HARBOR GROUP TO MEET WEDNESDAY, SCHNEIDER TO SPEAK

Press release from the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group:

EUREKA– Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) welcomes, David Schneider, President Schneider Dock Industrial Park. Mr. Schneider will speak about obstacles he has faced with development on and around the harbor.

Following Mr. Schneider’s presentation, the forum will be open to discuss what folks would like to see in future presentations surrounding the Humboldt Bay Harbor.

This forum is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th, at Samoa Cookhouse from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Barbecue Ribs will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS -August 21 2017

The current issue of Rolling Stone looks like a GQ with hunky Justin Trudeau on the cover and the banner “Why Can’t He Be Our President”.  Why indeed?

I am sad at the deaths of Glen Campbell and Jerry Lewis. My cousin used to say that Campbell looked like an ugly Kennedy. True. But his records, hit after hit, were the wallpaper of the ‘seventies and ‘eighties. And the CNN documentary I’ll Be Me , was a fitting farewell. Look it up if you haven’t seen it. As for Lewis, I remember seeing The Geisha Boy in the old Rialto Theater. He was a genius. That bit where the doctor shines a light into his ear and the light comes out the other ear is genius.  I hope someone comes out with a good biography.  A life well-lived.

DELAYED REVIEW- 101 Barbecue, Eureka.  We tried this place on August 4th, but I only posted on Yelp, not here. Here’s what I thought.

“Tried them yesterday for lunch.  Place was pretty much empty at 2pm. We both ordered the special , which was a half rack of ribs (pork) for $10.  The ribs were pink and uncooked! I couldn’t cut through them even using the serrated knife they provided. I showed the waitress how difficult it was going to be to eat the rack without  being able to separate the ribs and she took them back. I ordered a “lunch side” of potato salad.  The potatoes were cut in tiny dice as if they wanted it to look like mac salad. Soupy dressing on the salad.  I ordered a club san instead of the ribs I wanted. It was actually pretty good.  The cook or owner came out and offered us a free dessert to make up for the ribs (He had some excuse about someone accidentally not cooking them long enough. The “Bananas Foster”  (“learned how to make it in New Orleans”) was basically a big sundae of vanilla ice cream, with a banana topping, nothing like the BF you get in NOLA which is flambeed.  I didn’t try it because I hate bananas but my friend ate it up. Neither of us was impressed.  Might try it again some day but either Sammy’s or HSH is a better experience.”

THANK GOD HE’S GONE:  The chaos  of the Trump White House is taking a toll on journalists, bloggers and  everyone else. The warmonger Steve Bannon needs to get off the government payroll and crawl back to where he came from.  If you’ll miss him, tell us why.

Short version this week- Trump fatigue and bad air are to blame.

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Short Ribs and Random Thoughts Aug 14 2017

Our Fake President can’t bring himself to condemn the racists in Charlottesville but can’t stop running his mouth re: North Korea. He needs to SHUT UP. Meanwhile, for the grown ups……

HIGH-SPEED RAIL- ain’t it comforting to know that they now have HSR in Inner Mongolia while California is still arguing over the Central Valley routes? They’ll have it in Fiji before Trump delivers on his great “infrastructure” initiative.

RESTAURANT  ROULETTE- Everyone’s abuzz this morning over the news that the China Buffet is closed for a few days due to sanitary deficiencies. Haven’t been there in a while although in the past I counted on them for dependable takeout, and even used them to cater parties. I hope they’re back online soon.  The also-closed  Gonsea, on the other hand, was a mediocre place I didn’t miss.  The good news is that the Gonsea has been purchased by the owner of A& J Ichiban and will reopen under the name “OISHII”, which is Japanese for “delicious”. Sounds good.

MORE RESTAURANT STUFF- I posted this on Yelp yesterday re: ESMERALDA’S

“We went yesterday (a Friday) to check out the $1 tacos. I’d only eaten there once before. Service was prompt and cheery. The deal is you have to order TEN tacos to get the $1 price but you can take them home if you don’t finish them. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of taking home leftover tacos with all the mess that that would entail so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the tacos were tiny! Even smaller than the normal “street taco”. There were several choices. We both had chicken and carnitas . The carnitas was great- good char! And the chicken was good but not the standout that the carnitas tacos were. I had NO PROBLEM finishing off five tacos . Our bill was $13 because I ordered a Mexican Coke. The Taco special runs from 130 to 4pm and again in the evening, I THINK from 8 to 9 but you’d better call. We will definitely be back!”

NEXTDOOR- those of you who are active on NextDoor have been seeing real estate ads that weren’t there before. We’ve been wondering how NextDoor was ever going to make any money. Guess this is how.  Read about it HERE
 
WHY CAN’T TRUMP CONDEMN WHITE NATIONALISM? He runs his mouth to condemn John McCain for being captured, Gold Star families and our European allies but can’t say an unpleasant word against the alt-right hoodlums or, God forbid, against  Vladimir Putin. He doesn’t have it in him to disavow his racist supporters and it looks like he never will. He started to read an acceptable statement but decided to wing it  and spoil it all by throwing in  the idea that there was violence  “on many sides”.  There was not. He’s making it easy for Mike Pence to look good.
 
PRIMAL DECOR- I needed an ear piercing redone but I hate the Mall so much I went online for more options and found out that this place is not far from me,  on Myrtle Avenue. It was a good experience and the staff were very professional. I was the only person in sight without a lot of tats and piercings but they were very welcoming and I would recommend them.  More fun than the Mall !!
 
I-NEED-TO-GET-OUT-MORE-DEPT- As I was leaving said Mall  after my annual visit to BBB  I saw a bunch of objects in the row closest to the street that  looked like hitching posts. Did you know the Mall has electric car chargers??  Good for them!!
 
The ECLIPSE-  From here, you have to drive to Eugene or thereabouts to get the full effect. I was still living in Hawaii in 1991 when we had a full eclipse over there.  It was around 10 or 11 in the morning and the Shipyard didn’t let people off their jobs lightly (something about preparedness)  but I found myself with about 500 of my colleagues up on top of the Supply Building hoping that the roof would hold.  It did.
 
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Our Fake President Wants A Real War

Unable to govern, he wants to spend the next seven years running for office, in  a “Groundhog Day” -like nightmare. He wants to endlessly relive past triumphs when he needs to move on. His short attention span and his profound ignorance are apparent in the stilted phrases he parrots without knowing what he’s reading from the teleprompter. 

Did you catch his body language?  Hugging himself so tightly it’s a wonder he could speak?  Repeating the apocalyptic ‘fury” language so beloved by Steve Bannon and the other right-wing freaks now inhabiting the White House,  he has no understanding of history or statecraft.  Will the grownups take over?  Will the Congress and the Joint Chiefs start working around him? Will he finish his term as a useless appendage?  That may be the BEST outcome.

Will his ignorance and klutziness result in the biggest power on earth destroying one of the poorest countries on earth ?  Is there no cleverness, or invention or strategy short of nuclear war to protect us?? Trump has always been a bully. America cannot afford to let him act out his fantasies.

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