*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
39% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction, 54% say it is on the wrong track. [Economist/YouGov; 9/4/18] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
“I am a border ruffian from the state of Missouri. I am a Connecticut Yankee by adoption. In me, you have Missouri morals, Connecticut culture; this, gentlemen, is the combination which makes the perfect man.”
– Mark Twain Continue reading “Quotes”
On September 6-9, 2018, CNN found that 36% of Americans approved of Trump’s job performance and 58% disapproved. This represents an 8-point drop in approval since the second week of August. Continue reading “President Trump”
Trump has allowed, if not encouraged, latent hate to blossom. [WW]
The President is in a war with the truth. [Bob Woodward]
Trump has managed to insult or otherwise put a finger in the eye of just about every ally of the United States. [WW] Continue reading “About President Trump”
Candidate Trump promised to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency in terms of its rules and its staff. He is well on his way to pulling that off. Continue reading “Disassembling”
The following is a list of people who have been mentioned (by either themselves or others) as potential candidates in 2020. Folks are on the list whether or not they have claimed or disclaimed any interest in running. When an individual suggests publicly that he or she is not interested in running, their name is struck through. It should be noted that Senators who are up in 2018 deliver an obligatory denial that they are not planning to run for president. There is no penalty for changing their minds after they have been re-elected. Continue reading “2020”
53 days until the election
As the election grows closer, attitudes toward both the Republican and Democratic political parties are identical. 43% of registered voters have negative views of both political parties. 32% have positive views toward the two parties. Continue reading “2018”
In 2015 the median net worth of a U.S. Senator was $3.2 million, and for members of the House of Representatives it was $900,000. (Quartz, 2/12/18) Continue reading “Congress”
Nearly 100 million adult women in the US (67% of the adult woman population) wear plus-sized clothing — a distinction the industry gives to garments above a size 14. The average American woman today is wearing between a size 16 and 18. Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
A reminder: I only write about restaurants I believe are worth trying and would patronize again. If I don’t like the restaurant, I don’t write about it. Continue reading “A Note on Restaurants”
(At the end of the following review there is an addendum relative to the connection between Emilitsa and my hometown of Duluth, Minnesota)
We went to Emilitsa with Melanie and Eliot.
Emilitsa, a traditional Greek restaurant, was opened in 2008 by two brothers named Demos and John Regas. Demos was the chef and John ran the front of the House. In 2015, Demos’ son Niko took over for his father as Executive Chef. Continue reading “Restaurant: Emilitsa”
The motto of the Lobster Roll truck that is located in Fort Williams Park, within sight of the Portland Head Light is, “Not All Lobster Rolls are Created Equal”. Continue reading “Restaurant: Bite into Maine”
Debbie and I went to Arroz with Decker and Sherry. It has been open since March in the Marriot Marquis Convention Hotel lobby.
The restaurant, a Mike Isabella restaurant, is entered through the lobby of the hotel. Continue reading “Restaurant: Arroz”