Praised by grateful senior citizens everywhere. Otis, CO
There must be at least one gem in the bunch. Bring your trailer. "Yes sir, if you are handy with tools and don't mind a little elbow grease, we can fix you up with a fine ride for very little money. Let's write it up!"
High School days, three Craig, CO
residents in a new Chevy convertible were seeing how fast they could travel
from Steamboat Springs to Craig, a distance of 42 miles. Going around a left
curve the driver drifted onto the shoulder and hit a mailbox, set in a concrete filled
milk can, directly in line with the steering column, which snapped. The car went
out of control and they were ejected. One was killed.
The one killed was a good friend whose family
had moved to Craig a few years before. His younger sister and I were Junior
High sweethearts. The funeral was an open casket and his parents had the
morticians NOT do any cosmetics. If their goal was to make us reconsider our
ways they succeeded, at least in my case.
Shit happens, and people die. Just don’t
That time of year again for sugar beet harvest. Since my muse seems to be taking comp time, here is an old post, same subject. https://wellseasonedfool.blogspot.com/2015/10/sugar-sugar.html https://wellseasonedfool.blogspot.com/2016/10/sugar-economics.html
It took awhile before I realized this was
the start of grooming him to be elected President. Who was backing him?
I see striking similarities with the
current darling of the liberals, Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke. He will
probably lose to Ted Cruz in his Senate
race. No matter, his campaign has raised tons of money and his national profile
is high and rising. Watch it grow in the next two years.
We are being played, IMO, and the forces
that foisted an obscure Illinois Junior Senator on us are working to foist an
obscure Texas Congressman on us. YMMV
Those of you with Facebook accounts might
want to check out “Save Our State”. Two ladies dedicated to keeping near
billionaire Jared Polis from buying the Colorado governorship have some
hilarious homemade videos.
Nothing ad agency slick about this site.
I applaud their involvement in the political process. Helps I agree with them.
Polis is the spoiled only child of
parents who hit it big in the early days of the internet with an on line
greeting card operation. He has parlayed
his inheritance into a multi-million fortune with business practices that don’t
pass the smell test. A Boulder County resident, he is a natural (P)regressive.
Integrity? After Bernie Sanders beat Shillary, he was one
of several Colorado super delegates who voted for Shillary at the Democrat
Will his self funded $18 million campaign
land him the governship? Likely. He has little support in the rural areas (drew
20 people to a rally in Craig in NW Colorado) but the Front Range voters
dominate the state by sheer population numbers.
His opponent is a typical GOP nice guy.
Competent and well qualified, he is no Donald Trump or Joe Arpaio. Not a lot of
So bravo for the two ladies and their
Facebook effort. I hope it isn’t in vain.
Saturday needed the car a/c. Saturday night 7" of heavy freezing snow. Yesterday 18°. This afternoon 44°, clear, and sunny. Per normal, the mountain passes were closed from time to time due to idiots spinning out. Smiling, I sat in my warm apartment sipping coffee and looking at CDOT cameras. http://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/default?StillCameraId=11025
During the Reagan years I was a
Democrat Precinct Committeeman in the Seattle area. One time in a friendly
debate with the GOP Precinct Committeeman, he challenged me as to the
differences between a Republican and a Democrat.
“We have this pie. The Republicans are
all about how the pie is distributed, who gets what. The Democrats are all
about making sure there is a pie”.
Fast forward to the present where the
Democrat Party has been hijacked by the (P)regressives. I would change
“The Republicans haven’t changed. The
(P)regressives say it is our pie, and we will decided who gets what. Your
input, your desires, aren’t welcome. You just keep making the pie”.
Why do I say President Trump is a
Democrat? What other politician is making sure there is pie?
Do you think the Jeb! Elephants voted for
Do you think conservative Democrats voted for Shillary?
Trump got voted in by Democrats and the
policies he is pushing are traditional Democrat policies, IMO. YMMV
Pondering all this anger coming from the
left. Seems to be two different groups.
Group one, the idealists. They wanted a
woman president and excused Shillary’s corruption as necessary for a woman to
fight the “patriarchy”. Anything she did was justified because she was fighting
Group two, the greedy. They invested
heavily in a “pay to play” candidate and ended up with nothing positive to show
for it. Others, not as affluent, are now
sitting on overpriced Washington D.C. area condos and homes they are underwater
on and didn’t get the lucrative salaries they were expecting. Nothing like
financial reverses to piss people off.
Mixed in are the millennials and their
parents who expected their student loans would be forgiven.
Of course, this is just my opinion. You can print it out, present it at Starbucks,
and pay full price (if you even get served).
Comment being shared all over Facebook
now is, “I didn’t think getting old would happen this soon”.That rings true today with my sore body.
My recent automotive purchase, the Ford
Taurus, had the bottom radiator hose come loose. No big deal. Got out the small
floor jack I’ve had for decades, jacked it up, loosened the hose clamp, slid
the hose back into place, and tightened the clamp. A one tool fix (screwdriver)
not counting a flashlight. Took maybe 20 minutes.
My body is taking longer to recover. The
same body that once did 50 mile hikes for the hell of it and then went out for
I do keep exercising. In a year, yes a
year, have taken off and kept off 50 lbs. Only a 100 more to go.
I’m still a
stud in my head until I see myself in a full length mirror. Oh well, just suck
it up and keep putting one foot in front of the other. And, of course, whine
Not so much in Wyoming. Seem to average
one a year. My co-driver and I have both hit deer near MM 73 I-25 just South of
Wheatland, WY and on Highway 20 between Guernsey, WY and Fort Laramie, WY. So
far I’ve never hit a pronghorn.
Other critters can be a hazard. A few
years ago my sister and I drove to Tulsa for an aunt’s 100th
birthday. Rented a Ford Fusion and, thankfully, got the full meal deal
insurance. Hit a huge raccoon near Fort Morgan, CO. We drove through the night
and somewhere in Oklahoma my sister hit a big jack rabbit.
My sister, being an insurance adjuster,
said around $3k damage to the Fusion.
No caribou in Colorado I’m aware of but
we do have bighorn sheep. You see them frequently along I-70 near Georgetown but
they seem smart enough to stay off the highway. Highway 114 between Saguache and Gunnison has
a herd roaming the area as does the Rocky Mountain National Park area, Estes
Park over to Highway 14 around Glen Echo.
Though rare, people do hit bears in
Being an old fart, have an old fart bear
story. Summer of 1971 I was driving to Missoula, MT from Salmon, ID and came upon
a pickup with a camper jammed into the ditch and embankment on the right side
of the two lane road. The driver was waiving from his open window so I stopped.
He had a bear pinned under the truck just under his door. He couldn’t get out
without the bear reaching him and wanted me to shoot the bear. Said he had a
rifle in the camper.
Instead, I used my handyman high lift
jack to lift the truck off the bear. The bear scooted across the road and
disappeared down the hill.Too bad we
couldn’t understand the bear’s vocalizations. Probably used some strong bear
My father taught my sister and I that you
hit the animal, not try to swerve and lose control.
Loose livestock is another hazard.
Recently a loose horse was hit by one pickup in the eastbound lane and sent
flying into the westbound lane where another pickup hit it. Early morning hour
near Lucerne, CO.