Jimmy Carter embodies all the virtues absent in Our Fake President. But you knew that. Read the WAPO’s summary HERE.
Carter/Trump- If we live to be a hundred will we ever see Donald Trump breaking a sweat to benefit another human being? Much less building houses in Winnipeg for Habitat, getting overheated , spending the night in the hospital and going back to work THE NEXT DAY? Carter was not one of our more effective Presidents, but he’s been our best ex-President ever. And as a human being, worth about 4,000 Trumps.
JOBCASE- Are you getting emails from something called Jobcase? be advised that no matter how many times you click on “unsubscribe”, you keep getting their damn emails. It must be really hard for the folks who actually subscribed to the service.
CLASS vs NO-CLASS- We wondered how long it would take our oafish President to embarrass us in France. Well, he didn’t even make it off the tarmac before remarking to the elegant Mme Macron that she was in “great shape”. Meanwhile, her husband, who is ten days younger than Don Trump Jr., is playing Trump Sr. like a cello. Good for him!
SPEAKING OF FRANCE- the Zoë venue in Henderson Center is being taken over by the folks who run Uniquely Yours Catering (and used to have the late lamented Hurricane Kate’s). They’re calling it Le Monde and Chef Alex Begovic is staffing now. Hope Le Monde lasts longer than Zoë did. Open in August.
DO YOU USE DELUXE CHECKS? From A Friend of The Blog, here’s a tale of woe.
“Exactly one month ago, realizing I was down to my last book of checks, I ordered online. But I wasn’t seeing any withdrawal from checking to pay for this nor tracking. So I asked CCCU to order one for me. I had to fight tooth and nail to get this. I mean like a dozen times she stated I had already ordered a book of checks. I explained repeatedly that I wanted backup. 100% of my income from SSA and Cal-PERS retirement monthly deposits goes into this checking account. Now I am down to four checks. It turns our two of my online orders were cancelled (neither Deluxe nor CCCU notified me) due to CCCU not verifying my address in a timely manner so Deluxe just cancelled both. The orders literally disappear from the online record of my orders. It is nearly impossible to get a human at Deluxe. After a long phone conversation with CCCU on the issue of CCCU dropping the ball, my second order for a book of checks was cancelled without notice to me. Now it looks like maybe the order I did in house on the phone with CCCU went through—maybe they do the address verification. My fourth order for a book of checks are now also coming by USPS. It looks like a painfully slow process, to say the least.”
I definitely feel for you. CCCU doesn’t screw up often but when they do it’s a doozy. I’m still recovering from that time they LOST a check order and I had to close my account.
REST IN PEACE, DAVE PERRY- I seem to be losing a lot of friends lately. Dave was my supervisor for ten years at the Dept of Rehab and helped many many people in this community, most of whom didn’t know him. It’s always a cliché to say, but he truly was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Happy Trails, Dave.