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.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, July 7, 2019

A moment of silence, please. MAD Magazine will publish its last original issue in August.  When I was 12,  it was the only mag i read. Read about it HERE.

And if you’re thinking you’ve been caught in a time warp, no, that’s just Our Fake President continuing to obsess about his predecessor. Deep -seated feelings of inadequacy?? Read about it HERE.

And here’s a pretty good summary of OFP’s chances next year. But how many more scandals will surface before then? Read it HERE.

I’m getting frustrated with all the attacks Joe Biden has had to sustain re: remarks years ago which weren’t that horrible, while OFP violates human decency every day.

I was very sad to hear of the death of Bob, the owner of Humboldt Lock & Safe. He came to my house a couple of years ago when I somehow managed to lock my car with the seat belt jammed into the lock. The man worked for an hour and a half to free it. I will never forget how kind he was.

Those of you who use Next Door, have you seen the announcements in the business press that ND is about to take on Zillow in the RE listing space? They have had a long and expensive rollout. So now we’ll see if their revenue model is realistic. Stay tuned!

Short edition today, busy dog shopping. Have a nice lazy summer day!