The Taurus I purchased had good tires but were not adequate
for the conditions I drive in; unplowed icy rutted residential streets and/or
dirt country roads (often muddy). Happy with the Firestones on the Buick I was
disappointed to find their price has gone up 30%. Further, the manager of the
store has moved on and the current group doesn’t impress me.
Doing some research I found Falken WINTERPEAK F-ICE 1. The
reviews were good so I called the local store (Peerless). The manager said,
“We sell a lot of
them to rural mail carriers”.
So far the tires are everything I wanted and handle the
conditions as well or better than the Firestones.
I’d have voted for him
Years Ago, for the fourth week of January 1923, from the pages of the Greeley
County Judge in western Colorado was arrested this week for selling illegal
bootleg whiskey to high school boys. Judge Michael Welsh is in jail today after
sheriff’s deputies discovered he was selling the illegal liquor to high school
boys. The boys were regular customers of the judge and came to his house
regularly to purchase the illegal booze.ODD: Oppositional Defiant
Thanks to LL, Virtual Mirage, I now know what I have had for
a lifetime. The problem? I like my disorder.
Colorado is unique in having in the State Constitution a
Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), a political bulwark preventing the complete
Californication of Colorado. To get around it the (P)regressives enact “fees”.
An example, from registering a newly purchased vehicle.
Where is all that money going? Roads? The only decent roads
in Colorado are in Boulder County, IMO, and I have driven corners to corners
and boarders to borders at one time or another.
Frayed Man Card
In the past few weeks I’ve started making, and carrying
through, mature and logical decisions. With a h/t to the Detroit SCCA, my whole
life has been, “Press on Regardless”. Worse, I’m now almost diligent in
following medical instructions. Further fraying comes from reading and
This is difficult. I’ve been tested for patience, and am
negative. Trying to be more flexible I resist, “If your only tool is a
Bastards Never StopColorado
Democrats prepare ban on assault weapon sales
Fort Collins lawmaker
said public safety is his top priority
Bruen Decision? (P)regressives say, “Fuck you, we make our
He likes the new ride. The back seat is different from the
Buick and he is able to put his nose between the front seats on my right
shoulder; yes, a back seat driver.
Good news so far for next summer’s water. Only the Arkansas
River drainage is below average. My rancher friends in Steamboat Springs say
the snow was over the 4th
wire on their fences but has settled to a
three wire. Another two good storms should put the snow over the fence posts.
The deep snow is hard on the elk and deer population and
likely will cause above average winter kill.
Coach Prime Time
The University of Colorado hiring Deion Sanders to run the
football program is creating a big buzz. While I’m no Buffalo fan, for the sake
of friends and neighbors who are, I hope this doesn’t turn out to be another
Russell Wilson/Denver Bronco fiasco. Since the Buffs won just one game last
year he can’t do much worse.
Good luck to him and the people he is bringing with him as
they navigate the Boulder housing market. Can you say, “sticker shock?”
The Emperor has No ClothesPolis busted for bogus
crime rate claim, Colorado 2nd in FBI stats for property crimes
Gazette fact-checked Polis’s claim that Colorado falls in “the middle of
the pack on crime rates,” and discovered that Colorado’s crime rate is higher
than the national average.
According to the FBI, only Washington, D.C. had a higher
property crime estimate than Colorado.
We are #2
Gov. Polis and Democrat
lawmakers campaigned for reelection on their alleged accomplishments of
reducing the cost of healthcare in Colorado.
Our health care premiums saw the second largest increase
Private health insurance premiums rose
higher in Colorado for 2023 than every state except for one.
reports Georgia came in first place with premium spikes as high as 20%,
followed by Colorado with a soaring increase as high as 19.6%.
The nationwide average increase for health insurance premiums in
2023 is 4%.
For those who excelled in the study of equity and inclusion but
must Google simple math — those numbers suck.
h/t Colorado Peak Politics
First win. The lady who sold me the Taurus had a stress free
sale with cash in her hand. Second win. I now have a nice car at a very
reasonable price. Third win. The Buick went to a very decent couple who are
struggling. The wife is caring for her elderly mother who lives off a dirt road
thirty miles from their home with hit or miss snow plowing. The Buick is a tank
in those conditions so their primary vehicle can stay with her husband.
Win, win, win
The motives of those politicians calling for “GUN CONTROL”
are, to me, highly suspect. A few are undoubtedly sincere but most are just
posturing. They know what they are proposing won’t work, is likely
unconstitutional, and unenforceable.
“Look, we are doing something!!!!”
The harm is the distraction from other, serious problems
that aren’t addressed because of the time spent posturing. Nice way to deflect
attention from their lack of accomplishments that solve real problems.
As always, YMMV.