SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS October 1 2018

TRUMP’S UGLY JACKET-  If Trump keeps wearing that ugly flight jacket that he has apparently adopted as his disaster garb, his approval rating will go down to 15% by the midterm. Just watch.

MELANIA-  While we’re talking appearances, Melania is being dispatched to Africa.  She will apparently not say anything insensitive, since her English is still so poor it’s barely understandable.  I’m sure she’ll  look great.

AVENATTI-  What do you think about Michael Avenatti as President?  He couldn’t be any worse than what we have now. I think it’s about time we had an Italian.  My generation expected the first would be Mario Cuomo.

REAL ESTATE- an 804 square foot flat was sold in San Francisco for $5.3M.  Meanwhile a house of about the same square footage  is selling in Cutten for $176K.

PASSAGES-  Very sorry to hear of the passing of Marty Balin.   They’re dropping like flies.

TRUMP’S BROMANCE -as reported  by Daniel Dale in SALON-  “Trump on Kim Jong Un;  I was really being tough and so was he.  And we would go back and forth.. And then we fell in love. No really.  He wrote me beautiful letters.  They were great letters  And then we fell in love.”   THIS  IDIOT IS YOUR PRESIDENT.  And we are the laughing stock of the world.

HUMBOLDT SOUP COMPANY-  I am absolutely crazy about their Chicken Coconut Curry but I’m too spoiled to drive over there unless I know they have it.  They post their offerings on Facebook, but not consistently, and not early enough for office workers to  plan their lunch.   I called over Thursday to see if they had the curry,  was told they did, and  rushed over just as they were changing the sign  because  they sold out. I settled for the Chicken Verde,  which was good but their system relies on customers NOT having strong preferences.  I’ve emailed her and nagged her and I truly believe that if she would  post her soups DAILY  before 11am, she would double her business.  Am I wrong?  I realize she’s apparently opening a new place, in the site of the late motorcycle cafe whose name I can’t recall.  We wish her well.

WHY DON’T WOMEN COME FORWARD?  When molested, harassed or raped?  IMHO a lot of it has to do with how girls are raised, to not make waves.  And a lot if it has to do with individual personality.  I was raised by a grandmother who was sort of an Amazon (raised six kids while running a grocery store).  She taught us to stand up for ourselves.  A guy tried to rape me many years ago. I couldn’t WAIT to tell the police. The wonderful LAPD caught  the perp in just a few hours and he was returned to prison (he was a parolee).  My experience was terrifying but NOTHING like how a real rape would have been.  I understand why women don’t want to report  it but wish they all could.  Unless you’ve walked in their shoes ,  you probably can’ t understand the pain.

KAVANAUGH”S MELTDOWN-  was horrible to behold. As Bill Maher commented,  he’s been taking Whiny Little Bitch lessons from Trump. This man doesn’t  belong on a traffic court much less on the highest court of the land for the rest of his life.

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SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Sept 24 2018

-Did you vote for Sean Hannity?  He wasn’t on the ballot, was he?  Yet,  several reliable sources have reported that because Our Fake President has fired or alienated so many sources of wisdom he is getting NO INPUT into his governance except from FOX TV pundits.  When you elect a President whose only successful occupation was as a TV host,  that’s what you get.  You get Hannity, Jeanne Pirro and Lou Dobbs.

KAVANAUGH- the saga drags on.  There are  a dozen reasons for not confirming this child of privilege, the fact that he’s a harasser is just one more. The entire value of his nomination is that it thrusts into the limelight the piggish actions of Grassley and the rest of the GOP establishment.  Hurry, midterms. Hopefully,  we will see women voters out in force.

PUMPKINS- for some reason, I’m really ready for Hallowe’en this year.  I’ve already got a big pile of candy on the DR table.  I always put two or three pumpkins by the  front gate. I let them sit there till they’re rotten, then I can scrape them into a garage bag. One year I woke up the morning after Hallowe’en to find someone had heaved them all into the middle of the street and I had to clean them up.  I know who did it, too.  I can’t recall his name but he lived in one of the cottages across the street and I think he was a dealer of some kind.  He came to a bad end.  So don’t mess with the pumpkins.

LOCAL ELECTIONS- I never think that elections are REAL until my sample ballot shows up.  I called the elections office and they said that they’d be mailed this week.  I don’t get to vote  for much this time, but that doesn’t stop me from having opinions.   FWIW, I’d vote for Natalie and Kim,  also for Richard Marks again for Harbor Commission. I am amazed that Marian Brady is running against him.  Her credibility will go poof once word gets around that she is backing the looney East-West railroad scheme.  Marian is a good woman, it’s a shame.  She obviously wants to hold another office.  I would vote for Susan Seaman for Mayor.  I have worked with her  briefly and I know her to be pleasant and  competent.  In Ward One I would vote for Hailey Lamb. She’s young but at least she’s a Democrat.  Caroline Brooks is unknown to me but her husband, John Chaffin,  is a very nice guy.  Anthony Mantova is a right-winger product of Hillsdale College. I can’t see him gaining any traction locally. IF anyone want’s to revisit John Fullerton’s behavior from last election, Google my post from December 2014.   He has about as much chance of getting elected as I do, and I’m not running.

 

 

HARBOR GROUP MEETS WEDNESDAY SEPT 26 TO HEAR DISTRICT CANDIDATES

“Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation District, 4 Division Candidates”

EUREKA—The guest speakers for this month’s Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group luncheon will be Candidates for the 4th Division Representation on the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation District (HBHR&CD).

Each Candidate for the 4th Division (4-year term) of the HBHR&CD were asked: “Your reason for running to serve on the Harbor Commission?”

Candidate Marian Brady:  I have several reasons for becoming a candidate for Harbor Commissioner: The conviction that the Harbor Commission has been making many poor financial decisions, has not cooperated with other agencies for the betterment of our port and harbor, has not taken care of their duty to dredge Woodley Island, Fields Landing or King Salmon while collecting money from their dock tenants to do so; the lack of transparency with finances and arrogance of some of the commissioners when dealing with the public by ignoring their concerns and those of the fishermen are also reasons, and there are many more.

Candidate Richards Marks: For the last nine years I have had the honor to serve the 4th Division as Commissioner on the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District. During this time, shipping is dramatically up, there are more jobs, the bay is cleaner and is more productive, and the financial health of the district has improved greatly. I believe Humboldt Bay is at the heart of our community. Its vitality is our vitality. I am committed to continue to work hard to keep Humboldt Bay working toward the future.

The plan is for the candidates to introduce themselves and share their goals, and then answer 3 or 4 questions (time allowed).

The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26th. The luncheons are at the Samoa Cookhouse and are a “no host” event. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.

Meatloaf will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:  Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com