SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Post-Thanksgiving edition

Didja know that Trump is trying to make it harder for disabled workers to collect benefits? That Donald, always thinking of the other fella. Read about it HERE.

Looking for a job? Head for Sac! Read about Amazon’s plans there, right HERE.

Wanna get under Trump’s skin? Call him a “loser””! The NYT explains it all HERE,

AND WHY DID SO MANY AMERICANS VOTE FOR TRUMP? Here’s an opinion from the Times. What do you think? Read it HERE.

And here’s the story of Trump’s Hail Mary pass. It didn’t work. Read about it HERE.

Enjoy your day off!

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Thanksgiving Edition, 2020

Now a word from our neighbor county that we never think about. Try this HERE.

And if you’ve been longing for a world beyond Los Bagels, check this out HERE.

And here’s a piece about how Silicon Valley restaurants are coping, right HERE.

And it this too ghoulish to run? You know you want it ! Robin Williams’ Tiburon Estate finally sold. Read about it HERE.

And there are only two places I have ever seen fish leaping out of the water practically yelling “Catch me! Catch me!” One was on Loch Erne in Northern Ireland, the other was on the Madison River in Montana. Now it’s too crowded . Read about it HERE.

And “After a long, bitter delay the Biden Administration kicks into gear”. From the WAPO- read it HERE.

(From the WAPO: “TRUMP is now starring in his own reality show that fewer and fewer people appear to care about. The world has turned the channel and he’s still talking.”

From the NYT: The Biden Era begins. Read it HERE.

And here’s the one you expected; Trump taking out the trash. Read it HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving!


(From CNN) First they said “count all the votes.”

They lost, so they said “count all the LEGAL votes.”

They lost again, so they said “we’re going to court.”

They keep losing in the courts, so now they say “overturn the election.”

What will they say next? And when should the reality-based press cover what they’re saying?

FALLOUT FROM THURSDAY’S “PRESS CONFERENCE_Oliver Darcy writes: “After watching the press conference, I wondered: At what point do news orgs start prominently identifying members of Trump’s legal team as conspiracy theorists? There is not much daylight — if any — between the nonsense Giuliani and Powell were spouting and what you might hear from Infowars’ Alex Jones. So why not describe them as such in stories? Simply referring to them as ‘legal advisers’ does not convey to audiences how deranged these people are, and actually works to give what they say some undeserved and extra weight…”

– TUCKER CARLSON on Thursday night: “We invited Sidney Powell on the show, we would have given her the whole hour, we would have given her the entire week actually and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention. That’s a big story. “But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests — polite requests, not a page. When we kept pressing she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us, Powell has never given them any evidence either. Nor did she provide any today at the press conference. Powell did say that electronic voting is dangerous. And she’s right. We’re with her there. But she never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another — not one.” When even that ninny T Carlson is complaining, maybe it’s time to go home?

And from the WAPO: The noose is tightening for Trump. Read it HERE.

And here’s how Mr Foreclosure is bidding fareweil to his job. Right HERE.

And from my reading of Katherine Graham’s wonderful autobiography, Personal History, a reminder that when the British PM’s lose their jobs they have 24 HOURS to vacate 10 Downing Street. Thats how we should do it!

Enjoy your Sunday

AFTER TRUMP- a series

From CNN: “The president is nowhere to be found.”

That was the blunt assessment of CNN’s Jeremy Diamond on Wednesday evening. And it’s true. He’s not even playing the role of president right now. He has no public events scheduled for Thursday. As Kaitlan Collins reported later in the evening, “we’re actually told by sources he’s much more consumed by the state of this election and contesting the results than he is with the pandemic surging across the country.”

Also from CNN:  — Chris Hayes tweeted: “Trump’s entire life has been using lawyers and the courts to drag things out. He’s done it with creditors and counterparties and contractors. He even did it successfully with Mueller, and with his tax returns. Now he’s trying to do it to American democracy…” (Twitter)

AND from the WAPO; they’re comin’ thick and fast: The travails of Rudy: Read it HERE.

AND TWEET OF THE DAY — @CarlyFiorina: “Inadequate men in big jobs are always dangerous. President Trump has cemented his legacy as an inadequate man who lacks the mental faculties and strength of character necessary for the job. How many others will prove, by saying and doing nothing, that they too are inadequate?”

Wow, I like that!