HARBOR GROUP MEETS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

From the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group:

Aquafarming for Humboldt Bay?

Eureka, CA–“Aquafarming for Humboldt Bay” will be the topic at the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group monthly luncheon on Wednesday, July 31.
 
In February, Nordic Aquafarms Inc., through its subsidiary California Marine Investments, announced plans to build a land-based fish farm in Humboldt County to serve West Coast markets. Lynette Mullen, Nordic Aquafarm’s local Community Liaison, will be presenting an overview of the project planned for the Samoa Peninsula.
 
Nordic Aquafarms is one of the premier investors and developers in land-based aquaculture internationally, with production facilities in Norway and Denmark, and two projects under development in Maine and Humboldt County. The company is a trailblazer in the land-based fish farming industry and is supported by strong and well-established financial investors. Nordic is developing sustainable fish farming practices to deliver super fresh high-quality seafood to regional markets. The founders are committed to a low environmental impact and sustainability in every facet of the business, from setting new standards for discharge, to energy efficiency and solar power, to refusing to use GMO fish and feed.  More information about the proposed project can be found at
www.nordichumboldt.com.
 
The Harbor Working Group’s luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month. Their programs focus on the development of the Port of Humboldt Bay as an international seaport. Last year, the presentations were directed to envisioning the Harbor as an international seaport. This year, the programs are dedicated to learning what can be done—and what is being done—to make it happen.
 
The luncheon is a “no host” event. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.
 
Roast Beef 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, July 21, 2019

Well, you KNEW he was a racist, didn’t you? The proof is HERE.

And he’s ‘s back ed up by the trusty Kelianne who’s demanding to know the ethnicity of a reporter. It’s spreading like a cancer. Read about it HERE.

How the other half lives Dept from POLITICO: “OVERHEARD — Stylists at Aveda 14 hair salon on 14th Street NW complaining Tuesday afternoon about having to shut down the salon Thursday morning for a couple of hours so that IVANKA TRUMP can come in to get her hair colored.”

FROM POLITICO- Monday’s tweet of the Day; TWEET OF THE DAY: Rep Ted Lieu, responding to @POTUS’ tweet telling Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from: “Hey @realDonaldTrump: What makes America exceptional is we are a nation of immigrants. As an immigrant who served on active duty, I am appalled you are telling us to ‘go back.’ I’m not going back. America is our home. And I will still be in Congress after your racist ass leaves.” I knew I liked that Ted! AND if you thought POTUS might back down a bit, no, that’s not in his playbook. He steps in it further right HERE.

And if you’re among the many of us who have slave-owning ancestors, join the crowd. Beto O’Roarke is the latest to have his Ancestry account scrutinized. My great-great-great grandfathers’s family apparently owned two slaves in South Carolina in 1840. His family was large – ten kids. I’m sure they were all dirt-poor. His farm was where Manning High School is now and that is all I know or care to know.

So much to be disgusted by, so little time. Keep your powder dry for 2020.

But here’s some good news- Megan Rapinoe, the heroine of the Women’s World Cup and soccer in general, is from REDDING. That’s almost local! She graduated from Foothill High and studied at the Univ of Portland. ‘Way to go , Megan!

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, July 14, 2019

Happy Summer! What kind of student was Our Fake President at Wharton? Can he even SPELL Wharton? Take a look HERE.

And, did you hear about this? This could have been a major catastrophe. Read about it HERE.

And David Ignatius sounds a note of caution to those of us who find hope in Trump’s latest screwups. Read him HERE. Or read about Trump’s White House summit for trolls for a glimpse of what the 2020 campaign is going to involve. Read it HERE.

HERE THEY ARE: The week in cartoons, right HERE.

Miscellany: Saw an Andrew Yang bumper sticker at the Murphy’s in Cutten. Didn’t have time to wait and see who it belonged to. Did you see the press conference with Trump, Barr and the senile Wilbur Ross, of Carl’s Jr fame.? Yes, they did look exactly like the Three Stooges, but older. If you’re having lunch in SF, at John’s Grill, the seat to ask for is Booth #21.

WHY DOES TRUMP SCREAM SO MUCH??? Because he loves the sound of his own voice, obviously, and by having his press availabilities in front of a helicopter or other sound generator, he can cheery pick the questions, pretending not to hear anything he doesn’t want to answer. And he gets to screech at the top of this lungs.

While everyone in Eureka seems to be excited about the advent of In-n-Out burger, which is no reason for celebration as far as I’m concerned, I pray constantly for word of a Chic-Fil-A coming to town, but NO, no way. So I recruited a friend who was driving up from SF to stop off on Mendocino Ave in Santa Rosa and bring me a care package. He brought six sandwiches and I discovered they freeze really well!! Life-changing!! The only thing is, when reheating them in the microwave, beware of the pickle , which gets really HOT in the process. Next time I’ll have him bring me twenty.

Happy Bastille Day, everyone. Can we vote to change Presidents with the French? Just asking.