Good goin’ Don! Trash our allies and kiss up to Putin. Read about it HERE.
From the SF Chronicle, an account of how the Trumpies are laying siege to THE LAST UNSPOILED SECTION OF ROUTE 66. And a few other treasures. Any of you who have kids and haven’t taken them on their Route 66 road trip, hurry up. Who knows what they’ll try next?
The story is HERE.
R.I.P. the Sac Red Lion- State workers and others will wince (or rejoice) at the news that the Old Sacramento Red Lion Inn at the Arden Fair mall is being turned into a three-story storage facility. Apparently the place really fell apart after the State moved its nearby offices down to the Capitol Mall area. It was, at one time, a great place to stay but la plus ça change etc.
WOULD YOU HIRE an attorney who tried to bring a loaded gun into a courtroom? Andrew Stunich, whose offices are across from Coast Central on Harrison Avenue, tried to do just that the other day. Apparently his excuse was that he “forgot” he had it. Jeez, what else does he forget? He’s apparently a business attorney who does a lot of insurance work. And has some ‘splaining to do to the court.
We finally tried Shamus T Bones the other day. I was convinced from the bad reviews that it wouldn’t be great but I wanted to check out the view. The view turned out to be mostly parking lot but at least you could see the sky and across the Bay, and the refinery is mostly obscured by the other buildings. The building is pretty cool, but the decor includes a lot of mounted deer heads. It was pretty empty at 2pm. Service was quick and cheerful. My friend had a pulled pork sandwich and, for her side, she chose the daily soup which was described as “brisket soup”. Unfortunately, her soup contained a LONG hair, which was a real turn off. I had the brisket plate ($12.99) which was great, lots of brisket, in fact enough to make a whole ‘nother sandwich with the leftovers that night. I used Southside Mike’s BBQ sauce on the sandwich and it was better than the house sauce at ST Bones, which is just okay. I had chili for the side and it was very good. If I go back I’d try their chili burger, except they don’t make one, or more brisket. I’m kind of over the pulled pork thing, unless I’m in South Carolina. Their lunch menu cannot be accessed on line, which is weird.
CYBER BULLYING IN HUMBOLDT- We had a Nazi (“Johannes”) pop up on our little blog last week and when I made a very innocuous comment on LOCO to the effect that A Taste Of Bim is a good place to eat, somebody posting as “Eureka” started suggesting that I should kill myself. Well, I might very well do that, but not at the behest of a troll. I left word at the LOCO office about what was happening and they removed the garbage instantly. Thanks, LOCO!
HURRICANE HARVEY- Corpus Christie is my birthplace (I was born in the Navy Hospital there- the doctor’s name was “R Nixon” which always made me wonder…) but we hightailed it out of there as soon as I could fly on a plane. You had to be 30 days old then. We left and I have spent very little time in Texas since, but you have to be sorry for the folks going through this nightmare. Let’s hope no one else is killed. Disclosure: I have a brother in Sugar Land.
OUR FAKE PRESIDENT has outdone himself again. How low can he go? Pardoning the convicted ex-Sheriff Joe is an outrage and a specific insult to Latinos. He obviously thinks he can hang on by playing to his 30%. Every time he shows up on TV he resembles Mussolini more closely. I can hardly wait to hear what Mike Flynn is going to share.
A LOT OF GRUMBLING and objections to TWO projects that the City of Eureka hasn’t thought out very well. The idea of housing the Chamber of Commerce visitors’ services in the lobby of the Clarke Museum would read like a bad joke except that they ‘re serious! THERE IS NO PARKING!! And the boneheaded idea of turning one of the ballparks across from the Zoo into a City corporation yard makes no sense at all. This is a residential neighborhood, no place for truck traffic. Let your Council members know what you think at or before the Sept 5 Council meeting.
is HERE. Please watch.
Trump loves to muddy the moral waters. Has he outlived his welcome?
Commentary Magazine Editor John Podhoretz tweeted: “There were not ‘very fine people on both sides’ in Charlottesville. No one on the Nazi side was fine. Every one of them is a monster.”
After a firestorm of criticism our Fake President finally said something negative about the Nazis. Sheesh! Why wasn’t it immediate?
Read about it HERE.
As the date for the Brius patient-abuse trial draws near, slowly, ever so slowly, the right to sue a nursing home is in jeopardy. Read about it HERE.
Our Fake President can’t bring himself to condemn the racists in Charlottesville but can’t stop running his mouth re: North Korea. He needs to SHUT UP. Meanwhile, for the grown ups……
HIGH-SPEED RAIL- ain’t it comforting to know that they now have HSR in Inner Mongolia while California is still arguing over the Central Valley routes? They’ll have it in Fiji before Trump delivers on his great “infrastructure” initiative.
RESTAURANT ROULETTE- Everyone’s abuzz this morning over the news that the China Buffet is closed for a few days due to sanitary deficiencies. Haven’t been there in a while although in the past I counted on them for dependable takeout, and even used them to cater parties. I hope they’re back online soon. The also-closed Gonsea, on the other hand, was a mediocre place I didn’t miss. The good news is that the Gonsea has been purchased by the owner of A& J Ichiban and will reopen under the name “OISHII”, which is Japanese for “delicious”. Sounds good.
MORE RESTAURANT STUFF- I posted this on Yelp yesterday re: ESMERALDA’S
“We went yesterday (a Friday) to check out the $1 tacos. I’d only eaten there once before. Service was prompt and cheery. The deal is you have to order TEN tacos to get the $1 price but you can take them home if you don’t finish them. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of taking home leftover tacos with all the mess that that would entail so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the tacos were tiny! Even smaller than the normal “street taco”. There were several choices. We both had chicken and carnitas . The carnitas was great- good char! And the chicken was good but not the standout that the carnitas tacos were. I had NO PROBLEM finishing off five tacos . Our bill was $13 because I ordered a Mexican Coke. The Taco special runs from 130 to 4pm and again in the evening, I THINK from 8 to 9 but you’d better call. We will definitely be back!”
The heart of the GOP world.
Read the WAPO’S account HERE.
From POLITICO, here’s how the Trump appointees are governing YOUR airwaves. Read it HERE
BTW, I’ve seen a couple of graphics of the Sinclair empire and NONE if them show our little enclave on the North Coast. If you come across one, send it over.