Editor,

I wasn’t going to bother with any more Grocott columns since plenty of others do a good job of it (”Oh, what a relief it is” in the Dec. 29 edition of the Daily Journal).

The latest was just the usual distortions about who is responsible for the holdup of the latest pandemic relief. Wrong as usual. But the last paragraph deserves a response. To quote, “To me, it’s sad that the guy who represents a majority of Americans may lose his leadership role to fraud while two who deserve to lose theirs may keep them.”

Numero uno Mr. Grocott: More than 80 million voted for Biden/Harris versus 74 million for El Trumpo. Numero Two-o: There has been zero proof of election fraud. Do you see the number-0 (zero). Claims by Trump supporters do no constitute proof. Numero three-o: Not may lose his leadership (that was hard to type while laughing) role.

He’s done, gone finito, toast. Which makes this the only high note in this awful year. If you have proof of fraud, produce it. Otherwise, give it a rest.

Steven Ortiz

Redwood City

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Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Hello Ray and Tafhdyd,

I have been playing with a new computer. It is a duplicate of one I gave to my grandson; his reward for securing a 4.0 GPA. I want to help him learn everything about it. Nothing teaches a "knuckle dragging flat earther" like me better than first hand experience.

I have a question for you gents. I enjoy an occasional shot of Makers Mark. Your previous intercourse about Lagavulin caused me to do some research. So I ask, how aged should my first shot be?

Ray Fowler

I will defer to Tafhdyd... he has a great deal of experience with Lagavulin.

Yeah... great question. 8, 12 or 16 years? I say go all in... 16 years. "The old is better." It says so in the Bible (Luke 5:39, NIV).

Tafhdyd

Good morning Wilfred,

I have a thought or two and a suggestion. As for the Lagavulin, I agree with Ray, I started with the 16 yr and stayed with it. Never had an opportunity to try their others and liked the 16 so didn't see the need.

I will guess that your research gave you information about the peaty smoke flavors of the Islay scotches. Lagavulin is a prime example of the same with a full rich body. You probably also came across a few of the flavor maps with the generic light to rich, delicate to smokey profiles. I have used them to try something new in a different area than my usual.

Suggestion time: If you are unsure I would drop in to your best stocked watering hole or restaurant and have the bartender pour you a nip of a couple to try without having to spring for a whole bottle if it is not to your liking. On your bourbon selection I tried a Woodford Reserve Double Oaked which is quite good and IMO much better than the regular Woodford. I also keep a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 at the ready.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Thank you my good friends. Happy New Year! To one and all.

Tafhdyd

Wilfred and Ray,

While checking on a scotch review I found this also...A happy Hogmanay!

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

;-)

Old San Matean

I just have to say that I can picture all of you getting together once a week at someone's home for drinks and dinner while you plan your weekly commenting strings. You all seem to know each other super well and are actually quite entertaining! That's all. Happy New Year everyone!

Ray Fowler

Old San Matean...

Have a great 2021.

Barbecue at your place this summer?

Terence Y

Are you offering? If so, I promise not to wear my Trump cap and instead of talking politics, we can discuss non-controversial topics such as global warming, religion, child-rearing, the state of education, the train to nowhere, etc. Just let us know when and where. I’ll even put up a boxing ring if you’ll spring for the liability insurance. Happy New Year!

Terence Y

Ray, I didn't understand your comment about Pendant Publishing, but after checking out your link... hilarious! I didn’t realize Jorg was such a Seinfeld fan. BTW, also enjoyed the George Carlin link about the environment – thanks! Too many exclamation points?

Ray Fowler

Thanks... I'm glad the videos brightened your day.

Sadly... I don't think Jorg is a Seinfeld fan, but I made the reference to exclamation points as a way to bring some levity to the comments section.

And George Carlin... is too, too funny. His comments on the environment bring a different perspective to today's discussion re: climate change. And how did he predict Mother Earth would rid itself of these pesky humans? A virus...

Terence Y

Hi Ray - my mistake. You're probably correct in that Jorg isn't a Seinfeld fan. Jorg would probably think it's a racist show and below his supposedly highly intellectual, but limited brain capacity (or Jorg wouldn't understand the humor). I believe Tombstone is finally going to be shown free on cable, so I've programmed the recorder. Happy New Year.

Ray Fowler

You are a daisy...

Terence Y

Blah, blah, blah, another day, another writer trying to convince themselves the election is over. Guess what, Mr. Ortiz, the election is not over. Patience grasshopper. As your great President Trump always says, let’s see what happens.

Rel

Blah, blah, blah, another day, another espousal by Terrence trying to convince others the election is not over. Guess what, Mr. Y, the election is OVER. Biden won as certified by the Electoral College with 306 votes. https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-270-electoral-college-vote-d429ef97af2bf574d16463384dc7cc1e

Your never great Trump will see what happens on January 21, 2021. Most of the sane world will be popping champagne as a nightmare is finally over.

Jorg

Have mercy, Rel! Some are just slower learners than most of us.

Tommy Tee

Rel--Right on. I have my champagne ready to go!

Terence Y

Rel and Jorg, why don’t you wait until January 21 instead of trying to bully everyone into your desperate belief the election is over - because it is NOT OVER? Providing a link from the fake news AP doesn’t give you any credibility. Patience, Grasshoppers. BTW Jorg, I’ve probably forgotten more than you’ll ever learn.

Jorg

TY: Of course, you have forgotten more! That goes without saying. Why on flat Earth would I even bother learning any of the nonsense that obviously has filled your head? Math, science and several languages have been more than enough for my limited brain capacity.

Terence Y

Ray, you’re so right about Jorg and his exclamation points. We know his “period” works because he does go on rants at least once a month, but maybe his command of the English language isn’t so good. BTW, Jorg, that’s your problem – your admitted limited brain capacity. Sounds like even more of us have forgotten more than you’ll ever learn, since we have unlimited brain capacity.

Jorg

TY: Regarding your last comment, - no doubt that you have some extra space in your head! You prove that every time you write something.

Rel

Oh, Terrence, so sorry to us a "fake news" source such as the Associated Press. Perhaps this Fox News source will better assuage your denial of the facts: https://www.foxnews.com/us/biden-says-the-integrity-of-nation-remains-intact-after-electoral-college-gives-him-2020-presidency-win Perhaps, Mr. Y, you prefer a coup like your treasonous Trump?

Terence Y

You probably don’t realize it, Jorg, but you paid me a compliment, so thank you. Unfortunately for you, every time you write something, you display your limited brain capacity, and a liberal use of exclamation marks. BTW Rel, Fox News isn’t much better. I congratulate you on using the word coup, though.

Tommy Tee

Hey Everybody--It's the Blah Blah Blah King Terrence, who along with Lou Dobbs and Trump thinks the election is NOT over. Get out your tinfoil hats and buckle up! Meanwhile, Trump golfs every day and gets his panties in a bunch because he doesn't like the way his quarters are decorated at Mar A Lago. Those are his priorities while people die.

Jorg

Tommy Tee: Remember how Trump criticized President Obama for his occasional golfing, claiming that he, himself, would be way too busy with work to do any golfing! Perhaps that was before he realized that the work in the WH was way over his head, and far beyond his limited education.

Terence Y

Sorry Tommy, the fact is that the election is NOT over. It’s laughable how you conveniently forget about the deaths under Newsom and Cuomo, even though their edicts were supposed to stem the infected and the dead. Now who was responsible for speeding up a vaccine? Yessirree, your great President Trump.

Tommy Tee

Oh poor Terence--like the last rat clinging to the sinking ship. You are my favorite source of humor on here, by the way.

Terence Y

Thanks Tommy! Here’s some more humor for you… What do you call a political skit put on by yourself, Taffy, JustMikey, Jorg, and Rel? Drumroll, please. A Comedy of Errors.

Tafhdyd

Terrence,

Once again Trump and his incompetent cronies have botched the Covid crisis and vaccine. They may have helped a little in the fast development of the vaccine but they couldn't deliver. Only 2 million doses so far rather than the 20 million they promised. Between golf swings and complaining about how Melania decorated Mar-A-Lago He said it was not his problem, it was the states problem. BTW, here is a link to a video I posted yesterday in case you missed it. There is a F word at 1:03 so you can cover your ears to protect your innocence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5VV1fvm22w

Ray Fowler

Hey, Tafhdyd

First... where's Wilfredo? Second... Old San Matean is back (albeit in a limited capacity)

I don't want to get between you and Terence. He may not get back to you... maybe past his bedtime.

On a COVID related note... have you seen the news about the new strain? During the campaign, the President-elect said he had a plan to deal with COVID... we didn't see much of it. So, does he have a plan for the new strain? Just asking...

In other COVID news... how 'bout that Fauci? Looks like he was upping his estimates re: herd immunity based on polling data. Trust the science.

Terence Y

Taffy, your comedy of errors continues. Maybe you’ve already tipped a few. I guess you think your great President Trump is in charge of manufacturing vaccine doses, in addition to distribution. Why don’t you go ahead and blame Trump for your gout, or when you stub your toe, or your tippling, or any of a billion other things out of his control. Or maybe blame Trump for your Republican turned Democrat party switcheroo nonsense.

Tafhdyd

Hello Ray,

I saw Old San San Matean up top and was wondering about Wilfred also.

Whatever plan Biden may have he cannot do anything about it till he takes office. I feel sure it won’t be to hide the facts from us. Hard for anyone to have a plan for the new strain until they know more about it other than I have heard the medical folks think the vaccine will probably be effective because it is in the same family rather than a new virus with different origins.

Tommy Tee

There's an existential choice -- in the form of a vote on the House and Senate floors -- for Republicans: Do you stand with President Donald Trump's wild falsehoods about the 2020 election or do you take the side of facts?

Patrick Henry

Steven- when again did you become the arbiter on free speech? How about if you don't like something you read, don't read it. Trump is not going anywhere, he will still have the allegiance of tens of millions of followers who realize the fight has just begun. If you don't like it, put down the newspaper. Until then, the war with the left is far from over.

Jorg

No, PH! Steven should be complimented for trying to correct blatant misinformation! Unfortunately, there are too many dumb enough to latch on to the most ridiculous statements without thinking, thus contaminating the society and skewing elections.

Ray Fowler

When "did you become the arbiter on free speech?"

Jorg

Ray: Free speech also covers correction of misinformation, - especially important in this country! No "arbiter" though, just trying to perform a much needed social service.

Ray Fowler

Jorg

A lesson on free speech coming from someone who admits deleting comments from a blog? The reason for censoring others' comments given by the blogger is typically because those comments are a waste of the bloggers time. Wow. Comments have been deleted even when they correct misinformation stated by... wait for it... the blogger.

So, if a point of view is deemed to be "contaminating" society, that point of view should be deleted... And who makes that decision?

More exclamation points? Did you work for Pendant Publishing? It's a joke...

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