HARBOR GROUP TO MEET WEDNESDAY, JAN 29

From the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group: 

Port of Humboldt Bay, yes…but what about the rest of the Bay?

Eureka–The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group’s monthly luncheon will host Bob Gearheart, emeritus professor of environmental engineering at Humboldt State University Wednesday, January 29.  Dr. Gearheart is involved with Arcata’s Marsh that serves as a sewage treatment plant, a recreation area, and a wildlife sanctuary and aquaculture project.

The Working Group’s monthly lunch program has been focused on the development of the Port of Humboldt Bay as an international seaport. During 2018, the presentations were directed to envisioning the Harbor as an international seaport. Last year in 2019, the presentations were dedicated to learning what can be done to make it happen.  This year the presentations will be dedicated to advance making it happen…except for this month’s presentation that will be about the part of the Bay outside the Harbor’s immediate Port area.

During the past 120 years Humboldt Bay’s shoreline has been developed for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential uses significantly decreasing the size of the Bay.  It is believed that before development began the Bay covered 27,000 acres.  Reclamation projects reduced the Bay to 17,000 acres.

Dr. Gearheart will be presenting current thoughts as to what the issues are—the challenges and opportunities—related to the “other part” of the Bay.

Meatloaf will be on the menu for this month’s luncheon. The Group’s luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month.  The luncheon is a “no host” event at $16, and soup and salad is available for $12.  Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Jan 19 2020

BEST LINE OF THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE — Warren: “Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost ten elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women. Amy and me.”

– PELOSI RIPS FACEBOOK: “The Facebook business model is strictly to make money. They don’t care about the impact on children. They don’t care about truth. … All they want are their tax cuts and no antitrust action against them. And they schmooze this administration in that regard. … I think that what they have said very blatantly, very clearly that they intend to be accomplices for misleading the American people, with money from God knows where.”

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE give John Kasich a talk show? He obviously wants it and probably deserves it;. While we’re at it, take care of the MOOCH, (Anthony Scaramucci) too! He’s a flake, but always has something interesting to say.

While we’re at it, did you all see Tom Steyer manipulate himself between Bernie and Liz when they were snarling at each other during the debate? He’s apparently a master babysitter, which is what these debates require. A peacemaker! Tom Steyer for Secretary of State!

I will SERIOUSLY miss The Vienna Bistro, formerly the Stuf’d Potato. They were one of the two or three best restaurants in town and we’ve lost too many of them. Happy retirement, Helga, and thanks for the memories.

MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH FAKE NEWS- or I should say, unmistakably fake news. SA couple of days ago a friend showed me his phone which was carrying a Yahoo News story about the Iranians posting a huge reward for Trump’s head. I didn’t think it sounded real so I started Googling and sure enough it was quickly taken down. BE VIGILANT! We are headed into the dirtiest election in history. 288 days to go!

I ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR TRUMP. He doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to understand the charges against him so he is reduced to bleating repeatedly about his “perfect” phone call and the “hoax” of which he is a victim. Does he even know that a “hoax” is something that isn’t true? That the 24 indictments left over from Mueller time are REAL and he may soon be sharing a cell block with his fixer, Michael Cohen? He is like an animal locked up in the dark with only sycophants and second-raters in his side. (Check out his legal team- with the exception of Alan Dershowitz there’s not a first -rate mind among them, and Dersh has already excused himself from the heavy lifting. BTW, Michael Wolff ‘s book, Seige, describes Trump summoning AD to the White House, where he inquired if AD would represent him. AD informed Trump that his fee was $1M up front, whereupon he never heard back again. Like all bums, Trump never plays with his own money. ) This man has wreaked so much havoc upon the government that the employees of the National Archives blurred out the anti-Trump signs from photos of the first Me Too march. We are losing our reality and our history because of this big baby. Thanks to Trump and his forsaken buddy Lev Parnas, the people really have to ask, who has more credibility, the President of the United States or a two-bit Russian gangster.? I predict Rudy Giuliani will end up with a prison sentence. Deservedly.

ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Jan 12, 2020

Sen Ted Cruz, although he is obviously a vampire, has been observed eating and drinking in the DC area. He supped Monday night at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse that charges about $60 per head.  That’s not bad for DC. The menu is HERE.

A tweet from Jerry Brown: “5 years ago today, California broke ground on the only high-speed rail in North America. 119 miles of rail have been built. China has 18,000. Long way to go, America — let’s keep moving! #IWillRide”

John Bolton is a pretty good lawyer, at least compared with the doofuses staffing the White House these days. Wouldn’t YOU love to hear his version of events? I sure would.

From POLITICO: — “Facebook sticking with policies on politicians’ lies and voter targeting,” by Alexandra Levine and Zach Montellaro: “Facebook is standing by its policies that allow politicians to lie to voters, while targeting their ads at narrow subsets of the public — decisions with vast implications for the more than $1 billion in online campaign messaging expected in this year’s elections. ” Read the whole thing HERE.

AND EVERYONE GET OFF FACEBOOK! NOW!

AT THE ZOO: one of the benes of a Zoo membership is the nifty Annual Report you get with gorgeous photos of the residents. Did you now that the Zoo had over 92,000 visitors, only half of whom were from Humboldt County? Did you know that the Zoo’s Learning Lab has been named in honor of Jeff and Sharon Lamoree ?? Well-deserved. Everyone should support the Zoo, one of our finest local attractions! Worth it just for the otters!

Now that Our Fake President is stammering through HIS FOURTH VERSION of the assassination story, his incompetence and that of his staff are on full display. There are ten more months of incompetence to get through before we can breathe easy. No one rock any boats.