A Colorado focused blog today. Feel free to pass it by.
One of the fundamental services a government provides is a postal system. Our first postmaster was Benjamin Franklin. Would he be appalled if alive today? Consider the dilemma of residents west of the continental divide in Colorado.
We have a bit of family history involving the mail. My father, age 14, delivered mail from Maybell, CO to the ranches in Browns Park.
He did this on horseback in the winter and with a Model T in the summer. The horseback circuit took a week and various ranchers would give him food and a bed. Among those was the notorious Bassett’s (Queen Anne Bassett).
Sisty may want to add some family lore, or may not. Her call.
An aunt, Jayne Hoth, was the Maybell Postmistress for decades. She converted her front porch into a post office.
Circa 1960’s, while in the Army stationed in Germany, I was sent to a three day school to be qualified as a postal clerk. My unit spent a lot of time “in the field” far from our Kaserne. My job was driving back every day in a M-37 with the mail and whatever needed moved. Fun job? 600 miles round trip, German winters, in a canvas top M-37 wasn’t a soft job. Bonus was being able to have a hot shower every day.
Those who count the votes determine the winner
Jena Griswold, the far left Colorado Secretary of State, had a 200%+ staff turnover during her first term. What part has she played in the looming election crisis?
Perhaps many leaving cannot stomach the fraud and still have some integrity? Is this one of the integrity questions they cannot stomach?
We now have 16 or more states issuing a driver license to illegal immigrants including Colorado.
How many of us are naive enough to think these same license holders won’t become voters? What is your guess as what party will get their votes?
Artesia + sin
A small town straddling US 40 four miles from the Utah line, the town renamed itself Dinosaur as in the nearby Dinosaur National Monument. Long a place for thirsty Mormons, excuse me, Latter Day Saints, from nearby Vernal to peruse individual sins, it has had a precarious existence. Now prospects are brighter.
We stubborn curmudgeons continue to call it by the original name.
WSF in his early scofflaw days once left a Utah officer, in hot pursuit, disappointed by beating him to the state line. What was then the Colorado Courtesy Patrol, later named the State Patrol, officer was likewise disappointed as WSF crossed the state line well below the posted speed limit. A memorable conversation next to the Artesia gas station, involving both officers, resulted in WSF continuing on his way sans any citations. Verbal threats were issued.
Colorado stands alone as having a Taxpayers Bill of Rights. In basic terms, if the state collects more revenue that budgeted, the surplus is returned to the taxpayer. This dike has prevented the complete Californication of Colorado. Need I add the (P)regressives loath it?
Emperor Polis and his minions are behind the latest attempt to neuter TABOR, something called Proposition HH. It will be on the next ballot. Opposition is growing. So what? Who will count the votes?
As always, YMMV