A good read, except it claims he really didn’t hit the teacher. I say he did, which explains his sudden transfer to military school . Read about it HERE.
The WAPO breaks down how things go wrong in the Trump White House re: Trump starting a war with a Democratic Congresswoman. HE calls her wacky, I call her tacky. He seems to enjoy picking on women of color.
Read about it HERE
The Big Lie and how to use it. Half of our citizens think the media makes things up. Bad for democracy, no doubt.
Here’s a good summary from SALON. Read it HERE
Short ribs at Safeway are $6.99 through Tuesday. That’s on SALE. Sheesh.
“Me, Al Franken”. I am sad to hear that Al Franken has removed himself from the 2020 -presidential race. I was looking forward to a Trump/Franken battle-of-the-network-stars. Franken, of course, would give the Twitler a real debate, not just a string of insults.
This is the best time of year to ride along the Old Arcata Road. It’s one of the most spectacular drives in America and in a few weeks it will be unsafe because of the black ice, so enjoy NOW!
The Pathetic Ballot- I’ve already mailed back that pathetic ballot for CR trustee. Tracy Coppini couldn’t be bothered to fill out the voter profile to be included with the ballot. His opponent got my vote for that reason but also because I can’t figure out how anybody who has admittedly been on the CR board for 20 years -during which the school damn near lost its accreditation and DID lose its coop RN program with HSU- has the nerve to ask for another term. Maybe some of you can explain it to me.
ANNALS OF MEDICINE- I had an MRI and a catscan at St Joe’s on Sept 7. My doctor is part of the St Joe’s network- isn’t everything?-so I patiently (no pun) waited for a call from the doctor who had ordered them about a followup appointment. Finally after a month I called them and was told that I SHOULD have been given an instruction sheet at the appointment that apparently told me to call my doctor. When I called, they made me an appointment for another month out. So when you’re referred out, call your primary to let them know you followed their orders. The millions of dollars that they spend on medical records retention doesn’t mean that any one has your back or that anyone is paying attention. By the time I see an actual MD, it will have been ONE YEAR since I called to complain that my neck hurt. Will single-payer be worse? Don’t see how it could be.
Tom Petty- I was never a great fan of Tom Petty but I’m sad to hear of his passing. “They are all gone, gone into the light.”
Just spoke to my cousin, who’s moved back into her house in Santa Rosa. She tells me THE SANDMAN IS STILL THERE! That great motel on Hopper that I stayed at a dozen times when I worked for the State IS STILL THERE! Everything around is is black, but they’re open.
YOUR HALLOWE’EN READING ASSIGNMENT – There are a few things I like to read over and over. “A Christmas Carol ” at Christmas is one. Another is Washington Irving’s “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow”, which is still great literature no matter what Johnny Depp has done. This year, pay particular attention to the description of Baltus Van Tassel, father of the beauteous and rich Katrina Van Tassel whom Ichabod Crane goes courting. The description of old Baltus, about six pages in, will make you think of Our Fake President- his complacency, his incuriousness about anything beyond the farm but without his generosity. Read it again. Read it to your kids, You won’t be sorry.
WHO’S TACKIER? Our Fake President has finally found a foil who is as tacky as he is!!!! IF I wanted to honor MY mother, I would find a million better ways than to wear a stupid cowboy hat! They don’t even look good on cowboys! Trump and Rep Wilson deserve each other.
Here, from the Washington Post, is an account of why Corker said what he said.
Read the whole thing HERE.
One of the more reasonable members of the Republican party is quitting the Senate in disgust, unwilling to continue to try to work with a childish, irresponsible President whose need for constant attention interferes with the business of government. Read the WAPO’S account HERE.
Actor and activist George Clooney has some amusing things to say about Trump. Apparently he and wife Amal are going to present us with a whole litter of little Democrats. ‘Way to go! Read about it HERE
From Salon, some NBA responses to our Fake President’s insults. Read it HERE.
Ain’t it wonderful that our Fake President , who hasn’t the wit nor the attention span to write a full paragraph, continues to try to govern by tweet, attacking sports figures whose political convictions are far deeper than his own. Trump is the most divisive President in history and he hasn’t even completed a year in office. By the time Bob Mueller is done with him, he’ll be tweeting to the 20% of the population who actually care what he’s saying. And when he resigns, you can bet that he’ll blame everyone but himself for his shortcomings. I can’t wait.
From the WAPO, an update. Read it HERE.;
Good goin’ Don! Trash our allies and kiss up to Putin. Read about it HERE.