SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, MARCH 25, 2019

Remember Restoration Hardware? Used to be on Second Street? They’ve come a long way. Check out their new place in Yountville right HERE.

I don’r react to things quickly, but the cravenness of the whole Barr episode is stunning and just the kind of con job that would have been worthy of Don the Con were he sophisticated enough to understand his legal situation. If firing Comey was’t obstructionI, I don’t know what is. Barr trashed the Special Prosecutor before he was even named, and should have been recused. This is no vindication but the Screecher in Chief thinks it is. Welcome to the ext two years.

And, remember civility in government? Used to be a thing? A tribute to Jimmy Carter is right HERE.

And remember SANITY in government? Mike Pompeo thinks Trump was sent by God. Read about it HERE.

MENU ENVY: And as to Bob Mueller’s favorite restaurant, you knew we wouldn’t let you down. Didn’t you? The folks on MSNBC wanted to keep this a secret, but we knew better. He celebrated Friday night right HERE.

AND as soon as his small party vacated their seats, Nicole Wallace, former Bush staffer and MSNBC anchor, claimed his booth. Mueller likes the salmon salad, apparently.

The next few months are fraught with peril for those who, like me, spell by instinct. I don’t know if I will ever get DEUTSCHE BANK right or MUELLER or NEWSOME.

Finally, Mueller is done and the controversy is just beginning. The Washington Post summary is HERE. Don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted.

HARBOR GROUP MEETS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

From the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group:

“What’s Happening with our Entrance to Humboldt Bay?”

Eureka, CA–The guest speaker for this month’s Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group luncheon will be Leroy Zerlang, Port Manager at Brusco Tug & Barge.  Most people around here know Leroy as the Captain of the Madaket. Leroy will talk about the conditions of the entrance to our Bay and Harbor…what problems we’ve experienced recently with keeping the entrance open, and what the future for the entrance looks like.

I encourage you to attend the luncheon. It is important for our community to stay informed about our Harbor and understand the Harbor District’s role and plans for developing the Port of Humboldt Bay as an international seaport.

The luncheon is scheduled to be held at the Samoa Cookhouse for Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  The luncheon is a “no host” event. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.

House Choice will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  Please RSVP at 707-441-1974 or charles.bean@yahoo.com.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, March 21, 2019

I ask again, WHAT IS WRONG WITH TRUMP that he has to continue beating on a man who’s been DEAD for seven months??? He is not fit to lead a Scout troop, much less our country. He becomes more disgusting every day. And, yes, he’s probably crazy. As  I type this, he’s screeching that McCain turned his copy of the Steele dossier over to the FBI in order to hurt HIM.  He can’t get anything right,  but God is he aggrieved!  Is anyone  else getting sick of this? 

MENU WATCH: The New Yorker says that Bill Hader and writer Alec Berg eat at Toscana in Brentwood. Check the menu HERE. Sixty bucks for a veal chop but hey, it’s pounded. The restaurant is at San Vicente and Darlington, streets you’ll recall from OJ times.

I can’t get real excited about Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty although if it were on the ballot, I’d vote for it. I actually read through the entire list of death-row inmates (the Sac Bee carried it) and of course you can’t read through a list like that without ending up sad and angry. Beside the two who were mentioned in the Times-Standard, don’t forget Cary Stayner, who murdered two Eurekans, the “Yosemite Tourists”. Further from home, who could forget Scott Petersen, killer of his wife Lacy. The little capsule descriptions of the crimes sometimes included the specific locale of the murder. Taco Bell shows up three times.

OUR UNEDUCATED PRESIDENT- If I have to listen to that jackass say one more time that he “feels badly” about Manafort or whoever, I will throw up. A normal person feels BAD when something happens to a friend, NOT “badly”. An uneducated fool who is trying to put on airs says “badly’.

THE HERD: Much as I like Joe Biden, I think there is too much competition for him to stand out. Maybe with a killer running mate? And Bernie has won my heart anew for using a unionized staff. Young Pete B. from South Bend (I think he pronounces it BOOTachick, can’t spell it to save my life) is a very impressive guy although he’s awfully young. Among the women I like Kamala, maybe Klobuchar. Warren has made too many mistakes. I’m unconvinced that Beto is more than a flash in the pan. What about a Biden-Abrams ticket, as in Stacy?

LOS BAGELS is having its annual sale, $6 a dozen. They’re not the kind of bagel I like (puffy, chewy) but when they’re fresh you don’t mind that, and they are good corporate citizens. Sale runs till the end of the month.

CORNERSTONE COMPUTERS – is who keeps this blog functioning. I called them again yesterday to get me out of SSL hell. I definitely appreciate them and felt I should mention them. Always fair, always competent, in friendly Henderson Center.