speaking of food, we have become devotees of both the Jerk Kitchen and the I&O. I’d pick either over the French Laundry, based on that menu.

Enjoy your Sunday.! 92 days until the election!

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