OUR FAKE PRESIDENT has become OUR THUG PRESIDENT. Are we to witness the spectacle of OTP pardoning Manafort or other villains to come? What I want to know is who’s going to play Cohen in the movie? No more Bradley Cooper, please.

The venerable Rumiano Cheese Company in Crescent City has announced its new products based on ghee, a substance that I had thought was only used in Indian cooking. I note the word Indian is absent from their press release, so they are apparently planning to make inroads into a new market. Good for them! Read all about it HERE.

Cafe Milano, Washington DC.  Every time I turn around, Jared and Ivanka are eating at this place.  Check out the menu HERE.

On the other hand, Rep Eric Swalwell likes the sushi at O-Ku, menu HERE.

For an interesting take on why Pelosi isn’t backing impeachment, inquire HERE.

And another thing- With the explosion of MeToo and other victim/vengeance movements (all totally justified) there arises the awkward question of justice for crimes committed far in the past. Some sites and playlists are removing Michael Jackson’s music even though he was a cultural and musical giant. I can’t get with that. You can’t pretend he didn’t exist. He actually WAS a pioneer of music. Just don’t DO what he did. As for R Kelly, I only know ONE song associated with him, the beautiful “I Believe I Can Fly”, which is a fixture of high school graduations and should stay that way. BTW I do not give any credence to the rumor that he is the long-lost love child of former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Although there IS a strong resemblance.

The “Trumpies” continued. Nominations are still coming in for the Trumpie awards. The latest: for worst name, David Pecker. Also, for best name, David Pecker. He’s a double threat. And when they bring out the board game, Chris Christie’s gamepiece could be a marble. I know that’s mean.

LOCAL ELECTIONS: It was only a matter of time before the labor strife at St Joseph’s bubbled over into political action. I’ll probably end up writing a check to Allen McCloskey if his only opponent is Rex Bohn, who is a nice guy but who would be violating my sacred rule for elected officials- TWO TERMS AND OUT. It’s not supposed to be a lifetime job!!!

Finally, here’s some perspective on the college-admission scandal from SALON. The Trumps and the Kushners have been playing this game for years. Read about it HERE.


HERE, to take your mind off the rain, is a great galley of recent cartoons, courtesy of the Washington Post. See them HERE.

And, if you missed the disgusting spectacle of Trump literally hugging the Flag while his minions chanted “Lock Her Up”,  you can start catching up HERE. 

I’M PISSED OFF about a number of things.  I’m pissed off that my fellow Humboldters are  so dense they’re  lettng the McKinley Statue be schlepped off to Ohio.  I’m pissed off that the NCRA is being dismantled, and with it any chance of restoring the only railroad that makes any sense, the Eel River Valley route. And I’m pissed off that the rest of Trump’s term will be as grotesque as the first part. Did you see Michael Cohen’s testimony? The part where he said, I used to cover up for him just like you’re doing now?  He reminded me of that famous clip where Ozzie Osbourne is telling one of his kids-  Jack, I presume- “Don’t be like me! Don’t do drugs!  Look at what they did to me!”.  A lot of people are going to be ashamed of their conduct during these times. I’m glad I live in Humboldt where I don’t  run into them

THE REST OF THE HERD- I’ve lost track of all the Democrats running for President. There’s Bloomberg- not sure what he brings. He’s as old as Bernie and lacks a winning personality. Mr Castro from Texas is interesting. Pete the gay mayor of South Bend whose last name I can’t spell or pronounce is in, as is Kamala, who’s had an excellent start. Warren has made too many missteps; the Native American thing was a mistake. Howard Schultz is a joke. Tulsi Gabbard is a joke. And on and on…..

EUREKA GROCERY DELIVERY- continues to provide excellent service. I had a $250 order from WINCO the other day and NO mistakes. Christo is accepting new customers! Give them a call at 672-3812 or check their website right HERE.

While we’re talking Eureka businesses, let me give an overdue shoutout to Babe’s Pizza. I was heartbroken when Big Louie’s closed but I have since become reconciled and I have to say that the service AND food available from Babe’s cant be beat. I ordered some pizzas to be delivered to the new Democratic HQ and they showed up right on time, just as they do every time. Check out this local business right HERE.

I heard somewhere that Walmart is discontinuing its practice of hiring people with disabilities as greeters. Were they doing this locally? I’ve never been in this Walmart. Don’t plan to go. If they lay off their greeters don’t shop there any more. You can get along without Walmart.

Stay dry!