HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY! Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

We could all use a recap of Trumpworld. There’s a good one HERE.

HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING “LIFE BELOW ZERO”? It’s about people living in Alaska, seemingly voluntarily, and the tribulations they through just to get food, and shelter. We’re talking about WAY below zero. When I was a kid I went through the whole fifth grade thinking I wanted to be an Arctic explorer. Now I’ll settle for “Life Below Zero”. It’s on the National Geographic channel (Ch 61 on Suddenlink) and there are several spiinoffs already. When you feel sorry for yourself living in Humboldt, this will cure you


HAVE YOU TRIED DOORDASH? Or am I the last person on the planet to try it ? Actually it took me three weeks to sign up for it – many false starts- then suddenly a link appears in my inbox and I was all set. It’s horribly expensive- delivery charges are about $11- but my strategy from here on out will be to order as much as possible so I can get a two or three meals for the delivery price. Their computer system is flawless once you get the hang of it.

I am in the final stages of refi’ing my house, which I was putting off, and I have to say it couldn’t have gone more smoothly. I worked with Matthew Owen of Tri-County, where I had the original mortgage. Totally satisfied.

ANOTHER RESCUE BY CORNERSTONE- I was without a computer for several days ALL MY FAULT- and wonderful Derek and Cory fixed it. They are the best!

I can’t get used to the idea that the COVID is gone EXCEPT IT’S NOT. I’ll be wearing a mask for some time.

SHORT RIBS and RANDOM THOUGHTS, April 19, 2020 almost summer edition

There must be 10,000 Erik or Eric Nelsons in Minneapolis but the lawyer defending Derek Chauvin is the one we will all remember. He’s a helluva lawyer. Did anyone hear, of all people, PAT ROBERTSON opining that the way to get good cops is to pay them well. I’ve been saying that for years! The starting salary for EPD patrol should be $100K, period.

And didja hear about Mike “The Mooch” Pompeo, who never saw a Federal employee he didn’t want to press into personal service. The DOJ has apparently caught up with him and will be billing him for all those dogwalks and droppings -off of dry cleaning. He’s scum and deserves it.

But my favorite story this morning, about one of the founders of the so-called “Oathkeepers” taking a plea and agreeing to testify against his brethern about the insurrection. Hope they broadcast THAT.


Easter’s over and summer’s on the way. Why don’t I feel cheerier? Here’s something that may look familiar, right HERE.

Are you excited about the $20 tix to Burbank? I guess I would be if I wanted to go to Burbank. I hope to never fly again, actually

I was sorry to see the Amazon results. I think Bezos could part with a billion or two for the workers. Maybe next time.

REALLY nice day. See you soon.


Is it “Cancel culture” or something more interesting? I’m talking about the unholy blood lust to can our current Gov while he’s still figuring out which drawer he put his pens in. Weren’t any of you around for our LAST recall? The one where we dumped Gray Davis and anded up with Arnie?? Arnie was pretty much our worst governor ever. Poor baby couldn’t stand to spend the night in Sac so he flew home to LA every night.. Gavin Newsom ought to have more sense than with to eat at the French Laundry with everyone gunning for him, but he’s been a surprisingly sensible Governor. I’ll vote for him.

FISH FARMING- Our little experiment with the goldfish has not been without casualties. The black one died right away . We are now going for four, not five fish and things are looking good. The Black Moor is very shy but seems healthy..

MANZANILLA- we must have been the last people in town to check out this place. Every time we wanted to go they were closed. Now they have settled on a breakfast and lunch menu and we were delighted with the takeout we go on Friday. I got a chicken-bacon-pesto san and he got a Cubano which was embellished with what tasted like homemade dill pickles. The fries and the onion rings disappeared quickly and altogether we would try them again.


QUOTE OF THE DAY (from POLITICO): “It’s not about policing speech. I served on active duty so you can say whatever you want under the First Amendment. You can say racist, stupid stuff if you want, but I’m asking you to please stop using racist terms like kung flu, or Wuhan virus or other ethnic identifiers in describing this virus. I am not a virus. And when you say things like that, it hurts the Asian American community.” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) excoriates Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) at a hearing on anti-Asian bigotry.

I used to think that Ron Johnson was the most useless POS in Congress but it turns out he’s got competition like the aforementioned Chip Roy, I also note that, statistically, male Trump voters are the most likely NOT to get vaccinated. That’s great! That means they’ll die sooner!

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Trump’s Pardon list, Read it right HERE.

That’s all, folks. Short edition today.