TRUMP’S UGLY JACKET-  If Trump keeps wearing that ugly flight jacket that he has apparently adopted as his disaster garb, his approval rating will go down to 15% by the midterm. Just watch.

MELANIA-  While we’re talking appearances, Melania is being dispatched to Africa.  She will apparently not say anything insensitive, since her English is still so poor it’s barely understandable.  I’m sure she’ll  look great.

AVENATTI-  What do you think about Michael Avenatti as President?  He couldn’t be any worse than what we have now. I think it’s about time we had an Italian.  My generation expected the first would be Mario Cuomo.

REAL ESTATE- an 804 square foot flat was sold in San Francisco for $5.3M.  Meanwhile a house of about the same square footage  is selling in Cutten for $176K.

PASSAGES-  Very sorry to hear of the passing of Marty Balin.   They’re dropping like flies.

TRUMP’S BROMANCE -as reported  by Daniel Dale in SALON-  “Trump on Kim Jong Un;  I was really being tough and so was he.  And we would go back and forth.. And then we fell in love. No really.  He wrote me beautiful letters.  They were great letters  And then we fell in love.”   THIS  IDIOT IS YOUR PRESIDENT.  And we are the laughing stock of the world.

HUMBOLDT SOUP COMPANY-  I am absolutely crazy about their Chicken Coconut Curry but I’m too spoiled to drive over there unless I know they have it.  They post their offerings on Facebook, but not consistently, and not early enough for office workers to  plan their lunch.   I called over Thursday to see if they had the curry,  was told they did, and  rushed over just as they were changing the sign  because  they sold out. I settled for the Chicken Verde,  which was good but their system relies on customers NOT having strong preferences.  I’ve emailed her and nagged her and I truly believe that if she would  post her soups DAILY  before 11am, she would double her business.  Am I wrong?  I realize she’s apparently opening a new place, in the site of the late motorcycle cafe whose name I can’t recall.  We wish her well.

WHY DON’T WOMEN COME FORWARD?  When molested, harassed or raped?  IMHO a lot of it has to do with how girls are raised, to not make waves.  And a lot if it has to do with individual personality.  I was raised by a grandmother who was sort of an Amazon (raised six kids while running a grocery store).  She taught us to stand up for ourselves.  A guy tried to rape me many years ago. I couldn’t WAIT to tell the police. The wonderful LAPD caught  the perp in just a few hours and he was returned to prison (he was a parolee).  My experience was terrifying but NOTHING like how a real rape would have been.  I understand why women don’t want to report  it but wish they all could.  Unless you’ve walked in their shoes ,  you probably can’ t understand the pain.

KAVANAUGH”S MELTDOWN-  was horrible to behold. As Bill Maher commented,  he’s been taking Whiny Little Bitch lessons from Trump. This man doesn’t  belong on a traffic court much less on the highest court of the land for the rest of his life.