QUOTE OF THE DAY (from POLITICO): “It’s not about policing speech. I served on active duty so you can say whatever you want under the First Amendment. You can say racist, stupid stuff if you want, but I’m asking you to please stop using racist terms like kung flu, or Wuhan virus or other ethnic identifiers in describing this virus. I am not a virus. And when you say things like that, it hurts the Asian American community.” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) excoriates Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) at a hearing on anti-Asian bigotry.

I used to think that Ron Johnson was the most useless POS in Congress but it turns out he’s got competition like the aforementioned Chip Roy, I also note that, statistically, male Trump voters are the most likely NOT to get vaccinated. That’s great! That means they’ll die sooner!

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Trump’s Pardon list, Read it right HERE.

That’s all, folks. Short edition today.


SHOULD CUOMO STAY? He is deeply unpopular among his constituents and has been blamed for fostering a “toxic workplace” in Albany. Of course, having to spend your career in Albany is a punishment worse than a high-school production of Julius Caesar. Or better, a COVID production. How about Biden as Caesar, Ted Cruz as Cassius —–oh, you get the idea.

YES, WE TRIED THE McDONALD’S CHICKEN SANDWICH AND IT WAS GOOD! There’s a regular chicken san and a DELUXE with a lot of fluffy stuff, kind of like the Animal Style I&O burger. The sandwich is GOOD! I haven’t been a McDonald’s customer lately (I like them better on road trips) but this is a winner. There’s also a spicy version which I didn’t try. We shall return!

AND WHO TALKED MELANIA INTO WEARING THAT AWFUL DRESS? Or was it a coat? Is she expressing her displeasure at the old man wanting to sell Mar-A-Lago?

AND is everyone sick of Harry and Meghan yet? I sure am.


I‘ve been getting calls telling me to call 628 710 7088 to contact the “Amazon Fraud Department”. It’s bogus. I have never known Amazon to do business by phone.

And, sadly, the San Jose Fairmont is filing for bankruptcy, perhaps not forever. Read about it HERE.

OK, I love Guy Fieri for his support of local businesses and his pea salad, which is one of my staples, but sheesh! You can hardly turn on th e TV without seeing him hawk something or other. Have you seen the spot for that vile King’s Hawaiian Bread? Three mentions of his name in one 60-second spot.? We always knew he was a consummate marketer but maybe we need a break? His recently purchased Ferndale Meat Company features the best Italian sausage I’ve ever had but I’ve never been able to enjoy one of the legendary sandwiches because they’re always closed or closing when I show up.

I GOT MY SHOT!!!! Saturday at Pacific Union School in Arcata , having gotten thru on the 441-5000 number by calling first thing in the morning. It was remarkably well-organized.and the staff were remarkably helpful. No fallout from the shot, either.

I beg to report, if you haven’t noticed, that the Eureka Safeway is now carrying REAL tamales and char siu bow/ manapua. Your breakfast problems are solved!.

FISH!!!! Everyone has been adopting dogs and cats during the pandemic. We decided to go with fish so almost $300 later, we are the guardians of five lovely goldfish, one black, one sort of black, one calico and two real gold ones. I had originally asked Chris to get one black and four gold in accordance with classic feng shui principles, but the folks at Fin and Feather sort of gave it their own translation. We added about ten plants and a couple structures and they are now ready to face the world or at least their little part of it. The only problem is that you get lost in contemplation and spend hours gazing at them. It’s been a few years since i’ve had fish and I didn’t know what I was missing. Welcome back, guys!