Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trust Funder Angst

Sadly, Colorado is suffering from a forty years invasion and occupation by trust fund babies. By now many have reached senior citizen status. They are concentrated in the high country from Steamboat Springs in the North to Durango and Pagosa Springs to the South. Included are Aspen, Crested Butte, and the towns around Breckenridge. Boulder can be considered a side node.

Seems the special snowflakes in the Durango area are especially upset with Senator Cory Gardner (R), a farm implement dealer’s son from Yuma. Sob, he is ignoring them! How dare he?

Of course, they are all Sierra Club, or clones, members. I am reminded of my late father’s definition of an environmentalist.

“The guy who bought his five acres last year”.

I’m not a fanboy of Gardner. I do see him concentrating on issues that impact jobs, something trust funders will never understand.

Does it seem I have some animosity to trust funders? Let me be clear. I loathe the fuckers.


LL said...

Trust fund babies populate Hollywood, and that's why they're so odious.

They have the same general mindset as the corrupt, progressive, smug, elite, mainstream media. They are like the lilies of the field - they toil not, neither do they spin - and have no real value except as fertilizer.

However they do keep the BMW and Mercedes Benz dealerships in business...

From my experience the highest concentration of trust fund babies in Colorado is found in Teluride (even more per square foot than Aspen). Most of them suck dick, so they don't reproduce and that's a good thing. They leave their money to their cats when they croak.

Well Seasoned Fool said...


drjim said...

I like your Father's definition!

I grew up in the cornfields of Northern Illinois, and had a LOT of "farm kids" as good friends.

Every Single One of them HATED the "environmentalists", and said they didn't know shit about really taking care of the land.

I always agreed with my Farm Kid buddies.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

You only need to see private land adjacent to BLM land to see who takes care of what.

drjim said...

Yep. The only thing they kinda-sorta agreed on were a couple of the "Prairie Restoration" projects in the area.

Until somebody's Grandpa started scoffing at the projects saying that the dirt "wasn't right" anymore, and TPTB would be lucky if the native stuff grew at all, let alone grew well.

Sure enough, Grandpa was right, and they wound up way over budget due the massive amounts of "good black dirt" they had to haul in there to replace what the previous owners had scraped off and sold to "The Developers" who needed it for all the new subdivisions that were springing up, the previous "good black dirt" having been scraped off and sold somewhere else.

Up in DeKalb County, where one of my friends lived in a rented farm house, the farmers were quite proud of the FIFTY FEET of "good black dirt" that Mother Nature Nature had dumped there after the glaciers receded 10,000 or so years ago.

And the farmers took quite good care of that land, some of the most fertile and productive in the world....

Well Seasoned Fool said...

If you want to understand local soils, talk to the folks making a living off that soil.

Old NFO said...

+1 on LL, sigh... At least there's nothing in North Texas to attract them. :-)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

There is that!

Brig said...

Don't know any trust funders so I will just have to take your word on that one.
I like your grandpa's saying, and it's damn true. Have yet to meet an environmentalist that I haven't wanted to throat punch. Those of us raised on the land, usually, know that being a good steward of what supports and feeds you is paramount.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you for your comment.

Too many environmentalists come across as smugly superior. That, and too much time on their hands.