HOW GLASGOW CUT IT’S CRIME RATE

If you ever have a chance to visit Glasgow, do it.   A mere two hours from Edinburgh by train, (Edinburgh being 5 hrs north of London by train). You will find an eclectic city of art, history and culture beating any other town of its size all hollow. Be sure to stay at the Babbity Bowster.

And read about the crime rate falling HERE.      God, I  love Glasgow.

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SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM TH0UGHTS, Nov 5, 2018

ELECTION TOMORROW- As if you didn’t know. And if you somehow didn’t manage to register YOU CAN STILL VOTE.  Call the elections office at  445-7481.

JERRY BROWN’S LAST HALLOWE’EN AS GOVERNOR-  While I’m debating who was  the worst- Trump or Nixon (probably Trump) here’s a video from Sacramento illustrating  how a statement interacts with his constituents.  You can hear him telling a kid to hurry up, make up his mind. My favorite curmugeon.  God, I’m going to miss him.  Watch HERE

The SBDC-  I get a lot of mail from them but I can’t forward it to you because it’s in a newsletter format.  The Small Business Development Center is invaluable for anyone interested in starting or improving a  business.  They have classes on budgeting,  business plan development  and they’re all FREE.  This is a terrific  service you should take advantage of if you’re in business or thinking about it.   Get in touch with them HERE.

Republican politics is as dirty as ever, are you surprised? Donald Trump JR. is on the radio calling Nancy Pelosi old and tired while she has stumped in 30 cities in 31 days.  His dad is calling Stacy Abrams “unqualified” to be the Governor of Georgia.  She’s been a lawyer and the head of the minority caucus in  the Georgia State Legislature. In other words, she’s qualified for the office she’s running for, which Our Fake President was not.

A SHORT RIBS HACK!!  Ina Garten, who will be familiar to those of you addicted to The Food Channel, had a life-changing hack in last week’s Parade mag.  Rather than brown the ribs on all four sides,  WHICH I HATE DOING,  she roasts the ribs on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes to accomplish the same.  I am forever grateful to her, even though her husband is a Trump-related lawyer.  HERE’s her recipe;  I only do 3 lbs at a time. Definitely having short ribs for Thanksgiving this year!!

Short Ribs OCT 23 2018

“ROGUE KILLERS”   Gee, I didn’t know Mike Pompeo was a trained investigator.  The amiable buffoon allowed himself to be dispatched to Riyadh to provide credibility to the Saudi fake “rogue killer” story.  He traveled all that way to prove he’s a fool?

“CRIMINALS POURING ACROSS THE BORDER ” NYT’S EMILY COCHRANE reports (@ESCochrane): “I asked President Trump what evidence he had that ‘hardened criminals’ are trying to enter the country. ‘Oh please, please, don’t be a baby,’ was his response.”   At least two TV networks have stationed reporters with the caravan and they seem to be finding mostly women and children. Hmmmmm.

NIKKI HALEY  profiled in the WAPO.  She’s pretty formidable.  Running in 2020?  Read about her HERE

-Our Fake President is fond of murderous tyrants like Kim and the Saudis.  What more do you need to know about where he would be trying to lead our country if he had the leadership ability to do so? At this point, his incompetence is expensive but not determinative.  I wonder what his excuse will be when the GOP loses big in the midterms?  Oh,  right, blame everyone else.  Meanwhile the lies just go on and on.  Did you hear the one about how the Democrats have financed the caravan from Honduras? His screeching has long since become unendurable.

MISTER FISH-   I wasn’t a frequent customer of Mr Fish.  The owner was so rude I’d get my friends to go in so I wouldn’t have to. He survived a long time considering how obnoxious he was.   The last couple of years he was less offensive but his reputation was well-established.  It would be nice if someone else bought it  but  I’ve gotten used to buying my fish at WINCO, where I run into  the local restaurateurs buying theirs. And there’s always someone selling  tuna on the docks. We’ll survive.

CLOSINGS IN EUREKA-  But the big picture is awful.  In the past year or so we’ve lost Bien Padre, Roy’s Club,  the motorcycle café,  Bless My Soul, and I’m sure you can think of others. Can cannabis replace them? Not really. I even miss the old Marie Callender’s .  Christmas is coming and I used to love their quiche as an easy lunch for entertaining.

AVENATTI FIRM IN RENT DISPUTE-  of course in any case involving lawyers, it’s escalated to  multi -million dollar claims.  Read the LA Times account HERE.

GIVE yourself plenty of time to mark your ballot-  it’s HUGE this time.  I do mine curled up in front of the TV.  I really wonder who the  folks are who still trudge down to the polling place. And why.

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