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!!

SHORTRIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS Oct 29 2018

In the wake of terrorist bombings targeting the media, the closest Our Fake President can come to an apology for his inflammatory behavior is to smirk “I’m trying to be nice”.  This is the first admission from Trump that he is unfit to be President.  Yes, Presidents are supposed to be nice.  They are supposed to be above the kind of gutter politics that Trump has almost normalized.  Have we forgotten that Fred Trump was arrested at a Klan rally back in the ’20s? Have we forgotten the Trumps’ long record of racist business practices?  The folks who elected him knew exactly whet they were getting. Now it’s up to the rest of us to clean up the mess and reclaim the English language. “Refugees” are not “invaders”.  Peaceful protesters are not mobs. Graciousness is not a sign of weakness. And you can quit waiting for Trump to actually come up with a  specific example of “fake news”. Anything that doesn’t praise him is “fake”. The entire planet is suffering from his ignorance and narcissism.  Oh, and Jamal Kashoggi is still dead, and Trump will cover for the murderous Saudis because they own him.   Let’s wipe that smirk off his face. Be sure to vote by Tuesday.

Here’s a lighter take;  “We should never again elect a president that never drinks and doesn’t like dogs.”  Michael Avenatti in POLITICO. –  Amen to that.

DULCE BISTRO- -was still not answering the phone at 2pm Tuesday.  They have  apparently really closed.  Meanwhile their competitor, Le Monde,  is reduced to offering French Dip sandwiches.  I guess that passes for “French cuisine” these days.

As if there weren’t enough bad news, the Philly-area pizzerias are now pushing PICKLES on pizza!!!   I haven’t even accepted PINEAPPLE as a reasonable choice as a pizza topping.  This is not good news.

John Cox, who is apparently running for governor, was escorted from the Chico COSTCO the other day for bothering customers as they tried to buy gas.  Ya got to hand it to him for trying.

COCKROACHES AT RALIBERTO’S:  I was terrified and astounded to hear that my favorite source of food, Railberto’s, had been closed by the Health Department because of a cockroach infestation.  There are a lot worse violations than bugs,  poor refrigeration being one . I must have gotten takeout from Ralilberto’s 50 or 60 times since they’re been open in Eureka and each time was a celestial experience.  I’d put their fish tacos up against anyone’s. It is true that I am more blasé about cockroaches than some other folks,  but I lived twelve years in Hawaii and you don’t live in Hawaii without getting used to cockroaches.  Over there you have both the big bombers and the little ones.  We didn’t mind the big ones because  they supposedly kept the little ones under control.  And if they get on your nerves,  you can at least hear them and go dispatch them with a fly swatter. The little one, forget it.  All you can do is try to keep the from getting established. The house I  lived in the longest had a four-foot crawlspace which helped a lot. We always had a gecko or two but I never  ONCE saw a gecko eating a roach. In fact, I  never saw a gecko eat anything. I think they just exist, like an air plant. Anyway,  I will be back to wonderful Raliberto’s.   Very soon.

Just in:  Our Fake President just told the Speaker of the House that he “knows nothing” about the 14th Amendment. I guess ignorance really is bliss.  Read about it HERE.

Happy Hallowe’en, everyone!