Monday, November 30, 2020


One granddaughter is in high school ROTC. I'm not sure just how this works but her's is Navy with Marine instructors. In any case she was recently promoted to PO3.

As I understand it, this is an E-4 rank. That is what her father held when he left active duty with a medical discharge.

Since she has been a straight A honor student since first grade, she might qualify for a full ride through college or even an appointment to an Academy.

Not that I'm a proud grandfather or anything.

Sunday, November 29, 2020



I haven’t owned a television for several years and rarely watch anyone’s. Many people are aghast. “I couldn’t live without mine”, they exclaim!

What about Netflix, etc? Not interested, thank you very much. My attention span is so short even a 10 minute video on YouTube starts to bore me.

Friday night was spent in a motel in North Platte, NE. Turned on the television and was once again reminded why I don’t have one. Commercial after commercial! Joe Namath hawking something? He’s still alive? Subtle and not so subtle (P)regressive slant on everything. PBS talking about “President” Biden. Gag!

The only thing I found interesting while channel surfing was MMA fights. At least they are real and, I believe, not scripted. If they are scripted, the producers and fighters are superb at their craft.

What I do watch is YouTube. From Mark Felton war history to Matt’s Off Road Recovery, I stay entertained for an hour or so.

Real enjoyment? Reading your blogs and following links. I’m on Facebook with two main activities, keeping up with the two tribes I belong with, and “Stirring the Pot” where I post things to piss off (P)regressives (including ones I’m to whom I’m related).

Cell phone? Calls and texting. Yeah, those who call me a grumpy old man are not far off the mark. In reality, I’m a grouchy old man. I don’t turn grumpy until pissed off. Of course, nearly everything pisses me off.

At least my dog tolerates me.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Rambling Thoughts


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The phrase, "All politics is local" is a common phrase in U.S. politics. The former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill coined this phrase which encapsulates the principle that a politician's success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his constituents.

I wonder if he would say the same today?

What hasn’t changed are the local, mundane crimes and the not so bright perpetrators. Consider this gem.

Things the police deal with more than shown on splashy COPS episodes are, I’m told, most of the job.

4:30 p.m.: A caller in the 4000 block of 16th Street Lane found a dead squirrel in his rosebush and didn’t want to touch it. He was told to use a shovel and throw it away.

Self defense, and defense of others, occurs frequently. Probably not high drama television fare mainly, as this case demonstrates.

 From a small city in the bluest county in Colorado (Boulder).

Tyranny can be writ small, as well as large. Weld County commissioners have told Emperor Polis they will not comply with his latest “Executive Order”. He may be after some sort of record. In office under two years and has issued over 250 orders.

For all the ugliness we see, we also see good people doing kind things. A neighbor down the hall brought Banner their turkey gizzard and liver. He disposed of them in three gulps.

0600 tomorrow starts a two day 600 mile business road trip. Commenting will be sparse until Sunday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Fun In The Snow


Early morning snowstorm, 0230 approximate, dumped 2-4” of wet and heavy snow just in time for the morning commute.

Plan of the day was taking my sister to DIA for a flight to Reno and then a two day business trip to the Nebraska Panhandle.

5 am phone call from middle son. Avoiding an accident, he went into the center ditch on Highway 85 through Commerce City, CO. No injuries, only damage a highway delineator and a loose license plate. Oh, and a hit on his credit card of $160 for the tow truck. I was in my sisters F-150 4x4 but that wasn’t going to extract the Focus.

The trip to DIA was ‘interesting” but Sisty made her flight.

Unless something else happens, the Nebraska trip will happen Friday and Saturday. We may get another storm late Thanksgiving night. While not forecasted to amount to much, neither was the one this morning.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Pissed Off Once Again


Emperor Polis (D) CO has once again issued draconian COVID-19 restrictions. In my county, Weld, the County Commissioners are on record as will not comply.

My landlord, Weld County Housing Authority, on the other hand is all in. I’m sure somewhere someone whispered in their ear about State funding not forthcoming.

What next, hall monitors to insure we don’t visit each others apartments?

Just to be clear, my rent is NOT subsidized.  I pay full bore. That is probably less than current market value.

As I returned from walking Banner this morning, the Manager came out of his office and asked me my opinion. I gave him my opinion.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Kennedy Assassination


Today I was asked a common question, “Where were you when you heard Kennedy was shot?”  I referred her to my blog but she says she can’t find it.

Sweet cheeks, here it is.

Good thing you like Banner and he likes you!


Saturday, November 21, 2020



My part time gig is contacting people behind on their mortgage. Beats repo work. I bring them solutions, not foreclosures. They might not like the solutions, but they are the ones who put themselves in their situation.

Part of the job involves writing a report. Generally I’m, “just the facts, sir”, but occasionally I let the Tank’s full asshole persona loose. Saw the blog picture lying on a front porch (yard sign) today in Fort Collins as I made my call. Would it surprise you to learn I spent some extra time on a “detailed” report?

All the COVID-19 forbearances are coming to an end. I’m slammed with work. Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for the turd of a new stimulus package you put forth. No way would it fly.  

Should the swamp rats and pigs get back into the White House, my part time gig may end up full time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Shucky Darn


Last night’s evening walk once again taught the hard lesson of maintaining situational awareness.

Walking Banner while engaged in what Sisty calls over thinking, I tripped over his leash and went flat face down on the sidewalk. Picking myself up, I finished our 1 ½ mile route. Two hours later my left knee was nearly immobile.

Today I’m barely hobbling. I’m not looking forward to driving my manual transmission truck.

No, I haven’t sought medical treatment. Nothing is broken, just bruised. We are in the middle of another COVID-19 “outbreak” and anyone with even a sniffle is being admitted to the area hospitals. Time is the healer.

The joke making the rounds is, “I can’t believe how old people my age are”. I just wish I wasn’t living the punch line. I’m not seeking sympathy, just sharing how once again I’m earning my blog title.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Automobile Clichés


Two best days of ownership

The day you buy it

The day you sell it


Driving into the sun, and trying to adjust my sun visor, had a low speed collision with a Ford F-250. As expected, the Ford had a massive rear bumper and receiver hitch. As I was at a walking pace (stopping for a red light) the truck wasn’t harmed and my Taurus’ radiator intact.

I drove it home and parked. Next day, on Craigslist for sale. Five hours later four Benji’s were in my wallet and the new owner drove the Taurus away.

 Two days later he sent me these pictures. I’m happy for him.

Early in my car selling days, a manager taught me you make more money buying than selling. I bought this car for $800, drove it two+ years and 40,000 miles, and sold it for $400.

It has been a minor money pit, electrical problems (may have been a flood car), tires and an alternator. The ignition lock went South and replacing the whole steering column was more cost effective. Had to replace the turn signal switch. 

My last car payment was in 1984. I’m a “farm boy” mechanic but age has caught up with me along with reluctance to put my body through the bending and bruising working on vehicles.

I still have my “classic” 1986 Mitsubishi Might Max which is the most reliable vehicle I’ve ever owned. With just 172,000 miles, it will do until I find another vehicle (at the right price). My sister says she plans to bury me in “Maxine”.


Winter is here and the Mitsu has a great heater. By the heat of next summer I will have found something with working A/C.

Least there is any doubt, let me say I take pride in being cheap.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Perverse Musings


Still the law of the land, all males turning 18 must register for the draft. From the Selective Service web site.

 Repercussions for Failing to Register

If required to register with Selective Service, failure to register is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment. Also, a person who knowingly counsels, aids, or abets another to fail to comply with the registration requirement is subject to the same penalties.

Unless a man provides proof that he is exempt from the registration requirement, his failure to register will result in referral to the Department of Justice for possible investigation and prosecution.

In addition to potential criminal repercussions, failure to register may make a man permanently ineligible for certain benefits.

NOTE:  Some States have created additional consequences for men who fail to register.  


Register to be Eligible for Benefits and Programs Linked to Registration

A man who fails to register with Selective Service may be ineligible for opportunities that may be important to his future. He must register to be eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid in many states, most federal employment, some state employment, security clearance for contractors, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act), and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

Student Financial Aid

Men, born after December 31, 1959, who aren’t registered with Selective Service won’t qualify for federal student loans or grant programs unless they are registered. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes registration with Selective Service a condition for U.S. citizenship if the man first arrived in the U.S. before his 26th birthday.

Federal Job Training

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (formerly the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)) offers programs that can train young men seeking vocational employment or enhancing their career. This program is only open to those men who register with Selective Service. Only men born after December 31, 1959, are required to show proof of registration.

Federal Jobs

A man must be registered to be eligible for jobs in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and the U.S. Postal Service. Proof of registration is required only for men born after December 31, 1959.

After President Trump starts his second term and the DOJ Starts investigating and prosecuting treasonous scum, this might be a fertile field. Arrogant elitist will have disdained such an archaic law but wouldn’t deny themselves all the freebies. They would simply lie.

What say, you with prosecution  experience? 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020



A running joke with blogger LL  ( is getting a bunk near the stove at the re-education camp. He wants a top bunk.

The picture is of a Japanese-American internment camp located at Granada, CO. I’ve visited the site and nothing is left now. Not far away is the Army’s Pinion Canyon Maneuver Area. Sorry, need to give you the co-ordinates as I can’t seem to screen shot Google Earth.

37° 29’41.03”N    104°09”14.21"W

My late son was a 4th Infantry Division Medic and trained there several times. He told me, tucked away, are rows of empty barracks behind stout fences. You will note from Google Earth the site has excellent rail service (BNSF Main Line) and a paved State Highway. Interstate 25 is nearby as is US 287 which runs from the Gulf in Texas into Montana.

So, WSF, what is causing your paranoia?  My stat counter, and my internet service. On a good month I get around 300-600 hits. My recent political posts have 3,000+ hits. My internet service has slowed to a crawl. Downloads are terribly slow, like minutes for “conservative” sites.

I use AVG and Malwarebytes to keep my computer safe. For years I’ve had no problems and now I do. Their scans show nothing. I also use Boost which usually speeds things up. Not now. Is someone spying on me? If so, who?

I doubt anyone in this building is able to hack my WiFi. I’ve used the same one at my old address and haven’t had a problem.

So, if I am being monitored, will you please see my sister gets Banner? He has nothing to do with my political views.

I Never Thought I would Do This


My heartfelt apologies to all veterans, past and present, for doing this. My reasons for doing it follows.

 Had the Biden/Harris campaign won a clean and fair election, I would have accepted it. I wouldn’t have liked it, but, just as the recent Colorado election I accept without liking it, majority rules.

 The level of fraud in this election is sickening. Hell, they might have won fair and square. Of course, they haven’t won yet and I don’t think they will. It will get uglier and uglier and the end, whatever way it goes, will leave the country bitter and divided.

 Worse, to me, is the way Democrats just shrug off the fraud; that defeating Trump is so important a little criminality is justified. That, for what is it worth, greatly diminishes them in my eyes.

 This may be the last Presidential election I have cast a vote. The average lifespan for a white male in this country is, per Google, 75.3 years and I’m a bit past that. That contributes to my bitterness.

 I clearly remember the 46 days it took for Bush to prevail over Gore. I also remember it took a war to somewhat unite the country behind Bush. For those who think I’m a fan of either Bush, go back and read some of my blog posts from that time, before and after 9/11.

 Richard Nixon’s Presidency I still remember, how the Republicans stole that one. Hubert Humphrey, for whatever reasons, decided not to fight it. Nixon went through his first four years labeled a crook and called far and wide, “Tricky Dickie”. That didn’t help the country prosper, either.

 Flying a flag upside down is a universal signal. Again, per Google.

 It should never be displayed upside down unless trying to convey a sign of distress or great danger.

 I believe the current situation qualifies. YMMV

 As to Biden calling for a time to, “heal”, fuck you, you crooked bastard. Never, on my part. 

 Swiped this meme off Facebook. 

The left wants to kiss and make up🤔
After what you put that man through for 5 long years 24/7
You can kiss my American Ass.

 Had to hit, “Like” when I saw that.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Banner, aka The Big Pooper


Juvat has a great post up about pets (including horses) that prompts this post.

October 27th marked our first year together. When I got him I was told he was seven. Three days after I got him he had a vet visit and weighed 70 lbs. At the end of October he had his annual vet visit and weighed 80 lbs. Must mean I’m starving him!

A young lady had him from a pup. In the following years she acquired a husband, two children, and the family two more dogs. Things went well for awhile but the other dogs started attacking him, he fought back, and has lots of scars. They decided to see if someone would adopt him. I’m sure that family loved him but I am also sure they used harsh discipline. Even after a year, he flinches and cringes. I rarely swat him.

We got in contact via Craigslist. Several people were interested but she picked me. I do believe I won the dog lottery.

He doesn’t chew anything in the apartment. He has never had an “accident”. He has vomited one time. He rarely barks and only if a stranger is at the door. Other than having his nails clipped his grooming needs are minimal.

Being named after the Incredible Hulk doesn’t make you one. He is the biggest wimp. Hates water. Won’t play “fetch”. Tile floors terrify him. The young lady would lay out towel bridges for him. I just drag his ass across them. He understands I’m the pack leader. I am first across the threshold.

He is great riding in the car, even for hours, so long as he has the back seat to himself. In the import pickup, not so much, as he can’t stretch out. I've never put him in the bed.

His one bad habit is he loves to eat grass. Sometimes I think I have a pony. My biggest concern is him eating grass that has been sprayed with Roundup or similar. I’m thinking about getting a training collar.

He snores! 

Only one time has he shown aggression towards a person. A panhandler walked by the car and Banner gave a growl worthy of a lion. He has shown “posturing” aggression toward a few dogs but has never taken it further into actual fighting.

In addition to enhancing my life, he puts a lot of smiles on a lot of faces. Mine is one of 90 apartments in a senior housing building and many of the residents adore him. Probably 75-80% of the residents are women. Who knew I would become a wing-man for a dog? Likely, few would even speak to me if not for him.  While he allows anyone to pet him, he has his favorites, especially the “treat lady”, chief witch of the Coven. Another is a man in a motorized chair that rarely speaks to anyone, and is a scary looking dude.  Not to Banner. If he is off leash, he runs to great him.

With the exception of an Irish Setter, all of the dogs in the building are small “yappers”. Banner ignores them, for the most part, but his favorite is “Pinto”, a young Chihuahua about the size of Banner’s jaw.

Before I got him I was on a serious weight loss program (70 lbs in two years) that he helps with our two one mile walks a day. Some of our walks are through residential areas and several young kids run out to greet him. He stoically accepts their attention.

Until well into my “retirement”, my lifestyle would have been cruel for a pet. I didn’t realize how much they can brighten you life.

Sunday, November 8, 2020



Who as a child was taught a liar’s punishment is not being believed when they tell the truth?

Should the Biden/Harris ticket prevail after all the court challenges, a very large part of the country will never accept them as rightful winners. The bitter divisions will remain and goodwill hard to find, IMO. There is clear cut evidence of fraud and election rigging in many states. Would the Biden/Harris ticket have won without? Maybe, but we will never know,  and they will always be illegitimate. In short, liars.

The Colorado elections seem to be reasonably fair and honest. The majority of the 58 County Clerk and Recorders made sure their counties followed the law. The urban corridor beat the rural areas. While I don’t like the results, I can accept them.

At a personal level, I have choices. COLOEXIT is one. Continuing to support the Weld County, WY is another. By continuing to call for the impeachment of the Governor is yet another way of response. All of these fall into my right as a citizen. In my personal value system, it is my obligation.

Weld County, WY and impeach Polis has little chance of success. Why do it? Fighting a fight, even a losing one, is worth doing IMO.

One large question that probably won’t be answered, does Wyoming want us?

If Biden/Harris becomes POTUS, this is one citizen who will never accept them, never support them, and will never quit opposing them however I can. OK, one decrepit senior citizen isn’t even a raindrop. Said senior citizen occupies 100% of his head, and will stay true to his beliefs. Hopefully, I will get a cot close to the stove at the re-education camp.

Am I being arrogant to think I’m worth the attention necessary to send me to a re-education camp?

Friday, November 6, 2020

Coming Attraction


Currently floating around Facebook. Referring to this:

Is this in our future?

Thursday, November 5, 2020

2020 Election


Swiped this off Facebook. The poster is a former professional bull rider (into his 50’s) and car dealer who has made and lost more than one fortune. Between the times I quit and the times he fired me, I worked for him some ten years.

138,000 votes magically appear and ALL OF THEM are for Biden?! Are you fucking kidding me? What world are we in? 100%? 100%? Think about what I just said. 100%! Even if you are a Trump-hating, LGBTQ, subway sandwich ordering, Starbucks swallowing, forest burning, small business looting, get your feelings hurt from everything, constantly blaming others for your misery, baby killing, non God-fearing, gun hating, man purse wearing, summama! Even YOU gotta think, maybe, just maybe something ain't right here! Did I mention 100%? Lol. Come on man!!!!!!!!!

I’ve refrained from ranting about the election results. I’m waiting to see how it pans out. Something I posted on Facebook.


Progressives wonder why old farts like me so oppose their many great ideas and goals. We see what can happen.

At one time Venezuela was the second wealthiest country in the Western Hemisphere with a standard of living that rivaled, or often exceeded, the USA. Today, it is a hell hole and the children are starving. Root cause? You might look into it. A little corruption, a little ends justifies the means, and an elitist attitude leads to a slippery slope.

At my age, it doesn’t matter. To my, and your, grandchildren and great grandchildren it does.


If the Biden/Harris ticket prevails, how do they expect to govern in a democratic fashion, when a substantial portion of the population regard them as criminals? Do they think it will all be kisses and sunshine?

The way they will be forced to govern is by dictatorship. Is that really the way the (P)regressives want to see our country operate? We have three branches of government and Congress will be split. Nothing will get done. The last four years shows that clearly. The mess will end up in the Supreme Court. Will the President obey the decisions of the court, especially if the President is Harris?

The end of the next four years may well cause us to look back at 2020 as our last good year. At my age, I may not see it.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dry Run


Decided on some range time today, forgetting it was Sunday, and being retired means almost any day can be range day. A very nice public range is a 32 mile drive from my apartment. When I arrived, this was the scene. I left. I don’t like being around strangers wielding dangerous implements.

Some people were taking another option.

My choice was to not join them. While a scofflaw, there is a time and place. That isn’t a sunny day with visibility 50+ miles.

 Another reason is not  being around idiots.

Not all was lost as any visit to the Pawnee Grasslands soothes my mind.

Banner enjoyed the outing and is unfazed by gunfire. We will return sometime soon, during the middle of the week.