In Salon, David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, reveals what Trump is so afraid of.  He’s in hock to the Russians! As if you didn’t know that.  Remember what Putin looked like at the news conference ending their meeting. HE was bouncy and chipper,  while Trump  looked like he’d been hit by a truck.

Read the full account HERE,


WE’RE GETTING A BREAK!! Our Fake President has declared he will spend “seven days a week” in the 60 days before the November primaries working to elect his followers. He won’t have TIME to insult our allies, concoct destructive tariffs or undermine our intelligence agencies.  Let’s hope he keeps his word.

“THEY’RE CLOSING THE DMV”  in Eureka, or at least that was DMV’S original plan.  What is wrong with them?  Mike Mcguire has apparently  come to the rescue but why was it necessary?  Anyway,  those of you who belong to AAA can use their services instead. I’m going to use the next week to pay my reg fees and I’ll let you know how it goes.

Dr ANGELOFF-  Dr Steven Angeloff has been my dentist for ten years or so and I cannot recommend him more highly.  I just thought I should express my appreciation.  If you can get on with him,  do so.

COSTCO is discontinuing their Polish dog!! How can they?  I don’t even eat hot dogs, which they ARE continuing.  This is as much a disturbance in the force as the election of Trump-   a dreadful development. There is an on-line petition or two.  Several months ago I asked them about buying the hot dog BUNS they use and couldn’t get any info.  Well, at least they’re easy to make at home.  But my faith in COSTCO is shaken.


“ROOM WANTED”  Anyone ever rented a room in their house?  I’ve done it for years, off and on.  You’d think with a supposed housing shortage  in Humboldt,  the Craig’s List would be full of worthy candidates, but the listings are just as scary as ever.  Here’s a couple of current examples;  “Pregnant 16-year old with two dogs  seeks room for less than $500.”  I really wish her the  best and hope she finds something.  Here’s another: “Viking pagan seeks sacred space”.  Don’t know how well he’d fit in Cutten. Be grateful for the roof over your head!  Some folks don’t have one.

Finally,  don’t forget our Fake President’s immortal words:  ” “Just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”  Don’t believe your lying eyes! We are only supposed to believe him. Will sanity return after November?? 


This week we were treated to walkback after walkback while Trump’s staff tried to dig him out from his gaffes. Remember when they used to call Reagan “The Great Communicator”?   Haven’t heard that about Trump, have you?   Serious folks in government are now laying plans for bypassing this fool.  From the Washington Post,  read the full version HERE.


Here’s the latest from that indefatigable Harbor group .

“A vision of a working Port of Humboldt Bay”

EUREKA—The guest speaker for this month’s Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group luncheon will be presenting a vision of the Port of Humboldt Bay as a working, international shipping port.

The speaker, Mike Marsden, is with Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR).  The group has identified existing markets that would move their containerized shipments through our Port rather than other Ports. At the Harbor Working Group’s last luncheon in June, Marsden gave an overview of what that portion of containerized goods might be.  He pointed out that the Port of Humboldt Bay is an ideal location for handling a portion of the containerized goods now going through the Port of Oakland. Oakland is the seventh busiest container port in the United States.  It handles more than 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California, and three-quarters of that trade is with Asia.  

Marsden’s group has formulated a plan for renovating the Port of Humboldt Bay into a modern international shipping port to meet this need. Marsden will present this plan and answer questions about it.

The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25. 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.

This presentation is the fourth in a series on “The Development of the Port of Humboldt Bay as an International Seaport.”  The next few Luncheons will continue to be dedicated to envisioning our Harbor as an international seaport.

Barbecued Ribs will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12.  To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email:


NOTABLE WASHINGTON LUNCHES- I love accounts of political lunches, such as the occasion when Ty Cobb discussed his strategy for defending Trump in an outdoor restaurant (the BLT Grill) with a NYT reporter taking pictures and recording him. On Friday, Michael Cohen had lunch at the Loews Regency with Al Sharpton (!).  No word yet on what they had and the website doesn’t include  prices.   I guess if you have to ask…..

TRUMP AND FOX-  Our billion-dollar security establishment isn’t good enough for our ignorant president.  He’d rather get his news from Fox.  This explains  in part his stunning incompetence.  HERE’s an account.

WHERE’S THAT TRIBE? Amazing story from the morning Times-Standard.  Wouldn’t it be stunning to find out that the tribe you belonged to never really existed?  There’s a lot of money at stake with tribal designations, so this will be a hard-fought fight.  My sister lived in Etna for awhile and met some tribal folks who invited her to their sweat lodge.  That’s all I can contribute.

DUTCH BROTHERS-  I quit drinking coffee about ten years ago so when a friend asked for a  coffee card from Dutch Brothers it was a revelation.  There was a line around the block at 2pm!  Took me 20 minutes to get a card!  NONE of the other coffee places are that busy. What’s their secret?  Don’t tell me to try the coffee.  I don’t want to get hooked again.

STILL WANNA BE A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?  Watching the bashing of Peter Strojek  who is being castigated for  poor judgment (shouldn’t have used a government account for private tweets) would make any young person question whether Federal employment is a good deal at all. Trump’s crew hates the government in such a simpleminded way  they doh’t think about accomplishing  the job, only in destroying the civil service.  Tell your kids to hold off till Trump is on the way out.  It won’t be long.

OFF-SEASON TV-  If you grow tired of pining for the next episode of 90 Day Fiancée,  I’ve noticed for the last couple of days TCM (Channel 37 on Suddenlink) is showing the old “Young Peoples’ Concerts with Leonard Bernstein”   in between movies. They are wonderful and I wish they’d show a whole season.  They haven’t aged a bit and Lenny is wonderful.  Worth watching for.