Wednesday November 22, 2017

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Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and all through the holiday season for the rest of 2017, We want snow so there is water in the reservoir’s for next year and lots of people have fun in the snow.

This week we have some news, some columns Carrie’s Corner,  and some photos, it is a short front page rant because I am busy setting up for the Miss Jody Community Thanksgiving tomorrow at the Downieville Community Hall from 1pm to 4pm,  Free to all, donations are appreciated and it all benefits the Western Sierra Food Bank which provides food all year long for those who need a little assist and gives food baskets at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. So come enjoy a fresh cooked Thanksgiving meal and enjoy community, camaraderie and the thankfulness of living and visiting Sierra County.

The photo this week was out my kitchen window looking at the first river rise on the Downie River this year.

Mountain Messenger (happy tofu day) 11/22/17

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Ok, it is the day before Thanksgiving and since Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday and the Mountain Messenger is always on the newsstand on Thursday, there is a conflict and Don Russell appealed to the rulers of all holidays to change Thanksgiving to Friday and lost, so the Mountain Messenger is being distributed to all today, and not tomorrow which means the Mountain Messenger, …. you know it is difficult to continuously write the Mountain Messenger, so I am just going to go with Mt. Mess. What was I saying… oh the Mt Mess will be out before the Prospect. Don told me he hopes that you have or had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you get a subscription to Mt Mess. He also wants your cards and letters to continue to flow into his mailbox, all checks accepted. Pretty soon it will be the Merry Christmas issue, this is the ultimate in editions, along with the 4th of July one… anyhow Merry Xmas issue is special because this is where everyone gets ads wishing other family, friends and foes a very Merry Christmas. But fiirst Happy Thanksgiving and eat vegetables and tofu.

Jim Beard and Scott Schlefstein attempt to school Don on the proper way to cook a Tofu.

Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at yesdearyousuck@yahoo.com or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at mtnmess@cwo.com and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs

Carrie’s Veggie Corner 11/22/17

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  by: Gobbi L. Turkey

Vegetables and Tofu are really good……

So, Carrie’s out this week, as she’s busy with some kind of horrific display of whimsical madness in her kitchen. I’m assuming it’s for this up-coming holiday you humans call ‘Thanksgiving’. Me? I’m typing this from a dark corner in her pantry, trying to save myself from the slaughter. So far, only her dog has picked up my scent, and, much to my relief, the dog (unlike the cats) can’t manage to open this door…yet. If this holiday of giving thanks is to be followed by us turkeys, then I’m going to add my list of things that I am thankful for. It’s a short list. OK, there are only 2 things on that list. Vegetarians, and Vegans. I’m extremely thankful for them. Sadly, those types of humans do not live in this house, and I fear that I will soon be discovered.

Speaking of which, this pantry really isn’t all that bad, as far as pantries go. I mean, there are house plants, and tons of baking supplies. Oh, and a LOT of reading material. Mostly cook books, but there are a few handy mechanic journals, and some random book about a human named ‘Churchill’. I haven’t yet figured out why that would be next to the cook books, but at this point, I’m sure it really doesn’t matter. This solitude, however, has left me with much ado about nothing, so I’ve taken to perusing the cook books. One night, as I was browsing through some soup recipes, I over heard the humans talking about this stuff they call ‘brine’. They said it was good for turkeys. A bath perhaps? A massage? I’m not sure, but I looked it up, and sure enough, I found a recipe for brine. So, I’m going to share it with you.

So, apparently, it’s fairly simple. You have 1 gallon of water, 2 cups of Kosher salt (I’ve never heard of a Kosher ocean, but whatever), 1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar, 12 whole cloves, 3 bay leaves, 1 Tbls. Whole black peppercorns, 1 1/2 tsp. Dried rosemary and 2 1/2 tsp dried thyme. So, it looks like you bring the water to a boil, stir in the salt and sugar (until it’s dissolved), bring to a boil again (good gravy there’s a lot of boiling to this), add the rest of the stuff into the water, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for about 20 minutes. Then, throw it into the fridge until it’s completely cooled. Oh wait, it says here that the container you place this brine stuff in should be large enough to hold your turkey, and ‘non-reactive’. Good idea there, as I think the turkey will be reacting enough as it is. So, you put a thawed turkey (OMG they deep freeze us first!?) into the brine, and add enough cool water to cover the turkey with liquid. Refrigerate over night. Remove from brine, and let it sit awhile before roasting.

OK, well, um, it looks like I won’t be brining myself any time soon. Not if I have to be defrosted beforehand. I don’t want to be frosted to begin with. That’s the snowman’s job, not mine, and it’s not even December yet! Oh no! I think one of the cats heard me. I need to hide. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Calpine Thanksgiving Yoga 11/22/17

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Start your Thanksgiving with a gratitude practice!

All levels Hatha Flow with Sarah J at the CIA Building in Calpine (downstairs in the conference room) 9-10:45 (mats available for borrow) $15 suggested donation Bring a friend and leave with a heart filled with gratitude  ***This will be the only class offered on Thursday, regular class schedule will resume the following week (8-9:15 Flow & 9:30-10:45 Therapeutics)

Carrie’s Gobble Corner 11/22/17

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 by: Gobbi L. Turkey

So, Carrie’s out this week, as she’s busy with some kind of horrific display of whimsical madness in her kitchen. I’m assuming it’s for this up-coming holiday you humans call ‘Thanksgiving’. Me? I’m typing this from a dark corner in her pantry, trying to save myself from the slaughter. So far, only her dog has picked up my scent, and, much to my relief, the dog (unlike the cats) can’t manage to open this door…yet. If this holiday of giving thanks is to be followed by us turkeys, then I’m going to add my list of things that I am thankful for. It’s a short list. OK, there are only 2 things on that list. Vegetarians, and Vegans. I’m extremely thankful for them. Sadly, those types of humans do not live in this house, and I fear that I will soon be discovered.

Speaking of which, this pantry really isn’t all that bad, as far as pantries go. I mean, there are house plants, and tons of baking supplies. Oh, and a LOT of reading material. Mostly cook books, but there are a few handy mechanic journals, and some random book about a human named ‘Churchill’. I haven’t yet figured out why that would be next to the cook books, but at this point, I’m sure it really doesn’t matter. This solitude, however, has left me with much ado about nothing, so I’ve taken to perusing the cook books. One night, as I was browsing through some soup recipes, I over heard the humans talking about this stuff they call ‘brine’. They said it was good for turkeys. A bath perhaps? A massage? I’m not sure, but I looked it up, and sure enough, I found a recipe for brine. So, I’m going to share it with you.

So, apparently, it’s fairly simple. You have 1 gallon of water, 2 cups of Kosher salt (I’ve never heard of a Kosher ocean, but whatever), 1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar, 12 whole cloves, 3 bay leaves, 1 Tbls. Whole black peppercorns, 1 1/2 tsp. Dried rosemary and 2 1/2 tsp dried thyme. So, it looks like you bring the water to a boil, stir in the salt and sugar (until it’s dissolved), bring to a boil again (good gravy there’s a lot of boiling to this), add the rest of the stuff into the water, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for about 20 minutes. Then, throw it into the fridge until it’s completely cooled. Oh wait, it says here that the container you place this brine stuff in should be large enough to hold your turkey, and ‘non-reactive’. Good idea there, as I think the turkey will be reacting enough as it is. So, you put a thawed turkey (OMG they deep freeze us first!?) into the brine, and add enough cool water to cover the turkey with liquid. Refrigerate over night. Remove from brine, and let it sit awhile before roasting.

OK, well, um, it looks like I won’t be brining myself any time soon. Not if I have to be defrosted beforehand. I don’t want to be frosted to begin with. That’s the snowman’s job, not mine, and it’s not even December yet! Oh no! I think one of the cats heard me. I need to hide. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Brief World News 11/22/17

The Trump-Xi Meeting in Beijing, Very Briefly  – by Mel Gurtov

Donald Trump gave Xi Jinping endorsements; Xi gave him face. Trump heaped praise on Xi for being a strong leader; Xi said nothing in return. Trump announced US responsibility for the trade deficit; Xi did not contradict him. Trump will claim that China has agreed to remove barriers to the American financial sector in the Chinese market; but Xi’s promises aren’t ironclad. Trump lamented that the US is “so far behind” China, while Xi simply noted that the Pacific has room for both countries. Trump said nothing about human rights in China, letting Xi believe it’s no longer an American priority. Trump called on China for the upteenth time to strengthen sanctions on North Korea; Xi said nothing, and the Chinese press removed Trump’s comments. Trump will return home and say the trip was a huge success, while Xi will believe the home field advantage really works. In short, Trump emerged looking like a supplicant, whereas Xi came off looking like the head of a coequal great power.

Since politicians and media like to focus on winners and losers, is there any doubt how the Beijing 2017 summit will be remembered?

Mel Gurtov, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is an Asia expert and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University.

New Resource for Ranchers 11/22/17

Quincy, Calif. – November 15, 2017 –
University of California Cooperative Extension introduces a new resource for livestock producers and land managers in Northern California. Tracy Schohr, has assumed the role of UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Plumas, Sierra and Butte counties. In this role, she will conduct extension, education and applied research that will focus on livestock production and sustainable range and pasture management.

“I am excited to work with cattle ranchers and land managers across the three counties to address the most pressing issues in the region,” said Schohr. “An integral part of my position will be conducting research that can ensure the success of sustainable grazing and sharing that information with stakeholders in the region.”

Prior to joining UCCE, Schohr worked for the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, where she conducted research and outreach on working rangelands focused on irrigated pasture, mountain meadows, livestock predation, annual rangelands and invasive species. Schohr holds a master’s degree in Horticulture and Agronomy from UC Davis and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business from California State University, Chico.

“The Sierra County Board of Supervisors are excited to join the Plumas County Board of Supervisors and UC Cooperative Extension to support this position,” said Paul Roen, Sierra County Supervisor for District 3 and Sierra Valley rancher. “Ms. Schohr will provide technical resources to livestock producers, collaborate with public land managers and conduct research that will improve the economic profitability of cattlemen in this region.”

Ranchers and land managers can contact Tracy Schohr at tkschohr@ucanr.edu or in the UC Cooperative Extension Office in Quincy at 208 Fairground Road or (530) 283-6262.

Food Drive at Christmas Faire 11/22/17

Donate a can of food on Sunday, November 26, and receive $1 off admission

The Nevada County Fairgrounds and the Grass Valley Elks are teaming up at the Country Christmas Faire for a canned food drive to help feed those in need in Nevada County.
Bring a can of food (or two or three) to the Country Christmas Faire on Sunday, November 26, and you’ll receive a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day. Volunteers from Grass Valley Elks will collect the cans at the food collection bins at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 4 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon. One coupon per person. All food collected by the Elks will be distributed in their Christmas baskets in December.
The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 25 and 26 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Cost is $5, and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.
For more information about the Country Christmas Faire, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.

Bear, Darby, USFS 11/22/17

Who? Me?

Darby is out sick with the flu, to stay home doctors orders till at least Monday…but that did not stop him from answering the door and helping the Forest Service chap that is staying in the barracks last night.

In the middle of watching a scary crime drama late last night, we were startled by a loud very rapid banging on our door…Darby peeked through the drape and noticed the Forest Service worker standing outside our door holding a small hammer.

The bear had broken in the back door of the barracks and was tearing up the kitchen. Darby sick, still chugged out, grabbed his shotgun out of his patrol car and off the two went…they entered the kitchen only slightly torn up and the bear exited out the rear door….the one scared, hammer holding Forest Service worker went around the building to make sure a second door was open so the bear could exit all the way…as the bear did.

Fun times! Hungry Bear!

Just the Excuse 11/22/17

Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea by Michael Eisenscher

Michael Eisenscher

On August 8th Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” He ordered the Pentagon to prepare for all military options. In the interim, he has ordered mock invasion war games with South Korea on North Korea’s borders and coasts, sent nuclear weapons-capable bombers to fly over the Korean Peninsula in a clear sign to Kim Jong Un he is prepared to follow through on his threat, and has ordered three US aircraft carrier armadas to the oceans just off North Korea’s shores, while escalating his belligerent rhetorical exchanges with his North Korean nemesis.

Hampshire College Professor Michael Klare, writing in The Nation, suggests, this extraordinary naval buildup could provide Trump with the sort of military extravaganza he seems to enjoy and/or to prepare for a pre-emptive military strike on North Korea. It may also trigger a North Korean response that will serve as a pretext for military aggression.

As if these developments were not alarming enough, the Washington Post reports that in the last week the Pentagon sent a letter to members of Congress in which it said the only way to locate and secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapon sites with complete certainty is through an invasion of ground forces. In the event of conflict, the generals said, Pyongyang might also resort to biological and chemical weapons, raising the specter of great American casualties.

Given the mercurial bellicose character of the Commander in Chief, and his view that diplomacy is a “waste of time”, the generals’ letter could provide Trump with just the excuse he needs to unleash US nuclear weapons on North Korea – “to save (American) lives” (as if bombing or invasion were the only alternatives available to him). ‘Saving American lives’ was a justification offered by Truman for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A single 150 kiloton nuclear armed cruise missile fired from our off-shore fleet at Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, is predicted to immediately kill a half million Koreans. More than another million would be severely injured. That estimate of the initial death toll alone is approximately equivalent to wiping out the population of Oakland or Tucson.

Kim Jong Un has no incentive to attack the US first unless convinced the US is about to attack North Korea. He might be provoked to preempt or answer it with an attack of its own. With the nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missile it has already developed (assuming it can miniaturize the bomb to be carried by its ICBM) its missile could hit a U.S. West Coast city like San Francisco, where almost 225,000 would die immediately and another 330,000 would suffer horrific injuries and radiation sickness, many of whom would die later. Seoul, South Korea, a city of 25 million people, is just 35 miles from the North Korean border. If it were targeted with a nuclear bomb, immediate casualties could easily top one million.

This is what’s at stake in the game of nuclear chicken Donald Trump seems to want to play with Kim Jong Un. We have to stop it.

Recent polling demonstrates that more than two-thirds of the American people believe that the United States should attack North Korea only if North Korea attacks first. But Donald Trump doesn’t think much of the ‘will of the people’ if our will doesn’t coincide with his ambitions or interests.

It is imperative that Congress enact a law that prevents Trump from ordering such a premeditated attack without prior consent of Congress, as required by our Constitution.

A bi-partisan letter to President Trump has been initiated by Congresswoman Barbara Lee reasserting Congress’s role in authorizing and overseeing military actions, and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), joined by more than 60 other members of Congress, introduced new bipartisan, bicameral legislation to do just that. The No Unconstitutional Strike Against North Korea Act of 2017 (H.R. 4140/S. 2016) restricts funds available to the Department of Defense or to any other federal department or agency from being used to launch a military strike against North Korea without the prior approval of Congress or the imperative to respond to an attack against the United States or its allies.

This legislation has been endorsed by a broad array of peace, veterans, faith, civil liberties, social justice, Korean American and other civil society organizations.

Contact your member of Congress and Senators to urge them to cosponsor and vote for this critical legislation. Defense of our Constitution, our national security and global peace require members of Congress on both sides of the aisle do their duty, pass this legislation and restore the separation of powers dictated by our Constitution.

Michael Eisenscher is National Coordinator Emeritus of US Labor Against the War.

 

Sheriff’s Public Log 11/22/17

Sierra County Sheriff’s Public Information Log 

111317

  • 0825 – 9-1-1 Request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 0903 – Controll burn by USFS at Treasure Mountain – TRA SCSO
  • 0934 – Trespassing by neighbor in Sierra City – CNC SCSO
  • 1044 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM

111417

  • 0751 – Control burn by USFS at Loganville – TRA SCSO
  • 0754 – Control burn by USFS at Packer Saddle and Butcher Ranch
  • 0908 – 9-1-1 from Mental Health in Loyalton – TRA SCSO
  • 1600 – Juvenile problem in Downieville – CNC SCSO
  • 1729 – Canine bite to juvenile in Loyalton – CNC SCSO
  • 1738 – Truck pulling large trailer with no lights – UTL SCSO
  • 2100 – Assistance with a large raccoon in fireplace in Loyalton -TRA SCSO
  • 2226 – Cow outside the pasture near Lombardi Point – TRA CHP

111517

  • 0718 – Control burn at Treasure Mountain – TRA SCSO
  • 0905 – Controll burn at Carmen Valley – TRA USFS
  • 0943 – Bovine aka cow traffic hazard on Hwy 49 near Loyalton -TRA CHP
  • 1055 – Reckless driver Hwy 49 near Ramshorn – TRA CHP
  • 1109 – 9-1-1 static call at Clark Station – CNC SCSO
  • 1304 – Deputy requests ambulance for injured inmate Downieville – TRA DVAM
  • 1431 – Subjects stuck in snow and lost located by SO near Sierra City – CNC SCSO
  • 1526 – 9-1-1 static call from Clark Station – CNC SCSO
  • 2033 – Trespasser reported in Loyalton – CNC SCSO
  • 2053 – Black cow in Hwy 49 north of Loyalton – UTL SCSO
  • 2156 – 9-1-1 request for an ambulance near Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 2335 – Loud music in Sierraville – UTL SCSO

111617

  • 0006 – Suspicious vehicle near gas station in Downieville – CNC SCSO
  • 0636 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 0926 – Juvenile left school, SO returned Juvie to school – CNC SCSO
  • 1025 – 9-1-1 report of possible arson in Loyalton – RPT SCSO
  • 1143 – Suspicious circumstances in Loyalton – RPT SCSO
  • 1204 – 9-1-1 static call from Clark Station – CNC SCSO
  • 1500 – Burglary at the Alleghany Transfer Stn – RPT SCSO
  • 1708 – Registration for H&S conviction at Courthouse – CNC SCSO

111717

  • 0943 – Clark Stn static hangs up on 9-1-1 – CNC SCSO
  • 1001 – Control burn near Sattley – TRA USFS
  • 1628 – Suspicious low flying aircraft near Sattley – CNC SCSO
  • 2136 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance near Loyalton – CNC SCSO

111817

  • 0842 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance near Sattley – TRA LOAM
  • 1210 – Accidental burglary alarm activation in Loyalton – UNF SCSO
  • 1331 – Citation issued for trespassing in Loyalton – CIT SCSO
  • 1608 – Possible trespassing and squatting in Loyalton – CNC SCSO
  • 1627 – Citation issued for trespassing and squatting – CIT SCSO
  • 1701 – Re-arrest for 311.11, 311.31(d), 626.84(a) in Carmichael – ARR SCSO

111917

  • 0916 – Solo vehicle accident near Cold Creek Campground – TRA CHP
  • 1707 – Illegally parked vehicle in Loyalton – CNC SCSO

Kangaroo Court 11/22/17

Reckless – by Tom H. Hastings

Tom Hastings

I’m heading to court from my home in Portland, Oregon, to Missoula, Montana.

Leonard Higgins is going to go on trial in a Montana courtroom for his role in the October 11, 2016 coordinated shutdown of several of the dirtiest tar sands oil pipelines that increasingly and dangerously traverse North America.

Leonard simply shut off a valve, turning off the Express pipeline in Montana, an act of supreme nonviolent symbolism because he and everyone involved knew that the pipeline company would open the valve quickly and get the filthy tar sands oil sludging along again.

Four other climate chaos resisters also shut down sections of tar sands oil pipelines in Washington, North Dakota, and Minnesota the same day. All either face trial or have gone to trial. For the most part, thus far, the courts have disallowed the necessity defense, that is, effectively eliminating the chance for the jury to hear why these resisters did their actions.

This means that, for the most part, they have been kangaroo courts, a travesty of the judicial system.

Another valve-turner, Michael Foster, a mental health counselor in his 50s from Seattle, went on trial in North Dakota and one of the charges–the only one the jury found him Not Guilty of–was reckless endangerment. The other charges resulted in convictions and he faces possibly 21 years in prison. His sentencing will be January 18.

He is sitting in the packed van across from me as we travel to Leonard’s trial. I ask him about the 210,000 gallon spill that just occurred in South Dakota from a part of the Keystone pipeline.

“Yeah, I don’t think I was the one engaging in reckless endangerment,” says Michael.

And, as in Michael’s case, the Montana judge has refused to allow the jury to hear the necessity defense, so we are going to hold a mock trial (view it here) to at least share with anyone interested what we would have presented, had Leonard been allowed to receive a fair trial.

The necessity defense would allow the jury to hear that the pipeline is carrying highly polluting tar sands oil, that the climate catastrophes we are starting to see–more fires, larger fires, longer fire seasons, more hurricanes, worse hurricanes, longer hurricane seasons, rising seas–will intensify with the ongoing failure to transition now to clean renewable energy. The jury won’t be allowed to hear that the resisters had at least some reasonable expectation of a positive effect as a result of their actions.

Instead, the jury will only learn that the defendants did turn off the pipeline, however briefly. Since the resisters had others call the pipeline company a few minutes ahead of time to warn them, this is hardly in question. The resisters did not admit their actions; they claimed them.

Meanwhile, the tar sands oil are polluting our groundwater and contaminating our soil at every step, even as the Trump representatives in Bonn are the only rogues promoting the use of more fossil fuels. The entire world knows better. Only the US is going out of its way to act with demonstrable reckless endangerment.

Dr. Tom H. Hastings is PeaceVoice Director and on occasion an expert witness for the defense in court.

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Caltrans is alerting motorists that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in the Northern California area for Wednesday through Friday.. The storm is forecast to include heavy valley rains, high winds and up to 12 inches of snowfall at the higher elevations, including Donner and Echo Summit passes.

This is a great article about the (click here> Girls of the Golden West opera in San Francisco, good for Sierra County, looking forward to more visitors and tourists. It would be nice if we could get parts or all of the performance at the Yuba Theatre in Downieville, let’s work on it happening.

Gosh, I must really be turning into a little old lady. A while back I complained about car ads demonstrating totally irresponsible reckless driving on roads, kinda saying you can drive anyway you want with new technology and you still won’t kill a deer (or child) crossing the road. So it is before the holidays and Victoria Secrets new lingerie ads are irritating me, young women dressed in skimpy lingerie are depicted in sexual poses inside a residence and outside on the porch. It isn’t just VS, but perfume and jewelry and music… In today’s climate of accusations of sexual assault, rape and harassment it seems even more inappropriate than usual. Soft porn on network television, You know the advertising business needs to get “woke”. Hillary Clinton is a excellent example of what happens to a professional woman dressing in a professional way, she was constantly ridiculed for her pantsuits (and still is I might add). The news programs on television are interesting, the difference in the male and female reporters attire is striking and shoes…OMG… women’s heels are designed to accent sexual posture and think of all the back, feet, knee, hip problems as they age. I want to look pretty too, but there has to be some fairness to women and how they’re presented, children see these ads too, especially today with the advent of recording shows to watch during the day. … OK, finished with this rant, on to politics. Someone please tell t-RUMP to resign in a orderly fashion to save himself from self destruction, it may be too late for him, but not for us. Gadzooks, listened to his press conference today about his Asian trip…. apparently it was all about him, he started out trying to be gracious but then it all turned to his wonderful being.. blah blah blah .. lots of self praise and no substance, poor fool or is it poor us.

Mel Gurtov words on Congress, Patrick Hiller, Lisa Fuller and Robert Koehler provide our brain food this week, don’t miss out. Carrie’s Corner, Carol’s Movies, holiday happenings, places to go, things to do and lots of local news here for your reading pleasure. The Mountain Messenger is featuring a contest of sorts, be the first one to pick up the phone and see what awaits you as a new subscriber, remember Don loves subscriber is the key.

The photo this week was absolutely taken by Lee Adams at Haskell Peak while cutting Christmas Trees for the Downieville Lions Club and we are beginning to live in our winter wonderland of Sierra County,

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