SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, July 9 2018

Safeway extended the sale on short ribs through tomorrow and on Friday actually  knocked them down to $5 /lb.  I’ll be curious to see  their Tuesday ad.  I haven’t bought hamburger for months;  everything else is cheaper. HOW TO COOK SHORT RIBS: brown 2-3 lbs ribs on all sides, and place in baking dish with enough red wine and beef broth to cover halfway up. Add garlic and thyme as desired.  Bake at 300˚ for two and a half hours.  Can’t beat it for ease and deliciousness.

THE EVER-RECEDING RAILROAD-   I guess I’m the only human left alive who still mourns the destruction of any hope for passenger rail for the North Coast.  Once they get involved with railbanking,  it’s all over.  Nothing ever comes back. For a billion dollars (too bad we don’t have any rich people around here) we could replace the rail through the Eel River Canyon with environmentally sound construction and have a world-class tourist attraction that would also come in damn handy for those of us who live here.  The Harbor group is wasting time touting cruise ships and  an east-west train that has no cargo.  Wish I were rich.

TRUMP’S LOW NATURE-  has been pretty well exposed by now but  never on display as blatantly as in his remarks in Montana the other day when he attacked 93-year old George HW Bush-  who just lost his wife- by making fun of the call to public service that was part of his inaugural address.  Trump IS so ignorant he may not have understood  the “Thousand points of light” ( but why bring it up ?) One thing is sure- Donald Trump has never  been concerned for one instant with anything other than his own well-being.  How such a vacant human being ever got elected will be a conundrum for the ages. Oh,  I forgot.  He had help.

ROLLING STONE-  I couldn’t believe how heavy the mail was the other day.  Rolling Stone, which for the past few years has been about the size and  weight of a comic book  IS NOW HUGE and weighs a couple of pounds. They did have a killer trash job on Johnny Depp, but my God, bigger is not always better.  One mag I am discontinuing is Condé Nast Traveler.  It used to be more useful but now it only features luxury resorts and lots of fashion layouts.

RALIBERTO’S IS NOW TAKING CREDIT CARDS!!!!   Stand still my heart!  Cheap, delicious AND you can charge it! Love that place.

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SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS June 25 2018

TRUMP THE TERRORIST  Submitted  by me to the Times-Standard June 19 2018

“Donald Trump,  a lifelong white racist, has joined with racists Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller in inflicting terror on young children by using them as pawns to get his despicable WALL built. As a white racist, he is threatened by Latino culture, especially the strong family ties.  His attack on Latino  families is consistent  with his unconscionable neglect of Puerto Rico during the recent hurricane. We have experienced 500+ days of Trump’s racism.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough.”

-WHAT DOES EUREKA NEED?  We need a good Korean restaurant.  That one in Arcata a while ago was not good.  We need good Greek/Mediterranean food. The quality at the Kebab Cafe  has fallen off lately. Too much gristle in the Gyros meat.  We need a REAL deli, not the HEALTHY stuff ENF pushes.  An honest-to God JEWISH deli with grease and garlic. And I don’t think I am alone in missing KFC. Am I?   What else do we need? Other than a railroad.

BIZ TV-  “THE DEED”  is a better -than average business show on CNBC, featuring an investor in New Orleans who finances house flips.  Good show, and who doesn’t love NOLA?

TRUMP LYING EVEN MORE-  what a record this guy is piling up. Read the WAPO account HERE.

RICHARD PAINTER FOR SENATE!!!!!!     I am one degree separated from Richard Painter who has been a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN, railing against Trump’s violations of the Emoluments Clause.  He’s a law professor at Minnesota, and a friend of my cousin’s, and he’s running for Al Franken’s old seat. Support him!  Or at least watch THIS.