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SHOWERS are anticipated to proceed at the moment with the best protection and highest rain quantities north of Cape Mendocino. Dry climate is anticipated on Friday, earlier than one other storm bringing extra rain this weekend and Monday. Drier climate is anticipated for Tuesday and Wednesday. (NWS)

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SHUTDOWN OF UKIAH LEMONADE STAND PROVOKES BACKLASH; Metropolis Council Guarantees Options To Help Enterprise Group

by Matt LaFever

Don Delahoyde, a Ukiah native-son, arrange his lemonade stand on State Road three weeks in the past promoting the candy and tart beverage People love. 

On Tuesday, Might 12, Delahoyde discovered a discover taped on the stand from the Metropolis of Ukiah’s Group Growth Division informing him that the stand was in “violation of the Metropolis of Ukiah zoning code” requiring him to “pack up and transfer” the stand or “be topic to a superb.” He took an image of the discover, posted it on his Fb web page, and almost 250 shares and 400 outraged feedback later, Ukiah’s Metropolis Council has determined to quick monitor modifications to metropolis code enabling Ukiah’s enterprise group to adapt to the pandemic economic system.

Image Don Delahoyde took of the Correction Observed issued by the Metropolis of Ukiah threatening fines if he didn’t shut his lemonade stand inside 24 hours ({Photograph} supplied by Don Delahoyde)

In accordance with Delahoyde, he has labored as a concessionaire for 35 years promoting food and drinks at gala’s all throughout the state of California and serves because the Nationwide Impartial Concessionaires Affiliation president. Delahoyde described his dismay as gala’s throughout the state have been canceled within the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and contemplating the lack of earnings, he arrange the lemonade stand “making an attempt to create just a few {dollars} for a few of our staff and hold us alive.”

Delahoyde put in his lemonade stand within the car parking zone of the restaurant he owns, The Pub at 585 North State Road. 

Following the rules set out by the State of California and County of Mendocino, Delahoyde described persevering with to promote curbside pick-up meals from The Pub. After getting permission from the Alcoholic Beverage Management, he even offered onerous lemonade from the stand.

Delahoyde commented that it was “ironic” when the stand obtained its closure discover as a result of “we had been simply going to shut it due to all of the rain.” Delahoyde was “upset” within the closure discover and hoped town would think about revising their codes to assist native companies.

The Metropolis of Ukiah’s Director of Group Growth Craig Schlatter apologized — “the language of the violation, which is normal for code enforcement Notices of Violations, seems extreme.” He assured that “on each enforcement motion, we search to work with the proprietor in the direction of voluntary compliance. That’s nonetheless our aim with this enterprise proprietor.”

Schlatter clarified that Ukiah’s zoning code is “complaint-based, and over the past 2-Three weeks we obtained a number of complaints in regards to the lemonade stand.” He defined that there are completely put in distributors all through Ukiah on “Orchard Avene, South State Road, the Residence Depot car parking zone, in Alex Thomas plaza” who “secured use permits.”

Addressing the financial affect of the pandemic on Ukiah’s enterprise group, Schlatter acknowledged, “We perceive and empathize with the Ukiah enterprise group relating to the financial impacts from COVID-19 and the Mendocino County Public Well being Officer’s shelter in place orders, and on the urging of Metropolis Council Metropolis employees have been exploring different applications to help companies in working throughout this difficult time.”

Schlatter supplied options being thought of by the Metropolis of Ukiah resembling “revising cell meals merchandising rules” and “exploring if there are different inventive makes use of of outside area that might enable companies to function extra nimbly whereas nonetheless complying with social distancing necessities.”

The difficulty of cell meals distributors was mentioned at size throughout a particular assembly of the Ukiah Metropolis Council on Wednesday, Might 13. Deputy Metropolis Supervisor Shannon Riley addressed “misperceptions” that town doesn’t enable cell meals distributors stating these distributors “are allowed with a particular use allow and for occasions.” She additionally acknowledged the group’s response saying, “This interplay signifies the extent of frustration our group is feeling. The residents are pissed off, the companies are pissed off and so they need flexibility.”

With a way of urgency, Riley communicated, “We’d like to have the ability to transfer extra rapidly. We’d like to instantly do outreach to the group and convey a proposal to subsequent week’s metropolis council assembly.”

Metropolis Councilwoman Maureen ‘Mo’ Mulheren expressed that she was “involved in regards to the method we’re taking with all of our companies.” She emphasised that town “educate enterprise and never implement punitive measures. I’d prefer to not try this as a lot as attainable.”

Metropolis Councilman Jim Brown expressed disapproval with the closure of the lemonade stand and stated town ought to “bend over backward to assist our companies make a buck. No matter we will do to assist this group must be checked out.”

Metropolis Supervisor Sage Sangiacomo promised town would “transfer with lightning velocity to handle these points,” and Deputy Metropolis Supervisor Riley promised that at subsequent week’s metropolis council assembly the precise proposals could be dropped at the council to assist native companies. 

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by Chris Calder

“New California” is a reputation some individuals, particularly in rural elements of the state, would love everyone to listen to extra of. Paul Preston is accountable for that. He is a Yuba Metropolis resident and President of the New California Motion, which kicked off its existence with a Declaration of Independence on Jan. 15, 2018, and bought its sixth Constitutional Conference in slightly below the COVID-19 wire on the Madonna Inn Expo in San Luis Obispo Feb. 28-29 this 12 months. Former Governor/Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckaby spoke on the newest conference, as did lawyer, “constitutional specialist” and Tea Get together Activist Kris Anne Corridor, 17-year Fox Information vet Adam Housely, and Preston.

Preston talked confidently over the telephone Monday about New California’s prospects. The brand new territory would cowl about 90% of the state geographically, most likely lower than a 3rd of its inhabitants. New California basically would separate the state vertically alongside the coast. Huge stretches of useful resource and water-rich territory lie inside its boundaries. The coastal cities — the California everyone else sees on TV — lie with out. That’s one in all Preston’s key factors: that rural California is an engine for the remainder of the state that’s starved of illustration and clout. Subsequently, it ought to type its personal state. 

Clearly it is not that straightforward and Preston does not declare it’s. However he’s quietly, even serenely assured that it’ll come to move. One cause for that could be a sure President of america who figures prominently in New California’s literature. 

Preston believes that Donald Trump may simply “take away” Gov. Gavin Newsom and assist the New California Motion type that new state. He thinks it would occur quickly. Like Lincoln did with West Virginia through the Civil Struggle, he stated. Having conservative huge weapons like former Governor — and pa of Sarah — Mike Huckaby lend their smiles to the New California undertaking, hasn’t harm Preston’s confidence.

What’s subsequent for New California? Preston stated COVID-19 has thrown the Constitutional Conference, and City Corridor-heavy schedule out of whack. However, he says, almost each county within the state has shaped committees, and as quickly as public gatherings are within the image once more, New Californians shall be getting collectively and transferring towards their aim.

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Curbside Pickups at Fort Bragg Library!

Good afternoon, We’ve nice information!

All Mendocino County Libraries are offering curbside pickup starting Thursday, Might 14.

Objects for take a look at shall be restricted to what’s at the moment obtainable at your native department, 5 gadgets per week (20 seed packets whole), by request & appointment solely.

Please comply with this hyperlink for procedures and tips earlier than contacting the library: fortbragglibrary.org/curbside-pickups/

Thanks and be protected all!

Peggy McGee, Senior Library Technician, Fort Bragg Library

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by Ryan Burns

In a serious improvement for each water rights and the surroundings on the North Coast, an unlikely coalition of 5 regional entities at the moment filed a plan with the Federal Vitality Regulatory Fee (FERC) to take over the Potter Valley Challenge, a hydroelectric facility that diverts water from the Eel River.

Scott Dam

For Humboldt County residents particularly, the plan is critical as a result of it requires the removing of Scott Dam, a 98-year outdated hydroelectric wall that has had main detrimental impacts to native migratory fish populations, together with salmon and steelhead. 

The 5 entities within the coalition often called the Two-Basin Partnership embody the County of Humboldt, the Mendocino County Inland Water & Energy Fee, the Spherical Valley Indian Tribes, California Trout and the Sonoma County Water Company.

These teams have distinct and generally conflicting goals for the water that’s at stake, with environmental pursuits clamoring for fisheries restoration whereas agricultural customers within the Potter Valley and water companies within the Russian River basin have their very own makes use of in thoughts. Agricultural pursuits within the Potter Valley and higher Russian River basin need the water to irrigate their crops, primarily vineyards. Sonoma and Mendocino water companies need it to provide their prospects and meet their contract obligations.

“The glue that has held this two-basin resolution collectively is that everyone has a heck of rather a lot to danger right here,” Congressman Jared Huffman informed the Outpost this morning. “No person has a slam dunk on what they need.”

That features PG&E. The bankrupt utility determined to not relicense the Potter Valley Challenge and tried unsuccessfully to public sale it off. If the plan proposed by the Two-Basin Partnership falls by way of, FERC would virtually definitely require PG&E to decommission the power — an costly and concerned proposition.

“Their incentive is to chop their losses,” Huffman stated. 

However at the moment’s proposal to FERC leaves many questions unanswered, not least of which is who pays for all of it. Alicia Hamann, government director of environmental nonprofit Associates of the Eel River, stated in a press launch that PG&E needs to be made to pony up a major amount of money.

“No person needs to pay to maintain Scott Dam,” she says within the launch. “However will PG&E be held accountable for the harm its dams and reservoirs have performed to the Eel River over the past century? If PG&E doesn’t pay its fair proportion to take out its Eel River dams, who will? The plan suggests a doubtlessly monumental price ticket. Getting half option to dam removing gained’t do any good for Eel River salmon and steelhead.”

Humboldt County Second District Supervisor Estelle Fennell, who has been an lively a part of negotiations on this course of, agreed. “PG&E’s going to must pay their share,” she stated. However, she stated at the moment’s submission of a Feasibility Research Report Challenge Plan is a serious accomplishment.

“Clearly it’s the fruit of rather a lot, numerous onerous work and two completely different pursuits getting collectively, the Russian and Eel, with an understanding that we’re dedicated to respect [each other’s] wants,” she stated.

However she additionally warned that that is only the start. Transferring ahead would require intensive research on each the ecological and financial impacts of the proposal, and the FERC evaluation course of and public evaluation interval will take time. Plus, a proper regional entity have to be shaped to take over and handle the license.

Nonetheless, Fennell stated the plan’s inclusion of Scott Dam removing reveals the significance of Humboldt County’s involvement within the stakeholder group. 

The bold undertaking includes extra than simply dam removing, although. It additionally requires development of a brand new pipeline to provide water to the Potter Valley Irrigation District. The price of the whole undertaking is anticipated to run between $100 million and $400 million, with the pipeline accounting for as a lot as $120 million of that whole.

Huffman stated state and federal funding could also be obtainable. “If we will maintain this two-basin undertaking collectively, the general public advantages are actually broad and distinctive,” he stated. “That’s what unlocks the potential for state and federal assist.”

The trail ahead shall be lengthy and concerned, he stated: “Nothing occurs rapidly with FERC relicensing.” Plenty of negotiating and technical evaluation must be accomplished. Requested what the best-case-scenario timeline for dam removing could be, Huffman stated, ” It’s not going to be the following couple of years, however I don’t suppose it must be greater than a decade both.”

Dam removing could must be accomplished in phases, reducing it incrementally in an effort to handle the sediment impacts of water launch, Huffman stated. And whereas the 5 events concerned in creating this plan have managed to stability their respective pursuits up to now, negotiations and compromise should proceed because the undertaking strikes ahead.

“It is a ‘belief however confirm’ course of between the pursuits within the two basins,” Huffman stated. “You actually don’t need one facet to get what issues to them with out making roughly parallel progress on the opposite facet.”

The motive for continued cooperation is retaining management our personal future, moderately than leaving issues within the fingers of FERC, the congressman stated. 

“No person has a lock on the whole lot they need. That’s the Gordian knot. And actually I feel it’s why this has held collectively for the final couple years, as a result of we now have an opportunity to manage the result,” Huffman stated. And in a nod to the Rolling Stones he added, “Perhaps no person will get the whole lot they need, however the technical work and negotiations say, possibly everyone can get what they want.”

For the accompanying sequence of press releases go to: lostcoastoutpost.com/2020/could/13/local-coalition-files-plan-remove-scott-dam-eel-ri/

(Courtesy, LostCoastOutpost.com)

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Aliums & Iris (picture by Anita Soost)

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LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEER Aaron ‘Cob’ Martin is coordinating a grant for hearth resiliency in Anderson Valley. The grant cash have to be matched by hours labored brush clearing, limbing, weed whacking, and many others. Every hour labored counts as $29/hr per particular person in the direction of the grant match. Have you ever been creating defensible area in your property or office? Contact Cob. He has varieties you can fill out.

Mendocino County Hearth Secure Council

Creating Hearth Tailored Communities within the Navarro River Watershed

Hey there Anderson Valley! Hope your early spring goes properly. Only a reminder as you put together your properties for one more hearth season:

Any work you do for hearth security round your property’s defensible area and ingress/egress driveways might be counted as a contribution in the direction of this undertaking. If you’re on the market chopping brush, mowing and weed whacking, hold monitor of your hours, hold invoices of any employed work and it may be submitted as a contribution ‘match’ towards this ongoing undertaking. For those who stored a time journal of any brush burning you probably did earlier than the top of burn season, that could be tracked as properly.

Really feel welcome to contact me with questions.


Cob, Aaron Martin

Mendocino Hearth Secure Council


707-684-9217 name/textual content

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YOU do not must be a Trumper to know that the whole entrenched system went after him the minute he was elected. To me, most improbable has been the transformation, a minimum of to the libs, of the FBI as pillars of goal integrity. 

THE FBI, from its inception by the paranoid screwball who spent his off time in a cocktail costume, the FBI has been a nationwide political police power, therefore their pursuit of Trump partly as a result of in addition they abhorred the considered him as president, partly as a result of the whole entrenched apparat understood Trump, as unpredictability squared, would most likely upend them and all of the outdated methods of doing imperial enterprise, partly as a result of a lot of the entrenched equipment views itself as liberal within the Obama sense of liberal — social justice at house, the same old imperial mayhem overseas with financial justice not a priority. Therefore the failed makes an attempt to nail Trump as the whole lot from a rapist and devoted whoremonger to a Russian and Ukranian instrument. 

ALL THAT SAID, there most likely is a Trump-Russia connection, which is why his legal professionals are presently within the Supreme Courtroom to maintain his enterprise dealings a secret. I am going to wager if the Deutsche Financial institution is compelled to cough up, we’ll be taught that Trump bought numerous his funding for his gold faucet accommodations from Russian criminals routed by way of Deutsche. Lastly, although, it is The Plague and Trump’s spectacularly incompetent habits in addressing it that can carry him down.

IF THERE’S AN ELECTION. Trump’s mega-creep son-in-law, Jared Kushner, letting the proverbial cat out of the bag, “was compelled to make clear” a comment that he’s not making an attempt to vary the date of the November election after saying “it was a risk.” Clearly, Staff Trump, has mentioned the way to keep away from the November vote on his efficiency.

LA’S MOTORMOUTH MAYOR Eric Garcetti’s assertion to Good Morning America’s chuckling heads that LA would keep locked down till The Plague has receded has precipitated main, comprehensible outrage amongst his constituents. Right here we now have a nationwide state of affairs with thousands and thousands of individuals with out incomes, with out cash for meals and lease, and plenty of landlords, particularly the massive ones, not suspending lease, and the mayor of LA says, “Get used to it of us. You are taking a look at one other three months of this.” I predict main civil dysfunction by the top of this month.

THE ONLY WAY to forestall whole catastrophe in a jive economic system like this one is to get a number of cash on the market pronto to the whole inhabitants of below hundred thou earnings earners, which is what the Democrats appear to be aimed toward doing, however which is already opposed by Uncle Mitch and his crocodiles.

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Our onerous work has flattened the curve. Everybody needs companies to reopen, however we should do that safely. This pandemic isn’t over. It’s now as much as every of us to take accountability.

The California Pandemic Roadmap outlines considerate and scientific steering towards financial restoration. For added companies to open, we should exhibit only one case per 10,000 residents and no deaths throughout a two-week stretch; we additionally want strong testing, tracing and a capability to deal with a share of the homeless.

The Public Well being Division has performed its job with adequate testing and speak to tracing. The medical group has performed its job with sufficient hospital beds and gear for a surge. The town has performed its job with a plan for susceptible populations.

Now we have to do our job. To open extra companies, we want fewer than 50 new circumstances and no deaths in a two-week interval. We haven’t met this aim. If we act responsibly with social distancing and public well being measures, we’ll. If not, we shall be jeopardizing our communities’ well being and our companies means to reopen and keep open. The ball is in our courtroom.

Dr. Audrey Desky


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Except I’ve missed one thing, nobody in Las Vegas has ever stated — a minimum of publicly — that Dr. Joe Iser, the pinnacle of the Southern Nevada Well being District, has gotten forward due to his seems to be.


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Whats up fellow thistle removers. We had deliberate to renew stewarding the Navarro Level Protect tomorrow. Nonetheless, since there’s a 50+% likelihood of rain then, I’m transferring our work date at some point later, to this Friday, 10am to midday, since there’s solely a 5% likelihood of rain predicted then. I hope you may be a part of us.

We should preserve social distancing which suggests we can’t work in pairs this month, so please carry your clippers and a spade for those who can; I’ll have trash baggage and a few further instruments in case you want them. Wildflowers must be fairly stunning now.

Tom, 937-1113, tw@mcn.org

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(picture by Larry Wagner)

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Within the ongoing, tense dialog over how lengthy America has to stay locked down through the coronavirus pandemic, one of many extra absurd moments got here two weeks in the past: Carolyn Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, referred to as for the instant reopening of her metropolis’s casinos, providing her constituents up as a “management group” to check whether or not stay-at-home measures are literally efficient. The notion baffled public-health specialists, who preserve {that a} rigorous adherence to social distancing is crucial to overcoming the outbreak. It drew swift condemnation from different Las Vegas officers, who referred to Goodman as “reckless” and “a humiliation.” And, as is so usually the case in public blunders, it obtained its harshest criticism on-line. Goodman was referred to as “an fool,” “an precise monster,” and, possibly most damning, “an actual Karen’s Karen.”

On the web, a Karen isn’t at all times named Karen. The title has been used to decry a lady named Diane who attended a protest of Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home order carrying an American flag and asserting, “What do I say to your science? I don’t consider in your science.” It’s been thrown at a lady in a neighborhood Fb group demanding personal medical details about an individual in her neighborhood, and a lady in Tennessee carrying a hand-crafted signal that learn sacrifice the weak, re-open tn. Becky Ames, the mayor of Beaumont, Texas, was declared a Karen after she was photographed breaking the state’s stay-at-home order at a nail salon.

— Kaitlyn Tiffany

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THE MAY 21, 2020 PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA has been posted to the division web site on the beneath hyperlink: mendocinocounty.org/authorities/planning-building-services/meeting-agendas/planning-commission

Please contact employees if in case you have any questions.

James F.Feenan

Fee Providers Supervisor

Mendocino County Planning & Constructing Providers

860 North Bush Road, Ukiah CA 95482

My Direct Line: (707) 234-6664

Foremost Line: (707) 234-6650

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Bull Staff Logging Close to Gualala, 1886 (picture
Courtesy California State Library)

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by Dave Zirin

In episodes seven and eight of ESPN’s 10-part Michael Jordan documentary The Final Dance, we discovered that Michael Jordan as soon as turned enraged when a rookie named LaBradford Smith (allegedly) put his arm round him and stated “good sport” to him on the courtroom. He took that little bit of perceived disrespect and used it as gas to wreck poor Mr. Smith once they performed the next night time. We additionally discovered that earlier than the 1996 Finals, the coach of the opposing staff, George Karl, walked by him in a restaurant with out saying hello. He took that little bit of perceived disrespect and used it as gas.

That is principally the core and coronary heart of the magnum opus that’s The Final Dance: the lionization of the concept successful isn’t the whole lot, it’s the one factor, and good guys end final. It’s as if Shoah had been directed by Vince Lombardi. The Final Dance sends the message to everybody—significantly younger ballplayers—that successful in sports activities and life calls for that you just be the bully. Every thing is justified, if the ends contain confetti and rings. Even hauling off and punching somebody smaller than you within the face, as Jordan did with teammate Steve Kerr, is remembered as one thing nearer to a bonding expertise—a macho proper of passage—than as an embarrassing lack of mood.

The Final Dance, like its protagonist, shrugs its shoulders and says, in impact, that that is the worth of greatness. However is it? If this complete sequence weren’t simply an train in Jordan model extension for the 21st century, it would ask this query. It might look at different examples of greatness and ask if being “like Mike” is the way you come out a winner. If it did, this thesis would collapse below scrutiny.

Simply take a look at Invoice Russell. The Celtics nice is essentially the most prolific winner in NBA historical past, with 11 championships in 13 years. Russell’s type of management didn’t contain demeaning and denigration. The good Frank Deford, in a superb 1999 profile of Russell, referred to as him “essentially the most divine teammate there ever was.” “’He was simply so good to be with on the staff,’ says Frank Ramsey, who performed with Russell from 1956 to ’64, Russell’s first eight years within the NBA. ‘It was solely when others got here round that he arrange that wall…’”

For Russell, the love was saved for his staff. The wall got here up as sponsors, followers, and opponents demanded their piece of him. Jordan was the alternative. Exterior the staff he gave us that successful smile and offered us merchandise, however his squad bought the again of his hand. Jordan was pure capitalism: increasing his model off the courtroom, and a cutthroat bully along with his personal staff. Russell was pure resistance: discovering love and solidarity amongst teammates and fiercely holding onto his sense of self off of the courtroom. His white teammates who didn’t present him solidarity, significantly on Russell’s proud struggles in opposition to racism, nonetheless cherished him then and really feel responsible at the moment that they didn’t do extra. One will get the sensation that the one regrets Jordan’s teammates have is that they didn’t stand as much as him extra and as an alternative let him break their will. Russell had teammates who turned his brothers for all times. Jordan has generated solely cautious respect and resentful awe. The one individuals who “experience or die” for Jordan are private assistants, trainers, and bodyguards: individuals paid to be in his presence. Evaluating Russell to Jordan is like evaluating Mr. Chips to Charles Foster Kane: Each bought outcomes, however that’s the place the comparability ends

There are poignant, human moments in Episodes 7 and eight of The Final Dance: one the place Jordan stops filming his interview when he ponders simply how intense he felt he needed to be towards his teammates, and weighs the price of that depth, tears in his eyes. The opposite was him in 1996 crying on the ground on Father’s Day, after vanquishing the Seattle Sonics within the NBA Finals. Each are reminders that we aren’t solely coping with a model of relentless competitiveness. We’re watching a human being who has been broken, after which by no means hesitated to break these round him.

If The Final Dance had braveness, it might be a cautionary story as an alternative of a hagiography. It will not solely discover the worth of greatness, or no matter such branded nonsense. It will be a warning: You don’t must act this manner if you wish to win. It’s really antithetical to what’s finest about sports activities. You may get away with being the bully while you’re the very best participant on the planet. However having the ability to bully somebody isn’t the identical as a justification to take action. It’s exercising energy over somebody only for the sake of doing so. That’s not admirable. That’s abusive. Rings don’t make it proper.

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Seems it may need been the Spanish flu that killed TR in 1919, and precipitated the stroke that debilitated Woodrow Wilson for the final 2 years of his presidency.

It’s odd, while you learn accounts of that period, the top of WW1, the Versaille Treaty, the League of Nations founding, the demise of President Harding (additionally maybe flu associated) the Spanish flu will get talked about however doesn’t loom very massive regardless of killing 50 million individuals, together with 675,000 People. Which will have to vary, understanding what we all know now.

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(picture by Jan Wax)

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IN A NEW YORK TIMES PIECE titled “I consider Tara Reade. I’m Voting for Joe Biden Anyway”, Linda Hirshman conveyed a easy message: Prefer it or not, Joe Biden would be the Democratic nominee, he’s higher than Donald Trump, and so we now have no alternative however vote for him, it doesn’t matter what occurred to Tara Reade. I feel there are good causes to disagree with this conclusion, however a minimum of it’s trustworthy and coherent. But, it doesn’t resolve what could be essentially the most disturbing political facet of this unhappy affair, particularly the Democratic Get together’s obvious perception that their finest shot at changing essentially the most ludicrous president in U.S. historical past is to discipline a 77-year outdated white Washington veteran with – to say the least – a doubtful relationship with each girls and the reality. Actually? That is the very best you are able to do? In that case, regardless of the result of the following presidential elections, you could have already misplaced. 

— Gabriel Kuhn

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Newly launched paperwork present he knew all alongside that there was no proof of Russia-Trump collusion.

Wall Road Journal Editorial 

People anticipate that politicians will lie, however generally the examples are so brazen that they deserve particular discover. Newly launched Congressional testimony exhibits that Adam Schiff unfold falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for 3 years whilst his personal committee gathered opposite proof.

The Home Intelligence Committee final week launched 57 transcripts of interviews it performed in its investigation into Russia’s meddling within the 2016 election. The committee probe began in January 2017 below then-Chair Devin Nunes and concluded in March 2018 with a report discovering no proof that the Trump marketing campaign conspired with the Kremlin. Many of the transcripts had been prepared for launch way back, however Mr. Schiff oddly refused to launch them after he turned chairman in 2019. He solely launched them final week when the White Home threatened to do it first.

Now we all know why. From the earliest days of the collusion narrative, Mr. Schiff insisted that he had proof proving the plot. In March 2017 on MSNBC, Mr. Schiff teased that he couldn’t “go into particulars, however there’s greater than circumstantial proof now.”

In December 2017 he informed CNN that collusion was a reality: “The Russians supplied assist, the marketing campaign accepted assist. The Russians gave assist and the President made full use of that assist.” In April 2018, Mr. Schiff launched his response to Mr. Nunes’s report, stating that its discovering of no collusion “was unsupported by the details and the investigative report.”

None of this was true, and Mr. Schiff knew it. In July 2017, right here’s what former Director of Nationwide Intelligence James Clapper informed Mr. Schiff and his colleagues: “I by no means noticed any direct empirical proof that the Trump marketing campaign or somebody in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” Three months later, former Obama Lawyer Basic Loretta Lynch agreed that whereas she’d seen “regarding” data, “I don’t recall something being briefed as much as me.” Former Deputy AG Sally Yates concurred a number of weeks later: “We had been on the fact-gathering stage right here, not the conclusion stage.”

The identical goes for the FBI brokers who began the collusion probe in 2016. Most outstanding, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted the bureau’s cause for opening the case was nonsense. Requested in December 2017 why the FBI obtained a secret surveillance warrant on former Trump aide Carter Web page, moderately than on George Papadopoulos (whose informal dialog with a international diplomat was the catalyst for the probe), Mr. McCabe responded: “Papadopoulos’ remark didn’t significantly point out that he was the person who had had…that was interacting with the Russians.” Nobody else was both.

On it went, a parade of former Obama officers who declared below oath they’d seen no proof of collusion or conspiracy—Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Energy. Interviews with Trump marketing campaign or Administration officers additionally yielded no collusion proof. Mr. Schiff had entry to those transcripts whilst he claimed he had “ample” proof of collusion and wrote his false report.

He’s nonetheless making it up. Final week he stated the transcripts include “proof of the Trump marketing campaign’s efforts to ask, make use of, and canopy up Russia’s assist in the 2016 presidential election.”

The query we’d ask our associates within the media is when are they going to cease enjoying the idiot by placing him on the air? Mr. Schiff is a strong determine with entry to secrets and techniques that the remainder of us don’t have and may’t test. He misled the nation repeatedly on a difficulty that consumed American politics.

President Trump usually spreads falsehoods and invents details, however a minimum of he’s paid a worth for it in media criticism and public distrust. An trade of media reality checkers is devoted to parsing his each phrase. As for Mr. Schiff, nobody ought to ever consider one other phrase he says.

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ANTI-WAR RALLY, Kezar Stadium, 1968

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There’s one thing taking place right here

What it’s completely clear

There’s a person with some bleach over there

Telling me I bought to not care

I feel it’s time we cease, youngsters, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place

There’s battle strains being drawn

No person’s proper if everyone’s improper

Younger individuals talking their minds

Getting a lot resistance from behind

I feel it’s time we cease, hey, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place

What a field-day for the warmth

A thousand individuals on the street

Singing songs and carrying indicators

Largely say, hooray for our facet

It’s time we cease, hey, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place

Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it’s going to creep

It begins while you’re at all times afraid

You step out of line, the person come and take you away

We higher cease, hey, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place

Cease, hey, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place

Cease, now, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place

Cease, youngsters, what’s that sound

Everyone look what’s taking place


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Well-known One-Log Home Garberville

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Can anybody inform me simply when MSNBC turned the media outlet of the DNC? It’s a very outstanding, if unremarked, occasion. I tune in to Rachel Maddow some nights and watch her to the purpose of tolerance, which admittedly is just a few minutes some nights, as she preens and struts like a self-righteous hen, decrying the day by day incompetence and malfeasance of the Trump administration as she immolates herself in self-righteous superiority. She’s going to stick with it like that for a full hour throughout which the viewer learns completely nothing, each night time is simply an countless string of repeats of the nights earlier than.

Keep in mind #the place’s Joe? When Biden simply utterly disappeared from the well being disaster stage and he couldn’t even get the know-how proper to broadcast one thing from his basement? MSNBC got here to his rescue and had him host a CV City Corridor. Thus far the ONLY constant cause we’ve been given to vote for Biden is that he’s not Trump. Sure, and neither is a pile of canine poop.

Let me veer barely and say my hat is off to Laura Cooskey for her glorious essay on the “Stealthy Suicide of the Self Styled Left” — unimaginable writing. I share her consternation on how simple it has been for our technological shepherds to direct the route of the good telephone utilizing social media sheep.

Chris Skyhawk


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Zombie Wilt Chamberlain. Garments. Date night time.

Check. My mom’s good friend. Plus-sign and a turnip. After the honest.

My dream from Sunday, 2020-05-10.

First dream. I am with another youngsters fleeing throughout an historical abandoned metropolis of masonry and stucco. Perhaps Venice, Italy? A lady and I cease in a toilet to relaxation for a second. I’ve a foul feeling about opening the door to go away, and it comes true: a tall evil comfortable slavering Wilt Chamberlain bad-angel zombie-demon creature in a mop-rope wig– what we have been fleeing from. It sticks its head, an arm and a leg within the door. It can pull rip us aside like boiled chickens. AAAAAH!

(I stated sorry for waking Juanita up, however she stated she woke me as much as save me from a foul dream. I stated, “How do you know?” She stated, “You had been shaking.” I stated, “Nevertheless it was so quick. I simply had time to scream.” She stated, “No. I waited awhile.”)

Subsequent dream. I am in an enormous principally abandoned single-floor resort/physician’s-office constructing with extensive, excessive hallways. Across the nook from a room the place individuals wait to see their physician I discover a bathe room with glass partitions and lever water controls and take a bathe however with no cleaning soap or something. The place are my garments? This is a jacket. I tie the jacket round my waist and wander the hallways in search of both my garments or any garments I can use. Perhaps somebody’s taken off their garments for a physician go to and I can steal theirs… I am going far by way of the constructing and discover the bathe once more, however it may possibly’t be the one I used as a result of I’ve gone such a great distance. My garments are proper right here. That explains it: I took off my garments right here and someway bought right into a bathe within the improper bathe room tons of of yards away.

Subsequent dream. I am on a date with a wierd 1970s Midwestern-style fifty-something lady. I park at a posh of contemporary faculty buildings. There’s an usher exterior on the concrete walkway. I take a look at my watch; it is 10:30. I say, “How can it’s 10:30?” The usher says, “However it’s. This manner, please.” He leads the lady within the route of the faint sounds of a present occurring with viewers reactions. I keep behind, stand within the night time experimenting with my automobile key, puzzled by how I can not inform whether or not I am locking or unlocking the automobile by urgent the button. The button on the top of the important thing ought to lock it, however there’s just one button, like a Mac mouse. Hmm. So is it one press is locked, one other is unlocked? Or is it two presses to lock? Strive once more. And once more. I do not need to go into the present anyway; it have to be virtually over and I do not know who the lady is. However I can not simply depart; that might be impolite. Sit right here on the curb for awhile. It is good right here. The air seems like being out at night time once I was a boy. I take into consideration strolling over into these timber and seeing what’s behind there… Perhaps I can fly. Strive that… No. Virtually, although, so yeah, later, when my date comes again.

My goals from Monday, 2020-05-11.

Juanita and I are with my mom in a motel room. My mom is mendacity on the ground saying random nonsense issues that could be lyrics to a music I do not know. I attempt to snap her out of it by asking her a query. She seems to be at me and says extra issues that do not make any sense. Perhaps she had a stroke. I say, “Are you able to increase each of your arms above your head for me, please?” She raises her arms. I say, “Smile, please? Actual huge?” She smiles okay, either side work, however she seems to be unhappy. I ask her if she’s able to go (that means, to wherever we’re going at the moment), and he or she unfocuses and begins saying nonsense issues once more. Juanita gestures that we should always choose her up onto the mattress. Or get her out into the automobile. I fear about hurting my mom, or hurting my again, or hurting her /as a result of/ I harm my again. (I dropped Juanita’s father as soon as, transferring him between the mattress and the wheelchair.)

Subsequent dream. One other unusual home, this one a contemporary design of darkish wooden and plenty of glass however with a painted-black deck for a ground with extensive gaps between the wooden to the beneath half, however there are rugs all over the place so you may transfer round and at all times be on a rug. My mom is right here and nonetheless not proper. Her good friend, some random however clearly not demented outdated lady, comes all the best way into the home, down the hallway alongside the glass wall of the internal backyard courtroom, and he or she’s subsequent to the bed room door. I say to my mom, “You good friend is right here.” My mom jumps up from sitting on the mattress, goes proper by her good friend, not seeing her, and fortunately run-skips down the lengthy hallway and across the nook. I movement to her good friend to comply with with me. We discover my mom by the double entrance doorways, with the telephone in her hand hanging at her facet. She says sadly, “They went away.” I say, “She’s /proper right here/.” My mom says once more, “They went away.”

Now my mom’s good friend is sitting, kneeling slighly sideways on the ground, taking issues aside with a set of screwdrivers. She works for a financial institution, and the financial institution was redecorating and throwing out all these huge stainless-steel pencil sharpeners which have a music field inside. She’s getting the music bins out and gathering them in a guide field. I need her to say, “Would you like some?” so I will not sound grasping to ask first, as a result of I actually need them. I assist her dismantle pencil sharpeners, and I begin having concepts to make a machine out of a bunch of music bins, synchronize them someway, energy all of them with an electrical motor– possibly get a rotisserie motor from… the place? I do know I’ve one someplace; I bear in mind shopping for one within the thrift retailer.

My goals from Tuesday, 2020-05-12

First dream. There is a lengthy gradual time of wanting down on huge maps, from completely different angles, of the whole Southern U.S. as if from area, however there are homes, so this have to be just one metropolis with streets formed like states. I can not see the state shapes anymore, although that half there’s a little like a bilaterally symmetrical Texas form, a plus-sign and a turnip.

Now I am in a dim city in what I think about to be Louisiana. I am barefoot, in pyjamas, strolling throughout a car parking zone between a row of homes and two or three units of railroad tracks. I sprawl in an out of doors lissajou-pattern-metal-frame web-chair subsequent to a dumpster. An enormous pleasant gangly canine comes close to, licks my supplied hand. I scratch its neck. It licks my hand once more. Girls’s voices in one of many homes speak about how good their canine is. I can not see them, however I wave on the home I feel they’re in to say I agree.

The homes have been changed by a theater-like area and I am going in from the opposite facet. The foyer space is being repaired; the ground and half the ground joists have been eliminated; it is uneven naked damp filth. Listed below are a few disintegrating cardboard bins of wires and cables left over from my varied tasks. How can I hold them? I can not carry them with me. I inform a wierd man about how I do not understand how I bought right here, however I’ve my telephone, and I do not bear in mind emptying my debit card, so I am going to most likely be okay till I can work out what is going on on. I really feel like I am writing the story I am in and am about to cheat by simply giving myself magical powers to indicate off and/or teleport house. Or is my automobile exterior? And if that’s the case, is that this earlier than or after I hit the deer and ruined the impossibly costly headlight and needed to repair it with duct tape and overhead-projector plastic? Issues grow to be imprecise

Subsequent dream. I am in an enormous county-fair-like place of tents and marked-off areas in a grass discipline in like Ohio –this seems like a good my cousins took me to in 1973. Nevertheless it’s on the very finish of the honest, with nothing left however the grass ground within the empty tents I stroll by way of. I am with any person at first, most likely Juanita, however that fades. An extended slot between tents is an out of doors movie show. Some comfortable fats outdated individuals sit in garden chairs by the projector down the hill. There is not any sound from the film enjoying on the facet of the tent on the high of the slot, the place a cartoon character dances like a squishy marionette, like Topo Gigio however a pig not a mouse, opening and shutting its froglike extensive flapping mouth. I begin play-yelling NOOOO! in time to at any time when it opens its mouth; that is amplified immensely and echoes over the entire fairgrounds. The character quickens and turns into one other sort of animal (?), after which one other (a pirate otter? a distinct pig?) and I hold yelling NOOOO! when its mouth opens. Some Diane-Arbus/Fellini/Walmart-type individuals collect and so they’re all yelling together with me. Everybody’s having a good time… Or are they? No, they’re simply sitting on the benches to the facet, speaking amongst themselves, smoking cigarets, ignoring me, not even watching the film. Okay, I am the one one yelling (and so what? It is a free nation): NOOOO! …NOOOOOO!

— Marco McClean

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