*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
32% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction while 56% say it is on the wrong track. [Economist/YouGov, 6/6/17]
Continue reading “State of the Nation”
On his performance to date, Gallup found on June 11th that 36% of Americans approve of his job performance and 56% disapprove. Below are his job ratings as found by Gallup on the first and 15th of each month.
Continue reading “President Trump”
“As a country, we are becoming more partisan, with our last election the most parliamentary in our history. Every single Senate race was won by the same party as the presidential race in that state, and 400 out of 435 House districts voted the same way for House and president.” [Charlie Cook, 5/25/17]
There is one thing on which Democrats and Republicans agree; when asked whether local issues or national issues are most important when folks cast their votes for Congress, national issues wins, hands down.
Continue reading “The Congress”
In 2000, “female college graduates made 91% of what their male peers earned.” Today the gap has widened to the point that female college grads make 86% of what their male counter parts make. [Economic Policy Institute]
Continue reading “Women Will Get it Done”
Debbie, Carol and I went to Laduree on a Sunday morning, six days after its official opening. (I was hesitant to abandon my usual Sunday breakfast at the Four Seasons but Debbie insisted we try it and it turned out to be a worthy choice.)
Continue reading “Restaurant: Laduree”
Whitney, Lee, Debbie and I went to Le DeSales about two months after it opened.
The restaurant has two primary sections. As you enter the restaurant there is a greeter’s stand and a series of dining tables that seat up to 72 people. Just beyond the greeter’s station are two back-to-back booths each seating two. To the far left there is a leather banquette with seating for several 2s and 4s.
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Sherry and Mike, Diane and John and Debbie and I had dinner on a Sunday night at “the grilled oyster”.
Once we sat down a couple of plates were placed in the center of the table, each containing several pieces of carrot, celery and a form of cracker and a sauce.
Continue reading “Restaurant: The Grilled Oyster Co.”
A friend by the name of Carol, having read the Mirabelle review in the last Watch, noticed that WW had not checked out the restrooms.
Continue reading “Mirabelle – an addendum”